INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 553
REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING, MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
CALL TO ORDER BY THE PRESIDENT- at 6:00 pm.
ATTENDANCE& DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM- All School Board Members except Kupfer plus Superintendent T. Cameron, B. Novak, M. Maki, Visitors Tammy Olson, Blake Groe and C. Vandermay of the press.
SETTING THE AGENDA TO DETERMINE THE ORDERS OF THE DAY– Approved.
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES- Approved.
BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND APPROVAL OF BILLS- Approved.
STAFF/STUDENT PRESENTATIONS- Marching Band Uniform and Equipment
BUILDING HAPPENINGS & REPORTS- Superintendent/Elementary Principal/Community Ed: Meetings - Ottertail County Collaborative, Best Practices Network, Technology, Literacy Plan, Legislative items; Business Manager- Transportation Data FY2011, Auditors August 6-10, 2012; High School Principal- Year-end items and Graduation, Calendar of events (attachment), MMR, Awards Day; Dean of Students/AD - Spring Sports Update, Elementary Year End Events; School Board- LCSC Board Meeting Report – Rachel, Staff Appreciation Breakfast – May 29 at 8:00 a.m. – Rachel and Josie, Committee Meetings - Finance- 4/25/2012, Policy – 5/21/2012.
SECOND READING OF POLICY #807 HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY- Approved.
CONSENT ITEMS- Motion by , Second by to approve the Consent Agenda as follows: MEMBERSHIPS- None. CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS-Student Teacher Agreement – Southwest Minnesota State University. MEETING DATES- None. GRANT APPLICATIONS- None. DONATIONS- None. Vote-u/c.
OUT OF DISTRICT BUS REQUESTS- Third Street, Bluffton. Approved.
AUTHORIZING STAFF TO PROCEED WITH THE SALE OF AN AID ANTICIPATION CERTIFICATE SALE- Approved.
DISTRICT GOALS 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR- Approved.
Goal #1: Minnesota Academic Standards, K-12 Curriculum, & Instruction – To implement and deliver the Minnesota Academic Standards in both basic requirements as well as through articulation in the K-12 curriculum to improve student’s skills in reading, writing, math, and science as shown by increased test scores on MCAIIs, and other standardized tests.
Goal #2: Technology – To improve technology skills, staff and students shall improve their knowledge and embed technology in daily activities and assignments.
Goal #3: Communications – To actively develop a set of parameters for effective communication between students, parents, teachers, administrators, school board, and the community.
Goal #4: Instruction- Teachers will engage in Best Practice Network, where data will be used to drive instructional decisions through deep implementation of formative assessment.
UNREQUESTED LEAVE OF HEALTH TEACHER- FINAL RESOLUTION- Approved.
ELEMENTARY GOALS- Approved.
Goal #1:The elementary staff will continue to strive, with support of the entire school district, to improve students’ skills and scores in all subject areas to either meet or exceed state and federal guidelines.
Goal #2:The elementary staff will continue to develop, implement and follow a consistent and positive behavior intervention system for all students. This will include emphasis on building positive character traits, such as making good choices, being honest, being respectful, and being responsible students.
Goal #3:The elementary staff will continue to improve our school’s communication, instruction, and provide staff development opportunities through the use of Professional Learning Communities.
HIGH SCHOOL GOALS- Approved.
Goal #1:The high school staff will continue to communicate and build relationships with students, parents, and the community. This will be identified by:
- Timely feedback for students with weekly grade updates
- Accommodating students with appropriate and timely interventions
- Deficiency reports at mid-quarter and midterm with aplan for improvement
- Parent –teacher conferences
- Teacher to parent personal communication as needed
Goal #2: The high school staff will improve the current level of instruction in all academic areas by clarifying essential learner outcomes for each course. This will be evident though clear course expectations, appropriate use of technology, rigorous academic tasks, and “research based best practice” to prepare students for the next level of learning.
Goal #3: In serving the whole child, the high school staff will work towards more collaboration and collegiality among staff. This will be identified by:
- Meeting in Professional Learning Communities (PLC) twice a month using the PLC protocol, which focuses on student progress toward proficiency on essential learner outcomes.
- Monthly department and grade level meetings.
- Monthly staff meetings.
FIRST READING OF POLICY #400.9L – FEES, ADMISSIONS, ETC- Approved.
BUDGET REVISION FOR 2011-2012 YEAR- Approved.
01 GENERAL FUND $6,073,405 $6,182,726
02 FOOD SERVICE FUND $350,700 $396,968
04 COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND $166,761 $171,986
07 DEBT SERVICE FUND $683,222 $669,000
TOTALS $7,274,088 $7,420,680
FOOD SERVICE CONTRACT– Information only.
PROPERTY AND LIABILITY INSURANCE- EMC Insurance. Approved.
PURCHASE OF SCHOOL CAR- Approved.
DISSOLUTION OF BOYS HOCKEY COOPERATIVE– Information only.
GIFTED AND TALENTED CONTRACT- one day per week for the 2012-2013 school year. Approved.
CARPET REPLACEMENT QUOTES- Dave’s Floor Covering for the high school media center, music room and district office. Approved.
REQUEST FOR LEAVE WITHOUT PAY- Denied at this time.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPORTS– Elementary BET minutes – 5/8/2012.
PERSONNEL CONSENT ITEMS- APPOINTMENTS-R. Koehler –Right to Resume Teaching Agreement, T. Hensch – High School Teacher and Activities Director; RESIGNATIONS- D. Huebsch – Para effective 5/11/12; CONTRACTS- J. Brockway – Elementary Principal 2012-2013, Support Staff – 2012-2014, Supervisors and Business Manager – 2012-2014. Approved.