1639825 Public Notice - School District 206 Organizational Meeting January 7, 2013
Publish February 6, 2013
BOARD OF EDUCATION
DISTRICT NO. 206
JANUARY 7, 2013
The special organizational meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 206, Alexandria, Minnesota, was called to order by Superintendent Rick Lahn at 7:04 p.m. in the District Office Oak Conference Room, Alexandria, Minnesota.
Board Members Present: Angie Krebs, Sandy Susag, Jean Robley, Pam Carlson, Dave Anderson, Alan Zeithamer, Dean Anderson and (ex-officio) Superintendent Terry Quist.
Others Present: Judy Backhaus, Trevor Peterson, Julie Critz, Susan Scarborough, and 7 visitors.
ACCEPTANCE AND OATH OF OFFICE
Superintendent Lahn administered the Acceptance and Oath of Office to Dave Anderson, Pam Carlson and Angie Krebs.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Dave Anderson nominated Dean Anderson for the office of chairperson.
Motion by Dave Anderson, seconded by Sandy Susag, to close nominations and to cast a unanimous ballot for Dean Anderson for chairperson.
Jean Robley nominated Dave Anderson for the office of vice chairperson.
Motion by Jean Robley, seconded by Alan Zeithamer, to close nominations and to cast a unanimous ballot for Dave Anderson for vice chairperson.
Dave Anderson nominated Jean Robley for the office of clerk/treasurer.
Motion by Dave Anderson, seconded by Angie Krebs, to close nominations and to cast a unanimous ballot for Jean Robley for clerk/treasurer.
SCHOOL BOARD STANDING COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
Chair Dean Anderson appointed the following board members to School Board Standing Committees for Calendar Year 2013:
--Negotiations/Personnel - Dave Anderson, Jean Robley, Alan Zeithamer.
--Curriculum/Policy – Angie Krebs, Dean Anderson, Sandy Susag.
--Budget/Facilities - Dean Anderson, Pam Carlson, Alan Zeithamer.
Chair Dean Anderson appointed the following board members to the following committees/boards for Calendar Year 2013:
--Runestone Area Education District Board - Alan Zeithamer.
--MSBA Legislative Liaison - Dave Anderson.
--Minnesota State High School League – Angie Krebs.
--Lakes Area Recreation Board - Alan Zeithamer, Angie Krebs and Dave Anderson.
--Curriculum Advisory Council – Angie Krebs and Sandy Susag.
--Representative Assembly Designee to the Lakes Country Service Cooperative - Dean Anderson.
--CMETS Committee Representative - Alan Zeithamer.
--Student Connections - Pam Carlson, Sandy Susag and Dean Anderson.
--Budget and Finance Advisory Council – Jean Robley and Pam Carlson.
--Special Education Advisory Committee – Angie Krebs and Pam Carlson.
SALARY FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION
Motion by Zeithamer, seconded by Susag, to delay implementing an increase in salary for the board of education of 3% each year that was approved in January, 2008, and to set the 2013 annual salary at the same level it currently is, $3,000 for board members with the chairperson receiving an additional $500 per year.
BUDGET FOR BOARD MEMBER TRAINING AND IN-SERVICE
Motion by Zeithamer, seconded by Robley, to set the amount of $2,300 per board member for calendar year 2013 for board member training and in-service.
CALENDAR OF BOARD MEETINGS
Motion by Susag, seconded by Carlson, to set the calendar, location and format for school board meeting dates for January 2013 through June 2014.
BOARD MEETING FORMAT AND COMMUNICATIONS PROCESS
Motion by Susag, seconded by Carlson to approve the school board meeting format and communication processes.
BOARD ANNUAL RE-ORGANIZATION CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Carlson, seconded by Dave Anderson, to approve the Board of Education Organization Consent Agenda, as follows:
PURCHASE OF PERFORMANCE BONDS
To authorize the purchase of blanket employee dishonesty bond in the amount of $100,000 for all district employees and a $500,000 public official bond for the treasurer.
