May 30, 2022

04-25-22 Special Board Meeting Minutes

Ida Public Schools

Special Board of Education Meeting

April 25, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m.

HS Media Center In person with

Live Stream View Only Option



The mission of Ida Public Schools is to bring student, staff and community together to maintain our rich traditions.  We will provide students with a safe learning environment, an exceptional curriculum, skills to meet the challenges of the future, and the means to become life-long learners.



This meeting is a meeting of the Board of Education in public for the purpose of conducting the School District’s business and is not to be considered a public community meeting. There is a time for public participation during the meeting.


I.        At 5:01 p.m. Mike Mero Jr., President, called the meeting to order.

Roll call members

Present:  Matt Darr, Jamie Hunter, Sara King, Sarah Lambert, Mike Mero Jr., Heather Schafer and Ryan Winkelman

Staff Present:

Principal Stacy Maynard; Assistant Principal Lucy Becker; Curriculum Director Sarah Ash; Technology Director Ryan Kisonas and Secretary Janie Dressel

Other attendees:  There were members from the public in person and virtual.

It was determined a quorum was present.  Mr. Mero welcomed the public.                                                                              


Discussion Topic(s)

II.       Comments from the Public

Persons wishing to address the Ida Board of Education may do so during the ‘Comments from the Public’ agenda section.  Please identify yourself and the organization you represent if you would like us to provide a response.  Individual presentations may be limited to three minutes, timed by Board Secretary, unless it is the consensus of the Board to permit additional time.  Total time allocated for any one topic will be an hour unless the Board determines that additional time is warranted.  Specific guidelines for public comment are outlined in Board Policy 0167.3


III.      Board/Superintendent Response


IV.      Communications to/from Board Members


V.        MLI – Superintendent Search


VI.       Candidate Interview Schedule

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. - Mr. Ben Gilpin

6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. – Mr. David Eack


VII.     Selection of Candidates

Recommended Resolution:  MLI Consultant to contact selected Superintendent candidates for the second round of the interview process.

A motion was made by Sarah Lambert supported by Sara King to have MLI Consultant invite David Eack and Ben Gilpin for the second round of the interview process for Superintendent of Ida Public Schools.

There was no discussion.

The roll call vote passed 7 to 0.


VIII.   Motion to Adjourn

A motion was made by Heather Schafer, at 8:05 p.m., supported by Sara King, to adjourn the April 25, 2022 special board meeting.

The roll call vote passed 7 to 0.


                                          Respectfully submitted,

                                          Heather Schafer

                                          Board Secretary