1655869 Public Notice - School Board 206 Meeting January 28
Publish February 6, 2013
BOARD OF EDUCATION
DISTRICT NO. 206
JANUARY 28, 2013
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 206, Alexandria, Minnesota, was called to order by School Board Vice-Chair Dave Anderson at 7:00 p.m. in the District Office Oak Conference Room, Alexandria, Minnesota.
School Board Members Present: Alan Zeithamer, Jean Robley, Angie Krebs, Sandy Susag, Dave Anderson, and (ex-officio) Superintendent Rick Lahn. Absent: Dean Anderson and Pam Carlson.
Administrators Present: Judy Backhaus, Julie Critz, Trevor Peterson, Susan Scarborough, Rebecca Patience and 3 visitors.
Motion by Susag, seconded by Robley, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
To approve the minutes of the special meeting held December 19, 2011, the regular meeting held December 17, 2021 and the re-organizational meeting held on January 7, 2013.
DISTRICT CLAIMS AND FINANCIAL REPORTS
To accept the financial reports and to ratify the payment of the December, 2012 claims.
To approve the employment agreement with the following person and that they be paid as per schedule:
--John Ljung – Custodian/Voyager, effective 2/6/2013
--Randy Bruun – Custodian/Discovery, effective 12/26/2012
--Kimra Kirksey – Paraprofessional/Miltona, effective 12/17/2012
--Bret Pederson – Bus Driver/Transportation, effective 12/11/2012
--Allison Bakkum, Allison – LRT/Woodland, effective 12/18/2012
--Jana Anderson – Paraprofessional/Transportation, effective 12/3/2012
--Bethany Bowens – Bus Driver/Transportation, effective 1/3/2013
--Mitch Critz – Bus Driver/Transportation, effective 1/2/2013
--Gerald Ray – Bus Driver/Transportation, effective 1/7/2013
CHILD CARE LEAVE OF ABSENCES
To approve the following child care leave of absences:
--April Larson, Teacher, Early Education Center – Projected due date is March 24, 2013 – May 6, 2013.
--Rebecca Hilbrand, Teacher, Woodland – Projected due date is April 29, 2013 – end of school year.
GENERAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE
To approve the following general leave of absence:
--Cheryl Hvezda, Food Service, Jefferson– Beginning December 10, 2012.
MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE
To approve the following medical leave of absence:
--Kara Swenson, Paraprofessional, Early Education – Beginning on January 16th for approximately 3 weeks. Actual return date to be determined by doctor.
RETURN FROM GENERAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE
To approve the following return from general leave of absence:
--Melissa Lannes, – Returning from General Leave of Absence effective 1/2/2013.
APPROVE FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES
To approve the following fundraising activities:
--Boys Swimming Team – “Chuck a Duck” (Spectators purchase rubber ducks and will throw them into the pool aiming for a circle to win), January 10 and 24, 2013; to raise funds and make a donation to the Special Olympics Swim Program
--Cross Country Ski Team – Selling Subway Coupons, End of January 2013; profits would be used to offset the program costs and purchase supplies.
--Alexandria Youth Basketball Club – Youth Basketball Tournament on February 2-3, 2013 and February 16-17, 2013; profits would be used to offset program costs and purchase supplies.
--Discovery Middle School Choir – sell concessions at the Spring Musical Show, April 18-21, 2013; profits would be used to offset program costs and purchase supplies.
--Cheerleading Squad – Cheer Clinic for K-6 Students, February 16, 2013; profits would be used to offset the program costs and purchase supplies
APPROVE EXTENDED FIELD TRIPS
To approve the following extended field trip requests:
--Cardinal Dance Team – to St. Cloud and Fridley, MN on January 18-19, 2013; to participate in the Central Lakes Conference Championship Competition and the Totino Grace Invitational.
--World Language Trip to France on February 25 to March 6, 2013 to further students’ knowledge of the French language and culture.
ADOPT REVISIONS TO DISTRICT POLICIES
To adopt the revisions of the following District Policies:
--102 – Equal Educational Opportunity
--401 – Equal Employment Opportunity
--402 – Disability Nondiscrimination
--435 – Anti-Discrimination
--521 – Student Disability Nondiscrimination
--522 – Student Sex Nondiscrimination
--528 – Student Parental, Family and Marital Status Nondiscrimination
--544 – Special Accommodations and Services for Students with Special Needs (Section 504)
--806 – Crisis Management Plan
Vote on Consent Agenda:
Ayes - 5
Nays - 0
APPROVE RESOLUTION DIRECTING ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS/POSITIONS
Member Robley introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFORE
WHEREAS, the financial condition of the school district dictates that the School Board must reduce expenditures immediately, and
WHEREAS, this reduction in expenditures must include discontinuance of positions and discontinuance or curtailment of programs, and
WHEREAS, a determination must be made as to which teachers’ contracts must be terminated and not renewed and which teachers may be placed on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits in effecting discontinuance of positions,
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 206, as follows:
That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools and administration to consider the discontinuance of programs or positions to effectuate economies in the school district and reduce expenditures and to make recommendations to the School Board for the discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, discontinuance of positions or curtailment of positions.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Zeithamer and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Zeithamer, Krebs, Robley, Dave Anderson and Susag
and the following voted against the same: None
whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
REQUEST TO ADVERTISE FOR AN RFP FOR BENEFITS CONSULTING SERVICES
Motion by Zeithamer, seconded by Krebs to approve administration to advertise for request for proposals for Benefits Consulting Services
Ayes - 5
Nays - 0
Motion by Robley, seconded by Susag, that there being no further business to come before the School Board at this time; the meeting is adjourned at 7:57 p.m.
Ayes - 5
Nays - 0
/s/ Jean Robley
/s/ Dave Anderson (Vice Chair)
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