School Board – INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 277

WESTONKA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MINNETRISTA, MN

CONDENSED SCHOOL MEETING REGULAR MINUTES

March 13, 2017

LOCATION/CALL TO ORDER: Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the regular meeting of the School Board was called to order by Chair David Botts at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the District Service Center, 5901 Sunnyfield Road East, Minnetrista, MN.

ROLL CALL: The following board members were in attendance: David Botts, Kelle Bowe, Loren Davis, Gina Smith and Gary Wollner. Absent: Ralph Harrison.

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA: Motion by Chair Botts, second by Member Wollner, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Absent: Harrison.

CONSENT AGENDA: Motion by Chair Botts, second by Member Wollner, to approve the consent agenda except for an assistant baseball and assistant track coach. Motion carried unanimously. Absent: Harrison. Motion by Chair Botts, second by member Wollner, to approve the contract for Loren Davis as an assistant varsity baseball coach. Motion carried unanimously. Absent: Harrison. Abstaining: Davis. Motion by Chair Botts, second by member Wollner, to approve the contract of Kurt Bowe as an assistant track coach. Motion carried unanimously. Absent: Harrison. Abstaining: Bowe. Consent agenda items included the approval of the February board meeting minutes; acceptance of donations; payment of monthly bills; general personnel activities such as Resignations, Leaves of Absence and Contract Approvals; approval on second reading of the 2017-18 district academic calendar and 20-21 basic calendar; approval on second reading of Policy 1400 Visitors to School Building and Sites, and approval of a student teacher/observation agreement with the University of Minnesota Duluth.

APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION DECLARING A VACANT SCHOOL BOARD SEAT: Motion by Chair Botts, second by Member Wollner, to approve the resolution declaring the school board seat held by Ann Bremer vacant by reason of death. Motion carried unanimously. Absent: Harrison.

APPROVAL OF PROCESS TO FILL VACANT SCHOOL BOARD SEAT: Motion by Chair Botts, second by Member Wollner, to adopt the proposed process and timeline for taking applications for an interim school board member and appoint the board chair, clerk and treasurer to review the applications and recommend finalists to either be reviewed or interviewed. Motion carried unanimously. Absent: Harrison.

APPROVAL OF ELIMINATING THE DEAN OF STUDENTS POSITION AT GMS AND REPLACING IT WITH AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL POSITION: Motion by Chair Botts, second by Member Bowe, to approve eliminating the Dean of Students position at Grandview Middle School and replacing it with an assistant principal position. Motion carried unanimously. Absent: Harrison.

ADJOURNMENT: Being no further business, Chair Botts moved to adjourn the meeting. Second by Member Wollner. Motion carried unanimously. Absent: Harrison. The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

CAROL SHUKLE

BOARD SECRETARY

COMPLETE MINUTES ARE IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICES AT 5901 SUNNYFIELD ROAD, MINNETRISTA, MN FOR VIEWING DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS. MINUTES ARE ALSO ARCHIVED ON THE DISTRICT WEB SITE, www.westonka.k12.mn.us

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April 15, 2017

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