SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MIN

Meeting Abbreviated Board
Minutes
September 23, 2013
The Board of Education of Independent School District No. 299, Caledonia, Minnesota, met in a regular school board meeting in the Middle/High School Media Center. The meeting was called to order by Chair Michelle Werner at 7:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.
The school board members present were Jared Barnes, Amanda King, Melissa Marschall, Kelley McGraw, Michelle Werner, and Spencer Yohe. Also present were Superintendent Ben Barton, Paul DeMorett, Nancy Runningen, Barb Meyer, Karen Schiltz, Janelle Field Rohrer, Emily Bialkowski, Brad Harguth, Tom Reichenbacher, Lauren Perry, Julia Jones, Peggy Purcell, Jane Meisch, Carol Sweeney-Marnach, and Sue Link. Absent was Director Jean Meyer.
Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Jared Barnes, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Jared Barnes, to approve the minutes of the August 19, 2013, regular school board meeting. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Amanda King to have the Home Construction Class students proceed with the roof repair of the elementary garage building at an approximate cost of $3,400.00. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Melissa Marschall, to approve the electronic transfers and bills due and payable amounting to $379,200.82 including check numbers 56046 through 56181. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Amanda King to approve Lauren Perry and Julia Jones as the two student school board representatives. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Spencer Yohe to ratify the hiring of Nicole Ott as a full-time Student Services Secretary beginning on September 4, 2013, at VIII/5 years experience at $12.57 per hour. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Melissa Marschall to ratify the hiring of Jim Schoh as the assistant boys soccer coach for the 2013-2014 school year at III/1 at $2,306.18 due to an increase in participation numbers. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Melissa Marschall to ratify the hiring of Jimmie Westland as a part-time special educational assistant beginning on September 9, 2013, at V/4 years experience at $11.31 per hour. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Amanda King to ratify the contract of Scott Sorenson as a 9th grade girls basketball coach beginning the 2013-2014 school year, at I/16 years experience at $2,002.89. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Spencer Yohe to ratify the hiring Chelsey Meyer as a part-time Hand in Hand Preschool and ECFE assistant beginning on September 16, 2013, at V/P years experience at $10.26 per hour. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Spencer Yohe to ratify the full-time teaching contract for Ms. Jessie Emerson as a middle/high school science and middle school math teacher at BA+15/3 years at $39,431 beginning the 2013-2014 school year (this salary is based on the 2011-2013 Teacher Master Agreement). Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Amanda King, seconded by Jared Barnes to approve creating two lead custodial positions in our school district and to hire within for these positions. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Jared Barnes to adopt the Gifts to Employees Policy #421 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Melissa Marschall to adopt the Policies Incorporated by Reference Policy #422 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Spencer Yohe to adopt the Employee-Student Relationship Policy #423 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Amanda King to adopt the License Status Policy #424 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Melissa Marschall to approve the Section 125 Plan Resolution Amendment Between Educators Benefit Consults (EBC) and ISD #299 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Member Spencer Yohe moved the adoption of the Resolution Appointing Election Judges for the November 5, 2013, School District Special Election. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Jared Barnes. On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Jared Barnes, Amanda King, Melissa Marschall, Kelley McGraw, Michelle Werner, and Spencer Yohe. Absent was Director Jean Meyer. The following voted against: None. Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Jared Barnes to approve the Caledonia FFA students to attend the National FFA Convention from October 29th through November 1st as presented by Mr. Harguth. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Spencer Yohe to accept the snow removal proposal from Schroeder Landscaping and Construction for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Amanda King, seconded by Melissa Marschall to certify the proposed Levy Limitation Certification for taxes payable in 2014 for the maximum amount of $2,573,972.74. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Kelley McGraw to approve the quotes from Continental Western Group in the amount of $47,463.00 for property, liability and auto insurance and $29,887.00 for workers compensation insurance through RAM Mutual Insurance Company for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Kelley McGraw to close the meeting at 9:14 p.m. for negotiations strategy. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Melissa Marschall, to convene the regular school board meeting at 10:26 p.m. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Melissa Marschall, to adjourn the meeting at 10:26 p.m. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
These minutes are only a summary and complete minutes are available at the school district office or on the school district website at www.cps.k12.mn.us

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