Pipestone Area School Board Meeting Minutes – June 27, 2022


ISD #2689 School Board

June 27, 2022

SUMMARY OF MINUTES OF THE 

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OF 

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #2689, 

PIPESTONE COUNTY, PIPESTONE, MINNESOTA

A regular meeting of the School Board, ISD #2689, was held in Conference Room 1148 at the MS/HS on June 27, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. The following members were present: Chairman Jeff Baatz; Directors Katie Wiese, Amy Nelson, Brad Carson, Lance Oye, and Chrissy DeBates. Absent – Randy Erdman. Also present – Ex-Officio Kevin Enerson, Jacque Kennedy, Melany Wellnitz, Cory Strasser, Deb Peschon, Luke Johnson, Lisa Pease, Jen Zupp, Stacy Popma, Amy Thompson, Kyle Kuphal, Monica Sullivan, Kim VanHoecke, and Sharon Wolff. Chairman Baatz called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Motion by Wiese, second by Oye, approved the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Public Forum – none. Presentation – none. Motion by DeBates, second by Nelson approved all items in the Consent Agenda. Motion carried unanimously. Items approved were Minutes of the Regular School Board Meeting of May 23, 2022; contracts/work agreements for Regina Gorter, General Music Teacher; Whitney Carpenter, ML Teacher; Erika Pelach, Music Teacher; Crissa Fruechte, Jr. High FFA Advisor; Michael Slaba, HS Science Teacher and Head Boys Basketball Coach; Kayse Slaba, MS/HS Social Worker; Mitchel Carson, MS Sped Teacher; Zach Ploeger, Band Director and Teacher; Jennifer Baartman, Paraprofessional; Shauna Kuehl, Paraprofessional; Deni Dedic, Night Custodian; Jamie Drey, Owen Minet, and Isaac Stiles, Summer Band; McKenzie Dulas, Technology Technician; Kristofer Eischens, Chloe Olivier, Cameron Paulsen, and Taylin Muller – Summer Garden; Approved a gift of $500.00 to FFA from First Bank and Trust; Letters of Resignation from Jodi Wolfe, Media Center Paraprofessional; Carli Menigoz, Kindergarten Teacher; Twyla Carlson, Paraprofessional, Todd Tinklenberg, Head Boys Basketball Coach. Baatz thanked the staff that resigned for their years of service to the district.

Financials – The elementary building budget year-to-date shows expenditures as of June 14, 2022 at $28,519,599.06. This was non-action.

New elementary building bills paid through June 14, 2022 totaled $2,228.00. These bills are for review only and are included in the regular monthly bills. The treasurer’s report on the elementary building bond for month ended May 31, 2022 shows a cash balance of $317,598.80. Motion by Wiese, second by DeBates, approved the treasurer’s report. Motion carried unanimously. The budget year-to-date shows expenditures as of June 20, 2022 at $13,407,453.26 or 86%. This is non-action. The treasurer’s report for month ended May 31, 2022 has a cash balance of $7,997,480.68. Motion by Carson, second by Oye, approved the treasurer’s report. Motion carried unanimously. Bills paid through June 20, 2022 totaled $517,786.35. Motion by Wiese, second by Nelson, approved payment of the regular monthly bills. Motion carried unanimously. High School Activity bills paid through June 17, 2022, totaled $33,940.50.  Motion by DeBates, second by Oye, approved payment of the high school activity bills. Motion carried unanimously.

Board and Administrative Reports were given. Motion by Nelson, second by Carson, to approve the proposal for the playground surface utilizing $100,000 left in the contingency fund (building fund), with the remainder out of the General Fund. Motion carried unanimously.

Discussion – There was no action on the first reading of the 2022-2023 Activity Handbook.

Board Action:

NOTICE OF FILING DATES FOR ELECTION

TO THE SCHOOL BOARD

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2689

PIPESTONE AREA SCHOOLS

STATE OF MINNESOTA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 2689 shall begin on August 2, 2022, and shall close at 5:00 o’clock p.m. on August 16, 2022.

The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. At that election, three (3) members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four (4) years each.

Affidavits of Candidacy are available from the school district clerk, Deb Peschon 1401 7th St SW, Pipestone, MN 56164. The filing fee for this office is $2. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for thirty (30) days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or next ensuing general election.

The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5:00 o’clock p.m. on August 16, 2022.

Dated: June 27, 2022.

BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD

/s/Katie Wiese, School District Clerk

Motion by Nelson, second by DeBates, approved the Resolution Establishing Dates for Filing Affidavits of Candidacy.

Motion by Carson, second by Nelson, approved Superintendent Kevin Enerson as the Identified Official with Authority to authorize user access to MDE secure websites for Pipestone Area Schools. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Wiese, second by Carson, approved the MOU with SDSU. Motion carried unanimously. The total premium package costs $128,897 and the Worker’s Compensation package costs $43,502 for a total of $171,364 without terrorism coverage. Motion by Oye, second by Nelson, approved the renewal for 22-23. Motion carried unanimously. As this was tabled at the May meeting, a motion was made by Carson, second by Wiese, to take off the table. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Oye, second by DeBates, approved the SWWC Service Contracts for 2022-2023. Motion carried unanimously. The City of Pipestone was the only proposal received at a rate of $850.00 per month. New to the proposal is it does not include removal of recyclable materials. Motion by Wiese, second by De Bates, approved the proposal from the City of Pipestone. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Carson, second by DeBates, approved membership to MSBA for 22-23. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Wiese, second by Oye, approved membership to MREA for 22-23.  Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Carson, second by Wiese, approved the 2022-2023 Literacy Plan. Motion carried unanimously. Enerson presented the budget for FY23. There is a projected deficit of $1,021,942.00 in the General Fund. There is $100,000 contingency in the General Fund. The FY23 Food Service Fund has a projected fund balance of $568,120.00. Community Education FY23 has an estimated fund balance of $248,134.00. The FY23 ECFE has a projected positive fund balance of $266,985.20 with Learning Readiness/Pre-School with a projected negative fund balance of $20,921.00. FY23 Debt Service Fund has expenditures of $18,545.00 over revenue and the FY23 Building Construction Fund has a projected fund balance of $0.00. Motion by Carson, second by Wiese, approved the FY23 budget with the elimination of activity fees. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Carson, second by DeBates, to adjourn the meeting at 8:32p.m. Motion carried unanimously.

Dated: June 27, 2022. Approved and dated by the board July 25, 2022.

Attest: Deb Peschon, Recording Secretary

A full text of the minutes is available for public inspection in the District Office of Pipestone Area Schools or by mail.