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Teacher contracts and the reappointment of Mary Boege as secretary - treasurer were acted upon by the South Tama school Board at their July 18 meeting. Board members Michelle Yuska, Mark McFate, Alan Kline, Jackie Dvorak and Penny Tyynismaa voted unanimously to again appoint Boege as their secretary and treasurer for he 2016-17 fiscal year. Boege is the district’s business manager. Bank depositories were named for the 22016-17 year including Chelsea Savings Bank, The State Bank of Toledo, Lincoln Savings Bank and Pinnacle Bank. The deposit limit in each bank is $10 million. Personnel changes included contracts and pay amounts approved for” Danielle Davenport, Elementary Title V11, $10.22 per hour; Kathleen Teff, kindergarten through 5th grade art teacher, $41,650; Michael Volk for elementary / middle school Talented and Gifted Program teacher, $51,248; Teresa Smith, Middle School, 5th and 6th band / music, $38,283 with a supplemental contract for $3,750; and Christy Hammond, Alternate High School teacher, $42,169. All of the contracts go into effect Aug. 15. April Van Dee will transfer from Middle School aide (five hours) to Middle School Aide (seven hours) at $10.77 per hour for the 2016-2017 school year. One resignation was accepted from Jennifer Gates as one-half time preschool, effective June 20. Forms for the evaluation of the Superintendent were handed out to all board members. Board Chair Yuska asked for them to be returned by a certain date so she could combine the remarks for a report at the next board meeting. Contracts Approved The Master Contract was discussed and approved. This contract covers rights, grievance procedure, transfers, employee evaluations, reduction or realignment of staff, Absences. Holidays and Vacations, Lunches, Salary, extra duty supplemental pay, fringe benefits, staff development, severability, Duration, and salary schedule. The Classified Employee Handbook was discussed and approved. This covers Mission and Purpose, attendance expectations, confidentiality, credit for past work experience, eligibility dismissals, harassment prohibited, holidays, injury on the job, leave requests, out of district employment, overtime, physical exams, professional attire, resignation, reporting for duty on emergency dismissals, salary schedule advancement and transfer of assignment. Iowa Valley To Continue Offering College-Level Courses The board also approved the Contracted Services Agreement between Iowa Valley Community College District on behalf of its Ellsworth-Marshalltown Community College Unit located at Iowa Falls, Marshalltown and Grinnell, Iowa and South Tama County Community School District. The college is willing to aid in the implementation of classes in an effort to provide greater educational opportunities to high school students in the Merged Area V1 Community College District. The School District employs qualified instructors and has adequate facilities to instruct students and conduct classes in college courses for which college credit can be earned. The program shall be made available to all eligible resident students in grades 9 through 12. To qualify for dual credit Arts and Science coursework, the student shall have either demonstrated proficiency in all of the content areas of reading, mathematics, and science as evidenced by achievement scores on the most recent administration of the Iowa Assessments for which scores are available for the student or met the school district board approved alternative assessment. In order for the subject to be offered each course must have an enrollment of at least ten students. If the enrollment is less than ten students and the School District wishes to proceed with the course the School District will reimburse the College for the difference between the tuition revenues paid to the College following the College’s cost of providing the program as set forth in Section B of the Contract, that Is to reimburse for at least the costs of the instructor or actual student tuition coast whichever is greater. The contract shall be in effect for the 2016-2017 academic year, but may be terminated at the end of the firsts semester by either party giving the other party thirty (30) days prior written notice of termination. In other business: •discussion was held but no action was taken on Equal Educational Opportunity and the High School Activities Handbook. •Earth Grains bid for the bread supply for the year was approved. Only one bid was mailed out. •Two bids were mailed out for the 2016-17 milk products. Only one company responded. Anderson Erickson Company of Des Moines returned the bid and was approved.

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