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Collins-Maxwell Community School District
Board of Education
Thursday, June 22, 2017
6:00 – Regular Board Meeting
Library, Collins-Maxwell Middle School/High School, Maxwell, IA  

The Board of Directors will conduct an exempt session for negotiations strategy session.  Such sessions are exempt from provision of Chapter 21, Official Meetings Open to the Public, as provided in Chapter 20.17 (3) of the Iowa Code.

    •    Call to order, roll call, acknowledge quorum.
    •    Approve Agenda
    •    Welcome Visitors and Public Comment*
    •    Communication and Administrative Reports
    •    SIAC Meeting Update
    •    Summer Facilities Project Update
    •    Information/Discussion
    •    Board Policy – 400 Series (410-414 Policies) – 1st Reading
    •    Action Agenda
    •    Approve 2017 Science Classroom Renovations Project Specifications/Drawings for Bid
    •    2017-2018 School Calendar Revision
    •    2017-2018 School Hours
    •    Consider Approval for Driver’s Permit
    •    Administration Staffing Analysis 2018-2019
    •    Consider 2017-2018 Contracts/Assignments for Administrative and Support Staff
    •    Facility Projects
a. Approve Concrete bid
b. Exterior Signage
    •    Consent Agenda
    •    Minutes
    •    Bills for Payment
    •    Financials
    •    Personnel
    •    Board Policy – 400 Series (400-409 Policies)– 2nd Reading & Approval
    •    Milk Bids
    •    Bread Bids
    •    Facility Project Revisions
a.  Stadium Bleacher Revision
b.  Facility Painting Revision
    •    Board Comments
    •    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.



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Financial Planning

Many families do not have savings built up to pay for college education. However, there are many ways to fund this investment. Do not rule out college based on your bank accounts. Do consider the cost of your education compared to the benefit. Having a college education increases your chances of being employed and having higher earnings. People with a bachelor's degree earn over 62% more on average than those with only a high school diploma. Over a lifetime, the college graduate will earn $1 million more than the high school graduate. Considering that the average Iowa student's debt upon college graduation is $22,025, this number doesn't seem as large after acknowledging the gap in pay between a high school diploma and a bachelor's degree.* Just like any other major purchase in life, it takes investigation to get the most for your money. Do your research and choose wisely. Included here are great articles to read when getting started.

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    Online Registration begins today!

    Computers will be available in the Maxwell school the following dates:  

    July 5th- 8 am- 4pm

    July 10th and 19th from 11 am - 7 pm

    July 31st- 8 am - 4 pm


    Computers will be available in the Collins school on the the following dates:  

    July 10th and 19th from 11 am - 7 pm 

    July 31st from 8 am - 4 pm. 


    You will be able to access the appropriate links at both the Collins and Maxwell public libraries as well!


    You can pay your fees online through the Payschools link, by mailing in a check to the school or by dropping off a check at the Superintendent's office.


  • Online Registration begins July 5th!

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