Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The meeting was called to order by Chair Helgeson at 6:31 p.m. All members, except Laabs, were present. Member Laabs arrived at 7:05.
The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all in attendance.
Motion by Zipoy, seconded by Peglow to approve the agenda as amended. Action item number 8, ECFE Enrichment Program, was moved up to the Community Items. MC
The 6th grade students hoped to give a report on their annual trip to Deep Portage, however, they were not able to put the presentation together in such a short time frame. Mr. Clark shared with the board that the Deep Portage staff enjoy the group from Kimball in part because of parents and staff and their involvement in activities. The group woke up to snow flurries on Thursday morning, probably for the first time in the history of the trip. The camp donated three signed and numbered oil prints suitable for framing for the school to use as a fundraiser if they so choose.
Maggie Lundorff, ECFE Coordinator, shared plans for an ECFE Enrichment Program that will work cooperatively with the current Cubbieland and Cubs Club, to enable families to be able to take part in pre-school activities and enrichment activities and have the option of attending for a varied amount of time. Motion by Dockery, seconded by Peglow, to approve the implementation of the ECFE Enrichment Program, with the request that mid-year she report back to the board on the participation and finances of the program. MC
Member Laabs arrived near the end of the Enrichment Program discussion.
Celebrations and successes of students and staff included Dollars for Scholars being held on May 16th with entertainment provided by the Half Steps. Girls' golf placed 1st in the Central Minnesota Conference, girls' track also placed first in the Conference. April 29th was the Students of Excellence Banquet hosted by Resource Training & Solutions. Kimball seniors recognized were Kendra Albers, Andrew Dingmann, Bridget Gohmann, and KTlynn Smallwood. The FFA State Convention was held with a number of achievements by Kimball students. The FFA Banquet was being held at the time of the board meeting. Congratulations to Gary Riess for reaching 1,000 games coached at Kimball, combining football, basketball, and softball. Also congratulations to Jerry Meyers for his 40 years of service to Kimball Area Public Schools. The band concert was held on May 5th with the elementary, jr. high, and sr. high bands performing. The choir concert was held on May 18th with the elementary and high school choirs performing. The Science, Technology and Engineering Program sponsored by St. Thomas University, has accepted six 6th-grade girls from Kimball Elementary for participation in their week-long camp. Program activities center on manufacturing and flying a radio-controlled airplane. The students will explore science topics such as chemistry, physics, electricity, and team building. Congratulations to Darcy Krippner, Speech/Language specialist on the birth of her son, Reece.
The Board Goals from 2008-2009 were reviewed. The members will come back in July to finalize and approve Goals for 2009-2010.
Mr. Clark reported on the Accelerated Reader store finishing up, Deep Portage and Iron Range trips have been made and all have returned safely. Ribbon Day and Track and Field Day have been held. The outdoor concert was held, although it was moved indoors due to the weather. The elementary awards ceremony and school cookout will be held on May 28th. Mr. Clark briefed the board of the security questions of the elementary building. He acknowledged that an individual had indeed entered the front doors of the elementary and exited through a side door. The incident lasted less than 10 seconds. The incident was reported immediately to the police, however the school was never informed of the outcome of the event, nor that there was ever any danger to staff or students.
Mr. Widvey reported on the completion of 6th-grade orientation, the seniors attended the Twin's game on May 13th, Baccalaureate was held at St. Anne's Church on May 17th, the senior picnic and annual signing is scheduled for May 21st, the jr. high and sr. high awards celebration and the all-school picnic will be held on May 22nd, and graduation is at 7:30 p.m. on May 28th.
Superintendent Tritabaugh reported on upcoming meetings. They include: 5/21 - SEE, 5/27 - Health & Safety, 5/28 - graduation, 6/17 - Benton-Stearns Ed District, and also on 6/17 - School Board Meeting. Mr. Tritabaugh also asked the board if they were in consensus on moving forward with requesting an operating levy in some form on the November ballot. He had also made revisions to a proposed Interim Superintendent's contract for the 2009-2010 school year, reflecting the reductions that had been approved by the board at their April meeting. Lastly, Mr. Tritabaugh updated the board on the Influenza situation.
Committee reports included: SEE - Tritabaugh, Benton Stearns - Laabs; Negotiations - Peglow; Athletic - Zipoy.
