PROCEEDINGS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
ISO #482 – LITTLE FALLS, MN
February 18, 2014
The School Board of Independent School District #482 held a Business Meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 5:00 p.m., at the Morrison County Government Center.
Members present were: Cathy Adamek, Sharon Ballou, Jay Spillum, Mike LeMieur, 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 Acting Chairperson Brad Laager, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion to approve the agenda by Sharon Ballou, seconded by Cathy Adamek. Motion carried 6-0.
Presentations
– High School Schedule/Registration -Tim Bjorge
– Project REAL – Mark Diehl
There were no public comments.
Motion to approve the consent agenda by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Mike LeMieur, as follows:
Personnel
Employment
Joni Gilder-Rone, 3 hr. PCA/Education Paraprofessional at Lindbergh
Elementary
Jeannelle Justin, Lunch Account Monitor at the Community High School
Jean Otremba, Kitchen Assistant at the Community Middle School
LaJoy Scepurek, Kids Korner Paraprofessional at Lincoln Elementary
Resignation
Rebecca Magnan-Doroff, Lunch Account Monitor at Lindbergh Elementary, is resigning from her position
Long Term Medical Leave
Melanie Doroff, School Health Paraprofessional at Dr. S. G. Knight Elementary
Lane Change
Jennifer McLachlan – BS + 45 to MS
The minutes of the January 21,2014 Board of Education meeting were approved.
The ISO #482 bills for December, 2013, were approved.
Move that the Board of Education authorize sponsors of the Grad Bash the use of the Little Falls
Community Middle School and certain custodial and food service personnel for the 2014 Grad Bash, as a school activity at no charge to the group.
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:
Great River Regional Library – $234.71 for transportation of Lindbergh grade 2 students to the Paramount Theatre in St. Cloud;
Hormel Foods Corporation – $25.00 for an art contest won by a Lincoln Elementary student;
Benedict Lapos – $400.00 to the scholarship fund at the Community High School;
Curtis Olson Auxiliary Post No. 9073 – $150.00 to the Dr. S. G. Knight Elementary scholarship fund;
Curtis Olson VFW Post No. 9073 – $200.00 to the Fishing for Knowledge Day at Dr. S. G. Knight Elementary;
Randall Cushing Lions – $100.00 to the Fishing for Knowledge Day at Dr. S. G. Knight Elementary;
Sobieski Lions Club – $100.00 to the Fishing for Knowledge Day at Dr. S. G. Knight Elementary;
Coboms – $150.00 to the Community Middle School;
Dairy Queen Little Falls – $52.00 to the Community Middle School; and
Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign – $700.00 to the Band Program at the Community
High School
Patrick Furnstahl (through the Wells Fargo Matching Gift Program) – $700.00 to the Band Program at the Community High School;
The National Exchange Club – $4,000.00 to the Boy and Girl of the Year scholarships at the Community High School
The Pentair Foundation – $5,000.00 for registration of Community High School students for the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition Northern Lights Regional Event;
City of Randall – $4,000.00 to the Youth Recreation Program;
Little Falls Sportsmen Club – $400.00 to the Youth Recreation Program for Firearms Safety;
Robert Walker – $182.50 to the clothing fund at Lindbergh Elementary;
Ryan and Laura Bayne – $20.00 to the clothing fund at Lindbergh Elementary; and
Randy and Ann Walker – $150.00 to the clothing fund at Lindbergh Elementary.
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 Jay Spillum and upon roll call vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Sharon Ballou, Mark Gerbi, Mike LeMieur, Jay Spillum, Brad Laager, and Cathy Adamek
and the following voted against the same: None
The foregoing resolution was approved this 18th day of February, 2014. Motion carried 6-0.
Board Member Reports were presented.
Superintendents Report
– Photography RFP will be going out for bids;
– I Love to Read Month – Flyer football players, FALC members, Superintendent Jones, and others will be reading to students;
-Still working on Channel 6;
-Teacher evaluation mandate continues to move forward;
-Working on Worlds Best Workforce – also mandated
– Only 2 snow days at this point
-Fishing for Knowledge is this week at Lake Alex with students from Lincoln and Dr. S. G. Knight Elementary
Old or Unfinished Business
Motion by Sharon Ballou, seconded by Mark Gerbi, that the Board of Education approve the High School Science extended field trip to Cost Rica in Spring, 2015. Motion carried 6-0.
Superintendent Jones presented a copy of the Safe Routes to School Planning Grant that has been submitted with the City of Little Falls.
New Business
Mike Olson, High School Assistant Principal, presented the final draft of the 2014-15 school calendar from the District Calendar Committee.
Superintendent Jones reported on the Thoma Fund distribution indicating the District will receive $99,000.00.
Motion to adjourn the meeting by Mark Gerbi, seconded by Cathy Adamek. Motion carried 6-0.
The Business Meeting was adjourned by Acting Chairperson Brad Laager at 6:00 p.m.
Brad Laager, Acting Chairperson Cathy Adamek, ClerklTreasurer

PUBLISH: March 23, 2014 (192295)

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