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2/6/2008 – Public Notices




December 11, 2007

A regular meeting of the Minnewaukan Board of Education was called to order by Chairman David Ambers on December 11, 2007. Also present were Randy Thompson, Terry Yri, Laura Every, Corey Erickson, Supt.

Myron Jury, Jean Callahan and Dianne Mikkelson. Ron Carlson was absent.

Yri made a motion, seconded by Thompson, to approve the agenda. The motion carried.

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Yri, to approve the minutes of the November 19, 2007 meeting. The motion carried.

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Every, to approve the bills for payment. The motion carried.


Advanced Business

Methods $757.87

Alltel 45.26

Benson Co Farmers Press 219.82

BlueCross BlueShield ND 1,620.10

BW Seven Seas 55.00

Mike Callahan 74.00

Capital One 4,365.39

City of Minnewaukan 749.63

Consolidated Plastic

Co Inc 342.89

Devils Lake Public Schools 7,375.90

Discovery Education 2,150.00

Deb Dyste 35.95

Ecolab 96.00

Farm Plan 37.63

Bonnie Erickson 387.36

Farmers Union Oil Co 7,039.81

Grand International 195.00

Hartley’s School Buses 22,000.00

Johnson Controls 933.84

Jemstone Inc 214.80

JS Vending & Wholesale 216.16

Lake Region Special Ed 12,418.34

Mac’s Inc 262.28

McQuoid’s Grocery 605.53


Foundation 40.00

Dianne Mikkelson 114.20

Dianne Mikkelson 19.80

Motor Vehicle Dept 25.50

Napa Auto Parts 629.66

ND Center for Distance

Education 931.57

ND Telephone Co 476.52

Office Depot 291.72

Oriental Trading Co Inc 120.35

Otter Tail Power Co 3,047.87

Popplers Music Inc 2,172.76

Postmaster 201.00

Social Studies School

Service 54.88

Software Unlimited 75.00

Stein’s Inc 24.51

Supreme School Supply 67.80

The Mailbox 29.95

Towner Co Medical Center 145.00

Wal-Mart 126.85

Volk Human Services 4,537.84

Weekly Reader Corp 213.00

TOTAL 74,544.34


Capital One Bank 669.98

JS Vending & Wholesale 233.32

Gerrells & Co Inc 89.15

Pepsi Cola Co 768.60

Pizza Corner Frozen

Pizza 190.00

Scholastic Book Fairs 854.46

Spirit Water Inn 681.60

Training Room 88.65

The Cottage 80.00

Darlene Thompson 75.00

US Foodservice-GF 350.46

Wal-Mart 170.82

TOTAL 4,296.99


Dakota Food Equipment $84.80

JS Vending & Wholesale 458.07

McQuoid’s Grocery 28.85

Meadow Sweet Dairy 747.64

US Foodservice-GF 4,293.66

TOTAL 5,613.02

Every made a motion, seconded by Thompson, to approve the financial reports. The motion carried.

Every made a motion, seconded by Thompson, to approve the superintendent’s evaluation. The motion carried.

Discussion was held on the football co-op meeting and the audit.

The principals’ reports were given.

The next meeting will be January 16, 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Thompson made a motion, seconded by Yri, to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m.

Dianne Mikkelson

Business Manager

David Ambers




December 19, 2007

A regular meeting of the Leeds Board of Education was held December

19 at 7 p.m. at the school.

Present were Linda Young, Randy Silliman, Gene Larson, Supt. Joel Braaten, High School Principal Jeff Manley, Elementary Principal Carol Braaten and Business Manager Kathy Benson. Mark Swanson and Melody Bracken were absent.

The minutes of the regular meeting of November 15, 2007 were approved as written.

Mr. Braaten reported on the meeting with the administration of the Leeds and Maddock Schools to review ideas and concerns for forming a football co-op.

