MINUTES REGULAR BOARD MEETING FRESHWATER ED.
REGULAR BOARD MEETING FRESHWATER ED. DISTRICT #6004 7/24/19
CALLED TO ORDER at 5:00 p.m. by S. Veronen, Chair Board Present: S. Veronen- Verndale, J. Hillmer- Browerville, R. VanDenheuvel- Bertha, B. Lund- Staples-Motley, C. Funk- Sebeka, C. Wolf- LPGE, V. Hinojos- W-DC. Board Members not present: R. Thalmann and J. Kicker. Others- Supt: D. Fjeldheim- Sebeka Admin: J. Nesland, L. Murdock, E. Weber; Others: B. Tollefson- FED, W. Irons- FED AGENDA- MOTION BY Funk and seconded by Wolf to approve the agenda as presented. VOTE- U/C PRESENTATION- ABE Report by B. Tollefson, ABE Coord.
APPROVAL OF PAST BOARD MINUTES- MOTION BY Funk seconded by Lund to approve the 4/24/19 minutes as corrected. VOTE- U/C
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATIONS- The Following Resolution is hereby MOVED BY VanDenheuvel and seconded by Hinojos: THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the School Board of FED, #6004, gratefully accepts the following donations as identified: Anonymous, $50 for the WALC Wood Project; Pillager Area Fireman’s Dept. and Relief Assoc., Pillager, MN ~ $500 for Reading for the Future Program. VOTE U/C.
ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS AND NEW BUSINESS
SPECIAL EDUCATION REPORT- MOTION BY Hinojos seconded by Hillmer to approve modified Level IV 19/20 SY Calendar by adding an additional Teacher day, from 180 to 181. VOTE- U/C
ALC/TARGETED SERVICES REPORT- MOTION BY VanDenheuvel seconded by Wolf to approve modified ALC’s 19/20 SY Calendar with the addition of one Teacher day. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Lund seconded by Funk to approve the purchase of service agreement between SALC and WALC and NPMH. VOTE- U/C
TECHNOLOGY REPORT- Reviewed State Telecomm Reimbursements for the 17/18 SY
ECFE/SCHOOL READINESS- Reviewed ECFE and SR Spring Session Enrollment.
EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND EVALUATION- UPDATE from Parent Advisory Committee Mtg. that was held on 04/18/19 and reviewed the upcoming Principal Advisory Mtg., Agenda.
SUPERINTENDENT REPORT- Reviewed the following reports: Real Estate Sale of; US 10 Bldg; federal Century 21 Grant with LPALC co-support; September upgrade and overlay of south Industrial Drive, adjoining north Freshwater entrance, and Single Site Transition progress for the Bus. Office, ALC and SpEd departments.
REPORTS- Reviewed; Letter of Teacher Union Intent to consider PIEP Health Insurance and the 5/29/19 Health Benefits Mtg. Minutes showing joint efforts to review Health Insurance options, as well as 4/16 and 6/19/19 Pers. Committee Mtg. Minutes.
MOTION BY Wolf seconded by Lund to approve the 4/20/19 – 6/30/19 cash reports and payments of checks numbered 121889 through 122197. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Funk seconded by VanDenheuvel to accept the 2/13, 3/13 and 7/10/19 Supt. Advisory Council Mtg. Minutes as presented. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY Hillmer seconded by Hinojos to accept the FED HRA Plan Document modifications, as presented, due to the use of a third party claims administrator, EBC, effective 7/1/19. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Hinojos seconded by Wolf to accept the FED Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan Document modifications, as presented, due to the use of a third party claims administrator, EBC, effective 1/1/20. VOTE- U/C
UPDATE on Supt Contract plans; letter of resignation, effective 6/30/20, will follow as well as a FY-21 Administrative Plan to be presented at the January Meeting.
