August 14, 2006

Plainview-Elgin-Millville Board of Education
August 14, 2006 - 7pm
PEM JrHi Choir Room

Attendance: Sheri Sexton, Eric Bartleson, Rich Hall, Carol Goergen, LaVonne Beck, Sue Tangen, Mikel Wheeler, Carol Cravath, Don Pavelka and Jane Timm, Erika Hippe, Tedd Kruger, Lynn Zabel and Brad Erwin. Absent: Young Visitors: Marcia Schultz, Eileen Kronebusch, Jan Sackreiter, Ross Mattke, Bill Ihrke, Clark Olstad, Mike Hamilton, Joanie Lyons, Brenda Axelson, Nancy Fraki, Kathy Schmidt, Cheryl Endres, Lin Funk, Scott Flattum, Kurt Boyum and Ben Peter.

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

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

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

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Hall to approve the consent agenda as follows: Policies (except 613): 414 Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse, 415 Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults, 416 Drug and Alcohol Testing, 421 Gifts to Employees, 422 Policies Incorporated by Reference, 423 Employee-Student Relationships, 424 License Status, 504 Student Dress and Appearance, 505 Distribution of Nonschool-Sponsored Materials on School Premises by Students and Employees, 507 Corporal Punishment, 508 Extended School Year for Certain Students with Individualized Education Programs, 509 Enrollment of Nonresident Students; July 10th minutes; Bills for August; HVED 06-07 Contract; Sheryl Velie, resignation; Clarissa Ball, resignation, Lin Funk, lane change to MA + 30. Motion passed unanimously with a “Thank You” to Sheryl Velie and Clarissa Ball for their work in our district. Motion passed unanimously.

The following policies were read for a first viewing:
430 Staff Dress and Appearance
510 School Activities
511 Student Fundraising
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

Moved by Tangen, seconded by Kruger to approve the following representation on committees: Rich Hall: HVED; LaVonne Beck: Technology; Carol Cravath: Staff Development; Jane Timm: Curriculum. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Hall to extend the opening of the bids for the Gopher Kids SACC building to consider offers until noon on September 11, 2006. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Hippe to approve Option 3 for roof maintenance plan with TREMCO to provide us with a thorough inspection and preventative maintenance plan for our roofs not to exceed $7,530. Yes: Beck, Cravath, Erwin, Goergen, Hall, Hippe, Kruger, Pavelka, Sexton, Tangen, Wheeler No: Zabel Motion passed.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Beck to approve a lease of two classrooms for Migrant Headstart. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Beck, seconded by Goergen to approve the asbestos tile removal project as presented. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Wheeler, seconded by Cravath to approve the signage on windows for buildings as presented for vinyl letters on the windows of each building. Administration to seek additional quote(s) for the lettering and the decision will be at the discretion of administration. Yes: Cravath, Erwin, Goergen, Hall, Hippe, Kruger, Pavelka, Sexton, Tangen, Timm, Wheeler, Zabel No: Beck Motion passed.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Timm to accept the finance and treasurer’s report. Motion passed unanimously.

Public Comment: Sandie Heimerman requested transportation to Millville to a central place for after school activities; regarding the fund raising situation – she is more than willing to help groups do fundraising so it would not be door to door. Jacque Jacobson spoke in regards to fundraising as well. Dave Diesslin commented that the goal of fund raising for student council isn’t always to raise money – sometimes it’s strictly to promote school spirit. The sign outside the Elgin building is 16 years old and was made by student council they would be willing to make new ones for all the buildings.

Moved by Hippe, seconded by Kruger to postpone the classified personnel compensation until the September 11th board meeting. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Pavelka to approve the request for a new paraprofessional position in the media center for PEM JrHi and tech support in grades 4-6. Yes: Goergen, Hall, Hippe, Kruger, Pavelka, Sexton, Timm, Wheeler and Zabel. No: Beck, Cravath, Erwin, Tangen. Motion passed.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Goergen to approve the following new hires and reassignments: Tara Ellinghuysen, LPN; Cheryl Endres, Special Education Secretary; Virginia Kronebusch, PK-3 Building Secretary; Laurie Kruger, Community Education Secretary .5; Jackie Nelson, SR/ECFE Teacher; Daryl Heino, HS Math Teacher; Bri Schumacher, HS Biology Teacher; Vanessa Sagdalen, Long Term ESL Sub; Jane Cabaya, Long Term Elementary Media Specialist Sub. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Beck, seconded by Kruger to approve the teacher substitution pay set at $100/day. Yes: Goergen, Hall, Hippe, Kruger, Pavelka, Sexton, Timm, Wheeler, Beck, Erwin, Tangen and Zabel Abstain: Cravath Motion passed.

Moved by Cravath, seconded by Tangen to approve the addition of another kindergarten section. Motion passed unanimously.

Technology Update given by Eric Bartleson.

Moved by Tangen, seconded by Timm to approve student and staff handbooks with all of them marked “draft” on them for additions and changes. These handbooks will come back to the board for final approval. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Hall to approve the Rochester Area Desegregation Consortium Voluntary Membership. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Cravath, seconded by Kruger to postpone to purchase of a trailer for more cost comparison. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Zabel to approve all schedule “C” appointments as follows: Rich Olson, 9th grade volleyball coach, Bridget Lyons, 7th grade volleyball coach and another Cross Country coach. Yes: Goergen, Hall, Wheeler, Zabel No: Beck, Cravath, Erwin, Hippe, Kruger, Pavelka, Sexton, Tangen, Timm. Motion denied.

Moved by Cravath, seconded by Kruger to accept the two volleyball coaching positions. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Beck, seconded by Cravath to approve the transportation for the Cheerleading Competition Team. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Wheeler to postpone the decision on the softball scoreboard and table until more information is brought forward. Yes: Cravath, Erwin, Hippe, Kruger, Pavelka, Sexton, Tangen, Timm, Wheeler, Zabel No: Beck and Hall Motion passes.

Activities Director Report was given by Scott Flattum.

Curriculum Report was given by Eileen Kronebusch.

Superintendent Report.

Board Committee Report.

Board Member Comments.

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



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