Board Meeting Minutes

July 15, 2019

The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 544 was held in the Otter Community Room at the Kennedy Secondary School. Chair Matthew Lemke called the meeting to order at 7:00 am. The following members were present: Kirby Anderson, Melanie Cole, Missy (Melissa) Hermes, Natalie Knutson, Matthew Lemke and Stephen Vigesaa. Jeff Drake, Superintendent, Mark Masten, Business Manager, and Elaine Jahnke, HR Director, were also present.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present.

Missy Hermes, clerk, established a quorum.

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June 24, 2019

The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 544 was held in the Otter Community Room at Kennedy Secondary School. Chair Matthew Lemke called the meeting to order at 7:00 am. The following members were present: Kirby Anderson, Natalie Knutson, Matthew Lemke, and Stephen Vigesaa. Melanie Cole and Missy (Melissa) Hermes were absent. Jerry Ness, Superintendent, Mark Masten, Business Manager, and Elaine Jahnke, HR Director, were also present.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present.

Kirby Anderson, acting clerk, established a quorum.

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June 10, 2019

The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 544 was held in the Otter Community Room at the Kennedy Secondary School. Chair Matthew Lemke called the meeting to order at 7 am. The following members were present: Kirby Anderson, Melanie Cole, Missy (Melissa) Hermes, Matthew Lemke and Stephen Vigesaa. Natalie Knutson was absent. Jerry Ness, Superintendent, Mark Masten, Business Manager, and Elaine Jahnke, HR Director, were also present.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present.

Missy Hermes, clerk, established a quorum.

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May 28, 2019

The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 544 was held in the Otter Community Room at Kennedy Secondary School. Chair Matthew Lemke called the meeting to order at 7 am. The following members were present: Melanie Cole, Missy (Melissa) Hermes, Natalie Knutson, Matthew Lemke, and Stephen Vigesaa. Kirby Anderson was absent. Jerry Ness, Superintendent, and Elaine Jahnke, HR Director, were also present. Mark Masten, Business Manager, was absent.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present.

Missy Hermes, clerk, established a quorum.

Melanie Cole made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. The motion was seconded by Stephen Vigesaa and carried unanimously.

Reports were presented by:

  • FCS/Kathryn Enderson - Curriculum Implementation

(Kirby Anderson entered the meeting at 7:04 am)

  • Elementary Principal - Scott Colbeck (Adams McKinley)
  • Secondary Principal - Dean Monke

Missy Hermes offered a resolution of acknowledgements and moved for its adoption:

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May 13, 2019

The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 544 was held in the Otter Community Room at the Kennedy Secondary School. Chair Matthew Lemke called the meeting to order at 5:15 pm. The following members were present: Kirby Anderson, Melanie Cole, Missy (Melissa) Hermes, Natalie Knutson, Matthew Lemke and Stephen Vigesaa. Jerry Ness, Superintendent and Elaine Jahnke, HR Director, were also present.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present.

Missy Hermes, clerk, established a quorum.

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