July 10 Reg

NORTH BRANCH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 138
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
NORTH BRANCH AREA EDUCATION CENTER ROOM 126
JULY 10, 2014
The School Board of Independent School District 138 met in regular session on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the North Branch Area Education Center Board Room.
Chair Ekstrom called the meeting to order.
Board members observed two moments of silence; one for Tony Aho and one for all former employees who have died in the past.
Roll Call: Kirby Ekstrom, Randy Westby, Linda Heidelberger, Jay Falk, Tim MacMillan, Aaron Gibbons, and Superintendent Henton
The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all.
Others in Attendance:
Derrick Knutson, Denise Martin, Greg Lucid, Rosey Klopp, Muffy Hejny, Representative Bob Barrett, Randi Johnson, Pat Tepoorten, and Arle Chambers
Approval of Agenda: Moved by Westby, seconded by MacMillan and carried unanimously to approve the agenda.
SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT
Superintendent Henton presented information on the Four Day Week report that was submitted to the Minnesota Department of Education on July 1, 2014. The annual report included student achievement, survey information, attendance data, discipline, and economic savings. Major findings include:
Gross savings almost $1 million after four years
Student achievement experienced gains in some areas, declines in others
Staff attendance improved over base year
Student attendance improved from base year
Reduction in student disciplinary action
Superintendent Henton introduced Representative Barrett who gave the school board a summary of the most recent legislative session and a preview of the upcoming session.
CONSENT ITEMS
Moved by Heidelberger, seconded by Gibbons and carried unanimously to approve the following consent items:
A. Minutes of June 12, 2014 Policy Committee
B. Minutes of June 12, 2014 Regular School Board Meeting
C. Authorization of Payments, Transfers, and Investment Activity
Accounts Payable, Bank 07 – $874,260.62
Auxiliary, Bank 12 – $2,673.12
Payroll, Bank 13 – $2,590,664.82
Scholarship, Bank 18 – $52,098.00
D. Personnel
1. Sam Ferraro, MA 45, Step 17, as Math and Project Lead the Way Teacher at North Branch High School
2. Theresa Brunnette, MA 60, Step 17, as SPED Teacher at North Branch High School
3. Michael Kolb, BA 45, Step 10, as French Teacher at North Branch High School
4. Ann Husfeldt, BA 00, Step 1, as Sixth Grade Teacher at North Branch Middle School
5. Kristina Faust-Horn, resignation effective June 13, 2014, as School Psychologist at North Branch High School
6. Ben Westby, resignation effective April 1, 2014, as Math Teacher at North Branch High School
7. Kimberly Copenhaver, resignation effective July 18, 2014, as Alternative Program Secretary at North Branch Area Public Schools
8. Nick Nitti, resignation effective May 21, 2014, as SPED Teacher at North Branch High School
9. Jennifer McCann, MA 00, Step 4, LTS for Kristen Thomas, as Second Grade Teacher at Sunrise River Elementary School
10. Chad Carlson, BA 45, Step 11, as Social Studies Teacher at North Branch Middle School
11. Jacqueline Stender, BA, Step 9, as SPED Teacher at Sunrise River Elementary School
E. Acceptance of Donations

