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APRIL 18, 2016

7:00 PM




1.              Call to order; acknowledgement of visitors and quorum

2.              Approval of agenda

3.              Approval of consent items

A.            Minutes of previous meetings

B.             Financial reports

C.             General fund and schoolhouse fund bills

D.            Approval of Resignations, Transfers, and Contracts

4.              Public forum (each person’s comments limited to 5 minutes per board policy 213)

5.              Communications and administrative reports – School board recognition month

6.              Presentation by Gary Sinclair, IASB, on Forecast5 Analysis

7.              Business items

8.              Items to be considered for next meeting

9.              Reflection

10.           Adjournment



A.   Approval of the rental bid of Robison Trust farmland until February 28, 2017

B.    Approval of potential MS schedule for 2016-17

C.    Approval of graduation list for the Class of 2016

D.   Approval of the 6-12 Student Handbook

E.    Approval of bids for bread

F.    Approval of bids for milk

G.   Approval of prices for breakfast, milk and lunch for 2016-17

H.   Approval of  Preschool and K-12 Textbook fees for 2016-17

I.      Approval of Activity fees for 2016-17

J.     Approval of a therapy dog for the elementary

K.   Approval of fundraiser soccer camp this summer

L.    Approval of a spring fundraiser for cheer

M.  Consideration of summer maintenance

N.   Additions _________________________________


Welcome to Collins-Maxwell Community School District!

The mission of the Collins-Maxwell School District is to prepare responsible individuals for the future through academic and social experiences.

The school district does not discriminate in its education programs or educational activities on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, marital status, socioeconomic status, or disability as required by Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 1973.


Go Gray in May 5K

May 14, 2016

Fundraiser for Chad Grandon  Registration Form



CALENDAR UPDATE:  We have changed the date of PROM to April 23rd.


Due to weather, our current last day of school is now Tuesday, May 24th. 

 - This is when we plan to have the MS awards assembly

and 8th grade graduation.


Thank you to our 2014 yearbook sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors
Allen L. Kockler Co. - Nevada, IA, JKT Constuction - Maxwell, IA, Midwest Insurance Corp. - Maxwell & Collins, IA Exchange State Bank - Collins, IA Grassroots Action Inc. - Maxwell, Meusburger Construction - Maxwell, IA,  Put it On Video - Clive, IA Farmer's Cooperative Co. - Collins, IA Collin's Lions Club - Collins, IA

Gold Sponsors
Olberding Law Office - Nevada, IA  State Bank & Trust Co. - Nevada, IA Fidelity Bank - West Des Moines, IA Story Medical Clinic - Maxwell - Nevada, IA, Center Grove Orchard - Cambridge, IA, Muscular Rehab Clinic -Maxwell, IA, Collins Wellness Center - Collins, IA

Silver Sponsors
Logsdon's Grocery - Maxwell, IA, Toots's Cutting Parlor - Maxwell, IA Community Bank - Nevada, IA Twin Anchors Golf: LawnPro - Colo, IA  Bacon Funeral Home & Crematory - Nevada, IA

Central Veterinary Services PLC - Melbourne, IA Vetter Equipment - Nevada, IA  Bud's Auto Repair, Inc. - Huxley, IA  McDaniel Insurance - Nevada, IA  Ness Farm Supply - Maxwell, IA  Weirs Insurance - Colo, IA  Nevada Chamber of Commerce - Nevada, IA  Quick's Hardware & Rental - Huxley, IA  Baxter Real Estate Agency - Baxter, Ia  Tamara Ross State Farm Insurance - Nevada, IA  Central Iowa Building Systems, Inc - Nevada, IA  Jordening Law Office, P.C. - Nevada, IA  Barilla America, Inc - Ames, IA




  • Daily Announcements

    April 28,  2016

    Day 163

    ***School work day has been moved to May 7th. 9-Noon with a free lunch to follow. Sign Up Genius link will be emailed out today.***


    1. Good luck to the MS Boys/Girls Track teams as they head to Gilbert tonight for a Coed Meet. Field events get started at 4:30 pm. Please dismiss the junior high track athletes at 2:40 today for a 2:50 leave time. 


    2. Good luck to the Boys Varsity Track team as they head to PCM for a meet tonight. Field events get started at 4:30 pm. Please release the boys at 2:05 for a 2:15 leave time.


    3. Good luck to the Girls Varsity/JV Soccer team as they take on North Polk tonight right here in Maxwell. Varsity kicks off at 5:30 pm followed by the JV game.


    4. Students should sign up here in the office for Saturday morning school work session. It’s 9:00 am-12 noon with a free lunch to follow. It has been moved to the 7th of May due to weather.


    5.There is going to be a CMB Youth Soccer Camp this summer for kids ages Kindergarten to 8th grade. The camp is June 22, 23, & 24. For more information, pick up a packet here in the office.


    6. DMACC registration has started.  Please see Mrs. Allen for the required paperwork.  


    7. Silver Cord hours due May 1st to Mrs. Allen.


    8. Seniors who applied for the Robison Grant, please turn in your FAFSA information to Mrs. Allen as soon as possible.  It has your EFC number on it. The committee uses this as part of their scoring rubric for your award money.


    9. Another Silver Cord opportunity. They need 10 volunteers for Collins Days June 25th.  Volunteers will help serve lunch (and get a free lunch!)  See the Silver Cord bulletin board for contact info.


    10. FFA members and other interested students.  We will be painting walls and moving stuff in the new Ag room on Friday starting at 9:00, can be here at 8:30.  I will have donuts and drinks available.  Thanks!


    11. Another Silver Cord opportunity…This Saturday is the City of Maxwell’s town clean up day down by the rodeo grounds. Residents bring their loads of junk down and can put it into dumpsters free of charge. They need help unloading the trucks and cars and getting the stuff in the dumpsters. The hours are 7:30-11:30, this Saturday.


    12. Mrs. Jones needs  2 to 4 cheerleaders to work the concession stand tonight at the girls Soccer game in Maxwell.  If you CAN stop in and see Mrs. Jones during advisory TODAY!!!



    • Good morning, and welcome to the improved district website.  We hope you will find items easier - as well as more information!  Please send comments to our superintendent, Jason Ellingson, at jellingson@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us  
    • We hope to add important information specifically for the elementary here soon!!

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