Sept. 7, 2021 Board Meeting

8 Sep

Note on new feature: Watch the full board meeting discussion regarding each of the below items by clicking the “watch recording” link. The link will take you directly to the beginning of the chosen agenda item/topic in the video recording of the meeting.

Orpheum Theater, parking lot set to become part of MCSD – watch recording
The Marshalltown School Board approved a letter of intent to purchase the Orpheum Theater Center, an important Marshalltown landmark, at the Sept. 7 Marshalltown School Board meeting. The Orpheum is set to become part of the District after several years of Iowa Valley Community College District operation.

Additionally, the board approved an agreement to acquire the parking lot next to the Orpheum from UnityPoint Health. Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte said the facility is planned for educational use by Bobcat students.

Students share Great Debate experiences – watch recording
MHS students Vania Madrigal Ibarra and Edgar Tellez strengthened several important skills as they took part in the National Hispanic Institute’s Great Debate. The students shared their experiences from the event at Tuesday’s board meeting.

Vania said she was able to share about her life experiences using self-expression skills. Edgar said he developed strong points and counter arguments on an assigned topic during the event.

MHS students Vania Madrigal Ibarra, left, and Edgar Tellez, right, share their experiences from the recent National Hispanic Institute Great Debate.

School supply donation efforts highlighted – watch recording
Hundreds of pens, pencils, notebooks, crayons, and more were recently donated to the Marshalltown CSD through two generous efforts

House of Compassion Director Chad Hammar and MPD Officer Andrew Cole, representing the Fraternal Order of Police, partnered to provide large numbers of supplies for this year’s Stuff the Bus effort. Additionally, hundreds of supply-stuffed backpacks were provided by O’Brien Family McDonald’s, which includes the local McDonald’s location.

These donation efforts help to ensure all students have access to essential school supplies as the new year begins.

Ridout, right, presents a donation to Isgrig, left.

Proceeds from Bobcat Burger sales donated to MHS Activities Department – watch recording
MHS Activities Director Ryan Isgrig accepted a generous donation from local Legends American Grill Manager Brady Ridout at Tuesday’s meeting. The donation of more than $1,500 was raised through sales of the restaurant’s signature Bobcat Burger. For each Bobcat Burger purchased, $1 was added to the donation funds.

2021-22 Student School Board representatives share first update – watch recording
Student School Board representatives Haley Reed and Aaron Seberger shared the first of many school year updates with the school board Tuesday evening. 

Reed returns as a representative after serving last school year; Seberger, one of the new student board reps this year, introduced himself to the board. Fellow student representatives Taylor Jones and Phoebe Hermanson will also share updates at school board meetings this year.

Student School Board representatives Haley Reed, left, and Aaron Seberger, right, share the first student representative update of the 2021-22 school year.

Communications Director Adam Sodders reviewed the good news from the district by sharing newspaper articles as well as school communications articles. That list can be seen here.

Personnel items
For a list of personnel items approved Monday, click here.

First Reading

  • 401.13 Staff Technology Use/Social Networking

Initial Review – 

  • 401.5 Employee Records (will come back for a first reading)
  • 401.5-R1 Employee Records Regulation (marked as reviewed)
  • 401.6 Limitations to Employment References (marked as reviewed)
  • 501.14 Open Enrollment-Sending District (will come back for a first reading)
  • 501.15 Open Enrollment-Receiving District (will come back for a first reading)
  • 505.5 Graduation Requirements (will come back for a first reading)
  • 508.5 Activity Ticket Funds (will come back for a first reading)
  • 603.6 Physical Education (will come back for a first reading)
  • 604.1 Private Instruction (will come back for a first reading)
  • 711.2 Student Conduct on School Transportation (will come back for a first reading)
  • New Policy 205.4 Lifetime Activity Passes (will come back for a first reading)
  • New Policy 502.3 Student Expression and Student Publications (will come back for a first reading)
  • New Regulation 502.3-R1 Student Expression and Student Publications Code (will come back for a first reading)
  • New Policy 905.3 Weapons in the School District (will come back for a first reading)
  • 504.3 School Publications (deleted)
  • 504.3-R1 Student Publications Code (deleted)

The next Marshalltown School Board meeting is set for 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 at the Central Administration Office, 1002 S. 3rd Ave. The meeting will be available to watch via live stream through the Bobcat News Network (BNN) YouTube channel.

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