Conditions for Learning

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Kids Eat Free

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CTE-Career & Technical Education

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I-Smile

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Free and Reduced Lunch Information

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Jostens Order Link

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June 22, 2021 Minutes

Mormon Trail Community School District

Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Tuesday June 22, 2021

Location: Humeston Cafeteria

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

Meeting called to order by Vice President Bear 10:02 AM

Roll Call

Board Members: Pat Evans (Zoom), Stephanie Bear, Jeremy Cromer (Zoom), Elizabeth Dachenbach

Board Secretary, Stevie Parmer

Superintendent, Kerry Phillips

Principal, Becky Stripe

Guests: Kristy Knutson, Linda Horton, John Hansen, Jeremy Oden

Agenda Approval and Consent Agenda

  1. Dachenbach made a motion to approve the agenda. Second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  2. Cromer made a motion to approve Mays regularly scheduled board minutes and closed session board minutes. Second by Evans. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

No Open enrollments at this time.

Action Items

  1. Cromer made a motion to accept Beverly Nordyke’s and Ashley Hoffman’s resignations. Second by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  2. Dachenbach made a motion to approve Ian Harper’s contract for FY 21/22. Second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

Dachenbach made a motion to approve Keith Indorf’s contract for FY 21/22. Second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

Evans a motion to approve Stephanie Parmer’s contract for FY 21/22.

Second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

  1. Dachenbach made a motion to approve change order 2-1 for school building project saving $14,100.00. Second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

Cromer made a motion to approver change order 1-2 for school building project saving $11604.30. Second by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

Dachenbach made a motion to pay MCC and General Contractors for work completed as of July 1, 2021. Second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

  1. Dachenbach made a motion to accept all Nutrition Program Bids. Second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  2. Dachenbach made a motion to table the approval of 2021/2022 Contract with MTEA until the next regular bard meeting. Second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  3. Dachenbach made a motion to extend Sandy Moore and Keith Indorf’s 2020/2021 Vacation days through August. Second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye. 
  4. Evans made a motion to allow FCA to use school seminar time to build its program. Second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

Cromer made a motion to approve Character Coaches training. Second by Evans. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

  1. Cromer made a motion to renew our Jester Insurance. Second by Evans. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  2. Cromer made a motion to approve all sharing agreement contracts with Wayne CSD. Second by Evans. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  3. Dachenbach made a motion to transfer $18,000.00 from SAVE to DEBT service once per moth to make the SAVE BOND payment. Second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  4. Dachenbach made a motion to approve the second reading of policies 700 and 705.1. Second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  5. Evans made a motion to purchase car at state bid price of $17,158.00. Second by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  6. Dachenbach made a motion to remove Peggy Rash from all Mormon Trail School Great Western Bank Accounts and as an authorized signer. Second by Evans. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  7. Cromer made a motion to table item 14 on the agenda. Second by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  8. Dachenbach made a motion to approve the Bills and Financials, the second was made by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

Dachenbach mad a motion to pay any fiscal 2020/2021 bills that come in from now until the next board meeting in the fiscal month of June 2021. Second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

Discussion/ Reports

  • Becky Stripe and Kerry Phillips gave a quick report on a new position they are creating of an Athletic Director Secretary they will be combining with a Front Desk Secretary. 

Adjourn 

Cromer made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 11:13 AM and seconded by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye. 

Next Regular Meeting

Monday July 12| 6:30 PM, Garden Grove – District Office 

_______________________________ _______________________________ _____________

President, Board of Education Secretary, Board of Education Date

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

May 13, 2021 Minutes

Mormon Trail Community School District

Regular Board Meeting Minutes

May 13, 2021

Location: Garden Grove, District Office

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

Meeting called to order by President Evans at 6:30 PM.

