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November 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

Minutes
I. CALL TO ORDER FOR REGULAR MEETING

Dave Sherrod called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm
I.1. Pledge to the Flag
I.2. Roll Call
I.3. Notification of Open Meetings Law Posting
I.4. Recognition of Recording

Casey Debus stated she was recording the meeting
II. CONSIDER CONSENT AGENDA
Action(s):
Approval for Consent Agenda Passed with a motion by Lisa Kaufman and a second by Art Steiner.
  • Art Frerichs: Yea
  • Shaun Hess: Yea
  • Lisa Kaufman: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
  • Bill Watson: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
II.1. Approval of minutes of October 18 and November 1, 2021
II.2. Approval of Agenda for November 15, 2021
II.3. Business Manager's and Financial Reports
II.4. Claims payable
II.4.a. Working Monthly Budget
II.4.b. Monthly Budget of Receipts
II.4.c. Activity Accounts
II.4.d. County Treasurers' Reports
III. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
A number of high school students shared their Leadership Conference experiences.
Four community members addressed the board with various questions and concerns.
IV. Reports
IV.1. Curriculum/Amer.Civics: Lisa Kaufman (chair), Shaun Hess, Art Frerichs  
IV.2. Facilities/Transportation: Art Steiner (Chairman), Shaun Hess, Bill Watson
IV.3. Finance/Negotiations: Dave Sherrod (Chairman), Bill Watson, Art Frerichs 
IV.4. Safety Committee: Art Frerichs (Chairman), Art Steiner  
IV.5. Morrill School's Foundation: Bill Watson (Chairman), Lisa Kaufman, Art Frerichs  
IV.6. Student Council Report
IV.7. Early Childhood Director's Report 
IV.8. Activity Director's Report
IV.9. Secondary Principal's Report
IV.10. Elementary Principal's Report
Discussion:  Principal Hubbard wanted to share that there was 95% participation for the teachers/parents conference.
IV.11. Superintendent's Report
V. NEW BUSINESS
V.1. Presentation of 2020-2021 Audit from Rauner & Associates  (Auditor postponed until December 20,2021)
V.2.  Consider/possibly approve classified staff hires and wage adjustments
a. New business office personnel: Bailee Steiner for lunch & breakfast scanning and purchasing
b. Re-assignment of Elva Lutz: adding Payroll & Benefits
c. Re-assignment of Seth Sherwood from Grounds to Kitchen for winter months & consider wage adjustment
d. Re-assignment of Kasi Chabot from secondary SPED para to MTSS para & consider wage adjustment
e. New secondary SPED para Elila Sifuentes
f. New Cafeteria Cook: Gordon Shinn
g. Consider transition wage for Stacy Rodriguez while training the two new business office staff
Action(s):
Motion to approve the hiring of Baliee Steiner for the lunch & Breakfast Scanning and Purchasing for the District office at $16.50 an hour by Bill Watson Passed with a motion by Bill Watson and a second by Art Frerichs.
  • Art Frerichs: Yea
  • Shaun Hess: Yea
  • Lisa Kaufman: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Abstain (With Conflict)
  • Bill Watson: Yea
Motion made by Lisa Kaufman and seconded by Art Frerichs to re-assign Elva Lutz by adding Payroll and Benefits to her duties. Passed with a motion by Lisa Kaufman and a second by Art Frerichs.
  • Art Frerichs: Yea
  • Shaun Hess: Yea
  • Lisa Kaufman: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
  • Bill Watson: Yea
Motion to re-assign Seth Sherwood from grounds to Kitchen during winter months at the rate of $13.00 an hour was made by Bill Watson Passed with a motion by Bill Watson and a second by Art Steiner.
  • Art Frerichs: Yea
  • Shaun Hess: Yea
  • Lisa Kaufman: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
  • Bill Watson: Yea
The motion to re-assign Kasi Chabot from Secondary Para to MTSS Para received no action. The motion to increase Kasi Chabot's wage to $12.00 was made by Shaun Hess Passed with a motion by Shaun Hess and a second by Bill Watson.
  • Art Frerichs: Yea
  • Shaun Hess: Yea
  • Lisa Kaufman: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
