Pipestone Area School Board Regular Meeting Minutes – Nov. 27, 2023


ISD #2689 School Board

November 27, 2023

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 the MS/HS Media Center on November 27, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. The following members were present:  Katie Wiese, Mark Hiniker, Tyler Fruechte, Chrissy DeBates, Lance Oye, Brad Carson, and Daphne Likness. Also present – Ex-Officio, Klint Willert, Jacque Kennedy, Deb Peschon, Jennifer Moravetz, Todd Huisman, Jen Zupp, Kyle Kuphal, and Nancy Stiles. Chairman Carson called the meeting to order. Motion by Wiese, second by DeBates, approved the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Public Forum: None. Presentation: None. A motion by DeBates, second by Oye, approved all items in the Consent Agenda. Items approved were minutes of the regular school board meeting of October 23, 2023; minutes of the special school board meeting of November, 15, 2023; contracts for Andrea Gorter and Jodi Swenson, paraprofessionals; Maggie Smith-Dibble, long-term substitute custodian; Devin Locke, day custodian; Jessica Quissell and Dave Dulas, 6th assignments; New Subs – Kylah Jacoby and Morgan Maschino para sub; Connie Zupp, nurse sub; Craig Thies, custodian sub; winter sports volunteers – Jadon Evans, Tyler Soltau, Austin Baimbridge, and Justin Fruechte, wrestling. Motion carried unanimously.

Financials: The budget year-to-date shows expenditures as of November 20, 2023 at $4,619,001.78 or 28%. This was non-action. The treasurer’s report for month ended October 31, 2023 shows a cash balance of $9,235,167.08. Motion by Wiese, second by Fruechte,  approved the treasurer’s report for October. Motion carried unanimously. The MN Trust 2023A Bonds treasurer’s report for month ended October 31, 2023 has a cash balance of $2,901,013.19. Motion by DeBates, second by Wiese, approved the 2023A bonds treasurer’s report. Motion carried unanimously. Regular bills paid through November 16, 2023 totaled $655,925.64. Motion by Oye, second by Wiese, approved payment of the regular bills. Motion carried unanimously. High school activity bills paid through November 17, 2023 totaled $14,727.25. Motion by Hiniker, second by Likness, approved payment of the high school activity bills. Motion carried unanimously.

Board and Administrative Reports were given. November enrollment is 1091. Discussion Items: None.

Board Action: Motion by Wiese, second by Likness, approved the Resolution Accepting Donations from Coborn’s, $1,896.96 from More School Rewards for the Elementary and MS/HS Help Fund; Pipestone Publishing, $1,345.00 from the winter sports poster for the Athletic Help Fund; First Lutheran Church, $79.65; and Christ the King Lutheran Church, $100.00 to the wellness room. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by DeBates, second by Oye, approved to surplus 19 Journeys unit 1 anthologies. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by DeBates, second by Likness, approved Policies 421 – Gifts to Employees and School Board; 427 – Workloads for Certain Special Education Teachers; 518 – DNR-DNI Orders; 610 – Field Trips; 904 – Distribution of Materials on School District Property by Non-School Persons. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Likness, second by Hiniker, to postpone action on the  the 2023-2024 E-Learning Plan. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Wiese, second by Oye, approved the superintendent contract for Dr. Klint W. Willert. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Hiniker, second by Oye, approved to adopt the 2024-224 Budget Planning Timeline. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Wiese, second by DeBates, approved the Combined Summary of the 2023-2023 World’s Best Workforce and Achievement and Integration Report. Motion carried unanimously. 

Adjourn:  Motion by Oye, second by Wiese, to adjourn the meeting (7:53 p.m.). Motion carried unanimously. 

Approved and dated by the board December 18, 2023.  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.

A full copy of the Resolution Approving Gifts, can be found at meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Agenda/1058?meeting=608345