Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board Minutes May 13, 2013

MINUTES
REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING AGENDA
I.S.D. NO. 432, MAHNOMEN, MINNESOTA
May 13, 2013

 

CALL TO ORDER at 6:03 pm by Jim DeVries in the High School Media Center.

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

Staff and visitors in attendance:  Mahnomen Pioneer Representative, Jen Jurina, KRJM Radio, Ken Flaten, Sandy Haddeland, Kathryn Hoffman-Thompson, Lori Handyside, Nadine Walker, Olivia LaVoy, Amanda Podlak and Nathan Hanson.   

 

ADOPTING THE AGENDA-

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

VISITORS/PRESENTERS IN ATTENDANCE SPEAKING AT THIS MEETING.  Nadine Walker-Art Trip. 

           

MONTHLY MINUTE AND FINANCE CONSENT BUSINESS

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the April 8, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes and the April 24, 2013 Special Meeting Minutes as presented as well as monthly financial claims for May 13, 2013 totaling $189,680.30 with check numbers 66934-67026 and Payables totaling $146,007.16 with check numbers 66920-66933 additional payments for May 2013 totaling $28,346.23 with check numbers 67047-67085 whereby the May total amount of bills paid is $364,033.69, and also approve this action to recognize and accept the following donations- General Mills - $439.40 – Box Tops for Education

SECONDED BY Large. VOTE-u/c 

 

COMMUNICATIONS-Thank you notes.  

     

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, COMMITTEE, AND SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS-

Student Council-New Co-Presidents introduced – Nathan Hanson and Amanda Podlak, Prom was a success, looking at some school wide projects, graduation, cleaning ditches and National Student Council Convention; Testing-MCA wrapping up; ALC-Report Submitted; Meet & Confer-April 23rd Report; Region I-March 28th Minutes, BRIC-April 25th Minutes; Committee Safety Meeting-April 11th Minutes.

 

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS-Elementary Principal Report-What’s Happened, What’s Going to Happen, Accelerated Reader, Attendance and Discipline Referrals.

High School Principal Report-Sports, Teacher Evaluations, Registration, Attendance and FFA.

Superintendent Report:  Enrollment, 2012-2013 Finance Update and State Legislature Updates.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS-

Naming of the Three-Year Contracted Cleaning Vendors

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to name the company of  Melissa Bendickson for the Alternative Learning Center (ALC) cleaning bid from June 2013 thru May 2016 per low qualifying attached bid and to name the company of Tim McArthur for the Elementary/High School cleaning bid from June 2013 thru May 2016 per attached low qualifying bid.   SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-Large-Yes, LaVoy-Yes, Hanson-Yes, VanDenEinde-Yes, DeVries-Yes; McArthur-abstained.  Motion carried. 

NEW BUSINESS-

MSHSL Annual Membership

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the 2013-14 Resolution for Membership in the MSHSL as presented.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c.

Summer 2013 Building Improvements

MOTION BY Hanson to accept the quote from Scholastic Equipment Company, LLC. for the replacement of carpet in the high school hallways for the total sum of $31,002.72.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY McArthur to accept the quote from Valleyview for the renovation of wading pool and pool filter for the total sum of $9,489.   SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c.

 

MOTION BY Hanson to accept the quote from Gordon Construction for the installation of new doors and frames at entrances of ALC Building for the total sum of $16,705.  SECONDED BY           LaVoy. VOTE-u/c.

 

MOTION BY Large to accept the quote from Peterson sheet Metal for the replacement of the pneumatic control air compressor for the total sum of $4,460.  SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c.

 

MOTION BY McArthur to accept the quote from Peterson Sheet Metal for the rebuild of the Gym’s air handler unit for the total sum of $2,533.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY McArthur to accept the quote from Cashmire Drywall for complete painting of walls in main gym and stage area for the total sum of $6,500.00.  SECONDED BY            Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

Action to Recognize the School Group Health Insurance Premiums

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the FY-14 school group health insurance rates for the districts current three plans, with the NWSC insurance pool, monthly single/family rates as follows;

  1. Double Gold-                                      $747.50/1,997.50
  2. First Dollar-                                         $574.00/1.570.50
  3. CDHP 860/865 (HSA/VEBA)-          $493.50/1,320.00

SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

ACTION TO REDUCE PROGRAMS FOR NEXT YEAR

Member Large 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 10, 2012, 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) Special Education/Secondary teacher position (reassigned to elementary due to retirement)
  2. 2.(1) Contracted Bus Route (reassign as a district operated route)
  3. 3.Reduction of five (5) days Summer Ag position
  4. 4.Reduce following after-school program positions by 50%: Homework Club, Credit Recovery, Weight Room Supervision

The Motion for the Adoption of the foregoing Resolution was duly seconded by VanDenEinde. 

VOTE- Roll Call; McArthur-Yes, Large-Yes, LaVoy-Yes, Hanson-Yes, VanDenEinde-Yes and DeVries-Yes.    Motion carries.

2012-14 Sheriff School Liaison Office Agreement.

MOTION BY             Hanson to approve the Agreement with Mahnomen County Sheriff Department for School Liaison Officer services for year 2013-14 at the rate of $45,713.84.   SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c.

PERSONNEL TOPICS-

Resignations & Retirements;

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the resignation of teacher Stephen Funk effective June 30, 2013 and extend a “Thank You” for his service.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c.

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the resignation of Para-professional Deb Svendsgaard effective end of the 2012-2013 school year with a “Thank You” for her service.   SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c

Hire Ag-Ed Teacher;

MOTION BY Hanson to hire Jenna Cardinal as Ag-Ed Teacher/FFA Advisor for the 2013-14 school year.    SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c. 

ADJOURNMENT-

MOTION BY McArthur to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 p.m.   SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE- u/c

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:                                                APPROVED BY:

____________________________                                        ______________________________

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

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