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Collins-Maxwell Community School District

Board of Education

Thursday, September 21, 2017

6:30 – 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. Board Policies 2nd Reading and Approval – 401.7, 401.13, 403.2, 403.6, 409.1, 409.2, 4094.4, 409.6, 409.8, 502.5, 504.5
  5. Consent Agenda

5.1 Minutes

5.2 Bills for Payment

5.3 Financials

5.4 Personnel

5.5 Activity Driving Wages

6.  Approve Canvas of Votes

8.  Adjourn Retiring Board

Organization Meeting & New Board Agenda

  1. Call to order, roll call, acknowledge quorum (Board Secretary Presides)
  2. Approve Agenda (Board Secretary Presides)
  3. Annual Organization

3.1Oath of Office – Elected Board Members (Board Secretary Presides)

3.2 Election of Board President (Board Secretary Presides)

3.3 Election of Board Vice-President (Board President Presides)

3.4 Determine Schedule, Time, Place of Regular Meetings

  1. Celebrations
  • Summer Retreat
  • Building Goals
  1. Communication and Administrative Reports

5.1  Facility Project Update

5.2  IASB Convention

  1. Information/Discussion

6.1  MS/HS Eligibility

6.2  CAR/SES/Annual Transportation Report               

6.3  Bus/Vehicle Replacement

6.4  Collins-Maxwell District Fundraiser Procedure

6.5  Field Irrigation

6.6  Spring Soccer Field Options

  1. Action Agenda

7.1 Beverage Contract

7.2 Collins Cameras & Security

7.3 Activity Buses WiFi

7.5 Disposal of Equipment – Bus/Vehicles

7.6 Approve Modified Allowable Growth for Special Education Supplement

  1. Board Comments
  2. 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.

Collins-Maxwell CSD is now accepting SNOW REMOVAL bids for sites in both Collins and Maxwell. Bid sheets can be on the website or in the business office. Bids are due to the business office by Monday, November 6, 2017 at noon. Bids should be sent to the Collins-Maxwell CSD Business Office, 400 Metcalf St, Maxwell, IA 50161. To contact the business office, please call 515-387-1115

Sealed bids are now being accepted by the Collins-Maxwell CSD for disposal of the following property: -2001 65 passenger Freightliner bus, 175K+ miles, runs. -1997 65 passenger Int\'l Blue Bird bus, 160K+ miles, runs. -2002 3/4 ton Chevy truck, 133K miles, runs. All items sold AS IS. Bids are due to the business office by Monday, November 6, 2017 at noon. Bids should be sent to the Collins-Maxwell CSD Business Office, 400 Metcalf St, Maxwell, IA 50161. To contact the business office, please call 515-387-1115

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: Family and Consumer Sciences, Business, and Agriculture.

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, Jordan Nelson, MS/HS Principal, 400 Metcalf St, Maxwell, IA 50161, 515-387-1115, jnelson@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us.

CM Board Meeting - Key Takeaways September 2017


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


Check out our new Welcoming Flyer celebrating our Past Success and Future Opportunity




The Governor’s STEM Council announcing the 10 new STEM BEST awardees and being a part of the Story County Consortium (Ames, Ballard, Collins-Maxwell, Colo-NESCO, Gilbert, Nevada, and Roland-Story School Districts) we were awarded in the  North Central STEM Region.  For more information click on the link. MediaRelease_2016-STEM-BEST-Awardees



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 yearbook sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors
Allen L. Kockler Co. - Nevada, IA, JKT Constuction - Maxwell, IA, Midwest Insurance Corp. - Maxwell & Collins, IA Exchange State Bank - Collins, IA Grassroots Action Inc. - Maxwell, Meusburger Construction - Maxwell, IA,  Put it On Video - Clive, IA Farmer's Cooperative Co. - Collins, IA Collin's Lions Club - Collins, IA

