February 9, 2009

PRAIRIE VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Regular Board Meeting
February 9, 2009
HS Conference Room

6:00 p.m.
Present:  Rod Warehime, Deb Doyen, Marshall Lambert, Scott Hansch, Joe Harrison, Brian Holmgaard
Absent: Clark Taylor, Erin Frahm
Also Present:  Jim Dick, Barb Langner, Vicki Johnson, Tina Kastendieck, Denny Hammen, Marshall Lewis, Jim Duncan, and Mary Egger

Moved by Warehime, seconded by Harrison to approve the agenda
Ayes:  Harrison, Doyen, Warehime, Holmgaard, Hansch, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Harrison, seconded by Warehime to approve the minutes of 1/19/09 board meeting
Ayes:  Harrison, Doyen, Warehime, Holmgaard, Hansch, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Board Reports – Mr. Dick shared the date of next sharing meeting with Southeast Webster Grand.  That meeting will take place on February 24, 2009 in the HS conference room at Gowrie.  Joe Harrison and Brian Holmgaard both reported on the January 21st meeting at Burnside.

Mr. Dick also reported that Paton-Churdan was interested in having discussions.  Deb Doyen, Marshall Lambert and Mr. Dick will attend meetings with Paton-Churdan group.  Mr. Dick will talk with Jess Toliver to set up a meeting.

Moved by Hansch, seconded by Lambert to approve February bills
Ayes:  Holmgaard, Harrison, Doyen, Warehime, Hansch, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Warehime, seconded by Harrison to approve January financial reports
Ayes:  Holmgaard, Harrison, Doyen, Warehime, Hansch, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Harrison, seconded by Lambert to request to SBRC for additional allowable Growth of $419,183 Ayes:  Holmgaard, Harrison, Doyen, Warehime, Hansch, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Hansch, seconded by Lambert to go to closed session to discuss SBRC corrective action plan for negative unspent balance and reductions.
Roll call vote was taken
Holmgaard - aye, Hansch – aye, Lambert - aye, Harrison, aye, Doyen – aye, Warehime – aye
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0
Time:  6:40 p.m.

Moved by Hansch, seconded by Lambert to go into open session
Ayes:  Holmgaard, Harrison, Doyen, Warehime, Hansch, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0
Time:  7:40 p.m.

Moved by Harrison, seconded by Warehime to implement corrective action plan #2 with the modifications of 2.0 in HS staff reductions and reduction in spending on supplies to 15% (approximately $579,109 reductions in administration, certified staff, uncertified staff, supplies, materials and activities)
Roll call vote was taken.
Hansch – aye, Lambert - aye, Harrison, aye, Doyen – aye, Warehime – aye, Holmgaard - aye
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Bus Garage Update:  All the bonds are in from the contractors

Mr. Dick signed an agreement for negotiation extension on Master Contract

Moved by Holmgaard, seconded by Lambert to set the date and time for 2009-2010 budget hearing for March 16, 2009 at 6:00pm in the HS conference room the regular board meeting to follow
Roll call vote was taken.
Lambert - aye, Harrison - aye, Doyen – aye, Warehime – aye, Holmgaard - aye, Hansch - aye
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

Moved by Harrison, seconded by Lambert; Resolved, that the board of directors of The Prairie Valley Community School District, will levy property  tax for fiscal year 2009-2010 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14
Roll call vote was taken.
Harrison – aye, Doyen – aye, Warehime – aye, Holmgaard - aye, Hansch – aye, Lambert - aye
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0

No action was taken on a request by Mr. Dick to reopen early retirement and dropping years in the district to 20.

Marshall Lewis updated the board on the transition from winter to spring activities, Spring play, Mock Trial, Track, Golf etc...

Denny Hammen gave updates on the MS boys basketball going undefeated, Girls only lost 2 games wrestling has begun with two young new coaches that are enthusiastic.  ITBS are beginning

Jim Duncan updated the board on the PTA elementary fundraiser kicking off Wednesday, sign for the daycare being made by art students, and the article in the FD Messenger about the early childhood center.

Jim Dick updated board on the $1500 raised by the Warrior Packs and Vicki Schmehr for the family of the St Edmond student killed in an automobile accident, Trophy Case and football trophy presentation and a conference meeting with all area Supts. and AD’s

Moved by Lambert, seconded by Harrison to adjourn
Ayes:  Holmgaard, Harrison, Doyen, Warehime, Hansch, Lambert
Nays:  None
Motion carried 6-0
Time:  8:02 p.m.

Budget Hearing March 16, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. in HS Conference Room followed by the Regular March Board meeting

    
Board President

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Board Secretary      Approved