Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board Minutes May 11, 2015

MINUTES
REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING AGENDA
I.S.D. NO. 432, MAHNOMEN, MINNESOTA
May 11, 2015

 

CALL TO ORDER at 6:00 pm by Jim DeVries in the High School Library.

 

ROLL CALL Board Members Present:  Jim DeVries,Jon McArthur, David VanDenEinde, Nicole Ose and Melissa Buck. Absent:  Judy Hanson.  Staff participating at the table were: Superintendent Jeff Bisek, Elementary Principal Jacob Melby, High School Principal Brian Michaelson and District Secretary Delane Schaumburg.

 

Staff and visitors in attendance: Debra Neisen, Kristin Johnson, Mandie Henningsen, Justine Haugo, Tricia McNamee, Jackie Moore, Lynda Wadena, Tom Houdek, Marlene Myhre and Mahnomen Pioneer Representative, Sue Kraft.  

 

ADOPTING THE AGENDA-

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

 

VISITORS/PRESENTERS IN ATTENDANCE SPEAKING AT THIS MEETING.  Tom Houdek-Summer Baseball and Mandie Henningsen-Therapy Dog

 

MONTHLY MINUTE AND FINANCE CONSENT BUSINESS

MOTION BY Buck to approve the April 13, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes as presented as well as monthly financial claims for May 11, 2015 totaling $191,593.70 with check numbers 70182-70257, Payables totaling $2,30214 with check numbers 70174-70181 and additional payments for May 11, 2015 totaling $38,934.29 with check numbers 70267-70305 whereby the May total amount of bills paid is $232,830.13, and also approve this action to recognize and accept the following donation-Shopko-$57.53-High School, Box Tops-$444.20-Elementary, Area 1 SWCD-$500.00-Envirothon.  SECONDED BY Ose.  VOTE-u/c

 

COMMUNICATIONS-None.  

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, COMMITTEE, AND SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS-

Student Representatives-Prom a Success, Jump Rope for Heart, Adopt-a-Highway; Federal Funds-Minutes Indian Education Parent Meeting; Testing Data-information presented; ALC-Report submitted; Personnel Committee-Resignations received; Building & Grounds Committee-Meeting May 5, 2015; Meet & Confer-Meeting April 14, 2015; Region I-Minutes Minutes March 26, 2015; BRIC-Minutes April 23, 2015; School Board updates-at meeting.

 

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS-Elementary Principal Report-What’s Happened, What’s Going to Happen, Attendance, Discipline Referrals.  High School Principal Report-April Highlights and Up and Coming events.

Superintendent Report: Enrollment, 2014-2015 Finance Update, OSHA Inspection and MCA Testing.

OLD BUSINESS-

Therapy Dog

MOTION BY McArthur to allow the use of certified therapy animals in classrooms.   SECONDED BY Buck.  VOTE-u/c

 

Indian Education Parent Committee Recommendations.

Review and develop responses to the Indian Education Parent Committee recommendations:

1.Indian Education Coordinator: Create an Indian Education Coordinator position to coordinate,

facilitate and integrate Native American language and culture into the curriculum and expand

and grow programing PreK12th

grade.

2.Language: Develop inclusion of Ojibwemowin language instruction in classrooms and offer a

language course.

3.Cultural Activities: Development of culturally appropriate activities such as: drum & dance,

knowledge bowl, lacrosse, and art for students to participate in.

4.Staff Development: Include components of culturally relevant staff development as part of the

District’s Plan for all staff and encourage them to participate in specialized trainings offered in

the region.

 

NEW BUSINESS-

Action to Recognize the School Group Health Insurance Premiums

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the FY-16 school group health insurance rates for the district’s 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-                                    $595.00/1,628.00

  2. Double Gold-                                 $775.00/2,070.50

  3. CDHP 860/865 (HSA/VEBA)-      $511.50/1,368.00

SECONDED BY VanDenEinde  VOTE-u/c

 

School Nurse Contract with Norman-Mahnomen Public Health

MOTION BY Buck to approve the School Nurse Contract with Norman-Mahnomen Public Health for the 2015-16 program year as presented.   SECONDED BY Ose.  VOTE-u.c

 

Property/Liability & Workers Comprehension Insurance for 2015-16 Year

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to accept the proposal from Vaaler for Property/Liability Insurance coverage for July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 at rate of $36,074.85.  SECONDED BY  Ose.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to accept the proposal from Vaaler for Workers Compensation Insurance coverage for July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 at a rate of $24,875.00.  SECONDED BY Ose.   VOTE-u/c

 

Extended Field-Trip Request

MOTION BY  McArthur to approve the extended field-trip request for the State Envirothon Competition at in Cloquet May 17 & 18, 2015.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

 

First Reading of Policy #427 Workload Limits for Certain Special Education Teachers

 

School Bus Purchase

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the purchase of a 14 passenger school bus from Telin Transportation Group for the sum of $46,961.  SECONDED BY Ose.  VOTE-u/c

 

MSHSL Annual Membership

MOTION BY Ose to approve the 2015-16 Resolution for Membership in the MSHSL as presented.  SECONDED BY Buck.  VOTE-u/c

 

Summer 2015 Building Improvements

MOTION BY McArthur to accept the quote from A.C.C.T. Inc, for the removal of floor tile in the Cafeteria/Auditorium for the total sum of $27,550.   SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to accept the quote from Scholastic Equipment Company LLC for installation of elementary flooring for the total sum of $33,882.48.  SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY Buck to accept the quote from Scholastic Equipment Company LLC for the replacement of the gym stage curtains for the total sum of $6,649.22.  SECONDED BY Ose.   VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY McArthur to accept the quote from Gordon Construction for the replacement of water main from street to school for the total sum of $18,000.   SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY Buck to accept the verbal estimate from Miller Excavation for the removal of vacant house on school property for the sum of approximately $6,000.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to accept the quote from Geray Construction for tuck pointing of brick face for the total sum of $49,694.  SECONDED BY Ose.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to accept the quote from Horizon Commercial Pool Supply for pool filter seals & repairs for the total sum of $5,995.  SECONDED BY Buck.   VOTE-u/c

 

PERSONNEL TOPICS-

Indian Education Coordinator Position

MOTION BY McArthur to create a (1) FTE Indian Education Coordinator position for the 2015-16 school year.  SECONDED BY  Buck.  VOTE-u/c

 

Resignations & Retirements;

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the verbal resignation of Bus Driver, Stee McArthur, effective May 11, 2015.   SECONDED BY Ose.  Vote:  VanDenEinde-Yes, DeVries-Yes, Ose-Yes, Buck-Yes, McArthur-abstained.  Motion carried.  

 

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the resignation of Elementary Secretary, Cindy Large, effective June 5, 2015.  SECONDED BY Ose.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the resignation due to retirement of Teacher, Robert Black, effective, May 26, 2015.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY Buck to recognize Jason Clark and John Clark as volunteer golf coaches for the 2014-2015 season.  SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

 

ADJOURNMENT-

MOTION BY Buck to adjourn the meeting at 7:47 p.m.   SECONDED BY Ose.  VOTE-u/c

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:APPROVED BY:

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

 

 

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