September 11, 2006

Plainview-Elgin-Millville Board of Education
September 11, 2006 - 7pm
PEM School Board Room

Attendance: Sheri Sexton, Eric Bartleson, Rich Hall, Carol Goergen, LaVonne Beck, Sue Tangen, Mikel Wheeler, Carol Cravath, Don Pavelka, Jane Timm, Erika Hippe, Tedd Kruger, Rita Young, Lynn Zabel and Brad Erwin. Visitors: Marcia Schultz, Eileen Kronebusch, Jan Sackreiter, Ross Mattke, Bill Ihrke, Clark Olstad and Darwin Viker.

Meeting was called to order by Chairperson Sexton at 7:00pm.

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

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

Moved by Young, seconded by Wheeler to approve the consent agenda as follows: Policies (except 511): 430-Staff Dress and Appearance, 510-School Activities, 512-School-Sponsored Student Publications and Activities, 513-Student Promotion, Retention, and Program Design, 517-Student Recruiting, 518-DNR-DNI Orders, 519-Interviews of Students by Outside Agencies, 520-Student Surveys, 523-Policies Incorporated by Reference, 525-Violence Prevention, 527-Student Use and Parking of Motor Vehicles; Patrols, Inspections, and Searches, 528-Student Parental, Family and Marital Status Nondiscrimination, 529-Staff Notification of Violent Behavior by Students, 530-Immunization Requirements; August 14th minutes with corrections and August 16th minutes; Bills for September; Treasurer’s Report; Ron Goergen, crossing guard-hire; Jackie Nelson, PreK Teacher-hire; Jenna Clark, 2nd grade teacher-hire; Jennifer Torres, Preschool paraprofessional-hire; Julie Betcher, ELL/Sub Coordinator/Preschool paraprofessional-hire; Sara Olson, Media Center/Tech. Support-reassignment; Shannon Olstad, ESL paraprofessional-hire; Jan Sackreiter, maternity leave; Schedule “C” appointments: Tracy Moran, Drama Director; Daryl Heino, Math League; Denine Voegeli, Science Club Advisor; Andrew Faller, lane change to BA+15. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Kruger to accept the bid from Don Cravath for $301 to buy the Gopher Kids-SACC building. Motion passed unanimously. Abstain: Cravath

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Timm to accept the revised budget as presented by Jan Sackreiter. Motion passed unanimously.

The following policies were read and reviewed for the first time: 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 Exemption for IEP, Section 504 Accommodation, and LEP Students; 616: School District System Accountability; 619: Staff Development for Standards; 624: On-Line Learning Options.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Kruger to approve the Community Education Youth Development Budget as presented by Eileen Kronebusch. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Zabel, seconded by Cravath to Certify Preliminary 2007 pay 2008 Levy. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hippe, seconded by Goergen to approve the budget report. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Tangen, seconded by Cravath to set a closed meeting for September 25th at 7pm with a general meeting to follow at approximately 7:45pm. Motion passed unanimously.

Public Comment: None

Moved by Hall, seconded by Cravath to approve the Classified and Confidential employee contracts as presented. Yes: Young, Pavelka, Beck, Cravath, Erwin, Goergen, Hall, Hippe, Sexton, Tangen, Timm, Wheeler and Zabel. Abstain: Kruger. Motion passed. Beck recognized Superintendent Bartleson for his hard work in getting these contracts together.

Technology update was given by Matt Anderson.

Moved by Young, seconded by Pavelka to approve the purchase of laptops for teacher that travel between Elgin and Plainview. Yes: Young, Pavelka No: Beck, Cravath, Erwin, Goergen, Hall, Hippe, Kruger, Sexton, Tangen, Timm, Wheeler, Zabel Motion denied.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Tangen to purchase/lease 15 desktop computers. No: Pavelka, Young Yes: Beck, Cravath, Erwin, Goergen, Hall, Hippe, Kruger, Sexton, Tangen, Timm, Wheeler, Zabel. Motion passes.

Darwin Viker, Larson, Allen, Weishair & Co., LLP, presented the audit reviews for ISD 806 and 810. Moved by Timm, seconded by Cravath to approve the audit report given. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Zabel to approve the Systems Accountability Report as presented by Eileen Kronebusch. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Wheeler, seconded by Timm to approve the purchase of a 6x14 trailer from Ferguson Truck & Trailer Sales for $3,150. Motion passed unanimously.

A discussion on transportation to Millville for students after sports activities was reviewed.

Principal’s Report.

Curriculum Director’s Report.

Superintendent Report.

Moved by Timm, seconded by Erwin to adjourn the meeting at 10:35 pm. Motion passed unanimously.



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