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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 94 CLOQUET, MINNESOTA JUNE 6, 2011 REGULAR MEETING

Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 8:00am

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 94

CLOQUET, MINNESOTA

JUNE 6, 2011

REGULAR MEETING

The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 was called to order by Board Chair Gary Huard, 302 - 14th Street, in the City of Cloquet, on June 6, 2011 at 6:09 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call - the following board members were present on roll call:

Gary Huard

Jim Crowley

Dave Battaglia

Dan Danielson

Sandy Crowley

Duane Buytaert

Also present:

Superintendent Ken Scarbrough

Education Minnesota-Cloquet Representative Leanne Schmidt

Principals Present:

David Wangen, Churchill

Randy Thudin, Washington

Connie Hyde, CH

Warren Peterson, CHS

Tom Brenner, CMS

Absent: American Indian Education Director Tara Graves, Local Indian Education Committee President Gerard Sordelet, and CAAEP Principal Steve Syrett

Copies of resolutions are on file in the Superintendent's Office.

APPROVAL OF BOARD AGENDA

Additions to the agenda include: under XIV. Agenda Addendums - 6a. Oven Bids, and 6b. Costa Rica Trip.

RESOLVED by Board Member J. Crowley that the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 hereby approves the June 6, 2011 school board meeting agenda, as presented and amended. Board Member D. Danielson moved the adoption of the resolution and it was declared adopted by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES

RESOLVED by Board Member D. Buytaert that the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 hereby approves the May 23, 2011 school board meeting minutes, as presented. Board Member D. Battaglia moved the adoption of the resolution and it was declared adopted by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

OPEN FORUM

A letter of appreciation to the District technology aides from Yvette Maijala, District Technology Coordinator was referenced. Their assistance during the testing assessment process was especially appreciated.

Reports were provided by the building principals.

APPROVAL OF WIRE TRANSFER

RESOLVED by Board Member S. Crowley that the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 hereby approves the wire transfer of $400,000.00 on May 27, 2011, as presented. Board Member D. Buytaert moved the adoption of the resolution and it was declared adopted by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

BUDGET

RESOLVED by Board Member D. Buytaert that the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 hereby approves the 2011-2012 School Year Budget, as presented. Board Member D. Danielson moved the adoption of the resolution and it was declared adopted by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

CONSENT ITEMS - Sandy/Jim

RESOLVED BY Board Member S. Crowley that the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 hereby approves that the consent items be approved, as presented:

1. Accept the following resignation letters:

a. John Villebrun, Success for the Future Grant Coordinator, effective June 17, 2011.

b. Brittany Moore, Li'l Lumberjacks Learning Center Program Aide, effective May 26, 2011.

2. Approve the internal transfer of Theresa Parenteau, a 1.0 FTE Early 5's teacher to a 1.0 FTE Kindergarten teacher at Washington Elementary School for the 2011-2012 school year.

3. Approve the following employment recommendations:

NAME ; POSITION; SALARY; EFFECTIVE DATE; LOCATION

Sadie Micke; OJT Aide; $7.25/Hour; June 6, 2011; Li'l Lumberjacks Learning Center

Alexandria Johnson; OJT Aide; $7.15/Hour; June 2, 2011; Kids' Corner SACC Program

Sarah Wilcox; Marketing Program; $12.17/Hour; May 23, 2011; Community Ed Asst.

Jane Acheson; Up to a 1.0 FTE Title One Teacher (Depending on finances); $38,852.00; August 29, 2011; Churchill Elementary School

Jodi Peterson; Breakfast Server/Prep Staff; $13.65/Hour; September 6, 2011; Cloquet High School

Emily Kocian; .5 FTE Art Teacher; $18,216.00; August 25, 2011; CAAEP

Bret Gunderson; Industrial Tech Maintenance Hours; 30 Hours; 6/6/11 - 8/26/11; Cloquet High School

Richard Rhoades; Industrial Tech Maintenance Hours; 15 Hours; 6/6/11 - 8/26/11; Middle School

Afton Pender; 1.0 FTE Counselor; $39,504.00; August 25, 2011; Cloquet High School

4. Cloquet Senior High School Extra-Services Contracts for the 2011-2012 school year.

5. Extra-Services Contracts:

Stephanie Gibson; Special Education/MNCIMP Coordinator; $3,651.20; 9/1/11 - 6/8/12

Sarah Ellena; District Nurse; $1,167.25; 7/1/11 - 6/30/12

Debra Peterson; GT Coordinator; $14,172.71; 9/1/11 - 6/6/12

Jennifer Larva; District School Improvement Coordinator; $7,302 .40; 7/1/11 - 6/31/12

Shannon Sams; CHS Counselor; $1,752.35; 8/1/11 - 6/30/12

Afton Pender; CHS Counselor; $1,076.40; 8/1/11 - 6/13/12

Board Member D. Buytaert moved the adoption of the resolution and it was declared adopted by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

REGIONAL RESOURCES CONTRACT

RESOLVED by Board Member D. Danielson that the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 hereby approves the Revised Regional Resources contract in the amount of:

$89,250.00 - for 170 work days - 12 month contract.

$525.00/Day - for any days in excess of 170 (for a maximum of five (5) days).

Time period of this contract will be from July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012.

Board Member D. Buytaert moved the adoption of the resolution and it was declared adopted by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business to discuss.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

Superintendent Ken Scarbrough reported that Cloquet has been approved for e-rate funding.

SCHOOL BOARD COMMITTEE REPORT

The Student Enrollment Report as of June 2, 2011 was reviewed.

