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UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, MAY 26, 2015 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 Tuesday, May 26, 2015.
McConkey called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Aho, Nelson, McConkey, Linder and Bender. The following were absent: none.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
The May Courtesy and Respect Award was presented to Morgan Berg, daughter of Mike and Monica Berg of Cokato. The April recipient Cole Jarman of Cokato was not present. Dustin and Amber Jarman are father and step-mother, and Kelli Stigen is the mother. Principal Jennissen will present Cole his award.
Students from Dassel Elementary made a report to the board and answered questions.
Principal Jennissen and members of the MS/HS CTE staff presented the results of their study in relation to the board goal.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Linder, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,860,945.88. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: None
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: written report.
Community Education Report: written report
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the eleventh month of the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender, allocating up to $100,000.00 of the building project surplus to CTE for equipment. Motion carried unanimously.
DCRISC – None.
SEE –written report
Student Representative’s Report included: brief update on activities.
Superintendent’s Report – None
Other Reports – None.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Aho, approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the April 27, 2015 Regular Board Meeting. Approval of Wire transfers made on April 28th for $180,000, April 30th for $625,000, May 8th for $35,000, May 11th for $130,000 and May 15th for $710,000. Personnel Items: Employment of Lisa Danielson as HS FACS Instructor, Employment of Amanda Tate as HS English Instructor, Employment of Maggie Busse as HS English Instructor, Employment of Laura Holmquist as HS Special Education LD Instructor, Employment of Robin Groetsch as HS Special Education EBD FOCUS Instructor, Employment of Adam Westby as HS Guidance Counselor, Employment of Jonathan Larson as the 7th Grade Social Studies/ELA Instructor, Employment of Amy Schminke as Special Education Assessment Team (SEAT) Instructor, Employment of Justin Larson as the High School Media Specialist, Employment of Matt Hanson as the High School Science Instructor, Resignation of Anna Reedy as HS English Instructor, Resignation of Susan Miller as MS Science Instructor, Resignation of Mark Peterson as HS Science Instructor, Resignation of Paul Beckermann as HS Media and Digital Learning Specialists, Resignation of Pamela Beckermann as MS Media and Digital Learning Specialists, Resignation of Julie Schumann as MS Media Center Paraeducator effective 5/29/15, Resignation of Sandy Ward as Dassel Elementary Media Center Paraeducator effective 6/2/2015, Re-Assignment of Ron Schultz to Cokato Elementary as a teacher, Re-Assignment of Carla Halvorson to Dassel Elementary 2nd grade teacher, Resignation of Elyse Kallgren as Assistant Varsity Speech Coach, Resignation of Steven Thorson as a CDL Bus Driver effective 6/6/15, Resignation of Holly Erickson as Middle School Part-Time Secretary effective 6/1/15, Resignation of Mary Emery as a High School Special Needs Paraeducator effective 6/1/2015, Resignation of Kelly Johnson as DCHS Pool Manager effective 7/31/2015, Request Approval of a One Year Unpaid General Leave of Absence for Melissa Opsahl Dassel Elementary Teacher, Request Approval of up to 7 weeks FMLA beginning on 8/31/15 for Annette Bohnsack as Licensed School Nurse, Request Approval of up to 6 weeks FMLA beginning on 8/31/15 for Beth Schiefelbein as a Cokato Elementary Instructor, Approval of a lane change for Megan Chatterton from BA+15 to BA+30, Approval of a lane changes for Sara Binsfeld from BA to BA+15, for Amy Dezell from BA to BA+15, for Lee Nelson from BA to BA+15, for Beth Schiefelbein from BA to BA+15, for Matt Hogg from BA to BA+15, for Beth Flick from BA+60 to BA+75, for Tony Dehler from BA+15 to BA+30, for Krysten Dane from BA+15 to BA+30, for Martha Christensen from MA to MA+15, Resignation of Danita Piepenburg as Prom Advisor effective 6/1/2015, Resignation of Lisa Nyquist as Prom Advisor effective 6/1/2015, Approval of the list of Community Education Instructors Summer 2015. Acceptance of Donations From: DC Chargers 3 on 3 – $1,000 to boys varsity basketball program, DC Chargers 3 on 3 – $1,000 to girls varsity basketball program, Box Tops for Education – $225.50 to Dassel Elementary, 3M Foundation – $250.00 to Dassel Elementary, Lake Region Coop - $10,000 to the scholarship fund, Box Tops for Education – $1,126.90 to Cokato Elementary, Donations for Weight Room: Chargers Boosters – Girls Swim $1,000, Ridgeview Medical Center $250, Porta-Dock, Inc. $2,500, A Plus Apartments $100, DC Basketball Association $1,000, Anonymous donor $10, Lyle Walker $30, Anonymous donor $50, Power Up the Weight Room Fundraiser $9,244, Irene Bender $200, Donations for Dassel Elementary bike rally: Dassel Volunteer Fire Dept $200, JR Oil $100, Charger Chiropractic $100, Lions Club $200, Cokato Motor Sales $100, Anonymous donor - $161 to Adaptive Bowling program, DC Volleyball Boosters - $3,000 to volleyball program, Dassel-Cokato Jo Volleyball - $1.000 to volleyball program. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Nelson, approving the 2015-16 Capital Budget. Motion carried unanimously.
