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PAGE 6 THE PRESS FEBRUARY 16, 2011 Scenes from the Distric't Tournament i Right: Park River Fordville- Lankin Aggies Cole Solseng drives past Midway-Minto Mustangs Ben Schanilec for two of his 15 points. The Aggies fell to the Mustangs 76-39 in the opening round of the District 4 Tournament in Grafton, Top Left: Grafton Spoilers Nic Lundquist wrestles the loose basketball away from Valley- Edinburg's Andrew Evenson. The Spoilers downed the Titans 47-34 in semifinal action of the District Tournament. Bottom Left: Midway-Minto Mustangs Nathan Linstad drives past Cavalier's Bryce Karel'for two of his 15 points, The Mustangs fell to the Tornadoes 69-60 in the semifinals of the District 4 Tournament in Grafton Saturday night. Bottom Middle: Valley-Edinburg Titans Andrew Evenson drives to the basket against North Border, The Titans downed North Border 50-41 in the opening round of the District 4 Tournament, GPR falls to Red River Above: Grafton-Park River Spoilers Cole Rehovsky beats a Red River skater to the puck, The Spoilers fell to the Roughriders 3-1 Saturday afternoon in Grafton, Left: Spoilers goalie Zach Suda made 27 saves in the 3-1 loss to Red River. Flyers shut down by the Spoilers Picture on Front: Flyers Riley Francis and the Spoilers Brooke Feltman fight for a rebound. The Spoilers downed the Flyers 63-32 Thursday night in Park River. Left: Grafton's Brooke Gaustad drives past Fordville-Lankin/Park River's Carly Myrdal for two of her 12 points. Right: Flyers Sydney Larson puts up a jump shot over the defense of Cassie Thompson. Sydney led the Flyers with nine points. o o O O VALLEY-EDINBURG DISTRICT #118 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING JANUARY 11, 2011 7:00 PM HOOPLE, ND Meeting called to order by Board President Hall Present: Fred Hall, Valley-Edinburg Board President, Darrel Pastorek, Valley Edinburg School Distdct #118 School Board Vice-President, Larry McCollum, Mary Laxdal Dianne Goodoien, Wayne Brandvold, and Sheila Laxdal School Board Members Superintendent, John J. Oistad, III, Elementary Principal, Andrew Currie, Business Managers Eileen Rinde, others present: Jodi Fedje APPROVAL TO AMEND DECEMBER TO READ "ACCEPT UPERINTENDENT FORMATIVE EVALUATION" MSC: M LaxdaI-Goodoien to approve amended December minutes Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF DECEMBER 2010 MINUTES MSC:McCoIlum-S Laxdal to approve minutes Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous APPROVAL OF FINANCIAL REPORTS Hot Lunch beginning balance is $16,860.72- Month end balance $14,923.10 Activities beginning balance is $33,985.02-Month end balance $33,893.89 MSC: Pastorek-M Laxdal to approve financial report Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous The January 2011 Savings Analysis 2011 Schedule of Cash Deposited in Each District Bank was presented to the Board. Total Distdct Cash: General Fund Checking 509,451.82 General Fund Savings 387,046.14 Building Fund Checking 5,283.1 0 Building Fund Savings Special Activities Checking 31,459.49 Hot Lunch Checking 14,902.40 Total Cash: 48,142.95 1/2 of Total Cash Less checking funds already at Citizens State Bank:474,071.48 Special Activities Checking (31,459.49) Hot Lunch Checking (14,902.40) Balance needed in Citizens 427,709.59 Savings Accounts: (387,046.14) Cash to be deposited to Savings:40,663.44 MSC: to deposit money into Citizen's State Bank Roll Call vote- M Laxdal-yes, Pastorek- yes, McCollum-yes, Brandvold-yes, Hall-yes Abstaining from vote due to conflict of interest-S Laxdal, and Goodoien The need for Commercial Blanket Bond for the school was discussed MSC: Brandvold-Goodoien to obtain bond for $800,000 Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous REVIEW OF BILLS MSC: M Laxdal-McCollum to approve the review of bills Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS Supt. Oistad, III reported on the response of senior parents for the graduation date. Recommendation due to the poll was to have graduation on Saturday May 28th at 2:00 in Edinburg. Discussion followed on the location for the prom this spring; board felt that prom should be held in Crystal on April 29th. MSC: Brandvold-Pastorek to rotate location for graduation and prom on a yearly basis Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous District name change was discussed by the board. Board survey indicated those they canvassed were in favor of leaving the name as Valley-Edinburg Public School District #118. Bill Nowatzki, high school English teacher has indicated that there is interest in having a play in the spring. Tax levies and valuation information for he 2010 year was handed out and liscussed. 2011-2012 proposed school calendar was handed out; a vote will take place at the February meeting. Banking situation with Wells Fargo' .aving community and other banks moving hto the community was discussed. Supt:: 0istad, III recommended leaving account as is until the beginning of the 2011-2012 iscal year. TUITION AGREEMENT REQUEST MSC: Pastorek-Goodoien to approve no. charge tuition agreement with Grefton chool District for Adriana Moreno and Peyton Hanson ' Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous SECONDARY PRINCIPAL A hand out from Principal Larry Larson :vas reviewed. ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL Principal Andrew Currie reported. Jessica Gunderson has indicated that she ill present a drama in upper grades. VIEW OF PUBLIC PRESENT , COMMI'n'EE REPORTS A. VOCATIONAL Fred Hall reported B. TRANSPORTATION Larry reported on the bus routes and how itwas all working. Supt. Oistad reported that the grant money for the Edinburg bs has been requested. Board directive was to check with bus vendors for good used buses to replace some of our older buses. C. BUILDING & GROUNDS A report on the sound system was given; cages for the speakers won1 be done until the week of January 17th, with installation scheduled for January 20th. Discussion on the location of fence behind the Hoopte school was held. Shot clocks have been ordered for both Edinburg and Crystal gyms, donations for their purchase was by Columbia Grain of Crystal and Citizens State Bank of Edinburg. Valley-Edinburg School Board appreciates the generosity of these local businesses. Discussion was held on concern for, players safety in the gymnasiums at both Crystal and Edinburg. Board directive to pursue the purchase of mats for gym walls for player protection. D. SPORTS COOP A discussion was held on letter written to NDHSAA regarding coaches education and recommendations. Administrators will meet on Janua 12th with Drayton; discussion to be held on the activities that should be looked at and if it would be for the 2012- 2013 school year? Board discussion followed; the consensus of the board was pursue all activities and to proceed for the 2012-2013 school year. SECOND READING OF THE FOLLOWING POUClES: A. P, BBC: Wellness Policy B. ACCA: Sexual Offenders on School Property C. ACCR-BR: Criteria for Granting Parent Offenders Privileges to Enter School D. DGA: Teacher Grievance Procedure E. DKA: Reduction-in-Force Policy F. IEAE: School Bus Idling G. IB: Food Service Program MSC: Brandvold-Goodoien to approve second reading Assuming a roll call vote-vote unanimous Meeting was adjourned Fred Hall, President A. Eileen Rinde, Business Manager (February 16, 2011)