Board Minutes - 2020.03.02

 

HARLAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD MEETING

(For approval on 3-16-2020)

MARCH 2, 2020

The Board met for a regular meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020, in the Board Room at Harlan Community High School. President Amy Rueschenberg presided with Board members Jessica Anderson, Al Hazelton, and, Joni Larsen. Seth Piro was present via telephone. Tarah Devlin-Lawler entered late. Monte Schechinger was absent.

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

Media:                                        Bob Bjoin

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

DISCUSSION ITEMS: The board discussed Mr. Moser’s administrator report, Mrs. Johnson’s update on staffing, a draft calendar for next year, and discussed holding a budget hearing on March 30th.

ACTION ITEMS:

RESIGNATION OF PERSONNEL:  Larsen moved, seconded by Hazelton to approve the resignation of Nicole Holst as Kindergarten Teacher; Tricia Spangenberg as MS Assistant Girls Track Coach; and Nancy Barnum as HS Food Service. Motion carried 5-0.

EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL:  Anderson moved, seconded by Larsen to approve the employment of Todd Bladt as Head Football Coach; Jeff Fah as MS Boys Track Coach; and Eleisa Preston as MS Assistant Girls Track Coach. Motion carried 5-0.

CONSENT AGENDA:  Hazelton moved, seconded by Piro to approve the non-personnel special education contracts with Alpha School. Motion carried 5-0.

POLICY REVIEW/APPROVAL – FIRST READING/FINAL REVIEW:  Hazelton moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the first reading and final review of policies as presented. Policy 407.1 – Licensed Employee Resignation; Policy 407.5 – Licensed Employee Reduction in Force; Policy 408.2 – Licensed Employee Publication or Creation of Materials; Policy 409.1 – Licensed Employee Vacation – Holidays – Personal Leave; Policy 409.2 – Licensed Employee Personal Illness Leave; Policy 409.4 – Licensed Employee Bereavement Leave; Policy 409.5 – Licensed Employee Political Leave; Policy 409.6 – Licensed Employee Jury Duty Leave; Policy 409.7 – Licensed Employee Military Service Leave; Policy 409.8 – Licensed Employee Unpaid Leave; Policy 410.2 – Summer School Licensed Employees; Policy 411.1 – Classified Employee Defined; Policy 411.4 – Classified Employee Licensing/Certification; Policy 411.5 – Classified Employee Assignment; Policy 411.6 – Classified Employee Transfers; Policy 412.1 – Classified Employee Compensation; Policy 412.2 – Classified Employee Wage and Overtime Compensation; Policy 413.1 – Classified Employee Resignation; Policy 413.3 – Classified Employee Suspension; Policy 413.4 – Classified Employee Dismissal; Policy 413.5 – Classified Employee Reduction in Force; Policy 414.4 – Classified Employee Bereavement Leave; Policy 414.5 – Classified Employee Political Leave; Policy 414.6 – Classified Employee Jury Duty Leave; Policy 414.7 – Classified Employee Military Service Leave; Policy 414.8 – Classified Employee Unpaid Leave; and Policy 414.9 – Classified Employee Professional Purposes Leave are new policies and will be officially adopted at the second and final reading at the next meeting. Policy 407.4 – Licensed Employee Suspension; Policy 408.1 – Licensed Employee Professional Development; Policy 409.3 – Licensed Employee Family and Medical Leave; Policy 409.3E1 – Licensed Employee Family and Medical Leave Notice to Employees; Policy 409.3E2 – Licensed Employee Family and Medical Leave Request Form; Policy 409.3R1 – Licensed Employee Family and Medical Leave Regulation; Policy 409.3R2 – Licensed Employee Family and Medical Leave Definitions; Policy 410.1 – Substitute Teachers; Policy 411.2 – Classified Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection; Policy 411.7 – Classified Employee Evaluation; Policy 414.1 – Classified Employee Vacations – Holidays – Personal Leave; Policy 414.2 – Classified Employee Personal Illness Leave; Policy 414.3 – Classified Employee Family and Medical Leave; Policy 414.3E1 – Classified Employee Family and Medical Leave Notice to Employees; Policy 414.3E2 – Classified Employee Family and Medical Leave; Policy 414.3R1 – Classified Employee Family and Medical Leave Regulation; and Policy 414.3R2 – Classified Employee Family and Medical Leave Definitions are current policies that the board will be reviewing again to finalize revisions at the next meeting. Policy 407.6 – Licensed Employee Early Retirement is a current policy that will be deleted. Policy 407.2 – Licensed Employee Contract Release; and Policy 410.4 – Education Associate were reviewed by the board with no changes.  Motion carried 5-0.

Devlin-Lawler entered at 4:34 p.m.

POLICY REVIEW/APPROVAL – SECOND/FINAL READING:  Devlin-Lawler moved, seconded by Larsen to approve the second and final reading of policies as presented. Policy 507.9 – Wellness Policy; and Policy 507.9R1 – Wellness Regulation. Motion carried 6-0.

Piro left the meeting via phone call at 4:40 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND COMMUNITY UPDATES:  The board discussed the community engagement event on Monday, March 9th at 7:00 p.m. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

ADJOURNMENT:  Anderson moved, seconded by Hazelton to adjourn.  Motion carried 5-0 and the meeting was adjourned at 4:43 p.m.

Next Meeting:  – March 16, 2020, 5:30 p.m. – Board Room

 

_________________________              _____________________________

Board President                                    Board Secretary