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January 25, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. Call to Order by Chairman.
2. Pledge
3. Roll Call by Clerk.
4. Approve Agenda 
Description: 
Aye:                                                           Moved:
Nay:                                                           Seconded:
                                                                   Vote:
5. Oath of Office for Mark Meyer 
6. Consider consent agenda, revise and remove as needed.
6.a. Correction and approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting December 14, 2020.
6.b. Correction and approval of Minutes of Organizational Meeting of January 5, 2021.
6.c. Consideration of Claims and Accounts:
6.c.1. Approve the December 2020 bills in the amount of $371,048.95

a.         General Fund:                                              $304,656.53
                                                                                                                       
b.         Food Service Fund:                                       $10,632.39

c.         Transportation Fund:                                     $24,429.83

d.         Community Service Fund:                             $18,894.32

e.         Capital Expenditure Fund:                            $12,345.88

f.          Construction Fund:                                                 $0.00

g.         Debt Service Fund:                                                 $0.00

h.         Scholarship Fund:                                                   $0.00
6.c.2. Approve current bills through January 11th, 2021, presented for payment in
the amount of $212,672.39.
6.c.3. Review investments and wire transfers:  

            Investments: No changes 

            Financial                       Purchase                            Maturity       Interest   
            Institution                         Date            Amount          Date             Rate                                                             

Wire Transfers: $300,000 from Woodland Bank to MSDLAF+                       
6.c.4. Approve the December, 2020 receipts in the amount of $341,462.86

            a.         General Fund:                                                $304,191.72

            b.         Food Service Fund:                                         $15,533.31

            c.         Transportation Fund:                                                $0.00

            d.         Community Service Fund:                              $12,101.21

            e.         Capital Expenditure Fund:                                       $0.00

            f.          Debt Service Fund:                                          $9,636.62
Description:  Aye:                                                                                        Moved:                             
Nay:                                                                                       Seconded:
Vote:                                                
6.d. Recognitions: Paula Nix-Vroman Speech Team
6.e. (open for consent items)
7. Comments and requests from visitors
8. Transportation Report
9. Committee Reports:
9.a. Curriculum Committee : Meeting was held on January 14th. 
9.b. Policy Committee: No report
9.c. School and Community Health Committee 
9.d. Safety/Transportation Committee : See attached report
9.e. Negotiations Committee
9.e.1. Letter from the Principal on Intent to Negotiate
9.f. Community Education Report : 
9.g. Early Childhood Report
9.h. Building & Grounds Director Report : See report attached
9.i. Principal's Report
9.j. Superintendent's Report

10. OLD BUSINESS
10.a. Appoint the following representatives to the Minnesota State High School League.
Boys Sports (Previously Adam Johnson)
Girls Sports (Previously Adam Johnson)
Speech (Previoulsy Laurie Holm)
Music (Previously Jennifer Pierce)
School (Previously Pat Rendle)
Description:  Mark Meyer was appointed as board member representative during Jan. 5th, 2021 Organizational Meeting. Need to appoint the remaining representatives.
11. NEW BUSINESS
11.a. Accept resignation from Brandi Caverly, Paraprofessional and approve posting for the position per the current AFSCME contract.
11.b. Accept resignation from Cassandra DeLung as Prom Advisor and approve posting for the position. 
11.c. Adopt Resolution Directing the Administration to Make Recommendations for Reductions in Programs and Positions and reasons thereof.

WHEREAS, the financial condition of the school district dictates that the school board
must reduce expenditures immediately, and
WHEREAS, there has been a reduction in student enrollment, and,
WHEREAS, this reduction in expenditure and decrease in student enrollment must
include discontinuance of positions and discontinuance or curtailment of programs, and
WHEREAS, a determination must be made as to which teachers' contracts 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 Independent School District No. 002, as
follows:
That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools and administration 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.
 
11.d. Discussion on preliminary staffing needs for the 2021-2022 school year. 
11.e. Approve a cooperative with Northland Community Schools for Girls Softball starting he 2020-2021 School Year. 
12. Meetings to be Attended and Meetings Attended.
12.a. Next Regular Board meeting: February 22nd, 2021.
13. Adjourn
Description:       Aye:                                                           Moved:
     Nay:                                                          Seconded:
                                                                       Vote:

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