Regular School Board Meeting Minutes - September 18, 2012
REGULAR BOARD MEETING - September 18, 2012
A regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 518, Worthington, Minnesota, was held at the Worthington High School Media Center, 1211 Clary Street, Worthington, Minnesota on September 18, 2012, at 5:15 p.m.
The following were present: BOARD MEMBERS - Brad Shaffer, Lori Dudley, Scott Rosenberg, Steve Schnieder, Linden Olson, Mark Shepherd, Joel Lorenz
ADMINISTRATORS – John Landgaard, Superintendent; Dave Skog, Director of Management Services
Correspondence and Recognition: The board recognized the following employees/students: School employee’s that participated in the District float for the Turkey Day parade and the Middle and High School marching bands.
1. Motion by Member Schnieder, and seconded by Member Dudley and unanimously passed to approve the Consent Agenda for the September 18, 2012, School Board meeting.
2. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Dudley and unanimously passed to approve the Main Agenda for the September 18, 2012, School Board meeting.
3. Motion by Member Shepherd, seconded by Member Olson and unanimously passed to approve the minutes of the August 21, 2012, Regular School Board meeting.
Motion by Member Olson, seconded by Member Rosenberg and unanimously passed to accept the school board committee meeting minutes as received.
4. Motion by Member Olson, seconded by Member Lorenz to approve the action of the items on the Consent Agenda as follows:
4.1 Financial Reports -
A. Approved Investments Matured and Purchased
B. Approved Wire Transfers
C. Approved Claims and Accounts for September 18, 2012, as per Board Check Register
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D. Approved the Community Education Imprest Cash Account in the amount of $193.50 for August 2012.
E. Reviewed the Middle School, High School, Prairie Elementary and the Area Learning Center Activity Accounts for August 2012.
Middle School Activity Account...............$0
High School Activity Account..........$2,326.70
Prairie Elementary Activity Account..........$0
Area Learning Center Activity Account........$0
4.2.1. Approved resignation of Mary Hill as Assistant Speech Coach with the High School effective August 10, 2012.
4.2.2. Approved resignation of Paula Ahrens as Secretary with Special Education effective August 27, 2012.
4.3.1. Approved employment of Anna Korver as Assistant Speech Coach with the High School effective August 20, 2012.
4.3.2. Approved employment of Diane Andersen as ABE Teacher with the Community Education effective August 29, 2012.
4.3.3. Approved employment of Nelson Bonilla as a Driver for Special Education effective August 20, 2012.
4.3.4. Approved employment of Joe Krivarchka as 9th Grade Boys’ Basketball Coach with the High School effective November 19, 2012.
4.3.5. Approved employment of Eric Milbrath as Head Girls’ Hockey Coach at the High School effective October 29, 2012.
4.3.6. Approved employment of Gabriela Ceron as Assistant Girls’ Hockey Coach at the High School effective October 29, 2012.
4.3.7. Approved employment of Peggy Herrig as Speech Assistant for District 518 effective August 13, 2012.
4.3.8. Approved employment of Paula Ahrens as Special Education Paraprofessional at the Middle School effective August 27, 2012.
4.3.9. Approved employment of Sandy Ahlberg as long-term substitute 4th Grade Teacher at Prairie Elementary School effective December 2, 2012, through January 11, 2013.
4.3.10. Approved employment of Lah Gay Htoo as part-time Bilingual Program Aide with the Nobles County Integration Collaborative effective September 4, 2012.
4.3.11. Approved employment of Lisa Grothe as long-term substitute 3rd Grade Teacher at Prairie Elementary School effective September 4, 2012, through September 28, 2012.
4.3.12. Approved employment of Maria Gonzalez as dishwasher at Prairie Elementary School effective immediately.
4.3.13. Approved employment of Dave Cummings as long term Substitute Adaptive Physical Education Teacher at Prairie Elementary School effective September 4, 2012, through October 16, 2012.
