MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
LEEDS SCHOOL BOARD
November 15, 2007
A regular meeting of the Leeds Board of Education was held November 15, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Young, Silliman, Bracken, Supt.
Braaten, Principals Manley, and Braaten and Business Manager Kathy Benson. Absent were Mark Swanson and Gene Larson.
Additions to the agenda: 6 b) letter from Leeds Education Association; 8) Approve hiring cheer advisor.
The minutes of the regular meeting of October 15, 2007 were approved as written.
The board reviewed the superintendent’s formative evaluation.
A meeting has been scheduled with the administrations of Leeds, Minnewaukan and Maddock Schools to review proposals for forming a football co-op.
Mr. Braaten updated the board on the energy savings project; working on installing air handling units and water heaters, a walk through inspection with Doug Strauss of G&R Controls.
The board read a thank you note from the Gullicksons for the baby gift.
The Leeds Education Association submitted a letter to the board regarding the recent ND School Boards Association resolution concerning negotiation of teacher compensation.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the financial reports for October and approve all bills for payment.
Altru Clinic $130.00
Anderson, April 76.00
Audio Enhancement 268.00
B & H Oil Co 2,992.41
Benson Co Farmers Press 313.14
Benson, Kathryn 217.00
Braaten, Joel 356.50
Cambium Learning 54.95
Carolina Biological Supply 33.25
Chad’s Amoco 996.62
Clute Office Equip 478.92
Computer Store 171.00
Cuisine At Home 22.00
Dakota Web Composers 120.00
Digital Office Centre 275.20
Discovery Benefits 40.00
Discovery Education 700.00
Farmers Union Oil Co 299.36
Franklin Covey 47.12
Gaffaney’s, Inc 399.62
Gerrells & Co 256.45
International Inn 130.00
James Stanfield Company 415.80
JS Vending 11.23
Kevlott Testing Services 130.00
L&H Plumbing & Heating 1,405.02
Lake Lumber 70.30
Leeds Hot Lunch 1,456.27
Mac’s, Inc. 54.20
Maddock Public School 200.00
Medcenter One 100.00
Menards – Grand Forks 18.23
Menards – Minot 152.18
MidAmerica Books 43.50
Minot Restaurant Supply 1,723.33
Minot State University 179.63
Moser, Larry 55.00
Moser, Sheila 4.58
ND Center For
Distance Education 259.25
ND School For The Deaf 5,500.00
ND Telephone Co 367.35
Paulson Supply 18.90
Popplers Music 682.82
Praxair Distribution 19.50
Quill Corporation 69.66
Ramkota Hotel 341.00
Really Good Stuff 19.72
School Specialty 974.69
Taste Of Home 10.00
Time For Kids 340.10
Tractor Supply Credit Plan 64.99
Tracy’s Market 130.95
Warren Implement 82.23
Otter Tail Power Co 1,904.50
Cando Insurance Agency 57.00
Moser, Sheila 16.76
Swanson, Matthew 26.00
Region IV Drama 50.00
Leeds Honor Society 127.67
MSU Division of Music 60.00
Jacobson, Lucia 110.00
UND Music Dept 65.00
City of Leeds 417.20
Dunlap, Deb 120.00
Rugby Sanitation, Inc 660.00
Mr. Manley presented the high school principal’s report: State assessment testing went well, students of the quarter, fall sports wrap up, athletic banquet on November 20, Region IV One-Act Play competition, District 3 FCCLA leadership meeting, Northwest Music Festival was November 2 and girls’ basketball season has begun.
Congratulations to the students and athletes on their accomplishments this season: Lindsay Anderson for her fourth state cross-country championship; the volleyball team for placing third at districts and advancing to regionals; to Amber Bracken and Jordan Callahan for being named to the all-district team; to the football team for a successful season; and to Reid Haagenson, Eric Schleive, Chris Tofsrud, Collin Boyles, Adam LaRocque, Brendan Tarang and Daniel Harkness for being named to the all-region team. Congratulations to Reid Haagenson for being named outstanding senior in the region and a first team all-state running back. Congratulations to the one-act play cast for placing first at the Region IV contest; to Brenna Stone for receiving outstanding actor; to Josh Owens for honorable mention; and to Mrs. Dunlap on being selected region director. Congratulations to Amber Bracken on receiving recognition for four years participation in the Northwest Music Festival.
Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s report: American Education Week, several elementary students will be attending the UND percussion day, first and second grade students will sing at the Heart of America Medical Center Long Term Care Unit November 21, students in kindergarten, first and second grades will sing for the
55 club December 3, elementary Christmas program is scheduled for December 7 and kindergarten enrollment projections through 2012.
Mr. Braaten reported on the recent ND school law seminar and school board convention: background checks on new employees, change in open enrollment process, cyber bullying, board positions and zero tolerance policy.
Mr. Braaten reported on the recent NESC meeting: Joint Powers Agreements (JPA) now Regional Education Agreement (REA).
It was moved, seconded and carried to waive the facility charge as a donation for the Dollars for Scholars Table Extravaganza event December 1.
The fall athletics banquet will be Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Leeds and the spring 2008 banquet will be in Minnewaukan. Details of responsibilities for the host community and guidelines for the banquet committee will be worked out by the administrations.
Discussion was held on expenses for the banquet that were originally covered by the Lions Sports Boosters. The balance turned over to the school in 2002 has been spent and freewill donations and part of the tailgate proceeds have not covered all expenses. The school has been paying for paper products (plates, table covers, and cutlery) from the interest fund in the activities account.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve Leeds School contributing $10 toward each senior athlete special award for the
2007 fall and 2008 spring banquets only and to cease this practice for future years. Fundraising by outside groups towards these awards was discussed and it was agreed, in the interest of equity and fairness of each student, that school funds should not be involved in the future.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the first reading of the Student Use of Electronic Devices Policy.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the first reading of the On Campus and Off Campus Use of Computers Policy.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the first reading of the Sexual Offenders on School Property Policy.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the revisions to the Personnel Policy.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the 2007-2008 school year contract with the Anne Carlsen Center for Children.
Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: D.I. Haunted House, advertising for substitute bus drivers, holiday gifts for staff, teachers are participating in INSTEP program, and an update on the coaching positions.
Thank you to B&H Oil for their generous donation of fuel oil and service on the furnace for the haunted house.
It was moved, seconded and carried to approve holiday gift cards for all teachers and staff as in the past, and to authorize the business manager to transfer moneys from the activities fund interest account to cover the cost.
Mrs. Benson read a letter from Breanne Larson. It was moved, seconded and carried to accept the resignation of Breanne Larson as head volleyball coach.
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
The meeting adjourned.
Kathryn L. Benson
MINUTES OF MEETING
WARWICK CITY COUNCIL
December 3, 2007
A regular meeting of the Warwick City Council was held December 3,
2007 at 7 p.m.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor George Evans. Council members present were Ron Jacobson, Gary Elfman and Nick Walter.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read. Elfman made a motion to approve the minutes. Jacobson seconded. Motion carried.
Bills were presented:
Mark Elfman $ 230.87
Otter Tail Power Co. 100.81
Waste Management 767.42
North Dakota Dept of Health 16.00
City of Devils Lake 104.00
Otter Tail Power Co. $152.27
Sandra Barber 190.00
Benson Co. Farmers Press 68.48
Walter made a motion to pay the bills. Jacobson seconded. Motion carried.
Disconnect notices were discussed.
The next regular meeting will be January 7, 2008.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
OBERON CITY COUNCIL
November 5, 2007
A meeting of the Oberon City Council was held on November 5, 2007.
Present were Mayor James Nelson, council members Pete Hager and Eloise Ploium and city auditor Jessi Knatterud. Absent were Doug Schmid and Dale Stenberg. Jeremy Ploium was also present.
A motion was made by Hager to accept the minutes from the October meeting. Ploium seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion to accept the bills was made by Ploium, seconded by Hager.
The motion carried unanimously. Bills approved are as follows:
Otter Tail Power Co. $374.19
ND Telephone Co. 62.12
Benson Co. Farmers Press 115.68
ND Public Health Lab 32.00
Waste Management 978.02
Corey Ploium 184.70
Jessi Knatterud 369.40
Accounts receivable for October totaled $8,401.49.
Items of discussion included looking into an alternative to Waste Management for garbage disposal. The contract with Waste Management will be reviewed.
A special meeting will be set to discuss the bids received for lots 13-21.
A motion was made by Hager to accept a Resolution for Emergency Action in case of a disaster. The motion was seconded by Ploium.
Ploium moved to adjourn the meeting. Hager seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
The next meeting will be December 3 at 7 p.m.
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