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ISD 192 School Board Minutes, Nov. 3 - 24, 2008
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Farmington, 55024
Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL WORK SESSION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 192 HELD ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2008, AT 5:00 P.M. IN THE LITTLE THEATER AT FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL, 800 DENMARK AVENUE, FARMINGTON, MINNESOTA

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Chair McKnight called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Members present were: Heman, Kampf, McKnight, Weyandt, Manthey and Superintendent Meeks. Absent: Donnelly. Other staff and community members were also present. Chair McKnight designated Member Kampf as Acting Clerk.

Mr. Ben Kusch and Mr. Lowell Miller reviewed the high school demographics and explained the reasons behind looking at an alternative high school schedule. Mr. Jason Berg, math teacher, talked about parent concerns with gaps in core classes, Mr. Gary Abrams, math teacher, spoke about the need for advanced placement classes needing to be year long with the 3x5 schedule. Mr. Jerry Pfau, high school counselor, talked about more opportunities for elective classes. Mr. Jason Kohlbeck and Mr. Ken Schentzel talked about vocational classes, Ms. Cheryl Wason and Ms. Allison Ewing spoke about world languages and Mr. Jeff Gottwig spoke regarding the music program. Mr. Kusch mentioned that in order for the 3x5 schedule to work for students that are interested in music, world language and advanced placement course, they will need to use the zero hour.

Superintendent Meeks mentioned that he has not received much feedback regarding the start and end time for the high school. Mr. Jon Summer, Athletic Director, talked about athletics and the impact of a later end time.

Adjournment at 7:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, John Kampf, Acting Clerk

The above is a summary of the meeting minutes. Complete proceedings can be viewed at the Office of the Superintendent or on the web at: www.farmington.k12.mn.us

2/19

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 192 HELD ON

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2008 AT 8:00 P.M. AT THE DISTRICT SERVICE CENTER,

421 WALNUT STREET, FARMINGTON, MINNESOTA

Members present were: McKnight, Weyandt, Kampf, Heman and Superintendent Meeks. Absent: Donnelly and Manthey. Also present were district administrators, staff members, and community members.

The purpose of this meeting was to await the results of the precincts on the primary election.

The meeting was informal with no official discussion or business being conducted.

Adjournment at 10:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, John Kampf, Acting Clerk

The above is a summary of the meeting minutes. Complete proceedings can be viewed at the Office of the Superintendent or on the web at: www.farmington.k12.mn.us

2/19

MINUTES OF THE WORK SESSION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 192 HELD ON

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008, AT 5:00 P.M. IN THE LITTLE THEATER AT

FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL, 800 DENMARK AVENUE, FARMINGTON, MINNESOTA

Chair McKnight called the meeting to order at 5:05 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Members present were: Manthey, Weyandt, McKnight, Donnelly, Kampf and Superintendent Meeks; Absent: Heman. Other staff and community members were also present.

Member Donnelly moved the adoption of the resolution canvassing returns of votes of school district general election. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Kampf and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Weyandt, McKnight, Donnelly, Kampf, Manthey and the following voted against the same: none, whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

Member Donnelly introduced the resolution and moved its adoption authorizing issuance of certificates of election and directing the school district clerk to perform other election related duties.

The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Kampf and upon vote being taken thereon the following voted in favor thereof: McKnight, Manthey, Kampf, Donnelly, Weyandt and the following voted against the same: none, whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

Dr. Christine Weymouth, Ms. Barb Duffrin, and Mr. Ben Kusch spoke about the transitions that will take place next year with the configuration change for the middle school to become a 6-8 building and the high school changing to a 9-12 building.

The following reports and communications were received: preliminary audit report, OPEB options, new high school change orders, and the 2007-2008 Community Education Annual Report.

The School Board recessed at 6:15 p.m. to move over to the Farmington City Hall. The School Board reconvened at 6:30 p.m. at Farmington City Hall.

Ms. Gina Mitchell and Mr. Bryan Nemeth from Bolton & Menk, Inc. reviewed the Farmington Area Transportation Study that was recently conducted.

