REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: FEBRUARY 26, 2013

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District #297 was called to order at 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 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 Stephanie Jaster, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to approve the agenda as presented.

Motion by Eric Bjerke, seconded by Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously to approve the minutes of the Organizational School Board Meeting held on Thursday, January 22, 2013, at 7:35 p.m. in the Media Center.

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

General Fund (1) $ 114,717.41

Payroll - Direct Deposit $ 119,902.96

Payroll - Checks $ 18,095.37

Payroll Liabilities - Direct Deposit $ 104,407.80

Payroll Liabilities - Checks $ 4,386.34

Food Service (2) $ 10,920.96

Community Service (4) $ 2,089.13

$ 374,519.97





FISCAL: (None)

PERSONNEL:

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to hire Erin Gjere as a Long-Term Substitute/Co-Teacher (Elementary Special Education) for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year. Her total full-time equivalency for the 2012-2013 school year will be .29 FTE.

Motion by Eric Bjerke, seconded by Michelle Borreson and carried unanimously to approve the Retirement/Resignation Incentive Plan as presented and revised as follows: written resignation no later than March 8, 2013; single health premium coverage of $537 per month for 36 months or to age 65 is three employees accept the plan, 30 months or to age 65 is two employees accept the plan, and 24 months or to age 65 if one employee accepts the plan.

PROGRAMS:

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Stephanie Jaster and carried unanimously to approve the 2013-2014 School Calendar as presented.

BUILDING/GROUNDS/EQUIPMENT: (None)

GENERAL:

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to accept the Board Appointments as presented by Board Chair Aaron Solum.

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to approve the Open Enrollment Request for Ashlyn Vickerman, Kindergarten from the Mabel-Canton School District for the 2013-2014 school year.

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to enter into closed session at 9:12 p.m. for the Superintendent Evaluation.

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Michelle Borreson and carried unanimously to come out of closed session at 10:41 p.m.

BOARD MEETING DATES:

Regular School Board Meeting on Monday Evening, March 18, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center and FOB Fenty in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Mission State Meeting on Monday, March 11, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center.

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to adjourn at 10:42 p.m.

Eric Bjerke, Clerk/Treasurer

Independent School District #297