4.3.14. Approved employment of Kerry Johnson as Student Council Advisor with the High School effective September 4, 2012.
4.3.15. Approved employment of Kayla DeBoer as Student Council Advisor with the High School effective September 4, 2012.
4.3.16. Approved employment of Erin Dumke as 7-8 Grade Volleyball Coach with the Middle School effective immediately.
4.3.17. Approved employment of Teri Reller as Program Aid with the EDGE Program effective October 3, 2012.
4.3.18. Approved employment of Agnes Alsgaard Lien as Enrichment Instructor with the EDGE Program effective October 3, 2012.
4.3.19. Approved employment of Kari Sauerbrei as Special Education Secretary at the High School and ALC effective September 6, 2012.
4.3.20. Approved employment of Rhonda Fueston as Enrichment Instructor with the EDGE Program effective October 3, 2012.
4.3.21. Approved employment of Julie Petersen as Paraprofessional with Special Programs effective September 24, 2012.
4.3.22. Approved employment of Ana Casillia as Transportation Paraprofessional with Special Education effective September 12, 2012.
4.4 The board approved the following donations for the month of August 2012: First State Bank Southwest for the Baseball field scoreboard; Memorials from Dennis Martens to the Middle School science; and Action for Healthy Kids for High School garden project.
4.5 Approved an employee’s request for sick leave (due to pregnancy) from December 4, 2012, through January 15, 2013.
4.6 Approved an employee’s request for sick leave (due to pregnancy) from December 2, 2012, through January 11, 2013.
4.7 Approved the EDGE After School Program Employees as attached.
4.8 Approved the Rural Quick Start program grant in the amount of $5,000.
5. Motion by Member Rosenberg, seconded by Member Schnieder and unanimously passed to set the date of December 18, 2012, at 6 p.m. for the Truth and Taxation Hearing.
6. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Dudley and unanimously passed to certify the maximum proposed 2012 levy payable 2013.
7. Motion by Member Olson, seconded by Member Shepherd and unanimously passed to approve the second reading of Policy 205 Open Meetings and Closed Meetings.
8. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Lorenz and unanimously passed to approve the 2011-2012 Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction and Student Achievement.
9. Motion by Member Olson, seconded by Member Schnieder and unanimously passed to approve the Flexible Learning Year annual report as presented.
10. Motion by Member Lorenz, seconded by Member Rosenberg and unanimously passed to approve reinstatement of the district’s commitment of $8,800.00 funding to Cable 3.
11. Motion by Member Lorenz, seconded by Member Olson and unanimously passed to approve consultant contract with ATS&R.
The Board further discussed and reviewed the following matters: Investments and financial status; reports on: Superintendent’s Report – Mr. Skog reported the following: MSBA proxy vote on board positions; MSBA calling for presentations for show and tell; MSBA nominations for all state school board; MREA board nominations open; Facilities Focus Group meetings scheduled; Bioscience group meeting on October 5, 2012; FLY meetings and application; August 16th in service went well; Next Joint Staff Development day is January 21, 2013; MDE discussing on changing how special education is funded; and Daktronics contact regarding scoreboard. Instructional Committee Report – Mrs. Dudley reported the following: None. Operations Committee Report – Mr. Olson reported the following: School bus issues; fire marshal review and replace the pads in the timeout rooms. Other Reports: Mr. Schnieder and Mr. Olson attended the MREA Legislative Fall area meeting and discussed various topics; the MREA conference is on November 11th in Brainerd and Mr. Schnieder and Mr. Olson also attended the MSBA meeting on September 13, 2012. Other Business – The Facilities Task Force meetings are scheduled for: September 25th at 7:30 p.m.; October 8th at 6:30 p.m.; October 23rd at 6:30 p.m. and November 12th at 6:30 p.m. All meetings will be held in the High School media center. Future Business – None.
Meeting adjourned at 6:00 p.m.
Lori Dudley, Clerk
Lisa Ahrenstorff, Deputy Clerk