July 16, 2018 board meeting

17 Jul
Food

Director of Food Service Lynn Large, left, leads a mock lunch line for administrators and board members during the July 16 board meeting. Large wanted to show how students with negative lunch account balances were given a turkey sandwich meal. Also pictured, from left, are Business Manager Randy Denham and board members Mike Miller and Ben Fletcher.

Nutritional Services Report
Director of Food Service Lynn Large, presented this report.
She talked about the House File 2467, which is recently approved state legislation. Large went into the requirements of the law and how MCSD will comply.
She also had the board go through a mock food line at a school to see the slight difference in how they handle those who have negative account balances and those who do not. Those with a negative meal accounts receive a turkey sandwich, with fruit and milk.
“We won’t turn anybody away…We want to feed kids,” Large said.

Consent Agenda
For personnel items approved by the board, click here.
Included in this list was the hiring of Michael Appel as the new head boys basketball coach at MHS. Click here for more information on Appel’s appointment.

Discussion was held on how bills are paid and invoices verified in the district.

Donation – The district approved a $50,000 grant from the Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation- to help support the arts in MCSD.

2018-19 Transportation handbooks
Director of Transportation Rex Kozak presented changes to these handbooks. They will be up for approval at the August 6 board meeting

2018-19 Student Handbooks
Changes in the student handbooks at the different school levels for the 2018-19 school year were presented by principals at the June 18 meeting. At this meeting they were up for approval and approved by the board.

Nutritional Services Report
Director of Food Service Lynn Large, presented this report.
She talked about the House File 2467, which is recently approved state legislation. Large went into the requirements of the law and how MCSD will comply.
She also had the board go through a mock food line at a school to see the slight difference in how they handle those who have negative account balances and those who do not. Those with a negative meal accounts receive a turkey sandwich, with fruit and milk.
“We won’t turn anybody away…we want to feed kids,” Large said.

Literacy materials for Special Education
Director of Special Services Matt Cretsinger presented special education literacy materials for K-6. These materials are part of a multi-year process to provide the district’s special educators with an evidence-based curriculum that targets the skill deficit areas students with reading disabilities most commonly need instructional support.  Really Great Reading is the product that has been selected by the special education literacy committee.
The cost for 5th-6th is $20,464.20 and the cost for the remaining K-4th teachers (plus consumable replacements) is $20,070.40. The board approved the purchases.

Fiscal Year 2018 Audit Proposal
Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte presented this request to seek guidance from state auditor’s office due to irregularities in payroll reporting and to complete this year’s audit. The board approved the 2018 fiscal year audit with the expectation of the release from the previously-approved auditor.

MHS Roundhouse Phase II Update
Director of Buildings and Grounds Chuck Springer presented a Phase II update at the Roundhouse. The north wall is now complete to the roof line, wrestling room floor has been poured as well as the storage and office area in the wrestling room area.
Substantial completion date is November 28th and budget is within approved budget plus contingency.  Several board members will tour the facility at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

Board Policies

First reading
The following first reading policies were all approved and waived second reading.
802.1 – Maintenance Schedule
802.2 – Requests for Improvement
802.3 – Emergency Repairs
802.4 – Capital Assets
802.7 – Energy Management Conservation
401.8 – Recognition for Service of Employees
903.2- old number 603.7 – Community Resource Persons and Volunteers
903.2- E1 – School Volunteer Application

Initial Review
503.1R1-Disciplinary Procedures and or Penalties –  Number change in consecutive school days. Policy to come back before board.
710.4- Meal Charges – Changes to come from Food Service Director Lynn Large- to come back before board
802.8- Use of Contract Service – Additions to come back
803.1 -Disposition of Obsolete Equipment – Marked as reviewed
804.1- Facilities Safety Program – Change in title of policy- Marked as reviewed
804.1 R- Safety Management Manual –  Changes language to coincide with board policy on tobacco – To come back
804.6 (old number 804.2)  Marked as reviewed
804.6 R (old number 804.6-R) – – Marked as reviewed
804.4- Asbestos-Containing Material -Deletion of portion, to come back before board
804.2- Warning System and Emergency Plans – Adopting an IASB policy- To come back before board.

The next meeting will be board work session in district office conference room on Tuesday, July 17 at 5 p.m. for board and superintendent goals.

The next regular board meeting is Aug. 6 at 5 p.m. in the district office.

From Board President Bea Niblock
“I hope that you are all enjoying your time away!
It seems that even the month of July finds the board with a full agenda.  Many items were reviewed and discussed. One of the highlights of the evening was an update on the Roundhouse Phase II.  Chuck Springer gave a presentation showing pictures of the work in progress. It was encouraging to see the walls going up and to hear that the project was still on schedule and within the projected budget.
“On time and under budget” seems to be an impossibility in construction these days.  But, we are blessed with that possibility in the Roundhouse Phase II project. Hurray for the district!”  – Bea Niblock

 

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