Regular School Board Minutes – Melrose Area Public Schools

Monday, May 22, 2017

Chair Heller called the meeting to order at 7:06 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Members present:  Mr. Tomford, Mrs. Winter, Mr. Heller, Mr. Dufner, Mrs. Uphoff, Mr. Heidgerken. Also present was: Mr. Rich, Mr. Doetkott, & Mr. Anderson.

Mrs. Feldewerd moved, with a second by Mr. Heidgerken, to approve the agenda.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Winter moved, with a second by Mrs. Uphoff, to approve the April/May 2017 bills in the amount of $1,638,459.27.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

MFT was at Open Forum to discuss a staff scheduling issue.  This issue will be discussed by the Board at the June 2017 Special Meeting.  No action taken.

Mr. Dufner moved, with a second by Mrs. Feldewerd, to approve the April 24, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Minutes and the April 24, 2017 Special Board Meeting minutes.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Winter moved, with a second by Mr. Tomford, to approve the Donation from Monsanto Fund – American’s Famers Community Outreach - $2,500.00 for Ag/FFA Program.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Tomford moved, with a second by Mr. Heidgerken, to approve the High School League Membership for 2017-18.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Uphoff moved, with a second by Mrs. Feldewerd, to approve the ISD 740 Educational Goals for 2017-18.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Tomford moved, with a second by Mr. Dufner, to approve the Food Services prices for 2017-18 as presented.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Heidgerken moved, with a second by Mr. Dufner, to approve the updated Job Description for Director of Food Service.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

The Board had a first review of Policy 533.1 – Unpaid Meal Balance Policy.  No action taken.

Diana Konz reviewed the 2016-17 & 2017-18 Budgets.  No action taken.

Mrs. Winter moved, with a second by Mrs. Uphoff, to approve the Fall/Winter Coaches & Advisers for 2017-18.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Feldewerd moved, with a second by Mrs. Winter, to approve the Athletic Trainer for 2017-18.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Ruoff reviewed the Hockey Program.  No action taken.

Mr. Tomford moved, with a second by Mr. Dufner, to approve the following resignations:

• Bruce Haan – Effective at the end of the 2017-18 school year

• Cheri Backes – Effective at the end of the 2017-18 school year

• Tammy Gysberg – Food Service Assistant at the end of the 2016-17 school year

• Radi Wenker – Food Service Assistant at the end of the 2016-17 school year

• Rosangela VanHeel – Food Service Assistant at the end of the 2016-17 school year

• Clarissa Meyer – Synchronized Swimming Head Coach – Effective at the end of the 2016-17 school year

• Cheryl Enneking – Bookkeeper/Payroll – Effective at the end of the 2016-17 school year

• Diana Konz – Finance Manager – Effective at the end of the 2016-17 school year

• Adam Rushmeyer – 7/8 Baseball Coach at the end of the of the 2016-17 school year

The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Rich and the Board reviewed the Non Renewal of Probationary Teacher.  No action taken.

Mr. Dufner moved, with a second by Mrs. Feldewerd, to approve the following contracts:

• Radi Wenker – Food Service Assistant – 4.25 hours per day

• Evan Reller – Elementary Teacher for 2017-18

• Rosangela VanHeel – Food Service Cook – 6.33 hours per day

• Cindy Meier – Food Service Assistant – 3.75 hours per day

• LuAnn Kalthoff – Food Service Assistant – 3 hours per day

• Diana Konz – Bookkeeper - Payroll – contract for 2017-18, 2018-19, & 2019-20

• Cheryl Enneking – MARSS Coordinator/Student Services Technician contract for 2017-18, 2018-19, & 2019-20

• Aaron Schmitz – Director of Food Service contract for 2017-18, 2018-19, & 2019-20

• Para Contract for 2016-17 & 2017-18

• Teacher Contract for 2017-18 & 2018-19

• Diana Konz to act as the responsible party for the Revolving Funds Account (Scholarship CD)

• Danielle Kulzer-Douvier – EBD Teacher

• Greg Winter – Superintendent Contract for 2017-18, 2018-19, & 2019-20

The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Tomford moved, with a second by Mrs. Felderwerd, to approve the Auditorium Carpet Proposal with Hennen Floor Coverings, Inc.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Winter moved, with a second by Mrs. Uphoff, to approve the Football Field Lighting Proposal from Sports Technology Inc. & Musco Sports Lighting.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Dufner moved, with a second by Mr. Heidgerken to approve the Insurance Bid with EMC.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Administrative & Board reports were given.

Chair Heller adjourned the meeting at 9:50 p.m.

Troy Tomford, Clerk

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