MFL MarMac Community School
Minutes for Regular Monthly Meeting
August 9, 2021
The MFL MarMac Board of Education held its regular monthly board meeting on August 9, 2021, in the high school learning commons of the Monona schoolhouse.
President Roys called the meeting to order at 6:04 pm. Members present at roll call were Gina Roys, Roberta Hass, Collin Stubbs, Dr. Jonathon Moser, Brian Meyer, and Tonya Meyer. Josh Grau was absent. Also present were Dr. Dale Crozier, Superintendent, and Karla Hanson, Board Secretary. Visitors were recognized and welcomed.
Motion made by Tonya Meyer and seconded by Dr. Moser to approve the agenda as presented, but to move Dr. Withers presentation to the first order of business. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Dr. Moser seconded by Roberta Hass, to approve the consent items from the agenda as follows:
- Minutes from the July 19, 2020, board meeting.
- Bills against the district as listed: General Fund: $94,844.93; Management: $195,843.00 Enterprise: $1,305.00; Capital Projects: $135,132.63; PPEL: $165,553.57; Clearing Account: $32,729.46; Food Service: $9,200.57; Little Bulldog Childcare: $1,155.34; Dr. Smith Childcare: $5,282.09
- The Secretary’s Report, Activity Report and Food Service Report will be filed subject to audit.
The motion was unanimously carried.
Dr. Withers and Pat Heiderscheit were present to discuss Keystone AEA leadership changes and to thank the School Board for their continued support. Mr. Heiderscheit talked about his upcoming retirement and the process the Keystone Board is utilizing to find a qualified replacement. The Board thanked both men for their continued support of the school district.
Gina Roys asked for public input regarding the FY22 Return to Learn Plan. It was noted that the district will follow the guidelines of local health officials and the State of Iowa. The plan states that there will be no mask mandate, but anyone wishing to wear one will have that right. Cleaning process will continue to be above what was done prior to the pandemic. Motion by Roberta Hass, seconded by Collin Stubbs to accept the FY22 Return to Learn Plan as presented.
Motion by Dr. Moser, seconded by Tonya Meyer, to accept the following:
New Contracts: Brenda Hoth, Elementary Paraprofessional
Carrie DeYoung, Elementary/High School Paraprofessional
Misty Jones, High School Paraprofessional
Bobbie Jo Hanson, MS Paraprofessional
Mike Driscoll, 7th Grade Volleyball
Jake Wilke, Assistant High School Football Coach (.5)
Ryan Pomerening, Assistant High School Football Coach
Hannah Schutte, MS Cross Country Coach
Kristen Hanson, MS Production Assistant
The motion carried unanimously.
Each principal reported giving tours to new students recently. Mr. Meyer stated that fall sports are beginning with very high levels or participation in football, volleyball and cross country. Registration has begun and will be done online through JMC again. All parents are encouraged to sign up for free and reduced lunches. Even though lunches are free this year, knowing who qualifies affects funding for the district. Special thanks to Barney Scherf and the custodial staff for all the hard work they have put into getting the school ready for classes/students. Teacher meetings are next week already.
Denise Mueller reported that the McGregor Center is almost ready for students and staff to return. One big change for the 7th and 8th graders will be that study hall is being replaced with exploratory options. Chess, board games, arts and crafts, pals (like peer helpers), and newspaper club will give students the opportunity to try new things.
Kathy Koether reported the summer school was well attended despite it being fair week. Enrollment for 4-year-old preschool enrollment is looking good for the fall with about 17 students for each of the three sections.
Dr. Dale Crozier reported that the school board convention will be in Des Moines in November. Science rooms, blacktopping of the elementary and south parking lots has been done and the LED project in the district is almost complete. The gator will be replaced next month, with the older one going to the McGregor Center.
The next monthly board meeting will be held on September 13, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons of the Monona High School.
Meeting adjourned at 6:38 p.m.