ISD #2184 School Board meets Dec. 19
ISD #2184 School Board
meets Dec. 19
MINUTES OF THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OF
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2184,
ROCK COUNTY, LUVERNE, MINNESOTA
A regular meeting of the Board of Education, ISD #2184, was held in the District Office on December 19, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
The following members were present: Katie Baustian, Jodi Bosch, Colleen Deutsch, Eric Hartman and Tim Jarchow. Absent: Shelley Sandbulte and Reva Sehr. Also present: Craig Oftedahl, Marlene Mann, Ryan Johnson, Jason Phelps, Stacy Gillette, Jordan Winter, Dave Mulert, Angie Swenson, Beth Capistran, Lynette Stensland, April Wallace, Peter Janiszeski, Marie Atkinson-Smeins, and Mavis Fodness – Rock County Star Herald.
Chairperson Bosch called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Motion made by Deutsch, second by Hartman, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion unanimously carried.
Jordan Winter, High School Student Council representative gave his report.
Business Manager Marlene Mann conducted the Truth-in-Taxation hearing. She reviewed the School District funding sources, budgets and enrollments.
Administrative reports were given.
Motion made by Baustian, second by Jarchow, to approve the school board minutes from November 26, 2019, as presented. Motion unanimously carried.
Dave Mulert with ICS gave a building project update.
Business Manager Marlene Mann reviewed the bills with the School Board. Motion made by Deutsch, second by Hartman, to approve payment of the district bills in the amount of $2,977,849.45; student activity bills for the month of November in the amount of $26,380.77; and, building project bills in the amount of $1,224,782.45. Motion unanimously carried.
Motion made by Baustian, second by Jarchow, to receive the Student Activity Report showing the balances as of November 30, 2019. Motion unanimously carried.
A listing of the school district owned vehicles was presented. The District may pursue replacing two school buses and one car. Motion made by Deutsch, second by Baustian, to approve the listing as presented. Motion unanimously carried.
Motion made by Deutsch, second by Hartman, to approve the following:
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COMBINED POLLING PLACES FOR MULTIPLE PRECINCTS AND DESIGNATING HOURS DURING WHICH THE POLLING PLACES WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR VOTING FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS NOT HELD ON THE DAY OF A STATEWIDE ELECTION
Be it resolved by the School Board of Independent School District No. 2184, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1. Pursuant to Minnesota Statues, Section 205A.11, the precincts and polling
places for school district elections are those precincts or parts of precincts
located within the boundaries of the school district which have been established
by the cities or towns located in whole or in part within the school district. The
board hereby confirms those precincts and polling places so established by
2. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 205A.11, the board may establish
a combined polling place for several precincts for school district elections not
held on the day of a statewide election. The following combined polling places
are established to serve the precincts specified for all school district special
and general elections not held on the same day as a statewide election:
Combined Polling Place: Luverne Middle/High School Gymnasium – 709 North
Kniss Avenue, Luverne
“This combined polling place serves all territory in Independent School Dis--
trict No. 2184, located in Battle Plain Township; Beaver Creek Township;
Clinton Township; Denver Township; Kanaranzi Township; Luverne Township;
Magnolia Township; Mound Township; Rose Dell Township; Springwater Town-
ship; Vienna Township; the City of Hardwick; the City of Kenneth; City of
Luverne; and the City of Magnolia; in Rock County, Minnesota; and Leota
Township; Lismore Township; and Westside Township in Nobles County
3. Pursuant to Minnesota Statues, Section 205A.09, the polling places will
remain open for voting for school district elections not held on the same day
as a statewide election between the hours of 10 o’clock a.m. and 8:00 o’clock
4. The clerk is directed to file a certified copy of this resolution with the county
auditors of each of the counties in which the school district is located, in whole
or in part, within thirty (30) days after its adoption.
5. As required by Minnesota Statutes, Section 204B.16, Subdivision 1a, the
clerk is hereby authorized and directed to give written notice of new polling
place locations to each affected household with at least one registered voter
in the school district whose school district polling place location has been
changed. The notice must be a nonforwardable notice mailed at least twenty-
five (25) days before the date of the first election to which it will apply. A notice
that is returned as undeliverable must be forwarded immediately to the appro-
priate county auditor, who shall change the registrant’s status to “challenged
in the statewide registration system.
The motion unanimously carried.
Motion made by Jarchow, second by Hartman, to approve the 2019 Payable 2020 Levy Certification in the amount of $4,084,312.06 which represents an increase of 5.94%. This is the maximum that the School District can levy. Motion unanimously carried.
Motion made by Deutsch, second by Baustian, to approve the second reading of Policy 535 – Service Animals in Schools. Motion unanimously carried.
Motion made by Hartman, second by Deutsch, to accept the resignation of Christine Tyng, paraprofessional, effective December 20, 2019. Motion unanimously carried.
Motion made by Deutsch, second by Jarchow, to approve a request from Gustavus Adolphus College for Kristen Ziegler to complete a practicum at the Elementary School from January 21-31, 2020. Motion unanimously carried.
Motion made by Baustian, second by Hartman, to approve the hiring of Stacey Thone as long-term substitute for Elementary teacher Amy VonHoltum for seven weeks beginning approximately March 1, 2020. Motion unanimously carried.
Motion made by Hartman, second by Deutsch, to approve the hiring of Sara Hartquist as long-term substitute for Special Education teacher Amanda Fields from January 4 to February 3, 2020. Motion unanimously carried.
Motion made by Deutsch, second by Baustian, to accept the resignation of Challie Jones as Speech Therapist effective at the end of the 2019-20 school year. Motion unanimously carried.
There were no committee reports given. The upcoming meeting dates were reviewed.
Motion made by Baustian, second by Hartman, to adjourn the meeting. Motion unanimously carried.
Dated: December 19, 2019 Tim Jarchow, Clerk