Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board Minutes December 10, 2012

MINUTES

REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING AGENDA

 I.S.D. NO. 432, MAHNOMEN, MINNESOTA

     December 10, 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, Elementary Principal Jacob Melby, High School Principal Ramona Miller and Secretary Delane Schaumburg.

Staff and visitors in attendance, Ben Dahlin, Clark Olson, Linda Long, Diane Kochmann, KRJM Radio, Ken Flaten and Mahnomen Pioneer Representative, Sue Kraft.

 

ADOPTING THE AGENDA-

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

VISITORS/PRESENTERS IN ATTENDANCE SPEAKING AT THIS MEETING.  None

           

MONTHLY MINUTE AND FINANCE CONSENT BUSINESS

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the November 12, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes as presented as well as approving the December 10, 2012 bills totaling $156,912.81 with check numbers 66259-66340 and payables totaling $11,055.47 with check number 66205; 66243-66247; 66255-66258 and additional payments for December, 2012 totaling $37,005.72 with check numbers 66341-66377 whereby the December total amount of bills paid is $204,974.00 and also approve this action to recognize and accept the following donations-None.   SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.    VOTE-u/c

 

COMMUNICATIONS-Thank you from family of June Gieseke and Karen Houska,

     

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, COMMITTEE, AND SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS-

Student Representatives-None. 

Federal Fund-Impact Aid Adjustment.  

ALC-Report Submitted

Meet & Confer-Report from November 27 meeting.

Region I-October minutes & vote on Board Members.

BRIC-November Meeting Minutes.

MSBA-Annual Conference Jan. 17-18. 

Technology Committee-Student Info systems site visits. 

Committee Meeting/Safety-December meeting minutes

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS-Elementary Principal-What’s Happened, What’s Going to Happen, Attendance and Discipline Referrals, STAR Math and STAR Reading Graphs.  

High School Principal-2013-2014 Class Schedule, Semester Test Change, Staff Development Day-Jan. 21 and Attendance.   

Superintendent Report-Financial Update, and Enrollments, MDE Updates-MN School Finance Task Force Recommendations and GRAD Assessments. 

 

OLD BUSINESS-

Review of Current Year Budget, Proposed Levy, and calling for Public Comments from the Gallery.

NEW BUSINESS-

Certification of the 2012 Payable 2013 Levy.

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the certification of the 2012 Payable 2013 Levy in the total amount of $554,732.08.   SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

Resolution directing the Administration to make Recommendations for Reductions in Programs and Positions and Reasons therefore.

MEMBER VanDenEinde introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption

            WHEREAS, the financial condition of the state of Minnesota and the school district dictates that the school board must reduce expenditures immediately, and

            WHEREAS, there has been a reduction in student enrollment, and,

            WHEREAS, this reduction in expenditure and decrease in student enrollment must include discontinuance of positions and discontinuance or curtailment of programs, and

            WHEREAS, a determination must be made as to which teachers' contracts must be terminated and not renewed and which teachers may be placed on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits in effecting discontinuance of positions,

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

            That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools and administration to consider the discontinuance of programs or positions to effectuate economies in the school district and reduce expenditures and, as a result of a reduction in enrollment, make recommendations to the school board for the discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, discontinuance of positions or curtailment of positions.

            The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly SECONDED BY

Member LaVoy 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. 

whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

Setting Date, Time and Location for the 2013 Organizational and January Regular Board Meetings.

MOTION BY Large to set the 2013 organizational meeting for January 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM in the High School Media Center.  Also, the January, 2013 regular monthly board meeting will set as January 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM in the High School Media Center.   SECONDED BY: Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATIONAL TRANSMITTAL OF RESOLUTION-

MOTION BY McArthur to respond to the non-concurrent resolution of the committee by restating the committee concerns/recommendations and providing District responses: 

Recommendations of the American Indian Education Parent Committee:

  1. 1.There is a need to infuse Native American culture into the day-to-dayThis would include history, music and language. 
  2. 2.Teachers need additional training and in-service revolving on cultural issues:  history tribal government, historical
  3. 3.There should be a Native American Club.
  4. 4.There needs to be more parent input from American Indian parents.
  5. 5.A greater use of community resources needs to be happening in the school; use of tribal college, elders and
  6. 6.There needs to be a Native American

SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

PERSONNEL TOPICS-

Resignations & Retirements;

MOTION BY McArthur to accept the resignation from Kelsey Sorgaard as Para-professional effective December 14, 2012 with a “Thank You” for her service.  SECONDED BY      LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c

Appointments;

MOTION BY Hanson to name Stephen Funk as Jr. High Boys Basketball Coach for School Year 2012-13.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c.

Request for Sick, Child Care, and Family Medical Leave;

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to grant Child Care leave to Cassandra Lefstad per request.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

Announcement by the Chair that the meeting will be closed at this time for the Annual Evaluation of the Superintendent of Schools; 7:10, Evaluation Process-

 

Announcement by the Chair that the meeting has been reopened following the evaluation; 8:23. 

ADJOURNMENT-

MOTION BY LaVoy to adjourn the meeting at 8:23 p.m.   SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE- u/c

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:                                        APPROVED BY:

____________________________                                        ______________________________

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

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