Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
Independent School District 879, Delano Public Schools
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District 879, Delano, Minnesota, was held on Monday, April 22, 2019, at Delano City Hall. The meeting was called to order by the chair at 5:45 p.m. with the following members in attendance: Larson, Seguin, Black, Johnson, Rosenow, Depa and Briesemeister. Absent: None.
APPROVAL OF MEETING AGENDA (approved unanimously)
Board added item 12D, SEE committee report, before approving the agenda.
Board reviewed discussion items: DHS handbook review, policy review, budget update for FY19 and FY20, Wright Tech Center long-term facilities maintenance resolution, bread quotes for 2019-20, May school board listening session date change, facility usage task force, POC committee, activity fees.
Board heard a presentation from Tiger Activity Center Coordinator Kim Finn about usage and Youth Development Coordinator Chris Runke about Community Education programs and fees.
CONSENT AGENDA (approved unanimously)
Board approved minutes from March 25, and the current budget status with year-to-date adjustments, investment transactions, construction bond investment transactions, wire transfers, Minnesota Liquid Asset Fund, cash report, revenue and expense fund totals, expense reports and disbursements.
RESOLUTION OF ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS (approved unanimously)
PERSONNEL (approved unanimously)
Board approved retirements/resignations/terminations, recommendations of employment and contract changes, including:
Retirements/Resignations/Terminations: DES kindergarten teacher, DES ADSIS teacher, DHS administrative assistant, JV boys soccer coach, eighth-grade volleyball coach, DES teacher, TAC supervisor (2), DHS school counselor. Recommendations for Employment: Long-term substitute, student lifeguard, ARC lifeguard trainer. Contract Changes/Approvals/Position Changes: DHS paraprofessional to TKC site supervisor, seventh-grade softball coach to ninth-grade softball coach. Leaves of Absence: DES teacher (2).
ADMINISTRATIVE AND BOARD REPORTS
Board heard the following administrative reports: Superintendent Schoen shared an update on the strategic plan process and budget reductions for 2019-20. B. Voight shared about school climate and culture activities, playspace additions, year-end events and thanked community partners for staff donations. S. Heil shared about MCA testing and symposiums, the finals schedule, and efforts to develop a district-wide emergency management plan. D. Schuler shared, through a written report presented by Supt. Schoen, about the DES Art Fair and Imaginarium Explorium, the Tiger Dash 5K and fun run, MCA testing and the capacity of emergency weather shelter areas after the departure of fourth grade. M. Reeder said the district will seek bread quotes for 2019-20, and noted that the district has earned the School Finance Award from the state. D. Johnson reported on the summer brochure, upcoming events, preschool registrations, temporary summer re-location of Tiger Kids Club to DES, the robotics and Destination Imagination teams, and more. Board heard reports from: student board representatives, MAWSECO, Wright Tech Center, Professional Development and SEE.
OLD BUSINESS (approved unanimously)
Board approved the second read of policies 202 - School Board Officers, 413 - Harassment and Violence, 607 - Organization of Grade Levels, and 612.1 - Development of Parent and Family Engagement Policies for Title I Programs, due to substantive and legal reference changes.
NEW BUSINESS (approved unanimously)
Board approved a change of the listening session date from May 13 to May 21, the robotics trip to Detroit, Michigan; a resolution for Wright Technical Center’s long-term facility maintenance plan, a declaration of Fujitsu laptop tag #002814 as surplus; the first and only read of Policy 208 Development, Adoption, and Implementation of Policies, due to non-substantive and legal reference changes; and the first read of Policy 414 - Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse, and Policy 601 - Goals and Objectives of the Education Program, due to substantive and legal reference changes.
The meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m. The preceding is a summary of the unofficial minutes. The full text of the unofficial minutes is on file in the District Office, 700 Elm Avenue East, Delano, Minnesota and is also available on the school district’s website, www.delano.k12.mn.us. The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Delano High School Media Center.
Corey Black, Board of Education Clerk
Published in the Delano Herald Journal May 17, 2019.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Wright County, Minnesota and Incorporated Areas
The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood hazard determinations within Wright County, Minnesota and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for Wright County, Minnesota and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627).
Published in the Delano Herald Journal May 17 and 24, 2019.
City of Delano
Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given, that the Delano City Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00pm or soon thereafter on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Delano City Hall, located at 234 2nd Street North, for the purpose of considering an amendment to Delano City Code Section 425.01 licensing of rental housing within the City of Delano, Minnesota. To find additional information and to view the proposed Rental Housing Code please visit the City of Delano’s website www.delano.mn.us
Notice is further given that any written or oral comments from citizens regarding the proposed rental housing code will be heard at the public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend the meeting and will be afforded the opportunity to speak during the public hearing.
/s/ Paula Bauman
Administrative Services Coordinator
Published in the Delano Herald Journal May 17 and 24, 2019.