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UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM BOARD MEETING, JANUARY 4, 2016 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
“The mission of the Dassel-Cokato Schools is to provide programs of educational excellence to students of all ages.”
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, January 4, 2016.
McConkey called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Aho, Linder, Bender, McConkey and Nelson. The following were absent: none. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Nelson, to accept the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
McConkey asked for nominations for Board Chair. Linder nominated McConkey. There were no other nominations. McConkey was confirmed Chair by declaration of acclamation.
McConkey asked for nominations for Vice-Chair. Clemen nominated Bender. McConkey closed nominations. Bender was confirmed Vice-Chair by declaration of acclamation.
McConkey asked for nominations for Clerk. Bender nominated Clemen. McConkey closed nominations. Clemen was confirmed Clerk by declaration of acclamation.
McConkey asked for nominations for Treasurer. Linder nominated Aho. McConkey closed nominations. Aho was confirmed Treasurer by declaration of acclamation.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Aho, setting the fourth Monday of each month as the date for the regular board meeting at 7:00 PM and the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM as the date for special board meetings, if necessary. The usual meeting place will be the Dassel-Cokato Board Room. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Bender, to designate the official depositories of school district funds as listed: Kensington Bank as depository for District funds, the Middle School Student Activity Fund, the Cokato Elementary Contingency fund, the Dassel Elementary Contingency fund and the Middle School Contingency fund, First National Bank of Cokato as depository for petty cash/contingency fund and the High School Activity fund; Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund Plus for the Dental Plan Fund. Depositories for investment funds should be: Kensington Bank, First National Bank of Cokato, Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund Plus, PMA Financial Network, Inc (MN Trust), US Bank, and Kensington Bank and First National Bank of Cokato for the Scholarship Funds.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Clemen, designating the Enterprise/Dispatch as the official newspaper. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Nelson, setting the board per diem rates at $50.00 per meeting and $100.00 for an all-day meeting (over 4 hours) for all members but the chair who would receive $60 per meeting and $120 for an all day meeting. Motion by Bender, seconded by Clemen, to refer the topic to a committee consisting of Clemen and Nelson with a recommendation to the board at the February Regular Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
McConkey designated the following committee assignments: Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Section 2AA- Tracy McConkey, Staff Development – Irene Bender, Community Education/ECFE – Chuck Nelson and Tracy McConkey, Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative (MAWSECO) Joint Powers Board-Irene Bender, Curriculum Advisory Committee-Mark Linder and Bill Aho, Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) Legislative Liaison-Chuck Nelson, Technology Committee-Rebecca Clemen, Certified Personnel Committee –Mark Linder, Irene Bender and Chuck Nelson, Classified Personnel Committee-Tracy McConkey, Bill Aho and Rebecca Clemen, Drug and Alcohol Committee – Rebecca Clemen, Schools for Equity in Education-Tracy McConkey and Irene Bender, Building Liaisons Dassel Elementary-Rebecca Clemen, Cokato Elementary- Irene Bender, Middle School-Mark Linder, High School-Tracy McConkey, Area Learning Center- Bill Aho, Community Education/ECFE –Chuck Nelson, The Edward H. Otto Partner in Public Education Award Committee - Irene Bender, Chuck Nelson and Tracy McConkey, District Wellness Committee –Irene Bender and Chuck Nelson, DCRISC – Tracy McConkey, Trail Association – Irene Bender, District Crisis Team – Mark Linder.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Aho, authorizing Business Manager Tina Palmer, Bookkeeper Rebecca Zirk, Superintendent Jeff Powers and Principal Dean Jennissen be to sign contingency and student activity accounts and account drafts. Authorizing Principals Brian Franklin, Alisa Johnson and Debbie Morris and Administrative Secretaries Margaret Pokornowski, Tonja Aho, and Stephanie Corbin and Social Workers Beth Steinleitner and Carmen Tschida to sign contingency account drafts for their buildings. Authorizing Principal Alisa Johnson and Administrative Secretary Tonja Aho to sign student activity account drafts for the Middle School. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender, that the superintendent and business manager be authorized to invest available District funds according to District Policy 705 and that electronic fund transfers be authorized. Motion carried unanimously.
