TrekNorth School Board Minutes

                          TrekNorth Junior & Senior High School
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
6:00 pm Committee Meetings/Board Meeting

Mission Statement: TrekNorth prepares young people to make a positive difference in their local and global communities.

Members present:  Julia Conlon, Andy Wiggins, Deb LaRue, Jeff Jones, Deborah Carlson-Doom, Jennifer Roy, Kristin Gustafson, Rochelle Johnson, Mike Huerbin

Guests present:  Dan McKeon, Executive Director, Kari Munson, Business Manager

Formal Agenda

Welcome and Call to Order 7:08 p.m.
MSC Motion to add item E to New Business, Board Committee Structure, to agenda, Deborah Carlson Doom, Jennifer Roy

I. Consent Agenda

A. Previous Meeting Minutes

B. Board Financials

MSC Motion to approve the consent agenda. Kristen Gustafson, Rochelle Johnson

II. Executive Director Report

Report given.  No action taken

III. Committee Reports

A. Governance Committee

      1. Board Committee Structure (added to new business E)
      2. Board Meeting Structure
      3. Nomination Calendar & Goals

No action taken, dates will be added for approval in September

      1. School Policy Manual

No action taken, research will be done to update current policies

B. Finance Committee

      1. Teacher Contracts

MSC Motion to approve Chance Adams, Melissa Bartlett, Maria Bernabe, Deborah Carlson-Doom, Alison Drietz-Mckeon, Kathryn Enright, Jeff Jones contracts for 2009-2010 school year.  Deb and Jeff will abstain. Kristin Gustafson, Jennifer Roy, Deb Carlson-Doom, Jeff Jones abstain

MSC Motion to approve Kristin Gustafson, Erica Harmsen, Jennifer Latiala, Mark Larson, Greg Moen, Mike Munson, Lydia Pietruszewski, Russ Perrson contracts for the 2009-2010 school year.  Kristin will abstain Deborah Carlson, Doom, Jeff Jones, Kristin Gustafson abstain

MSC Motion to approve Jennifer Roy Andy Wiggins, Ronda Wookey, Talia Zeman contracts for the 2009-2010 school year.  Jennifer and Andy Wiggins abstain
Deborah Carlson-Doom, Kristin Gustafson, Jennifer Roy,  Andy Wiggins abstain

      2. Lunch Service Fund Transfer

MSC MOTION TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE TRANSFER FROM FUND 01 TO FUND 02 FOR THE LUNCH BALANCE DEFICT OF $6138.30 Jennifer Roy, Jeff Jones

3. School Psychology contract

MSC MOTION TO APPROVE SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST CONTRACT WITH DR SUSAN CUTLER FOR THE 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR, $5,500.00
Deborah Carlson-Doom, Rochelle Johnson

      4. MSBA Membership

MSC MOTION TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF RENEWAL WITH MSBA POLICY SERVICES, $1090.00 Andy Wiggins, Kristin Gustafson

      5. Liability Coverage

Tabled until next month due to quotes not in yet from Insure Forward

      6. Check Signors

MSC MOTION TO RECOMMEND JEFF JONES, DAN MCKEON, DEB LARUE, AND JULIA CONLON AS CHECK SIGNORS ON ALL TREKNORTH BANK ACCOUNTS.  Kristin Gustafson, Jennifer Roy

      7. Annual Financial Motions

 

MSC MOTION TO APPROVE THE BUSINESS MANAGER, KARI MUNSON, AS DIRECT DEPOSIT, PAYROLL, TAXES,  RETIREMENT FUNDS SIGNER.
Andy Wiggins, Kristin Gustafson

MSC MOTION TO DESIGNATE THE BEMIDJI PIONEER AS OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER, FIRST NATIONAL BANK BEMIDJI AND SECURITY BANK AS OFFICAL BANK DEPOSITORIES, AND WWW.TREKNORTH.ORG AS THE OFFICAL VENUE FOR PUBLIC SOURCE OF INFORMATION. Jeff Jones, Deborah Carlson-Doom

MSC MOTION TO APPROVE BUSINESS MANAGER, KARI MUNSON, TO MAKE ELECTRONIC TRANSFERS BETWEEN FIRST NATIONAL BANK ACCOUNTS.
Kristin Gustafson, Jennifer Roy

      8. Board Committee Structure (added to new business E)

 

    C. Program Committee

      1. Parent-Student Handbook: emailed to Board members on 8-18

MSC Motion to recommend that the student/parent handbook be approved after recommended changes have been implemented by Dan McKeon.  Andy Wiggins, Kristen Gustafson

      2. Employee Handbook: emailed to Board members on 8-18

      Tabled until September Board meeting

      3. Board Committee Structure (added to new business E)

IV. New Business

A. Facility Committee Update

MSC Motion to approve the TrekNorth facility guidelines for new facility.
Rochelle Johnson, Jeff Jones

MSC Motion to extend the meeting past 8:00. Kristin Gustafson, Andy Wiggins

B. VOA Contract & Accountability Plan

Tabled until September Board Meeting

C. 2009 Testing Review: AP, MCA-II, GRAD, & ACT

MSC Motion for Dan McKeon, Executive Director, to bring a report to address the deficiencies reported in the testing data. Jeff Jones, Kristin Gustafson

D. 2009 Minnesota Charter School Law Revision

Tabled until September Board meeting.

E. Board Committee Structure

No action Taken, discussion only

    • Adjournment

     

     

     

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