December 8, 2014 Minutes



December 8, 2014

Board Minutes


President Lundahl called the regular meeting to order at 7:38 p.m. in the Humeston Elementary Library. Board members Peasley, Funk, Smiarowski, Evans and Lundahl were present. Also in attendance were Superintendent Miller and Secretary Rash. Linda Grismore was also present. President Lundahl asked Secretary Rash to amend the November Board minutes to include the Superintendent’s goals. Superintendent goals were reviewed/approved at the November Board meeting. Superintendent Miller has chosen the following goals to focus on in FY2014-15

  1. To improve Academic Achievement
  2. To satisfactorily complete Affirmative Action Plan

Smiarowski made a motion to approve the agenda. Peasley seconded the motion with all voting aye. Minutes of the November meeting were not approved pending the addition of Superintendent Goals. Smiarowski made a motion to approve the bills of accounting for November. Funk made the second. All voted aye. The Board reviewed estimates received from McGee Concrete for concrete work at both the Humeston and Garden Grove Schools. Smiarowski made a motion for McGee Concrete to begin work as soon as possible on these projects. Evans seconded the motion with all voting aye. The Board voted unanimously to approve the low bid submitted by Agriland FS for Gasohol @ $2.025/gal. The motion to approve was made by Evans. Smiarowski seconded the motion. Diesel bids of $2.375/gal (#2) and $2.675/gal (#1) submitted by Agriland FS were accepted with Evans making the motion to approve. Peasley made the second with all voting in favor. Smiarowski made a motion to approve the SBRC (School Board Review Committee) Application for Open Enrollment Out of the district. The amount applied for is $62,434. Funk seconded. The motion carried with all voting aye. Alan Miller, District Superintendent, reported on the progress of several ongoing projects in the District. The Flag donated by The South Central Iowa Community Foundation has been installed in the Humeston Gymnasium. Miller also reported that work on the walk-in freezer is scheduled to begin during Christmas break. Smiarowski made the motion to adjourn with Peasley seconding the motion. All voted aye and President Lundahl adjourned the meeting at 8:15pm. The next meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors will be held January 12th @ 7:30 pm in the Elementary Library.


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President, Board of Education                                       Secretary, Board of Education






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