Regular Meeting MINUTES
WATERTOWN, MINNESOTA 55388
January 23, 2017
I. The regular meeting of the Watertown-Mayer School Board in the Watertown City Hall on Monday, January 23, 2016 was called to order at 5:30 PM by Chair Janikula. Board members present: Janikula, Unowsky, Thaemert, Thompson, Sweeney, Jackson and Vogt. Absent: None.
Administration team members present: Superintendent Wilke, HS Principal Hennen, MS Principal Guertin, ES Principal Pauly; PS Dean of Students Arndt, SPED Director Piersak, AD Dasovich and CE Director Bender.
II. Oath of Office. Presiding Chair Janikula held the swearing in session for newly elected members Jeffrey Jackson, Stacy Unowsky and Kelly Thaemert.
A. Election of board officers
1. Nominations for Chair Motion by Thompson to elect Janikula as Board Chairperson.
Passes 7-0. Janikula is elected
2. Nominations for Vice-Chair Motion by Unowsky to elect Sweeney as Board Vice-Chairperson. Passes 7-0. Sweeney is elected.
3. Nominations for Treasurer Motion made by Jackson to elect Unowsky as Board Treasurer. Passes 7-0. Unowsky is elected.
4. Nominations for Clerk Motions made by Sweeney to elect Vogt as Board Clerk.
Passes 7-0. Vogt is elected.
B. Board Committee/Representative objectives and assignments
Finance Committee: Sweeney chair; Janikula, Unowsky
Facilities Committee: Thompson, Jackson, Thaemert
Personnel Committee: Thompson-Chair, Thaemert, Unowsky
Policy Committee: Vogt-Chair, Sweeney, Janikula
Worlds Best Workforce Representative: Jackson, Thaemert
Technology Representative: Thompson, Jackson
Curriculum Representative: Janikula, Vogt
Marketing and Communications Representatives: Janikula, Jackson
Community Education Advisory Representative: Sweeney
SouthWest Metro Educational Cooperative Representative: Vogt
MSHSL/Activities Representative: Unowsky
Motion made by Sweeney and Seconded by Unowsky to approve the Board Committee/Representative objectives and assignments. Passes 7-0.
IV. Visitor requests and consideration of agenda. MMS (Motion made and Seconded by) Vogt and Unowsky to approve the agenda as presented. Passes 7-0.
V. General Business Items
MMS Sweeney and Thaemert to approve the following consent agenda items: Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of December 19, 2016; Personnel consent agenda; and Business consent agenda; and Enrollment. Passes 7-0.
December Disbursements = 1,023,887.58
Wire Payment #s = 38452, 38453, 38456, 38478, 38558, 38561-38568, 38570, 38571,38631-38644, 38717-38722
Check#s = 51001 – 51157
Misc Payroll = 4,893.76
Madison Daniels will be recognized by the Board and Activities Director Tom Dasovich for her nomination for the MSHSL AAA Award.
Mr. James P Wire, MA PA, $1,000 for the HS Band/Orchestra;
Carver County Farm Bureau, $400 (total will be $750) as an Ag Promo Grant;
Sara Berning and Marnie Pauly: Presentation on Carver County Farm Bureau/Watertown-Mayer FFA Grant Projects at the Elementary School.
VII. Action Items
A. MMS Thompson and Jackson to the approve the following official designations for FY2017
1. Official District Newspaper: Carver County News and The Herald Journal
2. Official District Bank Depositories: MSDLAF, MSDMAX, Bremer Bank,
LaSalle Bank, Security State Bank, and MN Trust/PMA Financial
3. Official Legal Advisors: Kennedy & Graven, Knutson, Flynn and Deans and Hellmuth & Johnson
4. Official Financial Advisors: Springsted Financial and MN Trust/PMA Financial
B. MMS Jackson and Unowsky to approve Superintendent Ron Wilke, Finance Officer Lisa Raiter, and Payroll/Benefits Officer Vicki Braegelmann to initiate, transfer, invest, and authorize district funds and transfers on behalf of WM ISD #111 School District for FY 2017. Passes 7-0.
C. MMS Thompson and Vogt to approve the following 2017 calendar dates and changing the meeting time for all meeting to 6:00 PM for the Watertown-Mayer ISD #111 Regular School Board Meetings to be held at the Watertown City Hall as printed below:
January 23, 2017 6:00 PM August 28, 2017 6:00 PM
February 27, 2017 6:00 PM September 25, 2017 6:00 PM
March 20, 2017 6:00 PM October 23, 2017 6:00 PM
April 24, 2017 6:00 PM November 27, 2017 6:00 PM
May 22, 2017 6:00 PM December 18, 2017 6:00 PM
June 26, 2017 6:00 PM
July 24, 2017 6:00 PM
D. MMS Thompson and Sweeney to approve the School Board compensation for 2017.
The 2017 compensation amounts: School Board Meetings – $50 per meeting plus $5 additional per hour after five (5) hours; Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Clerk and Treasurer – $150 Annual Stipend. Passes 7-0.
E. MMS Jackson and Unowsky to approve Resolution 17.01 directing Administration to make recommendations for adjustments in Curriculum Programs and Staffing for the 2017-2018 school year. Ayes: Jackson, Sweeney, Unowsky, Thompson, Thaemert, Vogt and Janikula. Passes 7-0.
F. MMS Jackson and Vogt to approve of the 1st reading of the following Watertown- Mayer policies.
Policy 410 FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE POLICY
Policy 413 HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE
Policy 414 MANDATED REPORTING OF CHILD NEGLECT OR PHYSICAL OR SEXUAL ABUSE
Policy 415 MANDATED REOPRTING OF MALTREATMENT OF VULNERABLE ADULTS
Policy 506 STUDENT DISCIPLINE
Policy 514 BULLYING PROBHIBITION POLICY
Policy 522 STUDENT SEX NONDISCRIMINATION
Policy 524 INTERNET ACCEPTABLE USE AND SAFETY POLICY
Policy 616 SCHOOL DISTRICT SYSTEM ACCOUNTABILI- TY
Policy 806 CRISIS MANAGEMENT POLICY
G. MMS Thompson and Unowsky to approve of the MOU for the addition of the sick leave bank to the 2017-2019 Custodial Contract. Passes 7-0.
H. MMS Jackson and Unowsky to approve the first reading of the 2017-2018 School Year Calendar. Passes 7-0.
VIII. Review/Information Items
A. Superintendent Wilke provided a report on work underway within the Marketing & Communications Committee (MCC). Work of the committee has included the development of a mission statement and review and consideration of a recently completed Communications Audit.
B. Board Members chose March 13th at 5:30 PM for a workshop session to review and receive updates from administration on work underway within the District Strategic Road Map.
IX. Administrative Reports
Administrative reports were submitted by Hennen, Guertin, Pauly, Arndt, Piersak, Bender, and Dasovich.
X. Discussion of issues or open comments by School Board Directors.
Next Scheduled Meeting
Regular Board Meeting Monday, February 27, 2017
6:00 PM Watertown City Hall
XI. MMS Jackson and Thompson to adjourn the meeting at 6:57 PM and was duly passed.
Jennifer Janikula, Chair
Cassie Vogt, Clerk
Published in the
Carver County News
March 9, 2017