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



September 24, 2012

The Board of Education met in regular session on September 24,

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. Nick Thielen, Bruce Kiehn and Rob Pederson were also present.

The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Frank Eder.

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

The revised agenda adding item F-Approval of Choir/Band Fundraiser to IV Consent Agenda and item H-Dan Berg contract to VI Board Business was approved on a motion by Julie Meyer and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.

The revised consent agenda adding Item F-Approval of Choir/Band Fundraiser was approved on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Jeremy Willner. Motion carried unanimously.

Items included in the consent agenda:

-Approved the minutes of the August 27, 2012, Regular School Board Meeting

-Approved a revised teacher contract with Mike Eveslage, Social Studies Teacher, from MS, Step 3, to MS, Step 3 plus full-year overload

-Approved a revised teacher contract with Brandon Welle, Physical Education Teacher from BS, Step 4 to BS, Step 4, plus sixth class for full-year

-Approved a teacher contract change with Kayla Frericks, Elementary Teacher, from BS+15 to MS

-Approved a teacher contract change with Darcy Ramer, Elementary Teacher, from MS+30 to MS+45

-Approved a teacher contract change with Bonnie Spohn, Secondary Teacher from MS+15 to MS+30

-Approved a teacher contract change with Rebecca Haag, Secondary English Teacher, to include full-year sixth class

-Approved a teacher contract change with Bethanne Holthaus, Elementary Music Teacher from.8000 to.8667 FTE which includes a 1.00 hour ELL class as long as ELL service is needed

-Approved a teacher contract change with Kit Pennie, Secondary Spanish Teacher, from 0.9048 to 1.000 FTE plus full-year overload

-Approved a teacher contact change with Gordon Schlangen, Secondary Math Teacher, to include $500 career increment and two Sixth Class-Full Year assignments

-Approved a teacher contract change with Elizabeth Sorensen, Secondary English/Language Arts Teacher from.8667 to 1.000 plus a sixth class for half-year

-Approved a substitute teacher agreement with Ruth Ackerman for 40 days during the 2012-13 school year

-Approved a substitute teacher agreement with Nancy Johnson for 40 days during the 2012-13 school year

-Approved a substitute teacher agreement with Peggy Plath for 40 days during the 2012-13 school year

-Approved a substitute teacher agreement with Ray Tri for 20 days during the 2012-13 school year

-Approved a retired teaching agreement with Mike Novak for 173 days for 2.33 hours per day during the 2012-13 school year

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Sharon Borgert, Asst.Declam/SpeechAdvisor, Group 5, Yr 16

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Julie Bulau for Eagles Cry Advisor, Group 3, Year 16

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Julie Bulau for Knowledge Bowl Director, Group 6, Yr 13

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Ty Bulau for Investment Club Advisor, Group 6, Yr 1

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Ty Bulau for Co-Sr. High Student Council, Group 2,

Yr 1

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Denise DeJuliannie for Computer Career Club Advisor, Grp 6, Yr 2

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Janelle Dziengel for Jr. Class Advisor, Group 6, Year 5

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Leah Hendricks for Jr. Class Advisor, Group 6, Year 5

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Mary Ann Holdvogt for Jr. High Student Council, Year 20

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Tracy Huhn for FFA Advisor, Group 3, Year 9

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Susan Knutson for Yearbook Advisor, Group 4, Year 12

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Vicki Meyer for Play Director, Group 4, Year 22

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Vicki Meyer for Elementary After School Tutor Program, Group IV, Year 16

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Mary Lies for Elementary After School Tutor Program, Group IV, Step 11

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Donna Orbeck for Co-Sr. High Student Council, Group 2, Yr 2

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Kathy Pauls for Vocal Music Director, Group 5, Year 17

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Mary Holmberg for Elementary Student Council, Group 8, Yr 4

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Kim Salo for Instrumental Music Director, Group 4,

Yr 21

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Gordon Schlangen for Jr. High NHS Advisor, Group 8, Yr 1

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Carrie Silbernick for S.A.D.D. Advisor, Group 8, Year 5

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Bonnie Spohn-Schmaltz for Head Speech/Declam Advisor, Group 4, Year 16

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Renae Ward for JV Knowledge Bowl Advisor, Group 7, Yr 11

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Renae Ward for Sr. Hi NHS Advisor, Group 7, Year 10

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Heidi

Kuechle for Teacher Asst. Team, 30 Hours@$18.00

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Holly Hansen for Teacher Asst. Team, 30 Hours @ $18.00

