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EV-W School Board Minutes Nov. 13, 2013

School Board Proceedings Eden Valley-Watkins Public School #463 www.evw.k12.mn.us November 13, 2013

The Board of Education met in regular session on November 13, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. with Rob Flaschenriem, Shelley Kern, Sarah Kuechle, Julie Meyer, Bob Stenger, Jeremy Willner, and Superintendent Mark Messman present. Cathy Wuertz and Bruce Kiehn were also present.

Members absent: JoAnn Rademacher.

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 Shelley Kern, seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

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

Items included in the consent agenda:

-Approved the minutes of the October 9, 2013, Regular School Board Meeting

-Approved a long-term classified substitute contract with Jessica Teicher, Special Ed Assistant, from approximately Oct. 14, 2013 to approximately November 30, 2013 (for Amy Bischof maternity leave), Grp III, Step 1

-Approved a teacher contract with Melissa Notch, .3974 FTE Elementary 4th Grade Basic Skills Teacher, BS, Step 1 

-Approved an extra curricular contract with Merle Eisert for Play Set Design Advisor, Group 8, Yr 1

-Accepted a donation of $850.00 from Eagle Boosters for softball fence

-Accepted a donation of $15.00 from Paynesville Press-Voice for drama club

-Accepted a donation of $95.00 from Paynesville Press-Voice for Eagle Boosters

-Accepted a donation of $35.00 from Paynesville Press-Voice for NHS

-Accepted a donation of $800.00 from Eagle Boosters for calculators/hardship

-Accepted a donation of $1,000.00 from Eden Valley Lions for DECA

-Accepted a donation of $850.00 from Eden Valley Lions for softball fence

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

Certified Negotiations and Mediation TBD

The November 13, 2013, bills, checks #56961 through #57137, electronic tax payments and P-card purchases, totaling $905,801.75 were presented and approved on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Julie Meyer.  Motion carried unanimously.

GENERAL FUND         490,439.11

FOOD SERVICE           74,461.75

COMMUNITY EDUC.      11,843.54

BUILDING CONSTR   .329,057.35

905,801.75

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

The following items of business were transacted:

Superintendent Mark Messman went over November enrollments with 942 students in attendance.

Superintendent Mark Messman provided construction updates (Phase I and II) from the meeting on October 31.

Business Manager Cathy Wuertz and Superintendent Mark Messman provided an overview and timeline for the 2012-13 audit. Cathy will present the Unaudited UFARS data and Truth & Taxation at the December 4 meeting. Final audit report presented by KDV and certification of audit following presentation on December 18.

Superintendent Mark Messman provided information and ballots to the Board regarding the SW Service Cooperative voting for directors.

The Board approved the Student Assistance and Area Learning Program Coordinator job description and coordinator expectations on a motion by Rob Flaschenriem and seconded by Shelley Kern. Motion carried unanimously.

The Board approved the $5,600 estimate to place steel on the roof and install lights on the garage purchased last summer on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

The American Education Week schedule for next week was discussed.

Superintendent Mark Messman recommended we look into options for replacing passenger 2010 white Ford van #8. Discussed, but no decision made on this topic.

The following board committee reports were given:

Sunshine Committee: Sarah Kuechle and Shelley Kern reported.

IMPACT (Bremer Grant): Julie Meyer had nothing to report.

Strategic Planning: Mark Messman reported.

Negotiations Committee: Mark Messman reported teacher negotiations are going to mediation.

Other: Band/Choir Tupperware fundraiser and EV Special Olympics fundraiser were approved on a motion by Shelley Kern and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

Mark Messman reported on the upcoming Civil Rights compliance audit.

Superintendent Mark Messman provided district level updates on: Room 205 upgrades, P-card rebate of $1,674.00, OCR review, Affordable Care Act, staff development, and other district operations.

Secondary Principal Bruce Kiehn reported on Secondary conferences, planning for 2014-15 class schedule, 252 students made either A or B honor roll.

Agenda items for the Decem-
ber 4, regular board meeting:

• Building Project and Phase II Updates

• Fall Activity Report

• Report on Annual Audit and Student Activity Audit by Cathy Wuertz  

• Truth-in-Taxation Meeting

• 2014 School Board Calendar

• Leadership meeting for school board members

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 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, Dec. 12, 2013.