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School Board Proceedings Eden Valley-Watkins Public School #463 www.evw.k12.mn.us May 21, 2012



The Board of Education met in regular session on May 21, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. with Frank Eder, Shelley Kern, Sarah Kuechle, Julie Meyer, JoAnn Rademacher, Bob Stenger, Jeremy Willner, and Superintendent Peterson present. Bruce Kiehn, Rob Pederson, and Mark Messman 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 Bob Stenger and seconded by Julie Meyer. Motion carried unanimously.

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

Items included in the consent agenda:

-Approved the minutes of the April 23, 2012, Regular School Board Meeting

-Approved a teaching contract with Brandon Welle for Elementary/Secondary Physical Education/Health/DAPE Instructor, BS, Step 4 pending successful background check

-Approved a teaching contract with Jeremy Monson for Elementary/Secondary Physical Education/Health/DAPE Instructor, BS, Step 1 pending successful background check and completion of all state requirements

-Approved extra-curricular contract with Janelle Dziengel, Jr. High Volleyball Coach (7), Grp 6, Yr 13

-Approved an extra-curricular contract with Heidi Kuechle, Jr. High Volleyball Coach (8), Grp 6, Yr 18

-Approved an extra-curricular contract with Jess Miller, 9th Grade Volleyball Coach ("C"), Grp 4, Yr 1

-Approved an extra-curricular contract with Andrea Millerbernd for Head Volleyball Coach, Grp 1, Yr 4

-Approved an extra-curricular contract with Adam Langer for Assistant Football Coach, Grp 3,

Yr 10

-Approved an extra-curricular contract with Rob Pederson for Assistant Football Coach, Grp 3,

Yr 15

-Approved an extra-curricular contract with Mike Tomsche, Jr. High Football Coach (7), Grp 6, Yr 24

-Approved an extra-curricular contract with Jacob Anderson, Jr. High Football Coach (8), Grp 6, Yr 4

-Approved an extra-curricular contract with Holly Hansen, Head Cross Country Coach, Grp 5, Yr 11

-Approved a change in classified contract with Kevin Nohner from Cleaner to Summer Custodian Cleaner effective April 24, 2012

-Accepted the retirement resignation of Carol Schroden, Elementary Instructor, effective date to be determined by TRA (possibly the first half of November, 2012)

-Accepted a donation of $4,000.00 from Eden Valley Lions Club, Inc. for Community Education

-Accepted a donation of $2,000.00 from Eagle Boosters, Inc. for choir robes

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

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

Administrative Negotiations, June 11 or 12

Construction Meetings-Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m., Elementary

The May 21, 2012, bills, checks #54246 through ##54386 electronic tax payments and P-card purchases, totaling $616,996.25 were presented and approved on a motion by Bob Stenger and seconded by Julie Meyer. Motion carried unanimously.

GENERAL FUND 388,083.96

FOOD SERVICE 47,509.87

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

11,498.91

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

169,903.51

616,996.25

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

The following items of business were transacted:

Superintendent Larry Peterson reported on student enrollments with a total of 912 students enrolled. We finished well. Discussed transportation into other communities.

The new contract Activities Director/Dean of Students contract with Dave Schneider was approved on a motion by Julie Meyer and seconded by Sarah Kuechle. Motion carried unanimously.

Head Building & Grounds Engineer Ralph Lambert and Superintendent Larry Peterson updated the Board on the building project thus far. Talked problems of moving sewer line to alley because of contaminated water and soils. Board liked under the building idea and felt they could maintain it.

The buying of the house at 165 Coissart Avenue East in Eden Valley for $35,000 was approved on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.

The School District does not intend to purchase any other property at this time.

The Board approved a new architect contract with Dave Leschak on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Sarah Kuechle. Motion carried unanimously.

The Board approved the Elementary Literacy Plan on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Julie Meyer. Motion carried unanimously.

The Board approved the City Lease for Hairball on June 9 on a motion by Bob Stenger and seconded by Jeremy Willner. Motion carried unanimously.

The Board approved the designation of a replacement official newspaper as Tri County News on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Sarah Kuechle. Motion carried unanimously.

First reading and call for public comment on the following policy revision:

Policy #4113 Harassment and Violence

First reading and call for public comment on the following policy revision:

Policy #4260 Discipline, Suspension, and Dismissal of School District Employees

First reading and call for public comment on the following policy revision:

Policy #4265 Resignation and Release from Contracts

First reading and call for public comment on the following policy rescission:

Policy #4330 District Sponsored Workshops and Conferences

First reading and call for public comment on the following new policy:

Policy #1630 Health and Safety Policy

First reading and call for public comment on the following new policy:

Policy #3760 Policy Governing International Travel

The following board committee reports were given:

IMPACT (Bremer Grant): Will know next week if we get grant.

Sunshine Committee: May will be Shelley Kern

Administrative Negotiations: Will be held Monday, June 11.

Elementary Principal Rob Pederson reported on end-of-year activities in elementary schools and his hiring situations in elementary openings. Talked offering 3 positions and shifts of teachers in changeover, will know more in June. Will have end-of-year in June.

Secondary Principal Bruce Kiehn reported on end-of-year activities as well as hiring in Physical Education, Social Studies and Special Education. Had 32 apps for Physical Education position with two strong candidates; 77 apps for Social Studies position, talked 5K Walk/Run and discussed success of event. Discussed band/choir trip.

Superintendent Peterson reported on the following issues: legislative happenings, SEE (Schools for Equity in Education) versus MREA affiliation and budgeting ideas.

Other business: leave of absence for Tim Rice, graduation.

Items for June 25, 2012, meeting's agenda: health & safety budget, 2012-13 budget, building project, and budget adjustments.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:21 p.m. on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Jeremy Willner. Motion carried unanimously.

JoAnn Rademacher, Clerk

School Board Proceedings

May 21, 2012

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, July 12, 2012.