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UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION6:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER
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 High School Media Center, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, September 28, 2020.
Aho called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
The following members were present: Aho, Sangren, Engh, Grochow, Nelson and Bender. The following were absent: none
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Sangren, seconded by Bender, approving the agenda as written. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Engh, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $3,666,679.90. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Communications / Open Forum – None
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: Engh reported on the first meeting which included introductions and a review of the bylaws
MAWSECO Report: written
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported on the results of the 2019-20 audit and reviewed the investment report with the board.
SEE: written
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers gave a project update
Activities / Community Education – Director Thinesen reported on changes in activities and fall community education opportunities
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Engh, approving all consent items including: Minutes from the August 24, 2020 Regular Board Meeting, August 31, 2020 Special Board Meeting and the September 14, 2020 Special Board Meeting. Approval of wire transfers made on August 25th for $400,000, August 31st for $650,000, September 10th for $600,000 and September 15th for $850,000. Personnel items: Resignation of Kelli Dallmann as a Cokato Elementary SPED paraeducator effective 9/11/2020, Resignation of Lisa Kinnunen as a ECFE Preschool paraeducator effective 8/18/2020, Resignation of Shannon Miller as a ECSE paraeducator effective 8/21/2020, Resignation of Jerilyn Scott as a Middle School paraeducator effective 8/24/2020, Resignation of Tracy Thielen as the Middle School Office Assistant effective 9/4/2020, Employment of Susan Calvin as the Dassel Elementary Cook Manager effective 9/18/2020, Employment of Kay Marks as the Cokato Elementary Cook Manager effective 9/8/2020, Employment of Kay Jorgensen as a HS/MS Kitchen Assistant effective 9/8/2020 Employment of Austin Johnson as a Cokato Elem Kitchen Assistant effective 9/17/2020, Reassignment of RaeLynn Gottschalk to Dassel Elementary as a Kitchen assistant effective 9/8/2020, Approval of a lane change for Cheyann Opsahl from BA to BA+15, Approval of a lane change for Wendy Runquist from BA to BA+15, Approval of up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave for Amanda Scherping beginning approximately 3/17/2021, Approval of the list for Fall 2020 Community Education Coaches/Instructors, Approval of Additional list of Fall Coaches from Activities Director Thinesen. Accepted donations From: Allina Health & Joelle Woetzel - $100 to Dassel Elementary, From Coborn’s - $125.13 to Dassel Elementary, From DC Volleyball Boosters - $1500 to the scholarship fund, From DC Cheerleading Boosters - $963 for a JV cheer camp, From the Family of Brett Michael Raley – school supplies, From the MN Department of Agriculture – MN Ag in the Classroom MORE Grant (applied for by Tracy Nelson) Grant includes a classroom set of the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats and access to a virtual workshop to share resources and ideas, From 3M Foundation - $2,500 grant (applied for by Tina Palmer), To the Activities program from: AR Engh Heating & AC, $1,750, Meeker Memorial Hospital, $750, Piehl, Hanson Beckman PA, $500, BP Drywall & Construction LLC, $1,500, Dairy Queen, $1,500. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers and Covid Coordinator Lang presented information on processes used with Covid cases and updated the board on current numbers and issues.
Motion by Grochow, seconded by Bender, approving changes to Policy # 522 Title IX Sex Nondiscrimination Policy, Grievance Procedure and process. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Sangren, Certifying the 2020 Payable 2021 Levy at the Maximum level. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Engh, seconded by Nelson, approving Changes to Authorizing Signers of Contingency Account Drafts. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Sangren, seconded by Engh, approving a shoulder stop at 13348 U.S. Hwy 12 Cokato, MN 55321. Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:42 pm.
Andy Engh, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, Nov. 20, 2020.
UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION6:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, OCTOBER 12, 2020DASSEL-COKATO HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER
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 special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato High School Media Center Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, October 12, 2020.
Aho called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
The following members were present: Sangren, Nelson, Bender, Engh, Grochow, and Aho. The following were absent: none.
The board discussed the current ALC building lease and the potential need to purchase the building ensuring a home for the ALC in the future. The board authorized Sangren and Engh to negotiate with the owner for a possible purchase.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:28 pm.
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, Nov. 20, 2020.
UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION6:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, OCTOBER 26, 2020HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER
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 High School Media Center, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, October 26, 2020.