Roll Call

Board Members: Pat Evans, Jeremy Cromer, Stephanie Bear 

Arrived Late: Elizabeth Dachenbach (6:39), Marc Smiarowski (6:40)

Board Secretary, Stevie Parmer

Superintendent, Kerry Phillips

Principal, Becky Stripe

Guests: Sara Beathards Linda Horton, Kara Hilton, Gloria Rumley, Marjorie Lovett (Spoke), Danny Lovett, Holly Dent (Spoke)

Agenda Approval and Consent Agenda

  1. Bear made a motion to amend the agenda by moving items 8, 14, and 16 to the top of the agenda. Second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye. 
  2. The consent agenda, consisting of previous meeting minutes and open enrollment requests was approved with a motion to approve by Cromer and the second by Bear. Motion passed with all present voting aye. 

Action Items

  1. Bear made a motion to approve change order 4-1. Second made by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

Cromer made a motion to approve change order 1-1. Second made by Smiarowski. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

Cromer made a motion to pay MCC and General Contractors for work completed as of May 1, 2021. Second made by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

Smiarowski made a motion to rent a mobile office for MCC. Second made by Bear. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

  1. Bear made a motion to approve Software Unlimited Inc as the School Account System. Second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  2. Cromer made a motion to pay bills tabling the vaporizer replacement at FS. Second made by Dachenbach. Motion passes with all present voting aye.
  3. No resignations to be reported at this time.
  4. No contracts to be reported at this time.
  5. Bear made a motion for 14 Senior to be approve for graduation for the 2020/21 School Year. Second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  6. Bear made a motion to approve General Obligation School Capital Loan Note 2021 timetable. Second made by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  7. Dachenbach made a motion to accept the engagement Letter with Piper Sandler. Second by Smiarowski. Motion passes with all present voting aye.
  8. Smiarowski made a motion to accept Engagement Letter with Ahlers and Cooney. Second made by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  9. Smiarowski made a motion to table Jester Insurance Renewal until June Board Meeting. Second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  10. Smiarowski made a motion approves the first reading of Board Policies 700 and 705.1. Second by Bear. Motion passes with all present voting aye.
  11. Cromer made a motion to approve sharing agreements with GHAEA for Teacher Librarian and Master social Worker Services. Second by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  12. Bear made a motion for Patrick Evans and Stephanie Parmer can do wire agreements. Second made by Dachenbach. All present vote aye.
  13. Smiarowski made a motion to table setting the salary for AD and concessions. Second by Bear. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

Discussion/ Reports

  • Keith Indorf: Presented Bids for Replacement of Red Ford Fusion

At 9:20 PM Bear motions “I move that we hold a closed session as provided in section 21.5 (1)(i) of the open meetings law to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose performance is begin considered to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation, and that individual has requested a closed session.” The second was made by Cromer. Motion passed with the following roll call vote: Evens – aye, Bear – aye, Cromer – aye, Cromer – aye, Dachenbach – aye.

At 9:50 Cromer motions to leave closed session, the second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

President Evans declares to move back to open session.

Adjourn 

Cromer made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:50 PM and seconded by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye. 

Next Regular Meeting

June 21, 2021| 6:30 PM, Garden Grove – District Office 

_______________________________ _______________________________ _____________

President, Board of Education Secretary, Board of Education Date

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

April 16, 2021 Special Board Minutes

Mormon Trail Community School District

 Special Board Meeting

April 16, 2021

Location: Zoom Only

https://zoom.us/j/98282812151?pwd=SDJlSXo4UXRUVEEzQUl1MElZVzFldz09

Special Board Meeting

Meeting called to order by President Evans at 3:00 PM.

Roll Call

Board Members: Pat Evans, Marc Smiarowski, Jeremy Cromer 

Absent Board Members: Stephanie Bear, Elizabeth Dachenbach

Superintendent, Kerry Phillips

Agenda Approval

  1. The agenda was approved with a motion by Smiarowski and the second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye. 

Action Items

  1. Motion was made by Smiarowski to purchase Ford Fusion from Fesler Auto Mall for $18,990.00. Second made by Comer. Motion passes with all present voting aye.

Adjourn 

Smiarowski made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:15 PM and seconded by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye. 

