November 11, 2013 Board Minutes

MORMON TRAIL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

REGULAR MEETING

November 11, 2013

Minutes

President Lundahl called the regular meeting of the board of education to order at 7:03 p.m. in the elementary library.  Board members Evans, Funk, Lundahl, Peasley and Smiarowski were present.  Also present were Superintendent Miller, Principal Hunt, Lovett and Lori Lockwood.

There were no agenda changes.  Evans moved to approve the agenda, minutes of

the previous meeting and an open enrollment request out that met all requirements.  Funk made the second.  All voted aye.

Willa Clark entered the meeting at 7:07 p.m.

Following a brief discussion Evans moved to approve the bills of accounting and financial report.  Funk made the second.  All voted aye.

The board and Mr. Miller discussed Board goals, District goals and Superintendent goals.  The board feels one of their priorities is the use of technology to help increase student achievement.  They also feel basing financial decisions to increase student achievement, Improving buildings and grounds and maintaining a viable school is very important.  District goals were also discussed.  Superintendent Miller will use the information from this discussion to select Standards with goals for himself that help reach the board and district goals.

The board held the second reading of 400 Series Board Policies.  Funk moved to approve the second reading with the changes discussed.  Peasley made the second.  All voted aye.

Peasley moved to approve the first reading of the 500 Series Board Policies.  Smiarowski made the second.  All voted aye.  The board will review the 500 Series Board Policies with the necessary changes at the next regular meeting.

Mr. Miller recommended offering the contract for Junior High Girls Basketball coach to Ashley Parmer.  Buck Parmer was offered the contract at the last meeting but will be unable to do both Varsity and JH due to scheduling conflicts.  Evans moved to approve Ashley Parmer for the position.  Smiarowski made the second.  All voted aye.

The district received one bid for snow removal for the 2013-2014 school year.  The bid was received from Kar Knuts.  The bid is for $50.00 per hour for any of their equipment.  Evans moved to approve the bid from Kar Knuts.  Smiarowski made the second.  All voted aye.

Mike Snyder submitted written reports for elementary principal and athletic director

Mr. Hunt reported the following:

  • FCCLA attended district meeting at SWCC where Ashley Hofmann was elected District Vice-President
  • Parent-Teacher conferences were very successful with 85% attendance
  • ROCCS students went to Indiana for a regional meeting
  • The HS choir sang before the Iowa Wild game at Wells Fargo Arena and sang at the CD Craft Show
  • Mid-term is November 18

Mr. Miller reviewed the current mileage on school owned vehicles.  He requested the go ahead to advertise for an anticipated custodial opening and for the position of Board Secretary/Business Manager.  Mr. Miller also briefly discussed facilities improvements.

Smiarowski moved to adjourn.  Peasley made the second.  All voted aye.

President Lundahl adjourned the meeting at 9:38 p.m.

 

The next regular meeting will be December 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the elementary library.