WRENSHALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 100, BOARD OF EDUCATION, REGULAR MEETING, MONDAY - SEPT. 26, 2011
WRENSHALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, NO. 100
BOARD OF EDUCATION
MONDAY - SEPT. 26, 2011
The Wrenshall Board of Education's regular meeting was called to order at 6:12 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2011 by Chair Powers.
Board members in attendance were Troy Powers, Janaki Fisher-Merritt, Shane Kuhlmey, Renae House, Matt Laveau and Deb Bryce. Also in attendance were Superintendent Rick Herman, Principal Sue Frank and Board Secretary Candy Christensen along with staff, students and community members.
Additions or corrections to the agenda: Add items #14 and #20. Board member requested item #20 be moved to item #14A.
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt; seconded by Kuhlmey to approve the Agenda. Motion carried.
Update of Activity Fund, Interest Earned and Revenue Report.
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt; seconded by Laveau to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried.
Superintendent Herman would like to recognize and thank the entire Staff and Student body for making the beginning of this school year run so smoothly. He would also like to recognize Rhonda Jacobson for putting on a wonderful Fall Fest.
Principal Frank would like to recognize the Parent Board for providing the T-shirts again this year.
Hunter Pauly presented his Eagle Scout project to the Board. His project will be renovating the exterior and possibly the counter top of the concession stand on the football field. The board gave their permission for him to proceed.
Shirley Wallace presented a check in the amount of $150.00 from the Dog Agility group. The money is to be applied to Wrenshall's Scholarship Fund. She also requested that the group be allowed to hold their event again next year on school grounds.
Have been spending time with Hunter Pauly discussing his Eagle Scout project.
Discussed the Levy Certification.
Discussed the results of his researching of the MCA test scores and provided a handout outlining his findings.
Have been going into classrooms to free up some time for the teaching staff to do their preparations for the school year.
Discussed the items that were available from Carlton County for area schools, free of charge. Some items we received were desks, chairs, file cabinets and fabric partitions. The fabric partitions will be installed in the rec building to help with the acoustics.
Reported that the school year is off to a great start.
Have been ordering several textbooks at a substantial discount online.
Board member House located 5 tables for our cafeteria from a school in Stillwater at a considerable savings to the district.
Discussed the Compass program. Testing will begin soon.
Community Ed report:
There was an excellent turnout at the Open House that was held for the Early Childhood programs last week. The first Hatchling class was held today with ECFE and Little Wrens beginning tomorrow.
Several CE classes are scheduled.
We will be publishing a reminder in the announcements and IMAGES to encourage signing up for facility rentals.
Fall Fest went very well. The 5k and 10k races brought in more people and the student involvement produced many positive comments.
The Youth Advisory Council has been busy and has a plan in place for more volunteering and activities. Monies raised will go toward sponsoring 2 elementary fun days. The group has 21 members.
There are currently 13 families with children (18) enrolled in our Latchkey program.
The Advisory Council is looking for additional members to join.
We are receiving calls daily inquiring about swimming lessons and pool rentals. It is hoped that the pool will re-open around the first of December.
Will be available to provide the new Community Ed Director with help submitting the State's Annual Community Ed Report.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Kuhlmey to keep the bus stop on the corner of Parkwood Drive and County Road 1 as-is. Bryce opposed. Motion carried.
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt; seconded by Bryce to approve the current coaching assignments. Motion carried.
MOTION by Laveau; seconded by Bryce to approve Rhonda Jacobson's resignation as Community Ed Director and to thank her for her years of service. Motion carried.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by Kuhlmey to Certify the Levy at the maximum. The Truth in Taxation Hearing will be December 19, 2011. Motion carried.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by House to approve Rebecca Fahland's resignation as ECFE/ Little Wrens aide and to thank her for her years of service. Motion carried.
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt; seconded by Powers to approve the bus stops as outlined. Motion carried.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by House to approve the calendar change for Staff Development Day on October 6th. Motion carried.
Discussion regarding the State testing results and ways to improve the current curriculum.
Discussion regarding the bus garage roof repairs with the possibility of using our deferred maintenance funds to cover the cost in part. Superintendent Herman will actively seek bids.
Student requested that the students be allowed to coordinate a dance team.
I-Pad program for grades 7-12
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt; seconded by Laveau to adjourn meeting at 7:44 p.m. Motion carried.
(Minutes are subject to approval at the October 17, 2011 meeting.)
Deb Bryce, Clerk