WRENSHALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, NO. 100 BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING MONDAY - JULY 16, 2012
WRENSHALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, NO. 100
BOARD OF EDUCATION
MONDAY - JULY 16, 2012
The Wrenshall Board of Education's regular meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012 by Chair Powers.
Board members in attendance were Troy Powers, Renae House, Deb Bryce and Janaki Fisher-Merritt. Also in attendance were Superintendent Belcastro, Principal Frank and Board Secretary Candy Christensen along with staff and community members. Board members Shane Kuhlmey and Matt Laveau were absent.
Additions or corrections to the agenda: Add items #9, #16, #17 and #21.
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt; seconded by Bryce to approve the Agenda. Motion carried.
Update of Interest Earned and Revenue Report.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by House to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried.
Superintendent Belcastro would like to recognize the Band members and Cheerleaders in their participation in the Floodwood parade this weekend. They did a wonderful job and looked good.
Principal Frank recognized the Band for taking 2nd place in the parade and winning $500.
-Discussed the filing process for the board election. Filing is open July 31st - August 14th. Posting for this will be done tomorrow.
-Met with several of the staff members today for lunch.
-Met with Head Cook, Valerie Dahl and discussed her goals and concerns in the food service department.
-Met with Jeff Menze and discussed the concerns and goals in the maintenance department.
-Discussed the Technology Department and the possibility seeking outside advise on our system.
-All curriculum for the 2012/2013 school year is complete.
-There are 20-21 children registered for Kindergarten for the 2012/2013 school year but still have to be entered into the system.
-Provided a list of enrollments for each grade, pointing out those that will be split.
Business Managers report:
-SMS is completely done working for the District.
-Payroll is now being processed in-house.
-The auditors will be here September 12th.
-Briefly discussed the budget.
Community Education Director's report:
-Due to the flood damage, we rented the Cloquet pool to complete our summer swimming lessons. The cost was $200. Some participants requested refunds.
-Planning is in progress for Fall Fest. We are still in need of volunteers. The next meeting is scheduled Wednesday, July 18th at 4:00 pm.
-The ECFE teacher position has been offered to an applicant. We are currently working with staff to finalize program details.
-Planning for Fall CE classes is underway.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Bryce to approve the amended contract for the Business Manager, Connie Skarbakka. Motion carried.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by House to accept the Health, Life and LTD policies with no cost increase and the Blended option for the Dental Insurance. Motion carried.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Fisher-Merritt to approve hiring Ross Tollgaard as the 6th Grade Teacher at 1.0 FTE, BA Step 1 at $30,402.00 per Teacher's Master Agreement. Motion carried.
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt ; seconded by Bryce to approve hiring Anna Dahl as the Early Childhood Family Education Teacher at .4 FTE, BA Step 1 at $12,160.80 per Teacher's Master Agreement. Motion carried.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Bryce to approve hiring Nicolle Gilbertson as the Kindergarten Teacher at MA Step 2 at $41,192.00 per Teacher's Master Agreement with a waiver of Health Insurance coverage. Motion carried.
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt; seconded by House to approve Physical Therapy Services through the Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative for the 2012/2013 school year. Motion carried.
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt; seconded by Powers to accept Policy 807 - Health & Safety. Motion carried.
-Nicolle Gilbertson provided a handout outlining her plans for a KinderCamp to be held August 15th - 17th.
-Denise North would like to extend her appreciation to and thank the custodial staff for all the hard work they have done to get her classroom back in order after the flood damage.
-Discussion regarding salaries for the Jr. High coaches.
Discussion regarding the November Operating Referendum items. Some ideas shared by the board members for use of monies were Technology, separate boiler for pool, fitness center, track and football fields updated, quality air control, Rec building and cafeteria area.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by House to adjourn meeting at 7:16 pm. Motion carried.
(Minutes are subject to approval at the August 20, 2012 meeting.)
Troy Powers, Chair
Deb Bryce, Clerk