Business Manager Palmer presented the 15-16 budget for a first reading.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen, approving membership in the MSHSL for the 15-16 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
Member Bender introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION FOR THE SELECTION OF GROUP HEALTH AND HOSPITALIZATION INSURANCE COVERAGE
WHEREAS, the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 has employees for whom the School Board needs to provide health and hospitalization insurance according to agreements with these employees;
WHEREAS, the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 has complied with the applicable Minnesota Statutes to request group health and hospitalization insurance coverage proposals, analyze such proposals, and select a provider for group health and hospitalization coverage insurance;
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 that the group health and hospitalization coverage for the period of October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2017 be purchased from Minnesota Service Cooperatives - Resource Training & Solutions per the terms of its proposal dated April 22, 2015. The Superintendent is authorized to enter into an agreement securing the group health and hospitalization coverage for School District No. 466 with Minnesota Service Cooperatives - Resource Training & Solutions according to the terms of its April 22, 2015 proposal.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Nelson and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Aho, Bender, McConkey, Nelson, Linder, Clemen and the following voted against the same: None, whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Linder, approving the 1-12 Music Curriculum. Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:21 PM.
Rebecca Clemen, 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 Oct. 5, 2015.
UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATIONSPECIAL BOARD SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING, CERTIFIED NEGOTIATIONSMAY 27, 2015, 7:45 AM 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 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 Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
Chairman McConkey called the meeting to order at 7:45 AM.
The following members were present: Linder, Nelson, and Bender, the following were absent: none.
The board discussed teacher negotiations.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:18 AM.
Rebecca Clemen, 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 Oct. 5, 2015.
UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, JUNE 22, 2015 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 Monday, June 22, 2015.
McConkey called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Aho, Nelson, McConkey, Linder and Bender. The following were absent: none.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Clemen, accepting the agenda with the removal of #514 from 10.7. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Nelson, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,132,631.43. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: None
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: written report.
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 the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board. Business Manager Palmer also reported for the second MARSS end of year submission, ADM was at 2,213.
DCRISC – None.
SEE –written report
Superintendent’s Report – hiring update, technology changes at hs and ms
Community Education / Activity Directors Report – Director Thinesen briefed the board an potential fundraising efforts and the progress of the weightroom expansion progress. He asked the board if they would support the expansion project and count the new advertising revenue as payback over the next several years. The board will consider this as an agenda item in July.
Other Reports – None.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen, approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the May 6, 2015 Subcommittee Meeting, May 26, 2015 Regular Board Meeting and the May 27, 2015 Subcommittee Meeting. Approval of Wire transfers made on May 27th for $175,000, May 29th for $750,000, and June 15th for $450,000. Personnel Items: Employment of Beth Keskey as 7th/8th Middle School Science Instructor , Employment of Laurie Villwock as Dassel Elementary Media/Digital Learning Specialist, Employment of Jennifer Schmidt as the Middle School Media/Digital Learning Specialist, Employment of Victoria Neighbors as a Speech and Language Pathologist, Employment of Valerie Kloeckl as Cokato Elementary 3rd Grade Instructor, Employment of Jessica Heidecker as Cokato Elementary half time Kindergarten Instructor, Re-Assignment of Cheyann Schimmelpfennig to Dassel Elementary 1st grade full time Instructor, Re-Assignment of Mike Barton to Cokato Elementary Media/Digital Learning Specialists, Resignation of Beverly Moye as a Kindergarten Paraeducator at Cokato Elementary, Resignation of Alexandra Thrasher as Middle School Vocal and General Music Instructor, Resignation of Ryan Tool as Boys JV Basketball Coach, Resignation of Autum Nelson as Middle School Volunteer Coordinator effective 6/18/2015, Approval of up to 4 weeks FMLA beginning on 9/8/2015 for Megan Bey as a Music Instructor at Dassel and Cokato Elementary, Employment of Kevin Dahlman as a Type III Driver effective 6/1/2015. Approve Transportation Contract for Mendiola. Acceptance of Donations From: Allina Health Systems – $100 to Dassel Elementary, Al & Deb Suchy – Ipad mini to Middle School Special Ed department for reading counts drawing prize, Greg Holt – $1,000 for Ralph Holt scholarship, Roger & Julie Chap – $75 to weight room addition, Mike & Barb Lhotka – $150 to weight room addition, Bruce & Susan Bohnsack- Alto sax to the music department, Dassel Rod & Gun Club - $200 to the Trapshooting program, Cokato Post No. 209 American Legion - $250 to the Marching Band program. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender, approving the 2015-16 District Budget. Business Manager presented minor changes from the first reading. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Aho, approving Brian Franklin as LEA Representative for Title Grants. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Nelson, approving the 2015-16 Health and Safety Budget. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Bender, reviewing and approving Policy #807 District Health and Safety Plan. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Aho, granting continuing contract to Ashlee Georges, Neil Schlagel, Nate Raabe, Bjorn Bakke, Samantha Keicker, Sara Binsfeld , Amy Martinson, Laura Eastling, Tonya Jenkins, Kelly Klima, Heidi Kelly, Annette Bohnsack, Ann Luethmers. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Nelson, approving the following agreement for Adult Basic Education:
