REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: DECEMBER 16, 2013

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District #297 was called to order at 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 16, 2013 in the Media Center.

Board members present: Shannon Schuttemeier, Stephanie Jaster, Christian Myrah, Michelle Borreson and Eric Bjerke

Board members absent: Aaron Solum

School employees present: Rachel Udstuen, Nancy Gulbranson and Tanya Elton

Student representatives present: Nicki Ellingson and Jayme Lenning

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to approve the minutes of the Regular School Board Meeting held on Monday, November 18, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center.

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Christian Myrah and carried unanimously to approve the bills for December as follows:

General Fund (1) $ 69,544.02

Payroll - Direct Deposit $ 116,147.29

Payroll - Checks $ 3,282.94

Payroll Liabilities - Direct Deposit $ 98,664.46

Payroll Liabilities - Checks $ 9,072.62

Food Service (2) $ 12,246.94

Community Service (4) $ 1,643.50

$ 310,601.77





Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to approve the agenda as presented.

PERSONNEL

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously approve the 2013-2014 Seniority List as presented.

PROGRAM

Motion by Christian Myrah, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to approve the K-3 Literacy Plan as presented.

BLDG/GROUNDS/EQUIPMENT

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Michelle Borreson and carried unanimously to approve the contract for trash removal with Richard's Sanitation for $438.20 per month effective January 1, 2014.

GENERAL

Motion by Christian Myrah, seconded Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously to approve the Open Enrollment Requests for Lienn (11th grade), Andrew (9th Grade) and Patrick (7th Grade) Cunningham from the Mabel-Canton School District.

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to hold the Regular January School Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.

Motion by Christian Myrah, seconded by Michelle Borreson and carried unanimously to enter into Recess at 5:32pm and return for Truth in Taxation and Audit Presentation when auditor arrives.

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to come out of Recess at 6:28pm for the Audit Report and Truth in Taxation.

FISCAL

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Christian Myrah and carried unanimously to accept the 2012-2013 Financial Audit Report.

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Michelle Borreson and carried unanimously to certify the 2013 Payable 2014 Levy for $551,151.

BOARD MEETING DATES

Regular School Board Meeting on Tuesday Evening, January 14, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in the Media Center

Motion by Eric Bjerke, seconded by Christian Myrah and carried unanimously to adjourn at 6:53 p.m.

Eric Bjerke, Clerk/Treasurer

Independent School District #297

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