Regular School Board Minutes – Melrose Area Public Schools

Monday, June 26, 2017

Chair Heller called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Members present:  Mrs. Winter, Mr. Heller, Mr. Dufner, Mrs. Uphoff, Mr. Heidgerken, Mr. Tomford, & Mrs. Feldewerd.  Also present was:  Mr. Rich, Mr. Doekott, Mr. Anderson, & Mr. Winter.

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

Mr. Lee moved, with a second by Mrs. Winter, to approve the May/June 2017 bills in the amount of $2,232,613.01.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Nothing to report for Open Forum.

Mr. Heidgerken moved, with a second by Mrs. Feldewerd, to approve the May 22, 2017 Regular Board Meeting minutes, June 7, 2017 Special Board Meeting minutes, and the June 19, 2017 Special Board Meeting minutes.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Dufner moved, with a second by Mr. Tomford, to approve the Reach Up Head Start Lease for 2017-18.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Feldewerd moved, with a second by Mr. Tomford, to approve the SEE membership for 2017-18.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Feldewerd moved, with a second by Mrs. Winter, to approve the Food Service Food Safety Plan.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

The Board had a first review of the Student/Staff Handbooks for 2017-18.  No action taken.

Mr. Rich and Luke from Ingensa gave an update on the Facilities Project.  No action taken.

Mr. Tomford moved, with a second by Mrs. Uphoff, to approve the Participation in the Title I, II, and III programs for the 2017-18 school year.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Uphoff moved, with a second by Mr. Heidgerken, to approve the 2016-17 & 2017-18 Budgets.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Dufner moved, with a second by Mr. Tomford, to approve the Service Agreement for Business Services with Alexandria Public Schools for 2017-18.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Tomford moved, with a second by Mrs. Feldewerd, to approve the Service Agreement for Athletic Trainer Services with Heartland Orthopedic Specialists.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Tomford moved, with a second by Mrs. Feldewerd, to approve the Activities Director Job Description.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

The Job Description for the MARSS Coordinator/Student Services Technician is still being completed.  No action taken.

The Board held a first review of the Curriculum Director Job Description.  No action taken.

The Board took a break at 8:09 pm.

The Board was back in session at 8:27 am.

Mrs. Feldewerd moved, with a second by Mrs. Uphoff, to approve the Resolution Authorizing a New Board Approved Referendum Authority.  Upon a roll call vote those voting in favor:  Mr. Dufner, Mrs. Uphoff, Mrs. Winter, Mr. Heller, Mr. Tomford, Mrs. Feldewerd, & Mr. Heidgerken.

Those voting against:  None.

Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

The Board & Mr. Rich held a discussion on the Operating Referendum Review/Discussion.  No active taken.

Mrs. Feldewerd moved, with a second by Mr. Heidgerken, to approve the Leave of Absence for Kandice Boettcher.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Tomford moved, with a second by Mrs. Winter, to approve Tammy Oliver as the Designated Official with Authority for the MDE External User Access Recertification System.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Feldewerd moved, with a second by Mrs. Uphoff, to approve the Resignation of Danielle Kulzer-Douvier an EBD Teacher Effective 6-20-17.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

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

? Sara Engelmeyer – Head Girls’ Tennis Coach

? Dennis Rademacher – Assistant Girls’ Tennis Coach

? Lucas Blonigen – Middle School Interventionist – Notice of Assignment for 2017-18

? Wanda Timp – Elementary Interventionist – Notice of Assignment for 2017-18

? Alondra Cervantes – ECFE – Up to 7 hours per day

? Craig Martin – Technology Coordinator – Contract for 2017-18, 2018-19, & 2019-20

? Teresa Schad – Eight Hour Secretarial Position (Middle School Office) Notice of Assignment for 2017-18 and 2018-19

? Audrey Hiltner – High School Principal’s Secretary – Contract for 2017-18, 2018-19, & 2019-20

? Shawn Feldewerd – Assistant Custodial Supervisor – Contract for 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2019-20

The Motion was unanimously carried.

Administrative & Board reports were given.

Chair Heller adjourned the meeting at 9:07 pm.

Troy Tomford, Clerk

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RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING DATES 

FOR FILING AFFIDAVITS OF CANDIDACY 

BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 740, State of Minnesota, as follows:

1. The period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 740 shall begin on August 1, 2017 and shall close on August 15, 2017.  An affidavit of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the $2 filing fee paid prior to 5:00 o’clock p.m. on August 15, 2017.

2. The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said filing dates to be published in the official newspaper of the district, at least two (2) weeks prior to the first day to file affidavits of candidacy.

3. The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said filing dates to be posted at the administrative offices of the school district at least ten (10) days prior to the first day to file affidavits of candidacy.

4. The notice of said filing dates shall be in substantially the following form:

NOTICE OF FILING DATES FOR ELECTION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 740

MELROSE AREA SCHOOLS

STATE OF MINNESOTA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 740 shall begin on August 1, 2017, and shall close at 5:00 o’clock p.m. on August 15, 2017.

The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  At that election, one (1) member will be elected to fill the vacancy on the School Board for a term expiring on the date of the first School Board meeting in January, 2019.  The person elected at the November 7, 2017 election shall take office immediately after receiving the certificate of election, filing the bond, and taking the oath of office.

Affidavits of Candidacy are available from the school district clerk, 546 5th Avenue NE, Melrose, MN 56352.  The filing fee for this office is $2.  A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for thirty (30) days before the special election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or next ensuing general election.

The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5:00 o’clock p.m. on August 15, 2017.

Dated: July 7, 2017 BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD

/s/ Troy Tomford School District Clerk

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