ISD #2184 School Board meets Sept. 23

ISD #2184 School Board

meets Sept. 23 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR 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 Performing Arts Center on September 23, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.

The following members were present: Katie Baustian, Jodi Bosch, Tim Jarchow, Reva Sehr, Jeff Stratton and David Wrigg. Absent: Eric Hartman. Also present:  Craig Oftedahl, Jason Phelps, Ryan Johnson, Stacy Gillette, Wade Hiller, Tyler Reisch, several community members, and Lori Sorenson – Rock County Star Herald.

Vice-Chairperson Tim Jarchow opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.  It was noted there is an addendum to the agenda. Motion made by Stratton, second by Sehr, to approve the agenda with the addendum. Motion unanimously carried.

Administrative reports were given.

Motion made by Bosch, second by Stratton, to approve the August 26 and September 16, 2021, School Board meeting minutes as presented. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Baustian, second by Sehr, to accept the following donations:

Piano – Twila VerSteeg

Piano – Luverne Education Legacy Foundation

Listen and Navigate with Technology – Donors Choose

STEAM Library – Donor Choose

Peer Helping Support – Luverne Lions Club

High School Robotics – Jaycox Implement Inc.

Elementary Counselor Curriculum – Sioux Valley Energy Customer Trust

Gaga pits – Parents: Partners in Education

And several donations from various community businesses in support of the

Bruce Gluf Cross Country meet

Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Bosch, second by Stratton, to approve the district bills as presented in the amount of $1,639,585.97; with payroll in the amount of $885,089.71; and the student activity bills as presented in the amount of $6,060.44. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Baustian, second by Sehr, to receive the Student Activity Report showing the balances as of August 31, 2021. Motion unanimously carried.

Business Manager Tyler Reisch presented information regarding the 2021 Payable 2022 Preliminary Tax Levy.  His recommendation was to approve Maximum Levy at this time which will allow for any changes or adjustments to be made prior to certification of the final levy in December. Motion made by Wrigg, second by Baustian, to certify the maximum preliminary levy. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Bosch, second by Sehr, to accept the Snow Removal Contract with VerSteeg Excavation as presented.  It was noted that they have done our snow removal for several years. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Sehr, second by Stratton, to adopt the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. 01-21

ACCEPTING TOSHIBA AMERICA FOUNDATION GRANT

WHEREAS, Toshiba America Foundation’s grants fund projects designed by individual classroom teachers.  This “direct-to-teacher” approach bring immediate results. Teachers are able to change the way they teach Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects because the 

grant supports equipment for hands-on experiments and inquiry-based approaches to the curriculum; and 

WHEREAS, the school, through Aaron Perkins, has applied for the grant to offset costs associated with the recycling of 3D printer materials; and

WHEREAS, the school was granted a $4,999.00 grant through the grant program; now, therefore, 

BE IT RESOLVED, Independent School District #2184 accepts the grant from Toshiba America Foundation totaling $4,999.00 to be used on 3D printer recycling costs.

Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Baustian, second by Bosch, to approve the request from South Dakota State University for student Rebecca Olson to complete 20 hours of field experience with Dennis Moritz, Agriculture Teacher. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Stratton, second by Wrigg, to set the following per pupil rates for the contract for parochial transportation with the Luverne Christian School Society as follows:

2021-2022 - $415.00 per pupil

2022-2023 - $485.00 per pupil

2023-2024 - $550.00 per pupil

Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Bosch, second by Sehr, to accept the resignation of Amy Hamann, Paraprofessional, effective September 24, 2021. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Baustian, second by Bosch, to accept the resignation of Joel Evans as weight room supervisor. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Sehr, second by Stratton, to approve the hiring of Mike Wenninger as weight room supervisor.  Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Baustian, second by Bosch, to approve a medical leave of absence request from Amy Cook, M/HS Counselor, from November 24, 2021, through January 2, 2022. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Baustian, second by Sehr, to adopt the following resolution:

AUTHORIZED SIGNERS ON INVESTMENTS

WHEREAS, Independent School District #2184 has cash and investments through various Board authorized financial institutions, and

WHEREAS, Tyler Reisch, Business Manager, needs to be authorized access to all cash and investments accounts Independent School District #2184 currently has and into the future; and

WHEREAS, Tyler Reisch, Business Manager, needs to be added as a signer to all investments accounts Independent School District #2184 currently has and into the future; and

WHEREAS, previous Business Manager, Marlene Mann, needs to have access authorization removed for all cash and investment accounts, as well as, removed as a signer on all investment accounts; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, Independent School District #2184 grants Business Manager, Tyler Reisch, access to all cash and investments accounts held at various authorized financial institutions; additionally,

BE IT RESOLVED, Independent School District #2184 approves Business Manager Tyler Reisch as a signer to all investments accounts held at various authorized financial institutions; furthermore,

BE IT RESOLVED, Independent School District #2184 removes Marlene Mann from all access and signer privileges for all cash and investment accounts the School District currently holds. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Baustian, second by Sehr, to grant permission for Business Manager Tyler Reisch to close the Payroll Account at Security Savings Bank and roll this account into the District Finance Account. Business Manager Tyler Reisch is granted authority to receive a listing of ACH transfer accounts and is granted authority to wire transfer all depositories. Motion unanimously carried.

The Tri-State Band Festival Committee usage of grounds and facilities was reviewed. There were no committee reports. The upcoming meeting dates were reviewed. The October work session will be held on Tuesday, October 12 not Thursday, October 14. Motion made by Baustian, second by Sehr, to adjourn the meeting. Motion unanimously carried.

Dated: September 23, 2021 Reva Sehr, Clerk

(11-04)

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