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JULY 20, 2016, REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

JULY 20, 2016, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

 

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 4:30 PM on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in the Board Room for a regular session. President Brian Bates called the meeting to order with Directors Mark Lindgren, Jeff Sorensen, and Paul Vanderholm present. Additional attendees were K-12 Principal Kevin Blunt and Board Secretary Tammy Boyer.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the agenda with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 15, 2016, regular meeting with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

Director Tom Weis arrived at 4:37 PM.

FINANCIAL REPORTS

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the financial reports with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

CONSIDERATION OF BILLS

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the bills with a second by Director Weis. The motion carried unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS

SAVE REVENUE BONDS FOR FACILITY UPGRADES

Travis Squires of Piper Jaffray presented information about the use of SAVE revenue for bonds for facility upgrades.  He discussed the difference between using SAVE revenue or/and PPEL revenue for these upgrades and the timeline of getting the projects started.

GOOD NEWS

Thank you to FMTC and Kevin Cabbage for sponsoring the school calendar.

Congratulations to the following:

Ally Focht, Montgomery County Fair Queen.

Devin Druivenga (Elite), Ally Focht, and Chelsea Weis for being chosen for the 1st Team All-Conference Softball Team.

 Kayla Casey, Nicole Graham, Devin Isaacson, and Jody Vanderholm for being chosen for the 2nd Team All-Conference Softball Team.

Brady Johnson (Elite) for being chosen for the 1st Team All-Conference Baseball Team.

Drake Johnson and Donnie Weis for being chosen for the 2nd Team All-Conference Baseball Team

Alex Becthold, Connor Hultman, and Dustin Isaacson for being chosen for Honorable Mention All-Conference Baseball Team.

PERSONNEL

RESIGNATION REQUESTS

Director Sorensen made a motion to accept the resignation of Connor Kem, PE Teacher and Coach, with a second by Director Lindgren.  The motion carried unanimously.

PARAPROFESSIONAL POSITION

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the transfer of Peggy Reed for the 2016-2017 school year to Paraprofessional from Cook’s Helper with a second by Director Sorensen.  This salary would be $8.50/hour.  The motion carried unanimously.

ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Jeremy Tibben as Assistant Football Coach with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

OTHER OPEN POSITIONS

The school has openings for a PE Teacher, one paraprofessional and two cook’s helpers for this coming school year.

NEW BUSINESS

INSURANCE RENEWAL RATES

Rhett Goy, Nishna Insuarance Agency, presented the renewal rates for the school insurance and a new option of cyper insurance.  The board discussed if there was a need to raise the coverage on some of the buildings.

SCHOOL TEXTBOOK FEES

Director Vanderholm made a motion to keep school textbook fees at the same amount as last year, $50.00 for K-5th grades and $70.00 for 6th-12th grades, with a second by Director Sorensen.  The motion carried unanimously.

SCHOOL LUNCH/BREAKFAST PRICES

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve Breakfast prices for K-12th at $1.50 and adults at $2.00 and Lunch prices for K-5th at $2.20, 6th-12th at $2.35, and adults at $4.25 with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried unanimously.

MILK BIDS

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the escalator dairy bid from Anderson Erickson Dairy with AE providing the coolers, with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

SNOW REMOVAL BIDS

The board received one bid for snow removal and it was from Bates Snow Removal for $195 for a normal 2-3 inch snow.  Director Lindgren made a motion to accept this bid with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried 4-0 with Director Bates abstaining.

SCHOOL VEHICLES SERVICE BIDS

The board received one bid for school vehicles service and it was from Bates Garage for $75.00/hour.  Director Weis made a motion to accept this bid with a second by Director Vanderholm.  The motion carried 4-0 with Director Bates abstaining.

SALE OF BUS BIDS

The board received one bid for bus 96 from Vanderhaags for $1500.  Director Vanderholm made a motion to accept this bid with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

LIGHTING BIDS

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the bid from Gary’s Electric for $9864 for the lighting of the library and hallways and also have 2 extra lights installed in the hallway per his recommendation.  Director Sorensen seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

2016-2017 STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOKS

Director Weis made a motion to approve the 2016-2017 Student/Parent Handbooks with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

ATHLETIC PASS FEE

Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the athletic all season pass fees for adults at $100.00, students at $40.00, and senior citizens at $65.00 with a second by Director Weis.  The motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT

President Bates adjourned the meeting at 8:04 PM.  The next regular meeting for the board is set for August 17, 2016 in the Board Room.