Board Minutes - 2021.05.14 Special Mtg



(For approval on 6-14-2021)


MAY 14, 2021

The Board met for a special meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021 held in the Auditorium at Harlan Community High School. President Amy Rueschenberg presided with Board members Jessica Anderson, Al Hazelton, Joni Larsen, Monte Schechinger, and Joe Herzberg. Seth Piro entered after the meeting began.

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

Media:                                        Josh Byers

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

Piro entered at 6:01 p.m.

EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL:  Anderson moved, seconded by Larsen to approve the employment of Matthew Polson as MS Band Teacher. Motion carried 7-0.

Herzberg moved, seconded by Hazelton to approve the employment of Carlie Hoffmann as Kindergarten Teacher, pending release from current contract. Motion carried 7-0.

Schechinger moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the employment of Kim Piro as .65 Elementary Art Teacher. Motion carried 6-0 and Piro abstained.

AMENDED TEACHER CONTRACT:  Herzberg moved, seconded by Hazelton to approve the amended teacher contract for Katie Arentson as a full time teacher for the 2021-22 school year.  Motion carried 7-0.

MASK MANDATE:  Anderson moved, seconded by Piro to adopt the new mask and quarantine guidance from the IDPH and local public health effectively immediately. Motion carried 7-0.

ADJOURNMENT:  Schechinger moved, seconded by Herzberg to adjourn.  Motion carried 7-0 and the meeting was adjourned at 6:06 p.m.

Next Meeting:  – June 14, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. – Regular Meeting

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Board President                                    Board Secretary