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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.

On Friday, September 22, Collins-Maxwell Schools will be dismissing at 1:30pm due to the afternoon heat causing excessive warmth in the building. There will also be no PM preschool.

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.




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:

    October 19- Regional Cross Country meet at Eagle Grove

    October 20- Varsity Football vs. Newell Fonda Maxwell 7 pm (Senior Night)

    October 20- No school

    October 25- End of 1st Quarter

    October 26- Picture retake day

    Daily Announcements

    *A couple of reminders: End of the quarter is October 25th. Please be checking your portal for current grades. We are going to be sending out emails to parents of students that are receiving either D’s or F’s to give you a chance to address it before the quarter ends.


    * Parent teacher conferences are November 16th and 20th and consist of the teachers at tables in the large gym. You are able to talk to your students teachers between 4 pm and 8 pm both days. If those times will not work for you, email your student’s teacher and set up another day/time that will work. This is later than our conferences have been previously. There is no sign up needed.


    1. Good Luck to the HS Cross Country Teams as they compete at the State Qualifying meet at Eagle Grove this afternoon.  The athletes are dismissed at 1:00 for a 1:10 leave time.  The Girls race at 4:00, and the Boys race at 4:30!  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for results.....  Facebook:  CMSpartansCC  /  Twitter: @cmaxspartans




    2. This Friday's HS football game is our PINK OUT game to support breast cancer and Senior Night! Come cheer on the Spartan’s at their last game of the season. Kickoff is at 7 pm here in Maxwell against Newell Fonda.




     3. Dress Up Days for Red Ribbon Week next week!!

    Monday: Wear sunglasses!

    My future’s too bright to do drugs! 

    Tuesday: Camo and hat day! 

    Put a cap on drugs! 

    Wednesday:  Crazy hair and socks!

    From head to toe, I’m drug free!

    Thursday: Pajama day!

    Follow your dreams, don’t do drugs! 

    Friday: Halloween Costumes!

    Drugs are too scary! 




    4. The Middle School is fundraising for field trips and other educational activities. They have lots to offer in their fundraising from magazines, chocolates, soups, and breads! Students, have your parent's post the following web address to their Facebook or other social media accounts and ask their "friends" to help out our school! It's as simple as posting a link to the online store at: www.gaschoolstore.com. Our school's # is 2602514. The website will give you instructions to open your own individual account. For each order you receive, you earn prizes! A coop, a guess at the candy jar, and a chance to win other prizes, approved by Mr. Nelson! More about that coming next week! Let's Go Spartan Community! Please help!





    5. DMACC Spring Registration is now open.  Please see Mrs. Allen for necessary paperwork.  Registration closes November 21st.  Remember if you are planning on taking a math course an ALEK score is required.




    6. Catch the Spartan fever by purchasing some Spartan jewelry

    ‚Äčand other team spirit items from the Class of 2023!  We have earrings, necklaces, bracelets, wall pennants and pencils‚Äč.  See a 7th grader or Mrs. Staudt if you are interested in purchasing any of the items. 




    7. The Iowa Lakes Community College rep will be here today during HS lunch.




    8. If you are interested in attending the FCCLA District Meeting on Monday, November 13 please return your permission slip and money to Ms. Mennen ASAP! Spots are filling up quickly. 





    9. Annie, the Musical --- November 3rd and 4th

    Tickets will go on sale this week in the superintendent’s office. Choir, Seniors and those who have lead roles in the Musical may buy tickets on Monday October 16th.  Tuesday October 17, tickets are open to all choir members and on October 18 tickets are open to the public. $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Balcony seats are $3.

    Night of the Musical. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the musical starting at 7:00pm. There will be root beer floats available during the intermission. Presale orders for root beer floats start at 6:30pm, or you may buy a float during intermission, located in front of the Superintendents office. 

    Flower sell- Order flowers for those in the musical. Pre orders are due on October 31, with limited supply available on the evenings of the Musical.

    Watch for the Sign up genus coming out next week. We will be looking for donations for the root beer floats.



    10. Picture retake day October 26th

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