March 2016 Minutes

Mormon Trail Community School Board Work Session

March 14, 2016

The Mormon Trail Board of Education met March 14, 2016 in the upstairs Board Room at the Elementary for a board work session. President Smiarowski opened the workshop at 7:08 p.m. Board members Peasley, Funk, and Smiarowski answered roll call. Lundahl entered the session at 7:12. Evans joined the group at 7:22. Secretary Rash and Superintendent Paxson were also present. Facility use of the District’s buildings and grounds was discussed. Board Policies No. 905.1; 905.1R1; 905.1R2; 905.1E1; and 905.1E2 were reviewed. Funk moved to adjourn the work session with Lundahl seconding. All voted in favor. President Smiarowski closed the session at 7:35 p.m.



March 14, 2016

President Smiarowski called the regular meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors to order at 7:35 p.m. in the Humeston upstairs Board room. Answering roll call were board members Funk, Evans, Peasley, Smiarowski and Lundahl. Superintendent, Lorna Paxson, Principals Mike Snyder and Steve Hunt and Board Secretary, Peggy Rash were in attendance. Guests present were Dan Utzke and members of the Mormon Trail Booster Club. Mr. Utzke, the new Day Custodian at Humeston was introduced to the group and welcomed to Mormon Trail CSD. Jennifer Hitt and other members of the Booster Club were present to address the Board about two fundraisers the Booster Club is planning. They will be hosting an Elementary Prom on April 2nd at the Humeston Elementary Gym. This will be a family event. The second fundraiser will be a Bubble Ball competition they would like to hold on the football field during RAGBRAI in July. Lundahl made a motion to approve the agenda. Peasley seconded the motion to approve with all present voting aye. Motion carried. Funk moved to approve the consent agenda which included approval of previous meeting and work session minutes and open enrollment in/out requests that meet requirements. Lundahl seconded with all voting aye. After reviewing the month’s financial reports, Lundahl made a motion to approve. Peasley seconded with all present voting aye. Following a brief discussion about the bills presented for payment, Lundahl motioned to approve the March bills for payment. Peasley seconded with all present voting aye. Evans made a motion to approve the use of the District’s football field by the Booster Club for a fundraiser during RAGBRAI. Funk seconded with all voting aye. Item #4 was tabled. Evans made a motion to have Secretary Rash transfer $250,000 plus interest back to Fund 33 (Capital Projects/SAVE) from Fund 10 (General). Lundahl seconded with all voting aye. The Board had authorized the inter-fund loan in August, 2015. Evans made a motion to set the public hearing date for the proposed 2016-17 Budget for April 11, 2016 @7:15 p.m. The motion was seconded by Funk and passed unanimously with all present voting aye. Lundahl motioned to raise the price of 2016-17 student lunches $.10, increasing the price from $2.05 to $2.15. Peasley seconded the motion with all voting aye. All other prices will remain the same. Lundahl moved to approve the following Spring Coaching positions. JH Girls and Boys Track-Mike Snyder, HS Girls and Boys Golf-Steve Hunt, HS Softball-Josh Stiles. Peasley seconded the motion with all voting aye. Lundahl made a motion to approve Robert Thatcher as HS Baseball coach for the 2015-16 season. Evans seconded and all present voted aye. Evans made a motion to approve that Mormon Trail High School students be allowed to participate with Chariton CSD in their soccer program provided there is no cost to Mormon Trail CSD and provided Chariton approves sharing the program. Funk seconded with all voting aye. Motion carries. Funk made a motion to not offer Cross Country in the fall of 2016-17. Evans seconded with all voting Lundahl made a motion that Mormon Trail would not offer Early Retirement this year. Funk seconded with all present voting aye. After final review and discussion of the District’s facility use Policies No. 905.1; 905.1R1; 905.1E1; and 905.1E2 during the work session, Lundahl made a motion to continue with the first reading at the next Board meeting on April 11. Funk seconded with all voting aye. Lundahl made a motion to approve the second and final reading of Board Policy 905.1R2, COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDINGS & SITES & EQUIPMENT FEES SCHEDULE. Evans seconded with all voting aye. Administrative reports were given by Superintendent Paxson and Principals Steve Hunt and Mike Funk motioned that the meeting be adjourned. Lundahl seconded with all voting in favor of adjournment. Smiarowski closed the meeting 9:15 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors will be held April 11th 2016 @ 7:30 p.m. in the Elementary Library preceded by a Public Hearing at 7:15 p.m. for the proposed 2016-17 Budget.

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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