December Board Minutes



December 14, 2015

Board Minutes

President Smiarowski called the regular meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors to order at 7:30 p.m. in the Humeston Elementary Library. In addition to Smiarowski, board members Funk, Evans, Peasley and Lundahl were present. Also in attendance were Superintendent Lorna Paxson, Principals Mike Snyder and Steve Hunt and Board Secretary, Peggy Rash. Superintendent Paxson removed item #7 from the agenda. Lundahl made a motion to approve the agenda with Peasley seconding. All voted aye. Lundahl made a motion to approve the consent agenda which included approval of previous meeting minutes and open enrollment in/out that meet requirements. Peasley seconded the motion to approve with all present voting aye After a brief discussion about the expenditures presented for payment, Lundahl motioned to approve the bills for the month of December. Evans seconded with all present voting aye. Board member Pat Evans introduced and moved the adoption of the Instructional Support Program Levy Resolution of Intent to continue the board approved instructional support levy for a term beginning July 1, 2016 for fiscal year 2017 and terminate June 30, 2021. Funk made the second . The vote was as follows: Peasley aye, Lundahl aye, Funk aye, Evans aye, and Smiarowski aye. President Smiarowski declared the Resolution of Intent adopted. A public hearing on the Mormon Trail Community School District’s continued participation in the Instructional Support Program will be held January 11, 2016 at 7:15 p.m. in the Elementary Library. Lundahl made a motion to approve the purchase of 2 printers from M&M to be used for check printing. Also included in the motion was the approval of a service agreement with M&M that will cover all District printers, including ink, for one monthly fee. Funk seconded the motion with all voting aye. Funk moved to approve both the diesel and ethanol bids submitted by Agriland Farm Service for the 2016 calendar year. Peasley seconded with all present voting aye in favor. Bids submitted by Agriland FS and MFA were as follows: Diesel MFA premium red diesel Agriland FS

January-June $1.629/gal #2 diesel $1.565/gal #1 diesel $1.865/gal

July-December $1.799/gal January-December


MFA Agriland FS

January-June $2.082/gal $1.545/gal

July-December $2.062/gal

Includes state tax @.293/gal does not incl state tax as Agriland will file for District Lundahl made a motion to approve Jodi Ericson and Kara Hilton as para educators at Garden Grove and Wendy Houge as the Van Route driver. Funk made the second with all voting aye. Evans motioned to accept the resignations of Joseph Parmer, Jr High basketball and Kassidy Stark, para educator. Peasley seconded the motion with all voting aye. Use of the District’s facilities at both Garden Grove and Humeston were discussed. It was agreed that while the public is welcome to use the facilities, the fees being charged need to be increased. Anyone wanting to use the facilities should contact the business office and fill out all of the required forms. Lundahl made a motion to increase fees and to review Board Policy Codes No. 905.1; 905.1R1; 905.1R2; 905.1E1; and 905.1E2. Funk made the second with all present voting aye. Before a change in Board Policy can be made Iowa Code requires that a public meeting be held giving the public an opportunity to discuss any changes being proposed. The Board will continue the discussion at the next Board meeting. Evans made a motion to withdraw the motion approving payment for the District’s shared liaison officer. Evans motioned to hold payment until Rash and Paxson could gather more information about why there was such a large increase over last year. Last year the District paid $6690.34 while this year the District was billed $11,928.21. Mormon Trail and Central Decatur CSD currently share the services of a liaison officer. Peasley seconded the motion with all present voting aye. Administrative reports were given by Superintendent Paxson and Principals Steve Hunt and Mike Snyder. Funk motioned that the meeting be adjourned. Peasley seconded with all voting aye. The meeting adjourned at 9:30 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Mormon Trail CSD Board of Directors will be held January 11th 2016 @ 7:30 p.m. in the Elementary Library. A public hearing for continued participation in the Instructional Support Program will be held at 7:15 p.m.

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