The MFL MarMac School Board approved a contract with Ric Benzing as the High School Band Teacher.
MFL MarMac Community School
September 18, 2023
The MFL MarMac Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors was held on September 18, 2023, in the Learning Commons of the Monona Schoolhouse.
President, Gina Roys, called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m. Members present at roll call were Aaron Schroeder, Tonya Meyer, Roberta Hass, and Josh Grau. Absent were Collin Stubbs and Dr. Jon Moser. Also present were Tim Dugger; Superintendent, Karla Hanson; Board Secretary, and student board members Aedan Whitney and Eric Grady. Visitors were recognized and welcomed.
The agenda was revised to include approval of the snow bids. Motion made by Tonya Meyer, seconded by Josh Grau, to approve the agenda as stated with the addition of approving snow bids. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Josh Grau, seconded by Tonya Meyer, to approve the consent items from the agenda as follows:
Minutes from the regular August 18, 2023, meeting and the special meeting on September 5, 2023.
Bills against the district as listed: General Fund: $88,986.99, Management: $0.00; Enterprise: $0.00; Capital Projects: $66,550.54, PPEL: $203,484.44; Activity Account: $77,349.65, Food Service: $24,079.74; Little Bulldog Childcare: $5,723.55, Dr. Smith Childcare: $2,098.14.
The Secretary’s Report, Activity Report and Food Service Report will be filed subject to audit.
The motion was unanimously carried.
Daniel DeSoto was present to talk about the concert held 50 years ago in the auditorium. The Grass Roots, a popular rock band in the 1960’s and 1970’s, were hired by the Jaycee’s to perform. Mr. DeSoto has an original poster signed by the group and would like to donate it to the school, along with a plaque commemorating the 50th anniversary of the concert, for display in or near the high school gym. The Board recommended working with the marketing team to find a suitable and safe home for the poster. Motion by Josh Grau, seconded by Aaron Schroeder, to accept the poster from Mr. DeSoto. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tonya Meyer, seconded by Aaron Schroeder, to accept the HS Band Teacher contract with Ric Benzing. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Dugger gave a brief review of 2023 Legislative. Some of the highlights dealt with School Accreditation and Flexibility Provisions (SF391), Single and Multi-occupancy Changing Areas and Restrooms (SF482), and Education Omnibus, Parental Rights in Education (SF496). For more information, refer to Senate Files 192, 250, 318, 391, 482, 496, 514, 542, 560 and 578.
Because of the new legislation, Mr. Dugger presented board policy updates to the following policies: 104, 104.R1, 213, 402.2, 402.5, 408.1, 503.7, 503.7E1, 503.7E2, 505.4, 505.5, 507.2, 507.2E1, 507.2E2, 507.2E3, 507.2E4, 601.1, 603.5, 605.1, 605.1R1, 605.2, 605.3, 605.3R1, 605.3E5, 605.5, 605.7R1, 607.2, 607.2R1, 804.5, 804.5E1. Motion by Roberta Hass, seconded by Tonya Meyer, to approve the policy changes as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Jen Wilwert presented the data collected from the standardized ISASP testing. While there is still room to improve, many areas showed progress in the right direction. The district will continue to work to gain proficiency in all areas, especially those most adversely affected by the school shutdown in 2020 due to Covid 19.
One snow removal bid was received from ARC. Motion by Josh Grau, seconded by Aaron Schroeder, to accept the bid from ARC. Motion carried unanimously.
Eric Grady and Aedan Whitney reported on the athletic teams, drumline performances/practices, Legacy preparations, the musical cast has been selected, homecoming activities are in full swing this week under the supervision of the student council, FFA students have been competing in soil and dairy judging, and Mr. Anderson’s Natural Science class went on a field trip to the Genoa Fish Hatchery.
High School Principal, Larry Meyer, reported on the Ironman/Powder Puff games held on September 17, students were given extra time to decorate hallways, MTSS continues to meet weekly to identify students who need extra help.
Middle School Principal, Denise Mueller, told the board about homecoming activities in McGregor, pep rally for the middle school, safety committee work, plans for Character Ed to begin this week, and School of the Wild activities, which included fishing, a survival themed day, and kayaking.
Tim Dugger, Superintendent/Elementary Principal, stated his appreciate for the efficiency of the bussing system at MFL MarMac, student/teacher routines are coming together, the Wetland Center is hosting an afterschool program again this year, enrollment count day is quickly approaching, and the SIAC meeting will be on November 20 at 5:30, with the regular board meeting to follow at 6:30 in the Learning Commons.
The next meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on October 16, 2023, in the McGregor Schoolhouse Library.
President Roys adjourned the regular meeting at 6:47 p.m.