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Page Eight The Carlisle Citizen Thursday, November 21, 2013 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTES CARLISLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL Regular Board Meeting Monday, November 11,2013, 6:00 p,m, Carlisle Community School Board Room President Joiner called to order the November 11 board meeting at 6:01 p.m. Directors Present: Rob Joiner, President, Susan James, Vice Presi- dent, Jenny Foster, John Judisch,Michelle Tish. Also Present: Bryce Amos, Superintendent, Jean Flaws, Board Secretary/Business Manager. Motion by Judisch to approve the agenda as presented. Seconded by Tish. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Judisch to approve the minutes of the October 14 regular board meeting. Seconded byTish. Motion carried unanimously. Visitors - No Visitors Board Communication - No Board Communication IASB Communication Mr. Amos reminded the board members of the IASB Convention Nov. 20-21. Jenny Foster will attend the delegate assembly, Nov. 20. Updates/Information A. Teacher Leadership & Compen- sation Planning Update The district applied for and re- ceived the Teacher Leadership and Compensation planning grant in the amount of approximately $11,500. There are five intended goals of the Teacher Leadership and Compensa- tion System: 1) Attract able and promising new teachers by offering competitive starting salaries and offering short-term and long-term professional development and lead- ership opportunities. 2) Retain effec- tive teachers by providing enhanced career opportunities. 3) Promote col- laboration by developing and support- ing opportunities for teachers in schools and school districts state- wide to learn from each other. 4) Reward professional growth and ef- fective teaching by providing path- ways for career opportunities that come with increased leadership re- sponsibilities and involve increased compensation. 5) Improve student achievement by strengthening in- struction. Funding for implementa- tion will be available to one-third of the students in Iowa for 2014-2015, a third for 2015-2016 and a third for 2016-2017. There are three models for districts to follow. Carlisle will follow model 3, the Comparable Plan Model which will allow the district to devise a plan to meet its vision and goals as long as it includes the five =must haves': 1) Minimum salary of $33,500 for full-time teachers, 2) im- proved entry into the profession, 3) Differentiated, multiple, meaningful teacher leadership roles, 4) Rigorous selection process for leadership roles and 5) Aligned professional development. The planning team will consist of Bryce Amos, Dana Lillis, two teachers from each building and Tim Norton, administrator represen- tative. The initial plan will be shared with other stakeholders for input. Carlisle will submit a plan to the state in December 2014 for approval for the 201 2016 school year. B. Field Renovation Project Up- date Mr. Eighmy presented a timaline for the athletic field turf project beginning with the pre-construction meeting on Oct. 25. Nov. 1 was the first day of construction. Terracon will be doing the testing of the field which began Nov. 11. Terracon was the same com- pany that did testing during the track replacement project. There was about 18-24" of dirt removed which uncovered a vein of sand. The next step would be to get the results from the soil testing to determine the amount of fly ash needed. It is im- portant to get it right the first time so it will provide a good base for the fu- ture. Included in the original bid, was provision for 50% of the field need- ing fly ash knowing that the percent- age could be higher. There was also included in the bid a price per unit for additional fly ash should it be needed. C. 2013 Iowa Assessment Update Social Studies & Science Dana Lillis provided assessment data for social studies and science. Grades 6, 7 and 8 have been typically low scores. This could be because of the timing of what is being taught. Also, if scores are low in reading, this can affect social studies and science scores as well. The Iowa Assess- ment data is a snapshot in time. It is hard to react to data given once a year. The district is currently work* ing on establishing essential learn- ing targets, what do students need to know along with aligning to the core. Then the district will work on how the district can assess on a regular ba- sis to provide better data. Once the essential learning targets and as- sessments are in place it is antici- pated to see student growth and im- provement in scores, potentially as eady as next year. D. High School Math Update Mr. Aylsworth provided perfor- mance data forAIgebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 after three tests. This school year there are no retakes but grade rollbacks are in effect. Grades have improved sincelast school year. Support will continue to be offered to students who are struggling. " E. Instructional Days vs. Hours - School Calendars Effective for the 2014-2105 school year, districts will have the option to choose between 180 days or 1,080 hours of instruction. The 180 days option requires a day to be 6 hours of instruction so days of early dis- missals or late starts would not count towards the 180 day requirement. Lunch time cannot be counted toward the 6 hour/180 days or 1,080 