NEW BUSINESS

RESOLVED by Board Member D. Buytaert that the School Board of Independent District No. 94 hereby approves the Success for the Future Program Application for the time period July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012, as presented. Board Member D. Danielson moved the adoption of the resolution and it was declared adopted by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

RESOLVED by Board Member S. Crowley that the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 hereby approves the following meal prices for the 2011-2012 school year, as presented:

Breakfast

Students $1.20

Adults $2.05

Lunch

Elementary $1.90

Middle School $2.10

High School $2.20

Adults $3.30

Board Member J. Crowley moved the adoption of the resolution and it was declared adopted by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

RESOLVED by Board Member J. Crowley that the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 hereby approves canceling the Monday, August 8th school board meeting and rescheduling it to Tuesday, August 9, 2011. Board Member D. Battaglia moved the adoption of the resolution and it was declared adopted by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

District's Website Upgrade - the school district's website is being upgraded with a new look at no cost. All information will be accessed the same as is currently shown and done. The new version will be live tomorrow, Tuesday, June 7th.

Discuss Music Lessons - with the cancellation of the Orchestra program for the next school year, Jeff Cherne, middle school band director, has offered to provide lessons to those students who wish to switch to a new band instrument this summer for a stipend. Discussion followed. Board Member S. Crowley made a motion to authorize up to $700 for Jeff Cherne to provide summer school lessons for previous Orchestra students for their transition to another instrument. Board Member D. Danielson seconded the motion and it was unanimously approved by a yea vote of all members present on roll call.

specialists' Schedule at Elementary Schools - after a meeting of the elementary principals, several board members and staff members, a recommendation made was to offer six out of eight sections of music specialist time at the elementary schools.

Board Member S. Crowley made a motion to equalize the music time for both elementary schools with six out of eight sections for grades 1 - 5. Board Member D. Danielson seconded the motion. Discussion followed. The motion was approved by a five to one (5:1) yea vote of all members present on roll call. Board Members S. Crowley, D. Danielson, J. Crowley, D. Battaglia, and G. Huard voted yea. Board Member D. Buytaert voted nay.

RESOLVED by Board Member D. Buytaert that the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 hereby approves the Arrowhead Regional Computer Consortium (ARCC) invoice for the 2011-2012 school year in the amount of $45,899.02. Board Member D. Battaglia moved the adoption of the resolution and it was declared adopted by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

RESOLVED by Board Member J. Crowley that the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 hereby approves adding one (1) Kindergarten section at Churchill Elementary School for the 2011-2012 school year, and also approves posting for a 1.0 FTE Kindergarten teacher. Board Member D. Danielson moved the adoption of the resolution and it was declared adopted by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

Medical Insurance Options - Superintendent Ken Scarbrough informed the board that there would be an insurance meeting on Thursday at 8:00 a.m. in the board room. He will be asking the committee members to look at several options.

RESOLVED by Board Member J. Crowley that the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 hereby accepts the resignation letter from Amanda Asperheim, 1.0 FTE Speech-Language Pathologist, effective July 29, 2011. Board Member S. Crowley moved the adoption of the resolution and it was declared adopted by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

RESOLVED by Board Member D. Buytaert that the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 hereby approves posting for a 1.0 FTE Speech-Language Pathologist at the Cloquet Middle School for the 2011-2012 school year. Board Member D. Danielson moved the adoption of the resolution and it was declared adopted by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

RESOLVED by Board Member S. Crowley that the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 hereby approves the Birth through 2 Summer Services 2011 staffing list, as presented. Board Member D. Danielson moved the adoption of the resolution and it was declared adopted by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

RESOLVED by Board Member S. Crowley that the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 hereby accepts the resignation of Daniel Fischer, 1.0 FTE Counselor at the Cloquet Senior High School, as presented. Board Member J. Crowley moved the adoption of the resolution and it was declared adopted by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

RESOLVED by Board Member D. Danielson that the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 hereby approves the employment of Afton Pender as a 1.0 FTE Counselor at the Cloquet Senior High School, as presented. Board Member D. Buytaert moved the adoption of the resolution and it was declared adopted by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

Board Member S. Crowley made a motion that the oven bids from Queen of Peace Parish in the amount of $501.00 each for two ovens for a total of $1,002.00 be accepted, as presented. Board Member J. Crowley seconded the motion and it was unanimously approved by a yea vote of all members present on roll call.

Board Member J. Crowley made a motion to approve the Cloquet Senior High School trip to Costa Rica June 26 - July 5, 2011, as presented. Board Member D. Buytaert seconded the motion and it was unanimously approved by a yea vote of all members present on roll call.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

District-Wide Summer Office Hours

Cloquet River Run

UPCOMING EVENTS

GRIEVANCE FROM ASFCME

RESOLVED by Board Member J. Crowley that the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 hereby approves adjourning into a Closed Session to discuss an employee's performance. Board Member D. Battaglia moved the adoption of the resolution and it was declared adopted by a unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

ADJOURN INTO CLOSED SESSION

School Board Chair G. Huard adjourned the regular meeting at 6:58 p.m., stating the board would be going into closed session to discuss an employee's performance.

RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING AND REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION

School Board Chair G. Huard called the regular meeting back into session at 9:15 p.m. Superintendent Ken Scarbrough reported that the board has deliberated concerning the recommendation by the Cloquet Senior High School administration for termination of Kathy Mullen.

School Board Member D. Danielson made a motion, based solely on the evidence presented, to affirm the termination. Board Member D. Buytaert seconded the motion. By a voice vote of all members present on roll call, the motion was approved by a four to two (4:2) yea vote. Board Members D. Danielson, J. Crowley, D. Battaglia, and D. Buytaert voted yea. Board Members S. Crowley and G. Huard voted nay.

School Board Member D. Danielson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Board Member D. Buytaert seconded the motion and it was unanimously approved by a yea vote of all members present on roll call. School Board Chair G. Huard adjourned the meeting at 9:18 p.m.

Board Clerk

ATTEST:

Board Chair