MFL MarMac Community School
Regular Meeting Minutes
January 18, 2019
The MFL MarMac Board of Education met on January 18, 2019, in the high school conference room at the Monona schoolhouse. This meeting had been rescheduled from January 14, 2019, due to bad weather.
President Roys called the meeting to order at 12:20 pm. Members present at roll call were Gina Roys, Josh Grau, Jonathon Moser, Brian Meyer and Collin Stubbs (via telephone). Absent were Tonya Meyer and Sharon Greener. Also present were Dale Crozier, Superintendent; Larry Meyer, High School Principal; Kathy Koether, Elementary Principal; Karla Hanson, Assistant Business Manager; representation from North Iowa Times and Outlook newspapers; Heidi Meyer, teacher; eight students.
Motion by Moser, seconded by Grau to approve the agenda as presented. The motion was unanimously carried.
Motion by Grau and seconded by Moser to approve the following consent agenda items from the agenda:
- Minutes from the December 10 Board Meeting.
- Bills against the district as listed: General Fund: $189,111.25, Capital Projects: $18,712.49; PPEL: 18,019.27; HAWC: $45,328.88; Little Bulldog Center: $2,826.36; Dr. Smith Center:
$2,113.17; Clearing Account: $43,808.61; Lunch: $12,564.57.
- The Secretary’s Report, Activity Report and Food Service Report will be filed subject to audit.
Moser motioned to approve contracts for Virginia Pazour, part-time special education paraprofessional, and for Kathleen Ruhser for Music Extra Duties. Motion seconded by Brian Meyer. The Board also accepted the resignation effective at the end of the school year of Kurt Gaylor, who has served the district as Guidance Counselor for the past six years. The Board expressed its gratitude for his work and wished him luck in future endeavors.
Moser motioned to approve setting the budget hearing date on March 11, 2019, at 7 pm. Grau seconded the motion.
Dr. Crozier read the Resolution of Election Regarding Physical Plant and Equipment Levy as follows:
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the MFL MarMac Community School District deems it necessary and desirable that the District continue to obtain additional funds to be used for the purposes as authorized by Chapter 298 of the Iowa Code; and
WHEREAS, the District wishes to take action to allow voters to approve a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy consisting of a combination of a property tax on all of the taxable property in the School District commencing on July 1, 2022, and a Physical Plant and Equipment Income Surtax upon the state individual income tax of each individual income taxpayer resident in the District on December 31 for each calendar year commencing with the 2022 calendar year with the percent of income surtax not to exceed four percent (4%) to be determined by the Board each year with the total of said taxation not to exceed one dollar and thirty-four cents ($1.34) per one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of assessed property value in any one-tax year for a period commencing on July 1, 2022 and not exceeding ten (10) years;
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Board of Directors of the MFL MarMac Community School District, in the Counties of Clayton and Allamakee, State of Iowa, that the Secretary be requested to present the following question to the County Commissioner of Elections for presentation to the voters of the District on April 2, 2019:
Shall the Board of Directors of the MFL MarMac Community School District in the Counties of Clayton and Allamakee, State of Iowa, be authorized for a period of ten (10) years, to levy and impose a voter approved physical plant and equipment tax not to exceed one dollar and thirty-four centers ($1.34) per one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of assessed valuation of the taxable property within the school district, and be authorized annually, in combination, as determined by the board, to levy a physical plant and equipment property tax upon the taxable property within the school district commencing with the levy of property taxes for collection in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022, and to impose a physical plant and equipment income surtax upon the state individual income tax of each individual income taxpayer resident in the school district on December 31 for each calendar year commencing with the 2022 calendar year, or each year thereafter, (the percent of income surtax not to exceed four percent (4%) to be determined by the board each year), to be used for the purposes permitted by Iowa law?
It was noted that it was the same proposal as in the past. It will not increase the taxes paid by residents of the district, but will allow us to continue to have funding to maintain our facilities. Motion to accept this resolution made by Moser and seconded by B. Meyer. Roll call vote – Ayes: Moser, Grau, Stubbs, Meyer and Roys. Absent: Greener, T. Meyer.
Heidi Meyer discussed the survey sent to teachers regarding professional development time. Currently, professional development is done on Wednesday with a one hour early dismissal for students. Approximately 50% of the staff returned the surveys and the Professional Development Committee will review these and make recommendations to Board prior to setting next year’s schedule.
High School Principal, Larry Meyer reported that students have been busy with winter sports, honor band, speech, show choir, and that the Student Council will again be supporting the cancer awareness events with students and at sporting events. Elementary Principal , Kathy Koether, reported that QRS rating for preschool is being worked on again, NTSS continuing to meet, report cards have been sent, and FAST testing is being done.
Superintendent, Dr. Crozier thanked Norplex for a donation which will be used for STEM, as well as a donation from the Prairie du Chien Main Street and Prairie du Chien Chamber of Commerce, which will be split between the fundraising accounts for each building. He also reviewed the elementary bathroom and office space projects. Bids might be accepted soon for the bathroom project with a projected schedule of summer of 2019, so that it will be completed in time for school next fall. The office project will be done later.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:40 pm by President Roys.
Dale Crozier, Acting Board Secretary