Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board Minutes December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014

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

ROLL CALL Board Members Present:  Jim DeVries, Jonathan Large, Jon McArthur, Judy Hanson, David VanDenEinde 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, Terri Perrault, Linda Long, Shannon Johnson, Mahnomen Pioneer Representative, Jennifer Jurina, Lynda Wadena, Melissa Buck and Nicole Ose.     



MOTION BY Hanson to approve the agenda.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde. VOTE-u/c


Linda Long and Shannon Johnson regarding having full time Kindergarten para. 



MOTION BY McArthur to approve the November 10, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes as well as approving the monthly financial claims for December 8, 2014 totaling $83,484.30 with check numbers 69509-69578 and payables for $10,220.26 with check numbers 69505-69508 and additional payments for December 8, 2014 totaling $81,506.91 with check numbers 69579-69613 whereby the December total amount of bills paid is $175,211.47 and also approve this action to recognize and accept the donations as follows:  Walmart-$590.00 – Elementary.   SECONDED BY LaVoy.    VOTE-u/c


COMMUNICATIONS-Recognition of retiring board members and Thank you to Ed Minnesota Mahnomen for Christmas treats for Board.   



ALC-Report Submitted; Meet & Confer-Report from November 13, 2014 meeting; NWSC-Health Insurance Transparency Act (HITA) services provided; Region I-Minutes October, 2014 meeting and Joint Board ballot; BRIC-Minutes November, 2014 meeting; MSBA-Annual Conference January 15-16 with Phase I & II Training January 13 & 14; MREA-2015 Legislative Platform & Board of Directors ballot; Technology Committee-December 2, 2014 meeting minutes; Safety Committee-December 4, 2014 meeting minutes; School Board-Budget & Economic Forecast. 


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.   

Superintendent Report-Financial Update, Enrollments & Affordable Care Act (ACA) updates.  Personnel Committee will be meeting to investigate time care system.    



Review of Current Year Budget, Proposed Levy, and calling for Public Comments from the Gallery.   No Comments from Gallery. 

Second Reading of Policy 203.7 Board Compensation


Certification of the 2014 Payable 2015 Levy

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the certification of the 2014 Payable 2015 Levy in the total amount of $639,362.22.  SECONDED BY Large.   VOTE-u/c

Setting Date, Time and Location for the 2015 Organization and January Regular Board Meetings. 

MOTION BY Hanson to set the 2015 organizational meeting for January 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Media Center.  Also, the January, 2015 regular monthly board meeting will be set as January 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Media Center. 

District World’s Best Workforce Plan (WBWF)

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the 2014-15 District World’s Best Workforce Plan (WBWF) as presented.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c

Resolution directing the Administration to make Recommendations for Reductions in Programs and Positions and Reasons therefore. 

MEMBER VanDenEinde introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption

            WHEREAS, the financial condition of the State of Minnesota and the school district dictates that the school board must reduce expenditures immediately, and

            WHEREAS, there has been a reduction in student enrollment, and,

            WHEREAS, this reduction in expenditure and decrease in student enrollment must include discontinuance of positions and discontinuance or curtailment of programs, and

            WHEREAS, a determination must be made a to which teachers’ contracts must be terminated and not renewed and which teachers may be placed on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits in effecting discontinuance of positions,

            BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 432, as follows: 

            That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools and administration to consider the discontinuance of programs or positions to effectuate economies in the school district and reduce expenditures and, as a result of a reduction in enrollment, make recommendations to the school board for the discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, discontinuance of positions or curtailment of positions. 

            The motion for this adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly SECONDED BY Hanson and upon vote being taken thereon, the following VOTED in favor there of:   VanDenEinde, Hanson, LaVoy, Large, McArthur and DeVries,

And the following voted against the same:  None. 

Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

Extended Field Trip Request

MOTION BY LaVoy to approve the extended field trip request from the Auto Mechanics Club to attend the High Mileage Competition in Brainerd, MN in May, 2015.  SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c



Extended Field Trip Request

MOTION BY LaVoy to approve the extended field trip request from the Wrestling Program to attend the Cass Lake, Benson and Grand Rapids Tournaments during the 2014-15 season.  SECONDED BY Large.  VOTE-u/c



Announcement by the Chair that the meeting will be closed at this time for the Annual Evaluation of the Superintendent of Schools:  7:35, Evaluation Process-


Announcement by the Chair that the meeting has been reopened following the evaluation; 8:22.  



MOTION BY Large to adjourn the meeting at 8:22 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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