October 21

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 299
Board Meeting Minutes
October 21, 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, Jean Meyer, Michelle Werner, Spencer Yohe and student school board representatives Julia Jones and Lauren Perry. Also present were Superintendent Ben Barton, Nancy Runningen, Barb Meyer, Karen Schiltz, Janelle Field Rohrer, Emily Bialkowski, Jean Klinski, Tory-Kale Schulz, Zoe Lamm, Jessie Emerson, Cathy Klug and Lindsey Meyer. Absent was Mr. Paul DeMorett.
Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Jared Barnes, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Jean Meyer, to approve the minutes of the September 23, 2013, regular school board meeting. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Kelley McGraw, to approve the electronic transfers and bills due and payable amounting to $548,971.34 including check numbers 56182 through 56319 along with transfers from MSDLAF to Merchants Bank in the amount of $500,000. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Jean Meyer to ratify the winter sports coaching contracts for the 2013-2014 school year with the understanding that these are contingent upon participation numbers in each of the sports. Those voting in favor: Jared Barnes, Amanda King, Melissa Marschall, Kelley McGraw, Jean Meyer, and Spencer Yohe. Those opposed: Michelle Werner. Motion carried. Moved by Amanda King, seconded by Jared Barnes to ratify the hiring of Angie Morken as a full-time middle/high school administrative assistant beginning on September 26, 2013, at $15.00 per hour. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Jean Meyer to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between ISD #299 and Education Minnesota Caledonia Educational Support Professionals Local #7345 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Kelley McGraw to appoint Bill Woolley as the elementary lead custodian and Randy Dehli as the middle/high school lead custodian to begin immediately at an annual pay differential of $3,500 for each lead custodian. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Kelley McGraw to approve the One Act Play Group with a budget not to exceed $3,370. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Jean Meyer to rescind the action taken at the September 23, 2013, regular school board meeting with regard to the hiring of Jim Schoh as the assistant boys soccer coach for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Spencer Yohe to ratify the hiring of Jim Schoh as the co-assistant boys soccer coach at $1,153.09 ($2,306.18/2) at III/1 year experience and James Larson as the co-assistant boys soccer coach at $1,153.09 ($2,306.18/2) at III/0 years experience for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Kelley McGraw to adopt the Search of Student Lockers, Desks, Personal Possessions, and Students Person Policy #502 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Jean Meyer to adopt the Student Dress and Appearance Policy #504 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Jared Barnes to adopt the Distribution of Nonschool-Sponsored Materials on School Premises by Students and Employees Policy #505 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Jared Barnes to adopt the Corporal Punishment Policy #507 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Amanda King to adopt the Extended School Year for Certain Students with Individualized Education Programs Policy #508 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Jean Meyer to adopt the Enrollment of Nonresident Students Policy #509 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Jean Meyer to adopt the School Activities Policy #510 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Amanda King to hold a special school board meeting on Friday, November 8th, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. in the District Office to canvass the November 5, 2013, election results. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Kelley McGraw to add the following language in the Elementary Handbook under the discipline area as follows: School administration reserves the right to administer additional consequences from what is listed above to the extent that is reasonable and appropriate based upon the specific facts and circumstances of student misconduct. Disciplinary action may include, but is not limited to, loss of privileges, loss of recess, noon detention, after school detention, and restitution. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Jean Meyer to approve the 2012-2013 Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction and Student Achievement. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Member Spencer Yohe moved the adoption of the Resolution Supporting Form A Application to Minnesota State High School League Foundation. 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, Jean Meyer, Michelle Werner, and Spencer Yohe. The following voted against: None. Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. Member Jean Meyer moved the adoption of the Resolution Awarding the Sale, Determining the Form and Details, Authorizing the Execution, Delivery, and Registration, and Providing for the Payment of a $495,000 Taxable General Obligation School Building Bond, Series 2013B. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Jared Barnes, and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Jared Barnes, Amanda King, Melissa Marschall, Kelley McGraw, Jean Meyer, Michelle Werner, and Spencer Yohe. The following voted against: None. Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Spencer Yohe to close the meeting at 9:01 p.m. for negotiations strategy. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Kelley McGraw to convene the regular school board meeting at 9:47 p.m. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Spencer Yohe to adjourn the meeting at 9:47 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
Published in the
The Caledonia Argus
November 27, 2013
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