Pipestone Area Schools – School Board Meeting Minutes – May 23, 2022

ISD #2689 School Board

May 23, 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 May 23, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.  The following members were present: – Chairman Jeff Baatz; Directors Katie Wiese, Amy Nelson, Brad Carson, and Chrissy DeBates.  Absent – Randy Erdman and Lance Oye.  Also present – Ex-Officio Kevin Enerson, Jacque Kennedy, Melany Wellnitz, Cory Strasser, Toni Baartman, Deb Peschon, Nancy Stiles, Emily Williamson, Kyle Kuphal, and Dave Dulas.

Chairman Baatz called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Motion by Wiese, second by Nelson, approved the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Public Forum – None.  Presentation – None. Motion by Carson, second by Wiese, approved all items in the Consent Agenda. Motion carried unanimously. Items approved were Minutes of the Regular School Board Meeting of April 25, 2022; Minutes of the Work Session Meeting of April 25, 2022; Contracts and/or Work Agreements for Kourtney Bauman, 6th Grade Teacher; Taylor Heidebrink, 4th Grade Teacher; Ashley Maly, 2nd Grade Teacher; Justin Marsh, SPED Teacher; Seth Gawerecki and Calvin Jones, Summer Custodian; Marcella Schmitke, Elementary Librarian; Morgyn Carson, Elementary Teacher; Approval of Gifts – Christ the King Lutheran Church, $200.00 to the Wellness Room; Arrow Booster Club, $1,679.94 for six (6) Golf Bags; $4,737.00 for a Ball Machine for Tennis; $1,268.39 for a Portable Timing System for Track; $2,669.00 for two (2) Pitching Machines for Softball; $1,324.18 for a Sting Mat for Gymnastics; and $170.98 for two (2) Equipment Bags for JH Golf;  The University of Michigan, $500.00 to MS/HS; Teacher Appreciation Donations from JBS, Pepsi, First Bank and Trust, First State Bank Southwest, First Farmers and Merchants Bank, Dari King, Karla’s Kloset Kandy Clothing Boutique, New Horizon Farms, Stonehouse Quarry and Lounge, Wilson Manufacturing, Sioux Valley Energy, Pipestone Floral, Thrivent, Casey’s Michelle Vanderwal, Sassy Cakes, Carrie Goodale, Hank’s Foods, Coborn’s, Marines and Army National Guard; Letters of Resignation from Autumn Mendro, Paraprofessional; Peggy Reynolds, Band/MS Digital Media Arts/Instructional Coach; Danielle Dimond, SPED Teacher; Lexus Baatz, Paraprofessional; Daisy Tardaguila, ESL Paraprofessional.  Baatz thanked the individuals and businesses for the gifts to the school. He also thanked Toni Baartman and Peggy Reynolds for their years of service to the district.

Financials – The elementary building budget year-to-date shows expenditures as of May 18, 2022 at $28,517,371.06. This was non-action. New elementary building bills paid through May 18, 2022 totaled $1,482.18. 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 April 30, 2022 shows a cash balance of $318,945.62. Motion by DeBates, second by Carson, approved the treasurer’s report. Motion carried unanimously.  The budget year-to-date shows expenditures as of May 19, 2022 at $12,221,820.67 or 78%. This is non-action. The treasurer’s report for month ended April 30, 2022 has a cash balance of $7,778,645.91. Motion by Nelson, second by DeBates, approved the treasurer’s report. Motion carried unanimously. Bills paid through May 16, 2022 totaled $399,765.30. Motion by Wiese, second by Carson, approved payment of the regular monthly bills. Motion carried unanimously. High School Activity bills paid through May 17, 2022, 2022 totaled $6,425.24. Motion by Carson, second by Nelson, approved payment of the high school activity bills. Motion carried unanimously. Board and administrative reports were given. May enrollment is 1095. Discussion Items – Cell Phone Policy – The board reviewed the cell phone guidelines in the student handbook. Further discussion will be held with staff at a work session meeting. Brown/Hill proceeds survey review– The board reviewed the survey results and will hold a work session for discussion with the full board.

Board Action – Motion by Wiese, second by Nelson, approved the retirement letter from Rick Walberg, Custodian. Motion carried unanimously. Baatz thanked Walberg for his twenty-five years of service to the district. Motion by DeBates, second by Carson, approved the 2022-2023 Resolution for Membership in the Minnesota State High School League. Motion by Carson, second by DeBates, to table the 2022-2023 contracts with Southwest West Central Service Cooperative due to a cost for Comprehensive Cyber-Security not being listed. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Wiese, second by Nelson, approved the staff recommendations for summer school. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Wiese, second by Nelson, to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.

Dated:  May 23, 2022. Approved and dated by the board June 27, 2022.

Attest: Deb Peschon, Recording Secretary

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