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Annandale School District 876 Meeting Minutes
Annandale Independent School District 876,
Regular School Board Meeting Minutes, Thursday,
December 19, 2013
1. Chair Rieger-Borer called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
2. Board members present were: Jeanette Rieger-Borer, Katie Jones, Michael Holthaus, Paul Zabinski, Alicia Millner and Jon Scheer. Student representative Brian Hastings was absent.
3. Zabinski moved to approve the agenda with the following changes:
8.f. Approval of Master Agreement with the Head Custodian Association
8.g. Approval of a renewal of a Transportation contract with M & M Bus Company
8.h. Approval of the resignation of AES custodian Dale Fieldseth.
Scheer seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
4. Committee Reports:
a. Student Council: No report
b. Advisory Committees: No Meetings
c. Wright Technical Center (WTC): Holthaus reported on the December 3, 2013 meeting.
d. MAWSECO: Jones reported on the December 17, 2013 meeting.
e. Negotiations: Holthaus reported on the recent AEA meetings.
Millner reported on the custodial meeting.
5. Community concerns and comments:
6. Zabinski moved to approve the following action items under a consent agenda. Holthaus seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
a. Minutes from the November 25, 2013 meetings.
b. Approval of the November check register.
c. Approval of payment of building invoices.
d. Acceptance of the following donation:
1. $1,165.32 in equipment from Robin Welter, to be used in our Special Education classroom.
e. Approval to promulgate a tentative seniority list.
7. Unfinished Business:
a. Jones moved to table the decision to move forward with plans to demolish the 1922 building in the of 2014 for 90 days to provide time for the ACT committee and Data Center Group to prepare concrete plans for future use of the building. In addition the administration is directed to move ahead with seeking bids to remove from the 1922 building. Holthaus seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
b. Jones moved to approve the 2013 payable 2014 property tax levy for ISD 876 at $4,643,093.85 Scheer seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
c. Jones moved to approve offering all sections of Kindergarten as all day classes for the 2013-14 school year. Zabinski seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
8. New Business:
a. Caroline Stutsman of the audit firm Kern, DeWenter, Viere, Ltd. Present the findings of their audit of our financial records from 2012-13.
b. Scheer moved to approve the following new courses as electives at the high school for the 2013-14 school year:
Face Time, Robotics 2, Non Fiction in the Kitchen, College Computer Applications, Rapping Paper, Service Learning
Zabinski seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
c. Jones moved to approve employment of Peter Nyren as a custodian and the elementary school.
Millner seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
d. Holthaus moved to approve the Master Agreement with Annandale Education Association for the 2013-15 school years. Jones seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
e. Zabinski moved to approve the Master Agreement with Annandale Custodial Association for the 2013-15 school years. Millner seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
f. Jones moved to approve the Master Agreement with the Head Custodian Association for the 2013-15 school years. Scheer seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
g. Jones moved to approve the proposed 2 year renewal of the Transportation Contract with M & M Bus Company. Scheer seconded. Millner abstained. Motion passed.
h. Zabinski moved to approve the resignation of Dale Fieldseth, custodian at the elementary school. Millner seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
9. Information Items:
a. Superintendent Niklaus updated the board on concerns with the elementary school entrance, drive and parking.
b. Superintendent Niklaus updated the board on the Engineering work on the potential athletic complex.
c. Superintendent Niklaus updated the board on negotiations with M & M Bus Company regarding a renewal of the transportation contract.
d. The school board organizational meeting will be at the next board meeting.
e. The next regular monthly board meeting will be on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Middle School Music Room.
10. Jones moved to adjourn at 8.57 p.m. Holthaus seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
Michael Holthaus, Clerk
A copy of the official minutes is on file at the District Office and is available for public review.
(published in the annandale advocate, wednesday, january 8, 2014)
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