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February 11, 2019, Board of Education meeting minutes

USD #225 Board of Education Meeting

February 11th, 2019, 7 p.m.



Call to order:  Barb Whitney, President, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Pledge of Allegiance was recited and Whitney led in prayer.

Members present:  Barb Whitney, Richie Dewell, Fred Boyd, Ed Rarden, and Tom Huelskamp were present. Others present were Jeff Bollinger, Superintendent, Corri McDowell, Principal and Valerie Crone, Deputy Board Clerk. Jamie Boese was not present. Erica Rarden, Board Clerk, arrived at 8:00 p.m.

Recognition of Visitors/Communication: Sign-in sheet available.

Approve Consent Agenda: Boyd moved, seconded by Dewell to approve the Consent Agenda.  Motion carried 5-0.       

FTA: Emily Dizmang, President and Erica Foster and Kim McLachlan, Co- Vice-Presidents, presented to the board to decline the board’s January proposed financial package and enter into negotiations at the conclusion of the current negotiated agreement.

REPORTS        Principal:  Mrs. McDowell gave her report.

                        Economic Development, Jamie Boese, representative – No report given

                        Special Education, Jamie Boese, representative – No report given  

                        Superintendent, Mr. Bollinger gave his report.    

Vacant board position: Topic was discussed. No action taken.

Calendar: Huelskamp moved, seconded by Rarden to accept 2019-2020 calendar as presented. Motion carried 5-0.

Teacher Housing Program: Topic was discussed and tabled.

Executive Session: Rarden moved and seconded by Huelskamp to go into executive session for 15 minutes and include the Superintendent and Principal to have preliminary discussions about the acquisition of real property. The session is required to protect the public interest in obtaining the property at a fair price. Motion carried 5-0.  7:55 p.m.

Huelskamp moved, seconded by Boyd to go into executive session for 10 minutes. Motion carried 5-0.  8:10 p.m.

Personnel: Huelskamp moved, seconded by Boyd to advertise the MS/HS assistant track coach position. Motion carried 4-1.

Executive Session: Boyd moved and seconded by Rarden to go into executive session for 15 minutes to discuss personnel matters of nonelected personnel. This session is required to protect the privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed. Motion carried 5-0. 8:33 pm.

Adjournment:  A motion was made by Boyd, seconded by Huelskamp to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 5-0.  Time: 8:50 p.m.





For The Board of Education


_____________________________________, Deputy Board Clerk


_____________________________________, Board President