WESTONKA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MINNETRISTA, MN

CONDENSED SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES, MAY, 2012

MAY 7, 2012 – REGULAR BOARD MEETING

LOCATION/CALL TO ORDER: Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the regular meeting of the School Board was called to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Little Theater of Mound Westonka High School, 5905 Sunnyfield Road East, Minnetrista, MN 55364.

ROLL CALL: The following board members were in attendance: David Bond, David Botts, Ann Bremer, Ralph Harrison, Margie Saatzer and Gary Wollner. Absent: Keith Foerster. Also present: Superintendent Kevin Borg and other staff and visitors.

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Chair Botts, second by Vice Chair Bremer, to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried. Absent: Foerster. Consent agenda items included the approval of the April board meeting minutes; payment of monthly bills; general personnel activities such as Leaves of Absence and Contract Approvals; approval of renewal of membership in the Minnesota State High School League for 2012-13; approval of the list of MWHS 2011-12 graduates; and the second reading of policy revisions #3706 Acceptance of Gifts, #3702 Accounting, #3340 Purchase/Credit Card Program, #2006 Conflict of Interest-School Board Members, #5070 Corporal Punishment, #8360 Contract-Salary Negotiations, and #1511 Tobacco-Free Environment.

APPROVAL OF FIRST READING OF POLICY REVISIONS #5130, #4070, #4113, #4123, #4124 AND #4151: Motion by Chair Botts, seconded by Member Harrison, to approve the first readings. Motion carried. Absent: Foerster.

APPROVAL OF THE FIRST READING OF POLICY REVISION #4235: Motion by Chair Botts, seconded by Vice Chair Bremer, to approve the first reading. Motion carried. Absent: Foerster.

APPROVAL OF GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE RENEWAL: Motion by Chair Botts, seconded by Vice Chair Bremer, to approve the renewal rates for employee group health insurance. Motion carried. Absent: Foerster.

APPROVAL OF GROUP LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE RENEWAL: Motion by Chair Botts, seconded by Member Wollner, to approve the renewal rates from group long term disability insurance renewal. Motion carried. Absent: Foerster.

APPROVAL OF RENEWAL RATES FOR GROUP DENTAL INSURANCE: Motion by Chair Botts, seconded by Vice Chair Bremer, to approve the renewal rates for group dental insurance. Motion carried. Absent: Foerster.

APPROVAL OF RENEWAL RATES FOR GROUP TERM LIFE INSURANCE RENEWAL: Motion by Chair Botts, seconded by Vice Chair Bremer, to approve the renewal rates for group term life insurace. Motion carried. Absent: Foerster.

ADJOURNMENT: Being no further business, Chair Botts moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Vice Chair Bremer. Motion carried. Absent: Foerster. The meeting was adjourned at 9:34 p.m. The Closed Meeting for Negotiations originally schedule was canceled.

CAROL SHUKLE, BOARD CLERK

MAY 21, 2012 – REGULAR BOARD MEETING

LOCATION/CALL TO ORDER: Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the regular meeting of the School Board was called to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Education Services Center, 5901 Sunnyfield Road East, Minnetrista, MN 55364.

ROLL CALL: The following board members were in attendance: David Bond, Ann Bremer, Keith Foerster, Ralph Harrison, Margie Saatzer and Gary Wollner. Absent: David Botts. Also present: Superintendent Kevin Borg and other staff and visitors.

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Vice Chair Bremer, second by Member Wollner, to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried. Absent: Botts. Consent agenda items included general personnel activities such as Resignations and Contract Approvals and the second reading of policy revisions #5130 Student Promotion and Retention, #4070 Employee Right to Know, #4113 Professional Growth, #4123 Student Teachers, #4124 Part Time Teachers, #4151 Absence from School During Working Hours, and #4235 Voluntary High Deductible Health Plan (VEBA.).

APPROVAL OF FIRST READING OF POLICY REVISIONS #8070: Motion by Vice Chair Bremer, seconded by Member Foerster, to approve the first reading. Motion carried. Absent: Botts.

APPROVAL OF CONTRACT RENEWAL WITH MUSSER ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING: Motion by Vice Chair Bremer, seconded by Member Wollner, to approve the contract renewal for July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015 in the amount of $13,179.90 per year. Motion carried. Absent: Botts.

ADJOURNMENT: Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m. to a closed session for Labor Negotiations Strategy.

MAY 21, 2012 – CLOSED BOARD MEETING

LOCATION/CALL TO ORDER: The May 21, 2012, closed board meeting was called to order at 7:45 p.m. in the Community Room at the Educational Service Center, 5901 Sunnyfield Road East, Minnetrista, MN.

ROLL CALL: The following board members were in attendance: David Bond, Ann Bremer, Keith Foerster, Ralph Harrison, Margie Saatzer and Gary Wollner. Absent: David Botts. Also present: Superintendent Kevin Borg and Megan Berberick, finance director.

DISCUSSION TOPIC: Labor Negotiations Strategy as related to the District’s negotiations with the following bargaining groups: Custodians, Food Services, EOE, SSE, Individuals and Principals. (MN Stat. 13D.03, Subd. 1b)

ADJOURNMENT: The closed board meeting adjourned at 9:50 p.m.

CAROL SHUKLE, BOARD CLERK

COMPLETE MINUTES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICES AT 5901 SUNNYFIELD ROAD, MINNETRISTA, MN FOR VIEWING DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS.

(Published in The Laker newspaper June 9, 2012)

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