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Thursday, April 23, 2009 _ P age____l 2 ..................................................................... vernm e n t............................................................... Tri-c0uT yUNday'?Prmilb all, MN ing and driving and will include a Legal Notice mock crash that students will be a REGULAR MEETING part of. All seniors participated in UNOFFICIAL MINUTES the clean-up day that took place BOARD OF EDUCATION on April 14th. Widvey reviewed APRIL 15, 2009 spring sport participation num- IND. SCHOOL DISTRICT 739 bers and testing is in progress. KIMBALL, MINN. Mr. Clark reported on the April The meetingwas called to order Students of the Month. They are: by Chair Helgeson at 6:30 p.m. All Makenna Haag, Caleb Rhodes, members were present. Cole Gasper, Weston Hine, Sara The Pledge of Allegiance was Markwardt, Chris Harter, and said by all in attendance. Brandon Loch. May Students of Motion by Laabs, seconded by the Month will include the entire Peglow to approve the agenda as 6th grade class. MCA testing is amended. Additional action item, in progress and attendance has Approval of Co-Head Football been good. There is a spring con- Coaches, was added to the agenda, cert scheduled for May 5th. Kin- MC dergarten sign-up is complete and Community Education staff, there will be one section of every- Kris O'Brien and Cathy Olson, day kindergarten and two sections were present to update the Board of every other day kindergarten on the recent $25,000 State Farm next year. The 5th graders recently grant received. Staff and students made a trip to the SCSU planetar- have been working to plan and ium. organize activities associated with Superintendent Tritabaugh the grant. Web casting is some- reported on upcoming meet- thing the students would like to ings. They include: 4/17 - SEE; pursue and O'Brien presented 5/20- Benton Stearns, Negoti- information to the Board on this ations, Regular Board Meeting; topic. School and community 5/21-SEE; 5/27-Health& Safety; events would be able to be seen 5/28-Graduation. Alist of section live on the internet or taped for assignments for the next two years future viewing. O'Brien and Olson and information regarding oper- also attended the National Ser- ating levies was given to the Board vice Learning conference. Motion for review. by Peglow, seconded by Dockery Committee reports included to allow the group to proceed with Benton Stearns-Laabs; Stearns Web casting. MC County Family Services Collab- Celebrations and successes of orative - Laabs; Negotiations - students and staff included the Stenger;Athletic-Zipoy. speech team's great season. Kelsey Communications included that Vigoren will be going to state in school nurse, Rebecca Morgan, speech and alternates include will be on maternity leave for the AbbyZoller, Tyler Dockery, Chelsey remainder of the school year. Maus, and Kenzie Traurig. Two Motion by Peglow, seconded area wrestlers did well in state and by Zipoy to approve payment of national competition. An e-mail the listed bills in the amount of was received regarding the exem- $138,471.26. MC plary behavior of our students on Motion by Laabs, seconded by the band trip. Mackenzie Nelson Dockery to approve the consent has broken the school pole vault agenda. MC The consent agenda record. Student participation in included: track is high and all spring sports Approve minutes of March 18, have started. 2009 Regular Board Meeting Mr.Widveypraised the students Approve re-investment of for their behavior on the band trip. two CD's at $98,000 for one year, On April 28th, a presentation will maturing 3/23/2010 at Fifth Third be made to all students. The pre- Bank, MI @ 1.82 percent, and at sentation will focus on drink- Merchants State Bank, SD @ 1.80 percent the foregoing resolution was duly for the non-renewal of your teach- Approve re-investment of three seconded by Member Zipoy anding contract. For your informa- CD's at $97,000 each for one year, upon vote being taken thereon, the tion, however, this action is taken maturing 3/23/2010, at Bank of following voted in favor thereof: because of the discontinuance of Whitman, WA @ 1.85 percent, at Zipoy, Laabs, Helgeson, Peglow, programs or positions to effectu- American National Bank, IA@ 1.90 Dockery, and Stenger. ate economies in the school dis- percent, and at Sonabank, N.A., VA Andthefol|owingvotedagainst:trict and reduce expenditures. @ 1.85 percent None Yours very truly, Approve re-investment