MINUTESRegular Meeting of the Board of EducationIndependent School District 879, Delano Public Schools
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District 879, Delano, Minnesota, was held on Monday, September 28, 2015 at Delano City Hall. The meeting was called to order by the chair at 5:45 p.m. with the following members in attendance: Johnson, Black, Baker, Larson, Seguin, Durick and Milano.
APPROVAL OF MEETING AGENDA (approved unanimously)
Board reviewed discussion items: Extended Field Trip to Costa Rica, Bond Referendum, Proposed Property Tax Levy, Teacher Negotiations, Long Term Facilities Maintenance Plan, Absentee Ballot Board and Appointment of Election Judges Resolutions, Chinese Visitors.
CONSENT AGENDA (approved unanimously)
Board approved the regular meeting minutes of 8-24-15 and special meeting minutes of 8-19-15 and 8-31-15, 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: (2) TAC Front Desk Monitor, ES Title 1/Basic Skills Teacher, Girls JV Soccer Coach, CE Gymnastics Coach, CE Custodian, MS 6th Grade Teacher. Recommendations. Soccer Coach, CE Gymnastics Coach, CE Custodian, MS 6th Grade Teacher. Recommendations of Employment include: DMS Girls Soccer Coach, DMS Girls Volleyball Coach, DHS JV Girls Soccer Coach, DES Basic Skills Teacher, (4) TAC HS Monitor, (4) TAC Supervisor, HS Choral Teacher, CE Gymnastics Coach, ECSE Special Education Teacher, ES Reading Interventionalist Paraprofessional, (2) TKC Program Lead, (4) TKC Classroom Assistant, HS/MS Food Service Worker, Substitute Food Service Worker, CE Soccer Coach, (2) LTS DMS 6th Grade Teacher, (2) CE Gymnastics Student Aid. Contract changes/approvals which include: Contract changes/approvals which include: DES 1ST Grade Teacher, DES 4th Grade Teacher, DMS Special Education Teacher, DMS Language Arts Teacher, DMS Math Teacher, DES 3rd Grade Teacher, DMS PE, DAPE & Health Teacher, DMS Gateway to Technology Teacher, DMS History Teacher, DES 1st Grade Teacher, DES Kindergarten Teacher, DES Music Teacher, DHS Special Education EBD Teacher. Leaves of Absence: District HR Coordinator, TAC Supervisor.
PUBLIC COMMENT: L. Faul, DHS Chinese Program Coordinator and Math Teacher introduced Chinese visiting teachers.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND BOARD REPORTS
Board heard the following administrative reports: Superintendent Schoen shared 2015 Bond Referendum video. Mr. Voight reported on Site Improvement Plan, STREAK Committee, Future Scheduling Changes, New 6th Grade Teachers, iReady Testing, Cookie Dough Fundraiser. Dr. Heil reported on Homecoming Week, Site Improvement Plan, Athletic Teams, Chinese Visitors. Mr. Schuler reported on new DES Staff, The Tiger Way Program, FAST Testing Assessment, ADSIS Grant, Walk, Roll and Stroll Event, Walk to School Day, DES enrollment. M. Reeder reported on Bond Referendum Special Election. D. Johnson reported on CE Registration Software, MS Play Attendance, Gymnastics Program, Destination ImagiNation, Volleyball Youth Programs, MN Reading Corp Benchmark Testing, Early Learning Scholarship Application, TKC Open House, Early Childhood Screening. Board heard reports from: MAWSECO, Wright Technical Center, Schools for Equity in Education (SEE), Delano Area Sports Arena (DASA), Professional Development.
NEW BUSINESS (approved unanimously)
Approved Proposed 2015 Pay 2016 Property Tax Levy, set Date and Time for Truth in Taxation Meeting, approved Revised Long-Term Facilities Maintenance Expenditures, approved Resolution Establishing Absentee Ballot Board, Resolution Appointing Election Judges for the November 3, 2015 School District Special Election, approved Extended Field Trip to Costa Rica.
The meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m. The preceding is a summary of the unofficial minutes. The full text of the unofficial minutes are 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 26, 2015 at 5:45 p.m. in the Delano City Hall.
Board of Education Clerk
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Oct. 12, 2015.