Contracts for supervisors, support personnel not covered by the master contract, and building principals increased by 2 percent for the 2010-2011 school year at Central DeWitt.
The Central DeWitt School Board approved the contracts with an explanation of the benefit package.
Hourly wage earner Mike Mumm’s two-percent increase was from $16.16 to $16.52; Gary Schneider’s from $15.80 to $16.15; and mechanic Ryan Jones’ from $17.75 to $18.14.
Family Resource Director Amanda Greubel’s salary was cut from $38,750 to $29,640 because of a 25-percent cut in that department.
The board approved the Central DeWitt Education Association master contract with a 2.04-percent increase resulting from the district’s paying a higher sum into retirement benefits and the district’s continuing to pay insurance costs at a 6.15-percent higher rate. There was no salary increase for teachers with the base salary at $25,675, and they will have to pay $35 more per month toward family health insurance.
Thiltgen updated the board on transportation services. He said there were 13 full-time routes and one afternoon shuttle route, two mid-day pre-kindergarten routes, and five car routes, including transporting students to Hillcrest Services in Maquoketa. Of a total of 22 buses, two are equipped with wheelchairs for special needs students and eight are spare buses.
There are also two cars, two Chevy Suburbans, a Chevy Blazer and a van. The district spent close to $14,000 for rental vehicles during the last two years, Thiltgen said. Five buses have less than 100,000 miles and about 13,000 miles are traveled per bus in a year. The district practices a 10-year rotation cycle.
The school nursing services report for the year noted 166.75 hours worked beyond the contracted amount, which at the current hourly wage would cost $3,562. This will be paid by Genesis Medical Center in DeWitt as well as mileage of $68.40. Genesis donated services for CPR for students as well as employees and biohazard waste disposal.
McAleer reported the revenue balance as of July 1, 2009, for the additions and renovations project, was $25,175,901. The ending balance as of May 31, 2010, is $23,606,439 with expenditures of $1,569,461.
The board accepted the retirement resignations of Sherry Simon as financial secretary after 33 years of service and Donna Claussen as Ekstrand media center associate after 22 years of service.
Employed were Kim Green as a reading teacher at Ekstrand, Kala Koehler as an art teacher at Ekstrand, Kris McGuire as middle school drama sponsor, Cody LaKose as assistant varsity football coach, Sharon Buttars as a high school teacher associate at $10.57 an hour, Sherri Bierman as a high school teacher associate at $10.57 an hour, Cheryl Brackey as a middle school teacher associate at $10.57 an hour, and Angela Henningsen as a high school food service worker at $11.10 per hour.
Carla Baxter was transferred to the cook position at St. Joe’s School at $12.05 per hour, Michael Walter resigned as assistant varsity football coach and Mary Landau resigned as half-time junior class sponsor.
The board approved an agreement with the Clinton County Fair Board to use its auditorium as a temporary weight/wrestling room beginning the end of July.