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GSL School Board- Meeting

Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT #2895
GSL Schools Community Room #443/444
DATE November 13, 2017
TIME: 7:00 p.m.

Board Chair Christianson called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. The following board members were present: Alsleben, Kuester, Twiss, VonBerge, Lindeman, and. In addition, Superintendent Chris Sonju; Business Manager Michelle Sander, Mike Morris/GSL Technology Staff, School Administrative Assistant Brenda Langanki, Katie Ballalatak/McLeod County Chronicle. Also in attendance were members of the community: Beth Jerabek.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Announcements: The next regular School Board meeting will be on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the GSL Schools Community Room #443/444.
Truth in Taxation Hearing: The Glencoe-Silver Lake School District will hold its Truth in Taxation Hearing prior to the regularly-scheduled December 11th School Board meeting in the GSL Schools Community Room #443/444 beginning at 6:00 p.m.Acknowledgements: Superintendent Sonju extended Thanks to the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber presented the school district with the “Business Investment Award” which was accepted by Business Manager Sander and Principal Joy Freitag at the November 8th 2017 Chamber of Commerce meeting
Public Input Relating to the Agenda No public input relating to the agenda.
Reports/Presentations: Business Manager Sander reported to the board for Elementary Principal Butler. Business Manager Sander reported to the board.
Principal Svoboda reported to the board for Jr/Sr High School.No Student Government/Student Activities report.
Superintendent’s Sonju reported to the board and announced the District wide Food Drive is set to begin November 22, if everyone participates even donating just one item, we can make a great impact. A trial run and survey of parents was conducted regarding afternoon activity bussing. The participation numbers were low for buses to Brownton and Plato and due to cost issues there will not be an afternoon activity bus to those locations. For now, the afternoon activity bus to Silver Lake will continue for the afternoon practices on Mondays and Fridays.
The afternoon activity bussing will be reviewed periodically to see if the District can somehow accommodate transportation needs in our communities. Community Schools meeting scheduled to meet November 16, 2017, Alicia Beste from GSL ECLC will give the presentation. The next meeting will be January 25th for “Career Day”. Local community businesses are encourage to participate in this great program. With the Winter/snow season nearing, a reminder about school closure information – Notifications will be sent via School Messenger, TV Channels 4,5,9 and 11 as well as KDUZ/KARP radio stations. Superintendent Sonju and several students participated in “We Day” at Xcel Energy center in St Paul on November 8th. The easement was received November 13th, 2017 from the attorney regarding the drainage tiling to the east of the school for Edward Ide and Kevin and Rodney Matthews. The District is in the process of reviewing the easement and this will be brought before the board in December for approval. The purchase agreement from Mr. Polifka is being reviewed by the school district attorney and it is expected to be brought to the school board for a vote for final approval at the January 8th 2018 school board meeting, or possibly a special board meeting. Another offer was received by the district, the purchase offer was declined and the party was informed that the property has already been sold. No Committee Reports
1. Director Alsleben moved to approve the agenda with addendum, the motion was seconded by Director Kuester. All approved, motion carried.
