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School District #595 Proceedings (0911)

The regular meeting of the Board of Education, Independent School District #595, East Grand Forks, Minnesota was held on Monday, August 12, 2013, 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
Black moved to approve the agenda with the following addition:
8.07    Hire Paraprofessionals
Leonard seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Galstad moved to approve the minutes of the regular school board meeting held on July 15, 2013.  Thompson seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Galstad moved to award the bids for the district’s bread, milk, and fuel needs for the 2013-14 school year as follows:
Bread    Bimbo Bakeries
Milk    Dean Foods
Fuel    Northdale Oil – Tesoro
Simonson seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Leonard moved that the Drivers Education Behind the Wheel fee be revised that if a student misses a scheduled driving appointment without prior notice, a $35 charge will be assessed and the student will not be allowed to drive until the fee is paid.  Simonson seconded the motion and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:  Galstad, Leonard, Palmiscno, Simonson, and Thompson; and the following voted against the same:  Black whereupon such Resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Leonard moved to approve an increase in substitute teacher pay from $95 per day to $100 per day beginning with the 2013-14 school year.  Simonson seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Galstad moved to purchase one Bluebird 77 passenger school bus at the state bid price of $92,857.34.  Thompson seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Simonson moved to approve a leave of absence for Sally Rude, paraprofessional, for the 2013-14 school year.  Leonard seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Galstad moved to accept the resignation of Linda Boman, paraprofessional, effective July 19, 2013.  Black seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Simonson moved to hire Chelsey Heitkamp as an elementary teacher at M, Step 4 beginning August 27, 2013.  Leonard seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Black moved to hire Sara Loberg as an elementary teacher at M, Step 6 beginning August 27, 2013.  Galstad seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Leonard moved to hire Misti Koop as a music teacher at M, Step 3 beginning August 27, 2013.  Thompson seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Simonson moved to hire Meghan Mack as an Industrial Technology instructor at B, Step 3 beginning August 27, 2013.  Galstad seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Simonson moved to hire the following paraprofessionals beginning with the 2013-14 school year:
Lindsey Hanson    Central Middle School
Nolan Kern    Central Middle School
Thompson seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Galstad moved to approve the miscellaneous payments for the following payrolls:
July 13, 2013    $22,313.08
July 28, 2013    5,034.92
The consent agendas are on file in the Superintendent’s Office.  Thompson seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Leonard moved to approve the payment of the K-12 bills #102030 through #102140 as follows:
General Fund 01    $386,940.73
Food Service Fund 02    3,269.39
Community Education Fund 04    4,681.56
Building Fund 06    0.00
Debt Redemption Fund 07    0.00
Trust Fund 09    0.00
Community Service Fund 14    8,467.15
Activity Fund 21    2,541.95
Electronic Fund Transfers    55,606.89
Total Payments    $461,507.67
The bills are on file in the Superintendent’s Office.  Thompson seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.
Leonard moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:42 p.m.  Black seconded the motion.  The motion was carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Cathy Galstad, Clerk
(August 28, 2013)

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