Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board MinutesMay 12, 2014

MINUTES
REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING AGENDA
I.S.D. NO. 432, MAHNOMEN, MINNESOTA
May 12, 2014

 

CALL TO ORDER at 6:02 pm by Jim DeVries in the High School Media Center.

ROLL CALL Board Members Present:  Jim DeVries, David VanDenEinde, Jonathan Large, Jon McArthur, 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, Alicia Schoenborn, Holly Ristau, Kathryn Hoffmann, Terry Schoenborn, Mahnomen Pioneer Representative, Jen Jurina, Lynda Wadena, Amanda Podlak and Abby Johnson.   

 

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.   None

           

MONTHLY MINUTE AND FINANCE CONSENT BUSINESS

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the April 14, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes as well as the April 25, 2014 Special Meeting Minutes presented as well as approving the monthly financial claims for May 12, 2014 totaling $185,994.75 with check numbers 68585-68664 and Payables totaling $1,785.00 with check numbers 68565-68572 (ck #68564-Void) and Electronic Transfers totaling $93,134.21, additional payments for May 13, 2014 totaling $21,364.93 with check numbers 68665-68686 whereby the May total amount of bills paid is $302,279.49 and also approve this action to recognize and accept the donations as follows; $350.00 from Area 1 Envirothon-State Envirothon activity and $600 Area Businesses-T-shirts for Science Museum visit.  SECONDED BY LaVoy.    VOTE-u/c

 

COMMUNICATIONS-Thank you card and Jeff Bisek – District 20, 2013-2014 Administrator of the Year Award. 

     

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, COMMITTEE, AND SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS-

Student Representative-New Student Council Co-Presidents Abby Johnson and Levi Libel, Prom a  success; Testing-MCA testing almost completed; BRIC-Minutes April 24, 2014 meeting; Technology Committee-Minutes May 5, 2014 meeting and Chrome Books Handbook; School Board-Teacher Evaluation Process draft for review and Title VII meeting.

 

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS-Elementary Principal Report-What’s Happened, What’s Going to Happen, Attendance, Discipline Referrals and Projected number of students for 2014-2015.

High School Principal Report-Academic Breakfast, Golf Teams, Spring Sports Pep Fest, 7th and 8th grade fun night and Prom, Collaboration with Wellness Court & Cross Over Program, Attendance, 6th Grade Transition and Next Year’s Numbers.     

Superintendent Report:  Graduation, Enrollment, 2013-2014 Finance Update and Legislative Updates.

 

OLD BUSINESS-

Summer 2014 Building Improvements

MOTION BY Hanson to accept the quote from Gordon Construction for the installation of new doors and frames at entrances of Shops & Elementary Gym for the total sum of $19,423.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY McArthur to accept the quote from Scholastic Equipment for a trophy case for the total sum of $5,757.36.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY DeVries to table the quote from Honeywell for upgrade to maintenance contract.  

SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

Bus Transportation Service Quotes

NEW BUSINESS-

Action to Recognize the School Group Health Insurance Premiums

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the FY-15 school group health insurance rates for the districts current three plans, with the NWSC insurance pool, monthly single/family rates as follows and add VEBA option to go with the CDHP plan;

  1. First Dollar-                                         $573.72/1.569.73
  2.  Double Gold-                                     $747.13/1,996.52
  3. CDHP 860/865 (HSA/VEBA)-          $493.26/1,319.35

SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

MSHSL Annual Membership

MOTION BY LaVoy to approve the 2014-15 Resolution for Membership in the MSHSL as presented.

SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

School Nurse Contract with Norman-Mahnomen Public Health

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the School Nurse Contract with Norman-Mahnomen Public Health for the 2014-15 program year as presented.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

NWSC Proposal for Environmental/Occupational Health & Safety Management

MOTION BY McArthur to accept the NWSC proposal for Environmental/Occupational Health & Safety Management from July 1, 2014 until June 30, 2017 at rate of $7,322.56 in year 1, $7,469.01 in year 2, and $7,618.39 in year 3.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

Property/Liability & Workers Comprehension Insurance for 2014-15 Year

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to accept the proposal from Vaaler for Property/Liability Insurance coverage for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.   SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY Large to accept the proposal from Vaaler for Workers Compensation Insurance coverage for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.  SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

Extended Fieldtrip Request

MOTION BY Large to approve the extended fieldtrip request for the State Envirothon Competition at St. John’s Collegeville May 18 & 19, 2014.  SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the extended fieldtrip request from the Student Council to attend the National Convention with the MN Delegation in Florida, June 25-30, 2014.  SECONDED BY Hanson.   VOTE-u/c

PERSONNEL TOPICS-

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the resignation of ECFE/SR teacher, Kimberly Antonsen, effective the end of the 2014 summer readiness program and extend a “Thank You” for her service.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the resignation of Assistant Girls Basketball Coach, Margaret McMullen, effective the end of the 2013-2014 school year and extend a “Thank You” for her service.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

Contract Non-renewal

MOTION BY Large to non-renew the contract of teacher, Roberta Bryngelson, effective the end of the 2013-14 teacher contract year and extend a “Thank You” for her service.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

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 9, 2013, 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.(3 FTE) Special Education Para-Professional positions

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

VOTE- Roll Call; McArthur-Yes, LaVoy-Yes, Hanson-Yes, VanDenEind-Yes, DeVries-Yes, Large-Yes.

Motion carries.

Approval Teacher Contracts and Notice of Assignments

MOTION BY Hanson to direct the officers to sign Certified Employees Notice of Assignment letters and contracts for the 2014-15 school year.  SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

Approval 12-Month  & Extended Year Non-certified Assignments

MOTION BY Hanson to direct the officers to sign 12-Month & Extended Year Non-Certified Employees annual Notice of Assignment letters and contracts for the 2014-15 school year.

SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

Volunteer Boys Golf Coach

MOTION BY McArthur to recognize Jason Clark as a volunteer golf coach for the 2013-2014 season.  SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c

ADJOURNMENT-

MOTION BY McArthur to adjourn the meeting at 7:16 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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