WRENSHALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, NO. 100 BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING MONDAY - AUGUST 20, 2012
WRENSHALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, NO. 100
BOARD OF EDUCATION
MONDAY - AUGUST 20, 2012
The Wrenshall Board of Education's regular meeting was called to order at 6:03 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2012 by Chair Powers.
Board members in attendance were Troy Powers, Renae House, Deb Bryce and Matt Laveau. Also in attendance were Superintendent Belcastro, Principal Frank, Business Manager Connie Skarbakka and Board Secretary Candy Christensen along with staff and community members. Board members Shane Kuhlmey and Janaki Fisher-Merritt were absent.
Additions or corrections to the agenda: Add items 6, 19, 20, 21 and 21a. Move item 22 and item 14 to items 9a and 9b respectively.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by House to approve the Agenda with changes. Motion carried.
Update of Expense/Revenue Summary and Cash Flow Report.
MOTION by Laveau; seconded by Bryce to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried.
Superintendent Belcastro would like to recognize the entire custodial staff for the wonderful job they have done all summer to prepare the school building and grounds for the upcoming school year. Also, she would like to recognize David Blinn and the fall coaching staff for the extra time they have been putting in preparing for the season.
New staff members were introduced with each giving a brief self introduction. The new staff members included: Anna Baciak - ECFE, Nicole Gilbertson - Kindergarten, Natalie Cass - First Grade, Melody Walter - Secondary Special Ed, Andrea Ruth - First Grade and Ross Tollgaard - Sixth Grade. David Everett - Secondary Special Ed was not present.
Shirley Wallace presented $150.00 on behalf of the Dog Agility Association to be applied toward the Scholarship Fund.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Laveau to hire Andrea Ruth as Head Volleyball Coach, Ross Tollgaard as Assistant Volleyball Coach and Nicole Rowland as Head Cross Country Coach. Motion carried.
Business Manager's report:
- Completing preparations for the 11/2012 audit scheduled for September 12-14, 2012.
- The 2011/2012 audit report will be presented at the October meeting.
Community Ed Director's report:
-A meeting of the Fall Fest committee will be held September 5th. New events scheduled for this year are Geo-caching and talent show. Some of the traditional events will include the Tailgate, Dance, Tractor Pull, Cow Patty Bingo, BINGO, B-Ball tournament and 5k & 10k.
-There are additional pages in the September issue of IMAGES to accommodate the beginning of the school year information.
-There is a set schedule for Little Wrens, ECFE and Hatchlings.
-There will be a booth at the Open House for parents to sign up for CE classes. There will also be a tutorial of the school web site.
-Latchkey is currently taking applications.
-With the box tops and milk caps we collected last year, we were able to order 20 rubber balls of various sizes, 4 foam footballs, 2 basketballs, 2 footballs, 1 volleyball, 2 soccer balls, baseball bat and wiffle balls, 4 fitness dice, beanbags, 12 jump ropes, and a parachute. These items will be used on the playground as well as be available to elementary phy ed class.
-Getting ready for the teacher's in-service next week.
-Looking at schedule changes.
-Updating web site.
-Enrollment is up by 7 students and down by 17 students.
-Been busy preparing for the start of the new school year.
-In the process of updating the web site
-Making preparations for the teacher's in-service.
-Beginning today the secretaries are back in the building on a full-time basis.
-Teachers have been in the building setting up classrooms and making necessary preparations for the new school year.
-There will be a presentation at the in-service regarding the rules and regulations of our data practices.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Bryce to approve the use of the Reading Well by Third Grade Document as presented by Principal Frank. Motion carried.
MOTION by Laveau; seconded by Powers to approve the request of a 3-year Leave of Absence for Jamie Savre, Guidance Councilor, effective beginning with the 2012/2013 school year. Motion carried.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by House to approve the posting of a Long Term Substitute K-12 Guidance Counselor or K-12 Social Worker position. Motion carried.
MOTION by Laveau; seconded by Powers to approve item #2 of each section of the ABE proposal at the cost of $28,750.00. Motion carried.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by House to approve the refurbishing of student calculators at the cost of $1,800.00. Motion carried.
Bid acceptance for Snowplowing services for the 2012/2013 fiscal year was tabled until the regular September board meeting.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Laveau to accept the bid from North Country Waste for garbage/recycling for the 2012/2013 fiscal year. Motion carried.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Bryce to accept the bid from Como Oil & Propane for gasoline/diesel fuel for the 2012/2013 fiscal year. Motion carried.
There were no bids received for lawn mowing services for the 2012/2013 fiscal year; therefore, this service will be kept in-house.
MOTION by Laveau; seconded by Bryce to accept the bid from Pan-O-Gold for bread for the 2012/2013 fiscal year. Motion carried.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by House to accept the bid from Grandy Dairy/Schroeder for milk for the 2012/2013 fiscal year. Motion carried.
Superintendent Belcastro gave an introduction of the anti-bullying program, Rachel's Challenge, for the K-12, Staff and Community with funding from Safe Schools.
MOTION by Laveau; seconded by Bryce to approve the change in the handbook regarding Special Ed students. Motion carried.
-Discussion regarding Jr. High coaches being paid positions. The board agrees that this cannot be determined until there is a finalized budget for 2012/2013.
-Discussion regarding other coaching issues including but not limited to the proper use of our Chain of Command practices and the annual posting of each position.
-Discussion regarding a new procedure being done to check athletic participants for possible concussions and the possible outcome of results.
Board Member's Comments: None
MOTION by Laveau; seconded by Bryce to adjourn meeting at 7:28 pm. Motion carried.
(Minutes are subject to approval at the September 17, 2012 meeting.)
Troy Powers, Chair
Deb Bryce, Clerk