Friday, September 29, 2017

Special Board Meeting 10-2-17

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

North Butler Community Schools
Special Board Meeting Monday October 2, 2017, 6:00 PM
North Butler JH/HS- Media Center, Greene

1.     Call to Order
2.     Review and Approve Agenda
3.     Update on Shared wrestling program-North Butler/Clarksville
4.     Closed session- To evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation Iowa code 21.5 (i)
5.     Personnel Items
6.     Adjournment

Next Meeting Oct 9, 2017, 6:00 PM NB Elementary Media Center, Allison.

It’s Great to Be A Bearcat!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Board Notes 9-20-17

Last evening the North Butler Community Schools Board of Education took the following actions:
1.     Approved transfer of the Greene Elementary building to the City of Greene.
2.     Accepted results of the board election.
3.     Elected Liz Schroeder as board president.
4.     Elected Bobbi Spainhower as vice president.
5.     Appointed Greene Recorder and Butler Co Tribune Journal as official publications
6.     Appointed Brian Gruhn and Ahlers & Cooney as school attorneys
7.     Appointed LSB as official depository
8.     Approved modified allowable growth for special education deficit
9.     Approved purchase of tools for Snap On and NC3 Partnership in vocational programs.
10. Approved water heater purchase
11. Approved concurrent enrollment programs with NIACC
12. Approved installation of new fire panel at NB Elementary from Midwest Alarm
13. Approved sharing wrestling with Clarksville
14. Approved SIAC recommendations
15. Approved contract with Modern Design for design of shop expansion for vocational programs
16. Approved reaching out to Clarksville to share Superintendent position
17. Approved VB trip to ISU
18. Approved speaker Trevor Ragan from TQ funds for August 2018

19. Approved all personnel recommendations

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Healthy Walk Vote

North Butler elementary is currently on the brink of making it into round 3 of the Healthiest State Mascot Challenge, but we are going to need more votes before midnight to be able to advance. Any chance that you could help us out? Here is a link to the details of the challenge:

Did your school make it? Mascot Challenge round 2 has begun! Vote here:

Monday, September 18, 2017

Friday 9-22-17 Football

Due to continued recovery from injuries and lack of available players, I have made the decision to forfeit the football game scheduled for Friday night September 22th vs. Nashua Plainfield. That decision was again made this morning in order to allow everyone involved to have time to make the necessary changes.

Our  number of healthy players available has not improved since last week. We continue to have student athletes recovering from many injuries: broken legs, knee injuries, Achilles tendon injuries, broken hands, torn tendons in the ankle and a host of other injuries). It does appear at the current time that we may have enough return from injury to be able to play the following week, September 29th.

Please know that this decision was not made lightly. Our first responsibility is to the health and safety of our students, and we only have 10 available athletes in grades 10-12.

In addition, please help us to protect our students from social media attacks based on this decision. Given the opportunity, our students would choose to play injured.

Thank you for your understanding.
Joel Foster, Superintendent

North Butler Community Schools

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Friday September 15th, 2017 Football

Due to the health and safety of our athletes, I have made the decision to forfeit the football game scheduled for Friday night September 15th vs. St. Ansgar. That decision was made this afternoon in order to allow everyone involved to have time to make the necessary changes.

At the present time we only have 14 healthy bodies (and several of those are ill at the present moment), and I feel that if we go ahead and play this game that we would be placing our kids in a dangerous situation. In my opinion, 14 young men is not enough to play an 11 man varsity football game.

I have not come to this decision lightly, and have had conversation with Mrs. Holm, Mr. Thompson, and Coach Miller in regards to this dilemma. With that being said, this decision is based solely upon the safety and health of our student athletes. Determinations of further contests will be made on a week-by-week basis based upon the health of our players.