School Board – INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 882

MONTICELLO, MINNESOTA

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

FEBRUARY 6, 2017

The Monticello Board of Education held their school board meeting on Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Middle School Board Room. Board Members Present: Melissa (Missy) Hanson, Carol McNaughton, Robbie Smith, William (Bill) Spartz, Dr. Jim Johnson, Superintendent Board Members Absent: Jill Bartlett and Jeff Hegle Also present: District Administrators and community guests. Location: School District Board Room Monticello Middle School Date: Monday, February 6th, 2017 Time: 6:00 p.m.

AGENDA:

1. Call to Order Board Chair Bill Spartz noted board members Jill Bartlett and Jeff Hegle are absent.

2. Pledge of Allegiance

Board Chair Bill Spartz asked board members and guests to take a moment of silence to remember high school Para Professional Dave Swanson.

3. Approval of the Agenda

Approved by: Robbie Smith Seconded by: Carol McNaughton motion carried. Approved 4-0

4. Citizens Comments None

5. Consent Agenda Approval of Minutes Special Meeting, January 23, 2017

General Fund $224,395.23 Total Bills $ 1,705,509.10 Total Payroll $ 3,112,358.48

Approved by: Missy Hanson Seconded by: Carol McNaughton motion carried. Approved 4-0

6. Presentation of Donations to the District Jim Johnson, Superintendent

A. $5000.00 from Pentair to the Monticello High School First Robotics Program

B. Loan of three upright basses from Schmitt Music to the Middle School Orchestra Program Total Donations $ 9,100

Approved by: Missy Hanson Seconded by: Robbie Smith motion carried. Approved 4-0

7. Student Representative Report – Grace Schillewaert, Monticello High School reported on the following high school events and activities

8. Middle School Tier II Reading/Flex Program Jeff Scherber, Middle School Principal, middle school instructors Melissa Trampel and Peter Bergquist presented information on how they are working on an intervention program to help students that have not meet the achievement gap.

9. Student Chef Program Joe Happe, Food Service Director presented information on the new Student Chef Program.

10. Recommendation to Accept Bids on the Little Mountain Remodeling/Renovation Project Tina Burkholder, Director of Business Services and Kyle Walter, ICS recommended board approval with Rochon Corporation of Osseo, Minnesota for the total bid amount of $2,174,000.00 for the Little Mountain Project. Approved by: Robbie Smith Seconded by: Carol McNaughton motion carried. Approved 4-0

11. Recommendation to Accept Bids on the Pinewood Remodeling/Renovation Project Tina Burkholder, Director of Business Services and Kyle Walter, ICS recommended that the District enter into a contract with KUE Contractors, Inc. of Watkins for the total amount of $825,021.00 for the Pinewood Project.

Approved by: Robbie Smith Seconded by: Missy Hanson motion carried. Approved 4-0

12. Request for an ECSE 1:1 Paraprofessional 2.5 hours per day, Monday Thursday Joe Dockendforf, Assistant Superintendent requested an additional Paraprofessional position, resident district #742 will be responsible for the billing.

Approved by: Carol McNaughton Seconded by: Missy Hanson motion carried. Approved 4-0

13. Quarterly Budget Update Tina Burkholder, Director of Business Services presented graphs on how the district is doing financially. She reported the budget is pretty steady, and consistent. Revenues are lower for this school year because $2.8 million was transferred to our Building Construction fund to pay for our Middle School ventilation project. The Revenue Comparison chart showed some variations however, now in the 2nd year of Special Education Cooperative split, we seeing consistent revenue collections to date. Overall six months into the 2016-2017 school year, the expenditures year-to-date look to be on average.

14. Review of Policies Jim Johnson, Superintendent presented the following polices for board approval.

A. Policy 101 Legal Status of the School District

B. Policy 201 Legal Status of the School Board

C. Policy 403 Discipline, Suspension and Dismissal of School District Employees

D. Policy 424 Teacher License Status

E. Policy 511 Student Fundraising

F. Policy 720 School District Records Retention

G. Policy 801 Equal Access to Facilities of Schools for Student Led Meetings

H. Policy 901 Community Education

I. Policy 902 Use of School District Facilities and Equipment

Approved by: Missy Hanson Seconded by: Carol McNaughton motion carried. Approved 4-0

15. 2017-18 School Year Calendar Jim Johnson, Superintendent returned with the three 2017-18 Academic Calendar options. He recommended option C, the calendar with a Spring Break and a Winter Break.

Approved by: Robbie Smith Seconded by: Carol McNaughton motion carried. Approved 4-0

16. Adjourn 7:32 p.m.

Approved by: Carol McNaughton Seconded by: Missy Hanson motion carried. Approved 4-0

Carol McNaughton

Secretary/Clerk

Future School Board Meeting Dates Regular Meeting March 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm Board Room Special Meeting March 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm Board Room Regular Meeting April 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm Board Room Regular Meeting May 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm Board Room Special Meeting May 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm Board Room Regular Meeting June 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm Board Room

This material is only a summary; the full text is available for public inspection at the administrative offices of the School District. A copy of the proceedings, other than attachments to the minutes, is available without cost at the offices of the Monticello School District or on line at www.monticello.k12.mn.us.

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