Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board Minutes August 11, 2014

MINUTES
REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING AGENDA
I.S.D. NO. 432, MAHNOMEN, MINNESOTA
August 11, 2014

 

CALL TO ORDER at 6:00 pm by Jim DeVries in the Superintendent’s Office.

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, Elementary Principal Jacob Melby, High School Principal Brian Michaelson and Secretary Delane Schaumburg.

Staff and visitors in attendance:  Debra Neisen, Alicia Schoenborn, Ben Dahlin, Mahnomen Pioneer Representative, Sue Kraft and Lynda Wadena.   

 

ADOPTING THE AGENDA-

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

VISITORS/PRESENTERS IN ATTENDANCE SPEAKING AT THIS MEETING.   None

           

MONTHLY MINUTE AND FINANCE CONSENT BUSINESS

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the July 14, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes as well as approving the monthly financial claims for August 11, 2014 totaling $166,231.41 with check numbers 69005-69067 and additional payments for August 11, 2014 totaling $10,459.88 with check numbers 69068-69088 whereby the August total amount of bills paid is $176,691.29 and also approve this action to recognize and accept the donations as follows; Arvig Enterprises, Inc-$346.00-General Fund.  SECONDED BY Large.    VOTE-u/c

 

COMMUNICATIONS-MSBA and All State School Board Nomination 

     

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, COMMITTEE, AND SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS-

Federal Funds-NAFIS Fall Conference Registration; ALC-Report Submitted; Region 1-Minutes June 26, 2014 Board Meeting; School Board-Grievance dropped, Management Services Newsletter, Education Reform handout and Superintendent Evaluation.

 

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS-Elementary Principal Report-PBIS visit at Kelliher School, Rewriting of our School Improvement Plan, Staffing changes in Elementary, Synergy Training, Charolette Danielson Training, Bullying In-Service, Teacher In Service Days. 

High School Principal Report-Collaborative Brain Conference, Synergy Training, Chromebook Handbook, PBIS visit at Kelliher School, Special Education caseload, Charolette Danielson Training, Bullying Conference and Teacher In Service Days.   

Superintendent Report:  Staff Development, Building Project Updates, Low applications across NW Minnesota for teaching positions, Board Election – 3 positions open. 

 

OLD BUSINESS-

Accepting Product Bids for FY~15-

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the apparent low qualifying product bids as follows;

Dairy:  Land-o-Lakes;   Bread: Bimbo Bakery; Wood Chips: Hillside Lumber and Snow Removal: Stanley GundersonSECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

 

2014-2015 Student Handbooks

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the 2014-15 Elementary & High School, Student Handbooks as presented.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

 

NEW BUSINESS-

Authorizing School and Meetings on Columbus Day- October 13, 2014

MOTION BY Large to acknowledge that this school district does not deem Columbus Day as a holiday whereby allowing this district to conduct school and public meetings on this date.

SECONDED BY  LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c

 

Membership to National Indian Impacted Schools Association

MOTION BY LaVoy to approve the membership dues of $1,500.00 for the National Indian Impacted Schools Association (NISA) for the 2014-15 program year.   SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

 

Authorizing Out of State Travel

MOTION BY McArthur to authorize out of state travel for Superintendent Bisek to attend the NAFIS Fall Conference in Washington DC, September 21-23, 2014.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.     VOTE-u/c

 

Swimming Pool Pay Schedule

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the revised swimming pool pay schedule as presented.

SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

 

PERSONNEL TOPICS-

Resignations & Retirements;

MOTION BY Hanson toapprove the resignation of Teacher, Kathryn Hoffman-Thompson, effective immediately and a “thank you” for her service.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY  VanDenEinde to approve the resignation of Teacher, Kathy Stronstad, effective immediately and a “thank you” for her service.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the resignation of ECFE/School Readiness Teacher, Bree Triplett, effective immediately.  SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c

 

Additional positions;

MOTION BY McArthur to add two (2) Special Education paraprofessional positions for the 2014-15 School Year.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

 

Hiring;

MOTION BY VanDenInde to hire Rebecca Donner as Paraprofessional for the 2014-2015 school year.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY McArthur to hire Rhonda Bennefeld as Paraprofessional for the 2014-2015 school year.   SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY Large to hire Renae Bakke as Special Education Teacher for the 2014-2015 school year.   SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.   VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY Hanson to hire Kaylie Nelson as Paraprofessional for the 2014-2015 school year.   SECONDED BY LaVoy.   VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY McArthur to hire Kari Schouveliller as Paraprofessional for the 2014-2015 school year.  SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c

 

ADJOURNMENT-

MOTION BY McArthur to adjourn the meeting at 7:17 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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