Tricounty News

School Board Meeting ~ April 20th

REGULAR MEETING

Unofficial Minutes

Board of Education

April 20, 2011

Ind. School District 739

Kimball, MN

The Regular School Board meeting was called to order by chair Helgeson at 6:30 p.m. with all members except Dockery present. The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all in attendance.

Zipoy/Gagnon approved the agenda as amended, adding a report from the Activities Committee. MC

Celebrations and Successes of Students and Staff included Regan Dockery and Jonathan Bisila going to State Speech competition; spring sports season is underway; four Kimball students receiving Black Belts; another round of testing completed.

Mr. Widvey reported on finishing testing; scheduling is complete and the master schedule is being built; Project Lead The Way is moving forward; band concert scheduled for May 16 has been moved to May 23; senior class to attend a St. Paul Saints game on May 25th; seniors did a cleanup of school grounds on April 12th.

Mr. Tritabaugh reviewed some of the happenings at the Elementary. MCA testing is finished; Elementary students taking NWEA tests the first week of May; PIE will be donating funds to purchase an LCD projector and a computer for a Smart Board; the interview team would like to let the board know that they feel very confident and positive in recommending Erin Durga as their top choice.

Mr. Tritabaugh reviewed upcoming meetings: April 28th at 5:00 will be a Special Board Meeting to approve the roofing bid(s); May 18th Ð Benton-Stearns Education District; May 18 Ð Regular Board Meeting; May 25 Ð quarterly Health & Safety Committee meeting. A copy of the 2011 Tax Capacity Rates was given to each member.

Committee reports included See Ð Mr. Tritabaugh, Benton-Stearns Education District Ð Helgeson, Board Planning Ð Helgeson; Activities Ð Helgeson and Zipoy.

Zipoy/Schreiner approved the listed bills in the amount of $171,628.39. MC

Gagnon/Schreiner approved the consent agenda. MC The consent agenda included: Approve minutes of March 16, 2011 Board Meeting; Accept donation of $85.41 from PIE toward the 'I Love to Read pizza party'; Accept donation of $59.80 from Mary Bernardy and Donald Hagan toward Accelerated Reader Quizzes; Approve reinvestment of $196,000 CD at Privatebank & Trust, Bloomfield, IL, for one year maturing 3/26/12 at.45 percent; Approve reinvestment of $97,000 CD at Israel Discount Bank of New York, NY, for one year maturing 4/1/12 at.50 percent.

The treasurer's and quarterly reports were reviewed and discussed.

Stenger/Gagnon accepted donation of $400 from Cenex for Kimball FFA. MC

Zipoy/Schreiner accepted resignation of Tom Hart, effective at the end of the current school year. MC

Gagnon/Schreiner accepted resignation of Gretchen Laakso, effective at the end of the current school year. MC

Gagnon/Zipoy accepted resignation of Maggie Lundorff, effective at the end of the current school year. MC

Zipoy/Gagnon accepted resignation of Jason Mortenson from football coaching effective fall 2011. MC

Schreiner/Gagnon accepted resignation of Paul Sundin from 7th grade football coaching assignment effective fall 2011. MC

Zipoy/Schreiner accepted resignation of Ramsey Simon from 8th grade baseball coaching assignment effective spring 2011. MC

Gagnon/Schreiner approved contract with Erin Durga, Elementary Teacher, at BA lane, Step 3 of the Master Agreement beginning August, 2011. MC

Zipoy/Schreiner approved assignment of Nate Schweiters, 8th grade baseball, effective spring, 2011. MC

Gagnon/Schreiner approved contract with Elementary Principal James Houseman for 2011-2012. MC

Schreiner/Zipoy adopted a resolution authorizing a lease-purchase agreement for a 5-year technology lease. MC

Schreiner/Gagnon adopted a resolution authorizing a lease-purchase agreement for a 5-year technology lease. MC

Zipoy/Stenger accepted the food service bid submitted by Taher, Inc. MC

Zipoy/Gagnon accepted the quote received for replacement of the elementary gym floor received from Multiple Concepts Interiors. MC

A contract with Aesop substitute placement will be tabled until the May meeting.

Gagnon/Schreiner adopted the revised Fund Balance Policy DAA. MC

Gagnon/Schreiner adjourned at 7:51 p.m.

Jody Gagnon, 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 www.kimball.k12.mn.us.)

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, April 28, 2011.