MCSD Board Briefs

October 14, 2019 Special and Regular Sessions

Board Briefs for Monday, October 14, 2019, Special Board Meeting

The Board of Education of the Muscatine Community School District met in special session on Monday, October 14, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Muscatine Community School District Administration Center. The purpose of the special meeting was to begin the superintendent search process. President Tammi Drawbaugh called the meeting to order. Directors John Dabeet, Aaron Finn, Nathan Mather, Toby McCarter, Randy Naber, and Mary Wildermuth were present. Also present were Lloyd Kilmer and Gary McAndrew of McPherson and Jacobson LLC.


  1. The Board recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
  2. Visitors and media representatives were welcomed.
  3. Superintendent Search Process with search firm representatives:
  • Developed superintendent criteria, search timeline, salary range, and stakeholder groups.
Meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.
Board Agenda

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Unofficial Minutes

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Board Briefs for October 14, 2019 Regular Meeting

The Board of Education of the Muscatine Community School District met in regular session on Monday, October 14, 2019, at 7 p.m. at City Hall. President Tammi Drawbaugh called the meeting to order. Directors John Dabeet, Aaron Finn, Nathan Mather, Toby McCarter, Randy Naber, and Mary Wildermuth were present. Also present were Superintendent Jerry Riibe and Director of Finance Tom Anderson.


  1. The Board recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
  2. Visitors and media representatives were welcomed.
  3. Public Hearing was held on the MHS Storm Shelter Project.
  4. Student Council gave an update.
  5. October's Outstanding Employees were recognized.
  6. No one spoke during Citizens Speak.
  7. Board Targets/Goals Report: reviewed preliminary enrollment numbers, shared information on the proposed Pathways High School, and shared a new initiative that the district is pursuing to address aggressive student behavior at the elementary level.
  8. Consent agenda was approved which included: minutes, employment recommendations; bills and claims; and a special education contract with Dubuque School District.
  9. Approved the proposed plans, specifications, proposed form of contract, and the estimated cost of said improvements for the Muscatine High School Storm Shelter Project.
  10. IASB Legislative Priorities for the 2019-20 legislative session were approved.
  11. Approved administration authority to seek modified supplemental amounts from the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) for LEP program instruction.
  12. Approved the early retirement incentive for FY20 with a deadline of December 20, 2019.
  13. Discussed utilizing a hard-surface road protocol when winter weather driving conditions warranted such.
  14. The June 2019 financials were reviewed.
  15. The upcoming meetings and events were announced:
  • October 21-24, 2019: Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • October 24, 2019: 2-Hour Early Dismissal
  • October 25, 2019: No School; Conference Comp Day
  • October 28, 2019: No School; Teacher Inservice
  • October 28, 2019: Board Work Session, 6 p.m., Administration Center Muskie Room
  • November 5, 2019: City/School Board Election
  • November 18, 2019*: Annual/Organizational Meeting of the Board; 7 p.m.; City Hall
    *Third Monday of the Month

Meeting adjourned at 8:41 p.m.

Board Agenda

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Unofficial Minutes

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Muscatine School Board Meeting October 14, 2019

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Equity Statement

It is the policy of the Muscatine Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, social economic status, national origin, religion, age, veteran status or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices.


There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district’s equity coordinator. If you believe you have been discriminated against or treated unjustly, please contact Equity Director(s) Mike Morgan, 2705 Cedar St, 263-6141, or the Director of Human Resources, 2900 Mulberry Ave, 263-7223, Civil Rights Compliance Officer Edwin Colon,403 E 9th Street, 263-8800, Affirmative Action Coordinator Director of Human Resources, 2900 Mulberry Ave, 263-7223, or the 504 Coordinator Mike McGrory, 2900 Mulberry, 263-7223. They will discuss the situation with you and if you wish help you file a grievance.