Board Minutes – 3-9-2020

MFL MarMac Community School
Public Hearing for 2020-2021 School Calendar Minutes and
Regular Meeting Minutes
March 9, 2020

The MFL MarMac Board of Education held a Public Hearing for the 2020-2021 school calendar and its regular board meeting on March 9, 2020, in the High School Media Center of the Monona School house.

President Roys called the meeting to order at 6:01 pm. Members present at roll call were Gina Roys, Tonya Meyer, Roberta Hass and Collin Stubbs. Dr. Jonathan Moser joined the meeting at 6:04 pm. Also present were Superintendent, Dr. Dale Crozier; Board Secretary, Karla Hanson; Elementary Principal, Kathy Koether. Guests were welcomed and recognized.

President Roys called the hearing for 2020-21 calendar to order at 6:04 pm. Tonya Meyer motioned to accept the calendar as presented, with exception to fall conferences which may need to be moved because of the national elections. Jon Moser seconded the motion. Motion was unanimously carried. The hearing for 2020-2021 calendar was closed at 6:06 pm.

Motion by Tonya Meyer, seconded by Collin Stubbs, to approve the consent items as presented:

  • Minutes from the February 20, 2020, regular meeting.
  • Minutes from the February 13, 2020, board workshop.
  • Bills against the district as listed: General Fund: $130,064.04; Enterprise: $1,515.00; Capital Projects: $63,246.35; PPEL: $41,421.70; Clearing: 50,801.13; Little Bulldog: $1,834.10; Dr Smith: $2,349.30; Lunch: $16,514.99.
  • The Secretary’s Report, Activity Report and Food Service Report will be filed subject to audit.

The motion was unanimously carried.

The district’s SODA group presented to the board about the recent trip to the State Capital where they met with legislators and other students to discuss the dangers, implication and preventative measures of drug and alcohol abuse.

Due to the illness of scheduled presenter, Jen Wilwert, the review of test scores was tabled to April.

Tonya Meyer motioned to approve, seconded by Jon Moser, approval of contracts to Tabatha Bohland, Kitchen, and to Stephanie Michel, Assistant Volleyball. The motion was carried unanimously.

Roberta Hass motioned, seconded by Collin Stubbs, to approve the resignations of Dixie Doeppke, Cheerleading and pending suitable replacement, the resignation of Adam Simon as JV Basketball coach. The motion was carried unanimously.

Tonya Meyer motioned to approve, seconded by Jon Moser, to accept the resignation/early separation of Twila Converse, Eric Dettbarn, Dawn Dull, Lynn Jones, and Judie Oelke. The motion was carried unanimously.

Motion by Tonya Meyer, seconded by Collin Stubbs, to approve the 2020-21 calendar as presented noting that there may be a change in the fall parent teacher conferences due to the national election. The motion was carried unanimously.

Filing of the 2019 audit was tabled to the April meeting.

Motion by Roberta Hass, seconded by Collin Stubs to approve the 2020-2021 28E Agreements with the following organizations: NICC Alternative School, NICC Concurrent Classes and Partnerships, CTE Partnerships, Student Teaching with Regent Schools, Student Teaching with Luther and Upper Iowa. Northeast Iowa Public Transit – Northeast Iowa Community Action, Little Bulldog and Dr. Smith Daycares, Tara Mathis-Kettlebells, Iowa Department of Human Services, Juvenile Court Services in Waterloo, Monona and McGregor Chambers of Commerce, Mercy One, Network Computer Solutions, Wetland Center, Turner Park, and Misc. 28E Agreement.

Kathy Koether discussed the Special Education Delivery Plan that was approved at the last meeting. Upon submission to the AEA, it was determined that a few minor adjustments were necessary. These were made and final approve from Keystone was received. The plan shall be effective for the next six years.

The elementary has received some grants and are purchasing items specific to those grants. A HAWC grant is being sought to be utilized for emotional zone training. Reading Month is kicking off soon with a camping theme. Conferences are scheduled for the end of March.

Superintendent, Dr. Dale Crozier, discussed the donation of tech equipment from Luana Savings Bank, coronavirus education and prevention are being addressed and a letter will be going out to parents and guardians. Two busses will be leased with the option to purchase in three years. The recent bond vote was discussed. The elementary project is still planned, and construction start date will be determined after the necessary bidding process is complete. Despite not receiving the super majority vote for the recent bond referendum, the project has not been tabled. There are several different options to take the issue back to the voters and a timeframe will be analyzed to determine the best course of action for this project.

The next board meeting will be held in the High School Media Center on April 13, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.

President Roys adjourned the meeting at 7:12 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Karla Hanson, Board Secretary/Treasurer