Mahnomen ISD #432

Board Minutes August 8, 2016

MINUTES
REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING AGENDA
I.S.D. NO. 432, MAHNOMEN, MINNESOTA
August 8, 2016

 

CALL TO ORDER at 6:01 pm by Jim DeVries in the Superintendent’s Office.

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

Staff and visitors in attendance:  Ronda Estey, Judy Sperr, Lavon Cook, Margaret McMullen, Amy Houdek, Tom Houdek, Deb Neisen, Juanita Zimmerman, David Zimmerman and Mahnomen Pioneer Representative, Sue Kraft.

 

ADOPTING THE AGENDA-

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

VISITORS/PRESENTERS IN ATTENDANCE SPEAKING AT THIS MEETING.   Tom Houdek-Baseball field improvements and Ronda Estey-Indian Education programming review and looking forward. 

           

MONTHLY MINUTE AND FINANCE CONSENT BUSINESS

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the July 11, 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes as presented as well as monthly financial claims for August 8, 2016 Bills totaling $156,313.69 with check numbers 72187-72267 and Payables totaling $45,131.32 with check numbers 72183-72186 and additional payments for August 8, 2016 totaling $66,883.24 with check numbers 72276-72317 whereby the August total amount of bills paid is $268,328.25, and also approve this action to recognize and accept the following donation-Eagle Graphics (Shokpo) - $62/72 – High School. SECONDED BY Buck.  VOTE-u/c

COMMUNICATIONS-Thank you notes

     

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, COMMITTEE, AND SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS-

Building & Grounds Committee-FJJ Meeting; Region 1-Minutes June 23, 2016 meeting; BRIC-Council Minutes June 21, 2016; School Board-Elections

 

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS-Elementary Principal Report-Handbook, PBIS Training, In-Service, Elementary Leadership and Employment Vacancies. High School Principal-Handbook.   Superintendent Report: Summer Projects, Ready for School, Search for Staff and Bonding.   

OLD BUSINESS-

Accepting Product Bids for FY17-

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

Dairy:  Land-O-Lakes

Wood Chips: Hillside Lumber, Inc

Snow Removal: Stanley Gunderson

SECONDED BY Buck.  VOTE-u/c

Second Reading of Policy 721

Notification of the 2nd Reading of Policy 721 Uniform Grant Guidance. This is a new mandatory policy which requires 3 readings before approval.

 

NEW BUSINESS-

Purchase of Service Agreement for Children’s Therapeutic Services & Supports

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the purchase of the Service Agreement for the Children’s Therapeutic Service & Supports Program for the 2016-17 School Year from Northwest Mental Health as presented.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c                                           

2016-2017 Student Handbooks

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the 2016-17 Elementary, High School, & ALC Student Handbooks with changes.  SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

Authorizing School and Meetings on Columbus Day- October 10, 2016

MOTION BY McArthur 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 VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

Authorizing Out of State Travel

MOTION BY Hanson to authorize out of state travel for Superintendent Bisek to attend the NAFIS Fall Conference in Washington DC, September 25-27, 2016.  SECONDED BY Buck.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY McArthur to authorize out of state travel for Ronda Estey and Phyllis Wark, Indian Education Staff, to attend the National Indian Education Association Conference in Reno NV, October 5-8, 2016.   SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

MOU with Sheriff’s Department for Liaison Officer

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the memorandum of understanding for the 2016-17 School Year with the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Department as presented.  SECONDED BY Buck.   VOTE-u/c                                   

Extended Field-trip Request

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the extended field-trip requests from the FFA to attend the National Convention in Indianapolis on October 19-22, 2016; the FFA Day at the Capitol in St. Paul on February 23-24, 2017 and the Minnesota State FFA Convention in St. Paul on April 23-25, 2017.

SECONDED BY Hanson.  VOTE-u/c

Authorize August 22nd bill payments

MOTION BY  Hanson to authorize additional bill payment on August 22, 2016.   SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

Action to Update the School District Policies

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the MSBA recommended revisions of the following policies due to best practice, recent statute, or court case action; 520 and 529.  SECONDED BY Buck.  VOTE-u/c

Mahube Head Start Catering Agreement

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the Mahube Head Start Catering Agreement for the 2016-2017 program year as presented.  SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

PERSONNEL TOPICS-

Resignations;

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the resignation of paraprofessional, Kayla Brownlee, effective July 18, 2016 and extend her a thank you for her service.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the resignation of teacher, Karol Langemo, effective July 25, 2016 and extend her a thank you for her service.  SECONDED BY Ose.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY Hanson to approve the resignation of teacher, Sarah Smart, effective July 22, 2016 and extend her a thank you for her service.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the resignation letter of bus contractor, Robert Ahmann, effective August 2, 2016 and extend him a thank you for his service.  SECONDED BY VanDenEinde.  VOTE-u/c

Leave Request

MOTION BY Ose to approve a request from Laura Gulseth for a leave of absence for the 2016-17 school year.  SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

Hiring;

MOTION BY Hanson to hire Jessica Anderson as Elementary teacher for the 2016-17 school year.

SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to hire Jameson Johnson as Elementary teacher for the 2016-17 school year.  SECONDED BY DeVries.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY McArthur to hire Laura Gulseth as Special Education Teacher for the 2016-17 school year.  SECONDED BY DeVries.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY DeVries to hire Renee Godke as Early Childhood Special Education Teacher for the 2016-17 school year pending condition of receiving MDE community expert license waiver.

SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY Buck to hire Connie Skersick as Paraprofessional for the 2016-2017 school year.  SECONDED BY DeVries.  VOTE-u/c

Teacher Lane Changes;

MOTION BY VanDenEinde to approve the lane change request of Judy Sperr for a move from the BA to the BA+30 lane.  SECONDED AS McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

Early Childhood Teacher Position

MOTION BY McArthur to create a (1) FTE Early Childhood Teacher position for the 2016-2017 school year.  SECONDED BY DeVries.   VOTE-u/c

Fall Coach Change

MOTION BY Buck to accept the verbal resignation of assistant volleyball coach Kristi Steinmetz and to name Kayla Lundon as replacement assistant volleyball coach.  SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

ADJOURNMENT-

MOTION BY McArthur to adjourn the meeting at 7:38 p.m.   SECONDED BY Buck.  VOTE-u/c

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:                                        APPROVED BY:

____________________________                                        ______________________________

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

            

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