Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board Minutes May 9, 2011

MINUTES

ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL AND

REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

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

May 9, 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, Jon McArthur and 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, Carolyn Worden, Bev Gunderson, Kristin Johnson, Margaret McMullen, Becky Olson, Doug Ryant,  Tyler Liebl, Christine Stech and Gage Degerness.

 

 

ADOPTING THE AGENDA-

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

 

VISITORS/PRESENTERS IN ATTENDANCE SPEAKING AT THIS MEETING- None

           

MONTHLY MINUTE AND FINANCE CONSENT BUSINESS-        

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the April 11, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes as presented as well as monthly financial claims for May 9, 2011 totaling $94,173.91 with check numbers 63719-63773 and payables totaling $2,461.21 with check numbers 63718 and additional payments for May 2011 totaling $78,744.25 with check numbers 63784-63830 whereby the May total amount of bills paid is; $175,379.37, and also approved this action to recognize and accept the following donations:  $300.00 Mii-gii-way-win Advisory Board – Student Council National Conference and $250.00 SWCD – State Envirothon Convention.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c         

 

COMMUNICATIONS–

Thank you notes

 

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, COMMITTEE, AND SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS-

Student Representative-End of year, Bingo at Valley View, Ditch Cleaning and introduce next years Co-Presidents – Christine Stech and Gage Degerness.  Personnel Committee – recommendations for next year, Meet and Confer – concerns with younger students.

 

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS-K-12 Principal Report-FFA Convention, Spring Sports, Envirothon, JOM Banquet, Math Series and Attendance

Superintendent Reports:  Enrollments, 2010-11 Finance Update, State Legislative, Mahnomen/Waubun Pairing survey, Buildings/Grounds Committee-Roof information, Football field update, Graduation.

 

OLD BUSINESS-

Summer 2011 Improvements

MOTION BYMcArthur to accept the quote from Protection Systems for the card key entrance access system and Option 1.   SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BYHanon to accept the quote from JP Structures for the replacement of exterior doors at entrances No. 2, 12, &14.  SECONDED BY           Large.  Discussion. 

 

MOTION BY Large to table motion to accept the quote from JP Structures for the replacement of exterior doors at entrances No. 2, 12 & 14.   SECONDED BY McArthur.     VOTE-u/c

 

Second Reading of Policy #714 Fund Balances

 

NEW BUSINESS-

Grant Applications

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to submit a MAELC Ag-Ed Grant of $6,000 for notebook computer equipment and technology skill development.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY McArthur to submit a MDE Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Grant for materials and staffing to provide elementary students with nutritious snacks.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

 

Property/Liability & Workers Comprehension Insurance for 2011-12 Year

MOTION BY Large to accept the proposal from Insure Forward for Property/Liability Insurance coverage for July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BYMcArthur to accept the proposal from EMC Insurance for Workers Compensation Insurance coverage for July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/

 

Resolution to Support School Nutrition

At the regular meeting of the Board of Education ISD #432, Mahnomen, held on the 9th day of May, 2011; Board Member Judy Hanson offered the following resolution, which was seconded by Board Member Large.

 

Resolution to Support School Nutrition

 

Whereas, ISD #432 has formed a wellness committee for the purpose to ensure the health and well being of both students and staff.  The wellness committee will meet annually to review physical fitness and nutrition practices of the school with the student council, school board, administration, health and food service staff, (plus one elementary & high school staff).

 

Whereas, ISD #432 seeks to create sustainable, systemic changes in schools districts to help Minnesotans lead longer and healthier lives by preventing chronic disease risk factors of tobacco use and exposure, poor nutrition and physical activity;

 

Whereas, nutritional interventions involve physical or material changes to school menus Farm to School produce and snacks to improve the nutritional content and provide opportunities for healthier foods for students and staff;

 

Therefore, ISD #432 will support Wellness Nutritional Systems by implementing, promoting and supporting policies and practices that create active, healthy school environments on an annual basis as originated in Policy #533 and by the (SHIP) grant, Statewide Health improvement Program to insure the sustainability of school intervention efforts.

 

Upon roll call of Board members, the vote stood as follows:

 

Members voting in the affirmative:  Jim DeVries, Judy Hanson, Jon McArthur, David VanDenEinde, Greg LaVoy and Jonathan Large. 

 

Members voting in the negative:  None

 

Upon this vote, this Wellness Resolution is duly passed effective upon the signature of the Board Chair, Jim DeVries.

 

NWSC Proposal for Environmental/Occupational Health & Safety Management

MOTION BYMcArthur to accept the NWSC Proposal Environmental/Occupational Health & Safety Management in place from July 1, 2011 until June 30, 2014 at the rate of $7,322.56 per year.

SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

                                   

2011-2012 AYP Professional Development Agreement

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the Agreement for Services with Mary C. Dosch, Independent Consultant for the 2011-2012 school year AYP Improvement Plan staff development as presented.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.   VOTE-u/c

 

PERSONNEL TOPIC-

Action to Fill Open Positions for 2011-12 School Year

MOTION BYVanDenEinde to advertise and fill two open elementary teacher positions.  SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

 

Action to Fill Half-time Art Position for 2011-2012 School Year.

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the Contract Service Agreement with ISD#435 to share a Visual Arts Instructor at half-time rate, pending approval by ISD #435.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

 

Action to Utilize Remaining Federal JOBS Funding for the 2011-12 School Year

MOTION BYMcArthur to add a third 1st Grade section for the 2011-2012 school year.   SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BYVanDenEinde to add a secondary Math teacher position for the 2011-2012 school year.

SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

 

Full Technology Coordinator Position

MOTION BYMcArthur to create and search for a full-time Technology Coordinator Consultant position.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

 

Resignations & Retirements;

MOTION BYVanDenEinde to approve the resignation due to retirement of Julie Sanders effective December 30, 2011 with a “Thank You” for her dedicated service.  SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c

 

ADJOURNMENT-

MOTION BY McArthur to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 p.m.   SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:                                                APPROVED BY:

 

_____________________________                                      ______________________________

Judy Hanson, Clerk                                                                Presiding Officer

Public School District #432

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