Mt. Markham Hires Director

The Mount Markham Board of Education met in-person Tuesday evening for their reorganizational meeting and regular business meeting.


The meeting began with Mt. Markham Board of Education President Cynthia Miller talking about Mt. Markham CSD's relationship with the Rural Schools Association. Representatives of the BOE attended a RSA meeting Miller described as, "Informative and inspiring." She said the RSA's work in expanding educational opportunities for students in districts like Mt. Markham is substantial and she's excited to see how those opportunities will be expanded for Mt. Markham.


MMCSD Superintendent Joe D'Apice introduced newly-hired Director of Transportation Craig Manderville. D'Apice credited Manderville for his work so far and the seamless transition he's made in joining Mt. Markham. Manderville spoke to the Board, thanking them for the opportunity and crediting his staff with making his job easier for him.


Miller was sworn in for another term as President of the BOE while Boardmember Jay Kulczak was nominated and sworn in as BOE vice president.


D'Apice then spoke about the adjustment he's been making over his first full year with the District. He pointed out one of the things you don't think of right away is the building layouts and where everything is throughout campus.


D'Apice had specific gratitude for help in learning the building plans. "Without Keith Williams," D'Apice said, "we'd be lost. He knows everything about these buildings and his help in getting me up to speed has been tremendous."


Miller seconded D'Apice's praises for Williams, saying the Board was lucky to have someone so beneficial to Mt. Markham on the team.


D'Apice thanked the Board for the vote of confidence after his first year with Mt. Markham.


Miller spoke to the Board about possibly starting back up a Pop Warner football program.


The Board spoke about the process of selecting the work for the next capital project. The Facilities Committee used a prioritized list of cost estimates for District needs.


The Board approved a resolution appointing the officers for the 2021-22 fiscal year.


The Board approved a resolution appointing the Internal Claims Auditor and School Attorneys.


The Board approved a resolution naming another list of appointments for the District.


The Board approved a resolution naming a list of designations.


The Board approved a resolution authorizing payroll and payment permissions for certain district employees.


The Board approved a resolution naming the committee assignments for the 2021-22 fiscal year.


The Board approved a resolution establishing the petty cash officers for the school year.


The Board approved a resolution establishing fixed asset depreciation.


The Board approved a resolution for use of school buses by school and community groups.


The Board approved a resolution allowing non-paid adults to assist paid coaches.


The Board approved a resolution adopting the BOE policies and Code of Ethics.


The Board approved a resolution establishing the mileage reimbursement rate.


The Board approved a resolution setting compensation for instructional…



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