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September 8, 2014 Board of Education meeting minutes

Unified School District #225

Regular Board Of Education Meeting

Grade School Library

Monday, September 9, 2014   7:00 p.m.



Call to order: Mark Bergkamp, president, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.


Members present:   Mark Bergkamp, Steve Lundeen, Duke Marrs, Tim Milford and Marjean Strong were present. Erica Littlewood was absent.  Others present were Mr. Tom Dolenz, Superintendent/Principal; Mark Cook, Jr/Sr High School Principal; and Brenda Wenta, Clerk.


Recognition of Visitors/Communication:   Kat Market, Annette Keith, Kimberly Knopp.  Ms. Knopp explained the Donors Choose online charity program located at donorschoose.org.  Mr. Dolenz stated in board policy that the projects would have to be approved by the Superintendent.  If gifts are received, school board needs to accept these gifts and they become the property of USD 225.


Approve Agenda: Milford moved, seconded by Strong to approve the agenda with the following addition:

            Open sealed bid

Motion carried 5-0.


Approve Minutes: Lundeen moved, Strong seconded to approve the regular meeting minutes of August 11, 2014.  Motion carried 5-0.


Accounts Payable: Strong moved, seconded by Lundeen to approve the accounts payable as presented.  Motion carried 5-0.



A+ Network by Steve Lundeen

SKACD #613 by Marjean Strong

Economic Development:  Tim Milford

Principal/Activities Director, Mark Cook

Superintendent/Grade School Principal, Tom Dolenz

  Mr. Dolenz proposed of moving the in-service date scheduled October 13 to October 10 to      coincide with the in-service already scheduled for MTSS in Ashland.  It is the consensus of the board to approve this.


New Business:


Building and Equipment Use policy





            Discrepancy in pay needs to be addressed


District Goals 1 and 2

            Discussion was held


1996 Chevrolet Bus bid

            A motion by Strong, seconded by Marrs to accept the sealed bid of $200 from Dennis McDowell, Overtime Youth Group for the 1996 Chevrolet bus.  Motion carried 5-0.


Executive session:  Motion by Milford, seconded by Lundeen to enter into executive session to discuss personnel matters of nonelected personnel in order to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed and that the board return to open session in the board room at 9:00 p.m. Motion carried 5-0.  Board Members, Mr. Dolenz, Mr. Cook were present.  Time:  8:50 p.m.



            Strong moved, Milford seconded to accept the resignation of Pam Milford as junior high cheerleading sponsor.  Motion carried 5-0.

            Strong moved, Lundeen seconded to approve Alesha Edwards as high school and junior high school cheerleading sponsor. Motion carried 5-0.


Adjournment:  A motion was made by Steve Lundeen and seconded by Duke Marrs to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 5-0.  Time:  9:03 p.m.


For The Board of Education