Battle Lake School Board Minutes April 9, 2018

The school board in ISD #542, Battle Lake, met in regular session on Monday, April 9, 2018 in the media center. The meeting was called to order by Chair Paul Ness at 6:30 p.m. Members present: Steve Young, Paul Ness, Sam Bellig, Wes Hull and Sheila Newark. Members absent:  Blaine Larson. Others in attendance were:  Jeff Drake, Ryan Severson, David Marso, Amy Wicklund, Brad Cameron, Bret Feda, Lexi Newark, Cole Brandner and Elizabeth Klintworth. All in attendance recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion to adopt the agenda as printed. (Hull/ Newark) UC.
Motion to approve the minutes of the March meeting as printed. (Young/Hull) UC.
Cole Brander, spoke on behalf of the first responder students in attendance. They were requesting permission from the board to be able to leave the school in the case of responding to a medical emergency. This has been a past practice and it will continue for those students on first responder team.
The board acknowledged enrollments per grade. Current enrollment for K-12 is 429
The board acknowledged receipt of a letter from Region 1 ESV announcing their discontinuance of the Flexible Benefit option.
Motion to approve and pay the bills and electronic fund transfers as presented. Those payments included checks #52456-#52537 in the amount of $108,795.54 electronic fund transfers of $300,793.91 and payroll checks #21611-#21621 in the amount of $6,680.04. (Hull/ Newark) UC.
David Marso gave the Activities Director’s report.  There will be a Youth Football meeting in the Broberg Auditorium on April 25th beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Motion to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented. (Hull/Bellig) UC.
Ryan Severson gave the Tech Coordinator’s and High School Principal’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 entire report is on file in the district office.
Motion to adopt the proposed calendar for the 2018-19 school year as presented. A copy is on file in the district office. (Newark/Hull) UC.
Motion to accept the recommendation from administration to set the last day of school for students to be a full day on Friday, May 15th. And the last day for teachers to be Wednesday, May 30th. This is to make up for the 2 snow days earlier in the year. (Hull/Bellig) UC.
Motion to accept the recommendation for hire of Brady Speicher as a .875 Social Studies Teacher beginning with the 2018-19 school year. (Young/Larson) UC.
Member Sam Bellig introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION DISCONTINUING AND REDUCING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS, Art by .125 FTE. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Sheila Newark and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Steve Young, Sam Bellig, Wes Hull, Sheila Newark and Paul Ness. Those voting against the same:  None.  Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. A copy of the entire resolution is on file in the district office.
Member Wes Hull introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF RANDY MCINTIRE, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Steve Young, and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:  Steve Young, Sam Bellig, Wes Hull, Sheila Newark and Paul Ness.  Those voting against the same: None. Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. A copy of the entire resolution is on file in the district office.
Motion to hire Mr. Randy McIntire at a .75 FTE for the 2018-19 school year. (Belling/ Newark) UC.
Motion to approve the two year contract for the school’s Business Manager as it was presented. A copy of the entire contract is on file in the district office. (Hull/Young) UC.
Motion to accept the following donations as specified: BL Lions $250 for Speech, Fern Christensen $850 for Herb and Alta Christensen Scholarship, St. John’s Lutheran Church $124 for Andrea Bellig’s classroom, Nidaros Township $300 for summer recreation. (Bellig/Young) UC.
With no more items of business left on the agenda, the meeting was called adjourned by Chair Ness at 7:45 p.m.
Sam Bellig,
Clerk of ISD #542, Battle Lake
(This publication constitutes the legal printing June 13, 2018 of the official minutes of this meeting.)