MFL MarMac Community School
Minutes for Budget Amendment Hearing and Regular Meeting,
May 9, 2022
The MFL MarMac Board of Education held its Budget Amendment Hearing and Regular Monthly Board Meeting on May 9, 2022, in the high school learning commons of the Monona schoolhouse.
President Gina Roys called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm. Members present at roll call were Gina Roys, Roberta Hass, Aaron Schroeder, Tonya Meyer, and Collin Stubbs. Jonathan Moser joined the meeting at 6:52 pm. Also present were Dr. Dale Crozier, Superintendent, and Karla Hanson, Board Secretary. The Board welcomed high school students, Hailee Corlett and Emme Schroeder, to participate as mock board members. Visitors were recognized and welcomed.
Motion made by Roberta Hass, seconded by Josh Grau, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Roberta Hass, seconded by Josh Grau, to open the budget amendment hearing at 6:01. No discussion followed. Roll call vote resulted in all ayes.
Motion by Collin Stubbs, seconded by Collin Stubbs, to approve the consent items from the agenda as follows:
- Minutes from the March 14, 2022, board meeting.
- Bills against the district as listed: General Fund: $102,168.94, Management: $0.00; Enterprise: $1,620.00; Capital Projects: $128,738.15, PPEL: $25,792.37; Clearing Account: $51,751.81, Food Service: $24,889.12; Little Bulldog Childcare: $4,989.57 Dr. Smith Childcare: $1,584.19.
- The Secretary’s Report, Activity Report and Food Service Report will be filed subject to audit.
The motion was unanimously carried.
Melissa Haberichter and six students presented information about the Authentic Learning Program. Because of grants awarded to the school, MORE (More Opportunities Real Experiences) students have been able to collaborate with local businesses to gain skills including goal setting, teamwork, flexibility, critical thinking, communications, and creative/critical thinking.
Motion by Collin Stubbs, seconded by Aaron Schroeder, to approve the following contracts, resignations, and transfer:
Resignations: Jean Ottaway – Paraprofessional
Misty Jones – Paraprofessional
Niki Brevig – Counselor
Erin O’Brien – Assistant Speech Coach
Collin Stubbs – Assistant Baseball Coach
Kristen Hanson – MS Teacher
New Hires: Marcy Klein – Teacher
Marcy Klein – 7th Grade Girls Basketball
Kelli Saxe – Teacher
Lindsey Sorensen – Guidance
Kelly White – Teacher
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Roberta Hass, seconded by Roberta Hass, seconded by Tonya Meyer, to approve and file the teacher and classified contracts for the 2022-2023 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Josh Grau, second by Roberta Hass, the approve the Budget Amendment for FY23 as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tonya Meyer, seconded by Aaron Schroeder, to approve contract extension between MEA and District. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Collin Stubbs, seconded by Roberta Hass, to approve the 2022-2023 calendar revisions. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Roberta Hass, seconded by Collin Stubbs, to approve the operational sharing agreement with Central Community School District for curriculum director (Abbey Cottrell – one day per week). Motion carried unanimously.
High School has been busy with Prom, Fun Day, ISASP testing, student council elections, large group choir and band, boys golf, boys and girls track, softball and baseball practice, SODA meeting with middle school students, FFA officer elections, graduation and awards ceremony preparations.
Middle School activities include: ISASP testing, FAST testing, field trips, wax museum, UI Vocal Festival, Variety Show, boys and girls track, summer sports practices, DC trip preparation, hiring staff for next year and preparing for summer school which will be in McGregor this year.
Elementary is busy with construction projects, field trips, Kindergarten Leap-Up, Preschool Graduation, testing, transitioning 3rd grade to the McGregor center, and finishing up reading month with an event day and lunch provided by the Pork Producers.
Dr. Crozier thanked the school board members on behalf of IASB (Iowa Association of Schools Boards) for their continued support and dedication to the district. He also discussed PPEL projects which included painting and stucco seal for the middle school, finish the blacktop, fix the north drain, lease a propane bus, and replacing the press box. Dr. Crozier discussed the invitations that have been circulated regarding the conference. The superintendents of the UIC and NEIC as well as Oelwein, Riceville, and Osage met today to discuss existing invitations and future opportunities. Future conference realignment discussions will continue.
Meeting moved to closed session to review the Superintendent at 6:55 pm. Meeting closed with no action taken at 8:00 pm.
Gina Roys, Board President Date Karla Hanson, Board Secretary Date