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, June 24, 2013, at Delano City Hall. The meeting was called to order by the chair at 7:02 p.m. with the following members in attendance: Johnson, Baker, Milano, Durick, Black, Larson, Seguin.
APPROVAL OF MEETING AGENDA (approved unanimously)
PROGRAM REVIEW Quality Compensation Program Neva Stoebner, Maria Menz, Meghan Gibas
Neva Stoebner, Maria Menz, and Meghan Gibas reported on the Quality Compensation Program (Q Comp).
CONSENT AGENDA (approved unanimously)
Board approved the regular meeting minutes of 5-20-13 and the special meeting minutes of 6-6-13, 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 DMS Special Education Teacher (EBD), DMS Special Education Teacher (SLD), DES 4th Grade Teacher, DMS Part-time Physical Education Teacher, DES/DHS Physical Education/DAPE Teacher, DMS Long-term Substitute Teacher, DHS Boys JV Soccer Coach, DHS Girls JV Soccer Coach, Substitute Youth Development Coordinator, TAC Center Aquatics, CE Soccer Coach, TKC Paraprofessional, Tiger Kids Club Student Aides, ESY Summer Program Certified Staff, contract changes/approvals and leaves of absence.
Parents of open-enrolled students from Montrose addressed the board regarding bussing for their students.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND BOARD REPORTS
Board heard the following administrative reports: Superintendent reported on the Strategic Planning Process, MS Principal reported on 2012-13 DMS accomplishments, Family Access use, Homework Help, Student Honor Roll status, and GTT training. HS Principal reported on graduation, DMS auditorium transformation project, green initiatives, and post high school awareness program. ES Principal reported on Reading Corps, 4th grade sleepover, WEM Award, and status of National Blue Ribbon Award. Business Manager reported on legislative changes for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years. CE Director reported on Community Education summer programs.
Board heard reports from board members regarding MAWSECO, Wright Technical Center, Schools for Equity in Education, Delano Sports Arena and Staff Development.
NEW BUSINESS (approved unanimously)
2013-14 Middle School Handbook, 2013-14 Elementary School Handbook, 2013-14 Original Budget, Health and Safety Policy, Health and Safety Estimated Costs for Fiscal Years 2013, 2014 and 2015, and 2013-14 Bread and Milk Quotes.
School board moved to closed session to discuss negotiations regarding 2013-15 teachers’ contract.
The meeting adjourned at 9:16 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, July 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Delano City Hall.
Carolyn Milano, Board of Education Clerk
Published in the Delano Herald Journal July 15, 2013.