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ISD #463 School Board Proceedings Dec. 3, 2012


School Board Proceedings

Eden Valley-Watkins

Public School #463

www.evw.k12.mn.us

December 3, 2012

The Board of Education met in regular session on December 3, 
2012, at 6:01 p.m. with Frank Eder, Shelley Kern, Sarah Kuechle, JoAnn Rademacher and Superintendent Mark Messman present. Nick Thielen and Bruce Kiehn were also present. Members absent: Julie Meyer, Bob Stenger, Jeremy Willner.


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 Shelley Kern and seconded by JoAnn Rademacher. Motion carried unanimously.

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

Items included in the consent agenda:

-Approved the minutes of the November 13, 2012, Regular School Board Meeting

-Approved a new .6786 FTE teacher contract with Tara Wood, Speech/Language Clinician BS, Step 1

-Approved a long-term substitute teacher contract with Amanda Forcier for Speech/Language Clinician (Jane Hennen) effective approximately November 6-26, 2012

-Approved a long-term substitute teacher contract with Amanda Meierhofer for elementary teacher (Jessica Jarvis) effective approximately December 10, 2012, to approximately January 18, 2013

-Accepted a donation of $700.00 from American Legion Post 381 for NHS Christmas For Kids

-Accepted a donation of $2,000.00 from Eden Valley Lions Club, Inc. for NHS Christmas For Kids

-Accepted a donation of $500.00 from Eden Valley Lions Club, Inc. for Community Ed basketball jerseys

-Approve Certified Seniority List

-Approve Classified Seniority List

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

Construction Meetings on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM in KA Trailer

Meet & Confer Meeting on Wednesday, December 12
@ 3:30 p.m.


Jeremy Willner arrived at
6:05 p.m.


The December 3, 2012, bills, checks #55274 through #55374 electronic tax payments and P-card purchases, totaling $433,954.42 were presented and approved on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Sarah Kuechle.
Motion carried unanimously.


GENERAL FUND 312,319.31

FOOD SERVICE 62,091.85

COMM. EDUC. 15,624.67

BLDG CONSTR. 43,468.59

SCHOLARSHIP TRUST 450.00

433,954.42

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 925 students enrolled.

The progress of the building project including general information, updates and time frames was discussed with the Board by Superintendent Mark Messman and Business Manager Nick Thielen.

The Board reviewed the Student Activities audit and how student activities stand. The student activity accounts report was approved on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Jeremy Willner. Motion carried unanimously.

The Board discussed dates and times for regular school board meetings for the 2013 calendar year. Discussion leaned toward changing the board meeting nights to Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., with a total of 15 meetings for 2013. Board will approve the 2013 Board Calendar at its next meeting.

Member Jeremy Willner introduced and moved the adoption of the Resolution Authorizing Issuance Of Certificates Of Election And Directing School District Clerk To Perform Other Election Related Duties. Whereupon the resolution was seconded by Shelley Kern

and the following voted in favor of the resolution: Shelley Kern, JoAnn Rademacher, Sarah Kuechle, Jeremy Willner, Frank Eder;

And the following voted against same: None;

And the following were absent: Bob Stenger, Julie Meyer;

Whereupon the resolution was declared to be duly passed and adopted.

The complete resolution is on file in the District Office.

The following board committee reports were given:

IMPACT (Bremer Grant) had no report;

Sunshine Committee report was given by Shelley Kern;

Curriculum Advisory (PER) was given by Mark Messman, Bruce Kiehn and JoAnn Rademacher.

Secondary Principal Bruce Kiehn reported on secondary happenings, events and staffing/student concerns at the secondary level including Christmas concert at St. Anthony’s on December 10; High School Band Concert in EVW Secondary Gym on December 17; successful band/choir trip; Youth Frontier Retreat being planned for January 2013 at Watkins Village Hall.

Superintendent Messman reported on the following issues:

MSBA Phase I & II training

Closing on recently purchased adjacent property

Hiring Payroll Specialist position

2012 Service Awards Ceremony

Julie Meyer arrived at 6:58 p.m.

Other business: The Board approved to offer Phased Retirement to current Business Manager Nick Thielen up to 10 hours per week at his current pay.

Items for next meeting’s agenda:

Building Project

Approve 2013 School Board Calendar

End of Year Policy Review

Certify 2012 Payable 2013 Levy

Registration Guide for Secondary School

Truth in Taxation meeting was held at 7:00 p.m. with Cathy Wuertz as presenter.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:21 p.m. on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by JoAnn Rademacher. Motion carried unanimously.

JoAnn Rademacher

CLERK

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.