Regular Board Meeting

MORMON TRAIL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS                                         ADMINISTRATION Pat Evans, President             Stephanie Bear               Kerry Phillips, Superintendent Marc Smiarowski, Vice President Jeremy Cromer               Becky Stripe, Principal Elizabeth … [Continue Reading]

Bulletin Week of September 14

Saint News Monday, September 14, 2020 Breakfast Lunch Monday French Toast Sticks Juice Fresh Fruit Pancake Syrup Chicken Nuggets Baked Beans Fresh Veggies Tropical Fruit Bread/Jelly Tuesday Mini Pancakes Juice Fresh Fruit Pancake … [Continue Reading]

Return to Learn

Click on the link below to view the return to learn information. Return to Learn Health of student Guidelines Mormon Trail Student Return to School Draft … [Continue Reading]

School Supply List

Preschool 1 Pocket Folder 1 Bottle of Glue 2 Packs Dry Erase Markers 1 Box Washable Markers 1 Pair of Gym Shoes (Preferably Velcro) Full-Sized Backpack - No Wheels 1 Box Dixie Cups Plastic Resting Mat and Thin Blanket 2 Rolls of Paper Towels 4 Pack of Playdoh 1 Bottle of Bubbles 1 Pack … [Continue Reading]

I-Smile

Exciting News! I-Smile™ program has received legal approval to start using the electronic I-Smile™ @ School consent/release form! The link to the form is: https://is.gd/ismileconsent  and may be used immediately!   We are hoping to utilize this process in an effort to be … [Continue Reading]

Free and Reduced Lunch Information

Click on the following links for information on free and reduced information and for application.   Letter to Households     How to Apply 12.20 … [Continue Reading]

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August 31, 2020 Special Meeting

MORMON TRAIL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

August 31, 2020    

Board President Evans called the special meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors to order at 6:11 pm via a ZOOM electronic meeting. Answering roll call via ZOOM were board members Dachenbach, Bear, Cromer, Smiarowski and Evans. Board Secretary Peggy Rash, Principal Stripe and Superintendent Phillips were also present via ZOOM. 53 guests in total signed on via ZOOM.

No one spoke during the Public Forum.

The agenda was approved with a motion by Cromer and a second from Dachenbach. Dachenbach, Bear, Cromer, Smiarowski and Evans voted aye to approve.

The only action item was District action in response to Covid situation. Superintendent Phillips reported the District has an active case in the JH/HS building. Public Health has recommended full mask use at the Jr High/High School. Phillips also reported he had purchased 1200 masks over the weekend for use in the District. Principal Stripe, Nurse Hoyt and Superintendent Phillips addressed students at an assembly Aug 31st.

After much discussion, Cromer made a motion to mandate the use of masks when social distancing is not possible. School-wide, PK-12, students and staff will be required to wear approved face masks, shields or face coverings in all common areas of the facilities where social distancing is not possible. Masks may only be removed with permission and guidance of teachers. Dachenbach seconded the motion followed by the following vote. Elizabeth Dachenbach-aye; Stephanie Bear-aye; Marc Smiarowski-nay; Jeremy Cromer-aye; and Pat Evans-aye. Motion passes.

Mr Phillips will contact the District’s legal counsel in regard to information about a possible mask

mandate on school grounds/buses/athletic facilities.

Smiarowski motioned to adjourn the meeting. Cromer seconded followed by ayes from Dachenbach, Bear, Cromer, Smiarowski and Evans.

President Evans closed the meeting at 7:21 p.m.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm in the Elementary Commons in Humeston and/or via ZOOM.

____________________________ ___________________________

              President, Board of Education               Secretary, Board of Education

_________  _________ 

Date               Date

These minutes are written as recorded by the board secretary and subject to approval at the next regular board meeting.   Peggy Rash, Board Secretary/Treasurer

August 12, 2020 Minutes

MORMON TRAIL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

August 12, 2020

President Evans called the Regular meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors to order at 7:02 p.m. in the Garden Grove District office. Answering roll call in person were board members Cromer, Evans, Dachenbach and Smiarowski. Director Bear was present via telephone. Superintendent Kerry Phillips, Elementary / High School Principal Becky Stripe, Board Secretary Peggy Rash, Secretary Stevie Parmer, John Hansen, MCC, Stacie Porterfield, Kara Hilton and Karen Abel with the Humeston New Era were also in attendance. Fourteen guests joined the meeting via ZOOM.

