Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer
Board members elected Susan Marshall to be board president and Doug Messer to be vice president. The board also approved 6-0 the annual appointments of board clerk, treasurer, legal counsel, affirmative action chairperson, and other similar positions.
The board was presented with information regarding a certified nurse aide course that would be offered in the spring of 2011 to MHS students through an arrangement with the Manhattan Area Technical College. Board members expressed concerns about the course fee of $540 and planned to revisit the topic at the next meeting.
Larry Doll, director of human resources, updated the board regarding health insurance for district employees. Mr. Doll has been working with a consultant to help him determine which company offers the best plan for the district's needs. Mr. Doll expects to be able to make a recommendation to the board at its next meeting.
Board members were presented with a prioritized list of capital outlay projects to assist the board in its budget planning. Some of the items on the list included new hot water systems for both middle schools, replacing the track at both middle schools, replacing the roof over the gym at Wilson Elementary, and repairing the decorative plaster in the auditorium at MHS - East Campus.