hours. Districts are to use the build- ing with the least amount of instruc- tion hours to determine if the require- ment of 1,080 hours or 180 days is being met. For Carlisle, this would be the Hartford building. Mr. Amos will establish a calendar committee made up of administrators, teachers and parents to took at what the dis- trict has now and look to next year. Calendar proposals will be presented at the December school board meeting. Business/Action Items. A.Facility Usage Guide Proposed changes to the facility us- age guide include: 1 )A key FOB de- posit of $50.00 will be required of all groups upon receiving the key FOB and held until it is returned and con- firmed there is no damage to school district property. An additional rental deposit will be required after the first incident of damage. 2) The link to the facilities usage request form was included noting the form must be completed. 3) Key FOB directions were added. It was noted that no gyms will be available after 5:00 p.m. on the nights of home activities. This would just be for varsity home events and will be clarified in the guide. Also, it was suggested to have an afterhour's phone number noted on the form. Motion by "13sh to approve the up- dates to the facility usage guide. Seconded by Judisch. Motion carded unanimously. B.Flrat Reading of Series 400, 400 - 410.4 Mr. Amos reviewed the technology policy and regulation, 401.18 and 401.18R1, since this is new. Employ- ees currently sign a technology agreement. It was suggested to add "key fob" where the word key was found in board policy code 401.9 to reflect the current use of key fobs.. Motion by "i3sh to approve the first reading of Series 400, 400 - 410.4 and waive the second r e a d i n g. Seconded by James. Motion carried unanimously. C.First Reading of Series 400, 411.1 -415 Mr. Amos went through proposed changes from the meeting with direc- tors Joiner and Foster for policy codes 411.3, 411,5, 411,6, 412.2, 412.3, 413.2, 413.4, 414.1, 414.21R2, 414.5, 414.7, 414.8 and 414.10. Additional changes sug- gested at the meeting were for policy code 411.2 - to note that applica- tions are now found and completed online and not in the office and 411.5/ 411.6- to delete the wording "within the sole discretion of the board" regarding non-certified em- ployee assignments and transfers, Motion by James to approve the first reading of Series 400, 411.1 - 415. Seconded by Foster. Motion carried unanimously. D.Review of Contract with McPherson & Jacobson President Joiner has been contacted about completing phase V of the con- tract with McPherson & Jacobson, a meeting to go through goals with the board and superintendent, with Mr. Sunblad asthe facilitator. The board already met with Mr. Amos this past summer to go over goals but if the board doesn't follow through with phase V with McPherson & Jacobson, then the two year guaran- tee (if the superintendent leaves) is voided. Mr. Amos is proposing a six month evaluation so this meeting could work for that. The district has paid for this service. Motion by Tish to move forward with Phase V with the condition that Mr. Amos and President Joiner meet pdor to set parameters. Seconded by James. Motion carried 3-2. Ayes - Joiner, Tish, James; Nays - Judisch, Foster. E.Approval of SBRC Application for Increasing Enrollment The SBRC application in the amount of $353,182 for the increased certified enrollment (October 2013) of 57.7 gives the distdct additional spending authority and the ability to tax back for it in the 2014-2015 bud- get. Motion by Judisch to approve the SBRC application for increasing en- rollment. Seconded by Fish. Motion carded unanimously. F.Special Education Contract with Johnston School District Motion by James to approve the special education contract with Johnston School District. Seconded by Tish. Motion carried unanimously. G.Approval of Terracon Proposal The proposal from Terracon for soil testing is separate from the turf bid. Terracon will directly bill the district. Mr. Amos checked with SVPA and the 9 trips estimated seemed reasonable for the scope of work. Motion by Tish to approve the Terracon Proposal. Seconded by James. Motion carded unanimously. H.Resignatlons for 2013-2014 Jared WulfVarAsst WresUing Coach Step 1 Group 3; Jason Lapage Speech Advisor, .5 FTE Step 0 Group 5 Motion by Judisch to accept the resignations for 2013-2014 as pre- sented. Seconded by Tish. Motion carded unanimously. I.New Hires for 20t3-2014 Rebecca Cadson, Speech Advisor, .5 FTEStep 2 Group 5; Jason Lapage 8 Gr, Gids Basketball Step 0 Group 5; Carter Stephens8=Gr. Asst Boys Basketball Step 0 Group 6; Jared WulfMS Wrestling Coach Step 1 Group 5; Jason Mehrhoff Var Asst Wrestling Coach Step 4 Group 3; Dental Professionals PLC 65 School Street ~ Carlisle 989-3180 Matt HesseMS Wrestling Coach Step 0 Group 6; Alicia Goetz 9 " Gr. Girls Basketball Coach Step 0 Group 4 Motion by Judisch to approve the new hires for 2013-2014 as pre- sented. Seconded by Tish. Motion carried unanimously. J.Resignations for 2014-2015 Chris Miller8 =h Gr. Football Coach Step 4 Group 5 Motion by Judisch to accept the resignation for 2014-2015 as pre- sented. Seconded by Tish. