July 11, 2022 Board Meeting

12 Jul

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.

New District logo recommendation presented – watch recording
Communications Director Adam Sodders presented a proposed new MCSD logo on Monday evening. The logo was created by Juicebox as part of the District’s new website project, and was recommended after gaining input from student, parent, staff, and community branding perspectives.

Sodders noted that the proposed logo is intended only to replace the current logo featuring the District’s name alongside a star – no changes are recommended for other MCSD logos, including the Bobcat logo.No action was taken on the item on Monday – a vote will take place during an upcoming regular board meeting. 

Mechdyne supports MHS Esports program with generous donation – watch recording
An excellent community partner is again showing support for Bobcat students and programs. Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte thanked Mechdyne Corporation – the Marshalltown-based technology company – for a generous donation of $2,500 toward the brand new MHS E-Sports program.

The E-Sports program is among a slate of new, high-quality opportunities for MHS students coming this fall.

Food Service Director Lynn Large shares an annual departmental overview, including data on meals served last school year and upcoming changes for 2022-23.

Food Service Director delivers annual report, 2022-23 adult meal price set – watch recording
Director of Food Service Lynn Large shared a departmental overview on Monday. Her report included statistics on the number of meals served, the processes followed by the Food Service department, and changes coming in the 2022-23 school year.

The board also approved an increased adult meal price of $4.13 for the upcoming school year. Large noted that the new price was necessary to remain compliant with the USDA’s Paid Lunch Equity Tool and federal regulations.

Another record-breaking Bobcat Golf Fundraiser celebrated – watch recording
MHS Activities Director Ryan Isgrig highlighted this year’s successful Bobcat Golf Fundraiser. Turnout and fundraising records were broken for the second year in a row, and Isgrig thanked the hundreds of community members and alumni who participated. For full information on this year’s Bobcat Golf Fundraiser, click here!

Wireless authentication software purchase approved – watch recording
Connecting to the MCSD wireless internet network will be faster and easier, while remaining highly secure, after board action on Monday.

Director of Technology Amy Harmsen said the Aruba ClearPass software will speed up the wireless authentication process for users, with fewer errors and better compatibility with digital devices. She also said the long-term cost of using the software will be reduced compared to the  current authentication system.

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 – 

  • 804.5 Stock Prescription Medication Supply (adopted, second reading waived)

Initial Review – 

  • 401.13 Staff Technology Use (will come back for a first reading)
  • 402.2 Child Abuse Reporting (marked as reviewed)
  • 501.14 Open Enrollment Transfers-Procedures as a Sending District (will come back for a first reading)
  • 507.2 Administration of Medication to Students (will come back for a first reading)
  • 507.2-E1 Authorization for Asthma or other Airway Constricting Disease Medication or Epinephrine Auto-Injector Self-Administration Consent Form (will come back for a first reading)

The next Marshalltown School Board meeting is set for 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 at the Central Administration Office, 1002 S. 3rd Ave. The meeting will be available to watch via live stream through the MCSD website, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

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