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HASTINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT 200 DECEMBER MEETING MINUTES

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 12:00am

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, December 14th, 2011, in the district office board room.

Board Chair Leslie Nielsen called the meeting to order at 6:31 PM. The following members were present: Dan Cater, Dan Greil, Angie McGinnis ,Teresa Moes, Leslie Nielsen, Amy Peltier, Brad Stoneberg and Superintendent Collins, absent: none.

A motion was made by Teresa Moes to remove Superintendent Collins' contract from the agenda. The Motion died for lack of a second.

A motion was made by Angie McGinnis and seconded by Dan Cater to approve the agenda as presented. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Dan Cater and seconded by Dan Greil to approve the minutes of the November 30th, 2011, Regular Board Meeting as presented. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Brad Stoneberg and seconded by Dan Cater to approve the Bills Payable. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

Good News

Superintendent Collins introduced the 2011-12 Semester I, Employees of the Semester, who are nominated by staff members and selected by the District #200 Recognition Committee twice yearly. Mr. Collins also acknowledged and thanked the new sponsor, Hastings Green Mill, for their support of the program and for providing the recipients with a $50.00 gift certificate. The recipients were:

Cathy Blaha, Student Accounting Specialist - District Wide

Jim Huberty, Director of Buildings & Maintenance

Mark Patraw, Lead Custodian, JFK

Rosie Tarnowski, FAC's Teacher, HS

Deanna Werner, Administrative Asst.- Superintendent's Office

Rick Wheeler, Counselor - MS

Superintendent's Report

Superintendent Collins introduced Kim Frey, Director of Business, to present the Revised Budget for 2011-12. Frey explained to the group that her Revised Budget presentation will flow into the Truth in Taxation, which used to be a separate meeting, but due to changes by State, it can all be done at one time. Ms. Frey also noted that everything being covered at tonight's meeting also appears in its entirety on the school district website: http://www.hastings.k12.mn.us/Finance.html.

Action Items:

A motion was made by Amy Peltier and seconded by Dan Cater to approve the 2011 Payable 2012 Levy for the amount of $16,226,902.10. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Dan Cater and seconded by Angie McGinnis to approve the Revised Budget for the 2011-12 School Year. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Dan Cater and seconded by Brad Stoneberg to approve the Superintendent's contract effective April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2015. Cater, Greil, McGinnis, Nielsen, Peltier and Stoneberg voted in favor, Moes voted against. Motion carried, 6-1.

A motion was made by Amy Peltier and seconded by Dan Cater to approve up to $2 million dollars reinvestment in the Middle School Pool and Locker Room area. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Teresa Moes and seconded by Angie McGinnis to approve the following leave(s):

Name Position Leave Type Dates

Kari Jaeger English Teacher, HS FMLA, Medical 12/7/11thru 1/2/12

Gaby Postiglione ABE Teacher, Comm. Ed FMLA, Medical 11/28/11 thru 12/22/11

Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Dan Greil and seconded by Angie McGinnis to approve the employment of the following individual(s):

Date of

Name Position Employment Grade/Rate of Pay

Lonnie Menard Instructional Asst., 11/23/2011 Grade 6/ $13.67 per hr.

Pinecrest

Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

January 4th, 2012, was set as the date for the Organizational Board Meeting for 2012. New elected board members will be installed at the beginning of the meeting. There being no further business a motion to close the meeting for an update on the Teacher Negotiations process was made by Dan Cater and seconded by Angie McGinnis. The meeting was closed at 8:00 PM.

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