Pella Chronicle

June 8, 2012

Board meets to discuss various issues

By Clint Brown
The Chronicle

Pella — The Pella School Board heard from each building administrator within the district on Monday, May 29, in regards to changes to each specific building's handbook for the 2012-13 school year. A majority of the changes included cleaning up some of the language and updating rules and regulations to match up with the other building's. The board approved the implementation next year.

The board also approved a couple unfinished business items regarding the first reading of the 300 series of Board Policies and the Post-Issuance Compliance Policy for Tax-Exempt Obligations.

In other new business

-Board approved the contract between the Pella Community School District and Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc. for the construction of the “Construction Trades House”.

-Board approved the bids from Anderson Erickson Dairy for the purchase of milk products and Earthgrains Baking Companies, Inc. for the purchase of bread products for the 2012-13 school year as presented.

-Board approved approve the lunch prices, registration and other fees for 2012-13.

-Board approved the IASB Membership Renewal for 2012-13.

-Board approved the support staff salary increases for 2012-13, the contract changes for 3 food service employees and 1 technology employee for 2012-13 and the administrator salary increases for 2012-13.

-Board approved the proposal from VanMaanen, Siestra, & Meyer P.C. to perform the District Audit for the years ending June 30, 2012, 13, and 14 at a cost of $8,110, $8,350, and $8,680.

-Board approved meeting in regular session on June 25, 2012 and July 19, 2012.  There will be no second meetings for the months of June and July.

-Following a closed session to evaluate the professional competency of Greg Ebeling whose performance is being considered, the board approved the superintendent contract for 2012-13 with the following changes:  An overall package increase of 3.9% which includes a salary increase of $5,300, an insurance increase of $624, an IPERS increase of .6%, and an extension of the current contract for an additional two years to June 30, 2015.

The Board will meet for a regular meeting on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.