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GSL School Board- Meeting Minutes

Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE SCHOOLS
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT #2859
GSL Schools Community Room #443/444
June 11, 2018

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Board Chair Alsleben called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The following members were present: Kuester, Twiss and Lindeman. In addition, Superintendent Chris Sonju; Business Manager Michelle Sander; Principals Bill Butler, Joy Freitag and Paul Sparby; Administrative Assistant Michelle Renville; GSL Technology Staff Mike Morris; McLeod County Chronicle Jakob Kounkel; Tony Menk, Director of Dining Services with Chartwells; teachers Claire Pieper, Tammy Mrkvicka, Marissa Johnston and Tammy Schermann; Ron and Brenda Posusta; Gene Piehl. Announcements: The next regular School Board meeting will be on Monday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the GSL Schools Community Room #443/444. Acknowledgments: Superintendent Sonju thanked Ron and Brenda Posusta and Gene Piehl for their outstanding bussing service. Sonju presented each of them with a Certificate of Appreciation for their years of service: Ron Posusta-18 years, Brenda Posusta-26 years and Gene Piehl-43 years. Tony Menk, Director of Dining Services with Chartwells presented to the board. Business Manager Sander reported to the board. Principal Butler, Freitag, and Sparby reported to the board. Superintendent Sonju thanked Stevens Seminary for helping out with the cost of the ACT tests and the Scholarships given to students who graduated in 2018.
Superintendent Sonju was very happy to announce that Helen Baker building has officially closed as of June 8th. Sonju advised the Board that 40 trees will be planted along the playground fence with the help from the Rotary tree project along with elementary PTO.
Superintendent Sonju thanked Lynn Schauer for helping put together “Stop the Bleed” kits for crisis buckets found in each classroom. The Agenda and Consent Agenda were approved. May bills are on file and available for review at the Superintendent’s Office, 1621 East 16th Street, Glencoe. Hirings: Shane McConkey, 9th Grade Football coach, replacing Shawn Fettig. Cody Bedlion, Junior Varsity Football coach, replacing Paul Ruud. Cierra Bartol-Byers Middle School Cross Country Coach, replacing Chris Bick. Jamie Ayers Targeted Services Summer School Paraprofessional. Katie Glansman Targeted Services Summer School Paraprofessional. Linda Matousek Targeted Services Summer School Paraprofessional. Carol Silus Targeted Services Summer School Paraprofessional. Lynn Baumgarten Targeted Services Summer School Paraprofessional. Jen Wraspir Targeted Services Summer School Paraprofessional. Ashly Casteel Targeted Services Summer School Teacher. Morgan Schwarz Targeted Services Summer School Teacher. Ariel Sorlie Targeted Services Summer School Teacher. Tammy Schermann Targeted Services Summer School Teacher. Julie Coleman Targeted Services Summer School Teacher. Cierra Bartol-Byers Targeted Services Summer School Teacher. Bridget Helmbrecht-Kilgore as ESY Program Paraprofessional. Lisa Sullivan-Stender as ESY Program Paraprofessional. Lisa Eischens as ESY Program Paraprofessional. Amy Lemke as ESY Program Paraprofessional. Trisha Fenske as ESY Program Paraprofessional. Carol Silus as ESY Program Paraprofessional. Jamie Burns as ESY Program Teacher. Mary Christeson as ESY Program Teacher. Jane Kloeckl as ESY Program Teacher.
Jennifer Brinkman as ESY Program Teacher (Job Share). Sara Hirschi as ESY Program Teacher (Job Share). Jason Schmitz as ESY Program Teacher Chelsey Busse as ESY Program LPN. Resignations: Paul Ruud, Junior Varsity Football coach. Krysten Dane, Junior Class Advisor. Jean Roe, Special Education Paraprofessional at High School. Terminations: Alicia Fenner, High School Special Education Paraprofessional. Transfers: Lori Eischens, LPN replacing Marian Riemenschneider as Health Assistant at the High School. Jill Sundblad going from K-6 Case Facilitator Special Education Classroom Teacher,replacing Lynn Hackbarth. Marian Riemenschneider replacing Alicia Fenner as Special Education paraprofessional at the High School. Lisa Petersen is going from 7-12 Case Facilitator to K-12 Case
