CARLTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #93 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
CARLTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #93
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
The Board of Education of Independent School District 93, Carlton, Minnesota, met in regular session on Monday, September 17, 2012. Emerson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Walton, Gibson, Johnson, Hagenah, Emerson, and Bennett with Superintendent Haapala, ex officio. No members absent.
Johnson moved to approve the meeting agenda with changes. Gibson supported and the motion passed 6-0.
No public comments were offered.
Commendations to the District and staff for flood assistance from the Carlton County Public Health and Human Services.
The District would like to remember Sandy Shabiash, a long-time employee of the District who passed away on Friday. Her dedication to the education of the Native American students in our area will not be forgotten.
Gibson moved to approve the Consent Agenda as corrected. Bennett seconded.
Approval of Minutes for the Regular Meeting August 20, 2012.
Approve recommendation to hire Callie Langdon as Head Softball Coach for 2012-2013.
Approve recommendation to hire Danielle Peterson as paraprofessional beginning August 28, 2012.
Accept the resignation of Sandy Moench, Latchkey Coordinator effective July 10, 2012 with regret and appreciation for her years of service.
Approve the renewal of Clinton Jones as the 2012-2013 Junior High Football coach.
Approve recommendation to hire Meghan Kolkind Latchkey Coordinator for $15.00 per hour 2012-2013.
Approve recommendation to hire Garrett Harrison as paraprofessional as of September 4, 2012.
Approve leave request for Brian Schubitzke from September 24 through November 6, 2012.
Accept resignation by retirement of Community Education Director Bonnie Dinehart effective December 12, 2012 with regret and appreciation for her years of service.
Approve recommendation to hire Saralyn Buchanan as .5 FTE paraprofessional beginning August 28, 2012 contingent on background check.
Approve recommendation to hire Travis Gran as paraprofessional effective September 11, 2012.
Approve POLICIES AND PROCEDURES REGARDING STUDENTS RESIDING ON INDIAN LANDS.
Accept donation of $386.88 from Target to Carlton HS and $367.93 to South Terrace Elementary.
Approve Annual Report on Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction.
Approve renewal of contract with Lucy DeVore, School Psychologist, for the 2012-2013 school year.
Approve the At-Will Employee contract with Ken Fox, Indian Education Coordinator.
The motion passed 6-0.
High School Assistant Principal Beckie Connolly reported that student performance data on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment for the past year (2011-2012), the fifth year of the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) plan, reflects proficiency for students in all subgroups for both buildings. We are also proficient for students in all subgroups for the district. Congratulations to the staff who have worked so diligently to accomplish this goal! The district needs to be proficient for all students in all subgroups for one more year to be considered to be out of AYP so focused work will continue.
Reports were also given by South Terrace Elementary Principal Jen Larva, Community Education Director Bonnie Dinehart, and Superintendent Peter Haapala. The District Financial Report was offered by Business Manager Renee Eiffler.
Johnson made motion to approve district bills as presented and order them paid: August Payroll for a total of $270,583.61 and wires summative at $65,609.48; September Finance checks in the amount $1,948,681.57. Walton seconded and the motion passed 6-0.
Hagenah offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:
BE IT RESOLVED the Board of Education hereby certifies the 2012 Payable 2013 Levy at maximum and set December 17, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. for the Truth in Taxation hearing.
The hearing will be held in the Carlton District Office Board Room. The resolution was supported by Gibson and duly declared adopted on the following vote: Julianne Emerson, YEA; Stephanie Gibson, YEA; Robert Walton, YEA; Tim Johnson, YEA; Tim Hagenah, YEA; Penny Bennett, YEA; NAY - none.
Walton made motion to withdraw the formal request of the State Auditor to review the Indian Education Program books. Bennett supported and the motion passed unanimously.
Future meetings were set for the Committee of the Whole work session October 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.; Finance Committee on October 15, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. and the Regular School Board meeting on October 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Information was supplied on Carlton student ACT testing outcomes, the new K.I.T.E. (Kids Integrated To Excel) program brochure, and a business flyer from Pinewood, Inc.
At 7:55 the Board moved to closed session for negotiations on the Business Manager on a motion proposed by Johnson and seconded by Gibson.
At 8:01 Gibson made motion to reconvene regular meeting. Hagenah supported and the board agreed unanimously.
Johnson recommended the resolution to ratify the 2012-2013 Business Manager Contract with support from Bennett. On a 6-0 vote the Contract was approved.
The discussion of Superintendent Evaluation process was led by Gibson. Forms and instructions were given out with deadlines for completion. Further discussion will be planned at a future meeting.
The motion to adjourn was offered by Johnson and seconded by Walton was unanimously approved at 8:13 p.m.