UPSALA AREA SCHOOLS
Minutes of the regular meeting of the Upsala Area School, Independent School District No. 487, held on August 28, 2013. Present were Chairperson Peterson, along with board members Nelson, Pepin, Ripplinger, Wensmann and Krivanek. Also present were Dean of Students Capelle and Business Mgr. Harren. Visitors included the MCR, Mindy Klosowski and Amber Kalthoff.
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by Chairperson Peterson.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Ripplinger to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Peterson, seconded by Krivanek to approve the minutes of the July 24th regular meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Pepin, seconded by Krivanek to approve the bills and wire transfers in the amount of $128,491.68 and FY 13 bills in the amount of $100,399.32. Bills paid with check numbers 14671 to 14733. Motion carried unanimously. Dean of Students Capelles report:
New Staff Members-Amber Kalthoff K-12 SPED/Title One and Mindy Klosowski grade 4.
2013-14 enrollment projections, K-6 =181 students and 7-12=183 students.
MCA results have been released and published.
Staff will participate in professional learning communities to increase collaboration and focus on improving student achievement.
All schedules are finalized and ready to go.
In the process of hiring two paraprofessionals, one SPED and one Title One.
Mrs. Hovland has organized some of our high schools student to participate in the MSHSL Mathematics League. She will advise the team, conduct practices and travel with the team to meets. MSHSL fee for participation is $500 and participation is open to all of our high school math students.
We will again have a school-site reading initiative in the High School on Tuesdays.
Approve current version of the student handbook. There are no revisions to review for the upcoming school year.
Superintendent report given by Dean Capelle:
Information shared on the transfer of our lease from Clearwire to Sprint.
We will not be borrowing from Northland Securities at the present time. We believe we can make it without borrowing for the year. We will monitor the cash flow and if need be can always borrow at a later date.
Have contacted two local insurance agencies in town for quotes due October 1st.
TIF informational handout shared.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Krivanek to approve the K-12 Student Handbook as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Peterson, seconded by Pepin to approve the Truth in Taxation meeting for December 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Krivanek, seconded by Peterson to approve the Amended Mid-State Education District Agreement as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wensmann, seconded by Krivanek to approve the contract for Mindy Klosowski as an elementary instructor. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Ripplinger, seconded by Krivanek to approve to hire Brady Burggraff and John Fuchs as assistant football coaches for the 2013-14 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Krivanek, seconded by Pepin to approve the resignation from Carol Lampert as a paraprofessional as of August 12, 2013. Carol was thanked for her many years of service and a job well done. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wensmann, seconded by Ripplinger to approve Shelly Schumer as the K-3 Literacy Tutor through the Minnesota Reading Corps Grant. There is no cost to the district for this. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Peterson, seconded by Pepin to approve a $1.00 increase for Jayne Glaser as the ITV Facilitator. This is to replace the stipend she was receiving from Mid-State. Previously the school paid Mid-State and Mid-State paid the facilitators and now it is the responsibility of the school to directly pay their facilitators. Motion carried unanimously
Motion by Krivanek, seconded by Nelson to approve two additional hours for Lindsay Bergmann to teach Spanish over the ITV system. The tuition for these classes all comes back to our school. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Peterson, seconded by Krivanek to have the staff continue with the monthly reports to the board at the regular board meetings. The board thanks the teachers for the reports during last year and request for it to continue. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Peterson to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 PM. Motion carried unanimously.
Karin Nelson, Clerk
PUBLISH: 09/15/13 (23685)