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Minutes of Regular Meeting The Board of Truste

Minutes of Regular Meeting The Board of Trustees Badger ISD 676 A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Badger ISD 676 was held Monday, February 13, 2017, beginning at 7:30 PM in the FACS Room. 1. Call to Order at 7:43 P.M. 1. 1. Roll Call: Jamie Isane, Jim Christianson, Cari Dostal, Curt Hauger, Carol Rhen, Jeramy Swenson 1. 2. Administration: Tom Jerome, Shena Brandt, Stacey Warne 1. 3. Department Managers: Jarod Magnusson 2. Visitors Present: Gretchen Lee, Lisa Erickson, Daniel Carpenter, and Ryan Bergeron Comments: None 3. Approval of Agenda 3. 1. A motion was made by Member Rhen, seconded by Member Swenson and UC that, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approve the agenda of the February 13th, 2017 Regular Board Meeting as presented/amended. 4. Minutes 4. 1. Recommended motion: Member Christianson moved to approve the minutes of the January 9th, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Motion seconded by Member Rhen. 4. 2. Recommended motion: Member Swenson moved to approve the minutes of the January 30th, 2017 Special Board Meeting. Motion seconded by Member Rhen. 5. Consent Agenda 5. 1. Pay Bills: Motion by Member Dostal to approve the payment of bills check #57383 through check #57444 as listed, Purchasing Card electronic payments dated February 3rd, 2017 and Electronic Fund Transfers as submitted. Motion seconded by Member Rhen. 6. Communications 6. 1. Superintendent 6. 1. a. Building and Grounds • Jarod has been in contact with Herculift in regards to repairing the lift. The lift needs to be sent to Fargo to be repaired. It also needs a new joystick $1000 and a battery which runs between $800-$900. The lift is used several times a year for prom, concerts, and changing bulbs. Jarod will contact Herculift about getting quotes for a new lift. • There is a leak in one air handler and unable to find it. It will cost around $3,000 or more to fix the air handler, depending on labor costs. It could cost significantly more. Mr. Jerome indicated that Jarod can move forward on the air exchange system. The school is contracted with Pederson Sheet Metal. The current system is original to the building. Simplex Grinnell has indicated that our heat detectors are outdated. But, the school has been in compliance at inspections. • The custodial staff would like to work 4-10 hour shifts each week during the summer months. 6. 1. b. Student Enrollment • As of February 9th, 2017 : Badger Enrollment is: 243 • February 2016 : Badger Enrollment was: 256 6. 1. c. Badger School District Energy Audit • Meeting was conducted with two representatives of Otter Tail Company. • Energy inventory was recorded as it relates to lighting fixtures throughout Badger School. • Rebate was $19,000 and Member Hauger presented a cost savings spreadsheet for the district • *see attached • Recommended motion: Member Hauger made a motion to call for bids to change the lighting at the school building. Motion seconded by Member Swenson. UC. 6. 1. d. Parent Teacher Conferences • February 16th • K-12 Parent Teacher Conferences will occur 1:30 – 7:30 • School will be dismissed at 12:30 • *see attached 6. 1. e. 2016 – 2017 Badger School District Budget Revision • Review of the revised projected 2016 – 2017 School District Budget • Budget details projected Expenditures and Revenues for FY 17 • *see attached 6. 1. f. Interest Based Collective Bargaining • Interest Based Collective Bargaining Session #2 is scheduled to occur on February 22nd • Scheduled start time is 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. • Session “summary/wrap up” is scheduled to begin at 8:00 and end no later than 8:30 6. 1. g. FCCLA Spirit Week • February 13th – 17th • Monday : Camouflage Day • Tuesday : “Steal A Heart” Day • Wednesday : Character Day • Thursday : Duct Tape & Garbage Bag Day • Friday : Extreme Gator Day 6. 1. h. Badger Music Program • Badger Instrumental and Vocal Large Group Contest will take place February 27th • Students under the direction of Mrs. Erickson and Mr. Carpenter will perform in Warroad 6. 1. i. ACT Test • Badger 11th grade students will take ACT Test on February 28th 6. 1. j. Minnesota School Board Recognition Week • February 20th – 24th • Minnesota School Board members manage approximately 2,000 schools within Minnesota • School Board member responsibilities include: Facilities, State and Federal Mandates, Staffing, Activities, Finance, Curriculum, Policy, Negotiations, etc. • Minnesota School Board members make decisions that affect more than 52,000 teachers and thousands of administrators and support staff. • Minnesota School Board members oversee school district budgets that fund education programs for more than 825,000 students in Minnesota. 