CARLTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #93 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES JANUARY 22, 2013
CARLTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #93
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
JANUARY 22, 2013
The Board of Education of Independent School District 93, Carlton, Minnesota, met in regular session on Tuesday, January 22, 2012. Emerson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Gibson, Johnson, Hagenah, Emerson, and Bennett with Superintendent Haapala, ex officio and Business Manager Renee Eiffler. Members absent: Nilsen.
Johnson made motion to approve the meeting agenda with additions. Bennett seconded and the motion carried 5-0.
No public comments were offered.
Commendations were given to district Special Education staff from Cathy Tryggestad, Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative (NLSEC) Director.
Thanks were expressed to Partners in Education (PIE) for smart board donation for the Kindergarten room.
Motion by Hagenah to approve the Consent Agenda:
-Approval of Minutes - December 17, 2012 Truth in Taxation Meeting.
-Approval of Minutes - December 17, 2012 Regular Meeting.
-Approval of Minutes - January 7, 2013 Special Meeting.
-Accept the resignation of Benjamin Nilsen from the Carlton School Board effective January 9, 2013.
-Accept the donation from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of $1500 for the STEM program.
-Approve the hire of Jodie Johnson as Latchkey Coordinator effective December 27, 2012 at $15.00 per hour.
-Accept the donation of $200 from Brian and Lisa Magnusson family ASD Walk for the Autism program.
-Accept the donation of $140 from Rich Bryant toward books.
-Accept the donation of $417.80 from Kemps for the redemption of milk caps for the Nickels for School program.
-Approve the increase of hour from 3.5 hours per day to 6.25 hours per day two days per week for Seth Barker, paraprofessional.
-Approve the hire of Michelle Henriques as paraprofessional for 2 hours per day pending cleared background check.
-Approve the resignation of Emily Niemi at the end of the 2012-2013 contract year with regret.
-Approve Local Indian Education Committee transmittal of Resolution and Parent Committee Roster.
-Approve the final reading of the Policy Manual (available on the district website).
-Approve the student trip to Ireland, Wales and England departing March 20, 2013.
Gibson seconded the motion. Motion passed 5-0.
Reports were given by High School Assistant Principal Beckie Connolly, South Terrace Elementary Principal Jen Larva, Community Education Director Daisy Rose and Superintendent Haapala. The District Financial report was submitted by Renee Eiffler. Hagenah and Emerson reviewed the Minnesota School Board Association conference highlights.
Johnson made motion to approve district bills as presented and order them paid: December Payroll for a total of $299,024.87 and wires summative at $71,997.88; January Finance checks in the amount $449,401.20. With support by Bennett, the motion carried 5-0.
Hagenah offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFORE.
WHEREAS, the financial condition of the school district dictates that the school board must reduce expenditures immediately, and,
WHEREAS, this reduction in expenditures may include discontinuance or curtailment of programs, and,
WHEREAS, a determination must be made as to whether teachers' contracts must be terminated and not renewed, and whether teachers may be placed on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits in effecting discontinuance of positions.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District 93 as follows: That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools and administration to consider the discontinuance of programs or positions to effectuate economies in the school district and reduce expenditures and, make recommendations to the school board for the discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, discontinuance of positions or curtailment of positions.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Johnson, and upon vote being taken thereon, Bennett-yea, Emerson-yea, Gibson-yea, Hagenah-yea, Johnson-yea
WHEREUPON the resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Johnson to approve the amended budget for Fiscal Year 2013 as presented without Fund 04.
Fund 01 Revenue of $5,060,448.55 and expenditures of $4,638,809.23
Fund 02 Revenue of $228,793.69 and expenditures of $228,849.69
Fund 03 Revenue of $236,621.00 and expenditures of $290,776.00
Fund 05 Revenue of $68,412.32 and expenditures of $233,460.00
Fund 07 Revenue of $65,899.00 and expenditures of $63,185.00
Fund 10 Revenue of $50,000.00 and expenditures of $50,000.00
Fund 45 Revenue of $55,967.00 and expenditures of $132,345.00
Fund 47 Revenue of $233,300.00 and expenditures of $222,190.00
With a second by Hagenah the motion carried 5-0.
Adoption of the Mission and Vision statement for the District was recommended by Bennett. Johnson supported and the statement was approved unanimously.
Discussion was held regarding school closure for weather. The issue was tabled until the next meeting.
At 9:07 p.m. the Board moved to closed session for discussion regarding negotiations and grievance arbitration then returned to the regular session at 9:24 p.m.
Future meetings: Extra Curricular- February 4, 2013 @ 5:30 p.m.; Committee of the Whole work session February 11 at 7:00 p.m.; Policy Committee at 6:30; Facility Committee to meet after the 7:00 meeting. Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Discussion was held regarding the Stampede football program. No motion was made.
There being no further business the meeting adjourned.