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New public notices published in the issue of March 8, 2019

Notice of Annual Meeting
Cokato Town & Country Club /
Grounds on the Green
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:30 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 8 and 15, 2019.

DASSEL TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
Notice is hereby given that Dassel Township will hold a special meeting starting at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday March 19, 2019 to open bids for the 738th project. The meeting will be held at the Dassel History Center.
Karin Colberg
Dassel Township Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch March 8 and 15, 2019.

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 5:00 PM BOARD MEETING, JANUARY 14, 2019 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
“In partnership with our communities and families, we will educate and inspire all learners to maximize their potential, promote lifelong learning, and become contributing members of society”
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 14, 2019.
Board member Bender called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.
The following members were present: Grochow, 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 Grochow, to accept the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers administered the oath of office to Aho, Nelson, and Grochow.
Bender asked for nominations for Board Chair. Nelson nominated Aho. Bender nominated Bender. There were no other nominations. Upon a roll call vote: Nelson, Aho, Sangren, Engh and Grochow voted for Aho. Bender voted for Bender. Aho confirmed as Chair 5-1.
Aho asked for nominations for Vice-Chair. Grochow nominated Bender. Aho nominated Nelson. Aho closed nominations. Upon roll call vote: Engh, Aho, Nelson voted for Nelson. Grochow, Bender, and Sangren voted for Bender. Tie vote. Aho repeated the process which resulted in a tie again. Aho delayed another vote until later in the meeting.
Aho asked for nominations for Clerk. Nelson nominated Engh. Aho closed nominations and confirmed Engh by acclimation.
Aho asked for nominations for Treasurer. Nelson nominated Sangren. Aho closed nominations and confirmed Sangren by acclimation.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Bender, 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 6:00 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 Engh, seconded by Bender, 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 carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Nelson, designating the Enterprise/Dispatch as the official newspaper. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Grochow, 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.
Aho designated the following committee assignments: Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Section 2AA- Dave Sangren, Staff Development – Irene Bender, Community Education/ECFE – Kathy Grochow and Andy Engh, Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative (MAWSECO) Joint Powers Board - Irene Bender, Curriculum Advisory Committee-Andy Engh and Dave Sangren, Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) Legislative Liaison-Chuck Nelson, Certified Personnel Committee – Bill Aho, Andy Engh and Kathy Grochow, Non-certified Personnel Committee-Dave Sangren, Chuck Nelson and Irene Bender, Drug and Alcohol Committee – Chuck Nelson, Schools for Equity in Education- Irene Bender, Building Liaisons Dassel Elementary-Dave Sangren, Cokato Elementary- Andy Engh, Middle School - Bill Aho, High School - Kathy Grochow, Area Learning Center- Chuck Nelson, Community Education/ECFE – Irene Bender, The Edward H. Otto Partner in Public Education Award Committee – Andy Engh, Dave Sangren, District Wellness Committee – Chuck Nelson, Trail Association – Irene Bender, District Crisis Team – Bill Aho.
Motion by Grochow, seconded by Nelson, authorizing Business Manager Tina Palmer, Bookkeeper Rebecca Rahkola, Superintendent Jeff Powers and Principal Chris Meisch to sign contingency and student activity accounts and account drafts. It is also recommended that Principals Brian Franklin, Alisa Johnson and Debbie Morris and Administrative Secretaries Karen Barton, Tiffany Hannus, and Stephanie Corbin and Social Workers Beth Steinleitner and Carmen Tschida be authorized to sign contingency account drafts for their buildings. It is also recommended that Principal Alisa Johnson and Administrative Secretary Tiffany Hannus be authorized to sign student activity account drafts for the Middle School. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Grochow, 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 Sangren 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 Nelson and upon vote being taken thereon, the following moved in favor thereof: Nelson, Sangren, Bender, Aho, Engh, Grochow and the following voted against: None; whereupon said resolution was declared passed and adopted.
Member Engh 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: Engh, Bender, Sangren, Grochow, Aho, Nelson and the following voted against same: None.
Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Sangren, continuing the Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award at $600.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Bender, continuing the School Board Scholarship at $600.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Aho appointed Grochow and Nelson to discuss a new scholarship and bring a recommendation to the board.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 6:11 PM.
