June 24, 2019 Special Meeting

Mormon Trail Community School District

Special Meeting

June 24, 2019

President Smiarowski called the special meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors to order at 5:32 p.m. in the Humeston Elementary District Office. Answering roll call were board members Evans, Peasley, Funk and Smiarowski. Superintendent Kerry Phillips and Board Secretary Peggy Rash were also present. Cromer entered the meeting at 5:36 pm.

Peasley motioned to approve the agenda. Funk seconded followed by all ayes.

First up under action items was a land purchase. Evans made a motion to approve the purchase of 12 acres of land from Roy Kyner, LLC and Mary Kyner Heirs, LLC at a price of $5000 per acre plus the cost of the survey and legal fees and closing costs. Funk seconded followed by all aye votes.

Funk made a motion to authorize Marc Smiarowski to sign paperwork for the land purchase. Peasley seconded followed by all aye votes.

The following contracts for 2019-20 were approved:

Becky Stripe, PK-12 principal received a 3% increase in salary with a motion by Funk, a second by Cromer and all ayes in agreement. Stripe’s salary will be $74,675.

A 3% increase in salary was also approved for Peggy Rash, Business Manager/Board Secretary/HR with a motion by Evans and a second by Funk. All present voted aye. Rash’s salary will be $40,243.94.

Marc Smiarowski was approved for Speed and Agility with a motion by Evans, a second by Peasley, and aye votes from Cromer, Evans, Funk and Peasley. Smiarowski abstained. Motion passes. Smiarowski is a volunteer for the District.    

Cromer made a motion to offer Mr Phillips a new contract with the following terms: 28 days will be added to the contract bringing total contracted days from 144 to 172, vacation days increase from 9 to 10.5, sick days from 10 to 11, and personal days remain the same with 3. Phillips will also receive Family Health Insurance and the use of a school vehicle for use during school business. Days in the District will be increased from the current 3 days to 4 days during the school year and decreased from 3 days to 2 days during the summer. Total change is $18,612.87 bringing total salary to $90,993.06. Funk seconded followed by all ayes to approve the new 3 year rolling contract.

Evans made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Funk seconded. All voted in agreement. President Smiarowski closed the meeting at 5:50 pm

The next meeting of the Mormon Trail Board will be held July 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

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President, Board of Education Secretary, Board of Education


These minutes are written as recorded by the Board Secretary and are subject to approval at the next regular board meeting.   Peggy Rash, Board Secretary/Treasurer