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UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, NOVEMBER 12, 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 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 Thursday, November 12, 2015.
Chairman McConkey called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Aho, Nelson, McConkey, Clemen, 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 written. Motion carried unanimously.
Chairman McConkey closed the meeting at 7:01 to present the superintendent evaluation results. The closed meeting was recorded as required by state statute.
Chairman McConkey reopened the meeting at 7:43.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:44 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 Jan. 4, 2016.
UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, NOVEMBER 23, 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, November 23, 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 Nelson, seconded by Bender, accepting the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Kenedy Ferkingstad, daughter of Ms. Angela Ferkingstad of Cokato and Mr. Brian Ferkingstad of Hudson, WI. received the October Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,893,863.34. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen, approving the 2014-15 audit. Paul Harvego from Conway, Deuth, and Schmiesing presented the 2014-15 Audit. Motion carried unanimously.
Two members of the FFA shared a presentation on the summer of 2015 trip to South Africa.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Clemen, approving a summer of 2017 trip to South Africa. Teachers Sawatzke and Berg presented the proposed trip details. Motion carried unanimously.
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: Report included in agenda item
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Bender provided a written report
Community Education Report: Written
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the fifth month of the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board.
DCRISC – None
SEE – Bender provided a written report
Superintendent’s Report – None
Student Representative’s Report - None
Other Reports: Both negotiations committee chairs gave brief updates on their progress. Bender provided a written report regarding the Trail Committee.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Clemen, approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the October 26, 2015 Subcommittee Meeting – Certified, October 26, 2015 Regular Board Meeting, November 2, 2015 Non-certified Negotiations, November 12, 2015 Special Board Meeting. Approval of Wire transfers made on October 27th for $275,000, October 30th for $625,000, November 10th for $125,000 and November 13th for $615,000. Personnel Items: Approval of a lane changes effective 1/1/2016 for Nathan Youngs from MA to MA+15 and for Megan Chatterton from BA+30 to MA, Assignment of Amy Dezell as 8th Grade Girls’ Basketball Coach, Assignment of Val Kloeckl as 7th Grade Girls’ Basketball Coach, Assignment of Amanda Tate as Junior High Grade Girls’ Basketball Coach, Assignment of Patrick Schuette as Assistant Robotics Coach, Assignment of Alex Morris as the Gymnastics Spotter, Assignment of Sam Pokornowski as the JH/9th Grade Wrestling Coach, Employment of Lynda Huseby as a special needs Paraeducator at Cokato Elementary as of 11/6/2015, Employment of Shelly Torola as a special needs Paraeducator at Cokato Elementary as of 11/6/2015, Employment of Charles Keskey as a substitute CDL bus driver, Employment of Gary Hoikka as a substitute CDL bus driver, Request Approval of up to 11 weeks of FMLA Leave for Ashlee Georges beginning approximately 3/17/2016 to 6/3/2016. Acceptance of Donations from: From DC Chargers 3 on 3 - $4,000 for Varsity boys basketball, From Cokato Post #209 - $200 to Cokato Elementary safety patrol From Cokato Dairy Queen - $214 and $382.50 to Cokato Elementary, From Cokato Dairy Queen - $214 and $382.50 to Dassel Elementary, From DC Volleyball Boosters – $500 for the salary of an extra coach, From DC Youth Trust - $1,100 to the High School, From DC Youth Trust - $1,100 to the Middle School, From Shopko - $2,500 to the High School, From Rachel Yates & Wells Fargo - $130 split evenly between Activities & Music. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen, approving Crystal Bakke for a 3 year term on the Curriculum Advisory Council. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Aho, approving the 2014-15 Worlds Best Workforce Summary. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Clemen, ratifying the following contracts:
2015-17 Early Childhood Teacher’s contract: The terms of the agreement include an increase of 1.5% on the salary schedule in year one and 1.25% in year two, a change to extended employment language and a change to number of pay periods to 24.
