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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 200

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 2:44pm

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, May 20th, 2009, in the district office board room.

Board Chair Leslie Nielsen called the meeting to order at 6:38 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 Dan Cater and seconded by Vince O'Brien 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 April 22nd, 2009, Regular Board meeting as presented. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Brad Stoneberg and seconded by Teresa Moes to approve the bills payable as presented.

Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

Good News

Superintendent Collins introduced Kevin Chamberlain, Pat McCann and Kyle Latch, members of the Citizen's Task Force on Facilities which began meeting in early January.  Collins explained that the Task Force was composed of approximately 20 community members who met for 2-3 hours bimonthly to look at the facility needs at each of the district's sites and to discuss the options available as well as to prioritize the needs. Mr. Collins then turned the meeting over to the Task Force members to present their recommendation to the board. The recommendation consists of a 54 page report on the Task Force's findings and proposed plan of action which will be placed on the district's website along with the Task Force's PowerPoint presentation.

Action Items:

A motion was made by Brad Stoneberg and seconded by Amy Peltier to approve the 2009-10 Adopted Budget.

Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A was motion was made by Dan Cater and seconded by Vince O'Brien to approve the following insurance rates for 2008-09.

Type Company Increase/Decrease Rate

Property & Liability Hanover 0.63% $98,601.00 Work Comp SFM 10.59% $146,721.00 Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Brad Stoneberg and seconded by Dan Cater to approve the School Bus Transportation Contract with the Hastings Bus Company for 2008 - 2010. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Vince O'Brien and seconded by Dan Greil to approve following members from the community to serve on the Community Education Advisory Council for the terms specified:

Member NameRepresentingTerm Expires June 30th

Tim Connell Law Enforcement 2010

Allan Cotter Pleasant Hill Library 2012

Pastor Ed Fredericks Hastings Ministerial Association 2010

Ann Grotjohn Youth First Representative 2011

Lauren Hynnek Youth Representative 2010

Don Kramlinger Community Education Director Ex Officio Member

Bob Lawrence Community Education Coordinator Ex Officio Member

Thomas Ling Youth Representative 2010

Joe Martin Youth Representative 2010

Teresa Moes School Board Representative 2010

Lisa Sieben Hastings Sharks & Special Olympics 2011

Tyana Sophy Youth Representative 2010

Paul Stein Rural Community - Denmark 2011

Paul Tessmer-Tuck ECFE Representative 2010

Marty Weber Youth Representative 2010

Elaine Zuzek Senior Citizen/Center Representative 2012

Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Amy Peltier and seconded by Dan Cater to approve a RESOLUTION PROPOSING TO PLACE Kathy Sommer (0.82 reduction) ON UNREQUESTED LEAVE OF ABSENCE effective at the close of the current 2008-2009 school year. 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 Teresa Moes and seconded by Brad Stoneberg to approve a RESOLUTION PROPOSING TO PLACE Deb Barker (0.4 reduction) ON UNREQUESTED LEAVE OF ABSENCE effective at the close of the current 2008-2009 school year. 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 the appointment of Steven R. Rutzick to serve as Unrequested Leave Hearing Officer if a hearing should be necessary. Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Bard Stoneberg and seconded by Teresa Moes to approve the resignation of the following individuals:

Name Position Effective Date

Theresa Benbo PSA, McAuliffe 5/5/2009

Diane Makeeff Playground/Cafeteria Aide, Pinecrest 6/5/2009

Heidi Revels DCD Teacher, High School 6/9/2009

Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion was made by Dan Greil and seconded by Dan Cater to approve the retirement of the following individuals:

Name Position Effective Date Years of Service

Diane Abel Title I LeadTeacher, JFK 6/9/2009 34

Mary Evermann Title I Lead Teacher, Pinecrest 6/9/2009 24

Diane Saed Language Arts Teacher, MS 6/9/2009 39

Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

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

Name Position Leave Type Dates Cathy Blaha Student Accounting Tech FMLA, Medical 6/15/2009 - 7/27/2009

Jessica Holz Spec. Ed Teacher, McAuliffe FMLA, Parental 9/28/2009 - 12/21/2009

Ayes all, nays none, motion carried.

A motion to close the meeting for a negotiations update was made by Brad Stoneberg and seconded by Dan Cater. The meeting was closed at 8:04 PM.

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