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December 10, 2009

SOUTHWEST STAR CONCEPT SCHOOL Board of Education Regular Meeting October 21, 2008
SOUTHWEST STAR CONCEPT SCHOOL Board of Education Regular Meeting October 21, 2008

The Board of Education of Independent School District #330 held its regular meeting on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 in the Board Room in Heron Lake. Larry Diemer, Harvey Kruger, John Volk, Dale Hesemann, John Stenzel, Jill Liepold and ex officio Becky Cselovszki, Superintendent were present. Phyllis Nitch, Deb Mathias and Brad Doherty were also present.

John Stenzel, chairman, called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. A quorum was declared with all members present. Hesemann moved, seconded by Diemer, to approve the agenda with the additional items. The motion carried unanimously. Kruger moved, seconded by Hesemann, to approve the minutes of the September 16, 2008 regular Board meeting. The motion carried unanimously. Liepold moved, seconded by Kruger, to approve the Treasurerís report. The motion carried unanimously. Hesemann moved, seconded by Liepold, to approve the payment of the bills. The motion carried unanimously.

GENERAL FUND $94,779.26

FEDERAL PROGRAMS 56.59

ATHLETICS/ACTIVITIES 10,011.51

FOODS SERVICE 7,329.12

COMMUNITY EDUCATION 2,533.21

DEBT REDEMPTION 0.00

TOTAL $114,809.69

GROSS PAYROLL OCTOBER 2008 187,647.30

FIXED CHARGES 34,219.41

Deb Mathias gave the Activity Directorís Report. Southwest United Football will start playoffs tonight, October 21 against Adrian. Volleyball playoffs for SSC will begin on October 24 in Luverne. The fall dinner theatre performance will be on Saturday, November 8. The play is entitled Leaving Iowa. The cast includes about 20 students. Girlsí basketball will start on November 17 and boysí basketball will begin on November 24.

Mathias then gave the TEAM report. NWEA testing has been completed. The elementary school cookie dough fundraiser will be delivered on October 22. Vision and hearing screening was on October 13. Grades 3-6 physical education class will be swimming from October 20-24.

Becky Cselovszki gave the Dean of Student report for Cindy Owen. The end of first quarter will be on October 31. There will be a teacher in-service on November 14.

Becky Cselovszki then gave the Superintendentís report. The MSBA Conference will be held on January 15-16. Reservations will need to be made for Board members soon. Memorials were given on behalf of the Board to staff members at the time of their family memberís deaths. Board members are asked to make monetary donations to the HL-O Foundation to cover this cost. The 403B plan document is complete and will be discussed at the next Board meeting. The preliminary audit was reviewed. The final audit from Larry Weeks with Eide Bailly LLP will be during the regular Board meeting in December. The EA requested that 1% of the 2% of the staff development funds be given back to the general fund.

Stenzel moved, seconded by Diemer, to approve the assurance of compliance with state and federal law prohibiting discrimination. This states that we are compliant with non-discrimination practices, title IX, harassment, and 504 issues. The motion carried unanimously.

Diemer moved, seconded by Kruger, to approve fundraisers for the junior class for prom/post prom activities. They include made to order subs, hoop shoot contest at half times at home basketball games and fudge sales. The motion carried unanimously.

Cselovszki read a request from Deb Mathias for a 5-year Leave of Absence. She has applied for an administrative position at a charter school in Starbuck. The policy for extended leave of absence was reviewed. The Board discussed with Mathias terms of the LOA. She agreed to a 3 year LOA. Hesemann moved, seconded by Diemer, to approve the request. Voting in favor: Hesemann, Diemer, Stenzel, Kruger and Liepold. Voting against: Volk. Motion carried. Cselovszki gave the options for the replacements for the various positions and the Board will be notified of any dates for interviews.

The negotiation committee and Superintendent Cselovszki agreed on a 3 year administrative contract. Changes in the contract were discussed with the Board. Kruger moved, seconded by Diemer, to approve the contract. The motion carried unanimously.

Liepold moved, seconded by Kruger to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried unanimously. The motion carried unanimously. Respectfully submitted, Jill Liepold, Clerk HERON LAKE- OKABENA PUBLIC SCHOOL Board of Education Special Meeting November 6, 2008

The Board of Education of Independent School District #330 held a special meeting on Thursday, November 6, 2008, in the Superintendent Office in Okabena. Larry Diemer, Harvey Kruger, John Volk, Dale Hesemann, John Stenzel, Jill Liepold, and ex officio Becky Cselovszki were present. Phyllis Nitch and Jeanie Rasche were also present.

John Stenzel, chairman, called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. A quorum was declared with all members present. Hesemann approved, seconded by Volk, to approve the agenda. The motion carried unanimously.

Election results were reviewed for the three vacancy positions on the Board. Vote totals according to the Minnesota Secretary of State office are as follows: Jill Liepold - 571 votes, Bardene Peter - 410 votes, Jeanie Rasche - 393 votes, Harvey Kruger - 365 votes, Phyllis Nitch - 237 votes, and Tina Cotter - 220 votes. Hesemann moved, seconded by Kruger, to canvass and approve the election results. Jill Liepold, Bardene Peter, and Jeanie Rasche will fill the vacant positions. Vote taken by roll call. Voting in Favor: All (Stenzel, Volk, Kruger, Hesemann, Liepold and Diemer. Voting Against: NONE. The motion carried unanimously.

Volk moved, seconded by Hesemann, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried unanimously. Respectfully submitted, Jill Liepold, Clerk


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