WRENSHALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, NO. 100 BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
WRENSHALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, NO. 100
BOARD OF EDUCATION
MONDAY - MARCH 18, 2013
The Wrenshall Board of Education's regular meeting was called to order at 6:03 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013 by Chair Powers.
Board members in attendance were Troy Powers, Deb Bryce, Matt Laveau, Renae House, Shane Kuhlmey and Janaki Fisher-Merritt. Also in attendance were Superintendent Kimberly Belcastro along with Principal Sue Frank and Board Secretary Candy Christensen. Business Manager Connie Skarbakka was absent.
Additions or corrections to the agenda: Remove item #24.
MOTION by Laveau; seconded by Bryce to approve the Agenda with change. Motion carried.
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt; seconded by Powers to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried.
Ben Fisher-Merritt gave a brief outline of his findings in our technology department. He found that many areas are outdated and in desperate need of updates. These areas include, but are not limited to, staff and student computers, wireless capability and telephone hardware. Superintendent Belcastro did an overview of the 3-year plan for our technology department and inquired about electronic board packets.
MOTION by Laveau; seconded by Powers to approve the 2013/2014 school calendar as presented with board directed changes. Motion carried.
Superintendent Belcastro recognized Adam Helbach and the students for the wonderful performances at the Dessert Theater presentation last Friday evening. The pies were prepared by Sue Tracy's foods class and they were served by NHS students. She also noted and thanked Burlington Northern for their $5,000 donation earmarked for the playground fund.
Provided handout and discussed our current enrollment.
Provided handout and discussed the class schedule for the 2013/2014 school year.
There are two meetings scheduled for new students to enroll.
Business Managers report:
In her absence, Superintendent Belcastro briefly discussed the proposed issuance of a school credit card and adopting a record keeping retention schedule.
Community Ed Director's report:
Talked about the high number of pool parties and facility rentals.
Discussed the custodian and bus driver positions that are posted.
Discussed the need for a Technology Director.
Been working with the business manager on the 2013/2014 budget.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Bryce to accept with regret the letter of retirement/resignation from Candy Christensen as District Administrative Assistant effective June 30, 2013. Motion carried.
MOTION by Laveau; seconded by Bryce to accept the job description as presented for the District Administrative Assistant. Motion carried.
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt; seconded by Powers to accept the letter of resignation from Richard Wiitala as bus driver effective March 1, 2013. Motion carried.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by Kuhlmey to adopt the Resolution authoring the issuance of a school district credit card. Motion carried.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Bryce to adopt a records retention schedule. Motion carried.
MOTION by Fisher-Merritt; seconded by Laveau to approve the annual salary for a Golf Coach at $1,656.00 for the 2012/2013 school year. Motion carried.
MOTION by Bryce; seconded by Fisher-Merritt to approve the annual salary for a Dance Coach at $880.00 for the 2013/2014 school year. Motion carried.
Brief discussion regarding Carlton District's rejection of a cooperative Girl's Softball team.
MOTION by Laveau; seconded by Bryce to accept the donations received by Ross Tollgaard's 6th grade class for the Laurentian Environmental Learning Center trip. Motion carried.
MOTION by Kuhlmey; seconded by Powers to accept the bid from Reliable Insurance for the School District's liability insurance carrier. Motion carried.
Discussion regarding the negotiation teams and the contracts that are up for negotiations.
Discussion regarding advertising the school.
Request made by board to be given a 5-year history of the district's enrollment for review.
MOTION by Powers; seconded by Kuhlmey to adjourn meeting at 8:31 pm. Motion carried.
(Minutes are subject to approval at the April 15, 2013 meeting.)
Troy Powers, Chair
Deb Bryce, Clerk