1063275 Public Notice - School District 206 Meeting February 22
Publish February 14, 2010
BOARD OF EDUCATION
DISTRICT NO. 206
FEBRUARY 22, 2010
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 7:00 p.m. in the District Office Oak Conference Room, Alexandria, Minnesota.
School Board Members Present: Pam Carlson, Jim Hafdal, Alan Zeithamer, Judy Florell, Dave Anderson, Jean Robley and Dean Anderson, and (ex-officio) Superintendent Terry Quist.
Administrators Present: Judy Backhaus, Julie Critz, Bruce McComas, Susan Scarborough, Jill Johnson, Jeff Jorgensen and 12 visitors.
Motion by Dave Anderson, seconded by Florell, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
To approve the minutes of the regular meeting held January 25, 2010, and the special meeting held January 25, 2010.
DISTRICT CLAIMS AND
To accept the financial reports and to ratify the payment of the January, 2010 claims.
To approve a Memorandum of Understanding between School District 206 and Education Minnesota Alexandria for a retirement incentive plan for teachers (see official document file).
To accept the following resignation agreement:
••Melissa Dosdall, Para-professional, Carlos, last day of work was 2/5/10.
To accept the following retirement agreements:
••Judy Woodle, Business Services Administrative Assistant/Payroll, District Office, last day of work will be June 30, 2010.
••Rose Lesner, Health Assistant, Jefferson, last day of work will be June 9, 2010.
••Margaret Atwood, Orchestra Teacher, Discovery, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
••Ann Branch, Family & Consumer Science Teacher, Jefferson, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
••Linda Capistrant, English Teacher, Discovery, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
••Don Clausen, Technology Integration Coordinator, Districtwide, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
••Gail Feriancek, Special Education Teacher, Jefferson, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
••Scott Fodness, English Teacher, Jefferson, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
••LuAnn Gesell, Elementary Teacher, Lincoln, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
••Rebecca Gilbertson, Elementary Teacher, Lincoln, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
••Keith Hoeschen, Science Teacher, Discovery, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
••Kevin Howie, Media Specialist, Discovery, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
••Bruce Johnson, Special Education Teacher, Discovery, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
••Roger Johnson, Phy. Ed./Health Teacher, Jefferson, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
••Susan Johnson, Elementary Teacher, Lincoln, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
••Rick Larson, Industrial Technology Teacher, Discovery, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
••Pat McCarty, English Teacher, Jefferson, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
••Debra Odland, Elementary Teacher, Voyager, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
••Kathleen Schultz, Elementary Teacher, Voyager, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
••Susan Schwarze, Special Education Teacher, Woodland, last day of work was January 15, 2010.
••Carole Westby, School Nurse, Districtwide, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
••Jane Wicklander, Media Specialist, Lincoln and Carlos, last day of work will be June 10, 2010.
To approve the following fundraising activities:
••Advanced Marketing Class – Online auction in conjunction with Lakes Area Recreation from February 1 through April 15, 2010.
••Alexandria Fast Pitch Softball Team – Selling meat trays at Eagles Club each Wednesday and Saturday in March, 2010.
••Alexandria Fast Pitch Softball Team – Fundraising dinner to be held at the Elks Club April 19, 2010.
DONATIONS AND GRANTS
To approve the submission of the following grant applications:
••Barb Larson wants to research and apply for various grants to support creating school vegetable and fruit gardens for Woodland Elementary School, Miltona Science Magnet School, and for grant funds to finance apple trees at other District 206 school sites.
••Paula Davis wants to apply for a “Youth as Resources” grant through Douglas County Public Health to support programming costs for the summer academy.
And to approve the following resolution:
SCHOOL DISTRICT 206 TO
ACCEPT DONATIONS AND GRANTS
WHEREAS, the District 206 School Board encourages the support of the district’s educational programs through the funding and support of grant opportunities and donations;
WHEREAS, the grants or donations must meet the goals and objectives of the school district, and in some instances, a specific school program or activity;
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:
••Jill Johnson and Shelli-Kae Foster received a donation of $1,000 from Tastefully Simple, Inc., for the 2010 Community Eco-Fair.
••District 206 Food & Nutrition Services was awarded a $2,500 grant from the Douglas County Master Gardeners to create a school vegetable garden for the District 206 School Meals Programs (lunch and breakfast) that would be a Learning Laboratory to enhance existing curriculum lessons in nutrition, science, math like skills, etc., and raise awareness of local food systems and agriculture.
