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January 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM - ORGANIZATIONAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Agenda
1. Call to Order -- Mark Vaupel, Chair
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call of Attendance -- Rob Mathias, Clerk
4. Approve the Agenda
5. Organization of the School Board for 2012.
5.A. Election of a Chairperson
5.B. Election of a Vice-Chairperson
5.C. Election of a Clerk
5.D. Election of a Treasurer
5.E. Consider/Approve Sheila Gossman as Board Secretary to take minutes at school board meetings.  DECISION
5.F. Consider/Establish salaries for school board members.  Salaries for 2011 were $2,200 for the Board Chairperson, Directors received $1,900.  DECISION
5.G. Consider/Approve the dates, places, and times of regular school board meetings and work sessions.  ATTACHMENT  DECISION
Attachments: (1)
6. Consent Items:  DECISION
6.A. Consider/Approve Minutes from the December 19, 2011, School Board Meeting.  ATTACHMENT
Attachments: (1)
6.B. Approve Claims and Accounts.  ATTACHMENT
Attachments: (1)
6.C. Designate legal depositories for school district funds.  It is recommended that Eastwood Bank of Stewartville be designated as the primary depository for checking accounts and that Wells Fargo Bank of Stewartville and Rochester be designated as secondary depositories for investments. 
6.D. Authorize the Superintendent, Business Director, or the School Board Treasurer to make wire transfers of funds for the purpose of investments.
6.E. Authorize the Superintendent or Business Director, to issue checks, electronic funds transfer, and wire transfers between board meetings with payments of same to be approved by the school board at the next meeting at which payment of claims is approved.
6.F. Authorize the Superintendent or Business Director to invest funds not needed for current expenses, with investments to be approved at the next school board meeting at which payment of claims is approved.
6.G. Determine the amount of the employee surety bonds.  It is recommended that the amount continue to be $50,000.00.
6.H. It is recommended that the following statutory duties of the clerk be delegated to the administrative staff:  the keeping of the book of minutes of all school board meetings, the preparation of reports that shall include the condition and value of school property, receipts and disbursements in detail and such other financial matters as may be called for by the Minnesota Department of Education, the length of the school term and the enrollment and attendance by grades, and the names and post office addresses of all directors and other officers, and such other items of information as may be called for by the Commissioner of Education.
6.I. Approve the authorization for the use of facsimile and bitmap signatures of the 2012 officers on payroll and voucher checks in accordance with the provisions of M.S. 47.41 and 47.42.
6.J. Designate the "Stewartville Star" as the official newspaper of the school district.
6.K. Authorize the Superintendent and Business Director to sign Student Activity Fund checks with two signatures needed for withdrawal.
6.L. Authorize the Superintendent, Business Director, Executive Assistant/HR Technician and the 2012 School Board Treasurer to have access to the school district's safety deposit box at Wells Fargo Bank, Stewartville.
6.M. Designate the Superintendent's Office area as a posting place for notices of meetings of the Stewartville School Board.
6.N. Approve the Minnesota School Board Association membership for the year 2012.
6.O. Approve employee participation in current tax sheltered annuities for the year 2012.
6.P. Establish  mileage rate for school business.  It is recommended that the IRS approved rate be sused for the year 2012.
6.Q. Consider/Approve Pat Leonard's recommendation to hire Krista Swisher as a School Readiness Paraprofessional beginning on January 13, 2012.  Ms. Swisher will work 6.5 hours/week and will be placed on Step 5 of the Support Staff salary schedule at an hourly rate of $12.88.  This is a replacement position.  ATTACHMENT
Attachments: (1)
6.R. Consider/Approve Pat Leonard's recommendation to hire Marie McNeill as an evening class ECFE Paraprofessional beginning on January 9, 2012.  Ms. McNeill will work 4 hours/week and will be placed on Step 1 of the Student salary schedule at an hourly rate of $7.25.  This is a replacement position.  ATTACHMENT
Attachments: (1)
6.S. Consider/Approve Karen Hoopes request for a Medical Leave of Absence from January 18, 2012 - February 3, 2012. 
6.T. Consider/Approve Adam Eickhoff's Medical Leave of Absence from December 8, 2011 - March 1, 2012. 
7. Aim 1:  High Student Achievement
8. Aim 2:  A Safe, Welcoming, Engaging Learning Environment
8.A. Consider/Approve the 5th Grade Trip to Eagle Bluff from May 2-May 4, 2012.  ATTACHMENT  DECISION
Attachments: (1)
9. Aim 3:  Effective and Efficient Operations
9.A. Consider/Adopt a Resolution Designating a School District Attorney.  Patricia Maloney and Joseph Langel of Ratwik, Roszak and Maloney of Minneapolis and Steven Corson of Corson Law Office of Stewartville are recommended.  ATTACHMENT  DECISION
Attachments: (1)
9.B. Consider the designation of representatives to the Minnesota State High School League for the year 2012.  (2011 representatives were as follows:  governing board representative – Joe Waugh; school representative - Dr. David Thompson; boys' sports representative – Sharon Morlock; girls' sports representative - Sharon Morlock; speech activities – Kelly Manley; and music activities - Jessica Honsey)  DECISION
9.C. Consider/Appoint board members to the following committees:
9.C.1. Appoint a board member(s) to the Community Education Advisory Committee for the year 2012.  (2011 Tara Stockman) 
9.C.2. Appoint board member(s) to serve on the Building Construction & Facilities Committee for the year 2012.  (2011 Rob Mathias and Joe Waugh) 
9.C.3. Appoint board member(s) to serve on the Negotiations Committee for the year 2012.  (2011  Mark Vaupel, Tara Stockman, Elizabeth Lawson) 
9.C.4. Appoint board member(s) to serve as liaison with the High School Student Council for the year 2012.  (2011 Angela Payton) 
9.C.5. Appoint board member(s) to serve as the SEE representative for the year 2012.  (2011 Rod Morlock)
9.C.6. Appoint board member(s) to serve on the Bonner/Central Parent Advisory Committee for the year 2012.  (2011 Rod Morlock)
9.C.7. Appoint board member(s) to serve on the Finance Committee for the year 2012.  (2011 Tara Stockman, Rod Morlock, Rob Mathias)
9.C.8. Appoint board member(s) to serve on the ZED Governing Board for the year 2012.  (2011 Elizabeth Lawson)
9.C.9. Appoint board member(s) to serve on the Health and Safety Committee for the year 2012.  (2011 Angela Payton)
9.C.10. Appoint board member(s) to serve on the District Advisory Committee for the year 2012.  (2011 Mark Vaupel)
9.C.11. Appoint board member(s) to serve on the District Wellness Committee for the year 2012.  (2011 Rod Morlock & Rob Mathias)
9.C.12. Appoint board member(s) to serve on the Policy Review Committee for the year 2012.  (2011 Angela Payton & Elizabeth Lawson) 
9.D. Superintendent/MSBA Winter Conference Update -  Dr. Thompson
10. Adjourn
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