School Board

Board Members:

President: Nikki Rushford – 563-357-1427 – nrushford@midland.k12.ia.us– Term expires Sept 2021
Vice President: Sarah Fishwild 563-357-6101 – sfishwild@midland.k12.ia.us – Term expires Sept 2021
Stacie Cronkleton – 319-480-4595 – scronkleton@midland.k12.ia.us– Term expires Sept 2023
Derek Denniston – 319-480-5853 – ddenniston@midland.k12.ia.us– Term expires Sept 2021
Travis Hansen – 319-480-0901 – thansen@midland.k12.ia.us– Term expires Sept 2021
Katalin Rushford – 319-480-7367 –karushford@midland.k12.ia.us– Term expires Sept 2023

vacant seat – Term expires Sept 2023


2021 School Elections

2021 School board elections will be held on November 2, 2021. Candidate filing begins August 23 and ends September 16, 2021 at 5:00pm. There will be four (4) seats up for election on the ballot this year.

Persons interested in getting their name on the ballot must complete and turn in Affidavit of Candidacy.

Twenty-six (26) is the minimum number of signatures needed on the Nomination Petition to run for School Board (this form only allows for 15 signatures so candidate would need multiple copies of this form).

Full details available on the Jones County Elections page at https://www.jonescountyiowaelections.gov/elections/info/cityschool_election_2021_11_02/

Affidavit of Candidacy and Nomination Petition must be filed with the respective school secretary by 5:00 p.m. September 16, 2021.


School board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month @ 7:00pm in Wyoming unless otherwise posted. Public welcome!



SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES:


Midland School Board Legislative Policy on Covid

1) An infected person is out of school for 10 days from the onset of symptoms.

2) A student who has been in close contact with an exposed person may have a Covid test on or after day 5 of last exposure.
If a negative result is received, the student may return to school and all activities on day 8 if the student is still symptom-free.
Students are expected to continue the mask and social distancing policy until the 14 day quarantine has been met.
If students are unwilling to follow the mask and social distancing policy they will be asked to finish the 14 day quarantine at home.

3) If a student who has been in close contact with an exposed person chooses not to test, the student may return to school and all activities on day 11 of last exposure if the student is symptom free.
Students are expected to continue the mask and social distancing policy until the day 14 quarantine has been met. If students are unwilling to follow the mask and social distancing policy they will
be asked to finish the 14 day quarantine at home.

If students return to school prior to the 14 days, the CDC and IDPH require that students must stay masked up, must be able to social distance, must continue sanitation practices, and must monitor their health daily.
Due to these restrictions, students would not be able to eat with other students, attend certain classes where social distancing is not possible, and could not participate in extra-curricular activities.

On Monday, April 26, 2021, the Midland School Board voted to modify their policy to that listed above. Midland has been very fortunate to have low exposure rates throughout the year, and we hope to continue this trend by following these “best practices.”

At this time, The Midland Community School District will continue the mask requirement for everyone on school grounds, buses and at events.
We will continue to social distance, wash hands and implement extra cleaning measures for the health and safety of all. Thank you for helping us keep students in school.

Midland School Board Legislative Priorities:

  1. Mental Health
  2. Preschool
  3. Sharing Incentives
  4. Unfunded Mandates
  5. State Supplemental Aid