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EV-W School Board (ISD 463) Proceedings Dec. 18, 2013

School Board Proceedings Eden Valley-Watkins Public School #463 www.evw.k12.mn.us December 18, 2013

The Board of Education met in regular session on December 18, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. with Rob Flaschenriem, 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 and 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 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.

Amended the consent agenda with changes to the check numbers as 57138 – 57260 on the December 4, 2013 regular school board meeting minutes 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 December 4, 2013, Regular School Board Meeting

-Approved the minutes of the December 4, 2013, Special School Board Meeting

-Second Reading and final approval of the 2014-15 Secondary Registration Guide

-Approved the 2014 School Board calendar

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

TBD

The December 18, 2013, bills, checks #57261 through #57349 electronic tax payments and P-card purchases, totaling $312,508.24 were presented and approved on a motion by Julie Meyer and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

GENERAL FUND217,412.36

FOOD SERVICE78,242.63

COMMUNITY SERVICE5,142.14

CONSTRUCTION11,711.11

$312,508.24

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

The following items of business were transacted:

• Superintendent Mark
Messman went over December enrollments with 945 students enrolled.

• Nancy Schulzetenberg from the audit firm of Kern, DeWenter and Viere, Ltd. presented the audit for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 2013. The board approved the Audited Financial Statements on a motion by Julie Meyer and seconded by Rob Flaschenriem. Motion carried unanimously.

• Elementary Principal Rob Pederson arrived at 6:50 p.m.

• The Board reviewed Student Activity Audit Report and Communications Letter for fiscal year ending June 30,2013, from Kern, DeWenter and Viere, Ltd. The board approved the Audited Financial Statements Of The Student Activity Accounts for the year ended June 30, 2013 on a motion by Rob Flaschenriem and seconded by Jeremy Willner. Motion carried unanimously.

• A demonstration of the online Area Learning Program (ALP) and OdysseyWare was presented by Susan Knutson.

• Cathy Wuertz, Business Manager requested the 2013 Pay 2014 proposed property tax levy limits which were presented at the December 4th meeting be certified. The 2013 Pay 2014 levy was approved for certification on a motion by Jeremy Willner and seconded by Julie Meyer. Motion carried unanimously.

2013 Pay 2014

General584,345.11

Community Service60,953.69

Debt Service1,328,768.26

Total$1,974,067.06

• Superintendent Mark
Messman provided updates to the construction project and funds.

• First reading and call for public comment on new Policy #4425 Staff Development.

• First reading and call for public comment on new Policy #5005 Credit for Learning. 

• First reading and call for public comment on revised Policy #5310 Student Discipline & Notice

• First reading and call for public comment on new Policy #5940 Test Security.

• First reading and call for public comment on new Policy #6130 Graduation Requirements.

• The following board committee reports were given:

Sunshine Committee: Julie Meyer reported.

IMPACT (Bremer Grant): Nothing to report.

Negotiations: Mark Messman
reported on the December 10th Mediation session. Financial improvements to the salary schedule will include: 1.31% in 2013-14, and 2.0% in 2014-15. In addition, Mr. Messman opened discussion and provided numbers on potential financial improvements on the coaching/advising Schedule “C”. The board took no action on this matter.

Other: Sarah Kuechle reported on attendance for MSBA conference.

• Superintendent Messman reported on the following issues: updates on Room 205, van, garage, strategic plan, ARMER radios, negotiations and a request for permission from the Church of St. Anthony to conduct religion classes at the Watkins Elementary during construction of the church’s community facility.

• JoAnn Rademacher arrived at 8:06 p.m.

• Elementary Principal Rob Pederson reported on variety show and Jump Rope For Heart.

• Secondary Principal Bruce Kiehn reported on band and choir concerts, FFA, staff commitment, Christmas for Kids.

• Develop agenda for the
January 8, 2014 (Organizational Meeting) Regular Board Meeting

• Nominations and elections for Chair, Vice-Chair, Clerk and Treasurer

• Confirm dates, times and details for 2014 Open Forum and regular meetings

• Designation of depositories and authorities, official paper, legal counsel, board compensation, committee assignments, terms, 2014 financial calendar

• 2014-15 School Calendar

The meeting was adjourned at 8:18 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, Jan. 16, 2014.