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REGULAR MEETING Unofficial Minutes Board of Education November 14, 2012 Ind. School District 739 Kimball, MN

The meeting was called to order by vice chair Gagnon at 6:00 p.m. with all members except Helgeson present. Member Helgeson participated via telephone. The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all in attendance.

Zipoy/Schreiner approved the agenda as presented. MC

Mr. Sundin's Natural Disasters class was present to share their overnight camping experience on the North Shore.

Bob Merchant, president of the Kimball Sports Boosters presented several concerns and upcoming activities.

Kris O'Brien reviewed several fundraisers that the BLT/Leo Club would like to hold this year. Motion by Zipoy, seconded by Stein to approve the requested fundraisers. MC

Celebrations and successes of students and staff included the Cross-Country and Football banquets-a good experience at both events. National Honor Society held their annual induction ceremony, and the Students of the Month are on the school website.

Dennis Loewen, Assistant Administrator for Clearwater River Watershed District, and Rebecca Kluckhohn, Engineer for the District with Wenck Associates, Inc. were present for review of the recommendations made for the implementation of Phase II of the Kimball Stormwater project.

Mr. Houseman reported that the first round of parent/teacher conferences, Grandparents Day, the Veteran's Day program, the Kindness Retreat will be held on November 19th, December 5th is the next late start day. The Elementary Knowledge Bowl meet was held with

21 teams participating.

Mr. Widvey reported on the high school conferences, Goldie Locks was here on October 25th giving an Anti-Bullying message through music and entertainment, the Veteran's Day Program was very good, the next late start is December 5th. National Honor Society is requesting to hold their 4th annual Spaghetti Dinner on January 17th. Zipoy/Schreiner to approve the NHS fundraiser. MC

Mr. Tritabaugh reported on up-coming meetings: Benton-Stearns Education District, Health & Safety, SEE, Meet and Confer, and Phase I and II Board Member for the two new board members. The Superintendent asked to schedule a meeting with the three elected board members, Tim, Bob, and Troy. The Truth In Taxation Hearing at 6:00 followed by the regular December board meeting on the 19th.

Committee reports included: Facilities-Tritabaugh, board work session-Tritabaugh. Zipoy/Schreiner accepted recommendation from Superintendent Tritabuagh to put the Administrative Transition Plan on hold until January when the new board member is on board. MC

Zipoy/Stein approved the listed bills in the amount of $169,550.17. MC

Zipoy/Stenger approved the Con-

sent Agenda. MC The Consent Agenda included: Approve minutes for October 17, 2012 board meeting; Accept donation from Kimball American Legion Auxiliary for $20 toward a library book at the high school; Accept donation from Kingston Lions Club for $100 toward the library.

Stenger/Stein accepted donation of $1,345 from the Kimball American Legion toward a trophy case for track/field. MC

Stein/Stenger accepted a donation of $500 from the Kimball Lions toward a trophy case for track/field. MC

The treasurer's report was reviewed and discussed.

Zipoy/Schreiner to Canvass the Returns from the November 6th Election and Authorize Issuance of Certificates of Election. Upon roll call vote, Stenger, Schreiner, Gagnon, Stein, Zipoy and Helgeson voted in favor, no one voted against. Motion carried.

Stein/Zipoy, with a thank you for 36 years and 1,213 games, accepted the resignation from softball and girls' basketball coaching positions received from Gary Riess, effective with the 2012-2013 school year. MC

Zipoy/Schreiner approved changes to winter coaching assignments: move Joe Stangle from 9th grade to Assistant/JV girls' basketball, Melanie Marquardt to 9th grade girls' basketball; add co-assistant speech coaches Robin Dockery and Carelyn Hillstrom. MC

Schreiner/Stenger approved spring coaching assignments-head baseball-Adam Beyer, assistant-Matt Dingmann, 8th-Corey Harmon, 7th-pending; head softball-vacant, assistant-Eric Primus, 8th-Joe Stangle, 7th-Barry Strand; head girls' golf-Kris O'Brien, jr. high golf-Bob Deem; assistant track-Chris Rossman, Lisa Brown, jr. high-Aimey Notsch. MC

Stenger/Zipoy accepted the apparent lowest quotation for snow removal for the District for the 2012-2013 winter season as received from Rohloff Bobcat Service. MC

Schreiner/Stein to adjourn at 7:53 p.m.

Tom Schreiner, 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

398-5585, or check the District website at

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.