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Public Notice: District 206 School Board Meeting October 21, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 6:00pm

Public Notice

Publish November 22, 2013

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF EDUCATION

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

DISTRICT NO. 206

ALEXANDRIA, MINNESOTA

OCTOBER 21, 2013

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 206, Alexandria, Minnesota, was called to order by School Board Chair Dean Anderson at 7:02 p.m. in the District Office Oak Conference Room, Alexandria, Minnesota.

School Board Members Present: Alan Zeithamer, Angie Krebs, Jean Robley, Dean Anderson, Dave Anderson, Sandy Susag, Pam Carlson and (ex-officio) Superintendent Rick Lahn.

Administrators Present: Judy Backhaus, Trevor Peterson, Jill Johnson, Susan Scarborough, Julie Critz, Chad Duwenhoegger and 8 visitors.

CONSENT AGENDA

Motion by Dave Anderson, seconded by Robley, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

To approve the minutes of the regular meeting held September 16, 2013 and the special meeting held October 7, 2013.

DISTRICT CLAIMS AND FINANCIAL REPORTS

To accept the financial reports and to ratify the payment of the September, 2013 claims.

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS

To approve the following employment agreements:

--Arvid Lotthammer Bus Driver/Transportation, effective 10/1/2013

--Roger Feiler Bus Driver/Transportation, effective 10/1/2013

--Meri Ripley Teacher Mentor (parttime position), effective 9/30/2013

--Alyssa Hanson Paraprofessional/Voyager, effective 9/23/2013

--Christine Henning Paraprofessional/Discovery, effective 9/17/2013

--Stephen Bloom Paraprofessional/Carlos, effective 9/17/2013

--Theresa Streich Secretary/Community Education, effective 9/18/2013

--Mike Rider Bus Driver/Transportation, effective 9/3/2013

--Margaret Rivard Dispatcher/Transportation, effective 9/17/2013

--Sarah Smith Cook/Jefferson, effective 9/12/2013

--Carrie Dummer LRT/Voyager, effective 9/16/2013

--Nancy Bittman LRT/Woodland, effective 9/16/2013

--Christina Kohout LRT/St. Marys, effective 9/10/2013

--Blair Hovel Head Girls Hockey Coach, effective 10/28/2013

--Alex Shockley Head Speech/Activities, effective 1/2/2014

RESIGNATION AGREEMENTS

To approve the following resignation agreements:

--Dan Brown paraprofessional effective 10/7/2013

--Nicole Palmer paraprofessional, effective 10/11/2013

--Jeff Leytola Food Service, effective 10/11/13

--Tony Jensen Bus Driver, effective 9/18/2013

--Marissa Rolin Cook, effective 10/2/2013

LEAVES OF ABSENCE

To approve the following leaves of absence:

Child Care Leaves of Absence

--Abby Deterding Projected date of child care leave November 26, 2013 June 5, 2014.

--Angela Einerson Projected due date of child care leave December 31, 2013 March 31, 2014.

--Mary Kittelson Projected due date of child care leave December 6, 2013 February 3, 2014.

General Leave of Absence

--Tracy Larson requesting an extension of her unpaid leave of absence to care for her grandchild up through January 2, 2014.

CONTINUING CONTRACT

To grant a continuing contract commencing with the 2013-2014 school year to the following staff who have completed their probationary period:

--Jamie Gilbertson

--Muriel Lindback

--Christina Truax

ADD POSITIONS

To approve adding the following positions for the 2013-14 school year:

--Add a Girls Hockey Assistant Coach funded by booster donations.

TERMINATION

To approve the following termination:

--Steve Bloom, Paraprofessional, effective 10/11/13

FIRST READING OF DISTRICT POLICY REVISIONS

To approve the first reading of the following District Policies:

--203.5 - School Board Meeting Agenda

--405 Veterans Preference

--407 Employee Right to Know Exposure to Hazardous Substances

--414 Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse

DONATIONS AND GRANTS

To approve the following resolution:

RESOLUTION FOR SCHOOL

DISTRICT 206 TO ACCEPT

DONATIONS AND GRANTS

WHEREAS, the District 206 School Board encourages the support of the districts educational programs through the funding and support of grant opportunities and donations that meet the goals and objectives of the school district;

WHEREAS, the school district will control and maintain all grants and donations to ensure that the interests of all students are met;

WHEREAS, the grants and donations listed below have been reviewed and approved by the administration of School District 206;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 206, State of Minnesota, to accept the following grants and donations:

--Jefferson High School Baseball received a donation totaling $4,000 from the Alexandria Youth Baseball Association to purchase equipment for student athletes.

--Jefferson High School SLAM received a donation totaling $1,000 from TEPPAC to support the program.

--Alexandria Girls Hockey received a donation totaling $3,852.51 from the Alexandria Girls Hockey Booster Club to hire an assistant hockey coach.

FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES

To approve the following fundraising activities:

--Jefferson High School Cheerleading Selling Homecoming t-shirts, September 23-28, 2013, funds raised will be used to offset the costs of the program.

--Jefferson High School Girls Soccer Bagging groceries at Petes County Market, October 5, 2013, funds raised will be used to offset costs of the program and donation to the Haitian Initiative.

--Jefferson High School Swimming T-shirt sales, October 26, 2013; Concession stand, November 8-9, 2013; timing various swim meets, October 26, November 8 and February 21-22, 2014, funds raised will be used to purchase new practice equipment.

--Discovery Middle School Student Council School Dance, November 11, 2013; Valentine sales, February 10, 2014 and School Dance, April 11, 2014, funds raised will be used to support student activities.

--Jefferson High School Robotics Team Bagging groceries at Eldens, October 5, 2013, funds raised will be used to offset competition costs.

EXTENDED FIELD TRIP

To approve the following extended field trip:

--Jefferson DECA to The DECA State Fall Leadership conference, October 27-28, 2013, Minneapolis.

RESOLUTION APPROVING APPLICATION TO MSHSL FOUNDATION

To approve the following resolution:

RESOLUTION OF SCHOOL

BOARD SUPPORTING DISTRICT

APPLICATION TO MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL

LEAGUE FOUNDATION

WHEREAS, the Minnesota State High School League Foundation was formed to provide support for Minnesotas high school youth to participate in athletics and fine arts;

WHEREAS, the District 206 School Board recognizes the value of student participation in extracurricular activities; and

WHEREAS, the MSHSL Foundation is offering grants and funding to assist school districts in recognizing, promoting and funding extracurricular participation by high school students in athletic and fine arts programs.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the District 206 School Board supports the Districts application to the Minnesota State High School League Foundation for a funds to offset activity program costs and further encourage participation by students in all extracurricular programs.

Vote on Consent Agenda:

Ayes - 7

Nays - 0

Motion Carried.

APPROVE 2012-2013 DISTRICT FINANCIAL AUDIT

Motion by Carlson, seconded by Susag, to approve the 2012-2013 District Financial Audit, as presented.

Ayes - 7

Nays - 0

Motion Carried.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the School Board at this time, the meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.

ATTEST:

/s/ Jean Robley

Clerk

/s/ Dean Anderson

Chairperson

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