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OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, NOVEMBER 20, 2014 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, November 20, 2014.
Chairman Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Tormanen, Bjork, McConkey, Linder and Bender. The following were absent: none.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
The October Courtesy and Respect Award was presented to Jocelyn Warner daughter of Amber Stumpf and Joseph Warner.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Bender, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,067,996.72 Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Linder, approving the 2013-14 audit. Motion carried unanimously.
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: None
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Tormanen provided a written report.
Community Education Report: Clemen provided a written report.
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the fifth month of the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board.
DCRISC - None
SEE – None
Student Representative – M. Peterson reported on: activities including sports, fine arts, and NHS.
Superintendent’s Report – Superintendent Powers reported on: snow removal and the upcoming MSBA Conference.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Clemen, approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the October 23, 2014 Regular Board Meeting and the November 13, 2014 Special Board Meeting. Approval of Wire transfers made on October 24th for $225,000, October 31st for $428,000 and November 14th for $760,000. Personnel Items: Approval of Assignment of Pam Bayerl as the Jr High gymnastics Coach,
Assignment of Dakota Hanson as 9th grade Wrestling Coach, Assignment of Tim Aamot as 7th grade boys Basketball Coach, Assignment of Catherine Young as Assistant MS Math League Coach, Resignation of Bryan Clemen as Junior Varsity Football Coach, Resignation of Merrin Polzine-Lust as Track and Field Coach, Approval of up to 12 weeks FMLA Leave of Absence for Lindsay Popelka beginning approximately 3/6/2015, Approval of Family Illness Leave of Absence for Lynda Huseby from 11/17/2014 to 6/1/2015, Approval of a lane change for Samantha Kiecker from BA+15 to BA+30 effective 1/1/2015, Employment of Sean Cady as a CDL Substitute Driver, Acceptance of Donations: From Cokato Dairy Queen – $227 to Cokato Elementary, From Cokato Dairy Queen – $227 to Dassel Elementary, From DC Volleyball Boosters - $500 for an extra volleyball coach, From Kelly Lhotka – weighted blanket, 10 lb bag of rice, fleece material and three pillow case protectors to the Middle School special education department, From Kristyn Herbrand – Selmer clarinet to the High School music department, From Dassel-Cokato Youth Trust - $1,000 to Dassel Elementary, From Dassel-Cokato Youth Trust - $1,000 to the High School, From DC Music Boosters - $1,000 to the music department for choir robes, From SFM Mutual Insurance Co - $2,500 for a safety grant (applied for by John Martinson & Tina Palmer). Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers gave an update on the Kindergarten building project.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Tormanen approving Tammi Dahlman and Jessica Corbin as CAC members for the 2014-15 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Clemen, approving the 2014-15 Seniority List. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Tormanen approving the following resolution:
RESOLUTION FOR ADOPTION BY
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 466
Consent to Transaction involving Ground Lease Agreement with Dassel-Cokato Regional Ice and Sports Center
WHEREAS, Independent School District No. 466 and Dassel-Cokato Regional Ice and Sports Center (“DCRISC”), a Minnesota nonprofit corporation, entered into a Ground Lease Agreement dated March 8, 2010 (the “Ground Lease Agreement”); and
WHEREAS, Article V.III.A(1) of the Ground Lease Agreement provides in part that “. . .none of the funds dedicated for construction activities involve a loan or financing of any kind or nature. . .”; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to a letter dated August 29, 2014, from Kensington Bank, DCRISC was informed that an anonymous donor has pledged $100,000 to DCRISC which amount will be paid in two $50,000 increments in the calendar years 2016 and 2017; and
WHEREAS, due to the fact that DCRISC could utilize such funds as soon as possible to enable it to complete construction of the building, Kensington Bank has agreed to offer a financial arrangement to DCRISC which will constitute an advance against the pledged funds; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to such financial arrangement, Kensington Bank will advance $100,000 to DCRISC and DCRISC will issue an unsecured promissory note in the principal amount of $100,000, the repayment of which would be derived through the pledged funds; and
WHEREAS, another anonymous donor has committed to making a donation to DCRISC in an amount equal to the annual interest payments that would be required under the promissory note; and
WHEREAS, DCRISC has requested Independent School District No. 466 to consent to such financial arrangement with Kensington Bank notwithstanding the provisions of Article V.III.A(1) of the Ground Lease Agreement due to the fact that the repayment of the promissory note and the interest thereon will be paid by the anonymous donors as more particularly described above; and
WHEREAS, Independent School District No. 466 is incurring no obligations with respect to the above-described arrangement and believes that the benefit of the above-described arrangement to DCRISC will also benefit Independent School District No. 466;
NOW, THEREFORE, RESOLVED, that Independent School District No. 466 hereby consents to the financial arrangement proposed by Kensington Bank more particularly described above and will not claim that the Ground Lease Agreement has been breached by DCRISC if it enters into such proposed financial arrangement.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Bender, approving a January 11-12, 2015 trip to the Dorian Music Festival. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey, approving the 2014-15 calendar. Motion carried unanimously.
The December regular meeting was moved to 12/18/14.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:34 PM.
/s/ Irene Bender, 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 Jan. 19, 2015.
OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, DECEMBER 8, 2014 DASSEL-COKATO MIDDLE SCHOOL COMMONS
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 special 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 Monday, December 8, 2014.
Chairman Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Tormanen, Linder, McConkey, Bjork and Bender. The following were absent: none. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Bender, seconded by McConkey, accepting the agenda with the addition of recognition of the National Champion Food Science Team. Motion carried unanimously.
Members of the FFA Food Science Team, along with advisors Sawatzke and Piepenburg, described their experience FFA Nationals and answered questions.
Business Manager Palmer presented the Truth in Taxation hearing.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen, approving the 2014-15 World’s Best Workforce Plan. Superintendent Powers presented the plan with help from the building principals. Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:36 PM.
/s/ Irene Bender, 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 Jan. 19, 2015.