WRENSHALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 100, BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING, MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
WRENSHALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 100
BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
MONDAY, JAN. 28, 2013
The Wrenshall Board of Education's regular meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2013 by Chair Powers.
Board members in attendance were Troy Powers, Deb Bryce, Matt Laveau, Renae House and Janaki Fisher-Merritt. Also in attendance were Superintendent Belcastro, Principal Frank and Business Manager Connie Skarbakka along with staff and community members. Shane Kuhlmey and Candy Christensen were absent.
Additions or corrections to the agenda: Move Item 6-C to 7-B.
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt; seconded by Bryce to approve the Agenda with change. Motion carried.
MOTION by Laveau; seconded by Fisher-Merritt to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried.
Discussion regarding complaint received.
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt; seconded by Powers to approve expenditures. Motion carried. Laveau abstained.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by House to approve Candy Christensen's medical leave request. Motion carried.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by House to approve Diana Kallestad's leave of absence. Motion carried.
MOTION by Laveau seconded by Bryce to accept Burnell Peterson's letter of intent to retire effective April 26, 2013. Motion carried.
Superintendent Belcastro would like to recognize the following:
-Thank you to Tricia Swanson, Josie Hlave and Connie Skarbakka for taking on additional responsibilities during Candy's absence.
-Sue Tracy and Molly Kidd for the Science Fair and Art Show.
-Winners of the Science Fair that will be moving forward are: Alissa Smith, Bridgit O'Brien, Dylan Gunderson and TJ Gamradt.
-Students of the Month are Derek Duncan and Aaron Adkins.
-David Everett has an Art Show being held in Duluth at the Zinema
-The Spelling Bee at school will be held February 4th and the Regional will be held on 15th.
-Homecoming Week is February 11th - 15th.
-Scheduling is complete for the second semester.
Business Manager's report:
-The OPEB and Pay Equity Reports are completed.
-Need to set up a meeting with the Finance Committee to begin work on the FY14 Budget.
Community Ed Director's report:
-Beginning next school year, there will be no more free passes for family swim for the Early Childhood Family Swim.
-We are using the new power washer for the pool area.
-There have been no complaints on the pool temp.
-Staff members are using the pool 6-7 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
-People are already beginning to inquire about summer swimming lessons.
-Would like to do more advertising. Currently we are having about 2 pool parties a month.
-Discussed Technology and long-term planning, including Tech Director or Coordinator position. Further discussion to follow.
-Q-Comp sessions are underway. Will present a plan to the board when complete.
-A representative from the Hoglund Bus Company will be coming to the February COTW meeting to talk about fleets and options.
Discussion regarding the job description for the incoming District Office Administrative Assistant. Position will be posted in March with Candy Christensen's retirement being June 30th.
Discussion regarding the letter received from the Office of the Carlton County Attorney about the transportation department.
Discussion regarding Actuarial Valuation for Other Postemployment Benefits.
Discussion regarding the 2013 Legislative Platform and Governor Dayton's E-12 Budget Recommendations.
Principal Frank and Amanda Pfau discussed College In The Schools program (including off school grounds and online).
Discussion regarding future planning for relocation of District Office and playground area for security reasons.
Discussion regarding The ABE proposal dated 11/12/2012. Laveau tabled for further discussion.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by House to hire Julie Ketchum as Special Education Van Driver per AFSCME Contract. Motion carried.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by Powers to hire Kevin McKeever as Housekeeper @ 6 hrs daily per AFSCME Contract. Motion carried.
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt; seconded by Powers to approve the AFSCME Contract, Local Union No. 545 for July 1, 2012-June 30, 2014.
Second reading of Policy 721: District Credit Cards
Second reading of Policy 722: Electronic Fund Transfers
-Enrollment data update
-Community member recognized Deb Fenlason for her dedication to One Act Play, Piano Lessons, Competition and Honor Band.
-Discussion regarding continued bullying.
-Discussion regarding Ameri-Corp.
-Discussion regarding 4th grade overall achievement.
Closed session: Evaluation of Operations Director of Buildings, Grounds and Vehicle Fleet.
MOTION by Laveau; seconded by Fisher-Merritt to adjourn meeting at 8:30 pm. Motion carried.
(Minutes are subject to approval at the February 25, 2013 meeting.)
Troy Powers, Chair
Deb Bryce, Clerk