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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • Butterfield-Odin Board has light agenda

  • The Butterfield-Odin School Board held it’s regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 15.


    The agenda that night was on the light side and the meeting was adjourned one hour after being called to order.
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  • The Butterfield-Odin School Board held it’s regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 15.
        The agenda that night was on the light side and the meeting was adjourned one hour after being called to order.
        The Board approved the payment of September’s bills in the amount of $300,983.34.
        Superintendent Lisa Shellum said she was going over a ‘punch list’ with the contractor on the kitchen remodeling project.  When the punch list is addressed the large kitchen remodeling project will be done.
        The Superintendent said that new flooring for the cafeteria will be installed over the Christmas break.  
        Shellum also said the Butterfield-Odin School is adopting the ‘Reading Rocks’ program which is a statewide contest.  
        The Superintendent was notified Watonwan County Human Services will be picking up the District’s half of the cost of the family facilitator program. This represents about a $13,000 savings for the District.  
        The school has adopted, and will have students participate in, the Scripps Spelling Bee contest this year.    
        Board Member Diane Peterson reported on the outcome of the negotiations with non-salaried employees. Peterson said the negotiations went ‘very, very well’. Negotiations took less than an hour before both sides agreed to terms.  
        The Board approved a date for its Truth and Taxation meeting, which will be on Dec. 17.  
        In action items, the Board approved a resolution that guarantees the District is in compliance with State and Federal laws prohibiting discrimination. The Board also approved the adoption of the staff development report. This is a rearview approval of what was the staff development for the 2011-2012 school year.
        The Board made several personnel decisions regarding specific people requesting maternity leave, resignations, hirings and the hiring of a part-time nurse.   
        Shellum recapped the community clean up day, which was held last Friday.  
        Grades 7-12 participated in the project that had 115 Butterfield-Odin School students pitching in to clean up around 11 homes and the School.
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