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Public Notice Freshwater Education Minutes of the Governing Board of Education of Freshwater Education District November 24, 2009

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Public Notice

Freshwater Education Minutes of the

Governing Board of Education of

Freshwater Education District

November 24, 2009

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A meeting of the Freshwater Education

District Governing Board was called to order

by Chairman Runyan at 7:30 p.m. on Tues-

day, November 24, 2009 at the Wadena

Deer Creek Board Room in Wadena.

Board Members Present: Lee Truax, Rod

Thalmann, Twila Pierce, Curtis Hasbargen,

Margaret Knebel, Charles Funk, Chad Long-

bella, Jim Runyan, Wayne Perkins

Board Members Absent: Daryl Brever,

Thom Muellner

Superintendents: Dave Fjeldheim, Jim

Madsen

Director: B. Lund

Coordinators: S. Boehland, A. Hunter, R.

Schock

Others Present: D. Winkels, Recorder

Review and Approve Agenda

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Has-

bargen to approve the final agenda as pre-

sented. The motion carried.

Clerk's Report

Motion by Thalmann, seconded by Funk to

approve the minutes of the September 22,

2009 meeting as presented. The motion car-

ried.

Coordinator Reports / Information

Items

RELI (Reforming Effective Literacy Instruc-

tion) - Rynell Schock

Rynell gave a power point presentation on

"What's happening in the RELI program".

GCT/DVP/Community Ed - Amy Hunter

GCT (Gifted, Creative, Talented) - The

Winter Spring Learning Trunk Schedule on

Polar Studies was shared. Science Fair

Dates are February 10 and 11, 2010 at the

Bertha Community Center. The Poetry Resi-

dency with David Bengston may be expand-

ed to the Middle School/High School after

the holidays. This has been well received by

students and teachers.

DVP (Drug Violence Prevention) - The Il-

lusion Theater Peace Up Play schedule was

shared. Students from Verndale and Pillager

are participating.

Community Education - The Winter/Spring

catalog submission deadline is December 16

with publish date of January 20, 2010.

ECFE/SR/Screening/Todd Collaborative -

Beth Fabian

ECFE and SR enrollment numbers and

ECFE and SR Sliding Fee summaries were

shared.

ALC/Perkins/CTE - Sue Boehland

Updates were given on Per-

kins/CTE/ALC/Targeted Services and Credit

Recovery.

Online College in the High School informa-

tion was shared.

Freshwater Education District- Bruce

Lund

NJPA Board of Directors Election was

completed

Voice Over IP Telephone System informa-

tion was shared. Request from board to do

a long distance expense history and cost

analysis/quote for replacement. Bruce will re-

quest this information from the business of-

fice.

Facility Update will be shared at the Janu-

ary meeting.

Donations/Grants

Motion by Funk, seconded by Thalmann to

accept the donation of $195.00 for the Aut-

ism Program from Linda Rudrud, Center for

Diagnostic Imaging, PM Taylor and Tina

Moores. The motion carried.

Motion by Knebel, seconded by Funk to

accept the donation of $100.00 from First In-

ternational Bank and Trust for RIF (Reading

Is Fundamental). The motion carried.

Motion by Truax, seconded by Longbella

to accept the donation of $100.00 from

Browerville Lions for RIF (Reading Is Funda-

mental). The motion carried.

Staff/Contract Changes/Lane Changes

Motion by Pierce, seconded by Hasbargen

to approve Heidi Bucher's Maternity Leave

Request of 8 weeks leave, using 10 days of

sick/personal days available and the remain-

ing time using short term disability benefit.

Leave to begin on or around December 3,

2009. The motion carried.

Motion by Truax, seconded by Perkins to

approve Nicole Schmidt's Maternity Leave

Request of 8 weeks leave, using a combina-

tion of sick days and short term disability

benefit. Leave began on November 11,

2009. The motion carried.

Policy Changes

Motion by Knebel, seconded by Longbella

to approve Policies with Non-Substantive

Changes for Policies

#414F;415;504;509F;524;533;609;614;617;6

19;620;806;806F. The motion carried

Motion by Thalmann, seconded by Perkins

to approve the first reading of Policy #203.5

Governing Board Meeting Agenda as re-

vised. The motion carried.

Motion by Knebel, seconded by Hasbar-

gen to approve the first reading of Policy

#204 School Board Meeting Minutes as re-

vised. The motion carried.

