April 7

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 299
Abbreviated Board Meeting Minutes
April 7, 2014
The Board of Education of Independent School District No. 299, Caledonia, Minnesota, met in a special school board meeting in the Middle/High School Media Center. The meeting was called to order by Chair Michelle Werner at 6:00 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 representative Julia Jones. Also present were Superintendent Ben Barton, Paul DeMorett, Karen Schiltz, Janelle Field Rohrer, Emily Bialkowski, Lindsey Meyer, Jean Klinski, Laura Welscher, Jason Cognac, Deb Cody, Kerry Schaller, and Jan Klug. Absent was Nancy Runningen and school board representative Lauren Perry.
Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Jared Barnes, to approve the agenda as amended to include public comment. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Amanda King, to approve extending the April 1, 2014, deadline date to April 30, 2014, for the Memorandum of Understanding Retirement Severance and Retirement Incentive between Independent School District No. 299 and Caledonia Chapter of the River Valley Education Association Those voting in favor: Jared Barnes, Amanda King, Melissa Marschall, Jean Meyer, Michelle Werner, and Spencer Yohe. Those opposed: Kelley McGraw. Motion carried. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Kelley McGraw to accept the resignation of Sharon Schulte as a full-time high school Spanish teacher effective at the end of the 2013-2014 school year with thanks for her twenty-five years of service to the school district. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Jared Barnes to accept the resignation of Carol Sweeney-Marnach as a full-time high school social studies teacher effective at the end of the 2013-2014 school year with thanks for her thirty-eight years of service to the school district. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Jared Barnes to accept the resignation of Judy Flaten as a full-time middle/high school counselor teacher effective at the end of the 2013-2014 school year with thanks for her twenty-two years of service to the school district. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Jared Barnes to ratify the hiring of Krista Tri as a full-time Speech and Language Pathologist beginning the 2014-2015 school year at MA/8 years experience with 25% pay differential per the Teacher Master Agreement at $64,296.25. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Jared Barnes to approve that our school district move forward and advertise for the Principal/Curriculum Director position and to have this position filled by July 1, 2014, if possible. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Amanda King to add a third section of kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year when the school district has fifty or more students enrolled into kindergarten. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Jean Meyer, to adjourn the meeting at 6:25 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
April 30, 2014
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