ISD #2184 School Board meets May 27

ISD #2184 School Board

meets May 27

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 and also via Zoom on May 27, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.

The following members were present: Katie Baustian, Eric Hartman, Tim Jarchow, Reva Sehr, Jeff Stratton and David Wrigg. Absent: Jodi Bosch. Also present: Craig Oftedahl, Marlene Mann, Ryan Johnson, Jason Phelps, Stacy Gillette, Brooklyn VerSteeg, Jason Berghorst, Becky Rahm, Marie Atkinson-

Smeins, Caroline Thorson, and Mavis Fodness – Rock County Star Herald.

Chairperson Eric Hartman called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.  It was noted there is an addendum to the agenda. Motion made by Baustian, second by Jarchow, to approve the agenda with addendum. Motion unanimously carried.

Marie Atkinson-Smeins, Elementary School Counselor, presented information to the school board in regard to the lessons and activities she conducted this past school year.  

Administrative reports were given.

Motion made by Jarchow, second by Sehr, to approve the April 22, 2021, School Board minutes as presented. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Sehr, second by Stratton, to approve the May 13, 2021, School Board minutes as presented. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Baustian, second by Stratton, to approve receipt

of the following donations:

1/4/2021 Papik Motors (GM) $500 – Discovery Time iPads

1/4/2021 Blandin/Rock County $1000 – Discovery Time iPads

1/5/2021 Papik Motors (Headway) $500 – Summer Recreation

1/25/2021 Luverne Rotary Club $2200 – Community Education

2/8/2021 Berkley Inc. $500–Discovery Time iPads

3/22/2021 That’s My Brick $306.50 – Nature Explore

Fundraiser

5/26/2021 American Legion $300 – Summer Recreation

5/24/2021 Luverne Area Chamber $500 – Nutcracker Fine Arts

Project

Motion unanimously carried.

Superintendent Oftedahl gave a building project update.  

Business Manager Marlene Mann reviewed the school district bills.  Motion made by Jarchow, second by Stratton, to approve payment of the bills as presented in the amount of $1,382,935.34 which includes payroll of $983,838.24; the building project bills as presented in the amount of $568,631.37; and student 

activity bills in the amount of $7,232.49. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Baustian, second by Jarchow, to receive the Student Activity Report showing the balances as of April 30, 2021. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Baustian, second by Sehr, to set the date for fuel quotations to be received as July 15, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. It was noted we are required by law to post the request for quotations for at least 30 days. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Baustian, second by Sehr, to approve the 2021-2022 Student Accident Insurance with Student Assurance Services. Motion unanimously carried.

The 2021-2022 School Board meeting schedule was reviewed by the School Board members. It was requested to add a School Board work session on August 12, 2021. Motion made by Sehr, second by Stratton, to approve 

the schedule with the addition of August 12. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Stratton, second by Sehr, to rescind Policy 809 – Covid-19 Face Covering Policy effective June 1, 2021. Motion unanimously carried.

Discussion was held regarding the addition of two Gaga Pits to the Elementary Playground areas. Motion made by Jarchow, second by Baustian, to approve two Gaga Pits for the Elementary Playground areas. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Sehr, second by Stratton, to accept the retirement of Barb Antoine, Paraprofessional, effective August 31, 2021. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Baustian, second by Sehr, to approve a request for maternity leave from Ann Sandager, English teacher, for 12 weeks beginning 

approximately September 26, 2021. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion by Jarchow, second by Sehr, to approve the hiring of 

Christina Aukes as Elementary teacher for the 2021-2022 school 

year at a salary of $42,417.00. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Baustian, second by Jarchow, to accept the resignation of Rudi Vennard, Speech-Language Teacher, effective June 2, 2021.  Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Wrigg, second by Jarchow, to approve the hiring of Amy Chapa as ECFE/Discovery Time Teacher at an hourly rate of $29.18.  Motion unanimously carried.

Marlene Mann, Business Manager, presented a revised budget to the School Board.  

Motion made by Wrigg, second by Stratton, to approve the revised 2020-

2021 Revenue and Expenditure budget. Motion unanimously carried.

Committee reports were given. Member Stratton reported on the Continuing Education Committee meeting. He expressed his thanks to Jason Phelps and Colette Hansen for their work on development of a google form for teaching staff to use to submit their continuing education credits.  

The upcoming meeting dates were reviewed. Superintendent Oftedahl requested if the June 10 work session could be moved to 5:00 p.m. with the possibility of a special school board meeting that day as well. Motion made by 

Baustian, second by Sehr, to adjourn the meeting. Motion unanimously carried.

Dated: May 27, 2021 Reva  Sehr, Clerk

(07-01)

 
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