Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

November 8, 2012

Knoxville School Board meets Monday

Steve Woodhouse
Journal-Express

Knoxville —  

The Knoxville School Board will meet in regular session Monday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m. The full agenda is pasted below.
 
 
REGULAR MEETING OF THE
KNOXVILLE BOARD OF EDUCATION
KNOXVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING ROOM
309 WEST MAIN
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 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
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4.  CITIZENS ADDRESSING THE BOARD                        _________________________________________________________________________________________
CONSENT ACTION ITEMS
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5.  APPROVE MINUTES; OCTOBER 22, 2012, REGULAR MEETING (see attachment)
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6.  APPROVE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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7.  APPROVE WARRANTS        
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8.  PERSONNEL ISSUES                                                                Approve a work agreement for Karen Baxter - food
                        service @ Middle School (5 hours/day).
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RECOMMENDATION:        Approve consent action items as recommended.
        Motion ________________ 2nd _______________
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DISCUSSION ACTION ITEMS
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9.  REQUEST FROM SOFTBALL PARENTS                        Cindy Jones, representing parents of softball players,
                                                                        will request approval from the Board to raise funds
for a new scoreboard at the softball field.  She will also talk about enlarging the concession stand.
RECOMMENDATION:        Approve the request to raise funds for a new
scoreboard at the softball field.
Motion _______________ 2nd _______________
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10.  INFORMATION - HIGH SCHOOL DEAN OF                 A report on the work of the High School Deans will
        STUDENTS                                                        be presented at the meeting.
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11.  PROPOSAL FOR A SCHOOL-SPONSORED                        At least one parent will address the Board and
HIGH SCHOOL TRAP TEAM                                ask that board members authorize a school-
                                                                sponsored trap team.  The parent has been asked to
share all aspects of the program that the school would be asked to provide.
RECOMMENDATION:        Because this is the first time this request will be
brought to the board, I do not believe it is appropriate for the board to make a decision on the request.  The item can be included on the agenda for the December 10 meeting.
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12.  INFORMATION - ENERGY USE REPORT                         Mr. Mobley has prepared a report comparing
energy usage during the past two years.  The information from the report indicates that the energy-efficiency measures we have taken over the past couple years (lighting & boilers) have had a positive impact on energy use.  A copy of the report is included as an attachment.
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13.  APPROVE SBRC APPLICATION - STUDENTS                Board members should approve the Modified
OPEN ENROLLED TO ANOTHER DISTRICT                Allowable Growth request for students open
enrolled to other districts, not previously enrolled in the Knoxville District.  A copy of the request form will be available at the meeting.
Motion ________________ 2nd _______________
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14.  ATHLETICS FINANCIAL REPORT                                Mr. Mobley has prepared a financial report for the
athletics department for July - September.  It will be presented at the meeting.
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15.  CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS REPORT                        A report will be given at the meeting.
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16.  PROPOSED 28E AGREEMENT WITH CITY OF                A copy of the proposed agreement is attached.  Our
KNOXVILLE                                                attorney is reviewing the agreement and will submit
                                                                recommendations and/or comments.  The City will
approve the agreement upon tentative approval by the Board of Education.  Action is not required at this meeting.  Board members should ask questions and express thoughts concerning the agreement.
17.  NOVEMBER 26 MEETING AT NORWALK -                Superintendents and board members from Warren
DMACC SOUTHRIDGE CAMPUS                        County schools are invited to learn more about the
new Warren County DMACC Center, located at Southridge Mall.  Representatives from districts close to the campus have also been invited.  The meeting will be held in the Eastview 8-9 building, on the east side of the Norwalk campus.  The meeting will begin at 7:00.  DMACC officials will share information about the campus and programs that will be offered.  We should leave Knoxville at 6:00.
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18.  DMACC CAREER ACADEMY DISCUSSION                Leslie Miller attended a meeting of city officials,
                                                                        DMACC representatives, and members of the
Knoxville Community to discuss opportunities for a DMACC Career Academy in Knoxville.  Leslie would like to share information and gather input from board members regarding interest in working toward bringing more of a DMACC presence to Knoxville.
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INFORMATION ITEMS
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19.  IASB CONVENTION                                                Plans for traveling to the conference will be
discussed.
Next Meeting - Monday, November 26, 2012; 7:00 P.M.; Eastview School, Norwalk, Iowa
Next Regular Meeting - Monday, December 10; 5:30 p.m.; Board of Education Meeting Room, 309 W. Main