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Public Notice

June 15, 2009 School Board Minutes

The regular meeting of the Board of Inde-

pendent School District No. 2155 was called

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to order by Chairperson Ann Pate at 5:06

p.m. All board members were present.

Administrators in attendance included: Su-

perintendent Virginia Dahlstrom, Business

Manager Jerry Anderson, High School Prin-

cipal Tyler Church, Assistant Principal/Ac-

tivities Director Brian Silbernick, and Ele-

mentary Principal Louis Rutten.

A motion was made by Perkins, seconded

by Techam, to approve the agenda with the

following additions: 1. The resignation of

Darin Carstens as head boys' and girls' ten-

nis coach and head girls' basketball coach.

2. Discuss geothermal technologies as a

possible option for W-DC. Motion passed. A

motion was made by Hayes, seconded by

Toedter, to accept the board minutes from

the May 18, 2009 meeting. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Perkins, to accept the resignation of

Elizabeth Hawkins, High School English

teacher; Darin Carstens, head boys' and

girls' tennis coach and head girls' basketball

coach; and, retirement of Mary Seipkes, sec-

ond-grade teacher. Motion passed. A mo-

tion was made by Techam, seconded by

Hayes, to accept the new contracts of Brian

Silbernick, activities director/math; Naomi

Moerke, secondary special education; Luke

Sturm, secondary physical education and

health; Amy Friedrichs, .5 family and consu-

mer science; and Scott Endres, .5 social

studies. Motion passed.

Business Manager Jerry Anderson re-

viewed the May financial reports, which in-

cluded a student activity report, treasurer's

report and monthly financial report. A motion

was made by Toedter, seconded by

Moenkedick, to approve the financial reports

and billings. Motion passed. A motion was

made by Hayes, seconded by Toedter, to

approve the payment of bills as follows:

Vendors, checks #147743 to #14944 totaling

$261,502.01; Hand payables, checks

#13391 to #13411 totaling $24,762.96; Build-

ing fund, check #1843 totaling $216.00; Im-

prest cash: checks #16754 to #16776 total-

ing $3,163.78 Motion passed.

Business Manager Jerry Anderson report-

ed on a new insurance plan to replace

MSBAIT, which is discontinuing the school

district's insurance coverage. Anderson will

have the bids available for the board's re-

view at the next board meeting and recom-

mended administration make the decision on

which insurance bid to accept as they have

in year's past. A motion was made by Per-

kins, seconded by Techam, to approve the

preliminary budget which would be 75 per-

cent of the 2008-09 school budget. Motion

passed.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Moenkedick, to approve the following

newly formed athletic team cooperative

agreements for 2009-10: Girls' Hockey: dis-

solve current co-op with LPGE; form new co-

op of WDC, LPGE, Staples-Motley and

Browerville; Boys' Hockey: dissolve current

co-op with Staples-Motley, Verndale, Hen-

ning and Sebeka; form new co-op of WDC,

Staples-Motley, New York Mills and Brower-

ville; Girls' Swimming: dissolve the current

co-op with Verndale and Staples-Motley;

form new co-op with Staples-Motley. Motion

passed.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Hayes, to approve the Vocational Reha-

bilitation Cooperative contract for 2009-10.

Motion passed. A motion was made by

Toedter, seconded by Hayes, to award the

bread bid to Pan-O-Gold and the milk bid to

Cass-Clay for the 2009-10 school year. Mo-

tion passed.

A motion by Perkins, seconded by Toed-

ter, to accept the charitable donations for

2008-09 school year, totaling $8,605. Toed-

ter recommended that staff and students be

diligent in sending a thank you and to thank

the individuals, clubs and organizations in

person for their donation(s).

A motion was made by Hayes to accept

the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of

Independent School District No. 2155, State

of Minnesota, as follows: 1. The Board here-

by determines and declares that it is neces-

sary and expedient for the School District to

revoke the School District's existing referen-

dum revenue authorization of $101.17 per

resident marginal cost pupil unit and to re-

place that authorization with a new au-

thorization, yet undetermined, per resident

marginal cost pupil unit. 2. The Board deter-

mines that it is prudent to hire Ehlers and As-

sociates, or another firm of the same stand-

ing, to assist the District with referendum

data and the amount of revenue authoriza-

tion to be placed on the ballot on November

3rd, 2009. The motion for the adoption of

the foregoing resolution was duly seconded

by Moenkedick and upon vote being taken

thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:

Hayes, Moenkedick, Perkins, Techam, Toed-

ter, Pate and the following voted against the

same: none. Whereupon said resolution was

declared duly passed and adopted.

Toedter recommended the school district

investigate stimulus monies to be used to-

ward geothermal options to possibly replace

the aging boiler systems currently in place.

The board recommended the school district

compile information and bids to see if it's a

viable option. Directors reported on each of

their committee meetings and school-related

events they attended over the past month. A

motion was made by Hayes, seconded by

Perkins, to amend the school district calen-

dar for 2009-10 by moving the Staff Develop-

ment Day from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13. Motion

passed.

Superintendent Dahlstrom provided the

board with the following reports: Legislative

Report/Stimulus Funding Update; Auditorium

Committee Report - in August, work will be

begin on replacing the sidewalk and to repair

current lighting; a photograph of Louise Hult-

ing with her grand piano donation will be

framed and hung in the Auditorium;Tech-

nology Committee Report - a Polyvision

technology white board has been ordered

and is expected to arrive shortly; a demon-

stration will be scheduled for the board; Boe-

ing Gift - WDC alum Aaron Pederson's $500

donation was matched by Boeing, his em-

ployer. The donation will be used toward

software in Mr. Klawitter's science classes;

Phone Bids through FED - estimated costs

of a new phone system were provided by

CISCO and Marco phone companies; Pub-

licity Campaign - discussion took place re-

garding possible avenues for marketing.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Perkins, to approve the staff reductions

for Joyce Boyne, District Office bookkeeper,

and Muriel Neu, high school staff secretary,

for 2009-10. Motion passed.

A motion made by Techam, seconded by

Moenkedick, to adjourn the meeting at 6:22

p.m. Motion passed.

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