Eklund re-elected as Braham School Board Chair

Steve Eklund was re-elected as chair of the Braham School Board during the organizational meeting held Jan. 7.

Steve Eklund
Steve Eklund

All of the officers remained the same, with Max Eng re-elected as vice chair, Zane Braund as clerk and Anthony Cuda as treasurer. Angie Flowers, Robert Hughes and Dan Klemz are the other members of the board.

The board also approved 2013 school board members’ salaries. The salaries were set at the same rate as 2012, as follows: $800 for officers, $600 for directors; with $50 per regular school board meeting, $25 for other meetings up to four hours, $75 for other meetings of four to eight hours and $125 for any other meetings over eight hours in one day, contingent upon filing of claim form. There was no cap.

Each year at the organizational meeting, the board adopts a mileage allowance and reimbursement rate. The current mileage allowance for district employees is reimbursement at the IRS allowable rate.

The district was notified that effective Jan. 1, the IRS mileage reimbursement rate for business miles is 56.5 cents per mile.

Each year the board sets the schedule for the regular monthly board meetings for the year. The board typically meets the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Braham Area High School Community Room, unless noted otherwise.