Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
Independent 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, Aug. 27, 2018, at Delano City Hall. The meeting was called to order by the chair at 5:44 p.m. with the following members in attendance: Depa, Larson, Seguin, Briesemeister Johnson, Milano and Black (who arrived at 6:10 p.m.). Absent: None.
APPROVAL OF MEETING AGENDA (approved unanimously)
Board reviewed discussion items: 2018-19 TAC fees, POC update on budget and safety, committee reports on board listening sessions and the fiber project, the release of an easement agreement, and the Wright Tech Center bond issue.
CONSENT AGENDA (approved unanimously)
Board approved the regular meeting minutes of 7/23/18. It also approved the current budget status with year-to-date adjustments, investment transactions, construction bond investment transactions, wire transfers, Minnesota Liquid Asset 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, including:
Retirements/Resignations/Terminations: DES paraprofessional, assistant boys cross country coach, DES custodian, eighth-grade girls basketball coach, DES Phy. Ed./DAPE teacher, DMS paraprofessional, assistant varsity softball coach, varsity softball coach, DES recess paraprofessional. Recommendations of Employment: DES custodian, girls summer soccer camp coach, recreation program assistant - flag football (3), TAC monitor (4), middle school play set design/construction, ninth-grade football coach, TKC high school aide, DHS night custodian, middle school play tech director lighting and sound, seventh-grade football coach, middle school play director, special education administrative assistant. Contracted New Hires: DHS special education teacher (2), DES social worker, DES physical education/DAPE. Contract Changes/Approvals/Position Changes: 2018-2020 Community Education Director contract, 2018-2019 Tiger Activity Center Coordinator contract, 2018-2020 Principal contract. Leaves of Absence: DES third-grade teacher.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND BOARD REPORTS
Board heard the following administrative reports: Superintendent Schoen provided updates on construction, building security and the strategic plan. B. Voight shared about the opening of the new school building, and thanked those who have helped make DIS a reality. S. Heil spoke about the transition to a 7-12 high school and the new Tiger Way slogan. D. Schuler spoke about reorganization as a K-3 school, enrollment numbers and summer school. M. Reeder reported on candidate filing for the 2018 school board election, an ad for snowplowing proposals and the preliminary levy. D. Johnson reported on the fall brochure, swimming lessons, ECFE events and various other activities. Board heard reports from: MAWSECO, Wright Tech Center.
OLD BUSINESS (approved unanimously)
Board approved the second read of Policy 613 due to substantive changes.
NEW BUSINESS (approved unanimously)
Board approved the membership in the Minnesota State High School League for 2018-19, the spring 2019 trip for music students and the 2018-19 Tiger Activity Center fees.
The meeting was closed to discuss contract negotiations strategy.
The meeting adjourned at 8:34 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 is 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, Sept. 24, 2018, at 5:45 p.m. at Delano City Hall.
Board of Education Clerk
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Sept. 21, 2018.