Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

September 6, 2012

School Board organizational meeting Monday

Steve Woodhouse
Journal-Express

Knoxville — The Knoxville School Board will meet in regular session Monday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m. This will also serve as the board's organizational meeting, which will include elections of the board president and vice president. 

The full agenda for Monday's meeting, which is open to the public, is pasted below. 

 

AGENDA
 
 
REGULAR MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
KNOXVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING ROOM
309 WEST MAIN
 
Providing Opportunities – Committed to Success
 
 
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 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; August 27, 2012, Regular Meeting
Approve Financial Statements
Approve Warrants
Personnel Issues
 
2012-13 BOARD ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
Election of 2012-13 Board President and Vice-President
Oath of Office to Board President and Vice-President
Approve Board Meeting Schedule
Approve Board Member “Committee” Assignments
 
DISCUSSION ACTION ITEMS 
Approve FY 2012 Financial Report
Discuss Board Member Learning Opportunities
Amend Board Policy 413.14(a); Acceptable Use Policy
Approve Advancements on the Salary Schedule
Appoint Level I & Level II Child Abuse Investigators
Authorize Planning for Science Club Trips
Approve Overnight Trip for Dance Team
Construction Report
 
INFORMATION ITEMS
IASB Learning Opportunities
 
ADJOURN
 
NEXT MEETING - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 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, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 5:30 P.M.
 
 
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; AUGUST 27, 2012, REGULAR MEETING (see attachment)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
6.  APPROVE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (see attachment)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
7.  APPROVE WARRANTS
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
8.  PERSONNEL ISSUES                                                         Approve work agreements for:
Nick Kecy, 1-1 associate at West Elementary; 
Heather Peterson, 1-1 associate at N* (4 hours/day, 4 days/week);
Maggie Gibson, 1-1 associate at West (preschool, 3 hours/day, 4 days/week);
Jamie Hamler, 1-1 associate at Middle School;
Christine Walter, 1-1 associate at Middle School (Christine was a part-time study hall associate last year);
Karen Hornaday, 1-1 associate at Middle School;
Gail Young, half-time lunch and study hall supervisor at Middle School;
Will Gingerich, custodian at the high school. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RECOMMENDATION: Approve consent action items as recommended.
 
Motion ________________ 2nd _________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
 
2012-13 BOARD ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
9.  ELECTION OF 2012-13 BOARD PRESIDENT Board members should elect a president and vice-
AND VICE-PRESIDENT president for 2012-13.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
10.  OATH OF OFFICE TO BOARD PRESIDENT Mr. Mobley will give the oath of office.
AND VICE-PRESIDENT
 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
11.  APPROVE BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE Board members should approve the schedule for
board meetings (included with the packet).
 
Motion _________________ 2nd ________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
12.  APPROVE BOARD MEMBER “COMMITTEE” Approve board member “committee” assignments.
ASSIGNMENTS Information is included with the packet.
 
Motion __________________ 2nd _______________
 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
 
DISCUSSION ACTION ITEMS 
 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
13.  APPROVE FY 2012 FINANCIAL REPORT Mr. Mobley will provide a copy of the report and will
review the report at the meeting.
 
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the FY 2012 Financial Report.
 
Motion ____________________ 2nd _____________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
14.  DISCUSS BOARD MEMBER LEARNING Please take the opportunity to list topics that you 
OPPORTUNITIES would like to learn more about.  A form is included
for your use.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
15.  AMEND BOARD POLICY 413.14(a); The policy regulates the use of technology in the
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY school district and includes the following provision:
 
“The installation of ANY non-school-owned hardware or licensed software on the district network or school-owned computers is prohibited.”
 
 
 
Because of the popularity of iPads and other hand-held devices, teachers are using personal devices to supplement learning opportunities by connecting to our network and classroom projectors.  
 
Because we want to encourage the use of technology to promote learning, the administrative team and technology department recommend an amendment to the policy:
 
“The installation of non-school-owned hardware or licensed software on the district network or school-owned computers is prohibited unless approved by the building principal and/or technology staff.
 
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the amendment to policy 413.14(a).
 
Motion _________________ 2nd ________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
16.  APPROVE ADVANCEMENTS ON SALARY A list of teachers qualifying for advancement on
SCHEDULE the salary schedule is provided as an attachment.
 
RECOMMENDATION: Approve advancements on the salary schedule for 
teachers who completed courses related to their 
teaching assignments.
 
Motion _______________ 2nd __________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
17.  APPOINT LEVEL I & LEVEL II CHILD Appoint Kevin Crawford the Level I Child Abuse
ABUSE INVESTIGATORS Investigator and Linda Abbott as the alternate 
Investigator.  Appoint the Knoxville Police Department the Level II Investigator.
 
Motion ________________ 2nd _________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
18.  AUTHORIZE PLANNING FOR SCIENCE Authorize further planning for two Science Club
CLUB TRIPS trips.
Annual fall trip (November 2-4)
Summer trip (June)
 
Motion ______________ 2nd ___________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
19.  APPROVE OVERNIGHT TRIP FOR DANCE Approve the request for an overnight trip to the State
TEAM Drill Team competition, in Des Moines, for the 
Knoxville Dance Team.
 
Motion __________________ 2nd _______________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
20.  CONSTRUCTION REPORT Dr. Flack will give a short progress report on the 
track and auditorium projects.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INFORMATION ITEMS
 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
21.  IASB LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IASB Employee Relations Conference – October 4
IASB District Meeting – October 11 (Osceola)
IASB State Convention – November 14 – 15 
 
Dr. Flack will attend the Employee Relations Conference.
 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
22.  ADJOURN 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Next Meeting - Monday, September 24, 2012; 5:30 P.M.; Board of Education Meeting Room, 309 W. Main