of oneWhereupon said resolution SCHOOL BOARD OF $97,000 CD for one year matur- was declared duly passed andINDEPENDENT SCHOOL DIS- ing 3/30/2010, at 2.12 percent, at adopted. TRICT NO. 739 Countrywide Bank, VA Member Laabs introduced the Robin Dockery The treasurer's report for March following resolution and moved School Board Clerk was reviewed and discussed, its adoption: The motion for the adoption of Member Peglowintroduced the RESOLUTION RELATING TO the foregoing resolution was duly following amended resolution and THE TERMINATION seconded by Dockery and upon moved its adoption: AND NONRENEWAL OF THE vote being taken thereon, the fol- RESOLUTION DISCONTINU- TEACHING CONTRACTOF lowing voted in favor thereof: ING AND REDUCING StacyHelgeson Zipoy, Laabs, Peglow, Dockery, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS PROBATIONARY TEACHER. and Stenger AND POSITIONS WHEREAS, Stacy Helgeson is aAnd the following voted against WHEREAS, the School Board probationary teacher in Indepen- the same: None of Independent School District dent SchoolDistrict No. 739.Member Helgeson abstained. No. 739 adopted a resolution on BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Whereupon said resolution December 17, 2008, directing the Board of Independent School Dis- was declared duly passed and administration to make recom- trict No. 739, that pursuant to adopted. mendations for reductions in pro- Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Sub- MemberStengerintroducedthe grams and positions, and division 5, that the teaching con- following resolution and moved its WHEREAS, said recommenda- tract of Stacy Helgeson, a proba- adoption: tions have been received and con- tionary teacher in Independent RESOLUTION PROPOSING TO sidered by the schoolboard, School District No. 739 is hereby PLACE BE IT RESOLVED, by the School terminated at the close of the cur- Patricia Bauerly Board of Independent School Dis- rent 2008-2009 schoolyear. ON HNREQUESTED LEAVE OF trictNo. 739, asfollows: BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED ABSENCE That the following programs that written notice be given to said BE IT RESOLVED by the School and positions, or portions thereof, teacher regarding termination Board of Independent School Dis- be discontinued or altered: and non-renewal of her contract trict No. 739, as follows: $ 1,700.00 School Board as provided by law, and that said That it is proposed that the 4,915.00 Superintendent notice shall be in substantially the above stated teacher of said school 4,150.00 District Office following form: district, be placed on unrequested 5,000.00 Staff Development NOTICE OF TERMINATION leave of absence without pay or ($2,000 District, $1,500 per build- AND NON-RENEWAL fringe benefits, effective at the ing) Ms. Stacy Helgeson end of the 2008-2009 school year 4,000.00 Instructional Supplies 6636 Hidden Lane on June 30, 2009, pursuant to M.S. ($2,000 per building) South Haven, MN 55382 122A.40, Subdivision 11. 2,260.00 HS School PrincipalDear Ms. Helgeson: That said proposed placement salary freeze You are hereby notified that at on unrequested leave of absence is 2,260.00 EL School Principala regular meeting of the School not the result of the implementa- salary freeze Board of Independent School tion of an education district agree- 4,000.00 HS Building District No. 739 held on April 15, ment. Reductions 2009, a resolution was adopted by That written notice be given 3,000.00 EL Building a majority roll call vote to termi- to said teacher regarding the pro- Reductions nate your contract effective at the posed placement on unrequested 500.00CustodialUniforms end of the current school year and leave of absence without pay or 77,786.00 1.5 FTE not to renew your contract for the fringe benefits as provided by law Elementary Teachers 2009-2010 school year. Said action and be in substantially the follow- 36,182.00 Kindergarten of the board is taken pursuant to ing form: Program M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5. NOTICE OF PROPOSED PLACE- $145,753.00 TOTAL ReductionsYou may officially request that MENT The motion for the adoption of the school board give its reasons Cont'd on next page Rdlie ell al IS our 14311 55TM St~ NW Annandale, MN 20+Years in Well and Pump Service Call "Rollie" 320-274-3856 Ce11320-980-1212 ...... :?: (320) 398.7900 *~i~888) 785.281,'., Mon. thru Sat. Evening appts 510 Hwy 55 East * Kimball Plumbing. 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