Next Regular Meeting

May 10, 2021| 6:30 PM, Garden Grove – District Office 

_______________________________ _______________________________ _____________

President, Board of Education Secretary, Board of Education Date

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

April 12, 2021 Minutes

Mormon Trail Community School District

 Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting Minutes

April 12, 2021

Location: Garden Grove, District Office

Public Hearing for Proposed 2021-2022 Budget

Public Hearing meeting called to order by President Evans at 6:33 PM

Roll Call

Board Members: Pat Evans, Elizabeth Dachenbach, Jeremy Cromer, Stephanie Bear, Marc Smiarowski

Board Secretary, Stevie Parmer

Superintendent, Kerry Phillips

Principal, Becky Stripe

Guests: Peggy Rash, Christina Bickel, Christy Allen, Linda Horton, John Hansen, Kara Hilton, Sara Bethards, Ashley Eslick, Jeremy Oden

Three guests joined the meeting via ZOOM.

No comments by public made.

Smiarowski made a motion to close calendar public hearing at 6:48 PM and seconded by Bear. Motion passed with all present voting aye. 

Public Hearing for Bids

Public Hearing meeting called to order by President Evans at 6:48 PM.

Roll Call

Board Members: Pat Evans, Elizabeth Dachenbach, Jeremy Cromer, Stephanie Bear, Marc Smiarowski

Board Secretary, Stevie Parmer

Superintendent, Kerry Phillips

Principal, Becky Stripe

Guests: Peggy Rash, Christina Bickel, Christy Allen, Linda Horton, John Hansen, Kara Hilton, Sara Bethards, Ashley Eslick, Jeremy Oden

Three guests joined the meeting via ZOOM.

No comments by public made.

Dachenbach made a motion to close calendar public hearing at 7:03 PM and seconded by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye. 

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

Meeting called to order by President Evans at 7:20PM.

Roll Call

Board Members: Pat Evans, Elizabeth Dachenbach, Jeremy Cromer, Stephanie Bear, Marc Smiarowski

Board Secretary, Stevie Parmer

Superintendent, Kerry Phillips

Principal, Becky Stripe

Guests: Peggy Rash, Christina Bickel, Christy Allen, Linda Horton, John Hansen, Kara Hilton, Sara Bethards, Ashley Eslick, Jeremy Oden

Three guests joined the meeting via ZOOM.

Agenda Approval and Consent Agenda

  1. A motion was made by Bear to move Action Item 11 to the top of the Action Items and for Kerry Philips’ Discussion Item be moved before the Action Items due to guest’s long drive home and to approve the agenda with the prior adjustments made. Second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye. 
  2. Bear motions to approve March regular board meeting minutes and table March 25th Special Board Minutes for approval at Regular May Meeting. Second by Dachenbach. Second by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye. 

Dachenbach motions to table the open enrollment brought to the board concerning deadline. Second by Cromer. Motion passes with all present voting aye.

Action Items

  1. John Hansen discussed building project and financials with the board. John Hansen made recommendation to pay MCC. Cromer made motion to pay Midwest Construction Consultant Pay Application. Second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passes with all present voting aye.
  2. A motion was made by Cromer to approve Robert Thatcher’s resignation as Activities Director. Second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passes with all present voting aye.
  3. No new contracts to vote on currently.
  4. A motion was made by Smiarowski to approve FY 2021/22 budget. Second was made by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  5. Motion was made by Cromer to approve budget amendment. Second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  6. Motion made by Bear to follow regular Covid guidelines for prom. Second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  7. Motion was made by Dachenbach to pay May prom expenses day of prom. Second was made by Smiarowski. Motion passes with all present voting aye.
  8. Drivers Education Fee’s were discussed. Fees currently are $300 for out of district students, $250 for in district students, $165 for qualifying reduced lunch status students, and FREE for qualifying for free lunch status students. The district currently pays our Drivers Education instructor $165/ Student. A motion was made by Cromer to approve the cost of Drivers Education as it is now. Second was made by Bear. Motion passes with all present voting aye.
  9. Motion was made by Cromer to approve the second reading of the 700-900 policies apart from 700 and 705.1 and to table the first reading of policies 700 and 705.1. Second was made by Smiarowski. Motion passes with all present voting aye.
  10. Motion was made by Dachenbach to continue SWCC agreement. Second was made by Bear. Motion passes with all present voting aye.
  11. Motion made by Smiarowski to pursue PPE financing through PIPER financing. Second was made by Cromer. Motion passes with all present voting aye.
  12. Motion was made by Smiarowski to approve Brad Heath as a part time hourly employee for $20/hr. with a one hour minimum. Second was made by Bear. Motion passes with all present voting aye.
  13. Motion was made by Cromer to continue operational sharing an SBO of 20/80 with Moravia. Second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passes with all present voting aye.
  14. Motion was made by Cromer to approve Superintendent contract and to take the rollover out. Second was made by Smiarowski. Motion passes with all present voting aye.
  15. Dachenbach made a motion to approve the Bills and Financials, the second was made by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

