PROCEEDINGS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
isd #482 – LITTLE FALLS, MN
July 21, 2014
The School Board of Independent School District #482 held a Business Meeting on Monday, July 21, 2014, 5:00 p.m. at the Morrison County Government Center.
Members present were: Cathy Adamek, Sharon Ballou, Jay Spillum, Mike LeMieur, Mark Gerbi and Brad Laager. Others present were: Stephen Jones, Superintendent; Aaron Sinclair, Humane 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 Cathy Adamek, seconded by Mike LeMieur. Motion carried 6-0.
During public comments, Elizabeth Duscher thanked the Board and Administration for a very good negotiation process and a great school year.
Motion to approve the amended consent agenda (added personnel item) by Brad Laager, seconded by Jay Spillum, as follows:
Heather Klever, LD Teacher at the Community High School and Middle School
Kaia Ploof, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Miriam Alanen, Language Arts Teacher at the Community Middle School, is resigning from her position.
Elaine Auger, Grade 1 Teacher at Lindbergh Elementary, currently on leave of absence, is resigning from her position effective September 1, 2014.
Laurie Larsen, Kids Korner Paraprofessional, is resigning from her position.
Tom Stockard, Advisor of Economics Challenge and Personal Finance Decathlon, is resigning from her position.
Carrie Youngberg, Assistant Tennis Coach, is resigning from her position.
Long Term Substitute Teacher
Whitney Thune, Kindergarten Teacher at Lindbergh Elementary
Mike Lattimer, Custodian at the Community High School, is requesting an educational leave beginning July 23, 2014, not to exceed twelve months
Jeanyne Gomez: MS + 30 to MS + 45
Kelly Kilanowski – BS + 15 to MS
Jeff Opelia – BS + 60 to MS + 15
Steven Theis – BS to BS + 15
Steve Wilger – MS + 30 to MS + 45
* The minutes of the June 16, 2014, Board of Education meeting were approved.
* The ISD #482 bills for May, 2014, 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::
David and Catherine Adamek – $700.00 to the Dr. S.G. Knight Elementary Scholarship Fund
Living Hope Church, $250.00 to Little Falls Community Schools
Little Falls Machine,Inc – $250.00 to the Swim Club
DMS Machine, Inc. – $500.00 to the Swim Club
Pine Country Bank – $750.00 to the Swim Club
Catholic Health Initiatives – $500.00 to the Swim Club and $500.00 to the Girls Soccer Program
Goldeneye Solutions, Inc – $500.00 to the Swim Club
Central Minnesota Credit Union – $100.00 to the Swim Club
Sodexo Inc. & Affiliates – $396.85 to the Swim Team
Little Falls Lions Club – $750.00 for the swimming scoreboard
Kyle and Michelle Hoggarth – $62.50 for the swimming scoreboard
Zachary Klosowski – $62.50 for the swimming scoreboard
Larry and Robin Klosowski – $62.50 for the swimming scoreboard
Thomas and Terryl Hoggarth – $62.50 for the swimming scoreboard
Brandl Motors – $200.00 to the Swim Club
DJ Products, Inc. – $750.00 to the Swim Club
Wiczeks Floors and More – $100.00 to the Swim Club
MidMinnesota Federal Credit Union, $250.00 to the Swim Club
THEREFORE BE IF 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: Brad Laager, Jay Spillum, Cathy Adamek, Mike LeMieur, Mark Gerbi and Sharon Ballou
and the following voted against the same: None
The foregoing resolution was approved this 21st day of July 2014. Motion carried 6-0.
Board Members reports were presented:
Updated personnel – just a few openings left for fall
Back-to-school planning continues; two days for new teacher induction; District day is August 25
Changes for next year include elementary students will come the first day, September 2; open houses will be August 27 for elementary and middle school.
Registration Week is August 11 – 14
EdmodoCon 2014 Viewing Party is something new – online learning for staff on August 6
Otto Bremer Grant Foundation has another year of grants and NJPA has added to it; we are in a position to have an additional counselor 4 days a week.
New printers are here.
There was no Old or Unfinished Business.
Enrollment numbers for 2014 – 2015 were presented by Superintendent Jones. Motion by Brad Laager, seconded by Cathy Adamek, that the Board of Education allow the Superintendent the flexibility to make staffing decisions as needed regarding enrollment, if parameter numbers change. Motion carried 6-0.
Motion by Jay Spillum, seconded by Mike LeMieur, that the Board of Education approve the Atomic Learning Agreement for Services. Motion carried 6-0.
The 2014 – 15 handbooks were distributed to the Board for their review.
Motion by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Jay Spillum, that the Board of Education approve the MSEA Specialists contract agreement for 2014-17. Motion carried 6-0.
Motion by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Jay Spillum, that the Board of Education approve the MSEA Food Service contract agreement for 2014-17. Motion carried 6-0.
Motion by Cathy Adamek, seconded by Mark Gerbi, that the Board of Education approve the Secretary/Paraprofessional contract agreement for 2014-17. Motion carried 5-0-1. Brad Laager abstained.
Motion by Mark Gerbi, seconded by Cathy Adamek, that the Board of Education approve the Business Office Clerks contract agreement for 2014-17. Motion carried 6-0.
Motion by Brad Laager, seconded by Mark Gerbi, that the Board of Education approve the 2015-18 contract agreement for Superintendent Stephen Jones. Motion carried 6-0.
Aaron Sinclair, Human Resource Director, presented the proposed classified employee subsitute rates.
A short term substitute teacher rate comparison was presented by Mr. Sinclair.
Policies were distributed to the Board of Education for a first reading.
Superintendent Jones provided information five public meetings to be held regarding District facilities.
Board Members were reminded that School Board filing dates are July 29 through August 12.
The Business Meeting was adjourned by Chairperson Sharon Ballou at 5:55 p.m.
Sharon Ballou, Chairperson
Cathy Adamek, Clerk/Treasurer
PUBLISH: August 24, 2014 (269061)