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STC School Board holds reorganizational meeting

October 4, 2013
By Joyce Wiese - News Correspondent , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

On Monday evening, Sept. 23, the retiring South Tama County School Board met for the last time with Ron Hala, District 4 board member, being replaced by Alan Kline. Hala did not run again for the position.

Michelle Yuska called the meeting to order, the only action item being to accept the results of the recent election. Michelle Yuska was re-elected as a District 1 board member and Alan Kline won by write-in to replace Hala.

The only other result of the election was the defeat of the PPEL fund vote renewal by one vote. This called for a recount, but there was no change.

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Mark McFate
President of South Tama School Baord

Approval of the minutes of the last meeting, bills, financial statement and an early graduation request was given.

Joan Wacha was present and asked about the bills published in the paper at the end of August, concerning bills that were for special education.

She asked the meaning of the wording as published and wondered about open enrolling students. Superintendent Kerri Nelson and Board Secretary Mary Boege answered all questions.

Yuska adjourned the meeting and the new board was called to order for the reorganizational meeting.

President Yuska asked for a motion nominating the new president. Mark McFate was elected president and Yuska was elected vice president. Boege administered the oath of


Approved were l contracts for: Max Kellogg, bus driver- $26.50 per hour; Desiray Lint, elementary kitchen- $10.99 per hour; Madison Henrique, middle school kitchen- $10.99 per hour; Tracy Clark, custodial, $11.97 per hour; and Kristee Hamilton as one-half time preschool with a base pay of $13,550 and TSS of 2.455 for a total of $16,005, all effective Sept. 16.

Also, Yeni Fragaso, high school special education aide; Melanie Davenport, high school Title VII aide; and Heather Dostal, middle school educational aide, all effective Sept. 23, and at a rate of $9.37 per hour.

Ashley Raue has transferred from .5 FTE preschool to 1.0 FTE 5th grade teacher effective Sept. .23

Anna Galvez has resigned from the position of middle school ELL aide, effective Sept. 11.

Abuse Investigators

Iowa Code 180.17 and Chapter 102.1 provide a uniform procedure for investigating allegations of physical and sexual abuse of students and employees.

The annual appointments include Sue Bugge, Jim Bugge, Roy Frakes, Dan Lopez, Melanie Kemper, Anita Townsley for Level 1. Level ll- Ahler's and Cooney Law Firm or other designated source.

Level l and Level ll alternate will be Kerri Nelson.

Board President McFate was appointed to be a delegate for South Tama at the Iowa Association of School Boards annual business meeting.

The board approved the account name change to Activities at the State Bank of Toledo and approved Jeremy Jones, Activity director, Mary Boege, Board Secretary-Business Manager, Mark McFate, Board president, Kerri Nelson, Superintendent and Kim Gardner, Payroll, all to have the authorization to sign on the account. James Plantz will be removed from the Pinnacle Bank and Jeremy Jones will be added.

All other business including PPEL renewal, Tyco Security proposal and ALICE training were all tabled.

Overnight Activities

A composite of all the 2013-2014 possible overnight trips the Activities Department provided at this time are as follows:

Wednesday, 10-30-13 through Sat. 11-2-13 National FFA Conference in Louisville, Kentucky

Wednesday, 10-30-13 though Thursday 11-21-13 Football playoffs at Cedar Falls

Saturday, 11-2-13 through Sunday 11-3-13 Cross Country State at Fort Dodge

Tuesday, 11-12-13 through Friday 11-15-13, Varsity Volleyball State at Cedar Rapids

Friday 11-15-13 and Saturday 11-16-13 Thespian Conference at Cedar Falls

Thursday, 11-21-13 through 11-23-13 All State Music Festival at Ames

Friday 2-7-14 through Saturday 2-8-14 ISU Honor Band at Ames

Thursday 2-20-14 through Saturday 2-22-13, Wrestling State Tournament at Des Moines

Monday 3-3-14 through 3-8-14 Girls State Basket ball at Des Moines

Tuesday 3-11-14 through 3-15-14 Boys State Basketball at Des Moines

Monday 4-28-14 through 4-29-14 FFA State Leadership Conference in Des Moines

Thursday 5-22-14 through 5-24-14 Boys and Girls State Track at Des Moines

Monday and Tuesday 6-2-14 and 6-3-14, Girls State Golf to be announced

Thursday through Saturday, 6-5-14 to 6-7-14, Boys Soccer State at Des Moines

Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, 2014, Girls State Tennis, to be announced

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 10 and 11, 2014, Boys State Tennis, to be announced

Tuesday and Wednesday 6-10 1nd 11, 2014, Boys state Golf, to be announced

Thursday through Saturday, 6-12 thru 6-14-14, Girls State Soccer at Des Moines

Monday through Friday, 7-21 through 7-25-14, State Softball tournament, to be announced

Tuesday through Saturday, 7-29-14 through 8-2-13, Boys Baseball tournament, to be announced.



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