Minutes September

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
MEMBERS PRESENT: Joanne Broschofsky, Steve Boser, Colleen Seelen, Patty Stangl, Dean Virnig, and Superintendent Weber.
MEMBERS ABSENT: Mike Wilson.
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 484 was held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in the District Office Board Room. The meeting was called to order at 6:05 PM by Chair Joanne Broschofsky.
Motion by Boser; seconded by Seelen and was carried unanimously to approve the following agenda change:
Add 8.03 Special Olympics Award
Motion by Virnig; seconded by Broschofsky and was carried unanimously to approve the following consent agenda items:
Approve the regular and special board minutes dated August 28, 2013.
Approve the donation from Fr. Stangl to the Football Student Activity fund for $100.00.
Approve the grant money from Five Wings Art Council to Band for $5,000.00.
Approve the August/September bills in the amount of $290,597.35.
Accept the resignation of Ron Lindholm, Bus Driver, effective Sept. 6, 2013.
Approve the employment of the following:
Traci Schommer, Elem. Para, effective 9/4/13
Connie Kieffer, Elem. Para, effective 9/4/13
Hannah Athman, Para, effective 9/4/13
Robin Mortenson, Elem. Para, effective 9/3/13
Barbara Reese, Sp.Ed. Bus Aide, effective 9/3/13
Jason Lease, replacing Ron Lindholms route effective 9/9/13
Ronald Grittner, Sp.Ed. Bus Aide, effective 9/3/13
Nicole Dickmann, HS Para, effective 9/3/13
Sheila Carter, Sp.Ed. Bus Aide, effective 9/3/13
Approve the additional hours for the following staff:
Wendy Kapsner, Elem. Para, increased hrs. from 5 to 6.5/day eff. 9/4/13
Emma Nelson, HS Para, increased hrs. from 6.5 to 7/day eff. 9/3/13
Nathan Rothstein, HS Para, increased hrs. from 6.5 to 6.75/day eff. 9/10/13
Karen Gruber, HS Para, increased hrs. from 6.5 to 7.25/day eff. 9/3/13
Frank Weber, HS Teacher, increased contract time from 70.95% to 77.42% eff. 9/3/13
Approve the child care leave request from Michelle Litke, Gr. 2 Teacher, beginning approximately Oct. 28, 2013 and returning on Jan. 17, 2014.
Approve Lillian Warner as a long-term substitute for Michelle Litke, beginning on approximately October 28, 2013 to January 16, 2014.
Approve Randy Fischer as the Robotics Instructor and Olivia Hoff as the Knowledge Bowl Instructor for the 2013-14 school year.
Accept the retirement request of Leeann Gray effective Nov. 8, 2013.
Motion by Boser; seconded by Virnig and was carried unanimously to approve the District Accountability Report for 2012-13 as presented.
Member Stangl introduced the following resolution:
RESOLUTION TO
CONTRACT WITH A
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
(under Minn. Stat. 471.88, Subd. 5 and 471.89, Subd. 2)
WHEREAS, the Pierz School District 484 desires to lease the following equipment: 1 set of bleachers; and,
WHEREAS, Mike Wilson, is the owner of A & W Bleacher Company, Inc. and will be financially interested in the contract; and,
WHEREAS, it is determined that the contract price of $1,000.00 is as low as, or lower than, the price at which the goods can be obtained elsewhere at this time; and,
WHEREAS, the contract is not one that is required to be competitively bid;
NOW BE IT RESOLVED by the Pierz School District 484, Pierz, Minnesota that the District is directed to make the above-mentioned purchase on behalf of the District from A & W Bleacher Company, Inc. for a price of $1,000.00. It is also resolved that the District is directed to issue an order-check to pay the claim on the filing of an affidavit of official interest by the interested official as required under Minn. Stat. 471.89.
Upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Broschofsky, Virnig, Seelen, Stangl, Boser; seconded by Seelen and was carried unanimously.
And the following voted against, none;
And the following voted to abstain, none.
WHEREUPON said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted and was signed by the Chairperson and attested by the Clerk.
This resolution is passed to comply with the provisions of Minn. Stat. 471.87-.89.
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Date Board Chair
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Date Board Clerk
Member Broschofsky introduced the following resolution:
ACTION TAKEN AND
RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY
CONSENT OF THE BOARD
OF DIRECTORS OF
PIERZ INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #484
(HEREINFATER 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.
Upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Broschofsky, Virnig, Seelen, Stangl, Boser; seconded by Virnig and was carried unanimously.
And the following voted against, none;
And the following voted to abstain, none.
WHEREUPON said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted and was signed by the Chairperson and attested by the Clerk.
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Motion by Seelen; seconded by Virnig and was carried unanimously to certify the maximum amount of the 2013 Payable 2014 Property Tax Levy as presented.
Motion by Boser; seconded by Broschofsky and was carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 PM.
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Joanne Broschofsky,
Board Chair
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Steve Boser,
Board Clerk

PUBLISH: November 3, 2013 (49701)

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