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Patty Held for Teacher Asst. Team, 30 Hours @$18.00

-Accepted the resignation of Kim Thompson, Elementary Title I Assistant, effective August 29, 2012

-Approved a maternity leave from Jessica Jarvis effective December 10, 2012 for approximately six weeks

-Accepted a donation of $650.00 from Eagle Boosters, Inc. for baseball signs

-Accepted a donation of $2,500.00 from Eagle Boosters, Inc. for coaches

-Accepted a donation of $300.00 from Eden Valley American Legion Post 381 for Shrine Circus

-Accepted a donation of $800 from Eden Valley Lions for football

-Accepted a donation of $800 from Eden Valley Lions for choir

-Accepted a donation of $800 from Eden Valley Lions for Special Olympics

-Accepted letter of resignation from Business Manager Nick Thielen

-Authorized ISD 463 Financial Representative List for State Bank of Eden Valley ACH Origination Agreement

-Approved Choir/Band fundraisers for sale of candy bars to raise funds for their Orlando trip

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

Construction Meetings on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Kraus Anderson Trailer

The September 24, 2012, bills, checks #54789 through #54967 electronic tax payments and P-card purchases, totaling $2,090,692.51 were presented and approved on a motion by Sarah Kuechle and seconded by Bob Stenger. Motion carried unanimously.

GENERAL FUND 362,224.15

FOOD SERVICE 61,205.16

COMMUNITY EDUC. 45,713.41

BLDG. CONSTR. 1,621,099.79

SCHOLARSHIP TRUST 450.00

2,090,692.51

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 September enrollment with 936 students in attendance.

2. Building project details of ongoing progress, finances, cleaning, timeframes and problem-solving solutions were discussed with the Board. At the elementary school contractors are working on punch list items. At the high school, the concrete was poured in the central office area and ductwork was being installed. Also the gym roof is being installed.

3. Kris Latcham, Community Education Director, had a Summer Report on activities, participation, revenue and expenditures, and fall classes being offered.

4. Sharon Borgert, Curriculum Director, provided a report of annual updates to curriculum, instruction, assessment and district accountability. The Board approved the Systems Accountability Annual Report (PER) for 2011-2012 on a motion by Sarah Kuechle and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.

5. Nick Thielen, Business Manager, reported on the annual levy certification process and timeframe. The 2012 Pay 2013 proposed preliminary property tax levy limits were reviewed and approved at the following level on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Julie Meyer. Motion carried unanimously.

'12 Pay '2013

General 623,709.45

Community Service 60,553.44

Debt Service 1,484,250.91

Total $2,168,513.80

6. Mark Messman, Superintendent, reported on the classified contract providing numbers and language. The Board approved the EVW Classified Employees Master Agreement for 2012-2014 on a motion by Sarah Kuechle and seconded by Bob Stenger. Motion carried unanimously.

7. Superintendent Messman provided information and solicited input on filling the position of Business Manager and projected timeframe to interview and hire. The Board accepted the resignation letter from Nick Thielen, Business Manager on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Jeremy Willner. Motion carried unanimously

8. Superintendent Messman provided information and cost of the technology and network service agreement with JColten, Inc. The Board accepted the contract with JColten, Inc. on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Julie Meyer. Motion carried unanimously.

9. The Board approved the teacher contract change with Dan Berg, Secondary PhyEd/Health Teacher, to include one-quarter sixth class for full year.

10. The following board committee reports were given:

Sunshine Committee report by Julie Meyer and Shelley Kern,

Bremer Grant report by Julie Meyer.

11. Elementary Principal Rob Pederson provided updates on the first month of school, enrollment and elementary items such as NWEA testing and the upcoming flu shot clinic.

12. Secondary Principal Bruce Kiehn provided updates on the first month of school, enrollment and secondary items including homecoming activities, band/choir spaghetti dinner fundraiser for their Florida trip. The Board approved the choir/band spaghetti dinner fundraiser on October 9 on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.

13. Superintendent Messman provided updates on custodial/cleaning, Healthy Kids Act, bus radio-base stations, neighboring home for sale, MREA vs. SEE update, Invitation to Resource Training/Solution, Open Forum Rotation.

14. Other business: Discussion was held on Ipads for board members and new board photo for website after the November election.

15. Items for October 22, 2012, Regular Board Meeting

a) Building Project Updates

b) Snow Bids

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m. on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Julie Meyer. Motion carried unanimously.

JoAnn Rademacher

CLERK

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.