REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: MARCH 18, 2013

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District #297 was called to order at 8:10 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013 in the Media Center and FOB Fenty in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

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 Michelle Borreson and carried unanimously to approve the agenda as presented.

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to approve the minutes of the Regular School Board Meeting held on Tuesday, February 26, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center.

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to approve the bills for March as follows:

General Fund (1) $ 42,589.15

Payroll - Direct Deposit $ 110,015.75

Payroll - Checks $ 3,371.28

Payroll Liabilities - Direct Deposit $ 94,985.70

Payroll Liabilities - Checks $ 4,430.16

Food Service (2) $ 16,932.31

Community Service (4) $ 991.27

$ 273,315.62





Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously to approve the Wire Transfers for July 2012 to October 2012.

FISCAL

Member Eric Bjerke introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION FOR AUTHORIZATION TO BORROW

WHEREAS, the school board elects to borrow sufficient funds when needed through the use of a line of credit agreement with the financial institution pursuant to Minn. Stat. 123B.12(b), and;

WHEREAS, Superintendent Udstuen has a verbal understanding, pending school board action and bank acceptance, With Merchants Bank, (the "Bank") to enter into a line of credit agreement and to make loans to the district from time to time thereunder;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 297, State of Minnesota, as follows:

1. The school board authorizes the superintendent to execute on the district's behalf a line of credit agreement in the form presented to the school board for approval, a true copy of which shall be attached to this Resolution and made a part hereof, and the board also authorizes the district accountant to borrow from time to time thereunder when necessary to pay any bills approved by the board.

2. The superintendent or district accountant shall cause all promissory notes issued pursuant to the line of credit agreement to be properly completed and executed.

3. The notes are designated as qualified tax-exempt obligations pursuant to Section 265(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

4. The superintendent or district accountant shall maintain a register of all notes issued.

5. The principal amount of said notes outstanding at any time shall not exceed $300,000.

6. The interest shall be payable on the notes at five percent (5%) simple interest from the date of issuance to the date specified thereon, which shall not be more than 45 days following the date of issue.

7. The notes issued pursuant to the line of credit agreement are to be bank qualified indebtedness, and to that end the district accountant shall not invest any proceeds of such notes in such a manner as to cause them to be arbitrage bonds and shall execute and deliver such certificates and returns to the Internal Revenue Service as are deemed necessary or desirable for such purpose.

8. The school district pledges state and local taxes it receives to the payment no later than September 1, 2014, of all outstanding notes issued pursuant to this Resolution.

The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Stephanie Jaster, and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Jaster-aye, Bjerke-aye, Solum-aye, Schuttemeier -aye, Borreson-aye, and Myrah-aye and; and the following voted against the same: None;

Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously to close the inactive Student Activity Class accounts as follows: Class of 2005, Class of 2006, Class of 2007, Class of 2008, Class of 2009, Class of 2010 and Class of 2011 in an amount totaling $1,297.77.

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Michelle Borreson and carried unanimously to transfer $1,297.77 from the Class of 2005-Class of 2011 Student Activity Accounts to Dollars for Scholars for student scholarships.

PERSONNEL

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously to approve the resignation and Retirement/ Resignation Incentive agreement for Laurie Moen as Elementary Teacher effective at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

Motion by Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Michelle Borreson and carried unanimously to approve the resignation and Retirement/ Resignation Incentive agreement for William Fried Secondary Language Arts Teacher effective at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

Motion by Eric Bjerke, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to approve the resignation and Retirement/ Resignation Incentive agreement for Karen Stenhoff as Elementary Teacher effective at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Michelle Borreson and carried unanimously to accept the resignation for Michael Tangen as Secondary Physical Education and Health Teacher effective at the end of the 2012-2013 school year

Board Chair Solum gave a summary of the Superintendent Evaluation held in closed session during the regular February Board meeting.

PROGRAM: (None)

BUILDING/GROUNDS/EQUIPMENT

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to accept the quote from Winona Controls for $6,700 to install new shower valves and heads in the Junior High Girls Locker room.

GENERAL

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously to approve the revision to the 2013-2014 school calendar as presented. The March and May early dismissal/late starts will be changed so the March is a late start and May is an early dismissal.

BOARD MEETING DATES

Regular School Board Meeting will be Monday Evening, April 15, 2013, 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center and FOB Fenty in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Mission State Meeting on Monday, Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center

Administrative Negotiation Meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 8:00 a.m. in the Media Center.

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously to adjourn at 9:03 p.m.

Eric Bjerke, Clerk/Treasurer

Independent School District #297