Luverne School board minutes

ISD #2184 School Board

meets Jan. 23

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 January 23, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

The following members were present: Jodi Bosch, Colleen Deutsch, Eric Hartman, Tim Jarchow, and Shelley Sandbulte. Absent: Katie Baustian and Reva Sehr.  Also present: Craig Oftedahl, Marlene Mann, Ryan Johnson, Jason Phelps, Stacy Gillette, Jordan Winter, Joel Bornhoft, Lynn Remmers, Jennifer Engesser, Diane Kindt, Lori Oechsle, Katie Mostad, Amy VonHoltum, Lynette Stensland, Sue Hup, Beth Capistran, Marie Atkinson-Smeins, Becky Rahm, Caroline Thorson, Jason Berghorst, Morgan Smith, Deb Hoogendoorn, Deb Ward, Lisa Lundgren, April Wallace, Courtney Graanstra, Doug Dooyema, Amy Sahly, Seana Graber, Gavin Folkestad, Tom Lanoue, and Mavis Fodness – Rock County Star Herald.

Chairperson Bosch called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.  It was noted there is an addendum to the agenda and an additional work session date to add to Item 8.10. Motion made by Deutsch, second by Hartman, to approve the agenda with the addendum as presented. Motion unanimously carried.

Administrative reports were given.

Motion made by Deutsch, second by Jarchow, to approve the December 19, 2019, School Board meeting minutes as presented. Motion unanimously carried.

Joel Bornhoft representing ICS gave a construction update.

Motion made by Deutsch, second by Hartman, to continue with the same officers for this next year: Chairperson Jodi Bosch, Vice-Chairperson Eric Hartman, Clerk Tim Jarchow and Treasurer Reva Sehr. Motion unanimously carried.

Business Manager Marlene Mann reviewed the School District bills. The student activity December check listing was also distributed. Motion made by Deutsch, second by Hartman, to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $1,311,618.87. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Hartman, second by Deutsch, to receive the Student Activity report showing the balances as of December 31, 2019. Motion unanimously carried.

A copy of the 2019 School Board committee assignments was reviewed.  Motion made by Hartman, second by Deutsch, to keep the same committee assignments for 2020. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Deutsch, second by Jarchow, to approve the following:

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFORE 

WHEREAS, the financial condition of the School District dictates that the School 

Board must reduce expenditures, and,

WHEREAS, there has been a reduction in student enrollment, and

WHEREAS, this (reduction of expenditures) and (decrease in student enrollment)

must include discontinuance of positions and discontinuance or curtailment 

of programs, and,

WHEREAS, a determination must be made as to which teachers’ contract must 

be terminated and not renewed and which teachers may be placed on unrequested

leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits in effecting discontinuance  

of positions;

BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 

2184, as follows:

That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools and 

administration to consider the discontinuance of programs or positions (to 

effectuate economies in the School District and reduce expenditures) and, (as

a result of reduction in enrollment), make recommendations to the School 

Board for discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, discontinuance

of positions or curtailment of positions.

Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Jarchow, second by Deutsch, to approve the Commercial Building Lease with Rick Reed for 8.5 months at $2,250 per month to be used for additional storage during construction. Motion unanimously carried.

Business Manager Marlene Mann reviewed the required State Pay Equity Compliance report. Motion made by Deutsch, second by Jarchow, to approve the Pay Equity Compliance Report. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Hartman, second by Jarchow, to approve the purchase of two Thomas 71-passenger school buses through MN State School Bus Cooperative Purchasing at a cost estimate of $96,000 each. Bus #52 (2004 BlueBird) and Bus #56 (2002 BlueBird) will be traded in.  Motion unanimously carried.

Discussion was held regarding the change of date for both the February and March work sessions. Superintendent Oftedahl will be attending conferences during each of the originally scheduled dates.  Motion made by Deutsch, second by Hartman, to have the work sessions on February 6 and March 5. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Hartman, second by Deutsch, to approve the Custodial Seniority List as of January 1, 2020. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Deutsch, second by Hartman, to approve the Paraprofessional/Food Service/Administrative Assistant Seniority List as of January 1, 2020. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Deutsch, second by Sandbulte, to approve the Alternative School Seniority List as of January 1, 2020. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Hartman, second by Jarchow, to approve the ECFE/Learning Readiness/Discovery Time Seniority List as of January 1, 2020. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Deutsch, second by Hartman, to approve the Preliminary Licensed Staff Seniority List. This list will be posted for 30 days for staff to review.  A final Seniority List will be presented at the March school board meeting. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Deutsch, second by Jarchow, to accept the resignation of Cassie Snyders, Paraprofessional, effective January 29, 2020. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion made by Jarchow, second by Sandbulte, to approve the purchase of a 2019 Chevrolet Impala for a trade-in cost of $21,500 from Papik Motors. The Ford Taurus will be traded-in. Motion unanimously carried.

There were no committee reports given. The upcoming meeting dates were reviewed.

Motion made by Deutsch, second by Hartman, to adjourn the meeting. Motion unanimously carried.

Dated: January 23, 2020 Tim Jarchow, Clerk

(03-05)

 
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