MFL MarMac Community School
Minutes for Regular Monthly Meeting
September 13, 2021
The MFL MarMac Board of Education held its regular monthly board meeting on September 13, 2021, in the high school learning commons of the Monona schoolhouse.
President Roys called the meeting to order at 6:02 pm. Members present at roll call were Gina Roys, Roberta Hass, Collin Stubbs, Dr. Jonathon Moser, Brian Meyer, Tonya Meyer, and Josh Grau. Also present were Dr. Dale Crozier, Superintendent, and Karla Hanson, Board Secretary. Visitors were recognized and welcomed.
Motion made by Roberta Hass, seconded by Dr. Moser, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Dr. Moser seconded by Tonya Meyer, to approve the consent items from the agenda as follows:
- Minutes from the August 9, 2021, board meeting.
- Bills against the district as listed: General Fund: $84,634.84; Management: $0.00 Enterprise: $1,305.00; Capital Projects: $25,118.35; PPEL: $77,922.84; Clearing Account: $10,576.96; Food Service: $20,116.16; Little Bulldog Childcare: $1,790.68; Dr. Smith Childcare: $1,734.72
- The Secretary’s Report, Activity Report and Food Service Report will be filed subject to audit.
The motion was unanimously carried.
Jennifer Wilwert presented information about the ISASP test scores. While the data seems to point at some learning loss due to the pandemic shutdown, overall, the scores were not surprising. Eliza Philpott had the opportunity to compare our scores with other local districts and said that those districts saw very similar results. It was noted that the test is just a snapshot of a single day in the life of a testing student and that many factors can contribute to low scores. The board thanked Mrs. Wilwert for her presentation.
Gina Roys asked for public input regarding the FY22 Return to Learn Plan. It was noted that a federal judge has ruled that school boards do have the authority to mandate masks. At this time, the board agreed that masks will continue to be voluntary.
Motion by Collin Stubbs, seconded by Josh Grau, to accept an early graduation request from one student. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Dr. Moser, seconded by Tonya Meyer, to approve the resolution for Modified Allowable Grown for FY21, Special Education Deficit, of $332,483.38. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Josh Grau, seconded by Dr. Moser, to raise the substitute teacher pay to $124.00 per day. Long term substitute teacher pay will increase to $150.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tonya Meyer, seconded by Roberta Hass, to accept the following:
Resignation: Joe Milewsky, Assistant Golf Coach
New Contracts: Sherrie Hallberg, Food Service and Elementary Paraprofessional
Kylie Sandstrom, Assistant High School Volleyball
The motion carried unanimously.
Larry Meyer, High School Principal: Homecoming events kick off next Sunday, September 19, with Powder Puff and Ironman competitions. A high percentage of students are involved in fall extra- curricular activities this year. There has been no signs of bullying of the students who choose to wear masks.
Denise Mueller, Middle School Principal: Miss Walker is heading the MS Student Council this year and has been working on Homecoming week activities. Seventh grade went to Eagle Bluff last week and 8th grade is there this week. Miss Strock is working with the younger students in preparation for the McGregor Halloween Parade. Exploratory classes are going well. STEAM class had a robot moving through the halls. Football and volleyball teams will have their first games next week. Enrollment in McGregor is 326. Fifth grade will participate in School of the Wild in September with classes being conducted outdoors.
Kathy Koether, Elementary Principal: Elementary enrollment is also 326 students. We will be partnering with the Wetland Center again this year, as well as Arts Center. Carrie Grove will be teaching some guidance lessons this year. Interventions called PAWS, will be done to work with small groups on specific skills.
Eliza Philpott, Curriculum Director: The new math curriculum is scheduled to be delivered this week. The technical component of Waggle did not work correctly last year, so the company will be providing three hours of PD for teachers to get up to speed.
Dale Crozier, Superintendent: The School Board Convention is scheduled for November 18 and 19 in Des Moines. The August 27 storm resulted in damage to bleachers, roofs, fencing, trees, AC units, flagpole, baseball and softball scoreboards, and vehicle damage. Luckily, there were no personal injuries reported. On October 8, the football team will honor the military. The board participated in a Marketing Workshop last month with many positive comments. A planning meeting was held with Board officers from MFL MarMac and EACS at the Old Rossville Store to discuss goals. Old smart boards were sold to Eastern Allamakee CSD. Telephones will be upgraded. Stucco repair of the McGregor Center will be done in the future. The SIAC committee will work on a two-to-three-year strategic plan later this fall and winter. The board completed the Keystone Survey regarding their search for a replacement for Chief Administrator, Pat Heiderscheit.
The next monthly board meeting will be held on October 11, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons of the Monona High School.
Meeting adjourned at 7:17 p.m.
Karla Hanson, Board Secretary