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April 20, 2021 SPECIAL MEETING

Mid-Prairie Community School District 

Kalona, Wellman, West Chester

Mid-Prairie Central Office Community Room, Wellman, IA  52356

April 20, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.


President Jeremy Gugel called the meeting to order.

Board members present Mary Allred, Denise Chittick, Jeremy Gugel, and Marianne Schlabach.

Board members absent:  Gabrielle Frederick, Jodi Meader, and Jeremy Pickard.

Staff Present:  Superintendent Mark Schneider, Business Manager/Board Secretary Jeff Swartzentruber

Marianne Schlabach moved to adopt the agenda as presented.  Seconded by Mary Allred.  Motion carried 4-0.

Finance/Student Learning

MPEA Compensation Agreement for 2021-2022

Superintendent Schneider shared that the IBB agreed to propose a total package increase for the 2021-2022 School Year of 2.90%.  It is above the new money percentage signed by the governor in March of 2021.  The 2.9% is near the State school district average settlements for 2021-2022.  The MPEA and MPESSA Associations ratified the proposal on April 16, 2021.  It is recommended that the School Board also consider ratification of the 2.9% package increase.  Additionally, there were two minor changes, one for pay rate for Bus Maintenance Wages and one for an additional $0.05 per hour for Nutrition Staff.  Finally, Superintendent Schneider is recommending a $100 incentive for Contracts and Work Agreements to be turned in within 10 days of distribution.  The payment would be paid in the November 25, 2021 payroll with the eligible employees also required to be employed on November 15, 2021 with the District.  The incentive would be paid for out of COVID ESSER III Funds from the Federal Government. 

Denise Chittick moved to approve 2021-2022 Compensation Agreement for Teachers and Classified Staff that includes a 2.9% overall package increase as presented.  Mary Allred seconded the motion.    Motion carried 4-0.


The meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m.