  • Bill Watson: Yea
Motion made by Art Steiner to approve the hire of HS Sped Para Elila Sifuentes at $12.50 an hour Passed with a motion by Art Steiner and a second by Shaun Hess.
  • Art Frerichs: Yea
  • Shaun Hess: Yea
  • Lisa Kaufman: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
  • Bill Watson: Yea
A motion was made by Bill Watson to hire Gordon Shinn as a cook in the cafeteria at $15.00 an hour. Passed with a motion by Bill Watson and a second by Shaun Hess.
  • Art Frerichs: Yea
  • Shaun Hess: Yea
  • Lisa Kaufman: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
  • Bill Watson: Yea
A motion was made by Art Steiner to pay Stacy Rodriguez an hourly rate of $40.00 while she is consulting and working with Morrill Public School. Passed with a motion by Art Steiner and a second by Lisa Kaufman.
  • Art Frerichs: Yea
  • Shaun Hess: Yea
  • Lisa Kaufman: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
  • Bill Watson: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
V.3. Consideration of Staff Appreciation Dinner at Table Mountain Winery on December 15, 2021 cost $20.00 per person
Action(s):
A motion was made by Lisa Kaufman to approve a staff appreciation dinner with an individual cost of not more than $25.00 per employee or board member. Passed with a motion by Lisa Kaufman and a second by Art Frerichs.
  • Art Frerichs: Yea
  • Shaun Hess: Yea
  • Lisa Kaufman: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
  • Bill Watson: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
V.4. Consider/possibly approve request from MECTU to be recognized as exclusive bargaining agent for Morrill’s Early Childhood non-administrative Certificated Staff for the 2022-2023 school year
Action(s):
Motion was made by Lisa Kaufamn to approve request from MECTU to be recognized as exclusive bargaining agent for Morrill's Early Childhood non-administrative Certificated Staff for the 2022-2023 school year Passed with a motion by Lisa Kaufman and a second by Art Steiner.
  • Art Frerichs: Yea
  • Shaun Hess: Yea
  • Lisa Kaufman: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
  • Bill Watson: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
V.5. Disucuss Superintendent vacation log
VI. OLD BUSINESS
VI.1. Update and consideration of Interlocal Agreement with Mitchell for FFA Collaboration
VI.2. Update timeline and process for Community Engagement protocol
VI.3. Consider/possibly approve 1st  reading on the annual policy updated from Perry Law Firm/ESU 13
Action(s):
Motion was made by Shaun Hess to approve the first reading. Passed with a motion by Shaun Hess and a second by Art Frerichs.
  • Art Frerichs: Yea
  • Shaun Hess: Yea
  • Lisa Kaufman: Yea
  • Dave Sherrod: Yea
  • Art Steiner: Yea
  • Bill Watson: Yea
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
VII. Next Regular Meeting Date 
December 20, 2021 7:00 pm
VIII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 pm.
Discussion:  Except for an emergency, this agenda shall not be altered later than twenty-four hours before scheduled commencement of the meeting.  The Board will attempt to adhere to the sequence of the published agenda, but reserves the right to adjust the order of items if necessary and may elect to take action on any of the items listed. The agenda is kept continuously current and can be viewed in the district office.

Executive Session {84-1410}:  These are the reasons for an executive session: strategy sessions for collective bargaining, real estate purchases, pending litigation, deployment of security personnel or devices, investigative proceedings regarding allegations of criminal misconduct and evaluation of the job performance of a personnel when necessary to prevent needless injury to the reputation of a person and if such person has not requested a public body.  The motion must state the specific reason listed above and include the phrase "and will be limited to the discussion of ________."

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