Aug. 15, 2022 Board Meeting

16 Aug

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.

District Lead Nurse Stacey Tool-Crawford presents updated communicable disease procedures for the 2022-23 school year.

District Lead Nurse presents updated communicable disease procedures – watch recording
The Marshalltown School Board heard an update on the District’s communicable disease procedures for the 2022-23 school year at the Monday, Aug. 15 regular meeting. The procedures include what students should do when sick, as well as guidance on returning to school after an illness. 

District Lead Nurse Stacey Tool-Crawford, who presented the updated procedures on Monday, also shared information specific to COVID-19. The District will continue to support following CDC and Marshall County Public Health recommendations, including:

  • Frequent hand washing and social distancing to the extent possible.
  • Staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
  • Getting tested if you have symptoms. If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about other precautions.
  • Wearing a mask indoors in public when community COVID transmission levels are high.
  • Following CDC recommendations for isolation and masking if you have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 – MCSD Guidance for COVID-19 isolation.

Tool-Crawford said MCSD will continue to stay up-to-date on guidance from local, state, and CDC public health guidelines going forward.

MHS Principal Jacque Wyant discusses updated information in the 2022-23 MHS Student Handbook.

Board approves updated 2022-23 MHS Student Handbook watch recording
An updated Marshalltown High School Student Handbook gained board approval on Monday evening. MHS Principal Jacque Wyant said the handbook includes an updated bell schedule to reflect four lunch periods, a closed campus lunch period, and additional narrative regarding search and seizure.

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 on Monday, click here.

Initial Review – 

  • 501.3 Compulsory Attendance (marked as reviewed)
  • 501.3-E1 Attendance Requirements (marked as reviewed)
  • 501.3-E2 Attendance Regulations-table (tabled, will come back at a later meeting)
  • 501.15 Open Enrollment Transfers-Procedures as a Receiving District (will come back for a first reading)

The next Marshalltown School Board meeting is set for 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 (due to Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 5)  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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