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EVW School Board Oct. 9, 2013

School Board Proceedings Eden Valley-Watkins Public School #463 www.evw.k12.mn.us October 9, 2013

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

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 Bob Stenger and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

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

Items included in the consent agenda:

-Approved the minutes of the September 11, 2013, Regular School Board Meeting

-Approved the minutes of the October 2, 2013, Special School Board Meeting

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Tom Jansen for Investment Club Advisor, Group 6, Yr 1

-Approved a teacher contract change with Adam Langer, Elementary Teacher, from BS to BS+15 

-Approved a teacher contract change with Kathy Pauls, Music Teacher, from MS to MS+15

-Approved a classified contract with Susan Laumer, Kindergarten Assistant, Group III, Step 1, effective September 3, 2013 for the 2013-14 school year

-Approved a classified contract with Amy Bischof, Special Education Assistant, Group III, Step 4, effective September 3, 2013 for the 2013-14 school year

-Approved a classified contract with Melissa Kapoi, Elementary Special Education Assistant, Group III, Step 1, effective September 23, 2013 for the 2013-14 school year

-Approved a classified contract with Don Piram, Summer Custodian, Group V, Step 3, effective September 4, 20l3 to November 1, 2013

-Approved a change in contract with Kris Desm adding Elementary Title I Assistant to her Community Youth Asset Coordinator contract effective September 9, 2013

-Approved a change in contract with Karen Gebhardt from Kindergarten Assistant to Office Technician/Special Educational Assistant, 4 hrs Group III, Step 10 and 4 hrs Group IV, Step 11

-Approved a change in contract with Jeanne Geislinger from CommEd/PrincSec/SchoolReadinessEdAsst, Groups III and VII to CommEd/PrincSec/StudentServicesAdminAsst. Group 7, Steps 13 and 1

-Approved a change in contract with Timothy Hartfiel from Seasonal Cleaner, Group II, Step 3 to full-time Cleaner, Group II, Step 4

-Approved a change in contract with Romelle Hentges from 5 hrs/day for 160 days to 6 hrs/day for 170 days, Group III, Step 6

-Approved a change in contract with William Kilgore from fulltime temporary Cleaner to fulltime Cleaner, Group II, Step 4

-Approved a change in contract with Debbie Kuechle from SpecEdAsst/PrincSecretary, Groups III/VII, for 174 days to Principal Secretary, Group VII, for 188 days

-Approved a change in contract with Raymond Schoenherr from 6.5 hrs/day to 7 hrs/day, Group III, Step 3

-Approved a change in contract with Lori Unterberger from OffTech/SpecEdAsst, Groups III/IV to Elementary Principal Secretary, Group VII, Step 7

-Approved a change in contract with Cheryl Zieglmeier from 6 hrs/day to 7 hrs/day, Group III, Step 10

-Approved a substitute teacher agreement with Nancy Johnson for 40 days during the 2013-14 school year

-Approved a substitute teacher agreement with Peggy Plath for 35 days during the 2013-14 school year

-Approved a substitute teacher agreement with Ray Tri for 20 days during the 2013-14 school year

-Approved a maternity leave of absence for Amy Bischof, Special Education Assistant, starting approximately October 21, 2013 for approximately six weeks

-Accepted a donation of $500.00 from Meeker Cooperative for IMPACT

-Accepted a donation of $529.03 from Eagle Boosters for volleyballs

-Accepted a donation of $500.00 from Eagle Boosters for Prairie Woods training

-Accepted a donation of $600.00 from Eden Valley Lions for Community Ed Babe Ruth

-Accepted a donation of $250.00 from Eden Valley Lions for IMPACT

-Second Reading and adoption of mandated revised policies:

Policy #1100 School District System Accountability

Policy #1630 Health and Safety Policy

-Second Reading and adoption of mandated new policy

Policy #4050 Veteran’s Preference

-Approved annual Assurance of Compliance with State and Federal Discrimination

-Approved Resolution of School Board Supporting FORM A Application To Minnesota State High School League Foundation. Complete resolution is on file in the District Office.

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

1. Community Education Advisory on Oct. 14

2. Certified Negotiations @ District Board Room on Oct. 21

3. Construction @ Watkins Elem. on Oct. 29

The October 9, 2013, bills, checks #56802 through #56960, electronic tax payments and P-card purchases, totaling 1,000,638.00 were presented and approved on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

GENERAL FUND452,329.12

FOOD SERVICE56,410.15

COMMUNITY ED.10,061.20

CONSTRUCTION481,837.53

1,000,638.00

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

The following items of business were transacted:

Superintendent Mark Messman went over October enrollment with 971 students in attendance.

Member Rob Flaschenriem introduced the Resolution Authorizing Issuance, Awarding Sale, Prescribing The Form And Details And Providing For The Payment Of $3,460,000 General Obligation School Building Refunding Bonds, Series 2013A and moved its adoption, which motion was seconded by Member JoAnn Rademacher. Upon vote being taken on the foregoing resolution,

the following voted in favor thereof:

Rob Flaschenriem, Sarah Kuechle, JoAnn Rademacher, Bob Stenger, Jeremy Willner

and the following voted against the same: None

and the following were absent: Shelley Kern, Julie Meyer

whereupon the resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

The Board approved the Systems Accountability (PER) Annual Report for 2013 on a motion by Rob Flaschenriem and seconded by Jeremy Willner. Motion carried unanimously.

The Board approved the 2013-18 Strategic Plan on a motion by JoAnn Rademacher and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

Construction updates on Phase I and II were provided by Superintendent Mark Messman.

School board goals which were approved at last month’s meeting were updated and assigned per the Board members’ request.

The Board awarded snow removal bids for 2013-2014 SY to Thielen Construction for the Eden Valley Elementary/Secondary buildings and Stockinger Lawnscape Solutions for the Watkins Elementary on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

Under Preliminary Audit Discussion, Business Manager Cathy Wuertz and Superintendent Mark Messman provided an overview and timeline for the 2012-13 SY school audit.

The Board approved the 2013-2016 Transportation Contract and Performance Standards on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

Business Manager Cathy Wuertz reviewed with the Board the updated 2013 Payable 2014 Levy.

The following board committee reports were given: Sunshine Committee, IMPACT (Bremer Grant), Strategic Planning and Certified Negotiations.

Superintendent Messman reported on the following issues: district level updates on OCR review, 2010 Ford van, staff development and new employee paid through Experience Works, concerns with SW/WC special ed services, spring musical, MCA student reports, Parent Link and school ALP expansion/promotion.

Elementary Principal Rob Pederson reported on NWEA/MAP testing, MCA pretesting, online testing, National Bullying Day, 4th grade teacher hire.

Secondary Principal Bruce Kiehn reported on Homecoming recap, leadership team and retreat, band/choir trip in summer, Career Day.

Develop Agenda for the November 13 Regular Board Meeting

Building Project and Phase II Updates

Fall Activity Report

Annual Audit Updates

American Education Weekly Schedule

The meeting was adjourned at 8:26 p.m. on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

JoAnn Rademacher

CLERK

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