Members of the Board of Education, East Central ISD #2580, met for a regular board meeting on December 20, 2010, at 6:30 pm in the East Central Community/Board Room.
Present: Kester, Thomsen, Ecklund, Domogalla, Jansen, Administrative Asst. Fahey, Supt. Schultz, Lubben, John Torzewski, Jan Kurhajetz, Kortnie Brown, Kris Chryst, Deb Miller and Colette Stadin. Absent: Fogt.
Chair Kester started the meeting at 6:31PM.
Motion by Jansen, second by Domogalla to approve the consent items.
Truth in Taxation meeting was held again according to policy/rules. No comments or questions were brought up concerning Truth in Taxation. Truth and Taxation closed at 6:33.
The policy committee stated they went over many policies with some needing changes and updates while also needing to add more to our policy books for East Central. In the near future there will be some policies brought to the board for review and approval.
Chair Kester stated that there will be an interview conducted with a community member for the board member vacancy position in the near future.
Superintendent Schultz stated that she is actively researching East Central budgets, grants and finances. The strategic planning presentation scheduled for this meeting has been rescheduled for the January 2011 board meeting due to bad weather. Member Ecklund asked Ms. Schultz if the board can get a list of grants that grant writer Meg McCauley has submitted so far this school year and what others are working on for grants as well. Ms. Schultz complied she would try to provide this information soon.
Curriculum Director, Kris Chryst presented information on recent elementary student involvement in elementary announcements, Christmas program for grades 1-5, PTO involvement, Kids Club starting up in January, SHIP grant awarded to East Central School. Member Ecklund and Ms. Chryst applaud Mr. Kolker for a job well done putting on a successful Christmas program this year.
Physical Education teacher, John Torzewski spoke about how the money from the SHIP grant is helping his department. New equipment is able to be purchased to increase physical activity with East Central students. New programs of interests are able to be introduced and carried on with physical education classes. Torzewski asked the board their opinion on some of his ideas concerning Track and Field day. The board will follow up with Mr. Torzewski on feedback.
Matt from KDV presented the 2009-2010 audit results from 7:22 pm – 7:38 pm.
Secondary Administrator Todd Lubben presented information. Updated the board on different things such as: Eagles sports are being broadcasted now by student broadcast team, blood drive/dodge for hunger and hats off were a complete success. He also wanted to compliment all Hello Dolly participants.
Outside Evaluator Deb Miller also spoke. Deb complimented East Central staff and students.
Motion by Ecklund, second by Thomsen to rescind the approval from the November 2010 board meeting to hire Pam Kolker as .5 Music Teacher. Motion passed.
Motion by Domogalla, second by Kester to approve the 9 week maternity leave on or around February 28, 2011 of District Office employee Jessica Fahey. Motion passed.
Motion by Ecklund, second by Thomsen to approve the Relations with the Indian Community for all School Programs policy. Motion passed.
Motion by Jansen, second by Ecklund to approve the final levy certification in the amount of $2,367,797. Motion passed.
Motion by Ecklund, second by Thomsen to approve the following 2010-2011 extra curricular contracts: Darrin Kvam-Assistant Track Coach, Bill Groskreutz-Head Track Coach, Rod Erickson-Head Golf Coach, Steve Kimmey-Junior High Girls Basketball Coach, Kathy Ebnet-Spring Play All School Director, Scott Henn-Head Softball Coach, Brenda Price-Assistant Softball Coach, Eric Ganske-Head Baseball Coach, John Torzewski-Assistant Track Coach, Nate Froehling-Assistant Baseball Coach, Diana King-Junior High Softball, Barry Shelton-Junior High Baseball, Steve Kimmey-Junior High Baseball, Jill Warner-Basketball Cheerleading Coach. Motion passed.
Motion by Ecklund, second by Thomsen to approve the gas bid for the remaining 2010-2011 school year with Deep Rock and Chris’ Food Center. Both bids are equal. Motion passed.
Motion by Thomsen, second by Jansen to approve the increased teacher substitute rate of pay effective January 3, 2011 to $110.00 a day. Member Domogalla abstained from voting. Motion passed.
Motion by Thomsen, second by Ecklund to approve the resignation of bus driver, Troy Hoff effective Friday, December 10, 2010. Motion passed.
Motion by Thomsen, second by Jansen to approve the hire and January 3, 2011-June 30-2012 contract of Transportation Supervisor, Char Davis. Discussion made by some members of the board, Superintendent and Secondary Administrator. In favor: Jansen, Domogalla, Kester and Thomsen. Opposed: Ecklund. Motion passed.
Motion by Ecklund, second by Jansen to approve the 2010-2011 extra curricular contract: Jessica Heller-Junior High Softball Coach. Motion passed.
Adjourned by Chair at 8:50 pm.