March 12, 2007

Plainview-Elgin-Millville
Independent School District No. 2899
Board Of Education
March 12, 2007

The School Board of Independent School District No. 2899, Plainview, MN met in a regular session on Monday, March 12, 2007. Members present: Lynn Zabel, Sue Tangen, Michael Hamilton, Rita Young, Carol Cravath, Jane Timm, Rich Hall, Erika Hippe, Sheri Sexton and Eric Bartleson. Absent: Stacy Fox Visitors: Marcia Schultz, Eileen Kronebusch, Melissa NcNallan, Crystal Sheehan, Karen Back, Denine Voegeli, Kari Donze, Dustin Glander, Kirk Huffman, Holly Johnson, Tina Keilholtz, Tony Rogich, Sara Olson, Geoffrey Ferk, Greg Naschansky, Adam Kruger, Linda J. Zarling, Breanna Davis, Brittney Siem, Cam Miller, Andrea Wolf, Joalin Ferk, Kyle Tjepkes, Mike Bastian, Adam Endres, Nicole Manemann, Kyle Hart, Mitchell Doane, Dennis Lorenzen, Rosemary Evers, Brent Siem, Brian Schouweiler, Jennifer Spencer, Debra Sauke, Paul Chick, Kristin Gustafson, Megan Pick, Sara Borgus, Ben Peter and Jake Donze.

Called to order at 6pm by Chairperson Sexton.

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

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

Student Recognition: 7th grade student of the month: Anne Weinrich (parents: Donald and Deb Weinrich); 8th grade student of the month: Amy Behnken (parents: Duane and Shirley Behnken); Staff Recognition: Dance Team, Wrestling Team and
School Board Member Recognition.

Technology report by Matt Anderson.

Administration Reports:
Lynn Bastian – Kindergarten registration has been rescheduled for next Tuesday due to the basketball team having a championship game. Third grade MCA’s are coming in April;
Clark Olstad – Ski trip was done and the ski resort commented that it was the best group of kids to come through this year. 4-6 building: May 10 concert at 1pm for the 4th graders and evening concert for 5th and 6th graders. This is being done to accommodate for seating so that same problem won’t happen that did at the Christmas concert;
Bill Ihrke – Spring sports are starting this week and next. The counseling department is doing a college transition for juniors, the boys basketball team play on Thursday night, band concert is also moved to May 11th.

Curriculum Report given by Eileen Kronebusch.

Superintendent’s report was on the Legislature update, board member visit to the Capitol, a bill being introduced by Andy Welti for consolidating districts, school board retreat date, HVAC problems and roof noise problems.

Budget report and revenue budget report was given by Superintendent Bartleson.

Board Committee/Workshop Report.
Wellness – Next meeting is March 27th
Meet and Confer – Discussed communication throughout our district and how to improve on it.
Transportation/Facility Committee – Asbestos removal was discussed. August 1st is the date for the HVAC to be finished in the 9-12 building.
Community Education – Next meeting is in April.

Public Comment. None.

Moved by Young, seconded by Hall to approve the consent agenda consisting of the following: Approval of the February 12 and 26 board minutes; March bills totaling $978,063.25 and treasurer’s report; retirement of Roberta Kehret and Donna Tesch. Motion passed unanimously with a “Thank You” to the teachers retiring for all their years of service to our district.

Bastian and Olstad presented class size numbers to date and what is projected for the 07-08 school year.

Moved by Hamilton, seconded by Timm to approve the Administrative Staffing for 07-08 as follows: Lynn Bastian, PK-3 principal; Clark Olstad, 4-6 and 7-8 principal; Bill Ihrke, 9-12 principal. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Timm to use April 9th and June 1st as snow day make up days. Motion denied.

Moved by Young, seconded by Hall to use March 26th and June 1st as snow make up days. Motion passed unanimously.

Matt Anderson presented the Technology Committee Plan. Moved by Young, seconded by Zabel to approve the technology plan and first year budget of $199,984 as proposed. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Timm to change the April board meeting to April 16th. Motion passed unanimously.

Acceptance of Gifts and Grants. None.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Hamilton to approve an additional softball coach and junior high golf coach. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Timm, seconded by Cravath to approve the Dome game for varsity baseball on Wednesday, April 18. Motion passed unanimously.

Prom policy was discussed.

Moved by Tangen, seconded by Cravath to approve the dress code enforcement policy as presented. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Young to approve the 2006 Pay Equity Report and Implementation Plan. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Timm, seconded by Young to approve the 601 School District Curriculum and Instruction Goals Policy. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Tangen, seconded by Cravath to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the PEM Principal’s Association. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Tangen, seconded by Hamilton to approve Erin Huckleberry, 7th grade softball coach and Lindsey Walch, 8th grade softball coach. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Zabel to approve the Testing Policy as presented. Motion passed unanimously.

Board comments.
Hall – Reported on HVED. They will be having a meeting soon to discuss the possibility of three additional school districts joining the Ed District.
Tangen – Suggested that the calendar be looked at more carefully when planning events so that nothing is scheduled on the same nights as the play because they deserve their time like all other events.
Hamilton – Requested to have the agenda and materials sent out to the board earlier so they have more time to review items before the meeting. Questioned landscaping in the summer; wondered if there is community service or clubs that would do it for a project.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Timm to adjourn the meeting at 8:36pm. Motion passed unanimously.



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