August 13, 2018 Minutes

MORMON TRAIL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

REGULAR MEETING

August 13, 2018    

President Smiarowski called the regular meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors to order at 7:05 p.m. in the Humeston Elementary Library. Answering roll call were board members Peasley, Cromer and Smiarowski. Superintendent Kerry Phillips, Elementary / High School Principal Becky Stripe and Board Secretary Peggy Rash were also present. Board member Brad Funk entered the meeting at 7:07 p.m. Pat Evans was absent. Linda Horton from the Humeston New Era entered the meeting at 7:17 p.m. Guests signing in were Chris Hilton, Kimberly Hayes, Claudia Brown, Kara Hilton, Bridgette Stark, Robert Thatcher, Stephanie Bear, Danny Lovett, Marjorie Lovett and Chelsea Johnson. 

The agenda was amended by moving item #5 to item #1 on the agenda and approved with a motion by Cromer followed by a second by Peasley. All present voted aye.

The consent agenda which included the previous meetings minutes and open enrollment requests that met requirements, was approved with a motion by Funk and a second by Cromer. All present voted aye to approve the motion. There were four new open enrollment requests out of the District and 2 into the District reported.

First up on the agenda was a request by Chelsea Johnson for the Board to waive the absentee requirement for first semester testing for her to travel out of state for a family wedding. With the stipulation that Chelsea must do a writing assignment under the direction of Mr. Jones, Cromer made a motion to approve the waiver. Funk seconded followed by a vote of aye from Cromer, Funk, and Peasley. Smiarowski abstained. Future waivers will be looked at on a one to one basis. The Lovett’s and Ms. Johnson left the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

The following Schedule B contracts were approved:

Yearbook- Kara Hilton was approved with a motion by Funk, a second by Cromer and all aye votes from Peasley, Cromer, Funk and Smiarowski.

Student Council- Kara Hilton was approved with a motion by Cromer, a second by Peasley and all aye votes from Peasley, Cromer, Funk and Smiarowski. Hilton will replace Adam Hysell who was previously approved for the position.

8th Grade Sponsor- Bridgette Stark was approved with a motion by Cromer, a second by Funk and all aye votes from Peasley, Cromer, Funk and Smiarowski. Stark was originally approved as Freshman Sponsor but that position is now to be filled.

The Board also approved the following positions:

3-yr old Preschool- Nicole Hoover was approved with a motion by Funk, a second by Peasley and all aye votes from Peasley, Cromer, Funk and Smiarowski.

Elementary Math Intervention- Pending a background check, Gloria Rumley was approved for the three day per week, .6 position with a motion by Cromer, a second by Peasley and all aye votes from Peasley, Cromer, Funk and Smiarowski.

Funk made a motion to accept the resignation of Jackie Ericson as Elementary School Cook. Cromer seconded followed by votes of aye from all present. The Board would like to thank Jackie for her years of service to the Mormon Trail District.

Cromer made a motion to purchase a recording system for transferring video to weekly football competitors from HUDL at a price of $800 for football season only. The motion was seconded by Peasley and all present voted aye.

Funk made the motion to offer an extended contract to Bridgette Stark for up to 8 days/64 hours paid at her daily rate of $220.59/$28.46 per hour after contracted days have ended in May 2019 and the time the new contracted days start when school resumes in August 2019. Worked hours will need pre-approved by Principal Stripe. Funk seconded followed by all aye votes.

Cromer made the motion to approve the Headstart contract for the 2018-19 school year. Peasley made the second followed by all aye votes from Peasley, Cromer, Funk and Smiarowski. Motion passes.

Funk motioned to approve the shared maintenance contract between Moravia CSD (80%) and Mormon Trail CSD (20%).  Moravia holds the contract with Mormon Trail purchasing services. Cromer seconded followed by all aye votes.

Last under action items, Cromer made a motion to approve the bills and financials. Peasley seconded followed by all aye votes. Motion carries. 

Principal Stripe and Superintendent Phillips briefly updated the Board on what was happening in the District. Stripe reported that Mr. Thatcher had assumed all duties as athletic director. The staff were to report back to work Thursday, 16th and the staff breakfast will be held Friday, 17th followed by a staff potluck that evening. Stripe also presented the District’s Equity Report. Phillips talked about plans for the new drug and alcohol testing program for which details are still in the process of being implemented.

Funk motioned to adjourn the meeting. Cromer seconded followed by all ayes. Smiarowski closed the meeting at 8:30 pm.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors will be held September 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm in the Elementary Library.