MOTION BY Funk seconded by Lund to approve the 7/19 – 6/21, Master Agreement between the FED #6004 and the EMFED group #7335 as recommended by the Personnel Committee. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY VanDenheuvel seconded by Hillmer to approve the adoption of Payroll Policy 400.10-L, as per 4/24/19 Board authorization. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY Hinojos seconded by VanDenheuvel to approve the FY20 FED ALC Student Handbook as presented. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY Funk seconded by Wolf to approve the FY-20 FED Level IV Program Student Handbook as presented. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY VanDenheuvel seconded by Funk to approve the development of a non-profit Education Foundation and to name Eric Weber and Jerry Nesland as the identified administrators to carry out the task of implementing the creation of a 501(c-3) non-profit educational foundation under the name ~ Freshwater Education Foundation. VOTE- U/C REVIEWED sample area Foundation Logos; The Foundation will be asking for logo suggestions from Staff, Students and FED Board Members.
MOTION BY Hinojos seconded by Wolf to provide Licensed Community Education service to ISD No. 2170 effective 7/1/19 through 6/30/20 per terms of the Agreement. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Lund seconded by Hinojos to accept the Insurance quotation from Insurance Advisors, Inc. as presented.
ROLL CALL VOTE- In Favor of accepting: Hillmer, VanDenheuvel, Lund, Funk, Wolf, Hinojos. Abstained: Veronen
MOTION BY Funk seconded by Hinojos to approve the revised Service Agreement between LCSC and FED for Business Manager Services. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY Hillmer seconded by VanDenheuvel to approve the second/final reading of Policy 515– Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Lund seconded by Hinojos to approve the transferring of $100,000 to the OPEB Reserve Account. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Hinojos seconded by VanDenheuvel to approve the transferring of $100,000 to the Facility Reserve Account. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Hinojos seconded by Lund to approve the FY-20 CMERDC Copier Maintenance Agreement. Per copy cost as presented. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Funk seconded by Wolf to approve the FY20 annual Health and Safety Agreement with the LCSC. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Funk seconded by Hillmer to approve the two year, 1/2019 – 6/2021, Master Agreement between the FED #6004 and the teacher aid EMFED group #7335 as recommended by the Personnel Committee. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY Hinojos seconded by Lund to approve the FY20 Employee Handbook as presented. VOTE-U/C
MOTION BY VanDenheuvel seconded by Hinojos to Acknowledge receipt, review, and acceptance of the FY20 Central Lakes Consortium Carl Perkins grant in the amounts of $215,248.19 for Secondary Basic Allocation and $33,899.02 Secondary Reserve Allocation. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Hinojos seconded by VanDenheuvel to approve the items as follows:
SPECIAL EDUCATION: Unpaid Leave Request of T. Gould; Lane Change Request of K. Thoennes, SpEd Instructor; FMLA Request of K. Brakke, SLP; K. Bauck, SpEd Para; W. Wegscheid, SLP; Resignation of J. Rice, SpEd Para; Permission to advertise and hire for two (2) ECSE Para, effective the 19/20 SY, Hiring of B. Williams, SpEd Para; C. Westerberg, SpEd Para; M. Lockhart, SLPA; M. Henry, SLPA; S. Speckien, ECSE Inst.; K. Salo, ECSE Inst.; Voluntary Reduction in Days for W. Wegscheid, SLP; Increase in Hrs for A. Eckhoff, Program Assistant; M. Benning, Program Assistant; TECHNOLOGY: Renaming of R. Murdock, School Tech/IT Admin/Tech Mang.; ECFE/SR/TCC: Reassignment of L. Wick, ECFE/SR/TCC Coord. Increase in Hrs and Reassignment for S. Dixon, FACTS Facilitator/ECFE Instr. Increase in Hrs for T. Bartels, ECFE Instr.; M. Wolhowe, ECFE/SR Instr.; L. Wright, ECFE/SR Instr.; Resignation of R. Khamassi; Voluntary Reduction in hrs for A. Becker, Para; AGENCY WIDE: Hiring of L. Truax, Facility Maintenance I; FMLA Request of E. Clark, Program Assistant. VOTE- U/C
MOTION BY Hillmer seconded by Hinojos to adjourn the meeting at 6:48 p.m. VOTE- U/C
Preapproved Publication Summary
Russ VanDenheuvel, Clerk