MTCSD JR/SR High Facility Assessment

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Application for a certificate of need

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What is included?

The upcoming vote is crucial to our district. Click on the following link to view what is included in the bond.   What is included in the $5.5 Million Bond … [Continue Reading]

Special School Election

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Bulletin Week of Feb. 24

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I-Smile

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Free and Reduced Lunch Information

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Job Opportunity

  Mormon Trail Community School District Is looking for Substitutes for the following positions for the 2019-20 school year: Certified Teacher Subs Para-professionals Cooks Bus Drivers For more information call 641 877-2521 Or Stop by the District Office Mormon Trail Community … [Continue Reading]

June 9, 2014 Public Calendar Hearing

MORMON TRAIL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

PUBLIC HEARING

President Jan Lundahl opened the public hearing for comment on the proposed 2014-2015 school calendar at 7:20 p.m. in the elementary library.  The proposed calendar requires an early start waiver.  The calendar includes 1115 student hours (35 hours more than required to allow for snow days) and 191 teacher days.

There were no public comments.

President closed the public hearing at 7:30 P.M.

June 9, 2014 Regular Meeting

MORMON TRAIL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

REGULAR MEETING

June 9, 2014

Minutes

President Lundahl called the regular meeting to order at 8:42 p.m. in the elementary library.  Evans, Funk, Lundahl and Smiarowski were present.  Peasley was absent.  Also present were Superintendent Miller, Principal Snyder, Principal Hunt, secretaries Lovett and Rash, Willa Clark and Lori Lockwood.

Smiarowski moved to approve the consent agenda that included the minutes from the previous meeting, open enrollment requests that have met requirements and the resignation from Brooke Richman.  The second came from Funk.  All voted aye.  The resignation from Richman was accepted with regret and the district’s thanks for her service.

Smiarowski moved to approve the bills of accounting as presented.  Funk made the second.  All voted aye

President Lundahl asked for any questions or comments on the proposed 2014-2015 calendar.  Smiarowski moved to approve the early start waiver for 2014-2015.  The second was made by Funk.  All voted aye.

Funk moved the adopt the 2014-2015 school calendar containing 1115 hours for students and 191 days for teachers.  Smiarowski made the second.  All voted aye.

Smiarowski moved to have Linda Lovett removed from all district financial accounts effective July 1, 2014.  The second came from Funk.  All vote aye.

Funk moved to have Peggy Rash added to all district financial accounts effective July 1, 2014.  Evans made the second.  All voted aye.

Funk moved to approve Dallas Schumann as volunteer assistant baseball coach, pending Department of Education certification.  Evans made the second.  All voted aye.

Funk moved to change the vacation language of 12 month non-certified employees to unused vacation days cannot be carried forward.  All unused vacation will be paid at the end of the current contract at $25 per day.  Smiarowski made the second.  All voted aye.

Funk made the following motion: Current non-certified staff will be paid their unused vacation on June 30, 2014 at the 2013-2014 contract per diem rates.  Evans made the second.  All voted aye.

Funk moved to amend Bridgette Stark’s 2014-2015 contract by adding 5 extended days for guidance counselor duties beyond the regular contract.  Smiarowski made the second.  All voted aye.  Stark will serve as FACS instructor and K-12 Guidance Counselor.

The board discussed the proposed updated Teacher Handbook, Elementary Handbook and Jr. /Sr. High Handbook.  Elementary handbook changes included the elimination of the elementary post office, addition of Farms Bank Text for school notifications and the updated meal prices.  Mr. Hunt explained changes to sections regarding senior trip, eligibility and the good conduct rule/policy.  Smiarowski moved to approve all three handbooks.  Funk made the second.  All voted aye.

Funk introduced and moved to adopt the following resolution:

Whereas. The Board of Directors of the Mormon Trail Community School District has received a proposal to convey certain of its land to Kaleb Hampton for $250.  The property is locally known as 404 East Main Street, Garden Grove, and is legally described as follows:  Lots Three (3) and Eight (8), Block One (1) Original Town of Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa.

Smiarowski made the second.  All voted aye.

Smiarowski proposed the following addition to the resolution:  Whereas, it is appropriate pursuant to Iowa Code Section 297.22 to publish a Notice of the proposed conveyance and of the hearing and to receive and consider objection and petitions.

