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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: January 14, 2019 TIME: 7:00 p.m.
Interim Board Chair Alsleben called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The following board members were present: Alsleben, Kuester, Lindeman, VonBerge, Lemke and Luckhardt. In addition, Superintendent Chris Sonju, Business Manager Michelle Sander, Principals Bill Butler and Matt Foss, Administrative Assistant Shelley Renville, GSL Technology Staff Mike Morris and Jeff Jenson and McLeod County Chronicle Editor John Mueller.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Interim Board Chair Alsleben administered the Oath of Office to re-elected School Board member Lindeman and newly elected School Board members Jonathan Lemke and Alicia Luckhardt. Officers were elected for 2019. Lemke moved to nominate Alsleben for the position of School Board Chairperson. Interim Board Chair Alsleben declared the candidate elected by acclamation and directed the acting clerk to so record in the minutes. Kuester moved to nominate Lindeman for the position of School Board Vice Chairperson. Newly elected Board Chair Alsleben declared the candidate elected by acclamation and directed the acting clerk to so record in the minutes. Lindeman moved to nominate Luckhadt for the position of School Board Clerk. Board Chair Alsleben declared the candidate elected by acclamation and directed the acting clerk to so record in the minutes. VonBerge moved to nominate Kuester for the position of School Board Treasurer. Board Chair Alsleben declared the candidate elected by acclamation and directed the acting clerk to so record in the minutes. Announcements: The next regular School Board meeting will be on Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the GSL Schools Community Room #443/444. Superintendent Sonju congratulated and welcomed the 3 new board members. No Public input to the agenda was given. Reports/Presentations: Business Manager Sander, Principals Butler and Foss, Assistant Principal Freitag and Superintendent Sonju reported to the board. No committee reports were given.
1. VonBerge motioned to approve the agenda. Kuester seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
2. Lindeman motioned to approve the consent agenda. Luckhardt seconded. All in favor, motion carried. Bills: December bills are on file and available for review at the Superintendent’s Office, 1621 East 16th Street, Glencoe; Minutes: regular board meeting minutes of December 10, 2018. Hirings: Sara Lipke, 7th grade softball coach, Morgan Schwarze, 8th grade softball coach, Carrie Schoon, long term substitute paraprofessional. Resignations: Roxanne Stensvad, Science instructor, Cody Bedlion, JR High Track coach and JV Football coach, Terrence Becker, 8th grade girls basketball coach. Leave Requests: Karla Davis, speech therapist, requesting an extended Family Medical Leave until approximately January 31, 2019. Community Ed Assignment: Amber Alsleben Community Education Fitness Instructor. Extra Activity Assignment: Mike Morris , Co-Head Robotics coach. 2019 Mental Health Service Contract. No old business. New Business:
3. VonBerge motioned to set the regular School Board meetings for the second Monday of each month, beginning at 7:00 p.m. and to meet in the GSL High School Community Room #443/444, and if required, a second meeting, held on the fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the GSL High School Community Room #443/444. Lindeman seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
4. Lindeman proposed the board per diem rates remain the same as previous year. Kuester seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
5. VonBerge motioned to adopt the committee assignments for 2019 as specified. Board Committees: Operations (Facilities, Food Service and Transportation), Jamie Alsleben and Jason Lindeman. Finance, Jamie Alsleben and Kevin Kuester. Negotiations, Jamie Alsleben and Kevin Kuester (Support), Alicia Luckhardt and Donna VonBerge (Support), Jon Lemke and Jason Lindeman (Certified). Personnel (includes Meet & Confer), Jon Lemke and Donna VonBerge. Policy (includes Wellness), Alicia Luckhardt and Jon Lemke Board Representatives: MSBA Legislative Liaison: Kevin Kuester. Minnesota State High School League: Donna VonBerge. Board Liaisons to District Committees: Community Education, Jamie Alsleben. Community Schools, Jon Lemke. ECFE, Donna VonBerge. Field House, Jon Lemke. Health & Safety, Jason Lindeman. Insurance, Jon Lemke. Little Crow ITV Board, Kevin Kuester. Leadership Teams: District Leadership Committee and Board Liaison (Curriculum/WBWF/Staff Development), Alicia Luckhardt. Lincoln Elementary, Alicia Luckhardt. Lakeside-grades 3-6, Jason Lindeman. GSL Jr. High School/ grades 7-12 Donna VonBerge. Technology, Donna VonBerge. Lemke seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
6. Kuester motioned to authorize Michelle Sander, Business Manager, to make payment (prior to School Board approval) of claims that cannot be deferred until the next Board meeting without loss to the district of discount privileges and, further, authorize Michelle Sander to initiate and transact electronic transfers for the purpose of investing excess monies and for payment of bond principal and interest as provided by M.S. 1996, Section 123.35, Subd. 15. Luckhardt seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
7. Lemke motioned to delegate the following statutory duties of the Clerk to the administrative staff: the keeping of the book of minutes of all School Board meetings, the preparation of reports that shall include the condition and value of school property, receipts and disbursements in detail and such other financial matters as may be called for by the Minnesota Department of Education, the length of the school term and the enrollment and attendance by grades, and the names and post office addresses of all directors and other officers, and such other items of information as may be called for by the Commissioner of Education. VonBerge seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
8. Lindeman motioned to adopt the resolution directing the administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions and reasons therefore for the 2019- 2020 school year. Director Kuester seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
9. Kuester motioned to set the Meet and Confer meeting for Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 3:30p.m. in the Superintendent's Conference Room at the District Office. To prepare a recommendation for the school board on the 2019-2020 school year calendar. Luckhardt seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
10. Alsleben motioned to approve the fundraising requests for the second half of the 2018-2019 school year as submitted. Lindeman seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
11. Kuester motioned to approve the pay equity compliance report as prepared by Business Manager Sander for submission to the Office of Minnesota Management and Budget. Alsleben seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
12. VonBerge motioned to accept the following donations: The Lions Clubs (Brownton, Glencoe, New Auburn, Plato & Silver Lake), GFWC of Silver Lake, Crow River Sno Pro’s, Glencoe American Legion, Church of Peace, Silver Lake Civic Association, Seneca Foods, Plato American Legion, Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding and Stevens Seminary Foundation. Lindeman seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
13. VonBerge motioned to adjourn meeting at 8:22 p.m. Luckhardt 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 January 23, 2019 edition of the McLeod County Chronicle.)