WRENSHALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, NO. 100 BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING MONDAY - NOVEMBER 19, 2012
WRENSHALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, NO. 100
BOARD OF EDUCATION
MONDAY - NOVEMBER 19, 2012
The Wrenshall Board of Education's regular meeting was called to order at 6:04 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012 by Chair Powers.
Board members in attendance were Troy Powers, Deb Bryce, Matt Laveau, Shane Kuhlmey, Renae House 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.
Additions or corrections to the agenda: Split item 15 into items 15 and 16.
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt; seconded by House to approve the Agenda with changes. Motion carried.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by Laveau to approve the consent. Motion carried.
Superintendent Belcastro introduced Jennie Westin to the board. Ms. Westin was hired as the long-term substitute 6th grade teacher. Ms. Westin gave a brief summary of her teaching background.
Superintendent Belcastro and Principal Frank would like to recognize the following:
-Deb Fenlason and the participating students for the great job they did in the Christmas City of the North Parade.
-Staff members for the extra time they put in during conferences.
-Deb Boustead and Kelly Thymian for coordinating the grandparents/students reading event.
-Kudos to Kelly Thymian for the fabulous improvements to our website.
-Sue Tracy's Food Science class for providing food at the conferences.
Marie Shea-Conant for her donation of hand-made mittens.
-Map testing is complete.
-Conferences were well attended with 465 tickets handed in for the Walmart -Gift Card drawing.
-Students who have left our school are returning.
-Interview scheduled with a perspective new student tomorrow.
-Provided a hand-out on attendance.
Business Manager's report:
Provided hand-outs outlining the final budget for 2012/2013 FY.
MOTION by Kuhlmey; seconded by Laveau to approve the Final 2012/2013 Budget as presented and to include funding for J.H. coaches in the amount of $7,600. Motion carried.
Community Ed Director's report:
-Swimming Lesson Registration will be available when the December IMAGES is mailed out. Lessons (Water Babies-Level 6) will run Saturdays in January & February with a family fun day the first Saturday in March.
-Regular swim activities will start on December 3rd.
-We have 2 new lifeguards.
-A Father Daughter Ball Planning meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 10th at 7pm in the library .
-Power Lunch will run January-April on Tuesday afternoons. We are looking for volunteers.
-The Youth Advisory sold food at conferences. They are sponsoring an after-school games/dinner and then a trip to Bentleyville on January 17th.
-A staff member has requested an extended sick leave to care for her husband.
-Provided a document of Guidelines for Coaches.
-Provided a sample form for Teacher evaluations. Tenured teachers will receive one evaluation per year and non-tenured teachers will receive 3 evaluations per year.
-December 12, 2012 will be the date for 5-Year Long-term Planning Session. It will be incorporated with the COTW meeting on the same date.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Bryce to hire Ginger Johnsen as the Assistant Cook per union contract. Motion carried.
MOTION by Kuhlmey; seconded by Fisher-Merritt to terminate Kimberly D. Demenge as Special Education Paraprofessional, effective immediately. Motion carried.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by House to hire Tracy Mattson as Long-term Substitute Special Education Paraprofessional for position that Kimberly D. Demenge held. Motion carried.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Laveau to accept the Personnel Recruitment Selection and Hiring Policy as presented. Motion carried.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Bryce to accept the job description for Operations Director of Buildings, Grounds and Vehicle Fleet with employee's name removed. Motion carried.
-Discussion regarding Golf Coach position.
-Discussion regarding Boy's Fast Pitch coop with Carlton.
Board Members discussion regarding the Operating Referendum:
-Discussion regarding planning a meeting with Carlton Superintendent and -Board Members to discuss options.
-Clocks in gym need to be fixed.
-Tables in the commons area need repair.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by House to adjourn meeting at 7:56 pm. Motion carried.
(Minutes are subject to approval at the December 17, 2012 meeting.)
Troy Powers, Chair
Deb Bryce, Clerk