June 22 Special Board Minutes

Mormon Trail Community School District

Special Meeting

June 22, 2017


The Mormon Trail School Board met in special session June 22, 2017 in the Elementary Library. President Smiarowski called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. Evans answered roll call via phone and Peasley, Funk and Smiarowski were present in person. Lundahl was absent. Superintendent Paxson and Secretary Rash were also present. Guests were Mike McKeown, IPSIP and David Laing, MDL. Funk made a motion to approve the agenda with Peasley seconding. All voted aye. Evans made a motion that the District stay with their current Insurance provider, MDL Insurance for 2017-18. Peasley seconded with all voting aye. The decision had been tabled at the June 12, 2017 meeting to allow more time for comparisons. Sharing agreements between other Districts were next up for discussion. Funk made a motion to continue sharing the Juvenile Court Officer, Brian Carson with Central Decatur stating that the Board set out specific expectations on how the District utilizes his services and to review again in March 2018. Evans seconded with all voting aye. Next was shared Curriculum Director, Lorna Paxson with Diagonal CSD. Superintendent Paxson reported that the Diagonal CSD Board of Directors had held a board meeting the evening before and have decided they do not want to continue sharing the Curriculum Director position with Mormon Trail. As no official notification has been received to date from Diagonal the Mormon Trail Board took no action on the matter. Board Policy 710.4 Meal Charges was up next for the final reading. Funk motioned to approve with Peasley seconding. All in attendance answered with aye. Evans motioned to approve a resolution to transfer funds from the Debt Service Fund to the PPEL Fund in the amount of $2207.85. Funk seconded followed by all ayes. The balance in the Debt Service Fund was left after the Bonds were paid off after final payment for the Humeston Elementary School in 2014. Evans made the motion to authorize Business Manager, Peggy Rash to set up a new bank account at Great Western Bank for Scholarship Funds. Also to require both signatures of the Board President and Business Manager to be authorized signors on the account. Peasley seconded with all voting aye. The District has received a donation designated to be given as a scholarship and has had inquiries regarding future opportunities for scholarships. The State requires that the proceeds be accounted for separate from other school district funds. Funk made a motion to adjourn with Peasley seconding. All voted aye. Smiarowski closed the meeting at 8:15 p.m.


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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