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New public notices published in the issue of Dec. 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, October 27, 2011.
Board Chairman Kevin Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Bender, McConkey, Linder, Tormanen and Bjork. The following were absent: none. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender, accepting the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
John Raisanen was recognized as the Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award Winner for September.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by McConkey, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $2,636,124.17. 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: Board Chair Bjork reported on the 10/13 meeting which focused on several new course proposals from the high school.
Technology Report: Vice Chair Tormanen reported on the 10-24 meeting which included an update on summer projects and review of the new district technology plan.
MAWSECO Report: Vice Chair Tormanen reviewed the 9/27 meeting.
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer updated the board on expenditures through the end of the fourth month of fiscal year 2011-12. Business Manager Palmer also reviewed the investment worksheet with the board. Business Manager Palmer informed the board employee groups have voted to eliminate the $200 health insurance deductible effective January 1, 2012.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers reported district capital projects, the upcoming MSBA Conference, and an opening at Resource Training and Solutions for a board member.
DCRISC: Board Chair Bjork reported on the 10/20 meeting which focused on fundraising.
SEE: Vice Chair Tormanen reported on the 10/18 Regional meeting which focused on the SEE Legislative platform.
DC Trail Committee: Board Clerk Bender reported that the City of Cokato held a public hearing on the trail project and they are finalizing the trail grant.
Student Representative’s report: Representative Salden reported on: homecoming, fall activities, and mentorship.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Bender approving all consent items 9.1 through 9.4, which included approval of the minutes from the September 22, 2011 Regular Board Meeting. Approval of wire transfers made on September 30th for $585,000, October 7th for $2,246,100, October 12th for $125,000, October 14th for $700,000 and October 19th for $249,032.23. Personnel Items: Approval of a lane change for Carla Halvorson from BA+45to MA effective 1/1/2012. Approved employment of Jennifer Wuollet as a Dassel Elem Kitchen Assistant effective 9/20/2011, employment of Christina (Tina) Thompson as a Cokato Elem Special Needs Paraeducator effective 9/23/2011, employment of Jennifer Schoening as a Cokato Elem Special Needs Paraeducator effective 9/23/2011, employment of Elizabeth Westrup as a School Readiness Program Paraeducator effective 10/17/2011, employment of Laura Erickson as a Special Needs Para at Dassel Elementary effective 10/26/2011, approval of the Program from Beth Allen to work toward the BA+75 Lane, approval of the Program from Becky Holm to work toward the MA+45 Lane, approval of an increase assignment of Clare Bjork by .25 hours per day retroactive to 9/6/2011, approval of Winter 2011-12 Coaches/Advisors, approval of 12 weeks FMLA for Shannon Smieja beginning approximately December 7, 2011 through February 29, 2012 for the birth of a child. Acceptance of Donations From Target Corporation $1,634.12 to Cokato Elementary, $1,003.09 to Middle School Media Center, $1,446.29 to Dassel Elementary, From Kemps Nickels for Schools - $69.10 to Cokato Elementary. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Clemen approving Katie Harmon as a CAC member. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Bender, authorizing Superintendent Powers as the Local Agency Representative for AYP. Motion carried unanimously.
Chairman Bjork gave a certified negotiations update. Treasurer McConkey gave a non-certified negotiations update.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender, approving a mutual agreement regarding maintenance of the “DC Trail” Cokato to Dassel. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, Seconded by Tormanen, approving a Trail Grant Letter of Support. Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:55 PM.
Irene Bender, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Dec. 5, 2011.