MFL MarMac Community School District
Minutes for Regular Monthly Meeting
June 14, 2021
The MFL MarMac Board of Education held its regular monthly board meeting on June 14, 2021, 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, Brian Meyer (via telephone), Collin Stubbs, and Josh Grau (via telephone). Brian Meyer joined the meeting in person at 6:09 pm. Roberta Hass, Tonya Meyer and Dr. Jonathon Moser were absent. Also present were Dr. Dale Crozier, Superintendent, and Karla Hanson, Board Secretary. Visitors were recognized and welcomed.
Motion by Josh Grau, seconded by Collin Stubbs, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Collin Stubbs, seconded by Brian Meyer, to approve the consent items from the agenda as follows:
- • Minutes from May 10, 2021, board meeting
- • Bills against the district as listed: General Fund $230,679.50; Management $0.00; Enterprise $360.00; Capital Projects $71,227.88; PPEL $35,247.28; Clearing Account $43,051.41; Food Service $15,865.65; Little Bulldog Childcare $2,346.81; Dr. Smith Childcare $1,143.16
- • The Secretary’s Report, Activity Report and Food Service Report will be filed subject to audit.
The motion carried unanimously.
Dr. Crozier recognized the Board for their dedication and work for the MFL MarMac School District through COVID-19, in light of Iowa School Board Appreciation Month.
Motion by Collin Stubbs, seconded by Josh Grau, to accept the following resignations and contracts:
- • Resignations: Carrie Grove, Elementary Teacher; Darnell Burton, Elementary Paraprofessional; Kyleigh Picha, Elementary Paraprofessional; Meg Lammers, Elementary Guidance
- • Hires: Brandon Burke, Weight Room Supervisor; Amanda Howes, Assistant Business Manager; Erin O’Brien, Speech Assistant
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Collin Stubbs, seconded by Josh Grau, to renew the Wellness Policy as presented as required by the National School Lunch Program every three years. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Collin Stubbs, seconded by Josh Grau, to transfer from General Fund to Clearing account an amount of up to $22,000.00, for the purchase of protective and safety equipment required for any extracurricular interscholastic athletic contest or competition that is sponsored or administered by an organization as currently defined by Iowa Code. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Collin Stubbs, seconded by Josh Grau, to table the discussion on transfer of funds from General Fund to Clearing Account for loss of revenue due to Covid19 until a later date. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Collin Stubbs, seconded by Brian Meyer, to increase lunch fees by $.10 and Driver Education fee by $25.00 for the FY22 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Collin Stubbs, seconded by Brian Meyer, to approve a 2.7% increase in salary for administrative staff, to accept the request from Kathy Koether of only a $500 increase, and to accept Dr. Crozier’s request to freeze his salary for FY22. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Collin Stubbs, seconded Josh Grau, to approve the SIAC Minutes as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Collin Stubbs, seconded by Josh Grau, the accept the Safety Procedures as presented for annual review. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Collin Stubbs, seconded by Josh Grau, to raise the amount of paid for activity route drivers from $11.20 per hour to $15.00 per hour.
Motion by Collin Stubbs, seconded by Brian Meyer, to authorize paying outstanding end of year invoices for FY21 and voiding outstanding checks over eighteen months. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Collin Stubbs, seconded by Josh Grau, to move the regular July meeting to July 19, 2021, at 5:00 pm, in the Learning Commons of the Monona Schoolhouse. Motion carried unanimously.
Principal Reports – Kathy Koether was present to discuss the Level 5 rating for Preschool. She recognized the hard work from the staff to keep up with the standards necessary to receive this top rating. Summer school is in session with fewer students than in previous years, however, the August session is expected to have higher attendance. Bussing is available, as well as sack lunches, to the
students. Administration is working on online handbooks and registration. There is still a need to have in-person preschool registration.
Superintendent Report – Dr. Crozier talked about the updates being done to the business office. True Value has donated the paint. Painting and some demolition is already in progress. New carpet and furnishings should arrive in July. He also talked about using virtual snow days next year. We have extra hours built into the calendar, but will need a plan that follows State guidelines for weather related delays/absences. We will continue using SeeSaw for K-3 and Canvas for 4-12.
Dr. Crozier addressed a question regarding guidance in each center. There will be two, .5 FTE, Guidance Counselors (Jaydeane Berns and Abbey Smith) in the High School, along with a .20 FTE additional counselor. Middle School will have Amy Bunting as a .8 FTE, who will be a certified guidance counselor by fall, with a conditional license. There are interviews planned for the Elementary Guidance position. He also noted that we have excellent social workers and support staff who will be assisting students and staff again.
The meeting adjourned at 6:42 pm.
The next regular meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 19, 2021, in the Learning Commons of the Monona High School.