Minutes January

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD
MEETING
JANUARY 29, 2014
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, January 29, 2014 in the District Office conference room. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by Chair Joanne Broschofsky.
Motion by Wilson; seconded by Broschofsky and was carried unanimously to approve the agenda as presented without changes.
Motion by Virnig; seconded by Broschofsky and was carried unanimously to nominate Stangl for Board Chair for 2014.
Motion by Wilson; seconded by Boser and was carried unanimously to nominate Virnig for Board Vice-Chair for 2014.
Motion by Wilson; seconded by Virnig and was carried unanimously to nominate Boser for Board Clerk for 2014.
Motion by Boser; seconded by Stangl and was carried unanimously to nominate Wilson, Broschofsky and Seelen for Board Directors for 2014.
Motion by Virnig; seconded by Wilson and was carried unanimously to approve the following consent agenda items:
Minutes
Approve the regular board meeting minutes of December 18, 2013.
Donations/Grants
Approve the following donations from: Pierz Firemens to Boys Basketball $600,
BPA $600, Girls Basketball $600 and Pioneer Student Council $1000; MSHSL
Grant to Letter Club $1460;
Wires
Approve the following wire transfers from MSDLAF & MSDMAX Accounts to the Farmers and Merchants State Bank for the month of January 2014.
MSDLAF $275,000.00; MSDMAX $1,450,000.00.
Bills
Approval of December/January bills in the amount of $213,341.13.
Personnel
Approve the child care leave request of Cindy Pohlkamp, Kindergarten Teacher, beginning April 14, 2014 thru the end of the school year.
Approve the long term substitute contract for Lillian Warner beginning April 14, 2014 thru the end of the school year.
Approve the employment of Deb Froelich, part-time bus aide beginning Jan. 20, 2014.
Approve the Kitchen Assistant long term substitute contract for Dondi Schubert beginning Dec. 9, 2013 to Dec. 20, 2013.
Approve the employment of Dondi Schubert for Kitchen Assistant beginning Jan. 2, 2014.
Ratify the 2013-14 contract for Earl Athman, Business Manager.
Accept the resignation of Michelle Nelson, HS Education Asst., effective Jan. 31, 2014.
Approve the additional 1.5 hrs. for Robin Mortenson, Elem. SpEd. Education Asst., effective Jan. 20, 2014.
Approve the employment of Wendy Meyer, Elem. Spe. Ed. Education Asst., effective Jan. 20, 2014.
Approve the long-term substitute contract of Sean Jacobson beginning Jan. 27, 2014.
Approve the long-term substitute contract of Hans Horning for Pat Tax beginning Jan. 21, 2014 thru Feb. 7, 2014.
Motion by Boser; seconded by Virnig and was carried unanimously to have the Chair appoint director to the following assignments of the school district for the 2014 fiscal year.
Hearing Official: Stangl
(Review Free/Reduced Meal
Applications)
Mid State: Stangl
Community Education Advisory
Comm: Virnig
Legislative Liaison for MSBA:
Wilson
Personnel Committee:
Seelen, Broschofsky
Member Wilson introduced the following resolution:
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN
PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEROF
WHEREAS, the financial condition of the school district dictates that the school must reduce expenditures, and
WHEREAS, this reduction in expenditures must include discontinuance of positions and discontinuance or curtailment of programs, and
WHEREAS, a determination must be made as to which teachers contracts must be terminated and not renewed and which teachers may be placed on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits in effecting discontinuance of positions.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 484 as follows:
That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools and Administration to consider the discontinuance of programs or positions to effectuate economies in the school district and reduce expenditures and make recommendations to the school board for the discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, discontinuance of positions or curtailment of positions.
Upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Virnig, Wilson, Broschofsky, Stangl, Boser and Seelen. and the following voted against: none.
Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted and was signed by the
Chairperson and attested by the Clerk.
____________, Chairperson
Attest: __________________, Clerk
The draft school calendar for 2014-2015 was reviewed.
The next regular board meeting will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the District Office Conference Room.
Motion by Boser; seconded by Wilson and was carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 PM.
Patty Stangl, Board Chair
Steve Boser, Board Clerk

PUBLISH: March 2, 2014 (183348)

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