New public notices published in the issue of Sept. 13, 2010
OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, JULY 22, 2010 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
In partnership with our communities, Dassel-Cokato Public Schools will provide all learners opportunities designed to maximize their potential and promote lifelong learning.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Thursday, July 22, 2010.
Board Chairman Kevin Dahlman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Dahlman, Tormanen, Bender, McConkey and Bjork. The following were absent: Linder. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Bender, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Bjork, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,701,174.30. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Communications/Open Forum: None
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: None
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: None
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the fiscal year. Business Manager Palmer also updated the board on the third MARSS submission for end of year. The student count is currently at 2,307 ADM compared to 2,303 which is built into the budget. Business Manager Palmer asked permission from the board to hold the Truth in Taxation hearing at the special meeting every December. There is no longer a requirement to set the meeting date at the board level but notification must still be given to the county be September 15.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers reported on: progress on the ditch project, purchase of a new lawn mower and MCAII scores for the 09-10 school year.
Community Education / Activity Director’s Report: None
Board Clerk Bjork reported that the DCRISC has chosen an architect but has not decided when to break ground.
Motion by Bjork, seconded by McConkey approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the June 24, 2010 Regular Board Meeting. Wire transfers made June 30th for $400,000, July 2nd for $50,000, and July 9th for $360,000. Personnel Items: Employment of Joyce Thinesen as a part-time Title I Paraeducator at Cokato Elementary, Employment of Laura Sellner as a Math Instructor .5 HS/.5 ALC, Employment of Megan Van Zuilen as .5 HS Spanish and .5 ESL Instructor, Resignation of Mary Strey-Danielson as High School Guidance Secretary effective 6/30/2010, Request Approval of Program to work toward the MA+45 Lane for Mick Yanke, Request Approval of 9 weeks FMLA leave for Kristine Mackenthun beginning approximately 11/1/2010-1/7/2011, Request Approval of Unpaid Child Care Leave for Christine Karlgaard from 8/25/10 to 11/10/10, Request Approval of Intermittent FMLA for Virginia Grosser, effective 4/28/2010, Approval of lane changes for: Larry Marquette from BA+15 to BA+30, Jeremy Schmidt from MA+30 to MA+45, Brian Westby from BA+45 to MA, Brian Bessingpas from BA+45 to MA, Kelly Krueger from BA+45 to MA, Karley Silverberg from BA+15 to BA+30. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by McConkey appointing Mari Pokornowski and Kathy Lundeen to the CAC beginning in September 2010. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Bjork ratifying memberships, cooperatives, or joint powers agreements with MSBA, Community Education, CMERDC, Resource Training and Solutions, SEE, Wright County Conference, and MAWSECO. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Tormanen approving food service bids prime food vendor, milk, juice, and bakery with Hawkeye Food Distributor as the prime food vendor, Schroeder Dairy as the milk and juice vendor and Pan O’Gold for the bakery vendor. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bjork, seconded by Bender approving the following for the 2010 2011 school lunch program:
1. Continue participation in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program, the Federal Special Milk Program, the Minnesota Kindergarten Milk Program and the Breakfast Program.
2. Maintain the current cost of lunch for elementary students at $1.50, for middle school and high school students at $1.55, and for adults at $3.00.
3. Maintain the current cost of $0.40 for reduced price lunch.
4. Maintain the current cost of milk at $0.35.
5. Maintain the current cost of breakfast for students at $1.00 and for adults at $1.50.
6. Reduce the fee for Kindergarten milk and juice break from $10.00 per year for milk and $25.00 per year for orange juice to zero for both. Due to the food service fund balance being in excess of state statute requirements, the recommendation is for the district to cover the cost for milk and juice break for Kindergarten students. This would cost the district an estimated $2,800.
7. Reduce the fee for Elementary grades 1-4 milk and juice break from $40.00 per year to zero. Due to the food service fund balance being in excess of state statute requirements, the recommendation is for the district to cover the cost for milk and juice break for grades 1-4. This would cost the district an estimated $27,800.
