March 18

MARCH 18, 2014
The regular meeting of the School Board of District #477 was called to order by Chair Deb Ulm on the 18th day of March, at 7:00 p.m. in the District Office Board Room. Roll Call:Members Present: Craig Johnson, Eric Minks, Jeremy Miller, Chuck Nagle, Deb Ulm, and Chad Young. Members Absent: Howard Vaillancourt.. Others present: Superintendent Julia Espe, and Director of Business Services Michelle Czech
Student Council Rep: Absent
Citizen Comments: None
APPROVE AGENDA: Motion made by Craig Johnson, and seconded by Jeremy Miller, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Chad Young, and seconded by Craig Johnson, to approve the March 4, 2014 Regular School Board meeting minutes, and the March 4, 2014 Closed meeting minutes. Motion passed unanimously.
CONSENT AGENDA Motion made by Eric Minks, and seconded Jeremy Miller, to approve the consent agenda items: Personnel, Bills, Fundraiser, Non Resident Agreements, Wire Transfers, Treasurers Report, and Gifts. Motion passed unanimously.
INFORMATION: The PHS Strategic Growth and Change was presented by Principal Muckenhirn. She provided an overview of the High Schools Strategic Growth and Change Framework.
The Monsanto Award: Brian Orton of Orton farms won a $2500.00 award from the Monsanto American Famers Grow Rural Community and presented it to the Princeton Senior High School FFA. The FFA will use the funds to landscape around the greenhouse, and to improve the landscape at North Elementary.
Referendum Update The ballots were ordered and delivered, Town Halls are reserved, a message was sent to all staff informing them about the Bond Referendum, and Superintendent Espe will give an informational presentation at each of the schools. In addition, Superintendent Espe sent a document to administrators and the School Board about the legalities of distinction between informational campaign and vote yes campaign. A mailing was sent to election judges in the area, resident mailing labels from the four counties have been ordered and delivered. Referendum Central is live on the website, and the following items are now available to view: frequently asked questions, the tax calculator. A letter was submitted to the Princeton Union Eagle to tell the community about the rationale and process thus far.
2nd Policy Reading Data Use Policy This will be presented at the next board meeting.
ACTION 2013-2014 Revised Budget Director of Business Services, Michelle Czech, provided the board with an overview of the districts revised budget. Motion made by Jeremy Miller, and seconded by Eric Minks, to approve the 2013-2014 revised budget. Upon roll call the following voted in favor of: Deb Ulm, Eric Minks, Craig Johnson, Chad Young, Jeremy Miller, and the following voted against the same: Chuck Nagle. Motion passed 5:1
Calendars 2015, 2016, 2017 Motion was made by Jeremy Miller, and seconded by Craig Johnson, to approve the 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17 school calendars as presented. Motion passed unanimously.
FUTURE MEETINGS Finance Board Committee meeting: April 1 at 5:30p.m. Activities Board Committee meeting: To be set at the next regular board meeting. ADDITIONS TO AGENDA None
ADJOURN Meeting adjourned at 8:25p.m.
Recorder: Bridget Sorensen
Chair, Deb Ulm
Clerk, Eric Minks
Published in the
Princeton Union Eagle
April 10, 2014

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