Public Meeting Minutes: December 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Special Meeting


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December 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Special Meeting Minutes

December 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Board of Education Special Meeting
1. Call to Order
Discussion:  Call to order at 7:03 PM
2. Pledge of Allegiance & Roll Call
3. Outstanding Recognition
3.1. Employee of the Month
Speaker(s):  Jackie Nielsen
Discussion:  Mike Policy - December 8th Grade Social Studies 5th trip this summer to Washington DC. Coaches
3.2. All-State Softball - Chanel Adams & Hanah Barnard
Discussion:  Jason presented
3.3. All-State Girls Golf - Hannah Kunzman
Discussion:  Jason Presented
3.4. Board of Education Service Award
Discussion:  Presented by Dr. Baker to Tobias Tempelmeyer and Monte Lofing
4. Information
4.1. Superintendent Report
Speaker(s):  Dr. Baker
Discussion:  Dr. Baker Everyones mind about Connecticet. Staff aware fo studnets and helping anyone struggling. Things have gone well. We have a very good Safety and Crisis Plan. We are a leader in this area. School is a safe place. Bad weather is on the way. Winter storm warning and will be watching. Later in the day and possible ealry dismissal and will review the Thursday. He will be checking.
4.2. Board Reports/Requests
Discussion:  None
4.3. Student Representative Report
Speaker(s):  Isaiah Friesen
Discussion:  Winter sports off and all strong Mortorium next week Musical events durint this month Middle school concerte this week. Limited Edition tour the High School Finals and the HS. All looking forward to vaction
4.4. Staffing
Discussion:  Later in the action section
5. Public Forun/Citizen's Requests/Comments Related to Agenda Items
Discussion:  Rick Blum Incident in MS at teacher misusing public equipment personal and sexual indoeuns and was projecrted on the wall. 15-20 minutes for students saw it was personal. Bigger issue so it was brought up to administration. Had to expell 3-5 days from school. Sign agreements in this day and age and we do nothing more than do it again. Do not want teachers like that in the school system. No notification for principal or school. Parents left not to know except from kids. Misuse of public property we have more discpline action than home with pay for 4 days Terry Cossel wanted infor on meeting on Dec13. Asked for information. Was in open session has tried to talk to President. Question was 4 people who were candidtaes who got it and what was the cost. Should be given immedialty to the public. Why has been kept secrete. 7 call and no answers
6. Consent Agenda
6.1. Approval of the agenda as submitted
6.2. Approval of minutes of the special meetings held December 10, 2012, December 11, 2012, December 12, 2012 and December 13, 2011 and the regular December 10, 2012 Board of Education meeting
7. Action
7.1. Consideration of Voluntary Severance Program for 2012-13
Discussion:  Randy Lisa Enrollments Teachers save even declined Budget spending more than revune coming in. Cash reserve is not a saving account but really your bank balance. General fund money cannot be used for building things. Building fund cannot be used to pay teachers. If fund raising went into general fund you weould loose dollar for dollar in State Aid We are a district that is running out of money. Can see the years we received simulus funds for reccuring expenditures. These funds went away and now we do not have those dollars for recurring funds. Now we must take steps to protect that we do not expend more than we have. What do we do not to balance the budget. Need to balance receipts and expenditures. 80% of our budget is personnel. You cannot balance without getting into personnel. Insurance/utilities must be paid. Can only limit supplies so long before we hurt kids. This only leaves looking at staff to see what we can do. K-12 Norris we have more staff but Noris has more students. We have more of everything in each area that Norris except in food service. Norris has growing enrollment while we are declining. This is not an easy process all have areas of responsibility. VSP for teachers laws project certificted personnel they have rights that classified do not. RIF is not the same as VSP and we hope the VSP will help the problem and will not need to RIF. We have look at certain areas for VSP but that does not mean if those areas do not VSP it will not be followed in the same areas RIF. The admin team has look at this for the past month. Stated the types area that will be offered. These will receive that these staff are eligalbe. in the amount of $25,000. We help decrease staff and we will have to then look at other areas. We must lower the number of personnel so the budget will balance and move foward. Why now need to do as soon as possilbe VSP or RIF it makes everyone uneasy. Makes the new commers nervous. He is sensetive to this. Lets get on it and do and human factor so everyone know where they stand. Next year if you wait it is just letting staff hang and we need reduce staff now or later so why wait. Doris - bother her the most we hired in 3 areas last year and now offering dollars VSP. We will pay salaries for 3 teachers we did not need. Needed to look at staffing last year. I am embrassed. Should not have been hired last spring.
7.2. Approval for the amendment of Administrative Regulation AR 5220
7.3. 2nd approval for amendment of Policy 2405 Emergency Response (Revision)
7.4. Approval of Financial Consultant
7.5. Approval of Superintendent Contract
Discussion:  Executive discussion of personnel Randy motion Steve. All 8:50 PM
8. Notification of Next Meeting
9. Audience Comments on any of the preceding Actions or Discussions
10. Adjournment
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