Battle Lake School Board May Minutes

The school board of ISD #542, Battle Lake, met in regular session on Monday, May 14, 2018 in the media center. The meeting was called to order by Chair Paul Ness at 6:30 p.m. Members present: Steve Young, Sam Bellig, Paul Ness, Blaine Larson and Sheila Newark. Members absent: Wes Hull. Others in attendance were: Jeff Drake, Ryan Severson, Nancy Johnson, Brittany Johnson and Elizabeth Klintworth. All in attendance recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion to adopt the agenda as revised. (Newark/Larson) UC.
Motion to approve the minutes of the regular April meeting as printed. (Young/Bellig). UC.
The board acknowledged receipt of the enrollments per grade as of May 1st. Currently the K-12 enrollment is 428.
The board acknowledged receipt of a letter from Springsted in regards to the final bond calculation and arbitrage compliance.
Motion to approve the payment of claims and accounts in the amount of $180,184.79 including check #s 52538 through #52668, to approve the electronic fund transfers in the amount of $287,306.48, and payroll checks #21622-#21630 in the amount of $5,922.90. (Larson/Young) UC.
Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report as read. (Newark/Bellig) UC.
Ryan Severson gave the High School Principal’s and Technology Coordinator’s report. A copy of the entire report is on file in the district office.
Jeff Drake gave the Elementary Principal’s and Superintendent’s report. A copy of the report is on file in the district office.
No action was taken on the Attendance Policy or on Project Challenge Selection Process. Both of these items have been referred to the Policy Committee.
Motion to accept the quote from 1st Lakes Agency for the school district’s property, liability, auto and work comp insurance coverages. (Larson/Newark) UC.
The board acknowledged receipt of the Student Activity Account Fund Balances.
Motion to approve the recommendation for hire of Meghann Downer as the long term sub for physical education and health. (Larson/Bellig) UC.
Motion to approve the letter of resignation from Abbey Kwapinski, school counselor, effective at the end of the 2017-18 school year. (Bellig/Newark) UC.
Motion to accept the letters of retirement from the following individuals: Sid Wisness, Bus Driver; Diane Wisness, para professional; and Gerald Bohn, Bus Driver. All effective at the end of the 2017-18 school year. (Young Bellig) UC.
Motion to accept the bid from Seland’s Floor Covering for the purchase and installation of carpet in the office areas, Kindergarten area and ECFE rooms. (Newark/ Young)
Motion to advertise for a long term substitute custodian for the summer months. (Larson/Newark) UC
Motion to pass the resolution to renew membership with Minnesota State High School League for the 2018-19 school year. (Bellig/ Young) UC.
Motion to accept the recommendation from the negotiation committee on the High School Principal’s new 2 year contract. A copy of the entire contract is on file in the district office. (Bellig/Newark) UC.
Motion to set the rental fee for the outdoor concession stand at $100 for the 3 day event in June that is being sponsored by Bethel Church. (Bellig/Larson) UC.
Motion to accept the following donations as specified: Girard Twnshp $200, Amor Twnshp $500, Otter Tail Twnshp $250, Dave and Elaine Tomhave $75, Granny’s Pantry $100, JC Electric $50, Stubs $150 – all for Summer Rec. BL Fine Arts $450 -Prairie Fire Summer Theatre. BL Area Sporting Club $1500 – Clay Target League. (Young/Bellig) UC.
With no more items of business on the agenda, Paul Ness called the meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.
Sam Bellig, Clerk
(This publication constitutes the legal printing June 20, 2018 of the official minutes of this meeting.)