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EV-W School Board (ISD 463) Proceedings Dec. 18, 2013

School Board Proceedings Eden Valley-Watkins Public School #463 www.evw.k12.mn.us December 18, 2013

The Board of Education met in regular session on December 18, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. with Rob Flaschenriem, Sarah Kuechle, Julie Meyer, Bob Stenger,
Jeremy Willner, and Superintendent Mark Messman present. Cathy Wuertz and Bruce Kiehn were also present. Members absent: JoAnn Rademacher and Shelley Kern

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 Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

The consent agenda was approved on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

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EVW School Board closed session Dec. 4, 2013

School Board Proceedings Eden Valley-Watkins Public School #463 www.evw.k12.mn.us December 4, 2013

The Board of Education met in a special closed session on December 4, 2013, at 8:06 p.m. with Rob Flaschenriem, Shelley Kern, Julie Meyer, JoAnn Rademacher, Jeremy Willner, and Superintendent Mark Messman present. Cathy Wuertz was also present. Members absent: Sarah Kuechle, Bob Stenger.

Mark Messman gave background on where negotiations were with the Certified Teachers negotiations. Mediation meeting to be held on December 10th, at 1:00. Mark Messman shared comments by Board Chair Sarah Kuechle who was not able to be present. Discussion was held regarding where we are at and where the district feels comfortable being.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m. on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

JoAnn Rademacher, CLERK

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.

 

EVW Board Dec. 4, 2013

School Board Proceedings Eden Valley-Watkins Public School #463 www.evw.k12.mn.us December 4, 2013

The Board of Education met in regular session on December 4, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. with Rob Flaschenriem, Shelley Kern, Julie Meyer, JoAnn Rademacher, Jeremy Willner, and Superintendent Mark Messman present.  Cathy Wuertz and Bruce Kiehn were also present. Members absent: Sarah Kuechle, Bob Stenger.

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Shelly Kern.

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

The agenda was approved on a motion by Julie Meyer and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

An amendment to the contract position title for Susan Knutson, itemized under the consent agenda, to read Student Assistance and Area Learning Program Coordinator was approved on a motion by JoAnn Rademacher and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

The  revised consent agenda was approved on a motion by Rob Flaschenriem and seconded by Jeremy Willner. Motion carried unanimously.

Items included in the consent agenda:

-Approved the minutes of the November 13, 2013, Regular School Board Meeting

-Approved a long-term teacher substitute contract with Laurie Donayre, Speech Pathology, from November 18, 2013 to approximately January 3, 2013 (for Sharon Harrington), $182.71/day

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Susan Knutson for Student Assistance and Area Learning Program Coordinator (replaced wording via amendment above) for 2013-14 school year, $9,000.00

-Approved a teacher contract change with Tim Rice, Industrial Ed Teacher, from BS+45 to BS+60

-Accepted a donation of $2,500.00 from AgStar for Ag Greenhouse

-Approve Certified Seniority List

-Approve Classified Seniority List 

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

1. Closed session following the Dec. 4 regular meeting

2. Certified staff negotiations - mediation on Dec. 10 at 1:00 p.m.

The December 4, 2013, bills, checks #57138 through #57260, electronic tax payments and P-card purchases, totaling $502,118.44 were presented and approved on a motion by Rob Flaschenriem and seconded by Julie Meyer. Motion carried unanimously.

GENERAL FUND409,860.62

FOOD SERVICE75,179.30

COMMUNITY SERV.11,068.52

BLDG CONSTR.3,660.00

DEBT SERVICE100.00

TRUST FUND2,250.00

502,118.44

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

The following items of business were transacted:

Superintendent Mark Messman went over December enrollments with 946 students enrolled.

Business Manager Cathy Wuertz and Superintendent Mark Messman presented Truth and Taxation information for the year on our levies and local tax situations via BoardBook power point presentation. Discussion was held and questions were answered.

Superintendent Mark Messman provided updates to the construction project, Phase I and II, and gave update on funds.

Business Manager Cathy Wuertz and Superintendent Mark Messman provided an overview and timeline for the 2012-13 annual audit.

Secondary Principal Bruce Kiehn presented the Secondary School Registration Guide. Board will review and approve at the December 18 school board meeting where it will be added to the consent agenda.

Superintendent Mark Messman provided updates on the progress of the garage.

Superintendent Mark Messman provided updates on the Ford van.

The annual MSBA Leadership workshop on January 16-17 was discussed by the Board.

High School Principal Bruce Kiehn, on behalf of Dave Schneider, Activities Director, gave the fall activities report and updates.

The Board discussed the 2014 Board Calendar. Revised board calendar to be approved at Dec. 18 meeting where it will be added to the consent agenda.

The following board committee reports were given:

Sunshine Committee – presented by Shelly Kern

IMPACT (Bremer Grant) – presented by Julie Meyer, IMPACT received Otto Bremer Grant.

Strategic Planning – presented by Shelly Kern and Mark Messman. Board would like us to go forward with posters and continue further discussion on how to promote strategic plan.

Negotiations Updates – Mark Messman gave agenda for mediation.

Rob Pederson arrived.

Superintendent Messman reported on the following issues:

Small school funding

Worlds Best Workplace

EVW Voice letter for consideration to be official school paper

Law enforcement Motorola armed radios

Discussion was held whether to purchase law enforcement Motorola radios. The purchasing the Motorola armed radios was approved on a motion by JoAnn Rademacher and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

Elementary Principal Rob Pederson reported on Elementary concert, Climb Theatre on bullying, variety show.

Secondary Principal Bruce Kiehn reported on Choir concert, Band concert, Mind Matters lyceum, Chanhassen, Hobbit movie, Christmas for Kids.

Agenda for the December 18 Regular Board meeting:

• 2012-13 Annual Audit presented by KDV

• Student Activity Audit

• 2014 Board Calendar

• End-of-Year Policy Review

• Certify 2013 Payable 2014 Levy  

• Secondary School Registration Guide Approval

• Policy updates

The meeting was adjourned at 8:01 p.m. on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem Motion carried unanimously.

JoAnn Rademacher

CLERK

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.

 

EV-W School Board Minutes Nov. 13, 2013

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

The Board of Education met in regular session on November 13, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. with Rob Flaschenriem, Shelley Kern, Sarah Kuechle, Julie Meyer, Bob Stenger, Jeremy Willner, and Superintendent Mark Messman present. Cathy Wuertz and Bruce Kiehn were also present.

Members absent: JoAnn Rademacher.

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EV-W Board of Educ. Special Meeting Dec. 4 8 p.m.

EV-W Board of Education

Special Meeting

The Eden Valley-Watkins Board of Education has called a special meeting for Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 8:00 p.m., (after the regular board meeting) in the District Office Boardroom. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss teacher negotiation strategies. This is a closed meeting.

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.