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The meeting was called to   order by Chair Laabs at 6:30 p.m. All members were present except  Peglow and Stenger. The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all in attendance.  Motion by Zipoy, seconded by Dockery, to approve the agenda as presented. MC After review of the listed bills, motion by Helgeson, seconded by Zipoy, to approve payment for a   total of $173,983.37. MC A number of students in the Summer of Service program sponsored by Community Education were present to request permission from the board to hold three different fund-raising activities. The first is the sale of organic T-shirts that would bear the Kimball logo and a popular saying on the back. These would be sold throughout the school year. The second is the collection of recyclable items such as cookie wrappers and Capri Sun packages. These would be collec-ted and shipped in pre-paid packaging. The final activity is the sale of Green School Supplies. Supplies such as pencils, paper, highlighters, erasers, etc., would be available for purchase by students and staff. All of these activities have start-up funds provided through the BLT (Building Leadership   Together) group. The BLT group is a LEO organization sponsored by   Lions Clubs International. Proceeds from the fund-raisers will be used to send students to various camps. Motion by Helgeson, seconded by Dockery to approve the requested fund-raising activities. MC  Paul Filzen, Kevin Kieke, Mike Schindler and Bob Stein were present representing the Wrestling Boosters. Mr. Filzen presented the board with a donation of $500 to be applied toward the expense of the summer conditioning program. The group was also present to   request approval to make donations to cover specific improvements to the high school athletic facilities. First the request was made to hold the regular wrestling meets in the North Gym rather than the Wirth Gym because the space is closer and more conducive for the activity. With the approval of moving the meets, the Wrestling Boosters would like to purchase an overhead light that   ideally would be lowered over the mat highlighting the wrestling event. In addition, they would purchase new scoreboards for the North gym, replacing the two current boards. Finally, within the wrestling room itself, they would paint, replace the padding on the walls, and hang plaques showing state indivi-dual and team entrants. Motion by Zipoy, seconded by Dockery, to designate the Activities Director, Bruce Holmseth, as the school representative for athletic proposals such as this from the booster clubs. MC The facilities committee met on two different occasions to review and make some changes to the current facilities use policy   last reviewed by the board in 2002. For the most part the policy only   needs enforcement with few changes in use criteria. The proposed Facility Use and Rental   Information document was shared with the board at the meeting. Because of the absence of two members, motion by Zipoy and seconded by Helgeson, to table action on approving the document until the August 20 board meeting. MC Motion by Helgeson, seconded by Dockery, to approve the   consent agenda. MC. The consent agenda included: • Approve minutes for June 18, 2008 regular board   meeting. • Designate Tri-County News as the official school publication. • Designate official depositories: State Bank of Kimball as primary, with Witt Financial,   Prudential-Bach, FBS, Capital Markets Group, MSDLAF+, C.D. Securities, New West Federal, Thompson-McKinnon Securities, First American, First Bank, Zapp   National, Norwest Bank, Twin City Federal, First National, Marquette National as other potential depositories. • Purchase surety bonds - carry $1,000 on fourteen (14) district employees - Superintendent, 2 Principals, Business Manager, Bookkeeper, District Secretary, 2 High School Secretaries, 2 Elementary Secretaries, Community Ed. Director, Community Education Program Coordinator, Child Care Coordinator, Activities Director. • Establish Meet and Confer dates - sessions to start at 3:20 p.m. on Wednesdays Oct. 8, Dec. 3, Jan. 14, and March 11. • Resolution on making district deposits and investments: BE IT RESOLVED, that the Superintendent and treasurer be authorized to invest excess funds in U.S. Government Securities, banks, savings and loan associations and other institutions meeting legal requirements, said investments to be presented to the next regular board meeting for approval. • Advance payment of bills resolution: BE IT RESOLVED, that when payment of a claim cannot be deferred until the next board meeting without loss to the district of a discount privilege or includes added charge, the Superintendent is hereby authorized to pay said claim and present payment for approval at the next regular board meeting. • Facsimile signature resolution: BE IT RESOLVED, that the facsimile signature of the Board Chairman, Clerk and Treasurer be used on district checks drawn for payment of bills or salaries approved by the board. • Name district legal counsel for the district to remain Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, PA • Authorized membership and related documents and dues for: •• CMERDC: BE IT RESOLVED, that Independent School District #739 subscribe to membership in CMERDC for the 2008-2009 fiscal year and hereby appoints the   Superintendent to represent the district in all CMERDC organizational matters. •• Resource Training & Solutions: BE IT RESOLVED, that Independent