UPSALA AREA SCHOOLS
Minutes of the regular meeting of the Upsala Area Schools, Independent School District No. 487, held on October 23, 2013. Present were Chairperson Peterson, along with board members Nelson, Pepin Ripplinger, Krivanek and Wensmann. Also present were Superintendent Arndt and Business Manager Harren.
Visitor was Jenny Zietler with the MCR.
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by Chairperson Peterson.
Motion by Krivanek, seconded by Ripplinger to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Peterson, seconded by Pepin to approve the minutes of the September 25th regular meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Pepin, seconded by Wensmann to approve the bills and wire transfers in the amount of $2,011,072.29. Bills paid with check numbers 14768 to 14921. Motion carried unanimously.
Dean of Students report:
October Students of the Month are McKenzie Barth for the Senior High and Dalton Louden for the Junior High.
Subject Area Students of the Month were recognized.
Athletes of the Month are Kiley Smieja for volleyball, Aaron Ripplinger for football and Amanda Tschida for tennis.
Annual Report of Curriculum, Instruction and Student Achievement was presented.
Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR) was released for both High School and Elementary Schools. The Elementary received a Celebration Eligible Designation due to the achievement score and Mr. Capelle will apply for recognition to MDE. The Student Showcase took place on October 21st with conferences. It was a positive evening. Thanks to the staff for organizing the event.
After school support services are offered again this year for students in grades K-12. Homework Club meets on Mondays and Wednesdays after school for students in grades 4-12. We also offer after school tutoring for students in grades K-3 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Title I services are available for students in grades K-4. Ms. Amber Kalthoff is coordinating the support schedule for Title I. Selected students in Grades K-3 may also work with Ms. Shelly Schumer as part of the Reading Corps Program.
Superintendent Arndts report:
The Auditors will present the Audit at the November regular board meeting.
Due to a state error in calculating the ANTC, the levy went from a decrease of .927% to a decrease of 1.39%.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Peterson to approve the Annual Report on Curriculum Instruction and Student Achievement as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Pepin, seconded by Wensmann to approve the resolution to support the application to MSHSL Foundation for a grant to offset student participation fees. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Ripplinger, seconded by Nelson to approve the Coaching and Activity handbook as presented. Mr. Westrich was thanked for the good job he did in putting the handbook together. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Ripplinger, seconded by Wensmann to approve the Upsala Area Schools Fundraisers as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Krivanek, seconded by Wensmann to approve the Winter Coaches: BBB Head-Vern Capelle, Asst. Joey Fuchs, JH-Mindy Klosowski and GBB Head- Paul Pelzer, Asst. Mark Herbes and JH-Amber Kalthoff. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Wensmann, seconded by Pepin to approve the donation from Lange Oil (1% Shell card) in the amount of $200.00 and $85.00 from Target Corp for Student Council. Many thanks for the donations. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Peterson, seconded by Krivanek to accept the resignation from Mary Frie as of December 31, 2013, as a school bus driver. Mary was thanked for her many years of service and for a job very well done! Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Peterson to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 PM. Motion carried unanimously.
Karin Nelson, Clerk
PUBLISH: November 3, 2013 (49998)