INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 100 WRENSHALL, MINNESOTA COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 12, 2012
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 100
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING
WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 12, 2012
The Wrenshall Board of Education's Committee of the Whole meeting was held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.
Discussion regarding Substitute Employee rates of pay. A handout was provided outlining the amounts paid by other districts in Carlton County.
Discussed guidelines for coaches employed by ISD 100. A comprehensive handout was provided for review.
Discussed the current practice pertaining to background checks on volunteers and employees.
Discussed different areas of the Community Ed program. Items of discussion included a new Latchkey program, the swimming pool and how Community Ed can utilize it. Also discussed getting information out to the public.
Discussion regarding long range planning for the District and the importance of setting goals. Ideally, there should be a 5-year plan.
Business Manager gave the board members a synopsis of the District's current financial status, stating that we are financially sound but to continue to be cautious of excessive and unnecessary expenditures.
Discussion regarding our academic programming being led by Principal Frank and Amanda Pfau. Discussion included College in the Schools and PSEO.
Discussion regarding our technology department. There will be a meeting with the Technology Committee to discuss a 3-year plan. Some priorities mentioned included wireless technology, purchasing or leasing of new computers and the need for additional smart boards along with the purchase of electronic tablets for the special education students.
Discussion regarding the food service department included the new salad bar, vendors and procedures for accounts carrying a negative balance.
Discussion regarding the transportation department with a detailed report on the current fleet. Discussion also included the possibility of out sourcing our transportation needs. Two companies have been contacted and will provide additional information as requested.
Discussion regarding the school facilities with mention of a scheduled meeting with the custodial staff in January to do a walk-through of the buildings and to develop job descriptions and priorities.
Discussion regarding different areas of Health and Safety including the upgrades to the Industrial Arts program, lighting upgrades and rec building upgrades.
Additional discussion included paring and sharing of some athletics with Carlton and the Dance Team.
(Minutes are subject to approval at the January 9, 2013 board meeting.)
Troy Powers, Chair
Deb Bryce, Clerk