OPEN MIC
No one signed up for open mic.
OLD BUSINESS
A. Approval of Second Reading of the Following Policies
Moved by MacMillan, seconded by Heidelberger and carried unanimously to approve the second reading of the following policies:
Policy 496 – Teacher Substitute Pay
Policy 507 – Corporal Punishment
Policy 509 – Enrollment of Nonresident Students
Policy 510 – School Activities
Policy 511 – Fund-Raising and Solicitation
Policy 512 – School-Sponsored Student Publications and Activities.
B. Approval of Contract for Garbage Pickup
Moved by Falk, seconded by Heidelberger and carried unanimously to accept the bid of Terrys Disposal for garbage pickup for FY2015. Bids results are attached.
C. Approval of Contract for Diesel and Gasoline
Moved by MacMillan, seconded by Gibbons and carried unanimously to award the bid for diesel fuel and gasoline to Kath Fuel Oil Service for FY2015 for the school district and the City of North Branch. Bid results are attached.
NEW BUSINESS
A. Approval of Elimination of Policy 695 Extra-Curricular Eligibility
Moved by Falk, seconded by MacMillan and carried unanimously to approve the elimination of Policy 695 Extra-Curricular Eligibility. This policy is being eliminated because Policy 510 – School Activities is being adopted.
B. Approval of Annual Action for Compliance with Health and Safety Requirements
Randi Johnson, Director of Finance and Human Resources, reported that this is an annual item that needs approval regarding health and safety requirements. There are two items that need approval which include the adoption of the current Health and Safety Policy and the adoption of the Health and Safety budget.
Approval of Adoption of Current Health and Safety Policy
Moved by MacMillan, seconded by Heidelberger and carried unanimously to approve the adoption of the current Health and Safety Policy with no changes recommended.
Approval of Adoption of Health and Safety Budget
Moved by Gibbons, seconded by MacMillan and carried unanimously to approve the adoption of the Health and Safety budget for the 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16 school years.
C. Approval of 2014-15 Student and Parent Handbook
Moved by Westby, seconded by Heidelberger and carried unanimously to approve the 2014-2015 student and parent handbook.
D. Approval of Renewal of Membership in Resource Training and Solutions Moved by MacMillan, seconded by Gibbons and carried unanimously to renew membership with Resource Training and Solutions in the amount of $7,500.60
E. Approval of Renewal of Membership in Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA)
Moved by Heidelberger, seconded by Westby and carried unanimously to approve membership with MSBA in the amount of $7,941.00.
INFORMATION
The board reviewed the 2013-14 fundraising reports for Early Childhood, Sunrise River Elementary School, North Branch Middle School, and the North Branch High School Activities.
BOARD REQUESTS
No formal request for information.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. SEE (Schools for Equity in Education) None
B. Negotiations Board Member MacMillan reported that the second meeting with the support staff association was held on June 17th and a proposal was provided from the school board. The next meeting is scheduled for July 22nd.
Board Member MacMillan reported that the first meeting with the NBPA (principals) is scheduled for July 22nd.
Board Member Heidelberger reported that the first meeting with the bus drivers union is scheduled for July 29th.
C. MSBA Report Chair Ekstrom reported that the MSBA Summer Seminar is scheduled for August 4th.
D. Minnesota State High School League Report – None
E. SCRED Report None
F. TIES Report None
G. Staff Development Report None
H. OPEB Committee Report None
I. ECFE Report None
J. Policy Committee Report Board Member Ekstrom reported that the committee discussed Policy 514-Bullying Prohibition Policy. The Policy Committee is recommending adopting the policy after the first reading in order to have it in place by the beginning of the school year. The school board will schedule a Work Session on August 14th at 6:30 pm prior to the regular school board meeting to discuss and review the policy.
DATES TO REMEMBER
A. July 22, 2014 Negotiations Committee Meeting, 4:45 pm, North Branch Area Education Center, Room 121
B. July 22, 2014 Principal Negotiations Session, 5:00 pm, North Branch Area Education Center, Room 118
C. July 22, 2014 NBSSA Negotiations Session, 6:30 pm, North Branch Area Education Center, Room 118
D. July 29, 2014 Negotiations Committee Meeting, 5:15 pm, North Branch Area Education Center, Room 121
E. July 29, 2014 Bus Driver Negotiations Session, 5:30 pm, North Branch Area Education Center, Room 118
F. August 14, 2014 School Board Work Session, 6:30 pm, North Branch Area Education Center, Room 126
G. August 14, 2014 Regular School Board Meeting, 7:00 pm, North Branch Area Education Center, Room 126
Adjournment
Moved by Westby, seconded by Gibbons and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 7:54 pm.
Jay Falk, Clerk
BID SUMMATION – Board Meeting of July 10, 2014 – GARBAGE HAULING
Bidder Price/Month
East Central Sanitation $ 2,560.00
Terrys Disposal $ 2,410.00
RECOMMENDED AWARD
GARBAGE HAULING
Price/Month
Terrys Disposal $ 2,410.00
BID SUMMATION – Board Meeting of July 10, 2014 – GASOLINE AND DIESEL FUEL
Prices Per Gallon
Bidder July 1, 2014 Delivered
Base Price Price Difference
Kath Fuel Oil Service Co.
Gasoline 2.8250 2.8275 0.0025
Diesel 2.9600 2.9625 0.0025
Beaudry Oil & Propane
Gasoline 2.8010 2.8320 0.0310
Diesel 2.9635 2.9995 0.0360
Petroleum Traders Corp.
Gasoline 2.8010 2.8446 0.0436
Diesel 2.9785 3.0281 0.0496
RECOMMENDED AWARD
GASOLINE/DIESEL FUEL
Bidder July 1, 2014 Delivered
Base Price Price Difference
Kath Fuel Oil Service Co.
Gasoline 2.8250 2.8275 0.0025
Diesel 2.9600 2.9625 0.0025
Published in the ECM Post Review August 20, 2014 266714

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