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GSL School Board- Meeting

Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #2859
PLACE: GSL Schools Community Room #443/444
DATE: November 13, 2018
TIME: 7:00 p.m.

Board Chair Alsleben called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The following board members were present: Christianson, Lindeman, Kuester, Twiss and VonBerge. In addition, Superintendent Chris Sonju, Business Manager Michelle Sander, Principals Bill Butler and Matt Foss; Administrative Assistant Shelley Renville, GSL Technology Staff Mike Morris, McLeod County Chronicle Editor John Mueller, guest speakers: Sue Magnuson, GSL Counselor; Tina Schauer, Director of Community Education and Bob Becker, General Manager of 4.0 Grounds/ Bus Transportation, and approximately 40 students from Student Government Class.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
1. Announcements: The next regular School Board meeting will be on Monday, December 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the GSL Schools Community Room #443/444 following the Truth in Taxation meeting at 6:00 p.m. Superintendent Sonju acknowledged Sue Magnuson for all of her extra help while Whitney Peters is out on maternity leave and to Ryan Vos for working in the gymnastics room.
2. Public input: None.
3. Reports/Presentations: Sue Magnuson; Tina Schauer, Bob Becker, Business Manager Sander Principals Butler and Foss presented to the board. Superintendent Sonju reported to the board. Christianson motioned to approve the agenda. Twiss seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
4. Lindeman motioned to approve the consent agenda. Twiss seconded. All in favor, motion carried. October bills; regular Board meeting minutes of October 8, 2018. Hirings: Annabelle Turan, Special Education Paraprofessional, replacing Annie Frey. Resignations: Annie Frey, Special Education Paraprofessional; Breanna Rannow, GSL Van Rider; Allison Willard, Special Education Paraprofessional. Leave Requests: Taylor Jones, Physical Education Teacher, requesting paternity leave for 2 weeks starting early to mid- April, 2019. Community Education Assignments: Amber Alsleben as Community Education Fitness Instructor, Monday sessions from September 10 - December 31, 2018. Tricia Fenske as Panther Paw Lead Instructor, 8 – three hour sessions per month, from September 2018 - March 2019. Community Engagement Project: Fall Musical students will be selling cat ear headbands to students from October 29 - November 17. The selling price will be our cost plus a $1.00 donation to the Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter in Hutchinson.
5. Kuester motioned to accept the audit summary and financial statements for the 2017-2018 school year as prepared by CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP. Christianson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
6. Kuester motioned to adopt the Education Minnesota: GSL seniority list for the 2018-2019 school year. VonBerge seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
7. Twiss motioned to adopt the Local #284 seniority list for the 2018-2019 school year. Christianson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
8. Lindeman motioned to approve a new three-year contract with Superintendent Sonju from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. Christianson seconded. Directors Christianson, Twiss and Lindeman voted in favor of the contract while Director’s Kuester, VonBerge and Chair Alseben voted against the contract. Motion failed.
9. Lindeman motioned to approve a new three-year contract with Business Manager Sander from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022. Christianson seconded. Directors Christianson, Twiss and Lindeman voted in favor of the contract while Director’s Kuester, VonBerge and Chair Alseben voted against the contract. Motion failed.
10. VonBerge motioned to approve a one-year contract extension with Musser Environmental for the same cost of $9,983.00 through June 30, 2021. Kuester seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
11. The School Board Election was held in conjunction with the general election on November 6th. There were 8,352 voters and the results were as follows: Jason Lindeman - 2,513 votes, Jonathan Lemke - 2,358 votes and Alicia Luckhardt – 2,130 votes. The results for the School District Referendum Authorization: 2,190 voted yes, 2,850 voted no.
12. Lindeman motioned to approve the Resolution Authorizing Issuance of Certificates of Election and Directing School District Clerk to Perform Other Election Related Duties. Twiss seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
13. VonBerge motioned to approve the Paraprofessional schedule changes due to bussing schedules and student needs. Kuester seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
14. Lindeman motioned to approve the joint powers agreement with Minnesota State University - Mankato for the 2018-2019 academic year. Christianson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
15. Kuester motioned to approve the temporary permit with McLeod County to Construct. It is necessary that McLeod County uses for highway purposes real property situated in McLeod County, Minnesota, for purposes of road construction and related earth work associated with project number SAP 043-615-013. This Permit will expire when construction is completed. Twiss seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
16. VonBerge motioned to approve the new job description for the Case Facilitator. Kuester seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
17. VonBerge motioned to approve the settlement agreement with a former employee. Lindeman seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
18. Christianson motioned to accept the following donations: Shopko Foundation, Plato Lions Club, Silver Lake Lions Club, Glencoe VFW, Arnolds of Glencoe, McLeod County Ag Association, Zoetis, New Auburn VFW, Glencoe VFW, Brownton Lions Club, and Silver Lake American Legion. Kuester seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
19. Twiss motioned to adjourn meeting at 9:15 p.m. VonBerge seconded. All in favor, motion carried.

Complete minutes and all documents relating to this meeting are on file and available for review at the Superintendent’s Office, 1621 East 16th Street, Glencoe.

Glencoe-Silver Lake School District #2859 by: Anne Twiss, Board Clerk

These minutes are unofficial until approved by School Board action.

(Published in the November 21, 2018 edition of the McLeod County Chronicle.)