Board Minutes - 2019.09.09

 

HARLAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD MEETING

(For approval on 9-23-2019)

SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

PUBLIC HEARING

The Board met for a Public Hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019 in the Board Room at Harlan Community High School.  President Amy Rueschenberg presided with Board members Jessica Anderson, Joni Larsen, Seth Piro, and Monte Schechinger present. Al Hazelton and Tarah Devlin-Lawler were absent.

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

Media:                              Bob Bjoin and Brian Taylor

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

PUBLIC HEARING ON CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAM:   No comments were received from the public.

ADJOURN:  Larsen moved, seconded by Anderson to adjourn.  Motion carried 5-0 and the public hearing was adjourned at 5:33 p.m.

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

The Board met for a regular meeting at 5:33 p.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019, in the Board Room at Harlan Community High School. President Amy Rueschenberg presided with Board members Jessica Anderson, Joni Larsen, Seth Piro, and Monte Schechinger present. Al Hazelton and Tarah Devlin-Lawler were absent.

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

Media:                              Bob Bjoin and Brian Taylor

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

EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL:  Anderson moved, seconded by Larsen to approve the employment of Gabe Baughman as Intermediate Building Instructional Leader; Kay Goshorn as Primary Building Instructional Leader; and Carrie Kiesel as Intermediate Building Instructional Leader. Motion carried 5-0.

APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION TO DIRECT THE COUNTY COMMISSIONER OF ELECTIONS TO SUBMIT THE QUESTION OF CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAM AND THE QUESTION OF LEVYING A VOTER APPROVED PHYSICAL PLANT AND EQUIPMENT PROPERTY TAX:  President Rueschenberg introduced the resolution and roll call votes were Rueschenberg – Aye, Anderson – Aye, Larsen – Aye, Piro – Aye, and Schechinger – Aye. Motion carried.

POLICY APPROVAL – SECOND/FINAL READING:  Schechinger moved, seconded by Piro to approve the second and final reading of policy 505.5 Graduation Requirements. Motion carried 5-0.

APPROVAL OF LAU PLAN:  Anderson moved, seconded by Larsen to approve the Lau Plan as presented. Motion carried 5-0.

APPROVAL OF SUPERINTENDENT GOALS:  Larsen moved, seconded by Piro to approve the Superintendent goals as presented. Motion carried 5-0.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:  Schechinger moved, seconded by Anderson, to approve the consent agenda as presented.  This included personnel amended contracts for Susan Berndt, Michelle Brummer, Jeff Hastert, Brian James, Zachary Klaassen, Chelsy Newcomb, Carol Bastress, and Ronda Griffith. Motion carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION ITEMS:  The Board discussed early retirement and additional custodial staffing.

ADJOURNMENT:    Anderson moved, seconded by Schechinger to adjourn. Motion carried 5-0 and the meeting was adjourned at 6:12 p.m.

Next Meeting:  – Monday, September 23, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – Board Room

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Board President                                    Board Secretary