PROCEEDINGS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
ISO #482 –
LITTLE FALLS, MN
May 19, 2014
The School Board of Independent School District #482 held a Business Meeting on Monday, May 19, 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 Chairperson Sharon Ballou, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion to approve the amended agenda (added personnel item to the consent agenda and removed Items 12.3, Lease Agreement with Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls and 12.4, Lease Agreement for St. Francis Health and Recreation Center Gymnasium) by Mike LeMieur, seconded by Cathy Adamek. Motion carried 6-0.
Recognition/Appreciation
District #482 Retirees
There were no public comments.
Presentation
EXCEL Program (Staff members Mike Olson, Renee Tabatt, and Heidi Larsen; and students Matt Brausen and Lexi DeZurik)
Motion to approve the consent agenda by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Mike LeMieur, as follows:
Personnel
Employment
Miriam Alanen, Language Arts Teacher at the Community Middle School
Kate Bjorge, Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Coach
Michelle Bjorklund, Language Arts Teacher at the Community Middle School
Kristin Haugo-Jones, .6 Physical Education Teacher at Lindbergh Elementary
Wade Mathers, Principal at the Community Middle School
Resignations
Becky Abbott, High School Student Council Co-Advisor, is resigning from her position
Corinne Cook,Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, is resigning from her position
Janet Luberts, District Transportation Assistant, is resigning from her position effective the end of the 2013-14 school year
Leave Request
Deanna Christenson, Kindergarten Teacher at Lindbergh Elementary School, is requesting a 12 week FMLA Military Exigency Leave and 4 week Discretionary Leave beginning August 25, 2014.
The minutes of the April 22, 2014, Board of Education meeting were approved.
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:
Flyer Athletic Boosters – $500.00 to Community Services for Cross Country Summer Training
Belle Prairie Township – $200.00 to Community Services for the Youth Recreation Program
Darling Township – $200.00 to Community Services for the Youth Recreation Program
Green Prairie Township – $300.00 to Community Services for the Youth Recreation Program
Initiative Foundation – $7,000.00 to the Scholarship Program at the Community High School
Pioneer Hi-Bred International – $1,000.00 to the Scholarship Fund at the Community High School
Morrison County Pheasants Forever – $250.00 to Community Services for Firearm Safety
AI Asmus Band Instruments – $1,000.00 to the Flyer Band Program at the Community High School
Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce Ed. Assn. – $750.00 to the Industrial Technology
Department at the Community High School (Bridges Career Academy Mini Grant Award)
Richard and Donna Wolch – $20.00 to the Randall Scholarship Fund
Crow Wing Power – $10,500.00 to the Scholarship Fund at the Community High School
Friends of the Little Falls Carnegie Library – Two award winning books each to the Community High School and Middle School and each elementary school
Boxtops for Education – $195.40 to the Community Middle School
Nancy Henderson – $303.85 to the Spring Musical at the Community High School
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: Mark Gerbi, Mike LeMieur, Cathy Adamek, Brad Laager, Sharon Ballou, and Jay Spilllum
and the following voted against the same: None
The foregoing resolution was approved this 19th day of May, 2014. Motion carried 6-0.
Board Member Reports were presented.
Superintendents Report
-The Day of Caring impacts people across Central Minnesota and is a spectacular event
-Saturday was the Rock n Run – 197 elementary students K-5 registered for the races – great event
-Will be going to Staples, NJPA, $750,000 worth of grants will be available to schools regionally; Teachers of Excellence were awarded earlier by NJPA
-Provided a Legislative update – extra funding will be in student formula, teacher evaluation, ECFE, school readiness
-Graduation is this week.
Old or Unfinished Business
Aaron Sinclair, Human Resource Director and Roxann Ree, EMLF President, reported on the Teacher Evaluation Plan.
