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EV-W Public School #463 Proceedings Jan. 9, 2013


School Board Proceedings

Eden Valley-Watkins

Public School #463

www.evw.k12.mn.us

January 9, 2013

 

The Board of Education met in regular session on January 9, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. with Bob Flaschenriem, Shelley Kern, Sarah Kuechle, Julie Meyer, JoAnn Rademacher, Bob Stenger, Jeremy Willner, and Superintendent Mark Messman present. Bruce Kiehn, Rob Pederson, and Cathy Wuertz were also present.

 

The meeting was called to order by Acting Chairperson 
Shelley Kern.

 

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

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

 

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

 

Items included in the consent agenda:

 

-Approved the minutes of the December 17, 2012, Regular School Board Meeting

 

-Accepted a donation of $500.00 from Watkins Lions Club, Inc. for Grades 4&5 Book Club

 

-Accepted a donation of $300.00 from Watkins Lions Club, Inc. for Elementary Literacy Program

 

-Approved second reading and final adoption of the following new policies:

 

Policy #1500 Waste Reduction & Recycling

 

Policy #5020 Graduation Standards and Assessments

 

Policy #6020 Instructional Curriculum

 

Policy #6025 Testing Accommodations

 

-Approved second reading and final adoption of the following policy revisions:

 

Policy #2500 Crisis Management

 

Policy #3600 Transportation of Public School Students

 

Policy #5000 Graduation Requirements

 

Policy #5740 Immunization Requirements

 

Policy #5950 Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records

 

-Approved Second Reading and Final Adoption of the Secondary Registration Guide

 

-Approve Request For Leave Under the Family Medical Act (maternity leave) from Kayla Frericks, Elementary Special Education Teacher, for six weeks beginning approximately April 11, 2013

 

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

 

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

 

The January 9, 2013, bills, checks 55459 through #55597 electronic tax payments and P-card purchases, totaling $2,427,200.21 were presented and approved on a motion by Bob Stenger and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL FUND 272,139.49

 

FOOD SERVICE 1,576.61

 

COMM. EDUC. 5,391.67

 

BLDG. CONSTR. 408,289.30

 

DEBT SERVICE 1,052,406.07

 

1,739,803.14

 

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

 

The following items of business were transacted:

 

1. Superintendent Mark Messman reviewed enrollment numbers with current enrollment at 930 students.

 

2. JoAnn Rademacher nominated Sarah Kuechle for Chairperson.

 

3. Shelley Kern moved that the nominations cease. Motion carried unanimously.

 

4. Sarah Kuechle took over as Chairperson.

 

5. JoAnn Rademacher nominated Shelley Kern for Vice Chairperson.

 

6. Sarah Kuechle moved that the nominations cease. Motion carried unanimously.

 

7. Shelley Kern nominated JoAnn Rademacher for Clerk.

 

8. Sarah Kuechle moved that the nominations cease. Motion carried unanimously.

 

9. Shelley Kern nominated Bob Stenger for Treasurer.

 

10. Sarah Kuechle moved that the nominations cease. Motion carried unanimously.

 

11. Superintendent Mark Messman confirmed with the Board the regular board meetings for 2013 on Wednesdays with start time at 6:30 p.m. (with Open Forum beginning at 6:00 p.m.) on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month as follows:

 

January 9

 

February 13, 27

 

March 13

 

April 10

 

May 8

 

June 12

 

July 10

 

August 14, 28

 

September 11

 

October 9

 

November 13

 

December 4, 18

 

12. Superintendent Mark Messman will designate Open Forum leaders.

 

13. The Board authorized Eden Valley State Bank as depository for District Funds on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded JoAnn Rademacher. Motion carried unanimously.

 

14. The Board authorized Chair, Clerk and Treasurer to sign payroll, accounts payable and student activity accounts payable on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded Bob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

 

15. The Business Manager, Superintendent, and Accounting Clerk were appointed as officials authorized to sign State Bank of Eden Valley Money Market Savings Account transactions on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by JoAnn Rademacher. Motion carried unanimously.

 

16. The Superintendent and Business Manager were appointed as officials authorized to sign Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund checks on a motion by Bob Flaschenriem and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.

 

17. The Business Manager and Payroll Specialist were appointed as officials authorized to sign Funds Transfers on a motion by Bob Flaschenriem and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.

 

18. The Board designated the official school newspaper as Tri-County News on a motion by
Shelley Kern and seconded by Bob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

 

19. The Board designated the school district’s legal counsel as Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. and Rupp & Anderson, Squires & Waldspurger, P.A. on a motion by JoAnn Rademacher and seconded by Julie Meyer. Motion carried unanimously.

