School District 279
Minutes of the Regular Meeting
Independent School District 279
Maple Grove, MN
March 18, 2014
CALL TO ORDER
A regular meeting of the Independent School District 279 School Board was held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in the Board Room at the Educational Service Center. Chairperson Teresa Lunt called the meeting to order at 6:05 PM.
The following members were present: Board members Teresa Lunt, Dean Henke, Linda Etim, Tammie Epley, Jim Burgett, Jacki Girtz, and Superintendent Dr. Kate Maguire.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA
Motion by Teresa Lunt, seconded by Tammie Epley, to accept the printed agenda. The motion carried unanimously.
PRESENTATION: MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS
PRESENTATION: MAPLE GROVE SENIOR HIGH 2014 HONORABLE MENTION MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF CHARACTER
AUDIENCE OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THE SCHOOL BOARD
SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS
Director Tammie Epley reported on the March 4, 2014 school board work session. The two topics at this work session were Districtwide Grade Configuration and the Fiscal Year 2015 Operating Capital Budget.
The consent agenda consists of minutes of the regular meeting of February 25, 2014, and minutes of the negotiations strategies meetings held on February 25, 2014 and March 4, 2014, financial matters, personnel matters, field trips, administrative and operational matters. Motion by Teresa Lunt, seconded by Tammie Epley, to approve items as printed in the Consent Agenda. The motion carried unanimously.
RECOMMENDATION TO CONFIGURE DISTRICTWIDE GRADE SPANS AS PreK / K-5, 6-8, 9-12 BEGINNING 2015-2016; BUILD ADDITIONS AND REPURPOSE SPACE AT PCSH, OSH AND MGSH SCHOOLS
Motion by Teresa Lunt, seconded by Tammie Epley, to approve the recommendation to configure districtwide grade spans as PreK / K-5, 6-8, 9-12 beginning the 2015-2016 school year; build additions and repurpose space at Park Center Senior High, Osseo Senior High, and Maple Grove Senior High Schools. The motion carried with a 5 to 1 vote. Director Dean Henke voted no.
FISCAL YEAR 2015 OPERATING CAPITAL BUDGET
Motion by Teresa Lunt, seconded by Tammie Epley, to approve the fiscal year 2015 operating capital budget. The motion carried unanimously.
FINAL READING OF POLICY 403 DISCIPLINE, SUSPENSION AND DISMISSAL OF SCHOOL EMPLOYEES
Motion by Teresa Lunt, seconded by Dean Henke, to approve the final reading of policy 403 Discipline, Suspension and Dismissal of School Employees. The motion carried unanimously.
GIFTS TO THE DISTRICT
Motion by Teresa Lunt, seconded by Tammie Epley, to approve the Gifts to the District totaling $68,149.10. The motion carried unanimously.
At 7:32 PM, motion by Tammie Epley seconded by Dean Henke to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried unanimously.
[COMPLETE MINUTES ON FILE IN THE SUPERINTENDENTS OFFICE AND ON OUR DISTRICT WEB SITE]
Teresa Lunt, Chairperson
5/8/14, 3OMT, March 18 Reg Min, 214233