Board Minutes – 7-19-2021

 MFL MarMac Community School 

Minutes for Regular Monthly Meeting 

July 19, 2021 

The MFL MarMac Board of Education held its regular monthly board meeting on July 19, 2021, in the high school learning commons of the Monona schoolhouse. 

President Roys called the meeting to order at 5:01 pm. Members present at roll call were Gina Roys, Roberta Hass, Josh Grau, Brian Meyer, who was unable to be at the meeting due to work commitments, joined by telephone. Tonya Meyer, Dr. Jon Moser and Collin Stubbs were absent. Also present were Dr. Dale Crozier, Superintendent, and Karla Hanson, Board Secretary. Visitors were recognized and welcomed. 

Motion made by Josh Grau and seconded by Roberta Hass to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Roberta Hass seconded by Josh Grau, to approve the consent items from the agenda as follows: 

● Minutes from the June 8, 2020, board meeting. 

● Bills against the district as listed: General Fund: $148,756.53; Management: $55,396.32; Enterprise: $1,215.00; Capital Projects: $93,222.27; PPEL: $178,409.59; Clearing Account: $24,838.54; Food Service: $15,865.65; Little Bulldog Childcare: $1,772.13; Dr. Smith Childcare: $9,602.01 

● The Secretary’s Report, Activity Report and Food Service Report will be filed subject to audit. 

The motion was unanimously carried. 

Motion by Josh Grau, seconded by Roberta Hass, to accept the following: 

Resignation: Anne Meyer, Paraprofessional 

New Contracts: Angela Rumph, Preschool and TAG 

Stephanie Niedert, Middle School Special Education 

Kristen Hanson, 5th Grade 

Jean Ottaway, HS Paraprofessional 

Payton Miller, MS Girls Track 

Transfers: Emily Baade from Preschool to 1st grade 

Brandi Crozier from paraprofessional to high school secretary 

The motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Josh Grau, seconded by Roberta Hass to accept the handbooks as presented. It was noted that there no major changes in policies, but there are now more clarifications and unity between each center, and that each handbook can be found on the MFL MarMac website. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Roberta Hass, seconded by Josh Grau, to accept the fuel oil bid from Three Rivers FS, the bread bid from Martin Brothers and the milk bid from Prairie Farms for the 2022 fiscal year. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Josh Grau, seconded by Roberta Hass, to approve the early graduation requests from two Class of 2022 students. Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Josh Grau, seconded by Roberta Hass, to renew the liability insurance with Bruns and James for FY22. It was noted that an increase of approximately $30,000.00 is expected due to many factors including workmen’s compensation claims, Covid, liability and umbrella coverage. Motion carried unanimously. 

Administrative Reports: 

Kathy Koether reported that the last session of Summer School will be the first two weeks in August. The number of participants is lower this year. Transportation will be provided. Registration will be done online again this year, except for preschool. August 19 will be an in-person Meet the Teacher Night. 

Larry Meyer reported that security issues are being addressed and that more cameras will be added throughout the school. There have been a couple of classroom changes. Staffing for the upcoming year is almost complete. 

Denise Mueller reported that all teachers needed for McGregor have been hired. Lighting projects are going on, as well as remodeling project with the upstairs counseling room. The Dr. Smith Center has been using a classroom this summer. 

Superintendent Report: 

Dr. Crozier reports that bid requests for the elementary addition are expected to go out in January of 2022. Science room updates are happening, phone and security upgrades are being evaluated. The staff parking lot has been resurfaced, as has the track. A tractor was purchased for the McGregor Center. 

The Return to Learn Plan is needed for Esser III funding. This will be similar to how we are doing things now – no virtual learning, 5-day weeks, no mask requirement, use of learning management systems (See Saw and Canvas). Any of those things could change with an order from the Governor. 

Dr. Crozier informed the Board about revised legislation under 279.8B of the Code concerning petitions. 

The next monthly board meeting will be held on August 10, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons of the Monona High School. 

Meeting adjourned at 5:53 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Karla Hanson 

Board Secretary