The agenda was amended by adding JH football shared with Chariton to #12 and moving bills and financials to the end of the action items. The agenda was then approved with a motion by Smiarowski and a second from Cromer. Motion passes with all present voting aye.

The consent agenda, consisting of previous meeting minutes and open enrollment requests was approved with a motion from Smiarowski, a second by Cromer and ayes from all present. There were no new open enrollments into or out of the District to report.

There were no new resignations to report.

A new contract was approved for Jacob Phillips, Technology Coordinator. Phillips will work four days per week during the school year and two days per week during summer break. He will receive a salary of $24,000 for his July 1-June 30 contract. Benefits include single $1000 deductible insurance with a $33/ month employee contribution, 7 days vacation and other leave as defined in the 2020-2021 Master Contract. The motion was made by Smiarowski and seconded by Cromer. Motion passes with aye votes from all present.

Kim Wilson was hired to teach First Grade. Wilson was offered a one-year contract with a motion by Smiarowski and a second from Cromer. All present voted aye to approve.

The Junior High/High School History position was filled by Caitlin Clark with a motion from Smiarowski and a second from Dachenbach. All present voted aye to approve.

Fall sports coaching positions were approved contingent on licensing, student numbers and State of Iowa guidelines:

Head HS football – Travis Johnson

Assistant HS football – Travis Pollock

Volunteer Assistant – Keaton Gwinn

Volunteer Assistant – Jason Newton

Volunteer Assistant – Jordon Brown

Head HS volleyball – Josh Stiles

Assistant HS volleyball – Leslie Bexten

Volunteer Assistant – Katie Newton

JH volleyball – Kristy Knutson

Volunteer Cheer – Breanna Glenn

No JH coaches were named

Motion by Bear, second by Dachenbach, all aye votes from those present.

Winter sports coaching positions were approved contingent on licensing, student numbers and State of Iowa guidelines:

Head HS boy’s basketball – Aaron Parmer

Assistant HS boy’s basketball – Jason Newton

Head HS girl’s basketball – Joseph Parmer

Assistant HS girl’s basketball – Leslie Bexten

No JH coaches were named

Motion by Bear, second by Cromer, all aye votes from those present.

Spring sports coaching positions were approved contingent on licensing, student numbers and State of Iowa guidelines:

Head HS Track – Co-coaches Elizabeth Vanderflught and Leslie Bexten

Head HS boys Golf – Cale Moore

Head HS girls Gold – Cassie Moore

No JH coaches were named

Motion by Dachenbach, second by Cromer, all aye votes from those present.

Summer sports coaching positions were approved contingent on licensing, student numbers and State of Iowa guidelines:

Head HS Baseball – Jason Newton

Assistant HS Baseball – Keaton Gwinn

JH Baseball – Keaton Gwinn

HS Softball – Noone named

JH Softball – Noone named

Motion by Dachenbach, second by Cromer, all aye votes from those present.

Schedule B extra duty assignments were approved with a motion from Dachenbach and a second from Cromer. All present voted aye to approve.

John Hansen was present to discuss building plans. A motion by Smiarowski and a second by Dachenbach directed Secretary Rash to pay $6490.64 to MCC from bond funds. The remainder of construction related fees and expenses will continue to be paid from SAVE funds. All present voted aye to approve the motion.

With a motion from Cromer and a second from Bear the Board approved certified teacher, Crystal Boggs’ request for an unpaid one-year leave of absence. All present voted aye to approve the leave.

The next regular board meeting, September 9th, 6:30 pm has been chosen as the time and date for a public hearing on the Instructional Support levy. A motion by Smiarowski, a second from Cromer, followed by aye votes from all present passed the motion.

With a motion from Bear and a second from Cromer the Board approved the following concerning the use of face masks for students. Students will be encouraged, but not required, to wear face masks when social distancing is not possible. Masks will be provided by the District. Evans voted nay and Dachenbach, Cromer, Bear and Smiarowski voted aye to approve the motion.

Elementary and High School handbooks, including an updated non-discrimination statement, were approved with a motion by Cromer and a second by Bear. All present voted aye to approve. The handbooks will be put on the District’s website.

