Board Minutes - 2019.11.04



(For approval on 11-18-2019)

NOVEMBER 4, 2019

The Board met for a regular meeting on Monday, November 4, 2019, in the Board Room at the Harlan Community High School. President Amy Rueschenberg presided with Board members, Jessica Anderson, Al Hazelton, Tarah Devlin-Lawler, Joni Larsen, and Monte Schechinger were present. Seth Piro entered the meeting after it began.

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

Media:                                        Amy Barrett and Bob Bjoin

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:   Larsen moved, seconded by Devlin-Lawler to approve the agenda.  Motion carried 6-0.

RESIGNATION OF PERSONNEL:  Anderson moved, seconded by Hazelton to approve the resignation of Brooke Wilson as Head Softball Coach. Motion carried 6-0.

EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL:   Hazelton moved, seconded by Schechinger to approve the employment of Katie Arentson as High School Special Education Associate. Motion carried 6-0.

APPROVAL OF EARLY RETIREMENT PLAN REQUESTS:  Anderson moved, seconded by Devlin-Lawler to approve the early retirement plan requests from Matt Koesters – Transportation Director; Nancy Osborn – School Nurse, High School Health Occupational Teacher, and HOSA Sponsor; Diana Rauterkus – High School Business Teacher and Yearbook Sponsor; Brent Tucker – High School Science Teacher; and Kim Zaccone – Middle School STEM/Math Teacher, Middle School Instructional Coach, Middle School Building Instructional Leader, and Math Bee Sponsor. Motion carried 6-0.

Piro entered the meeting at 5:51 p.m.

POLICY REVIEW/APPROVAL:  Anderson moved, seconded by Piro to approve the review and adoption of policies as presented. Policy 200.R1 – Organizational Meeting Procedures; Policy 200.2 – Powers of the Board of Directors; Policy 200.3 – Responsibilities of the Board of Directors; Policy 202.1 – Qualifications; Policy 207 – Board of Directors’ Legal; Policy 208 – Ad Hoc Committees; Policy 208.E1 – Ad Hoc Committees Exhibit; Policy 209.3 – Dissemination of Policy; Policy 209.4 – Suspension of Policy; Policy 209.5 – Administration in the Absence of Policy; Policy 209.7 – Review of Administrative Regulations; Policy 210.5 – Meeting Notice; Policy 210.7 – Rules of Order; Policy 210.8 – Board Meeting Agenda; Policy 210.8E1 – Board Meeting Agenda Example; Policy 210.9 – Consent Agenda; Policy 210.10 – Order of the Regular Board of Directors’ Meeting; Policy 214 – Public Hearings; Policy 216.1 – Association Membership; and Policy 216.2 – Board of Directors’ Member Development and Training are new policies and will be officially adopted at the second and final reading at the next meeting.  Policy 201 – Board of Directors’ Elections; Policy 202.2 – Oath of Office; Policy 202.3 – Term of Office; Policy 202.4 – Vacancies; Policy 203 – Board of Directors’ Conflict of Interest; Policy 206.1 – President; Policy 206.2 – Vice-President; Policy 209.6 – Review and Revision of Policy; Policy 210.4 – Work Sessions; Policy 210.7R1 – Rules of Order Regulation; Policy 211 – Open Meetings; Policy 215 – Board of Directors’ Records; and Policy 217 – Gifts to Board of Directors were reviewed by the board with no changes. Policy 200.1 – Organization of the Board of Directors; Policy 204 – Code of Ethics; Policy 205 – Board Member Liability; Policy 206.3 – Secretary; Policy 206.4 – Treasurer; Policy 209.1 – Development of Policy; Policy 209.2 – Adoption of Policy; Policy 210.1 – Annual Meeting; Policy 210.2 – Regular Meeting; Policy 210.3 – Special Meeting; Policy 210.6 – Quorum; Policy 212 – Closed Sessions; Policy 213 – Public Participation in Board Meetings; Policy 213.R1 – Public Complaints; and Policy 216.3 – Board of Directors’ Member Development and Training  are current policies that the board will be reviewing again to finalize revisions at the next meeting. Motion carried 7-0.

DISCUSSION ITEMS:  The Board discussed extending Mrs. Johnson’s Interim Superintendent contract for one additional year and Mr. Moser gave an administrator report.

ADJOURNMENT:   Anderson moved, seconded by Larsen to adjourn.  Motion carried 7-0 and the meeting was adjourned at 6:48 p.m.

Next Meeting:  Monday, November 18, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – Board Room 

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Board President                                    Board Secretary