SCHOOL DISTRICT OF AUBURNDALE
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
President Cheri Dimick called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m. in the District Office Meeting
Room and read the Compliance with the Open Meeting Law and Statutory Notices.
Members present were: Karmin Bolder, Douglas Reding, Bob Haupt, Cheri Dimick and Marleen Knutson.
Marleen Knutson moved, Douglas Reding seconded, to declare the meeting legal. Motion carried.
Recognition of the Public Who Wish to Comment to the Board. Marleen Knutson thanked all district staff for their support of education as we celebrate American Education Week with the theme, "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.” Mrs. Knutson congratulated the Volleyball, Cross Country and Football team members, parents and coaches on their great seasons. Mrs. Knutson congratulated State Cross Country qualifiers Abby Bauer and the boys team of Luke Haas, David Haas, Jacob Hunsberger, Tom Sabel, Lane Schuld, Aaron Kollross, Brad Becker and Cody Steines. Mrs. Knutson congratulated the following individuals selected for Marawood All-Conference honors: Cross Country Girls First Team - Danica Harrison, Abby Bauer; Honorable Mention - Emma Steines, Stafani Karl; Cross Country Boys First Team - Luke Haas, David Haas; Volleyball First Team-South Division - Nicole Nikolay, Second Team-South Division – Kari Willfahrt; Honorable Mention – Kendra Kundinger; Football-Offense-First Team – Blake Anderson, Austin Hawkins, Isaac Castellano; Defense-Second Team - Tony Altmann; Honorable Mention – Dom Lewis, Canyon Weiler.
Bob Haupt moved, Douglas Reding seconded, to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
Douglas Reding moved, Karmin Bolder seconded, to approve the open session minutes from the regular board meeting held on October 19, 2011. Motion carried with Bob Haupt abstaining (not present at meeting).
Douglas Reding moved, Karmin Bolder seconded, to approve the closed session minutes from the regular board meeting held on October 19, 2011. Motion carried with Bob Haupt abstaining (not present at meeting).
Treasurer Douglas Reding reported on the Finance Committee meeting. Douglas Reding moved, Karmin Bolder seconded, to approve the additional October and November vendor checks #1476-1490, #3248-3265, #59684-59899, payroll checks #38310-38373 and direct deposits #900031018-900031229 in the amount of $762,636.45. Motion carried.
Correspondence – None.
District Administrator introduced new staff members David Jicinsky (Business Education), Scott Meidl (Math), Brian Swenson (Biology/Science), Danielle Vetrone (Special Education-EBD) and Marty Yohn (Elementary Art).
Instructor Mark Cournoyer and students Jackie Breuch, Isaac Castellano and Heather Nigh reported on the Food for America/Farm Safety activities for elementary students held at Liquid Coin Dairy.
Douglas Reding moved, Bob Haupt seconded, to approve the parent request for an exemption of Policy 751.11 Kindergarten and Younger Student Transportation for the 2011-12 school year with a report of any issues to the Board. Roll call vote: Cheri Dimick, yes; Karmin Bolder, yes; Bob Haupt, yes; Douglas Reding, yes; Marleen Knutson, yes. Motion carried.
Marleen Knutson moved, Karmin Bolder seconded, to approve the three student requests for early graduation. Motion carried.
Douglas Reding moved, Bob Haupt seconded, to approve the nursing services agreement with Ministry Saints Health Services for Businesses. Motion carried.
Marleen Knutson moved, Bob Haupt seconded, to accept the resignation of Jennifer Brehm, Custodian. Motion carried.
Finance Director Charles Payant reported on the Food Service Program.
A discussion was held concerning the new Conceal and Carry Law.
A discussion was held on the purpose and scope of Board committees.
Mr. Eichman reported on the Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting held on November 7.
District Administrator Gerald Eichman, Finance Director Charles Payant, Elementary Principal Andrew Place, Middle/Senior High School Principal Aaron Engel shared informational reports with the Board.
Future agenda items were considered.
Available dates for future meetings were discussed.
President Dimick adjourned the meeting at 8:48 p.m.
Marleen Knutson, Clerk