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LANCASTER SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
The Lancaster School Board met in regular session on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. in the school district office. The following members were present: Hanson, Jerome, Nelson, Sjostrand, B. Weleski, J. Weleski. Also present were Supt. Homstad, AD Evan Hanson, Teacher Rep. Lisa Rynning and Mendy Coffield.  
Chairperson Sjostrand called the meeting to order. The agenda was approved as presented. Motion by Nelson, second by J. Weleski. UC.  
On a motion by Hanson, second by Jerome the minutes of the August 14, 2012, regular school board meeting were approved as presented. UC.
On a motion by Sjostrand, second by B. Weleski, Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs) were approved in the amount of $5,892.02, and bills were approved for payment as presented in the amount of $72,548.59. Check numbers 35827-35884. UC.  
The Budget and Treasurer’s reports were reviewed.  
Supt. Homstad presented the Administrative Report:
1. MSBA Fall meeting – September 12th 7 pm, Franklin School in Thief River Falls.
2. MREA Fall Conference – November 11-13th at Cragens in Brainerd. Deadline to register: October 22nd.
3. Monsanto Grant – Lancaster received $10,000 in grant money which will purchase iPads for grades 4-6 math.  
4. Discussion was held on the NWSC Consortium for Race to the Top funds. These funds would allow us to hire literacy and math coaches.
5. Spanish Instruction – since the August meeting, MCC has hired an ITV Spanish Teacher. Our students will be able to take Spanish through ITV again this year, rather than online.
6. Concurrent Credit was discussed.
7. A Long-Range Planning Board Committee was discussed.
On a motion by Hanson, second by B. Weleski, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, certifies the maximum taxes payable for 2013.
On a motion by J. Weleski, second by Jerome, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, hires Shannon Bowlin effective August 31, 2012, as Assistant Cook/Laundry.
On a motion by B. Weleski, second by Hanson, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, hires Lindsey Groves effective August 28, 2012, as Paraprofessional.
On a motion by Hanson, second by J. Weleski, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, hires Derek Holt as the Kittson County Central Junior Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach beginning with the 2012/13 season.
On a motion by J. Weleski, second by B. Weleski, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the 2012/13 extra-curricular assignments schedule as presented by AD Evan Hanson.
On a motion by B. Weleski, second by J. Weleski, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, hires Jaime Peterson as Preschool Teacher for the second semester of the 2012/13 school year.
On a motion by Hanson, second by Jerome, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356 appoints the following to the Lancaster School Safety Committee: Supt. Bradley Homstad, Mendy Coffield, Jerry Peterson, head custodian; Krystal Peterson, FACS; Michael Peterson, Industrial Technology; Laura Reese, Science; Tina Wilwant, Head Cook; and Brian Weleski, board member.
On a motion by B. Weleski, second by Hanson, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, has reviewed and approved the following health and safety programs.  Northwest Service Cooperative is hired to oversee, implement, and train employees in all of the school district health and safety programs. A complete copy of the resolution is on file in the district office.
On a motion by B. Weleski, second by Nelson, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356 approves the 2011/12 Staff Development report as presented by Supt. Homstad.
On a motion by Hanson, second by B. Weleski, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356 approves the 2011/12 Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction and Student Achievement as presented by Supt. Homstad.
On a motion by B. Weleski, second by Nelson, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356 agrees that Lancaster School is in compliance with the local Wellness Policy 533.
On a motion by B. Weleski, second by Hanson, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356 approves the final reading of Policy 205 as presented by Supt. Homstad.
On a motion by J. Weleski, second by Hanson, and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356 accepts the Target donation of $501.44.  
Discussion was held on the athletic complex/baseball/football fields.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 pm on a motion by Hanson, second by Jerome. UC.  
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 8:00 pm.  
Julie Sjostrand, Chairperson
Jan Weleski, Clerk
(Sept. 26, 2012)


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