Proceedings/Board of Education, Climax-Shelly Independent School District #592, Climax, MN 56523

Board of Education, Climax-Shelly Independent School District #592, Climax, MN 56523
proceedings April 15, 2019
The Board of Education of Independent School District #592, Climax, Minnesota held their regular rescheduled meeting on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Music Room at the Climax-Shelly School.

Brad Erickson called the meeting to order with the following members present:  Brad Erickson, Toscha Larson, Molly Paulsrud, Beth Rarick, Vance Thoreson, and Jayne Nesvig.  Board member Bryan Stortroen arrived at 6:25 pm.  Superintendent Bill Walters and K-12 Principal Art Meyer were present.  Teachers, Brittany Gast, Michelle Karst, Emily Ojanen, and Karen Thoreson and students, Isabel Pruneda and Izzy Von Ruden were also in attendance.

Molly moved, Toscha seconded the following motion:  BE IT RESOLVED that the Agenda be approved as presented with the addition of the Senior Class Trip Proposal. Motion passed by unanimous vote.

Beth moved, Jayne seconded the following motion:  BE IT RESOLVED that the minutes of the March 18, 2019 regular meeting are approved as presented. Motion passed by unanimous vote.

Students in attendance presented a proposal for their one-day Senior Class trip to the Twin Cities.

Toscha moved, Vance seconded the following motion:  BE IT RESOLVED that a payment totaling $25,733.00 be authorized for checks #50700-#50716 for end of the month bills and that a payment totaling $64,654.66 for checks #50717-#50761 for monthly board bills be approved as presented.  There were no voided checks. Wire transfers total $74,654.66. The board report is for checks listing for Fund 1 (General Fund), Fund 2 (Hot Lunch), Fund 4 (Community Education), Fund 21 (Student Activity), and Fund 6 (Construction).  Motion passed by unanimous vote.

Toscha moved, Molly seconded the following motion: BE IT RESOLVED to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented.  Motion passed by unanimous vote.  There was a request for the Construction Fund to again be included in this report.

TREASURER’S REPORT BY BETH RARICK

Financial Information    March 2018    March 2019
MN Liquid Asset Fund    $2,255,013.6    $4,296,510.74
Checkbook Balance    $     9,372.75    $      88.608.10
Subtotal    $2,264,386.4    $ 4,385.118.84
GIC Fund    $              0.0    $        0.00
TOTAL    $2,264,386.44    $4,385,118.84

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
● Construction project progress was shared.
● Bids for new gym bleachers were presented.  There are problems with
existing bleachers which were purchased in 1981.

School Counselor Mrs. Ojanen shared a presentation on her interactions with students in her counseling position.

K-12 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT – See report presented at meeting.

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR REPORT – No report by Athletic Director.  Superintendent Walters shared there had been many spring sports cancellations due to weather.  Sports Committee Meeting scheduled for April 25.

COMMUNICATIONS – CEA Request to Negotiate.

OLD BUSINESS – None.

NEW BUSINESS
Molly moved, seconded by Toscha the following motion:  BE IT RESOLVED to approve Brad Erickson to present diplomas to the Class of 2019 at graduation on Saturday May 18th at 2:00 pm.  Motion passed by unanimous vote.

Toscha moved, seconded by Bryan the following motion: BE IT RESOLVED to approve the request and have our negotiations committee move forward with negotiations with the CEA.  Motion passed by unanimous vote.

Toscha moved, seconded by Jayne the following motion: BE IT RESOLVED to cancel the share agreement with Fisher School that provides Climax-Shelly with Ag/FFA and Fisher with Art Instruction.  Motion passed by unanimous vote.

Beth moved, seconded by Jayne the following motion: BE IT RESOLVED to approve to pay non-certified staff for 2 weather make-up days as approved by the MN legislature.  Motion passed by unanimous vote.

Member Bryan Stortroen introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION DISCONTINUING AND REDUCING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS
WHEREAS, the School Board of Independent School District No. 592 adopted a resolution on February 27, 2019 directing the administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions, and WHEREAS, said recommendations have been received and considered by the school board, BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 592, as follows:
That the following budget/financial considerations be approved:
1.) Polk County Collaborative funds.
2.) Extracurricular positions, transportation, supplies, and costs.
3.) Supplies and materials.
4.) Salaries and benefits for personnel.
5.) Contracted services.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Vance Thoreson and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:  Beth Rarick, Molly Paulsrud, Bryan Stortroen, Brad Erickson, Vance Thoreson, Jayne Nesvig, and Toscha Larson.  And the following voted against:  None.
Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

Vance moved, seconded by Bryan the following motion: BE IT RESOLVED to adjourn the meeting at 7:14 p.m.  Motion passed by unanimous vote.

The April regularly scheduled Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 20 at 8:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Toscha Larson, Clerk

(May 22, 2019)

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