Monday, April 20, 2015

Agenda Special Meeting-to exchange negotiations proposal.

North Butler Community Schools
Special Meeting April 21, 2015
North Butler Superintendent’s Office, Allison 4PM

1.     Call to order
2.     Review agenda
3.     Present board's initial proposal for 2015-2016 master contract negotiations.

4.     Adjourn

Friday, April 17, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

House Republicans Refuse to Compromise; Send Members Home Early

http://iowahouse.org/house-republicans-refuse-to-compromise-send-members-home-early/?utm_content=buffer922ba&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

STEM Scale Up Grant for Project Lead the Way

North Butler Schools has been notified that we have been selected for a Governor's STEM Scale Up grant to implement the Project Lead the Way-Gateway program in the 7th and 8th grades. We will be sending a teacher to be trained to teach the class involved with implementing this program during the month of July, and implementing it at the start of the school year for all of our 7th and 8th grade students. 

Project Lead the Way is one of the premier engineering programs in the country, and we are very excited about the opportunities that it will bring to North Butler Schools. It consists of programs that run from elementary through high school that expose students to opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Board Notes 4-13-15

Last evening the North Butler Board of Education took the following actions:

Approved the FY 16 Budget
Received the initial proposal from the NBEA
Approved contract for FY16 with the IAEP
Approved name change on 403B plan
Approved a licensure support agreement with a teacher
Approved use of Greene ballfield for an adult softball league
Approved Wunsch construction to do drainage project at the athletic complex
Approved the resignation/retirement of Don Heuer

Approved Todd Thompson as Assistant HS FB Coach

Monday, April 13, 2015

School Funding Fact Check

http://www.ia-sb.org/uploadedFiles/IASB/Publications/Government_Relations_Publications/SchoolFundingFactCheck$554M.pdf

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

SBRC Meeting


This morning Eric Bixby and I traveled to Des Moines for our meeting with the School Budget Review Committee. We made a brief opening statement, after which the members of the SBRC asked several questions in regards to our submissions and the projections we had made. After a brief discussion the SBRC voted to approve our application and request for the supplemental modified amount that we had asked for which was $213,773. This will assist us in ensuring that we maintain a positive unspent balance in the future.