Minutes September

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
ISD #482 – LITTLE FALLS, MN
September 16, 2013
The School Board of Independent School District #482 held a Business Meeting on Monday, September 16, 2013, 5:00 p.m., at the Morrison County Government Center.
Members present were: Cathy Adamek, Mike LeMieur, Sharon Ballou, Jay Spillum, and Mark Gerbi. Others present were: Stephen Jones, Superintendent; and Nancy Henderson, Business Manager.
The Business Meeting was called to order by Chairperson Sharon Ballou, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion to approve the agenda by Jay Spillum, seconded by Mike LeMieur. Motion carried 5-0.
There were no public comments.
Motion to approve the consent agenda by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Mike LeMieur, as follows:
-Personnel
Employment
Kate Athman, PCA/Education Paraprofessional at Lindbergh Elementary
Amy Brisson, 8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach
Gabrielle Gwost, PCA/Education Paraprofessional at Dr. S. G. Knight Elementary
Mike Huck, Robotics Coach
Christina Johnson, ECFE/SR Educational Assistant at Lindbergh Elementary
Samantha Koester, PCA/Education Paraprofessional at Lincoln Elementary, effective August 26, 2013
Laurie Larsen, PCA/Education Paraprofessional and Kids Korner Paraprofessional at Lindbergh Elementary, effective August 26,2013
Eric LeBlanc, Robotics Coach
Amanda Leisenheimer, PCA/Education Paraprofessional at Lindbergh Elementary, effective August 26, 2013
Kari Magee, PCA/ Education Paraprofessional at Dr. S. G. Knight Elementary
Julie Neururer, .3 School Social Worker
Jessica Platz, PCA/Education Paraprofessional at Lindbergh Elementary, effective August 26, 2013
Jackie Rutten, ECSE Paraprofessional at Lindbergh Elementary and Lincoln Elementary, effective August 26, 2013
Caitlin Schnettler, Middle School Track Head Coach
Kevin Silbernick, District Groundskeeper
Craig SoIt, District Groundskeeper
Shannon Udy, Kitchen Assistant at Lindbergh Elementary
Andy Ward, Robotics Coach
Carmen Zehr, PCA/Education Paraprofessional at Lincoln Elementary, effective August 26, 2013
Retirement
Robert Salber, District Groundskeeper, is retiring from his position effective September 16, 2013.
-The minutes of the August 19, 2013 Board of Education meeting were approved.
Motion carried 5-0.
Member Cathy Adamek introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
Resolution for
Acceptance of Gifts
WHEREAS the following have generously offered to donate to Little Falls Community Schools:
Anonymous donation – $30.00 to the Clothing Fund at Lindbergh Elementary
Anonymous donation – $10.00 to the Summer Camp Program at Lincoln Elementary
Anonymous donations – $10.00 and $20.00 to the School Supply Fund at Lincoln Elementary
The Minneapolis Foundation – $1,000.00 to the Scholarship Fund at the Community High School
Target Take Charge of Education – $177.22 to the Community Middle School and $317.86 to Dr. S. G. Knight Elementary
Gerry and Sandy Palo – $500.00 to the Young Parents Class
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Little Falls Community Schools Board of Education to gratefully accept the gifts.
The motion for adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Mark Gerbi and upon roll call vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Sharon Ballou, Cathy Adamek, Mark Gerbi, Mike LeMieur, and Jay Spillum and the following voted against the same: None
The foregoing resolution was approved this 16th day of September, 2013. Motion carried 5-0.
Board Member Reports were presented.
Superintendents Report
Received confirmation from the State that the District was awarded $46,400 in scholarships in conjunction with TCC and Head Start
Will be holding a meeting in September with all staff that participated in Registration Week
Greenhouse continues to thrive; delivery of high tunnel this week; classes are doing most of the construction of the high tunnel; hoping to get plants planted yet
Boiler at the high school is out; new one was delivered today; will take two weeks to set up
With Channel 6 ending November 1, is working with Jerry Abraham for other options; target date to have our own station at the High School is the start of next school year
Homecoming Week is this week.
There was no Old or Unfinished Business.
New Business
Motion by Mike LeMieur, seconded by Cathy Adamek, that the Board of Education approve changing the November 18 School Board meeting to Tuesday, November 12 at 5:00 p.m. Motion carried 5-0.
Member Cathy Adamek moved the adoption of the following Resolution:
RESOLUTION APPOINTING
ELECTION JUDGES
FOR THE NOVEMBER 5, 2013
SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 482, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1. The individuals specified on EXHIBIT A attached hereto, each of whom is qualified to serve as an election judge, are hereby appointed as judges of election for the school districts special election on November 5, 2013, to act as such at the combined polling places listed on said exhibit.
