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March 10, 2022 SPECIAL MEETING

                                           Mid-Prairie Community School District                                               

Kalona, Wellman, West Chester

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

March 10, 2022 – 6:15 p.m.


President Jeremy Pickard called the meeting to order.

Board members present Mary Allred (In-person), Denise Chittick (In-person), Gabrielle Frederick (Zoom), Jeremy Pickard (In-person), Marianne Schlabach (Zoom), Jed Seward (Zoom), Jake Snider (arrived via Zoom at 6:18 p.m.).

Board members absent:  Jake Snider (arrived via Zoom at 6:18 p.m.).

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

Denise Chittick moved to adopt the agenda as presented.  Seconded by Mary Allred.  Motion carried 6-0.

Special Business Meeting

Determine the Salary Range for Superintendent Replacement

Board President Jeremy Pickard updated the Board on the starting process for the Superintendent Search.  One of the items that needs to be determined is the salary range.  This will be used to determine the potential fee to be paid to the search firm in its contract.  Business Manager, Jeff Swartzentruber prepared a spreadsheet using the IASB Salary Data for Superintendents for Fiscal Year 2022 and shared it with the Board in preparation for this meeting.  A salary range of $150,000 to $185,000 is an initial target is recommended.

Jake Snider arrived at 6:18 p.m. during this agenda item.

Denise Chittick moved to approve the initial salary target range for the Superintendent Search to be between $150,000 and $185,000.  Mary Allred seconded the motion.    Motion carried 7-0.

Approve Consulting Contract of Grundmeyer Leader Services for the Superintendent Search and Hiring Engagement

Board President Pickard provided context for the use of a search firm for the next Superintendent of Mid-Prairie Community Schools.  He reported on a meeting between himself, Marianne Schlabach (Board Vice President), Jeff Swartzentruber (Board Secretary), and Carmela Ulin (Human Resource Coordinator).  The Board discussed the contract and the fees in the contract for the services to be rendered.

Denise Chittick moved to approve consulting contract with Grundmeyer Leader Services as presented with the fee for services not to exceed $15,000.  Jake Snider seconded the motion.    Motion carried 7-0.


The meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.