All Marshalltown Community School District Board of Education meetings are held at the Central Administration Office at 1002 S. 3rd Ave. on the third floor, unless otherwise noted. The Board meets on the first and third Monday of the month at 5 p.m., except that there is only one meeting in January and in July. Meeting dates may be moved due to conflicts with holidays, and special board meetings may be scheduled at different times and days of the week. Agendas for all meetings – regular and special – are published at least 24 hours in advance, in accordance with Iowa Code.
All Board meetings (aside from closed sessions) are open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend meetings. Regular Board meetings are also shared via live stream through YouTube, and live stream links are made available on the MCSD website, as well as the MCSD Facebook and Twitter pages. Board meeting agendas are available online through the BoardDocs website. If you would like to get an item on a future Board agenda, contact Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte at 641-754-1000.
Board regular meeting dates for 2022-23 – All meetings start at 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted
- Monday, August 7
- Monday, August 21
- Tuesday, September 5 (due to Labor Day on Sept. 4)
- Monday, September 18
- Monday, October 2
- Monday, October 16
- Monday, November 6
- Monday, November 20
- Monday, December 4
- Monday, December 16
- Tuesday, January 16, 2023 (due to MLK Jr. Day on Jan. 15)
- Monday, February 5
- Monday, February 19
- Monday, March 4
- Monday, March 18
- Monday, April 1
- Monday, April 15
- Monday, May 6
- Monday, May 20
- Monday, June 3
- Monday, June 17
- Monday, July 15
To see a complete meeting listing, including closed, exempt, special, work sessions, and committee meetings, view the BoardDocs website.
Board Meeting Procedures
Before decisions are made, approval of the agenda must be passed first. Formal action on all agenda items require that a quorum be present (at least four members). With appropriate notice, closed sessions may be conducted to allow the board to consider matters listed in Iowa Law. Confidential or personnel matters, negotiations strategy, current or imminent lawsuits, and some real estate purchases are items which may be discussed in closed sessions. All regular and special meetings are open to the public and its agenda is placed online for viewing at least 24 hours in advance.
Minutes of regular meetings and special meetings are recorded by the Board Secretary (Director of Business Operations Randy Denham). The Board Secretary also conducts roll call votes, annual election of board officers, and public information requests. Minutes represent the official actions taken by the board, but do not include verbatim transcripts of discussions from meetings. The public can hear discussions by watching the recordings on the MCSD Presentation YouTube channel. Minutes from each meeting can be found on the BoardDocs website.
Public Involvement is Encouraged
The MCSD School Board sees value in the opinions and feedback of district stakeholders. The public is encouraged to attend board meetings and share thoughts during the appropriate time.
If any member of the audience would like to address the Board during Public Comment or on any agenda item, MCSD School Board would ask that you please sign up on the pink sheet on the speaker’s table. You will be allowed five minutes to speak. Iowa law prohibits discussing specific employees of the district or their job performance. In accordance with board policy, board members may not respond to your comments in order to comply with open meeting laws.
When speaking to the board, head up to the microphones at the table before the board. Please state your name, address, and organization you are representing. Citizens speaking to board members must understand that board members may or may not take action immediately. Inquiries are directed to the Superintendent, who will investigate the subject matter and report as soon as possible to the school board and the public. If action is required, the subject will be placed on the agenda for next regular meeting.
If you have questions regarding district matters, please speak first to your child’s teacher or administrator closest to the situation. From there, concerns can be brought to the Superintendent. If concerns are still unresolved, it then can be addressed by the school board.