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South Tama County School Board members Michelle Yuska, Mark McFate, Alan Kline, Penny Tyynismaa, and Jackie Dvorak met Monday night, May 16, making several personnel changes. Resignations accepted were from Jill Kalinay, Preschool, Katie Andreasen, Elementary 5th Grade Talented and Gifted teacher, Jessica Bunnell, Elementary Art and Scotti Hagensick as Middle School Counselor, all effective at the end of the 2015-2016 school term. Rick Meisner’s resignation as Assistant 7th grade football coach, was also approved, effective May 12. Civil War Re-enactors On School Grounds There was also discussion of allowing the Toledo-Tama Kiwanis Club to have a fundraiser by sponsoring a Civil War Reenactment on school grounds. Some of the discussion included input by Roger Wacha who wondered why they would consider using guns on school grounds, and being advised these guns did not have actual ammunition in them. This would be on ground near the elementary school. Mary Jones, superintendent, said she thought these programs had happened on school or public grounds previously, just not in Tama County. Jones will have more discussion with the Kiwanis Club members and bring information to the next meeting, before any decisions are made. The board approved Ahlers and Cooney, attorneys, Des Moines, for bond council engagement for the proposed issuance of approximately $6,575,000 school infrastructure sales, services and use tax revenue bonds. The bonds will pay for construction of a classroom addition and renovations at the South Tama High School in Tama. The purpose of the engagement agreement is to disclose the conditions under which services will be rendered by Ahlers and Cooney as bond counsel to the STC school district in connection with the issuance of the bonds. The bonds are being issued for new construction and will be secured by the statewide School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenues. As Bond counsel Ahlers and Cooney attorneys will provide all actions and approvals necessary to authorize the issuance and initial delivery of the Bonds to the original purchaser. The fee charged for these services is not to exceed $13,000. Middle School Boiler Work Steve McAdoo, South Tama Maintenance , presented bids for middle school Boiler repair. Bids were from WBC Mechanical, Inc. of Waterloo, Iowa, at $26,352 which was accepted. Another bid considered was from Brecke Mechanical Contractors of Cedar Rapids, at $39,325. The bids will include removing and replacing all tubes in boilers #1 and #2, Hydro test when finished, boiling out tubes when finished. Bids did not include inspection fees, charges for any delay snot caused by WBC, any repairs for concealed defects that were not detected and addressed prior to beginning the project, no asbestos removal or re-insulating or any extra work will be performed only after an additional cost is agreed to by the school and the contractor. In other business: •the annual application for the Title V11 funding for Native American students was approved. The grant will be for $48,164 covering July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The total Native American student count is 217 and total student enrollment in South Tama is 1,547. This covers grades pre-kindergarten through 12th.

 
 

 

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