OFFICIAL MINUTES Chatfield Public Schools School Board ISD #227 Feb 6, 2019


Chatfield Public Schools School Board ISD #227

Regular Board Meeting

February 6, 2019

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 Wednesday February 6, 2019.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm. at the High School Forum Room by Board Chair Amy Jeffers.

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

              Chair Jeffers asked for a motion to approve the agenda with these changes.  


       8. Consent Items

              d.    Approve new hire Jennifer Bradt/Assistant Cross Country Coach

                      Backer/Isensee motion for Approval of Agenda with these changes.  Motion carried 5-0


Approval of Claims & Accounts

       Treasurer Priebe presented claims & accounts in Karyl Lyon’s absence.  Priebe/McMahon motion to approve as presented.

       Motion carried 5-0


Reports Board Reports:

       •      Facilities & Finance

              Committee/Backer, Isensee, & McMahon

       •      HVED/Jeffers

       •      Student Council/Stephanie Bradt & Ben Muller

       •      HS Student Culture  Group/ Niki DeBuhr & Zach Slowiak

       •      Integration Technology

              Specialist/Kristy Cook


Principals’ Reports:

       •      Shane McBroom/Elementary Principal

       •      Randy Paulson/High School  Principal

Superintendent’s Report

       •      Ed Harris


Approval of Consent Items

       McMahon/Isensee motion to approve the Consent Items:

       a     Approve 01/10/2019 Meeting Minutes

       b.    Approve Class of 2020 Raffle Drawing

       c.    Approve posting for Transportation Quotes for SY  2019-2020 & 2020-2021

              d.    Approve new hire Jennifer Bradt/Assistant Cross  Country Coach

Motion carried 5-0


1st Reading of District Policies

       Jeffers noted that the following district policies are before the board for their first reading.  She asked the board to refer any questions they might have to Mr. Harris.

       a.    427 Workload Limits for Certain Teachers

       b.    505 Distribution of Non-school Sponsored Materials

       c.    525 Violence Prevention

       d.    530 Immunization Requirements

       e.    615 Testing Accommodations, Modifications, & Exemptions for IEPs, Section 504 Plans,  and LEP Students


2nd Reading of District Policies

       Backer/McMahon motion to approve the following policies:

       a.    423 Employee-Student Relationships

       b.    424 License Status

       c.    509 Enrollment of Nonresident Students

       d.    614 School District Testing  Plan & Procedure

Motion carried 5-0


New Business

       a.    McMahon/Backer motion to approve the Annual $5000.00 CCTV Streaming Video Payment.  McMahon commented that this is a great asset to our community. The streaming video makes events available to those who cannot physically attend said event.  Motion carried 5-0

       b.    Superintendent Harris reminded the board of the procedure to nominate an applicant.  McMahon nominated F. Mike Tuohy.  Jeffers nominated Wendy Kirchner.  Each in turn explained the reason behind their nomination.   


       Board member Scott Backer introduced the following resolution:


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

       The following members voted against: Jeffers

       Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.  Motion carried 4-1

       A complete copy of this resolution can be found in the district office.

       F. Mike Tuohy will be the appointed board member.  The board thanked all the applicants and asked that they choose to run for office at the special election in November.



       McMahon/Isensee motion to adjourn at 8:00pm. Motion carried 5-0

Respectfully submitted,

/s/Scott Backer

   Scott Backer, Clerk

A complete of these minutes can be found in the district office or online at