March 7, 2022 Board Meeting

8 Mar

To watch the full board meeting discussion of the below items, please click the “watch recording” link next to each item. The links will take you to the start of each of the below agenda items/topics from the board meeting recording.

Board shows appreciation for staff with retention payment approval – watch recording
In a proactive decision at the Monday, March 7 regular meeting, the Marshalltown School Board approved retention payments for eligible staff who do not qualify for a similar payment from the state level.

“It takes all of us to put together a high-quality educational experience for our young people,” said Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte. 

The state-level retention payment includes $1,000 for qualifying full-time, in-person teachers. Monday’s decision means an equivalent retention payment (or a prorated payment, as appropriate) will be given to all other eligible staff members using federal ESSER funds. For full details on the payments, please see the recorded segment from Monday’s board meeting above.

The board also officially shared its intention to provide similar payments to qualified staff next school year, if still allowed under state and/or federal law.

MHS Boys Bowling team members (from left) Xander Pickett, Andru Wilder, Alex Thompson, Damon Borton, MHS Activities Director Ryan Isgrig, Head Coach DJ Wilder, Assistant Coach Nate Clark, and Assistant Coach Dustin Peterson are celebrated at Monday’s meeting. Team members not pictured: Dylan Cooper, Demitri Ferneau, and Aaron Ratte.

Another stellar MHS Boys Bowling campaign recognized  – watch recording
The MHS Boys Bowling team just completed another outstanding season, finishing as runners-up in the Class 3A state competition. It was their eighth-straight state-qualifying season. Bowling Head Coach DJ Wilder and several team members were recognized for their continued excellence on Monday evening.

In addition to their great team performance, individual team members earned major plaudits this season. Demitri Ferneau was named First Team All-State, Andru Wilder was named Second Team All-State, and Damon Borton finished second overall as an individual in state competition.

Buildings & Grounds Director Todd Goulding describes an upcoming playground resurfacing project at Fisher Elementary.

Fisher Elementary playground resurfacing project moves forward – watch recording
Fisher Elementary students will soon have an improved platform for outdoor play after board action on Monday. The board approved a contract with Boland Recreation to complete the playground resurfacing project. Buildings and Grounds Director Todd Goulding said the Fisher project follows similar work at other District schools.

Board Reps Phoebe Hermanson, right, and Aaron Seberger, left, deliver an update from MHS.

Student School Board representatives’ report – watch recording
Student School Board representatives Phoebe Hermanson and Aaron Seberger shared the latest happenings and upcoming events at Marshalltown High School.

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 Tuesday, click here.

First Reading

  • 407.4-R Discipline of Licensed Employees (amended, second reading waived)

Initial Review – 

  • 408.1 Licensed Employee Professional Development (marked as reviewed)
  • 408.3 Tutoring (marked as reviewed)
  • 410.7 Exchange Teachers (marked as reviewed)

The next Marshalltown School Board meeting is set for 5 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2022 at the Central Administration Office, 1002 S. 3rd Ave. The meeting will be available to watch via live stream through the MCSD website, as well as our Facebook, and Twitter pages.

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