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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.

Collins-Maxwell CSD is now accepting SNOW REMOVAL bids for sites in both Collins and Maxwell. Bid sheets can be on the website or in the business office. Bids are due to the business office by Monday, November 6, 2017 at noon. Bids should be sent to the Collins-Maxwell CSD Business Office, 400 Metcalf St, Maxwell, IA 50161. To contact the business office, please call 515-387-1115

Sealed bids are now being accepted by the Collins-Maxwell CSD for disposal of the following property: -2001 65 passenger Freightliner bus, 175K+ miles, runs. -1997 65 passenger Int\'l Blue Bird bus, 160K+ miles, runs. -2002 3/4 ton Chevy truck, 133K miles, runs. All items sold AS IS. Bids are due to the business office by Monday, November 6, 2017 at noon. Bids should be sent to the Collins-Maxwell CSD Business Office, 400 Metcalf St, Maxwell, IA 50161. To contact the business office, please call 515-387-1115


Make Payments Online!

Collins-Maxwell CSD is pleased to have a online payment processing system, PaySchools. This program allows you to make school-related payments online via e-check or credit card at your convenience all from our school’s Web site.

How It Works

  1. Access our online payment processing system from our schools Web site at www.collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us. In designated areas you can make purchases by clicking the Buy Now Button.
  2. The first time you access the system, you will be asked to create a username and password.
  3. Click and get into Your Online Profile.
  4. Click First Time Users click here to register.
  5. Fill out the data. This password is the password you will enter each time you get into the website.
    Click and get into Your Students. Fill out information for each of your children that are students at Collins-Maxwell CSD.
  6. After you login, simply select the item(s) you wish to purchase by getting into Shopping Cart, then choose to pay by e-check or credit card.
  7. To pay by e-check (directly debiting your bank account), you will enter your bank’s ABA routing number and personal bank account number.
  8. To make your purchase by credit card, enter the account number and expiration date for your VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit card.
  9. After you complete your purchase, an e-mail confirmation and receipt will immediately be sent to you. PaySchools uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, requires passwords throughout the program, and does not store personal bank or credit card information to ensure privacy and security for users.

Benefits For You

  • Easy and convenient online access to pay fees 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • No more lost checks.
  • Instant credit to student accounts reflecting the new activity.
  • Ability to view account history of purchases.
  • Assurance of private and secure transmissions.
  • Not only is this service a convenience for you, it saves district resources that can be spent on your childs education.

We are currently accepting online payments for the following items:

Lunch- Student- $2.80      Adult- $3.75
Breakfast-Student- $1.80.   Adult- $2.25
Milk- $0.55
Activity Pass- Student- $50       Adult-$75
Textbook Fee- $50/student
Preschool Materials Fee- $50

Payschools is created and administered by the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) and Information Services USA. IASB is a nonprofit organization instituted to advocate quality public education for Iowa Students. Information Services USA offers leading edge software solutions for schools.

Click here for Payschools *new* log in link for Collins-Maxwell


  • Reminders:

    November 21-  JV/V Girls Basketball at South Hamilton 6:30 pm

    November 22-24- No School Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 27- MS Girls/Boys Basketball vs. Meskwaki  Girls-Collins/Boys at Meskwaki HS 4:30 pm

    November 28-  HS Girls/Boys JV/V  Basketball at Colo NESCO  4 pm

    November 28- MS Wrestling meet at Gilbert 4:30 pm

    November 30- MS Girls Basketball at Saydel

    December 1- HS Girls/Boys JV/V vs. Meskwaki  Maxwell  4:15 pm

    December 2- HS Wrestling Tournament at Bondurant

    December 2- HS Girls/Boys JV/V Basketball vs. Janesville Maxwell 2 pm


    ***No Impact today!

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


    2. Congratulations to the MS boys basketball team, they won both games last night, 36-33 and 8-6.

    Middle school boys need to ride shuttle over for practice today in Collins.  Mr. Lewis told you wrong last night. RIDE SHUTTLE TO COLLINS!!! 




    3. Congratulations to the MS girls basketball team, they won their first game 33-19 and tied the second couple of quarters, 2-2.




    4.  Let’s start some new Spartan Spirit Traditions

    The C-M Athletic Boosters committee is looking for students that would be interested in helping lead some new Spartan spirit activities.  The committee would love to have representation from all middle school and high school grades.  Cheer squad members will be involved too. 

    If you have great school spirit and want to be part of a fun activity to promote energy and enthusiasm at all Spartan sporting events, contact Jodi Girard in the office or reach out to Laurie Merryman at: lauriemerryman@hotmail.com

    The committee would like to begin working on ideas the week of November 27th in preparation for the Dec. 8th winter sports kickoff event.



    5. **** C-M Booster News *****

    C-M Apparel will be available at the Dec.1st and 8th home basketball games and will be available at Main Street Floral.

    ---Spartan Winter Sports kick off is December 8th at the high school commons ----

    Keep your calendar open!  

    Come in early around 5:00PM before the basketball games start and enjoy a "meal deal", sliced pork sandwich, chips, cookie and a drink. 
    There will also be raffle items and a 50/50 drawing. More detail on the items later.
    This night will also be the JV and Varsity home game... so come on out and support the players. GO SPARTANS!

    If you would like to donate towards the meal, please use our SignUpGenius. We totally appreciate the support. 




    6. Want to earn some Silver Cord hours?!  Looking for students to help with the Booster Club Tailgate on Dec. 8th.  Meet in the Commons at 3 pm to help with set up, run games and tear down.  Contact Dennae Pitcherello for more info.  #515-215-2230

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