6. 1. k. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America • Also known as FCCLA • Advisors are Mrs. Gretchen Lee and Mrs. Lorraine Kukowski • FCCLA students recently competed at regional level in Ada • Badger FCCLA students received 3 Gold, 7 Silver, 2 Bronze • “Chapter Service Project Display” Kadeyn Keller, Greta Lee Silver* • “Everyday Equations” Kennedy Truscinski Gold • “Everyday Equations” Greta Lee Silver • Everyday Equations” Tessa Blumer Silver • “Everyday Equations” Brooke VonEnde Silver • “Everyday Equations” Alex Ylitalo Silver • “Focus on Children” Kennedy Truscinski Gold* • “Life Event Planning” Jasmine Christianson, Hailey VonEnde Silver* • “National Programs in Action” Brooke VonEnde, Alex Ylitalo, Gavin Davy Silver* • “Recycle and Redesign” Emma VonEnde Gold* • *eligible for National FCCLA Conference if student(s) earn one of top 2 scores at State Conference • March 22nd, 2017 FCCLA State Conference in Bloomington, MN • FCCLA National Conference will be the beginning of July in Nashville, TN 6. 1. l. Badger School District Application • At request of Board Member Hauger, Badger School District Application will be reviewed • Board Member Hauger asked if the application can ask Date of Birth and if the applicant has a criminal history. Superintendent Jerome indicated that due to possible discrimination it is his understanding that we cannot ask for Date of Birth or Criminal history. 6. 1. m. 6. 1. n. Badger School District Employee Background Check • At request of Board Member Hauger, Badger School District Employee Background Check company and process will be reviewed • Superintendent Jerome reviewed how a background study is conducted and what information is looked up. Mr. Hauger asked Mr. Jerome to obtain information as to what The McDowell searches for. This will be compared with the Criminal Bureau of Apprehension at the next board meeting. Remodeling of Bus Garage • First Robotics is currently utilizing extra space in the bus garage. Superintendent Jerome was asked if a bid could be obtained to close off the area. The bid from Allen Monsrud Construction was approximately $3,000. A few different quotes and scenarios were provided. The wall will be about 60 feet long. It will also help to save on the heating bill which would be around $1,493 during the 6 week First Robotics build season. •Board Member Hauger asked if the construction of the wall was something that Mr. Coltom and his students could do. This was discussed and considered. The concern of the board was that the wall be built to state code and that it is being built in an older building. • Member Swenson discussed the electrical needs for the space. He felt that 3-4 (4 outlet) boxes would be sufficient. He stated that the electrical did not need to be done right away. • Recommended motion made by Member Rhen. That we go ahead with request to build a wall in the garage to accommodate First Robotics and leave it up to Mr. Jerome’s discretion, not to exceed $4,000. Motion seconded by Member Hauger. • Superintendent Jerome posted a request for bids on the Badger School District Website. Kljkhk 6. 1. o Pledge of Alliance in the School • Board Member Hauger presented MN Statute 121A.11. It states that the Pledge of Allegiance has to be recited once per week. He asked why the Pledge of Allegiance was only recited up to 6th grade. Mr. Warne reported that K-6 currently say the Pledge of allegiance daily. Mr. Hauger indicated that K-12th grade needs to comply with this statute once a week, if not once daily. The board discussed reciting it over the intercom at the start of the school day. Mr. Hauger also asked if there was a flag in each room. He stated it will need to be added to the student handbook. •Member Hauger made a motion that students will say the Pledge of Allegiance every Monday morning. This will be effective March 1st. Motion seconded by Member Swenson. U.C. • Board Member Hauger requested that the Pledge of Allegiance be added to the school board meeting agendas to be recited at the start of each meeting. 6. 2. Dean of Students 6. 2. a. Ramp Up Career Panel 6. 2. b. Joint Sports Board Meeting was February 9th. It was a meet and greet with Mr. Underwood. Member Dostal inquired about Mr. Underwood attending a Badger School Board Meeting. 7. Reports 7. 1. Accept Cash Report through January 31st, 2017 subject to audit. Motion by Member Christianson, Second by Member Swenson. U.C. 8. New Business 8. 1. Approve revised 2016 – 2017 Badger School budget as presented. Motion by Member Dostal, Second by Member Rhen. U.C. 9. Adjourn Motion by Member Christianson, Second by Member Dostal to adjourn the meeting at 10:03 P.M. Cari Dostal, Clerk Jamie Isane, Chairperson (March 22, 2017)

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