ELLSWORTH PUBLIC SCHOOL
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Monday, November 19, 2012
† The regular school board meeting was called to order by Chairman Cliff Schilling at 6:30 p.m.† A roll call revealed all members present except Tracy Dirks & Jeff Boltjes.
† Staff present:† George Berndt, John Widvey, Darcey Groen, Sara Leuthold, & Mac McDowell.
† Visitors present:† Ellen Hoefker with Turbes Drealan Kvilhaug Hoefker & Co., and 2 representatives from Cooperative Energy.
† A motion was made by Goedken and seconded by Kruse to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on October 15, 2012 and the minutes of the special meeting held on November 9, 2012.† Motion carried.
† A motion was made by Werner and seconded by Goedken to approve all bills and claims. Motion carried.
† The Board of Education reviewed the Student Activity Fund.
The Board of Education reviewed the Treasurerís report. A motion was made by Goedken and seconded by Kruse to approve the Treasurerís Report.† Motion carried.
† Mr. Berndt reported on the following items:†
1.†† Representatives from Cooperative Energy presented information on their services.
2.†††The winter concert was November 16.
3.†††The school play was performed on November 8 & 9 and very well attended.
4.†† GB practice began on Nov. 12 and BB practice began on Nov. 19.
5.†††Presented information on a washer & dryer for the FACS room.
6.†††Community Ed had a movie night on Nov. 12 and was very well attended.
7.†††Presented information from a teacher evaluation workshop.
8.†††Dave Goedken discussed the following items:
A motion was made by Werner and seconded by Schilling to allow sponsoring organizations and nonprofit organizations to advertise on the sign at no cost. For any other organizations or individuals there will be a cost of $5.00/day. No dollar amounts are allowed to be advertised on the sign. Motion carried.
† Financial Consultant John Widvey presented the following items:
1.†††Ellen Hoefker with Turbes Drealan Kvilhaug Hoefker & Co. presented the school district's audit.
† A motion was made by Kruse and seconded by Werner to approve the audit as presented.† Motion carried.
2.††††† Mr. Widvey would like to seek advice from the regional financial coordinator's staff regarding the district's FY 2013 budget.
† A motion was made by Schilling and seconded by Goedken to approve Mr. Widvey's request to seek advice from the regional financial coordinator's staff regarding the budget.† Motion carried.
3.††††† The meet & confer committee will begin their meetings with the staff.
There being no further business Chairman Cliff Schilling called for a motion to adjourn.† A motion was made by Goedken and seconded by Kruse to adjourn.† Motion carried.† The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.
Ellsworth District 514 School Board Clerk
Ellsworth Public School
513 S. Broadway St.