2. The election judges shall act as clerks of election, count the ballots cast and submit the results to the school board for canvass in the manner provided for other school district elections.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Sharon Ballou.
On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Sharon Ballou, Cathy Adamek, Jay Spillum, Mark Gerbi, and Mike LeMieur and the following voted against: None. whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. Motion carried 5-0.
EXHIBIT A
COMBINED
POLLING PLACE
Little Falls Community
Middle School
Head Election Judge
Assistant Head Judge
ELECTION JUDGES
Shift 1 (6:00 a.m. to 1 :30 p.m.)
Gina Vetter
Gordon Meyer
Jean Balaski
Babe Brisk
Doug Dahlberg
Betty DeVriendt
Mary Rae Freeberg
Carolyn Fruechte
Judi Johnson
Don Klinker
Phyllis Shirley
Jeff VanDenheuvel
Jason Weinerman
Char Welle
Marlene Williams
Lynn Young
Shift 2 (1 :30 p.m. to ?)
Gina Vetter
Gordon Meyer
Georgia Anderson
Shirley Anderson
Ron Berg
Peggy Bliese
Pam Brisk
Marlys Carper
Charlene Jelinski
Keith Kruschke
Mary Larson
Raymond Nicoski
Paul Nieman
Mary Jean Stobb
Lucy Tanner
Elaine Westerdahl-Delaney
Lincoln Elementary School
Head Election Judge
Assistant Head Judge
Shift 1 (6:00 a.m. to 1 :30 p.m.)
Elene Tonder
Virginia Tembruell
Patrick Brady
Ruth Brutcher
Stephanie Doty
Sharon Hegna
William Krivanek
Dennis Prozinski
Elizabeth Tepley
Connie Thorsland
Shift 2 (1 :30 p.m. to ?)
Elene Tonder
Virginia Tembreull
Mary Ann Bartlett
David Becker
Mary Hoover
Jerry Jelinski
Elda Mae Johnston
Peggy Ross
George VanRisseghem
Roger Virnig
Dr. S. G. Knight Elementary
School
Head Election Judge
Assistant Head Judge
Shift 1 (6:00 a.m. to 1 :30 p.m.)
Jerry Peterschick
Donna Wolch
Charlie Andres
Cathy Gannon
Richard Thelander
Julie Warren
Shift 2 (1 :30 p.m. to ?)
Jerry Peterschick
Donna Wolch
Shirley Japp
Katie Plante
Carol Saxton
Arlene Turner
Election Judge Alternates
– Norma Bjornson (11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. only; Middle School or Lincoln only)
– Robert Doucette (12:00 to 5:00 p.m. or 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. only; any site)
-Other Alternates as needed
Morrison County Auditors Office Staff
(Absentee Ballot Board)
All election judges will receive compensation in the amount of $7.50 per hour, with the Head Election Judge receiving an additional $25.00 and the Assistant Head Judge receiving an additional $15.00.
STATE OF MINNESOTA )
(SS)
COUNTY OF MORRISON )
I, the undersigned, being the duly qualified and acting Clerk of Independent School District No. 482 (Little Falls), State of Minnesota, hereby certify that the attached and foregoing is a full, true and correct transcript of the minutes of a meeting of the school board of said school district duly called and held on the date therein indicated, so far as such minutes relate to appointing election judges for a special election of said school district, and that the resolution included therein is a full, true and correct copy of the original thereof.
WITNESS MY HAND officially as such clerk this 16th day of September, 2013.
__________________________
Clerk
Motion by Jay Spillum, seconded by Mark Gerbi, that the Board of Education approve the Section 125 Plan Resolution, Amendment and Summary of Material Modifications, as follows:
ACTION TAKEN AND RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY CONSENT OF THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OF LITTLE FALLS
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
(HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS THE EMPLOYER)
The undersigned, being all of the members or a designated member of the Board of the above referenced Employer hereby adopt the following Resolution by unanimous consent and direct that this Consent Resolution be adopted and the 125 Plan be amended.
