Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Randolph school bond vote set for August 10

 The Randolph School Board made final preparations for its Tuesday, August 10 referendum vote at its July 20 meeting.

Board members will meet three days after the election for an official election canvassing meeting. The Board is seeking voter approval of a $3.28 million bond to finance new classroom expansion and remodeling to better use existing classroom space.

By qualifying for a federal stimulus dollars program, $2.755 million of the bonding is expected to be interest free, which will save an estimated $1.4 million in interest.

The Board made a number of decisions for the 2010-11 school year. Board officer's salaries were left at $125 for the year, with board directors getting $40 per meeting. Board meetings will be held the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m., a change from the third Tuesday.

James Burkhardt will remain the District legal counsel for general matters and Knutson, Flynn, Olson & Deans remain as legal advisors on negotiations and personnel.

The Cannon Falls Beacon will remain the official newspaper and Merchants Bank will be the official depository.

Substitute teacher pay will remain at $120 per day. Paid mileage for approved travel will be 50 cents per mile, the IRS rate. Beth Sunquist will handle athletic trainer work again.

The Board has purchased a lot from John Gieschen for $55,000 for the 2010-11 school construction house. It is in the Hereford Hills development on the west end of Randolph.

Lee Moen was approved as new Business teacher at .875 of a full time position. Chris Stanton is head football coach and Mike Haase and Aaron Soule are assistants. Rich Qualey and Tony Linbo will handle junior high football. Brooke Haase is the varsity volleyball coach, assisted by Marie Jacob. Kate Esser, LaRae Ulvenes and Amy Burke will work with the younger teams. Jennifer Starch is the cheerleading coach and Nicole Ashwill will be the One Act play advisor.

Board positions held by Kim Podritz, Jay Otte and Garlan Dubbels are expiring. The filing period for the November 2 election is from August 3 to August 17.

The fall sports meeting is set for August 4, 6:30 p.m. Varsity football and volleyball start August 16. by Ken Haggerty

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