MPCSD Board Meeting Summary – September 11th

The Mt. Pleasant Community School Board met in regular session on Monday, September 11th. There were many items on the agenda, which led to great discussion and updates on many current happenings.

Due diligence is moving forward with the purchase of the Iowa Wesleyan buildings. Inspections occurred on September 5th for the building exteriors, roofs, and windows. The mechanical and electrical inspection is scheduled for this week. The practice field title review is completed, and the closing date will be within “the next few weeks.”

The school resource officer, Brad Gillis, provided an update on the start of the school year. He begins and ends his day at the high school by patrolling the parking lot. Officer Gillis spends the lunch hour at the middle school and attempts to reach every elementary school each week. He mentioned how “things are going rather smoothly,” but is unsure if one officer can be effective enough for the entire school district.

Brady Martin, FFA Advisor at the Mt. Pleasant Community High School, requested an overnight trip for ten FFA students. They will be attending the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, from November 1st-3rd. This trip was approved.

Paperwork is due on Thursday, September 21st, for all interested in running for the Mt. Pleasant Community school board. Applicants must have 50 signatures from registered voters and turn in all paperwork by 5pm.

The next school board meeting will be on Monday, October 9th, at 6pm in the high school media center.