March 17

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 299
Abbreviated Board Meeting Minutes
March 17, 2014
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 6:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was said. The school board members present were Jared Barnes, Amanda King, Kelley McGraw, Jean Meyer, Michelle Werner, Spencer Yohe, and student school board representatives Julia Jones and Lauren Perry. Also present were Superintendent Ben Barton, Paul DeMorett, Barb Meyer, Karen Schiltz, Tom Reichenbacher, Emily Bialkowski, Janelle Field Rohrer, Lindsey Meyer, and Jean Klinski. Absent were Director Melissa Marschall and Nancy Runningen.
Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Kelley McGraw, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Amanda King, to approve the minutes of the February 18, 2014, regular school board meeting. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Jean Meyer, to approve the electronic transfers and bills due and payable amounting to $205,660.68 including check numbers 56831 through 56932 along with electronic transfers from MSDLAF to Merchants Bank in the amount of $1,400,000.00. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Jared Barnes, to accept the resignation of Dick Hatlevig as an elementary special education teacher effective at the end of the 2013-2014 school year with thanks for his twenty-four years of service to the school district. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Jean Meyer, to ratify the hiring of Sam Steele as a part-time ECFE and preschool assistant beginning February 24, 2014, at V/P at $10.26 per hour. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Jean Meyer, to ratify the hiring of Catherine Studenski as a part-time special educational assistant beginning March 17, 2014 at V/0 at $10.45 per hour. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Member Jean Meyer introduced the following resolution Discontinuing and Reduction Educational Programs and Positions and moved its adoption. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Kelley McGraw and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Jared Barnes, Amanda King, Kelley McGraw, Jean Meyer, Michelle Werner and Spencer Yohe. The following voted against: None. Absent was Director Melissa Marschall. Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Jared Barnes, to increase the licensed teacher substitute pay to $100.00 per full-day of sub teaching and $50.00 per half-day of sub teaching and non-licensed substitutes to $8.50 per hour beginning the 2014-2015 school year. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Jared Barnes, to approve the 2014-2017 Superintendent Contract as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Spencer Yohe, to adopt the revised 2013-2014 budget as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Amanda King, to have the two snow make-up days for the 2013-2014 school year be held on Monday, March 24, 2014, and Monday, April 21, 2014. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Spencer Yohe, to approve the 2014-2015 school calendar as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Amanda King, to adopt the Family and Medical Leave Policy #410 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Spencer Yohe, to adopt the Harassment and Violence Policy #413 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Jean Meyer, to adopt the Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse Policy #414 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Spencer Yohe, to approve the Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults Policy #415 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Jared Barnes, to approve the Student Discipline Policy #506 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Jared Barnes, to adopt the Bullying Prohibition Policy #514 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Jared Barnes, to adopt the Student Sex Nondiscrimination Policy #522 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Jean Meyer, to adopt the Internet Acceptable Use and Policy #524 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Jared Barnes, to adopt the Crisis Management Policy #806 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Amanda King, seconded by Spencer Yohe, to adopt the Health and Safety Policy #807 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Jean Meyer, to approve the Scissor Lift Agreement between ISD #299 and Houston County as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Michelle Werner, seconded by Kelley McGraw to hold a special school board meeting on Monday, April 7, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the middle/high school media center. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Amanda King, seconded by Jean Meyer, to adjourn the meeting at 7:26 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
Published in the
The Caledonia Argus
April 30, 2014
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