School Board Minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
ISO #482 –
LITTLE FALLS, MN
June 16, 2014
The School Board of Independent School District #482 held a Business Meeting on Monday, June 16, 2014, 5:00 p.m., at the Morrison County Government Center.
Members present were: Cathy Adamek, Sharon Ballou, Jay Spillum, Mike LeMieur, and Brad Laager. 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 agenda by Mike LeMieur, seconded by Jay Spillum. Motion carried 5-0.
Presentation
District Print Study – Mark Diehl
Public Comments
Shawn Larsen, Candidate for Morrison County Sheriff
Motion to approve the consent agenda by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Mike LeMieur. Motion by Jay Spillum to remove Item 6.1.2 (Leave of Absence request by Troy Wunderlich), and move it to Item 7.1 and to remove Item 6.1.3 (Resignation of Troy Wunderlich), and move it to Item 7.1.1 . Motion by Cathy Adamek to amend her original motion to include the motion Member Spillum suggested, seconded by Mike LeMieur. Motion carried 5-0.
The consent agenda was approved as follows:
Personnel
Employment
Amy Amelsberg. School Health Paraprofessional at the Community Middle School
Jake Cameron, Head Custodian at the Community Middle School
Matthew Cox, Physical Education Teacher at Lindbergh and Dr. S. G. Knight Elementary
Kelly Hetland. Custodian at the Community High School and Dr. S. G. Knight Elementary
Greg Jamison, DCD Teacher at the Community Middle School
Brian McCormack, E/BD Teacher at the Community Middle School
Resignations
Becki Church, LD Teacher at the Community High School and Middle School is resigning from her position effective the end of the 2013-14 school year
Gabrielle Gwost, PCA/Education Paraprofessional at Dr. S. G. Knight Elementary, is resigning from her position effective May 30, 2014
Anjanette Kraus, Assistant Speech Coach, is resigning from her position
Dawn Lattimer, Cleaner at the Community High School, is resigning from her position
Rachel Von Wahlde, DCD Teacher at the Community Middle School, is resigning from her position effective June 30, 2014
Retirement
Patricia Crosby, PCA/Education Paraprofessional at Dr. S. G. Knight Elementary, is retiring from her position effective May 30, 2014
Return from Leave of Absence
Jake Cameron, Custodian at the Community Middle School, is returning from leave of absence effective July 1, 2014
The minutes of the May 19, 2014, Board of Education meeting were approved.
The ISD #482 bills for April, 2014, were approved.
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:
Aspire Realty – $175.00 to Community Services for Junior Victory League
Atomic Learning – $175.00 to Community Services for Junior Victory League
Robert and Nancy Keeton – $166.67 to the CEC Scholarship Fund
Greg and Wendy Zylka – $166.67 to the CEC Scholarship Fund
Dairy Queen Little Falls – $175.00 to Community Services for Junior Victory League
Sobieski Lions Club – $1,500.00 to the Scholarship Fund at the Community High School
Gregory and Diane Colombe – $1,000.00 to the Scholarship Fund 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: Cathy Adamek, Brad Laager, Jay Spillum, Mike LeMieur, and Sharon Ballou
and the following voted against the same: None
The foregoing resolution was approved this 16th day of June, 2014. Motion carried 5-0.
Discussion was held on the leave request by Troy Wunderlich, LD Teacher at the Community Middle School. Following discussion, a motion was made by Jay Spillum, seconded by Mike LeMieur, that the Board of Education deny the one year discretionary leave of absence request by Troy Wunderlich. Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Jay Spillum, seconded by Mike LeMieur, that the Board of Education approve the resignation of Troy Wunderlich, LD Teacher at the Community Middle School effective June 30, 2014, with best wishes.
Motion carried 5-0.
Board Member Reports were presented.
Superintendents Report
– Planning for next year; some staff to be hired yet
– Are planning back-to-school; certified staff will be hearing Robert Marzano
– Breakfast Challenge – will be getting $6,600 in grants; looking at grab and go carts, second chance breakfasts, and smoothie machines at the High School and Middle School; through a grant we will receive, we will get .25 cents for every breakfast above last year
-Town 101 is continuing to pick up speed; two projects are identified mentorship and apprenticeship and resources and facilities for youth
-Safe Routes to School – had first meeting since receiving planning grant
-Met with new Hospital Administrator
-Little Falls Community Schools was named one of the top workplaces in Minnesota!
Old or Unfinished Business
Motion by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Jay Spillum, that the Board of Education approve the Teacher Evaluation Plan, as presented. Motion carried 5-0.
Motion to approve the Budget 2014-15 as evidenced on Page 7 and the Health and Safety Estimated Expenditures for 2014-15 by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Mike LeMieur. Motion carried 5-0.
Superintendent Jones presented further information on the Contract for Services for Liaison Officer.