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by "Fish to approve the bills in the amount of 483,154.57 as pre- sented. Seconded by James. Mo- tion carried unanimously. Motion by James to approve the October 2013 financial reports. Sec- onded by Judisch. Motion carried unanimously. Mr. Amos's Report * The city is working with Fareway for a store in Carlisle. The area where the store would be located was designated as an Urban Renewal Area and the city will create a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) ordi- nance area for that location. This will not impact district valuation. Having Fareway build in Carlisle will be good for the economic development in Carlisle. The circle drive below the middle school will need to be straightened at no cost to the district. * Board policy code series 500 will be presented for the December board meetirfg. Directors Tish and Judisch will meet with Mr. Amos, Mr. Eighmy and Mrs. Flaws at a time to be deter- mined to review the board policy and go over proposed changes. * The location of the graduation cer- emony will be on the football field with the back-up of the high school gym for inclement weather. Mr. Aylsworth met with senior leadership twice. He asked that those students be the voice of their class and discuss this with the other seniors. The vote was 19 of 25 in favor of the ceremony be- ing held at the football field. Mr. Ayisworth is currently contacting a rental company and videographer to work up cost proposals for the cer- emony. * Mr. Amos presented a sample of the form being used by administra- tors during classroom walk throughs. To date, there have been 216 walk throughs district-wide. After the walk- through, the forms are emailed back to the teacher. Each teacher should have 2-3 walk throughs a month. The forms are not an evaluation tool but used for coaching. There was a re- quest from a board member to re- ceive overall data compiled from the walk throughs. * The administrators will be evaluated on a yeady basis. The evaluation will include a 360 feedback from stake- holders and a self-evaluation. There will be a mid-year and year-end evaluation. This will be the same process for the assistant principals. * Mr. Amos presented a superinten- dent evaluation form and documen- tation to support the form and stan- dards. The board members would write a brief comment and give a summary rating for each stan- dard. The board president would then compile all the comments and provide one summary rating under each standard. * The first SIAC meeting will be held Dec. 5. Mr. Amos and Mrs. Lillis will lead the meeting. The committee will be comprised of members from last year plus some new members. * Barb Niemeyer recently success- fully defended her dissertation. Con- gratulations to Dr. Niemeyer. The next regular school board meeting is Monday, December 9, 2013, 6:00 p.m. at the Carlisle School Board Room. Motion by Judisch to adjourn the November 11 school board meeting. Seconded by James. Motion car- ded unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m. Rob Joiner, President Attest: Jean Flaws, Board Secretary/ Business Manager www.cadisle.k12.ia.us These minutes will be presented for approval at the December 9, 2013 school board meeting. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION ORDINANCE NO. 658 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING OR- DINANCE NOS. 459 AND 605 PRO- VIDING THAT GENERAL PROP- ERTY TAXES LEVIED AND COL- LECTED EACH YEAR ON ALL PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE AMENDED CARLISLE URBAN RE- NEWAL AREA #2, IN THE CITY OF CARLISLE, COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF IOWA, BYAND FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE STATE OF IOWA, CITY OF CARLISLE, COUNTIES OF WARREN AND POLK, CARLISLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND OTHER TAXING DISTRICTS, BE PAID TO A SPECIAL FUND FOR PAYMENT OF PRINCIPAL AND IN- TEREST ON LOANS, MONIES AD- VANCED TO AND INDEBTEDNESS, INCLUDING BONDS ISSUED OR TO BE ISSUED, INCURRED BY THE CITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE AMENDED.CARLISLE URBAN RE- NEWAL AREA #2 (AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO THE CARLISLE URBAN RENEWAL AREAS #1 AND #2 PLAN) WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Carlisle, State of Iowa, has heretofore in Ordinance No. 459, provided for the division of taxes within the Carlisle Urban Renewal Areas #1 and #2; and in Ordinance No. 605 provided for the division of taxes within the Carlisle Urban Re- newal Area #2, both pursuant to Sec- tion 403.19 of the Code of Iowa; and WHEREAS, territory now has been from the Carlisle Urban Renewal Area #2 through the adop- tion of Amendment No. 2 to the Carlisle Urban Renewal Areas #1 and #2 Plan; and WHEREAS, indebtedness has been incurred by the City, and addi- tional indebtedness is anticipated to be incurred in the future, to finance urban renewal project activities within the amended Carlisle Urban Re- newal Area #2, and the continuing needs of redevelopment within the amended Carlisle Urban Renewal Area #2 are such as to require the continued application of the incre- mental tax resources of the amended Cadisle Urban Renewal Area #2; and WHEREAS, the following enact- ment is necessary to accomplish the objectives descdbed in the premises. