DISTRICT NO. 111
BOARD OF EDUCATION
April 30, 2012
I. The regular meeting of the Watertown-Mayer School Board in the Watertown City Hall on Monday, April 30th was called to order at 7:00 PM by Chair McCain. Board members present: Hoover, Janikula, McCain, Koehler, Thompson and Salonek. Absent: Burns. Administration team members present: Superintendent Marlette, Hittle, Hennen, Haugen and Guertin. Absent: Fitzsimonds and Busacker.
II. Visitor requests and consideration of agenda. MMS (Motion made and Seconded by) Koehler and Hoover to approve the agenda as presented. Passes 6-0
III. General Business Items
MMS Salonek and Hoover to approve the following consent agenda items: Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of March 26, 2012; Personnel consent agenda; business consent agenda – treasurer’s reports, revenues and disbursements, vendor payments, trust and agency, enrollment and operations update. Passes 6-0.
IV. Recognitions/Presentations: Austin Torres and Jackson Sweeney for advancing to the State Level of Competition in Wrestling; Brooke Leaf and Katie Heilman for advancing to the State Level of Competition in Gymnastics; Marissa Janning for being featured in Sports Illustrated for scoring over 3587 points in Girls’ Basketball, holding 14 school records, MN State record for most 3-pointers in her career, MN River Conference Player of the Year, Star Tribune’s Metro Player of the Year, Associated Press State Player of the Year and MN Ms. Basketball Player of the Year; The Watertown-Mayer Boys Basketball Team for advancing to the State Tournament; Nate Kratch for being named to the 2A All-State Basketball Team; and Bob Hennen for being named MN River Conference Boys Basketball Coach of the Year and MSHSL Section 5AA Coach of the Year.
V. Reports by Guests, Administration and Board
Superintendent Marlette provided information on recognizing the retirees at the graduation ceremony and an update on the wireless in school.
VI. Old Business – None at this time.
VII. New Business
A. MMS Janikula and Hoover to approve the Resolution relating to the Termination and Nonrenewal of the Teaching Contract of Jennifer Luethmers, a Probationary Teacher. Passes 6-0.
B. MMS Salonek and Thompson to approve the Resolution relating to the Termination and Nonrenewal of the Teaching Contract of Jacqueline Sater, a Probationary Teacher. Passes 6-0.
C. MMS Thompson and Salonek to approve the Resolution relating to the Termination and Nonrenewal of the Teaching Contract of Brad Willis, a Probationary Teacher. Passes 6- 0.
D. MMS Salonek and Janikula to approve the motion Granting Tenure, effective 07/01/2012, to Certified Teaching Contract of Jessica Kelto, a Probationary Teacher. Passes 6-0.
E. MMS Hoover and Janikula to approve the motion Granting Tenure, effective 07/01/2012, to the Certified Teaching Contract of Katie Volk, a Probationary Teacher. Passes 6-0.
F. MMS Thompson and Hoover to approve the motion Granting Tenure, effective 07/01/2012, to the Certified Teaching Contract of Jennifer Tax, a Probationary Teacher. Passes 6-0.
G. MMS Salonek and Koehler to approve the motion Granting Tenure, effective 07/01/2012, to the Certified Teaching Contract of James Kocherer, a Probationary Teacher. Passes 6-0.
H. MMS Salonek and Thompson to approve the 2012-2014 Watertown-Mayer ISD No. 111, two-year Administrative Contract, of Mr. Michael Piersak, for the position of District Special Education Director. Passes 6-0.
I. MMS Salonek and Janikula to approve the five (5) year contract between the Watertown-Mayer ISD #111 and Charter Communications for the purpose of leasing land to maintain a tower to use for the Tenant’s cable and telecommunications business and for purposes incidental thereto. Passes 6-0.
J. MMS Koehler and Hoover to approve the 2012-2014 two year Principal’s Master Contract for the Watertown-Mayer ISD #111. Passes 6-0.
K. MMS Hoover and Thompson to approve the 2012-2014 two year Dance Team proposal to join the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) for Grades 7-12. The district will only be responsible for coaches and transportation costs (approximately $6,000 per year) and the Dance Team will fundraise for all other costs such as entry fees, equipment, and uniforms. Passes 6-0.
L. MMS Thompson and Salonek to approve the creation of two 120′ x 70′ soccer fields for practice and sub-varsity competition on the school owned 80 acres of property on Highway 25. This plan will consist of donated labor with the district only responsible for equipment fuel (~$5,000) and applicable permits to work. Passes 6-0.
M. MMS Salonek and McCain to approve the 2012-2013 Watertown-Mayer ISD #111, proposed Athletics/Activities Fee Schedule:
High School Sports Fee $195.00
Middle School Sports Fee $95.00
Speech, Knowledge Bowl, Mock Trial $75.00
Business Professionals of America, FFA $50.00
Theater Fees $150.00
Family Maximum for total of all fees $850.00
N. MMS Thompson and Salonek to approve the RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS, SERIES 2012A; COVENANTING AND OBLIGATING THE DISTRICT TO BE BOUND BY AND TO USE THE PROVISIONS OF MINNESOTA STATUES, SECTION 126C.55 TO GUARANTEE THE PAYMENT OF THE PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST ON THE EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATES. Ayes: Salonek, Koehler, Thompson, McCain, Hoover and Janikula. Nays: None. Passes 6-0.
VIII. Discussion of issues or open comments by School Board Directors.
Reminder of upcoming School Board Meetings: Special School Board meeting May 14th 7:00 PM District Office. Regular School Board meeting May 21st 7:00 PM Watertown City Hall.
IX. MMS Salonek and Thompson to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 PM and was duly passed.
John McCain, Chair
Jennifer Hoover, Clerk
(Published in Carver County News May 31, 2012)