CARLTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #93 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 19, 2013
CARLTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #93
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
The Board of Education of Independent School District 93, Carlton, Minnesota, met in regular session on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. 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: none.
Gibson made motion to approve the meeting agenda with additions. Johnson seconded and the motion carried 5-0.
No public comments were offered.
Appointment of new board member was tabled to the next meeting for interview opportunities.
Gibson read the Consent Agenda. Hagenah made a motion to:
-Approve the Minutes of the January 16, 2013 Regular Meeting.
-Approve Emily Niemi as Class Play Director per Schedule C of the Master Agreement.
-Approve a continuing contract for Jen Larva as South Terrace Elementary Principal per Master Agreement.
-Approve Cassie Benson as Assistant Softball Coach for the 2012-2013 season.
-Accept the donation of $400 from Merlene Ritchey and family toward library books and programs.
-Renew the contract with Loren Peterson as Assistant Baseball Coach for the 2012-2013 season.
-Approve the hire of Travis Gran as Assistant Track Coach for the 2012-2013 season.
Johnson supported the motion and it carried 5-0.
Approval of the district bills as presented was offered by Johnson with recommendation to order them paid for January payroll for a total of $287,118.22 and wires summative at $73,422.96, and February finance checks in the amount $149,695.63. Bennett seconded and the motion passed with a unanimous vote.
Reports were given by High School Assistant Principal Beckie Connolly, South Terrace Elementary Principal Jen Larva, Community Education Director Daisy Rose, and Indian Education Coordinator Ken Fox. Superintendent Peter Haapala presented a contract from Wipfli LLP, CPA and Consultants, and a notice of Public Hearing on March 12 for Tax Increment Financing (Housing) District at the courthouse. He also gave a report on current enrollment. Discussion followed regarding the district logo and Stampede football proposals. The District Financial Report was presented by Renee Eiffler.
Upon recommendation from Eiffler and the Finance Committee, Gibson made motion to approve fund transfers and budget adjustments as follows:
Approve the transfer of $16,503 from the General Fund 01 into Food Service Fund 02 to cover FY12 deficit.
-Approve the transfer of $10,000 from General Fund 01 into Food Service Fund 02 to cover FY13's estimated deficit, thus amending the previously approved General Fund 01 and Food service Fund 02 budget. This amount may be adjusted upon completion of the FY13 Audit.
-Approve the transfer of $14,000 from General Fund 01 into Community Service Fund 04 to cover FY13's estimated deficit, thus amending the previously approved General Fund 01 budget. This amount may be adjusted upon completion of the FY13 Audit.
-Approve the Community Service Fund 04 budget for revenue of $143,382.85, and expenditures of $151,193.00.
Johnson supported the motion and it was approved by a 5-0 vote.
A motion to deny request for extended mobility leave of Anne Schumacher was submitted by Johnson and seconded by Bennett. The request was denied/motion carried by a 4-1 vote as follows: Bennett - Yea, Emerson - Yea, Gibson - Yea, Hagenah - Nay, Johnson - Yea.
Hagenah offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:
BE IT RESOLVED the Board of Education approves the Discontinuing and Reducing Educational Programs and Positions as follows:
WHEREAS, the School Board of Independent School District No. 93 adopted a resolution on January 22, 2013, directing the administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions, and
WHEREAS, said recommendations have been received and considered by the school board,
BE IT RESOLVED the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 93, as follows:
That the following programs and positions, or positions thereof, be discontinued:
1. General Education - English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Industrial Arts, Business Education, Art, Physical Education, Music.
2. Special Education.
3. Federal program staff.
4. Support staff.
5. Extra-curricular programs and staff
The resolution was supported by Johnson and duly declared adopted on the following vote: Bennett - Yea, Emerson - Yea, Gibson - Yea, Hagenah - Yea, Johnson - Yea.
Future meetings: Certified Negotiations Committee, February 25, 4:00 p.m. Extra-Curricular Committee, March 4, 5:30 p.m. Local Indian Education Committee, March 5, 5:30p.m. Facilities Committee, March 11, 6:00 p.m. Policy Committee, March 11, 630 p.m. Committee of the Whole work session, March 11, 7:00 p.m. Regular Board Meeting, March 18, 7:00 p.m.
The Board moved to closed session for negotiations 8:19 p.m. and returned to open meeting 8:46 p.m.
Gibson offered a motion to adjourn with support by Johnson and there being no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m. by a unanimous vote.