School Board – INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 299

Abbreviated REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

JUNE 19, 2017

The Board of Education of Independent School District No. 299, Caledonia, Minnesota, met in a regular school board meeting in the Eitzen Community Center in Eitzen, Minnesota. The meeting was called to order by Chair Kelley McGraw at 6:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was said. The school board members present were Jared Barnes, Emily McGonigle, Kelley McGraw, and Jimmy Westland. Also present were Ben Barton, Gina Meinertz, Karen Schiltz, Barb Meyer, and Dan McGonigle. Absent was Melissa Marschall, Michelle Werner, Spencer Yohe, Mary Morem and Nancy Runningen.

Moved by Emily McGonigle, seconded by Jimmy Westland to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jimmy Westland, seconded by Jared Barnes to approve the following consent agenda items: Approval of May 15, 2017, board meeting minutes; Approval of the electronic transfers and bills due and payable amounting to $816,830.73 including check numbers 61652 through 61770 along with electronic transfers from MSDLAF to Merchants Bank in the amount of $300,000.00; Accept the resignation of Susan Kiesau as a part-time nutrition assistant effective May 5, 2017, with thanks for her services to the school district; Accept the resignation of Josh Diersen as head boys basketball coach with thanks for his twelve years of service to the school district; Accept the resignation of Nichelle Grage as junior high volleyball and junior high softball coach effective immediately with thanks for her services to the school district in these positions; Accept the resignation of Theresa Ellenz as junior high girls basketball coach effective immediately with thanks for her three years of service to the school district; Ratify the hiring of Carissa Gibbons as a full-time special education teacher beginning the 2017-2018 school year at BA/1; Ratify the hiring of Emily Engan as a full-time elementary teacher beginning the 2017-2018 school year at BA/2; Ratify the hiring of Hailey Hansen as a full-time middle/high school English teacher beginning the 2017-2018 school year at BA/1; Ratify the hiring of Shannon Kochie as a full-time elementary teacher beginning the 2017-2018 school year at BA+15/6; Ratify the hiring of Rebecca Swedberg as a part-time elementary teacher at MA/1 teacher and part-time preschool teacher at $16.64 per hour beginning the 2017-2018 school year; Ratify the hiring of John Wahlstrom as a full-time middle/high school social studies teacher beginning the 2017-2018 school year at BA/1; Ratify the hiring of Stacey Meyer as the National Honor Society advisor beginning the 2017-2018 school year at I/0; Ratify the hiring of Brad King as the head boys basketball coach beginning the 2017-2018 school year at V/7 years; Ratify the hiring of Ryan Pitts as a part-time (20 hours per week) technology support specialist beginning June 26, 2017, at II/0 years; Ratify the hiring of Sara Klug as a junior high girls basketball coach beginning the 2017-2018 school year at I/0; Ratify the hiring of Beth Morey as a junior high girls basketball coach beginning the 2017-2018 school year at I/0; Ratify the hiring of Brent Schroeder as a junior high girls basketball coach beginning the 2017-2018 school year at I/0; Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between Caledonia School District #299 and Non-bargaining Administrative Agreement with Cindy Colleran and Angie Morken in regards to contributions to a Limited Purpose Health Reimbursement arrangement beginning the 2017-2018 school year; Approval of the increase of student lunch and breakfast prices by $0.10 beginning the 2017-2018 school year (Breakfast prices will be as follows: $1.65 for elementary students, $1.75 for middle/high school students. Lunch prices will be as follows: $2.60 for elementary students and $2.70 for middle/high school students. Milk price at $0.50 per carton); Approval of the bread product bid from Bimbo Bakeries USA for the 2017-2018 school year; Approval of the dairy product bid from Ziebells Hiawatha Foods, Inc., for the 2017-2018 school year; Approval of the following gas/fuel oil bid from Kwik Trip for the 2017-2018 school year; Adopt the School District Testing Plan and Procedure Policy #6144; Adopt the Testing Accommodations, Modifications, and Exemptions for IEPs, Section 504 Plans, and LEP Students Policy #615; Adopt the Assessment of Student Achievement Policy #618; Adopt the Credit for Learning Policy #620; Adopt the Transportation of Public School Students Policy #707; Adopt the Waste Reduction and Recycling Policy #805; Adopt the Advertising Policy #905; and Adopt the Legal Status of the School District Policy #101. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Emily McGonigle, seconded by Jared Barnes to ratify the 2017-2018 coaching contracts contingent upon participation numbers in each of the activities. Those voting in favor: Jared Barnes, Kelley McGraw, and Jimmy Westland. Director Emily McGonigle abstained. Motion carried. Moved by Jimmy Westland, seconded by Kelley McGraw to ratify the 2017-2018 co-curricular coaching contracts contingent upon participation numbers in each of the activities. Moved by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jimmy Westland, seconded by Emily McGonigle to adopt the 2017-2018 school year budget as presented. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Moved by Jimmy Westland, seconded by Emily McGonigle to adjourn the meeting at 6:31 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 Caledonia Argus

July 26, 2017

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