HINCKLEY-FINLAYSON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
April 12, 2010
The Hinckley-Finlayson School Board held its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Finlayson Elementary School Library. Present were: Larry Schoenrock, Mike Sarenpa, Mandy Dols, Mary Ellen Von Rueden, Bonnie Vrudny, Leo Irlbeck, Jack Nelson (arrived at 8:40 p.m.) and Superintendent Almos. Also present were: Larry Edgerton, Rob Prater, Shar Hanson, Rick Williams, Todd Visser, Jeff Schiltz, Ron Wieber, and Tim Franklin.
Motion by Sarenpa, second by Irlbeck and carried to approve the agenda as presented.
Motion by Sarenpa, second by Schoenrock to approve the following consent agenda items. Motion carried.
1) March 8 regular meeting minutes.
2) February treasurerÕs report/cash balance sheet.
3) One investment for a total of $115,000 and three investment sales for a total of $297,000. The MSDLAF general fund balance is $100,000 and the Alternative Facilities Bond balance is $2,937,511.03.
4) Renewal of the rental lease with Dan Cabak to farm 40 acres of school property west of Hinckley.
5) Renewal of onsite management contract with Resource for Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety contract for 2010-11.
6) Accept resignations of:
Amber Kearns - HS English teacher
Rigel Byrum-Ridge - HS Media para (effective April 19)
Terry Bullock - Varsity boys basketball coach
Ken Haines - 9th grade boys basketball coach
Tim Schmitz - Varsity girls basketball coach
Florence Schmitz - JV girls basketball coach
Ron Jensen - Varsity girls track coach (at seasonÕs end)
Kristen Watson - FACS teacher
7) Extended school year employment as presented. (summer school)
Motion by Irlbeck, second by Sarenpa to approve the bills as presented for payment. Motion carried.
General Fund $86,372.03
Food Service 19,738.90
Community Service 8,271.49
Capital Outlay 48,187.20
Alternative Facilities Bonds $54,500.00
Superintendent Almos briefed the board on 2009-10 I.T.V. costs and participation, student participation in spring sports, state aid delayed payments, enrollment projections, advertisement for high school math teacher, disposal list of school property and results of sealed bids, Q Comp meetings, and joint inservice plans for January, 2011 with four area school districts – to be hosted in Hinckley, MASA conference highlights.
High School Principal Prater reported on lyceum plans, handbook changes, PBIS update, staff development plans, long-term math sub, closing of high school office for two weeks in July and 57% parent participation at spring conferences
Elementary Principal Edgerton updated the board on fund raising efforts, MCA test plans, PTO activities in both elementary schools, plans for 2010-11 Reading and Math Corps workers, video-streaming activity for HES second graders on folk dancing, planned activities at the school forest, 93% participation at FES spring conferences and 77% participation at HES conferences.
Mike Sarenpa updated the board on the park board committee meeting and Mary Ellen Von Rueden reported on the SCRED governing board meeting.
Communication from SEE regarding funding issues and the results of the food service audit and compensatory revenue/MARSS audit were reviewed.
No issues were presented at open forum.
The following were recognized for their positive contributions to the school district as part of Jaguar Pride:
1) The FFA forestry team for taking 3rd place in the regional FFA competition.
2) The Hinckley Lions for their $300 contribution to the HF club to help defray expenses for their concession stand.
3) The Jaguar Knowledge Bowl team for taking 3rd place at the Sub-Regions competition in Sartell.
4) Kenidy Cessna for earning the ÒArtist of the WeekÓ from Artsonia.
5) Woodlands National Bank for counting pennies during the HES Pennies for Patients drive.
6) Mary Lange for her quality work and positive review in our recent MDE high school food audit. Mary Lange and Teri Sickler for their accuracy and quality work in the recent Compensatory Revenue/MARSS audit by MDE.
7) The concert band for receiving a superior rating at contest and the 11 instrumental soloist and bandsmen who earned the right to advance to state competition.
8) Show Choir, Mens Group, 5 soloists, and 3 duets for advancing to state in the vocal competition.
9) Representative Tim Faust for speaking to our 9th grade civics class last week.
10) John Rivers spelling bee champion and Sterling Larson runner-up for the elementary spelling bee. Congratulations to all of the spelling bee finalists.
Motion by Sarenpa, second by Vrudny and carried to accept the bid of RJS Construction Group, LLC from Superior and all five alternates for the facility/ventilation improvements at the high school. The motion approves the main bid of $2,508,082 from RJS Construction and $430,000 of future Alternative Facilities Funds expenditures for structural changes, general conditions, contingency and project management.
Motion by Nelson, second by Vrundy and carried to accept the bid of Quad State for the asbestos project at the high school. The motion approves the base bid of $41,122 and the alternate of $4,333. The total cost of the abatement project will be approximately $90,000.
Motion by Vrudny, second by Von Rueden to approve the revised 2010-11 capital expenditure facility list of $629,600. The work at the bus garage is pending an opinion from our health/safety consultant.
The renewal of the bus garage lease with the DNR and possible bus garage improvements were discussed.
Motion by Irlbeck, second by Sarenpa to accept the demolition bids for the two school houses from CurtÕs Roll-Off of $9,950. Motion carried.
The salary recommendations from the support staff negotiation committee and the changes to the 2010-12 support staff guidelines were reviewed. Motion by Irlbeck, second by Sarenpa to approve the salaries and guidelines as recommended. Motion carried 6-0 with Nelson abstaining.
The 2010-11 budget and staffing considerations were discussed. Final budget approval for 2010-11 is planned for May.
Motion by Sarenpa, second by Vrudny to adjourn the meeting at 9:58 p.m. Motion carried.
Mary Ellen Von Rueden, Clerk