January 30, 2006

Plainview-Elgin-Millville Board of Education
January 30, 2006
7:00pm
Plainview-Elgin-Millville School Board Room

Attendance: Rich Hall, Brad Erwin, Carol Georgen, LaVonne Beck, Sheri Sexton, Erika Hippe, Ross Mattke, Eric Bartleson, Marcia Schultz, Rita Young, Tedd Kruger, Sue Tangen, Mikel Wheeler, Carol Cravath, Lynn Zabel, Don Pavelka, Bill Ihrke and Lynn Bastian. Absent: Jane Timm and Clark Olstad. Visitors: Eileen Kronebusch, , Darci Fenske, Bonnie VanPutten, Jan Sackreiter, Teddy DePompolo, Mary Beth Quiram, Brenda Stelow, Karen Back, Dorothy Suntken, Donna Schneider, Marie Geode, Deb Thiel, Tina Kielholtz, Ron Springer, Jodi Rinken, Janice Draxler, Marcella Kah, Lisa Beck, Amy Johnson, Lynelle Snyder, Julie Makoutz, Heidi Makoutz, Karmen Clark, Jolene Wurst and Tami Folkert.

Meeting was called to order by Superintendent Bartleson at 7pm. Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

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

Chairperson: Kruger nominated Carol Georgen; Wheeler nominated Rita Young; Tangen nominated Sheri Sexton. Moved by Hall, seconded by Kruger to cease nominations. Motion passed unanimously. Paper ballot was used and Sheri Sexton was elected Chairperson.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Kruger to combine the position of Clerk and Treasurer into one. Motion passed unanimously.

Vice Chairperson: Beck nominated Rita Young. Moved by Kruger, seconded by Hall to cease nominations and cast a unanimous vote for Rita Young as Vice Chairperson. Motion passed unanimously.

Clerk/Treasurer: Young nominated Lynn Zabel; Tangen nominated LaVonne Beck. Moved by Cravath, seconded by Kruger to cease nominations. Motion passed. Paper ballot was used and Lynn Zabel was elected Clerk/Treasurer.

Moved by Wheeler, seconded by Hall to appoint Marcia Schultz as the district’s Deputy Clerk. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Tangen, seconded by Goergen to appoint the Plainview News as the district’s official paper. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Erwin to establish regular Plainview-Elgin-Millville School Board meetings on the fourth Monday of every month at 7pm alternating between Elgin-Millville and Plainview locations. The official meetings will return to the second Monday starting in July. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hippe, seconded by Young to approve the official location of the board meetings in the Plainview Board Room starting July 1. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Beck, seconded by Kruger to approve the following attorneys for the district: Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney Law Firm; Knutson, Flynn and Deans Law Firm and Graven Law Firm. Motion passed unanimously.

Public Comment: It was brought the board’s attention that it would be nice for them to be seen in the school during school hours to see how everything flows with kids and the rooms before they make any more decisions. Also, it was brought to the board’s attention that regarding special education the parent’s are given quite a bit of input and they would like to see that continue with the new district.

The Board is working on finding a date for a workshop on Developing Mutual Expectations that is sponsored by the MSBA (Minnesota School Board Association).

The building use projections were presented and discussed.

The District office staffing and location were discussed. No action taken. The board requested the superintendent look into the possibility of being located in the Elgin High School.

Moved by Tangen, seconded by Erwin to establish a negotiations committee with no more than five people on it. Those who volunteered were: Pavelka, Cravath, Hall, Young and Zabel. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Beck, seconded by Kruger, to combine the transportation and facility committees into one consisting of the following members: Erwin, Georgen, Timm, Zabel, Kruger and Wheeler Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Cravath, seconded by Goergen to establish a Policy Book/Manual committee consisting of the following members: Tangen, Cravath and Hippe. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Young to authorize Superintendent Bartleson to seek bids for outsourcing our food service. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Pavelka to authorize Superintendent Bartleson to submit for bids to outsource our custodial department upon the facility/transportation committee’s recommendations. Yes: Wheeler, Georgen, Cravath, Young, Sexton, Pavelka, Hippe, Tangen, Zabel, Kruger and Erwin. No: Hall and Beck Motion passed.

Moved by Beck, seconded by Hall to approve the hiring of Jan Vanderwall, transportation consultant, to look at the bus routes and compile some recommendations, but not to exceed the cost of $3,000. Yes: Wheeler, Georgen, Cravath, Hall, Young, Sexton, Pavelka, Hippe, Tangen, Zabel, Kruger. No: Erwin. Motion passed.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Wheeler to approve the Superintendent Contract for Dr. Bartleson for the years of 2006-2007 and 2007-2008. Motion passed unanimously.

Athletic Director position was discussed.

Scott Flattum gave an update on the coaching situation and progress. There are approximately six head coaching positions that will need to be interviewed for.

Technology update was given by Superintendent Bartleson.

The calendar committee will need to meet to develop a recommendation for the school calendar for the 2006-2007 school year.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Hall to approve March 15, April 12 and May 17 for early outs and to shorten the school year to end on May 26. Yes: Wheeler, Georgen, Cravath, Pavelka, Sexton, young, Hall, Tangen, Zabel, Kruger, Erwin. No: Hippe and Beck. Motion passed.

Eileen Kronebusch presented and entertained discussion on Community Education and the SACC Programs.

Moved by Kruger, seconded by Young to approve the PreK-12 program and staffing numbers as presented. Yes: Georgen, Hall, Young, Sexton, Zabel, Kruger, Erwin. No: Wheeler, Cravath, Pavelka, Hippe, Tangen and Beck. Motion passed.

Moved by Georgen, seconded by Beck to approve the membership to RAMSP. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Beck, seconded by Hall to approve the bulldog as the mascot; colors to be black and gold and the fight song to be “Across the Field”. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Beck, seconded by Tangen to postpone the decision on the athletic facility recommendations until the February board meeting with more options presented. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hippe, seconded by Pavelka to go ahead with receiving bids on uniforms for 7-12 grades. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hippe, seconded by Cravath to approve the athletic fees as follows: 7/8 grades = $45; 9-12 grades = $75; Family Maximum=$300; Extra-curricular academic: Math league, knowledge bowl, etc. = 7/8 grades=$25; 9-12 grades = $40. Motion passed unanimously.

Moved by Hall, seconded by Kruger to adjourn the meeting at 10:55pm. 



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