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New public notices published in the issue of March 9, 2018

Notice of Annual Meeting
Cokato Town & Country Club /
Grounds on the Green
Tuesday March 20, 2018 7:00 p.m.
At the Clubhouse
Members and/or Stockholders of the Cokato Town and Country Club are invited and encouraged to attend the Club’s Annual meeting.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch March 9 and 16, 2018.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 5:00 PM BOARD MEETING, JANUARY 4, 2018 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 Thursday, January 4, 2018.
Board member Bender called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Aho, Sangren, Bender, Engh 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 Nelson, seconded by Bender, to accept the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Clemen asked for nominations for Board Chair. Nelson nominated Clemen. Bender nominated Bender. There were no other nominations. Upon a roll call vote Nelson, Aho, Sangren, Engh and Clemen voted for Clemen. Bender voted for Bender. Clemen confirmed as Chair 5-1.
Clemen asked for nominations for Vice-Chair. Nelson nominated Bender. Clemen closed nominations. Bender confirmed as Vice-Chair by.
Clemen asked for nominations for Clerk. Clemen nominated Nelson. Clemen closed nominations. Nelson was confirmed Clerk by unanimous vote.
Clemen asked for nominations for Treasurer. Nelson nominated Aho. Clemen closed nominations. Aho was confirmed Treasurer by unanimous vote.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Engh, setting the fourth Monday of each month as the date for the regular board meeting at 6:00 PM and the second Monday of each month at 5:00 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 Sangren, to designate the official school district depositories as: 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 Aho, seconded by Engh, designating the Enterprise/Dispatch as the official newspaper. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Aho, setting the board per diem rates at $60.00 per meeting and $100.00 for an all-day meeting (over 4 hours) for all members but the chair who would receive $70 per meeting and $120 for an all-day meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Clemen designated the following committee assignments: Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Section 2AA- Dave Sangren, Staff Development – Irene Bender, Community Education/ECFE – Chuck Nelson and Andy Engh, Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative (MAWSECO) Joint Powers Board-Irene Bender, Curriculum Advisory Committee-Andy Engh and Bill Aho, Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) Legislative Liaison-Chuck Nelson, Technology Committee-Rebecca Clemen, Certified Personnel Committee – Dave Sangren, Irene Bender and Bill Aho, Non-certified Personnel Committee-AndyEngh, Chuck Nelson and Rebecca Clemen, Drug and Alcohol Committee – Rebecca Clemen, Schools for Equity in Education- Irene Bender, Building Liaisons Dassel Elementary-Andy Engh, Cokato Elementary- Dave Sangren, Middle School- Chuck Nelson, High School-Irene Bender, Area Learning Center- Bill Aho, Community Education/ECFE – Rebecca Clemen, The Edward H. Otto Partner in Public Education Award Committee – Andy Engh, Dave Sangren and Rebecca Clemen, District Wellness Committee –Irene Bender and Chuck Nelson, Trail Association – Irene Bender, District Crisis Team – Bill Aho.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Nelson, authorizing Business Manager Tina Palmer, Bookkeeper Rebecca Rahkola, Superintendent Jeff Powers and Principal Dale Carlson be authorized to sign contingency and student activity accounts and account drafts. Authorizing Principals Brian Franklin, Alisa Johnson and Debbie Morris, Administrative Secretaries Karen Barton, Tiffany Hannus, and Stephanie Corbin, Social Workers Beth Steinleitner and Carmen Tschida to sign contingency account drafts for their buildings. Authorizing Principal Alisa Johnson and Administrative Secretary Tiffany Hannus to sign student activity account drafts for the Middle School. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Engh, authorizing the superintendent and business manager 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 Engh and upon vote being taken thereon, the following moved in favor thereof: Clemen, Bender, Engh, Nelson, Sangren, Aho and the following voted against: None, whereupon said resolution was declared passed and adopted.
Member Sangren 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: Bender, Clemen, Nelson, Sangren, Aho, Engh and the following voted against same: None
Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Nelson, continuing the Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award and the School Board Scholarship both at $600.00. Motion carried unanimously.
The board discussed the upcoming MSBA Strategic Planning Process confirming committee membership and three additional survey questions.
Clemen appointed Aho and Nelson to review applications for Strategic Planning Committee membership.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 5:46 PM.
Chuck Nelson, 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.
Publshed in the Enterprise Dispatch March 9, 2018.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 6:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, JANUARY 22, 2018 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, January 22, 2018.
Clemen called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Engh, Aho, Nelson, Sangren and Bender. The following were absent: None
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Nelson, accepting the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Kyle Little was presented with the Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Aho, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $2,039,329.70. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: None
MAWSECO Report: None
Community Education Report: Written
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the seventh month of the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board.