Mr. Braaten updated the board on the progress of the Energy Savings Project.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the second reading of the Student Use of Electronic Devices Policy.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the second reading of the the On Campus and Off Campus Use of Computers Policy.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the second reading of the Sexual Offenders on School Property Policy.

The board read a thank you note from the Lorraine Schwanke family for the flowers.

It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the financial reports for November and approve all bills for payment. Bills approved are as follows:


Ace Industrial $296.90

Altru Clinic 130.00

Anne Carlsen Center

for Children 12,630.10

B&H Oil Co 3,700.93

Barnes & 14.37

Benson Co Farmers Press 131.18

Brainpop 175.00

Braun, Susan 11.11

Brown, M. Jane 219.90

Carson-Dellosa Pub Co 155.08

CDW Government 41.87

Chad’s Amoco 731.37

Clute Office Equipment 802.33

Create ND 180.00

Dacotah Paper Co 371.76

Dakota Assemblies 300.00

Devils Lake C&F 440.00

Devils Lake Daily Journal 46.50

Digital Office Centre 106.90

Expressway Suites 196.63

Farmers Union Oil Co. 359.81

Gaffaney’s Inc 639.14

Haagenson, Patty 45.00

Information Technology

Dept 132.44

International Inn-Minot 136.00

Jaymar Business Forms 47.68

John R. Green 102.18

Johnson Clinic PC 94.00

Johnson’s Plumbing

Service Inc 181.50

L&H Plumbing & Heating 128.50

Lake Region Special Ed 15,634.30

Leeds Public School 910.00

Mac’s 7.29

Menards-Minot 406.05

Minnewaukan School 187.91

Minot State University 383.41

Moller’s 76.00

ND Telephone Co 3,777.24

ND CTM 50.00

OfficeMax 106.74

Otter Tail Power Co 4,947.70

Paulson Supply 99.95

Pierce Co Tribune 5.58

Popplers Music 329.17

Postmaster 660.47

Praxair Distribution 20.15

Really Good Stuff 39.93

Rugby Lumber 71.70

School Specialty 132.88

Sunburst Visual Media 184.40

Thompson, Carol 16.56

Towner Co Record Herald 36.20

Tracy’s Market 127.94

Wal-Mart Community 178.77

City of Leeds 159.00

Cenex Credit Card 193.96

ND CEL 375.00

Braaten, Joel 55.76

Mr. Manley presented the high school principal’s report: semester testing, students of the quarter, blood drive, club Christmas party, Red Ribbon Week activities, high school Christmas concert, Lake Region Invitational Girls’ Basketball Tournament, 21 varsity and 16 junior high players came out for boys’ basketball, Hoopster Shootout went well, Lindsay Anderson placed seventh at the Midwest Regional cross-country meet and participated in the national meet in San Diego, Calif. and the fall athletic banquet went well.

Mrs. Braaten presented the elementary principal’s report: students decorated trees downtown, T.A.T.U. presentation, fitness lyceum, evaluations on new teachers, student teachers next semester, Christmas writings in the Record Herald and Destination Imagination has two teams.

Thank you to the Engstrom Pumpkin Patch for the donation: $300 to the elementary reading program and $100 for hats and gloves for the elementary.

Mr. Braaten reported on the recent NESC meeting: Joint Powers Agreements (JPA) now Regional Education Agreement (REA) and restructuring the fee schedule. January in-service will be the 21st in Devils Lake.

The board reviewed the taxable valuation report. There has been a slight increase in the total taxable valuation.

Mr. Braaten reported on the Benson County tax commission meeting regarding the BTR exemption request.

It was moved, seconded and carried to accept the Leeds Education Association petition as the negotiating unit.

Mr. Braaten presented the superintendent’s report: advertising for speech coach, Leeds School District board member geographic regions,

$516 from the holiday concert will be given to Hannah Anderson, repairs to bus No. 6, Benson County Emergency Manager is securing a grant for a new repeater and digital radios, 20% match is required and possible professional development opportunities.

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 7 p.m.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Kathryn L. Benson

Business Manager

Linda Young



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