September 8, 2014 Minutes



September 8, 2014


President Lundahl called the annual meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. in the Humeston Elementary Library.

Peasley, Funk, Smiarowski, Evans and Lundahl were present. Also in attendance were Superintendent Miller, Principal Hunt, Secretary Rash, and Linda Grismore. President Lundahl welcomed Linda Grismore, who will be the new correspondent covering Mormon Trail CSD Board meetings for the Humeston New Era. Smiarowski moved to approve the consent agenda that included Minutes from the previous meeting, open enrollment, the Articulation Agreement with SWCC, the hiring of staff member, Teri Indorf, at Garden Grove, and assigning Brad Krutsinger HS Student Council Advisor for the 2014-15 school year. The second came from Funk. All voted aye. Smiarowski moved to approve the bills of accounting for September. Peasley made the second. All voted aye. A motion to approve the June 30, 2014 Depository Report was made by Funk. Evans seconded the motion with all voting aye. Funk moved to approve adult lunch and breakfast prices. $3.50 and $2.00, respectively, will be charged to meet state standards. The motion was seconded by Smiarowski. All voted aye. Evans made a motion to approve the following annual appointments: School District Attorney – Verle Norris, Humeston & Ahlers Law Firm, Des Moines Depositories – Great Western Bank, Humeston, $2,000,000 & ISJIT, Des Moines, $2,000,000. Official Publication – Humeston New Era Board Secretary/Treasurer – Peggy Rash, Peasley seconded the motion. All voted aye. A motion to allow the transferring of funds between the General Fund and the Management Fund as may be necessary during the 2014-15 school year was made by Evans. The second came from Funk. All voted aye. Administrative reports were given by Steve Hunt, Secondary Principal and Alan Miller, District Superintendent. Elementary Principal Mike Snyder was not in attendance but submitted a report. Hunt reported there are 100+ enrolled in the secondary building. FFA has good numbers with 15 members. Hunt also reported Mormon Trail is hosting a soil judging contest this week. Plans are in full swing for Homecoming which is coming up on October 3rd during the first few weeks of the new school year. Superintendent Miller reported on the many projects that continue to be a work in progress throughout the District. Among them, he reported that asphalting the Garden Grove Parking area is on hold due to lack of a rock base. As soon as the weather permits, the contractor will take a look at the condition of the track and make a determination on how to proceed. Miller also commended the Mormon Trail Athletic Booster Club on their hard work raising funds in order to provide uniforms and equipment for our athletes that might not otherwise be purchased. He also extended his appreciation for the work they have done fixing up and painting around the athletic fields. 40 Chrome books are in the works that will be set up on mobile labs for use by upper elementary students. President Lundahl administered the Oath to Secretary/Treasurer Rash. Rash then opened the floor to nominations for President. Funk nominated Jan Lundahl for President. The nomination was seconded by Evans. The vote was unanimous. Rash then administered the Oath of office to Lundahl who then called for nominations for Vice President. Peasley nominated Pat Evans. Funk seconded the nomination. All voted in favor and Lundahl proceeded to administer the oath of office for Vice President to Evans. It was agreed that the Board would meet the 2nd Library. The motion was made by Smiarowski and seconded by Funk. Smiarowski made the motion to adjourn with Funk seconding. President Lundahl adjourned the meeting at 8:12. The next meeting of the Mormon Trail Board of Directors will be help October 13th Monday @ 7:30 p.m. in the Humeston Elementary.

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President, Board of Education Secretary, Board of Education