REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:

SEPTEMBER 24, 2012

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District #297 was held at 7:37 p.m. Monday, September 24, 2012 in the Media Center.

Board members present: Aaron Solum , Kristy Folz, Eric Bjerke, Michelle Borreson, Shannon Schuttemeier, Christian Myrah

Board members absent: None

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

Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Kristy Folz and carried unanimously to approve the minutes of the Regular School Board Meeting held on Monday, August 20, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center.

Motion by Christian Myrah, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to approve the bills for September as follows:





General Fund (1) $ 150,225.99

Payroll -

Direct Deposit $ 98,011.91

Payroll - Checks $ 5,069.65

Payroll Liabilities - Direct Deposit $ 101,421.85

Payroll Liabilities - Checks $ 4,477.64

Food Service (2) $ 2,384.21

Community Service (4) $ 1,033.10

$ 362,624.35





Motion by Kristy Folz, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to approve the agenda as presented.

FISCAL: Motion by Shannon Schuttemeier, seconded by Michelle Borreson and carried unanimously to approve the Proposed 2012 Payable 2013 Property Tax Levy Certification at "Maximum".

PERSONNEL: Motion by Christian Myrah, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to hire Erin Casper as part-time Gifted and Talented Teacher (.167 FTE) for the 2012-2013 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 Kristy Folz, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to hire Lindsay Mackie as part-time Special Education Paraprofessional for the 2012-2013 school year.

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Kristy Folz and carried unanimously to hire Sarah (Holland) Schroeder for the Fall Play and One Act Play for the 2012-2013 school year.

Motion by Kristy Folz, seconded by Christian Myrah and carried unanimously to increase Jennifer Solberg's contract to .833 FTE for the 2012-2013 school year.

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to increase Kristi Griffin's contract to .535 FTE for the 2012-2013 school year.

PROGRAM: Motion by Kristy Folz, seconded by Eric Bjerke and carried unanimously to approve the 2011-2012 Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction and Student Performance.

Board Member Kristy Folz introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION OF SCHOOL BOARD SUPPORTING FORM A APPLICATION TO THE

MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE FOUNDATION

WHEREAS, the Minnesota State High School League Foundation was formed to provide support for Minnesota's high school youth to participate in athletics and fine arts;

WHEREAS, the District 297, Spring Grove School Board recognizes the value of students participation in extracurricular activities; and

WHEREAS, the MSHSL Foundation is offering grants and funding to assist school district in recognizing, promoting and funding extracurricular participation by high school students in athletic and fine arts programs.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Spring Grove School Board supports the District's application to the Minnesota State High School League Foundation for a FORM A grant to offset student activity fees.

The motion for adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Board Member Michelle Borreson and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Borreson, Myrah, Folz, Schuttemeier, Solum, and Bjerke and the following members voted against the same: none; whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

BUILDING/GROUNDS/EQUIPMENT - (None)

GENERAL: Motion by Kristy Folz, seconded by Christian Myrah and carried unanimously to approve the First Reading of Policy 202: Use of District Facilities and Equipment.

Motion by Michelle Borreson, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to approve the Open Enrollment request for Austin Conway (Grade 1), Haley Conway (Grade 6) and Gabriel Lancaster (Kindergarten) from the Caledonia School District.

Motion by Christian Myrah, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to hold a School Board Work Session on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Media Center to discuss the Mabel-Canton Sports Cooperative.

BOARD MEETING DATES

School Board Work Session on Wednesday evening, October 10, 2012, 7:30 p.m. in Media Center

Regular School Board Meeting on Monday evening, October 15, 2012, 7:00 p.m. in Media Center

Motion by Kristy Folz, seconded by Shannon Schuttemeier and carried unanimously to adjourn at 9:07 p.m.

Kristy Folz, Clerk/Treasurer

Independent School District #297