Independent School District #256
Red Wing, MN 55066
The Red Wing School Board held its regular meeting on January 8, 2018 in the RWHS Media Center. Board members, Superintendent Karsten Anderson, staff and public were present. Chair Farrar called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.
Motion made by Anderson and seconded by Borgschatz to approve the meeting agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
2. Election of Officers
Nominations for Board Chair were solicited: Board member Christensen
nominated Diercks. Board member Borgschatz nominated Anderson.
Vote was by hand show: 5 for Diercks (Christensen, Diercks, Farrar, Jones and Roe), 2 for Anderson (Borgschatz and Anderson). Arlen Diercks is the new Board Chair.
Nominations for Vice Chair were solicited: Board member Farrar nominated Roe. Board member Christensen nominated Jones.
Vote was by hand show: 4 for Jones (Borgschatz, Christensen, Diercks and Jones), 3 for Roe (Anderson, Farrar and Roe). Heidi Jones is the new Vice Chair.
Nominations for Clerk were solicited: Motion made by Farrar and seconded by Anderson to to cease and cast a unanimous nomination for Bethany Borgschatz for Clerk. Motion carried 7-0.
Nominations for Treasurer were solicited: Board member Farrar nominated
Anderson. Board member Jones nominated Christensen.
Vote was by hand show: 5 for Christensen (Borgschatz, Christensen, Diercks, Jones and Roe), 2 for Anderson (Anderson and Farrar). Mike Christensen is the new Treasurer.
3.1 Recognitions and Upcoming Events
Several recognitions were shared with the school board.
3.2 Public Comment: None
3.3 Reports and Committee Notes:
Committee meeting notes and reports were reviewed.
4.1 Consent Agenda:
1. Board minutes for December 18, 2017
2. Claims & Accounts for December 1, 2017-December 15, 2017
Fund 01General Funds $923,264.24
Fund 02 Food Service 39,930.66
Fund 03Transportation 509,386.91
Fund 04 Community Services 64,922.31
Fund 05 Capital Expenditures 43,421.71
Fund 06 Building Construction 31,770.15
Fund 07 Debt Service 0.00
Fund 08 Auxiliary 36,488.48
Fund 09 Trust Agency 15,326.08
Fund 21 Student Activities 23,456.90
Fund 22 Clinic 264.75
Fund 45 OPEB Trust Fund 39,854.71
Fund 47 OPEB Debt Service 0.00
Fund 50 Student Activities 1,117.64
CREDIT CARD 0.00
Payroll December 15, 2017 $764,369.70
3. New Hire: Pamela Dusbabek,Special Ed Para at Burnside Elementary School, effective January 2, 2018 (due to a resignation); Matthew Symicek, District Grounds/Arena, effective December 19, 2017 (due to a resignation); Dan Barry, Long-Term Sub Night Custodian at Twin Bluff Middle School,
effective December 11, 2017.
4. Resignation: Peggy Hansen, Floating Food Service Worker, effective
December 6, 2017; Charlie Brown, District Maintenance, effective January 5, 2018; Peter Schreifels, Special Ed Para at RWHS, effective December 13, 2017.
Motion made by Jones and seconded by Borgschatz to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
4.2 Meeting Schedule: Motion made by Borgschatz and seconded by Farrar to approve the school board meeting schedule for 2018 as amended to include the board workshop on January 22nd at 4:00 in the RWHS Media Center. Motion carried 7-0.
4.3 Salary of Board Members and Officers: Motion made by Jones and seconded by Anderson to approve the following salaries for board members and officers in 2018:
Board Members, $2400
Motion carried 7-0.
4.4 School Board Committees: Motion made by Farrar and seconded by Anderson to table the 2018 Red Wing School Board Committees and Liaisons. Chair Diercks will go over the committee assignments and present them at the January 22nd meeting. Motion carried 7-0.
4.5 Official Newspaper: Motion made by Christensen and seconded by Farrar to designate the Republican Eagle as the official newspaper of the Red Wing School District. Motion carried 7-0.
4.6 Depositories: Motion made by Jones and seconded by Christensen to name the following as depositories for school district funds for transactions and
investment purposes for the 2018 year:
First Farmers & Merchants (Red Wing)
Associated Bank (Red Wing)
Associated Bank (PMA Securities, Inc.)
Wells Fargo Bank (Red Wing)
Wells Fargo Bank (Minneapolis)
U.S. Bank (Minneapolis)
MN School District Liquid Asset Fund
Motion carried 7-0.
4.7 Legal Counsel: Motion made by Borgschatz and seconded by Roe to
designate the law firm Kennedy & Graven as the primary legal advisor for the school district and OMeara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl as the legal advisor for
matters affiliated with the Office of Civil Rights AND to authorize the Superintendent, Business Manager, and the Board Chair to initiate contact with legal
counsel. Motion carried 7-0.
4.8 Electronic Fund Transfers: Motion made by Borgschatz and seconded by Jones to authorize Jackie Paradis (Business Manager) and Karsten Anderson (Superintendent) to initiate electronic fund transfers. Motion carried 7-0.
4.9 Corporate Credit Cardholders: Motion made by Anderson and seconded by Farrar to approve the list of credit cardholders as presented.
Cardholder Position Limit
Jackie Paradis Business Manager $150,000
Alan Gaylor Buildings & Grounds Supervisor $2,500
Brenton Lexvold Food Service Director $30,000
Jennie Bordonaro Burnside Principal $5,200
Dawn Wettern Comm Ed Director $11,000
Joe Jezierski Director of Teaching & Learning $25,000
Kevin Johnson Director of Buildings, Grounds & Technology $130,000
Justin Plein Kids Junction Coordinator $3,000
Karsten Anderson Superintendent $5,000
Beth Borgen Director of Support Services $4,000
Scott Simonson Electrician $2,500
Jamie Dalbesio Asst. Director of Special Education $5,000
Bart Gray Activities Director $10,000
Chris Palmatier TBMS Principal $4,000
Michael Pagel Sunnyside Principal $3,000
Todd Herber RWHS Principal $3000
Min MartinOakes Director of Colvill Family Center $2,500
Motion carried 7-0.
Adjournment: Motion made by Anderson, second by Borgschatz to adjourn the meeting at 6:41 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.
Bethany Borgschatz, School Board Clerk