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Boar Minutes July 19, 2011

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Graettinger-Terril Community School Board of Directors
Regular Board Meeting
July 19, 2011

All votes are unanimous unless otherwise noted.
The Graettinger-Terril Community School Board met on July 20, 2011 in the Board Room in Graettinger at 5:00pm with President Norris calling the meeting to order at 5:03pm.  Other members in attendance included Roger Schmitt, Galen Chicoine, Kevin Jensen, Duane Hoffman,  Jim Eldridge and Larry Flaharty.  Administration in attendance were: Principal Ulrich, Superintendent Collins and Secretary Chapman.  Guest(s) included: Gary Edwards, Tim Roth, Jeanette Young

Jensen moved to adopt the agenda.  Motion carried.

Tim Roth and Jeanette Young addressed the board with their concerns with the size of the 5th grade class and the student to teacher ratio.

Flaharty moved to approve the minutes from June 20.  Motion carried.
Schmitt moved to approve the bills and claims.  Motion carried.
Chicoine moved to approve the financial reports.  Motion carried.

Item 8.1 Building Improvements & Updates
Ulrich presented a slideshow with Gary Edwards showcasing the updates made in both buildings.

9.1. Activity Calendar
Hoffman moved to approve the activity calendar so that dues and fees may be timely paid.  Motion carried.
9.2 Non-Certified Salaries
Flaharty moved to approve a salary increase of 3.42% for the non-certified personnel.  Motion carried.
9.3 Bank Depositories
Chicoine moved to approve the following bank depositories:  Bank Plus-$1,500,000, State Bank-$1,000,000, Central Bank-$1,000,000, Emmet County State Bank-$1,000,000, North Star-$1,000,000 and Iowa Trust.$1,000,000.  Motion carried.  A copy of the affidavit will be put in the minute book.
9.4 Name Board Secretary/Tsr
Chicoine moved to approve the appointment of Lisa Chapman as Board Secy/Tsr for FY12 with a salary increase of 3.42%.  Motion carried.
9.5 Hot Lunch Prices & 9.6 Fees
Jensen moved to approve the fees and Hot Lunch prices for FY12.  The only increase was in Driver’s Education.  Book fees and lunch/breakfast prices will remain the same at this time.  Motion carried.
9.7 Bread & 9.8 Milk Bids
Hoffman moved to approve the bread bid from IBC Sales for FY12.  Motion carried  Schmitt moved to approve the milk bid from Graettinger Dairy for the FY12 year.  Motion carried.
9.9 District Attorney
Jensen moved to approve Stephen Avery and Rick Engel as school attorneys.  Motion carried.
9.10 Student Handbook
Mr. Ulrich distributed a DRAFT of the Student Handbook.  Discussion was held regarding eligibility relating to good conduct and academic requirements.  The board will read over the Handbook in July-August and vote to approve the Handbook at the August meeting.  Chicoine moved to table the approval to the August meeting.  Motion carried.
9.11 Shared Director of Maintenance Agreement
Chicoine moved to approve the sharing agreement with Ruthven-Ayrshire CSD for Director of Maintenance with an 80/20 split.  Motion carried.
9.12 Weight Room Lease with GEDC
Hoffman moved to approve the lease with Graettinger Economic Development Corporation for one year at $600 for the use of the weight room for school use only.  Motion carried.
9.13 Textbook Proposal
Schmitt moved to approve the purchase of a reading series for K-2 that aligns with the current reading series that 3-5 grades use in the Terril building at the cost of $11,870.60 with Houghton Mifflin.  Ayes-Schmitt, Eldridge, Flaharty, Jensen, Hoffman.  Nay:  Chicoine.  Motion carried.

The Personnel Committee recommended approving the following contracts:  Stephanie Hanson-JH Volleyball for $2076, Tasha Neilson-Assistant HS Volleyball (upon submission of Coaching Authorization and Child Abuse Certificate) for $3334 and Bill Girres-Transportation Supervisor-$5000.  Motion carried.


Nothing additional at this time.

Nothing additional at this time.

Adjourn 8:06pm

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