Red Wing Public Schools SEPT 4, 2012, BOARD MINUTESIndependent School District #256
Independent School District #256
Red Wing Public Schools
The Red Wing School Board held its first monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the Little Theatre at Red Wing High School. The Board members, Superintendent Karsten Anderson, Board Clerk/Director of Finance Brad Johnson, staff and public were present. Chair Boldt was absent. Vice-Chair Porter called the meeting to order at 5:30PM.
Motion by Anderson, second by Jones to approve the agenda, motion carried 6-0
3.1 Recognitions: Board Member Christensen recognized Jesse Nelson for his work on the Wingman triathlon.
3.2 Public Comment: None
3.3 MMR Ratings: Director of Teaching and Learning Joe Jezierski explained MMR ratings and the relationship to AYP and growth measurements. Burnside was named a Reward school. He explained the point system for graduation in MMR. Board members expressed appreciation at the insights provided.
3.4 Reports/Committees: Superintendent Anderson reported on a number of items, including monitoring fire lanes at the High school, working to avoid repetitive form completion for parents, late bus card distribution, and road construction at Jefferson. The walking zone is being strictly enforced.
4.1 Board meeting minutes for August 20, 2012
4.2 Claims & Accounts for August 1-15, 2012
Fund 01 - General Funds$697,122.14
Fund 02 - Food Service 6,669.32
Fund 03 - Transportation 25,774.00
Fund 04 - Community Services 42,228.88
Fund 05 - Capital Expenditures 58,489.74
Fund 06 - Building Construction 0.00
Fund 07 - Debt Service 0.00
Fund 08 - Auxiliary7,235.90
Fund 09 - Trust Agency 6,899.34
Fund 21 - Student Activities117.93
Fund 45 - OPEB Trust Fund0.00
Fund 47 - OPEB Debt Service0.00
Fund 50 - Student Activities200.00
Payroll - August 15, 2012 $496,471.61
4.3 New Hire: Sara Shannon, Long-Term Sub (First Semester) 6th Grade Teacher at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective August 24, 2012 (due to a Family Medical Leave Act); Christopher Scolville-Riazi, First Semester 1.0 FTE Industrial Arts Teacher for Twin Bluff Middle School and GCED, effective August 24, 2012 (due to a resignation); Heather St. Dennis, Asst. Lead Kid's Junction at Burnside Elementary School, effective September 4, 2012 (due to a resignation).
4.3 Parental Leave: Rachel Glover, 3rd Grade Teacher at Burnside Elementary School, effective January 28, 2013 thru March 15, 2013.
4.4 Recalled: Dana Willis-Jick, Special Ed. Paraprofessional at RWHS, effective September 4, 2012 (due to a resignation); Stacey Covey, Special Ed. Paraprofessional at RWHS, effective August 30, 2012 (due to a resignation); Laura Green, Special Ed. Paraprofessional at Sunnyside Elementary School, effective August 30, 2012 (due to a resignation).
4.5 Additional Hours: Lois Sallstrom, District Wide Van Driver, effective September 4, 2012 (due to a resignation); Tricia Harris, .1 FTE Computer Grade 6 at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective August 27, 2012; Juana Pastor, .3 Colvill Kid's Paraprofessional at Colvill Family Center, effective September 4, 2012 (due to a resignation).
4.6 Resignation: Donna Meyer, Special Ed. Paraprofessional at RWHS, effective August 23, 2012; Tamara Gadient, Special Ed. Paraprofessional at RWHS, effective August 25, 2012; Lynn Sutherland, Special Ed. Paraprofessional at Burnside Elementary School, effective August 17, 2012; Amy Sarnstrom, Asst. Lead Kid's Junction at Sunnyside Elementary School, effective August 17, 2012.
Motion by Anderson, second by Baldwin to approve the Consent Agenda, motion carried 6-0.
There was no Unfinished Business.
5.1 Teacher Agreement: Vice Chair Porter thanked both sides for time and effort on this. Superintendent Anderson acknowledged the negotiating team for their work and patience. Chair Boldt did a lot of work on health insurance changes. The contract specifies a 1% increase in the first year and 1.9% in the second, with steps and lanes. Health insurance contributions are reduced. Board Member Christensen thanked the Board negotiating team for their work. Motion by Jones, second by Kramp to approve the contract, motion carried 6-0.
5.2 Health Insurance Specifications: Finance Director Johnson explained the changes to the 2013 health insurance plan, primarily dropping the two low deductible plans and E+1. Motion by Anderson, second by Jones to approve the recommendation of the LMC regarding the health insurance model for 2013, motion carried 6-0.
5.3 Employer-Sponsored Health Clinic: Finance Director Johnson explained the goals and concept of an employer-sponsored clinic as part of the 2013 health insurance package. Board member Kramp recommended that the district attorney review the contract. Motion by Anderson, second by Christensen to approve proceeding with the clinic installation, motion carried 6-0.
5.4 Referendum Update: Superintendent Anderson, Finance Director Johnson, and Board members discussed the upcoming referendum and broke down the three questions included.
5.5 Overnight Trips: Ten overnight trips were presented on a new and more detailed form. Board members Baldwin and Anderson raised concerns over deficit balance funds and discussed frequent monitoring. Motion by Jones, second by Anderson to approve the trips, motion carried 6-0.
5.6 Participation Agreement: This is a request from St. Johns school to participate in State High School League activities, which is a common thing. Motion by Anderson, second by Baldwin to approve, motion carried 6-0.
Next meetings will be September 17 at City Council Chambers, October 1 at the Middle School as a 4pm workshop. Motion by Christensen, second by Kramp to adjourn, motion carried 6-0. Vice-Chair Porter adjourned the meeting at 6:47 PM.