ELLSWORTH PUBLIC SCHOOL
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Monday, September 17, 2012
The regular school board meeting was called to order by Chairman Cliff Schilling at 6:30 p.m.† A roll call revealed all members present except Jeff Boltjes & Mike Werner.
† Staff present:† George Berndt, John Widvey, Darcey Groen, Gary Swanson, & Corwin Slagter.
† Visitors present:† Mike Boyenga
A motion was made by Dirks and seconded by Goedken to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on August 20, 2012.† Motion carried.
† A motion was made by Kruse and seconded by Dirks to approve all bills and claims with one addition. Motion carried.
† The Board of Education reviewed the Student Activity Fund.
The Board of Education reviewed the Treasurerís Report. A motion was made by Goedken and seconded by Dirks to approve the Treasurerís Report.† Motion carried.
† Mr. Berndt reported on the following items:
1.††Mike Boyenga presented the contract with the Smart Start Preschool.
† A motion was made by Goedken and seconded by Dirks to approve the contract with† the Smart Start Preschool.† Motion carried.
2.†† Presented a contract with Dan Huisman as bus driver for the 2012-2013 school year.
A motion was made by Goedken and seconded by Kruse to approve the contract with Dan Huisman for the 2012-2013 school year.† Motion carried.
3.††The Kindergarten students took a field trip to the home of Virgil and Betty Block to visit their pumpkin patch.†
4.††Presented information on the Preschool-2nd grade field trip to an apple orchard.
5.††Presented information on the Career Expo in Worthington that the 10th & 11th grade students will be attending on September 26.
6.††Presented information on the Environmental Fair in Slayton that the 5th & 6th grade students will be attending on September 27.
7.††Presented the student count for the 2012-2013 school year; 92 elementary students and 78 high school students.†
8.† Presented information on student dress code.
9.††Dave Goedken reported on the mower repairs and bus inspection.†
† Financial Consultant John Widvey presented the following items:
1.††Presented the 2012 levy for taxes payable in 2013 as the maximum for approval.
A motion was made by Schilling and seconded by Kruse to certify the 2012 levy for taxes payable in 2013 as the maximum.† Motion carried.
2.††Presented the 2012-2013 budget with expenditures of $1,955,319.00 and revenues of $1,890,442.00.† Motion carried.
A motion was made by Schilling and seconded by Dirks to approve the 2012-2013 budget as presented.† Motion carried.
3.††Corwin Slagter presented information on online classes.
† A motion was made by Goedken and seconded by Dirks to approve the online classes as presented.† Motion carried.
4.† Mr. Widvey suggested holding a public hearing on the 2012-2013 school district budget in conjunction with the December 2012 regular school board meeting.
† A motion was made by Dirks and seconded by Kruse to hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on December 17th in conjunction with the regular school board meeting.† Motion carried.
† There being no further business Chairman Cliff Schilling called for a motion to adjourn.† A motion was made by Goedken and seconded by Kruse to adjourn.† Motion carried.† The meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.
Ellsworth District 514 School Board Clerk