5/3/10 School Board Minutes
written by tiffany johnson   
thursday, 17 june 2010 13:58
MAY 3, 2010


Call to Order/Pledge:

The regular School Board meeting of Independent School District #317 was held May 3, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at King Elementary. Chairperson Victor Williams called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Members in attendance included: Williams, Anne Gardner, Lee Pederson, Brad Box, Nancy Adams-Hulbert and Sarah Bellefy. Administrators present included: Matt Grose, Superintendent; Brent Colligan, High School Principal; Amy Galatz, Elementary Principal; and Brent Schimek, Activities Director. Tiffany Johnson was present as recorder.


Agenda Approval:

Motioned by Box to approve the agenda, as revised; seconded by Gardner. MCU.


Highest Student Achievement:

a. Close-Up Program and History Day Program. Lynn Evans, High School History teacher, and two students, Elliot Geilen and Donner Humenberger, provided program highlights. This past weekend, the History program had twelve students participate in the History Day state competition at the University of Minnesota. Geilen and Humenberger presented their exhibit board and shared their History Day experience. A slide show presentation recapped the Close-Up group’s recent trip to Washington DC for the national Close-Up event.


Effective and Efficient Systems:

a. Approval of Minutes:

  1. Motioned by Pederson to approve minutes of the April 12, 2010 regular meeting as written; seconded by Box. MCU.

b. Approval of Disbursements: Motioned by Adams-Hulbert to approve the financial report, including accounts payable /payroll / transfers for April, 2010; seconded by Bellefy. MCU.

c. Consent Agenda: Motioned by Box to approve the three consent agenda items:

1. Accept donation of $200 from Leech Lake Gaming Division for King School.

2. Accept donation of $500 from Community Charities of MN for King School roller-skating program.

3. Accept letter of resignation from Shandy Geisler, High School Science Teacher, effective June 4, 2010.

Motion seconded by Pederson. MCU.

d. Approval of Resolution for 2010-2011 Membership in the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL).

Motioned by Gardner to approve the Resolution related to renewal of membership in the MSHSL for 2010-11;

seconded by Pederson. Roll call vote shows all in favor, MC.

e. Approval of Resolution for Sale of Real Property. Motioned by Box to approve the Resolution for Sale of Real Property, related to the exchange of property located by King School; seconded by Adams-Hulbert. Roll call vote shows all in favor, MC.

f. Approval of 2010-2011 School Calendar. Motioned by Gardner to approve the final 2010-2011school calendar; seconded by Bellefy. MCU.

g. Approval of Budgets. Motioned by Adams-Hulbert to approve the Revised 2009-2010 Budget and the Preliminary 2010-2011 Budget; seconded by Gardner. MCU.



a. From Delegation:

1. Amy Galatz, Elementary Principal, distributed written report and recapped highlights.

2. Brent Colligan, High School Principal. Distributed detailed written report, and provided additional information regarding “College in the Schools”.

b. From Activities Director, Brent Schimek. Spring sports/activities are running smoothly.

c. From Student Transportation, Nor-Tran Inc. Mark Schjenken reported that Grades K-3 Student Bus Safety spring training is complete.

d. From Out-of-School Program Coordinator, Josh Solem. Updates on summer programs.

e. From the School Board. Williams reported on the success of the recent 5th Grade D.A.R.E. trip to the Twins game. Box offered support and pride in the Close-Up Program participants.

F. From the Superintendent, Matt Grose. Announcement that ISD 317 is the recipient of the Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Award. Also offered clarification on a personnel matter.


Motioned by Gardner to adjourn at 7:14 p.m.; seconded by Pederson. MCU.



The next regular school board meeting will be June 7, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. at the Deer River High School Media Center.


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