Gold Sponsors
Olberding Law Office - Nevada, IA  State Bank & Trust Co. - Nevada, IA Fidelity Bank - West Des Moines, IA Story Medical Clinic - Maxwell - Nevada, IA, Center Grove Orchard - Cambridge, IA, Muscular Rehab Clinic -Maxwell, IA, Collins Wellness Center - Collins, IA

Silver Sponsors
Logsdon's Grocery - Maxwell, IA, Toots's Cutting Parlor - Maxwell, IA Community Bank - Nevada, IA Twin Anchors Golf: LawnPro - Colo, IA  Bacon Funeral Home & Crematory - Nevada, IA

Central Veterinary Services PLC - Melbourne, IA Vetter Equipment - Nevada, IA  Bud's Auto Repair, Inc. - Huxley, IA  McDaniel Insurance - Nevada, IA  Ness Farm Supply - Maxwell, IA  Weirs Insurance - Colo, IA  Nevada Chamber of Commerce - Nevada, IA  Quick's Hardware & Rental - Huxley, IA  Baxter Real Estate Agency - Baxter, Ia  Tamara Ross State Farm Insurance - Nevada, IA  Central Iowa Building Systems, Inc - Nevada, IA  Jordening Law Office, P.C. - Nevada, IA  Barilla America, Inc - Ames, IA




  • Reminders:

    November 21-  JV/V Girls Basketball at South Hamilton 6:30 pm

    November 22-24- No School Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 27- MS Girls/Boys Basketball vs. Meskwaki  Girls-Collins/Boys at Meskwaki HS 4:30 pm

    November 28-  HS Girls/Boys JV/V  Basketball at Colo NESCO  4 pm

    November 28- MS Wrestling meet at Gilbert 4:30 pm

    November 30- MS Girls Basketball at Saydel

    December 1- HS Girls/Boys JV/V vs. Meskwaki  Maxwell  4:15 pm

    December 2- HS Wrestling Tournament at Bondurant

    December 2- HS Girls/Boys JV/V Basketball vs. Janesville Maxwell 2 pm


    ***No Impact today!

    1. ******DMACC Spring Registration is now open.  Please see Mrs. Allen for necessary paperwork.  Registration closes today.  Remember if you are planning on taking a math course an ALEK score is required.  ******


    2. Congratulations to the MS boys basketball team, they won both games last night, 36-33 and 8-6.

    Middle school boys need to ride shuttle over for practice today in Collins.  Mr. Lewis told you wrong last night. RIDE SHUTTLE TO COLLINS!!! 




    3. Congratulations to the MS girls basketball team, they won their first game 33-19 and tied the second couple of quarters, 2-2.




    4.  Let’s start some new Spartan Spirit Traditions

    The C-M Athletic Boosters committee is looking for students that would be interested in helping lead some new Spartan spirit activities.  The committee would love to have representation from all middle school and high school grades.  Cheer squad members will be involved too. 

    If you have great school spirit and want to be part of a fun activity to promote energy and enthusiasm at all Spartan sporting events, contact Jodi Girard in the office or reach out to Laurie Merryman at: lauriemerryman@hotmail.com

    The committee would like to begin working on ideas the week of November 27th in preparation for the Dec. 8th winter sports kickoff event.



    5. **** C-M Booster News *****

    C-M Apparel will be available at the Dec.1st and 8th home basketball games and will be available at Main Street Floral.

    ---Spartan Winter Sports kick off is December 8th at the high school commons ----

    Keep your calendar open!  

    Come in early around 5:00PM before the basketball games start and enjoy a "meal deal", sliced pork sandwich, chips, cookie and a drink. 
    There will also be raffle items and a 50/50 drawing. More detail on the items later.
    This night will also be the JV and Varsity home game... so come on out and support the players. GO SPARTANS!

    If you would like to donate towards the meal, please use our SignUpGenius. We totally appreciate the support. 




    6. Want to earn some Silver Cord hours?!  Looking for students to help with the Booster Club Tailgate on Dec. 8th.  Meet in the Commons at 3 pm to help with set up, run games and tear down.  Contact Dennae Pitcherello for more info.  #515-215-2230

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