1496888 Public Notice - School Board Meeting May 21, 2012
Publish June 27, 2012
BOARD OF EDUCATION
DISTRICT NO. 206
MAY 21, 2012
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: Dean Anderson, Pam Carlson, Alan Zeithamer, Jim Hafdal, Jean Robley, Dave Anderson, Sandy Susag and (ex-officio) Superintendent Terry Quist.
Administrators Present: Judy Backhaus, Julie Critz, Trevor Peterson, Susan Scarborough, Jill Johnson, and 9 visitors.
Motion by Dave Anderson, seconded by Susag, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
To approve the minutes of the regular meeting held April 16, 2012 and the Special Meeting held May 1, 2012.
DISTRICT CLAIMS AND FINANCIAL REPORTS
To accept the financial reports and to ratify the payment of the April, 2012 claims.
To accept the following retirement agreements, with appreciation for their many years of service to the district:
--Janet Breun – Administrative Assistant, effective 6/19/2012
--Randall Barnes – Teacher, effective 6/6/2012
--Michael Kluver – Paraprofessional, effective 6/5/12
--Linda Schackel – Paraprofessional, effective 6/5/2012
To approve the following resignation agreements:
--Robert Hansen – Transportation, effective 6/5/2012
--Thomas Howden – Community Education, effective 5/30/2012
--Shannon Sanit – Food Service, effective 5/11/2012
--Randy Bruun – Custodian, effective 5/11/2012
--Lisa Stangler – Food Service, effective 5/4/2012
--Anthony Jensen – Transportation, effective 4/23/2012
--Joyce Johnson – Food Service, effective 6/5/2012
--Julie Anderson – Food Service, effective 5/4/2012
--Bret Pederson – Transportation, effective 4/20/2012
--Marlene Nelson – Learning Resource Teacher, effective 5/4/2012
--Judith Januszewski – Paraprofessional, effective 5/1/2012
--Cheryl Astrup – Paraprofessional, effective 6/5/2012
SPECIAL EDUCATION LEADERSHIP AGREEMENTS
To approve the service agreement between School District 206 and Robert Vaadeland for the interim Special Education Director in the 2012-2013 school year and also to approve the contract for the Special Education Supervisor, Rebecca Patience, effective July 1, 2012.
APPROVE FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES
To approve the following fundraising activity:
--National Honor Society – Kick Ball Tournament, May 20, 2012
APPROVE EXTENDED FIELD TRIPS
To approve the following extended field trips:
--District 206 students to FFA State Convention at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN from April 22-24, 2012.
--JHS Orchestra students to the Ordway Theater in St. Paul, MN from May 11-12, 2012.
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 district’s 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 Music Department received a donation of $1,175 from the Alexandria Kiwanis Club for activity costs.
--Community Education received a Life Long Learning Grant of $1,200 from the Minnesota Humanities Center to continue the Everybody Has a Story educational series.
--Community Education received an Arts Planning Grant of $3,823 from the Lake Region Arts Council to develop an annual signature arts program for adults.
--Community Education received a Summer Literacy and Math for Camp Compass Grant of $1,500 from Geneva Capital Charitable Giving to provide summer literacy and math opportunities for elementary students in the Summer Camp Compass School Age Care program.
APPROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT MEMBERSHIPS
To approve the district’s membership in the following organizations for the 2012-2013 school year:
--Minnesota School Boards Association
--Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation
--Minnesota State High School League
APPROVE RESOLUTION SUPPORTING SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATION
To approve the following resolution:
A RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATION (LINCOLN, VOYAGER AND DISCOVERY SCHOOL AREA ACCESS)
WHEREAS, Congress put funding in the current federal highway bill (SAFETEA-LU) to address national concern for our children’s health and safety, and
WHEREAS, the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) initiative provides communities with the enabling children to more safely walk and bicycle to school, encourage a healthy and active lifestyle among children, and support activities that make walking more appealing and safe, and
WHEREAS, this endorsement is based upon the findings that the project will meet the intent of the Safe Routes to School Program as described above, and
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that School District 206 (Alexandria Public Schools), Douglas County, Minnesota, hereby supports the application for the Safe Routes to School Program which Lincoln, Voyager and Discovery Schools are proposing.
