Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board Special Meeting Minutes March 8, 2012

 

SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

            INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 432            

MAHNOMEN AND NORMAN COUNTIES, MINNESOTA

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Special Meeting called to order by Vice Chairperson, Jon McArthur at 6:13 pm. in the Superintendent’s Office

Members present:  David VanDenEinde, Judy Hanson, Jonathan Large and Jon McArthur.   Members absent:  Jim DeVries and Greg LaVoy.

Also present:  Superintendent Jeff Bisek, Principal Ramona Miller and Secretary Delane Schaumburg

 Motion by Hanson to approve the agenda.  Seconded by Large.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by McArthur stating:  “The next item on the agenda is the proposed expulsion of students enrolled in Independent School District No. 432.  In order to consider the proposed expulsion, the School Board must review and discuss private educational data on the students.  The open Meeting Law states that any portion of a meeting must be closed if educational data are discussed.   Accordingly, pursuant to Minnesota Statues Section 13D.05, subdivision 2(a)(3), I hereby move that this meeting be closed, as required by law, for the purpose of considering the proposed student expulsions.”  Seconded by Large.  Motion carried unanimously.  

Review of the Finding of Fact and Recommendations from the Hearing Officer. 

Motion by VanDenEinde,

 WHEREAS, the School Board has reviewed the Hearing Officer’s Finding, Conclusions and Recommendations in Closed Session as required by Law,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED to open the meeting to the public session.  Seconded by Hanson.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Member Large introduced the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION EXPELLING STUDENT A-1

 WHEREAS, written notice of the proposed expulsion of Student A-1 was served upon the student and the student’s parent in compliance with the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, Minnesota Statutes section 121A.47, subdivision 2, and the stated factual basis for expulsion was that the student possessed marijuana on school property;

 WHEREAS, a hearing on the proposed expulsion was held on March 5, 2012, before an Independent Hearing Officer; and

 WHEREAS, the Hearing Officer has made Findings of Fact, Conclusions and a Recommendation; and

 WHEREAS, the School Board has reviewed the Hearing Officer’s Findings of Fact, Conclusions and Recommendation; and

 WHEREAS, under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, the Findings of Fact, Conclusions, and Recommendation of the Hearing Officer and the name of the student proposed for expulsion are private data;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, AS FOLLOWS:

 1.         The School Board hereby adopts the Hearing Officer’s Proposed Findings of Fact, Conclusions, and Recommendation regarding the proposed expulsion of the student.

 2.         The student is hereby expelled from Independent School District No. 432, Mahnomen during the remainder of the 2011-12 school year.  Said student will not be permitted to be on School District property or to attend activities sponsored by the School District, whether they occur on School District property or at another site, without permission from the School District Administration.  The Superintendent, or his designee, is directed to mail a copy of this Resolution to the student and parent.

3.  The Superintendent, or his designee, is directed to notify the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education of this expulsion within 30 calendar days, pursuant to the requirements of Minn. Stat. § 121A.53

Member VanDenEdine seconded the foregoing Resolution and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:  Judy Hanson, Jonathan Large, David VanDenEinde and Jon McArthur and the following voted against the same:   None.

 

Whereupon such Resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

 

Motion by Large to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 pm.  Seconded by Hanson.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:                            APPROVED BY:

 

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Judy Hanson, Clerk                                                    Jon McArthur

Public School District #432                                        Presiding Officer at date of approval

                                               

 

                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

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