March 4

MARCH 4, 2014
The regular meeting of the School Board of District #477 was called to order by Chair Deb Ulm on the 4th day of March, 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, Howard Vaillancourt, and Chad Young. Members Absent: None. Others present: Superintendent Julia Espe, Director of Business Services Michelle Czech, Director of Human Resources Brenda Alexander. Citizen Comments: Jim Muckenhirn offered to answer any questions the Board members may have about the Adapted Bowling agenda item. Student Council Rep: Gabrielle Foede
APPROVE AGENDA Addition: Adaptive Bowling. Motion made by Eric Minks, and seconded by Howard Vaillancourt, to approve the agenda with the addition of Adapted Bowling. Motion passed unanimously.
DISCUSS and ACT on PREVIOUS BOARD MEETING MINUTES Motion by Eric Minks, and seconded by Chad Young, to approve the February 18, 2014 Regular School Board meeting minutes. Motion passed unanimously.
CONSENT AGENDA Motion made by Howard Vaillancourt, and seconded by Craig Johnson, to approve the consent agenda items: Personnel, Fundraiser, February Treasurers report, and Award. Motion passed unanimously.
Policies 1st Readings: Facility Use Policy There were a few questions by Board member Howard Vaillancourt. Data Use Policy No changes recommended.
Changes will be made according to Board recommendations and both policies will be presented at the next board meeting, March 18, 2014, for a 2nd reading.
INFORMATION – North Elementary Strategic Growth and Change
Principal Beach provided an overview of the North Elementary Strategic Growth and Change Framework.
Instructional Rounds Report
Dr. Rebecca Koelln provided the board with an overview of how Resource and Learning is one of two centers in the nation to be name as a Marzano Center, and Princeton is one of the 36 Districts in Minnesota that are working on this model. Dr. Koellin stated that Dr. Marzano says you can find a school that is considered to be a school of excellence but it is hard to find a district that is considered to be a district of excellence, and Dr. Koelln believes Princeton could be the next district of excellence.
Referendum Update
Superintendent Espe provided the Board with an update on referendum items since the last board meeting:
We have three citizens that volunteered to be the Co-Chairs for the community committee:
Scott Berry, Rachel Gillman, Jim Gibbs. The lists for the townships Election Judges have been requested, we will be ordering the ballots, and labels this week. The Frequently Asked Questions have been posted on the web site. We will be adding the tax calculator to the web site. We are also working on several social media areas in order to get the word out to the public.
FUTURE MEETINGS Business Expo March 8th from 9-2 p.m. School Board Member assistance is needed.
ADDITIONS TO AGENDA Adapted Bowling. Motion was made by Craig Johnson, and seconded by Howard Vaillancourt, to accept Adapted Bowling. By roll call the following voted in favor of: Chuck Nagle, Eric Minks, Jeremy Miller, Howard Vaillancourt, Craig Johnson, Chad Young, and Deb Ulm. Motion passed unanimously. ADJOURN The meeting was adjourned at 8:08 p.m. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 13D.05, subdivision 2(b), I move to close the meeting for negotiation strategies.
Chair: Deb Ulm
Clerk: Eric Minks
Recorder: Bridget Sorensen
Published in the
Princeton Union Eagle
March 27, 2014

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