Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The meeting was called to order by Treasurer Zipoy at 6:30 p.m. with members Dockery, Gagnon, and Schreiner present. Chair Helgeson and Vice Chair Stenger were absent.
The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all in attendance.
Gagnon/Dockery approved the agenda as presented. MC
Celebrations and successes of students and staff included the band concert and art show held on the 17th; the FFA attended their State FFA Convention at which many students placed in their competitions; the high school choir performed their concert last week; girls' track placed 1st and boys' placed 4th in the conference earlier this week; girls' softball was ranked second seed for playoff competition to begin on Friday; the Staff Appreciation/ Recognition Breakfast was held on May 5th with a number of staff receiving awards for their years of service to education and the District; the 9th grade Civics students have been participating in job shadowing experiences over the past week. The final experience was held today at Alina Clinic in Annandale where the students were able to meet with members of the medical field over lunch at the clinic and receive a tour.
Mr. Clark reported on the spring concert held May 10th; 5th graders went to the Iron Range and 6th grade to Deep Portage. Today 1st graders traveled to the St. Cloud Library and 3rd graders went to the Minnesota Zoo; 6th grade graduation, awards ceremony, and all school picnic are all coming up on June 3rd; MCA testing is complete and we are awaiting preliminary results in June.
Mr. Widvey reported on Prom being held this Saturday, and Graduation is scheduled for Thursday, May 27th at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Tritabaugh reported on upcoming meetings: May 21 Ð SEE, May 24 Ð first Levy Organizational Meeting, May 27 Ð graduation, June 14 Ð second Levy Organizational Meeting, June 16 Ð Benton-Stearns Education District meeting in the morning and the next Regular Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. He also reviewed pricing and budget information relating to the school lunch program. Sample language for two ballot questions for the operating levy referendum proposed for the November election was shared. The first question would keep the same levy currently in place, but renew it for another six years, while the second question would increase the current levy by a dollar amount yet to be determined, provided the first question passed. There was some discussion regarding possibly adding a third question requesting to increase the levy by yet another amount to be used toward technology and activity enhancements and improvements. This third question also would not pass unless both the first and second questions passed. The first informational meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 24th at 6:00 p.m. in the board room.
Committee reports included: Benton-Stearns Education District Ð Tritabaugh
A thank you note from the Lou Klein family was received and shared.
Dockery/Schreiner approved the listed bills in the amount of $125,263.12. MC
Gagnon/Dockery approved the consent agenda. MC The consent agenda included:
Approve minutes of April 21, 2010 Regular Board Meeting
Accept donation of $500 from PIE towards the purchase of Anti-Bullying signs
Accept donation of $200 from Musser Environmental towards the Staff Appreciation and Awards Breakfast
Accept donation of $161.56 from Kimball Sports Boosters as final contribution toward cheerleading costs for 2009-10
Accept donation of $346.92 from Kimball Sports Boosters, toward the purchase of the ag lime for the ball fields
The treasurer's report was reviewed and discussed.
Gagnon/Schreiner accepted a donation of $85 received from the Kimball Firemen's Relief Association toward the 9th grade shadowing experience. MC
Dockery/Zipoy approved the secondary Student Handbook and Attendance and Discipline Policies for 2010-2011. MC
Schreiner/Gagnon approved Jonathan Clark as LEA Representative for 2010-2011. MC
Gagnon/Dockery introduced the Resolution Relating to the Termination and Nonrenewal of the Teaching Contract of Lisa Ludwig, and moved its adoption. Roll call vote in favor: Schreiner, Gagnon, Zipoy, Dockery. Those against: none.
Zipoy/Dockery accepted resignation received from Jenny Moe, Readiness Instructor, effective at the end of this school year, retaining ECFE instruction as needed. MC
Dockery/Gagnon approved hiring of Kim Thomes, elementary DCD instructor, at MA lane, Step 8 of the licensed salary schedule, for the 2010-2011 school year. MC
Zipoy/Schreiner approved hiring of Regina Sherod, elementary EBD instructor, at BA lane, Step 0 of the licensed salary schedule, for the 2010-201 school year. MC
Gagnon/Schreiner approved hiring of Tara Otteson, elementary LD instructor, at BA45 lane, Step 7 of the licensed salary schedule, for the 2010-201 school year. MC
Gagnon reported several discrepancies she found while comparing elementary and high school lunches. Mr. Tritabaugh will arrange a meeting with our local food service director and the Area Director for the food service contractor.
Gagnon/Schreiner to adjourn at 7:58 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, May 27, 2010.