Facilitator. Lynn Hackbarth replacing Jan Giesen as Special Education Teacher at Lakeside. Jan Giesen, as 7-12 Special Education Teacher position created (but not filled) in 2017-18, was previouslycovered by teacher overloads. No old Business. New Business: Business Manager Sander requested to adopt a plan to conduct lead testing on the drinking water, beginning in September, 2018. Motion made by Director Kuester, seconded by Board Chair Alsleben. All in favor, motion carried. Business Manager Sander advised the board members of the State requirements in order to participate in the National School Lunch Program. Lunch prices will increase by $.10 for the 2018-2019 school year. Milk - .40, No increase, Kindergarten milk $11.00/year, No increase, Grades 1-6 milk $25.00/half year or $50.00 full year, No increase, Snack Cart Grades 1-6 $29.00/half year, or $58.00 full year, No increase. Lunch K- 6 $2.70, 7-12 – $2.90, Increase of .10, Adult $3.90. Continue with free breakfast. Motion to approve made by Director Twiss, seconded by Director Lindeman. All in favor, motion carried. Business Manager Sander recommended calling for transportation fuel bids for the 2018-2019 school year, an annual procedure. Motion by Director Kuester, seconded by Board Chair Alsleben. All in favor, motion carried. Activities Director Schwirtz requested approval to adjust/increase Activity fee for the 2018-2019 school year for the following: Cheerleading $140.00, Fall Musical grades 7-8 $100.00; Fall
Musical grades 9-12 $140.00, Robotics $140.00, Supermileage $140.00, Trapshooting $235.00 which includes the cost of shells. Motion to approve made by Director Twiss, seconded by Director Lindeman. All in favor, motion carried. Business Manager Sander presented the 2018-2019 Preliminary Budget to the board for approval. Motion made by Director Kuester to approve, seconded by Board Chair Alsleben. All in favor, motion carried. Motion made by Director Kuester, seconded by Director Twiss to renew the current insurance policies. Coverage with Wright through Marsh and McLennan Insurance Agency Approval of Fundraising Requests for the 2018-2019 school year. Motion made by Director Lindeman, seconded by Director Kuester. All in favor, motion carried. Approval of the Student and Faculty Handbooks for the 2018-2019 school year. Motion made by Director Twiss, seconded by Board Chair Alsleben. All in favor, motion carried. Approval of Faculty hand books for the 2018-2019 school year. Motion made by Director
Lindeman, seconded by Director Kuester. All in favor, motion carried. Approval of bussing contract, for up to one year, with Posusta Bussing, LLC for the 2018-2019 school year, with no changes from the last contract. Motion by Board Chair Alsleben, seconded by Director Lindeman. All in favor, motion carried. First reading of the following policies. These policies will be brought back for a second reading and approval at the July Board meeting: 205 Open Meetings and Closed Meetings, 206 Public Participation in School Board Meetings/Complaints About Persons at School Board Meeting and Data Privacy Considerations. 208 Development, Adoption, and Implementation of Policies. 209 Code of Ethics. 210 Conflict of Interest – School Board Members. 301 School District Administration. 302 Superintendent. 303 Superintendent Selection. 304 Superintendent Contract, Duties, and Evaluation. 305 Policy Evaluation. 306 Administrator Code of Ethics 403 Discipline, Suspension and Dismissal of School District Employees. Motion made by Director Lindeman, seconded by Director Twiss. All in favor, motion carried. The School Board discussed possible action on budget reductions for the 2018-2019 school year. Motion made by Director Kuester to revisit possible reduction(s) at the July 16th board meeting, seconded by Director Lindeman, All in favor, motion carried.
Motion made by Director Twiss, to adopt Resolution to initiate the Fall School Board Election for three board members. The following board member terms expire in December 2018: Directors Christianson, Lindeman and Twiss. Motion seconded by Director Kuester, All in Favor, motion carried. Motion made by Director Lindeman to accept the following donations, motion seconded by Board Chair Alsleben. All in favor, motion carried. Thank you to all the organizations and individuals for their donations. The school district appreciates your generosity and continued support. Conservation Partners of America-McLeod Fish & Wildlife $ 1,000.00 to Trap Team, Tyler Peterson Memorial $ 3,228.10 to
Elementary Library, Tyler Peterson
Memorial $ 1,000.00, High School Music. Crow River Sno-Pros $ 900.00 to BPA, Crow River Sno-Pros $ 1,000.00 to Trap Team, Plato Fire Department $ 1,413.82 to Baseball Team, Russ E. Runck $ 25.00 to BPA, Stevens Seminary $ 1,000.00 to BPA, Anderson Insurance $ 50.00 to BPA, Glencoe Regional Health Services $ 100.00 to BPA, Plato Lions Club $ 50.00 to Trap Team, Plato Lions Club $ 200.00 to BPA, Conservation Partners of America $ 500.00 to Trap Team, Shady Lane Sportsman’s Club $ 250.00 to Trap Team, Doug & Carol Johnson $ 100.00 to Trap Team, Plato American Legion $ 900.00 to BPA.
Director Lindeman moved to adjourn meeting at 8:40 p.m. seconded by Director Twiss. All in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned.

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

These minutes are unofficial until approved by School Board action.

(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle June 27, 2018)