TRITON ISD NO. 2125 school board minutes
MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015 6:00 P.M.
TRITON MIDDLE SCHOOL DODGE CENTER, MN
Chair Henslin called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Those members present: Lloyd Henslin, Jr., Dale Jensen, Bryce Kleinwort, Chad Johnson, Jon Streiff, Melissa Kubat and Tracy Petersohn; absent: none. Also present: Superintendent Brett Joyce, Principal Craig Schlichting, Principal Nancy Stucky, Principal Mark Raymond, Deb Meeker, Patty Braeger and 19 visitors.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
The Board observed a moment of silence in honor of Logan Maas.
Kleinwort/Jensen motioned to approve the agenda minus Item 7.1 Discuss Soccer Program. Motion carried unanimously.
Streiff/Kubat motioned to approve the consent agenda including the November 16, 2015 regular meeting minutes; claims and bills; financial report; nonresident/open enrollment agreements for students #122115A, #122115B, #122115C, #122115D, #122115E, #122115F, #122115G, #122115H, #122115I, #122115J and #122115K; extra-curricular contract for Erin Huckleberry as Jr. High Softball Coach; contracts for Tammy Fate as Business Office/High School Administrative Assistant, Deb Groll as Payroll Clerk/Accounts Payable/Insurance, Patty Braeger as Business Office Administrative Assistant/Accounts Payable, Kristy Faber as Community Education Director, Deb Meeker as Business Manager, Dave Hagen as Building, Grounds and Transportation Supervisor and Betty Groby as Custodian. Motion carried unanimously.
Kleinwort/Jensen motioned to approve the final certified staff seniority list for 2015-2016. Motion carried unanimously.
Kubat/Kleinwort motioned to approve the final classified staff seniority list for 2015-2016. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Joyce presented a slide show and explained the Truth in Taxation information, levy certification and budget.
Streiff/Jensen motioned to approve the final 2015 payable 2016 levy certification for $2,092,983.90. Motion carried unanimously.
Special Education Coordinator Linda Clapham along with Dana Asleson, Deidre Wagener and Ashley Rohwer were present to discuss the continuum of special education service and placement options and the important roll of the Zumbro Education District.
Board Member Streiff introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW ZUMBRO EDUCATION DISTRICT FACILITY FOR UP TO $13.1 MILLION WITH THE COST SHARED BETWEEN ALL ZUMBRO EDUCATION DISTRICT MEMBERS BASED ON A FORMULA OF FIFTY PERCENT (50%) WEIGHTED AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP, TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT (25%) EQUAL SHARE, AND TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT (25%) UTILIZATION.
WHEREAS, the Zumbro Education District member districts have identified a need to provide more educational space for instruction and related services for at-risk students and students with emotional and behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and transition-age students, and
WHEREAS, space for these programs is not available in member district facilities, and
WHEREAS, a building suitable for these needs is not available in member district communities, and
WHEREAS, a facility meeting the educational needs of the students can be constructed for a cost of up to $13.1 million, and
WHEREAS, the building will be financed with a lease to purchase agreement over 20 years with each district agreeing to finance a percentage of the cost by using their available lease levy or other means of their choosing where the annual cost is based on a formula of 50% weighted daily average membership (WADM), 25% equal share, and 25% utilization,
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Triton School District approves the construction of a facility by the Zumbro Education District ISD#6012-61 for the purpose of housing educational programs that will serve students from the Zumbro Education District member districts and agrees to fund its fair portion, based on student WADM’s, equal share and utilization, of the annual cost of the 20-year building lease purchase.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Board Member Kubat and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor of: Henslin, Streiff, Kleinwort, Jensen, Kubat and Petersohn and the following voted against the same: Johnson
Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
FFA Advisor Robert Ickler and Courtney Dohrmann requested approval for the upcoming FFA trip to Denver for the Western National Roundup and shared the itinerary.
Jensen/Kubat motioned to approve an overnight trip for FFA students to Denver January 6-10, 2016. Motion carried unanimously.
Wolf Ridge Coordinator Kim Swanson was present to request approval for students to attend Wolf Ridge ELC in January 2017.
Kleinwort/Petersohn motioned to approve students to attend the Wolf Ridge ELC trip in January 2017. Motion carried unanimously.
Johnson/Jensen motioned to approve purchasing a school bus for the 2015-16 school year from North Central Bus & Equipment at a cost of $97,353.78. Motion carried unanimously.
The Triton School Calendar for 2016-2017 will be on the January School Board agenda for approval.
Principal Stucky wished everyone Happy Holidays.
Principal Raymond shared an open invitation for the robotics challenge in the PAC December 22nd.
Superintendent Brett Joyce complimented the professionalism of the staff on such a sad day.
Chair Henslin adjourned the meeting at 7:20 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
School District Clerk