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SEPT MINUTES Red Wing School

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 11:20pm

Independent School District #256
Red Wing Public Schools
The Red Wing School Board held its first monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Little Theatre at the High School. The Board members, Superintendent Karsten Anderson, Board Clerk/Director of Finance Brad Johnson, staff and public were present. Board Member Baldwin was absent. Chair Jones called the meeting to order at 5:30pm.
Motion by Christensen, second by Anderson to approve the agenda, motion carried 6-0.
2. Communications:
2.1Recognitions: Superintendent Anderson recognized three individuals who are resigning or retiring and who worked with the District in some capacity: Barb Haley with Every Hand Joined, Sarah Gorvin with the Republican Eagle, and Jim Johnson, president of SE Technical College.
2.2Public Comment: none
2.5Reports/Committee Notes: Superintendent Anderson reported on several committee activities. Board Member Kramp reported that the GCED Board plans to make a decision in October on their plan.
3.1 Consent Agenda
4.1Board minutes for August 19, 2013
4.2Claims & Accounts for July 16, 2013-July 31, 2013
Fund 01 – General Funds$624,037.17
Fund 02 – Food Service2,384.40
Fund 03 – Transportation 1,812.71
Fund 04 – Community Services 41,225.01
Fund 05 – Capital Expenditures79,536.31
Fund 06 – Building Construction 0.00
Fund 07 – Debt Service1,200.00
Fund 08 – Auxiliary1,740.69
Fund 09 – Trust Agency 22,000.26
Fund 21 – Student Activities 2,078.00
Fund 22 – Clinic 6,623.52
Fund 45 – OPEB Trust Fund0.00
Fund 47 – OPEB Debt Service0.00
Fund 50 – Student Activities3,587.03
Total $786,225.10
Payroll – July 31, 2013 $548,556.23`
4.3New Hire: Mary (Tricia) Miller, Ed. Assistant at Burnside Elementary School, effective August 29, 2013 (due to a transfer); Erin Buss, Ed. Assistant at Burnside Elementary School, effective August 29, 2013 (due to a resignation); Lila Holst, Colvill Kid’s Teacher at Colvill Family Center, effective August 23, 2013 (due to a resignation); Deborah Navarro, Colvill Kid’s Teacher/ECSE Para at Colvill Family Center, effective August 23, 2013 (due to a transfer); Mardell Grider, Part Time Colvill Kid’s Teacher at Colvill Family Center, effective August 23, 2013 (due to a transfer); Katie Nystuen, Special Ed. Teacher at Colvill Family Center, effective 2013-14 school year (due to a transfer); Geoff Cleveland, .2 FTE Computer/Technology Teacher at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective August 26, 2013 (due to a resignation); Angela Diercks, Special Ed. Para at RWHS, effective September 9, 2013 (due to a resignation); Mary Lockwood, Special Ed. Para for Aquatic Therapy District Wide, effective September 3, 2013 (due to a resignation); Makenna Klein, Special Ed. Para at Sunnyside Elementary School, effective September 3, 2013 (due to a resignation).
4.4Transfer: Courtney Snyder, .8 FTE Computer/Technology Teacher at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective August 26, 2013.
4.5Resignation: Courtney Snyder, .2 FTE , Computer/Technology Teacher at Twin Bluff Middle School effective August 19, 2013; Shelley Pohlman, Assistant Secretary at Community Education, effective August 20, 2013; Trisha Woodcock, Special Ed. Para at Sunnyside Elementary School, effective August 12, 2013; Mark Langenwalter, Custodian at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective August 30, 2013; Nicole McQuiston, Title I Ed. Assistant at Sunnyside Elementary School, effective August 21, 2013; Deborah Brown, Special Ed. Para at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective August 26, 2013; Lisa Banks, Secretary at RWHS, effective September 7, 2013; Craig Borey, Student Support Coordinator at Sunnyside Elementary School, effective August 27, 2013.
4.6Reassignment: Peg Harper, Special Ed. Paraprofessional ECSE at RWHS, effective September 3, 2013 (due to a transfer); Carrianne Roschen, Special Ed. Para at Sunnyside Elementary School, effective September 3, 2013 (new position); Anne Gebbie, Special Ed. Para at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective September 3, 2013 (new position); Mark Langenwalter, Special Ed. Para at RWHS, effective September 3, 2013 (due to a resignation);.
4.7Retirement: Sue McVay, Special Ed. Para at RWHS, effective August 31, 2013.
Motion by Anderson, second by Farrar to approve, motion carried 6-0.
3.2Land Purchase: Finance Director Brad Johnson presented the details on the purchase of HRA land adjoining the high school. An offer of $345,000 was accepted. The price and opportunity are favorable to give the school long-term space and flexibility needs. Motion by Kramp, second by Ryan to approve the purchase, with a legal review as part of the process, motion carried 6-0.
3.3Work-Study Topic: Mr. Craig Morris led a presentation on discussion on culture and race. The meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM. Ms. Kathy Olson was also a presenter on these topics.
9/16-updates, Tues 10/1 TBMS. Concludes videotape.6:02
Brad Johnson
Board Clerk
10/12
Independent School District #256
Red Wing Public Schools
The Red Wing School Board held its first monthly meeting on Monday, September 16, 2013 at Red Wing City 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. Communications:
2.1Recognitions. Superintendent Anderson welcomed John Russett, the new reporter for the Republican Eagle. Board Member Farrar congratulated Community Education on some new grants, including $100,000 for Hiawatha Valley and a Duff endowment.
