|MURRAY COUNTY CENTRAL
SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
The school board of Murray County Central Schools held their reorganizational meeting, pursuant to notice, on Monday, January 13, 2014, in the Central library. |
Chair Woldt called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Members present: Sue Streff, Dan Woldt, Tom Mesner, Tony Clarke, Cindy Meling and Jeremy Steinle. Administration: Luther Onken, Joe Meyer, and Todd Burlingame. Others: Becky Hudson, Naomi Sankey, and Deb Bleyenberg.
Chair Woldt called for nominations for school board chair. Tom Mesner nominated Daniel Woldt for chair, with a second from Cindy Meling. Chair Woldt called for nominations a second and third time. There were no further nominations for chair. Daniel Woldt was named chair following a unanimous voice vote.
Chair Woldt called for nominations for school board clerk. Sue Streff nominated Cindy Meling for clerk. Tom Mesner seconded the nomination. Chair Woldt called for nominations a second and third time. There were no further nominations for clerk. Cindy Meling was named clerk following a unanimous voice vote.
Chair Woldt called for nominations for school board treasurer. Cindy Meling nominated Sue Streff for treasurer. Tony Clarke seconded the nomination. Chair Woldt called for nominations a second and third time. There were no further nominations for treasurer. Sue Streff was named treasurer following a unanimous voice vote.
Chair Woldt called for nominations for school board vice-chair. Cindy Meling nominated Tom Mesner for vice-chair. Jeremy Steinle seconded the nomination. Chair Woldt called for nominations a second and third time. There were no further nominations for vice-chair. Tom Mesner was named vice-chair following a unanimous voice vote.
Tony Clarke made a motion, seconded by Sue Streff to set the Regular school board meetings at 6:00 p.m. on the second Monday of the month, to be held in the Central library. Motion carried unanimously.
Jeremy Steinle made a motion, seconded by Tom Mesner, to set the school board and the recording secretary salaries for 2014 at $70.00 per meeting. Additional salaries for chairperson and clerk will be $500.00 and $100.00 per year respectively. Mileage will be paid at the current IRS rate. Motion carried unanimously.
Cindy Meling made a motion to designate Deb Bleyenberg and Lisa Rademacher to perform the duties of clerk and treasurer. The motion was duly seconded by Sue Streff. Motion carried unanimously.
Cindy Meling made a motion naming Rupp, Anderson, Squires and Waldspurger, P.A. as the school board's legal counsel and the superintendent as the individual authorized to contact legal counsel. Tony Clarke seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
Tom Mesner made a motion to set the 2014 Committee Assignments:
Academic and Athletic Cooperative Sponsorship - Tom Mesner, and Sue Streff
Negotiations/Employee Relations Committee - Cindy Meling, Daniel Woldt and Sue Streff
Staff Recognition and Atmosphere - the entire Board
Governing Board of Murray County IEIC - Jeremy Steinle
Legislative Liaison - Luther Onken Transportation - Cindy Meling, Tony Clarke, and Tom Mesner
Technology Committee - Jeremy Steinle and Tony Clarke Insurance Pool - Sue Streff
Facilities - Jeremy Steinle, Tony Clarke, and Daniel Woldt
Community Education Advisory Board - Tony Clarke
MSHSL Board Representative - Tom Mesner VoAg Committee - Tom Mesner
Long Range Planning - entire Board
Staff Development - Tom Mesner and Sue Streff
Curriculum Advisory Board - Cindy Meling Overload Assignment - Daniel Woldt and Sue Streff
Calendar Committee - Tom Mesner Financial Committee - Sue Streff, Cindy Meling, and Dan Woldt
Fundraising Committee - Dan Woldt
MCC Strategic Planning Committee - Entire Board
Wellness Committee - Dan Woldt and Tony Clarke Q-comp - Tom Mesner
High School Attendance Committee - Sue Streff
Activities Handbook Committee - Dan Woldt and Tony Clarke
The motion was duly seconded by Sue Streff. Motion carried unanimously.
Cindy Meling made a motion to approve the remaining agenda. The motion was duly seconded by Tony Clarke. Motion carried unanimously.
Jeremy Steinle made a motion to act on the consent agenda items: approve school board minutes for December 10, 2013. Approve payment of claims- $204359.82 Receive the cash flow projection and trial balance reports. Acknowledge donations: Hadley Lions (Culture Club)- $400.00; Slayton's Fireman's Relief (Math Masters)- $150.00 and (Culture Club)- $500.00; Minnwest Bank (Rebel Voices)- $50.00 and (Band)- $50.00. Chairman Woldt thanked the community for their generosity. Approve resignation of Tarry Boelter and Bruce Freeburg. Approve language revision of Superintendent's contract. Approve Long Term Sub Contract for Heather Huset. Approve MSEA Contract with change in Health Plan language and Pay Schedule. Approve resignation of Ardis Andert. The motion was seconded by Sue Streff. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Meyer's Report:
Celebrating Paraprofessional Week this week. Teachers and administration are providing a chili luncheon at Central on Wednesday to honor the paraprofessionals.
Mr. Meyer will be posting for 1 FTE Social teacher for the 2014-15 school year.
Friday is the end of the 2nd quarter and 1st semester. All student schedules will be made by Friday.
Monday there will be a teacher in-service. Topics will be:
Effective Strategies for Preventing and Responding to Bullying
Active Shooters in Schools/School Crisis Management
Library Grant Update - The initial meeting was held to discuss the grant. The ΕgweedingΕh process will start this week and bar coding will follow. Technology equipment and software will be updated before the end of the school year.
Mr. Meyer will be attending the Winter Secondary Principal Conference at the end of the month (January29-31) in Minneapolis.
Mr. Burlingame's Report:
Spelling Bee - 5th / 6th Grade: 1st Josie Harms, 2nd Dante Damm, 3rd Sam Larson, 4th Gabe Minton, 5th Carter Kresko. MCC will host the Regional Spelling Bee on April 12th.
4th Grade: 1st Logan Steinle, 2nd Dawson Blankenship.
5th / 6th Grade Activity Night went well.
Monica Ackermann - Provided a photo booth
Monogram Meats - Provided Hotdogs
Music provided by Touch of Class Entertainment (Max Whitehead, Kyle Saner and Joey Peterson)
End of the quarter on Friday - Report cards to go home on the 24th.
MCA Math testing Grade 3-6 week of January 20th.
This is Paraprofessional week. Certificates and lunch provided on Tuesday. Thank a Para today.
Science Fair registration s have begun.
Mr. Onken's report:
MSBA Leadership Conference - Thursday, January 16, 2014.
Southwest Minnesota Opportunity Council - Doug Bixby (custodial) - 20 hours per week.
Mediation with MCCEA on December 18, 2013.
Early dismissal on Friday, January 3, 2014 - weather & power outage.
No School on Monday, January 6, 2014 - Governor Designation - first make-up day.
Late start on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - weather.
I will set up meeting with Meet and Confer Committee to review 2014-2015 School Year Calendar.
TimeClock Plus - considering this for hourly employees.
Cindy Meling made a motion to adjourn at 6:40 p.m., with a seconded by Tom Mesner. Motion carried unanimously.
Cindy Meling, Clerk