New Business
Motion to approve the following resolution by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Jay Spillum, as follows:
2014-2015 RESOLUTION FOR MEMBERSHIP
IN THE MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE
RESOLVED, that the Governing Board of School District Number 482, County of Morrison, State of Minnesota delegates the control, supervision and regulation of interscholastic athletic and fine arts events (referred to in MN Statutes, Section 128C.01) to the Minnesota State High School League, and so hereby certifies to the State Commissioner of Education as provided for by Minnesota Statutes.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the high school(s) listed below (name all high schools in the district):
Little Falls Community High School is/are authorized by this, the Governing Board of said school district or school to:
1. __ Make new application for membership in the Minnesota State High School
League;
School Enrollment (9-12): __
OR;
_X_Renew its membership in the Minnesota State High School League; and,
2. Participate in the approved interschool activities sponsored by said League and its various subdivisions.
3. __ Our school WILL NOT be renewing its membership in the Minnesota State High School League.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Governing Board hereby adopts the Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations of said League and all amendments thereto as the same as are published in the latest edition of the Leagues Official Handbook, on file at the office of the school district or as appears on the Leagues website, as the minimum standards governing participation in said League-sponsored activities, and that the administration and responsibility for determining student eligibility and for the supervision of such activities are assigned to the official representative identified by the Governing Board.
Member schools must develop and publicize administrative procedures to address eligibility suspensions related to Code of Student Conduct violations for students participating in activity programs by member schools.
The above Resolution was adopted by the Governing Board of this school district and is recorded in the official minutes of said Board and hereby is certified to the State Commissioner of Education as provided for by law.
A roll call vote was taken with all voting in favor, and against, none. Motion carried 6-0.
Motion by Jay Spillum, seconded by Brad Laager, that the Board of Education approve the Contract for Services for Liaison Officer for 2014-15 and 2015-16. Motion carried 6-0.
Member Cathy Adamek introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION
ESTABLISHING DATES
FOR FILING
AFFIDAVITS OF CANDIDACY
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 482, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1. The period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 482 shall begin on July 29, 2014 and shall close on August 12, 2014. An affidavit of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the $2 filing fee paid prior to 5:00 oclock p.m. on August 12, 2014.
2. The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said filing dates to be published in the official newspaper of the district, at least two (2) weeks prior to the first day to file affidavits of candidacy.
3. The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said filing dates to be posted at the administrative offices of the school district at least ten (10) days prior to the first day to file affidavits of candidacy.
4. The notice of said filing dates shall be in substantially the following form:
NOTICE OF FILING DATES FOR ELECTION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 482
LITTLE FALLS
STATE OF MINNESOTA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No.482 shall begin on July 29, 2014, and shall close at 5:00 oclock p.m. on August 12, 2014.
The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. At that election, three (3) members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four (4) years each.
Affidavits of Candidacy are available from the school district clerk, 1001 S.E. 5th Avenue. Little Falls, MN 56345-3398. The filing fee for this office is $2. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for thirty (30) days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or next ensuing general election.
The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5:00 oclock p.m. on August 12. 2014.
The motion for the 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: Sharon Ballou, Mike LeMieur, Cathy Adamek, Jay Spillum, Brad Laager. and Mark Gerbi, and the following voted against the same: None
whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. Motion carried 6-0.
Dated:. _____ _
BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
/s/___________
School District Clerk
Independent School District No. 482
Little Falls, State of Minnesota
Nancy Henderson, Business Manager, presented the proposed Budget 2014-15.
Motion by Jay Spillum. seconded by Brad Laager. that the Board of Education approve the Life and LTD
Insurance renewal with Madison National Life, the low bid; and the Dental Insurance renewal with Delta Dental, the low bid. Motion carried 6-0.
Motion by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Jay Spillum, that the Board of Education approve the Title Program Budget Addendum and the Federal Special Education Budget Addendum 2013-14. Motion carried 6-0.
A copy of the Little Falls Community Schools/Central Lakes College/National Joint Powers Alliance Ag Project Agreement was presented to the Board for review.
Information was provided on the Little Falls Community Meeting.
Motion by Brad Laager, seconded by Cathy Adamek, that the Board of Education go into closed session:
Superintendent Evaluation per Minn. Stat. 13D.04. Motion carried 6-0.
The Board of Education went into closed session.
Motion by Brad Laager, seconded by Mike LeMieur, that the Board of Education go into open session at 7:25 p.m. Motion carried 6-0.
The Board of Education went into open session.
Motion to adjourn the meeting by Jay Spillum seconded by Mike LeMieur. Motion carried 6-0.
The Business Meeting was adjourned by Chairperson Sharon Ballou at 7:30 p.m.
Sharon Ballou, Chairperson
Cathy Adamek, Clerk/Treasurer

PUBLISH: June 22, 2014 (238958)

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