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Board of Education held special meeting April 7

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April 7, 2014
The Gettysburg Board of Education held a special meeting in the Elementary Library on the above date.  Present were the following:  Matt Cronin, Kay Schmidt, Kevin Geditz, Ryan Lake, Paul Kellogg and Brian Robbennolt.  Absent:  Kim Schweiss.  Also present were Tim Hagedorn, Wendy Smith, Barb Everson, April Hobert, Crissy Bieber, Katie Larson, Sara Wuttke, Val Dahlquist, Sally Simon, Amber Mikkelsen, Patty Stoner, Vern Smith, Jamie Cronin, Kim Goebel, Julie Williams, and Jessica Larson.
The meeting opened with a Pledge of Allegiance.
Board President Cronin called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
Motion by Schmidt, second by Kellogg to approve the agenda with the following changes:  add Approve change order and Home School application.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
Motion by Geditz, second by Robbennolt to adjourn to Executive Session for Negotiations, SDCL 1-25-2-4 at 6:05 PM.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
Board President Cronin declared the Board out of Executive Session at 7:05 PM.
Motion by Geditz second by Lake to approve a change order up to $10,500.00 for spray foam per the building committee’s discretion.  All present voted aye. Motion carried.
A home school application with 4 students on it was recognized and signed by Board President Cronin.
Motion by Kellogg, second by Schmidt to adjourn to Executive Session for Negotiations, SDCL 1-25-2-4 at 7:18 PM.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
Board President Cronin declared the Board out of Executive Session at 8:18 PM.
Motion by Lake, second by Schmidt to give certified staff a $1,200.00 raise with base raising by that amount also.  Health insurance board participation will remain at $442.76 per month and in lieu of health insurance there will be a flex plan at $3,600.00 per year or a cash option of $300 per month.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
Motion by Geditz, second by Robbennolt to offer Business Manager Barbara Everson a 3.9% raise along with offering in lieu of health insurance, the flex plan at $3600.00 or cash option of $300 per month, with all other benefits remaining the same; offer JH/HS Principal Wendy Smith a 3.9% raise with all benefits remaining the same; and offer Superintendent Tim Hagedorn a 3.9% raise with all benefits remaining the same. Superintendent Hagedorn’s contract will be a 3 year contract with pay negotiated annually.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
As of result of negotiations, motion by Lake, second by Geditz to adjourn to Executive Session for Personnel, SDCL 1-25-2-1 at 8:24 PM.   All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
Board President Cronin declared the Board out of Executive Session at 8:42 PM.
Motion by Lake, second by Geditz to offer contracts to the following certified personnel: Penny Baus, Jay Berglund, Crissy Bieber, Jamie Cronin, Val Dahlquist, Kim Goebel, Kathrine Heffernan, Tricia Heien, April Hobert, Jessica Larson, Cathy Larson, Katie Larson, Caylee Lolley, Amber Mikkelsen, Mary Quiett, Christine Saltsman, Keith Scott, Sally Simon, Vern Smith, Patty Stoner, Julie Williams, Sara Wuttke, Cindy Schmidt (para) and Joe Lehman (para).  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
Motion by Schmidt, second by Kellogg to adjourn the meeting.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:43 PM.
Barbara Everson, Business Manager
Matthew Cronin, Board President
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