Communications included thank-you's received from Education Minnesota - Kimball for the recognition breakfast and awards held on May 6th, and from the Lloyd Kunkel family. Member Zipoy shared that the work on the football concession stand was nearly completed, the storage shed is about finished, and the elementary ball field is nearing completion with the ag-lime being delivered and bases scheduled to be measured and set. A huge thank you to the Sports Boosters and Ms. Nelson's classes, and all who contributed, as well as the Sterlingsfor allowing access to the elementary field to deliver the ag-lime.
Motion by Stenger, seconded by Peglow to approve payment of the listed bills in the amount of $165,689.38. MC
Motion by Peglow, seconded by Laabs to approve the consent agenda. MC The consent agenda included:
Approve minutes of April 15, 2009, Regular Board Meeting
Approve long-term substitute position for Adam Beyer, for Kris O'Brien from April 17, 2009, until on or about May 15, 2009.
Accept donation from Doug and Jarae Joseph in the amount of $714.00 toward the purchase of a roll-out runway for track.
Accept donation from Kimball Sports Booster Club for $1000 toward the summer conditioning program.
Accept donation from Kimball Sports Booster Club for $500 toward track uniforms.
The treasurer's report for April was reviewed and discussed.
Member Peglow introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
ON UNREQUESTED LEAVE OF ABSENCE
WHEREAS, the School Board of Independent School District No. 739 adopted a resolution proposing placement of the above stated individuals on unrequested leave of absence on April 15, 2009, on the grounds of discontinuance of programs or positions to effectuate economies of the school district and reduce expenditures; and
WHEREAS, said written notice of proposed placement on unrequested leave was received by said individuals by personal service on April 16, 2009, and
WHEREAS, said written notice of the proposed placement on unrequested leave contained a statement setting forth the reasons for the proposed placement as well as a statement that s/he was entitled to a hearing before the school board provided s/he make a request in writing within fourteen days of receipt of said notice, and that if no hearing was requested within said fourteen day period it constituted acquiescence by the stated individual to the school board's proposed action, and
WHEREAS, said failure to make written request for a hearing within fourteen days after receipt of notice of proposed placement on unrequested leave constitutes acquiescence by Patricia Bauerly to her placement on unrequested leave.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 739 that Patricia Bauerly be and hereby is placed on unrequested leave of absence as a teacher of Independent School District No. 739 on the grounds of discontinuance of programs or positions to effectuate economies of the school district and reduce expenditures effective at the end of the 2008-2009 school year on June 1, 2009 pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Sec.122A.40, Subd. 11, without pay or fringe benefits.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said placement on unrequested leave of absence is not the result of the implementation of an education district agreement.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a notice of placement on unrequested leave, together with a copy of this resolution be forwarded to said teachers personally and that an affidavit of same be placed in her file, together with a copy of the notice and resolution.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Zipoy, and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Zipoy, Laabs, Helgeson, Peglow, Dockery, and Stenger,
and the following voted against the same: none
whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Stenger, seconded by Dockery to accept the resignation received from Paul Sundin as Head Baseball coach effective May 5, 2009. MC
Motion by Laabs, seconded by Zipoy to accept with gratitude and best wishes, the letter of retirement received from Judith Lusti, elementary paraprofessional, effective at the end of the school year. MC
Motion by Laabs, seconded by Zipoy to approve the maternity leave request received from Amy Notch beginning on or about September 22, 2009, for approximately six weeks. MC
Motion by Stenger, seconded by Laabs to approve combining the assistant and jr. high track positions and salaries, and dividing equally between the two coaches. MC
After review, motion by Peglow, seconded by Dockery to approve the revised budget for 2008-2009 as follows: MC
General Fund (incl. Capital) $6,151,644
Food Service Fund 332,895
Community Service Fund 324,048
Debt Service 1,156,743
Total Revenues: $7,965,330
General Fund (inc. Capital) $6,145,205
Food Service Fund 332,018
Community Service Fund 291,947
Debt Service 1,163,094
Total Expenditures $7,932,264
Motion by Zipoy, seconded by Laabs to approve the Secondary Student Handbook and Attendance and Discipline Policies for 2009-2010 with changes presented. MC
Motion by Stenger, seconded by Laabs to approve Jon Clark as LEA Representative for 2009-2010. MC
Motion by Peglow, seconded by Laabs to adjourn at 9:12 p.m.
Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, June 4, 2009.