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August 6, 2018--SPECIAL MEETING

Mid-Prairie Community School District   

Kalona, Wellman, West Chester

Board and Administrative Staff Retreat at Muscatine Community College, Muscatine, IA

August 6, 2018 – 5:30 p.m.


President Jeremy Pickard called the meeting to order.

Board members present:  Denise Chittick, Gabrielle Frederick, Jim Hussey, Jodi Meader, Jeremy Pickard,  Marianne Schlabach, and Emily Uhl.

Board members absent:  None.

Also Present:  Mark Schneider, Jeff Swartzentruber, Robin Foster, Marc Pennington, Bill Poock, Amy Shalla, Jay Strickland, Rachel Kerns, and Kristan Hunter.

Jim Hussey moved to adopt the agenda as presented.  Seconded by Gabrielle Frederick.  Motion carried 7-0.

Work Session

Real Colors Training – Kristan Hunter led the Board and Staff in the Real Colors exercise, sharing, and discussion.

Overview of Administrative Team Retreat – Superintendent Schneider and the Principals gave an overview and recap of their retreat held August 1st to August 3rd of 2018.

Goal Setting Session – Board President Pickard and Superintendent Schneider led the group in discussion of questions related to strengthening relationships within the groups—Board to Board, and Board to Staff.

Announcements and Suggestions for Next Agenda

The next regular Board meeting will be on Monday, August 13, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Central Office Community Room.


Emily Uhl made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Seconded by Marianne Schlabach.  Motion carried 7-0.

The meeting adjourned at 10:01 p.m.