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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 200

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 4:20pm

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, April 22, 2009, in the district office board room.

Board Chair Leslie Nielsen called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM. The following members were present: Dan Cater, Dan Greil, Teresa Moes, Leslie Nielsen, Vincent O'Brien, Amy Peltier, Brad Stoneberg and Superintendent Collins, none were absent.

A motion was made by Vince O'Brien 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 Teresa Moes to approve the minutes of the March 11th, 2009, Regular Board meeting as presented. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Dan Greil and seconded by Amy Peltier to approve the bills payable as presented.

Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Vince O'Brien and seconded by Dan Cater to accept the Charitable Contributions to District #200 for the 3rd quarter. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

Good News

Superintendent Collins introduced the Grade Level Chairs from the Elementary Sites to present to the board a recap of the ongoing initiatives taking place in curriculum at the various grade levels. Presenters included: Cindy Johnson, Brenda Garvey, Carrie Williams, Julie Malm, Karen Arnold, Julie Lindquist Peine, Amy Mitchell, Michelle Kirk, Beth Kerber, and Barb Wedekind.

Superintendent's Report

• 917 Special Services Analysis

Superintendent Collins gave a brief overview of a recently completed analysis which looked at a number of components of Special Education for Hastings Public Schools as well as the other districts belonging to the 917 consortium. Mr. Collins informed the board that a number of factors were looked at in the survey including cost per student, case loads and Special Ed transportation.

• Global Language Trips

Collins updated the board about 3 trips which were being planned for the summer of 2010, by the Global Language Department at the High School. They include trips to France, Germany and Costa Rica.

• Chemical Use Policy Amendment

Superintendent Collins updated the board on the possibility of amending the current Chemical Use Policy, currently in place. The High School is looking specifically at enforcing more stringent consequences for students found to be in violation of the Chemical Use Policy. Collins told the board that he would be pulling the Policy Committee together to look at the proposed changes and to sit down with individuals and administrators at the High School to discuss these potential changes in more detail.

• Title One Restructure

Superintendent Collins detailed to the board the rationale behind the restructuring of the Title I. Collins told the board that the move from 3 part-time teachers to one full-time teacher will lend more consistency and focus to the program. One full time person is also a more fiscally responsible way to staff the position.

Action Items:

A motion was made by Dan Cater and seconded by Vince O'Brien to approve May 29th as the last day of school for seniors and Friday, June 5th, as an early dismissal day for all students. . On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor thereof: Dan Cater, Dan Greil, Teresa Moes, Leslie Nielsen, Vince O'Brien, Amy Peltier, Brad Stoneberg and the following voted against the same: none, Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

A motion was made by Amy Peltier and seconded by Dan Cater to approve a Resolution Declaring May 11th - 15th as Youth Appreciation Week. On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor thereof: Dan Cater, Dan Greil, Teresa Moes, Leslie Nielsen, Vince O'Brien, Amy Peltier, Brad Stoneberg and the following voted against the same: none, Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

A motion was made by Brad Stoneberg and seconded by Amy Peltier to approve the 2008-2010 District #200 Administrators Contract. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Dan Greil and seconded by Dan Cater to approve the following insurance rates for 2009-10:

Type Company Increase/Decrease Rate

Health BCBS (SCSC Pool) 11.40% Varies by Plan

Dental Health Partners -0.00% Single $98.71 per/mo.

2 year rate guarantee/2nd year Family $113.70per/mo.

Life Madison National Life 0.00% $.146* .02/$1,000 per/mo

2 year rate guarantee/2nd year $.149 *.02/$1,000per/mo

Long Term Lafayette Life 0.00% 0.0065

Disability

2 year rate guarantee/2nd year

Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Teresa Moes and seconded by Dan Cater to approve a RESOLUTION DESIGNATING DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS, KIM FREY AND FINANCE SUPERVISOR, JENNIFER SEUBERT, TO ADMINISTER "CONTROL PAY ADVANCE" THROUGH COMMERCE BANK.

