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EV-W School Board Proceedings ISD 463 Feb. 13, 2013

School Board Proceedings Eden Valley-Watkins Public School #463 www.evw.k12.mn.us February 13, 2013

The Board of Education met in regular session on February 13, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. with Bob Flaschenriem, Shelley Kern, Sarah Kuechle, JoAnn Rademacher, Bob Stenger, and Superintendent Mark Messman present. Nick Thielen (for Cathy Wuertz), Bruce Kiehn, and Rob Pederson, were also present. Members absent: Julie Meyer, and Jeremy Willner.

The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Sarah Kuechle.

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

The agenda was approved on a motion by Bob Stenger and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.

The consent agenda was approved on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Robert Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

Items included in the consent agenda:

-Approved the minutes of the January 9, 2013, Regular School Board Meeting

-Approved a revised teacher contract with Darla Erickson, Secondary Math Instructor from BS with half-year overload to BS with full-year overload

-Approved a revised teacher contract with Liz Otto, Secondary English Instructor, from additional assignment of half-year sixth class to full-year sixth class for second semester 

-Approved an extra-curricular contract with Mike Tomsche for Head Baseball Coach, Group 2, Yr 26

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Dan Berg for Assistant Baseball Coach, Group 4, Year 5

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Dave Schneider for JV Baseball Coach, Group 5, Year 5

-Approved an extra-curricular contract with Heath Kramer for Jr. High Baseball Coach, Grp 7, Year 6

-Approved an extra-curricular contract with Roger Buerman for Jr. High Baseball Coach, Grp 7, Yr 11

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Dave Dziengel for Head Softball Coach, Grp 2, Yr 11

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Tom Jansen for Assistant Softball Coach, Grp 4, Yr 15

-Approved an extra-curricular contract with Mike Eveslage for JV Softball Coach, Grp 5, Year 4

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Kit Pennie for Jr. High Softball Coach, Grp 7, Yr 5

-Approved an extra-curricular contract with Andrea Millerbernd for Jr. High Softball Coach, Grp 7, Yr 3

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Gordon Schlangen for Co-Head Track Coach (Girls), for 50 percent of Head Coach-Group 2, Year 8 and 50 percent of Assistant Head Coach--Group 4, Year 8, as stipulated by the current Eden Valley-Watkins Schools’ salary schedule

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Jason Mortenson for Co-Head Track Coach (Boys), for 50 percent of Head Coach-Group 2, Year 17 and 50 percent of Assistant Head Coach--Group 4, Year 17, as stipulated by the current Eden Valley-Watkins Schools’ salary schedule

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Lisa Brown for Assistant Track Coach, Group 4,Yr 2

-Approved a maternity leave of absence for Cassandra Lahr, Elementary Teacher, starting approximately April 10, 2013 for approximately 5-6 weeks

-Accepted a donation of $1,500.00 from Eden Valley Lions Club Inc. for Youth Frontiers

-Accepted a donation of $60.00 from American Legion Post No. 381 for boys and girls Meeker County Americanism

-Accepted a donation of $500.00 from American Legion Post No. 381. for scholarships

-Second Reading and Final Adoption of Policy #4565 Drug & Alcohol Testing

-Notice of the Following Board Committee Meeting(s): 

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

The February 13, 2013, bills, checks #55598 through #55754 electronic tax payments and P-card purchases, totaling $611,677.84 were presented and approved on a motion by Bob Stenger and seconded by JoAnn Rademacher. Motion carried unanimously.

GENERAL FUND 406,385.33

FOOD SERVICE 106,021.17

COMM. EDUCATION 17,561.74

BLDG. CONSTR. 80,609.60

SCHOLARSHIP TRUST 1,100.00

Total     611,677.84

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

The following items of business were transacted:

Superintendent Mark Messman went over February enrollment numbers with current enrollment at 933 students. Enrollment for the year looks steady.

Superintendent Mark Messman provided the Board with information updates and time frames on the building project including gymnasium, security system, doors and locks and Phase II. The Board approved to advertise for Phase II, construction of HVAC and boilers for Watkins Elementary and a boiler for Eden Valley Elementary, on a motion by JoAnn Rademacher and seconded by Robert Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

The Board approved Option B for the 2013-14 School Calendar on a motion by Bob Stenger and seconded by Robert Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

The Board approved the Open Forum Calendar for 2013 on a motion by Robert Flaschenriem and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.

The Board continued discussions on conducting board meetings utilizing the electronic Board-Book. They will look at having a presentation at a future meeting.

The Affordable Care Act (AFA) was discussed. Superintendent Messman provided information and lead discussion on some preliminary financial implications that will impact the school district.

The following board committee reports were given: 

Sunshine Committee report was given by Sarah Kuechle and Shelley Kern;

IMPACT (Bremer Grant) report was given by Sarah Kuechle;

Board members reported on training they attended.

Elementary Principal Rob Pederson reported on elementary progress and initiatives, gearing up for MCA and NWEA testing, next week’s conferences, Pennies for Patients fundraiser, student progress and issues.

Secondary Principal Bruce Kiehn reported on secondary progress and initiatives, Snow Daze, FFA $2500 grant award, Pennies for Patients, registration for next year, YES group, which is working with Meeker County on an oil recycling program for communities, student progress and issues.

Superintendent Messman reported on the following issues: strategic planning, ALP (Area Learning Program), crisis management, staff development, email for board members through the school server, and Open Forum procedures.

Items for the February 27 regular board meeting’s agenda:

City contract for “Warrant” concert

Building Project Updates

2012-13 Revised Budget

2013-14 Budget Assumptions

Technology Plan

The meeting was adjourned at 8:27 p.m. on a motion by JoAnn Rademacher and seconded by Robert Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

JoAnn Rademacher

CLERK

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, March 7, 2013.