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NW RIC BOARD MEETING (0506)

NW RIC BOARD MEETING
February 1,2016
NW RIC Office
6:00 p.m.

NW RIC Board members present included Jim Christianson, Holly Burkel, Jessica Jacobson, Katie Langen, Laurie Stromsodt, Nicolette Leach, Matt Nordin and Alan Swanson. Also present Special Education Director Tammy Nielsen, Superintendent Dave Sorgaard, Early Interventionist Becky Levenhagen and Early Interventionist/HI Consultant Karen Dvergsten.

Chairperson Jacobson called the NW RIC Board Meeting to order.

BE IT RESOLVED to approve the agenda as presented with an addition. Moved by Langen, seconded by Stromsodt. Motion Carried.

BE IT RESOLVED to vote for Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Clerk/Treasurer in one vote. Moved by Stromsodt, seconded by Nordin. Motion Carried.

BE IT RESOLVED to accept the nomination of Jessica Jacobson as Chairperson, Jim
Christianson as Vice Chairperson and Holly Burkel as Clerk/Treasurer. Moved by Stromsodt, seconded by Langen. Motion Carried.

BE IT RESOLVED to approve the following committee assignments: Policy Committee: Nordin & Christianson; Governing board representative for the Marshall County Children’s Mental Health/Family Services Collaborative: Jessica Jacobson; Advisory board representative for the Kittson County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative: Katie Langen. Moved by Burkel, seconded by Swanson.

BE IT RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the December 7, 2015 regular business meeting. Moved by Langen, seconded by Stromsodt. Motion Carried.

BE IT RESOLVED TO approve the January 2016 board bills as audited by two board members in the amount of $19,992.71. Moved by Jacobson, seconded by Stromsodt. Motion Carried.

BE IT RESOLVED to approve the February 2016 board bills as audited by two board members in the amount of $40,301.46. Moved by Langen, seconded by Christianson. Motion Carried.

BE ITRESOLVED to approve the revised board meeting schedule, auditors and meet and confer schedule. Moved by Nordin, seconded by Burkel. Motion Carried.

BE IT RESOLVED to approve the North Star News as the official NW RIC newspaper. Moved by Christianson, seconded by Swanson. Motion Carried.

BE IT RESOLVED to approve the following board per diem rates for 2016: Board per diem rate for all board and committee meetings $80.00; Board per diem rate for all day meetings $160.00; Board per diem rate for off month bill auditing plus mileage $30.00; Chairperson per year rate $200.00; Clerk/treasurer per year rate $200.00. Moved by Langen, seconded by Stromsodt. Motion Carried.

BE IT RESOLVED to approve the NW RIC mileage rate at the IRS rate . Moved by Nordin, seconded by Leach. Motion Carried .

BE IT RESOLVED to approve Marshall County State Bank as official depository. Moved by Burkel, seconded by Langen. Motion Carried.

BE IT RESOLVED to approve purchasing legal services from Kennedy & Graven, Chartered. Moved by Swanson, seconded by Christianson. Motion Carried.

BE IT RESOLVED to approve the Request for Salary Adjustment for Steven Levenhagen Increase of $480.00 for 8 semester credits (60 per credit). Moved by Langen, seconded by
Christianson. Motion Carried.

BE IT RESOLVED to approve list of obsolete and/or damaged materials to be discarded from the NW RIC Instructional Materials Center (IMC). Moved by Jacobson, seconded by Nordin.
Motion Carried.

BE IT RESOLVED to approve the 2nd reading of the following NW RIC Policies: 714 Fund
Balances, 210 Conflict of Interest – School Board Members, 210.1 Conflict of InterestEmployees and Board Members. Moved by Burkel, seconded by Langen. Motion Carried.

The Special Education Director presented the following reports:
December 1,2015 Child Count
Hiring/Rehiring of Retired Teachers
Special Education Director applications; 3 so far, deadline February 19,2016
Cash Flow
Cash Expenditures

Motion was made by Langen to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Nordin. Motion Carried.
Meeting adjourned.

The next regular NW RIC Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 4, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the NW RIC Office.
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