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Collins-Maxwell Community School District
Board of Education
Thursday June 20, 2019
6:00 – Regular Board Meeting
Library, Collins-Maxwell Middle School/High School, Maxwell, IA

1. Call to order, roll call, acknowledge quorum.
2. Approve Agenda
3. Welcome Visitors and Public Comment*
4. Information/Discussion
4.1. PBIS Year End Data
4.2. Student Survey Results
4.3. Budget Adjustments Update
4.4. 1 st Reading –New Board Policies 710.5 Meal Donations; 401.13 & 401.13R1 Staff Technology
Use/Social Networking; 401.13a – Acceptable Use Policy; 401.14 Cell Phone Policy
4.5. 1 st Reading – Revisions Board Policy 710.4, 409.1, 409.2, 409.4, 414.1, 414.2, 414.4
5. Action Agenda
5.1. FY18 Audit Presentation
5.2. MS Chromebook Purchase
5.3. Approve Volleyball Systems Quote
5.4. Approve Resolution to Adopt Return-To-Play Protocol
5.5. District Suicide Risk Prevention Protocol
5.6. Approve TLC Positions
5.7. At Risk/Dropout Prevention Plan
5.8. Approval of Equity Coordinator Responsibilities
5.9. Approval of Annual Review of Student Honors, Awards, & Scholarships
5.10. Approval of Annual Review of Career & Technical Education Attendance Center & Course
Enrollment Data.
5.11. Approval of Classroom Accessibility Plan
5.12. Equipment Breakdown Insurance vs Copier Service Agreement
6. Consent Agenda
6.1. Minutes
6.2. Bills for Payment
6.3. Financials
6.4. Personnel/Job Description
6.5. DMACC Observation Contract
7. Board Comments
8. Adjourn
*Visitors who wish to address the Board should be recognized at this time. Due to legal requirements of the public
meeting laws, the Board will take action only on items posted on the agenda. Complaints cannot be about personnel.

Welcome to Collins-Maxwell Community School District!

The mission of the Collins-Maxwell School District is to prepare responsible individuals for the future through academic and social experiences.

The Collins-Maxwell Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas: • Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources • Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing  • Business, Finance, Marketing, and Management • Health Science • Human Services 

It is the policy of the Collins-Maxwell Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its education programs and its employment practices.  There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Corey Lunn, MS/HS Principal, 400 Metcalf St, Maxwell, IA 50161, 515-387-1115, clunn@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us.

Land for Least

Collins-Maxwell CSD will be accepting bids for a 3 year lease of 229.32 acres of District owned farmland.  Please see attached bid information and bid documents.  Deadline for bids is September 19, 2019.  Bids will be awarded at Collins-Maxwell CSD Board of Education meeting on September 25th.  Hard copies if bid document can be obtained at the District office in the MS/HS building in Maxwell, IA,


Bid Sheet information in PDF format

Spartan Fans, get your UnderArmour gear here! This takes you to a special site set up for us to get non-embroidered UnderArmour clothing at up to 40% off. Also, 10% of the proceeds go right back to our Athletic Boosters!  **note: prices on the site are retail. The discounts will be applied at checkout  Click here for instructions






Are you confused when you see your student’s Iowa Assessments Profile Narrative?  Do you know if your student is proficient or not in reading, math and science?

We have created a narrated slideshow to help answer some of your questions about this state test.  We hope this will answer some of your questions and explain the scores generated from these assessments.  If you have any other questions please feel free to talk with your student’s teacher.

CM Iowa Assessment Video


Thank you to our 2018-2019 yearbook sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

JKT Construction,  Allen L. Kockler Co., Heartland Co-op, Story County Medical Clinic

Gold Sponsors

Maxwell State Bank, Exchange State Bank, Community Bank, Midwest Insurance Consultants, Becca Hasbrouck, Re/Max Real Estate Center

Todd White Plumbing, Inc., Rim Right - Powder Coating, Wheel Repair,Tire Sales

Silver Sponsors

Center Grove Orchard, Ames Orthodontics – Dr. Kim J. Wass, Fidelity Ba City of Collins,  Olberding Law Office,  C Myers Photography


Burke Corporation, Moorman Construction Inc., Nevada Ace Hardware, Collins-Fire & Rescue, Ames Ford Lincoln, Golly’s Locker Service
Colo Implement Company, Central Iowa Shortline, LLC, Toots’s Cutting Parlor, Altoona Ace Hardware, Fox Engineering Associates, Inc.


