OFFICIAL MINUTES OF SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD

OFFICIAL MINUTES OF SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #2137 – July 16, 2018

A duly posted special meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District No. 2137 was held in the Kingsland Choir Room on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Board Chair Doug Plaehn called the meeting to order. Present: Heather Betts, Ann Oeltjen, Leah Stier, Jackie Horsman, Tiffany Mundfrom, and Doug Plaehn. Absent: none. Also in attendance was Superintendent James Hecimovich.

A public hearing was conducted regarding granting proposed property tax abatement. There was no public in attendance.

Oeltjen moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:05 pm. Stier seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES OF SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #2137 – July 16, 2018

A duly posted regular meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District No. 2137 was held in the Kingsland Choir Room on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Board Chair Doug Plaehn called the meeting to order. Present: Heather Betts, Ann Oeltjen, Leah Stier, Jackie Horsman, Tiffany Mundfrom, and Doug Plaehn. Absent: none. Also in attendance was Superintendent James Hecimovich.

Horsman moved to approve the following consent items: the board agenda; the June 18, 2018 regular meeting minutes and the July 2 work session minutes; the July bills; the first reading of Policies 514, 301, 302, 303, Head Lice Protocol; the second reading of Policies 101, 101.1, 102, 103, and 104. Also the resignations of John Schulz – PLTW teacher, Kathy Bly – safety patrol, Al Williams – varsity softball coach and the hires of Jamie Fenske – JV girls basketball coach, Matt Reiland – JH girls basketball coach, and Erik Bicknese – JV football and JH boys basketball coach. The hire of Eric Mundfrom as JH football coach was moved separately by Horsman, seconded by Oeltjen. Motion passed with a 5-0 vote, with Tiffany Mundfrom abstaining. Further consent items included the approval of board member compensation for the 2018-2019 schoolyear at a ratio of .0514% of the Teacher’s Master Agreement BA, Step 1 salary scale; mileage rates for 2018-2019 at 36 cents/mile; Spring Valley Tribune as the school’s official newspaper; and Security State Bank, Home Federal, and MSDLAF+ as the banks for official depositories of school district funds. Authorization of payment of monthly bills for utilities and contracted services, the Superintendent to invest school district funds as per law and the district office to use electronic funds transfer for state and federal taxes, PERA, TRA, BCBS, MN Child Support, P-Card, life insurance, Workman’s comp insurance, AFLAC insurance and TSA’s and Select Account. Further consent items included the approval of 2018- 2019 miscellaneous fees (copies at 10 cents each, fax machine use at $3 for the first page and $1 for each additional page, returned check fee at $10); memberships of MSBA, MREA, MSHSL, SE Service Cooperative, SEMNET, RAMSP, Kiwanis, and Southeast Conference; designation of legal firm Rupp, Anderson, Squires & Waldspurger P.A.; posting places as the district office, high school and elementary entry doors, and the Kingsland website. Betts seconded. Motion carried by a 6-0 vote.

There were no public thank you’s or recognitions listed this month.

Public comments: John Schulz attended to say thank you for everything as he is leaving the district and Richard Gleason as representative of Wykoff by Design to ask for additional 3 months before the sale of the Wykoff building.

Written reports were submitted from Elementary Principal Scott Klavetter, Activities/Building & Grounds Director John Dols, Community Ed Director Becky Bicknese, and Business Manager Amber Herbrand (Uhlenhake). Superintendent/High School Principal Jim Hecimovich updated the board as well.

Old Business

Stier moved to approve the second reading the Student, Staff, SACC, Technology, Activities, Coaching, and Emergency Plan handbooks. Mundfrom seconded. Motion carried by a 6-0 vote.

Horsman moved to approve the Auction Sale Contract as presented. Oeltjen seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Mundfrom moved to adopt the Resolution Stating the Intention of the School Board to Issue General Obligation Bonds to Finance Projects Included in the District’s Approved Ten-Year Facility Plan; Convenanting and Obligating the District to be Bound By and to use the Provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Section 126C.55 to Guarantee the Payment of the Principal and Interest on the Bonds. Roll call: Aye – 6, Nay – 0. Motion carried unanimously.

Oeltjen moved to adopt the Resolution Relating to Property Tax Abatement for Parking Lot Projects; Granting the Abatement. Betts seconded. Roll call: Aye – 6, Nay – 0. Motion carried unanimously.

Mundfrom moved to approve the LRFM IAQ and 10-year Plans as presented (see IAQ & Maintenance attachment). Horsman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Mundfrom moved to approve the donation of the baseball field and playground inWykoff to the City of Wykoff. Horsman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Oeltjen moved to approve the time, date and location of the regular board meetings as the third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the choir room, with the exception of January and February will be the 3rd Wednesday and the work sessions will be the first Monday of each month at 6 pm in the Elementary Conference Room. Horsmand seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Horsman moved to approve the 2018-19 substitute pay as $100/day. Stier seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Oeltjen moved to approve the athletic/extra curricular fees as presented. Stier seconded. Motion carried unanaimously.

Mundfrom moved to approve the 2017-18 preschool fees as presented. Horsman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Horsman moved to approve the 2018-19 SAC fees as presented. Betts seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Mundfrom moved to approve the 2018-19 facility rental fees as presented. Oeltjen seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Mundfrom moved to approve the proposed principal/superintendent contract as presented. Betts seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Horsman moved to appoint Board Chair to the SMEC Board. Mundfrom seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

The next work session will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Elementary Conference Room.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room.

Oeltjen moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:05 pm. Stier seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

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