Discussion/ Reports

  • Becky Stripe: Spoke about Seymour sharing and Scholarship Night.
  • Kerry Phillips: Spoke about front office duties.
  • Peggy Rash: No Report to give.  
  • Elizabeth Dachenbach: No Report to give.  

Adjourn 

Cromer made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:31 PM and seconded by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye. 

Next Regular Meeting

Monday May 10, 2021| 6:30 PM, Garden Grove – District Office 

_______________________________ _______________________________ _____________

President, Board of Education Secretary, Board of Education Date

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

March 15, 2021 Minutes

Mormon Trail Community School District

Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting Minutes

March 15, 2021

Location: Humeston, Elementary Library

Public Hearing for 2021-2022 School Calendar

Public Hearing meeting called to order by President Evans at 6:31 PM.

Roll Call

Board Members: Pat Evans, Elizabeth Dachenbach, Jeremy Cromer, Stephanie Bear 

Absent Board Members: Marc Smiarowski

Board Secretary, Stevie Parmer

Superintendent, Kerry Phillips

Principal, Becky Stripe

Guests: Peggy Rash, Linda Horton, Stacie Porterfield, John Hansen, Kara Hilton, Valerie Minnick, Amanda Fogle, Robert Thatcher, Mona Baker, Dave Gunzenhauzer, Nancy Gunzenhauzer, Bryce Travis, Jeremy Oden (Project Director)

Three guests joined the meeting via ZOOM.

No comments by public made.

Bear made a motion to close calendar public hearing at 6:46 PM and seconded by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye. 

Public Hearing for Bids

Public Hearing meeting called to order by President Evans at 6:46 PM.

Roll Call

Board Members: Pat Evans, Elizabeth Dachenbach, Jeremy Cromer, Stephanie Bear 

Absent Board Members: Marc Smiarowski

Board Secretary, Stevie Parmer

Superintendent, Kerry Phillips

Principal, Becky Stripe

Guests: Peggy Rash, Linda Horton, Stacie Porterfield, John Hansen, Kara Hilton, Valerie Minnick, Amanda Fogle, Robert Thatcher, Mona Baker, Bryce Travis, Jeremy Oden (Project Director)

Three guests joined the meeting via ZOOM.

John Hansen spoke about upcoming building project. Talked through the Mormon Trail Value Engineering Cost list that he brought with him to share with the board.  

Optional Value Engineering items removed is a $326,151.00 Deduct leaving around $324,735 still over budget. 

Discussed polished concrete as an option.

Cromer made a motion to close public hearing for bids at 7:15 PM and seconded by Bear. Motion passed with all present voting aye. 

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

Meeting called to order by President Evans at 7:15 PM.

Roll Call

Board Members: Pat Evans, Elizabeth Dachenbach, Jeremy Cromer, Stephanie Bear 

Absent Board Members: Marc Smiarowski

Board Secretary, Stevie Parmer

Superintendent, Kerry Phillips

Principal, Becky Stripe

Guests: Peggy Rash, Linda Horton, Stacie Porterfield, John Hansen, Kara Hilton, Valerie Minnick, Amanda Fogle, Robert Thatcher, Mona Baker, Bryce Travis, Jeremy Oden (Project Director)

Three guests joined the meeting via ZOOM.

Agenda Approval and Consent Agenda

  1. The agenda was approved with a motion by Cromer and the second by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye. 
  2. The consent agenda, consisting of previous meeting minutes and open enrollment requests was approved with a motion to approve by Bear and the second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye. 

