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REGULAR MEETING Unofficial Minutes Board of Education August 11, 2010 Ind. School District 739 Kimball, MN

The meeting was called to order by chair Helgeson at 6:32 p.m. with all members except Dockery present. Member Dockery arrived at 6:35.

The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all in attendance.

Motion by Gagnon, seconded by Zipoy to approve the agenda as presented. MC

Celebrations of included an update on the summer ball season.

Mr. Widvey reported on the High School Open House, attendance at the annual Assessment Conference on the 5th, and AYP results.

Mr. Houseman thanked the custodians and secretaries who do so much behind the scenes to get the school ready for start-up. He and several others attended a Viewpoint presentation and demonstration several weeks ago. Mr. Houseman & Mr. Widvey will also be attending an AYP meeting this Friday. He will be interviewing to fill a Special Education position on the 16th and 17th. The playground project, funded by fund-raising, reserved Health & Safety funds and the PIE group, is nearing completion of this phase. The new swing set will be handicapped accessible, the playground base is a product that will help reduce injuries, and when the other two phases are complete in about five years, the students should have a great play area that is much safer than the area in the past. He gave another thank-you to the football team for their help in completing this portion of the playground.

Mr. Tritabaugh reviewed upcoming meetings, gave an update regarding the upcoming Operating Levy election; the public levy informational meeting will be held Monday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the cafetorium.

Dockery gave an update of the planned activities scheduled over Kimball Days August 13 Ð 15.

Dockery/Schreiner to approve payment of the listed bills in the amount of $167,560.76. MC

Zipoy/Gagnon to approve the consent agenda. MC The consent agenda included approval of minutes for July 21, 2010 board meeting, approval of a contract with Marie Bauerly,.43 Business Instructor at MA, Step 2, approval of a contract with Hannah Wruck, School Readiness Instructor at BA, Step 1.

The treasurer's report for July was reviewed and discussed

Stenger/Zipoy approved the board goals for 2010-2011 as presented. MC

Dockery/Gagnon approved changing the date of graduation to Thursday, June 2, 2011. MC

Zipoy/Stenger accepted the resignation received from Regina Sherod, Elementary Special Education, upon finding a suitable replacement. MC

Zipoy/Schreiner to approve a two-year contract with Joan Nystrom, Business Manager. MC

Gagnon/Stenger approved James Houseman as LEA Representative for 2010-2011. MC

Dockery asked if anyone had further information regarding a Jobs Bill signed by President Obama on Tuesday, the 10th. She also asked if everyone received the e-mail from Kim Pelzer regarding the staff picnic being planned for August 29th.

Motion by Stenger, seconded by Schreiner to adjourn at 7:52 p.m.

Robin Dockery, Clerk

(This is a summary of the 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, Aug. 19, 2010.