1033901 Public Notice - School District 206 Special Meeting January 4
Publish February 3, 2010
BOARD OF EDUCATION
DISTRICT NO. 206
JANUARY 4, 2010
The special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 206, Alexandria, Minnesota, was called to order by Superintendent Terry Quist at 7:00 p.m. in the District Office Oak Conference Room, Alexandria, Minnesota.
Board Members Present: Judy Florell, Jean Robley, Pam Carlson, Dave Anderson, Jim Hafdal, Alan Zeithamer, Dean Anderson and (ex-officio) Superintendent Terry Quist.
Others Present: Judy Backhaus, Tom Wieczorek, Julie Critz, Susan Scarborough, Jill Johnson, and 3 visitors.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS:
Dave Anderson nominated Dean Anderson for the office of chairperson.
Motion by Dave Anderson, seconded by Judy Florell, to close nominations and to cast a unanimous ballot for Dean Anderson for chairperson.
Carlson nominated Dave Anderson for the office of vice chairperson.
Motion by Carlson, seconded by Zeithamer, to close nominations and to cast a unanimous ballot for Dave Anderson for vice chairperson.
Dave Anderson nominated Judy Florell for the office of clerk/treasurer.
Motion by Dave Anderson, seconded by Robley, to close nominations and to cast a unanimous ballot for Florell for clerk/treasurer.
SCHOOL BOARD STANDING COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS:
Chair Dean Anderson appointed the following board members to School Board Standing Committees for Calendar Year 2010:
••Negotiations/Personnel – Dave Anderson, Jim Hafdal, Alan Zeithamer.
••Curriculum/ Policy – Judy Florell, Jean Robley, Dean Anderson.
••Budget/Facilities – Dean Anderson, Pam Carlson, Alan Zeithamer.
Chair Dean Anderson appointed the following board members to the following committees/boards for Calendar Year 2010:
••Runestone Area Education District Board – Alan Zeithamer.
••MSBA Legislative Liaison – Dave Anderson.
••Minnesota State High School League – Jim Hafdal.
••Lakes Area Recreation Board – Alan Zeithamer, Dave Anderson.
••Chamber Joint Planning Commission – Pam Carlson, Judy Florell.
••Curriculum Advisory Council – Jean Robley.
••Representative Assembly Designee to the Lakes Country Service Cooperative - Dean Anderson.
••ITV Committee Representative – Alan Zeithamer.
••Student Connections – Judy Florell, Pam Carlson, and Dean Anderson.
••Budget and Finance Advisory Council – Judy Florell.
••Special Education Advisory Committee – Dave Anderson.
SALARY FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION:
Motion by Hafdal, seconded by Dave Anderson, 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 2010 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 Hafdal, to set the amount of $2,300 per board member for calendar year 2010 for board member training and in-service.
CALENDAR OF BOARD MEETINGS:
Motion by Dave Anderson, seconded by Robley, to set the calendar, location and format for school board meeting dates for January 2010 through June 2011.
BOARD ANNUAL REORGANIZATION CONSENT AGENDA:
Motion by Hafdal, seconded by Dave Anderson, to approve the Board of Education Organization Consent Agenda (except for the audit firm) as follows:
PURCHASE OF PERFORMANCE BONDS:
To authorize purchase of blanket bonds in the amount of $10,000 for the treasurer and $50,000 for all other district employees.
DESIGNATE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER:
To designate the Echo Press as the official newspaper for district legal publications for calendar year 2010.
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 2010.
DESIGNATE ON-CALL ARCHITECTS:
To approve Ringdahl Architects; Widseth, Smith, Nolting & Associates; JLG Architects, and the DLR Group as the district’s on-call architects for calendar year 2010.
To designate the following financial institutions as official depositories for district funds for calendar year 2010: US Bank, Alexandria; Bremer Bank, Alexandria; Wells Fargo Bank, Alexandria; Viking Savings Bank, Alexandria; First State Bank of Alexandria/Carlos/Miltona; Neighborhood National Bank, Alexandria; American National Bank, Alexandria; State Bank & Trust, Alexandria; Minnesota School District Asset Fund Plus; AIM Investments, and MBIA.
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 2010.
DISTRICT POLICY SERVICE:
To approve MSBA as the district’s policy service provider for 2010.
DISTRICT CONTRACTS AND DESIGNEES:
To approve District 206 Administrative Contacts and Designees as follows:
••Superintendent – Terry Quist
••Business Director – Tom Wieczorek
••Title I (LEA Rep & Contact) – Julie Critz
••Title II & Title VI Contact – Julie Critz
••Federal Class Size Reduction Contact – Judy Backhaus
••Comprehensive School Reform Contact – Terry Quist
••Air Quality Control Contact – Rick Nelson
Vote on Consent Agenda:
PRESENTATION ON CONSTRUCTION DELIVERY MODELS:
Greg Vandal presented information to the board on the use of construction managers, general contractors and/or best value for completion of a construction project.
REPORTS TO SCHOOL BOARD:
Reports were provided to the school board on the activities, plans and projects of the various groups represented by school district memberships and committees.
The board reviewed and discussed a summary of school board self-evaluation forms completed by board members.
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, the meeting adjourned at 8:38 p.m.
Judith Ann Florell, Clerk
Dean R. Anderson, Chairperson