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Collins-Maxwell Community School District

Board of Education

Thursday, January 12, 2016

6:30 – 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. Celebrations

  • FFA Grant Awards
  • HS Honor Band
  • Student Success Teams
  • Therapy Dog Fundraising Goal
  • Community Events


  1. Communication and Administrative Reports
  • Iowa School Report Card
  • Differentiated Accountability
  • 2017-2018 Activities Update
  • Board Policy 905.1 Facility Rental
  • Facility Planning Update



Financial Projections-5cast


Action Agenda

Approve 2017 FFA Convention

Board Policy– 2nd Reading & Approval – 407.6 Early Retirement

Renewal of Superintendent/Director of Teaching & Learning Shared Contract

Safe Havens International Service Contract

Graphic Edge Contract


Consent Agenda


Bills for Payment



Therapy Dog Agreement

Educational Services Agreement with DMACC


Board Comments




*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.

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.

It is the policy of the Collins-Maxwell Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, political party affiliation, or actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code sections 216.9 and 256.10(2), Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C.§§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).


Collins-Maxwell is excited to begin participation in the Back Pack Program.  This program is sponsored by the Food Bank of Iowa.  Pre-K through 6th grade students that meet the requirements will receive a a bag of food in their back backs on Fridays to take home for the weekend.  The food bank provides some items, but we are hopeful that school groups and community organizations will provide some additional items throughout the year, as well.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please email Kelly Peavey at colkitchen@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us


The Governor’s STEM Council announcing the 10 new STEM BEST awardees and being a part of the Story County Consortium (Ames, Ballard, Collins-Maxwell, Colo-NESCO, Gilbert, Nevada, and Roland-Story School Districts) we were awarded in the  North Central STEM Region.  For more information click on the link. MediaRelease_2016-STEM-BEST-Awardees



Are you confused when you see your student’s Iowa Assessments Profile Narrative?  Do you know if your student is proficient or not in reading, math and science?

We have created a narrated slideshow to help answer some of your questions about this state test.  We hope this will answer some of your questions and explain the scores generated from these assessments.  If you have any other questions please feel free to talk with your student’s teacher.

CM Iowa Assessment Video


Thank you to our 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

    January 20, 2017

    Day 98


    1. Congratulations to the eighth grade girls basketball team for their victory over Colfax-Mingo 29-15 and to the seventh grade girls basketball team for their 33-16 victory over Colfax-Mingo.  It is great to see the improvements you have made this season.  Keep up the good work.


    2. Congratulations to the 7th grade boys basketball team on their 47-30 win last night and to the 8th grade boys on their 36-26 win last night. Keep working hard boys!



    3.  Good luck to the varsity Girls/Boys basketball teams as they take on PCM tonight at Monroe. Tip off at 6 pm.



    4. Any HS girls interested or thinking about playing volleyball next year need to meet in Ms. Dentlinger's room at 1:15 for a short meeting on Tuesday, January 24. 



    5. Great news!  Our Think Before You Speak T-shirt deadline has been pushed back until next week.  Don't be caught without your Think Before You Speak T-shirt!  $12.  Order forms in office or with Mrs. Allen.



    6. The last day to drop a DMACC class is Tuesday, January 24th.



    7. Interested in IT or Creative Technologies?  Check out DMACC's Career Discovery Days.  You must register by the end of the month so see Mrs. Allen ASAP if interested.  This can count as a college visit day.



    8. MS Winter Formal is Friday February 17 from 6-8 pm. Here is a link to a sign up genius for food/chaperones:




    9. Juniors who have participated in the Iowa Games (Summer Games, Winter Games, Iowa Games Net Fest or Iowa Games Mud Run) see Mrs. Allen for information on the 2017 Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship.  Applications due April 30th.



    10. Looking for students who have participated in exceptional volunteer service this past year.  The Volunteer Center of Story County would like to recognize you.  All ages welcome to apply.  See Mrs. Allen for more info.  Applications due March 10th.




    11. There will be a Music Booster meeting on Monday, January 30th at 7 PM in the Choir Room. We will go over things for the Branson trip, as well as begin planning the upcoming Lasagna Dinner.




    12. Kreg Tool in Huxley is sponsoring, Elevate Advanced Manufacturing-Student and Parent's Night-January 26th at 7pm.  This is a free event (with pizza!).  The event highlights the many career opportunities in advanced manufacturing and current employment trends. See Mrs. Allen for more details.



    13. Spring will be here soon...Sign up now to be part of the CMB Boys Varsity Runnin' Raider track team. Sign up sheets can be found by Mr. Russell's office and Mr. Billerbeck's room. Contact any varsity track coach with questions. Finish Strong...Commit to be Excellent!

  • 1:30 Dismissals on Tuesday (August 23) and Wednesday (August 24).

    Zootopia Under the Stars on Friday, September 9! 

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