MFL MarMac Community School
Minutes for Regular Meeting,
September 12, 2022
The MFL MarMac Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors was held on September 12, 2022, in the high school learning commons of the Monona schoolhouse.
President Gina Roys called the meeting to order at 6:01 pm. Members present at roll call were Gina Roys, Roberta Hass, Tonya Meyer, Josh Grau, Dr. Jon Moser, and Collin Stubbs. Aaron Schroeder was unable to attend due to work obligations. Also present was Emme Schroeder, Student Board Member, Dr. Dale Crozier; Superintendent, and Karla Hanson; Board Secretary. Visitors were recognized and welcomed.
Motion made by Tonya Meyer, seconded by Dr. Moser to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Josh Grau, seconded by Tonya Meyer, to approve the consent items from the agenda as follows:
- Minutes from the August 15, 2022, board meeting.
- Bills against the district as listed: General Fund: $162,468.53, Management: $218,870;00; Enterprise: $0.00; Capital Projects: $305,173.42, PPEL: $98,940.73; Activity Account: $12,842.84, Food Service: $24,123.00; Little Bulldog Childcare: $13,708.60, Dr. Smith Childcare: $2,346.09.
- The Secretary’s Report, Activity Report and Food Service Report will be filed subject to audit.
The motion was unanimously carried.
Motion by Josh Grau, seconded by Tonya Meyer, to approve horizontal movement for the following teachers:
Cheryl Drowns: BA to BA15
Nicole Gray: BA15 to BA30
Eva Swatek: BA30 to MA
Sarah Plaht: BA15 to MA
Madyson Larson: BA to BA15
Dan Anderson: BA to BA15
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Roberta Hass, seconded by Jon Moser, to approve the following contracts:
New Hires: Lynn Jones – Full-time substitute
Brent Pape – MS Wrestling
Jessica Goltz – Mental Health Specialist
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Collin Stubbs, seconded by Tonya Meyer, to approve the revised employee handbooks as presented. No major changes were made, simply updated and deleted where applicable. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Roberta Hass, seconded by Collin Stubbs, to approve the updates to the 300 series of the Board Policy dealing with Administration. Revisions will be effective for five years, with plans to revise the 400 policies later in the year. Motion carried unanimously.
The Board held a discussion on revision of job descriptions and tabled them to a later meeting.
Emme Schroeder reported that the high school is busy with fall sports (football, volleyball and cross-country track), SODA and NHS meetings, and Student Council is planning for Homecoming scheduled for September 30.
Middle School Principal, Denise Mueller, reported that the McGregor Center is updating safety protocol, there will be an evaluation drill in September, Office Jed Jones will be doing a presentation to the students, fire drill, co-teaching sessions are working well, Eagle Bluff trip was had, registration went well, FAST testing is almost done and fall sports are in full swing.
Elementary Principal, Kathy Koether, reported the there was good attendance at Meet the Teacher Night, the Wetlands Center is having after school programs again this year, safety procedures are in place and working well with the new student drop off site on the East side of the building, construction on the west side of the building is almost complete and walls should be up on the East side so work can continue when cold weather moves in.
High School Principal, Larry Meyer, shared that fire and tornado drills are scheduled, seizure training was completed, the new lunch rotation is working well, working on getting room numbers on the outside windows, state reporting is being done, and there continues to be a struggle getting substitutes.
Superintendent, Dr. Dale Crozier, thanked Havlicek Trucking for transporting the new music shells and then donating back all the costs. Crozier reported that school safety needs continue to be addressed. He has met with local police and fire departments to share ideas and make sure everyone is on the same page. A vulnerability study will be done district-wide in October. This will identify areas or concern and open up new funding sources to address them. We continue to address mental health with students and have increased the number of resources available to them. The Instructional Support Levy (ISL) renewal resolution will take place in November. ISL consists of an amount equal to 10% of the regular program district cost. The ag plots used by the school for many years have been sold, so we are looking at other options, and there are many positive options for the program going forward to include technology and utilization of current farmers and agricultural specialists. The Return to Learn Plan has not changed, and we will continue with our current plan, as allowed by the Iowa Department of Education. The Board discussed disposal procedures and strategies under our policy for equipment and material disposal of items with less than $1000.00 value, and the Board’s desire to reduce unnecessary and obsolete equipment. Change in restrictions on the sale of obsolete furniture and equipment has made it easier to dispose of things we don’t need and free up much needed storage space.
The meeting adjourned at 6:50 pm.
The next meeting will be on October 10 at 6:00 pm in the Library of the McGregor Center.
Karla Hanson, Board Secretary