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Collins-Maxwell Community School District

Board of Education

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

10:00 – Superintendent’s Office, Collins-Maxwell Middle School/High

School, Maxwell, IA

1. Call to order, roll call, acknowledge quorum

2. Approve Agenda

3. Action Agenda

3.1 Approve 17-18, 18-19 Master Contract

3.2 Approve Scoreboard Installation.

4. Adjourn

rs 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.

2017-2018 District Calendar check Calendar page on left hand side

CMB Sharing

The Collins-Maxwell/Baxter athletic sharing program originated in 1988 with football and wrestling and has grown to include all major sports, both high school and middle school, offered by either district.

Rationale for Sharing

During the 1986-87 school year the Collins-Maxwell and Baxter school boards met to discuss mutual concerns regarding their respective athletic programs.  The main issues driving the meetings were the continued evolution of surrounding school districts caused by whole–grade sharing and/or district reorganizations into schools with much larger enrollments placed Collins-Maxwell and Baxter student-athletes at an increasing competitive disadvantage.  Simultaneously, this evolution caused continued restructuring of the athletic conferences of which both districts were members (TaMaJa to Mid-Iowa, to Mid Iowa II).  In each case, the relative sizes of the school districts with which to compete became larger.  

At the same time, when compared with other area/conference schools, both districts were fielding football teams with relatively low numbers which necessitated placing younger, inexperienced, and undersized student athletes in varsity competition.  The obvious safety concerns created by this situation were shared by parents, coaches, administration, and school board members of both districts.  

In summary, while the district enrollments and participation rates of Collins-Maxwell and Baxter were relatively stable, the interscholastic "world” surrounding them was dramatically changing, creating a situation where both school boards believed that they were not providing safe or fair opportunities for their respective athletes.  It was also understood that while no sharing relationship would be perfect, this relationship would best address the fairness and safety concerns and, at the same time, have the potential to provide expanded opportunities for student athletes.


CMB HS Participation (2014-2015) - Excel document

CMS MS Participation (2014-2015) - Excel document

CMB Historical Participation - Excel document

CMB Practice Sites

Collins-Maxwell board letter about CMB Sharing - mailed to community stakeholders on 2/11/15


3 Communities

2 Schools

1 Team



  • Daily Announcements

    May 23, 2017

    Day 180


    School is dismissed at 3 pm today!  Have a great summer!!!


    ***There is information in the office for HS and MS football camps this summer. Please pick up if interested.




    1. HS Boys Soccer Banquet at 6:30 pm at Baxter.



    2. Silver Cord opportunity. The Collins Day Committee is looking for 8-12 students willing to work 2 hour shifts at some inflatable games from 11 am- 5 pm on June 24th.  Please contact Mrs. Allen or the office and they will get you Doug Klemme’s contact information if interested.





    3. I Have A Plan Guideways are required to be completed before Mrs. Allen can sign you out. Plan accordingly, you have received an email if you are not 100% complete.




    4. Looking for a summer camp?  Check out the link below.





    5. CMB Uniform Fundraiser

    What: CMB uniform fundraiser

    When: Pick-up day is Saturday, May 27th 9:00am- 11:00am

    Where: Collins-Maxwell Bus Barn

    How does it work: You can pre-order the VARSITY uniforms from each sport by following the links below. On pick-up day, we will have them held for you to pick up and pay for the items you selected.

    There will also be JV, MS, older items and misc CMB items from each sport that will be available to purchase that morning.

    All money raised from the uniform fundraiser will be split amongst both Collins-Maxwell and Baxter to be put towards new uniforms for each school.

    Football: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4ca8a72ba75-football

    Volleyball: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4ca8a72ba75-volleyball

    Cross Country: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4ca8a72ba75-girls1

    Boys Basketball: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4ca8a72ba75-boys

    Girls Basketball: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4ca8a72ba75-girls

    Wrestling: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4ca8a72ba75-wrestling


    Track will be coming soon.
    Baseball and Softball will be offered for purchase at the conclusion of the season.

  • 1:30 Dismissals on Tuesday (August 23) and Wednesday (August 24).

    Zootopia Under the Stars on Friday, September 9! 

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