Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
Independent School District 879, Delano Public Schools
September 15, 2014
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District 879, Delano, Minnesota, was held on Monday, September 15, 2014, at Delano High School Media Center. The meeting was called to order by the chair at 5:45 p.m. with the following members in attendance: Johnson, Milano, Baker, Larson, Black and Seguin. Absent: Durick
APPROVAL OF MEETING AGENDA (approved unanimously)
Board reviewed discussion items: Out-of-state travel request for DHS Band/Choir Trip, reviewed Policy 516-Student Medication and Policy 419-Tobacco-Free Environment, Principals’ Negotiations update, reviewed Superintendent’s Goals for 2014-2015, reviewed Facilities Committee process, discussed special September School Board meeting regarding levy authorization, discussed World’s Best Workforce Plan.
SEE Presentation Deb Griffiths
CONSENT AGENDA (approved unanimously)
Board approved the regular meeting minutes of 8-25-14 and special meeting minutes of 9-3-14, the current budget status with year-to-date adjustments, investment transactions, wire transfers, Minnesota Liquid Assets fund, cash report, revenue and expense fund totals, expense reports and disbursements.
RESOLUTION OF ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS (approved unanimously)
PERSONNEL (approved unanimously):
Board approved retirements/resignations/terminations, recommendations of employment and contract changes which include: Retirements/resignations/terminations include: DMS Special Education Paraprofessional, DHS/DMS Custodian/Maintenance, DHS Head Girls Track and Field Coach, DHS Head Boys Lacrosse Coach; Recommendations of Employment include; DMS Long-Term Special Education Teacher, DMS/DHS Special Education Teacher, DES Special Education Paraprofessional, DHS C-Team Volleyball Coach, DMS Boys Soccer Coach, Part-time ECFE Teacher, (3) CE Tiger Kids Club Program Lead, CE Wee Tiger Preschool Classroom Assistant, (4) CE Tiger Kids Club Student Aide, (2) CE Summer Volleyball Official, CE Tennis Student Aide, CE Tiger Activity Center Supervisor, (6) CE TAC Student Monitor. Contract changes/approvals which include: (2) DES Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, DHS Special Education Teacher, DES Grade 1 Teacher, DMS Language Arts Teacher, DMS Grade 8 Mathematics Teacher, DMS Phy. Ed./Health/DAPE Teacher, DMS Grade 5 Teacher, DHS Social Studies Teacher, DES Grade 2 Teacher. Leave of absence: DHS/DMS Food Service.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND BOARD REPORTS
Board heard the following administrative reports: Superintendent Schoen reported on the Facilities Committee. Ms. Klinkner reported on DMS PIE donation, Bullying component of 6th grade curriculum, DMS staff use of Google, upcoming school conferences. Dr. Heil reported on addition of scrolling TV screens, National Merit Semifinalist, DHS ranking in Newsweek subsidiary, ACT exam for 11th graders, Homecoming Week and arrival of Chinese students. Mr. Schuler reported on All Day Kindergarten, new student drop-off/pick-up procedures, New Parent Night, bullying on playground plan. M. Reeder reported on removal of proposed property tax levy, December Truth in Taxation meeting. Ms. Johnson reported on Heritage Fest, Tiger Kids Club, Youth as Resources, Destination ImagiNation Open House, Vision Quest Triathlon, MS Play Peter Pan, and 4H Hi Five Science Club. Board heard reports from MAWSECO, Wright Technical Center, Delano Area Sports Arena (DASA), City/School.
OLD BUSINESS (approved unanimously)
Second read of policy due to substantive and/or legal reference changes: Policy 516-Student Medication.
NEW BUSINESS (approved unanimously)
Approved Out-of-State Travel Request for Delano High School Band/Choir Trip, approved quote from 4.0 Services for snowplowing for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, first read of policy due to substantive and/or legal reference changes: Policy 419-Tobacco-Free Environment.
The meeting adjourned at 8:33 p.m. The preceding is a summary of the unofficial minutes. The full text of the unofficial minutes is on file in the District Office, 700 Elm Avenue East, Delano, Minnesota and also available on the school district’s website www.delano.k12.mn.us. The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014, at 5:45 p.m. at Delano City Hall.
Board of Education Clerk
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Oct. 6, 2014.