Board Minutes - 2019.12.02

 

HARLAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD MEETING

(For approval on 12-16-2019)

DECEMBER 2, 2019

The Board met for a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019, in the Board Room at Harlan Community High School. President Amy Rueschenberg presided with Board members Jessica Anderson, Al Hazelton, Tarah Devlin-Lawler, and Seth Piro present. Joni Larsen and Monte Schechinger were absent.

Administrators Present:               Lynn Johnson, Scott Frohlich, Bill Mueller, and Jeff Moser    

Media:                                        Bob Bjoin and Amy Barrett

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:  Anderson moved, seconded by Hazelton, to approve the agenda.  Motion carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION ITEM: The board discussed the distribution process of the 2019 ISASP results and Mr. Frohlich and Mr. Mueller gave administrator reports.

POLICY REVIEW/APPROVAL – FIRST READING/FINAL REVIEW:  Piro moved, seconded by Devlin-Lawler to approve the first reading and final review of policies as presented. Policy 302.1 – Superintendent Qualifications, Recruitment, Appointment; Policy 302.5 – Superintendent Evaluation; Policy 302.6 – Superintendent Professional Development; Policy 303.2 – Administrator Qualifications, Recruitment, Appointment; Policy 303.6 – Administrator Evaluation; Policy 303.7 – Administrator Professional Development; and Policy 306 Succession of Authority to the Superintendent were reviewed by the board with no changes. Policy 300 – Role of School District Administration; Policy 301.1 – Management; Policy 302.2 – Superintendent Contract and Contract Nonrenewal; Policy 302.3 – Superintendent Salary and Other Compensation; Policy 302.5E1 – Superintendent Evaluation Instrument; Policy 302.7 – Superintendent Civic Activities; Policy 302.8 – Superintendent Consulting/Outside Employment; Policy 303.4 – Administrator Salary and Other Compensation; Policy 303.8 – Administrator Civic Activities; Policy 303.9 – Administrator Consulting/Outside Employment; Policy 304.1 – Development and Enforcement of Administrative Regulations; Policy 304.2 – Monitoring of Administrative Regulations; Policy 305 – Administrator Code of Ethics; Policy 307 – Communication Channels; and Policy 711.8 – Transportation in Inclement Weather are new policies and will be officially adopted at the second and final reading at the next meeting. Policy 302.4 – Superintendent Duties; and Policy 303.3 – Administrator Contract and Contract Nonrenewal are current policies that the board will be reviewing again to finalize revisions at the next meeting. Policy 303.10 – Administrator Sick Leave; Policy 303.11 – Administrator Vacation; and Policy 303.12 – Administrator’s Early Retirement are current policies that the board will be deleting after the second and final reading at the next meeting. Motion carried 5-0.

ACTION ITEMS: 

RESIGNATION OF PERSONNEL:  Hazelton moved, seconded by Piro to approve the resignation of Chris Tepe as Bus Driver and Jenna Schaben as Director of Wellness, Food, and Nutritional Services. Motion carried 5-0.

EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL:  Devlin-Lawler moved, seconded by Hazelton to approve the employment of Joan Schechinger as High School Special Education Associate. Motion carried 5-0.

APPROVAL OF SUPERINTENDENT CONTRACT:  Anderson moved, seconded by Piro to approve the 2020-2021 superintendent contract for Lynn Johnson. Motion carried 5-0.

APPROVAL OF MODIFIED SUPPLEMENTAL AMOUNT FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT OUT NOT IN FALL 2018 IN THE AMOUNT OF $55,235:  Devlin-Lawler moved, seconded by Hazelton to approve the modified supplemental amount for open enrollment out not in fall 2018 in the amount of $55,235.  Motion carried 5-0.

APPROVAL OF MODIFIED SUPPLEMENTAL AMOUNT FOR ELL INSTRUCTION BEYOND 5 YEARS IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,080:  Anderson moved, seconded by Piro to approve the modified supplemental amount for ELL instruction beyond 5 years in the amount of $6,080.  Motion carried 5-0.

APPROVAL OF EARLY GRADUATION REQUESTS:  Devlin-Lawler moved, seconded by Hazelton to approve the 6 early graduation requests as presented. Motion carried 5-0.

ADJOURNMENT:  Anderson moved, seconded by Piro to adjourn.  Motion carried 5-0 and the meeting was adjourned at 6:21 p.m.

Next Meeting:  – December 16, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – Board Room

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Board President                                    Board Secretary