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December 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Dave Sherrod called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm.
I.1. Pledge to the Flag
I.2. Roll Call
I.3. Notification of Open Meetings Law Posting
I.4. Recognition of Recording
Casey Debus stated she is recording the meeting.
Recommended Motion(s):  Approval for Consent Agenda Passed with a motion by Board Member #1 and a second by Board Member #2.
II.1. Approval of Agenda
II.2. Consider modifying minutes from 9/20/21 as the letter from MEA asked for recognition for the wrong year. They would like the minutes to reflect their intention of recognition for the 2022-23 school year.
Motion to approve recognizing the Morrill Education Association as the exclusive bargaining agent for the district's non-supervisory certificated staff for the 2021-2022 contract year. Passed with a motion by Billy Watson and a second by Art Frerichs.
Art Frerichs: Yea, Shaun Hess: Yea, Lisa Kaufman: Yea, Dave Sherrod: Yea, Art Steiner: Yea, Billy Watson: Yea
II.3. Consider modifying minutes from 11/15/2021 as the MECTU was recognized as the exclusive bargaining agent for Early Childhood certificated staff.  Upon further research, the request should have been denied instead of accepted.
Motion was made by Lisa Kaufman to approve request from MECTU to be recognized as exclusive bargaining agent for Morrill's Early Childhood non-administrative Certificated Staff for the 2022-2023 school year Passed with a motion by Lisa Kaufman and a second by Art Steiner.
Art Frerichs: Yea, Shaun Hess: Yea, Lisa Kaufman: Yea, Dave Sherrod: Yea, Art Steiner: Yea, Billy Watson: Yea
II.4. Approval of minutes of September 9, 2021 and November 15 and 22, 2021 as amended.
II.5. Claims Payable
Attachments: (1)
II.6. Business Manager's and Financial Reports
Attachments: (1)
II.6.a. Working Monthly Budget
Attachments: (1)
II.6.b. Monthly Budget of Receipts
II.6.c. Activity Accounts
Attachments: (1)
II.6.d. Special Building Fund Account
Attachments: (1)
II.6.e. County Treasurer's Report
Attachments: (2)
III.1. Curriculum/Amer.Civics: Lisa Kaufman (chair), Shaun Hess, Art Frerichs  
III.2. Facilities/Transportation: Art Steiner (Chairman), Shaun Hess, Bill Watson
III.3. Finance/Negotiations: Dave Sherrod (Chairman), Bill Watson, Art Frerichs 
III.4. Safety Committee: Art Frerichs (Chairman), Art Steiner  
III.5. Morrill School's Foundation: Bill Watson (Chairman), Lisa Kaufman, Art Frerichs  
Attachments: (1)
III.6. Student Council Report
III.7. Early Childhood Director's Report 
Attachments: (1)
III.8. Activity Director's Report
Attachments: (5)
III.9. Secondary Principal's Report
Attachments: (1)
III.10. Elementary Principal's Report
Attachments: (1)
III.11. Superintendent's Report
Attachments: (5)
Two patrons addressed the board with various concerns.
V.1. Presentation of 2020-2021 Audit from Rauner & Associates
Julie Peetz reviewed the highlights of the audit for the board members.
V.2. Update on Ag Education Complex Capital Campaign and set date for Fund Raising Dinner
Joe Sherwood gave an update on funding progress for Ag Complex Capital Campaign and the fundraising dinner was set for February 19, 2022.
Attachments: (2)
V.3. Discuss financial planning services offered by First National Capital Markets
Recommended to be moved for IV. 3.
Carl Dietz with First National Capital Markets gave a presentation on the financial planning services they offer for school districts.
V.4. Consider/possibly approve certified staff hire - Rudi Palomo 4th grade teacher for 2nd semester
Attachments: (1)
V.5. Consider/possibly approve classified staff hires
V.5.a. Elementary FT Custodian Chuck Weimer $12.00 (replaces Mercedes)
V.5.b. Elementary FT Para Belinda Ingersoll $12.00 (replace Vania)
V.5.c. Secondary PT Para Jeremiah Gardner $12.50 (replace Christine)
V.5.d. Early Childhood FT Para Becky Banta $12.50 (replace McKensie)
V.5.e. Early Childhood PT Para Gracie Nelson $12.00 (replace Ashley)
V.5.f. Early Childhood PT Custodian Tori Moorehouse $12.00 (replace part of Sylvia)
V.5.g. Preschool After School Para Shelby Hardin $9.00 (High School student replacing Ashley)
V.6. Consider Whiting Sign Bids for Gymnasium Score Boards
Discussion was held on the bid received.
Decision was made to reconsider the November decision to repair the sign on Highway 26 at the January 17, 2022 regular board meeting.
Attachments: (1)
V.7. Consider/possibly approve moving to the WPCI 5 panel +Nicotine test kits for random drug testing
Attachments: (1)
V.8. Approve the transfer of $110,000 from QCPUF to General Fund for cash flow
VI.1. Update and consideration on Interlocal Agreement with Mitchell for FFA Collaboration
Attachments: (2)
VI.2. Consider/possibly approve 2nd reading on annual policy updated from Perry Law Firm/ESU 13
Attachments: (1)
VI.3. Update timeline and process for Community Engagement protocol.
Links to the community engagement surveys were sent to the building principals, who distributed them to parents.
VI.4. Discuss timeline, process, and blank contract for Superintendent Search process.
The blank superintendent contract will be sent to Shari with NASB for review.  There will be a board meeting on January 5, 2022 at 6:00 pm to discuss and select interview candidates for the Superintendent position for 2022-2023.
Attachments: (1)
VII. Next Regular Meeting Date - January 17, 2022
Meeting adjourned at 9:05 pm.

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