TrekNorth School Board Minutes

TrekNorth High School
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
August 5, 2008     

Present: Conlon, Roy, Wiggins, Gustafson, Jones, LaRue, Peterson
Absent: Carlson-Doom, Walker
Guest: K. Munson (Clerk), M Munson, M Roy

Formal Agenda
Welcome and Call to order called to order at  6:03p.m.

M/S/C Motion to change the order of business: 
  I.  Guest speakers
2.
AP Report
3.
Committee meetings
4.
Consent agenda

Remainder continued as stated.  LaRue, Roy

I. Guest Speakers: Bemidji District 31 Referendum Committee

Guest Speakers were not here to address the board, therefore

II.  AP Report was moved up on the agenda.

M/S/C Motion to close the meeting.  LaRue, Wiggins

III. Committee Meetings

IV.  Consent Agenda

A. Previous Meeting Minutes
B. Board Financials

M/S/C Motion to approve the consent agenda with typo corrections under new business and committee assignments.. Peterson, Roy

V. Executive Director Report

 

VI. Committee Reports

A. Finance Committee

          1. 08-09 Contracts

M/S/C MOTION TO APPROVE THE CHANGES TO DAN MCKEON AND KARI MUNSON 2008-2009 CONTRACTS AS FOLLOWS: $55,120.00 TO $54,120.00 AND $43,750.00 TO  $42,250.00 RESPECTIVLY DUE TO THE CHANGE IN PROCEDURE FOR PAYMENT OF OAP TRIP LEADER COMPENSATION. Peterson, Jones

M/S/C Motion to approve Chance Adams, Melissa Bartlett, Maria Bernabe, Deborah Carlson-Doom, Alison Drietz-Mckeon, Kathryn Enright, Jeff Jones contracts for 2008-2009 school year.  PEterson, gustafson, JONES abstain.

M/S/C Motions to approve Kristin Gustafson, Erica Harmsen, Jennifer Latiala, Mark Larson, Greg Moen, Mike Munson, Lydia Pietruszewski, Russ Perrson contracts for the 2008-2009 school year.  Peterson, Roy Gustafson abstain

M/S/C Motion to approve JennIfer Roy, Andy Wiggins, Ronda Wookey, Talia Zeman contracts for the 2008-2009 school year.  Gustafson, Jones, Roy and wiggins abstain

          1. Transfer of funds for lunch service debt

M/S/C MOTION TO APPROVE  THE TRANSFER FROM FUND 01 TO FUND 02 FOR THE LUNCH BALANCE DEFICT OF $3759.43. Peterson, Roy

          1. MSBA Membership

M/S/C MOTION TO APPROVE THE RENEWAL WITH MSBA POLICY SERVICES, $1,540.00. Peterson, Gustafson

          1. Liability coverage

M/S/C MOTION TO APPROVE CARRYING LIABILITY COVERAGE OF TWO MILLION DOLLARS. Peterson, Gustafson

          1. New Check Signors

M/S/C MOTION TO APPROVE  JEFF JONES ( REPLACING MICHELLE NEAL) DAN MCKEON, LISA PETERSON, AND JULIA CONLON AS CHECK SIGNORS ON ALL TREKNORTH BANK ACCOUNTS.  Roy, Gustafson
                                               

          1. Annual Finance Motions

M/S/C MOTION TO APPROVE THE BUSINESS MANAGER, KARI MUNSON, AS DIRECT DEPOSIT, PAYROLL, TAXES, RETIREMENT FUNDS SIGNER.
Roy, Gustafson

M/S/C MOTION TO DESIGNATE THE BEMIDJI PIONEER AS OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER, FIRST NATIONAL BANK BEMIDJI AND SECURITY BANK AS OFFICAL BANK DEPOSITORIES, AND WWW.TREKNORTH.ORG A STHE OFFICAL VENUE FOR PUBLIC SOURCE OF INFORMATION. Peterson, Gustafson

M/S/C MOTION TO APPROVE BUSINESS MANAGER, KARI MUNSON, TO MAKE ELECTRONIC TRANSFERS BETWEEN FIRST NATIONAL BANK ACCOUNTS. Gustafson, Wiggins

 

 



B.
Governance Committee

          1. Employee Handbook

M/S/C To approve the Employee Handbook with amendment of stiking on page 27, first paragraph “at least once per two work weeks” due to more specifically covered on page 43 section 7.5.   LaRue, Gustafson



C. Program Committee

          1. School Goals

M/S/C Motion to approve the school goals. Gustafson, Wiggins

M/S/C Motion to extend the meeting past 8:00 p.m.  LaRue, Gustafson

          1. Parent-Student Handbook

M/S/C Motion to approve the Student Handbook with amendments as follows:
Page 5- Delete last line ”Walking what we talk is critical to the successes of TrekNorth”.
Page 8- Add in Behavior into third sentence in the last paragraph, “Any Student who dresses and/or behaves in a manner consistent with gang culture, will be asked to change clothes and/or behavior”.
Page 24- First paragraph- strike “ or an individual class”
Page 24- Third Tardy section- replace “the After School Academic Program (ASAP)” with “Lunch Detention”
Page 24-Third tardy section #1 -replace “TrekNorth Staff” with “Dean of Students”
Page 24-Truancy section- replace “the After School Academic Program (ASAP) with “Lunch Detention”
Page 24-Truancy section-add #2 stating “Student will stay in In-School Suspension for the remainder of the day when there is habitual truancy to finish missing assignments.”
Page 20- under student responsibilities #5-strike written from this paragraph. (twice)
Page 20- under student  responsibilities #4- strike if not used and enforced.
            Gustafson, Wiggins

Request for Executive Director to please clarify/explain page 7 schedules at the next board meeting.  Board members are concerned with confusion.

 

 

IV. New Business

        A. MCA/AYP Update

        No action taken

        B. AP Report- Moved to II on the Agenda

        C. Electronic Voting/By Laws

        Request Secretary, Lisa Peterson, to further investigate the legality of adding this to our by-laws and report to Board at next meeting

        D.      Minnesota State High School League

        M/S/A Motion to renew membership with Minnesota State High School League. Gustafson, Roy

        E. CPI (Crisis Intervention Institute) training.

        M/S/A Motion to have Executive Director and appropriate staff  look into the cost/benefit of having a staff member attend and train additional staff in CPI.  Peterson, Gustafson

         

 

V. Adjournment: 9:00

NEXT MEETING POTLUCK ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2008

 

 

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