School Board Proceedings Eden Valley-Watkins Public School #463
www.evw.k12.mn.us July 10, 2013
The Board of Education met in regular session on July 10, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. with Rob Flaschenriem, Shelley Kern, Sarah Kuechle, JoAnn Rademacher, Bob Stenger, and Superintendent Mark Messman present. Cathy Wuertz was also present. Members absent: Julie Meyer and Jeremy Willner.
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 Rob Flaschenriem and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.
The consent agenda June 12 minutes were revised to correct Item 11-Strategic Plan Committee report to reflect Shelley Kern’s name be replaced with Sarah Kuechle’s on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion approved unanimously.
The revised consent agenda was approved on a motion by Rob Flaschenriem and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.
Items included in the consent agenda:
-Approved the corrected minutes of the June 12, 2013, Regular School Board Meeting
-Approved an extra-curricular contract with Chad Stanwick for 9th Grade Football Coach, Grp 4, Yr 7
-Accepted a donation of $1,000.00 from Eden Valley Legion for Summer Rec
-Accepted a donation of $500.00 from Eden Valley Legion for Weight Room
-Accepted a donation of $300.00 from Watkins Lions for Summer Rec
-Accepted a donation of $25.00 from Mike’s Standard for Summer Rec
-Accepted a donation of $325.00 from Eagle Boosters for Softball Sign
-Designated Official Newspaper - Tri County News
-Approved Annual MSBA Membership for 2013-14
-Authorized Positions to Sign Student Activity Accounts: Secondary Principal, Elementary Principal, Accounting Clerk, and Business Manager
-Authorized Business Manager and Accounting Clerk to make Payments Prior to Board Approval
-Authorized Business Manager and Superintendent Authority to Approve Contracts on Behalf of District 463 that Align with 2013-14 School Budget Guidelines
-Approved Service Provision Contract with PACT for Families Collaborative (21st Century Grant)
-Approved Revisions to 2013-14 Secondary School Student Handbook
-Approved Revisions to 2013-14 Secondary School Staff Handbook
-Approved Revisions to 2013-14 Secondary Co-Curricular Handbook
-Designated the Official Depository and Sites for School District Funds:
1. State Bank in Eden Valley as Official Depository
2. Farmers State Bank of Watkins
3. Minnesota School Boards Association Liquid Asset Fund
4. Minnesota Trust
-Notice of the Following Board Committee Meeting(s):
1. Construction at Watkins Elem. on July 11 at 10:00 a.m.
2. Certified Negotiations at District Board Room on July 11 at
3. Strategic Planning at District Board Room on July 22 at 9:00 a.m.
The July 10, 2013, bills, checks #56427 through #56544, electronic tax payments and P-card purchases, totaling $770,586.87 were presented and approved on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.
A complete list of the bills is available in the District Office.
The following items of business were transacted:
Building project updates on Phase I & II and time frames were presented by Superintendent Mark Messman
The Board reviewed and commented on the working draft of vision, mission, and core values for the Strategic Plan.
The School Health Services Year-End Report was reviewed and tabled until the August 14 meeting for approval so that corrections can be made on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.
Under Board Development, Policy #8200 School Board Meeting Agenda was reviewed and discussed.
First reading and call for public comment on new Policy #5900-Data Request Policy For Public Data.
First reading and call for public comment on Policy #5910-Data Request Policy For Subjects Of Data.
Business Manager Cathy Wuertz had insurance proposals for workers’ compensation and property insurance coverage for FY 2013-14. Commercial package insurance was awarded to Wright Specialty and workers’ compensation was awarded to Ram Mutual Insurance on a motion by Rob Flaschenriem and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.
The Board reviewed and adopted the annual Health and Safety Budget for FY 2013- FY 2015 on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by JoAnn Rademacher. Motion carried unanimously.
The Board reviewed and approved the District Crisis Manual on a motion by Rob Flaschenriem and seconded by JoAnn Rademacher. Motion carried unanimously.
The Board discussed and approved the Mental Health Expenditure as provided by new legislation on a motion by
Shelley Kern and seconded by
Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.
The following board committee reports were given:
Sunshine Committee - No report.
IMPACT (Bremer Grant) - No report.
Strategic Planning report was discussed earlier in the meeting.
Certified Negotiations report was given by Superintendent Mark Messman.
Superintendent Messman reported on the following issues: certified negotiations, staff development and PLC’s, strategic planning, legislative action on Equalization Aid, neighboring property.
Items for August 14 regular board meeting agenda:
Building Project and Phase II Updates
Elementary Handbooks 2013-2014
Model Policy Revisions from the 2012 Legislative Session
Nurse’s Report (School Health Services Year-End Report 2012-13)
The meeting was adjourned at 7:46 p.m. on a motion by Rob Flaschenriem and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.
Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.