Mahnomen ISD #432

School Board Minutes August 13, 2018

MINUTES
REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
I.S.D. NO. 432, MAHNOMEN, MINNESOTA
August 13, 2018

 

CALL TO ORDER at 6:00 pm by Chair, Jim DeVries.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

Staff and visitors in attendance: Lavon Cook, Larry Knutson-ICS, 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, ICS Solutions – 2017 Facility Project update.

           

MONTHLY MINUTE AND FINANCE CONSENT BUSINESS

MOTION BY Ose to approve the July 9, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes as presented as well as monthly financial claims for August 8, 2018 totaling $683,875.79 with wires and check numbers 75580-75699 and add bills for August 13, 2018 totaling $25,766.21 with check numbers 75700-75721. Also, to approve this action to recognize and accept the following donation-None. SECONDED BY Buck. VOTE-u/c

COMMUNICATIONS-Thank you notes

           

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, COMMITTEE, AND SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS-

Building and Grounds-Phase 2 project update; Pairing Committee-July 23, 2018 meeting .

 

ADMINISTRATION REPORTS-Elementary Principal Report, High School Principal Report- Superintendent Report: State Pay equity report, Tribal Consultation meeting – July 23, 2018, 2 people filed for 3 open school board member positions and District will be required to write an Achievement & Integration plan with MDE.

OLD BUSINESS-

Accepting Product Bids for FY18-

MOTION BY McArthur toapprove the apparent low qualifying product bids as follows;

Dairy: Dean Foods/Land-O-Lakes

Wood Chips: Dick Walsh Forest Products

Snow Removal: Stanley Gunderson

SECONDED BY Larson. VOTE-u/c

2018-2019 Student Handbooks

MOTION BY Larson to approve the 2018-19 Elementary, High School, & ALC Student Handbooks as presented. SECONDED BY Ose. VOTE-u/c

                        

NEW BUSINESS-

Authorizing School and Meetings on Columbus Day- October 8, 2018

MOTION BY Kettner 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 McArthur.   VOTE-u/c

Authorizing Out of State Travel

MOTION BY McArthur to authorize out of state travel for Superintendent Bisek to attend the NAFIS Fall Conference in Washington DC, September 23-25, 2017.   SECONDED BY Kettner. VOTE-u/c

Close Out of 2016 A-D Bond Accounts

MOTION BY Larson to authorize the close out of the District’s U.S. Bank 2016A, 2016B, 2016C and 2016D accounts. SECONDED BY Buck. VOTE-u/c

                                                                                                                    

PERSONNEL TOPICS-

Resignations

MOTION BY McArthur to accept the resignation due to retirement from Paraprofessional, Pat Athmann, effective August 31, 2018 and extend a thank you for her service. SECONDED BY Buck. VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY Kettner to accept the resignation of Teacher, Ashley Handt-Bordwell, effective July 30, 2018.

SECONDED BY Ose. VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY Kettner to accept the resignation of Jr. High Volleyball Coach, Courtney Stueness, effective immediately. SECONDED BY McArthur. VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY McArthur to accept the resignation of Assistant Cook, Lora Thielke, effective August 10, 2018 and extend a thank you for her service.   SECONDED BY Larson.   VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY McArthur to accept the resignation of Paraprofessional, Judy Wolf, effective August 13, 2018 and extent a thank you for her service.   SECONDED BY Buck. VOTE-u/c

Leave of Absence

MOTION BY Larson to approve a leave of absence for Rebekah Donner for the 2018-19 school year.

SECONDED BY Kettner. VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY Buck to approve a leave of absence for Lisa Larson for the 2018-19 school year. SECONDED BY Ose. VOTE-Yes, DeVries, McArthur, Ose, Buck and Kettner.   Abstained-Larson. Carried.

MOTION BY McArthur to approve a leave of absence for Crystal Blue for the 2018-19 school year. SECONDED BY Kettner. VOTE-u/c

Hiring;

MOTION BY Larson to hire Amy Munson as Paraprofessional for the 2018-19 school year pending completion of ParaPro certification. SECONDED BY Ose. VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY Ose to hire Johnna Doerfler as Paraprofessional for the 2018-19 school year. SECONDED BY Larson.   VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY McArthur to rehire Renee Godke as Early Childhood Special Education Teacher for the 2018-19 school year utilizing a MDE community expert license waiver. SECONDED BY Larson. VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY Kettner to hire Crystal Blue as Ojibwe Language Teacher for the 2018-19 school year utilizing a MDE community expert license waiver. SECONDED BY Ose. VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY Kettner to hire Rebekah Donner as Special Education Teacher for the 2018-19 school year.

SECONDED BY Ose. VOTE-u/c

MOTION BY McArthur to hire Lisa Larson as Early Childhood Teacher for the 2018-19 school year utilizing a MDE community expert license waiver. SECONDED BY Ose. VOTE-Yes, McArthur, Ose, Buck, Kettner and DeVries.   Abstained-Larson.   Carried

MOTION BY Kettner to name Margaret McMullen as Jr. High Volleyball Coach for the 2018-19 school year.

SECONDED BY Ose. VOTE-u/c

Behavior Intervention Specialist Position

MOTION BY McArthur to create a Behavior Intervention Specialist position for 2018-19 School Year.

SECONDED BY Ose. VOTE-u/c

 

Mid-Year Evaluation of the Superintendent of Schools

ADJOURNMENT-

MOTION BY Larson to adjourn the meeting at 7:36 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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