Andy Engh, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch March 8, 2019.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 6:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, JANUARY 28, 2019 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
In partnership with our communities and families, we will educate and inspire all learners to maximize their potential, promote lifelong learning, and become contributing members of society.
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 28, 2019.
Aho called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
The following members were present: Engh, Aho, Grochow, Nelson, Sangren and Bender. The following were absent: none.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Bender, approving the agenda as written. Motion carried unanimously.
Mallory Lee was presented with the December Courtesy and Respect Award.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Engh, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $3,010,715.75. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Written
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.
Student Representative’s Report: Stertz reported on Snow Week.
Superintendent’s Report: Powers reported on a highway 12 access, changes to the county 100 and 12 intersection, and inclement weather decisions.
SEE: None
Motion by Grochow, seconded by Nelson, approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the December 17, 2018 Regular Board Meeting and the January 14, 2019 Special Board Meeting. Approval of the wire transfers made December 14th for $550,000, December 19th for $50,000, December 26th for $125,000, December 31st for $900,000, January 10th for $125,000 and January 15th for $700,000. Personnel items: Approve resignation of Mark Jensen as MS custodian effective 12/14/2018, Employment of Kendra Osmondson as a High School Special Needs Paraeducator effective 01/21/2019, Employment of Shelby Brausen as a High School Kitchen Assistant effective 1/2/2019, Re-assignment of Steven Klugow from .8 FTE custodian to full time custodian effective 1/4/2019, Employment of Andrea Nicholson as a part time Parent Educator in Early Childhood effective January 2019, Approval of a lane changes effective 1/1/2019 for Jessica Heidecker from BA+45 to MA, for Shelby Lofgren from BA+15 to BA+30,for Ronald Schultz from BA+45 to MA, Approve additions to the list of Winter 2018 Community Education Coaches/instructors, Approve assignment of Christopher O’Neill to help with DC Drumline Tech, Approve assignment of Sheri Prewitt to a contracted CDL Driver #22 effective 2/1/2019. Acceptance of Donations From: Dairy Queen - $174.50 to Dassel Elementary, Dairy Queen - $174.50 to Cokato Elementary, DC Music Boosters - $715 for music supplies, DC Music Boosters - $310 to HS & MS choir program, Box Tops for Education - $1,278.50 to Dassel Elementary, Peter & Kristin Bortnem - $400 to the Middle School reading program, DC Wrestling Booster Club - $1,044 for an additional coach, MASMS - $500 grant to the Building & Grounds department (applied for by John Martinson), Janet Nesseth & 3M - $500 to the Robotics program, American Time & Signal - $1,000 to the scholarship fund, Wright-Hennepin Cooperative - $1,200 to the scholarship fund, Meeker Cooperative - $500 to the Robotics program, American Time & Signal - $500 to the Robotics program, Dassel Community Chest Inc. - $350 to help with family lunch accounts, the Village Ranch: $1,000 to the Adaptive Bowling program, $500 to the Robotics program, $250 to Jazz band, For the NHS Trip to Washington DC: $20 from Paula Trisko, $100 from Judy Randt, $200 from Allianz, $200 from Cokato Dassel Lions Club. Motion carried unanimously.
The board discussed bringing a bond to the voters and decided to do so at the general election in November of 2019.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Bender, approving the pay equity implementation report. Motion carried unanimously.
Aho moved the March regular meeting from March 25 to March 18, 2019.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:02 PM.
Andy Engh, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch March 8, 2019.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 5:00 SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 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, February 11, 2019.
Aho called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
The following members were present: Bender, Sangren, Grochow, Nelson, Engh and Aho. The following were absent: none.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Sangren, approving the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers led a review of progress on the Strategic Plan with help from the principals and Communication Coordinator.
The board discussed possible changes to some policies and procedures including a review of committees, annual review of policies, program reports to the board, more recognition of donations, an additional board scholarship, and doing a board evaluation.
The board discussed the bond that failed in November of 2018 and how to move forward.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:14 p.m.
Andy Engh, 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 March 8, 2019.