Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board Minutes March 10, 2014

MINUTES
REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING AGENDA
I.S.D. NO. 432, MAHNOMEN, MINNESOTA
MARCH 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, Jonathan Large and Jon McArthur.  Absent:  Judy Hanson 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:  Debra Neisen, Sarah Smart, Jenna Cardinal, Scott McConkey, Linda Long, Mahnomen Pioneer Representative, Sue Kraft, KRJM Radio, Ken Flaten, Lynda Wadena and Emerald Spencer.   

 

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.  CAD/Robotic Class – Plasma-CAM presentation by Debbie Dixon, Jenna Cardinal and Scott McConkey.   Parent with concern. 

           

MONTHLY MINUTE AND FINANCE CONSENT BUSINESS

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the February 10, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes as well as the February 26, 2014 Planning Meeting Minutes as presented as well as approving the monthly financial claims for March 10, 2014 totaling $113,025.42 with check numbers 68267-68360 and Payables totaling $2,311.36 with check numbers 68263-68266 and Electronic Transfers totaling $93,588.27, additional payments for March 10, 2014 totaling $57,095.98 with check numbers 68381-68409 whereby the March total amount of bills paid is; $266,021.03 and also approve this action to recognize and accept the donations as follows; $192.00 from South Forks Lions for Athletic funds.  SECONDED BY McArthur.    VOTE-u/c

 

COMMUNICATIONS-Helping Hands Food Shelf donation request and Thank you from Elementary Students for AR Reward trip

     

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, COMMITTEE, AND SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS-

Federal Funds-Impact Aid Payment received; Testing & AYP Data-MCA test date window has been set and posted; School Board Building and Grounds-Met March 10, 2014 with recommendations; BRIC-Finalist soon to be announced for Director position; MSBA-Capitol Compass; Technology-1 to 1 hand devices; Committee meeting/Safety-Minutes February 12, 2014 meeting. 

 

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

High School Principal Report-State Wrestling-Kody Lefebvre, Kole Lefebvre and Kal Handyside, 1000 Rebounds-Ashley Schoenborn, National Honor Society, Knowledge Bowl, Registration, Discipline and Attendance. 

Superintendent Report:  Enrollment, 2013-2014 Finance Update, Boiler update, Request for bussing for Naytahwaush Charter School for 2014-2015, 403B transferred services.  

OLD BUSINESS-

Response to Title VII Parent Committee Recommendations.

Review and develop responses to the Title VII Parent Committee recommendations:  Set meeting date with Board Committee and Parent Committee. 

Adoption of the 2014-15 School Year Calendar

MOTION BY McArthur to approve Draft C as the 2014-15 school year calendar as presented.

SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

NEW BUSINESS-

One-to-One Device Initiative

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the purchase of Chrome-books for use with 7th – 12th Grade students to expand the One-to-One technology instruction initiative.  SECONDED BY Large.   VOTE-u/c

Extended Fieldtrip Request

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the extended fieldtrip request from the 3rd & 4th Grades to attend the MN Science Museum in St. Paul, May 8 & 9, 2014.  SECONDED BY   Large.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY DeVries to purchase a new 77 passenger bus not to exceed $90,000.00.   SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.   VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY DeVries to purchase a new utility tractor with attachments as per quote from Evergreen Equipment.   SECONDED BY McArthur.   VOTE-u/c

 

PERSONNEL TOPICS-

Resignations & Retirements

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the resignation of Para-Professional, Robin Bendickson, effective February 26, 2014 and extend a “Thank You” for her service.  SECONDED BY      Large.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY Large to approve the resignation of JV Dance Coach, Randi Noggle, effective the end of 2013-14 dance season and extend a “Thank You” for her service.  SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the resignation due to retirement of  Teacher, Terry Schoenborn, effective end of the 2013-2014 school year and extend a “Thank You” for her service.  SECONDED BY McArthur.   VOTE-u/c

Assignments;

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

 

 

Teacher Lane Changes

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the lane change request of Kathryn Stronstad for a move from the BA+60 to the BA+75 lane.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

ADJOURNMENT-

MOTION BY McArthur to adjourn the meeting at 7:29 p.m.   SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE- u/c

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:                                                APPROVED BY:

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

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