Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board Minutes April 9, 2012

MINUTES
REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING AGENDA 
I.S.D. NO. 432, MAHNOMEN, MINNESOTA
April 9, 2012

CALL TO ORDER at 6:00 pm by Jim DeVries in the High School Media Center.

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

Staff and visitors in attendance:  Mahnomen Pioneer Representative, Sue Kraft, KRJM Radio, Ken Flaten, Staff – Stephen Funk, Doug Ryant, Alicia Schoenborn, and Steve McMullen, Students –Ashley Schoenborn, Hannah Foss, Jennifer Kersting, Nathan Hanson, Ethan Kettner, Amanda Podlak and Sarah LaVoy Brunnette, Parent – Karen Hanson.

ADOPTING THE AGENDA-

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

VISITORS/PRESENTERS IN ATTENDANCE SPEAKING AT THIS MEETING.  Presentation by FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team – Ashley Schoenborn, Hannah Foss, Jennifer Kersting, Nathan Hanson, Ethan Kettner, Amanda Podlak, Sarah LaVoy Brunnette and Instructor, Steven Funk. 

MONTHLY MINUTE AND FINANCE CONSENT BUSINESS

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the March 12, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes as presented as well as approving the monthly financial claims for April 9, 2012 totaling $143,707.72 with check numbers 65165-65233 and Payables totaling $84,160.88 with check numbers 65159-65164 additional payments for April 9, 2012 totaling $32,238.10 with check numbers 65234-65272 whereby the April total amount of bills paid is $260,106.70 and also approve this action to recognize and accept the donations as follows;  NONE.  SECONDED BY Large.    VOTE-u/c

 

COMMUNICATIONS-None.

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, COMMITTEE, AND SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS-

Student Representative Report-None; Personnel Committee-Negotiation Update; Region I-January 26, 2012 Minutes, BRIC Sp. Ed. – March Meeting Minutes.

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS-K-12 Principal Report-Knowledge Bowl-State Bound, FFA – State Bound, WE Poster Contest Winner-Alice Moore, ACT Test April 14, 2012 In Mahnomen, Recognition for Reading Improvement in High School, Band Trip – April 14th – April 16th, Prom – April 28 at Casino, MCA Testing, Enrollment and Attendance. 

Superintendent Report:  Enrollment; 2011-2012 Finance Update; State Legislative Update.

 OLD BUSINESS-

Summer 2012 Improvements

MOTION BY McArthur to table the motion to accept the quote for the replacement of floor tile in the high school commons area.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to accept the quote from Peterson Floor Surfacing for the resurfacing of the main gym floor for the total sum of $13,500.00.    SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

NEW BUSINESS-

ACTION TO REDUCE PROGRAMS FOR NEXT YEAR

Member McArthur 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 12, 2011, 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.(1 FTE) Office Secretary position (resignation)
  2. 2.(1 FTE) First Grade Instructor (reduced incoming 1st grade class size)
  3. 3.(1 FTE) Elementary Dean of Students position (retirement)
  4. 4.(1 FTE) K-12 Principal position (reclassify & reassign)

The Motion for the Adoption of the foregoing Resolution was duly seconded by Hanson and upon vote being taken thereon, the following

VOTED in favor thereof:  McArthur, Large, LaVoy, Hanson, VanDenEinde and DeVries

And the following voted against the same:  None

Whereup said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.  

Interquest Detection Canines Contract

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the purchase of the Service Agreement with Interquest Detection Canines of Northern Minnesota for the 2012-13 School Year as presented.  SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c

Approve Sale of Used Bus

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the sale of Bus #20 through Mid-State Auto Auction.

SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

Approve 2013-15 Technology Plan

MOTION BY McArthur to approve and submit to MDE the District’s 2013-15 Technology Plan.

SECONDED BY Hanson.   VOTE-u/c

PERSONNEL TOPICS-

Resignations

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to accept the resignation from Teri Gieseke as District Secretary as of April 16, 2012 and extend a “Thank You” for her service.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

Master Agreement with ISD NO. 432;

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the 2011-2013 Master Agreement between ISD No. 432 of Mahnomen, Minnesota and Education Minnesota Mahnomen.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the 2011-2013 Master Agreement between ISD No. 432 of Mahnomen, Minnesota and Mary Torgerson, Business Manager.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the 2011-2013 Master Agreement between ISD No. 432 of Mahnomen, Minnesota and Kim Kochmann, Community Education Director.  SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c

Approval Teacher Contracts and Notice of Assignments

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to direct the officers to sign Certified Employees Notice of Assignment letters and contracts for the 2011-12 school year.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

Special Education Position for the 2012-13 School Year

MOTION BY Hanson to add an additional Special Education position for the 2012-13 school year.

SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

Elementary & Secondary Principal Positions

MOTION BY McArthur to create and search for 1 FTE Elementary Principal position with K-12 licensure and create 1 FTE Secondary Principal position.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

Approval of Junior High Track Coaches

MOTION BY Large to approve the naming of Lisa Larson and Paul Clark as Junior High track coaches for the 2011-12 season.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

MEETING RECESS

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

CLOSED MEETING

 

Announcement by the Chair that the meeting will be closed at this time for negotiations strategy session – 7:21

 

Announcement by the Chair that the meeting has been reopened following the strategy session – 8:25

ADJOURNMENT-

MOTION BY Large to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m.   SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE- u/c

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:                                                APPROVED BY:

____________________________                                        ______________________________

Judy Hanson, Clerk                                                                Presiding Officer on date of approval Public School District #432              

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