October 9, 2006

Plainview-Elgin-Millville Board of Education
October 9, 2006 - 7pm
PEM School Board Room

Attendance: Eric Bartleson, Rich Hall, Carol Goergen, LaVonne Beck, Sue Tangen, Carol Cravath, Don Pavelka, Jane Timm, Rita Young, Lynn Zabel (7:15pm) and Brad Erwin. Absent: Tedd Kruger, Sheri Sexton, Mikel Wheeler, Erika Hippe. Visitors: Marcia Schultz, Eileen Kronebusch, Ross Mattke, Bill Ihrke, Clark Olstad, Lynn Bastian, Bonnie VanPutten, Bill Theisen, Teddy DePompolo, Melissa McNallan, Julie Betcher, Blake Betcher, Janet Koball, Nichole Hofschulte, Jesse Wodele, Crystal Bruce and Mike Hamilton.

Meeting was called to order by Vice Chairperson Young at 7pm.

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

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

Moved by Young, seconded by Pavelka to approve the consent agenda as follows:

Policies: 523 Policies Incorporated by Reference
525 Violence Prevention, Applicable to Students and Staff
602 Organization of School Calendar and School Day
603 Curriculum Development
604 Instructional Curriculum
605 Alternative Programs
606 Textbooks and Instructional Materials
608 Instructional Services – Special Education
609 Religion
610 Field Trips
611 Home Schooling
612.1 Development of Parental Involvement Policies for Title I Programs
614 School District Testing Plan and Procedure
615 Basic Standards Testing, Accommodations, Modifications, and Exemptions for IEP, Section 504
Accommodation, and LEP Students,
616 School District System Accountability
619 Staff Development for Standards,
624 On-Line Learning Options;
September 11th and 25th (w/corrections) minutes;
Bills for October in the amount of $1,652,213.50;
Treasurer’s Report;
Maternity Leave for Erika Olson and Lauren Jones;
Change in classified and confidential employee compensation;
New hires: Lindsay Walch-long term sub for 6th grade, Terry Ashworth, elementary office aide and Michael Timm-8th
grade boys basketball. Motion passed unanimously.

The following policies were read and reviewed for the first time:
540 Extra-Curricular Policy
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.

Moved by Beck, seconded by Goergen to accept the quote for snow removal from all district parking lots from Minnesota Ag Group (skid steer w/bucket-$95/hour; skid steer w/blade, snow blower or sweeper-$130/hr; Uni w/snow blower-$135/hour) for snow removal. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Pavelka to approve the Corporate Authorization Resolution to add Renee Hasleiet to the authorities at the bank. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Beck, seconded by Timm to approve the student teaching agreement with the University of Minnesota. Motion passed unanimously.

Public Comment: None

Technology Update was given by Eric Bartleson.

Curriculum report was given by Eileen Kronebusch.

Principals’ reports were given.

Superintendent’s report was given.

Topics from the board during open discussion were: security gates, weight room issues, transportation and they complimented staff on getting their offices together.

Wellness Committee report was given by Teddy DePompolo.

Meet and Confer will meet on October 10th at 3pm.

Staff Development Committee will meet on October 13th and they will decide how much of a percentage to put aside for staff development.

Community Education report was given by Young.

Mike Hamilton spoke up from the audience and wanted to thank Ross Mattke and Robin Randall for their walking program set up in the 4-6 building for before and after school.

Moved by Timm, seconded by Beck to adjourn the meeting at 8:45pm. Motion passed unanimously.



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