Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

January 10, 2013

School Board meets Monday

Steve Woodhouse
Journal-Express

Knoxville — The Knoxville School Board will meet Monday, Jan. 14, at 5:30 p.m., in the Knoxville Middle School Library. The full agenda is pasted below.

 

 
AGENDA
 
 
REGULAR MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
KNOXVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
KNOXVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY
102 NORTH LINCOLN
 
Providing Opportunities – Committed to Success
 
 
MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013 5:30 P.M.
 
The regular meeting will begin immediately following a student-expulsion hearing, which will begin at 5:30.
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
ROLL CALL
 
ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA
 
CITIZENS ADDRESSING THE BOARD
 
CONSENT ACTION ITEMS 
Approve Minutes; December 10, 2012, Regular Meeting
Approve Financial Statements
Approve Warrants
Personnel Issues
 
DISCUSSION ACTION ITEMS 
Middle School Report - 7th Grade Interdisciplinary Unit
Receive Initial Proposal for 2013-14 Master Contract (KEA)
Approve Students for Early Graduation
Enrollment in College Credit Classes (Kevin Crawford)
Approve Termination of Employee Contract
Randy Wilson Track - Accept Project as Substantially Complete
Designate Knoxville Journal Express the District’s Official Newspaper for Legal Publications
Schedule for Holding Classes due to Weather Cancellations
Approve Purchase of Softball Scoreboard
Report - Auditorium Project
 
INFORMATION ITEMS
 
IASB Legislative Conference
 
NEXT REGULAR MEETING - MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013; 5:30 P.M., BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING ROOM, 309 WEST MAIN 
 
**Following the meeting the Board will hold a collective bargaining strategy session.  Collective bargaining sessions are exempt from open meeting laws.
 
 
Information
 
REGULAR MEETING OF THE 
KNOXVILLE BOARD OF EDUCATION
KNOXVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
KNOXVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY
102 NORTH LINCOLN
 
 
MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013 5:30 P.M.
 
The regular meeting will begin immediately following a student-expulsion hearing, which will begin at 5:30.
 
1.  CALL TO ORDER
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
2.   ROLL CALL
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
3.  ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, AND   Motion _________________ 2nd ______________
     APPROVAL OF AGENDA
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
4.  CITIZENS ADDRESSING THE BOARD
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
 
CONSENT ACTION ITEMS
 
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
5.  APPROVE MINUTES; DECEMBER 10, 2012, REGULAR MEETING (see attachment)
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
6.  APPROVE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
7.  APPROVE WARRANTS
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
8.  PERSONNEL ISSUES                                                         Approve a teaching contract for Paige Bolton, high 
school Family & Consumer Sciences, as well as FCCLA advisor.
 
Accept the resignation of Josh Visser, GOAL teacher, effective upon the employment of a suitable replacement.
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
RECOMMENDATION: Approve consent action items as recommended.
 
Motion ________________ 2nd _______________
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DISCUSSION ACTION ITEMS 
 
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
9.  MIDDLE SCHOOL REPORT - 7th GRADE Middle School teachers and students will provide 
INTERDISCIPLINARY UNIT information about an interdisciplinary unit being
taught. _________________________________________________________________________________________
 
10.  RECEIVE INITIAL PROPOSAL FOR 2013-14 Representatives of the KEA will present their initial
MASTER CONTRACT (KEA) proposal for amendments to the Master Contract.
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
11.  APPROVE STUDENTS FOR EARLY GRADUATION Mr. Crawford has provided a list of students 
completing graduation requirements by the end of the first semester. 
 
RECOMMENDATION: Approve qualified students for early graduation.
 
Motion _______________ 2nd ________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
12.  ENROLLMENT IN COLLEGE CREDIT CLASSES Mr. Crawford will provide a summary of the college-
(KEVIN CRAWFORD) credit courses high school students have completed 
or are enrolled in.
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
13.  APPROVE TERMINATION OF EMPLOYEE Kay Jensen taught high school Family and Consumer
CONTRACT Science classes for the first semester.  Mrs. Jensen
served in this capacity during a time we were unable to employ a full-time teacher.  Paige Bolton student taught with Mrs. Jensen this fall and has completed licensure requirements. 
 
Because Mrs. Jensen was contracted for the first semester, it is necessary to terminate the contract, effective January 11, 2013.  A copy of the Termination Notice will be available at the meeting.
 
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the termination of the teaching contract 
with Kay Jensen, effective January 11, 2013.
 
Motion _______________ 2nd ________________ 
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
14.  RANDY WILSON TRACK - ACCEPT PROJECT AS Dan Hunt, architect for the track renovation project,
SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETE has recommended the district accept the track project
as “Substantially Complete”.  Substantial completion initiates the warranty for the project.  Final payment will not be made until several items have been completed.  The estimated value of incomplete work is $12,500; a list of items to be completed will be available at the meeting.
 
RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Certificate of Substantial Completion for
the Randy Wilson Track renovation project.
 
Motion _______________ 2nd ________________
 
 
 
15.  DESIGNATE KNOXVILLE JOURNAL EXPRESS THE Designate the Knoxville Journal Express as the 
DISTRICT’S OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR district’s official newspaper for legal publications.
LEGAL PUBLICATIONS
Motion ________________ 2nd _______________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
16.  SCHEDULE FOR HOLDING CLASSES DUE TO According to the 2012-13 calendar that was 
WEATHER CANCELLATIONS adopted last year, the schedule for making up 
cancellations due to inclement weather is:
 
Make-up for December 20 - Classes will be held Friday, January 11, with a three-hour early dismissal to provide end-of-semester work time for teachers.
 
Make-up for December 21 - Classes will be held Monday, February 18 (originally scheduled as a full-day for professional development), with a three-hour early dismissal and professional development scheduled until 6:30.
 
A third cancellation will be made up April 19, following the same schedule as on February 18.
 
Additional cancellations will be made up in June.
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
17.  APPROVE PURCHASE OF SOFTBALL We received quotes from three companies for a
SCOREBOARD softball scoreboard:
- Fair-Play - 28’ scoreboard ($10,500); installation ($5,900);
- Daktronics - 27’ scoreboard ($14,000 - $15,000); installation extra;
- NEVCO - 28’ scoreboard ($12,764); installation extra.
 
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the purchase of a Fair-Play, 28’ softball
scoreboard from Iowa Direct Equipment Appraisal; $10,500, plus $5,900 for installation.  Jeff Sinnard felt that the quoted installation cost would be less than if we have to purchase the steel, pay for concrete, and rent equipment to lift the scoreboard and put it in place.  As of January 10, $25,000 has been deposited in the softball account.
 
Motion _______________ 2nd ________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
18.  REPORT - AUDITORIUM PROJECT Dr. Flack will give a short construction progress 
report.  (Report enclosed)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INFORMATION ITEMS
 
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
19.  IASB LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE The IASB Legislative Conference is February 4, 
9 - 4:00, at Veterans Memorial Convention Center.
_________________________________________________________________________________________
 
ADJOURN
 
Next Regular Meeting - Monday, January 28, 2013; 5:30 p.m.; Board of Education Meeting Room, 309 W. Main
 
**Following the meeting the Board will hold a collective bargaining strategy session.  Collective bargaining sessions are exempt from open meetings laws.