MFL MarMac Community School District
Regular Meeting Minutes
June 8, 2020
The MFL MarMac Board of Education held its Regular Meeting in the High School Learning Commons of the Monona Schoolhouse on May 11, 2020.
President Roys called the meeting to order at 6:04 pm. Members present on site: Gina Roys, Roberta Hass, Brian Meyer, Tonya Meyer. Present via Zoom was Jon Moser. Collin Stubbs and Josh Grau were absent. Also present were Dr. Dale Crozier, Superintendent; Karla Hanson, Board Secretary; Larry Meyer, High School Principal and Kathy Koether, Elementary Principal. Guests were recognized and welcomed.
Motion by Tonya Meyer, seconded by Brian Meyer, to add Safety Plan Renewal to the agenda as presented. The motion was carried unanimously.
Motion by Jon Moser, seconded by Roberta Hass to approve the following consent items from the agenda:
- Approval of May 11, 2020, Board Minutes
- Bills against the district as listed: General Fund: $111,245.18; Enterprise Fund: $0.00; Capital Projects: $25,289.55; PPEL: $31,080.77, Little Bulldog Childcare: $3,029.66; Dr. Smith Childcare: $1,065.06; Clearing Account: $5,811.39; Lunch: $18,307.74.
- The Secretary’s Report, Activity Report, and Food Service Report will be filed subject to audit.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Roberta Hass, seconded by Tonya Meyer, to approve the following contracts, transfers, resignations and leaves:
- Resignation of Niki Guese, Preschool
- Resignation of Samantha Baumgartner, Guidance
- Resignation of Marnie Carlson, Guidance
- Resignation of Mary Winter, High School Secretary
- Contract to Colton Lueck, MS Boys Track
- Contract to Michelle Hontz, Assistant Cross Country
- Contract to Collin Stubbs, Assistant Baseball
- Transfer of Shelly Stubbs from Kindergarten to Preschool (.8 to 1.0)
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Roberta Hass, seconded by Brian Meyer, to accept the Sharing Teacher Contract with Eastern Allamakee 50/50 for business teacher, Melisa Jones. Motion unanimously carried.
Motion by Brian Meyer, seconded by Tonya Meyer, to accept Central Office and Principal contracts. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Roberta Hass, seconded by Brian Meyer, to accept the FY21 teacher contracts as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Jon Moser, seconded by Tonya Meyer, to approve the SIAC minutes as presented. It was noted that meetings have been done via Zoom and that the strategic plan is in place. Marketing and public relations have improved and increased in scope and content. No new building projects, but many smaller projects are in process. Student involvement continues and is appreciated. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Roberta Hass, seconded by Brian Meyer, to approve the $0.10 increase in lunch and breakfast fees and to keep all other fees at the same. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tonya Meyer, seconded by Roberta Hass, to transfer $15,947.75 from general fund to clearing account to cover the cost of safety related items and equipment incurred in FY20 and paid from the clearing account. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tonya Meyer, seconded by Brian Meyer, to approve the Safety Plan Renewal to include suicide prevention plans. Motion carried unanimously.
Larry Meyer reported that the high school is currently working on the Return to Learn plans for the Iowa Department of Education, he has met via Zoom with most of the incoming freshmen, virtual graduation went well and an on-site graduation will take place on July 10 (July 12 rain date) on the football field, spring state reporting is done, softball and baseball seasons are now in session, and prom is tentatively scheduled for July 24.
Kathy Koether discussed the new K-5 reading curriculum, ed camp days, the return of technology and pickup of student possessions, new sink and cupboard installation is being done in classrooms this summer, preschool materials will be mailed this year, teachers have all checked out for the year, summer school status is still up in the air as we work through safety issues for students and staff, elementary is also involved in the Return to Learn planning committees.
Denise Mueller reported that most iPads have been returned, with 8th grade scheduled to return theirs this week, classroom preparation is in progress for the new teachers, and she has been fortunate to finally meet some of the new teachers in person as the interviews had to be conducted virtually this year. Middle School staff is also working hard on getting the Return to Learn plan completed.
Dr. Dale Crozier spoke briefly about the components of the Return to Learn plan, such as leadership and data, equity, special education, regular education, social/emotional learning and stressed that two of the main components will be health and safety, and transportation. Eliza Philpott gave examples of different learning management systems and how user-friendly systems will be necessary for teachers, students and families. Trent Miene, transportation director, discussed the guidelines that severely impact the number of students who can be transported on a bus. We will continue to monitor, plan for and follow the guidance of the Department of Education.
The next board meeting will be held in the Monona Schoolhouse Learning Commons on July 13, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.
President Roys adjourned the meeting at 6:58 p.m.
Karla Hanson – Board Secretary