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Public Notices, March 3, 2013

March 3, 2013
The Journal

PUBLISH (March 3, 2013)

RIVER BEND EDUCATION DISTRICT

1315 S. Broadway

New Ulm, Minnesota 56073

(507)359-8700

fax (507)359-1161

SYNOPSIS OF BOARD MINUTES

January 22 2013

Members present: Peterson, Remus, Ness, Ringhofer, Karl, Firchau, Weikle

Chairperson Peterson called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.

Motion by Remus, second by Firchau to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried.

Member Weikle, second by Karl to approve closing of the meeting while discussing a personnel matter. Motion carried.

Meeting closed at 7:05 p.m. and re-opened at 7:50 p.m.

Member Karl introduced the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION PROPOSING DISCIPLINE OF A TEACHER

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors has reviewed a draft of a letter to a teacher, informing the teacher of his proposed discipline by the Education District.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the River Bend Education District as follows:

1. The attached letter setting forth the proposed discipline of a teacher and the basis therefore is hereby approved by the Board of Directors

2. Pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13.43, subd. 2, the attached letter is private data on the teacher until final disposition of the proposed disciplinary action.

3. The Board Chair is authorized to sign the attached letter on behalf of the Board of Directors.

4. The Director is directed to serve a copy of the attached letter on the teacher and place a copy in the teacher's personnel file.

The motion for the adoption of the foregoing Resolution was duly seconded by Firchau and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:

Peterson, Weikle, Remus, Ness, Firchau, Ringhofer, Karl

And the following voted against the same:

None

Whereupon said Resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

Motion by Remus, second by Ness to approve the November and December 2012 minutes as presented. Motion carried.

Motion by Weikle, second by Firchau to elect Peterson as Chair of the Board of Education for the 2013 calendar year. Motion carried.

Motion by Peterson, second by Weikle to elect Remus as Vice-Chair of the Board of Education for the 2013 calendar year. Motion carried.

Motion by Firchau, second by Karl to elect Kunz as Clerk of the Board of Education for the 2013 calendar year. Motion carried.

Motion by Weikle, second by Karl to elect Firchau as Treasurer of the Board of Education for the 2013 calendar year. Motion carried.

Motion by Karl, second by Ness, that all regular Board meetings be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the River Bend conference room. Motion carried.

Motion by Weikle, second by Karl, to designate The Journal of New Ulm as the official newspaper of the 2013 calendar year. Motion carried.

Motion by Firchau, second by Ringhofer, to designate the United Prairie Bank as the official depository for checking for the 2013 calendar year. Motion carried.

Motion by Karl, second by Weikle for the Director to have the authority to choose a law firm and contact the firm to provide legal assistance on issues related to the Education District or in consultation on behalf of the member districts. Motion carried.

Committee appointments were decided.

Motion by Karl, second by Remus to set the salary and mileage for the 2013 calendar year. Motion carried.

Motion by Weikle, second by Remus to approve the bills paid as listed by the December 2012 and January 2013 wire payments and check registers. Motion carried.

Motion by Firchau, second by Remus to renew the line of credit with United Prairie Bank. The Board authorized Director Erin A. Toninato and/or Business Manager Jennifer A. Rose, to utilize funds from the said Line of Credit as needed. Motion carried.

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

Motion by Weikle, second by Firchau to approve the requested lane change for Jill Burnett, ECSE Infant Teacher. Motion carried.

Motion by Firchau, second by Ringhofer to accept the resignation of Sarah Zahrt as a paraprofessional in the TEAM Program and approve the hiring of the position. Motion carried.

Motion by Karl, second by Firchau to approve the employment of Sarah Zahrt, Mental Health Practitioner, in the TEAM Program. Motion carried.

Member Weikle introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFORE

WHEREAS, the financial condition of the school district dictates that the School Board must reduce expenditures, and, WHEREAS this reduction in expenditures must include discontinuance of positions and discontinuance or curtailment of programs, and, WHEREAS, a determination must be made as to which teacher's contract must be terminated and not renewed and which teachers may be placed on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits in effecting discontinuance of positions, BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of River Bend Education District No. 6049, as follows:

That the School Board hereby directs the Director of River Bend Education District to consider the discontinuance of programs or positions to effectuate economies in the school district and reduce expenditures and, as a result of a reduction in enrollment, make recommendations to the School Board for the discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, discontinuance of positions, or curtailment of positions.

The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Remus and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:

Peterson, Weikle, Remus, Ness, Firchau, Ringhofer, Karl

And the following voted against the same:

None

Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

Motion by Remus, second by Karl to approve revising the 2012/13 ECSE Stretch Calendar. Motion carried.

Motion by Karl, second by Firchau to approve Jill Burnett to attend an Early Childhood conference in Menomonie, Wisconsin pending MDE funding approval. Motion carried.

Member Weikle introduced the following resolution and moved it adoption:

RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of River Bend Education District 6049, that the following donations be accepted with appreciations:

The following donations have been made to the TEAM Program:

Angie's Kettle Corn, Mankato 30 cases of mini popcorn.

State Farm Bob Webb Agency, NU Children's Atlas (20).

NU Park and Recreation Department Buy one-get one free activity cards.

Happy Joe's, NU free ice cream cone tokens (15).

Citizen's Bank, NU CD cases, lunch bags etc.

Family Video, NU Buy one get one free movies

The motion for the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Remus, and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:

Peterson, Weikle, Remus, Ness, Firchau, Ringhofer, Karl

And the following voted against the same:

None

Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m. The next meeting of the River Bend Education District Board will be February 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Linda Beck

Administrative Secretary

 
 

 

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