3/2/09 School Board Minutes
written by matt grose   
tuesday, 10 march 2009 14:47





MARCH 2, 2009


The regular School Board meeting for Independent School District #317 was held March 2, 2009 at 6:00 PM in the Deer River High School Media Center. Chairperson Victor Williams called the meeting to order and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance. Members in attendance included: Anne Gardner, Lee Pederson, Brad Box, Sarah Bellefy, Nancy Adams-Hulbert and Victor Williams.


Administrators present included: Supt. Matt Grose, Carol Risberg, Business Manager, Brent Colligan, High School Principal and Amy Galatz, Elementary Principal. Paulette Ojanen was present as recorder.


Motion to approve agenda as presented made by B. Box, seconded by N. Adams-Hulbert. Motion carried unanimously. (MCU hereafter).


Jan Reindl gave a presentation on the Invest Early Program and Early Childhood Family Education. The Invest Early Program is in it’s 4th year at this time.


N. Adams-Hulbert made the motion, seconded by A. Gardner to approve the February 2, 2009 minutes. MCU.


Motion to approve accounts payable/payroll for February 2009 in the amount of $999,261.08 made by A. Gardner, seconded by N. Adams-Hulbert. MCU.


Motion to approve the Consent Agenda made by N. Adams-Hulbert, seconded by S. Bellefy. MCU.

The Consent agenda was as follows:

1. Approve Resignation of Lisa Evans, Para


The board expressed their thanks to Mrs. Evans for her service to the district and wished her the best in future endeavors.


Motion was made by A. Gardner to approve KDV (Kern, DeWentre, Viere) as Audit Firm for FY09, FY10, FY11, motion was seconded by L. Pederson. After discussion, MCU.


S. Bellefy made the motion, seconded by N. Adams-Hulbert to approve the transfer of balance of Alternative Facilities Bonding Proceeds to the Debt Service Fund for approximately $304,558.09. MCU.


Policy 503 – Student Attendance. Motion to approve this policy as amended was made by A. Gardner, seconded by N. Adams-Hulbert. MCU.


Motion to approve the American Red Cross to use the King and/or North Elementary School buildings in the event of a large-scale disaster for a shelter or service center was made by L. Pederson, seconded by S. Bellefy. MCU. (The high school building has already been designated as a shelter/service center.)


Motion made by A. Gardner to direct administration to move forward in the process on Budget Reduction Option 1 (which includes the closing of North School) and set a public hearing date. Motion was seconded by S. Bellefy.Discussion followed regarding requirements to be followed to begin the process. MCU.


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