The Board of Education of Independent School District #238 met in regular session on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Mabel-Canton School.

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

Absent: Adkins

Also present: Jessica Hahn-Miller, Melissa Vander Plas and Chris Hansen

The meeting was called to order by Chair Kuhn.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given.

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

Motion by Hall, second by Loppnow and carried unanimously, to approve the June 26, 2012, minutes.

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

Supt. Moriarty updated the Board on the playground surfacing and different options for the climbing wall.

Motion by Hall, second by Aberg to accept the bid from Midwest Playscapes. Those voting against the motion: Aberg, Hall, Loppnow, Soiney and Swenson

Motion does not pass

Motion by Loppnow, second by Hall and carried unanimously, to table the playground surfacing until Health and Safety funding request to the State is decided.

Motion by Loppnow, second by Hall and carried unanimously, to approve the 2012-2013 Handbooks with changes as directed by the Board.

Motion by Aberg, second by Soiney and carried unanimously, to approve membership in the MSBA, MREA and SE Service Coop for 2012-2013 school year.

Motion by Swenson, second by Soiney and carried unanimously, to approve a one year food service contract, (which may be renewed twice) with Taher Food Services. Hall abstained from voting

Motion by Hall, second by Loppnow and carried unanimously, to approve a 2012-2013 Hiawatha Valley Education District Contract.

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

Jane Hall, Clerk

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