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  • Darin Balken re-elected as Montevideo School Board chair

  • The Montevideo School Board held its first meeting of the new year Monday.
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  • The Montevideo School Board held its first meeting of the new year Monday.
    Newly elected board member Alan Van Ravenswaay took the oath of office as did re-elected board members Darin Balken and Maggie Kluver.
    Board officers for the upcoming year are: Balken, chairperson; Andrew Stenson, vice-chairman; Kluver, cleck; and Tim Forde, treasurer.
    The following committee assignments were made for the upcoming year:
    MRVED board: Darin Balken.
    Community Ed/Rec. Advis­ory: Alan Van Ravenswaay.
    Licensed and non-licensed personnel-labor management: Andrew Stenson and Steve Kubista.
    Indoor air quality/health and safety/wellness: Maggie Kluver and Van Ravenswaay.
    Transportation: Kubista and Balken.
    District staff development/systems accountability: Kluver and Van Ravenswaay.
    Fine arts advisory: Tim Forde and Van Ravenswaay.
    Athletics advisory: Forde and Kubista.
    Technology: Forde and Sten­son.
    Continuing education: Forde.
    Minnesota State High School League: Van Ravenswaay and Kluver.
    Legislative liaison - MSBA: Kluver.
    The board approved a request by Principal Bob Grey and FFA advisor Brian Albers to move forward with the implementation of trap shooting as an FFA activity this spring.
    Trap shooting has been a long-standing FFA activity at the state and national levels. It would not involve students bringing guns to school.
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