Student Representative’s Report – Flex, Activities, NHS, and Student Cabinet
SEE – None
Superintendent’s Report – Updates on MSBA process and the HS Principal Hiring Process
Negotiations Update – Bender reported that the certified committee is meeting on 1/29. Clemen reported that the non-certified committee has no meeting scheduled.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Engh, approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from December 18, 2017 Regular Board Meeting, December 19, 2017 Subcommittee Meeting Certified and the January 4, 2018 Reorganizational Special Board Meeting. Approval of the wire transfers made on December 15th for $875,000, December 29th for $750,000, January 10th for $175,000 and January 12th for $765,000. Personnel items: Resignation of Patsy Amundson as a Middle School Special Needs Paraeducator effective 1/12/18, Resignation of Debra Martinson as a Type III Van Driver effective 1/9/2018, Resignation of Jason Miller as a part-time evening custodian at the ALC & Cokato Elementary effective 1/26/2018, Approval of additions to the list of Winter 2017-18 Community Education Instructors/Coaches: Hockey: Maurice Niemela, Jason Lasanen, Nicole Lasanen, Davin Kangas; Boxing: Eric Dahlheimer & Jon Nelson, Employment of Scott Olson as a Type III Van Driver effective 1/22/2018, Employment of Melissa Renee from a Type III Driver to a CDL Bus Driver, Employment of Steven Klugow as the .8 FTE High School Custodian effective 1/11/2018, Employment of Lee Bren as the Full Time High School Custodian effective 1/24/18, Approval of a lane change for Katie Atkinson from BA+15 to BA+30 effective 1/1/18, Approval of a lane change for Lisa Danielson from BA+15 to BA+30 effective 1/1/18, Approval of a lane change for Katie Scepaniak from BA+30 to BA+45 effective 1/1/18, Acceptance of Donations From Cokato Ridgerunners Inc. - $250 for Activity fee scholarships, MN Association of College Admission Counseling - $150 for field trip transportation, Box Tops for Education - $1,438.50 to Cokato Elementary, Box Tops for Education - $982.50 to Dassel Elementary, DC Football Boosters - $1,110 for athletic trainer coverage for away games, Lions Club of Cokato Dassel - $500 for ALC overnight field trip, Meeker Cooperative - $2,000 to the scholarship fund, Meeker Cooperative - $500 to the Robotics program, Wright Hennepin Cooperative - $1,200 to the scholarship fund, Anonymous Donors - total of $475 for the Guatemala Trip, DC Wrestling Booster Club - $980 for an additional coach, DC Basketball Association - $1,000 to the boy basketball program, Marcus & Bonni Halverson - $6,000 to the scholarship fund in memory of Jacob MacDonald, Dairy Queen - $179 to Cokato Elementary, Dairy Queen - $179 to Dassel Elementary, Anonymous Donor - $117.10 to a family lunch account, Zahler Photography - $102 to Dassel Elementary, Kristine Benson - a Yamaha Clarinet to the band program.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Sangren, eliminating the half-time kindergarten option beginning with fall of 2018. Principals Morris and Franklin presented the reasoning for their recommendation to provide only all day every day kindergarten and answered questions. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Sangren, accepting a conditional donation from the DCRISC. The conditions included restricting the monies’ use to a refrigeration system and plaques for donors if the district builds an ice arena. If the arena is not built by 2025 the money is to go to Community Education for their hockey program. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Engh, approving and overnight field trip to the Audubon Center of the North Woods. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Bender, approving an out of state trip for the marching band to Las Vegas, Nevada. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Bender, ratifying the following contracts:
The contract between ISD 466 and the Early Childhood Certified Staff contract effective for the term of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019. The terms of the agreement include an increase of 1.25% on the salary schedule in year one and year two and minor changes to requirements for leave benefits.
The contract between ISD 466 and the Early Childhood Family Education Coordinators contract effective for the term of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019. The terms of the agreement include an increase of 1.25% on salary in year one and 1.25% on salary in year two. In addition the contracted was expanded from 195 days to 200 days.
Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:10 PM.
Chuck Nelson, 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.
Publshed in the Enterprise Dispatch March 9, 2018.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 5:30 PM NONCERTIFIED NEGOTIATIONS, JANUARY 22, 2018 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, January 22, 2018.
Clemen called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Engh and Nelson. The following were absent: none.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
The Noncertified Committee met with a representative from the food service group.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:50 pm.
Chuck Nelson, 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.
Publshed in the Enterprise Dispatch March 9, 2018.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 5:00 PM CERTIFIED NEGOTIATIONS, JANUARY 29, 2018 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, January 29, 2018.
Bender called the meeting to order at 5:35 PM.
The following members were present: Bender, Sangren and Aho. The following were absent: none.
The Certified Committee met with the Principals and Activities /Community Education Director.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:29 pm.
Chuck Nelson, 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.
Publshed in the Enterprise Dispatch March 9, 2018.