January 12, 2015 Board Minutes



January 12, 2015

Board Minutes


President Lundahl called the regular meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. in the Humeston Elementary Library. Board members Peasley, Funk, Smiarowski, Evans and Lundahl were present. Also in attendance were Superintendent Miller, Principals Hunt and Snyder, and Secretary Rash.

Smiarowski made a motion to approve the consent agenda which included agenda approval, approval of the amended November minutes and approval of the December minutes. An open enrollment request out was also approved. Peasley seconded the motion to approve the consent agenda with all voting in favor.

Peasley made a motion to approve the month’s bills of accounting for payment. The motion was seconded by Funk with all voting aye.

Mark Smiarowski was approved as a volunteer to coordinate a new speed/agility program within the District. Smiarowski earned his coaching certificate last year. Evans made the motion to approve with Funk making the second. All voted aye with Smiarowski abstaining.

With no public comments concerning the DDSDP (District Developed Service Delivery Plan) for Special Education, Evans made a motion to approve the plan as written. Peasley seconded the motion with all voting aye.

The Board discussed the start date for the 2015-16 school calendar. Funk made the motion to apply for an early start waiver. Smiarowski made the second with all voting aye.

Funk made a motion to offer an early retirement package to those who qualify and would like to apply. Smiarowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Secretary Rash will draw up the paperwork for approval at the next Board meeting.

Elementary Principal and Athletic Director, Snyder reported that the school has received and installed name/conference standing boards donated by the Booster Club. Together with other improvements to the Humeston gym this year and the American Flag donated by the South Central Iowa Community Foundation, he is hearing favorable comments on the gymnasium, both from the community and those visiting the school.

Secondary Principal Hunt reported we are now in the second semester of the school year. The high school will begin MAP testing the end of January. Renovations are progressing nicely at the Garden Grove facility. The new entrance is coming along as are the improvements being made to the Shop area. Hunt invited anyone who is interested to stop in and see the progress being made.

Alan Miller, District Superintendent, reported that Prom would be held at the Garden Grove School this spring with After Prom events taking place at the Elementary Building. Prom will be held on Saturday, April 25th. He also reported that Amy Horton had asked to hold an auction and soup supper during a couple of basketball games for upcoming Senior events. Miller discussed the future of ICN classrooms saying they would eventually be closing and replaced with higher speed internet options. Also, the new walk-in freezer unit was installed over Winter break.

Funk made the motion to adjourn with Smiarowski seconding the motion. All voted aye and President Lundahl adjourned the meeting at 8:45pm.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors will be held February 9th @ 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