2015-17 Business Manager’s contract: The terms of the agreement include an increase of 10% on salary in year one and 8% in year two in an effort to pay a competitive wage in comparison to area school districts. Additional changes include a $500 increase to health care savings plan and an increase to health savings account contribution.
2015-17 Food Service Association’s contract: The terms of the agreement include an increase of $0.30 per hour on the salary schedule in year one and year two, an increase of $0.05 per hour for longevity pay, an additional discretionary day and language changes to uniform allowance.
2015-17 Groundskeeper’s contract: The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2% on salary in year one and year two.
2015-17 Information Technology Specialist’s contract: The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2% on salary in year one and year two, $200 increase to the health insurance cap and an addition of a Health Care Savings Plan benefit.
2015-17 Community Education Program Coordinator’s contract: The terms of the agreement include an increase of 1.50% on salary in year one and 1.25% in year two, an addition of a Health Care Savings Plan benefit and language changes to health insurance benefit.
2015-17 Paraeducator Association’s contract: The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2% on the salary schedule in year one and year two, an additional discretionary day for paraeducators on Step IV, a change in number of pay periods from 19 to 20 and language changes regarding substitute pay and procedure. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Aho, approving the following high school courses:
Advanced Small Engines
Grade Level: 10th -12th Credit: 1
Food Chemistry
Grade Level: 11th 12th Credit: 2
Plant Science 2- Biology
Grade Level: 10th -12th Credit: 1
Advanced Personal Finance
Grade Level: 11th 12th Credit: 1
Advanced Accounting
Grade Level: 11th -12th Credit: 3
College Level Business
Grade Level: 11th 12th Credit: 3
Exploring Industrial Tech
Grade Level: 9th -12th Credit: 1
Exploring Industrial Tech (girls only)
Grade Level: 9th -12th Credit: 1
Principles of Engineering A&B moving to science
Grade Level: 9th -12th Credit: 2
Robotics
Grade Level: 10th -12th Credit: 1
Forensic Science
Grade Level: 10th -12th Credit: 1
Medical Terminology
Grade Level: 10th -12th Credit: 1
Guatemala Study Abroad
Grade Level: 11th -12th Credit: 1
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Aho, approving a Middle School Contingency Checking Account. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Aho, approving the 2015-16 Seniority List. Motion carried unanimously.
Chairman McConkey reported on the Superintendent’s evaluation which was completed during a closed meeting on November 12, 2015.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:53 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 Jan. 4, 2016.
UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATIONSPECIAL BOARD SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING, CERTIFIED NEGOTIATIONSNOVEMBER 23, 2015, 5:00 PM.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 Monday, November 23, 2015.
Committee Chair Linder called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.
The following members were present: Linder, Nelson, and Bender. The following were absent: none.
The committee met with the principals beginning at 5:30.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:50 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 Jan. 4, 2016.
UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATIONSPECIAL BOARD SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING, NON-CERTIFIED NEGOTIATIONSNOVEMBER 30, 2015, 6:00 P.M.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 Monday, November 30, 2015.
Committee Chair Clemen called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, McConkey, and Aho. The following were absent: none.
The committee met with building and grounds supervisor and also reviewed written proposals.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:26 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 Jan. 4, 2016.
UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, DECEMBER 10, 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 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 Thursday, December 10, 2015.
Chairman McConkey called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Aho, Nelson, McConkey, Clemen, Linder, and Bender. The following were absent: none.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Linder, accepting the agenda as written. Motion carried unanimously.
Business Manager Palmer gave the Truth in Taxation presentation.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Clemen, approving the 2015-16 World’s Best Workforce Plan. Superintendent Powers presented the 2015-16 World’s Best Work Force Plan. Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:59 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 Jan. 4, 2016.
UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATIONSPECIAL BOARD SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING,CERTIFIED NEGOTIATIONSDECEMBER 10, 2015, 5:30 PM.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 Thursday, December 10, 2015.
Committee Chair Linder called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM.
The following members were present: Linder, Nelson, and Bender. The following were absent: none.
The committee met with the principals.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:53 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 Jan. 4, 2016.