School Board Minutes Dec.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
ISO #482 – LITTLE FALLS, MN
December 16, 2013
The School Board of Independent School District #482 held a Business Meeting on Monday, December 16, 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; Aaron Sinclair, Human Resource Director; 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 amended agenda (added personnel item and change of LEA Representative) by Mike LeMieur, seconded by Jay Spillum. Motion carried 6-0.
Recognition/Appreciation
MSBA Directors Award for 2013-14 – Cathy Adamek
Project REAL – Apple Distinguished Program for 2013-15 – Mark Diehl
Presentations
County Commissioners Jeff Jelinski, Kevin Maurer, and Randy Winscher
Colette Cameron – Response to Intervention (RTI)
Chris Grams – Teaching and Learning
There were no public comments.
Motion to approve the consent agenda by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Brad Laager, as follows:
Personnel
Employment
Jason Dreiling, Middle School Golf Coach
Resignations
Jessica Adamski, Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach, is resigning from her position
Jaci Fritz, Assistant Varsity Diving Coach, is resigning from her position effective December 11, 2013
Paul Roach, Varsity Assistant Track Coach, is resigning from his position
The minutes of the November 12, 2013, Board of Education meeting were approved.
Move that the Board of Education accept the MSHSL grant in the amount of $2,081.
Motion carried 6-0.
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:
Nathan and Jessica Waldvogel – $280.00 to the Greenhouse Project at the Community High School
Funding Factory – $40.20 to the Community Middle School
Rich and Jane Varriano – $200.00 to the Clothing Fund at Lindbergh Elementary
Randy and Ann Walker – $200.00 to the Clothing Fund at Lindbergh Elementary
Rich and Marge Olson – $150.00 to the Clothing Fund at Lindbergh Elementary
Robert and Sue Olson – $300.00 to the Clothing Fund at Lindbergh Elementary
Robin Olson-Scholl – $100.00 to the Clothing Fund at Lindbergh Elementary
Public Access Video (Jerry Abraham) – $1,829.00 for labor and equipment to upgrade video wiring from Charles D. Martin Auditorium and the High School Gymnasium to the second floor video control room in the Media Center
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 Sharon Ballou and upon roll call vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Jay Spillum, Mike LeMieur, Mark Gerbi, Sharon Ballou, Cathy Adamek, and Brad Laager
and the following voted against the same: None
The foregoing resolution was approved this 16th day of December, 2013.
Board Member Reports were presented.
Motion to adjourn the meeting by Jay Spillum, seconded by Cathy Adamek. Motion carried 6-0.
The Truth in Taxation Presentation was given by Nancy Henderson, Business Manager.
Motion by Jay Spillum, seconded by Mike LeMieur, to re-open the meeting. Motion carried 6-0.
Superintendents Report
-Police Department is having a Public Meeting tonight regarding a sexual offender moving into the area
-January 6, the Health Occupations Meeting will be at 7:00 p. m. in the High School Auditorium
-Has been having Principal evaluation meetings; Teacher Evaluation Committee met last week
-The School Board Technology Retreat will be February 10
-Will soon be starting work on the 2014-15 budget
-Will be attending the City Council meeting tonight to discuss Channel 6
-January 20 is the Health Fair; adding this year V.J. Smith presenting to staff, community, and students
-LFCS Holiday Party is scheduled for January 18.
There was no Old or Unfinished Business.
New Business
Motion by Brad Laager, seconded by Cathy Adamek, that the Board of Education certify the 13 pay 14 tax levy in the amount of 3,273,251.36. Motion carried 6-0.
The EMLF seniority list was presented for review.
Motion by Jay Spillum, seconded by Mike LeMieur, that the Board of Education approve scheduling January 6, 2014, 5:00 p.m., as the Board Reorganization Meeting. Motion carried 6-0.
The 2014 Board meeting schedule was presented for review.
Motion by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Mike LeMieur, that the Board of Education designate Mark Dunlap as the LEA Representative as provided under P.L. 107-110 (NCLB) for the 2013-14 school year. Motion carried 6-0.
The fundraisers for 2013-14 were presented.
Motion by Jay SpilIum, seconded by Mike LeMieur, that the Board of Education approve the Agriculture Education Letter of Support, as presented. Motion carried 6-0.
Motion to adjourn the meeting by Brad Laager, seconded by Cathy Adamek. Motion carried 6-0.
The Business Meeting was adjourned by Chairperson Sharon Ballou at 6:40 p.m.
Sharon Ballou, Chairperson Cathy Adamek, ClerklTreasurer

PUBLISH: January 12, 2014 (161739)

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