September 25, 2018 Special Meeting

Mormon Trail Community School District

Special Meeting

September 25, 2018

The Mormon Trail School Board met in special session September 24, 2018 at the Humeston Elementary Library. 

President Smiarowski called the meeting to order at 5:37 p.m. Peasley, Funk, Cromer, Evans and Smiarowski answered roll call. Superintendent Phillips and Secretary Rash were also present. Guests were Eric Baron and Jim Huse from DLR. Funk made a motion to approve the agenda with Cromer seconding. Evans, Peasley, Funk, Cromer and Smiarowski voted aye. Motion carries.

Under action items, the agreement with UNESCO was up for discussion. In June, the Board had agreed to move forward with the Comprehensive Facility Planning stage with UNESCO. The commitment to UNESCO for this stage was $10,000 should the District decide later not to continue to a finished product. Superintendent Phillips met recently with Brian Crawford and the two agreed that there would be no charge if the District decided not to move forward with the Comprehensive Facility Planning stage. At the recommendation of Superintendent Phillips, Evans made the motion to reverse the agreement made in June to move forward with the Comprehensive Facility Planning stage with UNESCO and to reevaluate the options. Peasley seconded followed by all aye votes. 

Guests Eric Baron and Jim Huse were present to speak to the Board about their Design company, DLR. The two told the Board a little about their company and answered questions. DLR has been involved in many K-16 projects in Iowa, including remodeling and building projects in the Moravia and Seymour School Districts. Superintendent Phillips and Board members Smiarowski and Evans had met with DLR previously.

The group took a break between 7 pm and 7:15 pm.

At 7:17 pm Funk made a motion to go into closed session under Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (j). The motion was seconded by Cromer. A roll call vote was taken. Evans aye; Funk aye; Peasley aye; Cromer aye; Smiarowski aye.

The Board entered closed session at 7:17 pm. under Iowa code 21.5 (1) (j)

The Board returned to open session at 8:10 pm.

Cromer made the motion to adjourn followed by a second from Cromer. All present voted aye in favor of adjournment.

President  Smiarowski closed the meeting at 8:10 pm.

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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