WRENSHALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, NO. 100 BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
WRENSHALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, NO. 100
BOARD OF EDUCATION
MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
The Wrenshall Board of Education's regular meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2012 by Chair Powers.
Board members in attendance were Troy Powers, Deb Bryce, Matt Laveau, Shane Kuhlmey and Janaki Fisher-Merritt. Also in attendance were Superintendent Belcastro, Principal Frank, Business Manager Connie Skarbakka and Board Secretary Candy Christensen along with staff and community members. Board member Renae House was absent.
Additions or corrections to the agenda: Add items 12 and 19a.
MOTION by Laveau; seconded by Kuhlmey to approve the Agenda with changes. Motion carried.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by Kuhlmey to approve the consent agenda with the correction made to the August 20th minutes. Motion carried.
Superintendent Belcastro would like to recognize and thank Connie Skarbakka and Candy Christensen for all their help during the audit.
Business Manager's report:
-The audit was last week and went well. The auditors had planned on being here for 3 days but were able to wrap things up in 2.
Community Ed Director's report:
-Fall Fest is ready to go. We are happy with all the class participation this year. Thank you to those on the planning committee: Terri Thell, Amy Sheda, Kristie Laveau, Debbie Bryce, Nick Shanda, and Cindy Washenesky.
-Images Sponsorships are at $3,630- up slightly from last year
-The first week went well for our new ECFE teacher.
-We are looking at the possibility of opening Latchkey up to our Little Wrens.
-This is our 10th day of school and everything is going well.
-Picture day was last Friday. There have been concerns about the cost of the pictures.
-Interquest Canine Detection made a visit today. There were 3 hits; 2 of which proved to be nothing and 1 was a vehicle hit due to some shotgun shells in the trunk.
-Discussed the importance of small classroom sizes and stressed that we must strive to keep it that way.
Lengthy discussion regarding the concerns of 6th graders being able to participate in Jr. High Football. Safety concerns were pointed out by the board and the administration while parents expressed the value this experience would have on the boys.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by Kuhlmey to approve 6th graders to participate in practices only, not games, with the Jr. High Football team. Motion carried.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Fisher-Merritt to accept the resignation of Karen Siltanen as bus driver. Motion carried.
MOTION by Kuhlmey; seconded by Bryce to hire Amanda Pfau as the Long Term Substitute K-12 School Social Worker at FTE 1.0, BA - Step 1. Motion carried.
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt; seconded by Laveau to approve the Memorandum of Understanding for Luke Wargin as presented. Motion carried.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by Powers to set the Truth and Taxation date as December 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm. Motion carried.
MOTION by Laveau; seconded by Kuhlmey to Certify the 2012/2013 Levy at the maximum. Motion carried.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Bryce to approve the Regular Board Meeting and Committee of the Whole Meeting dates as presented. Motion carried.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by Powers to accept the bid from Laveau Excavating for snow plowing for the 2012/2013 fiscal year. Motion carried. Laveau abstained.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Fisher-Merritt to accept the bid from Laveau Electric for electrical services for the 2012/2013 fiscal year. Motion carried. Laveau abstained.
-Parent extended her thanks to the Board and Administration for their communication and support regarding the 6th grade football issue.
-Concern about the size of the 6th grade class.
-Discussion regarding the bid request for lawn service.
-Scoreboard lights on the football field.
Board Member's Comments:
-Brief discussion regarding the search for classroom volunteers.
-Superintendent Belcastro provided a handout pertaining to internet safety and concerns. This handout will be sent home with students.
-Discussion mailing for referendum.
-The need for handicap accessibility for the elderly.
-The need to continue moving forward with our technology.
-Discussed the sound system on the football field.
-The need for bids on necessary concrete work.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Kuhlmey to adjourn meeting at 7:30 pm. Motion carried.
(Minutes are subject to approval at the October 15, 2012 meeting.)
Troy Powers, Chair
Deb Bryce, Clerk