McFarland School District News
7-18-11 Annual Meeting Minutes
Minutes of the
July 18, 2011
McFarland School District Office Board Room
Meeting called to order by School Board President Arlyn Halvorson at 7:02 p.m.
Board Members Present: Arlyn Halvorson, Don Schutt, and Craig Howery.
Motion by Craig Howery, second by Tom Mooney to appoint Arlyn Halvorson as Chairperson of the meeting.
Arlyn Halvorson appointed Lathrop and Clark Attorney Frank Sutherland as Parliamentarian. Mr. Sutherland is available by phone.
Motion by Craig Howery, second by Penny Simmons, to waive the reading and approve the minutes of the forty-ninth annual meeting as written. Motion carried.
Motion by Don Schutt, second by Tom Mooney, to waive the reading and approve the minutes of the treasurer’s report as written. Motion carried.
Superintendent Scott Brown thanked those in attendance and presented highlights of the 2010-11 school year. The information shared included the District mission statement; beliefs, core values and vision. Also shared were the strategic priorities and smart goals for academic achievement, respectful learning climate, acceptance of diversity, communication, and developmental assets; along with test results in reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies.
Business Manager Jeff Mahoney presented an overview of the 2011-12 budget. Motion by Tom Burns, second by Tom Mooney to adopt the following tax levy resolution: “Be it resolved that the School Board be authorized to levy a tax of $13,933,224 for the 2011-2012 school year.” Motion carried.
Motion by Craig Howery, second by Ruth Ann Burns to retain the annual compensation of $3,244.80 for school board members. Motion carried.
Jim Hickey commended the School Board members for being an unselfish, hardworking, and genuine group of individuals whom are indicative of our community.
Motion by Jim Hickey, second by Tom Burns to authorize the payment of actual and necessary expenses of a school board member when traveling in the performance of duties and their reimbursement for actual loss of earnings when duties require the school board member to be absent from regular employment. Note: The board is paid for food and lodging and other miscellaneous expenses when conducting school business outside the district. Mileage is based on IRS reimbursement. Motion carried.
Motion by Jim Hickey, second by Penny Simmons to approve the following guidelines for Disposal of Surplus Property: “BE IT RESOLVED that the School Board of the School District of McFarland, is hereby authorized, during the current school year, to sell and dispose of any tangible personal property no longer needed by the school district and belonging to the school district.” Motion carried.
Motion by Tom Burns, second by Angie Straub, to approve the following guidelines for setting the annual meeting date: “BE IT RESOLVED that pursuant to S.S. 120.08(1) the School Board of the
Motion by Jim Hickey, second by Ruth Ann Burns to adjourn. Motion carried and meeting adjourned at 8:26 p.m.
Acting District Clerk