Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board Minutes July 13th, 2015

MINUTES
REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
I.S.D. NO. 432, MAHNOMEN, MINNESOTA
July 13, 2015

 

CALL TO ORDER at 6:04 pm by Jim DeVries in the Superintendent’s Office.

 

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

 

Staff and visitors in attendance: Debra Neisen, Alicia Schoenborn, Lynda Wadena 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-None

 

MONTHLY MINUTE AND FINANCE CONSENT BUSINESS

MOTION BY Buck to approve the June 8, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes as presented as well as monthly financial claims for July 13, 2015 totaling $126,281.16 with check numbers 70508-70567,  June 29, 2015 Bills #1 totaling $29,281.83 with check numbers 70458-70492 and Payables totaling $69,197.42 with check numbers 70446-70457, June 29, 2015 Bills #2 totaling $10,761.70 with check numbers 70493-70500 and June 29, 2015 Bills #3 totaling $5,091.66 with check numbers 70501-70507 and July 13, 2015 add bills totaling $130,305.75 with check numbers 70568-70601 whereby the July total amount of bills paid is $256,586.91 and also approve this action to recognize and accept the donations as follows; Target-$50.00 to Elementary.  SECONDED BY Hanson.    VOTE-u/c

 

COMMUNICATIONS-None  

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, COMMITTEE, AND SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS-

School Personnel Committee-Negotiation update; School Building & Grounds-Boiler Project update; Region I- Minutes May 28, 2015; BRIC-Minutes June 23 & 30, 2015; MSBA-Renewal notice received; School Board-Special Board Meeting-Thursday, July 16, 2015 and Digital Citizenship.

 

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS-Elementary Principal Report-video recap of year, What’s Happened and What’s Going to Happen; High School Principal Report-Report Submitted.

Superintendent Report: Auditors are here, building and grounds and long term facility maintenance.

 

OLD BUSINESS-

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

MOTION BY Hanson to adopt Policy #427 Workload Limits for Certain Special Education Teachers.

SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

 

2015-2016 Student Handbook Changes

NEW BUSINESS

Calling for FY 2016 Bids

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to call for sealed price competitive product bids for dairy products, bakery products, snow removal, and wood chip fuel products, per specifications set by the district. Said bids are to be sealed and addressed to School Board Clerk, ISD No. 432, PO Box 319 Mahnomen, MN 56557 by 1 p.m. August 3, 2015. The School District reserves the right to waive any irregularities and accept or reject any or all bids.  SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

 

Setting Impact Aid Hearing

MOTION BY McArthur to set September 10, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the location of the high school media center for the District Impact Aid Hearing 2015-2016 school year.  SECONDED BY Buck.   VOTE-u/c

 

Revision of Policies 495M, 496M, AND 497M

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the annual modification of policy 495M.  SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the annual modification of policy 496M.  SECONDED BY Ose.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the annual modification of policy 497M.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

 

MSHSL Foundation Grant Resolution

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the resolution to apply for the MSHSL Foundation Student Participation Grant when available.  SECONDED BY Ose.  VOTE-u/c

 

Offer vs. Serve option

MOTION BY Hanson to use the Offer vs. Serve option in the student food service program for the 2015-16 school year.  SECONDED BY Ose.  VOTE-u/c

 

Health and Safety Program

MOTION BY McArthur to approve Policy #721M Health & Safety Policy as it currently exists and forward to MDE as presented.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

 

Approval of Financial Signatures

MOTION BY Buck to approve the following signature accounts and authorized signatures:

Petty Cash: Superintendent Jeffrey Bisek and Business Manager Mary Torgerson

District Checks: Superintendent Jeffrey Bisek, Business Manager Mary Torgerson, School Board Chair James DeVries, Clerk Judy Hanson, and Treasurer David VanDenEinde

Money Market Savings and Alternative Facilities Bond: Superintendent Jeffrey Bisek, Business Manager Mary Torgerson, and Treasurer David VanDenEinde

Student Activity Account: Student Activity Secretary Delane Schaumburg, Principal Brian Michaelson, Principal Jacob Melby, Superintendent Jeffrey Bisek, and Business Manager Mary Torgerson  SECONDED BY Ose.  VOTE-u/c

 

Acknowledgement of Title IX Compliance

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to direct the Clerk to certify the Statement of Assurance and forward this action to the MDE.  SECONDED BY Buck.  VOTE-u/c

 

Public Acknowledgement of Equal Rights Compliance, Naming of Title IX Coordinator, and Identifying a Harassment Free Workplace Contact Person

MOTION BY McArthur to acknowledge that all educational opportunities will be offered without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, or any handicapping disabilities. Also, to name the Indian Education Coordinator as the school district’s Title IX Coordinator. Office is located in the Mahnomen Public School Building with a telephone number (218) 935-2211. This school board action also testifies that this school district is a Harassment Free Workplace. The school district and its employees will maintain a working atmosphere free of discriminatory insult, insinuation, or intimidation, and all forms of employee sexual harassment, verbal or physical. To this end, the district has developed a sexual harassment policy and hereby appoints the Indian Education Coordinator as the district contact person, he may be reached at (218) 935-2211.  SECONDED BY Hanson.    VOTE-u/c

 

PERSONNEL TOPICS-

Leave Request

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the request from Marci Haider for a leave of absence for the 2015-16 school year.  SECONDED BY Buck.  VOTE-u/c

 

Additional positions;

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to add a Title I Teacher position for the 2015-16 School Year.

SECONDED BY Ose.  VOTE-u/c

 

Hiring;

MOTION BY Hanson to hire Michelle Becker as part-time ECFE/School Readiness Teacher for the 2015-16 school year.  SECONDED BY Buck.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY  Hanson to hire Karol Langemo as Elementary Teacher for the 2015-16 school year.

SECONDED BY Ose.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY McArthur to hire Ronda Estey as Indian Education Coordinator for the 2015-16 school year.  SECONDED BY Buck.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY Ose to hire Nicole McCollum as Elementary Office Secretary for the 2015-16 school year.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY McArthur to hire Jonathan Anderson as Paraprofessional for the 2015-16 school year.

SECONDED BY Ose.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY McArthur to hire Haley Rasmusson as Paraprofessional for the 2015-16 school year.  SECONDED BY Ose.   VOTE-u/c

 

Naming Fall Coaches

MOTION BY Buck to approve the fall coaching assignments for the 2015-2016 school year as presented;  Football- Head Coach-John Clark, Jr.; Assistant-Todd Johnson; Assistant-Bob Larson; Assistant Volunteer-Steve McMullen; Jr.High-Brent Hoffner and Jr. High-Ed Snetsinger;  Volleyball-Head Coach-Vickie Anderson; Assistant-TBA, Jr. High-Kaylie Nelson and Jr. High-Kristi Steinmetz.

SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

 

Mid-Year Evaluation of the Superintendent of Schools

 

ADJOURNMENT-

MOTION BY Ose to adjourn the meeting at 7:02 p.m.   SECONDED BY Buck.  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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