By Tracey Hamilton
The North Tama School Board held it's monthly meeting on November 21 at 7p.m. The board held a book review prior to the regular meeting reviewing the Preface and Chapter one from the book "The Global Achievement Gap".
Calling the 7p.m. meeting to order was Board President Robert Young. Board members present were Dave Stuart, Tiffany Feisul, Cheryl Popelka, Judy Robb, Trisha Kennedy and Richard Arp. A motion to approve the agenda was made by Stuart and seconded by Robb. Motion carried 7-0. Stuart also motioned to approve the October 17 board minutes as presented. Kennedy seconded that motion which also carried 7-0. With no business for the public forum, North Tama teacher, Allison Freitag spoke of the Junior High History Day and the Veterans Day assembly stating that the assembly was a great success and that JH History Day participation is now elective for the students.
Arp made a motion to approve the FCCLA expenditures of $39.15 for each student, Stuart scienced and the motion carried.
Superintendent Cue went over the open constructions items that still need to be finalized with the board. No formal action was taken.
Stuart made a motion to approve the expenditure of $24,543.00 to repair the boiler, Robb seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Patty Calderwood gave the board an update on the storm damage progress. Calderwood is working with FEMA to recoup some or all of the deductible.
Stuart made a motion to hire Meredith Parizek as part-time Central Office Secretary at an hourly rate of $10.00, Robb seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Stuart made a motion to hire Mike Estes as the Junior High basketball coach at a salary of $1947.00. Feisel seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Cue gave the board the FY12 final enrollment figure of 535.38 students.
The board thanked the Hassman's for their generous donation of $100. Calderwood went over the fall sports results. The board discussed the possible disbanding of the Academic Decathlon for the FY12 school year. Further study is being conducted to keep this program functioning.
Kennedy made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9 p.m., seconded by Stuart and the motion carried.
The next regular meeting will be held on December 19 at 7 p.m.