School Board Proceedings Eden Valley-Watkins Public School #463 www.evw.k12.mn.us April 10, 2013
The Board of Education met in regular session on April 10, 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. Cathy Wuertz and Bruce Kiehn were also present.
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 Julie Meyer and seconded by JoAnn Rademacher. Motion carried unanimously.
The consent agenda was approved on a motion by
Shelley Kern and seconded by Bob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.
Rob Pederson arrived at
Items included in the consent agenda:
-Approved the minutes of the March 13, 2013, Regular School Board Meeting
-Approved an extra curricular contract with Joe Puncochar for Track Coach, $500 By Donations
-Approved the retirement resignation of Marion Frank, Elementary Principal’s Secretary, effective at the end of the 2012-13 school year (June 14, 2013)
-Approved the full retirement of Mike Novak, Secondary School Teacher, effective the end of his Retired Teaching Agreement contract term
-Accepted a donation of a telescope from Arnie and Kris Gruenes for the science department
-Accepted a donation of $1,600.00 from Eden Valley Lions for DECA
-Accepted a donation of $4,000.00 from Eden Valley Lions for summer rec
-Accepted a donation of $300.00 from Eden Valley Lions for senior citizens’ banquet
-Accepted a donation of $400.00 from Cenex Coop for FFA
-Accepted a donation of $285.75 from Eden Valley-Watkins Legion Baseball for catcher gear
-Accepted a donation of $250.00 from Northern Lights Youth Services for SADD seat belt safety
-Accepted a donation of $1,000.00 from Eagle Boosters for scholarships
-Accepted a donation of $425.00 from Eagle Boosters for
-Approved the SW/WC Service Cooperative Membership and 2013-2014 Contracted Services
-Approved the Resource Training Health & Safety Management Service Contract
-Approved the Resource Training Environmental/Occupational Health & Safety Contract
-Notice of the Following Board Committee Meeting(s):
Construction @ District Office on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.
Open Phase II Bids on Thursday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m.
The April 10, 2013, bills, checks #55929 through #56098 electronic tax payments and P-card purchases, totaling $634,503.72 were presented and approved on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Jeremy Willner. Motion carried unanimously.
GENERAL FUND 408,570.57
FOOD SERVICE 52,922.45
COMMUNITY SERVICE 9,062.37
BLDG. CONSTRUC. 163,517.08
DEBT REDEMPTION 431.25
A complete list of the bills is available in the District Office.
The following items of business were transacted:
Superintendent Mark Messman reviewed and commented on April enrollment numbers which are at 921 students.
Sharon Borgert, Heidi Kuechle and Dave Dziengel presented Science Curriculum report and asked for adoption of new science curriculum. The Board approved the new Science Curriculum on a motion by Bob Flaschenriem and seconded by Julie Meyer. Motion carried unanimously.
Dave Schneider presented the #463 Facility Use Fee Schedule and answered questions.
The Board approved the #463 Facility Use Fee Schedule on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by JoAnn Rademacher. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Mark Messman apprised the board on the building, construction updates and time frames. Bob Stenger inquired about the possibility of a sidewalk on the west side of the new gymnasium. Mark will check into the feasibility, cost, etc.
The Board approved Capital Outlay 2013-2018 on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.
Member Bob Stenger introduced the RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF TARA WOOD, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER and moved its adoption. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was seconded by Jeremy Willner
and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Bob Flaschenriem, Shelley Kern, Sarah Kuechle, Julie Meyer, JoAnn Rademacher, Bob Stenger and Jeremy Willner and the following voted against the same: None; whereupon said resolution was passed and adopted. The complete resolution is on file in the District Office.
Superintendent Mark Messman and the Board continued discussions and recommendations on budget assumptions, and the potential for increased revenue and reductions.
The following board committee reports were given:
Sunshine Committee report by Julie Meyer and Sarah Kuechle
IMPACT Committee report by Julie Meyer
Community Education report by Julie Meyer
Other: LMCI (Labor Management Committee on Insurance) by Mark Messman.
Elementary Principal Rob Pederson reported on elementary progress, programming and initiatives.
Secondary Principal Bruce Kiehn reported on secondary progress, programming and initiatives.
Superintendent Messman reported on the following issues: board book and email; fields & practices; strategic planning; Affordable Care Act; P/T evaluations; legislative updates; gymnasium dedication.
Other business: The Board approved proposal to dedicate the new gym to Jay Johnson/Larry Peterson on a motion by Julie Meyer and seconded by Bob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.
Develop Agenda for the May 8 Board Meeting
City contact for the “Warrant” concert on August 10 (pending)
Fund balance, budget and assumptions 2013-14
The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m. on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Bob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.
School Board Proceedings -
April 10, 2013
Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, May 16, 2013.