OFFICIAL MINUTES 
Chatfield Public Schools School Board ISD #227
Regular Board Meeting
12/18/2017 7:00 PM
Meeting called to order by Jerry Chase, Chair
In Attendance
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 227, Olmsted, Fillmore and Winona Counties was held on November 20, 2017.  
Roll call was taken with these members present: Chase, Isensee, Backer, Jeffers.  McMahon.  Priebe was absent. All present said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Approval of Agenda
McMahon/Backer motion for Approval of Agenda with these changes:
Add: 9. Consent Items
b. Approve the following new hire(s):
ii. Float Paraprofessional/ Christy Carr
c. Approve the following resignation(s) / retirement(s):
i. Head Engineer/Steve Irish
d. Approve the following job posting(s):
i. Head Engineer

Remove: 8. Reports
b. Community Education Director
Motion carried 5-0

Approval of Claims & Accounts
Chase presented Claims & Accounts in Priebe’s absence. Isensee motioned for approval as presented.  McMahon seconded. Motion carried 5-0

Truth & Taxation Hearing – Public Input
Mr. Harris presented a PowerPoint reviewing the property tax levy for taxes payable 2018.  The 2017-2018 current budget was also reviewed. He then asked if there were any comments or questions.  The complete PowerPoint is attached.

Patron Time
Senator Carla Nelson joined us this evening. 

Reports
JOINT POWERS COMMITTEE/ Lanny Isensee: 
EMPLOYEE CONTRACTS
COMMITTEE/Jerry Chase:  
STUDENT SENATE
REPRESENTATIVES/
Kyle Nosbisch & Joey Steien: 
PRINCIPALS’ REPORTS/
Craig Ihrke & Randy Paulson:  
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT/
Ed Harris:  

Approval of Consent Items
McMahon/Jeffers motion to approve the Consent Items:
a. Approve minutes of
Regular Meeting 11/20/2017
b. Approve the following  new hire(s):
i. Float/Elementary  Paraprofessional/ Pam Flattum
ii. Float Paraprofessional/ Christy Carr
c. Approve the following resignation(s)/ retirement(s):
i. Head Engineer/ Steve Irish
d. Approve the following job posting(s):
i. Head Engineer
Ed & Randy thanked Steve for his years of service.  They are very appreciative for his dedication and knowledge for the past 30+ years.  Motion carried 5-0

1st Reading of District Policies
Chase noted that the following district policies are before the board for their first reading.  He asked the board to refer any questions they might have to Mr. Harris.
a. 602 Organization of School Calendar & School Day
b. 612.1 Development of Parent & Family Engagement
Policies for Title I Programs

2nd Reading of District Policies
Backer/Isensee motion to approve the following policy: 
a. 525 Violence Prevention (Applicable to Students & Staff)
b. 601 School District Curriculum & Instruction Goals
Motion carried 5-0

New Business
a. Backer/Jeffers motion to
approve Activities Director Contract: Dan Schindler. Motion carried 5-0
b. Member Lanny Isensee Whereas, Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes the School Board of Chatfield Public School District, Chatfield MN is authorized to make the following proposed tax levies for general purposes:
General Fund (includes 

Referendum) .....  $1,113,551.45
Community Service ......................... $92,311.47
Debt Service …....$1,700,526.13
TOTAL PROPOSED SCHOOL  TAX LEVY.........$2,906,389.05
Now therefore, Be it resolved by the School Board of Chatfield Public School District, Chatfield MN, that the levy to be levied in 2017 to be collected in 2018 is set at $2,906,389.05.  The clerk of the Chatfield Public School Board is authorized to certify the proposed levy to the County Auditor of Olmsted County, Fillmore County, and Winona County MN.
Motion was seconded by Member Amy Jeffers.  Motion carried 5-0.
c. Member Scott Backer motioned introduce and motioned to approve:
RESOLUTION DISCONTINUING & REDUCING EDUCATION PROGRAMS & POSITIONS
Whereas the School Board of Independent School District No. 227 adopted a resolution on December 18, 2017 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, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 227 as follows:
That the following programs & positions, or portions thereof be discontinued:
1. Elementary Education
2. Secondary Education
WITNESS MY HAND officially as such recording officer the 18th day of December 2017.
/s/ Scott Backer, School District Clerk,
Chatfield Schools, District #227
Motion carried 5-0

Calendar of Events
& Adjournment
Chair Chase reviewed the upcoming dates and events.
Isensee/McMahon motion to adjourn at 8:02pm.  Motion carried 5-0
   Respectfully submitted,
/s/Scott Backer
       Scott Backer, Clerk
A complete copy of these minutes can be found atwww.chatfield.k12.mn.us or on file in the district office.