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6/27/2013 9:39:00 AM
BOARD OF EDUCATION Chisago Lakes Area Schools Independent School District #2144 - MINUTES - Thursday, June 13, 2013

(June 27, 2013)

Chisago and Washington Counties

Members Present: Mark Leigh; Thomas Lawlor; Danielle Strenke; Lori Berg; Brenda Carlson; Jerry Vitalis; Michael McLoughlin, Superintendent and Heide Miller, Director of Business Services.

Members Absent: Molly Sandstrom, Student School Board Representative.

Visitors: Joe Thimm, Noel Stensrud, Lynn Johnson, Dave Ertl, Sarah Schmidt, Sara Johnson, Jodi Otte, Ryan Carlson, Jason Riebe, Sandra Frederixon, Sheryl Spray, Kathy Burrill, Rick Olseen, Robert Meyer, Karen Manske, Jeff Norton, and Joy Peck.

1. The Regular Meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and began with the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. The Board said “Farewell” to outgoing Superintendent Michael McLoughlin and thanked him for his many years of service and accomplishments.

3. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to approve the minutes of the school board meeting of May 16, 2013 as revised.

4. There were no Open Forum participants.

5. Motion by Lawlor, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to approve the accounts payable items as follows:  Hand payables-general fund $41,920.58; no investments;  computer payables dated 6-6-2013 for check numbers 106968 through 107128 (except for 107126) in the amount of $99,240.45; and computer payables dated 6-13-2013 for check numbers 107126 and 107129 through 107317 in the amount of $310,146.32.

6. Rick Olseen, Field and Constituent Representative for Congressman Richard Nolan discussed various items in the legislature regarding schools.

7. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to approve the “Read Well Plan” as presented by Sarah Schmidt, Director of Curriculum/Communications.  Also presented by Ms. Schmidt were graphs showing the “MAP” (Measures of Academic Progress) Reading and Math scores for the district in comparison with other SCRED districts.

8. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to approve the “High Potential/Gifted Handbook” as presented by Sarah Schmidt.

9. Motion by Lawlor, seconded by Vitalis and carried unanimously to approve the first reading of the “High Potential/Gifted Program Academic Acceleration” Policy as presented by Sarah Schmidt.

10. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to approve the annual Q-Comp Report as presented by Sheryl Spray, Taylors Falls Instructor.  

11. Jodi Otte, MS Principal presented the Middle School academic dashboard for 2012-2013 and changes coming to the Middle school in 2013-2014.

12. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried unanimously to accept donations as follows:  LARA - $1,000 to the girls basketball program and $1,000 to the boys basketball program; Chisago Lakes Lions - $200.00 and Chisago Lakes Rotary Club - $300.00 to the Work Readiness Grant (CMJTS) program.

13. There were 3,331 students grades K-12 as of June 4, 2013.  Enrollment is down 31 students since June of 2012.

14. Heide Miller, Director of Business Services informed the Board that the teacher’s union, represented by CLEM (Chisago Lakes Education Minnesota), will be switching to PEIP Insurance for their bargaining group in October 2013.  

15. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to approve the adjusted 2012-2013 Chisago Lakes School Calendar as presented.  [“Snow day” Monday December 10, 2012 (closed all day); Icy conditions (2 hrs late-no AM Kndg) Tuesday, January 29, 2013; and “Snow day” Friday, April 19, 2013 (closed all day).]

16. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried unanimously to set Wednesday, June 19 from 3:30 p.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. for a regular School Board for the main purpose of discussing an Operating Referendum.

17. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to set the following date and time for a School Board daytime working meeting:  Thursday, July 11, 2013 beginning at 8:00 a.m.

18. Robert Meyer, Community Ed Director and Karen Manske, ECFE Coordinator presented the Preschool Report.  Discussion regarding the Preschool program will be held during the July 11th School Board session.

19. Late starts for the Community Ed “Kids Club” program were discussed.  Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously that Community Education programs (i.e. Kids Club, Little Wildcats Preschool etc.) should follow the Chisago Lakes Schools’ decision when closing or having late starts for inclement weather or other reasons.   For example, if Chisago Lakes Schools issue a “2 hour late start”, then Kid’s Club would also not open for 2 hours.  

20. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Strenke and carried unanimously to approve the 2013-2014 Community Education budget as presented by Robert Meyer, Community Ed Director.

21. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to accept the Chisago Lakes High School Graduation Class of 2013.

22. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to approve the hiring of the firm of Abdo, Eick & Meyer, Accountants for the annual audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.

23. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg, and carried unanimously to appoint Heide Miller as the LEA (Local Education Agency) representative for Chisago Lakes Schools for 2013-2014.

24. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to appoint Sarah Schmidt as the representative for AYP – Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2013-2014 school year.

25. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried unanimously to appoint Heide Miller as the district’s HIPAA Privacy Officer (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) for the 2013-2014 school year.

26. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to appoint Heide Miller as the Homeless Liaison Representative for the 2013-2014 school year.

27. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to approve the Recycling Bin grant application as applied for by Tim Burton, Director of Buildings and Grounds.

28. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to approve the MASMS facility project grant application as applied for by Tim Burton, Director of Buildings and Grounds.

29. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried unanimously to approve membership to SEE (Schools for Equity in Education) for 2013-2014 in the amount of $4,114.40.

30. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried unanimously to approve the 2013-14  property and liability insurance and workers compensation renewals with Hanover Insurance and SFM.

31. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to approve the existing Health & Safety Policy #807.

32. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Strenke and carried unanimously to approve the Health & Safety Budget for FY 13, FY 14 and FY 15 as presented.

33. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to approve the Food Service Budget as presented which includes a 5 cent increase on meal prices for student lunches.  2013-14 prices:  Elementary: Free lunch=no cost; Reduced lunch=$.40; Paid lunch=$2.00; Milk=$.50; Breakfast=$1.15; Secondary: Free lunch=no cost; Reduced lunch=$.40; Paid lunch=$2.20; Milk=$.50; Breakfast=$1.15; Adult meals (no change)=Lunch=$3.50; Breakfast=$2.00.

34. Heide Miller, Director of Business Services presented budget information.  Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried unanimously to approve the Revised FY 13 budget and the Preliminary FY 14 budget as follows:
2012-2013 Revenues: General Fund $27,110,504 (includes Extra-Curricular $301,600); Transportation Fund $1,785,459; Capital Outlay Fund $1,598,421 for total General Fund Revenue of $30,494,384; Food Service Fund $1,561,211; Community Service Fund $1,352,853; Debt Service Fund $3,209,648 for total 2012-2013 Revenue of $36,618,096.    
2012-2013  Expenditures:  General Fund $27,467,429 (includes Extra-Curricular $1,091,343); Transportation Fund $1,769,128; Capital Outlay Fund $1,598,421 for total General Fund Expenditure of $30,834,978; Food Service Fund $1,517,135; Community Service Fund $1,311,292; Debt Service Fund $3,154,653 for total 2012-2013 Expenditures of $36,818,058.
2013-2014 Revenues:  General Fund $27,494,182 (includes Extra-Curricular $301,600); Transportation Fund $1,774,431; Capital Outlay Fund  $1,565,712 for total General Fund Revenue of $30,834,325; Food Service Fund $1,575,602; Community Service Fund $1,393,368; Debt Service Fund $3,144,054 for total 2013-2014 Revenue of $36,947,349.  
2013-2014 Expenditures:  General Fund $27,956,810  (includes Extra-Curricular $1,066,941); Transportation Fund $1,806,128; Capital Outlay Fund $1,518,628 for total General Fund Expenditure of $31,281,566; Food Service Fund $1,547,601; Community Service Fund $1,357,144; Debt Service Fund $3,163,109 for total 2013-2014 Expenditures of $37,349,420.   

35. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to approve the Agreement between Chisago Lakes ISD #2144 and Ryan Carlson, Middle School Associate Principal from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 for 223 days for a total of $83,000.

36. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried unanimously to approve the Agreement between Chisago Lakes ISD and Kathy Burrill, Food Service Director for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 fiscal years.

37. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to approve the Agreement between Chisago Lakes ISD #2144 and Lori Nelson, Q-Comp Director for 2013-2014.

38. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to approve the resignation of Rebecca Marshall, HR Benefits Coordinator effective July 7, 2013.

39. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to approve the resignation of Melissa Kappes, Primary School Instructor effective June 7, 2013.

40. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to approve the resignation of Jennifer Layland, Special Ed Para effective June 6, 2013.

41. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to approve the medical leave of absence request from Shelley Meredith-Winkler, High School Custodian from June 21, 2013 for approximately two to four weeks as needed.

42. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried unanimously to approve the child care leave of absence request from Sandra Frederixon, Lakeside Instructor from approximately November 19, 2013 through winter break in accordance with the Master Agreement.  Ms. Frederixon will return to a temporary part-time status beginning Thursday, January 2, 2014 until Friday, March 14, 2014 and would return to full time on Monday, March 17, 2014 after spring break.    

43. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to approve contracts as follows:  2013-2014 Jina Saueressig, Enrichment Program Facilitator $15.00/hr up to 14 hrs/wk (TF/MS);  Richard Kluegel, long term substitute teacher at the High School from May 15, 2013 through approximately June 7, 2013; 2013-2014 Daniel Wagner HS English Instructor, BA+45, Step G; 2013-2014 Pauline Hinsch, MS Science & ADSIS BA30, Step D + 5%; 2013-2014 Sheila Wiehl, MS History & LD MA60, Step J; 2013-2014 Kara Odegaard, MS Instructor BA0, Step B + 5%; 2013-2014 Angelene Bohnert, MS LD Instructor, BA0, Step B; 2013-2014 Vanessa McNamara, MS Instructor, BA0, Step B; 2013-2014 Kevin McNamara, MS Instructor, BA30, Step D + 5%; 2013-2014 Michael Holmquist, HS Instructor, MA0, Step A; 2013-2014 Emily Korb, TF Instructor .75 FTE; 2013-2014 Megan Hyde, PS/LS LD Instructor MA0,Step E .562 FTE; 2013-2014 Julie Mellum, HS Ag Science Instructor, BA45, Step A; 2013-2014 Jaime Hall, PS American Sign Lang. Interpreter $24.50/hr 6.5 hrs/day up to 169 days; 2013-2014 Matt Mitchell, PAC Director $21.50/hr approx.. 15 hrs/wk; 2013-2014 Bonnie Anderson, Enrichment Volunteer Coordinator $16.00/hr up to 310 hrs/school year; 2013-2014 Cheryl Moberg, TF Instructor, 1 FTE; and 2013-2014 Jacquie Undem, PS Instructor, .5 FTE.

44. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to approve the contract for Danielle Strenke, Enrichment Program Facilitator for 2013-2014 $15.00/hr up to 14 hrs/wk (PS/LS).  (Member Strenke abstained.)

45. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to approve the termination of long term substitute teacher Robert Zemlin at the end of the 2012-13 school year.

46. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried unanimously to approve the termination of long term substitute teacher Susan J. Peterson at the end of the 2012-13 school year.

47. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Strenke and carried unanimously to approve the termination of long term substitute teacher Brandi Johnson at the end of the 2012-13 school year.

48. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to approve the termination of long term substitute teacher Richard Kluegel at the end of the 2012-13 school year.

49. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Strenke and carried unanimously to approve the termination of temporary special ed para Susan Racine at the end of the 2012-13 school year.

50. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to approve the termination of long term substitute para Shanasi Bagnariol at the end of the 2012-13 school year.

51. Motion by Berg, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to approve the transportation contract for the 2012-13 school year for the following:  Richard and Jodi Bjork.

52. Motion by Berg, seconded by Carlson and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at  9:16 p.m.

Danielle Strenke, Clerk
Mark Leigh, Chair

(Minutes of School Board Meeting June 13, 2013, 2013;  website: www.chisagolakes.k12.mn.us)



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