CARLTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #93 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
CARLTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #93 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
The Board of Education of Independent School District 93, Carlton, Minnesota, met in regular session on Monday, February 27, 2012. Emerson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Walton, Johnson, Hagenah, Gibson, Emerson, Bennett, and Superintendent Haapala. None were absent.
Gibson recommended the approval of the Meeting Agenda; Johnson supported. A unanimous vote passed the motion.
Lori Cawcutt and Meghan Kolkind presented for the School Readiness Program.
The Board congratulates the fourth and fifth grade South Terrace students who represented ISD93 at the Inventors Fair in Duluth on February 3. With twelve schools participating, we are proud to have seven inventions and eleven inventors picked to move on to the State Inventor's Fair. Also thanks to Mrs. Nichols for her willingness to put this idea into motion. Mrs. Hanson, Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Swanson for their involvement and support.
Our applause for Sharrie Janovick and the Carlton High School Band for receiving three superior ratings at competition on Feb 13 and earning the right to advance to the state contest.
We commend Tracy Bockbrader and the Rube Goldberg Competition Team for representing Carlton as they worked diligently on their machine into the wee hours the night before competition. While their efforts were not enough to place, we are proud of their effort and tenacity as they learned much and will be better prepared for next year.
Congratulations to BJ Berg for receiving the 2012 MESPA Division Leadership Achievement Award. The award honors principals whose exemplary leadership and sustained efforts that have made noteworthy contributions to the operation of effective school learning programs. MESPA is the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association.
A motion to approve the Consent Agenda was offered by Hagenah. Johnson seconded the motion.
-Approval of Minutes of the Regular School Board Meeting held January 23, 2012.
-Approve Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative Agreement.
-Approve Denise Patnaude as Clerk 1, effective January 20, 2012 per current contract agreement by ISD 93 and Local Union No. 346.
-The first reading of Policy 524, the Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy.
-Approve Laura Nilsen to an 11-month position as High School Secretary at Step I of current contract agreement between ISD 93 and Local Union No. 346.
-Approve contract for Eikill and Schilling for Fiscal Year 2012 Audit for $14,175.
-Accept resignation by retirement of Susan Cochran, Second Grade Teacher, effective June 7, 2012 with thanks for her 40 years of service.
-Approve the donation of sick time/sick trips for Charles (Rex) Clyde.
The Student Advocate Report was given by Breanna Walton and Delaney Coy. Beckie Connolly gave the High School Assistant Principal's Report . The South Terrace Elementary Principal's Report was presented by BJ Berg. Superintendent Haapala gave report on district data followed by the Financial Report from Renee Eiffler.
Johnson offered the district bills as presented and made motion to order them paid. Included was the January Payroll for a total of $291,895.38 and wires summative at $70,251.68. Walton seconded and the motion passed 6-0.
Johnson made motion to approve the February Finance checks in the amount $147,290.32. Hagenah supported and all voted in support of the motion.
The Corrective Action Plan delineated by the 2011 Fiscal Year Audit was discussed.
Hagenah offered the following resolution with Johnson's second:
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFORE.
WHEREAS, the financial condition of the school district dictates that the school board must reduce expenditures immediately, and,
WHEREAS, this reduction in expenditures may include discontinuance or curtailment of programs, and,
WHEREAS, a determination must be made as to whether teachers' contracts must be terminated and not renewed, and whether teachers may be placed on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits in effecting discontinuance of positions.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District 93 as follows: That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools and administration to consider the discontinuance of programs or positions to effectuate economies in the school district and reduce expenditures and, make recommendations to the school board for the discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, discontinuance of positions or curtailment of positions.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Johnson, and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof Emerson, Johnson, Walton, Gibson, Hagenah, Bennett, and the none voted against the same
WHEREUPON said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Future meetings were set.
-Committee of the Whole work session - March 12, 2012 @ 7:00 p.m.
-Finance Committee meeting - March 19, 2012 @ 5:30 p.m.
-Regular School Board meeting - March 19, 2012 @ 7:00 p.m.
Gibson made the motion to adjourn with support by Walton that there being no further business the meeting be declared adjourned at 8:10 p.m. Motion passed.