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USC tackles first-of-year agenda items

By Staff | Jan 8, 2017

The United South Central School Board held a brief organizational meeting last Tuesday, Jan. 3, to get the year headed in the right direction.

Diana Brooks and Brad Heggen, new members to the School Board, and re-elected members Tom Legred and Mike Schrader, took their oaths of office as members of the USC School Board.

The organizational meeting also included the election of officers, which did not change from last year. As it stood last year, Dale Stevermer will continue the responsibility as chair of the School Board, while Jon Feist remains vice chair, Mike Schrader remains board treasurer, and Tom Legred remains clerk.

During its organizational meeting, the board delegated authority of the district’s finance manager and payroll manager to make electronic transfers as well as authorizing them to issue the school credit card for school-related expenses.

They also approved the continuation of employment for newly seated board member, Brad Heggen, with United South Central Schools. Heggen currently is a substitute bus driver and also has a teaching license and could substitute for band if the school needed him to do so. The resolution to approve Heggen’s employment at USC currently is required by law, if he is employed in any capacity with the School District. Heggen also will have an $8,000 yearly salary limit.

The board also went over 2017 committee appointments as follows:

Personnel committee: Dale Stevermer (chair), Mike Schrader, and Jon Feist.

Finance committee: Mike Schrader (chair), Tom Legred, Brad Heggen.

Building, Grounds and Transportation committee: Tom Legred (chair), Brad Heggen, Jon Feist.

Curriculum/Technology: Dale Stevermer (chair), Diana Brooks, Mike Schrader, Madalyn Hart (student representative).

Public Relations: Diana Brooks (chair), Jon Feist, Dale Stevermer.

Minnesota State High School League representative: Tom Legred.

Legislative representative:?Dale Stevermer.

Community Education representative: Brad Heggen.

Special Education Cooperative representative: Mike Schrader.

Within 45 minutes, the newly established board members adjourned their organizational meeting, still reserving regular business for their meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 5:30 p.m.