Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board Minutes May 14, 2018

MINUTES
REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING AGENDA
I.S.D. NO. 432, MAHNOMEN, MINNESOTA
May 14, 2018

 

CALL TO ORDER at 6:01 pm by Jim DeVries.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

Staff and visitors in attendance: Shelly Zimmel, Becky Evenson, Janice Woods, Jessica Anderson, Scott McConkey, Michael Agnew, Dakota Kjos and Mahnomen Pioneer Representative, Sue Kraft.

 

ADOPTING THE AGENDA-

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

VISITORS/PRESENTERS IN ATTENDANCE SPEAKING AT THIS MEETING. World of Wheels & National Robotics Competition presentation by Scott McConkey and Michael Agnew

           

MONTHLY MINUTE AND FINANCE CONSENT BUSINESS

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the April 9, 2018 Regular Meeting as presented as well as monthly financial claims for May 9, 2018 totaling $586,118.73 with check numbers 75100-75280 and add bills for May 14, 2018 totaling $16,121.79 with check numbers 75281-75298. Also, to approve this action to recognize and accept the following donation-David & Lynette Kjos –$500.00 Boys Golf and NW MN Foundation - $500 – Boys Golf – Activity Account. SECONDED BY Larson. VOTE-u/c

COMMUNICATIONS-

           

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, COMMITTEE, AND SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS-

Student Representative – Dakota Kjos, Co-President, Prom was a success, Adopt a Highway and Senior picnic after practice.   ALC-Report Submitted; Pairing Committee-Notes from April 11, 2018 meeting; Personnel Committee-Health Insurance plan changes; Building & Grounds-Phase 2 and outside signage meeting; Meet & Confer-Meeting May 16, 2018 @ 7:30am; Region 1-Minutes March 22, 2018 meeting; BRIC-Minutes April 24, 2018 meeting; MSBA-Jon McArthur listened to Cyber Security Webinar; MREA-Legislative Comparisons.

 

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS-Elementary Principal Report-What’s Happened, What’s Going to Happen, Attendance and Discipline Referrals.

High School Principal Report-Highlights in the last month and up and coming events.

Superintendent Report: Enrollment and Credit Recovery.

OLD BUSINESS-

Bus Transportation Service Quotes

 

Acknowledgement of Spring Impact Aid/Federal Programs Hearing Meeting

MOTION BY Larson to acknowledge receipt and review of the April 26, 2018 Impact Aid Public Hearing minutes as well as the revision of policy 903.1.   SECONDED BY Ose. VOTE-u/c

                        

NEW BUSINESS-

Action to Recognize the School Group Health Insurance Premiums

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the FY-19 school group health insurance rates and MOU for the district’s plan options, with the NWSC insurance pool, monthly single/family rates as follows and add HSA/VEBA option to go with the CDHP plan;

  1. First Dollar $100-                                   $871.00/mo. single & $2,383.00/mo. family
  2. MCH18046 $1000-                                $768.50/mo. single & $2,089.00/mo. family
  3. CDHP 870/874 (HSA/VEBA)-     $781.00/mo. single & $2,125.00/mo. family
  4. CDHP 900/903 (HSA/VEBA)-$588.00/mo. single & $1,550.00/mo. family

SECONDED BY Kettner. VOTE-u/c

Property/Liability & Workers Comprehension Insurance for 2018-19 Year

MOTION BY Buck to accept the proposal from Farmers Union Insurance - David McCollum Agency for Property/Liability Insurance coverage for July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 at rate of $43,235.74.

SECONDED BY McArthur. VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY Larson to accept the proposal from Farmers Union Insurance - David McCollum Agency for Workers Compensation Insurance coverage for July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 at a rate of $16,404.00.

SECONDED BY Ose. VOTE-u/c

Approval of 403(b) Plans

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the following vendors as providers for the 403(b) Plans.