School District #739 subscribe to membership in   Resource Training & Solutions for the 2008-2009 fiscal year and hereby   appoints the Superintendent to represent the district in all organizational matters. •• MSHSL: BE IT RESOLVED, that this governing board of School District #739 and Kimball, county of Stearns-Meeker, State of Minnesota, delegates the activities (referred to in Minnesota Statutes Section 123.38) to the Minnesota State High School League, and so hereby certifies to the State Commissioner of Education as provided for by Minnesota Statutes,   Section 129.21. FURTHER RESOLVED, that Kimball High School is authorized by this, the governing board of said school district or school to: Renew its membership in the Minnesota State High School League, and participate in the approved interschool activities sponsored by said League and its various subdivisions, and FURTHER RESOLVED, that this governing board hereby adopts the Constitution, By-laws, rules and regulations of the said League and all amendments thereto as the same are published in the   latest edition of the League's   Official Handbook, on file at the office of the school district, as the minimum standards governing participation in said League sponsored activities, and that the   administration and responsibility for supervision of such activities are assigned to the official representative •• MSBA: BE IT RESOLVED, that Independent School District #739 subscribe to membership in the Minnesota School Board's Association for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. • Continue membership in Schools for Equity in Education (SEE) The treasurer's report for June, before the auditor, was reviewed and discussed. Motion by Helgeson, seconded by Laabs, to establish board member compensation at $50.00 per regular board meeting and other meetings, $80.00 for all-day meetings, and mileage allowed for out-of-district meetings. $5 from each regular meeting to be withheld in an account reserved for board member purchases. MC Motion by Zipoy, seconded by Helgeson, to establish the Truth in Taxation hearing dates for Wednesday, December 3, with Wednesday December 17 for the continuation hearing if needed, and the certification along with the regular   December board meeting. MC Motion by Dockery, seconded by Zipoy, to establish regular meeting dates and times. All meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. All meetings will be held the third Wednesday of the month with the exception of October and November when the meeting will be held on the second Wednesday (the 8th and 12th respec-  tively). MC Motion by Helgeson, seconded by Dockery to appoint Stenger as the Minnesota State High School League School Board representative, and Bruce Holmseth as the representative for boys' and girls' activities as well as music and speech/drama. MC Motion by Dockery, seconded by Helgeson to accept the Agreement for Teacher Education Candidate Placements with St. Cloud State University. MC The Health and Safety Attachment 99 Performance Criteria for funding was reviewed and discussed. Motion by Helgeson, seconded by Laabs to approve the   Attachment 99 as presented. MC Motion by Helgeson, seconded by Dockery to adopt the Resolution for Aid Anticipation Certificates. The amount to be borrowed is $900,000. Upon roll-call vote, Dockery, Helgeson, Zipoy, and Laabs all voted in favor. No one voted against said resolution. MC  Celebrations of Students and Staff included the SOS group and their summer activities, summer sports activities are winding down, the Kimball Community Playhouse will hold their presentation of HONK this Thursday through Sunday. The new girls' basketball coach will be Jeremy Kuechle. Mr. Clark reported on projected class sizes for the upcoming school year. Kindergarten and 1st are at 24 each, 2nd, and 3rd are at 28 each, 4th and 5th are at 25 each, and 6th is at 30 and 31. All grades will have only two sections. Mr. Clark cautioned the board that these figures are very preliminary and include only what is known   today. Many incoming students are included, but very few if any outgoing students have been removed at this time because they do not come off until their records are requested and this usually happens later in August. The principals and Ms. Trimble met to further review initial AYP numbers. Kimball is on a watch list for special education reading, and all other areas have met AYP. Mr. Widvey reported on the social studies position being advertised with interviews to be held the first week of August. There are several coaching positions currently vacant; Mr. Holmseth is working on filling these. The high school open house is scheduled for  Aug. 27. Cleaning continues and the building should be in good shape come the end of August.  Mr. Tritabaugh reminded the board of the upcoming MSBA conference scheduled for Aug. 14 and 15. Information regarding the board goal-setting/visioning meeting was provided. Upcoming meetings include a follow-up   Visioning meeting on July 28, Benton Stearns Education District on   August 20, the August Regular   meeting August 20, and a Health and Safety meeting on August 25. Committee reports included: Stearns County Family Services Collaborative - Tritabaugh.  Information for the commu-  nity calendar produced through cooperation with Tri-County News was discussed and pages were   reviewed. Motion by Zipoy, seconded by Helgeson, to adjourn at 8:47 p.m. MC. Robin Dockery, Clerk Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008.