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HASTINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT #200 AUGUST MEETING MINUTES

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 11:20pm

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, August 21, 2013, in the district office board room.
Board Chair Dan Cater called the meeting to order at 6:33 PM. The following members were present: Dan Cater, Dan Greil, Lisa Hedin, Kyle Latch, Angie McGinnis, Teresa Moes, Vince O\'Brien and Superintendent Collins, none were absent.
A motion was made by Lisa Hedin and seconded by Angie Mcginnis to approve the agenda as presented. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Dan Greil and seconded by O\'Brien to approve the minutes of the July 17, 2013 Regular Board Meeting. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Kyle Latch and seconded by Teresa Moes to approve the Bills Payable as presented. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
Good News
Superintendent Collins announced to the board the potential for the School District to become involved through a donation, in the School Forest Program. Mr. Collins explained to the board that the School Forest Programs are state wide initiatives through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and that over 125 schools are actively involved in the program. He is still waiting to receive more information on the program and will keep the board posted.
Mr. Collins reported that the Middle School North Parking Lot Project, which has been taking place over the summer, is nearing completion and will be ready for the start of school.
Good News
Superintendent Collins updated the board on the final phase of the Middle School Parking Lot Project. Collins reported to the board the project was a success, on schedule and on budget. It will provide greater safety for students being transported by bus, parents or walking to the Middle School.
Superintendent\'s Report
•Mr. Collins reported that the project making all ISD #200 sites wireless is also complete. JFK was the last site to go wireless on 8/20/2013. Not the task of controlling the number of devices on the system at any given time will begin.
•Superintendent Collins updated the board on the Principal Evaluation Process. Collins told the board he has been meeting with other area superintendents to get feedback on how other districts are implementing the new process which goes into effect this year.
•Mr. Collins also updated the board on his investigation into the possibility of Self Funded Insurance for the school district. Collins reminded board members that ISD #200 was self-funded a number of years ago. In an effort to find more affordable solutions to health insurance for the district they are investigating a return to self funded insurance. Mr. Collins has not yet met with representative so he will have more information once he has had a chance to meet with them.
Action Items:
A motion was made by Vince O\'Brien and seconded by Lisa Hedin to approve a RESOLUTION RELATING TO ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND CALLING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT GENERAL ELECTION.
Upon a roll call vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Dan Cater, Dan Greil, Lisa Hedin, Kyle Latch, Angie McGinnis, Teresa Moes, Vince O\'Brien; and the following voted against
the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
A motion was made by Lisa Hedin and seconded by Teresa Moes to approve a RESOLUTION RELATING TO RENEWING THE EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND CALLING AN ELECTION THEREON. Upon a roll call vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Dan Cater, Dan Greil, Lisa Hedin, Kyle Latch, Angie McGinnis, Teresa Moes, Vince O\'Brien; and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
A motion was made by Kyle Latch and seconded by Dan Greil to approve a RESOLUTION DESIGNATING ADMINISTRATION OF ABSENTEE VOTING. Upon a roll call vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Dan Cater, Dan Greil, Lisa Hedin, Kyle Latch, Angie McGinnis, Teresa Moes, Vince O\'Brien; and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
A motion was made by Vince O\'Brien and seconded by Angie McGinnis to approve a RESOLUTION APPROVING TRUSTEE APPOINTMENT. Upon a roll call vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Dan Cater, Dan Greil, Lisa Hedin, Kyle Latch, Angie McGinnis, Teresa Moes, Vince O\'Brien; and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
