REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: MAY 20, 2013

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District #297 was called to order at 7:09 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013 in the Media Center.

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

Board members absent: (None)

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

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

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to approve the minutes of the Regular School Board Meeting held on Monday, April 15, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center.

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to approve the bills for May as follows:

General Fund (1) $ 62,422.75

Payroll - Direct Deposit $ 129,525.88

Payroll - Checks $ 8,266.53

Payroll Liabilities - Direct Deposit $ 101,853.02

Payroll Liabilities - Checks $ 4,733.02

Food Service (2) $ 13,442.66

Community Service (4) $ 278.00

$ 312,255.33





JC Nerstad and Wade Grinde addressed the Board about a new gym floor. JC stated that they have verbal donations of $45,000 plus the $32,000 from the Bretz Estate (the Board had previously agreed to set-aside for the gym floor project) totally $77,000 towards the floor. Looking for direction from the Board on pursuing the project going forward during the summer of 2013.

FISCAL

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to approve the audit proposal from CliftonLarsonAllen LLP for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Audit, fees for services not to exceed $16,800.

PERSONNEL

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to accept the resignation of Amy Milbradt as Elementary Teacher effective at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

Motion by Eric Bjerke, seconded by Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously to approve the 2013-2014 full-time contract for Jennifer Solberg as Elementary Teacher according to the provisions of the Master Agreement between the Spring Grove School District and the River Valley Education Association, Spring Grove Chapter MEA/NEA, Appendix B.

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Michelle Borreson and carried unanimously to approve the 2013-2014 full-time contract for Erin Gjere as Elementary Teacher according to the provisions of the Master Agreement between the Spring Grove School District and the River Valley Education Association, Spring Grove Chapter MEA/NEA, Appendix B.

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to hire Christopther Deck as full-time Elementary Teacher for the 2013-2014 school year, pending successful completion of background check, according to the provisions of the Master Agreement between the Spring Grove School District and the River Valley Education Association, Spring Grove Chapter MEA/NEA, Appendix B.

Motion by Christian Myrah, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to hire Megan Miller as part-time (.75 FTE) Secondary Language Arts for the 2013-2014 school year, pending successful completion of background check, according to the provisions of the Master Agreement between the Spring Grove School District and the River Valley Education Association, Spring Grove Chapter MEA/NEA, Appendix B.

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to hire Zach Hauser as part-time (.50 FTE) Health and Physical Education Teacher for the 2013-2014 school year, pending successful completion of background check, according to the provisions of the Master Agreement between the Spring Grove School District and the River Valley Education Association, Spring Grove Chapter MEA/NEA, Appendix B.

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeir, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to accept the 2013-2014 Coaching Positions as recommended by Athletic Director Anderson: Head Football - Zach Hauser, Assistant Football - Kevin Klug, Assitant Football - Heath Olson & Brian Anderson (split position), JH Football - Chris Strinmoen; Head Volleyball - Michelle Anderson, Assistant/JV Volleyball - Bethany Bergsgaard, Junior High Volleyball - Jenny Schieber, Head Boys Basketball - Wade Grinde, Assistant/JV Boys Basketball - Dave Konz, JH Boys Basketball - Al Lochner, JH Assistant Boys Basketball - Chris Strinmoen, Head Girls Basketball - Russ Larson, Assistant/JV Girls Basketball - Heath Olson, JH Girls Basketball - Erin Konkel, JH Girls Basketball Assistant - TBD, Head Softball - Michelle Anderson, Assistant/JV Softball - Tory Kale Schultz, JH Softball - Bethany Bergsgaard.

PROGRAM

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously to approve the 2012-2013 Annual Q-Comp Report as presented by Q-Comp Coordinator Dave Konz.

BUILDING/GROUNDS/EQUIPMENT: (None)

GENERAL

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Michelle Borreson and carried unanimously to approve the 1st Reading of the MSBA/MASA Model Policy Revision for the 2012 Legislative Session.

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Michelle Borreson and carried unanimously to approve the 2013-2014 Athletic Training Services Contract in the amount of $1,325 with Winneshiek Medical.

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Michelle Borreson and carried unanimously to hold a Special School Board Meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of deciding on a new gym floor.

BOARD MEETING DATES

Regular School Board Meeting is Monday Evening, June 17, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center and FOB Fenty in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Building and Finance Committee Meeting on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to adjourn at 8:26 p.m.

Eric Bjerke, Clerk/Treasurer

Independent School District #297