The Board approved the second reading and waived the 3rd reading of Board Policy 403.1 which discusses employee physicals. Drivers are required to pass DOT physicals to keep their driver’s authorization current. Smiarowski motioned to change the wording to allow Director Indorf to circumvent the current policy and allow drivers be sent to the most economical medical facility for their physicals. Dachenbach seconded followed by aye votes from Evans, Smiarowski, Dachenbach and Cromer. Bear abstained.

District Nurse Kathay Hoyt’s salary was up next for discussion. Hoyt had originally been approved in June as a .8 FTE. After review, Cromer motioned to increase Hoyt’s FTE from .8 to 1 FTE on the salary scale. Hoyt’s salary for BA Step 9 will be $40,912. The motion was seconded by Bear followed by aye votes from Evans, Bear, Dachenbach and Cromer. Smiarowski abstained.

In a motion by Bear, Music and Band instructor Richard Traylor will receive an extended contract for duties beyond his teaching contract for $2500 for the 2020-2021 year. School counselor Cayle Buckingham will receive an extended ten day contract in the amount of $233 per day for duties outside of her contracted days during summer break. Dachenbach seconded followed by all ayes from those present.

Additional consideration was given to Juan Martinez, crossing guard and Nutrition Director, Sandy Moore. Martinez will receive an extra $3 per am and pm shift, Moore will move from an hourly position to a salaried position. Moore will receive $32,500 per year working 240 days, July 1 – June 30th. Benefits include single $1000 deductible insurance paid by the District, 10 days’ vacation and other leave as defined in the 2020-2021 Master Contract. Motion by Smiarowski, second by Dachenbach followed by aye votes from everyone present passes the motion.

In a motion by Smiarowski and a second by Dachenbach the Board has agreed to have the Junior High football boys who wish to participate join the Chariton Junior High football team this fall. The District will provide transportation to Chariton. All present voted aye to pass the motion.

Bills and financials were approved with a motion from Cromer and a second from Smiarowski. Cromer, Evans, Smiarowski and Dachenbach voted aye to approve the motion. Bear abstained due to being on the telephone and not being able to look at the bills.

Cromer motioned that the meeting be adjourned. Dachenbach seconded with all voting in favor of adjournment.  Evans closed the meeting at 9:30 p.m.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors will be held September 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm in the District Office in Garden Grove.

____________________________ ___________________________

              President, Board of Education               Secretary, Board of Education

_________  _________ 

Date               Date

These minutes are written as recorded by the board secretary and subject to approval at the next regular board meeting.   Peggy Rash, Board Secretary/Treasurer

Regular Board Meeting

MORMON TRAIL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS                                         ADMINISTRATION

Pat Evans, President             Stephanie Bear               Kerry Phillips, Superintendent

Marc Smiarowski, Vice President Jeremy Cromer               Becky Stripe, Principal

Elizabeth Dachenbach Peggy Rash, Board Secretary

REGULAR BOARD MEETING AGENDA

Wednesday, September 16th at 6:30 p.m.

Elementary Commons in Humeston, IA

Optional ZOOM Access: Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/8738698115?pwd=Qy9QcmZpbUhwZ3dMS3pZcXdsdzFEZz09

Meeting ID: 873 869 8115
Passcode: MTCSD

  1. Call to Order
  1. Roll Call
  2. Mormon Trail CSD Mission Statement:  The mission of the Mormon Trail Community School District, in partnership with the community, is to provide quality educational opportunities in a safe and caring environment to prepare all students to function successfully.
  1. Visitors – Welcome
  1. Public Forum – Board PresidentIt is the goal of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors to ensure that the public understands the level of participation allowed at the meetings of the Mormon Trail School Board.  Please sign in if you have not done so.  Copies of tonight’s agenda are also available
  2. The Mormon Trail Board of Directors invites any member of the audience with comments about items which do not appear on the agenda to address the Board.  The Board does not normally respond to Public Forum comments.  Statements made during the Public Forum shall not be construed as being the statement or position of the District.  Defamatory, slanderous, or libelous comments made during a Public Forum may be subject to legal action.   Please begin by stating your name and address.  Please limit your comments to 2-3 minutes to allow opportunity for everyone to speak.
  1. Agenda Approval
  2. Consent Agenda
  1. Approval of previous meeting minutes
  2. Open enrollment –
  1. Action Items
  1. Resignations–
  2. Contracts-
  3. Booster club/cheerleaders boom night
  4. FFA calendar/fundraisers 2020-21
  5. DLR Group
  6. MCC – John Hansen
  7. Transportation Wages
  8. Set Date for ISL Public Hearing as October 14th at 6:30 p.m.
  9. CROSS MHDS Grant
  10. Bills and Financials
  1. Discussion    
  1. Reports:

