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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.

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:

    December 15- Girls/Boys JV/V basketball at North Tama 4 pm

    December 16- Wrestling Tournament at North Polk

    December 18- MS Girls/Boys vs. Baxter Girls in Collins 4:30 pm/Boys at Baxter 4:30 pm

    December 18- Girls/Boys Varsity basketball at Tripoli 6 pm


    1. Congratulations to the middle school girls basketball team on their victory over Ankeny Christian last night.




    2. Congratulations to the Wrestlers from last night, they did a great job. See wrestling results below.




    3. Good luck to the Girls/Boys JV/V basketball teams as they take on North Tama. First game tips off at 4 pm.




    4. Good luck tomorrow to the HS Wrestlers as they participate in a tournament at North Polk.




    5. JUNIORS: 

    Prom Meeting Tuesday, December 19th  during lunch - Please hustle to get down here. We have a lot to discuss! Robinson's room! 





    6. Next week’s Tuesday and Thursday lunches are going to be switched. So Pizza on Tuesday, Tacos on Thursday.




    7. Tis’ the season to be sharing germs!

    We are starting to see an increase in illness in the Ms/Hs. Please keep in mind washing your hands is the #1 way to stop the spread of germs. Please remember to wash your hands after you use the bathroom, blow your nose, and before you eat. Please also keep in mind it is best to keep your hands away from your face unless you have just washed your hands. This is the time of year there is a lot of illness to be shared, so let’s stops the spread of germs by washing our hands!

    Sick Policy

    Just a reminder to keep your student home if they have the following symptoms: Fever (100.0 F or higher), vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours, and/or red, mattery eye(s). The student needs to be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications (Tylenol/Ibuprofen). I will call you if I feel your student is not able to stay in school. Also remember if your child is going to miss school for more than 3 days for being sick then your student will need a doctors note to return to school. Please keep the offices updated on any phone number changes.

    Let’s have a healthy rest of the school year, Nurse Jill





    8. Drivers Education class in the spring with Street Smarts is available to sign up for. The dates, times, and registration can be found at streetsmartsdriversed.com




    *****Wrestling Results from last night:

    North Polk (NOPO) 60.00 Collins-Maxwell (CM) 18.00
    106: Jacob Pierick (CM) over Isaac Larson (NOPO) (Fall 4:27)

    113: Ryan Davidson (NOPO) over   (CM) (For.)

    120: Austin Halverson (NOPO) over   (CM) (For.)

    126: Broc  Davidson (NOPO) over   (CM) (For.)

    132: Parker  Frey (NOPO) over   (CM) (For.)

    138: Caleb Fullerton (CM) over William McCormick (NOPO) (Fall 4:19)

    145: Logan Engebretson (NOPO) over Rylee Scott (CM) (Fall 1:48)

    152: Sully Hartsook (NOPO) over   (CM) (For.)

    160: Dylan Meiners (NOPO) over   (CM) (For.)

    170: Will Krehbiel (NOPO) over   (CM) (For.)

    182: Gabriel Bayse (NOPO) over   (CM) (For.)

    195: Cody Galbraith (CM) over Jayden Krehbiel (NOPO) (Fall 0:43)

    220: Jaren Buls (NOPO) over   (CM) (For.)



    South Hamilton (SOHA) 60.00 Collins-Maxwell (CM) 12.00
    195: Dominic Summers (SOHA) over Cody Galbraith (CM) (Fall 0:48)

    220: Zach Larson (SOHA) over   (CM) (For.)

    285: Colton Willis (SOHA) over   (CM) (For.)

    106: Jacob Pierick (CM) over Mohamed Yokie (SOHA) (Fall 3:03)

    113: Heston Strohman (SOHA) over   (CM) (For.)

    120: Jamie Hildreth (SOHA) over   (CM) (For.)

    126: Jose Galdeano (SOHA) over   (CM) (For.)

    132: Tristan Cleveland (SOHA) over   (CM) (For.)

    138: Caleb Fullerton (CM) over Lane Swenson (SOHA) (Fall 1:38)

    145: Trevor Thompson (SOHA) over Rylee Scott (CM) (Fall 2:36)

    152: Ethan Young (SOHA) over   (CM) (For.)

    160: Nathan Wilson (SOHA) over   (CM) (For.)

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