Aho called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
The following members were present: Aho, Sangren, Engh, Grochow, Nelson 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.
Motion by Engh, seconded by Grochow, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $2,318,528.88. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Motion by Engh, seconded by Sangren approving the FY 2020 Audit Report. Justin McGraw from Conway, Deuth, and Schmeising presented the audit. The audit was clean without any compliance issues or material weaknesses noted. Motion carried unanimously.
Representative Urdahl addressed the board explaining the $1 million bond he was able to procure for the district to put toward a floor in the unfinished rec center. The board expressed their appreciation.
Communications / Open Forum – None
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: Engh / Sangren reported on the last meeting which included a review of the various departments and presentation of a proposed new high school class in ELA.
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 fourth month of the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board.
SEE: None
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers gave a project update.
Elementary Report – Principals Franklin and Morris updated the board on elementary happenings. Bender reported on the DC Trail Committee which intends to submit a request for MnDOT funding to extend the trail to the Darwin Hill.
Motion by Sangren, seconded by Bender, approving all consent items including: Minutes from the September 28, 2020 Regular Board Meeting and October 12, 2020 Special Board Meeting. Approval of wire transfers made on September 29th for $400,000, September 30th for $700,000, October 9th for $35,000, October 13th for $240,000 and October 14th for $950,000. Personnel items: Resignation of Debra Suchy as a Middle School SPED paraeducator effective 9/30/2020, Resignation of Darcie Pringnitz as a Middle School SPED paraeducator effective 9/8/2020, Resignation of Alexandria Danielson as the Chargers Kids Club Assistant Site Supervisor effective 11/13/2020, Resignation of Paul Holm as a Level 1 Help Desk Analyst effective 10/20/2020, Resignation of Bonnie Durdahl as a High School Kitchen Assistant effective 10/30/2020, Employment of Karen Schmiesing as a MS Kitchen Assistant effective 10/21/2020, Employment of Beth Deinken as a Middle School SPED paraeducator effective 10/01/2020, Employment of Ava Erickson as the part time Middle School Secretary effective 10/28/2020, Employment of Jason Morris as a Level 1 Help Desk Analyst effective 11/9/2020, Approval of Ryan Fox as a CDL sub driver effective 10/20/2020, Approval of up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave for Katelyn McConkey beginning approximately 3/18/2021, Approval of up to 8 weeks of child care for Catheryn Mages beginning approximately 1/4/2021 through 2/26/2021, Approval of up to 12 weeks intermittent FMLA leave for Kayla Tessmer beginning 10/5/2020 through 6/8/2021 approximately, Approval of up to 1 week of FMLA leave for Andrew Hegdahl beginning approximately 11/16/2020 through 11/20/2020, Approval of Additions to the list for Fall 2020 Community Education Coaches/Instructors: Aquatic Staff; Amelia Travis, Charger Kids Club; Jackson Baker, John Beasley, Evelyn Rippberger, Angela Gabrelcik, Mariah Marelic, Youth Enrichment; Randy Johnson, Hunter Sluis, Aaron Bohnert, Approval of Winter 2020-21 Coach/Advisor Assignments as presented by Activities Director Thinesen. Accepted donations From: Holt Motors, Inc. - $1,500 to the Activities program, DC Swim Team Boosters - $1,282.50 for girls swim uniforms, DC Football Boosters - $3,500 for additional coaches, Dairy Queen - $276 to Cokato Elementary, Dairy Queen - $276 to Dassel Elementary, The Dassel-Cokato Youth Trust - $2,000 to the High School, Andrew & Vicki Engh - $1,015.85 to the Activities department for activity fee scholarships. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers and Covid Coordinator Lang updated the board on Covid 19 numbers and the factors being used to remain in or move from learning models.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Sangren, approving Rachel Smock and Sarah Zimmerman for full terms on the Curriculum Advisory Committee. Motion carried unanimously.
The meeting was closed at 8:17 PM to discuss property purchases for the ALC. The properties under consideration included the current site (Sabre Realty Building) and the Functional Industries site in Cokato. The closed meeting was recorded in accordance with state statute.
The meeting was re-opened at 8:53.
Chairman Aho scheduled a special board meeting for November 13 at 1:00 pm to canvass election results.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:55 pm.
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, Nov. 20, 2020.