August 17, 2015 Board Meeting

18 Aug

Susan Fritzell, MHS teacher


Marshalltown High School extended learning teacher Susan Fritzell was recognized for being the recipient of the Iowa Soil Conservation Teacher Award from the Iowa Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

Transportation Van Purchase

Don Meyer, transportation director, presented van bids to replace a van that has 178,095 miles and transports students to River Hills (special education school in Cedar Falls) each school day. The board approved the bid for a 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan for $22,554 from Ken Wise of Marshalltown. The older, high mileage van will now be utilized for district mail.

Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program

The board approved the Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program for those looking to retire at the end of the upcoming school year. The program was approved for licensed teaching staff, 12-month secretaries and administrators. Staff must be at least 55 years old and have worked in the district for 15 years to qualify. Staff have until Feb. 1, 2016 to decide whether to participate in this program. This incentive covers insurance costs for retirees in the program until they turn 65.

Roundhouse renovation

Susan Jones of CPMI (project manager) spoke on the progress of phase 1 of the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse renovation. The board approved a Certificate of Substantial Completion for many areas of the Roundhouse, including most recently the gym, girls locker room and restrooms. Work remains on the new locker rooms, site work and other portions. An open house and tours for the public will be held at the Roundhouse from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 21. A bigger celebration will be planned for later in the fall.

MCSD Security Vestibules

Dave Schulze, district architect of TSP, presented the bid for security vestibule upgrades at Franklin, Hoglan and Woodbury elementary schools and Marshalltown Learning Academy and additional projects including a network access controls systems for based in MHS and new doors at the Support Services Center. The board approved the bid (4-2) from Hay Construction of Marshalltown for $470,500.


First Reading

312.4 – Administrator Evaluation – IASB policy formatted to fit our format – Policy adopted.

414.6 – Jury Duty – Added paraeducators and transportation employees. Accepted as amended.

204.9 – Agenda and Order of Regular Business Meetings – Marked as reviewed

204.9- R-1- Board Calendar -Added board self evaluation in June –

204.9. R-2. – Agenda and Order of Regular Business Meetings –Changes made

Initial review

502.7 – Student Conduct in Extra-Curricular Activities– To come back with regulations as a first reading after a meeting held with parties involved.

505.7-E Standard Fee Waiver Application and 505.7- R Fee Waiver Procedure – No recommended changes- to mark reviewed.

601.2 – School Calendar- To be brought back to mirror IASB policy.

601.3 – School Day – To be brought back

For personnel items approved at the meeting, click here and here.

The next regular meeting is Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. in district offices.

From School Board President Kay Beach

Wow! School starts in only a week – where has the summer gone?!? It’s my hope that you will enjoy these last days of “summer vacation:” savor the time with family, build among your children a sense of expectation of exciting things to come in the new school year, be grateful for the opportunity to live and work in our very special community……..and remember to exercise your right to vote in the School Board election on September 8.

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