April 24

NORTH BRANCH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 138
NORTH BRANCH AREA EDUCATION CENTER
SCHOOL BOARD WORKING SESSION
April 24, 2014
The School Board of Independent School District 138 met in a Working Session on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 118 at the North Branch Area Education Center.
Chair Ekstrom called the meeting to order.
Roll Call: Kirby Ekstrom, Jay Falk, Linda Heidelberger, Tim MacMillan, Aaron Gibbons, and Superintendent Henton
Absent: Randy Westby
Others in Attendance:
Derrick Knutson, Lori Zimmerman, Todd Tetzlaff, Wally Heidelberger, Charley Klopp, Rosey Klopp, Kirstin Perales, Pat Tepoorten, Randi Johnson, and Arle Chambers
Items Discussed
Pledge of Allegiance
The school board discussed reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of meetings. They were all in support of doing this.
Facilities Study Working Group
Superintendent Henton discussed the facilities study group proposal. The membership will represent as many of the school districts constituent groups as possible. Group members will familiarize themselves with the contents of the study and meet with the architects and district staff to go over in detail the various components of the study. The group will analyze what has been identified as priority items in the study and tour the school district to become acquainted with the specificities in the study. A recommendation, or set of recommendations, will be provided to the school board upon conclusion of the work of the study group. All meetings of the study group will be open to the public. The meetings will commence in September 2014.
School District Logo
School board members looked at two different options for a new school district logo, and decided which one will be primary and which will be secondary. The school district logo should not be confused with the activities Viking emblem, which is not part of the discussion at this time.
Patron Tour for School Board Members
The school board discussed scheduling a Patron Tour after the November elections this fall so that the new board members can participate. It was also discussed to schedule the tour annually.
Policy 416 – Drug and Alcohol Testing
The policy will go to the board as a first reading at the May 8th regular board meeting.
Policy 501 – School Weapons Policy
The policy will go to the board as a first reading at the May 8th regular board meeting.
Policy 502 – Search of Students Lockers, Desks, Personal Possessions, and Students Person
The policy will go to the board as a first reading at the May 8th regular board meeting.
Policy 503 – Student Attendance
The policy will go to the board as a first reading at the May 8th regular board meeting.
Policy 504 – Student Dress and Appearance
The policy will go to the board as a first reading at the May 8th regular board meeting.
Policy 505 – Distribution of Nonschool-Sponsored Materials on School Premises by Students and Employees
The policy will go to the board as a first reading at the May 8th regular board meeting.
Policy 506 – Student Discipline
The policy will go to the board as a first reading at the May 8th regular board meeting.
Policy 508 – Extended School Year for Certain Students with Individualized Educational Programs
The policy will go to the board as a first reading at the May 8th regular board meeting.
Resolution Relating to the Termination and Nonrenewal of the Following Probationary Teachers
This item will go to the board for approval at the May 8th regular board meeting.
Tenure of Teachers
This item will need board approval at the May 8th regular school board meeting.
Capital Budget Recommendations 2014-15
Randi Johnson, Director of Finance and Human Resources, gave a presentation on capital budget recommendations for 2014-15. This item will need board approval at the May 8th regular board meeting.
Change of 2013-14 School Calendar to Include May 19, 2014 as a Student Contact Day (Make-up day for April 17, 2014)
This item will need board approval at the May 8th regular board meeting.
2014-15 Resolution for Membership in the Minnesota State High School League
This is a routine agenda item that will be approved at the May 8th regular board meeting.
Adjournment
Chair Ekstrom adjourned the meeting at 8:28 pm.
Jay Falk, Clerk
Published in the
ECM Post Review
May 14, 2014
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