Delano Herald Journal Legal Notices
New public notices published in the issue of July 26, 2019

July 18, 2019
Notice is hereby given for candidates interested in filing for an elective office in the City of Independence.
Filing will be acceptMark Kaltsas,
ed between the dates of Tuesday, July 30, 2019 and ends Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
The following positions are open:
Mayor Seat (4 year term)
Council Seat (4 year term)
Council Seat (4 year term)
If interested in becoming a candidate for one of the available positions, file your affidavit of candidacy at the City Hall located at 1920 County Road 90, Independence, Minnesota between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am and 12:00 pm on Friday.
The filing fee is $2.00
CITY OF INDEPENDENCE By City Council Mark Kaltsas,
City Administrator
Published in the Delano Herald Journal July 26, 2019.

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, June 24, 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, Black, Johnson, Rosenow, Depa and Briesemeister. Absent: Seguin.
APPROVAL OF MEETING AGENDA (approved unanimously)
Board reviewed discussion items: extended trip request, Community Ed. handbook, policy review, FY20 original budget, long-term facilities maintenance updates, school board retreat and reports regarding the building and grounds committee.
Board heard a presentation from Maria Menz and Meghan Gibas about Q-Comp.
CONSENT AGENDA (approved unanimously)
Board approved minutes from May 20 and May 23, 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.
PERSONNEL (approved unanimously)
Board approved retirements/resignations/terminations, recommendations of employment and contract changes, including:
Retirements/Resignations/Terminations: DIS long-term substitute, DHS counselor, ECFE educator, NHS advisor, DHS food service worker, musical and play director, ninth-grade football coach, MS track and field coach, 10th grade baseball coach, DHS custodian, boys assistant lacrosse coach. Recommendations for Employment: Kindergarten long-term substitute, TKC student aide (10), T-ball camp assistant (2), basketball camp assistant coach (5), basketball camp lead coach, DHS night custodian, head cheer coach, JV football coach, ninth-grade football coach, Tiger Tennis Camp assistant coach (3), Community Ed. voice teacher, DES custodian, pool manager, Tiger Youth Gymnastics assistant. Contracted New Hires: 7-8 language arts teacher, DHS special education teacher (2), DHS counselor, DIS special education teacher (2), DES second-grade teacher, DHS PE/DAPE teacher. Contract Changes/Approvals/Position Changes: DHS paraprofessional to DHS administrative assistant, DHS language arts teacher to gifted and talented teacher; and 2019-21 agreements with food director, food service staff, TAC coordinator, volunteer coordinator (2), youth development coordinator, TKC coordinator.
Board heard the following administrative reports: Superintendent Schoen reported on the end of the fiscal year, strategic plan work plans and the start of the literacy initiative. B. Voight reported on the intermediate school’s first year, preparations for the second year and parent information meetings regarding standards-based grading. S. Heil reported on the new district-wide safety plan, the new Delano benchmark, and thanked longtime counselor Susan Farbo for her work as she retired. D. Schuler reported on summer activities in the elementary building, the school’s connection with The Estates, the work done by the Student Success Team and facility improvements. M. Reeder reported on upcoming audit dates and a new GASB standard. D. Johnson reported on Community Ed. building work, the summer concert series, registration for youth programs and use of the Performing Arts Center and Tiger Activity Center. Board heard reports from: MAWSECO, Wright Technical Center, Professional Development and SEE.
OLD BUSINESS (approved unanimously)
Board approved the second read of Policy 209 – Code of Ethics, due to substantive and legal reference changes.
NEW BUSINESS (approved unanimously, unless noted)
Board approved the 2019-20 DES and DIS student handbooks, a resolution updating the school district population, the original 2019-20 budget (motion passed 5-1 with Briesemeister opposed), the 2019-20 long-term facilities maintenance plan, the revised FY19 long-term facilities maintenance expenditure budget, the 2019-24 strategic plan adjustments, the K-4 language arts curriculum, the dance team’s extended field trip request, an MOA with Wright County for the transportation of foster care students; the first and only reads of Policy 214 – Out-of-State Travel by School Board Members, and Policy 301 – School District Administration, due to non-substantive and legal reference changes; and the first read of Policy 213 - School Board Committees, Policy 215 - Student School Board Representatives, and Policy 506 - Student Discipline, due to substantive and legal reference changes.
The meeting was closed to discuss contract negotiations and superintendent evaluation.
The meeting adjourned at 9:37 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, July 22, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Delano City Hall.
– Corey Black, Board of Education Clerk
Published in the Delano Herald Journal July 26, 2019.