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Collins-Maxwell Community School District
Board of Education
Thursday, April 18, 2019
6:00 – 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. Information/Discussion
4.1 P3 Campus
4.2 District Insurance/Broker
5. Action Agenda
5.1 2 nd reading & Approval Board Policies 102, 104, 302.1, 303.2
5.2 Approval of 2019 Graduating Seniors
5.3 Approval Social Studies Curriculum Purchase
5.4 Approval Charging at Junior High Events Starting Fall 2019
5.5 Contract for Architectural Services
5.6 Termination of Teacher’s Contract
5.7 Approval of Sharing Agreement for Activities with Colo-NESCO(Golf, Soccer, & Wrestling)
5.8 Capital Projects Approval
6. Consent Agenda
6.1 Minutes
6.2 Bills for Payment
6.3 Financials
6.4 Personnel
6.5 Disposal of District Property
6.6 AEA Purchasing Agreement
7. Board Comments
8. 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.

1:1 Learning

This is the site for all information related to the 1:1 learning initiative.

  • MacBooks are distributed to all students in grades 9-12 for use in school and at home.  (started fall of 2015)
  • iPads are distributed to all students in grades 6-8 for use in school and at home. (started fall of 2012)
  • Grade-level sets of 25 iPads were purchased for each grade k-5 at the elementary to be used during school hours.

Acceptable Use Policy - adopted by the board on July 16, 2012
CyberSafety PowerPoint presentation as PDF (presented at parent informational meeting)

Help Desk:

  • The media center desk at the MS/HS will be the primary location for any extra iPads that may be needed for checkout. It will also be the primary place for students to log concerns about their iPads. The media center associate will notify Mr. Corbin (technology director) about issues that need his attention.
  • The media center desk will be staffed from 7:45 AM to 3:45 PM on regular school days. On early dismissal days, the desk is open until 1:45 PM.
  • Outside of school hours, students, parents, and staff are encouraged to email Mr. Corbin for any technology concerns. He will plan to reply within 24 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  • First, please review the Acceptable Use Policy located above. It contains a great deal of information about the use and care of the iPad.
  • Second, we are developing a list of FAQs as they arise. Please send questions to Jason Ellingson, superintendent, or Kris Corbin, technology director.

What are some apps that students can download at home that the school would consider appropriate?
The school district supports apps that have a clear educational value. Some examples include e-reader apps such as Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. Other appropriate apps include graphing calculators, e-printer apps, and educational support apps. If you have questions, please contact Kris Corbin, technology coordinator, at 515-387-1115 or kcorbin@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us.

Are students are able to print at home?
Students are able to print at home. You will need to have a wireless printer for printing access. Please check the iPad general settings as well as your printer’s specific wireless instructions.

How do students lean in the same way if they lose their iPad due to disciplinary consequences?
The district has had a technology code of conduct in place before the iPad initiative, so teachers are prepared to provide alternate assignments to support the learning of students while they do not have access to their iPads.

What should students do with their iPads if they are out for athletics?
Students should not plan to take their iPads to athletic competitions. The district has spoken with the coaches, and the coaches support this arrangement. Students should keep their iPads locked in their lockers are checked in at the media center.

What is the monthly cost to charge an iPad?
The annual cost to charge an iPad is just $1.36, according to the Electric Power Research Institute, a non-profit research and development group funded by electric utilities. By comparison, a 60-watt compact fluorescent bulb costs $1.61, a desktop PC adds up to $28.21 and a refrigerator runs you $65.72 in the U.S.

Can they leave it at the media center to be charged?
Yes, students can leave their iPads in the media center for charging. The school will also have "charging stations" for students to access in the morning and during school hours.


  • Daily Announcements

    April 18, 2019

    Day 151




    Golf meet at Eldora TODAY @ 4:15. 


    Dismiss high school boys track athletes at 2:30 today for a 2:40 leave time.


    Sunglasses are in!  If you ordered from the Junior class fund raiser, they will be in Ms. Robinson’s classroom.  You can pick them up during WIN time today.




    Today’s Activities/Info


    Due TODAY:

    Motherhood Scholarship Due Thursday, April 18,  at 3:00. Turn into Ms. Martin 


    Varsity Girls Track April 18 @ Baxter 4:30


    Varsity Boys Track April 18 @ BCLUW 4:30


    Varsity Girls & Boys Soccer April 18 vs. PCM @ Maxwell 5:00/7:00



    JH Girls & Boys Track April 19 @ PCM 4:30

    Varsity Girls Soccer April 19 vs. Nevada @ Maxwell 5:30



    Varsity Boys track Invitational April 22 @ Gilbert 4:30

    Varsity Girls soccer April 22@ Atlantic 7:00

    Golf meet April 22 @ Don Bosco 4:15


    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place:


    6th & 7th Graders:  There are registration forms in the office for Softball and Baseball skills camps.  These are due April 19th.


    If you wish to have any of the newspaper articles that were on the bulletin board in the sophomore hallway, please see Mrs. Staudt before Friday.


    6th-8th GRADERS

    4H Experience Agronomy Day Saturday, April 27.  ISU Campus Agronomy Hall 8:00-1:00.  Registration forms are in the office – RSVP by April 13th, but walk-ins are still welcome.



    There is a sign up sheet in the office for Middle School Baseball. 

    8th graders:  you need to sign up even if you have already signed up for varsity baseball.


    Varsity Girls track Invitational April 23 @ South Hamilton 4:30


    Varsity Boys track April 25 @ PCM 4:30


    Varsity Boys Soccer April 25 @ Nevada 5:30


    Varsity Girls Soccer April 25 @ Des Moines North 6:15


    JH Girls & Boys Track April 26 @ AC/GC 4:30


    Varsity Girls Track April 26 @ Ballard 4:30


    Golf meet April 26 @ North Tama 4:15


    If you are looking for silver cord hours over the summer, check out The Harrison Barnes Summer Reading Buddy program.  If you have further questions, please talk to Mrs. Staudt or check out the following link.



    DMACC Ends May 2nd. 

    Students make sure you are communicating with you professor when your final exams are. 


    Counselor Corner:


    Attention Seniors:

    Upcoming scholarships dues:

    Mothers Club Scholarship Deadline: April 18, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    All scholarships are updated on counselor website


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