July 9, 2018 Board Minutes



July 9, 2018    

President Smiarowski called the regular meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors to order at 7:02 p.m. in the Humeston Elementary Library. Answering roll call were board members Evans, Peasley, Funk, Cromer and Smiarowski. Superintendent Kerry Phillips, Elementary / High School Principal Becky Stripe and Board Secretary Peggy Rash were also present. Linda Horton from the Humeston New Era and David Laing from MDL Insurance were also in attendance. Guests signing in were Laura Funk, Chris Hilton, Kimberly Hayes, Claudia Brown, Kara Hilton and Pam Woollis. 

Laura Funk, School Nurse, spoke to the Board about drug testing training she went to recently. The Board is considering implementing mandatory drug testing for all employees in the district. Currently, only bus drivers are required to be tested.

David Laing was present to talk to the Board about the school insurance renewal. He mentioned the additional coverage for the new buses hasn’t been finalized. He also recommended adding cyber liability insurance. 

The agenda was approved with a motion by Cromer followed by a second by Peasley. All voted aye to approve.

The consent agenda which included the previous meetings minutes and open enrollment requests that meet requirements, was approved with a motion by Funk and a second by Evans. All present vote aye to approve the motion. There were no new open enrollments requests into or out of the District reported.

Evans made a motion to accept the resignation of Joyce Sinclair as Elementary School crossing Guard. Cromer seconded followed by all ayes. The Board would like to thank Joyce for her many years of keeping Mormon Trail’s elementary students safe while crossing the highway on their way to school.

Evans made a motion to renew the District’s Insurance policy with MDL Insurance. The motion was seconded by Cromer and all present voted aye.

A dairy bid from AE Dairy was accepted with a motion by Funk and a second from Cromer. All present voted aye that Anderson Erickson’s bid will supply milk, cottage cheese and yogurt to the District this school year. Anderson Erickson also supplies and maintains the coolers used to store the milk. There were no other bids submitted.

A bid received from Agriland FS to supply the District’s propane for fy 2018-19 was accepted with a motion by Evans, a second from Peasley followed by an aye vote from Funk, Peasley, Evans and Smiarowski. Cromer abstained. Motion passes. Agriland’s bid of $1.013/gallon (including safety hazmat fee) was the only bid received.

Cromer made the motion to renew the District’s financial software with Grant Wood AEA for another year. Funk seconded followed by all aye votes.

Peasley made the motion to pay hourly subs $8.25 an hour and to pay certified teacher subs $110 a day this school year. Funk made the second followed by all aye votes. Motion passes.

Evans motioned to approve Great Western Bank and ISJIT as the District’s depositories for fy 2018-19. Funds are not to exceed $2,000,000 each. Cromer seconded followed by all aye votes.

The following positions were approved for fall sports pending background checks and proof of licensure:

*Motion by Cromer. Second by Peasley. All votes of aye. Varsity/JV volleyball – Josh Stiles

*Motion by Funk. Second by Evans. All votes of aye. Junior High volleyball – Amy Horton

*Motion by Evans. Second by Cromer. All votes of aye Varsity football – Travis Johnson

*Motion by Cromer. Second by Peasley. All votes of aye. JV football – Sam Moore

*Motion by Peasley. Second by Funk. Motion passes. Aye: Peasley, Funk, Cromer and Smiarowski Nay: Evans. Junior High football – Bill Hoover

*Motion by Cromer. Second by Evans. Motion passes. Aye: Peasley, Funk, Cromer, Evans. Smiarowski abstains. Volunteer assistant football: Jason Newton and Marc Smiarowski.

Motion by Funk, Second by Cromer to approve the sharing contract with Wayne CSD for the shared TAG position. Motion passes with votes of all aye. Mormon Trail holds the contract for instructor, Adam Hysell. Time is shared 50/50 with Wayne CSD.

Cromer made the motion followed by a second from Peasley to make two corrections to the 2018-19 2019-20 Master contracts. P 12: add additional language that was left out; p 13: change 1/8 to 1/9.Motion passes with all votes of aye.

Last under action items, Cromer made a motion to approve the bills and financials. Funk 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 summer school was coming to an end as was softball and baseball. Stripe said the summer school kids went to the swimming pool for swimming lessons. Phillips talked about plans for entry ways at both Humeston and Garden Grove. Gym floors will be refinished at Garden Grove and Humeston this month


Cromer motioned to adjourn the meeting. Funk seconded followed by all ayes. Smiarowski closed the meeting at 8:32 pm.

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

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              President, Board of Education               Secretary, Board of Education

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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