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Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 12:00am

Independent School District #256

Red Wing Public Schools

The Red Wing School Board held its first monthly meeting on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the Red Wing City Council Chambers. The Board members, Superintendent Karsten Anderson, Board Clerk/Director of Finance Brad Johnson, staff and public were present. Board members Anderson and Ryan were absent. Chair Jones called the meeting to order at 5:30pm.

Motion by Christensen, second by Kramp to approve the agenda, motion carried, 5-0.

2.1Recognitions: Superintendent Anderson reported several student achievement awards and staff awards. Board Member Farrar thanked staff for helping insure student safety with the aftermath of Thursday's snowstorm. Superintendent Anderson thanked Director Kevin Johnson and the custodial staff for their work during the storm crisis.

2.2Public Comment: Ms. Amber Plank reported that she is dissatisfied with the handling of an incident of inappropriate touching on a school bus. She wants the District to name the perpetrator. Ms. Cejay Hart reported that bus drivers are cussing the children and not listening to reports of problems.

2.3Robotics Presentation: Towerview staff (Josh Nelson and Ben Slagle) and students explained the Robotics project and demonstrated the robot to the Board. Funding was partly provided by JC Penney, Red Wing Shoe and the Jones and Red Wing School Foundation.

2.4Activities Department Update: Activities Director Matt Schultz reported that the conference affiliation vote is upcoming on May 8. Bad weather will cause baseball and softball to play doubleheaders, and section competition is beginning. He raised concerns over the condition of the track, tennis courts, and the ownership status of the gymnastics center.

2.5Energy Savings Presentation: Director Kevin Johnson presented a summary report on district energy savings. Return on investment is a major component of this strategy. He explained initiatives on water consumption, lighting, electricity, and automation of heat/cooling, and gave percentages reflecting cost savings. The Board thanked Mr. Johnson for his work.

2.6Legislative Update: Chair Jones and Director Brad Johnson updated the Board on some bill specifics; conference committees are beginning.

2.7Reports/Committee Notes: Board Member Kramp updated the Board on GCED facility planning. Superintendent Anderson mentioned concerns over DLR's progress on long-range planning.

3.1Consent Agenda:

Background Information

4.1Board minutes for April 29, 2013

4.2Claims & Accounts for April 1, 2013-April 15, 2013

Fund 01 - General Funds$747,573.18

Fund 02 - Food Service22,781.48

Fund 03 - Transportation201,069.62

Fund 04 - Community Services13,882.77

Fund 05 - Capital Expenditures 72,037.26

Fund 06 - Building Construction 0.00

Fund 07 - Debt Service0.00

Fund 08 - Auxiliary7,209.76

Fund 09 - Trust Agency 890.00

Fund 21 - Student Activities 3,497.30

Fund 22 - Clinic21,705.00

Fund 45 - OPEB Trust Fund0.00

Fund 47 - OPEB Debt Service0.00

Fund 50 - Student Activities4,938.65

Total $1,095,585.02

Payroll - April 15, 2013 $757,962.25

4.3New Hire: Caleb Rosenow, Long-Term Sub for Parking Lot Supervisor at RWHS, effective April 25, 2013.

4.4Family Medical Leave: Shonna Muller, Ed. Assistant at Sunnyside Elementary School, effective April 29, 2013 thru May 21, 2013.

4.5Transfer: Katie Mauel, Special Ed. Teacher at Sunnyside Elementary School, effective for the 2013-14 school year (due to a transfer); Aaron Yusten, Industrial Technology Teacher at RWHS, effective for the 2013-14 school year (due to a resignation).

4.6FMLA: Deborah Brown, Paraprofessional at RWHS, effective April 29, 2013 thru June 6, 2013.

4.7Resignation: Kevin O'Brien, Parking Lot Supervisor at RWHS, effective April 24, 2013; Vicki de Jager-Pound, EBD/SLD Teacher at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective June 7, 2013; Pete Eberlein, DCD-MM/DCD-SP Teacher at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective June 7, 2013; Becca Knudsen, Media Assistant at Sunnyside Elementary School, effective June 6, 2013.

