Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board Minutes September 12, 2011





September 12, 2011


CALL TO ORDER at 6:20 pm by Jim DeVries in the High School Media Center. 


ROLL CALL Board Members Present: Jim DeVries, Judy Hanson, Greg LaVoy, Jon McArthur Jonathan Large 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, Sandy Haddeland, Linda Long, Ben Dahlin, Christine Stech, Shana Blue, Brilyn Agnew and Ava Penner.



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





MOTION BY Large to approve the August 8, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes as presented as well as monthly financial claims for August 22, 2011 totaling $49,417.29 with check numbers 64218-64246 and claims for September 12, 2011 totaling $163,399.98 with check numbers 64249-64321and payables totaling $370.00 with check numbers 64247-64248 and additional payments for September 12, 2011 totaling $65,158.05 with check numbers 64322-64351 whereby the September total amount of bills paid is; $228,928.03, and also approve this action to recognize and accept the following donations- State & Local American Legion - $3500.00  –Mii-gii-way-win Advisory Board - $500 towards pool ladder –Take Charge of Education – Target - $331.55.   SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c         


COMMUNICATIONS– SciMath letter expressing appreciation for the work Kathryn Hoffmann did and Minnesota School Board Trust Vote.



Student Representative-Welcome back breakfast for staff, 7th grade orientation and Homecoming preparation, Federal Fund-NAFIS Fall Conference – October 2 – 4, 2011, ALC – update by Sandy Haddeland, MSHSL-Concussion testing, School Board Personnel Committee –Negotiation Meetings, BRIC Sp. Ed. –August 16 minutes, MSBA – Fall regional meetings, MREA –Small School Funding & Homestead Tax Exclusion, School Board Update – MREA-November


ADMINISTRATION REPORTS-K-12 Principal Report-Employee Handbook, CPI Training, Read 180, Enrollment, 7th & 8th Grade Trimesters, Security Doors, 7th and 8th Grade Community Involvement, Homecoming and Vicki Anderson being Inducted into Saint Scholastica Volleyball Hall of Fame. 

Superintendent Reports: 2011-2012 Finance Update, Enrollments, School Start Update, 7th grade Transition Grant – Denied, Transportation.





2011-12 ALC School Student Handbook

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the ALC 2011-12 Student Handbook as presented.  SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c



Approve Sale of Astro Van

MOTION BYMcArthur to approve the sale of the Astro mini-van through Mid-State Auto Auction.

SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c


Set the 2011 Payable 2012 Property Tax Levy and Identify the Date of the Final Certification Action

MOTION BYVanDenEinde to hereby set the proposed 2011 payable 2012 tax levy at the maximum formula allowable amount with it being understood that the final levy certification and current year budget review will be during the 6 p.m. regular board meeting on December 12, 2011.   SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c


First Reading of Policy #711 Video Recording on School Buses


White Earth Headstart Catering Agreement

MOTION BYHanson to approve the White Earth Headstart Catering Agreement for the 2011-12 program year as presented.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c


Naming the Local Education Agency Representative regarding Public Law 107-110 for the 2011-12 School Year

MOTION BYVanDenEinde to name Superintendent Jeff Bisek to act as the local agency representative (LEA) for PL 107-110 for the 2011-12 school year.  SECONDED BY Greg.  VOTE-u/c


ISD 432 “Red Flags Rule” Plan

MOTION BYLaVoy to name Delane Schaumburg as the local Federal Trade Commission (FTC) “Red Flag Rule” compliance person.  SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c


Acknowledgement of Title IX Compliance

MOTION BYMcArthur to direct the Clerk to certify the Statement of Assurance and forward this action to the MDE.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c


Public Acknowledgement of Equal Rights Compliance, Naming of Title IX Coordinator, and Identifying a Harassment Free Workplace Contact Person

MOTION BYMcArthur to acknowledge that all educational opportunities will be offered without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, or any handicapping disabilities. Also, to name Superintendent Jeff Bisek as the school district’s Title IX Coordinator. Office is located in the Mahnomen Public School Building with a telephone number (218) 935-2211. This school board action also testifies that this school district is a Harassment Free Workplace. The school district and its employees will maintain a working atmosphere free of discriminatory insult, insinuation, or intimidation, and all forms of employee sexual harassment, verbal or physical. To this end, the district has developed a sexual harassment policy and hereby appoints Superintendent Jeff Bisek as the district contact person, may be reached at (218) 935-2211.  SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c


Membership to National Indian Impacted Schools Association

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the membership dues of $950.75 for the National Indian Impacted Schools Association (NISA) for the 2011-12 program year.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c









MOTION BY McArthur to name Ben Dahlin as Technology Director/Coordinator for FY 2011-12.

SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c


MOTION BY LaVoy to name Chad Gent as Sp-Ed Para-professional for the 2011-12 School Year.



Attendance Tracker Position

MOTION BYLaVoy to create and search for an Attendance Tracker position for the 2011-12 School Year.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c


Action to Add Part-time Food Service Position

MOTION BYLarge to increase and add the equivalence of 3 ½ staff hours to Food Service positions for the 2011-12 School Year.  SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c


MOTION BYMcArthur to add 1 hour each to Food Service staff members Jessica Carnegie and Ruth Nefzger as part of the MDE Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Grant for the 2011-12 School Year.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c


MOTION BYVanDenEinde to name Gail Anderson as 1 ½ hour part-time Food Service staff for the 2011-12 School Year.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c


Teacher Lane Changes 

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


Meeting Recess

MOTION BY McArthur to take a 15 minute meeting recess.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c



Announcement by the Chair that the meeting will be closed at this time for negotiations strategy session – 7:35 p.m.


Announcement by the Chair that the meeting has been reopened following the strategy session – 8:30 p.m.



MOTION BYLaVoy to adjourn the meeting at 8:31 p.m.   SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c


RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:                                                APPROVED BY:


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Judy Hanson, Clerk                                                                Presiding Officer

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