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HASTINGS SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES 10-25-17

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 11:21pm

BOARD OF EDUCATION
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 200
HASTINGS, MINNESOTA
The Regular Meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No.200, Hastings, Minnesota, was held on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, in the Board Room of the District Office.
Board Chair Lisa Hedin called the meeting to order at 6:05 PM. The following members were present: Joe Becker, Andy Bertram, Peter Blissenbach, Dan Cater, Scott Gergen, Lisa Hedin, and Russ Rohloff; none were absent.
A motion was made by Joe Becker and seconded by Peter Blissenbach to approve the agenda. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Dan Cater and seconded by Russ Rohloff to approve the minutes of the August 23rd, 2017, Regular Board Meeting. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Andy Bertram and seconded by Scott Gergen to approve the Bills Payable as presented. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Peter Blissenbach and seconded by Dan Cater to approve Charitable Contributions for the 1st Quarter. Ayes all, nay none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Joe Becker and seconded by Andy Bertram to accept the quarterly review of Student Activities. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
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Superintendent’s Report
Superintendent Collins introduced Aaron Nielsen, from MMKR Certified Public Accountants, to give the Audit Report for the 2016-17 fiscal years. Issued an unmodified opinion, which means the district’s financial practices are in good order and incompliance with Minnesota State Law. Mr. Collins then took the board through the 1st Reading of District’s new Policy 510, Student Travel. Mr. Collins explained to the board that that the policy was created to clarify a number of things that were already in practice with student trips and some new items, both of which are now outlined more clearly in the policy.
Action Items:
A motion was made by Dan Cater and seconded by Scott Gergen to accept the 2016-2017 Audit Report. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Dan Cater and seconded by Andy Bertram to approve the 2017-18 Revised
Budget #1. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Russ Rohloff and seconded by Joe Becker to approve the termination of the ABE Program at the conclusion of the 2017-18 school year. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Andy Bertram and seconded by Scott Gergen to approve moving forward with the consideration of entering into a consortium with South Washington County Schools for ABE programs and services for the 2018-19 school year. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Dan Cater and seconded by Scott Gergen to approve the following leaves:
Name Position Leave Type Dates
Beth Ann Kerber Teacher, JFK FMLA Medical 10/11/2017–11/22/2017
Michelle Johnson Teacher, Pinecrest FMLA Parental 4/2/2018 – 6/8/2018
Spencer Johnson Teacher, HMS FMLA Medical 12/14/2017–2/9/2018
Shanni Mayer Teacher, JFK FMLA Medical 10/5/2017–11/6/2017
Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Andy Bertram and seconded by Joe Becker to accept the resignations of the following individuals:
Name Position Effective Date
Mary Dachel Special Services, PSA 1/3/2018
Christina Reynolds SAC Lead, Community Ed 10/20/2017
Jennifer Simon Special Ed Teacher, JFK 11/3/2017
Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Scott Gergen and seconded by Peter Blissenbach to accept the retirements of the following staff members:
Name Position Effective Date Years of Service
Jeff Rother Maintenance Specialist, HHS 12/29/2017 24
Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Dan Cater and seconded by Scott Gergen to approve the employment of the following individuals:
Date of
Name Position Employment Salary/Rate of Pay
Casey Chamberlain Instr. Asst., Title I-JFK 10/10/2017 $15.24 per/hr.
Rebekah Garcia Cook’s Asst.-HS 9/25/2017 $11.69 per/hr.
Cheryl Heitman Instr. Asst., PSA-JFK 10/16/2017 $15.24 per/hr.
Eric Kabat Custodian-HMS 10/9/2017 $15.24 per/hr.
Gretchen Larson Instr. Asst., PSA-JFK 10/16/2017 $15.24 per/hr.
Laurie Potthoff Cook-HS 9/25/2017 $12.73 per/hr.
Elizabeth Siebenaler Cook-HS 9/25/2017 $12.73 per/hr.
Michael Young School Psychologist 9/5/17–12/22/17 $17,286.43
Pinecrest
Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
There being no further business, a motion to adjourn was made by Scott Gergen and seconded by Andy Bertram. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.The meeting
adjourned at 7:13 PM.
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