Minutes September

MID-STATE EDUCATION DISTRICT MINUTES OF REGULAR GOVERNING BOARD MID-STATE
EDUCATION DISTRICT LITTLE FALLS, MN 56345
A Regular Meeting of the Governing Board of Mid-State Education District was held Wednesday, August 7, 2013, beginning at 4:00 PM at MSED Clover Glen Lane, Little Falls, MN.
Board members present: Dale Lenz, Patty Stangl, Lois Metcalf, Jeff Opelia, and Bill Krivanek. Superintendents present: Gene Harthan. Others present were: MSED Director Suzanne Busacker, Technology Coordinator Charlie Diebel, Accountant DeAnn Peterson, and Accountant Support Lori Thieschafer. Staff Speaker present was Rhonda Ripplinger.
1. The meeting was called to order at 4:00 p.m. by Board Chair Lois Metcalf followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
2. On motion by Patty Stangl, seconded by Dale Lenz, the Minutes for June 12, 2013 were approved. Motion carried.
3. On motion by Bill Krivanek, seconded by Jeff Opelia to approve the amended agenda with the following additions, under personnel: resignations 9A item 2 & 3. Add item 6A to change the Governing board meeting from September 11th to the 18th. Item 7A tabled. Items 11 & 12 changed from First read to Approval. Motion carried.
4. On motion by Dale Lenz seconded by Jeff Opelia, the Mid-State Bills for June in the amount of $137,229.29 (check numbers 44,110-44,224) and wires (18) in the amount of $68,834.95, and reimbursements (37) in the amount of $8,313.49 and July in the amount of $58,911.96 (check numbers 44,225-44,277) and wires (17) in the amount of $75,729.98, and reimbursements (1) in the amount of $207.36 were approved. Motion carried.
5. Staff/ Guests Speakers were Rhonda Ripplinger, she presented information regarding her MSED position as a Speech Clinician.
6. Governing Board Action Items
A. On motion by Dale Lenz seconded by Sharon Ballou to move the board meeting for September to the 18th. Executive board meeting will not change. Motion carried.
7. Technology
A. Second read/approval on ITV Reimbursement Policy for Non-member MSED Schools. Item Tabled
B. On motion by Patty Stangl seconded by Bill Krivanek, to approve the Budget Reduction recommended by administration to end the MSED ITV Facilitator pay to member district employees starting the SY 2013-14, this cost is around $16,000 per year. Motion carried.
8. On motion by Sharon Ballou seconded by Jeff Opelia, to accept the Donation from Peggy Newell for the furnishings in STEPS. Motion carried.
9. Personnel Items
A. On motion by Dale Lenz seconded by Bill Krivanek, to approve the Resignations for 9A 1, 2, & 3. Motion carried.
1. Brianna Grutsch
Accept resignation as Long Term Substitute at Success in Upsala as of July 8, 2013
2. Meagan Lowery
Accept resignation as Paraprofessional at Success in Upsala as of July 2, 2013
3. Joni Gilder-Rone
Accept resignation as Paraprofessional at Success in Upsala as of August 1, 2013
B. On motion by Jeff Opelia seconded by Dale Lenz, to approve the Child Care Leaves for 9B 1, & 2. Motion carried.
1. DesiRae Cary, anticipated leave dates of October 31, 2013 thru January 1, 2014.
2. Tonya Schraut, anticipated leave dates of November 16, 2013 thru the end of the 2013-14 SY.
C. On motion by Patty Stangl seconded by Jeff Opelia, to approve the hiring of items 9C 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 for MSED Positions as was recommended by the hiring committee. Motion carried.
1. Approve the hiring of a Speech/Language Clinician at a 1 FTE
The interviewing team is recommending Alyssa Theis contingent upon her obtaining a Minnesota license and a background check. Alyssa would be hired at step 2 lane BS for school year 13-14 for the MSED Speech/Language Clinician.
2. Approve the hiring of a .8 FTE Birth to 3 Long Term Substitute
The interviewing team is recommending Michelle Peterson contingent upon her background check. Michelle would be hired at step 10 lane BS for school year 13-14 for the MSED Birth to 3 Long Term Substitute. This position would cover for Kristin Andres child care leave. 3.Approve the hiring of an MSED Evaluation Teacher at a 1 FTE
The interviewing team is recommending Ashley Meehl contingent upon her obtaining her background check. Ashley would be hired at step 2 lane BS for school year 13-14 for the MSED Evaluation Teacher.
4. Approve the hiring of a Long Term Substitute for a 30 day contract
The interviewing team is recommending Nicole Kipka contingent upon her obtaining a Minnesota license and a background check. Nicole would be hired at step 1 lane BS+46 for school year 13-14 for the MSED Long Term Substitute. This position would cover Melissa Luethmers child care leave.
5. Approve the hiring of a Paraprofessional/ Secretary II at 7.5 hours for 176 days
Based on the MSEA contract Mary Becker will be assigned to this position.
D. On motion by Patty Stangl seconded by Bill Krivanek, to approve the posting of a .2FTE Early Childhood Special Education Teacher. Motion carried.
1. .2 FTE Early Childhood Special Education Teacher position will be used to improve child find Birth to 5 an area which was identified by MDE as needing improvement. In addition this position will support other Early Childhood Special Education initiatives. This is a one year position.
E. Approve Contracts 1. On motion by Dale Lenz seconded by Bill Krivanek, to approve the MSED independent contract with Kay Campbell to provide district nursing services and support at MCLC, STEPS and SUCCESS. Motion carried.
10. On motion by Patty Stangl seconded by Sharon Ballou, to approve the Lease Agreement for the STEPS Location, agreement is with Earl LeMieur Trust, there were no changes from the prior lease. Motion carried.
On motion by Dale Lenz seconded by Jeff Opelia, items 11 & 12 were approved. Motion carried
11. Policy Revisions – – The following policies have been revised, either by Mid-State or legislative action. Policy Numbers: 215, 410, 413, 414, 415, 506, 514, 522, 524, and 616.
12. The Handbook Revisions-The following MSED handbooks have been revised.
Employee Handbook
MCLC Student Handbook
North Student Handbook
Climate and Safety Handbook Special Education Procedural Handbook
13. Discussion (Non- action) Items
A. Executive Director Performance Review
B. Mid-State Organizational Chart
This document has been added to the Employee handbook.
14. Cash Flow Report for Period Ending May 31, 2013
15. On motion by Dale Lenz, seconded by Bill Krivanek, to adjourn meeting at 4:38 PM.
16. Next Governing Board Meeting: Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Next Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, Initiative Foundation, Little Falls, MN.
Signed,
Jeff Opelia
Mid-State Governing Board
Clerk/Treasurer

PUBLISH: September 29, 2013 (29750)

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