Member Nelson introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO AUTHORIZATION AND USE OF FACSIMILE SIGNATURES BY SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICERS AND PROVIDING FOR SURETY BOND FOR PROTECTION THEREOF,
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District #466, as follows:
1. Pursuant to MN Stat. 47.41, the school board and the chairperson, clerk and treasurer thereof hereby authorize the school district depository banks to honor checks, drafts, warrants, warrant-checks and other orders on public funds bearing facsimile signatures of any of said officers and to charge the same to the account upon which drawn as fully as though those instruments bore the manually written signatures of any of said officers.
2. Pursuant to MN Stat. 47.42, the school board of said district approves the use of such facsimile signatures and hereby determines to insure the school district with an insurance company authorized to do business within the state in the amount of $100,000 in the form of a surety bond or otherwise against the loss of any public funds which may be withdrawn upon unauthorized use of such facsimile signatures and an officer of said school district shall not be personally liable for loss resulting from the use of any facsimile signature unless said loss occurs by reason of that officer’s wrongful act.
3. The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to furnish the school district depository with a copy of this resolution, and the school district officers and said depository are hereby authorized and directed to make the necessary arrangements for the use of facsimile signatures hereafter.
The motion for adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by member Clemen and upon vote being taken thereon, the following moved in favor thereof: McConkey, Linder, Aho, Nelson, Clemen, Bender and the following voted against: none
Whereupon said resolution was declared passed and adopted.
Member Linder introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE
ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFOR.
WHEREAS, the financial condition of the school district dictates that the school board must reduce expenditures immediately, and
WHEREAS there has been a reduction in student enrollment, and,
WHEREAS, this reduction in expenditure and decrease in student enrollment must include discontinuance of positions and discontinuance or curtailment of programs, and
WHEREAS, a determination must be made as to which teachers’ contracts must be terminated and not renewed and which teachers may be placed on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits in effecting discontinuance of positions,
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District #466, as follows:
That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools and administration to consider the discontinuance of programs or positions to effectuate economies in the school district and reduce expenditures and, as a result of a reduction in enrollment, make recommendations to the school board for the discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, discontinuance of positions or curtailment of positions.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Bender and upon vote being taken thereon, the following vote in favor thereof: McConkey, Bender, Aho, Nelson, Linder, Aho and the following voted against same: none.
Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Aho, to continue the Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award with a $600.00 annual scholarship. Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 7:37 PM.
Rebecca Clemen, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 8, 2016.
UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, DECEMBER 21, 2015DASSEL-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, December 21, 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 Nelson, accepting the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Mackenzie Marco, daughter of Troy and Susan Marco of Dassel, received the November Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award.
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: None
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Bender provided a written report
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the sixth month of the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board.
DCRISC – Superintendent Powers reported that a request for bids will be going out for the next phase of the project sometime in January and the school will be involved because of the Mighty Ducks Grant.