Motion by Kramp, second by Farrar to approve the Consent Agenda, motion carried 5-0.

3.2Middle School Sports. Director Matt Schultz presented a plan to bring back Middle School sports, costing approximately $13,500 net. Due to the shorter season, perhaps some savings over the stipends in the contract can be gained. The Booster club is open to helping with equipment/startup. Motion by Kramp, second by Farrar to approve reinstating Middle School Sports, motion carried 5-0.

3.3MSHSL Resolution: This is an annual membership resolution. Motion by Christensen, second by Kramp to approve the resolution, carried by roll call: voting aye: Christensen, Kramp, Baldwin, Farrar, Jones, voting nay: None; absent: Anderson, Ryan.

3.4School Calendar Adjustments: Superintendent Anderson described two minor adjustments. Motion by Kramp, second by Baldwin to approve, motion carried 5-0.

3.5Program Reductions: These reductions and changes in Special Ed staffing create a net zero change in staffing, and are governed by child counts. Christensen moved the resolution, Baldwin second, carried by roll call: voting aye: Baldwin, Farrar, Christensen, Kramp, Jones, voting nay: none. Absent: Anderson, Ryan.

3.6Non-Renewals: Superintendent Anderson explained that these involved probationary employees, generally hired under a variance last year. Each required a separate motion/resolution and were approved by roll call: Geoff Cleveland, moved by Kramp, second by Christensen, approved by roll call 5-0; Tricia Harris, moved by Christensen, second by Baldwin, approved by roll call 5-0; Rebecca Lippert, moved by Baldwin, second by Christensen, approved by roll call, 5-0; Patricia Bronk, moved by Farrar, second by Christensen, approved by roll call 5-0; Ann Peterson, moved by Kramp, second by Farrar, approved by roll call 5-0. Roll call votes were all identical: voting aye: Kramp, Christensen, Baldwin, Farrar, Jones, voting nay: none, absent: Anderson, Ryan.

3.7Process for Superintendent Evaluation: Chair Jones described the process, which will be similar to last year with an online survey.

3.8Closed Session Pursuant to M.S. 13D.05, Subd. 3(c ): Motion by Christensen, second by Farrar to close the meeting pursuant to statute, motion carried 5-0. Chair Jones closed the meeting at 7:38PM. Motion by Christensen, second by Baldwin to re-open the meeting, motion carried 5-0. The meeting was re-opened at 8:03PM.

Chair Jones listed several upcoming meetings and events. Motion by Christensen, second by Farrar to adjourn, motion carried 5-0. Chair Jones adjourned at 8:03 PM.

Brad Johnson

Board Clerk

6/15

Independent School District #256

Red Wing Public Schools

The Red Wing School Board held its second monthly meeting on Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Red Wing City Council Chambers. The Board members, Superintendent Karsten Anderson, Board Clerk/Director of Finance Brad Johnson, staff and public were present. Board Members Ryan and Farrar were absent.

Motion by Christensen, second by Anderson to approve the agenda, motion carried, 5-0.

2.1Recognitions: Superintendent Anderson recognized 2 local women, Marge Vogel and Jane Donkers, for their contributions to the community. He also recognized retirees: Berkeland, Brodie, Eberlein, Petterson, Sutherland, Wordelman. Chair Jones thanked volunteers and community partners for their support this year.

2.2Public Comment: none

2.3Middle School Schedule for 2014-15: Principal Chris Palmatier and Assistant Principal Mares presented considerable information concerning how a middle school schedule was developed and what goals are hoped to be achieved. They hope for a September 2014 implementation. A cost estimate is based on 0.5-1.25 FTE additional. This would affect all students at the Middle School, grades 5-7.

2.4Legislative Update: Chair Jones and Director Brad Johnson updated the Board on the final education bills and their effect.

