REGULAR MEETING – JANUARY 14, 2013 – 12:10 P.M.



The Regular Meeting of the Corsica Board of Education was held on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 12:10 p.m. in the high school library.


Members Present:  Jeremy Wright, President; Bob Bamberg, Vanessa Miiller, Richard Muilenburg, Jason Lagge, Nicole Bamberg and Jared Gerlach.


Officers Present:  Vern DeGeest, Superintendent, Scott Muckey, Principal and Merna Bye, Business Manager.


Guest Present:  Kris VanZee representing the Globe, Barb Joachim, Brenda Bamberg, Sandy VandenHoek and Shelly Menning senior parents representing the Class of 2011.


President Wright called the regular meeting to order at 12:10 p.m. and a quorum was established.


Approve Agenda

Motion by Bob Bamberg seconded by Lagge to approve the agenda with the additions as presented. Carried.


Approval of Minutes

Motion by Lagge seconded by Miiller to approve the December 10, 2012 minutes.  Carried.


Approval of Financial Statement

Motion by Bob Bamberg seconded by Nicole Bamberg to approve the December 2012 Financial Statement as presented.  Carried.


Presentation by the Class of 2011 Senior Parents

Parent representatives presented to the Board of Education a framed 2011 State B basketball picture to be displayed in the Corsica High School, $200.00 to the Corsica Activity Boosters for the basketball hoop shoot and $234.00 to the track project renovation.  This money was left over from the 2011 Senior Parents. The Board of Education wished to thank the Class of 2011 parents for their donations.


December 2012 Trust and Agency Report

Motion by Nicole Bamberg seconded by Lagge to approve the December 2012 Trust and Agency Report with a beginning balance of $11,963.56 disbursements of $1,981.29 receipts of $3,199.07 for an ending balance of $13,181.34.  Carried.


Approval of Bills

Lagge moved to approve the listing of bills for the January 2013 meeting.  Seconded by Muilenburg and carried.


December 2012 Mid-Central Meeting

Miiller moved to approve the December 2012 Mid-Central Meeting minutes.  Seconded by Bob Bamberg and carried.




(Regular Meeting Minutes – January 14, 2013 – Page 1)



Burner for Elementary Furnace (Old Business)

No action was taken on the proposal of the used burner for the elementary.


Football Field Repairs

After further discussion on improvements to the football field, the board has provided a couple other options to review for improving the field.  Continued discussion will be held at the February 2013 meeting.


Weapons Policy Review

Motion by Miiller to add the following sentence to the district facility rental fee agreement – Firearms or live ammunition in the school or at school events is prohibited. (Current School Board Policy and Procedure.) This motion was seconded by Lagge and carried.


Election Official Appointments

Motion by Bob Bamberg seconded by Lagge to approve the following school board election officials:  Mary Van’t Haaff, Ruby DeVries and Doris Markus.  Dona Bamberg will serve as an alternate.  Carried. 


Set 2013 Annual Election Date

Motion by Muilenburg seconded by Lagge to set Tuesday, June 18, 2013 as the annual school board election date.  The only voting precinct will be the high school music room.  Motion carried.


School Board Recognition Certificate

ASBSD is currently recognizing the state’s school boards.  Corsica Board of Education members have been recognized for the dedicated leadership in public education and for improving achievement for all public school students.


Joint School Committee Report  

The next meeting of the Joint School Committee will be at Stickney on January 21, 2013 – 7:00 p.m.



Invitation from the Platte-Geddes School to review a new Education Model that could benefit the local school districts, new School Reorganization Booklets, Web-Cast options for student activities, repairs to the blue school van and a sump pump for the elementary.


Executive Session

At 1:48 p.m., motion by Bob Bamberg to go into executive session to discuss personnel.  Seconded by Lagge and carried.  Declared out of executive session by President Wright at 2:05 p.m.



There being no further business, at 2:06 p.m. motion by Bob Bamberg seconded by Muilenburg to adjourn.  Carried. The next regular meeting will be Monday, February 11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in Classroom A of the high school.



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                    MERNA BYE – BUSINESS MANAGER


(Regular Meeting Minutes – January 14, 2013 – Page 2)