Action Items

  1. Motion was made by Cromer to approve Boggs and Utzke resignation and was second by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  2. No contracts at this time to be approved. 
  3. Motion was made by Dachenbach to pay John Hansen MCC for invoices and work completed as of March 1, 2021 in the amount of $19,068.93, the second by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  4. Bear made a motion introducing the following resolution and moved that the same be adopted: “Resolution adopting plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimate of cost for the Mormon Trail High School addition project.” The second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passed with the following roll call vote: Evens – aye, Bear – aye, Cromer – aye, Cromer – aye.
  5. Bear made a motion introducing the following resolution and moved that the same be adopted: “Resolution awarding construction contracts for the Mormon Trail High School Addition Project. BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF MORMON TRAIL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT:

That the following bid(s) for the construction of certain public improvements described in general as Mormon Trail High School Addition Project described in the plans and specifications heretofore adopted by this Board on March 15, 2021, be and is hereby accepted, the same being the lowest responsive, responsible bid received for such work, as follows:

Contract 1: General Construction

Contractor:

Bi-State Contracting, Inc

of

West Burlington, IA

Amount of bid:

$5,740,246.00

Portion of project:

All construction work relating to Contract 1: General Construction

Includes Base Bid & Alternate #1

Combined Contract 2: Plumbing & Contract 3: HVAC

Contractor: AMC Mechanical Inc.  of     Pella, IA

Amount of bid: $1,239,000.00

Portion of project: All construction work relating to Contract 2: Plumbing & Contract 3: HVAC Includes Base Bid & Alternate #1

Contract 4: Electrical & Security Electronics

Contractor: DeVries Electric, Inc.  of Pella, IA

Amount of bid: $947,900.00

Portion of project: All work relating to Contract 4: Electrical & Security Electronics

Includes Base Bid & Alternate #1

The second was made by Cromer. Motion passed with the following roll call vote: Evens – aye, Bear – aye, Cromer – aye, Cromer – aye.

  1. Seymour will be voting at their board meeting to share everything they can with Mormon Trail.
    1. Thatcher states JH baseball would come over but not HS.
    2. JH football could possibly come over in the fall.

Motion was made by Dachenbach to continue sport sharing talk with Seymour, the second by Bear. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

  1. Mona Baker gave the board an update on FFA happenings. Will be planting corn in our Mormon Trail plot this planting season. Two students will be going to an Artificial Insemination school in March and will become A.I. certified.

Cromer made a motion to approve FFA the option for them to stay in the hotel for the night and to pick up middle school the following day if it can work out, the second was made by Bear. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

  1. Peggy Rash spoke about the audit. Bear made the motion to approve the audit review, the second was made by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  2. Stacie Porterfield and Kara Hilton spoke to the board about improving the landscaping around the elementary by working on it as an M Term project. Dachenbach made a motion to approve Porterfield and Hilton M term landscaping project, the second was made by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  3. Bear made a motion to approve the resolution naming depositories as follows: “The Mormon Trail Community School Board of Education designates the following named banks to be depositories of the Mormon Trail Community School District for the 2020-2021 school year and that funds are not to be exceeded in the amounts stated below.”
    1. Great Western Bank Humeston, IA $2,000,000 increase to $8,500,00 to $10,000,000
    2. ISJIT Des Moines, IA $2,000,000 increase to $3,000,000
    3. UMB West DSM, IA $225,000 to $350,000

