November 13

november 26, 2013
The regular meeting of the School Board of District #477 was called to order by Chair Deb Ulm on the 26th day of November 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the District Office Board Room.
Roll Call: Members Present: Craig Johnson, Eric Minks, Jeremy Miller, Chuck Nagle, Deb Ulm, and Howard Vaillancourt. Members Absent: Chad Young. Others present: Superintendent Julia Espe and Director of Business Services Michelle Czech
Citizen Comments: None. Student Council Rep: Absent: Gabrielle Foede
Motion made by Howard Vaillancourt and seconded by Jeremy Miller, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Jeremy Miller and seconded by Eric Minks, to approve the November 12, 2013 Regular School Board meeting minutes. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion was made by Howard Vaillancourt and seconded by Craig Johnson, to approve the consent agenda items: Gifts, Personnel, Non Resident Agreements, Bills, Wires and Transfers, and the Treasurers report. Motion passed unanimously.
Read 180 (Literacy Intervention Program) Middle School Principal Dan Voce and Oak Land Director Rebecca Fuller provided the board with a presentation about the Middle School within a school Read 180 program. It is a reading, writing, and speaking program that was implemented for 7th and 8th grade students in order to assist them in reading achievement. It is aligned to the state standards and the common core. It is a 90 minute program intended to provide intensive intervention for students who are two or more years behind in reading. There are checkpoints along the way to ensure students are on track and achieving their goals. Seniority Lists Process Director of Human Resources Brenda Alexander explained to the board that the district needed additional time to complete the seniority list. PEA did agree to allow the district two weeks to complete it, and then the PEA will review it. The district should be able to present it at the December 17, 2013 meeting.
Trap Shooting Program – Activities Director Darin Laabs provided the board with information implementing a trap shooting program at the high school. It will be offered to grades 7-12, and it is a MSHSL program. It is a spring sport that operates from April June. Practice is at the local gun range in Cambridge. Cost per participant is $250.00. The students use their own guns, and parents provide transportation. It was suggested that the Trap Shooting activity fee should be included in the current activity fee list in our Activities Policy. In addition, Business Manager Michelle Czech confirmed that the fee would also take into consideration students currently on free or reduced lunch.
Motion was made by Howard Vaillancourt and seconded by Eric Minks to approve the Trap Shooting Activity proposal with the contingency that coaches salaries will be placed on schedule B during the negotiations process. Upon roll call the following voted in favor of: Howard Vaillancourt, Craig Johnson, Deb Ulm, Chuck Nagle, Eric Minks, and Jeremy Miller. Motion was passed unanimously.
Non Public Transportation Motion was made by Eric Minks and seconded by Craig Johnson to approve the 2013-14 Non Public Transportation contract. Upon roll call the following voted in favor of: Howard Vaillancourt, Craig Johnson, Deb Ulm, Eric Minks, and the following voted against: Chuck Nagle, Jeremy Miller. Motion passed 4:2.
Motion was made by Craig Johnson and seconded by Howard Vaillancourt to approve policies #304 Superintendent Evaluation, #412 Employee Travel and Related Expenses, and #714 Fund Balances. Motion passed unanimously.
Attendance,Transportation Board Committee Meeting January 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m.,Chamber Gala Dec 12, 2013 5:30 p.m. location: Stevens Restaurant. The District has been nominated Business of the Year, and the board is encouraged to attend.
ADJOURN Meeting was adjourned at 8:13 p.m. In Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 13D.05, subdivision 2(b), motion was made by Jeremy Miller and seconded by Craig Johnson to move to close the meeting for negotiation strategies. Recorder: Bridget Sorensen Published in the
Princeton Union Eagle
January 2, 2014

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