The meeting was called to order by chair Schreiner at 6:00 p.m. with all members present. The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all in attendance. Zipoy/Stein to approve the agenda as presented. MC
Mr. Holmseth presented a year-end re-cap of the activities noting that there was at least one state entrant in each season. He also reviewed the proposed Clay Target League and how that activity would be run.
Celebrations and successes of students and staff included Congratulations to the graduating class of 2013 and thank you to the board members for being at graduation to congratulate each senior. Congratulations to Nicole Vossen in advancing to state competition in golf. Austyn Schlueter and Connor Wittenberg also advanced to state in shot put and hurdle competition. A number of records were broken in the track program this season. The PIE group has done some planting in front of the elementary school; thank you to them for their work and support of the elementary programs.
Mr. Widvey reported that the building is very quiet and work has begun to prepare it for next year. Summer school finishes up this Friday.
Mr. Houseman reported on sidewalk concrete being poured in front of the elementary; custodians are working on readying the building for next school year, Targeted Services programs are in session this week with the summer school program running next week. The 5th grade teachers put together results from a survey related to the Iron Range Trip which showed positive results. Kindergarten numbers are still at 54 and the third grade is at 56 currently. The Elementary Student/Parent Handbook was reviewed for later approval.
Mr. Tritabaugh reported on upcoming meetings – Monday, June 24th – negotiations, July 17 – next regular board meeting.
From the work session held on June 10th, Mr. Tritabaugh spoke with the city engineer and also Stearns County Environmental Services regarding the plans to convert the far west ball field into a parking area. It was agreed by the board to move forward with this process. Several board members and the superintendent will meet next week to walk the area and take measurements for layout.
The Community Education Director revised the proposed document to be made available for facilities supervisors. Mr. Tritabaugh reviewed the changes that had been made.
Committee Reports included: SEE – Tritabaugh, Community Education Advisory – Gagnon, Facilities – Tritabaugh, Activities – Zipoy, Benton-Stearns Education District - Tritabaugh.
There were no communications.
Stenger/Gagnon to approve payment of the listed bills in the amount of $88,767.52. MC
Gagnon/Zipoy to approve the consent agenda. MC. The Consent Agenda included: Approve minutes of May 15, 2013, Board Meeting, accept $3,100 donation from PIE toward the purchase and installation of a Smart Board and projector, accept $500 donation from PIE toward the Accelerated Reader Program for 2013-2014 school year, accept $250 donation from Kimball Firemen’s Relief Assn. toward the School of Fish, a Community Education program, accept donation of $50 from Kimball Sports Boosters for the purchase of two state track T-shirts for participants, accept donation of $848.24 from Kimball Sports Boosters for the purchase of PLO boxes, accept donation of $400 from Flavors on Friday toward the elementary library for 2013-2014, accept donation of $437.65 from Flavors on Friday toward the purchase of Ed. Helper renewal and instructional supplies at the elementary, accept donation of $291.27 from 4th Grade fundraiser toward the purchase of 4th Grade Folders, approve reinvestment of CD for $245,000 at Israel Discount Bank of New York, at .45 percent for one year, maturing on 6/11/14.
The treasurer’s report was reviewed and discussed.
Zipoy/Stenger approved a fundraiser request to raise awareness about bullying, provided that in the future the individuals putting together this fundraiser follow protocol requesting approval prior to holding the fundraiser. MC
Gagnon/Stein, with a thank you for past years of coaching and a hope that he will return in a few years, accepted the coaching resignation from 7th grade volleyball and 7th grade girls’ basketball received from Barry Strand. MC
Zipoy/Gagnon, with much gratitude for her efforts, accepted resignation from Yearbook Advisor received from Tracy Nelson. MC Ms. Nelson commented that she would agree to complete the supplement to the 2013 yearbook.
Gagnon/Zipoy approved the Memorandum of Understanding with Gary Riess for 2013-2014. MC with members Hilsgen and Stein opposing the motion.
Stenger/Hilsgen approved an extended contract with Tracy Nelson for twelve (12) days. MC
Zipoy/Stenger approved an extended contract with Jay Klein for six (6) days. MC
Gagnon/Stein approved an extended contract with the Activities Director based on 15 days. MC
Gagnon/Zipoy approved request for Child Care Leave for Krisanne Forsman, elementary teacher, from August 23, through October 31, 2013. MC
Gagnon/Zipoy approved the start-up of a robotics team for 2013-2014 with the following stipulations: there will be only one (1) team the first year for grades 9–12; there will be an advisor available; the robotics kit is available at no cost through SCTCC. MC
Stein/Stenger approved the start-up of a Clay Target League for 2013-2014 with the following stipulations: the activity fee is to stay competitive with that of the other activities offered; there will be no cost to the district for this activity. MC
Zipoy/Gagnon approved the Elementary Student Handbook for 2013-2014. MC
Stein/Zipoy approved an increase in lunch prices by 15 cents per meal (adult and student) for 2013-2014 school year. MC
After review of the proposed Revised Budget for 2012-2013, Zipoy/Gagnon approved the Revised Budget as follows:
After review of the proposed 2013-2014 Budget, Stein/Gagnon adopted the 2013-2014 Operating Budget as follows (the food service budget will be revised when it becomes available):
Hilsgen/Stein approved the Health and Safety budgets for FY13, FY14 and FY15 as presented. MC
After review of Policy EBD – Health and Safety Policy, Gagnon/Zipoy approved the policy as presented. MC
Jean Doran-Matua indicated that plans are under way for the updated Community Guide which is to be published later in July. If the board would like to update their advertisement, she would accept any changes at the next board meeting.
Gagnon/Stein to adjourn at 8:12 p.m.
Tim Zipoy, Clerk
Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, July 4, 2013.