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT OR- DAINED BYTHE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, STATE OF IOWA, THAT: Ordinance Numbers 459 and 605 are hereby amended to read as follows: Note: This Ordinance is applicable to Area #2. Area #1 is a separate urban renewal area and as such is governed by a separate ordinance. : For purposes of this Or- dinance, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (a) Odainal Area #2 shall mean that portion the City of Carlisle, State of Iowa, described in the Urban Re- newal Plan for the Urban Renewal Areas #1 and #2 approved by Reso- lution No. 9711101 on the 10= day of November, 1997, which Odginal Area #2 includes the lots and parcels lo- cated within the area legally de- scdbed as follows: ORIGINALAREA#2 Urban Renewal Area #2 That portion of the City of Carlisle located east of the following de- scribed boundary line: Beginning at the intersection of Iowa Highway 5 and South First Street, then north along First Street to a point ninety feet south of the School Street intersec- tion, then west two hundred forty feet, then north ninety feet to School Street, then north along Second Street to Main Street, then east along Main Street to First Street, then north along First Street for a distance of one hundred fifty feet, then east one hundred twenty feet, then north one hundred sixty six feet to Market Street, then east along Market Street to Garfield Street, then north along the west line of outlot 16 for a distance of two hundred sixty-six feet, then east along the north line of outlot 16 for a distance of four hundred feet, then north for a distance of one hun- dred fifty feet to Elm Street, then east along Elm Street to Railroad Street, then north along Railroad Street to Park Street and then east along Park Street to the Union Pacific Railroad dght of way, and all that portion of the City of Carlisle located on both sides of Highway 5 and zoned C-2 Com- mercial District and some of that por- tion of the City of Carlisle located on both sides of Highway 5 and zoned R-1 Light Density Residential and R- 2 medium Density Residential, more fully described as follows: Auditor' Outlots 37, 38, 39, the south 165' of 50 & 51; lands located north of Cole Street between S. Eighth Street and S. Fifth Street and south of Iowa High- way 5; lands located north of Ash Street and south of Iowa Highway 5; a tract 200' x 600' located south of Iowa Highway 5 and west of 165th Place; lots 4 and 5, Clearview Heights, Plat 3; a tract 100' x 435.5' and a tract 100' x 64.8' in lot 13, Clearview Heights, Plat 5. (b)Amendment No. 1 Area #2 shall mean that portion of the City of Carlisle, State of Iowa, described in Amendment No. 1 to the Urban Re- newal Plan for the Urban Renewal Areas #1 and #2 approved by Reso- lution No. 2009110903 on the 9 = day of November, 2009, which Amend- ment No. 1 Area #2 includes the lots and parcels located within the area legally described as follows: AMENDMENT NO. 1 AREA#2 Urban Renewal Area #2A (adding land to Area #2) An irregulady shaped tract of land being part of Section 3, Township 77 North, Range 23 West of the 5th P.M., City of Cadisle, Warren County, Iowa to wit: Lots 1-4 of Danamere Farms Plat 3, an official plat in the City of Cadisle including all Bluestem Drive and Scotch Ridge Road dght of way within said Plat; also including; Lots 1-3 of Danamere Farms Plat 2, an official plat in the City of Cadisle including all Bluestem Drive and Scotch Ridge Road dght of way within said Plat. (c) Amendment No. 2 Area to Area #2 shall mean that portion of the City of Cadisle, State of Iowa, described in Amendment No. 2 to the Urban Renewal Plan for the Carlisle Urban Renewal Areas #1 and #2 approved by Resolution No. 2013111102 on the 11th day of November, 2013, which Amendment No. 2 Area  the lots and parcels located within the area legally described as follows: AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO URBAN RENEWAL AREA #2 (Removed) An irregularly shaped tract of land being part of Section 3, Township 77 North, Range23 West of the 5th P.M., City of Cadisl$, Warren County, Iowa to wit: Lots 1-4 of Danamere Farms Plat 3, an official plat in the City of Cadisle including all Bluestem Drive aad Scotch Ridge Road dght of way within said Plat; also including; Lots 1-3 of Danamere Farms Plat 2, an official plat in the City of Cadisle including all Bluestem Drive and Scotch Ridge Road dght of way within said Plat. (d) Amend Area #2 shall mean that portion of the City of Carlisle, State of Iowa, included within the Original Area #2 and the area added byAmendment No. 1 Area #2 exceet the portion of Area #2 removed by Amendment No. 2; therefore, Amended Area #2 now includes only the lots and parcels located within the Original Area #2 legally described as follows: ORIGINALAREA#2 Urban Renewal Area #2 That portion of the City of Cadisle located east of the following de- scribed boundary line: Beginning at the intersection of Iowa Highway 5 and South First Street, then north along First Street to a point ninety feet south of the School Street intersec- tion, then west two hundred forty feet, then north ninety feet to School Street, then north along Second Street to Main Street, then east along Main Street to First Street, then north along First Street for a distance of one hundred fifty feet, then east one hundred twenty feet, then north one hundred sixty six feet to Market Street, Continued on page nine FHA, R Now offering VA and Rural Development Mortgage Loans _Stop by and visit with Kathy! 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