4/27/09 School Board Minutes 
written by matt grose   
tuesday, 28 april 2009 09:58
APRIL 27, 2009

The special board meeting of the School Board for Independent School District #317 was called to order at 6:00 PM in the Deer River High School Media Center.  Chairperson V. Williams led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.    Members in attendance were:  Anne Gardner,  Lee Pederson, Victor Williams, Brad Box, Sarah Bellefy and Nancy Adams-Hulbert.

Administrators present:  Supt. Matt Grose, Carol Risberg, Business Manager and Paulette Ojanen, Recorder.  Newspaper reporter Traci Crotteau was also present.  The purpose of this special meeting was to make the decision on the closure of North Elementary School.

Supt. Grose gave opening remarks and described the closure process explaining that proper steps had been taken in following statutes and due process in the closure of a school building.

Personal statements were given by B. Box, A. Gardner, S. Bellefy, L. Pederson and V. Williams.  N. Adams-Hulbert had given her statement at a previous board meeting.

Motion to introduce the Resolution Closing North Elementary School was made by A. Gardner.  The motion was seconded by L. Pederson.  Resolution was read in entirety by V. Williams.   Roll call vote:  Ayes:  B. Box, S. Bellefy, N. Adams-Hulbert, L. Pederson, A. Gardner, V. Williams.    Nays:   None.     Motion carried unanimously. The North School building will close following the 2008-2009 school year, no later than June 30, 2009.

Motion to adjourn by L. Pederson, seconded by S Bellefy.  Motion carried.

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