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EV-W School Board Minutes

School Board Proceedings

Eden Valley-Watkins

Public School #463

www.evw.k12.mn.us

May 8, 2013

The Board of Education met in regular session on May 8, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. with Rob Flaschenriem, Sarah Kuechle, Julie Meyer, JoAnn Rademacher, Bob Stenger, Jeremy Willner, and Superintendent Mark Messman present. Cathy Wuertz and Bruce Kiehn were also present. Members absent: 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 Jeremy Willner and seconded by Julie Meyer. Motion carried unanimously.

Shelley Kern arrived at
6:02 p.m.

Rob Pederson arrived at
6:04 p.m.

The consent agenda was amended to delete the duplicate donation entries of:”-Accepted a donation of $50.00 from Dan & Diane Thielen for summer rec” and “-Accepted a donation of $850.00 from Watkins Chamber of Commerce for summer rec” on a motion by JoAnn Rademacher and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.

The amended consent agenda was approved on a motion by Bob Stenger and seconded by Jeremy Willner. Motion carried unanimously.

Items included in the consent agenda:

-Approved the minutes of the April 10, 2013, Regular School Board Meeting

-Approved a classified contract with Nancy VanVleet, Co-Community Youth Asset Development Coordinator, Group VI, Step 3, effective July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013 including retro pay 2011-12

-Approved an extra-curricular contract with Jon Thielen, Head Football Coach, Group 1, Year 20

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

-Approved an extra-curricular contract with Erin Schoumaker, Assistant Volleyball Coach, Grp 3, Yr 4

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

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

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

-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 maternity leave of absence for Leah Hendricks, Secondary FACS Teacher, starting approximately August 29, 2013 for approximately 9 weeks

-Approved a maternity leave of absence for Liz Otto, Secondary English Teacher, starting approximately November 24, 2013 for approximately 6 weeks

-Accepted a donation of $25.00 from Watkins Vet Clinic for senior citizens’ banquet

-Accepted a donation of $50.00 from Thielen Machine & Welding for senior citizens’ banquet

-Accepted a donation of $72.00 from Paynesville Area Charity Fund for Community Ed. soccer

-Accepted a donation of $300.00 from KBI, Inc. for summer rec

-Accepted a donation of $350.00 from RIE Coatings for summer rec

-Accepted a donation of $50.00 from Heinen Insurance Agency for summer rec

-Accepted a donation of $20.00 from Watkins Chiropractic Clinic for summer rec

-Accepted a donation of $50.00 from State Bank In Eden Valley for summer rec

-Accepted a donation of $100.00 from Valley Quick Stop for summer rec

-Accepted a donation of $50.00 from Kramer Electric of Watkins for summer rec

-Accepted a donation of $50.00 from Faber Building Supplies for summer rec

-Accepted a donation of a saxophone from Jane Hennen

-Accepted a donation of $50.00 from Dan & Diane Thielen for summer rec

-Accepted a donation of $850.00 from Watkins Chamber of Commerce for summer rec

-Accepted a donation of $400.00 from CTAM for Summer Speech Coach Institute

-Approved the discharge of classified employee, Mary Kay Mackedanz, Cleaner, effective 4-10-2013

-Approved 2013-14 Resolution For Membership In The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL)

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

Weekly (Wednesday) construction meeting at District Office at 9:00 a.m.

The May 8, 2013, bills, checks #56099 through #56269 electronic tax payments and P-card purchases, totaling $888,187.73 were presented and approved on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

GENERAL FUND 444,104.26

FOOD SERVICE 98,152.56

COMMUNITY SERVICE -1,949.15

BLDG. CONSTR. 347,880.06

=SUM(ABOVE) 888,187.73

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 May enrollment which is at 920.

Superintendent Mark Messman gave building project updates including ongoing progress, punch-list, summer activity and Phase II approval. The Board accepted Phase II bid with CentraSota from the April 11 bid openings on a motion by Julie Meyer and seconded by Shelley Kern.  Motion carried unanimously.

The Board reviewed the Mid-Summer Blast Commercial Bare Land Lease agreement. The Board decided to table approval of the lease until the next board meeting to research some details further on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem.  Motion carried unanimously.

“Notice of Desire to Negotiate” from the Eden Valley-Watkins Federation of Teachers was received by Chairperson Sarah Kuechle with first meeting date to be determined.

The School Board upon the recommendation of the administration that the following teachers have successfully met the requirements for tenure in Independent School District #463, authorizes the administration to renew the contracts of the following teachers on July 1, 2013, and thereby granting them tenure in ISD #463 on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

(SEE TABLE BELOW)

The Board approved the Elementary Principal’s Secretary job description on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

The Board discussed 2013-14 potential revenue and reductions. The Board accepted the potential personnel reductions as itemized below on a motion by Rob Flaschenriem and seconded by JoAnn Rademacher. Motion carried unanimously.

(SEE TABLE BELOW)

 

The following board committee reports were given:

Sunshine Committee report by Sarah Kuechle.

IMPACT (Bremer Grant), per Julie Meyer, had nothing to report as they have had no meeting since the last board meeting.

Strategic Planning report is in Superintendent’s report.

Elementary Principal Rob Pederson reported on elementary testing progress, programming and initiatives.

Superintendent Mark reported on secondary-level Grand March/Prom/After Prom and student recognition and the senior breakfast.

Superintendent Messman reported on the following issues: BoardBook training and implementation/email, strategic planning, Affordable Care Act. P/T evaluations, legislative updates, school calendar and evaluations summaries at June 12 meeting.

Items for June 12 meeting’s agenda:

• Building Update  

The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m. on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Julie Meyer. Motion carried unanimously.

JoAnn Rademacher

CLERK

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, June 20, 2013.