11/29/2012 4:27:00 PM Triton earns Dept. of Education compliance award
By Larry Dobson
Triton School received the Disabilities Education Act Compliance Achievement Award for Fiscal Year 2011 at the regular board meeting Monday, Nov. 19. The award from the Minnesota Dept. of Education Division of Monitoring and Compliance was explained to the board by Carol Anhalt, executive director of the Zumbro Education District. The award was given because the district had no errors in its files when the files were reviewed by the state in 2011. Anhalt said it was very unusual and that it was the first time she had seen the award given in 22 years.
In other business, the board approved:
claims and bills totaling $2,388,773.08;
maternity leave for Christina Ryan for eight weeks beginning approximately Jan. 17, 2013;
maternity leave for Jenna Bearden for fifteen weeks beginning approximately Jan. 22, 2013;
a contract for Mary Kettl as long-term substitute teacher;
an extra-curricular contract for Ben Paulson as JV Girls Basketball coach;
an extra-curricular contract for Rob Coughlin as JH Boys Basketball coach;
an extra-curricular contract for Jon Streiff as JH Girls Basketball coach;
an extra-curricular contract for Rick Yankowiak as JH Girls Basketball coach;
an extra-curricular contract for Chad Johnson as JH Boys Basketball coach;
resignation of Brad Spitzack as bus driver;
annual audit report by CliftonLarsonAllen;
Nancy Stucky as LEA representative;
an overnight trip by three students to the Dorian Choir Festival at Luther College Jan. 13 & 14, 2013;
the final certified staff seniority list for 2012-13;
the final classified staff seniority list for 2012-13.
The representative from CliftonLarsonAllen, the CPA firm doing the annual audit, complimented the district on the district's records and said no significant adjustments were needed. She reviewed the various district funds and said it had been a good year for the district funds, "District funds look good, very, very good."
The next regular board meeting is Monday, Dec. 17 at 6:01 p.m. when the Truth-in Taxation meeting will precede regular business.