Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board Minutes November 10, 2014

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

 

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

ROLL CALL Board Members Present:  Jim DeVries, Jonathan Large, Jon McArthur, Judy Hanson, D and Greg LaVoy.   Absent:  David VanDenEinde.  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, Kristin Johnson, Jackie Haugo, Jenna Cardinal, Holly Ristau, Abby Johnson, McKaylee Swanson, Alexis Sauck, Mahnomen Pioneer Representative, Jennifer Jurina, Lynda Wadena, Derek Cardinal, Melissa Buck and Nicole Ose.    

 

ADOPTING THE AGENDA-

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

VISITORS/PRESENTERS IN ATTENDANCE SPEAKING AT THIS MEETING.   

Jenna Cardinal-FFA Convention Presentation

Jackie Haugo-unpaid leave of absence

           

MONTHLY MINUTE AND FINANCE CONSENT BUSINESS

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the October 13, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes as well as approving the monthly financial claims for November 10, 2014 totaling $188,577.89 with check numbers 69356-69454 and payables for $16,341.89 with check numbers 69346-69348 and additional payments for November 10, 2014 totaling $39,781.41 with check numbers 69455-69488 whereby the November total amount of bills paid is $244,701.19 and also approve this action to recognize and accept the donations as follows:  Bejou Community Club-$1,000.00-General Fund (pool step) and Cobra House, Inc.-$1,000.00-Elementary Playground Equipment.   SECONDED BY Large.    VOTE-u/c

 

COMMUNICATIONS-None.   

     

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, COMMITTEE, AND SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS-

Student Representatives-Blood Drive a success, Jump Rope for Heart and Cookie Dough Sales; Federal Funds-Impact Aid Review items, Title VII Parent Committee election results-Lorraina Chief and Patty Porter, Grounds Committee-October 30, 2014 meeting, ALC report submitted; Meet & Confer-Meeting scheduled for November 13, 2014, Region I-Minutes September 25, 2014 meeting; BRIC-Minutes October 21, 2014 meeting; MSBA-October Newsletter; Annual Conference information January 15-16, 2015; MREA-Annual Conference November 17, 2014 Supt. Bisek will be attending.

 

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

High School Principal Report-What has happened and Up and Coming Events and Yik Yak update.   

Superintendent Report-Enrollment down, Levy Limits, Applicants for open positions – school will pay for background check and reimburse Para Pro Test fee after a year of subbing or employment. 

 

OLD BUSINESS-

Adopt the FY-14 School District Audit

MOTION BY McArthur to adopt the FY-14 annual School District Audit as prepared and presented by the auditing firm of Miller McDonald, Inc. Certified Public Accountants.

SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

Adopt the Revised Budget for FY-15

MOTION BY Hanson to adopt the Revised Budget for FY-15 as follows:

       Fund                                             Revenue                                             Expenditures

01 General                                 $8,300,000                                          $8,150,000

02 Food Service                                    $   366,000                                        $   366,000

04 Community Service                          $   128,000                                        $   128,000

07 Debt Redemption                              $   367,000                                        $   350,500

TOTALS                                               $9,161,000                                             $8,994,500

SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

NEW BUSINESS-

Action to Approve the 2014-15 School Year Non-Licensed Staff Seniority List

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the 2014-2015 Non-Licensed Staff Seniority List as presented following due posting and revision.  SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c

Action to Approve the 2014-15 School Year Licensed Staff Seniority List

MOTION BY LaVoy to approve the 2014-2015 Licensed Staff Seniority List as presented following due posting and revision.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

Canvass School Board Election Results

MOTION BY Large, BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District #432, as follows:

1.     It is hereby found, determined and declared that the general election of the voters of the school district on November 4, 2014, was in all respects duly legally called and held.

2.     As specified in the attached Abstract and Return of Votes Case, a total of 2638 voters of the district voted at said election of three school board members.

4 Year Term – Jon A. McArthur  - 792 votes

4 Year Term – Nicole Ose - 841 votes

4 Year Term – Melissa J. Buck   - 529 votes          

4 Year Term  - Robert J. Durant – 466 votes

4 Year Term - Write in - 10 votes

                       

3.         Jon A. McArthur is elected to the 4 year term beginning January 1, 2015 and ending January 1, 2019.

Nicole Ose is elected to the 4 year term beginning January 1, 2015 and ending January 1, 2019.

Melissa J. Buck is elected to the 4 year term beginning January 1, 2015     and ending January 1, 2019.

4.     The School district clerk is hereby authorized to certify the results of the election to the county auditor of each county in which the school district is located in whole or part.

SECONDED BY LaVoy.  VOTE-u/c

Action to Approve Honeywell Engineering Study

MOTION BY LaVoy to approve the Engineering Study commitment letter with Honeywell.

SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

Action to Approve Natural Gas Commitment

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the natural gas use commitment letter with the City of Mahnomen.   SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

Action to Create a Health Insurance Committee

MOTION BY DeVries to create a Health Insurance Committee.   SECONDED BY McArthur.   VOTE-u/c

First Reading of Policy 203.7 Board Compensation

PERSONNEL TOPICS-

Resignations;

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the resignation of Para-professional Mandi Bakke effective November 2, 2014.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

Setting the Evaluation Date, Time and Facilitator to Conduct the December Superintendent Evaluation

MOTION BY Large to name the Vice Chair as the responsible Board Member to facilitate the current year evaluation of the Superintendent with the conference between the School Board Members and the Superintendent to take place immediately following the December 8, 2014 meeting.   SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

Close Meeting – To Discuss Private Personnel Data

MOTION BY DeVries STATING:  “The next item on the agenda is the proposed discipline of employee of Independent School District No. 432.  In order to consider the proposed discipline, the School Board must review and discuss private data on the employee.  The open Meeting Law states that any portion of a meeting must be closed if employee data is 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 employee discipline.”  Seconded by McArthur.  Motion carried.

Announcement by the Chair that the meeting will be closed at this time; 7:13

Open Closed Meeting

MOTION BY DeVries, WHEREAS, the School Board has reviewed the employee data in Closed Session as required by Law,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED to open the meeting to the public session.  Seconded by McArthur.  Motion carried.

Announcement by the Chair that the meeting has been reopened; 7:35

Findings/Actions

Board concurred with the administration’s disciplinary action of unpaid suspension of employee.

 

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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