Enterprise Dispatch Legal Notices
New public notices published in the issue of Sept. 5, 2011
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 28, 2011.
Board Chairman Kevin Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Bender, McConkey, Linder and Bjork. The following were absent: Tormanen. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey, accepting the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $946,544.52. 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 twelfth month of fiscal year 2010-11. Business Manager Palmer reported on legislative changes that will affect the district financially.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers reported on recent legislative changes and a PLC workshop.
SEE: None
Motion by Bender, seconded by McConkey approving all consent items 8.1 through 8.5, which included approval of the minutes from the June 23, 2011 Regular Board Meeting.
Approval of Wire transfers made on June 24th for $40,000, June 30th for $295,000, July 8th for $60,000, July 11th for $230,000, and July 15th for $364,000.
Personnel Items: Approval of a lane changes for Kathy Johnson from BA+60 to BA+75, Kelly Kosloski from BA+45 to BA+60, Elizabeth Niemela from MA+30 to MA+45, Lisa Nyquist from BA+60 to BA+75, Amy Terning from BA+45 to BA+60, Resignation of Tamra Boltz as HS Special Needs Paraeducator, Resignation of Joy Hudek as HS SPED LD Instructor 6/30/2011, Resignation of Barbara Honebrink as Middle School Paraeducator 6/30/2011, Resignation of Karla Davis as Dassel Elementary Speech/language pathologist (accepted only if a suitable replacement can be found), Resignation of Mel Anderson as a District CDL Route Driver 7/27/2011, Employment of Tamra Boltz as HS SPED LD Instructor Pending Licensure Approval, Employment of Kari Amundson as part time High School Media Center Paraeducator, Employment of Nancy Madsen as Dassel Elementary 3rd Grade Teacher LTS for Mr. Stang. Approve Transportation Contract for Schendel. Acceptance of Donations From the family of Wincie Haapala - $100 donated to the High School agriculture department, From an anonymous donor - $3,000 donated to the activities department to help families pay for activity fees, From Overtime Ink – a Class of 2012 banner for the High School commons, From Andy Engh – a landscaping project at Dassel Elementary, From Cokato Dassel Lions - $500 for a memorial plaque and individual awards to be given to the recipient of the Mileka Hall award. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Clemen appointing Lynn Wilson, Jana Knutson, and Walter Martinen to the CAC beginning with the 2011-12 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender approving changes to policy 413 Harassment and Violence, 514 Bullying Prohibition, 526 Hazing Prohibition, 563 Tournament Attendance. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Linder ratifying memberships, cooperatives, or joint powers agreement with the following organizations: MSBA, Community Education, CMERDC, Resource Training and Solutions, SEE, Wright County Conference, MAWSECO, MSHSL. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Bender approving food service bids with Hawkeye Food Distributor as the prime food vendor, Agropur Inc as the milk and juice vendor and Pan O’Gold for the bakery vendor. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by McConkey, approving the following school lunch program items:
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. Increase the cost of lunch by $0.10 resulting in a cost for elementary students of $1.60, for middle school and high school students of $1.65. The increase is due to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act which requires districts to gradually raise prices until they reach the current national lunch price average of $2.46.
3. Increase the cost for an adult lunch by $0.10 to $3.15 based on the minimum price set by Food & Nutrition Services.
4. Maintain the current cost of $0.40 for reduced price lunch.
5. Maintain the current cost of milk at $0.35.
6. Maintain the current cost of breakfast for students at $1.00.
7. Increase the cost for an adult breakfast by $0.05 to $1.55 based on the minimum price set by Food & Nutrition Services.
8. Continue to have the district cover the cost for milk and juice break for Kindergarten and grades 1-4.
Motion carried unanimously.
The board accepted the following policies for a first reading: 206 Public Participation in Meetings, 208 Development, Adoption, and Implementation of Policies, 406 Personnel Data, 419 Tobacco-Free Environment, 515 Pupil Records, 530 Immunization Requirements, 532 Use of Peace Officers and Crisis Teams to Remove Students with IEPs from School Grounds, 533 Wellness, 550 Kindergarten Early Admission, 613 Graduation Requirements, 618 Assessment of Student Achievement, 707 Transportation of Public School Students, 709 Transportation Safety, 712 Video Surveillance
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen, approving the low quote of $23,332.74 for the 2011-12 vocational house materials from Litchfield Building Center. Motion passed 4 to 1 with McConkey voting against.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:52 PM.
Irene Bender, Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Sept. 5, 2011.