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School Board Proceedings Eden Valley-Watkins Public School #463 www.evw.k12.mn.us October 22, 2012



The Board of Education met in regular session on October 22,

2012, at 7:00 p.m. with Frank Eder, Shelley Kern, Sarah Kuechle, Julie Meyer, JoAnn Rademacher, Bob Stenger, Jeremy Willner, and Superintendent Mark Messman present. Bruce Kiehn, Rob Pederson and Nick Thielen, were also present.

The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Frank Eder.

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

The agenda was approved on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Sarah Kuechle. Motion carried unanimously.

The consent agenda was approved on a motion by Bob Stenger and seconded by JoAnn Rademacher. Motion carried unanimously.

Items included in the consent agenda:

-Approved the minutes of the September 24, 2012, Regular School Board Meeting

-Approved a teacher contract with Rebecca Hiltner for.7692 FTE Elementary Teacher, BS, Step 1

-Approved a new classified contract with Robin VanderMey, Elementary Title I Educational Assistant, Group III, Step 5, effective September 20, 2012

-Approved a new classified contract with Romelle Hentges, Elementary Title I Educational Assistant, Group III, Step 5, effective October 15, 2012

-Approved a new classified contract with William Kilgore, Cleaner, Group 2, Step 3, effective October 1, 2012

-Approved an extra curricular contract with June Kahlstorf for Elementary After School Tutor Program, Group IV, Step 7

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Darcy Ramler for Elementary Student Council,

Grp 8, Yr 5

-Approved an extra curricular contract, Dave Dziengel, Jr. High Girls Basketball Coach, Grp 7,Yr 13

-Approved an extra curricular contract, Dave Dziengel, Jr. High Boys Basketball Coach, Grp 7,Yr 13

-Approved an extra curricular contract, Jason Huschle, Asst. Boys Basketball Coach, Group 3, Year 3

-Approved an extra curricular contract, Dan Berg, Co-Head Wrestling Coach, Groups 1 and 3, Year 4

-Approved an extra curricular contract, Jessica Miller, 9th Grade Girls Basketball Coach, Group 4,

Yr 2

-Approved an extra curricular contract, Becky Kuechle, Asst. Girls Basketball Coach,

Group 3,Year 12

-Approved an extra curricular contract, Jacob Anderson, 9th Grade Boys Basketball Coach,

Grp 4,Yr 4

-Approved an extra curricular contract, Adam Langer, Head Boys Basketball Coach, Group 1, Year 10

-Approved an extra curricular contract, Tom Jansen, Head Girls Basketball Coach, Group 1, Year 15

-Approved an extra curricular contract, Jeff Forcier, Co-Head Wrestling Coach, Groups 1 and 5, Yr 19

-Approved an extra curricular contract, Grant Johnson, Assistant Wrestling Coach, Group 3, Year 4

-Approved an extra curricular contract, Mike Quale, Jr. High Boys Basketball Coach, Group 6, Yr 15

-Approved an extra curricular contract, Heath Kramer, Jr. High Wrestling Coach, Group 4, Year 5

-Approved an extra curricular contract, Kevin Nohner, Play Set Design Advisor, Group 8, Year 1

-Accepted the resignation of Karen Swenson, Elementary Title I Assistant, effective October 12, 2012

-Notice of following Board Committee Meeting(s) (Board Room unless noted)

Construction Meetings on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in KA Trailer

-Accepted letter of resignation from Speech Clinician, Jane Hennen, effective November 5, 2012

-Approved Band/Choir Fund Raising for Multiple Dates for meat raffle and Uncle Gerry's T-shirts

The October 22, 2012, bills, checks #54968 through #55153 electronic tax payments and P-card purchases, totaling $1,672,582.16 were presented and approved on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.

GENERAL FUND 552,159.86

FOOD SERVICE 117,295.23

COMMUNITY EDUC. 12,695.34

BUILDING CONSTR. 990,431.75

1,672,582.18

A complete list of the bills is available in the District Office.

The following items of business were transacted:

1. Superintendent Mark Messman went over October enrollments with 925 students in attendance.

2. Ernest Junker presented a request to use the Elementary outdoor facilities for a community concert, similar to last summer. The Board approved a motion to use the Eden Valley Elementary outdoor facilities in August, 2013, for a community concert on a motion by Julie Meyer and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.

3. Details of the ongoing progress, finances, cleaning, timeframes, and problem-solving solutions of the building project were discussed with the Board.

4. Business Manager Nick Thielen and Superintendent Mark Messman gave an update on the status of the 2011-12 school audit and transfer request. The Board approved a transfer of $77,000.00 from our General Fund to our Community Service Fund on a motion by Sarah Kuechle and seconded by JoAnn Rademacher. Motion carried unanimously. The Board also approved a transfer of $75,000.00 from the General Unreserved Fund balance to the General Assigned Fund Balance for remodeling of science classroom on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Julie Meyer. Motion carried unanimously.

5. The Board awarded snow removal bids for 2012-2013 Thielen Excavating for the Eden Valley elementary/secondary buildings and Stockinger Lawnscape for the Watkins Elementary on a motion by Sarah Kuechle and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.

6. Superintendent Mark Messman reported on the status of the current job openings in the district and tentative timeframes for the Business Manager and Speech Clinician positions.

7. Member Bob Stenger introduced the Resolution Of School Board Supporting Form A Application To Minnesota State High School League Foundation and moved its adoption. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was seconded by Member JoAnn Rademacher and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Shelley Kern, JoAnn Rademacher, Bob Stenger, Julie Meyer, Sarah Kuechle, Jeremy Willner and Frank Eder and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

8. The following board committee reports were given:

Sunshine Committee report by Sarah Kuechle and Shelley Kern,

Bremer Grant Committee report by Julie Meyer.

9. Elementary Principal Rob Pederson reported on elementary updates for the month of October including completion of fall assessment, National Bully Awareness in November.

10. Secondary Principal Bruce Kiehn reported on secondary updates for the month of October including homecoming, completion of 2nd semester scheduling, Emily Sieben Ipad fundraiser, starting phase of Technology Plan.

11. Superintendent Messman provided updates on November Policy Committee, Minnesota Trap League, Staff Development, Principal/Teacher Evaluations, the availability of MSBA School Board training in December and upcoming election and its impact on schools. Superintendent went over some talking points to discuss with local election officials.

12. Items for next meeting's agenda:

Building Project Updates

Annual Assurance of Compliance Prohibiting Discrimination

Finalization of 2011-12 School Audit

Fall Activity/Athletic Summary

Resolution Canvassing Results of General Election

The meeting was adjourned at 8:23 p.m. on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by JoAnn Rademacher. Motion carried unanimously.

JoAnn Rademacher

CLERK

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.