Board Minutes - 2020.02.03



(For approval on 2-17-2020)

FEBRUARY 3, 2020

The Board met for a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020, in the Board Room at Harlan Community High School. President Amy Rueschenberg presided with Board members Jessica Anderson, Al Hazelton, Tarah Devlin-Lawler, Joni Larsen, and Seth Piro present. Monte Schechinger entered after the meeting began.

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

Media:                                        Bob Bjoin and Amy Barrett

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:  Anderson moved, seconded by Hazelton, to approve the agenda.  Motion carried 6-0.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: The board discussed the recent finance committee meeting. Mr. Frohlich and Mr. Mueller shared administrator reports. Mrs. Johnson updated the board on the status of staffing in the district.


RESIGNATION OF PERSONNEL:  Hazelton moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the resignation of Cassey Leinen as Primary School Special Education Associate. Motion carried 6-0.

EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL:  Devlin-Lawler moved, seconded by Larsen to approve the employment of James Cairney as HS Boys Assistant Track Coach and Devin Yeoman as HS Science Teacher. Motion carried 6-0.

Schechinger entered at 5:45 p.m.

CONSENT AGENDA:  Piro moved, seconded by Devlin-Lawlwer to approve the consent agenda which included a personnel contract for Nancy Barnum to amend her food service contract and a non-personnel contract with Control Services for Elementary preventative maintenance. Motion carried 7-0.

POLICY REVIEW/APPROVAL – SECOND/FINAL READING:  Schechinger moved, seconded by Hazelton to approve the second and final reading of Policy 401.5R1 – Employee Records Regulation and Policy 403.2 – Employee Injury on the Job. Motion carried 7-0.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND COMMUNITY UPDATES:  The board discussed the community engagement date and discussed mailing invitations but also continue to emphasize that this is a public event, open to everyone. The date is set for Monday, March 9th at 7:00 p.m. with a reschedule date of Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m. if needed.

ADJOURNMENT:  Anderson moved, seconded by Piro to adjourn.  Motion carried 7-0 and the meeting was adjourned at 5:54 p.m.

Next Meeting/Board workshop:  – February 17, 2020, 5:30 p.m. – Board Room

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Board President                                    Board Secretary