 

20. The Board approved the Board Member Compensation at $40.00 per board meeting for board members, $80.00 per all-day meetings for board members, and $50.00 monthly for board chair and board mileage reimbursement at the IRS rate on a motion by JoAnn Rademacher and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.

 

21. The following committee appointments were made on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.

Organizational Committee                         Board Member(s) Appointed

School Appeals                                                JoAnn Rademacher

Building and Grounds/Energy                Bob Stenger, Bob Flaschenriem

Community Education Committee         Julie Meyer, Jeremy Willner-Alternate

Continuing Education                                  Sarah Kuechle

Curriculum & Instructional Advisory (PER) JoAnn Rademacher, Bob Flaschenriem

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Sarah Kuechle

Eden Valley-Watkins Area Foundation  Jeremy Willner

Finance                                                             Bob Stenter

IMPACT                                                             Julie Meyer

Labor Management Committee on Insurances (LMCI) Bob Stenger, Bob Flaschenriem

Meet and Confer Committee                   Shelley Kern, Bob Stenger, Bob Flaschenriem-Alternate

Minnesota Dept. of Education/NCLB Curriculum Liaison  Julie Meyer

Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL)  Sarah Kuechle

Negoatiations Teams:

Negoatiations 1. Classified            Sarah Kuechle, Jeremy Willner, Shelley Kern, JoAnn Rademacher-Alternate

Negotiations: 2. Certified          Bob Stenger, Julie Meyer, Shelley Kern, Bob Flaschenriem-Alternate

Negotiations 3. Transportation     JoAnn Rademacher, Bob Flaschenriem, Julie Meyer-Alternate

Negotiations: 4. Administrative   Shelley Kern, Bob Stenger, Jeremy Willner, Sarah Kuechle-Alternate

Policy Committee            Sarah Kuechle, JoAnn Rademacher, Julie Meyer-Alternate

Schools for Equity in Education (SEE)   Bob Flaschenriem

Sunshine Committee           Julie Meyer, Sarah Kuechle, Shelley Kern

   

 

22. The Board approved the school financial calendar for FY2013 on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by JoAnn Rademacher. Motion carried unanimously.

 

23. Member Jeremy Willner introduced the Resolution Of School Board Supporting Form B/C Application To Minnesota State High School League Foundation and moved its adoption.

 

The motion was seconded by Member JoAnn Rademacher, and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Shelley Kern, JoAnn Rademacher, Bob Stenger, Julie Meyer, Bob Flaschenriem, Jeremy Willner, Sarah Kuechle; and the following voted against the same: None; whereupon the resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

 

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

 

Policy #4565 Drug and Alcohol Testing

 

25. The most recent updates and timelines on the construction project were discussed. Lighting concern in the new parking area was discussed.

 

26. The following board committee reports were given: Sunshine Committee and IMPACT (Bremer Grant).

 

27. Elementary School Principal Rob Pederson gave a first semester report on elementary progress and issues, elementary staffing and student progress and issues.

 

28. Secondary Principal Bruce Kiehn updated the Board on end of semester progress and issues at the secondary level including NHS Induction, Emily Sieben Benefit, one-act play, Snow Daze Week, Pennies for Patients, and positive comments on retreat.

 

29. Superintendent Messman reported on the following issues: upcoming legislative session, MSBA training opportunities, strategic planning, ALP (area learning program), crisis management, Health & Safety–OSHA report, and other matters.

 

30. Other business:

 

The Board approved the solicitation of bids on the sale of the school trailer on a motion by
Shelley Kern and seconded by JoAnn Rademacher. Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Board approved a three-year contract with KDV (Kern DeWenter Viere, Ltd.) for auditing services on a motion by Bob Stenger and seconded by Bob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Regarding the use of the elementary outdoor facilities for a community concert in August 2013, the Board deems it necessary to review the contract for use of the facility.

 

Sarah Kuechle discussed with the Board the replacement of the present board packet procedure with a web board packet. She reviewed a demo on web board packets and the cost was $2,000.

 

Bob Flaschenriem discussed the possibility of the board members getting EVW user gmail addresses.

 

31. Items for next regular board meeting’s agenda:

 

Annual school calendar 2013

 

Building update

 

Second reading and final adoption of Policy #4565 Drug and Alcohol Testing

 

Review contract for elementary facility use for August 2013 concert

 

Web Board Book

 

Open Forum Schedule

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m. on a motion by
Shelley Kern and seconded by Jeremy Willner. Motion carried unanimously.

 

JoAnn Rademacher

 

Clerk

 

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.