OFFICIAL MINUTES Chatfield Public Schools School Board ISD #227


Chatfield Public Schools School Board ISD #227

Regular Board Meeting

8/20/2018 7:00 PM

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 Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. at the High School  by Jerry Chase, Board Chair.

Roll call was taken with these members present: Chase, Isensee, Backer, Jeffers, McMahon, and Priebe. All present said the Pledge of Allegiance


Approval of Agenda

Isensee/Backer motion for Approval of Agenda with these changes:

Add:  8. Consent

f. Approve the following new hire(s):

iii. Varsity Softball Coach /Jerry Chase

g. Approve the following job posting(s):

i. JH Football Coach

Move to New Business 12c: 

8. Consent

a. Approve Elementary &  HS Student Handbooks

b. Approve Elementary &  HS Staff Handbooks

Move to New Business 12d: 

8. Consent

f. Approve the following new hire(s):

iii. Varsity Softball Coach/Jerry Chase

Motion carried 6-0


Approval of Claims & Accounts

Priebe motioned for approval of Claims & Accounts as presented.  McMahon seconded.  Motion carried 6-0



Principals’ Reports: 

• Shane McBroom/Elementary  Principal: 

• Randy Paulson/ High School Principal: 

Superintendent’s Report/Ed Harris: Welcomed Shane McBroom to our staff.  Construction is progressing quickly, on time, and on budget.  There is concern with the design at the front entrance.  He is meeting with the architects tomorrow to find a solution.  He updated the board that the Pay Equity Report that needed updating to bring us into compliance has been approved.  He reviewed changes and updates of the policies on the agenda.  Safety & security concerns were addressed at the front office by making the vestibule larger  more visible from the front office.  A complete copy of his report is attached.


Approval of Consent Items

McMahon/Priebe motion to approve the Consent Items:

a. Approve 07/16/2018 Meeting Minutes

b. Approve 08/06/2018 Special Meeting Minutes

c. Approve posting of Notice of Invitation of Snow Removal  Quotes 

d. Approve Elementary & HS Student Handbooks 

e. Approve Elementary & HS Staff  Handbooks 

f. Approve the following new hire(s):

i. Preschool Teacher/ Haley Brackett

ii. Preschool Assistant Rachel Schieffelbein

iii. Varsity Softball Coach/Jerry Chase

g. Approve the following job posting(s):

iv. JH Football Coach

Motion carried 6-0


Annual Reading of District Policies

Backer/Isensee motion to approve Policy 522 Student Sex Nondiscrimination and 522FRM.  Motion carried 6-0


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. 413 Harassment & Violence

b. 413FRM

c. 506 Student Discipline

d. 506FRM


2nd Reading of District Policies

Jeffers/Priebe motion to approve Policy 524 Internet Acceptable Use & Safety Policy and 524 FRM.  Motion carried 6-0

McMahon/Backer motion to approve Policy 722 Public Data Request & 722 FRM.  Motion carried 6-0

New Business

a. Isensee/Priebe motion to Set  Truth in Taxation Hearing Date:  Dec 17, 2018. 

Motion carried 6-0

b. Board member Lanny Isensee introduced the following resolution



The motion for adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by board member Amy Jefferes and upon vote being taken thereon, the following members voted in favor thereof: Chase, Isensee, Backer, Priebe, Jeffers and McMahon. 

The following members voted against: NONE

Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.  Motion carried 6-0

(A complete copy of this resolution can be found at or in the District Office)


c. Backer requested more time to review the handbooks before voting to approve them.  Neither Mr. Harris nor Mr. Paulson thought this would be an issue. Jeffers/Backer motion to table the approval of the handbooks until the September School Board Meeting.  Motion carried 6-0.

d. Discussion on approving Jerry Chase as Varsity Softball Coach has concerns from some of the board members.  A request was made to make a policy regarding school board members holding positions as activity coaches/advisors. Mr. Harris asked that this item be tabled until the September board meeting allowing the board to consult MSBA for better understanding when it comes to school board members in positions of activity coaches/advisors.  Backer/McMahon motion to approve Softball Varsity Coach/Jerry Chase. The following members voted in favor: Backer, McMahon.  The following members voted against: Isensee, Priebe, Jeffers.  Chase abstained.  Motion failed 3-2.  Isensee then amended the motion to approve Softball Varsity Coach/Jerry Chase contingent upon his resignation from the school board by January 1, 2019.  Jeffers seconded the motion.  These members voted in favor: McMahon, Priebe, Isensee, Backer, Jeffers. None were against.  Chase abstained. Motion carried 5-0.


McMahon/Isensee motion to ad-journ at 8:10pm. Motion carried 6-0

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Scott Backer

Scott Backer, Clerk

(A complete copy of these minutes can be found at www.chatfield.k12. or in the District Office)