JULY 17, 2017

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 Vice Chair Michelle Werner at 6:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was said. The school board members present were Jared Barnes, Melissa Marschall, Emily McGonigle, Michelle Werner, Jimmy Westland, and Spencer Yohe. Director Kelley McGraw was listening in via a phone conference call. Also present were Karen Schiltz, Barb Meyer, Nancy Runningen, Dan McGonigle, James Larson, and students participating in the Robotics Program. Absent was Kelley McGraw, Ben Barton, Gina Meinertz, and Mary Morem.

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 following consent agenda items: approval of June 19, 2017, regular school board minutes, and the July, 11, 2017, school board retreat minutes; approval of the electronic transfers and bills due and payable amounting to $500,990.55 including check numbers 61771 through 61869 along with electronic transfers from MSDLAF to Merchants Bank in the amount of $300,000.00; accept the resignation of David Riley as the knowledge bowl advisor effective immediately with thanks for his twenty-one years of service to the school district in this position; accept the resignation of Tim Wychgram as the facility director effective August 4, 207, with thanks for his services to our school district over the past year; accept the resignation of John Fruechte as the 7th grade football coach effective immediately, with thanks for his years of service to our school district in this position; grant tenure to the following full-time, non-tenured probationary staff members: Stacie Meyer and Thea Trebelhorn; and the following part-time, non-tenured probationary staff members: Heidi Myhre at 0.50 FTE; ratify the principal master agreement for the 2017-2019 school years as presented; approval of the long-term facility maintenance 10 Year Plan; approval of the HVED Lease Agreement for the 2017-2018 school year; approval of the 2017-2018 District Employee Handbook, the Elementary, Middle/High Schools Student/Parent Handbooks, the iPad Student Acceptable Use, iPad Protection Plan, and the Coachs Handbook; adopt the Public and Private Personnel Data Policy #406; adopt the Work Limits for Certain Special Education Teachers Policy #427; adopt the Extended School Year for Certain Students with Individualized Education Programs Policy #508; adopt the Protection and Privacy of Pupils Records Policy #515; adopt the Violence Prevention (Applicable for Students and Staff) Policy #525; adopt the Immunizations Requirements Policy #530; adopt the Wellness Policy #533; adopt the Unpaid meal Charges #534; adopt the Mandatory Summer School Instruction Policy #623; and adopt the Transportation of Nonpublic School Students Policy #708. Motion carried by a unanimous vote. Member Emily McGonigle introduced the School Crossing Guard Agreement between Caledonia ISD #299 and the City of Caledonia and moved its adoption. The motion for adoption of the foregoing agreement was duly seconded by Member Jared Barnes and whereupon the agreement was duly passed. Member Spencer Yohe introduced the Resolution Authorizing a New Board Approved Referendum Authority and moved its adoption. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Jimmy Westland. On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Jared Barnes, Melissa Marschall, Emily McGonigle, Michelle Werner, Jimmy Westland and Spencer Yohe. Absent was Director Kelley McGraw. The following voted against: None. Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. Moved by Emily McGonigle, seconded by Jimmy Westland to adjourn the meeting at 6:39 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

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The Caledonia Argus

August 30, 2017


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