Now, Therefore, bit is resolved by the Board of Directors of the Mormon Trail Community School District:  Section 1.  That this Board shall set a public hearing on the conveyance of the above-described Property for July 14, 2014, at 7:15 p.m. in the elementary school library located at 403 South Front Street, Humeston, Iowa.  Section 2.  That the secretary is authorized and directed to prepare, publish, and distribute the Notice of Hearing.  Funk made the second.  All voted aye.  The entire resolution was adopted.

Superintendent Miller recommended offering Mona Baker the contract for FFA Sponsor for the 2014-2015 school year.  She will be paid according to schedule B, with an additional 5 days beyond the contract for summer activities.  The extra days will be paid at her per diem.  Evans moved to approve the contract to Ms. Baker as recommended.  Funk made the second.  All voted aye.

Evans moved to allow payment of all outstanding bills on June 30, 2014.  Funk made the second.  All voted aye.

Evans moved to donate the old baseball/softball score board to the MTYA for use at the Derby ball field.  Funk made the second.  All voted aye.

Evans moved to offer the 2014-2015 Athletic Director contract to Mike Snyder.  The second was made by Funk.  All voted aye.  The contract will begin July 1, 2014.

Principal Snyder reported the following:

  • Year-end Awards and 6th grade graduation were held on May 23rd.
  • Driver Education began May 20th with 10 students
  • Summer school began June 4th with 34 students, 9 staff and 2 silver cord volunteers.

Snyder’s athletic report included:

  • The new BB/SB scoreboard was installed June2nd
  • The batting cage was completed June 4th. A big thank you to all who worked getting the site ready and a special thanks to Charlie Horton for his generous donation to pay for the concrete. Also, thanks to Randy Sharp, John Banks, Brent Banks, Craig Young and Jamie Young for donating their labor to pour the concrete.

Principal Hunt reported the following:

  • Four students are participating in the credit recovery program
  • He recently attended a Principal’s meeting

Superintendent Miller reported:

  • He will be serving as interim principal for Murray beginning July 1,2014
  • The property south of the school has been cleared for sale. The abstract is being brought up to date. Following review of the abstract a closing date for Mormon Trail’s purchase of the property will be set

Funk moved to adjourn the meeting.  Smiarowski made the second.  All voted aye.

The next regular meeting will be July 14, 2014 at 7:30 in the elementary library.

President Lundahl adjourned the meeting at 10:03 p.m.

 

June 9, 2014 Joint Board Meeting

MORMON TRAIL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

JOINT MEETING WITH MURRAY CSD

June 9, 2014

Minutes

President Jan Lundahl called the joint meeting of the Mormon Trail CSD and Murray CSD to order at 7:17 p.m. in the elementary library.  Murray board members answering roll call were Dennis Jeter, Teri Jones and John Siefkas.  Board members present from Mormon Trail were Pat Evans, Brad Funk, Jan Lundahl, Marc Smiarowski.  Also present were Superintendent Miller, Secretaries Lovett and Rash along with Elizabeth Justice, Murray Board Secretary/Business Manager, Willa Clark and Lori Lockwood.

President Lundahl welcomed the Murray board to the meeting.

Evans moved to approve the consent agenda.  Funk made the second.  All voted aye.

The board agreed the sharing agreement for the Superintendent position has been beneficial to both districts.  Following discussion the consensus of both boards was to direct Murray to draft a three year agreement to share Superintendent services.  The contract will include a $5,000 salary increase for the 2015-2016 school year.  Both boards will approve the sharing agreement at the July meeting.

Funk moved to adjourn the meeting.  Evans made the second.  All voted aye.

 

President Lundahl adjourned the meeting at 7:45 P.M.

May 12, 2014

MORMON TRAIL COMMUITY SCHOOL

REGULAR MEETING

May 12, 2014

Minutes

President Lundahl called the regular meeting of the board of education to order at 8:13 p.m.  Evans, Funk, Lundahl, Peasley and Smiarwoski were present.  Also in attendance were Superintendent Miller, Snyder, Hunt, Lovett, Peggy Rash and Andrea Compton.

Superintendent Miller introduced Andrea Compton.  Andrea is Mormon Trail’s reading consultant from Green Hills AEA.  Ms. Compton presented the data from this school year showing students have made gains in reading and math.  Ms. Compton had nothing but praise for the elementary teachers and students for all of their very hard work.  She said the district has made great progress, but there is still work to do, but we are on the right track.  President Lundahl and the board thanked her for her presentation and her very valuable help to staff.

