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REGULAR MEETING ADRIAN BOARD OF EDUCATION,

June 28, 2013

MAY 20, 2013
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Legal Notice

REGULAR MEETING ADRIAN BOARD OF EDUCATION, MAY 20, 2013

Board Chair Lonneman called the regular meeting of the Adrian Board of Education to order at 6:00 P.M. on May 20, 2013.

Members present Kruger, Kunkel, Lenz, Lonneman, Tweet and Wolf.

Also present Superintendent Graff, Principals Christensen and Lofthus, staff members Vortherms and McCabe, and Heather Wahl, Lunchtime Solutions Rep. Board Member Bullerman was absent.

Motion by Tweet, second by Kunkel to approve agenda items adding items F Legislative Update and item G Superintendents Contract, motion carried.

Heather Wahl representing Lunchtime Solutions, Inc., presented information regarding a purchase of a new dishwasher and countertop display cases, a steam jacket kettle, and recommended to place the existing steam kettle and dishwasher on Ebay or similar site to sell as is. Dave Vortherms recommended purchasing a new oven for the high school as the doors and hinges are worn out. It was decided to table this decision until the June meeting until further information was obtained.

Motion by Tweet, second by Wolf to approve the minutes from the April meeting, motion carried.

Motion by Kunkel to approve the claims and accounts for the month of April, second by Lenz, motion carried.

Dave Vortherms presented the custodial report.

• Gave a fuel update could use a tanker load if wanted to fill for summer fill. Board recommended to wait until fall.

• Gave an update on the repairs and clean up from the ice storm in April.

• Requested hiring summer employment. Motion by Wolf, second by Kunkel to approve hires at minimum wage motion carried. Bill Carlberg will do summer mowing again.

• Discussed lawn area on the south east side of Elementary. Grass is very poor and the retaining wall needs repair.

• Discussed the grass on the football field. The center portion of the field is very poor and recommended to reseed. Board advised to contact Jason Hendel regarding the football field and elementary area.

• Discussed tree damage at the football field. University of Minnesota is recommending that if 50% of the crown is damaged to take the tree completely down.

Superintendent Graff presented the following April 30, 2013 Motion by Lenz, second by Kruger to approve the account balances for the month of April, motion carried.

Mr. Lofthus presented his Elementary Principal’s report.

• Requested to add .36 (FTE) full time equivalency to the third grade teaching position, resulting in three FTE third grade instructors. Motion by Tweet, second by Kruger to approve request, motion carried.

• Presented staff resignation from Josie LeBrun effective June 10, 2013, Motion by Wolf, second by Kunkel to approve resignation, motion carried.

• Requested to advertise for this position, motion by Kruger, second by Lenz to approve advertising, motion carried.

• Presented a verbal staff resignation from LaVonne Berglund effective the end of the school year.

Motion by Lenz, second by Kunkel to accept resignation pending a formal letter, motion carried.

• Requested approval to post for a .40 full time equivalency elementary computer/keyboarding instructor, motion by Wolf, second by Kruger to approve advertising, motion carried.

Mr. Graff presented Mr. Lofthus an apple for his 15 years of service.

Mr. Christensen presented his Middle School/High School report;

• Request to hire Kerri Baker as the new Math Instructor at Lane 1, Step 3 of the Master Agreement. Motion by Wolf, second by Kunkel to approve hire, motion carried.

• Presented staffing reassignments:

Jason Berghorst as MS Social Studies, motion by Tweet, second by Lenz to approve new assignment, motion carried.

Kristi Kahl as MS/HS Special Education, motion by Kunkel, second Tweet to approve new assignment, motion carried.

Eric Kiers to teach 1 hour of 11th grade social studies, motion by Wolf, second by Tweet to approve new assignment, motion carried.

• Presented staff resignation from Mary Scheidt effective June 30, 2013, motion by Kruger, second by Lenz, to approve resignation, motion carried.

• Presented staff resignation from Stephan Wasmundt effective the end of the school year, motion by Kunkel, second by Wolf to approve resignation, motion carried.

• Presented a verbal staff resignation from Danielle Wedeking effective the end of the school, motion by Tweet, second by Lenz to accept resignation pending formal letter, motion carried.

• Presented a staff resignation from Sara Lanphear effective the end of the school year, motion by Wolf, second by Kruger to accept resignation, motion carried..

• Presented the renewal of the Minnesota State High School League sponsored activities for the 2013-2014 school year at a cost of $90 per activity for 18 activities. Motion by Wolf, second by Kruger to approve renewal, motion carried.

• Presented a check from the St. Kilian Misfits in the amount of $300 to be donated towards the One Act play fund. Motion by Wolf, second by Lenz to accept donation, motion carried.

• The board inquired about coaching needs for cheerleading and cross country. No inquiries yet.

Mr. Graff presented his Superintendent’s report:

• The staffing needs for 2013-2014 been addressed by Mr. Lofthus and Mr. Christensen.

• Gave an update on the science lab layout and design. Have received insurance payment for the mold damage, however there would be an additional cost to install new cupboards and lab stations. Motion by Wolf, second by Lenz to proceed with new design and layout, motion carried.

• Presented membership renewal for the Minnesota State High School League for the 2013-14 school year, motion by Tweet, second by Kunkel to approve renewal, motion carried.

• Presented information from FEMA on a redrawn flood plain map, designating the high school in the flood zone and could result in insurance changes regarding flood insurance. The City of Adrian is appealing this map.

• Presented information regarding the FEMA disaster application.

• Gave a legislative update, which is favorable to school districts, granting all day every day Kindergarten funding, additional student funding and graduation testing requirements.

Board Chair Mark Lonneman presented the renewal of the Superintendent’s contract for three years, with a two percent pay increase each year. Motion by Kruger, second by Lenz to approve contract, motion carried.

Board Chair Mark Lonneman presented the Superintendent’s contracted service agreement with the Edgerton Public School District for three years for two days per week (approximately 88 days). Motion by Tweet, second by Wolf to accept agreement, motion carried.

Motion by Kunkel, second by Wolf to adjourn the May meeting of the Adrian Board of Education at 7:43 P.M., motion carried. ______________________________


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