____________________________ ___________________________

              President, Board of Education               Secretary, Board of Education

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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 3, 2018 Special Board Meeting

MORMON TRAIL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Special Meeting

August 3, 2018    

President Marc Smiarowski called the special meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Education to order at 5:35 p.m. in the Humeston Elementary District Office. Answering roll call in person was Marc Smiarowski. Answering roll call via cell phone were board members Evans and Funk. Cromer and Peasley were absent. Superintendent Kerry Phillips was also present via cell phone.  Board Secretary Peggy Rash was present in person. There were no visitors.

The agenda was approved with a motion by Evans and a second by Funk. Evans, Funk and Smiarowski voted aye. Cromer and Peasley were not present for the vote.

There were no consent agenda items.

Evans motioned to approve payment from insurance proceeds, not to exceed $12,500, to Fesler Auto Mall, Fairfield, to repair the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium owned by the school that was recently involved in an accident. The motion was seconded by Funk. Evans, Funk and Smiarowski voted aye. Cromer and Peasley were not present for the vote. An estimate of $11,616.74 was given by Fesler for repairs to the school vehicle.

Funk motioned that the meeting be adjourned. Evans seconded. Votes of aye were heard from Smiarowski, Evans and Funk. Cromer and Peasley were not present for the vote. Smiarowski closed the meeting at 5:45 p.m.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors will be held August 13, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Elementary Library.

____________________________ ___________________________

              President, Board of Education               Secretary, Board of Education

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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

Bulletin Week of November 26

Tomorrow

  • FFA Fruit Delivery

  • Basketball TShirt Order Due

  • 11:30 Football recruiter for senior boys, meet in the office.

Friday November 30

  • 6:00 JV/ Varsity Boys Basketball @ Home against Iowa Christian

    • Tickets: Chris/ Bailey

Announcements

  • Grade Checks will be Mondays after school. Make sure to stay on top of all of your work and turn everything in to be eligible for sports.

  • Pop in Miss Hiltons room is $1, you must have teacher/staff permission to drink in their room

  • Basketball pictures are Dec. 6, order forms in the office.

  • A reminder Junior High students are to be in the cafateria and High School in the Gym in the mornings. You should have permission to be in the hallways.





 

 

 

 

 




 

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2018-19 Calendar

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July 12, 2018 Special Meeting

MORMON TRAIL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Special Meeting

July 12, 2018    

Vice President Pat Evans called the special meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Education to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Humeston Public Library. Answering roll call were board members Evans, Cromer, and Peasley. Funk and Smiarowski did not answer roll call. Superintendent Kerry Phillips and K-12 Principal Becky Stripe were present Board Secretary Peggy Rash and Linda Horton, Humeston New Era were also present. Several guests signed in to participate in the Building and Grounds discussion.

There were no comments by visitors to the Board.

The agenda was approved with a motion by Cromer and a second by Peasley. Cromer, Peasley and Evans voted aye. Smiarowski and Funk were not present for the vote.

There were no consent agenda items.

Peasley motioned to accept the grocery bid received from Kohl’s. Cromer seconded followed by votes of aye from Cromer, Peasley and Evans. Smiarowski and Funk were not present for the vote. Kohl’s was the only bid received.

Superintendent Phillips made the recommendation that the Board accept the technology purchase quote from Firefly as presented by Kara Hilton. Cromer made the motion to purchase 40 – 14” Chromebooks at a total cost of $8920. The motion was seconded by Peasley followed by votes of aye from Cromer, Peasley and Evans. Smiarowski and Funk were not present for the vote.

The meeting was turned over to Brian Crawford from UNESCO at 6:05 pm.

Brian Crawford, Senior Business Consultant for UNESCO presented information to the group on hand to kick off the Master Facility Plan, continuing progress began by the Ad Hoc Building and Grounds committee in recent weeks. Bob Gunzenhauser presented information prioritizing ideas the Ad Hoc committee had come up with. This meeting had basically the same goal in mind as the group broke into two groups to discuss needs vs. wants. The discussion was open and informal. Ideas will be presented at the next gathering with UNESCO.

Smiarowski joined the group at 7:10 p.m.

Cromer motioned that the meeting be adjourned. Smiarowski seconded. Votes of aye were heard from Smiarowski, Cromer, Peasley and Evans. Funk was not present for the vote. Evans closed the meeting at 8:10 p.m.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors will be held August 13, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Elementary Library.

____________________________ ___________________________

              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