Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board Minutes March 14, 2011

MINUTES

ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL AND

REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

I.S.D. NO. 432, MAHNOMEN, MINNESOTA

March 14, 2011

 

CALL TO ORDER at 6:04 pm by Jim DeVries in the H.S. Media Center.

           

ROLL CALL Board Members Present: Jim DeVries, David VanDenEinde, Judy Hanson, Jonathan Large and Jon McArthur, Absent:  Greg LaVoy.  Staff participating at the table were:  Superintendent Jeff Bisek, Principal Ramona Miller and Secretary Delane Schaumburg.

 

 

Staff and visitors in attendance:  Mahnomen Pioneer Representative, Jennifer Jurina, KRJM Radio, Ken Flaten, Peggy Darco and Tyler Liebl.

 

 

ADOPTING THE AGENDA-

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the agenda with additions.  SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

 

VISITORS/PRESENTERS IN ATTENDANCE SPEAKING AT THIS MEETING- None

           

MONTHLY MINUTE AND FINANCE CONSENT BUSINESS-        

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the February 14, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes as presented as well as monthly financial claims for March 14, 2011 totaling $113,072.27 with check numbers 63470-63550 and payables totaling $2,586.76 with check numbers 63467-63469 and additional payments for March 2011 totaling $23,048.90 with check numbers 63569-63589 whereby the March total amount of bills paid is; $138,707.93, and also approve this action to recognize and accept the following donations:  Computer donated by Dave Workman.    SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c       

 

COMMUNICATIONS–

Joannie Kramer with Historical Society

Thank you note

 

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, COMMITTEE, AND SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS-

Student Representative-Prom Preparation.  ALC-Report Submitted, School Board Building and Grounds Committee met regarding prioritizing projects.  Meet and Confer-Another meeting in April, NWSC-Director Position, BRIC-Read 180 Program, MSBA-Joint Legislative Conference, March 23 & 24, MREA-Information.

 

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS-K-12 Principal Report-Staff Honors, Registration, Science, Math and Attendance. 

Superintendent Reports:  Enrollments, 2010-11 Finance Update, NAFIS Spring Conference, State Legislative Update and Claim on water damage.

 

OLD BUSINESS-

Adoption of the 2011-12 School Year Student & Teacher Calendar

MOTION BYHanson to approve the 2011-2012 school year calendar as draft option C.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

 

Preliminary Review of 2011-2012 Budget Containment Ideas-Informational

 

NEW BUSINESS-

Summer 2011 Improvements to Building & Grounds Projects-Informational

 

Resolution establishing a line of credit with 1st National Bank of Mahnomen.

 

MEMBER McArthur introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption

 

            WHEREAS, the financial condition of the State of Minnesota has delayed State Aid payments to the Mahnomen School District, and

 

            WHEREAS, this delay has created a potential short-term cash-flow problem for the Mahnomen School District,

 

            BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 432, as follows:

 

            That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools to establish a 3 month line of credit of up to $700,000.00 with 1st National Bank of Mahnomen, MN.  Authorizing signatures required to access line of credit include:  Jeff Bisek, Superintendent, Jim DeVries, Board Chair and David VanDenEinde, Board Treasurer.

 

            The motion for adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly SECONDED BY Member Large.

 

After discussion, Motion by McArthur to Amend the Resolution to have an effective termination date of July 1, 2011.  

 

            That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools to establish a 3 month line of credit of up to $700,000.00 with 1st National Bank of Mahnomen, MN.  Authorizing signatures required to access line of credit include:  Jeff Bisek, Superintendent, Jim DeVries, Board Chair and David VanDenEinde, Board Treasurer.   Effective termination date is July 1, 2011.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.   VOTE-u/c

 

            Upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof of Resolution and Amendment:   DeVries, Large, McArthur, VanDenEinde and Hanson.

 

And the following voted against the same:  None.

 

Whereupon said Resolution and Amendment were declared duly passed and adopted. 

 

BRIC Proposal – Read 180

MOTION BY DeVries to approve Option 1 of the Read 180 and System 44 from BRIC or allow up to $12,500 for classroom materials.   SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

 

PERSONNEL TOPIC-

Resignations;

MOTION BYHanson to approve the resignation of Bonnie Brusven effective at the end of this 2010-2011 school year with a “Thank You” for her dedicated service.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde. VOTE-u/c

 

Teacher Lane Changes; 

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the lane change request of Margaret McMullen for a move from the BA+30 to the BA+45 lane.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

 

ADJOURNMENT-

MOTION BY McArthur to adjourn the meeting at 7:29 p.m.   SECONDED BY  Large.  VOTE-u/c

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:                                                APPROVED BY:

 

_____________________________                                      ______________________________

Judy Hanson, Clerk                                                                Presiding Officer

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