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NOVEMBER 18, 2013

The Board of Education of Independent School District 93, Carlton, Minnesota, met in regular session on Monday, November 18, 2013. Emerson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Gibson, Rosebrock, Emerson, Bennett, Hagenah, Superintendent Haapala and Business Manager Eiffler. Director Johnson was absent from the meeting.

Gibson offered a motion to approve the meeting agenda with additions. The motion was seconded by Bennett. Motion passed 5-0.

Deborah Medlin, CPA, of WIPFLi LLP made a presentation of Fiscal Year 2013 Audit. Copies of the Audit are available on the school website or in the District Office for those who wish to review them.

Emerson read the following commendations:

Congratulations to the Carlton Volleyball team and coaches for winning Section 7A and going to State.

Compliments to Erika Fox for her participation at the cross country state meet with honorable mention Brittny Hillstrom as well.

Applause to Emily Matlock for advancing to Swimming Sectional competition.

A motion to approve the Consent Agenda was offered by Hagenah with support by Gibson:

Approval of Minutes - October 21, 2013 Regular Meeting with the correction of LeAnn Hanson resigning as Cook's Helper instead of Food Server.

Approve the position change of Paula Mack from Food Server to Cook's Helper effective October 21, 2013.

Accept the resignation of Seth Barker as paraprofessional effective November 1, 2013.

Approve the revised Latchkey Parent Handbook.

Second reading of policies numbered 203.5, 205, 406, 407, 413, 414, 417, 418, 425, 509, 515, 524, 532, 601, 602, 603, 604, 610, 613, 616, 620, 624, 707, 709, 710, 711, 712, and 902.

Remove the sixth instructional assignment for spring semester Christy Schwoch.

Approve the hire of Janelle Coleman as ECFE teacher beginning October 30, 2013 at $21.72 per hour for up to six hours per week.

Approve the hire of Amiliya Calverley as Special Education Homebound Teacher for October 29, 2013 through January 7, 2014 at $24.00 per hour per agreement with Moose Lake Community Schools.

Approve the hire of Desiree Townsend as Latchkey Aide for 17 hours per week at $8.50 beginning October 30, 2013 pending background check.

Approve the hire of Kim Hallgren as Homebound Instructor beginning October 16, 2013 at $20.56 per hour until the student is able to return to school.

Accept Fiscal Year 2013 Audit as presented.

Approve the purchase of two school buses.

Acknowledge notification by Carlton Principal's Association of intent to open negotiations for the 2013-2015 contract.


A unanimous vote passed the consent agenda.

Brittny Hillstrom reported on High School student activities as the Student Advocate. Principals Beckie Connolly and Jen Larva provided information on school progress and events. Community Education Director Daisy Rose highlighted upcoming events planned including Winterfest and the Father-Daughter Ball. Indian Education Coordinator Ken Fox reported on training, presentations, and projects underway. An Open Parent meeting held on November 4. The District Financial Report was presented by Business Manager Renee Eiffler followed by an update by Superintendent Haapala.

Gibson made motion to approve district bills as presented and order them paid : October payroll for a total of $319,471.44 and wires summative at $78,939.92; November finance checks in the amount $174,554.57. Hagenah seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

Bennett offered a motion to approve the hire of Travis Gran as a second Junior High Football Coach due to the large numbers of additional players for the fall 2013 season at $1,571.00 per Schedule C. Hagenah supported the motion. The motion passed 4-1 with Rosebrock opposing.

A motion to approve the remuneration of $300 per year to Brian Hey for organizing the Elementary basketball program for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 from designated HOOPS funds upon the recommendation of the Extra Curricular Committee was submitted by Bennett. Hagenah seconded and the motion passed 5-0.

A motion to approve the reimbursement of $80.00 to Ryan Swanson for a PACESETTER tournament from designated HOOPS funds upon the recommendation of the Extra Curricular Committee was offered by Bennett with support by Hagenah. The motion passed by a vote of 4-1 with Rosebrock opposing.

Gibson made motion to approve the Facilities Use Brochure and fees scheduled to begin January 1, 2014 as an Addendum to District Policy 902. Rosebrock seconded the motion and it passed with a 5-0 vote.

Hagenah offered a motion to approve the hire of Ashley Tuominen as Junior Varsity Volleyball Assistant Coach for the 2013-2014 season to be paid $1000 from the Student Activity Volleyball fund with student approval. Emerson supported. The motion passed with a 3-2 vote. Emerson, Gibson and Hagenah for; Bennett and Rosebrock opposed.

Future meetings will be held for the Certified Negotiation Committee, November 19, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. Policy Committee, December 3 at 5:00 p.m. Committee of the Whole, December 9, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. for long range planning. Finance Committee, December 16, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Truth and Taxation, Open Meeting, December 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Regular Board meeting, December 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

There being no further business Hagenah motioned to adjourn at 9:29 p.m. with support by Rosebrock and the motion passed unanimously.