SCHOOL BOARD, I.S.D. #227
DECEMBER 17, 2012
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 3:28 AM
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the regular meeting of the
School Board of Independent School District No. 227, Olmsted, Fillmore and
Winona Counties was held on December 17, 2012. The meeting was called to
order at 7:00 p.m. at the high school media center. Roll call was taken
with these members present: Schellhammer, Chase, LaPlante, McMahon and
Sturgis. Tuohy was absent. Superintendent Edward Harris, Karyl
Lyon-Business Manager and LuAnn Hare-Administrative Assistant were also
Chairman Chase called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Members said
the Pledge of Allegiance.
Schellhammer/LaPlante motion to approve the agenda with the following
5. Approval of Claims and Accounts to 11.4
6.2 Acceptance of Office and Oath of Office-School Board Members
move to 11.5
Motion carried 5-0.
Superintendent Harris presented a power point presentation for the Truth in
Taxation Public Hearing. Superintendent Harris noted that this is mandated
and has to be conducted annually before certifying the school district levy.
Mr. Harris reviewed the impact on local taxes and noted that all the
information will be on the district web site for anyone to review that could
not attend the hearing. There were no questions from the district patrons
or board present.
Mr. Tuohy arrived at 7:20.
Schellhammer/McMahon motion to approve the following consent items:
Approve regular minutes of November 19, 2012 meeting
Approve elementary Para position- Karin Halverson
Approve additional fund raisers-Art Club and Speech
Motion carried 6-0.
Tuohy/LaPlante motion to Certify Final Levy Payable in 2013 of
$2,197,736.85. Chase asked for a roll call vote with Tuohy, Sturgis,
Laplante, Chase, Schellhammer and McMahon voting in favor of the motion.
Motion carried 6-0.
Member Sturgis to adopt the following resolution:
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR
REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFORE
WHEREAS, the financial condition of the school district dictates that
the school board must reduce expenditures immediately, and
WHEREAS, there has been a reduction in expenditures, and
WHEREAS, this reduction in expenditures must include discontinuance of
positions and discontinuance or curtailment of programs, and
WHEREAS, a determination must be made as to which teachers' contracts
must be terminated and not renewed and which teachers may be placed on
unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits in effecting
discontinuance of positions,
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No.
227, as follows: That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of
Schools, and administration to consider expenditures and make
recommendations to the school board for the discontinuance of programs,
curtailment of programs, discontinuance of positions or curtailment of
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly
seconded by Member McMahon and upon vote being taken thereon, the following
voted in favor thereof: Tuohy, Sturgis, LaPlante, Chase, Schellhammer and
And the following vote against the same: none
Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. Motion
Tuohy/McMahon motion to approve the Chatfield Education Association
Bargaining Agreement for SY 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. A roll call vote was
taken with the following voting in favor; Tuohy, Sturgis, LaPlante, Chase,
Schellhammer and McMahon. Motion carried 6-0.
The Vice Chair, Kathy Schellhammer asked for the three school board
candidates who received the most votes from the November 6th, 2012 election
to please stand and repeat the Oath of Office. Before the oath the vice
chair noted that all three candidates had provided the proper paper work
confirming their Campaign Financial Report. Mrs. Schellhammer then asked
the three board members to raise their right hand and repeat the Oath of
Tuohy/LaPlante motion to approve the Claims and Accounts as presented.
Motion carried 6-0.
Chase noted that the next regular board meeting will be held on January
22, 2013 due to the Martin Luther King observance on January 21st, the
normal meeting date.
McMahon/Schellhammer to adjourn at 7:45 p.m. Motion carried 6-0.
Greg LaPlante, Clerk
*The complete minutes of this meeting are on file in the district office or
on the district web page www.chatfieldpublicschools.net