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City of Glencoe- School Board Meeting

Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT #2895
GSL Schools Community Room #443/443 August 13, 2018
7:00 p.m.

Board Chair Alsleben called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The following board members were present: Christianson,
Lindeman, Twiss, Kuester and VonBerge. In addition, Superintendent Chris Sonju;
Business Manager Michelle Sander,
Principals Bill Butler and Matt Foss;
Administrative Assistant Shelley Renville, Mike Morris/GSL Technology Staff and John Mueller/McLeod County Chronicle.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Announcements The next regular School Board meeting will be on Monday,
September 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the GSL Schools Community Room #443/444.
Business Manager Sander reported to the board. Principals Foss & Butler reported to the board. Superintendent Sonju reported to the board. He thanked the custodial staff, Stevens Seminary, Dean Engleman with Glencoe Rotary and City of Glencoe. Committee Reports:
Director Christianson mentioned negotiations are taking place.
Director Kuester motioned to approve the agenda. Director Lindeman
seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Director Twiss motioned to approve the consent agenda with addendum.
Director Christianson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Bills-July bills are on file and available for review at the Superintendent’s Office, 1621 East 16th Street, Glencoe.
Minutes-Approved regular Board Meeting minutes from July 9, 2018.
Hirings-Matt Foss as High School
Principal, replacing Paul Sparby. Jared Saunders as Middle School Football Coach, replacing Ken Kantack. Charise Aeikens as Jr/Sr High Business Teacher, replacing Jason Kriegel. Heather Leier as 7-12 DCD Program Paraprofessional,
replacing Jean Roe. Resignations- Josh Otto-Fischer as Junior Varsity Baseball Coach. Jean Roe as Program Para-
professional, SpEd DCD, Sr High.
Involuntary Transfers-Cierra Bartol-Byers, transfer from Grade 4 Teacher,
replacing Julie Grams. Marissa Johnston transfer from Grade 5 Teacher to Grade 4 Teacher, replacing Cierra Bartol-Byers.
Voluntary Transfers-Julie Grams, Teacher Grade 1, who moved to Teacher Grade 2 (Replacing Kathy Korth -retired).
Jean Horrmann, Lakeside SpEd Para,
replacing Renee Vasko.
Old Business: None
New Business- Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 126C.17, subdivision 9a, the Board hereby determines to
authorize a new Board approved
referendum authority in the amount of $300 per adjusted pupil unit. It is the
intention of the Board to create the
maximum authority for which it is
eligible, not to exceed $300 per adjusted pupil unit. This new Board approved
referendum authority shall be applicable for five years, beginning with taxes payable in 2020. The Board may
subsequently reauthorize the Board
approved referendum authority in
increments of up to five years. A roll call vote was taken; all voted in favor, motion carried. Motion by Director Lindeman seconded by Director Twiss, to adopt the Resolution Authorizing a New Board
Approved Referendum Authority.
The board of Independent School District No. 2859 (Glencoe-Silver Lake Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $460 per pupil. A portion of this proposed
referendum revenue authorization would replace the $176.88 per pupil
portion of the school district's prior
authorization, which expires after taxes payable in 2019. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would
increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years,
beginning with taxes payable in 2020, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. A roll call vote was taken; all voted in favor, motion carried. Motion by Director Christianson
seconded by Director Kuester, to adopt the Resolution Authorizing a New Board Approved Referendum Authority.
The Glencoe-Silver Lake School District will hold its Truth in Taxation Hearing (prior to the regularly-scheduled December 10th School Board meeting) in the GSL Schools Community Room #443/444 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The levy will be certified at the regular Board meeting at 7:00 p.m. that same evening.
Superintendent Sonju and School Board negotiators (Directors Von Berge and Twiss) recommend approving the
following Licensed Nurse Contracts: Chelsey Busse, Angela Laxen & Lori Eischens, from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020. Motion made by Director Von Berge seconded by Director Twiss to
approve the contracts as listed above.
Superintendent Sonju and School Board negotiators (Directors Christianson and Lindeman) recommend approving Dean Schwirtz, Activities Director (AD)
Contract from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020. Motion made by Director
Lindeman seconded by Director
Christianson to approve the Activities
Director (AD) Contract. Superintendent Sonju recommends approval of hiring a .5 FTE Title Interventionist at the
Junior/Senior High School. Funds will be out of title budget. Motion made by Director Twiss seconded by Director Von Berge to approve the hiring of a .5 FTE Title Interventionist at the Junior/Senior High School. Superintendent Sonju
recommends approval of hiring a Special Education Program Paraprofessional for 9 hours per week due to student enrollment. Motion made by Director Kuester seconded by Director Christianson to
approve the hiring of a SpEd Program Professional. Superintendent Sonju
recommends approving the Interagency Agreement between Glencoe-Silver Lake School District and Heartland Community Action Agency, Inc. Early Head Start/Head Start. Motion by Director Von Berge seconded by Director Lindeman to approve the Agreement from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019.
Motion made by Director VonBerge to approve the first reading of the following policies. The policies will be brought back for a second reading at the
September Board meeting:
721 Uniform Guidance Policy Regarding Federal Revenue Sources, 722 Public Data Requests, 205 Open Meetings and Closed Meetings, 206 Public Participation in School Board Meetings, 401 Equal Employment Opportunity, 413 Harassment and Violence, 419 Tobacco-Free Environment, Motion seconded by Director Von Berge. All in favor, motion carried. Motion made by Director Von Berge to adopt the following policies, these policies received their first reading at the July 9th Board meeting. 701 Establishment and Adoption of School District Budget, 701.1 Modification of School District Budget, 702 Accounting,
703 Annual Audit, 704 Fixed Asset
Accounting System, 705 Investments, 706 Acceptance of Gifts, 707 Transportation of Public School Students, 708 Transportation of Non Public School
Students, 709 Student Transportation Safety, 712 Video Surveillance Other Than on Buses, 713 Student Activity
Accounting, 102 Equal Education
Opportunity, 406 Public and Private
Personnel Data, 410 Family and Medical Leave Policy, 412 Expense Reimbursement. 413 Harassment and Violence.
418 Drug Free Workplace. 419 Tobacco – Free Environment. 501 School Weapons Policy. 506 Student Discipline. 515
Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records
Motion seconded by Director Twiss. All in favor, motion carried.
Motion made by Director VonBerge to adopt the resolution to accept
donations.
RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District #2859,
Glencoe-Silver Lake, as follows, that the following donations be accepted with gratitude: Thank you to all the organizations and individuals for their donations. The school district appreciates your
generosity and continued support.
Lannie & Bonita Grages $250.00 School Wings Closet, David & Debra
Kohout $15.00 School Wings Closet, Glencoe Regional Health Services $250.00 Stop the Bleed Kits, Silver Lake American Legion $200.00 Band Sam’s Tire $50.00 FFA.Motion seconded by
Director Christianson. All in favor, motion carried. Miscellaneous – None at this time

Glencoe-Silver Lake School District #2859 by: Anne Twiss, Board Clerk
These minutes are unofficial until
approved by School Board action.

(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle August 22, 2018)