At the regular June meeting, the School Board unanimously approved (with Bob Janetka absent) several new hires for the 2022-23 school year. #PointerNation will welcome:

— Angela Bremmer, Assistant Bookkeeper

— Carrie Brinkman, Middle School & Middle/High Athletic Administrative Assistant

— Allison Keller, Elementary Music Teacher

— Shelby Sporle, Pupil Services Administrative Assistant

These hires were made following closed session.

The Board also voted unanimously to table the hiring of a new Maintenance Director until the July meeting. (Go to the one hour, 47 minute, 15 second mark)

Video link:

Other business:

— The Board began its meeting by recognizing several groups who have achieved state-level success recently including:

— State Golf

— State Track 

— State Trap

— State Delta Kappa Gamma Literary Contest

The Board also honored the 2021-22 school year retirees (Alf Jacobson, Marsha Kjelland, Deb Molle, Roger Palzkill, Kelly Riechers, Elaine Schwartz, and Sandy Weitzel).

(This begins the meeting video)

— Superintendent Mitch Wainwright presented his monthly budget comparison. (Go to the 27 minute, 15 second mark)

— The Board discussed the idea of regularly scheduled committee meetings. (Go to the 28 minute, 30 second mark)

— The Board unanimously approved (with Janetka absent) the English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum for the elementary school, a purchase over $10,000. ESSER funds are being used for this purchase. (Go to the 41 minute, 30 second mark)

— Unanimously approved (with Janetka absent) a line of credit with Farmers Savings Bank for the 2022-23 school year at a 2% fixed rate. The line of credit is for short term borrowing needs in between state aid payments. (Go to the one hour, 22 minute, 30 second mark)

— Unanimously approved (with Janetka absent) the 2022-23 school year fee schedule as presented. The fee schedule will be sent out to families closer to registration.

Lunches are going up 10 cents and there is a competitive increase in substitute teacher pay as well.

(Go to the one hour, 26 minute mark)

— Unanimously approved (with Janetka absent) the budget amendments as presented. (Go to the one hour, 36 minute, 45 second mark)

— Unanimously approved (with Janetka absent) the 2022-23 preliminary budget. This allows the district to begin to make purchases to prepare for the upcoming school year. The final budget will be approved this fall. Currently, there is a deficit of approximately $15,000 but Superintendent Wainwright believes the final budget for approval this fall will be much closer to balanced due the cost of new hires replacing retirees with decades of experience.

(Go to the one hour, 41 minute mark)

— The Board unanimously approved (with Janetka absent) the credit card statement and bills payable.

— The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 11 at 6 pm.