Hinton Community School District
Monday, August 18, 2008
REGULAR BOARD A regular board meeting of the Hinton Community School
MEETING District Board of Directors was held in the school library on 
Monday, August 18, 2008.
CALL TO ORDER The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by
President, Rob Held.
QUORUM Roll call was conducted by Board Secretary, Melissa Sanders.
Members Present:  Lynette Blanchard, Kenny Hoefling, Rob Held,
Ed Vondrak, Steve Eddy.
Secretary Sanders stated that a quorum was present.
OTHERS PRESENT Also in attendance were:  Al Steen, Superintendent; 
Jane Krehbiel, Elementary Principal; Pete Stuerman, Middle School Principal;
Sue Martens, High School Principal.
Brenda Baldwin, Dennis Baldwin, Amy Erickson, Joel Bertrand.
WELCOME VISITORS Visitors were welcomed and invited to address the Board on any items
not on the agenda.
CONSENT ITEMS Agenda:  Motion by Vondrak, Second by Hoefling,
it was RESOLVED:  To approve the amended agenda.
Motion carried 5-0.
Minutes:  Motion by Eddy, Second by Vondrak,
it was RESOLVED:  To approve the minutes.
Motion carried 5-0.
Monthly claims:  Motion by Hoefling, Second by Blanchard, it was
RESOLVED:  To approve the following fund disbursements:
General Fund:  $58,650.15,  Preschool Fund $388.82, Management
Fund $3,095.97, Nutrition Fund $5,768.20, Activity Fund $5,345.79,
Before & After School Program Fund $132.74,
Physical Plant & Equipment Fund $66,917.46, Capital Projects Fund $317.00.
The total of all fund disbursements $140,616.13.
Motion carried 5-0.
Monthly financial reports:  Motion by Blanchard,  Second by Hoefling, 
it was RESOLVED:  To approve the monthly financial reports.
Motion carried 5-0.
REPORTS/INFORMATION None at this time.
PUBLIC INPUT none
ACTION ITEMS Approve contract:  Motion by Blanchard, Second by Eddy, it was  
RESOLVED:  To approve Titus Landegent teaching contract for the
2008-09 school year as recommended by the administration.
Motion carried 5-0.
Approve contract:  Motion by Hoefling, Second by Blanchard,
it was RESOLVED:  To approve Kathy Oetken a half-time teaching contract
for the 2008-09 school year as recommended by the administration.
Motion carried 5-0.
Approve contract:  Motion by Vondrak, Second by Eddy,
it was RESOLVED:  To approve Michelle Linden a full time teaching contract
for the 2008-09 school year as recommended by the administration.
Motion carried 5-0.
Approve contract:  Motion by Eddy, Second by Hoefling, it was
RESOLVED:  To approve Ryan Gillaspie a coaching contract for JH Football
as recommended by the administration.
Motion carried 5-0.
Approve Legislative Action Network Representative:  Motion by Blanchard,
Second by Vondrak, it was RESOLVED:  To approve Rob Held as our
Legislative Action Network Representative.
Motion carried 5-0.
Approve Delegate to IASB Delegate Assembly:  Motion by Eddy, Second
by Vondrak, it was RESOLVED:  To approve Rob Held as our Delegate to
Delegate Assembly.
Motion carried 5-0.
Approve After Prom Fundraisers:  Motion by Vondrak, Second by Hoefling,
it was RESOLVED:  To approve the After Prom Fundraisers #1, 3, 4, and 5 as
presented.
Motion carried 5-0.
DISCUSSION ITEMS Held response to school board's request for a counter offer:  
The Board discussed the letter received from the Held family
attorney requesting the Board to sign a confidentiality agreement
to conduct monetary netotiations. The agreement would require
a liquidated damages clause of some amount if the Board were to
breach the confidentiality agreement.
Mr. Steen informed the Board that the school's legal counsel advises
the Board they cannot legally sign such agreement.
The Board discussed various options ranging from using the current
land owned by the District for expansion versus condemnation of 
the Held land the school has attempted to purchase.
Future agenda topics
Key communicator program
DATES TO REMEMBER August 21--Open House--7:00-8:30 p.m.
August 25--first day of school
September 9--School Board Elections
September 15--Regular School Board Meeting--7:00 p.m.
ADJOURN Motion by Eddy, Second by Vondrak, it was
RESOLVED:  To adjourn the meeting at 8:02 p.m.
Motion carried 5-0.
       
BOARD PRESIDENT BOARD SECRETARY