2.2Public Comment: none
2.3Assessment Results: Director Joe Jezierski reported this year’s assessment results, beginning with ACT. Comparing to State averages, we are getting better but digging into causes takes time. Board Member Kramp asked what initiatives are in play and what will we do to improve. Board Member Ryan commented that the trend for Red Wing is edging downward; in 2009 we were well above the state average and are now only higher in one area. Math is only 58%. Tests keep changing and are adjusted mid-cycle. Our science tests were above the state average. We won’t have the MMR results for the annual report; they are issued on October 15.
2.4Teacher Evaluation: Director Joe Jezierski presented information regarding the legislative requirements on teacher evaluation for 2014-15. The teacher pilot is based on the Marzano model which has been in use for the third year, and has some differences from the state model. Teachers complete a self-assessment. The evaluation is done online.
2.5Principal Evaluation: Director Joe Jezierski explained the principal evaluation, which was legislated to begin 2013-14. Standards are very high.
2.6Talent Development Update: Coordinator Brian Cashman updated the Board on basic principles of the gifted & talented department. Our job is to expand gifts and abilities of students. He explained an updated acceleration procedure and new initiatives for 2013-14. He prefers more summer programs.
2.7Reports/Committee Notes: Chair Jones reported that attendance was low for the High School parent advisory, but this offers a face-to-face opportunity with the principal. Board Member Ryan encouraged the public to attend meetings and workshops. Board Member Christensen reported that the Red Wing Public School Foundation is holding an extravaganza, Winger Whirl, on November 9. Superintendent Anderson announced more bus drivers and substitute cooks are needed.
3.1Consent Agenda
Board minutes for September 3, 2013
4.2Claims & Accounts for August 1, 2013-August 15, 2013
Fund 01 – General Funds$822,033.91
Fund 02 – Food Service1,783.31
Fund 03 – Transportation 6,340.04
Fund 04 – Community Services 28,996.29
Fund 05 – Capital Expenditures 80,183.29
Fund 06 – Building Construction 0.00
Fund 07 – Debt Service144,447.50
Fund 08 – Auxiliary9,699.98
Fund 09 – Trust Agency 6,991.64
Fund 21 – Student Activities 2,064.48
Fund 22 – Clinic29,930.01
Fund 45 – OPEB Trust Fund0.00
Fund 47 – OPEB Debt Service0.00
Fund 50 – Student Activities365.59
Total $1,132,836.04
Payroll – August 15, 2013 $521,301.31
4.3New Hire: Joyous Childs, Ed. Assistant at Burnside Elementary School, effective August 29, 2013 (due to a transfer); Tina Furchner, Ed. Assistant at Burnside Elementary School, effective August 29, 2013; Charles Schweich, Kid’s Junction Assistant Lead at Sunnyside & Burnside Elementary Schools, effective August 27, 2013 (due to a resignation); Emily Holst, Kid’s Junction Assistant Lead at Sunnyside & Burnside Elementary Schools, effective August 27, 2013 (due to a resignation); Jeffrey Boigenzahn, Parking Lot Supervisor at RWHS, effective September 9, 2013 (due to a resignation); Pat Bronk, Reading Teacher at RWHS, effective August 26, 2013; Jolene Danca, Student Services Coordinator at Sunnyside Elementary School, effective September 30, 2013 (due to a resignation); Heidi Bergquist, ECSE Ed. Assistant at Colvill Family Center, effective September 3, 2013 (due to a resignation); Tiffanie Lee, Part Time Colvill Kids Teacher at Colvill Family Center, effective September 4, 2013 (due to a resignation).
4.4Transfer: Terri Cobian, 5th Grade Teacher at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective August 26, 2013; Cheryl Riegelman, Level II Media/Technology Para at Twin Bluff Middle School.
4.5FMLA: Ann Frost, Special Ed. Paraprofessional at RWHS, effective September 3rd thru October 25, 2013.
4.6Resignation: Kristin Kronbeck, Cook at RWHS, effective September 20, 2013; Matt Lonn, Social Studies Teacher at RWHS, effective September 20, 2013; Mardell Grider, Part Time Colvill Kid’s Teacher at Colvill Family Center, effective August 29, 2013.
Superintendent Anderson announced a change to item 4.6 Matt Lonn resignation approved pending hiring of qualified replacement. This needs to be done with late resignations. Chair Jones requested Kathleen Olson be added to the workshop item on the presentation in the minutes. Motion by Anderson, second by Ryan to approve the Consent Agenda as amended, motion carried, 7-0.
3.2Preliminary Levy: Finance Director Brad Johnson explained that the levy is calculated by the State and changes are frequently made through the September 30 deadline. Currently, the certification is down 0.3% or about $28,000 from last year’s levy. The recommendation is to approve the maximum to allow for MDE adjustments. Motion by Christensen, second by Farrar to set the preliminary levy at the maximum, motion carried, 7-0.
3.3Athletic Admissions: Activities director Matt Schultz explained his proposal to waive admission fees for grades 8-12 for 2013-14. Estimated loss of $450-$500 in revenue but increasing attendance would be a positive. Board Member Kramp suggested the same be done for non-athletic events, such as band. Motion by Kramp to approve with a study of extending the same to non-athletic events, second by Anderson, motion carried 7-0.
3.4Repair of Track: Director Matt Schultz explained the bid from Fisher Track to repair the high school track. Director Kevin Johnson explained that this was a state contract price and a bid was not needed—this was pre-bid for the state contract. For just over $200,000 plus a 1% performance bond, we can address a long-standing athletic deferred maintenance item. Motion by Anderson, second by Ryan to approve the track repair for the indicated price plus a 1% performance bond, motion carried, 7-0.
Chair Jones announced upcoming meetings on Tuesday October 1 at Twin Bluff, October 21, and November 4. Motion by Christensen, second by Farrar to adjourn, motion carried 7-0. Chair Jones adjourned at 7:49PM.
Brad Johnson
Board Clerk
10/12