Lancaster School Board Proceedings

LANCASTER SCHOOL BOARD
PROCEEDINGS
The Lancaster School Board met in regular session on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. in the district office.  The following members were present:  Diamond, Homstad, Langerud, Lupien, Nordin and Peterson.  Also present were Supt. Shannon Hunstad, Teacher Rep. Becky Johnson, Michael Peterson, Kittson County Enterprise Anna Jauhola, and Mendy Coffield.
Chairperson Diamond called the meeting to order and took roll call.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by those in attendance.
On a motion by Peterson, second by Homstad, the agenda was approved as presented.  UC.
On a motion by Langerud, second by Nordin, the consent agenda was approved as presented.   UC.  Items included:
• The minutes of the September 18, 2019, regular meeting were approved.
• Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs) in the amount of $126,639.83.   Payroll EFTs in the amount of $97,349.60, and monthly bills in the amount of $105,778.40.  Check numbers 40229-40296.
• The Budget Comparison and Treasurer’s reports were reviewed.
• The Student Activity Fund disbursements were reviewed, check numbers 673-688.
• The current revenue totals by fund were reviewed.
On a motion by Homstad, second by Peterson, and carried:  Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, accepts the 2018/19 Audit Report as prepared by Brady Martz.
Certificates of Deposit rates were discussed: quotes were received from Border Bank 2.0%, United Valley Bank 1.9%, and American Federal Bank 1.6 or 1.55%.  Langerud recommended going with the highest rate.  A CD for $500,000 will be setup with Border Bank, expiring in early May.
On a motion by Diamond, second by Nordin, and carried:  WHEREAS, Minnesota Statute 123B.02, Subd. 6 provides: “The board may receive, for the benefit of the district, bequests, donations, or gifts for any proper purpose and apply the same to the purpose designated.  In that behalf, the board may act as trustee of any trust created for the benefit of the district, or for the benefit of the district, or for the benefit of pupils thereof, including trusts created to provide pupils of the district with advanced education after completion of high school, in the advancement of education.”; and WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes 465.03 provides: “Any city, county, school district or town may accept a grant or devise of real or personal property to maintain such property for the benefit of its citizens in accordance with the terms prescribed by the donor.  Nothing herein shall authorize such acceptance or use for religious or sectarian purposes.  Every such acceptance shall be by resolution of the governing body adopted by a two-thirds majority of its members, expressing such terms in full.”; and
WHEREAS, every such acceptance shall be by resolution of the governing body adopted by a two-thirds majority of its members, expressing such terms in full;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the School Board of Lancaster Public School, ISD 356, gratefully accepts the following donations as identified below:
Donor: PTCO; Item: $1,000; Designated Purpose (if any): Merry-Go-Round
The vote on adoption of the Resolution was as follows:
Aye: Diamond, Homstad, Langerud, Lupien, Nordin and Peterson
Nay: None
Absent: None
Whereupon, said Resolution was declared duly adopted.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Lupien, and carried:  Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the Seniority List for 2019/20 as presented by Supt. Hunstad.
On a motion by Peterson, second by Homstad, and carried:  Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, accepts the resignation of Ronnie Lappegaard as Paraprofessional effective October 4, 2019.
On a motion by Diamond, second by Langerud, and carried:  Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, accepts the resignation of Jim Scalese as KCC Junior High GBB Coach effective immediately.
Items tabled to the November meeting: Lego League Co-Advisor resignation / Lego League Co-Advisor hiring.
On a motion by Langerud, second by Nordin, and carried:  Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the KCC Sports Cooperative Salaries for 2019/20 and 2020/21 as presented by Supt. Hunstad.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Langerud, and carried:  Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the 7 days of Sick Leave Donations from Lisa Rynning, Andrea Sele, Mendy Coffield and Shannon Hunstad to Samantha Alme as presented by Supt. Hunstad.
On a motion by Homstad, second by Nordin, and carried:  Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, acknowledges the final reading of Policies: #709 Student Transportation Safety Policy.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Peterson, and carried:  Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, acknowledges the first reading of Policies: #601 School District Curriculum and Instructional Goals, #603 Curriculum Development, #613 Graduation Requirements, #615 Testing Accommodations, Modifications, and Exemptions for IEPs, Section 504 Plans, and LEP Students.
On a motion by Peterson, second by Langerud, and carried:  Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, agrees to comply with all sections of the Assurance of Compliance with state and federal law including Mandated Reporting training that will be completed by November 15th.
Supt. Hunstad presented the Administrative Report:
1. Paraprofessional update: there are two individuals interested in the position.  We are waiting for them to complete applications.  We do have subs lined up for the time being.
2. A Strategic Plan work session will be held at 6:00pm, an hour prior to the November 20th meeting. Board members should provide input on goals, community needs, etc.
3. Clean-Up Day for this fall has been cancelled.  We will try again in the spring.
4. The Safe Schools Supplemental Aid will come through on the October 30th MDE payment. We will add keypad entry to the cafeteria and east gym doors.  We also plan to upgrade the speaker/paging system.  Lancaster School will receive $6,086.02.
5. Montana Knoll and Josie Steen attended Girls State this past summer.  Montana presented at the Auxiliary meeting earlier this week.  Supt.  Hunstad attended and noted Montana did a great job!  Josie will present at the next meeting.
The next regular board meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 20th at 8:00 pm.
Diamond adjourned the meeting at 8:44 p.m.
James Diamond, Chairperson        Lacey Lupien, Clerk
(October 30, 2019)
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