The second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

  1. Bear made a motion to approve our Medical Plan through ISEBA and stay with the plan we currently use, the second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  2. Cromer made a motion to approve the take Bryce Travis’s recommendation for a new vent hood in the kitchen and not to exceed $30,000, the second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  3. Dachenbach made a motion to approve the 2021 Senior trip itinerary and use of the Activity Fund credit card, and Bill Moore to drive out of state, the second was made by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  4. Bear made a motion to approve the Modified Supplemental Amount for At-Risk\Dropout Prevention in the amount of $58,599.00, the second was made by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  5. Bear made a motion for sophomore class and golf to work together to find a solution for an apparel fund raiser through Invinci, the second was made by Cromer. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  6. Bear made a motion for Mormon Trail to join the Mormon Trail Chamber (formally known as Humeston Chamber), the second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passes with all present voting aye.
  7. Cromer made a motion to approve the 1st Reading of Board Policy Series 700, 800, and 900. The second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  8. Cromer made a motion to approve the 2021-2022 school calendar and to switch to the late start calendar if construction needs extended, the second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  9. Bear motions to approve the Budget Guarantee for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year as follows: “Iowa law provides for a minimum amount of growth in the regular program district cost for any school district where regular program district cost will decrease due to declining enrollment or low allowable growth or a combination of the two. In Iowa Code Sec. 257.14, the legislature has provided for a budget guarantee of 101% of the preceding year regular program district cost (without budget guarantee). To utilize the budget guarantee, Districts must adopt a resolution and file with the Department of Management by April 15, 2021.

Be it resolved that the Board of Directors of the Mormon Trail Community School District, will levy property tax for fiscal year 2021-22 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa.:

The second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

  1. Cromer made a motion to not extend the Covid medical leave relief program after March 31, 2021, the second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.
  2. Cromer made a motion to approve the Bills and Financials, the second was made by Bear. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

Discussion/ Reports

  • Becky Stripe: Thanked the parents and staff of Mormon Trail for the great attendance during Spring Conferences.
  • Kerry Phillips: No Report to give.   
  • Peggy Rash: No Report to give.  
  • Elizabeth Dachenbach: No Report to give.  

At 9:27 PM Bear motions to go into closed session in reference to Iowa Code 21.5 (1)(i), the second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passed with the following roll call vote: Evens – aye, Bear – aye, Cromer – aye, Cromer – aye.

At 9:37 Cromer motions to leave closed session, the second was made by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye.

President Evans declares to move back to open session.

Adjourn 

Cromer made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:38 PM and seconded by Dachenbach. Motion passed with all present voting aye. 

Next Regular Meeting

April 12, 2021| 6:30 PM, Garden Grove – District Office 

_______________________________ _______________________________ _____________

President, Board of Education Secretary, Board of Education Date

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

Conditions for Learning

Communications Conditions for Learning

Dear Parent, Guardian, or other Legally Responsible Adult:

Our school is getting ready to administer an annual school climate and culture survey called Conditions for Learning to students in grades 3-12. This survey administration is required by the state’s plan to meet a federal law called the Every Student Succeeds Act. Our school will conduct the survey on April 5th-May 28th. All Iowa public school districts will use the Conditions for Learning Survey to improve safety, student engagement and the overall learning environment so that all Iowa students have optimum conditions for learning. Our work to improve safety, student engagement and the overall learning environment will have a lasting impact on the future.  

Iowa measures conditions for learning by asking the real experts each year – our students. This is their chance to make their voice heard, and we intend to listen. Studies have shown this work matters. Improving skills such as solving problems, working out conflict, and working with other people in a group has led to double-digit increases on achievement test scores, improved classroom behavior and improved attitudes.

All public schools in Iowa will use an online survey to assess the conditions for learning in their school for students in grades 3-12. Student responses will be confidential, and individual response data will not be available to anyone in the survey platform or in reporting. Mormon Trail CSD will receive aggregated data annually at the building level to support alignment of professional development with identified culture and climate needs.

We will ask your child to simply fill out a confidential Survey. The Survey will focus on issues ranging from student safety, to positive student relationships, to school rules and how they are enforced. A high rate of participation by students in completing the Conditions for Learning Survey is important for obtaining the most complete school climate data for our school. Support from you in communicating to your students that this is their chance to be heard and to be part of the effort to improve conditions for learning at their school is critical.  

Thank you for partnering with Mormon Trail CSD to improve conditions for learning in our schools throughout the state. Included is an attachment with the Copy of Parent Communication Conditions for Learning.docx  overview of this opportunity, as well as:

  1. An information summary about the Survey

  2. A written refusal form if you do not want your child/children to participate in completing the Survey

Please click the link above to review the survey and access the written refusal form.

Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you again!

Sincerely,

Stacie Porterfield

Instructional Coach

Prek-12