2. Motion made by Director Kuester to approve the Consent Agenda, seconded by Director Twiss. All approved, motion carried. Bills: October bills are on file and available for review at the Superintendent’s Office, 1621 East 16th Street, Glencoe. Minutes: Regular Board Meeting minutes of October 9, 2017 & Board Minutes of Special Meeting October 23, 2017. Community Ed Contracts: Don Bohnert, Jane Goettl, ReNae Jenson. Hirings: Randy Wilson, 6th grade teacher - Long Term Substitute, replacing David Sandquist, Brenda Danielson, Lakeside Elementary Music teacher, Long Term Substitute for Carrie Knott, Lindsay Stoneburg – Special Education Paraprofessional at GSL HS, replacing Robyn Field Resignations: September Bramblett - GSL HS Special Education Paraprofessional, Robyn Field – GSL HS Special Education Paraprofessional, Eric Selman – 7-8 grade Wrestling Coach, Chris Bick, Jr High Baseball and Cross Country Coach. Leave Requests: David Sandquist – Grade 6 Elementary Teacher, Lakeside Elementary, November 14 to approximately December 18, 2017, Carrie Knott – Music Teacher Grades 3-6 at Lakeside Elementary, December 4, 2017 to January 2, 2018. Extracurricular Assignment: Paul Lemke – JV Wrestling Coach, replacing Mark Wigern, Ryan Hobbs – 7-8 Grade Wrestling Coach, replacing Eric Selman, Eric Anderson – 8th Grade Baseball Coach, replacing Joel Voeltz, Jon Lemke – JV Track Coach, replacing Shawn Fettig, Eric Thalmann – 9th Grade Girls Basketball Coach, replacing Dave Prehn
OLD BUSINESS None at this time.
NEW BUSINESS
3.Approve Audit Mary Reedy, our auditor from CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, provided an overview of the audit summary and financial statements for the school district for the 2016-2017 school year at the October 9th Board meeting. The Superintendent of Schools recommends the Board accept the audit summary and financial statements for the 2016-2017 school year as prepared by CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP. Motion by Director Twiss, seconded by Director Lindeman approve the audit. All approved, motion carried
4. Approval of Education Minnesota: GSL Seniority List Motion made by Director Kuester, seconded by Director Alsleben all approved, motion carried
5. Approval of SEIU Local #284 Seniority List. Motion made by Director Lindeman, seconded by Director Kuester. All approved, motion carried.
6. Approve Change in Speech/Language Pathologist hours for 2017-18 school year
Lakeside Elementary Speech/Language Pathologist Karla Davis requested her contract hours be reduced from 1.0 FTE to 0.8 FTE for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year, consequently, the hours for Speech/Language Pathologist Stacie Regep will be increased from 0.5 FTE to 0.7 FTE for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year in order to serve students at Lakeside Elementary one day a week. Contract hours would then change back for the 2018-2019 school year. Superintendent Sonju recommends approval of these changes in hours for the 2017-2018 school year. Motion by Director Twiss seconded by Director Kuester. All in favor, motion carried.
7. Approve Change in Paraprofessional hours Due to changes in staffing in Special Education at the High School, Principal Sparby requested that the start time for paraprofessional Kelly Miguel be changed from 7:40 am to 7:30 am for the 2017-18 school year to supervise students at risk of being alone and unsupervised. Motion by Director Lindeman, seconded by Chairman Christianson. All in favor, motion carried.
8 Approve Second Trimester Teacher Overload High School Principal Sparby requested approval of teacher overload for Wanda Collins English instructor, during Second Trimester of the 2017-2018 school year for class size reduction. Motion by Director Twiss, seconded by Director Lindeman. All in favor, motion carried.
9. Approve Winter Officials’ and Workers’ Pay Schedule Activities Director Schwirtz requested approval of the winter pay rates for athletic events workers for the 2017-2018 school year. Motion made by Director Kuester, seconded by Director Alsleben. All in favor, motion carried.
10. Annual Resolution (Due to change of Minnesota Statute 205A.11, subdivision 2, effective July 1, 2017, this resolution must be completed by December 31st of each year) Resolution Establishing Combined Polling Place(s) for Multiple Precincts and Designating Hours During Which the Polling Places Will Remain Open for Voting for School District Elections Not Held on the Day of a Statewide Election
Member Lindeman motioned for the adoption of the following resolution:
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COMBINED POLLING PLACES FOR CERTAIN
MULTIPLE PRECINCTS AND DESIGNATING HOURS DURING WHICH THE
POLLING PLACES WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR VOTING FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT
ELECTIONS NOT HELD ON THE DAY OF A STATEWIDE ELECTION
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 2859, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 205A.11, the precincts and polling places for school district elections are those precincts or parts of precincts located within the boundaries of the school district which have been established by the cities or towns located in whole or in part within the school district. The board hereby confirms those precincts and polling places so established by those municipalities.
2. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 205A.11, the board may establish a combined polling place for several precincts for school elections not held on the day of a statewide election. The following combined polling places are hereby established to serve the precincts specified for all school district special and general elections not held on the same day as a statewide election:
The School District has established five combined polling places for stand-alone school elections:
Glencoe City Center
1107 11th Street East Ste.112, Glencoe
City of Glencoe; and Glencoe Townships; and in the City of Biscay: and Hassan Valley Township, McLeod County
Silver Lake Auditorium
320 Main Street W, Silver Lake
City of Silver Lake; and Hale, Rich Valley, Hutchinson and Winsted Townships; McLeod County; and Stockholm Township; Wright County
New Auburn City Hall
8402 4th Avenue, New Auburn
City of New Auburn; and Green Isle and New Auburn Townships; Sibley County
Plato Fire Hall
112 2nd Avenue N.E., Plato
City of Plato; and Helen and Bergen Townships; McLeod County; and Young America Township; Carver County
Brownton Community Center
310 2nd St. N., Brownton
City of Brownton; and Penn, Sumter, Collins and Round Grove Townships; McLeod County
3. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 205A.09, the polling places will remain open for voting for school district elections not held on the same day as a statewide election between the hours of 10:00 o'clock a.m. and 8:00 o'clock p.m.
4. The clerk is directed to file a certified copy of this resolution with the county auditors of each of the counties in which the school district is located in whole or in part within 30 days after its adoption.
5. As required by Minnesota Statutes, Section 204B.16, Subdivision 1a, the clerk is hereby authorized and directed to give written notice of new polling place locations to each affected household with at least one registered voter in the school district whose school district polling place location has been changed. The notice must be a non forwardable notice mailed at least twenty-five (25) days before the date of the first election to which it will apply. A notice that is returned as undeliverable must be forwarded immediately to the appropriate County Auditor, who shall change the registrant’s status to “challenged” in the statewide registration system.
Superintendent Sonju recommends establishing the polling places, setting poll hours, and adopting the Resolution Establishing Combined Polling Place(s) for Multiple Precincts and Designating Hours During Which the Polling Places Will Remain Open for School District Elections Not Held on the Day of a Statewide Election. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Director VonBerge. A roll call vote was taken, the following voted:For: Lindeman, Alsleben, VonBerge, Kuester, Twiss. Against: Christianson. Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
11. Resolution to Accept Donations
Member Twiss moved to accept the following donations with appreciation:
Plato American Legion $500.00
for Military History, Nu-Telecom $500.00 for 2017 Scholarships, Glencoe Lions
$600.00 for Band Program, Brownton Lions $50.00 for Write Off Contest, Silver Lake Lions $250.00 for Close-Up. Glencoe American Legion Post# 95, $500.00 for Close-Up, Rick Corrick $20.00 for Supermileage. The motion for the resolution was seconded by Member VonBerge, a vote was taken, and all were in favor. Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. Director Alsleben extended his thanks to our generous donors noting that our communities really come through in supporting our schools and programs.
12. Addendum – Approve Affiliation Agreement with Metropolitan State University this affiliation allows for student teacher/student nurse training. Motion made by Director Alsleben, seconded by Director Kuester. All in favor, motion carried.
13. Addendum Approve the donation/
distribution of surplus property discarded, damaged obsolete, or unused property, i.e. old furniture, lunch trays, to be donated to the needy. The property can be picked up and dispersed at no cost to the district by Orphan Grain Train, and any items not collected could possibly be donated to Starland Hutterite Brethren, Inc. Motion by Director Kuester, seconded by Director VonBerge. All in Favor, motion carried.
Miscellaneous None at this time.
ADJOURNMENT Motion made by Director Alsleben, seconded by Director Kuester to adjourn at 8:35 p.m.
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
November 22, 2017)