2.5Reports/Committee Notes: Director Brad Johnson reported that the employee clinic has an open house Thursday and the hard opening is scheduled for June 10. Superintendent Anderson reported on long-range planning and requested the Board members complete a survey from Ted Blasing for the June 17 workshop.

3.1Consent Agenda:

Background Information

4.1Board minutes for April 29, 2013

4.2Claims & Accounts for April 16, 2013-April 30, 2013

Fund 01 - General Funds$659,657.10

Fund 02 - Food Service10,219.73

Fund 03 - Transportation3,539.32

Fund 04 - Community Services19,449.35

Fund 05 - Capital Expenditures 16,448.97

Fund 06 - Building Construction0.00

Fund 07 - Debt Service0.00

Fund 08 - Auxiliary19,797.77

Fund 09 - Trust Agency 10,332.94

Fund 21 - Student Activities 5,316.88

Fund 22 - Clinic 51.84

Fund 45 - OPEB Trust Fund0.00

Fund 47 - OPEB Debt Service0.00

Fund 50 - Student Activities3,028.21

Total $747,842.11

Payroll - April 30, 2013 $799,756.39

4.3New Hire: Caleb Rosenow, Sub Van driver for RWHS, effective May 6, 2013; Mitchell Paulson, Counselor at RWHS, effective August 24, 2013..

4.4Extended Medical Leave: Susan Moore, Student Supervisor at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective May 2, 2013 thru June 15, 2013.

4.5Reassignment: Lynnette Nadeau, Paraprofessional at RWHS, effective April 29, 2013; Cameron Forsberg, Paraprofessional at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective April 29, 2013; Carrie Hansen, Special Ed. Teacher at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective 2013-14 school year.

4.6Recall from ULA: Karin Meyer, Special Ed. Teacher ECSE at Colvill Family Center, effective 2013-14 school year.

4.7Resignation: Sarah Gorski, 1st Grade Teacher at Sunnyside Elementary School, effective June 7, 2013.

Motion by Anderson, second by Kramp to approve the Consent Agenda, motion carried, 5-0.

3.2Acceptance into Big Nine Conference: Superintendent Anderson thanked Activities Director Matt Schultz for his work on this issue; three schools had applied and only two were accepted. This will begin in the 2014-15 year. Motion by Anderson, second by Christensen to approve, motion carried 5-0.

3.3Aquatics Director: Three years ago we reviewed handling pool operations, swim instruction, coaching. Activities Director Schultz wrote an aquatics director position description. Director Schultz answered Board questions on the duties and duty days of the position. Christensen moved to approve the new position, second by Baldwin, motion carried 5-0. This triggers the release of the lifeguard-coordinator position; this action moved by Christensen, second by Baldwin, motion carried 5-0.

3.4School Calendar Adjustments for 2012-13: Superintendent Anderson explained the adjustment reflected 4 cancellations due to weather, we do not need any makeup days. Motion by Christensen, second by Kramp to approve the amendment, motion carried 5-0.

3.5Overnight Trip Request: This is a trip for Skills USA. Motion by Anderson, second by Kramp to approve the trip, motion carried, 5-0.

3.6Correction to Director Terms and Conditions of Employment: There was an error in the explanation of the career increment; also, the language for a payment to MSRS had to be amended to specify the timing of the payment. Motion by Anderson, second by Christensen to approve the motion, motion carried, 5-0.

3.7Food Service Prices for 2013-14: Director Brad Johnson explained the rationale for the change in prices; Federal requirements are a driver. Motion by Paul-Mike, 4-0 (Board Member Anderson left at this point).

3.8Memorandum of Agreement with RWESPA: Superintendent Anderson explained the change allows for turning in a limited amount of personal time at year end for pay, which reduces absences. Motion by Baldwin, second by Kramp to approve the motion, motion carried, 4-0.

Chair Jones reported upcoming meetings on June 3 and June 17; also recognition events with the end of the school year. Motion by Christensen, second by Baldwin to adjourn, motion carried 4-0. Chair Jones adjourned the meeting at 7:08PM.

Brad Johnson

Board Clerk

6/15


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