ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

School Board Meeting Minutes for February

REGULAR BOARD MEETING February 17, 2015 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 Febru...

REGULAR BOARD MEETING February 17, 2015

 

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 February 17, 2015, at 5:15 p.m.

 

The following were present: BOARD MEMBERS - Brad Shaffer, Scott Rosenberg, Steve Schnieder, Linden Olson, Lori Dudley, Joel Lorenz; Absent-Ann Mills

ADVERTISEMENT

 

ADMINISTRATORS – John Landgaard, Superintendent; Dave Skog, Director of Management Services

 

Correspondence and Recognition: The board recognized the following employees/students: The Area Learning Center has been awarded the 2014-2015 State Alternative Program of the Year; recognized and congratulated Betsy Thompson and Oliver Wolyniec in being named Minnesota State High School League’s Region 2AA Triple “A” award recipients; congratulated the gymnastics team in advancing to the state gymnastics tournament and individual state gymnastics tournament for Taylor Eggers, MaKenna Prunty and Maria Contreras; congratulated the Wrestling team for advancing to the state wrestling tournament and congratulated Nicole Prins, Laura Koepsell and Katherine Luke in participating in the All-State Dance team.

 

A presentation was given by Tess Dierks, Teacher Induction Facilitator, on the Teacher Induction Program.

 

  1. Motion by Member Olson, and seconded by Member Shaffer and unanimously passed to approve the Consent Agenda for the February 17, 2015, School Board meeting.

 

ADVERTISEMENT

  1. Motion by Member Dudley, seconded by Member Rosenberg and unanimously passed to approve the Main Agenda for the February 17, 2015, School Board meeting with the removal of 7.1 Approve superintendent’s contract.

 

  1. Motion by Member Rosenberg, seconded by Member Lorenz and unanimously passed to approve the minutes of the January 20, 2015, Regular School Board meeting.

 
Motion by Member Rosenberg, seconded by Member Lorenz and unanimously passed to accept the school board committee meeting minutes as received.

 

  1. Motion by Member Shaffer, seconded by Member Olson to approve the action of the items on the Consent Agenda as follows:

 

  1. Financial Reports -

 

  1. Approved Investments Matured and Purchased

 

  1. Approved Wire Transfers

 
C. Approved Claims and Accounts for February 17, 2015, as per Board Check Register

 

ADVERTISEMENT

 

February 17, 2015GENERAL FUND $1,354,206.29

FOOD SERVICE

$63,258.77

TRANSPORTATION

$138,053.50

COMMUNITY SERVICE

$25,237.17

CAPITAL OUTLAY

$18,992.44

TRUST

$5,242.84

INTEGRATION COLLABORATIVE

$11,221.31

MONTH TOTAL $1,616,212.32

 

  1. Approved the Community Education Imprest Cash Account in the amount of $200.00 for January 2015.

 

  1. Reviewed the Middle School, High School, Prairie Elementary and the Area Learning Center Activity Accounts for January 2015.

 
Middle School Activity Account

$329.11

High School Activity Account

$28,170.57

Prairie Elementary Activity Account

$0

Area Learning Center Activity Account

$806.23

Total

$29,305.91

 

      1. Approved resignation of Marlys Wasmund as Pre-Vocational Teacher at the High School effective the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

      2. Approved resignation of Jason Behrens as JV Softball Coach with the High School effective immediately.

      3. Approved resignation of Emily Pick as ECSE Teacher at Prairie Elementary effective the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

      4. Approved retirement of Helen Van Leeuwen as Secretary with Community Education effective May 15, 2015.

      5. Approved resignation of Khounpraseuth (Rena) Chantharak as Special Education Teacher with West Learning Academy effective the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

      6. Approved resignation of Aimon Dwan as Orchestra Teacher at Prairie Elementary and Middle School effective the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

 

      1. Approved employment of Klaudia Glowacka as Targeted Services Teacher with Targeted Services effective January 16, 2015.

      2. Approved employment of Morde Cai as Educational Assistant at the Middle School EDGE Program effective January 20, 2015.

