Minutes October

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
OCTOBER 30, 2013
MEMBERS PRESENT: Joanne Broschofsky, Steve Boser, Colleen Seelen, Patty Stangl, Dean Virnig, Mike Wilson and Superintendent Weber.
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 484 was held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in the District Office Board Room. The meeting was called to order at 6:09 PM by Chair Joanne Broschofsky.
Motion by Wilson; seconded by Boser and was carried unanimously to approve the agenda as presented.
Recognized visitor Diane Hauan regarding Pierz Choir Trip.
Motion by Boser; seconded by Virnig and was carried unanimously to approve the following consent agenda items:
Approval of regular board meeting minutes of the September 25, 2013, and the special board meeting minutes of September 30, 2013.
Approval of the following donations from: Pierz Lions to Art Club $250; Pierz Lions to Cross Country $250; Pierz Vet to FFA $265; Pierz Firemen to Football $600; Pierz Commercial Club to Football $500; Pierz Lions to Football $1500; Pierz Commercial Club to NHS $300; Walmart to Video Club $250.
Approval of September/October bills in the amount of $293,796.89.
Approve the wire on 9/25/13 MSDMAX in the amount of $1,550,000.00.
Accept resignation of Laurie Pry, HS Education Asst., effective Oct. 16, 2013.
Approve the employment of Kari Mitchell, Elem. Para, effective Sept. 30, 2013;
Lynn Gross, Elem. Para. effective Oct. 31, 2013; and, Shelby Erdrich, Elem. Para, effective Sept. 30, 2013.
Approval of the request from Sheri Kroska, Elem. Para, to reduce her hours to 3 days a week.
Approve the requests for child care leave from Rachel Young beginning approximately Dec. 8, 2013 for 10 weeks; and, Lisa Miller beginning approximately March 10, 2014 for 8 weeks.
Approval of Tina Otremba as a long term substitute for Sandy Swaser effective Oct. 25, 2013; Morgan Trang as long term substitute for Cameron Anderson effective Oct. 14, 2013; and, Kelly Gotfredson as long term substitute for Lisa Miller.
Member Broschofsky introduced the following Resolution:
RESOLUTION OF SCHOOL BOARD SUPPORTING
DISTRICT 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 School Board of Pierz Healy Public Schools recognizes the value of students participation in extracurricular activities; and
WHEREAS, The MSHSL Foundation is offering grants and funding to assist school districts in recognizing, promoting, and funding extracurricular participation by high school students in athletic and fine arts programs.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the ISD #484 School Board supports the Districts application to the Minnesota State High School League Foundation for a grant for a leadership conference.
Upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Wilson, Virnig, Boser, Stangl, Seelen, Broschofsky; seconded by Boser 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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Date Board Chair
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Date Board Clerk
Motion by Wilson; seconded by Stangl and was carried unanimously to approve the transportation contract between Melissa Templin and Pierz ISD 484 for the 2013-14 school year.
Motion by Virnig; seconded by Wilson and was carried unanimously to approve the 2013-14 Winter Sports Coaching Assignments as presented.
Member Boser introduced the following Resolution:
RESOLUTION TO AMEND
Pierz Independent School
District #484
Health Reimbursement
Arrangement
The Pierz Independent School District #484 Board of Education adopted the following resolution at the October 30, 2013 Board Meeting:
WHEREAS, the Pierz Independent School District (The Employer) currently maintains a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) which provides for the reimbursement of eligible health care expenses as provided for in the Internal Revenue Code; and
WHEREAS, recent guidance issued by the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury (collectively referred to as the Agencies) with respect to the prohibition on annual and lifetime limits in group health plans have substantially changed the legal requirements of the HRA; and
WHEREAS, the Employer does not wish to redesign its current HRA to conform to the newly prescribed guidance with respect to the prohibition on annual and lifetime limits that are effective January 1, 2014; and
WHEREAS, the Agencies provided in this same guidance the opportunity for an Employer that currently maintains an HRA to cease contributions into the HRA before January 1, 2014. Those contributions credited to the current HRA account before January 1, 2014 may be used after December 31, 2013, to reimburse medical expenses in accordance with the terms established in the current HRA without causing the HRA to fail to comply with the prohibition on annual and lifetime limits;
WHEREAS, the Employer wishes to freeze the HRA it currently maintains and thus shall cease all contributions except those already credited and promised to be contributed within the 2013 plan year effective before January 1, 2014. The current HRA plan shall continue as designed until all funds have been exhausted as allowed for in the Agencies recent guidance.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the appropriate designees of the District are hereby authorized and directed to execute and deliver all documents necessary for the proper implementation of this action and to ensure it is effective January 1, 2014.
Upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Wilson, Virnig, Boser, Seelen, Stangl, Broschofsky; seconded by Wilson 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.
EMPLOYER NAME: Pierz Independent School District #484
BY_________________
(Board Chair)
PRINT NAME: Joanne Broschofsky
DATE:______________
Member Stangl introduced the following Resolution:
RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY
CONSENT OF THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OF PIERZ ISD #484
(HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO
AS THE EMPLOYER)
The Board of Directors of the above reference Employer adopted the following resolution at the October 30, 2013 board meeting:
WHEREAS, the Employer currently maintains a cafeteria plan pursuant to the requirements of Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code called the Flexible Benefits Plan (the Plan), which provides for premium conversion benefits, health care reimbursement benefits and dependent care benefits; and
WHEREAS, the Employer wishes to amend the Plan to conform the definition of spouse in Article II, paragraph 2.43 to be applied consistent with the applicable regulatory guidance, including IRS Revenue Ruling 2013-17.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors hereby approves this Resolution and amends the Employers Flexible Benefits Plan and its component parts, such change is effective as of September 16, 2013.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the appropriate designees of the Employer are hereby authorized and directed to execute and deliver all documents necessary for the proper implementation of the Plan to ensure that the amended restated Plan, hereby approved is in effect.
Upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Wilson, Virnig, Boser, Stangl, Seelen, Broschofsky; seconded by Broschofsky 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.
Date: ______________
PIERZ ISD #484
BY: _______________
Board President
The next regular board meeting will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM.
Motion by Boser; seconded by Stangl and was carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 PM.
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Joanne Broschofsky, Board Chair
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Steve Boser, Board Clerk

PUBLISH: November 24, 2013 (59997)

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