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Board of Education, Independent
School District #595, East Grand Forks, Minnesota
Proceedings Monday, August 11, 2014
The regular meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District #595, East Grand Forks, Minnesota was held on Monday, August 11, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior High School.
Board Chair Palmiscno called the meeting to order.
Board members present: Black, Galstad, Leonard, Palmiscno, Simonson, and Thompson
Board member absent: None
Leonard moved to approve the agenda with the following changes and/or additions.
8.01 Hire Coaches
8.02 Resignations
8.04 Leave of Absence Request
Simonson seconded the motion. The motion was carried.
Kristin Bruley, parent, addressed the school board regarding the needs of her special needs preschool child.
Black moved to approve the minutes of the regular school board meeting held on July 28, 2014, with modification of the motion regarding the Bus Dispatcher position. Galstad seconded the motion. The motion was carried.
Black moved to award the bids for the district’s bread, milk, and fuel needs for the 2014-15 school year as follows:
Bread             Bimbo Bakeries
Milk             Cass-Clay
Fuel Tesoro East –     Northdale Oil
Thompson seconded the motion. The motion was carried.
Member Leonard introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A NEW BOARD APPROVED REFERENDUM AUTHORITY BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 595, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1. Current Authority. The District has either no current voter approved referendum authority or a current voter approved referendum authority of less than $300 per adjusted pupil unit after the local optional revenue subtraction for fiscal year 2016, and after preliminary adjustment by the Minnesota Department of Education in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 126C.17, as amended.
2. Approval of New Authority. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 126C.17, subdivision 9a, the Board hereby determines to authorize a new Board approved referendum authority in the amount of approximately $43.53 per adjusted pupil unit, which authority equals the difference between $300 per adjusted pupil unit and the District’s estimated current referendum authority per adjusted pupil unit after the local option revenue subtraction. This total new Board approved referendum authority plus existing referendum authority shall equal $300 per adjusted pupil unit. This total new Board approved referendum authority, as adjusted, shall be applicable for five (5) years, beginning with taxes payable in 2015. The Board may subsequently reauthorize the Board approved referendum authority in increments of up to five years.
*not to exceed five years
3. The clerk is authorized and directed to submit a copy of the adopted resolution to the Minnesota Department of Education as soon as reasonably practicable after its adoption, but in no event later than September 30, 2014.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Galstad. On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Black, Galstad, Leonard, Palmiscno, Simonson, and Thompson and the following voted against: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Black moved to set the Truth-in-Taxation date for December 8, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Senior High School Room 106. Simonson seconded the motion. The motion was carried.
Galstad moved to hire the following coaches:
Kyle Hanson               Head Girls Tennis
Marco Campoverde             Head Girls Soccer
Marcelo Campoverde            Assistant Girls Soccer
Richard Bechhold            CMS Assistant Girls Soccer
Joshua Regorrah             CMS Head Boys Soccer
Chad Dahlen             9th Grade Football
Jared Sanger             9th Grade Football
Simonson seconded the motion. The motion was carried.
Leonard moved to accept the following resignations:
Casey Gajeski, Paraprofessional effective July 31, 2014
Sally Rude, Paraprofessional effective July 31, 2014
Karen Schiller, Bus Driver effective August 5, 2014
Kelley Swanson, Teacher effective August 6, 2014
Leonard moved to approve a 10-week childcare leave of absence for Emily Ruemmele from July 18, 2014, through September 26, 2014. Leonard seconded the motion. The motion was carried.
Leonard moved to approve a leave of absence for Valerie Johnson, cook manager at Central Middle School, from September 1, 2014, through September 1, 2015, with the condition that she notifies the district no later than May 1, 2015, if she intends to return. Simonson seconded the motion. The motion was carried.
Leonard moved to approve the miscellaneous payments for the July 28, 2014, payroll in the amount of $2,151.94. The consent agendas are on file in the Superintendent's Office. Galstad seconded the motion. The motion was carried.
Leonard moved to approve the following donations to the school district:
Donation From:     Donation  To:     For:         Amount
Greenwave Sports Boosters Senior High         Sports Video Equipment     9,964.00
TOTAL DONATIONS                     $9,964.00
Simonson seconded the motion. The motion was carried.
moved to approve the payment of the K-12 bills #104440 through #104546 as follows:
General Fund 01     $306,441.77
Food Service Fund 02     6,319.66
Community Education Fund 04     3,945.28
Building Fund 06     0.00
Debt Redemption Fund 07     0.00
Trust Fund 08     4,000.00
Community Service Fund 14     0.00
Activity Fund 21     364.95
Electronic Fund Transfers     60,063.32
Total Payments     $381,134.98
The bills are on file in the Superintendent’s Office. seconded the motion. The motion was carried.
Galstad moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:42 p.m. Leonard seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Cathy Galstad, Clerk
(August 27, 2014)


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