On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor thereof: Dan Cater, Dan Greil, Teresa Moes, Leslie Nielsen, Vince O'Brien, Amy Peltier, Brad Stoneberg and the following voted against the same: none, Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

A motion was made by Amy Peltier and seconded by Dan Cater to approve a RESOLUTION DISCONTINUING AND REDUCING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS. BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE SCHOOL BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 200, HASTINGS, AS FOLLOWS: THAT THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS, OR PORTIONS THEREOF, BE DISCONTINUED:

1. High School German - reduced 0.4 from 1.0 FTE

2. Licensed School Nurse - reduced 0.82 from 0.82 FTE

On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor thereof: Dan Cater, Dan Greil, Teresa Moes, Leslie Nielsen, Vince O'Brien, Amy Peltier, Brad Stoneberg and the following voted against the same: none, Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

A motion was made by Dan Cater and seconded by Dan Greil to approve a RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF: Stephanie Beck, PROBATIONARY TEACHER. On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor thereof: Dan Cater, Dan Greil, Teresa Moes, Leslie Nielsen, Vince O'Brien, Amy Peltier, Brad Stoneberg and the following voted against the same: none, Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

A motion was made by Dan Cater and seconded by Brad Stoneberg to approve a RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF: Jacki Eggers, PROBATIONARY TEACHER. On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor thereof: Dan Cater, Dan Greil, Teresa Moes, Leslie Nielsen, Vince O'Brien, Amy Peltier, Brad Stoneberg and the following voted against the same: none, Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

A motion was made by Brad Stoneberg and seconded by Teresa Moes to approve the reassignments of the following employees:

Name Current Position New Position

Diane Smith Principal, Tilden Kindergarten Center Principal, JFK Elementary

216 Contract Days 232 Contract Day

Ayes all, nays none, motion carried

A motion was made by Dan cater and seconded by Amy Peltier to approve the resignation of the following:

Name Position Effective Date

Harold Meier Custodian, High School 6/5/2009

Nathan Sahli Behavior Specialist, Special Services 6/5/2009

Jennifer Stevens Music, McAuliffe Elementary 6/9/2009

Vivian Walker 6 Hour Cook, High School 6/4/2009

Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Brad Stoneberg and seconded by Dan Greilto approve the retirements of the following staff members:

Name Position Effective Date Years of Service

Judy Baumann FACS Teacher, Middle School 6/9/2009 36

Karen Carlson Tech Literacy Teacher, 6/9/2009 34

Middle School

Victoria Eischens English Teacher, 6/9/2009 30

High School

Diane Filkins First Grade Teacher, JFK 6/9/2009 35

Diane Fox First Grade Teacher, 6/9/2009 38

McAuliffe

Terry Jo Hansen 4th Grade Teacher, 6/9/2009 13

Pinecrest

Jeanne Hoffman School Readiness 6/9/2009 18

Teacher, Comm. Ed

Diana Likes Media Center 6/30/2009 42

Secretary, High School

Connie Nyberg DCD Teacher, 6/9/2009 14

Middle School

Jane Richards Second Grade 6/9/2009 37

Teacher, JFK

Nancy Techam Principal, JFK 6/30/2009 43

Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Teresa Moes and seconded by Vince O"Brien to approve the extension of a part-time Leave of Absence for Sarah Rutherford, Middle School Vocal Music, from 1.0 to 0.55 for the 2009-2010 school year. Ms. Rutherford's benefits would be pro-rated to 0.55.

Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Dan Greil and seconded by Brad Stoneberg to approve the leaves for the following individuals:

Name Position Leave Type Dates Chris Maul Special Services, PSA, MS FMLA Medical 4/6/2009 - 5/18/2009

Tara Weber Special Services, PSA, Pinecrest FMLA Parental 9/8/2009 - 12/1/2009

Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Dan Cater and seconded by Amy Peltier to Approve the Employment of the Following: Date of

Name Position Employment Salary Cheryl Borgen LTS, .45 FTE 8/31/2009

Vocal Music, MS *2nd year, move Step & Lane upon completion of negotiation.

Randal Ficker Custodian, High School 3/31/2009 Grade 6 Step 1, $12.90 per/hr

Megan Loesch SAC Program Asst., Tilden 2/17/2009 Grade 4, Step 3, $11.67per/hr

Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion to close the meeting to allow Mr. Collins to update the board on some negotiations issues was made by

Brad Stoneberg and seconded by Dan Cater. The meeting was closed at 9:04 PM.

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