5/13/2014 9:59:00 AM Clearwater River Watershed District Meeting Minutes
district 876, Regular School Board Meeting
Monday, April 28, 2014
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, Jon Scheer, Alicia Millner and student representative Brian Hastings.
3. Zabinski moved to approve the agenda with the following additions:
Move 7.d. to 7.b. 8.j. Lipsiea leave of absence. Holthaus seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
4. Committee Reports:
a. Student Council: Hastings reported on recent student activities.
b. Advisory Committees: Millner reported on the April 28, 2014 elementary school meeting. Holthaus reported on the April 7, 2014 high school meeting. Scheer reported on the April Athletic/Activities meeting.
c. Wright Technical Center (WTC): Holthaus reported on the April 1, 2014 meeting.
d. MAWSECO: Zabinski reported on the March 18 and April 22, 2014 meeting.
5. Community concerns and comments: Teri Rassett thanked the board for studying the need for an SRO in the district.
6. Scheer moved to approve the following action items under a consent agenda. Jones seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
a. Minutes from the March 17, 2014 meeting.
b. Approval of the March check register.
c. Acceptance of the following donations:
1. $500.00 from Annandale Lion's Club, to be applied to the Robotics Activity Fund.
2. $1,000.00 from Lutheran Community Foundation, to be applied to the High School Scholarship Fund.
3. $500.00 from Norman and Sharon Planer, to be applied to the High School Scholarship Fund.
4. $25.00 from an Anonymous Donor, to be applied to the Angel Fund.
5. $3,000.00 from Annandale Education Association, to be applied to the Kindergarten Fund.
6. $50.00 from Mary Iverson, to be applied to the Nurse/Social Worker's Fund.
7. Electric Utility Cart was donated by an anonymous donor for school district use; valued at $7,000.00.
d. Acceptance of the following resignations: Mitch Schmidt - Retiring - Custodian at AES. Russ and Nicole Green as gymnastics coaches. Tonia Proudfoot-Klemetson as varsity dance team coach.
e. Approval of employment of the following coaches: Melissa Severson as 2014-15 Varsity Dance Team Coach. Lee Peterson as 2014 C Squad Baseball Coach. Mike Zuehlke as 2014 7th, 8th and 9th grade Coed Golf Coach.
f. Approval of the following Leave of Absence requests: Christina Johnson - Unpaid Child Care Leave from April 2014 to June 2015. Sarah Happe - Child Care Leave following birth of baby. Laura Sellheim - 8 weeks of Child Care Leave following birth of baby. Polly Kampsen - 6 weeks of Child Care Leave following birth of baby in September 2014.
g. Approval of a reduced contract for high school math teacher Ken Mielke from .83 FTE to .75 FTE for the 2014-15 school year.
h. Approval of a resolution for membership in the Minnesota State High School League for the 2014-15 school year.
7. Unfinished Business:
a. Jones moved to approve the recommended concept plan for the Annandale Family Recreation Park. Scheer seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Jones moved to approve $9,000 for topographic survey of the site. Zabinski seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
b. Superintendent Niklaus reviewed the findings of the meetings that were held to study the value of a School Resource Officer in the district. Chair Rieger-Borer directed him to discuss financial details of the officer with city officials and to bring a recommendation to the board in May.
c. Superintendent Niklaus reviewed the Local Option Revenue approved by Legislation will impact our school district.
d. Superintendent Niklaus reviewed the Affordable Care Act and how it will impact the district.
8. New Business:
a. Jones moved to approve recognizing and congratulating the following students for competing in the MSHSL Speech Meet: Danai Kerbaugh - 6th in the Prose Category Sam Gohman - Extemporaneous Speaking. Millner seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
b. Scheer moved to approve the following employment contracts for the 2014-15 school year: Zachary Johnson as high school Life Science teacher. Ashley Rudolph as high school Spanish teacher. Extension of contract for high school Language Arts teacher Adrienne Edmonson from .50 FTE to .84 FTE. Zabinski seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
c. Zabinski moved to approve installation of solar panels at no cost on all three buildings in our district. Jones seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
d. Principal Kerbaugh reviewed plans for career planning program being initiated in the high school.
e. Holthaus moved to approve capital equipment expenditures of $375,788 for the 2014-15 school year. Jones seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
f. Scheer moved to approve $209,051 in technology equipment from the capital fund and $50,348 from the elementary school contingency fund to purchase computers and tablets for classrooms. Zabinski seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
g. Superintendent Niklaus reviewed the Teacher Evaluation Statute the Minnesota Legislature mandated for school districts.
h. Member Scheer introduced a resolution proposing to place Mara Jacobson on unrequested leave of absence and moved its adoption. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by member Holthaus and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Rieger-Borer, Jones, Millner, Zabinski, Holthaus and Scheer, and the following voted against the same: None. Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
i. Zabinski moved to approve the required Test Security Policy. Scheer seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
9. Information Items:
a. The next regular monthly board meeting will be on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Middle School Music Room.
b. High School graduation ceremony will be held in the high school gym on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
c. Service awards program for ISD 876 staff is Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. in the high school commons.
d. Zabinski updated the board on the 1922 building.
10. Holthaus moved to adjourn at 9:18 p.m. Jones 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, may 14, 2014)