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Red Wing School Board Minutes - March 17, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 11:20pm

Independent School District #256
Red Wing, MN 55066
The Red Wing School Board held its regular monthly meeting on March 17, 2014 in the Red Wing City Hall Chambers. Board members, Superintendent Karsten Anderson, staff and public were present. Chair Jones called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.
Motion by Kramp, second by Ryan to approve the agenda as amended with addition of Youth Outreach presentation after item 2.2. Motion carried 7-0.
2.1 Recognitions and Upcoming Events:
The Red Wing High School Robotics Team received the Rookie All-Star Award at the Duluth Regionals. This qualifies them to attend the national competition to be held in St. Louis in April.
2.2 Public Comment:
Chuck Kinney commented on Prairie Island Arena repairs and Bergwall proceeds.
Neil Lahammer commented on proposed staff allocations.
Scott Adkisson addressed the World Café Event on March 22nd from 9am-noon at SE Technical College to discuss tourism for the Red Wing area.
2.3 Reports and Committee Notes:
Representatives from Youth Outreach made a presentation to the school board about personnel changes in their program and their activities for the year. Programs include life coaching, independent living skills program, mental health & chemical dependency support groups, teen clothing store, Boundary Waters canoe trips, and prom dress donations.
Phase III workshop will be held on April 25, 2014.
Board minutes for March 3, 2014
Claims & Accounts for February 1, 2014-February 15, 2014
Fund 01 – General Funds$858,712.44
Fund 02 – Food Service14,884.53
Fund 03 – Transportation 133,757.13
Fund 04 – Community Services18,402.45
Fund 05 – Capital Expenditures19,884.56
Fund 06 – Building Construction 0.00
Fund 07 – Debt Service0.00
Fund 08 – Auxiliary16,049.68
Fund 09 – Trust Agency4,047.41
Fund 21 – Student Activities 1,223.92
Fund 22 – Clinic24,209.20
Fund 45 – OPEB Trust Fund0.00
Fund 47 – OPEB Debt Service0.00
Fund 50 – Student Activities1,399.87
Total$1,092,571.19
Payroll – February 14, 2014 $732,763.79
New Hire: Carrie Armstrong, Assistant Secretary to the Principal at RWHS, effective March 17, 2014 (due to a transfer).
Added Hours: Beth Schultess, Special Ed. Para at Twin Bluff Middle School, beginning March 3, 2014.
Reassignment: Beth Dean, Cook at RWHS, effective March 3, 2014 (due to a resignation).
FMLA: Kathy Welsch, 1st Grade Teacher at Sunnyside Elementary School, effective March 13th thru April 24, 2014.
Resignation: Heidi Bergquist, Special Ed. Para at Colvill Family Center, effective March 21, 2014; Brian Jenson, Special Ed. Para at RWHS, effective March 14, 2014; Terry Meier, Custodian at RWHS, effective March 21, 2014; Paula Stoffel, Special Ed. Para at Sunnyside Elementary School, effective March 7, 2014..
Retirement: Milt Hovelson, Band/Music Teacher at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective June 6, 2014; Brian Auge, DCD-MM Teacher at RWHS, effective August 28, 2014; Mark Johansen, Industrial Tech Teacher at RWHS, effective July 16, 2014.
Overnight Trip Requests:
State Skills & Leadership Conference: Skills USA March 28th thru March 30, 2014.
HOSA State Leadership Conference: HOSA April 2nd thru April 4, 2014.
Contract: Contract for Police School Liaison Officer between the City of Red Wing and Red Wing Public Schools for 2014-2015.
Motion by Kramp, second by Farrar to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried 7-0.
3.2Agreement with Education Minnesota—Red Wing
Motion made by Ryan, second by Christensen to approve the 2013-15 Master Agreement with Education Minnesota—Red Wing. Motion carried 7-0.
3.32014-15 School Calendar
Motion made by Anderson, second by Ryan to approve the 2014-15 school calendar as presented except setting homecoming on September 26, 2014. Motion carried 6-1 (with Farrar voting no).
3.4Program Additions and Reductions, Including a Resolution Discontinuing and Reducing Educational Programs and Positions
Motion made by Farrar, second by Anderson to approve the Resolution Discontinuing and Reducing Educational Programs and Positions except retain two elementary teaching positions. Motion carried 6-1 (with Kramp voting no).
3.5Transportation Routing Changes
Motion made by Anderson, second by Kramp to implement a single-tier bussing system effective for the 2014-15 school year, tentatively adopt the starting and ending times as identified in the proposal, and authorize the Superintendent to make all necessary changes to accommodate the implementation of the proposal, including renegotiating the current terms of the transportation contract and/or bidding out the contract. Motion carried 7-0.
3.6Tennis Courts and Track
Motion made by Anderson, second by Christensen that the administration be allowed to proceed with the bid process for relocation of the tennis courts and the bond process for completing construction of the tennis courts and repair of the track. Motion carried 7-0.
3.7Prairie Island Ice Arena Facility Needs
Motion made by Anderson, second by Ryan that the Director of Building, Grounds, and Technology proceed with bids and other necessary processes to repair the dehumidifier at Prairie Island Arena for a cost not to exceed $275,000. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion made by Anderson, second by Kramp that the Director of Building, Grounds, and Technology proceed with bids and other necessary processes to carry out further repairs to Prairie Island Arena not to exceed $525,000. Motion carried 7-0.
3.8Administrative Restructuring Plan
Motion made by Christensen, second by Farrar to establish a Director of Support Services position and to fulfill this position with Beth Borgen assigned as a High School Principal on Special Assignment effective with the 2014-15 school year. Motion carried 6-1 (with Kramp voting no).
Chair Jones noted upcoming meetings of the school board and its committees.
Motion made by Anderson, second by Farrar to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 7-0. Chair Jones adjourned at 8:35pm.
Mike Christensen, Board Clerk
(May 14)