The Board of Directors of Independent School District #238 met in regular session on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at 7 p.m. in the board room.

Members present: Aberg, Adkins, Hall, Loppnow, Swenson and Supt. Moriarty

Absent: Kuhn and Soiney

Also present: Jordan Claussen, Kelsey Morken, Barb Kerns, Jeff Nolte and Chris Hansen

The meeting was called to order by Vice Chair Adkins

Motion by Swenson, second by Hall and carried unanimously, to approve the revised agenda.

Motion by Hall, second by Aberg and carried unanimously, to approve the Nov. 15, 2011, minutes.

Motion by Loppnow, second by Hall and carried unanimously, to approve payment of monthly bills.

Motion by Aberg, second by Swenson and carried unanimously, to approve the 2011 school audit.

Motion by Loppnow, second by Aberg and carried unanimously, to approve the 2011 Payable 2012 Levy in the amount of $865,619.29

Motion by Swenson, second by Hall and carried unanimously, to accept the bid from Zimmer Tours for the 2012 Senior Class Trip with a cost of $1,382 per person.

Motion by Hall, second by Loppnow and carried unanimously, to accept the Master Agreement for 2011-2013. The Master Agreement provides for a 2.3 percent total package increase for 2011-2012 and a 1.97 percent total package increase for 2012-2013.

Motion by Loppnow, second by Swenson and carried unanimously, to approve an 18-month contract with Moriarty Consulting for superintendent services through June 2013.

Motion by Hall, second by Aberg and carried unanimously, to accept the resignation of Rita Ross as a paraprofessional effective Dec. 22, 2012.

Supt. Moriarty reported the industrial tech machine guarding is completed, read a report from Lana Hollar outlining activities that have taken place this fall, discussed various projects that will be addressed, the student numbers are stable and budget planning for 2012-2013 will be started soon.

Principal Nolte complimented the music departments on two excellent concerts, gave a PLC update, a very successful Book Fair was held, the winter sports and one-act plays have started and the second probationary teacher evaluations are completed.

Motion by Hall, second by Loppnow and carried unanimously, to approve an early release for Feb. 17 for students so staff can work on PLCs.

Motion by Swenson, second by Aberg and carried unanimously, to adjourn.

Jane Hall, Clerk

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