A motion was made by Angie McGinnis and seconded by Vince O\'Brien to approve the Superintendent\'s contractual goals for the 2013-14 school year. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Lisa Hedin and seconded by Kyle Latch to approve the second reading of the following 400 Series Policies:
401 - Equal employment Opportunity
402 - Disability Nondiscrimination Policy
410 - Family and Medical Leave Policy
412 - Expense Reimbursement Policy
Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Teresa Moes and seconded by Dan Greil to approve and accept the following employee contracts:
•Non-Public Nurses - 7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014
•Family Resource Coordinator - 7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014
•Rene\' Sternau, Employee Assistance Program - 9/1/2013 thru 8/31/2014
Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Kyle Latch and seconded by Lisa Hedin to approve the following leaves:
Name Position Leave Type Dates
Linda Becker Food Service, Pinecrest Medical 9/3/2013-10/2/3013
Jessica HolzSpec. Serv. Teacher, FMLA, Parental 12/18/2013-6/6/2014 McAuliffe
Diane FlomSecretary I, HS FMLA, Medical 8/15/2013-9/9/2013
Tom FuchsCustodian, MS FMLA, Medical 8/15/13-11/15/2013
Kurt GraumannMaintenance, District Military 7/13 /13-7/24/13
Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Angie McGinnis and seconded by Dan Greil to accept the resignations of the following individuals:
NamePosition Effective Date
Brenda DuffyBus Aide, District Wide7/30/2013
Mary Ellen FoxBuilding Nurse, Pinecrest6/30/2013
Alberta JudgeInstructional Asst., Title I, JFK8/12/2013
Sarah RoseSec. II, Hastings ALC8/23/2013
Allison WyattScience Teacher, HS8/8/2013
Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.A motion was made by Vince O\'Brien and seconded by Dan Greil to approve a change in the number of additional days beyond the contracted days for Lucy Flesch from 32 extended days to 64 extended days at the rate of $401.36 per/day to perform administrative duties. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Dan Greil and seconded by Angie McGinnis to eliminate the Position Description and Classification for the following:
•Licensed School Nurse - Health Coordinator & Special Services, Grade 12 from the Teacher\'s Group
Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Dan Greil and seconded by Teresa Moesto approve adding the following Classification and Corresponding Position Description:
•Health Services Supervisor, Grade 14
Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Lisa Hedin and seconded by Kyle Latch to approve the employment of the following: Date of
NamePositionEmploymentSalary/Pay Rate
Classified Staff
Lynn ColvinSecretary II, 8/12/2013$14.26 per/hr
Media Center, MS
Keri CottonBuilding Nurse (RN), 8/22/2013$22.60 per/hr
High School
Heidi FinkBuilding Nurse, (LPN), 8/22/2013$18.70 per/hr
Middle School
Mary Ellen FoxLSN/Health Services 7/1/2013$59,328.00
Supervisor
Stephanie RohlBuilding Nurse, (RN), 8/22/2013$22.60 per/hr
Pinecrest
Jon McTagueCustodian, 8/22/2013$14.26 per/hr. JFK/Pinecrest
Certified Staff
Kelly BanksSchool Psych. 8/23/2013$39,784.50
(0.9 FTE), Pinecrest
Ariel BurmaKindergarten, 8/26/2013$19,749.50
(0.5 FTE), Pinecrest
Stephanie SchiebeArt Teacher 8/23/2013$24,785.00
(.667 FTE), Middle School
Kari YarnellScience Teacher 8/23/2013$36,484.00
(1.0 FTE), High School
Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Angie McGinnis and seconded by Vince O\'Brien to approve to change the following FTE\'s:
NamePositionCurrent FTENew FTEEffectiveMelissa SchillSchool Psych., HS0.6 FTE0.8 FTE7/15/2013
Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion was made by Vince O\'Brien and seconded by Angie McGinnis to approve the resignation of Director Dan Greil from the remainder of his four year term on the Hastings Board of Education effective 8/21/2013. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.
A motion to close the meeting to discuss personnel issues was made by Teresa Moes and seconded by Angie McGinnis. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried. The meeting was closed at 8:04 PM.
A motion was made by Vince O\'Brien and seconded by Kyle Latch to reopen the meeting. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried. The meeting was reopened at 8:17 PM.
There being no further business a motion to adjourn was made by Vince O\'Brien and seconded Kyle Latch. The meeting adjourned at 8:21 PM.
10/3/2013


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