Board Members Present:  Odegard, Opdahl, Rupp, Velde, Weir, Zumhofe

    Board Members Absent:  Hagert

    Community / Staff Members Present: Kathy Anderson, Deb Beckler, Roberta Bjerkeset, Dan Bosch, LeeAnn Boushek. Kelly Hesch, Melissa Hesch, Darlys Listul, Kevin McGauley, Mike Meihak, Perry Schmidt, Eric Quiring, Sharon Rupp, Allen Stoeckman, Denise Streich, Kathy Velde

    Chairman Velde called the meeting to order.  

    Motion by Opdahl, second by Odegard and carried to approve the agenda for the meeting.

    Perry Schmidt, Dan Bosch and Kevin McGauley from Energy Services Group were in attendance to share the process followed to complete the air quality/energy project at YME (from air quality studies to approval from the MN Department of Education to the completion of the project under budget).


    Board Members Present:  Odegard, Opdahl, Rupp, Velde, Weir, Zumhofe
    Board Members Absent:  Hagert
    Community / Staff Members Present: Kathy Anderson, Deb Beckler, Roberta Bjerkeset, Dan Bosch, LeeAnn Boushek. Kelly Hesch, Melissa Hesch, Darlys Listul, Kevin McGauley, Mike Meihak, Perry Schmidt, Eric Quiring, Sharon Rupp, Allen Stoeckman, Denise Streich, Kathy Velde
    Chairman Velde called the meeting to order.  
    Motion by Opdahl, second by Odegard and carried to approve the agenda for the meeting.
    Perry Schmidt, Dan Bosch and Kevin McGauley from Energy Services Group were in attendance to share the process followed to complete the air quality/energy project at YME (from air quality studies to approval from the MN Department of Education to the completion of the project under budget).
    The meeting was closed to discuss information on the ongoing facilities project lawsuit with YME attorney, Eric Quiring, from Ratwik, Roszak and Maloney.
    Chairman Velde opened the meeting and continued on with the agenda.
    Motion by Rupp, second by Weir and carried to approve the minutes from the June 11, 2012 Board meeting.
    The opportunity for citizens to speak received no response.
    Tim Opdahl reported on behalf of the finance committee.  The committee met on July 2, 2012 and agenda items included the lawsuit, the FY13 budget reductions, the sale of the Clarkfield building, overdue lunch accounts, increasing lunch prices and technology needs.
    Steve Zumhofe reported on behalf of the policy committee.  The committee met on July 2, 2012.  The committee is reviewing annual policies and will ask the building principals to review a number of policies before bringing them to the board for approval.  The committee is recommending the approval of Policy 807 – Health & Safety that is required to be in place to receive state funding.  
    Chairman Velde reported on behalf of the buildings & grounds committee.   The committee met on July 12, 2012.  Items of discussion included the sale of the Clarkfield building, insurance on the Clarkfield building, junior high activities alternative scheduled, quotes received to repair the roof at BRE, and the watering of the school yard & fields.
    A fund balance report was submitted for review.
    Motion by Zumhofe, second by Rupp and carried to approve bills for payment in the amount of $308,642.24 with checks numbered 13390-13518; wire transfers in the amount of $237,995.44 numbered 201100119-201100124; wire transfers in the amount of $301,423.55 numbered 201200001-2012000013; and facility project bills in the amount of $36,275.02 with checks numbered 258-259.
    Motion by Opdahl, second by Odegard and carried to adopt a resolution establishing dates for filing affidavits of candidacy for office of school board member of Independent School District No. 2190.  Filing shall begin on July 31, 2012 and will close at 5:00 pm on August 14, 2012.
    Motion by Weir, second by Opdahl and carried to adopt a resolution directing school and school business to be held on Columbus Day, October 8, 2012.
    Motion by Rupp, second by Zumhofe and carried to designate the second Monday of the month for School Board meetings with the fourth Monday of the month reserved should a second meeting need to be called. Regular meetings will be held in the YME Board Room on the dates and times as follows for 2012-2013: July 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm, August 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm, September 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm, October 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm,  November 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm, December 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm,  January 14, 2013 at 5:30 pm, February 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm, March 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm, April 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm, May 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm, June 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm.
    Motion by Weir, second by Odegard and carried to designate official school depositories for the 2012-2013 fiscal year as follows:  F&M Bank of Clarkfield for payroll; Granite Falls Bank of Granite for the Board account, student programs and administrative account; MN School District Liquid Asset Fund for receiving state-aid and levy revenues and facilities project accounts; Citizens Bank of Granite Falls for facilities money market accounts; and to authorize the Granite Falls Bank of Granite Falls to provide electronic fund transfers to allow for payroll direct deposit services.
    Motion by Opdahl, second by Rupp and carried to designate the Advocate Tribune as the official school newspaper for 2012-2013.
    Motion by Odegard, second by Weir and carried to designate the law firm of Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A., Kevin Rupp & Eric Quiring, and the law firm of Holmstrom & Kvam PLLP, Greg Holmstrom & Spencer Kvam, as legal counsel for 2012-2013.
    Motion by Odegard, second by Rupp and carried to designate LeeAnn Boushek, Finance Officer, Terri Peterson, Assistant Finance Officer, and Tara Miller, Payroll Officer to complete and authorize electronic fund transfers as necessary to pay board bills and payroll and to complete investments for the district in secured accounts to yield the greatest amount of interest return.
    Motion by Weir, second by Odegard and carried to authorize the facsimile use of board signatures for board bills and payroll checks for 2012-2013.
    Motion by Zumhofe, second by Weir and carried to adopt Policy 807 - Health & Safety, as presented.
    Motion by Opdahl, second by Odegard and carried to approve the Health & Safety Budget for 2012-2014, as follows:

Finance            FY       FY     FY
Code      Description     2011-12   2012-13     2013-14
          Physical
347     Hazards    4,316    4,600    4,700
 
         Other
        Hazardous
349    Material       429       600       600

         Environmental
        & Safety
352    Management    15,747     22,550     16,750
 
         Asbestos
358    Removal    30,267     16,000     17,000
 
363    Fire Safety    11,597       6,700       6,700
 
TOTALS        62,356     50,450     45,750

    Motion by Weir, second by Opdahl and carried to approve membership renewal with Minnesota Rural Education Association.
    Motion by Rupp, second by Odegard and carried to approve membership renewal with the Minnesota School Boards Association.
    Motion by Zumhofe, second by Opdahl and carried to increase lunch prices to the following: Elementary lunch - $2.25, High School lunch - $2.35, Adult lunch - $3.50.
    Motion by Opdahl, second by Rupp and carried to advertise for the sale of Clarkfield building by sealed bids.  Bids received will be opened on August 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm in the District office.
    Motion by Weir, second by Zumhofe and carried to approve the employment of Michael Meihak, Grade 6-12 Principal.
    Motion by Weir, second by Odegard and carried to approve the employment of Melissa Hesch, Grade K-5 Principal.
    Motion by Opdahl, second by Odegard and carried to approve the contract agreement with the non-certified, non-union bargaining group.
    Motion by Odegard, second by Weir and carried to approve the employment of Kristina Blackwelder, K-1 instructor.
    Motion by Zumhofe, second by Rupp and carried to approve the employment of Marit Rheinheimer, Title I instructor.
    Motion by Odegard, second by Zumhofe and carried to approve the employment of Sue Vetsch, 0.83 FTE Spanish instructor.
    Motion by Odegard, second by Weir and carried to approve a salary change for Robbin Bendel, Senior Citizen Coordinator, due to the added responsibility of Meal Site Coordinator to her position, beginning June 1, 2012.    
    Steve Zumhofe reported on a meeting with the Upper Sioux Board of Trustees held on July 12, 2012.  A second meeting was scheduled for August 20, 2012            
    Upcoming Events:
Board Meeting – August 13, 2012, 7:00 pm – YME Bd. Rm.
    Chairman Velde adjourned the meeting.
July 26, 2012
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