      3. Approved employment of Angela Jelinski as Middle School Softball Coach effective March 23, 2015.

      4. Approved employment of Lah Gay Htoo as Parent Liaison with Community Education effective February 2, 2015.

      5. Approved employment of Kelli Straley as RSIG EL Teacher with Community Education effective January 26, 2015.

      6. Approved employment of Amanda Fenske as RSIG EL Teacher with Community Education effective February 9, 2015.

      7. Approved employment of Rachel Ponto as Softball Coach at the Middle School effective March 23, 2015.

      8. Approved employment of Emma Cabanilla as Kindergarten Teacher with the EDGE Program effective March 2, 2015.

 

  1. The board approved the following donations for the month of January 2015: Donations received from private individuals for the ALC MAAP Program; Southwest Art & Humanities Council for the visiting artist program; and General Mills Box Tops for Education-Prairie Elementary.

 

  1. Approved the following Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative contracts for 2015-2016:

 
2015-2016 Fee 2014-2015 Fee

Service Coop Membership $250.00 Waived

Cooperative Purchasing $0 $0

Technology Contract (Network) $2,750.00 $2,750.00

Technology Coordinator Services $24,492.00 $23,920.00

SMART FINANCE $31,225.90 $29,344.50

Special Education Services $170,766.13 $153,521.77

(Includes Autism Consulting/Behavior

Analyst Services/ECSE Coordination/

Visually Impaired Services/Special Ed

Administration)

 

4.6 Approved SRST Mini Grants Contracts.

 

  1. A presentation was given by the Blandin Group.

 

  1. Member Olson introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

 
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DISSOLUTION OF THE RED ROCK RIDGE LEARNING CENTER AND TERMINATION OF THE

JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT

 

WHEREAS Worthington School District 518 is a member of The Red Rock Ridge Learning Center (“Red Rock Ridge”) pursuant to a Joint Powers Agreement;

 

WHEREAS, the governing board of Red Rock Ridge seeks to dissolve pursuant to Minn. Stat. §471.59 subdivision 4 and the terms of the Joint Powers Agreement;

 

WHEREAS, the Joint Powers Agreement provides that the governing board of Rock Ridge may consider to dissolve Red Rock Ridge once no obligations pursuant to the Joint Powers Agreement remain outstanding;

 

WHEREAS, no obligations pursuant to the Joint Powers Agreement remain outstanding;

 

WHEREAS, the Joint Powers Agreement provides that dissolution of Red Rock Ridge shall occur by a majority vote of the Member Agencies;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Worthington School District 518 as follows:

 

  1. That the governing board of Red Rock Ridge is hereby authorized to dissolve and to terminate the Joint Powers Agreement pursuant to Minn. Stat. §471.59 subdivision 4 and the terms of the Joint Powers Agreement.

 

  1. That the governing board of Red Rock Ridge is hereby authorized to transfer all student records relating to Worthington School District 518 students to SW/WC Service Cooperative, for retention consistent with state and federal law.

 
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing Resolution was duly seconded by Shaffer and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor of the motion: Steve Schnieder, Lori Dudley, Joel Lorenz, Brad Shaffer, Linden Olson, Scott Rosenberg

 

And the following voted against the motion: None.

 

Whereupon said Resolution is declared duly passed and adopted.

 

  1. Motion by Member Dudley, seconded by Member Lorenz and unanimously passed to approve the second reading of policies 205 Open Meetings and Closed Meetings; 206 Public Participation in School Board Meetings/Complaints About Persons at School Board Meetings and Data Privacy Considerations; 208 Development, Adoption, and Implementation of Policies; 210.1 Conflict of Interest-Charter School Board Members; 406 Public and Private Personnel Data; 410 Family and Medical Leave Policy; 413 Harassment and Violence; 419 Tobacco-Free Environment; 421 Gifts to Employees and School Board Members; 425 Staff Development; 501 School Weapons Policy; 506 Student Discipline; 509 Enrollment of Nonresident Students; 524 Technology Acceptable Use and Safety, and Electronic Communications Policy; 526 Hazing Prohibition; 601 School District Curriculum and Instruction Goals; 604 Instructional Curriculum; 613 Graduation Requirements; 618 Assessment of Student Achievement; 619 Staff Development for Standards; 806 Crisis Management Policy; and 807 Health and Safety Policy.

 

  1. Motion by Member Olson, seconded by Member Rosenberg and unanimously passed to approve capital outlay requests as presented.

 

  1. Motion by Member Rosenberg, seconded by Member Dudley and unanimously passed to approve authority to seek bids/quotes for capital outlay/deferred maintenance projects.

