January 10, 2018
The following minutes are not official until approved by the Board at the next regular meeting.
GOODRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT #561 BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REGULAR MEETING
PROCEEDINGS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24th, 2017 8:00 PM
    A regular board meeting of Independent School District #561 was held on October 18th, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in the staff lounge. The following members were present: John Lovly, Terry Drangstveit, Neil Jensen, Roxann Coan and Tim Hruby. Members absent: Dale Manderud. Also present: Superintendent Clow, Principal Carlson, Brady, Martz & Associates auditor Tracee Bruggeman, and GEA representatives Elroy Johnsrud and Betsy Saurdiff.
    The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lovly.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
    Coan moved, Hruby seconded to approve the October 2017 agenda as presented.  Motion carried.
    Jensen moved, Coan seconded to approve the minutes of the September 19, 2017 regular board meeting as presented.  Motion carried.
    Drangstveit moved, Lovly seconded to approve for payment check numbers 39806-39915, and EFT payments as listed in report #3.1. Motion carried (see report #3.1 attached to the official board minutes).
    Superintendent Clow presented the district financial reports.  The district showed an investment balance of $ 877,810.12 on September 30th, 2017 (see reports #3.2-#3.6 attached to the official board minutes).
    Tracee Bruggeman of Brady, Martz & associates reviewed the 2017 financial audit.
    No patron concerns were presented.
    Student council advisor Carlson reported on the upcoming Halloween party, and the student council summit held in November.
    No classified staff or GEA report was presented.
    Principal Carlson reported that the school year is going well, new staff is fitting in nicely.  She also encouraged the board to check out the student artwork (including ceiling tiles) in the art room.
    Hruby moved, Jensen seconded to approve the revised MSBA mandatory policies 620 Credit for Learning and 903 Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites. Motion carried.
    Superintendent Clow reported on the baseball field and dugouts project.
    Drangstveit moved, Coan seconded to approve the waiver of the 2% staff development set aside for 2017-2018. Motion carried.
    Jensen moved, Coan seconded to approve the purchase of 2018 Chevrolet Traverse from Thibert Chevrolet & Buick in the amount of $ 25,559.00. Motion carried.
    Hruby moved, Drangstveit seconded to accept the following bids: $ 1,051 from Donald Jensen for Bus #G6, $ 351 from Donald Jensen for Bus #G4, and $ 2,500 from Alec Kiesow for 2006 Van. Upon vote being taken thereon the following voted in favor thereof and the following voted against said resolution: Ayes: Lovly, Drangstveit, Coan, and Hruby. Nays: None. Abstain: Jensen. Motion carried.
    Coan moved, Hruby seconded to approve the fiscal year 2017 school district audit as presented by Brady, Martz & Associates auditor Tracee Bruggeman. Motion carried.
    Discussion was held regarding athletic and activity bus stops. Consensus of the board was to give Tim Anderson authority to set up and make adjustments to the athletic and activity bus stops.
    Drangstveit moved, Jensen seconded to accept the donations as listed in report #10.1. Motion carried.
    Board member Coan reported on the NWRIC audit and cash flow statement.
 During the open forum, Coan thanked bus drivers for their work. Drangstveit inquired about the fire alarm system.
    Administrative reports included: Principal Carlson reported that Parent/Teacher evening conferences will be held on 11/9/2017 and 11/14/2017. The Veteran’s Day program will be held 11/9/2017 at 9:00 AM. Principal Carlson also reviewed changes made to the athletic schedule and MSHSL baseball cooperative approval. She also shared emails received from an opposing volleyball team commending the sportsmanship of the junior high volleyball teams.
    Superintendent Clow reported on flag football and elementary basketball. If anyone has suggestions for community education classes/activities, please let him know.
    The meeting was closed for certified staff negotiations.
    The next regular meeting was set for Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
    The meeting was adjourned at 9:17 p.m.    
Cynthia Jensen, Deputy Clerk
Attest: John Lovly, Chairperson
Terry Drangstveit, Clerk-Treasurer
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The following minutes are not official until approved by the Board at the next regular meeting.
GOODRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT #561 BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REGULAR MEETING
PROCEEDINGS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2017 8:00 PM
    A regular board meeting of Independent School District #561 was held on November 14th, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the staff lounge. The following members were present: John Lovly, Terry Drangstveit, Neil Jensen, Dale Manderud and Roxann Coan. Members absent: Tim Hruby. Also present: Superintendent Clow, Principal Carlson, Business Manager Cynthia Jensen, Transportation/Custodial Supervisor Tim Anderson, and GEA Representatives Harry Farris and Deb Farris.
    The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lovly.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
    Manderud moved, Drangstveit seconded to approve the November 2017 agenda as presented.  Motion carried.
    Drangstveit moved, Coan seconded to approve the minutes of the October 24th, 2017 special meeting as presented.  Motion carried.
    Coan moved, Jensen seconded to approve the minutes of the October 24th, 2017 regular meeting as presented. Motion carried.
    Jensen moved, Lovly seconded to approve for payment check numbers 39916-39960, and wire payments as listed in report #3.1. Motion carried (see report #3.1 attached to the official board minutes).
    Superintendent Clow presented the district financial reports.  The district showed an investment balance of $ 722,958.33 on October 31st, 2017 (see reports #3.2-#3.6 attached to the official board minutes).
    No patron concerns or classified staff report were presented.
    Student Council Advisor Becky Carlson reported that the student council will be attending the fall Summit on November 15th.
    GEA Representative Deb Farris reviewed events that are taking place throughout the week for American Education Week. She also announced that the music department is looking to borrow a few Christmas trees for the elementary concert. GEA Representative Harry Farris reviewed upcoming plans with the Close-Up group. He also announced that Close-Up will be doing turkey bingo on December 11th, and donkey basketball on January 10th.
    Transportation supervisor Tim Anderson demonstrated flashing backpack lights for students to wear when crossing highways to load or unload a bus. The board agreed that these would be beneficial, and to purchase them.
    Jensen moved, Lovly seconded to authorize the transportation supervisor to establish all bus routes (regular, athletic, activity, snow) and make bus route adjustments in the best interest of the school district. In the absence of the transportation supervisor, administration will assume the duties to establish bus routes and make bus route adjustments in the best interest of the school district. Motion carried.
    Jensen moved, Drangstveit seconded to approve the minutes of the November 3th, 2017 Safety Committee Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
    Coan moved, Manderud seconded to approve superintendent’s selection of November 7, 2017 special election judges. Motion carried.
    Drangstveit moved, Lovly seconded to approve the November 7th, 2017 operating referendum renewal election results: 76 Yes, 10 No. Motion carried.
    Coan moved, Manderud seconded to establish the Goodridge Public School as the combined polling place for voting for a School District election not held on the day of a statewide election, polls open 7:00 am – 8:00 pm. Motion carried.
    Coan moved, Jensen seconded to approve the hire of Katelyn Tharaldson, paraprofessional, as per the classified staff agreement. Motion carried.
    Drangstveit moved, Manderud seconded to accept the donations as listed in report #10.1. Motion carried.
    Administrative reports included:
    1. Principal Carlson reviewed upcoming events (see report #12.1.1 attached to the official board minutes).
    2. Superintendent Clow reported on the school forest.
    The meeting was closed for certified staff negotiations.
    The next regular meeting was set for Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
    The meeting was adjourned at 9:04 p.m.
Cynthia Jensen, Deputy Clerk
Attest: John Lovly, Chairperson
Terry Drangstveit, Clerk-Treasurer

 

Section: 
Legals

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