Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board Minutes February 10, 2014

MINUTES
REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING AGENDA
I.S.D. NO. 432, MAHNOMEN, MINNESOTA
FEBRUARY 10, 2014

 

CALL TO ORDER at 6:01 pm by Jim DeVries in the High School Media Center.

ROLL CALL Board Members Present:  Jim DeVries, David VanDenEinde, Judy Hanson, Jonathan Large, Jon McArthur and Greg LaVoy. 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, Sue Kraft, KRJM Radio, Ken Flaten, Diane Kochmann, Clark Olson, Cindy Large, Amanda Podlak, Miriah Wadena, Tricia McNamee and Justine Haugo.   

 

ADOPTING THE AGENDA-

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

VISITORS/PRESENTERS IN ATTENDANCE SPEAKING AT THIS MEETING.  None. 

           

MONTHLY MINUTE AND FINANCE CONSENT BUSINESS

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the January 13, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes with changes as well as approving the monthly financial claims for February 10, 2014 totaling $125,450.13 with check numbers 68160-68219 and Payables totaling $1,815.00 with check numbers 68156-68159 and Electronic Transfers totaling $88,745.18, additional payments for February 10, 2014 totaling $19,916.64 with check numbers 68220-68242 whereby the February total amount of bills paid is; $235,926.95 and also approve this action to recognize and accept the donations as follows; $23.62 from Ohiopyle Prints, Inc.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.    VOTE-u/c

 

COMMUNICATIONS-Thank you notes

     

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, COMMITTEE, AND SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS-

Student Representative-Hearts for Valentines, Prom letters, Pennies for Patients and Jump Rope for Heart; Federal Funds-NAFIS Conference March 16-18; January 14 Minutes; BRIC-January 21 Minutes; Technology-February 3 Minutes; School Board-Title VII and Teacher Evaluation Meeting. 

 

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

High School Principal Report-Triple A Awards, FFA Winners, Schedule/Registration, Noon Restrictions, Attendance and Senior Privileges. 

Superintendent Report:  Enrollment; 2013-2014 Finance Update; Make-up dates; February 26 Planning Meeting;

OLD BUSINESS-

NEW BUSINESS-

Review of Calendar Draft

 

Northwest MN Council of Collaborative Annual Membership

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the annual membership and dues of $1,350 to Northwest MN Council of Collaborative for Year 2014 as presented.   SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

 

PERSONNEL TOPICS-

Approval of Spring Sports Coaches

MOTION BY LaVoy to approve the naming of the Spring 2014 Coaching Assignments as presented.  Boys Track – Ed Snetsinger - Head Coach, Brent Miller – Jr. High; Girls Track, Head Coach – TBA; Jr. High, Lisa Larson; Boys Golf – Steve McMullen – Head Coach, Brent Hoffner – Assistant; Girls Golf – Derek Aus – Head Coach, Diane Spaeth – JH Coach; Baseball – Mark Gulseth – Head Coach, Dan Kohler – Assistant, Jason Smith – Jr. High; Softball – Dave Varriano – Head Coach, Sarah Levebre – Assistant, TBA – JH Coach.    SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

Resignations & Retirements

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the resignation due to retirement of Principal Ramona Miller effective June 30, 2014 last day of employment and extend a “Thank You” for her service.

SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c

Para-professional position;

MOTION BY McArthur to add a Para-Professional position for the remainder of the 2013-14 School Year.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

Assignments;

MOTION BY Large to name Deb Lunde as a Para-Professional for the remainder of the 2013-14 School Year.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

Request for Medical Leave;

MOTION BY LaVoy to grant medical leave to Bev Gunderson in effect until March 31, 2014.  SECONDED BY McArthur.   VOTE-u/c

PRIVATE STUDENT DATA-

Close Meeting – To Discuss Private Student Education Data

MOTION BY DeVries 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 VanDenEinde.  Motion carried.

Announcement by the Chair that the meeting will be closed at this time; 6:58. 

 

MOTION BY McArthur to take a 10 minute recess.  SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c

Open Closed Meeting

MOTION BY DeVries, 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 VanDenEinde.  Motion carried.

Announcement by the Chair that the meeting has been reopened; 7:52

Findings announced if the board takes any action.

 

RESOLUTION EXPELLING STUDENT – Student #2013-14-B1

WHEREAS, written notice of the proposed expulsion of Student #2013-14-B1 was served upon the student and the student’s guardian 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 a weapon on school property;

WHEREAS, a hearing on the proposed expulsion was held on February 6, 2014, 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 for twelve (12) months commencing on January 28, 2014.  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 McArthur  seconded the foregoing Resolution and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: LaVoy, Large, VandenEinde, McArthur, DeVries

and the following voted against the same:   None

and the following abstained: Hanson

Whereupon such Resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

ADJOURNMENT-

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to adjourn the meeting at 7:54 p.m.   SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE- u/c

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:                                                APPROVED BY:

____________________________                                        ______________________________

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

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