Independent School District #256
Red Wing, MN 55066
The Red Wing School Board held its regular monthly meeting on May 5, 2014 in the Red Wing City Hall Chambers. Board members excluding Paul Kramp, Superintendent Karsten Anderson, staff and public were present. Chair Jones called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.
Motion made by Anderson and seconded by Christensen to approve the Agenda as presented. Motion carried 6-0.
2.1 Recognitions and Upcoming Events:
Chair Jones announced several upcoming school events.
2.2 Public Comment: None
2.3 Reports and Committee Notes:
The board reviewed committee notes and other reports. Board members spoke about their participation in Phase III training at MSBA. Mark thanked teachers for participating in the teacher tech pilot.
Board minutes for April 21, 2014
Claims & Accounts for March 16, 2014-March 31, 2014
Fund 01 General Funds$479,240.16
Fund 02 Food Service31,891.28
Fund 03 Transportation 1,680.62
Fund 04 Community Services 25,679.09
Fund 05 Capital Expenditures 9,573.75
Fund 06 Building Construction 0.00
Fund 07 Debt Service0.00
Fund 08 Auxiliary15,660.79
Fund 09 Trust Agency 12,818.62
Fund 21 Student Activities 2,481.21
Fund 22 Clinic23,266.45
Fund 45 OPEB Trust Fund15,855.08
Fund 47 OPEB Debt Service0.00
Fund 50 Student Activities4,792.25
Payroll March 31, 2014 $753,652.42
New Hire: Neal Newman, 6th Grade Math Teacher at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective April 23, 2014 (due to a resignation); John Jones, Industrial Tech Teacher at RWHS & GCED, effective 2014-15 school year (due to a retirement).
Transfer: TaNesha Messner, 4th Grade Teacher at Burnside Elementary School, effective 2014-15 school year (due to a transfer).
Resignation: Ellie Bergeson, Special Ed. Para at RWHS, effective May 2, 2014; Angie Diercks, Special Ed. Para at RWHS, effective May 9, 2014; Neal Newman, 6th Grade Math Teacher at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective June 6, 2014.
Motion made by Anderson, second by Farrar to approve the consent agenda as amended. After a roll-call vote, the motion carried 6-0.
Motion made by Ryan, second by Christensen to accept the proposal submitted by First Student and to authorize Brad Johnson to finalize contracted arrangements. Motion carried 6-0.
3.3Process for Superintendent Evaluation
Board members should complete the survey between May 20th and May 27th. There will be a closed session on June 2nd to discuss the evaluation. A public summary will be given on June 16th.
3.4Process for School Board Evaluation
Heidi Jones and Karsten Anderson have been discussing the process for completing an evaluation of the school board. The plan is to invite Ted Blaesing to administer an online survey to board members, contact each board member to discuss prior to the meeting, and then discuss results with board members. We are hoping that we could conduct a special meeting on June 9th for this purpose.
No motion at this time.
3.5Work Study Session on College and Career Readiness
Beth Borgen led a discussion about college and career readiness, including our participation in Ramp Up to Readiness, a school-wide guidance program designed to increase the number and diversity of students who graduate from high school with the knowledge, skills, and habits necessary for success in a high-quality college program.
No motion at this time.
Chair Jones reviewed upcoming meetings.
Motion made by Ryan, second by Christensen to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 6-0.Chair Jones adjourned at 6:44pm.