Motion carried unanimously.
First reading of policies: 202 School Board Officers, 203.5 School Board Meeting Agenda, 205 Open Meetings and Closed Meetings, 206 Public Participation in Meetings, 207 Public Hearings, 209 Code of Ethics, 214 Out-of-State Travel by School Board Members, 404 Employment Background Checks, 406 Public and Private Personnel Data, 414 Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Abuse, 415 Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults, 416 Drug and Alcohol Testing, 419 Tobacco-Free Environment, 423 Employee-Student Relationships, 425 Staff Development, 503 Student Attendance, 506 Student Discipline
Member Bender introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND CALLING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT GENERAL ELECTION
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1. (a) It is necessary for the school district to hold its general election for the purpose of electing three (3) school board members for terms of four (4) years each.
The clerk shall include on the general election ballot the names of the individuals who file or have filed Affidavits of Candidacy during the period established for filing such Affidavits as though they had been included by name in this resolution.
2. The general election is hereby called and directed to be held in conjunction with the state general election on Tuesday, the 2nd day of November 2010.
3. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 205A.11, the precincts and polling places for this general election are those polling places and precincts or parts of precincts located within the boundaries of the school district and which have been established by the cities or towns located in whole or in part within the school district. The voting hours at those polling places shall be the same as those for the state general election.
4. The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause written notice of said general election to be provided to the county auditor of each county in which the school district is located, in whole or in part, at least seventy-four (74) days before the date of said election. The notice shall specify the date of said election and the office or offices to be voted on at said general election.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said general election to be posted at the administrative offices of the school district at least ten (10) days before the date of said election.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause a sample ballot to be posted at the administrative offices of the school district at least four (4) days before the date of said general election and to cause two sample ballots to be posted in each polling place on election day. The sample ballot shall not be printed on the same color paper as the official ballot. The sample ballot for a polling place must reflect the offices, candidates and rotation sequence on the ballots used in that polling place.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said election to be published in the official newspaper of the school district, for two (2) consecutive weeks with the last publication being at least one (1) week before the date of the election.
The notice of election so posted and published shall state the offices to be filled as set forth in the form of ballot below, and shall include information concerning each established precinct and polling place.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause the rules and instructions for use of the optical scan voting system to be posted in each polling place on election day.
The clerk is authorized and directed to acquire and distribute such election materials and to take such other actions as may be necessary for the proper conduct of this general election and generally to cooperate with state, city, township and county election authorities conducting the state general and other elections on that date. The clerk and members of the administration are authorized and directed to take such actions as may be necessary to coordinate this election with those other elections, including entering into agreements or understandings with appropriate municipal and county officials regarding preparation and distribution of ballots, election administration and cost sharing.
5. The clerk is further authorized and directed to cause ballots to be prepared for use at said election in substantially the following form, with such changes in form, color and instructions as may be necessary to accommodate an optical scan voting system:
Motion seconded by McConkey. Those voting if favor: Dahlman, Bender, McConkey, Tormanen, Bjork. Those voting against: None. Motion carried unanimously.
Chairman Dahlman moved the starting time for the August 16 special meeting from 7:00 to 6:30 to accommodate a tour of the Village Ranch.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:48 PM.
Kevin Bjork, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320-286-4100) for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Sept. 13, 2010.
PUBLIC NOTICECity of DasselSpecial Meeting
The Dassel City Council will conduct a Special Meeting on Monday, September 13th, 2010 at 6 pm for the consideration of the following issues:
1. 2011 Budget Issues
Any interested parties are encouraged to attend the meeting if they wish to hear the discussion or for their comments to be heard.
This meeting will be conducted and held at the Dassel City Hall located: 460 3rd Street, Dassel, MN
This special meeting is duly called by order of the Dassel City Council.
Myles Mc Grath
City of Dassel
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Sept. 13, 2010.