Public Notices, April 28, 2018

PUBLISH

(April 28, 2018)

RIVER BEND EDUCATION DISTRICT

New Ulm MN 56073

SYNOPSIS OF BOARD MINUTES

March 27, 2018

Members present: Remus, Weikle, Kirchner, Meyer, Ringhofer, Reid

Chairperson Remus called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Motion by Reid, second by Kirchner to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried.

Motion by Meyer, second by Ringhofer to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried.

Motion by Meyer, second by Weikle to approve the wire payments and check registers dated February 24, 2018 through March 23, 2018. Motion carried.

Motion by Weikle, second by Kirchner to establish a line of credit with United Prairie Bank in the amount of $300,000. Motion carried.

Director Hazen updated the Board on River Bend programs and services.

Motion by Reid, second by Weikle to approve overload pay for Kristen Drill for six days of Occupational Therapy Services. Motion carried.

Motion by Meyer, second by Kirchner to approve the following people for employment: Rachel Pfarr, School Psychologist (2018-19); Anita Prestidge and Gale Markham, 1:1 Paras. Motion carried.

Motion by Ringhofer, second by Meyer to approve the following resignations: Lesa Hartley, Anna Howell and Katie Maiers. Motion carried.

Member Weikle introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION PROPOSING TO PLACE

JOSEF WARTA

ON UNREQUESTED LEAVE OF ABSENCE

BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 6049, as follows:

1. That it is proposed that Josef Warta, a teacher of said school district, be placed on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits, effective at the end of the 2017-2018 school year on June 30, 2018, pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, subdivision 11.

2. That said proposed placement on unrequested leave of absence is not the result of the implementation of an education district agreement.

3. That written notice be sent to said teacher regarding the proposed placement on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits as provided by law and said notice shall include a date for hearing if requested and be in substantially the following form:

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PLACEMENT

ON UNREQUESTED LEAVE OF

ABSENCE AND NOTICE OF HEARING

DATE, IF REQUESTED

Josef Warta

New Ulm, MN 56073

Dear Mr. Warta;

You are hereby notified that at the River Bend Education District meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 6049 held on March 27, 2018, consideration was given to your placement on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits as a teacher of Independent School District No. 6049, and a resolution was adopted by a majority vote of the Board, proposing your placement on unrequested leave of absence effective at the end of the 2017 -18 school year on June 30, 2018, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, subdivision 11 upon the grounds described in said statute and which are specifically as follows:

Discontinuance of Position, Lack of Pupils and

Financial Limitations

Your proposed placement on unrequested leave of absence is not the result of the implementation of an education district agreement.

Under the provisions of the law, more specifically Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, subdivision 7, you are entitled to a hearing before the school board provided that you make a request in writing within fourteen days after receipt of this notice. If no hearing is requested within such period, it shall be deemed acquiescence by you to the school board’s proposed action.

Yours very truly,

BOARD OF

RIVER BEND EDUCATION DISTRICT NO. 6049

___________________

Clerk of the School Board

The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by

Member Meyer and upon vote being taken

thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Weikle, Reid, Remus, Kirchner, Meyer, Ringhofer

and the following voted against the same: None

whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

Motion by Ringhofer, second by Meyer to approve the Accountant/MARSS Coordinator job description. Motion carried.

Motion by Meyer, second by Reid to approve the job descriptions for the level 3 teachers at GFW and St. James Schools. Motion carried.

Motion by Weikle, second by Kirchner to approve the retirement of Linda Beck. Motion carried.

Motion by Meyer, second by Weikle to approve five staff to attend Solution Tree (PLC) training on June 18-20, 2018 in Minneapolis. Motion carried.

Motion by Meyer, second by Reid to change Teresa Fingland’s contract, at her request, to 35 hours per week. Motion carried.

Motion by Ringhofer, second by Meyer to purchase a 2018 Ford Fusion SE. Motion carried.

Motion by Weikle, second by Meyer to approve the Ericksen Construction estimate for remodeling to create an additional (RISE) classroom. Motion carried.

Motion by Reid, second by Kirchner to approve changes in the stand-alone agreement (Teacher Development and Evaluation Agreement). Motion carried.

The next regular meeting of the River Bend Education District Board is scheduled for April 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Linda Beck

Administrative Secretary

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