Becky Stripe –   

                            Kerry Phillips –

                            Peggy Rash –

                            Elizabeth Dachenbach – MTCSD Leadership Committee

  1. Discussion Items:
  1. None
  1. Adjourn 

Note:  The Board may act on any item on the agenda

The next regular meeting will be held Wednesday, October 14th at  6:30 p.m.

Bulletin Week of September 14

Return to Learn

Click on the link below to view the return to learn information.

Return to Learn

Health of student Guidelines

Mormon Trail Student Return to School Draft

School Supply List

Preschool

1 Pocket Folder

1 Bottle of Glue

2 Packs Dry Erase Markers

1 Box Washable Markers

1 Pair of Gym Shoes (Preferably Velcro)

Full-Sized Backpack – No Wheels

1 Box Dixie Cups

Plastic Resting Mat and Thin Blanket

2 Rolls of Paper Towels

4 Pack of Playdoh

1 Bottle of Bubbles

1 Pack of Watercolors

Kindergarten

Pencil Box

5 Pencils

2 Boxes of 16 Crayons

2 Whiteboard Markers

2 Pack of Playdoh

1 Glossy Heavy Duty Folder

Clipboard

4 Glue Sticks

Gym Shoes

Book Bag

Spiral Notebook

No Markers Please

Please Label All Items

1st Grade

2 Boxes of 16 Crayons

5 Pencils

Eraser

2 Glue Sticks

3 Pocket Folders

Scissors

Ruler

1 Lined Notebook

2 Dry Erase Markers

Pencil Box

Gym Shoes

An Old Sock for Erasing

Basic Calculator

Clipboard

150 Index Cards

2nd Grade

12 #2 Pencils

Pencil Box/Bag

Box of Crayons- 24 count

(No Markers)

3 Wide Line Notebooks

Ruler – in and cm

2 Erasers

2 Red Pens

Clipboard

1 Basic Calculator

6 Pocket Folders

Elmer’s Glue – Not Colored

Scissors – Fiscars

4 Dry Erase Markers

An Old Sock for Erasing

Gym Shoes

Book Bag

3rd Grade

Crayons – 24 count

Scissors

1 Eraser

2 Spiral Notebooks

3 Pocket Folders

Ruler – in and cm

3 Glue Sticks

2 Red Pens

Dry Erase Marker

2 Packages #2 Pencils

Markers

Calculator

Pencil Box

Gym Shoes

Book Bag

Clipboard – New Students Only

Headphones/Ear Buds

Highlighter Marker

4th Grade

12 #2 Pencils

2 Red Pens

Markers

6 Wide Ruled Notebooks

6 Pocket Folders

Scissors

2 Glue Sticks

Crayons or Colored Pencils

1 Eraser

2 Dry Erase Markers

1 Pair of Ear Buds/Headphones

Calculator – New Students Only

Clipboard- New Students Only

Small Pencil Box

Highlighter Pen

Gym Shoes

Book Bag

5th Grade

12 #2 Pencils

5 Pocket Folders

7 Notebooks

Scissors

Crayons

2 Glue Sticks

Markers or Colored Pencils

2 Red Pens

3 Highlighter Markers

1 Pencil Box

1 Package of Post-it-Notes

Gym Shoes

6th Grade

4 Notebooks

4 Folders

1 Pkgs. Loose Leaf Paper

12 Pencils

1 Highlighter

Scissors

2 Blue Pens

Crayons or Colored Pencils

4 Red Pens

1 Dry Erase Marker

1 Pkg. Post-it-Notes

1 Basic Function Calculator

1 Clipboard

Gym Shoes

Ear Buds

Scientific Calculator

Music K-6th

Pocket Folder

2 Pencils

Grades 7 & 8

2” 3 Ring Binder

Spiral Notebook

Headphones for Chromebook

Yellow Highlighter

Loose Leaf Paper

Trapper Folder

Pencil Holder for Trapper

9 Pocket Folders

Pencil

Pens

Grades 9-12

Spiral Notebook for Seminar

List Given 1st Day of School