PARTICIPATING SCHOOL DISTRICTS AGREEMENT
WHEREAS, the School Board accepts the responsibility of providing Adult Basic Education (ABE) opportunities to its adult residents 17 years of age and older who are not currently enrolled in public school regular classes; and
WHEREAS, the School Board understands that programs funded through PL230 (Adult Education Act of 1965 as amended) and MS Chapter 123.35, Subd. 1, 2 and 4, Education program for Adults needs to be part of a cooperative ABE delivery system established by a written agreement among/between two or more school districts; and
WHEREAS, the Minnesota Department of Education, through state and federal laws, makes funds available for ABE services; and
WHEREAS, the purposes of the laws are to enable all adults to acquire basic skills necessary to function in society and also enable adults who so desire to continue their education to at least the level of completion of secondary school; and
WHEREAS, the participating public school districts include but are not limited to:
Atwater/Cosmos/Grove City (ACGC) District #2396
Belgrade/Brooten/Elrosa (BBE) District #2364
Buffalo Lake/ Hector/Stewart(BLHS) District #2159
Dassel/Cokato (DC) District #466
Hutchinson District #423
Kerkhoven/Murdock/Sunburg (KMS) District #775
Litchfield District #465
New London/Spicer (NLS) District #345
Paynesville District #741
Willmar District #347
WHEREAS, the participating agencies may include but are not limited to:
Kandiyohi County Jail
Meeker County Jail
WHEREAS, the participating school districts will:
• Provide the services of their Community Education Director as a representative of the ABE Management Team
• Provide as needed: space, equipment, evening building supervision, CE catalog advertising, child care, transportation
• Submit appropriate financial data required by the State to qualify for program approval which makes them eligible for State and Federal grants as well as local levy authority to support ABE programming
• Have the responsibility at the direction of the ABE Management Team to employ ABE staff working in multiple school districts; and
WHEREAS, the management team will:
• Develop and monitor the program budget
• Develop formulas, both revenues and expenditures, for distribution of consortium dollars
• Make organizational structure and staffing recommendations to implement the program
• Develop operational guidelines and procedures
• Evaluate the overall program; and
WHEREAS, the Willmar School Board, serving as the fiscal agent, will:
• Submit application materials for State and Federal and other grants
• Submit all applicable State and Federal reports
• Provide assurances to State and Federal authorities
• Provide the services of their Community Education Director as the chairperson of the ABE Management Team
• Approve and administer the annual budget
• Employ consortium-wide ABE staff working on behalf of the consortium; and
WHEREAS, the length of this agreement is from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Independent School District, Willmar Public Schools, #347 agrees to work with the above named school districts and agencies in continuing a cooperative ABE program. The Glacial Lakes Consortium is not a legal entity. All authority and liability rests with the local School Boards of the participating school districts. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Bender, approving a Guatemala Trip Proposal for August 2016. Spanish teachers Scepaniak and Dell presented the trip plan which met all district requirements. Motion carried unanimously.
Policies 205,206,208,406,410,413,419,421,425,501,506,509 were presented for a first reading.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Clemen, approving sale of the 2014-15 vocational house for $40,100 plus Minnesota sales tax to Marc & Julie Linder. Motion carried unanimously.
Board Member Bender introduced the following Resolution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION TERMINATING EMPLOYEE
WHEREAS, Employee is employed by Independent School District No. 466, (Dassel-Cokato) (“School District”), and has completed the employment probationary period; and
WHEREAS, the Administration of the School District gave the Employee a pre-termination hearing on June 16, 2015; and
WHEREAS, Employee is not a veteran within the provisions of the Veterans Preference Act; and
WHEREAS, the Administration of the School District has recommended that Employee be immediately terminated on the grounds set forth in the Notice of Immediate Termination attached hereto as Exhibit A; and
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 as follows:
1. That Employee be and is hereby terminated, effective immediately, as an employee of the School District based on the grounds set out in Exhibit A attached hereto.
2. That written Notice of Immediate Termination in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A be signed by the Clerk of the School Board and served upon Employee.
3. That the contents of the exhibit attached to this Resolution contains private data on individuals pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13. The Superintendent is specifically directed to maintain the private data classification of these materials in accordance with all applicable law, including the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Board Member Nelson, and upon roll call vote being taken thereon, the following Board Members voted in favor thereof: Bender, McConkey, Nelson, Aho, Linder (Clemen abstained) and the following voted against same: None,
Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Aho, approving Chromebooks/Google 101a a course for in-service credit. Motion passed unanimously.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:55 PM.
Rebecca Clemen, 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 Oct. 5, 2015.