GSL School Board Proceedings
Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board
School Board Proceedings
Glencoe-Silver Lake, Minnesota
March 8, 2017
The School Board of Independent School District #2859 met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Meeting Room. Present: Alsleben, Kuester, Lindeman, VonBerge, Christianson, and Twiss. Also present: Superintendent Sonju; Business Manager Sander; Engineering and Industrial Technology Teacher and Robotics Coach Mike Sundblad and Robotics Team members Blake Ortloff, Isaac Swift, and Anna Salgado; Chartwells District Manager Katy Bazzett and Food Service Director Bernie Getzlaff; Technology Staff Morris; and Administrative Assistant Peterson.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
1. Announcements: The next regular School Board meeting will be on April 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Meeting Room.
2. Public Input: None.
3. Acknowledgements: Superintendent Sonju for being named a 2017 Administrator of Excellence by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators; GSL art students Katelyn Lemke, Deja Dalheimer, Savannah Bonderman, Tatum Engelke, and Brittney Medina for receiving awards from the 2017 Youth Art Month Exhibition; Donlar’s Onsite Job Supervisor, Mark Koshiol, for doing a great job of working with Mr. Sundblad and his construction students; and 4.0 School Services for having 34 vehicles inspected by the Highway Patrol recently and receiving zero violations.
4. Reports/presentations: Business Manager Sander; Superintendent Sonju, and Committee Reports.
5. Alsleben/Kuester to approve the agenda (6-0).
6. Lindeman/Twiss to approve the consent agenda: February bills; February 13, 2017 regular meeting minutes: Transfer: Traci Schwarzrock from 7-hour-a-day Paraprofessional in Special Ed at the High School to 7-hour-a-day Paraprofessional in Special Ed at Helen Baker; Hirings: Joanne Biederwolf as Long-term Substitute English Teacher for Ann Lamecker’s maternity leave from April 1 through the end of the school year; Ariel Sorlie as Long-term Substitute 3rd Grade Teacher at Lakeside through the end of the school year; Monica Rakow as 1.0 FTE Early Childhood Special Ed Teacher to work half days at Head Start and half days at the ECLC pending her approval as a non-licensed Community Expert by MDE; Resignations: Kori McKibben as 3rd Grade Teacher at Lakeside at the end of the 2nd trimester on March 3, 2017; Ali Carlson as Junior High Tennis Coach; Trisha Fenske as Community Ed Gymnastics Coach; Michelle Woods as 7-hour-a-day LPN at Lakeside, effective March 17, 2017; Leave Request: Jonathan Koehler, 6.75-hour- a-day Paraprofessional in Special Ed at the High School, asks for his original Paternity Leave request to be to take the first two weeks of leave March 6 through 17, and the remaining six weeks from April 10 through the end of the school year; Community Ed Contract: Traci Schwarzrock as Community Ed Gymnastics Instructor during March and April. Extracurricular Assignments: Lance Wurm as Junior High Football Coach; Eric Anderson as Junior High Track Coach (6-0).
7. Kuester/Twiss to accept the low food service bid from Compass Group – Chartwells School Dining Services of $857,285.43 for a one-year contract with a two-year renewal off the original contract. At any time after the first year either party can renegotiate (6-0).
8. Alsleben/Kuester to remove one student day from the 2016-2017 school calendar. The last day for students would be May 22. May 23 would be the last day for teachers, and May 24 would be a packing day (6-0).
9. VonBerge/Lindeman to contract with SWWC Service Cooperative for the 2018-2019 school year: Membership Dues – $250.00; Health & Safety Management Assistance – $2,340.98; Regional Management Information Center and MARSS/Other Revenue Reporting Services – $24,882.70; Basic Technology Services – $2,200.00; and Special Education Service (Behavior Services – Option B) – $247,218.39 (6-0).
10. Twiss/VonBerge to approve the student teaching agreement with Southwest Minnesota State University for the 2017-2020 school years (6-0).
11. Twiss/VonBerge to adopt these policies: 615 Testing, Accommodations, Modifications, and Exemptions for IEPS, Section 504 Plans, and LEP Students; 101 Legal Status of the School District; 101.1 Name of the School District; 102 Equal Educational Opportunity; 103 Complaints – Students, Employees, Parents, Other Persons; 201 Legal Status of the School Board; 202 School Board Officers; 203 Operation of the School Board – Governing Rules; 203.1 School Board Procedures; Rules of Order; 203.2 Order of the Regular School Board Meeting; 203.5 School Board Meeting Agenda; 203.6 Consent Agendas; 204 School Board Meeting Minutes; 207 Public Hearings; 209 Code of Ethics; and 210 Conflict of Interest – School Board Members (6-0).
12. VonBerge/Twiss to bring back these policies for adoption at the next School Board meeting: 211 Criminal or Civil Action against School District, School Board Member, Employee, or Student; 212 School Board Member Development; 213 School Board Committees; 214 Out-of-State Travel by School Board Members; 401 Equal Employment Opportunity; 402 Disability Nondiscrimination Policy; 420 Students and Employees with Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases and Certain Other Communicable Diseases and Infectious Conditions; 601 School District Curriculum and Instruction Goals; 602 Organization of School Calendar and School Day; and 605 Alternative Programs (6-0).
13. Lindeman/VonBerge to accept donations from: McLeod Co. Corn & Bean Assn., Silver Lake Lions, and a grant from Walmart (listed as a donation last month but was a grant) (6-0).
14. Discussion on the school woods and check-in procedure for students in K-6 for 2017-2018, but no action taken.
15. Alsleben/VonBerge to adjourn at 8:47 p.m. (6-0)
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.
School District #2859
By: Anne Twiss, Board Clerk
These minutes are unofficial until approved by School Board action.
(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle April 5, 2017)