  • VALIC
  • Horace Mann
  • EFS Educators Financial Services
  • New York Life
  • Thrivent

SECONDED BY Kettner. VOTE-u/c

Out of State Travel

MOTION BY Larson to approve out of state travel for Josh Bendickson, Maintenance, to attend the Honeywell User Group Training, June 10-15, 2018 in Phoenix. SECONDED BY Kettner. VOTE-u/c

MAHUBE-OTWA Head Start Lease Agreement

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the Lease Agreement with MAHUBE-OTWA for the Headstart and Family Resource Center as presented.   SECONDED BY Buck. VOTE-u/c

Summer 2018 Building Improvements

MOTION BY Larson to accept the quote from Northland Painting & Drywall for the painting in gymnasiums and basement locker-room for the sum of $26,470.   SECONDED BY Ose. VOTE-u/c

                                                              

PERSONNEL TOPICS-

Resignations

MOTION BY McArthur to accept the resignation of teacher, James Johnson, effective end of the 2017-18 contract year and extend him a thank you for his service.   SECONDED BY Larson. VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY Larson to accept the resignation of teacher, Sonya Brewer, effective end of the 2017-18 contract year and extend her a thank you for her service.   SECONDED BY DeVries. VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY McArthur to accept the resignation of teacher, Kristi Moritz, effective end of the 2017-18 contract year and extend her a thank you for her service.   SECONDED BY Buck. VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY DeVries to accept the resignation of teacher, Joyce Claypool, effective end of the 2017-18 contract year and extend her a thank you for her service.   SECONDED BY Larson. VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY McArthur to accept the resignation of paraprofessional, Charles Brown, effective end of the 2017-18 contract year and extend him a thank you for his service.   SECONDED BY Buck. VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY Larson to accept the resignation of cook, Jamie Lafriniere, effective May 13, 2018 and extend him a thank you for his service. SECONDE BY Ose. VOTE-u/c

ACTION TO REDUCE PROGRAMS FOR NEXT YEAR

Member McArthur introduced the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION DISCONTINUING AND REDUCING

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS

            WHEREAS, the School Board of Independent School District No. 432 adopted a resolution on December 11, 2017, directing the administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions, and

            WHEREAS, said recommendations have been received and considered by the school board,

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

That the following programs and positions, or portions thereof, be discontinued:

1.        (.5 FTE) Visual Art position

The Motion for the Adoption of the foregoing Resolution was duly seconded by Larson.

VOTE- Roll Call; Yes: Buck, Kettner, Larson, DeVries, McArthur and Ose.  

Motion carries.

Technology Integration Coach Position for the 2018-19 School Year

MOTION BY McArthur to add a part-time Technology Integration Coach position for the 2018-19 school year.   SECONDED BY Kettner. VOTE-u/c

Hiring;

MOTION BY Larson to approve the hiring of Erin Guenther as an elementary teacher for the 2018-19 school year.   SECONDED BY McArthur.   VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY Ose to approve the hiring of Cassy Buchanan as an elementary teacher for the 2018-19 school year.   SECONDED BY Kettner.   VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY Buck to approve the hiring of Becca Vandelheuvel as an elementary teacher for the 2018-19 school year.   SECONDED AS DeVries. VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the hiring of Mike Neisen as a part-time bus driver for the 2018-2019 school year.   SECONDE BY Larson.   VOTE-u/c

 

 

Teacher Lane Changes;

MOTION BY Kettner to approve the lane change request of Michelle Fjeld for a move from the BA+15 to the BA+30 lane.   SECONDED BY Ose. VOTE-u/c

Teacher Contracts and Notice of Assignments

MOTION BY DeVries to direct the officers to sign Certified Employees Notice of Assignment letters and contracts for the 2018-19 school year.   SECONDED BY McArthur. VOTE-u/c

12-Month & Extended Year Employee Assignments

MOTION BY DeVries to direct the officers to sign 12-Month Employees annual Notice of Assignment letters and contracts for the 2018-19 school year.   SECONDED BY Larson. VOTE-u/c

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Rehiring of Retired Teacher

MOTION BY McArthur to approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ed MN-Mahnomen on the rehiring of retired teachers.   SECONDED BY DeVries. VOTE-u/c

ADJOURNMENT-

MOTION BY Larson to adjourn the meeting at 7:16 p.m.   SECONDED BY Buck. VOTE-u/c

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:                                        APPROVED BY:

____________________________                                        ______________________________

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

           

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