Special Zoom Board Meeting


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


April 3rd 6:00 p.m. 

District Office, Garden Grove, Iowa

Public limited to Electronic Access Due to COVID-19 Virus

ZOOM address:https://zoom.us/j/8738698115

  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. Action Items
  1. Action to close school though April 30th at the recommendation of the Governor
  1. Discussion Items:
  1. None
  1. Adjourn 
  2. Exempt Session

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

The next regular meeting will be held Friday, April 10th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.


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 more environmentally friendly.  You would not believe the amount of paper we go through. L  Of course, we still accept paper consents, some families will still need paper copies, the electronic form is another option beginning 2019-2020 school year.  Many of you have paper already, if you choose to go paperless any unused paper forms can be returned to the I-Smile dental team.



This will eliminate TEACHERS OR NURSES having to hand out or collect paper forms. J

The electronic consent forms are completed and submitted directly to IDPH (Iowa Dept. of Public Health).


The electronic consent is very secure (meets and exceeds requirements for collecting and storing Personally Identifiable Information [PII]) and information in the consent cannot be shared outside of the release of information parameters. It is also very user friendly – works on all Apple and Android phones, iPads and tablets, as well as all desktop and laptop computers.



Free and Reduced Lunch Information

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Letter to Households



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2018-19 Calendar

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