REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: MAY 19, 2014

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District #297 was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 19, 2014 in the Media Center.

Board members present: Aaron Solum, Shannon Schuttemeier, Eric Bjerke, Stephanie Jaster and Christian Myrah

Board members absent: Michelle Borreson

School employees present: Rachel Udstuen, Nancy Gulbranson and Tanya Elton

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to approve the agenda as presented and revised.

Motion by Christian Myrah, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to approve the minutes of the Regular School Board Meeting held on Monday, April 21, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center.

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Christian Myrah and carried unanimously to approve the bills for May as follows:

General Fund (1) $ 79,049.13

Payroll - Direct Deposit $ 136,458.98

Payroll - Checks $ 7,996.43

Payroll Liabilities - Direct Deposit $ 115,545.33

Payroll Liabilities - Checks $ 7,004.99

Food Service (2) $ 11,003.02

Community Service (4) $ 821.06

$ 357,878.94





Betty Johnson addressed the Board in response to her non-renewal of contract. Lynn Rostad-Anderson addressed the Board regarding her proposed termination. Many people addressed the Board in support of both Betty and Lynn.

FISCAL

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously to approve the 2013-2014 Financial Audit proposal of $17,300.

PERSONNEL

Motion by Eric Bjerke, seconded by Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously to accept the resignation of Russell Larson as Girls Varsity Basketball Coach.

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Christian Myrah and carried unanimously to accept the resignation of Kevin Klug as Assistant Football Coach.

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to accept the resignation of Jenny Schieber as Junior High Volleyball Coach.

Motion by Christian Myrah, seconded by Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously to table the action of the proposed termination of Lynn Anderson.

Motion by Christian Myrah, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to approve the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 contract for District Accountant Tanya Elton in the amount of $50,000 and $51,500, respectively.

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeir, seconded by Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously to accept the 2014-2015 Coaching Positions as recommended by Athletic Director Anderson: Head Football- Zach Hauser, Assistant Football - TBD, Assistant Football- Heath Olson & Brian Anderson (split position), JH Football - Kody Moore; Head Volleyball - Michelle Anderson, Assistant/JV Volleyball - Bethany Bergsgaard, Junior High Volleyball - TBD, Head Boys Basketball - Wade Grinde, Assistant/JV Boys Basketball - Dave Konz, JH Boys Basketball - Al Lochner, JH Assistant Boys Basketball - Chris Strinmoen, Head Girls Basketball - TBD, Assistant/JV Girls Basketball - Heath Olson, JH Girls Basketball- Julianna Lile and Matt Foster, Head Softball - Michelle Anderson, Assistant/JV Softball - Tory Kale Schultz, JH Softball - Bethany Bergsgaard.

Member Stephanie Jaster introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION PLACING

NOLIE KAPPLINGER

ON UNREQUESTED LEAVE

OF ABSENCE

WHEREAS, the School Board of Independent School District No. 297 adopted a resolution proposing placement of Nolie Kapplinger on unrequested leave of absence for .167 FTE of contract on April 21, 2014 on the grounds of lack of students and financial limitations; and

WHEREAS, said written notice of the proposed placement on unrequested leave was received by Nolie Kapplinger by personal service on April 30, 2014, and

WHEREAS, said written notice of the proposed placement on unrequested leave contained a statement setting forth the reasons for the proposed placement as well as a statement that she was entitled to a hearing before the school board provided she make a request in writing within fourteen days of receipt of said notice, and that if no hearing was requested within said fourteen day period it constituted acquiescence by Nolie Kapplinger to the school board's proposed action, and

WHEREAS, no written request of any kind was received by the school board or superintendent of schools from Nolie Kapplinger for a hearing as of May 16, 2014 and

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 297 that Nolie Kapplinger be and hereby is placed on unrequested leave of absence for .167 FTE of contract as a teacher of Independent School District No. 297 on the grounds of lack of students effective at the end of the 2013-2014 school year on June 30, 2014 pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Sec. 122A.40, Subd. 11, without pay for .167 FTE of contract.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said placement on unrequested leave of absence is not the result of the implementation of an education district agreement.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a notice of placement on unrequested leave, together with a copy of this resolution be forwarded to said teacher personally and that an affidavit of same be placed in his file, together with a copy of the notice and resolution.

The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Shannon Schuttemeier and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Bjerke-aye, Myrah-aye, Jaster-aye, Solum-aye, Schuttemeier-aye; and the following voted against the same: none; whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

PROGRAM (None)

BUILDING/GROUNDS/EQUIP

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Christian Myrah and carried unanimously to approve the quote from Winona Controls for a Feed Water Tank in the amount of $12,000.

A summary of summer projects was presented to the Board.

GENERAL

Motion by Eric Bjerke, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to hold a Finance Committee Meeting on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

BOARD MEETING DATES

Finance Committee Meeting on Thursday Evening, June 5, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center

Regular School Board Meeting on Monday Evening, June 16, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center

Motion by Christian Myrah, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to adjourn at 9:55 p.m.

Michelle Borreson, Clerk/Treasurer

Independent School District #297

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