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					                      SAINT PETER BOARD OF EDUCATION
                          REGULAR BOARD MEETING
                           THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2008
                                  6:30 PM
                    COMMUNITY CENTER/GOVERNORS’ ROOM


Chair Karlsrud called the regular meeting of the Board of Directors, ISD #508, Saint
Peter Public Schools, to order at 6:32 p.m. Members present were Bushell, Lambert,
Nelson, Karlsrud, Duncan, Langsjoen, and Leonard. Also present were Superintendent
Olson, members of the Administration, and members of the public.

Adoption of Agenda: (Lambert/Leonard, unanimous).

Consent Agenda:
1. Approval of the Regular Board Meeting Minutes of April 10, 2008
2. Approval of the Study Session Minutes of April 24, 2008
3. Approval of the Special Board Meeting Minutes of May 1, 2008
4. Bills ($1,046,046.73) and Wire Transfers ($1,557,381.74) for April 2008
4.5. Personnel                                                                                   Formatted: Bullets and Numbering
      A. The acceptance of the change from resignation to retirement of an elementary
         teacher on extended leave (Jill Potts) effective May 30, 2008.

      B. The approval of a medical leave for an elementary paraprofessional (Julie Orpen)
          effective April 21, 2008, and continuing through the end of the 2007-08 school
          year.

      C. The approval of the appointment of a high school teacher (Rachel Larson) as a
         teacher/dean of students effective at the start of the 2008-09 school year. This is a
         replacement position.

      D. The approval of the appointment of a high school teacher (Marc Bachman) as a
         teacher/operations and maintenance supervisor effective at the start of the 2008-09
         school year. This is a replacement position.

      E. The approval of a .75 hour per day reduction of a middle/high school special
         education paraprofessional (Tess Dutt) effective April 23, 2008. This individual is
         covered under the layoff provisions of the contract.

      F. The approval of the appointment of a 9th grade academic advisor (Evelyn de la
         Rosa), pending a background check. This is a one-year position, which is funded by
         the Minnesota Office of Higher Education grant.

      G. The granting of a medical leave of absence for a high school employee (LuAnn
         Randolph) from May 1, 2008, through May 29, 2008. Nine days of this leave will be
         without pay.

(Duncan/Bushell, unanimous).
April Student of the Month: High School Principal Paul Peterson highlighted
accomplishments of Jonnica Norell, the April Student of the Month.

Student Spotlight: Student Council Officers Taylor Zallek and Lita Huinker reported on
Student Council events.

Non-Renewal of probationary Teacher Contracts: Board Chair Karlsrud introduced the
following resolution and Board Member Duncan moved its adoption:

     RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NON-RENEWAL
           OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF TAMMY LANGFORD
                      A PROBATIONARY TEACHER
            (Complete Resolution on File at the District Office)

The resolution was duly seconded by Board Member Bushell and upon roll call vote, the
following voting in favor thereof: Leonard, Duncan, Karlsrud, Nelson, Lambert, and
Bushell. Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

Board Chair Karlsrud introduced the following resolution and Board Member Duncan
moved its adoption:

     RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NON-RENEWAL
           OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF RANDY BOUTWELL
                      A PROBATIONARY TEACHER
            (Complete Resolution on File at the District Office)

The resolution was duly seconded by Board Member Bushell and upon roll call vote, the
following voting in favor thereof: Leonard, Duncan, Karlsrud, Nelson, Lambert, and
Bushell. Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

Tenure Action for Probationary Teachers: A motion was made by Duncan, seconded by
Leonard, to grant tenure to David Greisen, a special education teacher, Rachel Larson,
a social studies teacher, and Jodi Wenner, an elementary teacher. With all members
voting aye, the motion carried unanimously.

Acceptance of Curriculum Improvement Plans: Bushell made a motion, seconded by
Lambert, to approve the K-12 Physical Education, the K-12 Health Education, and the K-
12 Special Education Curriculum Improvement Plans and Scope and Sequence
documents. With all members voting aye, the motion carried.

Second Reading of Policies: Policy 007.3 Fund Raising Efforts and Projects was
presented for a second reading and adoption (Duncan/Leonard, unanimous).

Approval of Candidates for Graduation: Bushell made a motion, seconded by Duncan,
to approve the candidates for graduation with the understanding that all candidates
meet all requirements set by the local board of education and the state of Minnesota.
With all members voting aye, the motion carried.

Reports: Middle School Principal Joe Nicklay reported on the Classroom of the Future;
North Intermediate Principal Karen Coblentz reported on Core Academic Time; South
Elementary Principal Nancy Kluck reported on the Summer Data Academy; and High
School Principal Paul Peterson reported on the Minnesota Student Survey and the
MnSCU Report on remedial Courses. Superintendent of Schools Jeff Olson reported on
upcoming events and the Balanced Scorecard meeting.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:51 p.m. (Bushell/Leonard, unanimous).


Dated: May 8, 2008                      ______________________________
                                        Deanna Langsjoen, Clerk

				
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