District #595 School Board Proceedings (1028)

Board of Education, Independent School District #595,
East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Proceedings September 14, 2015

The regular meeting of the BoPrd of Education, Independent School District #595, East Grand Forks, Minnesota was held on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior High School.
Board Chair Palmiscno called the meeting to order.
Board members present: Black, Palmiscno, Piche, Simonson, Thompson, and Useldinger
Board member absent: None
Black moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Piche seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Useldinger moved to approve the minutes of the regular school board meeting held on August 24, 2015. Simonson seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Piche moved to approve the labor agreement with Education Minnesota Support Professionals (Bus Drivers) as presented and dated July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2017.  Simonson seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Simonson moved to create the following positions:
Custodian, New Heights Elementary 1.0 FTE
Custodian, Senior High School 1.0 FTE
Food Service, New Heights 4.0 hours per day
Useldinger seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Useldinger moved to approve the preliminary 2015 payable 2016 levy at the maximum amount.  Black seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Piche moved to accept the following resignations:
Jim Scanlan, Activities Director effective August 31, 2015
Valerie Johnson, Food Service effective August 28, 2015
Brenda Johnson, Paraprofessional effective September 1, 2015
Robert Johnson, Custodian effective September 18, 2015
Steve Blacker, Assistant Principal effective September 8, 2015
Useldinger seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Simonson moved to hire the following people:
Courtney Dahlen, Elementary Teacher B, Step 1 – $34,647
Arden Borst, Senior High Custodian
Pat Yanish, Bus Paraprofessional 3.5 hours per day
Casey Burton, Senior High Paraprofessional 7.0 hours per day
Rachel Gunderson, South Point Paraprofessional 7.5 hours per day
Black seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Black moved to approve a medical leave of absence for Cheryl Wood, food service, from September 8, 2015, through November 17, 2015.  Useldinger seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Useldinger moved to approve the miscellaneous payments for the August 28, 2015, payroll in the amount of $23,583.59.  The consent agendas are on file in the Superintendent’s Office.   Simonson seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Simonson moved to approve the following donations to the school district:
Donation From: Donation To: For: Amount 
Cy Monley – Silveus Financial Senior High School Boys Basketball 1,000.00 
Target South Point Student Council 405.58 
Steve & Rosalynd Gander Senior High School Football 1,000.00 
TOTAL DONATIONS $2,405.58 
Black seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Simonson moved to approve the payment of the K-12 bills #106836 through #107041 as follows:
General Fund 01 $630,930.63
Food Service Fund 02 1,253.57
Community Education Fund 04 5,484.97
Building Fund 06 0.00
Debt Redemption Fund 07 0.00
Trust Fund 09 0.00
Community Service Fund 14 644.09
Activity Fund 21 6,590.82
Electronic Fund Transfers 3,160,904.21
Total Payments $3,805,808.29
The bills are on file in the Superintendent’s Office.  Piche seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Simonson moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:25 p.m.  Black seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Melissa Thompson, Clerk
(October 7, 2015)

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