November 13, 2006

Plainview-Elgin-Millville Board of Education
November 13, 2006 - 7pm
PEM School Board Room

Attendance: Eric Bartleson, Rich Hall, Carol Goergen, LaVonne Beck (7:05pm), Sue Tangen, Carol Cravath, Don Pavelka, Rita Young, Lynn Zabel, Sheri Sexton, Mikel Wheeler and Brad Erwin. Absent: Tedd Kruger, Jane Timm and Erika Hippe. Visitors: Marcia Schultz, Eileen Kronebusch, Ross Mattke, Bill Ihrke, Clark Olstad, Lynn Bastian, Bonnie VanPutten, Kristi Neumann, Chaise Neumann, Ben Neumann, Kyle Nordby, Clint M., Crystal Bruce, Nichole Hufschulte, Jesse Wadele, Rose Kinsley, Mike Matiash, Angie Matiash, Sammi Miller, Alicia Wheeler, Jonny Weinrich, Jane, John & Levi Folkert, Paul Meyers, Amber Clark, Stephanie Dondlinger, Monica Schroeder, Nole Schuchard, Shelli Quimby, Elizabeth Schmidt, Kathy Schmidt, Tom Pesch, Tess Huber, Jill Cameron, Craig Ihrke, Kim Lange, Paige Dessner, Alexis Dessner, Rochel Dessner, Ann Dessner, Scott Dessner, Courtney Walters, Andrea Fashing, Lauren Rohlik, Taylor Craine, Joshua Dillinger and Laura Miller.

Meeting was called to order by Chair Sexton at 7pm.

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Cravath to approve the agenda as amended. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Young, seconded by Tangen to accept the Resolution Canvassing Returns of Votes of School District General Election. Motion passed unanimously.
Rita Young 1799
Michael (Mike) Hamilton 1711
Rich Hall 1543
Stacy C. Fox 1458
Don Pavelka 1062
Mikel Wheeler 910
Keri Vail 637
Lee Toogood 598
Write-Ins 60

Moved by Pavelka, seconded by Hall to accept the Resolution Authorizing Issuance of Certificates of Election and Directing School District Clerk to Perform Other Election Related Duties. Motion passed unanimously.

Student recognition – this month the students were selected by the English Department.

7th grade teacher, Rose Kinsley, has selected the following students to be recognized as 7th grade students of the month for November:
Paige Dessner – parents Scott and Ann Dessner
Levi Folkert – parents John and Jane Folkert
Tess Huber – parents William Huber and Jill Cameron
Jalana Larson – parents James and Helen Larson
Chaise Neumann – parents Ben and Kristi Neumann
Elizabeth Schmidt – parents Jerome and Kathy Schmidt
Emelia Lange – parents Jonathon and Kim Lange

8th grade teacher, Angie Matiash, has selected the following for the Student of the Month:
Sara Reincke – parents Michael and Irma Reincke

Moved by Cravath, seconded by Goergen to approve the consent agenda as follows: Policies for second reading:
701.1 Modification of School District Budget
701 Establishment and Adoption of School District Budget
702 Accounting
703 Annual Audit
704 Development and Maintenance of an Inventory of Fixed Assets and a Fixed Asset Accounting System
705 Investments
706 Acceptance of Gifts
708 Transportation of Nonpublic school Students
710 Extracurricular Transportation
711 Videotaping on School Buses
712 Video Surveillance Other Than on Buses
713 Student Activity Accounting
720 Vending Machines
Approval of the minutes from October 9, 24 and 30 with changes; approval of the bills for November totaling: $1,884,629.49; treasurer’s report; new hires: Mary Alexander, Title 1 paraprofessional; schedule “C” hires: Linda Olson, speech coach; Bill Theisen, JrHi Math League Advisor and Webmaster; Lindsay Walch, JrHi girl’s basketball coach; Scott Kromminga, Knowledge Bowl advisor; Katie Krominga, JrHi girl’s basketball coach. Motion passed unanimously.

Policies read for the first time:
601 School District Curriculum and Instruction Goals
617 School District Ensurance of Preparatory and High School Standards
618 Assessment of Standard Achievement
620 Credit for Learning
623 Mandatory Summer School Instruction
801 Equal Access to Facilities of Secondary Schools
802 Disposition of Obsolete Equipment and Material
805 Waste Reduction and Recycling
901 Community Education
902 Use of School District Facilities and Equipment
903 Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites
904 Distribution of Materials on School District Property by Nonschool Persons
905 Advertising
906 Community Notification of Predatory Offenders
907 Rewards

Moved by Tangen, seconded by Hall to approve the Student Teaching Contract with Western Governors University.
Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Cravath, seconded by Beck to approve the Agreement with Springsted, Inc. for Continuing Disclosure. Motion
passed unanimously.

South Central Service Cooperative Board Nominations – none.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Erwin to expel the unnamed student for the remainder of the school year. Motion passed

Board member needed for calendar committee and technology committee – Technology (Young), Calendar (Tangen).

Moved by Beck, seconded by Hall to approve the Policy 540 Extra-Curricular Policy with two changes. Violations to be MSHSL standard and removing section 12 including the form; with direction to form a committee to create a mission statement for the coaches. Yes: Beck, Cravath, Goergen, Hall, Pavelka, Sexton, Wheeler, Young, Zabel No: Erwin, Tangen Motion passes.

Public Comment: None

Moved by Young, seconded by Pavelka to approve the Resolution Relating to the Acceptance and Approval of Settlement Agreement. Yes: Beck, Cravath, Goergen, Hall, Pavelka, Sexton, Tangen, Wheeler, Young No: Erwin, Zabel Motion passes.

Moved by Zabel, seconded by Hall to approve the MN BCA/Orange Tree Expanded Employment Background Checks. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Cravath, seconded by Zabel to accept the temporary leave request for Diane Anderson. Motion passed unanimously.

Student Activity report was given by Scott Flattum.

Principals’ reports were given.

Curriculum report was given by Eileen Kronebusch.

Superintendent’s report was given.

Board Reports were given

Moved by Erwin, seconded by Beck to adjourn the meeting at 9:10pm. Motion passed unanimously.

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