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JANUARY MINUTES RW School

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:20pm

Independent School District #256
Red Wing Public Schools
The Red Wing School Board held its first monthly meeting on Monday, January 6, 2014 at City Hall Council Chambers. The Board members, Superintendent Karsten Anderson, Board Clerk/Director of Finance Brad Johnson, staff and public were present. Chair Jones called the meeting to order at 5:30pm.
Motion by Christensen, second by Anderson to approve the agenda, motion carried 7-0.
2. Election of Officers:
Board Chair: Anderson nominated Janie Farrar, Baldwin nominated Heidi Jones. Motion by Kramp, second by Anderson to close nominations. Vote was by hand show: 3 for Farrar, 4 for Jones.
Vice Chair: Kramp nominated Farrar. With no other nominations, Kramp moved to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Farrar, Ryan second, motion carried 7-0.
Treasurer: Christensen nominated Kramp. With no other nominations, Christensen moved to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Kramp, Ryan second, motion carried 7-0.
Clerk: Jones nominated Christensen. With no other nominations, Jones moved to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Christensen, Kramp second, motion carried 7-0.
4.1 Consent Agenda
The minutes from the prior meeting are the only item. Motion by Kramp, second by Anderson to approve, motion carried 6-0 (Board Member Baldwin left prior to the vote).
4.2Meeting Schedule: Motion by Farrar, second by Ryan to approve the Board calendar as submitted, motion carried 6-0.
4.3Salary of Board Members and Officers: Board Member Kramp raised the idea of a stipend/per diem for negotiating teams. This had been discussed a few years ago. Staff will investigate and survey salaries. Motion by Kramp to table the issue, second by Anderson, motion carried 6-0.
4.4Committee assignments. Superintendent Anderson discussed some ideas and suggestions. No action is taken.
4.5Norms of operation: This is a result of the two earlier Board training sessions. Board Member Kramp recommends it be placed on the Board website.
4.6Designation of Official newspaper: Motion by Kramp, second by Christensen to designate the Red Wing Republican Eagle as official newspaper, motion carried 6-0.
4.7Depositories: White Rock Bank was corrected to its new name, First Farmers & Merchants. Motion by Kramp, second by Farrar to approve, motion carried 6-0.
4.8Legal Counsel: Motion by Ryan, second by Kramp to designate Kennedy-Graven as the School’s legal counsel, motion carried 6-0. Motion by Kramp, second by Christensen to appoint the Superintendent, Director of Finance, and Board Chair as those who may contact legal counsel, motion carried 6-0.
4.9Electronic Fund Transfers: Motion by Anderson, second by Ryan to approve the Superintendent and Finance Director as initiators of electronic fund transfers, motion carried 6-0.
4.10Credit Card users: Board Member Kramp suggested any changes in limits be reported to the Finance Committee. Motion by Anderson, second by Ryan to approve, motion carried 6-0.
4.11Towerview Program of Studies: Motion by Anderson, second by Christensen to approve, motion carried 6-0.
4.12RWHS Program of Studies. Superintendent Anderson stated that the Program could be approved, but no credit allowed for aides. Board Member Anderson questioned the OJT program and moved to table action for additional information on OJT, second by Christensen, motion carried 6-0.
4.13 Budget Work Study Session. Director Brad Johnson presented information on budget and levy process for the Board.
Chair Jones announced upcoming meetings. Motion by Ryan, second by Anderson to adjourn, motion carried 6-0. Chair Jones adjourned at 8:21PM.
Mike Christensen(incoming) /Brad Johnson(outgoing)
Board Clerk
2/15
Independent School District #256
Red Wing Public Schools
The Red Wing School Board held its second monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Community Ed. Conference room. Board members, Superintendent Karsten Anderson, staff and public were present. Chair Jones called the meeting to order at 5:30pm.
Motion by Christensen, second by Ryan to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
2.1 Upcoming Events: Second semester begins January 22nd. The 7th grade band concert will be January 27th at 7 p.m. at Hovda Hall. The middle school spelling bee will be held on January 29th at 1:00 p.m. in the Twin Bluff Auditorium. Arts Alive visual and creative writing are now on display at Sunnyside and Burnside Elementary Schools through February 14th.
2.2 Public Comment: none
2.3 Reports:
Community Connections: Colvill students and staff collected five boxes of food for the Red Wing Area Food Shelf throughout December. Tower View students packed and wrapped 15 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas child.
Youth-in-Government: Students recently participated in the Youth-in-Government program sponsored by the YMCA. Josh Thygesen, the advisor for the group, provided a written recap of the experience praising and thanking all involved. He noted “Red Wing has the reputation for being a very strong delegation as well as one of the best in terms of students’ behavior and that held true again this year”.
Committee Reports:
Highlights included reports from attendees of the MSBA Convention, information on the Tower View Lease, and the American Indian Parent Committee. Details may be found on the District Website.
