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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

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.

*Statistics taken from "A State-by-State Analysis of Rising Tuition and Student Debt" which can be found at http://kennedy.senate.gov/downloads/CostReport.pdf. Caution: It contains 70 pages and is a very large file.

College is Possible Provides information concerning financial aid programs, college prices, financial aid vocabulary, and myths and realities.

www.studentaid.org Provides information concerning what college costs, how to pay for it, types of financial aid, the FAFSA process, and a financial aid checklist.

www.collegeplanning.org Provides information on how to apply, financial need, award letters, grants, scholarships, loans, tax incentives, and Iowa college's deadlines for FAFSA.

www.studentloan.org Provides information about the financial aid process, types of financial aid, how to choose a lender, borrower benefits, current interest rates, what to expect with repayment, debt management, loan calculators, and various application forms.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Here you can find out what determines eligibility for federal student aid, use the Financial Aid Wizard, read 34 tips to reduce college costs, request a PIN number, complete the FAFSA online or download a PDF format in English or Spanish.


  • 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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