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.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Nelson, approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the November 23, 2015 Subcommittee Meeting – Certified, November 23, 2015 Regular Board Meeting, November 30, 2015 Subcommittee Meeting - Non-certified, December 10, 2015 Subcommittee Meeting – Certified, December 10, 2015 Special Board Meeting. Approval of Wire transfers made on November 30th for $665,000, December 10th for $165,000, December 11th for $30,000 and December 15th for $900,000. Personnel Items: Approval of a lane changes effective 1/1/2016 for Julie Renkes from MA +30 to MA+ 45 and for Cole Flick from BA+60 to BA+75, Resignation of Kala Larios as Cokato Elementary Special Needs Paraeducator effective 12/4/2015, Resignation of Virginia Keranen as Middle School Media Center Paraeducator effective 12/31/2015, Resignation/Retirement of Debra Johnson Wahlman as a Early Childhood Special Education Instructor effective 12/31/2015, Employment of Taumi Wilson a special needs Paraeducator at Cokato Elementary as of 12/7/2015, Employment of Molly Tolkkinen a special needs Paraeducator at the High School as of 12/15/2015, Resignation of Malinda Rannow as a Special Needs Paraeducator at Cokato Elementary as of 12/23/15, Resignation of Angela Rahkola as a Kindergarten Paraeducator at Cokato Elementary effective 1/8/2016, Approval of the list of Community Education Winter 2016 Instructors/Coaches: Adult Enrichment Classes: Mike Klein, Tiffany Rosenquist, Gary Johnson, Barb Westman and Joanne Searl, Shawn Taylor; Outdoor Youth Hockey Adult Volunteers: Abe Niemela, Maurice Niemela, Rob Haataja, Larry Tormanen, Mike Koivisto, Scott Raisanen, Mark Pietila, Mike Raisanen, Dave Witt, Jeff Matz, Neil Karnik, Nick Corbin, Matt Torola, Brad Salmen, Clark Moe, Patrick Niska, Ken Isaacson, Tyler Halonen; Outdoor Youth Hockey Student Volunteers: Courtney Danielson, Emma Niemela, Lela Torola, Gabby Pieti, Kayla Lundin, Lauren Moe; Youth Wrestling: Brian Clemen, Shane Swenson; Unified Basketball: Vinne Pokornowski and Ron Schultz; Summer Softball & Clinic: Wendy Runquist; Archery: William Bull; Firearms Safety Training: Phil Grangroth/Rainbow Sportsmen’s Club; Private Music Lessons: Holly Dybsetter. Acceptance of Donations from: DC Football Boosters - $500 to supplement a football coach’s salary, DC Wrestling Booster Club - $953.32 for the salary of a wrestling coach, Cokato Dairy Queen - $252 to Cokato Elementary, Cokato Dairy Queen - $252 to Dassel Elementary, Meeker Cooperative – $300 grant for 6th grade Odyssey (applied for by Beth Flick), DC Youth Trust - $1,000 to Dassel Elementary, Allianz Life Insurance - $200 to the National Honor Society, Anonymous donor - $100 to the football program, Anonymous donor - $200 to the football program, Escalate Affluently Inc. - $1,750 to the activities program, B&P Drywall & Construction LLC - $1,750 to the activities program, Aho Management Inc. - $500 to the activities program, Jack’s of Cokato Inc. - $1,750 to the activities program, DC Chargers 3 on 3 - $4,000 to the girls basketball program, Joel & Kelly Hillman - $850 to the activities program, Cokato Motor Sales Inc. - $1,750 to the activities program, Rachel Yates & Wells Fargo - $70 split evenly between Activities & Music. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender, approving sale of the 2014-15 Vocational House to Brandon Preuss for $33,800. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Linder, certifying the final 2015 Payable 2016 Levy at the maximum level of $2,589,711.75. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Clemen, ratifying the following contracts:
2015-17 ECFE Secretary’s contract
We are recommending ratification of the contract between ISD 466 and the ECFE Secretary’s contract effective for the term of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017. The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2% on the salary schedule in year one and year two, a $150 increase to the dental insurance cap, a $200 increase to the health insurance cap in year two, an additional discretionary day and the addition of a life insurance benefit.
2015-17 Building & Grounds Supervisor’s contract
We are recommending ratification of the contract between ISD 466 and the Building & Grounds Supervisor’s contract effective for the term of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017. The terms of the agreement include an increase of 8.84% on salary in year one and 2% in year two in an effort to pay a competitive wage in comparison to area school districts and a $500 increase to health care savings plan.
2015-17 School Age Child Care Site Supervisor’s contract
We are recommending ratification of the contract between ISD 466 and the School Age Child Care Site Supervisor’s contract effective for the term of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017. The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2% on the salary schedule in year one and year two, a change to vacation language and the addition of experience recognition language.