The Operations Committee met on January 13th. Topics included a presentation about a long-range facilities survey, the MN Solar Incentive Program, the city’s grant application for changes to the intersection by the middle school, chiropractic service ideas, painting of the damaged high school doors, snowplowing arrangements for the newly acquired school propertied, and technology donations. Notes are available on the school district’s website.
School Facility Task Force: About 40 individuals attended the first meeting of the School Facility Task Force on January 9th. The second meeting will occur on January 23rd at Burnside Elementary School.
Superintendent Anderson gave an update on the delay to the Transportation survey.
3.1 Consent Agenda:
Board minutes for January 6, 2014
Claims & Accounts for November 16, 2013-November 29, 2013
Fund 01 – General Funds$579,678.19
Fund 02 – Food Service28,280.85
Fund 03 – Transportation 632.45
Fund 04 – Community Services 54,139.58
Fund 05 – Capital Expenditures 21,957.84
Fund 06 – Building Construction 0.00
Fund 07 – Debt Service0.00
Fund 08 – Auxiliary5,298.03
Fund 09 – Trust Agency 6,247.88
Fund 21 – Student Activities 30,497.40
Fund 22 – Clinic 113.15
Fund 45 – OPEB Trust Fund0.00
Fund 47 – OPEB Debt Service0.00
Fund 50 – Student Activities2,749.98
Total $729,595.
Payroll – November 27, 2013 $742,523.14
Claims & Accounts for December 1, 2013-December 13, 2013
Fund 01 – General Funds$785,720.37
Fund 02 – Food Service21,298.16
Fund 03 – Transportation 203,930.46
Fund 04 – Community Services 20,799.16
Fund 05 – Capital Expenditures 39,810.29
Fund 06 – Building Construction 0.00
Fund 07 – Debt Service0.00
Fund 08 – Auxiliary15,476.23
Fund 09 – Trust Agency 4,708.63
Fund 21 – Student Activities5,819.30
Fund 22 – Clinic25,129.88
Fund 45 – OPEB Trust Fund14,563.49
Fund 47 – OPEB Debt Service0.00
Fund 50 – Student Activities1,683.49
Total $1,138,939.46
Payroll – December 13, 2013 $751,304.34
New Hire: Travis Krig, Day Custodian at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective December 26, 2013 (due to a resignation); Erik Evans, Grounds & Arena Worker, District Wide, effective January 7, 2014 (due to a resignation); Pete Eberlein, Special Ed. Teacher at Sunnyside Elementary School, effective January 21, 2014 (new position); William Benson, Arena Custodian at Prairie Island and Bergwall Ice Arenas, effective January 9, 2014.
Reassignment: Sheila Bergin, Cook at Sunnyside Elementary School, effective January 13, 2014 (due to a reassignment).
Resignation: Kathy Gustafson, Cook at RWHS, effective January 25, 2014; Jen Herdina, Science Teacher at RWHS, effective January 17, 2014 pending the hiring of a qualified replacement; Lanette Heisler, Cook at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective December 30, 2013.
Retirement: Teresa Ludwing, Ed. Assistant at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective February 7, 2014.
Motion by Anderson, second by Farrar to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
3.2Red Wing High School Program of Studies: Motion by Jones, second by Ryan to approve the RWHS Program of Studies for the 2014-15 school year as presented except that no credit will be given for work as a teacher aide, office adie, or CFI aide. The Superintendent is also authorized to make additional changes in the document as appropriate. Motion carried 7-0.
3.3GCED Facilities Study: Motion by Christensen, second by Ryan to approve the attached resolution approving concept of consolidating education programs of the Goodhue County Ed. District at one site in Red Wing, MN. Motion carried 7-0.
3.4Committee Objectives and Assignements: A draft was submitted listing committee assignments and positions. There was talk of including community members on select committees. Motion to approve the 2014 school board committee objectives and assignments as presented with the addition to include Ryan on the Mayor’s Task Force on Streets and Sidewalks for a Healthy Red Wing Committee made by Kramp, second by Christensen. Motion carried 7-0.
3.5Salary of board members and officers: Compiled data was reviewed from neighboring schools as well as the Big Nine Athletic Conference and Missota Athletic Conference. Discussion including the lack of candidates for School Board and the amount of time spent in negotiations relative to other committees led to the move to increase pay to Board Chair and members by $500 a year. Motion made by Farrar, second by Ryan to approve the following salaries for board members and officers in 2014: Chair, $2,700, Clerk $1,000, Board Members $2,000. Motion carried 7-0.
Upcoming meetings were announced. The annual Legislative Luncheon on January 27th at 11:30. February 3rd will be the Presentation of Proposed Middle School Schedule by Principal Chris Palmatier to be voted on February 18th.
Motion by Christensen, second by Anderson to adjourn. Motion carried 7-0. Chair Jones adjourned at 7:25PM.
Mike Christensen
Board Clerk
2/15