December 16

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 299
Abbreviated Board Meeting Minutes
December 16, 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 7:05 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was said. The school board members present were Jared Barnes, Amanda King, Melissa Marschall, Kelley McGraw, Michelle Werner, Spencer Yohe and student school board representatives Julia Jones. Also present were Superintendent Ben Barton via Skype, Nancy Runningen, Paul DeMorett, Barb Meyer, Karen Schiltz, Janelle Field Rohrer, Emily Bialkowski, and Brad Harguth. Absent were Jean Meyer and Lauren Perry.
Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Melissa Marschall to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Spencer Yohe, to approve the minutes of the November 18, 2013, regular school board meeting. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Amanda King to accept the school audit report as presented to the Board from Clifton Larson Allen, LLP. 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 $441,540.19 including check numbers 56428 through 56541 along with transfers from MSDLAF to Merchants Bank in the amount of $400,000.00. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Jared Barnes to adopt the final levy certification for 2014 in the amount of $2,476,159.45. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Amanda King, seconded by Spencer Yohe to ratify the hiring of Greg Hoscheit as the 7th grade girls basketball coach beginning the 2013-2014 school year at I/0 at $1,665.89. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Melissa Marschall to adopt the teacher seniority list and the support staff seniority list as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Member Kelley McGraw introduced the resolution directing the administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions and reasons therefore and moved its adoption. 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, Michelle Werner, and Spencer Yohe. Absent: Jean Meyer. The following voted against the same: None. Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Spencer Yohe to adopt the Student Surveys Policy #520 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Amanda King, seconded by Jared Barnes to adopt the Student Disability Nondiscrimination Policy #521 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Jared Barnes to adopt the Policies Incorporated by Reference Policy #523 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Amanda King to adopt the Internet/Electronic Technologies Acceptable Use and Safety Policy #524 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Spencer Yohe to adopt the Violence Prevention (Applicable to Students and Staff) Policy #525 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Melissa Marschall to adopt the Hazing Prohibition Policy #526 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Melissa Marschall to hold an organizational school board meeting on Monday, January 6, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the middle/high school media center. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Amanda King to approve the Caledonia Public School Technology Plan as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Melissa Marschall, to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 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
January 29, 2014
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