Smiarwoski moved to approve the consent agenda, which included the following:

  • Move item 8, Superintendent Evaluation to follow Administrative Reports
  • Approve minutes from the previous meeting and financial reports
  • Accept the resignation submitted by Dan Day for the Guidance Counselor position
  • Approve Drama contracts for Sharon Day and Robert Thatcher
  • Approve the new three year contract for the shared position of Junior Court Liaison Officer.

Peasley made the second.  All voted aye.

Evans moved to approve the bills of accounting.  Funk made the second.  All voted aye.

Funk moved to approve the proposed budget amendment for the FY 2014 budget.  The second was made by Peasley.  All voted aye.

Principal Hunt presented the list of twelve seniors for approval for graduation.  Funk moved to approve all seniors for graduation.  Second by Evans.  All voted aye.

Superintendent Miller presented the state mandated increases for student lunches and breakfasts for the 2014-2015 school year.  Peasley moved to increase student lunches by .10 and student breakfasts by .05.  The second came from Evans.  All voted aye.

Superintendent Miller asked the board to approve the 2014-2015 Master Agreement.  The agreement includes a total package increase of 3.58%.  Non-certified employees will also receive a 3.58% increase.

Funk moved to approve the Master Agreement and non-certified pay increases.  Second by Peasley.  All voted aye.

The board set a new public hearing date for the start date for the 2014-2015 school year, hours

for students and the school calendar on a motion from Peasley.  The public hearing will be held June 9, 2014 at 7:15 p.m. in the elementary library.  Funk made the second.  All voted aye.

Principal Snyder highlighted the following from his written report,

  • PK round-up was held April 25 with 27 students attending
  • FFA presented Food for America for the elementary on May 6
  • 4-6 grades participated in a track and field day at Chariton on May 7, while K-3 held track and field here. Awards were presented May 12.

Mr. Snyder also gave the board an updated baseball/softball schedule.  He reviewed the track and golf season.

Principal Hunt highlighted the following from his written report.

  • Graduation will be Sunday May 18th at 1:00 p.m.
  • Baccalaureate is May 16 at the Humeston Christian Methodist Church
  • Annual Academic banquet was held at Carpenters Hall in Chariton. Jaelah Funk, Mikayla Reed, and Haylie Owens attended.
  • Seniors left for the Ozarks on senior trip Monday, May 12.

Superintendent Miller reported an extension on the purchase agreement has been signed.  He and Mr. Snyder and Mr. Hunt will be attending a meeting in Mount Pleasant on Tuesday regarding the addition of Harmony to the Blue Grass Conference.

Evans moved to enter closed session as allowed in section 21(1)(i) of the open meeting law to evaluate the professional competency of an individual to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation at 10:10 p.m.  Peasley made the second.  All voted aye.

The board returned to open session at 10:41 p.m.  There was no action taken.

Funk move to adjourn the meeting.  Evans made the second.  All voted aye.

President Lundahl adjourned the meeting at 10:43 p.m.  The next regular meeting will be June 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the elementary library.

April 24, 2014 Minutes

MORMON TRAIL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

SPECIAL MEETING

 

April 24, 2014

Minutes

President Lundahl called the special meeting to order at 2:05 p.m. in the elementary library.  Board members present were Evans, Funk, Lundahl, and Smiarwoski.  Also present were Superintendent Miller, Principals Snyder and Hunt and Lovett.  Guests in attendance were Pam Russell, Department of Education, Brooke Dornack, GHAEA, Carissa Otto, GHAEA, Lori Helgevold, GHAEA, Janet Boyd, Iowa Department of Education, Margaret Jensen Connet, Iowa Department of Education, Amy Vybiral, Department of Education, Jeanette Thomas, Department of Education and Del Hoover, Department of Education.

The guests were present to give highlights from the completed site visit.  The visit had two parts, accreditation and equity.  The team discussed the District’s strengths and gave recommendation in both areas.

President Lundahl and Superintendent Miller thanked the site visit team.

Smiarwoski moved to set the public hearing date for the 2014-2015 calendar for May 12, 2014 at 7:20 p.m. in the elementary library.  Evans made the second.  All voted aye.

Evans moved to approve the required changes to Board Policies 301.1, 303.2, 500 and 603.4.  Funk made the second.  All voted aye.

Funk moved to adjourn the meeting.  Smiarwoski made the second all voted aye.

President Lundahl adjourned the meeting at 2:50 p.m.

Fine Arts Sculpture by Jacob Heasley

Jacob Heasley has used clay to create “Forever Mine.” This is just one example of the work that he has done this year.IMG_1055 IMG_1056 IMG_1084