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LqPV School OKs three new hires

MADISON -- The Lac qui Parle Valley School Board approved three new hires during the regular Monday night meeting. Kari Dorry was approved as part-time early childhood special education teacher; Becky Dingmann was approved as part-time music teac...

MADISON -- The Lac qui Parle Valley School Board approved three new hires during the regular Monday night meeting.

Kari Dorry was approved as part-time early childhood special education teacher; Becky Dingmann was approved as part-time music teacher at the Madison-Marietta-Nassau site; and Kelly Hanson was named C squad volleyball coach.

Also, the board recalled Monica Roggenbuck as part-time high school German teacher from an unrequested leave of absence.

In other business, the board held a closed session to evaluate Superintendent Robert Munsterman. After the open meeting resumed, the board approved the evaluation.

In other action, the board:

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- Approved a two-year contract with Union 70, which represents about 85 noncertified employees. Employees will receive a wage increase of 20 cents per hour and a 10-cent increase on the medical reimbursement. The contract was recommended by the Negotiations Committee and does not cover bus drivers and confidential and supervisory employees.

- Approved revenue and expenditure revisions to the 2005-2006 year budget as presented by Finance Director Brenda Domeier. She said some bills remain outstanding.

- Voted to issue $680,000 in general obligation aid anticipation certificates. The certificates will provide temporary cash to pay bills until the district receives state and federal aid.

- Approved the compliance follow-up with the Minnesota Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. The office visited the district on Dec. 7, 2005. The district received a letter indicating the district has submitted a voluntary compliance plan addressing four minor issues and that the file on the matter is closed.

- Approved board election filings. A primary election will be held Sept. 12 in District 2 to decide the three-way race by incumbent Kevin Swenson and challengers Dean Herzberg and Brian Tebben. In District 1, incumbent Jeff Funderburg is unopposed. In District 5, board member Jim Gentile did not file for re-election and no one else filed.

- Approved the low bid of $55,000 from All Elements Roofing of Brooklyn Park for repairs to the roof over the boiler room, kitchen, wrestling room and locker rooms at the high school. West Central Roofing of Willmar submitted a higher bid for $70,334.

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