WHEREAS, the Employer previously adopted a Code Section 125 Plan, also known as a Flexible Spending Account, (the Plan);
WHEREAS, Internal Revenue Code Section 125(f) was amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the Act) for purposes of prohibiting the pre-tax purchase of individual health insurance policies through the public Health Insurance Marketplace (hereinafter referred to as the Exchange) with Section 125 Plan funds; and
WHEREAS, under section 1515(c) of the Act, small employers, as defined by the Act, may purchase group health insurance through the public Exchange as a Small Business Health Options Program plan (SHOP plan) and allow their employees to pay their share of the SHOP plan premium on a pre-tax basis through the 125 Plan; and
WHEREAS, the public Exchange will be available October 1, 2013, for individuals to purchase insurance for coverage that begins January 1, 2014; and
WHEREAS, employees that purchase individual health insurance for themselves or family members through the public Exchange cannot use pre-tax dollars to pay the premium for those plans or be reimbursed tax-free from the 125 Plan; and
WHEREAS, effective upon execution of this Resolution the Employer desires to amend the Plan as set forth in the attached Amendment and Summary of Material of Modifications to make the mandated changes in accordance with the Act effective upon execution of the Resolution.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Directors has hereby reviewed the attached Amendment and Summary of Material Modifications and does hereby approve the adoption of the Amendment as set forth therein;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the officers of the Employer are authorized and directed to take any and all action as may be necessary to effectuate this Resolution.
By ______ Date_____________
By ______ Date_____________
By ______ Date_____________
AMENDMENT TO THE
SECTION 125 PLAN
This Amendment to the Section 125 Plan (the Plan) is adopted by Little Falls Community Schools (the Employer), effective as of the dates set forth herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, effective as set forth below, the Plan is amended as follows:
A. Effective upon execution of the attached Resolution, employees who purchase individual insurance for themselves or family members through a public Exchange beginning October 1, 2013, cannot use pre-tax dollars to pay the premium for those plans nor be reimbursed tax-free from the 125 Plan.
LITTLE FALLS COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
By: ________________
Title: ______________ _
SUMMARY OF MATERIAL MODIFICATIONS TO THE
SECTION 125 PLAN (the Plan)
This document summarizes important changes to your 125 Flexible Benefits Plan (the Plan). If you have any questions regarding the changes outlined in this Summary of Material Modifications (SMM), you should contact Paige McNeal or Mary Harty. Keep a copy of this SMM with your Summary Plan Description for future reference.
A 125 Plan allows an employer to offer a choice between taxable cash and pre-tax qualified benefits. Premium cost for individual owned and employer-sponsored group plans are generally considered qualified benefits. However, Health Care Reform changes specifically codified in Public Law 111-48 Section 1515(c) amended Section 125(f) of the internal revenue code to exclude the cost incurred by an individual that purchases individual insurance from the public Health Insurance Marketplace commonly referred to as the public Exchange.
This amendment for all practical purposes provides that an individual that goes to a public Exchange to purchase individual insurance for himself/herself or a family member shall not be able to pay the premium for that insurance policy on a pre-tax basis through the 125 plan nor get reimbursed for cost of that insurance policy through the 125 Plan (specifically through the Outside Health Insurance Flexible Spending Account).
However, small employers (fewer than 50 employees) can purchase group health insurance through the
Exchange through the Small-Business Health Options Program Plan (SHOP Plan) and allow employees to pay their share of the SHOP plan premium pre-tax through the 125 plan.
The prohibition on the use of 125 Plan dollars on a pre-tax basis does not apply to individuals that purchase individual health insurance from the insurer directly, or through a private Exchange.
The public Exchange is expected to be up and running by October 1, 2013 providing insurance coverage that may begin covering the purchased as soon as January 1, 2014.
In summary, if you purchase insurance from the public Exchange your incurred cost shall not be submitted for reimbursement or paid through the Premium Only Plan on a pre-tax basis through the employer-sponsored 125 Plan.
Motion carried 5-0. Further into the meeting, it was brought to the attention of the Chairperson that a roll call vote had not been taken for approval of this Resolution. A roll call vote was then taken, with all voting in favor, and against, none. Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Jay Spillum, seconded by Cathy Adamek, that the Board of Education approve the Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction and Student Achievement (to be updated when further information is available) for the Little Falls Community Schools, in substantially the form and format presented and authorize its posting on the Little Falls Community Schools web site on or before October 1, 2013. Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Jay Spillum, that the Board of Education certify the maximum 2014 Property Tax Levy and authorize the Clerk of the Board to sign the certification. Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Mark Gerbi, seconded by Mike LeMieur, that the Board of Education approve updating the contracts with Palmer Bus Service of North Central Minnesota, Inc. and Stracks Bus Service, Inc. Motion carried 5-0.
Superintendent Jones reported on the 2012-13 Community Service reports.
Motion to adjourn the meeting by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Jay Spillum. Motion carried 5-0.
The Business Meeting was adjourned by Chairperson Sharon Ballou at 5:45 p.m.
Sharon Ballou, Chairperson
Cathy Adamek,
Clerk/Treasurer

PUBLISH: October 27, 2013 (45301)

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