Unofficial minutes Board of Education Aug. 19, 2009, Ind. School District 739 Kimball, Minnesota

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The meeting was called to order by Chair Helgeson at 6:30 p.m. with all members except Laabs present.

The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all in attendance.

Peglow/Stenger approved amended agenda adding reinstatements at elementary and high school.

Community items included a review of Kimball Days, a Waffle Breakfast on August 23 to raise funds for cheerleading, Sports Boosters' Golf Tournament coming up, and appreciation for the efforts of the joint meeting with the City of Kimball, Maine Prairie Township, and Kimball Schools.

Celebrations and successes of students and staff included football and volleyball practices have started, and science teachers participated in training with the Mobile Science Lab which may be available from St. Cloud State University during the up-coming school year.

Mr. Widvey reported on the building being ready to start school, Open House on September 2, AYP status, test results being mailed, and parent letters and return to school information being mailed later in the week.

Mr. Clark reported on the elementary building ready to go, Grade-level student counts for a total K-6 enrollment of 351, elementary open house will be on September 1, Mr. Clark and Mr. Widvey will be attending the first of many meetings beginning Friday regarding AYP, back-to-school letter going out to families tomorrow, the 'sink-hole' on the elementary playground reappeared last week, equipment was brought in and it is hoped that the problem is solved.

Mr. Tritabaugh reported on upcoming meetings: Health & Safety, Negotiations, Benton-Stearns Education District, Regular School Board Meeting, and First General SEE meeting. A Special Board meeting will need to be scheduled at 7:00 p.m. on November 4 to canvass the election results. Legislation has removed the requirement for the District to hold a separate Truth In Taxation Hearing, cancelling the December 2nd meeting. The required annual audit has been completed, with presentation scheduled for November 18. Aid Anticipation Bonds were sold today at 1 percent interest.

Committee reports included: Negotiations and Benton-Stearns Education District.

There were no communications.

Stenger/ Dockery approved bills in the amount of $133,035.50. MC

Peglow/Zipoy approved the consent agenda including Approval of minutes of July 15 and 20, 2009 Organizational Board Meetings. MC

The treasurer's report for July was reviewed and discussed.

Dockery/Peglow accepted resignation received from Joanna Lentner, Junior Class Advisor. MC

Peglow/Stenger approved a request for a one-year leave of absence for Bev Paskewitz, provided this is to care for a family member; otherwise the leave of absence is denied. MC

Peglow introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:



The motion was seconded by Zipoy and upon vote being taken thereon the following voted in favor thereof: Zipoy, Helgeson, Peglow, Dockery, and Stenger and the following voted against the same: none; whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

Stenger/Dockery approved the transportation contract with Hendricks Bus Service. MC

Zipoy/Peglow approved reinstatement of Patty Bauerly to Grade 3 instructor. MC

Peglow/Zipoy to add.14 to the contract with Joanna Lentner, and.28 to the contract with Paul Sundin. MC

Helgeson brought up a request for additional handicapped parking closer to the football field, and also the cheerleading activity.

Peglow/Dockery to adjourn at 8:22 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 Web site at

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009.