Thursday, August 9, 2018

2018-19 School Year! It's Great to Be A Bearcat!

North Butler Schools, “Your Destination for Education”, would like to welcome our new staff, students and community members to our school community and welcome all of our returning staff and patrons to the 2018-19 school year. It seems as though summer goes faster each year!

It is hard to believe that I am already beginning my fifth year at North Butler Community Schools! Seems like just yesterday we moved here! This year will bring some new challenges for me personally as I begin my first full year as a shared superintendent. It is also bringing some great things to me professionally as we are bringing some new programs and changes to North Butler that have been in the planning stages for a couple of years.

First, we have add new programs at North Butler Jr./Sr. High: vocational agriculture and Iowa BIG North. Both of these programs and Mr. Kisley’s expertise will bring great opportunities to our students!

We will also begin our first full year as partners with Snap-On Tools and the National Coalition of Certification Centers to bring certification to our students in the areas of torque, precision measurement, and multimeters. I can’t express our gratitude to our local partners: Allison Farmers Feed and Grain, Cooper Motors, Wedeking Electric, and American Tool and Engineering enough for their assistance in getting this program up and running.

There will also be an class devoted to design and manufacture based around the CNC milling machine that was donated by American Tool and Engineering. They have donated the machine, design software, time and materials to training Mr. Brown and our students in the use of this machine.

With these additions, I believe that we now have the strongest vocational program in the area. North Butler is the first school in the state to have a stand alone program with Snap-On and NC3 and the first school in the country to certify junior high students in precision measurement.

I would also invite you to drive by and take a look at the shop expansion project for the vocational programs. The addition is scheduled to be completed prior to the start of the school year, and Modern Builders are making great progress on getting this to come together. I greatly appreciate the fine work that Schroeder Concrete has done and the input that Dan Schroeder has given in helping to ensure that we do things the best way possible.

I look forward to seeing everyone again and cannot wait for the school year to start!

It’s Great to Be a Bearcat!!

Joel Foster, Superintendent

Monday, July 9, 2018

Board Meeting 7-11-18

Mission Statement
To create a positive learning environment that promotes high achievement, responsible citizenship, and success for all.

North Butler Wednesday July 11, 2018, 6:00 PM
North Butler JH/HS Media Center, Greene

1.     Call to Order
2.     Review and Approve Agenda
3.     Review and Approve Minutes from June 2018
4.     Review and Approve Financial reports
5.     Public Items of Discussion
6.     Board Items of Discussion
7.     Approve Elem. Handbook
8.     Approve JH/HS Handbook
9.     Approve Emergency Procedures guide
10.  Approve NIACC concurrent enrollment classes
11.  Approve ISU Ed. Prep program participation.
12.  Discuss past roofing project
13.  Approve audit bids
14.  Approve milk/bread bids
15.  Personnel
16.  Closed Session-21.5(1)(i) Personnel (shared supt)
17.  Admin Reports
18.  Board Reflections of Meeting
19.  Adjournment

Next Meeting August 13, 2018, 6:00 PM NB Elem Media Center, Allison.

It’s Great to Be A Bearcat

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Tentative agenda 6-11-18

Mission Statement
To create a positive learning environment that promotes high achievement, responsible citizenship, and success for all.

North Butler Community Schools
Regular Board Meeting Monday June 11, 2018, 6:00 PM
North Butler Elem Media Center, Allison

1.     Call to Order
2.     Review and Approve Agenda
3.     2018-2019 Budget Hearing
4.     Review and Approve Minutes from May 2018
5.     Review and Approve Financial reports
6.     Public Items of Discussion
7.     Board Items of Discussion
8.     Approve 18-19 school fees
9.     Authorize payment of year end bills
10.  Approve Chromebook purchase for elementary
11.  Approve placing student parking lot out for bids
12.  Personnel
13.  Admin Reports
14.  Board Reflections of Meeting
15.  Adjournment

Next Meeting July 10, 2018, 6:00 PM NB HS Media Center, Greene.

It’s Great to Be A Bearcat

Wednesday, May 30, 2018


This morning at roughly 10:30 am North Butler JH/HS was made aware of a possible outside threat to the building by the Butler County Sheriff’s office.

The building was immediately placed in lockdown to restrict access, and all students’ who were working outside were brought into the building. Within minutes a deputy from the sheriff’s department arrived on scene as an extra precaution.

Sheriff Johnson and his team quickly located the subject, which allowed us to go back to normal function within about a forty-minute timespan.

The safety of our students and staff are our highest priority.

Thank you for your understanding.

Joel Foster, Superintendent