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Board Minutes October 10, 2016




OCTOBER 10, 2016


The CAL Board of Education met for its regular meeting on October 10, 2016.  President Mitch Vanness called the meeting to order at 6:57 p.m.  Present were Board members Mitch Vanness, Jacob McNutt, Cathy Carlson, Rob Peil and Austin Elling.  Also present were Superintendent Todd Lettow, District Administrator Steve Lane, and Secretary Amanda Heiden.

A motion to approve the agenda was made by McNutt, seconded by Peil.  All ayes.

The board heard from visitors Shawn and Jaeci Lawerence in regards to the use of the school football field for a Semi-Pro Football Team.  A motion to approve allowing the use of the football facility at a rate of $300 per month for three months, pending all liability is covered, was made by Carlson, seconded by Elling.  All ayes.

Visitors Steve Madsen, Steve Huling and Amy Kangas presented to the Board what Hampton-Dumont’s High School uses as an incentive program for students to leave school early.  More discussion was held on the possible use of a similar program at CAL but no decisions were made.

A motion to approve the consent agenda and the paying of the bills was made by Peil, seconded by Carlson.  All ayes.

Frank Patrick presented the facilities report to the board and the transportation report was reviewed.  Jen Koenen presented the curriculum report.  The Board also heard from Mr. Lane and Mr. Lettow on their administrative reports.

Discussion was held on the committee meeting for the sharing agreements.  The changes included that CAL would pay 15% instead of 10% for Curriculum Director and would also pay 15% for TAG and Media Specialist.  A motion to approve the modified sharing agreements was made by McNutt, seconded by Peil.  All ayes.

A motion to approve the 2016-2017 Annual District Improvement Goals was made by Carlson, seconded by Elling.  All ayes.

The Board set a budget workshop for October 20th at 7:00 p.m.

A motion to approve an open enrollment application into the CAL School District from the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows School District was made by Carlson, seconded by McNutt.  All ayes.

A motion to adjourn was made by Carlson, seconded by Peil.  All ayes.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:25 p.m.


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