Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
Independent School District 879, Delano Public Schools
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District 879, Delano, Minnesota, was held on Monday, May 20, 2013, at Delano City Hall. The meeting was called to order by the chair at 7:01 p.m. with the following members in attendance: Johnson, Baker, Milano, Durick, Black, and Larson. Absent: Seguin.
APPROVAL OF MEETING AGENDA (approved unanimously)
PROGRAM REVIEW SciTech Presentation Dr. Heil
Dr. Heil presented on SciTech, a collaboration between the school district and local businesses to promote 21st century skills and STEAM.
CONSENT AGENDA (approved unanimously)
Board approved the regular meeting minutes of 4-22-13 and the special meeting minutes of 5-9-13, the current budget status with year to date adjustments, investment transactions, wire transfers, Minnesota Liquid Assets fund, cash report, revenue and expense fund totals, expense reports and disbursements.RESOLUTION FOR ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS (approved unanimously)
Donations were accepted and received by the district.PERSONNEL (approved unanimously):
Board approved retirements/resignations/terminations, recommendations of employment which include DES Health Office Professional, TKC Aide, TKC Student Aides, CE Gymnastics Student Aides, DES/DMS Targeted Services Summer Program Teachers, DES 1st Grade Teacher, DHS Mathematics Teacher, DMS/DHS Special Education/DCD Teacher, DHS Economics/Social Studies Teacher, DHS Vocal Music Teacher, QComp Advisor and Lead Peer Coach, contract changes/approvals and leaves of absence.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND BOARD REPORTS
Board heard the following administrative reports: Supt. Schoen reported on the Strategic Planning Process and gave a legislative update concerning education funding. Ms. Klinkner reported on Exploratory Day, GTT training for teachers, future scheduling options, strategic planning for the middle school and 5th/6th grade band changes for 2013-14. Dr. Heil reported on AP Art training, Cancer Awareness Week, National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award, Spring Fling Day, and the DMS auditorium renovation project. Mr. Schuler reported on the 1st and 2nd grade music concerts, Grandparent’s Day, DES student testing, and the DES fun run that wrapped up the Healthy Delano Initiative for 2012-13. Ms. Johnson reported on the CE summer brochure, TKC registration, Wee Tiger Preschool visit to Elk River School Readiness/Preschool program, Early Childhood Health and Development Screenings, YAR highway clean-up, Destination ImagiNation Global Finals, and TAC summer hours. Board heard reports from board members regarding MAWSECO, Wright Technical Center, SEE, and City/School.
NEW BUSINESS (approved unanimously)
2nd sheet of Ice Initiative was postponed definitely until June 6 special meeting, CIS fee maintained, Resolution for Membership in the MSHSL, 2013-14 DHS Student/Parent Handbook, 2013-14 meal increases.
The meeting adjourned at 8:13 p.m. The preceding is a summary of the unofficial minutes. The full text of the unofficial minutes is on file in the District Office, 700 Elm Avenue East, Delano, Minnesota and also available on the school district’s website www.delano.k12.mn.us. The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Delano City Hall.
Carolyn Milano, Board of Education Clerk
Published in the Delano Herald Journal June 3, 2013.