Nov 18 Reg

School District 883
(Official Publication)
Rockford Board of Education Summary Minutes from the
November 18, 2013
Regular Board Meeting
The school board met in regular session on Monday, November 18, 2013. The following items may be of interest:
The Board recognized Melissa Edeburn, Seth Karvonen, Victoria Nelson and Christopher Woida, Shanna Lecy, Brandy Gullickson, Beth Russell, Jeanne VanDrasek, Darren Eliason, Cathy Engbloom, and Abby Botten.
The Board approved the minutes from the October 21 regular meeting, staffing changes, bills totaling $1,663,001.58, open enrollments, donations, support staff seniority list, teachers seniority list, 2-14 Deep Portage Trip and Legacy Grant.
The Board heard an update on student enrollment projections.
An update on the bond project and planning progress of the baseball field was reviewed.
The Board approved employee insurance renewals for health, dental, life, and long-term disability.
The Board received reports from Principals Brenda Petersmeyer, Ryan Jensen, and Amy Denneson.
The Board also received reports and updates from Superintendent Paul Durand and Business Manager Sandy Strozyk.
The Board received the fiscal year 2013 audit report with good findings.
The Board approved the revised 2013-14 budget as presented.
The Board approved an additional 0.5 FTE English Language Learners position and a 0.5 interim transition administrator position.
The Board reviewed the Community Education Annual Report.
The Board approved the 2014-15 school year calendar.
The Board approved changes to 509 Enrollment of Nonresident Students, 515 Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records, 523 Policies Incorporated by Reference, 711 Video Recording on School Buses, 712 Video Surveillance Other than on Busses and other non-substantial changes to selected policies. Changes to 524 Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy and 532 Use of Pease Officers and Crisis Teams were reviewed.
Heard reports from individual board members on their committee assignments.
There will be a Board Work Session on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM in the school board room.
The Board approved to change the start time of the next regular meeting on Monday, December 16, 2013, to 6 pm. The Truth in Taxation hearing portion will remain after 6:30 pm in the school board room.
The Board held a closed session to discuss negotiations and the superintendent evaluation.
This is a summary of the minutes from this meeting as per MN Statute 123B.09, subd. 10. Official Rockford School Board minutes are posted on the districts website at after they are approved by the school board at the next regular meeting. If you would like a hard copy of the official minutes, please contact the Rockford Area Schools District Office at 763-477-9165 or mail your request to the district office at 6051 Ash Street, Rockford MN 55373.

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