Nashua-Plainfield Board of Directors
Budget Hearing
May 15, 2007
High School Conference Room


The May 15, 2007, regular board meeting was called to order at 7:30 a.m. by President Michael Mahoney. Also present were directors Gail Zwanziger, Shawn Geer, Lisa Franzen, and Kevin Benning; Superintendent Paul Bisgard; Principals Randy Strabala, Ron Reusche, and Ed Anderson; recording secretary Michael Kalvig and three visitors.

Kaitlyn Bonzer shared her History Day presentation with the board.

  • Motion by Franzen, seconded by Zwanizger to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zwanziger, seconded by Benning to approve the minutes of the previous meetings. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zwanziger, seconded by Franzen to approve the bills for payment. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Benning, seconded by Geer to approve the monthly financial, hot lunch and activity reports. Motion carried unanimously.

Superintendent Bisgard recommended approving a contract to Amy Ward as high school night custodian.

  • Motion by Zwanziger, seconded by Franzen to approve a contract to Amy Ward as high school night custodian for the remainder of the 2006-2007 school year. Motion carried unanimously.

Superintendent Bisgard recommended approving a contract to Amy Chester as a part-time special education teacher.

  • Motion by Geer, seconded by Zwanziger to approve a contract to Amy Chester as a part-time special education teacher for the 2007-2008 school year. Motion carried unanimously.

Superintendent Bisgard recommended approving a contract to Mindy Foelske as assistant middle school volleyball coach.

  • Motion by Zwanziger, seconded by Franzen to approve a contract to Mindy Foelske as assistant middle school volleyball coach for the 2007-2008 school year. Motion carried unanimously.

Jeff Trost shared the 2007-2008 technology proposal for the district.

Mr. Strabala presented the senior class list of forty-five students for graduation approval.

  • Motion by Franzen, seconded by Geer to approve the senior graduation list pending the successful completion of graduation requirements. Motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Anderson, Mr. Reusche, and Ms. Turnball shared the results from the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.

Mr. Bisgard recommended approving the contracts to Ellen Zwart, Janette Hesse, and Judy Lee which includes a raise of $.30 per hour.

  • Motion by Geer, seconded by Zwanziger to approve contracts to Ellen Zwart as Superintendent’s Secretary, Janette Hesse as Middle School Secretary, and Judy Lee as District Office Secretary each getting a raise of $.30 per hour. Motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Bisgard recommended a contract to Jennifer Bouillon as school nurse which includes a salary increase of 4.65% and an increase from 185 days to 188 days.

  • Motion by Franzen, seconded by Benning, to approve a contract to Jennifer Bouillon as school nurse for 188 days with a raise of 4.65% of her salary. Motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Bisgard recommended revising Mindy Foelske’s contract to include part-time special education associate and part-time special education teacher.

  • Motion by Franzen, seconded by Zwanziger to approve contracts to Mindy Foelske as part-time special education associate and part-time special education teacher for the 2007-2008 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Geer, seconded by Benning to raise all adult and student lunch and breakfast fees by $.10 for the 2007-2008 school year. The new fees will be as follows:
Adult
K-4
5-12
Lunch
$2.35
$1.55
$1.70
Breakfast
$1.10
$0.95
$0.95
  • Motion by Zwanziger, seconded by Franzen to move into closed session at 9:30 a.m. for an exempt strategy session in the development of salaries and other employment conditions for non-union employees, including administrators. In accordance with Iowa Code 21.9, the purpose of this strategy session was to develop principal salaries. Roll call vote of the members present carried unanimously.

At 9:45 a.m. open session resumed.

  • Motion by Geer, seconded by Zwanziger to approve two-year contracts to Randy Strabala, Ron Reusche, and Ed Anderson, which includes a salary increase of 4.65% to each for the 2007-2008 school year. Motion carried unanimously.

Administrative reports were presented to the board

  • Motion by Franzen, seconded by Geer to adjourn the regular board meeting at 10:30 a.m. Motion carried unanimously.

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