The Board of Education of Independent School District #592, Climax, Minnesota held their regular meeting on Monday December 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the music room at the Climax-Shelly School.
Brad Erickson called the meeting to order with the following members present: Julie Cakebread, Jon Carlson, Brad Erickson, Toscha Larson, Kym Grove,. Superintendent Bill Walters, K-12 Principal Nancy Newcomb, Todd Evenson and a number of K-12 faculty members were also present. A sign in sheet is available. James Bowling and Bryan Stortroen were not in attendance
Julie moved Kym seconded the following motion: BE IT RESOLVED that the Agenda is approved with additions as amended. Motion passed by unanimous vote.
Jon moved Toscha seconded the following motion: BE IT RESOLVED that the minutes of the November 16, 2015 regular meeting are approved as presented. Motion passed by unanimous vote.
Jon moved Kym seconded the following motion: BE IT RESOLVED that payment totaling $50,153.00 be authorized by the following checks #48205 to #48253 for regular monthly bills be approved and that end of the month bills totaling $23,890.12for checks #48185 to check #48204 also be approved. There were no voided checks. Wire transfers totaled $53,209.19 for the month. The student activity account was also reviewed. Motion passed by unanimous vote.
Julie moved Toscha seconded the following motion: BE IT RESOLVED to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Motion passed by unanimous vote.
BUDGET AND TAXATION HEARING
1. Call to order: Chairman Brad Erickson
2. Welcome and overview of meeting: Chairman Brad Erickson
3. Enrollment Projections —Superintendent Bill Walters
4. Taxes levied over the past years—Superintendent Bill Walters
5. Financial Position of School District — Superintendent Bill Walters
6. Budget Information — Superintendent Bill Walters
8. Adjourn: Chairman Erickson
Jon moved second by Kym the following motion: BE IT RESOLVED that the Final Tax Levy and Certification for Taxes Payable 2016 be approved and submitted to Polk and Norman County and also the Minnesota Department of Education at $347,537.00, the maximum allowable local levy, by the Superintendent. On roll call vote, all members voted yes and no members voted no. The resolution was declared passed unanimously.
Superintendent’s Report: Mr. Walters reported that he will start gathering information on the possibility of constructing a wellness center on school grounds. This would be a potential partnership with the city and community club.
K-12 Principal’ Report: New curtains are up in the gym. Lettering and flags will be replaced above the curtains to say Climax-Shelly School.
Athletic Director’s report: Looking at trying to have a certified trainer at all varsity events next year.
Toscha moved second by Jon the following motion: BE IT RESOLVED to accept the bid from Halstad Cable for the new keyless lock system that will be installed at the school. Motion passed by unanimous vote.
Jon moved seconded by Kym the following motion: BE IT RESOLVED to approve the tuition agreement with Central Valley Schools for the 2015-2016 school year. Motion passed by unanimous vote.
Julie moved seconded by Toscha the following motion: BE IT RESOLVED to approve payments to families in the Climax-Shelly School District that have elected to home school their children for the 2015-2016 school year as mandated by the state of Minnesota. Motion passed by unanimous vote.
Kym moved second by Julie the following motion: BE IT RESOLVED to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Motion passed by unanimous vote.
The January School Board Meeting will held on the 27th at 6:00pm in the music room.
Julie Cakebread, Clerk
(February 24, 2016)