Staples-Motley School Board Minutes
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #17
Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order with Hoemberg, Winkels, Freeman and Longbella present (comprising a quorum). Also attending were Supt. Klamm; Principal Halverson; Business Manager Vacek; Com. Ed Coordinator Roline; HS students; Staples World Manager Halvorson; and Recording Secretary Madson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Hoemberg, to adopt the agenda.
Chair Freeman welcomed everyone and thanked them for attending.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Longbella, to approve the Consent Agenda items, excluding the Feb. 6th Special Meeting minutes. Motion Carried.
Hoemberg requested a revision to the 2-6-17 minutes to reflect that the Widseth, Smith, Nolting proposal was not available for review prior to the Work Session.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Hoemberg, to approve the Feb. 6 Special Meeting Minutes with the noted revision. Motion Carried.
Ms. Vacek presented the Financial reports: Revised report for Nov. 2016, and the Dec. 2016 and Jan. 2017 report.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Longbella, to approve the Financial Reports and the Authorization to Pay Vouchers. Motion Carried.
Budget Revision #1 will be presented at the March 6 Work Session and acted upon at the March 20 Regular Meeting.
Supt. Klamm presented preliminary funding information for one to one technology. More information will be presented at the March 6 Work Session.
Motion by Hoemberg, seconded by Longbella, to approve the Spring Coaching assignments with the exception of Pat Held as Asst. Varsity Baseball Coach. Motion Carried.
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Winkels, to approve Pat Held as the Varsity Baseball Asst. Coach. Voting in favor: Longbella, Winkels and Freeman. Opposed: Hoemberg. Motion Carried.
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Winkels, to approve the resignation of Rachel Sanders; HS Math; eff. June 2, 2017 with permission to post. Motion Carried.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Hoemberg, to accept the resignation of Jessica Lancaster; LCA teacher; eff. Feb. 9 2017. Motion Carried. This position has been posted.
Motion by Freeman, seconded by Longbella, to accept the retirement of Tammi Brisson; eff. June 2, 2017. Motion Carried.
Thank you to Tammi for her 30 years of dedication to our district, and we wish her the best in retirement.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Longbella, to accept the resignation of Mark Michel; eff. 2-5-17.
Motion by Freeman, seconded by Longbella, to approve the contract for Mark Michel; SME custodian; eff. 2-6-17. Motion Carried
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Freeman, to approve the Extended Trip Request for the June 2018 Galapagos Islands trip. Motion Carried.
School Board (FED and NJPA)
Principals - written reports are available
Superintendent Klamm’s Report:
•Informed the Board that March 3 is a two hour early dismissal. In addition to May 5, April 3 has also been added as an early dismissal to allow staff their PLC time.
•THANK YOU to our Board Members. February 20 - 24 was School Board Appreciation Week.
•Attended a Superintendent’s Conference in Tampa and also visited some schools there.
•Accelerated Reader usage surveys are being taken by staff, parents and students.
•Topics for the March 6 Work Session were determined
Other - The Supt. Evaluation will be added to the March 20 agenda.
Freeman gave a Meet & Confer report from Feb. 15.
•District Communication goals; Principal communication to staff
•Student contact time
•Student Discipline support
•Student Handbook revisions - being consistent across the district.
•Skyward discipline referrals and communication back to the staff
•The next Meet & Confer is April 5
Winkels talked about parent and community communication and the feasibility of holding several open forum listening sessions throughout the year. This would be an informal format much like a Meet & Confer session. Topics would need to be submitted prior to the gatherings and participants would need to be reminded of personnel privacy laws.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Hoemberg to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m. Motion Carried.
Complete minutes can be viewed at www.isd2170.k12.mn.us
SCHOOL BOARD WORK SESSION MEETING #18
March 6, 2017
HS Media Center
Call to Order
The Work Session was called to order with Members Freeman, Longbella, Winkels, Hoemberg and Frisk present as well as Supt. Klamm; Principals Johnson, Schmidt and Halverson; Community Ed Coordinator, Roline; Staples World Manager, Halvorson; a team from Foster, Jacobs & Johnson; and Recording Secretary Madson.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Frisk, to adopt the agenda. Motion Carried
FJJ Facility Study Session
Will be reviewed and approved at the 3-20-17 meeting.
Review of the Technology Budget and 2017-2018 staffing
Supt. Klamm presented a power point showing current enrollment and enrollment projections for 2017-18. With smaller class sizes anticipated in grades 2, 3 and 4 those grades could go from four sections to three sections. Savings would be gained through attrition, with a Lead Title I position added to provide Title I support as well as oversee the reading and math corps. Current speech staffing would also change with retirements being replaced with SLPA’s. SLP paperwork assistance would need to be contracted.
The estimated cost of a HS Counselor and the increase of contract time for FACS was discussed. Funding would come from CTE Levy.
The estimated cost to go 1:1 in technology is $205,949 which includes infrastructure. Funding sources could include the FED building fund, technology budget and CTE levy. The proposal will be on the March 20 agenda.
Tennis / Swimming Cooperative Agreements with Verndale
Looking at cost sharing for Tennis and Swimming for coaching, facilities, transportation, etc. This agreement would look much like what we currently have with W-DC for Hockey, and will be brought to the board for approval.
Motion by Hoemberg, seconded by Frisk, to adjourn the meeting.
SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #19
March 6, 2017
Immediately following the
HS Media Center
Call to Order by Chair
The meeting was called to order with Freeman, Hoemberg, Frisk, Longbella and Winkels present (comprising a quorum). Also attending were Supt. Klamm; Principals Johnson, Schmidt and Halverson; Staples World Manager, Halvorson; and Recording Secretary, Madson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Freeman, to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion Carried
Motion by Longbella, seconded by Winkels, to approve the increase in FACS time to 1.0 FTE. Following discussion, the motion was amended to approve the increase in HS FACS time from .5 FTE to 1.0 FTE, beginning 2017-2018 school year, with additional funding to be paid from CTE referendum money. Motion Carried
The position of a HS counselor, funded with CTE Levy money was discussed.
Motion by Frisk, seconded by Longbella, to approve the addition of a 1.0 FTE HS Counselor position, beginning the 2017-18 school year.
Discussion followed regarding the funding source, and the exact title, for this position. Board Members wanted clarification on the criteria for CTE spending. Members Frisk and Longbella rescinded the motion and the item was tabled until the March 20th Regular Meeting.
Motion by Winkels, seconded by Longbella, to adjourn the meeting. Motion Carried