Watertown-Mayer School Board Minutes

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 111
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular Meeting
WATERTOWN, MINNESOTA
August 27, 2012

I.  The regular meeting of the Watertown-Mayer School Board in the Watertown City Hall on Monday, August 27, 2012 was called to order at 7:09 PM by Chair McCain.  Board members present:  Hoover, Janikula, Thompson,  McCain, Koehler, Salonek and Burns.  Absent: None.  Administration team members present:  Superintendent Marlette, Guertin, Fitzsimonds and Hittle. Absent:  Hennen, Pauly and Piersak.
II. Visitor requests and consideration of agenda.   MMS (Motion made and Seconded by) Koehler and Burns to approve the agenda as amended. Passes 6-0
III. General Business Items
MMS Thompson and Burns to approve the following consent agenda items:  Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of July 17, 2012 and Special Board Meeting of August 13, 2012; Personnel consent agenda; business consent agenda – operations update.
June Disbursements = $1,189,450.44
Wire Payment #s = 26280 – 26282, 26289, 26290, 26292, 26392-26399, 23435-26440,    26509- 26510, 26512-26515, 26727, 26744 Check #s = 42057- 42248
Misc. Payroll Expenses = $1,994.09
Passes 7-0.
IV. Recognitions/Presentations:  None
V.  Reports by Guests, Administration and Board
Patty Heminover, Springsted Inc. reported to the board on the sale of the bond which will close on September 15, 2012.  Beginning 2016 the district will see a 190K-250K savings per year.  This results in a $2.4 million savings.  There were 10 bidders for this sale and Raymond James & Associates won the bid.  Old rate was 4.6% the rate is at 2.12%.
Mr. Marlette reported on the iPad distribution, insurance increase, workshop invite to the board, contacting of Thermal Solutions, Garland Co., Braun Intertec $4,472 and new students as of today is at 66.
VI. Old Business
A. None at this time
VII. New Business
B MMS Koehler and Janikula to approve the Watertown-Mayer ISD No. 111 Activities Director Master Agreement Contract for 2012-2014.  Passes 7-0.
C.  MMS Burns and Hoover to approve the Ryan Company, Inc. sealed bid to provide
Fulton Boilers for our HS Boiler Replacement Project, according to al bid specifications, for the bid amount of $106,800.00. (Materials only, with no installation or control package included.)  Passes 7-0.
D.  MMS Salonek and Thompson to approve the WM ISD #111 Administrative Procedural Handbook Policy, effective on June 30, 2013, to reflect that the Long-Term Substitute pay for formerly employed WM certified staff to be changed from “Employee’s last step (up to step 18) on their land upon resignation or retirement” to the level of “Employee will be paid at Step 6 on their land upon resignation or retirement”.  Passes 6-1.  Janikula opposing.
E.  MMS Salonek and Koehler to approve the Watertown-Mayer ISD No. 111 High School Handbook for 2012-2013.  Passes 7-0.
F.  MMS Thompson and Hoover to approve the Watertown-Mayer ISD No. 111 Middle School Handbook for 2012-2013.  Passes 7-0.
G.  MMS Hoover and Burns to approve the Watertown-Mayer ISD No. 111 Elementary School Handbook for 2012-2013.  Passes 7-0.
H.  MMS Thompson and Burns to approve the Watertown-Mayer ISD No. 111 Primary School Handbook for 2012-2013.  Passes 7-0.
I.  MMS Burns and Thompson to approve the Watertown-Mayer ISD No. 111 Parent- Student iPad Handbook for 2012-2013.  Passes 7-0.
J.  MMS Salonek and Hoover to approve the Resolution Awarding the Sale, Determining the Form and Details, Authorizing the Execution,Delivery and Registration, and Providing for the Payment of General Obligation School Building Refunding Bonds, Series 2012B.  Ayes:  Thompson, McCain, Koehler, Burns, Salonek, Janikula and Hoover.  Nays:  None.  Passes 7-0.
VIII. Discussion of issues or open comments by School Board Directors.
John McCain reported on the closed session for the August 13, 2012 board meeting regarding the legal negotiations on construction problems.
Reminder of upcoming School Board Meetings:
Regular School Board September 24, 2012 7:00 PM Watertown City Hall
IX.  MMS Thompson and Hoover to adjourn the meeting at 7:56 PM and was duly passed.

John McCain, Chair
Jennifer Hoover, Clerk

(Published in the Carver County News Oct. 4, 2012)

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