Minutes, September

UPSALA AREA SCHOOLS
UPSALA, MINNESOTA 56384 UNOFFICIAL MINUTES
Minutes of the regular meeting of the Upsala Area Schools, Independent School District No. 487, held on September 25, 2013. Present were Chairperson Peterson, along with board members Nelson, Pepin, Wensmann, Ripplinger and Krivanek. Also present were Superintendent Arndt, Dean of Students Capelle and Business Manager Harren. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by Chairperson Peterson.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Krivanek to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wensmann, seconded by Pepin to approve the minutes of the August 28 regular meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Pepin, seconded by Peterson to approve the bills and wire transfers in the amount of $141,036.34 Bills paid with check numbers 14739 to 14827. Motion carried unanimously.
Dean of Students Capelles report:
September students of the Month are Kaelin Smieja for the Senior High and Ester Rica Jerez for Junior High.
Subject Area Students of the Month were recognized.
MCA reports were presented.
Mr. Westrich has developed a Coachs Handbook and is asking the board for feedback. The handbook will be brought to the October board meeting for approval.
Mrs. Cheney provided a letter and itinerary for this years band trip.
Testing is being scheduled for the 2013-14 school year.
Early out, Sept. 27th teachers schedule shared.
DFS Senior Auction will take place after the volleyball game on October 1st.
Homecoming week is October 7-11. Coronation is October 6 at 3:00 PM.
High School Teachers asked for board approval for changing the Oct. 24 conference evening with the last hour to be used as an Academic Fair. Board consensus to go forward with their plans.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Krivanek to approve the 2013 payable 2014 preliminary levy as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wensmann, seconded by Krivanek to approve the quote of $11,374 for Workers Comp Insurance with Nelson Insurance Agency. Board member Nelson abstained from the vote. Motion carried.
Motion by Pepin, seconded by Krivanek to approve the quote for $8,136 with Johnson Insurance Agency for Fleet Coverage. Board member Nelson abstained from the vote. Motion carried.
Motion by Peterson, seconded by Krivanek to approve the quote for $26,120 for Property and Liability and for $2,769 for Terrorism and Excess Liability with Johnson Insurance Agency. Board member Nelson abstained from the vote. Motion carried.
Motion by Peterson, seconded by Pepin to approve the contract for Elizabeth Vandergon as an At-Will Paraprofessional for the 2013-14 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Ripplinger to approve the contract for Melissa Cramlet as an At-Will Paraprofessional for the 2013-14 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wensmann, seconded by Krivanek to approve the following donations:
Upstage Players in the amount of $200 to Band, Richard and Marie Nelson in the amount of $100 to Band, Anonymous donation in the amount of $250 for Elementary supplies, Grey Eagle Credit Union-Staff Gifts of Appreciation, Upsala Lions in the amount of $3000 for the Spanish Trip, and Upsala Lions in the amount of $2500 for Dollars for Scholars. Many thanks to all the donors. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Pepin to approve the Assurance of Compliance for Prohibiting Discrimination as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
The Annual Report on Curriculum Instruction and Student Achievement was tabled until the October regular meeting.
Motion by Wensmann, seconded by Krivanek to approve Tara Prout to participate in the Teachers Retirement Association program for part-time teachers with the understanding that any contributions for unearned salary will be paid by Tara Prout. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Wensmann to approve Mindy Klosowski as the Jr High Boys Basketball Coach. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Peterson, seconded by Pepin to approve Amber Kalthoff as the Jr High Girls Basketball Coach. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Peterson to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 PM. Motion carried unanimously.
Karin Nelson, Clerk

PUBLISH: October 13, 2013
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