REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: AUGUST 19, 2013

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District #297 was called to order at 7:07 p.m. Monday, August 19, 2013, in the Media Center.

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

Board members absent: Christian Myrah

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

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Aaron Solum and carried unanimously to approve the minutes of the Regular School Board Meeting held on Monday, July 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 August as follows:

General Fund (1) $ 114,758.29

Payroll - Direct Deposit $ 17,919.35

Payroll - Checks $ 1,351.81

Payroll Liabilities - Direct Deposit $ 16,220.95

Payroll Liabilities - Checks $ 416.39

Food Service (2) $ 988.56

Community Service (4) $ 1,158.10

Trust (9) $ 21,725.00

$ 174,538.45





Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to approve the agenda as presented and revised.

Chris Strinmoen, Summer Rec Baseball Coach addressed the Board about a possible Junior High Baseball Team or Little League starting in late April/early May.

FISCAL

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously to establish adult lunch prices at $2.35 for the 2013-2014 school year.

PERSONNEL

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to approve the resignation of Marcia Holland as Cook effective immediately.

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously to approve for hire Deborah Sullivan as Elementary Teacher for the 2013-2014 school year 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 Eric Bjerke, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to approve for hire Karen Stenhoff as part-time (.30 FTE) Special Education Teacher for the 2013-2014 school year 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 Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to hire Kody Moore as Junior High Football Coach for the 2013 Season.

Motion by Eric Bjerke, seconded by Michelle Borreson and carried unanimously to hire Lyn Solberg as Assistant Junior High Volleyball Coach for the 2013 Season.

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to increase the part-time contract of Maureen Eiken to .782 FTE for the 2013-2014 school year 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 increase the part-time contract of Zach Hauser to .625 FTE for the 2013-2014 school year 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.

PROGRAM

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to approve the 2013-2014 Student Handbook as presented.

BUILDING/GROUNDS/EQUIP

Superintendent Udstuen updated the Board on several summer projects and road construction updates.

GENERAL

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to approve the Open Enrollment requests for: Lucas Dodson - 9th Grade, Ethan Crouch - 2nd Grade, Shawn Crouch - 1st Grade, Nathan Crouch - 1st Grade, and Mylie Thorson - Kindergarten all from the Mabel-Canton School District.

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to hold a Work Session on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 6 p.m. to discuss JH Baseball in Spring Grove.

BOARD MEETING DATES

Work Session on Monday, September 16, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center

Regular School Board Meeting on Monday Evening, September 16, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center

Motion by Eric Bjerke, seconded by Michelle Borreson and carried unanimously to adjourn at 8:17 p.m.

Eric Bjerke, Clerk/Treasurer

Independent School District #297