REGULAR MEETING Board of Education JUNE 16, 2010 Ind. School District 739 Kimball, MN

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The meeting was called to order by Chair Helgeson at 6:30 p.m. with all board members except Stenger present. Member Stenger arrived at 6:45.

The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all in attendance.

Zipoy/Dockery to approve the agenda as presented. MC

Celebrations included Erin Dingmann participating at the State Golf Meet, Softball finished 3rd in the Section, baseball finished well playing a tough game against EV-W, track sent Shawny Kramer tostate tournament play in discus, the 13-year-old boys' baseball team won the state championship advancing to the World Series possibly in Omaha, Nebraska, the 12U girls' won their tournament in Ramsey and the A-team has two wins, one loss, and one tie presently.

Mr. Widvey reported on graduation going very well, a great end to the school year, and cleaning of the building well underway.

Mr. Clark reported on a great end to the school year as well, the all-school cook-out was held on the last day of school, the 1st-2nd grade wing has the carpet cleaned and is ready to go with cleaning continuing in the other areas of the building, the half-time Kindergarten teacher position has been filled, so all staffing needs are covered for the next school year.

Mr. Tritabaugh reported on upcoming meetings: June 23 Ð Stearns County Family Services, June 28 Ð the 3rd Levy Committee meeting, July 8 Ð the 4th Levy Committee Meeting, and the next Regular Board meeting is on July 21st at 6:30 p.m., the integration grant has been approved by the Department of Education providing for Viewpoint software, partnerships with elementary classrooms in St. Cloud, technology, creates a welcoming environment and exchange program with students in other districts, Stearns County tax capacity information was shared with the board members, and, with the new shift in revenue payments from the state, the District will need to borrow $2.5 million.

Member Stenger arrived at this point of the meeting. Levy information was provided to the members with suggestion that the members determine the dollar amount to appear on the November ballot. The board had discussion regarding the ideal dollar amount to put to the voters. Stenger/Zipoy motioned 'We are going to do an Operating Levy at the November 2nd Election with two questions; Question #1 will be for $700 and Question #2 will be for an additional $175.' Motion carried with all members voting in favor. The Superintendent will get tax impact information for the next levy meeting on the 28th.

Committee reports included: SEE Ð Tritabaugh/Dockery, Health & Safety Ð Widvey, Benton-Stearns Education District Ð Helgeson

Zipoy/Gagnon approved the listed bills in the amount of $74,637.07. MC

Gagnon/Stenger approved the consent agenda. MC The consent agenda including approval of the May 19, 2010 meeting minutes, and accepting a donation of $3250 from PIE toward SmartBoards, computers, and wiring needs at the elementary.

The treasurer's report was reviewed and discussed.

Zipoy/Dockery approved reinvestment of a $139,000 CD for 9 months, maturing 3/7/11, at CFG Community Bank, MD, at.5%. MC

Zipoy/Stenger approved reinvestment of a $245,000 CD for 1 year, maturing 6/9/11, at Onewest Bank FSB, CA, at.83%. MC

Stenger/Dockery approved an Interim Superintendent Contract with John Tritabaugh for the 2010-2011 school year. MC

Gagnon/Schreiner approved a Memorandum of Understanding with Gary Riess to return to teaching the college level social studies courses and to return as head softball coach next spring. MC

Stenger/Zipoy approved a contract with Stacy Helgeson as half-time Kindergarten instructor for 2010-2011, at BA, Step 0 of the Master Agreement. MC with Chair Helgeson abstaining.

Zipoy/Stenger accepted resignation received from Elementary Principal Clark effective June 30, 2010. MC

Dockery/Stenger accepted resignation as Jr. Class Advisor, received from Nancy Bonnifield, effective at the end of the current school year. MC

Stenger/Zipoy approved a 12-day extended contract for Tracy Nelson. MC

Zipoy/Gagnon approved a 6-day extended contract for Jay Klein. MC

Dockery/Schreiner approved an extended contract for the Activities Director. MC

Stenger/Zipoy approved the Non-Licensed Policy and Wage Agreement for 2010-2012. MC

Dockery/Stenger approved the revised budget for FY10. MC

Stenger/Zipoy approved the Food Service Budget for 2010-2011, allowing all milk and meal prices to remain at the same rate as 09-10. MC

Stenger/Schreiner adopted the proposed budget for FY11 as follows. MC

[see table below]

Gagnon/Dockery approved purchase of an add for the Summer Guide coming out in July. MC

Stenger/Dockery to adjourn at 9:00 p.m.

Robin Dockery, Clerk

(This is a summary of the full minutes of the School Board. To obtain a full copy of the official minutes, contact the District Office at 398-5585, or check the District website at

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, June 24, 2010.