Parker Law Firm,  Weir’s Insurance,  Bappe Law Office, McDaniel Insurance, RH Investments – Randy Hinderaker, Iowa Foam
General Insurance Agency, Central Veterinary Services, Fareway Stores Inc., Pedersen Insurance & Financial Services
Midland Prairie Veterinary Services




  • Daily Announcements

    September 19, 2019

    Day 19




    Collins-Maxwell Homecoming Itinerary 2019

    “We Got The Beat!”

    Friday (9/20):

    • WIN time - HS Students can decorate their class hallways during WIN time.

    Monday (9/23) - (Follow Regular Schedule):

                Dress Up Day: Meme Monday

                   School Events:

    • 10:00ish - Band playing school song in hallways
    • WIN time - HS Students can finish decorating their class hallways during WIN time.

    Tuesday (9/24) - (Follow Regular Schedule):

                Dress Up Day: Twin Tuesday

                School Events:

    • Homecoming Breakfast 7:15 AM
    • Homecoming King and Queen Voting during WIN time.

    Wednesday (9/25) - (Follow Weds. Schedule):

                Dress Up Day: Decade Day


    12th Grade

    11th Grade

    10th Grade

    9th Grade

    Middle School

    60’s Decade

    70’s Decade

    80’s Decade

    90’s Decade

    ‘00’s Decade


    School Events:

    • Hallway Judging
    • Music during passing times

                Community Sponsored Events:

    • Community Sponsored Bonfire and Chili Supper

    Thursday (9/26) - (Regular Schedule):

                Dress Up Day: Class Color Thursday

                School Events:

    • 1st Hour - Hand out Homecoming T-Shirts in Mrs.Sutherland’s room (Call by Grade)
    • Spartan Spirit Night
      • 5:30 PM - Parade Line-Up
      • 6 PM - Parade
      • 6:45 PM - Coronation and Lil Spartans Cheer
      • 7 PM - Powder Puff Football Game


    Friday (9/27) - (Regular Schedule):

                Dress Up Day: Spartan Spirit Friday

                School Events:

    • Clean up Hallway Decorations (WIN TIME)
    • HS Tailgate Lunch
    • Pep Rally (8th period)
    • 7PM - Homecoming Football Game

    Saturday (9/28):

    • Homecoming Dance 8-11 PM
      • 6.00$ a person; 8.00$ a couple
      • Pictures will be available - see the main office for package prices


    For high school students wanting to bring a non-Collins-Maxwell guest to the Homecoming Dance:  The Guest Request form is due tomorrow, Sept. 20




    Today’s Activities/Info


    Impact staff would like to have a brief meeting Thursday during WIN TIME with any and all current/interested high school volunteers for the Impact after school program to go over expectations and procedures.


    Cross Country Meet Sept. 19 @ Dakins Lake Park 4:30


    JH Volleyball Sept. 19 @ Grand View Christian 4:30


    9th/10th, JV, Varsity Volleyball Sept. 19 @ Maxwell vs Baxter 6:00/6:30/7:15


    Remember to wear GOLD tomorrow!


    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place:


    Poetry writers:  check with Mrs. Staudt about a contest from Appelley Publishing where you can win $500!  They are also giving away random cash prizes ranging from $25-$150 just for entering!



    The HS Volleyball team has kicked off their Scratch Cupcake fundraiser.  Orders come in 6 packs and will be delivered frozen on October 24.  There are lots of choices to choose from! We get 40% of all sales so between $6-8 per order.   Let Ms. Dentlinger know if you're interested and haven't been contacted by anyone yet.



    Bags Tournament Sept. 20 5:00-7:00


    Varsity Football Sept. 20 @ Maxwell vs Baxter 7:00


    JH/JV Football Sep. 23 @ GMG 4:30/6:30


    Cross Country Sep. 24 @ Lincoln Valley 4:30


    Fresh/Soph Volleyball Sept. 26 @ Maxwell vs Meskwaki 6:00


    Homecoming Activities Sept. 26

    Parade 6:00

    Coronation & Lil Spartans Cheer 6:45

    Powder puff football 7:00


    Homecoming Football Sept. 27 vs. Colo-Nesco 7:00


    Homecoming dance Sept. 28 8:00


    Counselor Corner:


    Interested in Nursing 

    Grandview University is having a Nursing Action Days

    Friday September 27th 12:30-3:30. 

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