Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

August 9, 2012

Resource officer on Knoxville School Board agenda

Steve Woodhouse
Journal-Express

Knoxville — The Knoxville School Board will meet in regular session Monday night, and on the agenda is an agreement with the City of Knoxville for a school resource officer. 

The City has been awarded a COPS grant from the federal government. Terms of the grant include covering the majority of the costs of a police officer for three years, if the City agrees to keep the officer employed for a fourth, with the City paying the full price. 

Police Chief Dan Losada and Schools Superintendent Randy Flack have discussed using this grant to pay to resurrect the school liaison program. The City Council is also supportive of this, if the school district agrees to pay half of the City's costs to employ the officer. 

This issue and more will be discussed at the board meeting. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, in the board room at 309 West Main. The full agenda is pasted below. 

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012 5:30 P.M.
 
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
ROLL CALL
 
ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA
 
CITIZENS ADDRESSING THE BOARD
 
CONSENT ACTION ITEMS 
Approve Minutes; July 9, 2012, Regular Meeting
Approve Financial Statements
Approve Warrants
Personnel Issues
 
DISCUSSION ACTION ITEMS 
Report – “Backpack Buddies”
Approve Agreement with City of Knoxville – School Resource Officer
Approve Amendments to Board Policy 502.4; “Standards for Participation in Athletics, Arts, Clubs, and 
Organizations” (Code of Conduct)
Approve Middle School Student Handbook
Adopt Resolution to Approve and Adopt the Marion County Hazard Mitigation Plan of 2012-16
Approve Planning for 2013 8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.
Supplemental Life Insurance Policy Opportunities
Approve Athletics Financial Report
Approve Bids for Nutrition Program Products
Approve Sharing Agreement – School Nutrition Program Services
 
INFORMATION ITEMS
Fall Schedule
 
ADJOURN
 
NEXT MEETING - MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012; 5:30 P.M., BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING ROOM, 309 WEST MAIN
 
 
 
 
Information
 
REGULAR MEETING OF THE 
KNOXVILLE BOARD OF EDUCATION
KNOXVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING ROOM
309 WEST MAIN
 
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012 5:30 P.M.
 
 
1.  CALL TO ORDER
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2.  ROLL CALL
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3.  ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, AND   Motion _________________ 2nd _______________
     APPROVAL OF AGENDA
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
4.  CITIZENS ADDRESSING THE BOARD
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CONSENT ACTION ITEMS
 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
5.  APPROVE MINUTES; JULY 9, 2012, REGULAR MEETING (see attachment)
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6.  APPROVE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (see attachment)
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7.  APPROVE WARRANTS
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8.  PERSONNEL ISSUES                                                         Accept these resignations:
James Collins, custodian;
Kevin Pearson, custodian;
Mark Harrison, middle school wrestling coach.
Approve a contract for Wendy Peffers, high school science teacher.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
RECOMMENDATION: Approve consent action items as recommended.
 
Motion ________________ 2nd _________________
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DISCUSSION ACTION ITEMS
 
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9.  REPORT – “BACKPACK BUDDIES” Donna Flack and Katrina Nelson (KACH) will share
information about this program, which provides opportunities for children to receive food on weekends.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
10.  APPROVE AGREEMENT WITH CITY OF The Knoxville City Council recently approved
KNOXVILLE – SCHOOL RESOURCE acceptance of a grant that allows the City to employ
OFFICER an additional police officer.  Dan Losada, Chief of 
Police, contacted me and asked if the school district would like to partner with the city to reinstate the School Resource Officer program.  Through the agreement the SRO would work in the school district during the school year to provide support to students and the district.  
 
The grant is for three years, with a commitment that the officer is employed for at least one additional year.  The school district’s share of the officer’s salary for the term of the agreement would be approximately:
Year 1 - $4,055
Year 2 - $7,116
Year 3 - $9,815
Year 4 - $21,500
 
Chief Losada will provide information and answer your questions.
 
RECOMMENDATION: Approve an agreement with the City of Knoxville for 
a School Resource Officer.
 
Motion ________________ 2nd _________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
11.  APPROVE AMENDMENTS TO BOARD POLICY A copy of the proposed policy, with amendments, is
502.4; “STANDARDS FOR PARTICIPATION included with the packet.
IN ATHLETICS, ARTS, CLUBS, AND 
ORGANIZATIONS” 
 
RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendments to board policy 502.4.
 
Motion ________________ 2nd _________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
12.  APPROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT At the July 9 meeting, board members tabled 
HANDBOOK approval of the Middle School Student Handbook.  
Mr. McNeill and/or Mrs. Abbott will attend the meeting and answer your questions.
 
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the 2012-13 Middle School Student 
Handbook.
 
Motion _________________ 2nd ________________ 
 
 
 
 
13.  ADOPT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND A copy of the resolution will be available at the 
ADOPT THE MARION COUNTY HAZARD meeting.  Adoption of the resolution and approval 
MITIGATION PLAN OF 2012-16 by the State of Iowa will provide opportunities for the school district to apply for grants that would partially fund hazard mitigation projects.
 
If the board adopts the resolution, board members should provide guidance regarding the submission of an application for construction of a “tornado safe room”.
 
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the resolution.
 
Motion _________________ 2nd ________________
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14.  APPROVE PLANNING FOR 2013 8TH GRADE Ben Overman has provided information about the
TRIP TO WASHINGTON, D.C. proposed 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.  
(Information will be available at the meeting.) 
 
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the request to plan the 2013 8th grade trip to 
Washington, D.C.
 
Motion _______________ 2nd __________________ 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
15. SUPPLEMENTAL LIFE INSURANCE Last spring, KEA representatives asked if it would be
POLICY OPPORTUNITIES possible for employees to purchase “Supplemental 
Life Insurance” through the provider of the district’s life insurance policy.  Mr. Mobley has been informed that employees may purchase additional life insurance, at no cost to the district.  Mr. Mobley will provide additional information at the meeting.
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16.  APPROVE ATHLETICS FINANCIAL REPORT A copy of the June 2012 Athletics Financial Report
is attached.  Board members should approve the 
report.  
 
Motion ________________ 2nd _________________
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17.  APPROVE BIDS FOR NUTRITION PROGRAM Mr. Mobley has provided a summary of bids
PRODUCTS received for dairy and bread products for the 
nutrition program.  Board members should take 
action to accept the best bids.
 
Motion ________________ 2nd _________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
18.  APPROVE SHARING AGREEMENT – SCHOOL A copy of the agreement to renew school nutrition
NUTRITION PROGRAM SERVICES program services is attached.  Through the agreement
the Knoxville District, and several other districts, receive assistance in complying with state and federal mandates.
 
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the agreement.
 
Motion _______________ 2nd __________________
 
 
 
INFORMATION ITEMS
 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
19.  FALL SCHEDULE A copy of the schedule for August workdays is
provided.
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20.  ADJOURN 
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Next Meeting - Monday, August 27, 2012; 5:30 P.M.; Board of Education Meeting Room, 309 W. Main