2015-17 Type III Driver’s contract
We are recommending ratification of the contract between ISD 466 and the Type III Driver’s contract effective for the term of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017. The terms of the agreement include an increase of 1.75% on the salary schedule in year one and year two and the addition of jury duty language.
2015-17 Human Resource/Payroll Coordinator’s contract
We are recommending a change in title from Administrative Assistant to Human Resource/Payroll Coordinator which would result in a change in comparable worth points from 203 to 275. We are recommending ratification of the contract between ISD 466 and the Human Resource/Payroll Coordinator’s contract effective for the term of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017. As the result of this change in title and comparable worth points, the terms of the agreement include an increase of 19.59% on salary in year one and 2% in year.
2015-17 Principal’s Association contract
We are recommending ratification of the contract between ISD 466 and the Principal’s Association contract effective for the term of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017. The terms of the agreement include an increase of 3% on the salary schedule in year one and 2.25% in year two, a $300 increase to the life insurance cap, and a $600 increase to the health savings account contribution.
2015-17 Help Desk Analyst’s contract
We are recommending ratification of the contract between ISD 466 and the Help Desk Analyst’s contract effective for the term of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017. The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2% on the salary schedule in year one and year two and an increase of $1.15 per hour for added responsibility of audio-visual duties.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Linder, approving the 2016-17 Calendar. Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.
Rebecca Clemen, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 8, 2016.
STATE OF MINNESOTACOUNTY OF WRIGHTDISTRICT COURTPROBATE DIVISIONTENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICTCourt File No. 86-PR-16-187Estate ofLUCILLE M. SEMKE, DescendentNOTICE FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is given that on March 1, 2016 at 9 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at Wright County Courthouse, Ten Second Street NW, Buffalo, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the Descendent, dated November 1, 1996, and for the appointment of Brian Semke whose address is 331 Hidden Lane, Chanhassen, MN 55317, as personal representative of the Estate of the Descendent in an UNSUPERVISED administration. Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper and if no objections are filed or raised, the personal representative will be appointed with full power to administer the Estate, including the power to collect all assets, pay all legal debts, claims, taxes, and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and do all necessary acts for the Estate.
Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claim to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred.
Dated this 20th day of January, 2016.
R. Peterson, Deputy
Monica Tschumper, Court Administrator
Attorney for Personal Representative
Christopher A. Kleiman
KRAFT WALSER LAW OFFICE, PLLP
107 North 9th Street, P.O. Box 148
Olivia, MN 56277
Telephone No. 320-523-1322
Facsimile No. 320-523-1328
Attorney License No.: 0277411
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 1, and Feb. 8, 2016.
STATE OF MINNESOTACOUNTY OF WRIGHTDISTRICT COURTTENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICTCourt File No.: 86-PR-16-252In Re: Estate of Robert D. Skalberg,Also known as Robert Dale Skalberg, DecedentNOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is given that on February 23, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. a hearing will be held in this Court at the Wright County Courthouse, 10 NW - 2nd Street North, Buffalo, Minnesota, on a petition for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the decedent’s Will dated March 3, 2010, and for the appointment of Lane M. Skalberg, whose address is 437 Newton Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55505-2042 as personal representative of the decedent’s estate in an unsupervised administration.
Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the personal representative will be appointed with the full power to administer the decedent’s estate, including the power to collect all assets; pay all legal debts, claims, taxes, and expenses; sell real and personal property; and do all necessary acts for the decedent’s estate.
Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent’s estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred
BY THE COURT
Dated January 22, 2016
Ann Islam, Deputy
Monica Tschumper, Court Administrator
JULIAN J. ZWEBER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Julian J. Zweber
MN # 120297
1360 Energy Park Drive, Suite 310
Telephone: (651) 646-4354
Facsimile: (651) 646-4539
e-mail: julianzweber@qwestoffice.net
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Feb. 1, and Feb. 8, 2016.