ADOPTED by the District 206 School Board (Alexandria, Minnesota) this 21st day of May 2012, by the following vote:
FIRST READING OF NEW DISTRICT POLICY AND REVISIONS
To approve the first reading of the following District Policies:
--462 - Health and Safety
--515 - Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records
--530 - Immunization Requirements
--604 - Instructional Curriculum
--613 - Graduation Requirement
--615 - Testing Accommodations, Modifications, and Exemptions for IEPs, Section 504 Plans and LEP Students
ADOPT REVISIONS TO DISTRICT POLICIES
To adopt the revisions of the following District Policies:
--202 - School Board Officers
--206 - Public Participation in School Board Meetings
--301 - School District Administration
--302 – Superintendent
AUTHORIZATION FOR ADMINISTRATION TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL FUNDS
To authorize the administration to apply for the following federally funded programs:
--Title I, Instructional Assistance
--Title II – Part A, Improving Teacher Quality
--Adult Basic Education Program.
APPROVE SOLICITATION OF QUOTES FOR MANAGED PRINT SERVICES
To approve the Solicitation of Quotes for Managed Print Services for the District.
Vote on Consent Agenda:
TEACHER MASTER AGREEMENT
Motion by Dave Anderson, seconded by Hafdal, to ratify the Master Agreement with Education Minnesota Alexandria for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years.
2011-2012 REVISED BUDGET
Motion by Carlson, seconded by Susag, to approve the revised budget for 2011-12 as presented.
LEASE OF SCHOOL BUSES
Motion by Carlson, seconded by Robley, to approve the lease of four new school buses (two 70-passenger buses and two 82-passenger bus) through the state contract per the district’s multi-year bus replacement plan.
RESOLUTION PLACING STAFF ON UNREQUESTED LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Motion by Hafdal, seconded by Robley, to adopt the following resolution:
RESOLUTION PLACING STAFF ON UNREQUESTED LEAVE OF ABSENCE
WHEREAS, the School Board of Independent School District No. 206 adopted a resolution proposing placement of Carol Slattery, Sarah Wagner, Laura Scegura, Judy Eng, Penny Perleberg, Nancy Langer and Marlene Nelson on unrequested leave of absence on April 16, 2012, on the grounds of Discontinuance of Position and/or Financial Limitations; and,
WHEREAS, said written notice of the proposed placement on unrequested leave was received by Carol Slattery, Sarah Wagner, Laura Scegura, Judy Eng, Penny Perleberg, Nancy Langer and Marlene Nelson by certified mail (or personal service) from April 17-20, 2012, and
WHEREAS, said written notice of proposed placement on unrequested leave contained a statement setting forth the reasons for the proposed placement as well as a statement that he/she was entitled to a hearing before the School Board provided he/she make a request in writing within fourteen days of receipt of said notice, and that if no hearing was requested within said fourteen day period it constituted acquiescence by Carol Slattery, Sarah Wagner, Laura Scegura, Judy Eng, Penny Perleberg, Nancy Langer and Marlene Nelson to the School Board's proposed action, and
WHEREAS, no written request of any kind was received by the School Board or Superintendent of Schools from Carol Slattery, Sarah Wagner, Laura Scegura, Judy Eng, Penny Perleberg, Nancy Langer and Marlene Nelson for a hearing as of May 21, 2012 and
WHEREAS, said failure to make written request for a hearing within fourteen days after receipt of notice of proposed placement on unrequested leave constitutes acquiescence by Carol Slattery, Sarah Wagner, Laura Scegura, Judy Eng, Penny Perleberg, Nancy Langer and Marlene Nelson to his/her placement on unrequested leave.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 206 that Carol Slattery, Sarah Wagner, Laura Scegura, Judy Eng, Penny Perleberg, Nancy Langer and Marlene Nelson be and hereby is placed on unrequested leave of absence as a teacher of Independent School District No. 206 on the grounds of discontinuance of position and/or financial limitations effective at the end of the 2011-12 school year on June 30, 2012, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Sec. 122A.40, Subd. 10, and Article VII, Section 13, of the current Master Agreement between the School District and Education Minnesota-Alexandria, without pay or fringe benefits. (Insurance shall continue pursuant to Article VII, Section 13, Subd. 7.)
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that said placement on unrequested leave of absence is not the result of the implementation of an education district agreement.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a notice of placement on unrequested leave, together with a copy of this resolution be forwarded to said teacher by certified mail or personally and that an affidavit of same be placed in his/her file, together with a copy of the notice and resolution.
Motion by Dean Anderson, seconded by Dave Anderson, that there being no further business to come before the School Board at this time; the meeting is adjourned at 7:57 p.m.
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