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October 2017 Board Minutes

 

Thayer Central Community School

Board of Education Meeting

October 9, 2017

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Education was called to order by Vice President Casey on Monday, October 9, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. pursuant to law and notice posted at the school, Hebron and Chester Post Offices, the Thayer County Bank and the Western National Bank of Chester.  All proceedings hereafter shown were taken while convened meeting was open to the public.  Present on roll call:  Cooper, Hintz, Casey, Marsh and Tietjen.  Absent:  Mumm.  Also present:  Supt. Drew Harris, Principals Kiburz and Wiedel; and Nancy Elting.  Visitors:  Emily Seifert

 

Vice President Casey recognized the Open Meetings Act.

 

Motion by Hintz, seconded by Marsh, to approve the minutes of the September 11, 2017, budget hearing, tax request hearing and the regular meeting.  On roll call:  Yeas:  Hintz, Casey and Marsh.  Absent:  Mumm. Abstained:  Cooper and Tietjen.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Tietjen, seconded by Cooper, to approve the treasurer’s report as presented.  On roll call:  Yeas:  Cooper, Hintz, Casey, Marsh and Tietjen.  Nays:  None.  Absent:  Mumm.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Marsh, seconded by Hintz, to approve the monthly claims and payroll.  On roll call:  Yeas:  Cooper, Hintz, Casey, Marsh and Tietjen.  Nays:  None.  Absent:  Mumm.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Cooper, seconded by Marsh, to approve the agenda as presented and also Curt Mumm’s absence.  On roll call:  Yeas:  Cooper, Hintz, Casey, Marsh and Tietjen.  Nays:  None.  Absent:  Mumm.  Motion carried.

 

Ms. Emily Seifert reported to the Board on the Book Club activities.

 

Principals Kiburz and Wiedel reported to the Board on activities taking place at school.

 

Supt. Harris advised the Board that the auditor will be here on Thursday, October 12th and also that there will be a federal program review.

 

Principals Kiburz and Wiedel shared information concerning the spring assessment scores.

 

Supt. Harris advised the Board that he received a request from the TCEA to recognize them as the bargaining agent for negotiations with our certified staff in 2019-2020.

 

Supt. Harris advised the Board that our current Separation Incentive Program policy needs to be approved each year.  

 

Supt. Harris advised the Board that he prepared the requested information regarding costs of summer projects.  He also shared a proposal to address air quality in the gym.

 

Supt. Harris reviewed Policy 503.09 (Homeless Student Policy) and Policy 503.09E (Homeless Child Dispute Resolution Policy) with the Board.  

 

Motion by Hintz, seconded by Cooper, to recognize the TCEA as the official bargaining unit for certified employees.  On roll call:  Yeas:  Cooper, Hintz, Casey, Marsh and Tietjen.  Nays:  None.  Absent:  Mumm.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Tietjen, seconded by Marsh, to approve the separation incentive program.  On roll call:  Yeas:  Cooper, Hintz, Casey, Marsh, and Tietjen.  Nays:  None.  Absent:  Mumm.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Hintz, seconded by Casey, to adjourn meeting at 7:27 p.m.  On roll call:  Yeas:  Cooper, Hintz, Casey, Marsh and Tietjen.  Nays:  None.  Absent:  Mumm.  Motion carried.

 

October 2017 Board Minutes

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