April 21 Board

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 299
Abbreviated Board Meeting Minutes
April 21, 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, 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, Nancy Runningen, Barb Meyer, Karen Schiltz, Tom Reichenbacher, Dianna Hammell, Janelle Field Rohrer, and Jean Klinski. Absent was school board representative Lauren Perry.
Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Amanda King 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 March 17, 2014, regular school board meeting and the April 7, 2014, special school board meeting. 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 $499,624.26 including check numbers 56933 through 57063. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Member Kelley McGraw introduced the resolution relating to the termination and nonrenewal of the teaching contract of Jessie Emerson, a probationary teacher, and moved its adoption. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Jean Meyer 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 the same: None. Motion carried. Member Jared Barnes introduced the following resolution relating to the termination and nonrenewal of the teaching contract of Stacey Meyer, a probationary teacher, and moved its adoption. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Jean Meyer 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 the same: None. Motion carried. Moved by Jean Meyer, seconded by Jared Barnes to ratify the 2013-2015 Education Minnesota Caledonia Educational Support Professionals Local #7345 and the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 299 to include the following: There will be a $0.20 per hour salary increase on the salary schedule for the 2013-2014 school year and a 2.5% salary increase on the salary schedule for the 2014-2015 school year along with a longevity language added to the agreement. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Jared Barnes to adopt the Student Entrance/Student Age Policy #503.1 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Kelley McGraw to adopt the Instructional Services Special Education Policy #608 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Melissa Marschall to adopt the Religion Policy #609 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Jean Meyer to table the Field Trips Policy #610. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Jean Meyer to adopt the Home Schooling Policy #611 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Spencer Yohe to adopt the Development of Parental Involvement Policies for Title I Programs Policy #612.1 as presented. Motion carried by unanimous vote. Moved by Jared Barnes, seconded by Melissa Marschall to adopt the Graduation Requirements Policy #613 as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Spencer Yohe, seconded by Jared Barnes to approve students to attend the Minnesota State FFA Convention trip on Sunday, April 27, 2014, through Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Member Spencer Yohe introduced the following resolution for the 2014-2015 Membership in the Minnesota State High School League and moved its adoption. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Director Jean Meyer, and upon vote being taken thereon, the following board members voted in favor thereof: Jared Barnes, Amanda King, Melissa Marschall, Kelley McGraw, Jean Meyer, Michelle Werner, and Spencer Yohe. The following voted against the same: None. Whereupon, the Board of Chairperson declared the resolution duly passed and adopted this 21st Day of April, 2014, at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District 299, Caledonia, Minnesota. Moved by Kelley McGraw, seconded by Melissa Marschall, to adjourn the meeting at 6:43 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
May 28, 2014
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