Motion by Hasbargen, seconded by Long-

bella to approve the first reading of Policy

#205 Open Meetings and Closed Meetings

as revised. The motion carried.

Motion by Funk, seconded by Knebel to

approve the first reading of Policy #206 Pub-

lic Participation in School Board Meetings as

revised. The motion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Has-

bargen to approve the first reading of Policy

#208 Development, Adoption, and Imple-

mentation of Policies as revised. The motion

carried.

Motion by Pierce, seconded by Perkins to

approve the first reading of Policy #210 Con-

flict of Interest School Board Members as re-

vised. The motion carried.

Motion by Funk, seconded by Hasbargen

to approve the first reading of Policy #401

Equal Employment Opportunity as revised.

The motion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Knebel

to approve the first reading of Policy #404

Employment Background Checks and 404F

Employment Background Checks Form as

revised. The motion carried.

Motion by Pierce, seconded by Truax to

approve the first reading of Policy #407 Em-

ployee Right To Know-Exposure to Hazard-

ous Substances as revised. The motion car-

ried.

Motion by Funk, seconded by Thalmann to

approve the first reading of Policy #409 Em-

ployee Publications, Instructional Materials,

Inventions, and Creations as revised. The

motion carried.

Motion by Knebel, seconded by Hasbar-

gen to approve the first reading of Policy

#410 Family and Medical Leave Policy as re-

vised. The motion carried.

Motion by Truax, seconded by Funk to ap-

prove the first reading of Policy #412 Ex-

pense Reimbursement as revised. The mo-

tion carried.

Motion by Thalmann, seconded by Knebel

to approve the first reading of Policy #419

Tobacco-Free Environment as revised. The

motion carried.

Motion by Hasbargen, seconded by Long-

bella to approve the first reading of Policy

#420 Students and Employees with Commu-

nicable and Infectious Conditions as re-

vised. The motion carried.

Motion by Knebel, seconded by Pierce to

approve the first reading of Policy #515 and

#515Form/Protection and Privacy of Pupil

Records as revised. The motion carried.

Motion by Thalmann, seconded by Truax

to approve the first reading of Policy #521

and #521Form/Student Disability Nondis-

crimination as revised. The motion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Has-

bargen to approve the first reading of Policy

#526 Hazing Prohibition as revised. The

motion carried.

Motion by Knebel, seconded by Perkins to

approve the first reading of Policy #603 Cur-

riculum Development as revised. The mo-

tion carried.

Motion by Truax, seconded by Pierce to

approve the first reading of Policy #615 Ba-

sic Standards Testing, Accommodations,

Modifications, and Exemptions as revised.

The motion carried.

Motion by Knebel, seconded by Perkins to

approve the first reading of Policy #709 Stu-

dent Transportation Safety Policy and Policy

#709 F Student Transportation Safety Policy

Form as revised. The motion carried.

Education District

Motion by Thalmann, seconded by Funk to

approve the October and November FED fi-

nancial report and payment of checks num-

bered # 98418 - #99150. The motion car-

ried.

Motion by Truax, seconded by Pierce to

approve Budget Revision I as presented.

The motion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Has-

bargen to approve fixed asset deletions in

the amount of $265,806.25 as presented.

The motion carried.

Closed Session

Motion by Funk, seconded by Longbella at

8:34 p.m. to go into closed session to dis-

cuss negotiations. The motion carried. Au-

dio tape of closed session on file in district

business office.

End closed session at 9:13 p.m.

Reopen Regular Board Meeting

Regular Board meeting resumed at 9:13

p.m.

Special Board Meeting

Discussion on request for special board

meeting prior to January 15 deadline for con-

tract settlements. After discussion, the regu-

lar/special board meeting will be held on

January 5 instead of the January 26 regular

meeting schedule to accommodate for the

January 15 deadline.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Has-

bargen to approve holding a regular/special

board meeting on January 5, 2010, 7:30

p.m., at Staples, Freshwater Conference

Room A, replacing the regular board meet-

ing scheduled for January 26th, 2010, to al-

low for contract settlement vote prior to the

January 15 deadline. The motion carried.

Public Session

No one in attendance

Date of Next Meeting

Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 7:30 p.m., Sta-

ples, Freshwater Conference Room A

Adjournment

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Has-

bargen to adjourn the meeting at 9:16 p.m.

The motion carried.

Daryl Brever,

Clerk 48pnc

180384-1014871 12/12

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