DESIGNATE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER
To designate the Echo Press as the official newspaper for district legal publications for calendar year 2013.
DESIGNATE LEGAL COUNSEL
To approve the Kennedy & Graven; Swenson, Lervick, Syverson, Anderson, Trosvig, Jacobson, P.A.; and Dorsey Whitney Law Firm as the district's legal counsel resources for calendar year 2013.
DESIGNATE ON-CALL ARCHITECTS
To approve Ringdahl Architects; Widseth, Smith, Nolting & Associates; and JLG Architects as the district's on-call architects for calendar year 2013.
To designate the following financial institutions as official depositories for district funds for calendar year 2013: US Bank, Alexandria; Bremer Bank, Alexandria; Wells Fargo Bank, Alexandria; Viking Savings Bank, Alexandria; Minnesota School District Asset Fund Plus; Associated Wealth Management/PMA Financial Network, and Credit Agricole CIB.
DESIGNATE AUTHORITY FOR ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFERS & INVESTMENTS
To delegate authority to the business director to initiate electronic fund transfers and to invest District 206 funds in 2013.
DISTRICT POLICY SERVICE
To approve MSBA as the district's policy service provider for 2013.
DISTRICT CONTACTS AND DESIGNEES
To approve District 206 Administrative Contacts and Designees for 2013 as follows:
--Superintendent – Rick Lahn
--Business Director - Trevor Peterson
--Title I (LEA Rep & Contact) - Julie Critz
--Title IIA and ARRA Contact - Julie Critz
--District Assessment Coordinator - Julie Critz
--Federal IDEA, 419, 420, 422, 441, 437 (Rep & Contact): Bob Vaadeland
--ADSIS (Alternate Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services) Rep & Contact: Bob Vaadeland
--Federal Class Size Reduction Contact - Judy Backhaus
--Comprehensive School Reform Contact – Rick Lahn
--Air Quality Control Contact – Jerry Bitzan
Vote on Consent Agenda:
ADOPT RESOLUTION REGARDING STUDENT EXPULSION
RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE EXPULSION OF THE STUDENT IDENTIFIED IN THE ATTACHMENTS HERETO AS THE “STUDENT”
WHEREAS, the Student was proposed for expulsion pursuant to the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, Minn. Stat. §§ 121A.40-121.56; and
WHEREAS, the Student and his parents were served with written notice of the School District’s intent to initiate expulsion proceedings, and such notice was accompanied by a copy of the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, Minn. Stat. §§ 121A.40-121A.56, as required under the Act; and
WHEREAS, the Student and his parents elected to waive the scheduled hearing with the understanding that by such waiver, the proposed terms of expulsion would be submitted for action to the School Board of Independent School District No. 206.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 206 as follows:
1. The School Board hereby accepts the Waiver of Hearing executed by the Student and his parents, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit A and incorporated herein by reference.
2. The School Board hereby finds that, due to the nature of the conduct engaged in by the Student, the terms of the expulsion proposed by the School District are reasonable and appropriate.
3. The School Board hereby orders that the expulsion of the Student be imposed immediately pursuant to the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act. Said expulsion shall be imposed in accordance with the written notice provided to the Student and his parents, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit B.
4. The School Board also approves the terms of the Agreement with the Student and his parents, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit C.
5. The Clerk of the School Board is directed to provide written notice of the expulsion to the Student and his parents, which is attached hereto as Exhibit D.
6. Pursuant to a proper request, the School District shall provide copies of this resolution. However, any release of the resolution shall not include the exhibits or attachments hereto, as such materials constitute private data as classified under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minn. Stat. § 13.32.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing Resolution was duly seconded by Board Member Robley, and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Dean Anderson, Dave Anderson, Zeithamer, Krebs, Robley, Carlson and Susag
and the following voted against the same: None
whereupon, said Resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Sandy Susag, seconded by Dean Anderson, that being there is no further business to come before the Board at this time, to adjourn the meeting at 8:39 p.m.
/s/ Jean Robley
/s/ Dave Anderson (Vice Chair)
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