12/4/06 School Board Minutes 
wednesday, 06 december 2006 03:38



December 4, 2006


The regular School Board meeting for Independent School District #317 was held December 4, 2006 at 6:00 PM in the High School Library.   Chairperson Anne Gardner called the meeting to order and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Members in attendance included:  Anne Gardner, Kathe Johnson, Victor Williams, Todd Youngberg and Carl Williams.  Absent:  Victoria Jerry.


Administrators present included:  Assistant Principal, Brent Colligan, (Supt. Grose was unable to attend this meeting) Carol Risberg, Business Manager, Ben Hawkins, #318 Business Manager,  Darren Sheldon, Elementary Principal, and Russ Bouchie, Building & Grounds Supervisor.  Newspaper reporter, Mike O'Claire was in attendance along with Paulette Ojanen, recorder.  Newly elected Board Members, Nancy Adams-Hulbert and Lee Pederson also attended the meeting.


Changes to the agenda.  Remove item: 5b:  Community Education Update. Motion to approve the agenda as amended made by T. Youngberg, seconded by K. Johnson.  Motion carried unanimously. (MCU hereafter).


Amy Stahlback from the auditing firm of Kern, DeWentre, Viere presented the 2005-06 audit report to the school board.   Motion to approve the audit as presented made by T. Youngberg, seconded by V. Williams. MCU.


An update on the Invest Early Project was presented by Jan Reindl and Karen Haatvedt.  The program is very successful and is serving many needy families in Itasca County.  ISD #317 is the fiscal host for this project.


Mr. Sheldon and Mr. Colligan reported to the board regarding the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessement (MCA) results at the elementary and secondary levels.


Mr. Colligan reported on the security kiosk that will be built in the entrance of the commons for the liaison officer, Tammy Apitz.  She then will be able to monitor all people coming into or leaving the building.  All doors (except the main entrance) are locked during school hours.


Motion to approve the minutes from the November 13, 2006 board meeting was made by K. Johnson seconded by T. Youngberg.  MCU.


K. Johnson made the motion, seconded by V. Jerry to approve the Accounts Payable/Payroll for November 2006 in the amount of  $1,173,429.72.  MCU.


Motion to approve items on the consent agenda as listed below made by C. Williams, seconded by T. Youngberg.  MCU.

1.                    Approve hiring of Julie Ray, Speech Language Pathologist

2.                    Approve hiring of Dale Marleau as Head Softball Coach



Motion to approve Final 2006 Payable 2007 Levy in the amount of $863,178.21 made by K. Johnson, seconded by V. Williams.  MCU.


A. Gardner thanked the outgoing board members, Kathe and Carl for their dedicated service to the school board.   Mr. Colligan presented each of them with an engraved school bell as a token of appreciation from the school district.


Mr. Colligan updated the board on the 21st Century Grant.  This is a grant which covers out of school activities and partnerships with various entities in developing programming for students.  It is federal money which is distributed by the state.  The grant is due in January and the results will be available in April or May of 2007.



Motion to adjourn made by V. Williams, seconded by  C. Williams.   MCU.





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Anne Gardner, Chair                            Victor Williams, Clerk

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