Highlights from the June 14, 2018 Southeast Polk Board of Education Meeting

**These are highlights and should not be considered official minutes**

The school board recognized senior, Sydney Milani for her historic track accomplishments at the 2018 State Meet.  Board Member Ric Powell presented Sydney with a photo collage highlighting her historic season and career at SEP.

Approvals:

The Board approved a one year extension with Anderson Erickson Dairy using the escalator pricing as the 2018-2019 Dairy distributor for the Southeast Polk CSD Food & Nutrition Services Department.

  • The Board approved the final one-year renewal of contract with Bimbo Bakeries USA using the new pricing costs as the 2018-2019 Bread distributor for the Southeast Polk CSD Food & Nutrition Services Department.
  • The Board approved the following prime vendors by package group for the 2018-2019 school year for the Southeast Polk CSD Food & Nutrition Services Department:
    • WASS Package I (Food & Supplies) – Martin Bros. Distributing
    • WASS Package II (Chemicals) – EMS Detergent Services Co
    • WASS Package III (Produce) – US Foods, Inc.
  • The Board approved the final one-year renewal of contract with General Parts LLC for the 2018-2019 Preventative Maintenance and Service for the Southeast Polk CSD Food & Nutrition Services Department.
  • Beginning fiscal year 2018, the Iowa Department of Education is requiring that certain administrative costs be recorded in the General Fund as they are now unallowable in the Food & Nutrition Fund. These costs include utilities, printing/copying, postage, payroll and business services, and other costs determined to be administrative. The Board approved the interfund transfer from the Food Service Fund to the General Fund.
  • The Board approved the agreement with the Greater Altoona Community Service Campus for the Kids Klub Program for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • The Board approved the School Resource Officer (SRO) Law Enforcement Agreement with the City of Pleasant Hill for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • The Board approved district financial support up to $30,000 for the City of Runnells and Polk County’s sidewalk project on district property at Runnells Elementary.
  • The Board approved the 2018-2019 handbook changes.
  • The Board approved a donation of approximately 80 student desks and 103 assorted chairs to Murray Community Schools.
  • The Board approved the following for the Refunding of the Series 2010A and 2012 revenue bonds:
    • Resolution Appointing Paying Agent, Bond Registrar, and Transfer Agent, Approving the Paying Agent, Bond Registrar and Transfer Agent Agreement and Authorizing the Execution of Same.
    • Approval of Tax Exemption Certificate form.
    • Resolution Authorizing the Terms of Issuance and Providing for and Securing the Payment of School Infrastructure Sales, Services, and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds.

Presentations/Discussions:

  • Dr. Dave Wilkerson, with RSP Associates, shared the Demographer Report and enrollment projections.
  • Dr. Dirk Halupnik, Superintendent, shared his monthly board update.
  • FY19 Legislative Priorities were discussed.
  • Kevin Baccam, Executive Director of Business Services, shared the monthly financial report.
  • Kevin Baccam, Executive Director of Business Services, discussed the current photography agreement and services being provided within our district.
  • JoEllen Latham, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, provided a summary report of the Iowa Assessments including proficiency levels, grade level growth, cohort growth, and subgroup progress.
  • Charles Taylor, Special Education Director, shared the Promising Practice Award that the district received at the Special Education Symposium on June 12 at the Iowa Events Center.  

The next meeting of the Board of Education will be July 19, 2018. For the full agenda, exhibits, and more information visit the Board website.