- Approve Legal Services Contract w/Intermediate District 287
- Approve Children’s Mental Health Contract
- Approve Contract – M. Motherway (.8 Industrial Arts)
- Approve Contract – S. Geisler (Science)
- Approve Contract – D. Marleau (Math)
- Approve Contract – S. Stangler (Comm. Ed. Adult Programmer / Clerical)
- Approve Contract – L. Evans ( Comm. Ed. Youth Programmer)
- Approve Contract – A. Ledermann (.6 LD)
- Approve Contract – P. Hermel (ISS / Tutor)
- Approve Contract – S. Martinson (Ed Tech Consultant)
- Approve Invest Early Employee Contracts
V. Williams made the motion, seconded by V. Jerry to approve the AFSCME 2006-2008 contract as presented. MCU. Mr. Grose expressed his thanks to all who participated in negotiations.
After lengthy discussion regarding the extra-curricular budget, a motion was made by C. Williams to pursue Option 3 of the presented proposals with the following changes: Increase fees for activity participation: Jr. High fees will increase from $50 to $60 per activity, Sr. High fees will increase from $75 to $100 per activity with the family cap remaining the same at $300 per year and groups running concessions at events will give a portion (to be determined by Supt. & Activities Director) of the profit per event to the extra-curricular program (until the budgeted amount of $4500 has been met) and keep any remaining profit, thus saving the Cross Country Running program from being cut from the budget. Motion seconded by K. Johnson. Motion carried with 5 ayes, 1 nay.
Second reading of MSBA (MN School Board Association) Policies was held. V. Williams made the motion, seconded by K. Johnson to approve final adoption of policies 103, 205, 206, 208, 212, 406, 413, 414, 416, 420, 425, 501, 503, 506, 509F, 514, 515, 516, 524, 525, 527F, 530, 533, 601, 602, 606, 607, 608, 611, 612.1, 613, 615, 616, 618, 624, 707, 709, 801, 801F, 802 and withdraw policies 613F, 612, 615F. MCU.
Mrs. DeLawyer explained the handbook changes to the board. This being the first reading, no action was taken.
Motion to approve the authorization of electronic transfers by Mr. Grose was made by V. Williams, seconded by C. Williams. MCU.
Mrs DeLawyer reported the construction project was going well at King and commended the work crew on their progress and stated the working environment has been very pleasant during the project.
Mr. Grose reported the High School construction project is also going well. A few students will be coming in next week for BST testing. He shared Impact Aid information with the board and stated there are no significant changes at this time. A Boys/Girls Club having a host site in Deer River is a possibility in the near future. Shared technology support with the Greenway School District will begin this fall. Mark Curtiss will be working with both districts and Sean Martinson will also be providing technology assistance in both districts. He explained the Title I Part D Neglected & Delinquent Youth funds, which are generated due to our district having Foster/Group Homes. These funds assist with student achievement and academic transition. An Emergency Response & Crisis Management Grant has been applied for which is county-wide. It involves preplanning for crisis situations. Mr. Grose encouraged board members to attend MSBA trainings, which are coming up in August. He also mentioned that Phil Hermel is taking on a fundraising project to rollerblade 50 miles. He’ll get pledges and donate the funds raised to the extra-curricular budget. His goal is $1000. Thanks Phil!
Mr. Jim Rossbach spoke during the Public Input section in regards to the operating levy.
Motion to adjourn was made by V. Williams, seconded by K. Johnson. MCU.
The next regular school board meeting will be August 7, 2006 at 6:00 PM in the North School Library.
Anne Gardner, Chair Victor Williams, Clerk