Items on MFL MarMac’s five-year strategic plan already being checked off

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By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor

MFL MarMac’s School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) met Monday night, before the school board meeting, to evaluate the district’s five-year strategic plan, which was created earlier this year.

Some items on the list, including an updated website and playgrounds, are already being addressed, noted Superintendent Dale Crozier, speaking to the board.

The list has come a long way since 15 years ago, he said, when items to address included fixing boilers and roofs as well as purchasing buses.

“We’re way beyond that now,” he said. “The things we need in order to keep going have been addressed.”

Some current topics the SIAC committee will continue to discuss include entrance aesthetics, the high school gym and space issues (particularly bathroom and classroom space) in the elementary.

The high school student council also gave an update at the school board meeting, with members speaking about their recent trip to the Iowa Association of Student Councils Conference in Des Moines. President Allison Corlett said she and fellow members Chaun’te Drahn and Bryce Burke held their own breakout sessions, talking about how the student council involves the community through the MFL MarMac Veterans Day program and the cancer awareness event.

Some of the 1,300 students at the conference attended their sessions to get ideas to incorporate at their own schools, Corlett said. Other members of the MFL MarMac student council also attended several sessions to pick up ideas. Some of those ideas included celebrating student birthdays, a bus driver appreciation day, suicide prevention activities and a raffle to give students the opportunity to sit in bean bags in the front row of the student section during home sporting events.

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