PROCEEDINGS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
ISD #482 – LITTLE FALLS, MN
October 21, 2013
The School Board of Independent School District #482 held a Business Meeting on Monday, October 21, 2013, 5:00 p.m., at the Morrison County Government Center.
Members present were: Cathy Adamek, Mike LeMieur, Sharon Ballou, Jay Spillum, Brad Laager 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 Cathy Adamek, seconded by Jay Spillum. Motion carried 6-0.
There were no public comments.
Motion to approve the consent agenda by Mark Gerbi, seconded by Mike LeMieur, as follows:
Melissa Anez, District School Nurse
Scott Doroff, Lunch Room Supervisor at Lindbergh Elementary
Stephany Karpinski, PCA/Education Paraprofessional at Lincoln Elementary
LaJoy Scepurek, Secretary II Community Services Administrative Assistant
John Sobiech, Custodian at the Community High School
Sheila Venske, PCA/Education Paraprofessional at the Community High School
Change in Retirement Date
Robert Salber, District Groundskeeper, change in retirement date from September 16, 2013 to September 30, 2013
Katie Boser, 9th Grade Girls Basketball Coach
Gary VonderHaar, Lunch Room Supervisor at Lindbergh Elementary, is reSigning from his position
Nicholas Abbott — MS +15 to MS + 30
Tanya Bergman — MS to MS + 15
Tony Bergman — MS to MS + 15
Jeanyne Gomez — MS + 15 to MS + 30
Sally Heier — MS to MS + 15
Lisa Kapsner — MS to MS + 15
Kelly Kilanowski — BS to BS + 15
Jennifer Loukinen — MS + 30 to MS + 45
Jack Marmon — BS + 30 to MS
Ryan Tenold — MS + 15 to MS + 30
Karen Warner — MS to MS + 15
The minutes of the September 16, 2013 Board of Education meeting were approved.
Motion carried 6-0.
Member Cathy Adamek introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
Acceptance of Gifts
WHEREAS the following have generously ollered to donate to Little Falls Community Schools:
Norma E. Nelson Estate – $500.00 to the Dr. S. G. Knight Scholarship Program and $500.00 to the Community High School Scholarship Program
Zion Lutheran Women – $75.00 to Dr. S. G. Knight Elementary; $75.00 to Lincoln Elementary; and $75.00 to Lindbergh Elementary
Bruce and Donna Bergman – Three bookshelves to Lindbergh Elementary School
City of lillie Falls – $29,000.00 to the Youth Recreation Program
Woltjer and Associates – $1,000.00 to the Greenhouse Project at the Community High School
Flyer Athletic Boosters (FAB) – $1,800.00 to the Strength/Conditioning Program at the Community High School
Heartland Symphony Orchestra – Complimentary Family Concert Tickets for all 5th Graders in the District
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: Jay Spillum, Cathy Adamek, Sharon Ballou, Mark Gerbi, Mike LeMieur, and Brad Laager
and the following voted against the same: None
The foregoing resolution was approved this 21st day of October, 2013. Motion carried 6-0.
Board Member Reports were presented.
-Start of 8th week of school, conferences, etc.
-Great fall for activities – in participation and achievement of success – football first playoff game since 1985; volleyball, cross country, swimming, soccer; choir concerts coming up, play, Veterans Day, etc.
-Level III Sex Offender meeting will be held on Tuesday at the High School at 5:30 p.m.
-MN Manufacturing Week is coming up -tours that students will be going on; working with local firms on vocational careers and opportunities; November 25 meeting at the High School to explore Health Occupations
-Referendum is coming up – having parents feel that they can partner with the school district.
There was no Old or Unfinished Business.
Motion to approve the following Resolution by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Jay Spillum:
RESOLUTION OF SCHOOL BOARD SUPPORTING
FORM A APPLICATION TO MINNESOTA
STATE HIGH SCHOOl- LEAGUE FOUNDATION
WHEREAS, the Minnesota State High School League Foundation was formed to provide support for Minnesotas high school youth to participate in athletics and fine arts;
WHEREAS, the District 482 School Board recognizes the value of students participation in extracurricular activities; and
WHEREAS, THE MSHSL Foundation is offering grants and funding to assist school district in recognizing, promoting and funding extracurricular participation by high school students in athletic and fine arts programs.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Little Falls Community School Board supports the Districts application to the Minnesota State High School League Foundation for a FORM A grant to offset student activity fees.
Date Board Chair
Date Board Clerk – Treasurer
A roll call vote was taken with all voting in favor, and against, none. Motion carried 6-0.
Motion by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Brad Laager, that the Board of Education authorize the Wellness Committee to purchase and award gifts/prizes in the amount of $3,200 for the four challenges during the 2013-14 school year. Further move that the Board of Education authorize the Well ness Committee to purchase a healthy snack for all employees monthly with the total expenditures for the snack not to exceed $1,000 for the year. The authorization is for the expenditures to be paid from the Tobacco Settlement revenue. Motion carried 6-0.
Nancy Henderson, Business Manager, presented October 1 enrollment information.
Motion by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Mark Gerbi, that the Board of Education approve the Assurance of Compliance With State and Federal Law Prohibiting Discrimination Form. Motion carried 6-0.
Motion by Jay Spillum, seconded by Mike LeMieur, that the Board of Education approve the land lease agreement with Mr. Scott Doroff for calendar year 2014. Motion carried 6-0.
Motion by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Mike LeMieur, that the Board of Education approve the land lease agreement with Mr. Eric Smude for calendar year 2014. Motion carried 6-0. Janel Bitzan, Auditor for Kern, DeWenter, and Viere, presented the 2012-13 audit, along with Nancy Henderson, Business Manager, and Shelly Kircher, Assistant Business Manager. Following the presentation, a motion was made by Brad Laager, seconded by Cathy Adamek, that the Board of Education accept the Districts final audit report for 2012-13, as presented, and authorize the Administration to file the final report and to take all other necessary steps with respect to the report. Motion carried 6-0.
Superintendent Jones presented information on the MSBA Leadership Conference in January.
Motion to adjourn the meeting by Brad Laager, seconded by Jay Spillum. Motion carried 6-0.
The Business Meeting was adjourned by Chairperson Sharon Ballou at 5:57 p.m.
Sharon Ballou, Chairperson
Cathy Adamek, Clerk/Treasurer
PUBLISH: November 17, 2013