MinutesoftheRegularMeetingBoardofEducation, Independent School District 279 April 8, 2008 CALL TO ORDER A regular meeting oftheBoardofEducation was held on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, in theBoard Room at theEducational Service Center. Chairperson Kim Green called the meeting to order at 8:10 p.m. ROLL CALL PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA COMMUNITY COMMENT REVIEW OF MARCH 18, 2008 COMMUNITY COMMENT SUPT. REPORT The following members were present: Board members Steven Antolak, Linda Etim, Kim Green, Dean Henke, John Nelson, and Superintendent Susan Hintz. Lin Myszkowski was absent. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited, led by Linda Etim. Motion by Nelson, seconded by Antolak, to accept the printed agenda. The motion carried unanimously. The following individuals addressed theBoard in Community Comment: Teresa Lunt, parent; Beth Brochhausen, parent; and Dick Rainville, President ofEducation Minnesota-Osseo. Superintendent Hintz reviewed the comments ofthe 3 individuals who addressed theBoard at the March 18 meeting. Superintendent Hintz reported that Governor Pawlenty approved the bonding bill that our school district was carrying for the Family Services Center. The superintendent stated that this project was started about 5 years ago but the bill failed in the final hours. She reported that over the past 1½ years the same group of individuals, Dr. John Fredericksen, Director Myszkowski, social agencies, parents and legislators, began working on this project again. The mayors of Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center and Maple Grove along with herself and the superintendent of schools for Anoka and Robbinsdale were among those that signed a letter of support. She shared that Congressman Jim Ramstad personally intervened on our behalf. The Family Services Center will house CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Program), the county Minnesota Health/Dental clinic, and possibly an HCMC (Hennepin County Medical Center) clinic. Now that the bonding bill has passed CEAP will carry the capital campaign for funds, but our district will be the fiscal agent and own the building once it is built.