He will be attending the Little Falls City Council meeting this evening.
New Business
Graduation credit requirement information was presented by Tim Bjorge, High School Principal.
Motion by Brad Laager, seconded by Jay Spillum, that the Board of Education approve the Lease Agreement with the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls for 2014-15 and 2015-16. Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Jay Spillum, that the Board of Education approve the Lease Agreement for the St. Francis Health and Recreation Center Gymnasium for 2014-15. Motion carried 5-0.
Motion to approve the Health and Safety Estimated Expenditures for FY 2016 by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Brad Laager. Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Brad Laager, seconded by Mike LeMieur, that the Board of Education authorize the District to contract with Musser Environmental Consulting, Inc. for Health and Safety Services for the 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17 school years. Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Mike LeMieur, that the Board of Education approve the following resolution:
RESOLUTION TO AMEND LITTLE FALLS
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #482
The Little Falls School District Board of Education adopted the following resolution at the June 16, 2014 board meeting:
WHEREAS, the Little Falls School District (the District) currently maintains a cafeteria plan pursuant to the requirements of Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code called the Little Falls Independent School District #482 Flexible Benefits Plan (the Plan), which provides for premium conversion benefits, health care reimbursement benefits and dependent care benefits; and
WHEREAS, the District wishes to amend and restate the Plan effective July 1, 2013 to comply with current laws that apply to cafeteria plans, as set out in the Districts Plan Document, Section 4.04, entitled
HSA Contribution Plan in order to add a health savings account optional benefit for eligible employees, effective July 1, 2014; and
WHEREAS, the District also wishes to amend and restate the Plan by providing that the Limited-Use
Medical Flexible Spending Account component in the Plan, as set out in Section 40.2(B), be activated and available for participants who fund a Health Savings Account.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Districts Board of Education hereby approves this Resolution and amends the Districts Flexible Benefits Plan and its component parts, such change is effective as of July 1, 2014; and
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 the Plan to ensure that the amended restated Plan, hereby approved is in effect.
Date: June 16, 2014
EMPLOYER NAME: LITTLE FALLS ISO #482
BY:
Board President
A roll call vote was taken with all voting in favor and against, none. Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Brad Laager, that the Board of Education approve the Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan change in order to be HSA compliant. Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Jay Spillum, that the Board of Education approve the Mid-America HRA Change, as presented. Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Mike LeMieur, seconded by Brad Laager, that the Board of Education approve the photography services of Lifetouch for 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17. Motion carried 5-0.
Superintendent Jones presented information on NJPA Innovation Funding.
Motion by Jay Spillum, seconded by Cathy Adamek, that the Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Agreement for Student Training Experience with St. Cloud State University. Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Brad Laager, seconded by Cathy Adamek, that the Board of Education approve the At-Will Work Agreements 2014-17 for the Business Manager and the Technology Coordinator. Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Brad Laager, seconded by Mike LeMieur, that the Board of Education approve the At-Will Work agreements for 2014-17 for the Assistant Business Manager; ECFE, SR, and EC Screening Coordinator and Teacher; Network Administrator; Lead Network-Desktop Technician; High School Office Manager/Scheduler/
MARSS Coordinator; Human Resource Generalist; SPED Program Assistant; Mental Health Behavioral Aide;
Transportation Coordinator and Driver; and Digital Learning Specialist. Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Jay Spillum, seconded by Cathy Adamek, that the Board of Education approve the 2014-17 contract settlement with the Principals. Motion carried 5-0.
Chairperson Sharon Ballou read the following summary statement from the closed session meeting held on May 19, 2014, regarding Superintendent Evaluation:
The Little Falls Community Schools Board of Education went into Closed Session for the purpose of formally evaluating Superintendent Stephen Jones. He was evaluated on the following six areas:
Policy and Governance; Planning and Assessment; Instructional Leadership; Organizational
Management; Communications and Community Relations; and Professionalism. The results of the evaluation demonstrate that the Board of Education is quite satisfied with Mr. Jones and the work he is doing on behalf of the staff, students, and families of Little Falls Community Schools.
Motion by Brad Laager, seconded by Cathy Adamek, that the Board of Education go into closed session per MN Statute 13D.03(b), Labor Negotiations Strategy, at 6:45 p.m. Motion carried 5-0.
The Board of Education went into closed session.
Motion by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Brad Laager, that the Board of Education go into open session at 6:52 p.m. Motion carried 5-0.
The Board of Education went into open session.
Motion to adjourn the meeting by Brad Laager, seconded by Mike LeMieur. Motion carried 5-0.
The Business Meeting was adjourned by Chairperson Sharon Ballou at 7:11 p.m.
Sharon Ballou, Chairperson
Cathy Adamek, Clerk/Treasurer

PUBLISH: July 27, 2014 (254938)

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