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July 26, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Minutes
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Approval of Agenda
5. Recognition of Guests 
6. Approval of Minutes - June 28, 2021, Regular School Board Meeting
7. Approval of Minutes - July 19, 2021, Special Meeting 
8. Financial Reports  - Ed Becker and Karrin Lindow to Audit Payment Register at 6:15 p.m.
8.a. Monthly Cash Balance Report
8.a.1) Balance Sheet
8.a.2) Electronic Funds Transfer
8.b. Revenue / Expenditure Report
9. Consent Agenda
9.a. Accept Resignation - Richard Johnson, High School Social Studies Teacher.
Presenter:  Dr. Parks
Description:  Mr. Johnson has elected to accept a position teaching Social Studies in another district.  Thank you, Rich, for your 24 years of service to our kids and community.  Good luck to you and your family.
9.b. Accept Gasoline Quote - Luetgers Oil Company for 21-22 SY
Presenter:  Dr. Parks
Description:  Luetgers Oil is the next in line for our vehicle gasoline quote.  The quote is competitively priced at $.06 under the posted price on the pump.
9.c. Approve Resolution - Minnesota State High School League, 2021-22 Membership Renewal
Presenter:  Dr. Parks
Description:  Annually, the school board must approve a resolution for membership into the MSHSL.  

This Governing Board hereby adopts the Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations of said League and all amendments thereto as the same as are published in the latest edition of the League's Official Handbook, on file at the office of the school district or as appears on the League’s website, as the minimum standards governing participation in said League-sponsored activities, and that the administration and responsibility for determining student eligibility and for the supervision of such activities are assigned to the official representatives identified by this Governing Board. 

Signing the Resolution for Membership affirms that this Governing Board has viewed the WHY WE PLAY training video which defines the purpose and value of education-based athletic and activity programs and assists school communities in communicating a shared common language.
9.d. Approve - Inclement Weather E-Learning Plan
Presenter:  Dr. Parks
Description:  The district must annually approve the use of up to five (5) Electronic Learning days to be used during periods of inclement weather to continue classroom instruction.
9.e. Approve Work Agreement - Michael Murray, Custodian
Presenter:  Dr. Parks
Description:  Michael will be our new 9-month evening custodian.  He will primarily be responsible for the elementary and setting up for evening activities.
9.f. Approve Contract - Amy Schroeder, Website Coordinator  
Presenter:  Dr. Parks
Description:  Amy had Website Coordinator as part of her teaching contract.  She has agreed to continue to provide this service from July 1 -  August 31, 2021, while we transition to our new website.
9.g. Accept Resignation - Jodi Sandmeyer, Co-Student Council Advisor
Description: 

Dr.  Parks,

For the past six years, I have been the co-advisor of Student Council.  I have had a great time.  I have enjoyed planning Homecoming, Snow Days, Spring kickball tournaments, blood drives, and concession stand activities.  I will miss working with the students.  However, it is time for me to resign from the position.  My daughter is planning to play sports this fall, she is in dance, and I need to spend more time running my ranch. 

Nevis has many talented staff who will have the time and energy to devote to the students.  It has worked very well for Lynne and me to lead the group together.  We each brought our own strengths.  We could bounce ideas off each other.  We also had two people to lead events and work concession stands.  With two people, we supported each other and backed each other up.  I would recommend a co-advisor situation continue in the future. 

Thank you,
Jodi Sandmeyer

9.h. Accept Resignation - Lynne Gustafson, Yearbook and Co-Student Council Advisor
Presenter:  Dr. Parks
Description:  Dr. Parks,

It is with a heavy heart that I am submitting my resignation as advisor for Yearbook and co-advisor for Student Council.  I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of these activities and working with the kids.  But, due to my current health issues, I feel I will not be able to handle these responsibilities to the very best of my abilities.

If at all possible, I would encourage the Student Council position be filled with two people.  It worked very well for Jodi and I to handle these responsibilities as we could work together sharing ideas, planning and covering each other whenever needed, as we brought different strengths to the position.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as an advisor for these positions.

Lynne Gustafson
 
10. Action Items
10.a. Approve Contract - Jake Upton, 1.0 FTE K-12 Vocal Music/General Music Teacher
Presenter:  Dr. Parks
Description:  Jake comes to us highly recommended.  He has a strong background in vocal music performance and is licensed to teach instrumental.  
11. Discussion Items
12. Reports
12.a. Student Representatives
12.b. Board Members
12.c. Principal Michaelson
12.d. Certified Staff Representative
12.e. Classified/Confidential Staff Representative
12.f. Superintendent Parks
13. Next Meeting - August 23, 7:00 p.m., Media Center
14. Adjourn

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