Motion by Kampf, seconded Manthey, to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Terry Donnelly, Clerk

The above is a summary of the meeting minutes. Complete proceedings can be viewed at the Office of the Superintendent or on the web at: www.farmington.k12.mn.us

2/19

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL WORK SESSION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 192 HELD ON

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2008, AT 5:00 P.M. IN THE LITTLE THEATER AT

FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL, 800 DENMARK AVENUE, FARMINGTON, MINNESOTA

Chair McKnight called the meeting to order at 5:05 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Members present were: McKnight, Donnelly, Weyandt, Manthey and Superintendent Meeks. Absent: Heman, Kampf. Other staff and community members were also present.

Mr. Jeff Priess, Dr. Christine Weymouth, Ms. Julianne Almquist, and Ms. Jane Houska presented the proposed attendance boundaries that the Boundary Committee recommends.

Mr. Ben Kusch, Farmington High School Principal, spoke about the start and end times for the high school and reviewed the high school proposed schedule and the timelines necessary in order to make the proposed change possible.

Ms. Sharon Davenport, Data Assessment Coordinator, reviewed the NWEA Fall test results with the School Board.

Mr. Steve Dibb reviewed the criteria used by the Naming Committee to bring forward recommendations for the naming of three schools. He presented the School Board with four options for each building.

The School Board discussed the plans for filling the vacancy on the School Board.

Meeting adjournment at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Terry Donnelly, Clerk

The above is a summary of the meeting minutes. Complete proceedings can be viewed at the Office of the Superintendent or on the web at: www.farmington.k12.mn.us

2/19

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL CLOSED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 192 HELD ON

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008 AT 5:00 P.M. AT THE DISTRICT SERVICE CENTER, 421 WALNUT STREET, FARMINGTON, MINNESOTA

Chair McKnight called the meeting to order at 5:03 p.m. Members present were: McKnight, Weyandt, Donnelly, Manthey, Kampf and Superintendent Meeks. Absent: Heman.

Motion by Kampf, seconded by Donnelly, to move to closed session for an attorney-client privileged discussion of litigation strategy in connection with a threatened litigation. All voted in favor.

McKnight declared the meeting out of closed session at 7:37 pm. Motion by Kampf, second by Weyandt, to adjourn at 7:38 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Terry Donnelly, Clerk

The above is a summary of the meeting minutes. Complete proceedings can be viewed at the Office of the Superintendent or on the web at: www.farmington.k12.mn.us

2/19

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 192 HELD ON

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2008, AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE LITTLE THEATER AT

FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL, 800 DENMARK AVENUE, FARMINGTON, MINNESOTA

The open forum was held at 6:15 p.m. prior to the regular meeting. Community members addressed the new high school schedule, new hires for next year and traffic issues related to the new high school.

Chair McKnight called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Members present were: Manthey, Weyandt, Donnelly, McKnight, Kampf and Superintendent Meeks. Absent: Heman. Other staff and community members were also present.

Superintendent Meeks acknowledged the district's good news. Board members shared their remarks.

The minutes of October 27, November 3, November 4, November 10, November 17, and November 19 were approved as presented.

The agenda was approved as amended moving item X.A. to the good news portion of the meeting and moving item IX.D. after item IX.A.

The following consent items were approved as presented: November Claims and Accounts, Certified Employments, Certified Leaves of Absence, Certified Change of Status, Non-Certified Employments, Non-Certified Resignations, Extra-Curricular Employments, Intermediate School District 917 Minutes, Extended Field Trips, and Gifts and Donations.

Recommended Actions approved: Approval of Proposed High School Schedule, Approval of Proposed Start/End Times, Approval of Naming of School Buildings, Approval of Attendance Boundaries, Approval of 2007-08 Fiscal Year Audit, New High School Change Orders, Bid Award for Artificial Turf, Dissolution of Cooperative Sponsorship, Approval of Cooperative Sponsorship.

Reports and Communications approved: New high school project update.

Policies presented for review: Policy #BH - Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records, Policy #GCP - Staff Resignation, Policy #BBJAA - School Board Meeting Agenda and Policy #GCBA - Lane Change Credits - Certified Staff (deletion).

Policies approved: Policy #GCBC - Worker's Compensation Benefit, Policy #JAF -Student Discipline, and Policy #JICK - Bullying Prohibition.

Adjournment at 9:06 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Terry Donnelly, Clerk

The above is a summary of the meeting minutes. Complete proceedings can be viewed at the Office of the Superintendent or on the web at: www.farmington.k12.mn.us

2/19

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