Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board Minutes May 8, 2017

MINUTES
REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING AGENDA
 I.S.D. NO. 432, MAHNOMEN, MINNESOTA
May 8, 2017

 

CALL TO ORDER at 6:01 pm by Jim DeVries in the High School Media Center.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

ROLL CALL Board Members Present:  Jim DeVries,Jon McArthur, Melissa Buck, Jill Kettner and Kyle Larson.  Absent:   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:  Deb Neisen, Alicia Schoenborn, Heather Winkler, Jill Bisek, Margaret McMullen, Cassie Lefstad, Juanita Zimmerman, Sean Bjerk, Amanda Ryan, Tommy Houdek, Larry Knutson – FJJ, Kim Leird, and Mahnomen Pioneer Representative, Sue Kraft. 

 

ADOPTING THE AGENDA-

MOTION BY  McArthur to approve the agenda with additions.  SECONDED BY Larson.   VOTE-u/c

 

VISITORS/PRESENTERS IN ATTENDANCE SPEAKING AT THIS MEETING.    Larry Knutson, FJJ Solutions, building project update; Amanda Ryan, requesting expanding next year’s 4th grade to 3 sections; Juanita Zimmerman, concern over Business Education program and reduction in the use of Microsoft Office software. 

           

MONTHLY MINUTE AND FINANCE CONSENT BUSINESS

MOTION BY Buck to approve the April 10, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes as presented as well as monthly financial claims for May 8, 2017 totaling $99,059.99 with check numbers 73448-73516 and payables for $7,419.40 with check numbers 73433-73447 and additional payments for May 8, 2017 totaling $74,206.08 with check numbers 73518-73561 and payable for $141,221.00 with check number 73517,  whereby the May total amount of bills paid is $321,906.47, and also approve this action to recognize and accept the following donation-White Earth Tribal Council - $500.00 – NAYC; Parent Teacher Student Organization - $500.00 – Elementary Attendance Incentives; White Earth Tribal Council - $250.00 – High School multimedia.  SECONDED BY Kettner.  VOTE-u/c

COMMUNICATIONS- Thank you from Wayne Longtin family and Indian Ed. Regarding Powwow. 

     

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, COMMITTEE, AND SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS-

Student Representative-Kimberli Leird and Sarah Keezer are new Student Council co-presidents.   Prom was a success; Federal Funds-Spring Impact Aid Hearing Meeting-April 24, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.; ALC-Report Submitted; MSHSL- Pairing Committee-Surveys are showing mixed results; Region I-Minutes March 23, 2017; BRIC-Minutes April 20, 2017; MSBA-School Board surveys – self evaluations; Technology Committee – meeting May 8, 2017; School Board-Staff and Student of the month, FFA-Mark Jirik- State Office from 1996, attended the FFA Banquet. 

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS-Elementary Principal-What’s Happened, What’s Going to Happen, Attendance, Discipline and options for Board regarding 4th grade next year.   High School Principal-Things Happening, Discipline report and Attendance.  Superintendent Report:  Enrollment, closing on Williams property, Student Survey on activities information, Legislative session update – Ag2School Tax Credit.  

 

OLD BUSINESS-

 

NEW BUSINESS-

Selection of Health Insurance Carrier

MOTION BY  McArthur to approve the selection of NWSC as the health insurance provider for 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years.  SECONDED BY Kettner.  VOTE-u/c

 

Action to Recognize the School Group Health Insurance Premiums

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the FY-18 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-                                        $708.00/mo. single & $1,937.50/mo. family
  2.  Double Gold-                                     $922.50/mo. single & $2,464.00/mo. family
  3. CDHP 860/865 (HSA/VEBA)-           $608.50/mo. single & $1,628.00/mo. family

SECONDED BY DeVries.  VOTE-u/c

 

Property/Liability & Workers Comprehension Insurance for 2017-18 Year

MOTION BY Larson to accept the proposal from Vaaler for Property/Liability and Workers Compensation Insurance coverage for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 at rate of $68,343.67.

SECONDED BY Buck.  VOTE-u/c

 

MSHSL Annual Membership

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the 2017-18 Resolution for Membership in the MSHSL as presented.  SECONDED BY Larson.  VOTE-u/c

Summer 2017 Building Improvements

MOTION BY  Buck to  accept the quote from Tricorne Audio, Inc. for installation of Voice over IP intercom system for the total sum of $39,868.44.   SECONDED BY Kettner.  VOTE-u/c

Extended Field Trip Request

MOTION BY Buck to approve the extended field-trip requests for FFA State Greenhand & Leadership Camps and Local Officer Retreat during June & July 2017.  SECONDED BY McArthur.  VOTE-u/c

Asbestos Removal

MOTION BY DeVries to accept the quote from Environmental Plant Services, Inc. for removal of asbestos floor tile/mastic for the total sum of $24,300.00.  SECONDED BY Larson.  VOTE-u/c

PERSONNEL TOPICS-

Contract Nonrenewal of Probationary Staff;

MOTION BY  McArthur to non-renew the teacher contract with, Laura Gulseth, effective the end of the 2016-17 teacher contract year.  SECONDED BY DeVries.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY Larson to non-renew the teacher contract with community expert, Rebekah Donner, effective the end of the 2016-17 teacher contract year.  SECONDED BY Kettner.  VOTE-u/c

 

MOTION BY McArthur to non-renew the teacher contract with community expert, Lisa Larson, effective the end of the 2016-17 teacher contract year.  SECONDED BY Buck.  VOTE-yes-DeVries, McArthur, Buck, Kettner.  Abstained-Larson.    Motion carried. 

MOTION BY Kettner to  non-renew the teacher contract with community expert, Renee Godke, effective the end of the 2016-17 teacher contract year.  SECONDED BY Buck.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY McArthur to non-renew probationary teacher, Kim Anderson, effective the end of the 2016-17 school year.  SECONDED BY Larson.  VOTE-u/c

 

Resignations

MOTION BY Larson to accept the resignation of teacher, Jodi Douville, effective end of the 2016-17 school year and extend her a thank you for her service.  SECONDED BY Buck.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY McArthur to accept the resignation of teacher, Michael Phipps, effective April 20, 2017.  SECONDED BY Kettner.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY Buck to accept the resignation due to retirement of teacher, Juanita Zimmerman, effective end of the day on November 30, 2017 and extend her a thank you for her service.  SECONDED BY Kettner.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY  McArthur to accept the resignation paraprofessional, Faith Beckman, effective May 4, 2017.  SECONDED BY Kettner.  VOTE-u/c

Hiring

MOTION BY Larson to hire Kasey Klinkhammer as Language Arts teacher for the 2017-18 school year.  SECONDED BY Buck.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY McArthur to hire Amanda Okeson as Elementary teacher for the 2017-18 school year.

SECONDED BY Larson.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY Kettner to hire Ruth Rice as Special Education teacher for the 2017-18 school year.

SECONDED BY Buck.  VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY McArthur to hire Jeni Bergstrom as Elementary teacher for the 2017-18 school year.

SECONDED BY Larson.  VOTE-u/c

ADJOURNMENT-

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

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:                                        APPROVED BY:

____________________________                                        ______________________________

Nicole Ose, Clerk                                                                   Presiding Officer on date of approval Public School District #432            

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