Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Board Briefs for Monday, February 25, 2019 Planning Session

The Board of Education of the Muscatine Community School District met in planning session on Monday, February 25, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Muscatine Community School District Administration Center. President Tammi Drawbaugh called the meeting to order. Directors John Dabeet, Nathan Mather, Toby McCarter, Randy Naber, and Mary Wildermuth were present. Director Aaron Finn was absent. Also present were Superintendent Jerry Riibe and Assistant Superintendent Mike McGrory. Director of Finance Tom Anderson was present via phone.
  1. The board recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
  2. Visitors and media representatives were welcomed.
  3. No one spoke during Citizens Speak.
  4. Agenda item VII “2019-20 Budget and Capital Projects Discussion” was moved to the beginning of the meeting.
  5. Information on the proposed 2019-20 budget was shared. 
    1. It was noted that the district is proposing a levy rate of $13.82848 for next school year which is $1.00036 less than the current year’s levy rate.
  6. The proposed capital projects for the next school year were reviewed. 
  7. Approved the proposed plans, specifications, proposed form of contract, and other estimated costs of said improvements for the Muskie Early Learning Center.
  8. The 2019-20 school calendar was approved.
  9. The following upcoming meetings and events were announced:
    1. February 26, 2019, SLAG Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Wilton Community Center
    2. March 11, 2019, Regular Board Meeting; 7 p.m.; City Hall
    3. March 11-14, 2019, Parent-Teacher Conferences
    4. March 14, 2019, 2-hour Early Dismissal
    5. March 15, 2019, No School/Conference Comp Day
    6. March 18-22, 2019, Spring Break
  10. The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

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