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Collins-Maxwell Community School District
Board of Education
Wednesday, May 22, 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. School Board Recognition
4.2. Student Data Update
4.3. TLC Budget/Updates
4.4. Parent & Community Survey Results
4.5. MS/HS Updates
5. Action Agenda
5.1. Approve 28E Agreement for Chinese Language.
5.2. Hazard Mitigation Resolution
5.3. Approve Sharing Agreements for Soccer
5.4. 2019-2020 School Fees
5.5. Approve Copier Lease
5.6. Approve Story County Educational Consortium Agreement
5.7. Capital Projects Approval
- Athletic Field Maintenance
- Collins Building Remodel Special Education Room
- Collins Bathroom Dividers
- Fertilization/Weed Control
6. Consent Agenda
6.1. Minutes
6.2. Bills for Payment
6.3. Financials
6.4. Personnel/Job Description
6.5. Disposal of District Property
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.

Iowa Core Curriculum

The Iowa Core Curriculum is a core set of content information for K-12 students, legislated by the state of Iowa as mandatory for all public school systems. The Iowa Core Curriculum identifies the essential skills and concepts all students need to know and apply to be successful beyond school. There are identified skills and concepts for literacy, math, science, social studies and 21st century skills (health literacy, financial literacy, technology literacy, and employability skills.)

Iowa Department of Education – Iowa Core Curriculum
Provides a copy of the Iowa Core Curriculum along with resources, background information and access to the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Iowa Core Curriculum
Provides the concepts and skills as well as model lessons for literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and 21st century skills.

Mid-Iowa School Improvement Consortium (MISIC)
"MISIC is a consortium of districts that began by developing a core curriculum for its members in 1998. It was formed to provide support for school improvement efforts of its members and to create opportunities for its members to engage in collaborative projects. MISIC has worked since the adoption of the Iowa Core Curriculum to align its MISIC core with the Iowa Core. The curriculum alignment documents are found under the 'Member Documents' section. Staff will need to contact Jason Ellingson for the username and password."

Iowa Public Television (Science, Literacy and Math)

Provides copies of the ICN sessions explaining the focus for science, math, and literacy and the application of the Iowa Core Curriculum to special education students.

Planning Documents for the district
The Collins-Maxwel school district, like all public districts in Iowa, is required to have an Iowa Core implementation plan that explains how the district will meet the requirements of the Iowa Core. Below are two PDFs that demonstrate our planning: 1) The self-study document is a type of needs assessment that provides baseline data used to write the plan; and 2) Iowa Core implementation plan outlines the district's actions in ensuring all curriculum is learned by the students in grades K-12.

Self-study document (PDF)
Implementation plan (PDF)

The Collins-Maxwell School District will continue to update this information as it becomes available.


  • Daily Announcements

    May 24, 2019

    Day 175




    CANCELLED FOR TODAY, May 24:  Varsity & JV baseball & softball @ Collins vs. Tripoli


    Wrestling meeting during WIN time today in commons for 8th- 11th grade Girls/Boys wanting to inquire about HS wrestling next year. If you have never wrestled or if you have and you want to learn more about open skill gym time this summer and are thinking about joining next year please attend this meeting.


    If you did not fill out the survey yesterday during WIN, stop in the office today and fill it out.




    Today’s Activities/Info



    • Friday NO JH practice due to varsity game


    DUE TODAY:  All 9th-11th students turn in Silver Cord hours to Ms. Martin by  Friday, May 24. 


    If any MS/HS students have books checked out from the Media Center; they need to be returned TODAY, May 24.



    Nathaniel Hugger from the Navy will be here Friday May 24th during 11:00-11:30. If you would like to hear more about the Navy please sign up in



    New FFA Plants Sale Hours

    School Hours May 22-24


    Saturday, May 25th 9am-12pm



    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place:


    The HS Girls & Boys Track Banquet will be Tuesday, May 28th starting at 7:00 in the cafeteria.  Ice Cream & Toppings will be provided by the coaches.  Parents if you want to bring additional desserts that is fine as well.  Track Athletes please turn your clean uniforms and shells into your coach before the banquet.



    Any current 8th-11th grade students interested in trying out for the dance team should sign up in the office by Monday, May 27. An informational meeting for all students trying out will be held on Tuesday, May 28th at 7:45 AM in Mr. Flaws’ room.




    Sign-up in the School Office! 


    This is for any current 6th and 7th grader interested in playing volleyball in the Fall. You can dual sport! We can work around that. You would have to declare your primary sport in the Fall prior to practices beginning! Looking forward to a great year!!

    Email with any questions: merobinson@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us 

    ~Coach Robinson 


    Attention Spartan Wrestler and newbies!

    If you’re thinking about trying wrestling this is highly recommended camp, North Polk has a 3 day camp coming up.

    Comet Wrestling Club is hosting a wrestling camp on Wednesday, June 5 - Friday, June 7.  Incoming 3rd-6th grade is from 10:00-11:30 and is $50. Incoming 7th-12th grade is from 12:30pm - 3:00pm and is $75.  This is a great opportunity to learn from high quality clinicians: Doug Schwab, UNI head coach, Eric Juergens, 2xNCAA champ out of U of Iowa, and 4 guys from the current ISU team! This camp is a deal even if you can only attend one day!!  Great chance to try out wrestling with no commitment as well. Space is limited. Register today at www.cometwrestlingclub.com.




    *** Collins-Maxwell Booster Basketball Camp ‘19 ***

    The 2019 basketball camp for boys’ and girls’ grades 3-12. Camp will feature Former Grand View head coach, Gary Smith and Grand View players as well as C-M varsity coaches.

    Monday – Wednesday, July 8-10

    Grades 3, 4, 5: 7:00-9:00 AM

    Grades 6, 7, 8: 9:00-11:00 AM

    Grades 9-12: 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM

    Cost for grades 3-8: $25

    Cost for grades 9-12: $30

    DUE DATE: July 1st, 2019

    Camp T-shirt and quality coaching on the fundamental skills of basketball with your admission.

    Papers are being sent home with elementary kids and some papers will be left at the MS/HS office. You can also download the paper form or sign up online at the url below. Paper forms can be return to the school office.



    There is a sign-up sheet in the office for MS & HS Cross Country for next year.  If you have any questions about the sport, stop in and chat with Coach Meinerts.



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