Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
May 16, 2006
Present: Bernstrom, Lubke, Conlon, Corning, Munson, McKeon, Peterson
Staff: K. Munson, Adams, Neal, Wiggins
Guests: Patricia Heart, parent; Justin Testerman, VOA
Patricia Heart, parent of two TNHS students, addressed the board
with her concerns including: physical activity in the school day,
lunch menu, and dress code. K. Munson answered with a response to
each issue and encouraged Heart’s participation on a Wellness
Committee being developed.
Call to Order
Chair Conlon called the meeting to order at 6:10 p.m. and read the
I. Restorative Justice Presentation – Andy Wiggins
M/S/C Motion to address the continuation of restorative learning
program as it fits within the confines of the budget. Munson, McKeon,
all in favor.
II. Management Team Report – Dan McKeon
Discussion to follow
order of agenda items
III. Consent Agenda
M/S/C Motion to approve the items as presented. McKeon, Munson,
all in favor.
IV. Old Business
- Final 2006-2007 Calendar Review
- Management Team report on addition of Junior High – Michelle
Director Search Process
- Marketing plans and construction estimates updated.
about letter received from the Bemidji Airport manager, the City
of Bemidji’s special use permit,
and options to be considered for special contingencies.
- Ad Hoc Hiring Committee Report
- Interviews will be conducted
by the search committee on Friday, May 19th for three candidates.
V. New Business
M/S/C Motion to contract with Miller McDonald accounting
for conducting the audit at a cost of $5,785. and the 990 report
for $450. Peterson, Munson, all in favor.
- Special Ed Director Contract Approval
M/S/C Motion to approve
the contract to continue with Minnesota Charter School Special
Education director relationship. McKeon, Munson, all in favor.
of the VOA Application
- Justin Testerman stated that the application
looks very good for full renewal for three years and that he
was impressed with the rising test scores.
- Recommendation that
all staff and board members be required to read the document.
Munson reported that $1,000 is due for continuation of NWEA – MAPS
M/S/C Motion to approve the contract to continue with
MWEA – MAPS
for one year and explore options for those students who have tested
to their full potential and would not show growth through MAPS.
Lubke, Munson, all in favor.
2006-2007 Teacher Contracts
- Board Election Process Results
The election is incomplete. Recommendation was offered by Testerman
to evaluate the procedures, and allow the staff to vote in the
next week. The development of a formal governance committee is
M/S/C Motion for teachers will vote on Wednesday,
May 17, and the election to be certified at a continuation
meeting on Tuesday, May 23rd at 6:00 p.m. Munson, McKeon, all
2006-2007 Staffing Decisions
- Smart HR and changing contract start
Recommendation from K. Munson to avoid pre-payment of teacher
salaries next summer by adjusting the contract start dates this
M/S/C Motion to move teacher contracts starting date to August
29th for the 2006-2007 school year. Munson, Lubke, all in favor
M/S/C Motion to offer teachers the option for receiving pay for either
a twelve month or 14 month pay period for the 2006-2007 school
year. Munson, Lubke, all in favor.
The management team requests a decision
from the board regarding upcoming actions needed for staffing,
reports and the responsibilities ordinarily done by a director
under contract. Options were discussed for sharing the work load
by staff and hired consultants if necessary.
M/S/C Motion for Dan McKeon to have the authority to make hiring recommendations,
distribute hiring agreements, with signed documents brought to
the board for final review and approval. Peterson, Lubke, McKeon
abstained, all in favor.
Motion Lubke, Corning, all in favor.
Lisa Peterson, Secretary/Treasurer