Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board Minutes April 11, 2011

MINUTES

ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL AND

REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

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

April 11, 2011

 

CALL TO ORDER at 6:01 pm by Jim DeVries in the H.S. Media Center.

           

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

 

Staff and visitors in attendance: Mahnomen Pioneer, Jennifer Jurina, KRJM Radio, Ken Flaten, Sandy Roman, Rachel Refshaw, Amanda Lundon, Gage Degerness and Brenda Lundon.

 

ADOPTING THE AGENDA-

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

 

VISITORS/PRESENTERS IN ATTENDANCE SPEAKING AT THIS MEETING- None

           

MONTHLY MINUTE AND FINANCE CONSENT BUSINESS-        

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the March 14, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes as presented as well as monthly financial claims for April 11, 2011 totaling $106,026.31 with check numbers 63594-63668 and payables totaling $213.00 with check numbers 63590-63593 and additional payments for April 2011 totaling $28,752.58 with check numbers 63669-63699 whereby the April total amount of bills paid is; $134,991.89.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c     

 

COMMUNICATIONS–

Teacher Retirement Celebration – April 29th at Pinehurst

Thank you notes

 

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, COMMITTEE, AND SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS-

Student Representative-Prom Preparation. Federal Fund; NAFIS Annual Report, Pairing Committee; Parent/Student Surveys, Meet & Confer; follow up meeting May 6th.

 

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS-K-12 Principal Report-Testing, Honor Rolls, Academic Breakfast, New Courses Under Construction, Schedules, Attendance, FFA and Band/Choir Trip.

Superintendent Reports:  Enrollments, 2010-11 Finance Update, State Legislative Update and Advisor/Advisee Home Room.

 

OLD BUSINESS-

Summer 2011 Improvements

MOTION BY McArthur to accept the quote from Valley View Associates, Inc. for the re-grouting of the swimming pool for the total sum of $16,600.00.    SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY Large to accept the quote from HTF for the resurfacing of the swimming pool locker-room floors for the total sum of  $9,150.00.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BYHanson to accept the quote from Dorman Bus Service for equipment and installation of security camera system in the three district owned route buses for the approximate expense of $5,100.

SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY LaVoy to accept the quote from Scholastic Equipment Company, LLC for the replacement of carpet in the ALC Building for the total sum of $13,816.61.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

 

NEW BUSINESS-

First Reading of Policy #714 Fund Balances with Item V. (Minimum Fund Balance) to be based on months of operating expenses and Item IX (Stabilization Arrangements) to be deleted.

 

ACTION TO REDUCE PROGRAMS FOR NEXT YEAR

Member McArthur to introduced the following Resolution and moved its adoption: 

                                    RESOLUTION DISCONTINUING AND REDUCING
                                       EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS

    WHEREAS, the School Board of Independent School District No. 432 adopted a resolution on December 13, 2010, directing the administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions, and

    WHEREAS, said recommendations have been received and considered by the school board,

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

That the following programs and positions, or portions thereof, be discontinued:

1.      (1 FTE) Title I teacher position (ARRA Stimulus Funds discontinued)

2.      (1 FTE) Title I para-professional position (ARRA Stimulus Funds discontinued)

3.      (.5 FTE) Secondary Art teacher position (due to retirement)

4.      (1 FTE) Kindergarten position (reduced Kindergarten class size)

5.      (1 FTE) Classroom high school teacher position (reassigned to elementary due to retirement)

 

The Motion for the Adoption of the foregoing Resolution was duly seconded by Hanson. 

VOTE- Hanson-Yes, Large-Yes, LaVoy-Yes, McArthur-Yes, DeVries-Yes. 

 

Motion carries

 

PERSONNEL TOPIC-

Resignations;

MOTION BY Hanson to amend previous board action on the resignations of teachers Janet Langemo, Bonnie Brusven and Sandra Roman by inserting “due to retirement”.  SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY Large to approve the retirement of Cindy St. Claire effective the end of the 2010-2011 School Year with a “Thank You” for her dedicated service.  SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c

 

Notification of Intent to Negotiate-ISD #432 Education Minnesota

 

ADJOURNMENT-

MOTION BY Hanson to adjourn the meeting at 7:17 p.m.   SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:                                                APPROVED BY:

 

_____________________________                                      ______________________________

Judy Hanson, Clerk                                                                Presiding Officer

Public School District #432

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