 

  1. Board Member Olson introduced the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

 
RESOLUTION RELATED TO THE

EXPULSION OF THE STUDENT IDENTIFIED

IN THE ATTACHMENTS HERETO

AS THE “STUDENT”

 

WHEREAS, the Student was proposed for expulsion pursuant to the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, Minn. Stat. §§ 121A.40-121.56; and

WHEREAS, the Student and his guardian were served the written notice of the School District’s intent to initiate expulsion proceedings and such notice was accompanied by a copy of the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, Minn. Stat. §§ 121A.40-121A.56, as required under the Act; and

WHEREAS, the Student and his guardian elected to waive the scheduled hearing with the understanding that by such waiver, the proposed terms of expulsion would be submitted for action to the School Board of Independent School District No. 518.

THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 518 as follows:

  1. The School Board hereby accepts the Waiver of Hearing executed by the Student and his guardian, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit A and incorporated herein by reference.

  2. By reviewing the record relating to the matter, the School Board hereby finds that due to the nature of the conduct engaged in by the Student, the terms of expulsion proposed by the School District are reasonable and appropriate.

  3. The School Board of Independent School District No. 518 hereby orders that the expulsion of the Student be imposed immediately pursuant to the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, Minn. Stat. §§ 121A.40-121A.56. Said expulsion shall be imposed in accordance with the written notice provided to the Student and his guardian, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit B.

  4. The School Board of Independent School District No. 518 also approves the terms of the Agreement with the Student and his guardian, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit C.

  5. The Clerk of the School Board is directed to provide written notice of the expulsion to the Student and his guardian in substantially the form as provided in attachment Exhibit D.

  6. It is further ordered that pursuant to a proper request, the School District shall provide copies of the Resolution. However, any release of said Resolution shall not include the exhibits or attachments hereto as the School Board hereby finds that such materials constitute private data on individuals pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minn. Stat.§13.32.

The motion for the adoption for the foregoing Resolution was duly seconded by Board Member Lorenz and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Steve Schnieder, Linden Olson, Brad Shaffer, Lori Dudley, Scott Rosenberg and Joel Lorenz
 

and the following voted against the same: None.

whereupon, said Resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

 

  1. Motion by Member Olson, seconded by Member Shaffer and unanimously passed to approve career/college plan.

 

  1. Motion by Member Olson, seconded by Member Shaffer and unanimously passed to approve the Achievement and Integration Revenue Budget for FY 2016 in the amount of $769,433.00.

 

  1. Motion by Member Olson, seconded by Member Lorenz and unanimously passed to approve mileage reimbursement for the Principals and Directors.

 

  1. Motion by Member Dudley, seconded by Member Olson and unanimously passed to approve the Worthington School District Program Modification Plan for 2014-2015.

 

  1. Motion by Member Rosenberg, seconded by Member Olson and unanimously passed to approve the ICS contract for projects work.

 
 

The Board further discussed and reviewed the following matters: Investments and financial status; Superintendent’s Report – Mr. Landgaard reported the following: Legislative items related to student teachers, capital bonds element, teacher licensure, standards statewide, Special Education Program and the new HITA law. Instructional Committee Report – Ms. Dudley reported the following: None. Operations Committee Report – Mr. Shaffer reported the following: None. Other Reports: Student Board Member Quinn Bents congratulated the gymnastics team and the 3 music program’s success and invited the board to attend the WHS Musical on February 27th. Mr. Olson reported he testified before the legislative senate education committee regarding governor’s preschool education plan and the post-secondary education opportunities. Mr. Dudley reported she attended the MSBA negotiations seminar. Other Business – A board work session will be set up in the near future. Future Business – Mr. Olson mentioned there will be a fan bus for the state gymnastics and wrestling tournaments.

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:08 p.m.

Joel Lorenz, Clerk

 

 

 

Lisa Ahrenstorff, Deputy Clerk

What To Read Next
Professional researcher Debbie Boe will give an introduction to family history research for new genealogists.
Parga and fellow SWIF staff will lead the foundation’s Grow Our Own framework, focused on helping southwest Minnesota kids and families reach their full potential from cradle to career.
The event will include viewing a live webinar hosted by the U.S. Department of State over Zoom, followed by a question and answer session with community members and Kivu Law staff.
Everyone is invited to bring in a photo of their pet, friend or partner, or a favorite card or memento, so that the library can make it part of a display.