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CARLTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #93 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES APRIL 22, 2014

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CARLTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #93

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES

APRIL 22, 2014

The Board of Education of Independent School District 93, Carlton, Minnesota, met in regular session on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Emerson called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. Members present: Bennett, Emerson, Gibson, Johnson, Hagenah, Rosebrock, and Santkuyl with Superintendent Haapala and Business Manager Eiffler.

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Gibson made motion to approve the meeting agenda with corrections. Bennett supported and the motion passed unanimously.

Deb Saunders, School Counselor addressed the Board with information on the Ramp Up to Readiness program highlighting the State mandated career readiness program Carlton was selected to participate in.

The Board was informed of a plaque of recognition presented to the district by Mayor Bureau to the community volunteers who support the school and city.

Congratulations to Section 7A Art Competition participants Eli Douglas, Alyssa Illikainen, Derek Bauer, Gabrielle Bremer and Erika Fox. Awards of Excellence were given for Derek's "There is no Turtle in This Image," Alyssa's "The Journey Begins," and Gabrielle's "Right Place Right Time." Medals for superior ratings were also presented for Erika's piece "Reflections," and Gabrielle's "Right Place Right Time."

Commendations to Jared Czech for his efforts in getting students to the art fair and working with students independently.

A motion to approve the consent agenda was offered by Hagenah:

Approval of Minutes, March 17, 2014 regular meeting.

Final reading of Policy 412.

Remove Matt Webb from the seniority list due to failure to communicate per the Master Contract.

Approve the donation of $1900 from the Twin Lakes Township for the Knowledge Bowl program.

Approve the request of Carrie Ragsdale for potential unpaid leave of absence effective May 12, 2014 through June 5, 2014.

Approve the resignation of Lori Cawcutt as Early Childhood and School Readiness Coordinator effective May 30, 2014.

Approve the resignation of Luke Guentzel as Bus Driver effective April 11, 2014.

Approve the hire of Tammy Reponen as Bus Driver effective April 14, 2014.

Approve the hire of Craig Kotsmith as High School Principal beginning July 1, 2014 pending successful background check.

Approve travel expenditures of $550 for Pat Day to participate in the Sea Grant Shipboard Science Workshop this summer in Cleveland Ohio.

With a second by Bennett, the motion passed 6-0.

Gibson put forward a motion to approve district bills as presented and order them paid: March payroll for a total of $323,136.59 and wires summative at $116,722.74; April finance checks in the amount $214,196.48. With support by Rosebrock the motion was approved 6-0.

Saunders provided High School highlights that include a Text for Life project at held at offsite for middle school students, Class Play, Prom, and graduation on May 28 at 7:00 p.m. The Athletic banquet will be held May 22 at 7 p.m.; the Awards Program for May 23 will be at 9:00 a.m. The Wolf Ridge field trip will be during the same week.

South Terrace Elementary Principal Larva reported on Kindergarten Round Up, 'Bike to School' event, and Grandparents Day then noting the elementary track & field dates are scheduled. Testing is complete. Plans for the Bulldog Blitz to be held May 31 is set as a family day with short races for little kids, a one-mile fun run, and a 5k walk for everyone.

Community Education Director Rose gave an overview of spring classes, the father-daughter ball, and Early Childhood transportation night. Summer plans include the homegrown-homemade market and the Carlton Daze Committee and volunteer will meet at 5:30 the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Streetcar.

District Financial Report was presented by Renee Eiffler. Superintendent Haapala commented on enrollment and a master calendar. Emerson gave report on the MSBA Phase III & IV training.

Gibson introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT Marinelda Benko, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER.

WHEREAS, Marinelda Benko is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.93.

BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 93, that pursuant to

Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Marinelda Benko, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.93, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2013 - 2014 school year.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of her contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form:

NOTICE OF TERMINATION AND NON-RENEWAL

Dear Mrs. Benko,

You are hereby notified that at the special meeting of the School Board of Independent School District 93 held on April 22, 2014, a resolution was adopted by majority vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2014-2015 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5. You may officially request that the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract. For your information, however, such request should be received within ten (10) days after the receipt of this notice.

Sincerely,

BOARD OF EDUCATION

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 93

Stephanie Gibson, Clerk

The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Hagenah and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof Bennett, Emerson , Gibson, Hagenah, Rosebrock, and Santkuyl, and non against the same. Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

Hagenah introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT of Jodi Roberts, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER.

WHEREAS, Jodi Roberts is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.93.

BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 93, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Jodi Roberts, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No.93, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2013 - 2014 school year.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of her contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form:

NOTICE OF TERMINATION AND NON-RENEWAL

Dear Ms. Roberts,

You are hereby notified that at the special meeting of the School Board of Independent School District 93 held on April 22, 2014, a resolution was adopted by majority vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2014-2015 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5. You may officially request that the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract. For your information, however, such request should be received within ten (10) days after the receipt of this notice.

Sincerely,

BOARD OF EDUCATION

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 93

Stephanie Gibson, Clerk

The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Bennett and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof Bennett, Emerson, Gibson, Hagenah, Rosebrock, and Santkuyl, and none against the same. Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

At 8:12 p.m. the Board moved to closed session for negotiation strategy and returned to open session 8:24 p.m.

Emerson called for a motion to reopen the Teamsters I contract. A second call for motion and a third call for motion were made. There being a failure for a motion, the motion failed.

Future meetings: Community Supper, May 1, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Community Meeting, May 1, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Staff/Employee Visioning, May 2, 2014, 8:30 a.m. Committee of the Whole strategic planning session, May 2, 2014, 4:30 p.m. Facilities Committee, May 6, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Committee of the Whole work session, May 12, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Finance Committee, May 19, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Regular Board Meeting, May 19, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Board Retreat, June 9, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

There being no further business Bennett made motion to adjourn with support by Rosebrock. With a unanimous vote, the meeting adjourned at 8:56 p.m.

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