ELLSWORTH PUBLIC SCHOOL
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Monday, May 20, 2013
† 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.
Staff present:† George Berndt, John Widvey, Darcey Groen, Peter Kolb, Krystal Kolb, & JD Roberts.
† A motion was made by Werner and seconded by Dirks to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on April 15, 2013. Motion carried.
† A motion was made by Goedken and seconded by Dirks to approve all bills and claims. Motion carried.
† The Board of Education reviewed the Student Activity Fund.
† The Board of Education reviewed the Treasurerís Report. A motion was made by Dirks and seconded by Goedken to approve the Treasurerís Report.† Motion carried.
† Mr. Berndt reported on the following items:†
1.†††Prom went very well.
2.†††Commencement will be May 24, 2013.† Cliff Schilling & Mike Werner will hand out diplomas.
3.†††Summer School will be June 3-28.
4.†† The spring music concert was very well attended.
5.††The All School Fair was very well attended.† Mr. Berndt commended the students for all the great projects that were displayed.
6.††Presented the MN State High School League contract for renewal.
† A motion was made by Goedken and seconded by Kruse to approve the MN State High School League renewal.† Motion carried.
7.†††Presented a resignation submitted by Jill Kruse, Paraprofessional.
† A motion was made by Dirks and seconded by Goedken to accept the resignation submitted by Jill Kruse, Paraprofessional.† Motion carried.
8.†† The school will have 2 students working with the janitors this summer. These positions are employed through the SW MN Private Industry Council.
9.†††The school will have volunteer painters for two weeks this summer.
10.† Dave Goedken reported on the following items:
a.†††Lime buildup in kitchen
† Financial Consultant John Widvey presented the following items:
1.†††Presented an agreement with Turbes Drealan Kvilhaug Hoefker & Co. P.A. to conduct the district's annual audit.
† A motion was made by Kruse and seconded by Dirks to approve the agreement with Turbes Drealan Kvilhaug Hoefker & Co. P.A. for the district's annual audit.† Motion carried.
2.†† Mr. Widvey suggested the non-renewal of the teaching contract of John D. Roberts for the 2013-2014 school year because of the expiration of his teacher license.
† A motion was made by Schilling and seconded by Goedken to non-renew the teaching contract of John D. Roberts for the 2013-2014 school year.† Chairman Schilling called for a roll call vote.† Voting yes: Schilling, Werner, Goedken, & Kruse.† Dirks abstained from the vote.† Motion passed with a majority vote.
3.†††Member Cliff Schilling introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO CONDUCTING A
REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION ELECTION IN 2013
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD of Independent School District No. 514, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1.†††The Board hereby declares its intent to hold a Referendum Revenue Authorization election in 2013 pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 126C.7.
† The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Mike Werner and upon vote being taken thereon the following voted in favor thereof:
Schilling, Werner, Goedken, Dirks, & Kruse; and the following voted against the same: none; whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
There being no further business Chairman Cliff Schilling called for a motion to adjourn.† A motion was made by Goedken and seconded by Dirks to adjourn.† Motion carried.† The meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.†
Ellsworth District 514 School Board Clerk†
Ellsworth Public School
513 S. Broadway St.