WRENSHALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, NO. 100 BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING MONDAY - MAY 21, 2012
WRENSHALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, NO. 100
BOARD OF EDUCATION
MONDAY - MAY 21, 2012
The Wrenshall Board of Education's regular meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2012 by Chair Powers.
Board members in attendance were Troy Powers, Renae House, Matt Laveau, Janaki Fisher-Merritt and Deb Bryce. Also in attendance were, Principal Frank, Business Manager Connie Skarbakka and Board Secretary Candy Christensen along with staff and community members. Board member Shane Kuhlmey was absent.
Additions or corrections to the agenda: Strike item #10 and add items #13 & 23.
MOTION by Laveau; seconded by Bryce to approve the Agenda with corrections. Motion carried.
Update of Activity Fund, Interest Earned and Revenue Report.
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt; seconded by House to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried.
Board Members recognized Deb Rubesh for her years of service to our District and would like to thank her for the wonderful job she has done.
Principal Sue Frank would like to acknowledge the plaque displayed in the lobby area presented to Wrenshall School for continued support in Operation Enduring Freedom in a stand against terrorism.
Senior Class Advisors, David Blinn and Joel Swanson, gave a briefing of the Senior Class Trip to Washington DC. They highlighted the events and commended the students on their excellent behavior. Six students went on the trip.
-Thank you to the board for changing the meeting time to accommodate today's extra-curricular activities.
-Finished state testing last week.
-Will be wrapping up MAP testing this week.
-This is a very busy week with many activities along with today's baseball game and golf meet there is also the Elementary Track & Field Day, Athletics Recognition Ceremony, 6th Grade Graduation and High School Graduation.
-Friday is the last day for students. There will be an early release at 2:00 p.m.
Community Education Director's report:
-There are enough children signed up to support a summer Latchkey program.
-Fall Fest will be held September 28th & 29th. The first planning meeting will be June 22nd.
-The Dessert Theatre was a hit! Approximately 65 people attended and $250.00 was raised.
-The Youth Advisory Council held Elementary Fun Day. There were 17 children that enjoyed a scavenger hunt, water balloon toss, yard games, time in the gym, crafts and pizza.
-Wrenshall Rummage Sales will be on June 16th.
-There will be swimming lessons held June 11th - 22nd.
-We are looking into holding a Kindergarten Summer Camp.
-We are trying to arrange some summer tours to Valleyfair, MOA, etc. They will be announced on the web site.
-There is a possible facility rental for a spaghetti dinner benefit.
-Sonlife Vacation Bible School will be June 18th - 22nd.
-There is one pool rental coming up.
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt; seconded by Powers to hereby move to rescind the motion for immediate termination of an employee previously adopted at a duly called meeting held on May 17, 2012. Motion carried.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Bryce to approve the Just Kids Dental agreement for 2012/2013. Motion carried.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by Laveau to approve the resignation of Amiliya Calverley . Motion carried.
MOTION by Powers ; seconded by Fisher-Merritt to approve the 2012/2013 Preliminary Budget as presented. Motion carried.
MOTION by Laveau ; seconded by Bryce to approve participation in MSHSL for 2012/2013 . Motion carried.
MOTION by Bryce ; seconded by House to renew Membership for 2012/2013 with Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative. Motion carried.
MOTION by Powers ; seconded by Bryce to approve a .10 price increase for both elementary and secondary lunches. Motion carried.
Discussion regarding a referendum and the effect it would have on real estate taxes. Also discussion on the possibility of and 2nd and 3rd question.
First reading of Health & Safety Policy #807.
Discussion regarding transportation issues pertaining to using staff bus drivers verses parent's providing transportation and outside busing contracts for extra-curricular activities.
-Discussion regarding an interim Superintendent.
-Discussion regarding Item #13.
-Playground update. They requested to be on the June COTW agenda.
-In golf, Nathan Stojevich is moving to the next level with 1/11 in today's game.
-The P.I.E. group is providing a taco lunch for all staff and presented the board members with a token of their appreciation for the work they do.
-Various duties will be overseen by board members including, performance evaluations, Special Education, technology, job descriptions, financial planning and custodial duties. This will be done as a means of keeping things on track.
-Transportation liability when provided by parents.
-Skyping in the absence of a board member.
-Postponing the meeting scheduled for Wednesday due to lack of information on pending issue and schedule conflicts.
MOTION by Laveau; seconded by House to adjourn meeting at 8:42 p.m. Motion carried.
(Minutes are subject to approval at the June 18, 2012 meeting.)
Troy Powers, Chair
Deb Bryce, Clerk