••Carlos Elementary School received a donation of $1,400 from the Carlos Lions Club for a SmartBoard.
••Garfield Elementary School received an anonymous donation of $300 for classroom instructional supplies.
••The Kids Groundwater Festival committee received donations of $1,000 from the Viking Sportsman Club and $100 from the Douglas Soil & Water Conservation District to be used for expenses involved with the Kids Groundwater Festival.
••Carlos Elementary School received a donation of $1,300 for the Deep Portage field trip for students.
••The Girls Hockey Team received a donation of $1,125 from the Eagles Club to be used to offset expenses of the program.
••The Swimming Program received a donation of $400 from Jeff and Bonnie Brand for an upgrade of transportation for swim team members.
FIRST READING OF
DISTRICT POLICY REVISIONS
To approve the first reading of revisions to the following policies:
••417 Chemical Use and Abuse
••418 Drug-Free Workplace/Drug-Free School
••419 Tobacco-Free Environment
••613 Graduation Requirements
CMETS APPLICATION FOR
USDA RUS DLT GRANT
To adopt the Resolution of Support for the CMETS Application for a USDA Rural Utility Services Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant, as follows:
RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE
CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM APPLICATION FOR UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RURAL UTILITY SERVICES DISTANCE LEARNING AND TELEMEDICINE GRANT
WHEREAS, the mission of School District 206 is to achieve educational excellence and to inspire a life-long passion for learning; and
WHEREAS, the Vidyo Portable Videoconferencing Project supports the mission of School District 206 and the School District 206 School Board is in full support of a grant proposal to the USDA RUS Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant to implement a project placing portable Vidyo videoconferencing systems at each of the CMETS school sites and to upgrade network infrastructure, where needed, to accommodate videoconferencing; and
WHEREAS, School District 206 commits and certifies to provide and maintain match funding for the USDA RUS Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant project in the amount of no less than 15 percent as required by law and up to 100 percent of the approved grant award. The exact dollar amount will be documented in a letter signed by the CMETS Board Chair prior to submission of the grant application;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, School District 206 commits to providing documentation that the additional funding will be deposited in the appropriate accounts prior to grant disbursement.
2010 SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM AND CALENDAR
To approve the 2010 Summer School program and calendar as presented.
Vote on Consent Agenda:
MID-YEAR REPORT ON DISTRICT GOALS AND ACTION PLAN
Terry Quist and administrators provided an overview and update of activities being accomplished on the 2009-10 district goals and action plan.
RESOLUTION FOR SALE OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL
Motion by Dave Anderson, seconded by Florell, to adopt the Resolution for the Sale of Washington School, as follows, and to authorize the Board Clerk to sign a Certificate of Resolution.
RESOLUTION FOR SALE OF
RESOLVED, whereas the Independent School District No. 206 (School) is the owner of property in Alexandria, Minnesota, in the County of Douglas, which was used for an elementary school known as Washington Elementary School, the legal description of such real estate being as follows:
Block 114 of the Townsite of Alexandria;
Lots 1 and 2, Block 2, Hick’s Fourth Addition to Alexandria;
Lots 1 through 8, Block 3, Hick’s Fourth Addition to the Townsite of Alexandria;
Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Block 4, Hick’s Fourth Addition to the Townsite of Alexandria
(Washington Property); and
WHEREAS, the School has constructed a new elementary school to take the place of Washington Elementary School; and
WHEREAS, as a result, the School has determined there is no need to retain ownership of the Washington Property; and
WHEREAS, the School has received an offer to purchase the Washington Property from Washington Square Developers, LLC.
RESOLVED, therefore that the School shall proceed with the sale of the Washington Property to Washington Square Developers, LLC, and that the Chairperson and Clerk of the School Board are authorized and directed to execute and deliver a Warranty Deed, and such other documents as may be necessary to complete the sale and to bind the School accordingly.
PLANNING TIME LINE
Motion by Robley, seconded by Carlson, to approve the timeline for planning for the 2010-11 school year as presented.
PLANNING ASUMPTIONS FOR
2010-11 SCHOOL YEAR
Motion by Hafdal, seconded by Florell, to approve the budget, staffing, school improvement and general planning for the 2010-11 school year, as presented.
There being no further business to come before the School Board at this time, the meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m.
/s/ Judith Ann Florell, Clerk
/s/ Dean R. Anderson, Chairperson