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2014 Board Minutes >> April
April 10, 2014 4/28/2014

IND. SCHOOL DISTRICT #36

KELLIHER PUBLIC SCHOOL

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

APRIL 10, 2014

 

The School Board of ISD #36, Kelliher, MN met April 10, 2014 in the school media center.  The meeting was called to order by Chair Frank Duresky at 7:00 p.m.  Members present:  Ed Gehlert, Barbara Woltjer, Frank Duresky, David Nistler, Jerry Geerdes and Tim Lutz, Superintendent, Ex-Officio. Members absent:  Dawn Jensen.

 

Visitors:  Cynthia Celander, Preston Lowe, Kristina Lossing, Riley Gilge, Hannah Newberry, Cedes Waldo, Derek Jorgensen and Marcus Grubbs (HRDC).

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

 

Motion by Jerry Geerdes, second by Ed Gehlert to approve the minutes of the March 13, 2014 regular board meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Motion by Dave Nistler, second by Barb Woltjer to approve the Treasurer’s reports and March bills in the amount of $98,126.99 and bills paid between the March and April meetings in the amount of $23,431.00.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Comments from Visitors

STAR students Preston Lowe, Kristina Lossing, Riley Gilge, Hannah Newberry, Cedes Waldo and Derek Jorgensen were recognized by Cynthia Celander for their activities with the program.  Several parents were present to support their STAR students.

A report on the trip to Wolf Ridge was present to the board.  Superintendent Lutz read comments from students that attended.

 

Positive Feedback:

1.     Congratulations to the band and choir for their outstanding achievements at the recent music contest.  The band and choir are planning a trip to NYC in 2016, with the cost per student approximately $900.  The will start fundraising now for the trip.

 

Principal’s Report:

 

Committee Reports

 

Superintendent’s Report:

1.     Superintendent Lutz presented the board with the district’s Special Education case load and number of students on IEPs.

2.     Superintendent Lutz informed the board that John Carlson has accepted the early retirement incentive presented by the school board.

3.     The generator upgrade will be purchased through Ziegler and is scheduled to be done before May 15, 2014.

4.     Superintendent Lutz informed the board that the Special Education license variance for Rachel Neft has expired and her employment will be terminated at the end of this school year.

5.     Superintendent Lutz informed the board that Jen Mostad’s reading specialist position will be full-time until the end of the school year.

6.     Dawn Jensen is attending the MSBA Phase 3 and 4 workshops.

7.     Bus garage options were discussed and will go back to planning.

8.     Superintendent Lutz reported that the Grundmeier property has been purchased and the 24x36 existing building on the property will be put out for bid to be sold and removed.

9.     The resignation of 2 coaching positions was discussed.

10.  Superintendent Lutz informed the board that services have been retained for cleaning at the Old School Center.

11.  Education Minnesota-Kelliher Support Staff submitted their intent to negotiate.

12.  Superintendent Lutz informed the board that summer school will be held in June and August.

13.  Marcus Grubbs, from HRDC, presented information on possible biomass project.

14.  Superintendent Lutz presented 2 changes in next year’s calendar for AIW coaching.

 

Consent Agenda:

 

Action Items:

Motion by Ed Gehlert, second by Jerry Geerdes to accept the resignation of Matt Hanson as Jr. Varsity girls’ basketball coach with thanks and appreciation.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Motion by Barb Woltjer, second by Ed Gehlert to accept the resignation of Justin Lundin as Varsity girls’ basketball coach with thanks and appreciation.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Motion by Dave Nistler, second by Jerry Geerdes to approve the early retirement agreement between John Carlson and ISD #36.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Motion by Barb Woltjer, second by Dave Nistler to accept the resignation and retirement of John Carlson with thanks and appreciation.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Motion by Jerry Geerdes, second by Barb Woltjer to accept the recommended plans for the new bus garage from Widseth, Smith and Nolting.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Motion by Ed Gehlert, second by Dave Nistler to approve plans for summer school in June and August.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Motion by Ed Gehlert, second by Barb Woltjer to terminated the contract for Rachel Neft, Special Education teacher, whose variance is expiring.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Motion by Barb Woltjer, second by Ed Gehlert to adjourn the meeting at 8:33 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

The next regular school board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the school media center.