May 22, 2006

Plainview-Elgin-Millville Board of Education
May 22, 2006 - 7pm
Plainview School Board Room

Attendance: Rich Hall, Carol Georgen, LaVonne Beck, Sheri Sexton, Ross Mattke, Eric Bartleson, Rita Young, Brad Erwin, Tedd Kruger, Sue Tangen, Mikel Wheeler, Carol Cravath (8pm), Lynn Zabel, Don Pavelka, Jane Timm and Erika Hippe. Visitors: Marcia Schultz, Clark Olstad, Karen Back, Eileen Kronebusch, Ardie Schroeder, Renee Schroeder, Deb Thiel, George Rahmann, Debra Sauke, Becky Walkes, Bonnie VanPutten, Mike Jeppson, Darci Fenske, Tami Folkert, Tina Keilholtz and Kim Lange. (There were others, but the names were hard to read.)

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

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Moved by Timm, seconded by Tangen to rescind the motion of February 27th “Moved by Hall, seconded by Hippe to approve the athletic facility recommendation as presented by Scott Flattum. YES: Hall, Zabel, Goergen, Hippe, Young, Sexton, Timm, Kruger NO: Wheeler, Pavelka, Beck, Tangen, Erwin, Cravath. Motion passes.” in regards to the location of athletic games. Yes: Beck, Erwin, Goergen, Hall, Hippe, Sexton, Tangen, Timm No: Kruger, Pavelka, Wheeler, Young, Zabel Absent: Cravath Motion passes.

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

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Hippe to approve the minutes of April 24, 27 and May 8th meetings as presented. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Kruger to approve the hiring of Jason Melbostad, B-Squad girls basketball and Tricia Shindelar, 9th grade girls basketball. Motion passed unanimously.

The first reading of the following policies were presented: 201, 533, 524, 607, 707, 709 and 806.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Kruger to approve policy 104 with the following change: “the mission statement will be reviewed every two years”. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Hall to approve all other policies brought about for second reading. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Tangen to postpone the district paper decision until the June meeting for more information. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Pavelka to accept the proposal by Kautz-Davidson for painting in the 4-6 and 7-8 grade buildings inclusive of $16,200. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hippe, seconded by Goergen to approve the transportation contract with Bernard Bus Company. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Beck, seconded by Hall to approve the lunch prices for the 06-07 school year as presented. Yes: Beck, Cravath, Erwin, Goergen, Hall, Kruger, Sexton, Tangen, Timm, Wheeler, Young, Zabel No: Pavelka Absent for this motion: Hippe Motion passes.

Moved by Cravath, seconded by Hall to approve the rates and plans for health insurance as presented. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Kruger to approve Humana for dental insurance and Standard for life and LTD insurance. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Beck to postpone the Sprinter van decision until the June meeting for more information. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Beck, seconded by Hall to approve the addition of Cory VanHouten as a community member on the transportation and facility committee. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Young, seconded by Wheeler to approve the chiller proposal for masonry by Kreofsky for $22,100 and electric by Weber for $750. Motion passed unanimously.

Update was given on the architect’s summary of the media center in the junior high school.

Additional school board meetings/work sessions were set for: Last Plainview School Board meeting June 12, 6:15pm in Plainview, place to be determined; Last Elgin-Millville School Board meeting June 12, 6:15pm in Elgin High School Choir Room; P-E-M Board meeting/work session, June 12, 7pm in the P-E-M JrHi Choir Room.

Moved by Pavelka, seconded by Beck to rescind the motion of April 24 “Moved by Kruger, seconded by Zabel to accept the Dashir bid for custodial and maintenance work. YES: Kruger, Pavelka, Wheeler, Young, Zabel NO: Beck, Cravath, Erwin, Goergen, Hall, Hippe, Tangen, Timm Motion denied.” denying the Dashir Management bid for custodial/maintenance work. Yes: Beck, Cravath, Goergen, Hall, Hippe, Kruger, Pavelka, Sexton, Tangen, Timm, Wheeler, Young, Zabel No: Erwin Motion passes.

Public comments: Darci Fenske – commented on the cooperative sponsorship with Dover-Eyota for boys soccer. Kim Lange – commented on the nurse scheduling for next year. Ardie Schroeder – commented on the concern of football and where it will be played.

Jeff Weis gave a presentation on his company, DataSmart, and what it has done for both districts and thanked them for using his company for consultations.

