School District #595 Proceedings (0714)

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

Proceedings May, 23, 2016

The regular meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District #595, East Grand Forks, Minnesota was held on Monday, May 23, 2016, 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 members absent: none
Black moved to approve the agenda with the following addition:  
8.5 Open Positions FTEs
Simonson seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Useldinger moved to approve the minutes of the regular School Board meeting held on May 9, 2016.  Black seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
2016-17 RESOLUTION FOR MEMBERSHIP IN 
THE MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE
Thompson moved that BE IT RESOLVED that the Governing Board of School District #595, County of Polk, State of Minnesota delegates the control, supervision, and regulation of interscholastic athletic and fine arts events (referred to in MN Statutes, Section 128C.01) to the Minnesota State High School League, and so hereby certifies to the State Commissioner of Education as provided for by Minnesota Statutes.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the high school listed below:
East Grand Forks Senior High School is authorized by this, the governing Board of said school district or school to:
• Renew its membership in the Minnesota State High School League; and,
• Participate in the approved interschool activities sponsored by said League and its various subdivisions
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Governing Board hereby adopts the Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations of said League and all amendments thereto as the same as are published in the latest edition of the League’s Official Handbook, on file at the office of the school district or as appears on the League’s website, as the minimum standards governing participation in said League-sponsored activities, and that the administration and responsibility for determining student eligibility for the supervision of such activities are assigned to the official representative identified by the Governing Board.
Black seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Simonson moved to approve Construction Bid Package #2 in the amount of $5,194,665.32 as presented.  Useldinger seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Black moved to renew the district’s health insurance with Blue Cross/Blue Shield at the following rates beginning July 1, 2016:

Current Rates Renewal Rates
$250 Ded CMM
Single $   738.50 $   855.00
Family 1,905.00 2,205.00

$500 Ded CMM
Single 688.00 796.50
Family 1,778.00 2,058.00

CDHP Plan 860 $3250
Single 592.00 685.00
Family 1,275.00 1,475.50

Minimum Value Plan $6350
Single 483.50 559.50
Family 1,246.50 1,442.50

Piche seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Simonson moved to accept the resignation of Amy Driscoll, Paraprofessional, effective August 8, 2016.  Useldinger seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Piche moved to hire Stephen Ragan, Vocal Music Instructor, at B30, Step 7 – $50,361, beginning with the 2016-17 school year.  Useldinger seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Black moved to grant up to six-weeks of paid childcare leave to Kelly Sobolik beginning August 15, 2016, as per the Master Agreement.  Her projected start back date is September 6, 2016.  Thompson seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Black moved to refer any further changes to the job description for the Assistant Principal position as advertised to the Executive Committee prior to hiring for the position.  Useldinger seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Simonson moved to increase the vocal music position at Central Middle School to 1.0 FTE and to reduce the special needs position to .67 FTE.  Piche seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Piche moved to approve the miscellaneous payments for the May 13, 2016, payroll in the amount of $11,563.74.  The consent agenda is on file in the Superintendent’s Office.  Useldinger seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Simonson moved to accept the following donations:
Donation From: Donation To: For: Amount 
EGF Education Foundation Senior High Todd Schumacher 1,199.99 
Eagles Central Middle School Wolf Ridge 300.00 
TOTAL DONATIONS $1,499.99 

Black seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Black moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:05 p.m.  Simonson seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Melissa Thompson, Clerk
(June 22, 2016)

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