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August 24, 2009 at 7:00 PM - Regular

Agenda
I. Call Meeting to Order/Roll Call
II. Approve Meeting Agenda
III. Recognition of Visitors/Correspondence
IV. Consent Agenda Action
Description:  The Consent Agenda is routine.
IV.A. Approve School Board Minutes
IV.B. Approve Claims on Accounts and Electronic Transfers
IV.C. Approve Personnel Report
IV.D. School Board Policy 600 Series - Final Reading
Description:  We are doing the second reading on the policies that were presented at the last meeting. Please refer to the policies that were included in your board packet last month, July 27, 2009. The Policy committee has reviewed the 600 series and with no further issues from the Board will recommend that they be adopted as presented.
V. Old Business
V.A. Food Service Contract Action
Description:  The contract with Taher has been reviewed and lunch fees will remain the same as last year with the exception of adult meals. They were changed by the Department of Education Food and Nutrition Services from $2.90 to $3.00. Adult lunches are unsubsidized.
VI. New Business
VI.A. Aid Anticipation Certificates Action
Description:  Ehlers & Associates will be present to provide the information on the sale of Aid Anticipation Bonds. Betsy Knoche or Kristin Hanson will be present for the meeting.
VI.B. Faculty Handbook Action
Description:  Faculty Handbooks will need to be approved with changes for the new year.
VI.C. KW Education Foundation Annual Report 2008-2009 Action
Description:  As in years past the Education Foundation presents their annual report for the school board to review and accept. The Education Foundation provides a tremendous service to Kenyon-Wanamingo Schools in their efforts to support the funding of projects that are not provided by the school. The people and community businesses that support the Education Foundation are invaluable to the district. As Superintendent I very grateful for their generosity to the students of Kenyon-Wanamingo.
VI.D. Truth-in-Taxation Public Hearing Action
Description:  This year the school district does not have to have a separate Truth in Taxation public hearing as in past years. The Board does need to designate a regular board meeting at which it will hold a "hearing" to discuss budgets. This is the date that will be shown on tax statements mailed to the public. I recommend to do this at the November 23rd board meeting at 7:00 p.m.
VI.E. Superintendent Contract Proposal Action
Description:  A different option for my contract has been explored with the Administrative Committee. I appreciate the Board considering the proposal that is coming. This proposal will give me the opportunity to collect my retirement and will give the Board an opportunity to save on my salary. Hopefully this will be a win win situation for both of us. The enclosures will explain the procedures for this to take place. The Board would need to accept a resignation from me and then enter an agreement with School Administrative Specialty Services for Superintendent services. The spreadsheet will show the outline of Superintendent pay savings to the district and duty days. I thank the committee for their patience.
VI.F. School Board Retreat Discussion
Description:  As discussed last month the Board has a desire to have a retreat to examine the goals of the district, organization of the district and other topics the board wishes to have on the agenda.
VI.G. WETC Joint Powers Agreement
Description:  The WETC Board is reviewing the Joint Powers agreement that exists with member districts. This has not been reviewed for many years and some areas of concern have been addressed with proposals. A Zumbrota-Mazeppa board member did some revisions and presented them to the WETC Board. The WETC Board members were to take the recommendations back to each of their districts for full school board review.
VII. Committee Reports
VII.A. Administrative Committee
VII.B. Certified Negotiations
VII.C. Building and Grounds
VII.D. Goodhue County Education District
VII.E. Public Relations
VII.F. WETC Committee
VII.G. Policy Committee
VIII. District Goals
IX. Administrative Reports
X. Adjournment
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