Negotiations committee gave summary of where they are at with the principals, paraprofessionals and secretary contracts.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Hippe to postpone the nurse scheduling for next year until the wellness committee brings a recommendation to the board. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Beck, seconded by Young to approve Linda Funk as the Special Education Coordinator/RTI Facilitator, hire. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Young, seconded by Cravath to approve the laptop proposal by Matt Anderson for 15 laptops to be leased for the elementary teachers who are in need of new computers. Yes: Cravath, Goergen, Pavelka, Sexton, Tangen, Timm, Young No: Beck, Erwin, Hall, Hippe, Kruger, Wheeler, Zabel Motion denied.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Zabel to approve the European trip for the summer of 2007 for juniors and seniors. Motion passed unanimously.

Early dismissal review was given by Eileen Kronebusch.

Moved by Zabel, seconded by Timm to accept the proposed preschool program as presented. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Tangen, seconded by Erwin to approve the parent and employee handbook for the SACC Program (P-E-M Clubhouse) with all registrations to be $10 or $15 if sent in late and a 48-hour notice of cancellation for the day. Yes: Beck, Cravath, Erwin, Goergen, Hall, Hippe, Pavelka, Sexton, Tangen, Timm, Wheeler, Young, Zabel Abstain: Kruger Motion passes.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Pavelka to approve an open lunch hour for the high school. Yes: Beck, Cravath, Erwin, Goergen, Hall, Kruger, Pavelka, Sexton, Wheeler, Young, Zabel No: Hippe, Tangen, Timm Motion passes.

Moved by Beck, seconded by Young to approve the minimum class size for an elective to be 12 students. Yes: Beck, Erwin, Goregen, Hall, Pavelka, Sexton, Timm, Wheeler, Young, Zabel No: Cravath, Hippe, Kruger, Tangen
Motion passes.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Hippe to accept Option 1:
OPTION 1:
GBB in Elgin (like our original proposal)
3:20-5:00 7th Grade Girls Practice in PEM 7/8 Building
8th Grade Girls Practice in PEM 4-6 Building
5:00-6:30 9th Grade Girls Practice in PEM 7/8 Building
10th/Varsity Girls Practice in PEM 4-6 Building
BBB in Plainview (like our original
3:20-5:00 7th Grade Boys Practice in PEM Multi-Purpose Room
8th Grade Boys Practice in PEM Elem. Gym(Cafeteria)
10th/Varsity Boys Practice in PEM H.S. Gym
5:00-6:30 9th Grade Boys Practice in PEM Multi-Purpose Room or H.S. Gym
Danceline Practice in PEM Elem Gym(Cafeteria) or H.S. Gym
NOTE: Practice times are approximations. Some may go as late as 7pm and some of the practices may be rotational.
What I mean by that is something like the following: Boys Varsity may take a later time slot, like 5-7pm, and
the 9th grade boys or danceline would rotate in to the PEM H.S. Gym right after school. This is just an example.

for athletic games. Yes: Beck, Goergen, Hall, Hippe, Kruger, Pavelka, Sexton, Timm, Young, Zabel No: Cravath, Erwin, Tangen, Wheeler Motion passes.

Moved by Pavelka, seconded by Young to continue the current rotation for home football games. Yes: Cravath, Goergen, Hall, Kruger, Pavelka, Sexton, Wheeler, Young, Zabel No: Beck, Erwin, Hippe, Tangen, Timm Motion passes.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Pavelka to approve the locations of all sports and locations as presented previously. Yes: Cravath, Goergen, Hall, Hippe, Kruger, Pavelka, Sexton, Timm, Wheeler, Young, Zabel No: Beck, Erwin, Tangen Motion passes.

Moved by Wheeler, seconded by Kruger to approve the school logos as presented. Yes: Cravath, Goergen, Hall, Hippe, Kruger, Pavelka, Sexton, Tangen, Timm, Wheeler, Young, Zabel No: Beck Abstain: Erwin Motion passes.

Moved by Hippe, seconded by Tangen to approve the cooperative pairing with Dover-Eyota for boys’ soccer with a review each year. Yes: Cravath, Erwin, Goergen, Hall, Hippe, Kruger, Pavelka, Sexton, Tangen, Timm, Wheeler, Young, Zabel No: Beck Motion passes.

Report given by Superintendent Bartleson.

Office remodeling update for district office.

Moved by Young, seconded by Hall to adjourn the meeting at 11:37pm. Motion passed unanimously.



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