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Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson, P.O. Box 31 56482

Public Notice

Minutes of the

Governing Board of Education of

Freshwater Education District

March 24, 2009

A meeting of the Freshwater Education

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District Governing Board was called to order

by Vice Chair Pierce at 7:31 p.m. on Tues-

day, March 24, 2009, Freshwater Confer-

ence Room A, Staples, MN. Chairman Run-

yan resumed chair duties at 8:25 p.m.

Board Members Present: Daryl Brever,

Rod Thalmann; Twila Pierce, Curtis Hasbar-

gen; Margaret Knebel, Charles Funk, Chad

Longbella, Wayne Perkins, Jim Runyan

(8:10 arrival).

Board Members Absent: Thom Muellner,

Lee Truax

Superintendents: J. Madsen; B. Schaefer

Director: B. Lund

Coordinators: Sue Boehland; B. Fabian;

R. Schock

Others Present: D. Winkels, Recorder

Review and Approve Agenda

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Knebel

to approve the final agenda as presented.

Motion carried.

Clerk's Report

Motion by Brever, seconded by Funk to

approve the minutes of the February 24,

2009 meeting as presented. Motion carried.

Coordinator Reports / Information

Items

Community Education/DVP/SAC/GCT/

Todd County Collaborative - Bruce Lund for

Amy Hunter

Gifted, Creative and Talented: Art Show

will be held April 16-19, 2009 at Staples

Centennial Auditorium. A Wind Energy Pro-

gram will be presented to schools April 27,

2009 - May 1, 2009. Free books are sent to

the schools.

Drug Violence Prevention: March 18 meet-

ing was postponed due to a conflict for Pub-

lic Health Staff.

ECFE/School Readiness/ECScreen-

ing/Foss - Beth Fabian

Bertha Hewitt and Long Prairie Grey Eagle

School Readiness Plans have been submit-

ted. Staples Motley plans will be revised and

submitted.

RELI (Reforming Effective Literacy Instruc-

tion) - Rynell Schock

Information was shared with the board:

Assessment Calendar, Report on Teacher

Residencies, Draft of Recommendations for

09-10 programming and Tier Summary for

2009-2010.

A school visit will be held prior to the prin-

cipals meeting on April 7th in Menahga. The

teachers/staff/administration at Menahga are

to be congratulated and thanked for opening

their classrooms for visits. They are excited

to share the impact RELI has made on their

teaching style and student progress.

Special Education - Bruce Lund

Bruce shared information on the federal

stimulus money.

ALC/Perkins/CTE - Sue Boehland

Information was shared regarding Perkins

2010. They just received notice the project

will receive approximately $40,000 less fund-

ing than last year.

Online College in the High School course

information for Fall 2009 and Spring 2010

was distributed.

ALC summer programming was dis-

cussed.

Education District - Bruce Lund

Report shared regarding 07-09 MSBA

Summary of Settlement for Freshwater Edu-

cation District.

Mr. Lund shared with the board that Su-

perintendents are looking at all FED facilities

to review cost saving possibilities.

Current Menu Options summary for

2009-2010 was shared.

A handout was given to the board sum-

marizing plans for negotiations. Bruce

shared what has been completed to date.

Board members were asked to complete

an address/email/phone information sheet.

Staff / Contract Changes / Lane Chang-

es

Motion by Knebel, seconded by Longbella

to hire Sherry Anderson for 88 hours addi-

tional assignment from 3-25-09 through June

30, 2009. Not to be an ongoing addition to

her contract and will be completed 6-30-09.

Motion carried.

Motion by Hasbargen, seconded by Brever

permission to advertise and hire 180 day

plus three (3) extended day Vision Teacher

for 2009-2010 school year. Motion carried.

Motion by Runyan, seconded by Longbella

to approve the Freshwater Education District

#6004 Seniority List as amended. Motion

carried.

Policy

Motion by Brever, seconded by Runyan to

approve the first reading of FED Policy #212

for proposed removal from FED Policy. Dis-

cussion followed. Motion carried.

Education District

Motion by Funk, seconded by Brever to

approve the March FED financial report and

payment of checks numbered # 96103 -

#96395. The motion carried

Appointments

Motion by Knebel, seconded by Funk to

appoint Jim Runyan to attend the NJPA An-

nual Meeting representing Freshwater Edu-

cation District. Motion carried.

Resolutions of Proposed Unrequested

Leave (Roll Call Vote)

Motion by Thalmann, seconded by Brever

to propose placing Amy Hunter, Coordinator,

on unrequested leave. (Complete resolution

is available in the FED Business Office.)The

following voted in favor: Pierce, Longbella,

Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Knebel, Thal-

mann, Brever, Runyan. None against. Mo-

tion carried.

Motion by Hasbargen, seconded by Pierce

to propose placing Beth Fabian, Coordina-

tor/Teacher on unrequested leave. (Com-

plete resolution is available in the FED Busi-

ness Office.) The following voted in favor:

Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins,

Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan.

None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Pierce, seconded by Brever to

propose placing Deanna Lipinski, FE/SR

Teacher, on unrequested leave. (Complete

resolution is available in the FED Business

Office.) The following voted in favor: Pierce,

Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Kneb-

el, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan. None

against. Motion carried.

Motion by Funk, seconded by Knebel to

propose placing Lisa Haglin, FE/SR Teach-

er, on unrequested leave. (Complete resolu-

tion is available in the FED Business Office.)

The following voted in favor: Pierce, Long-

bella, Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Knebel,

Thalmann, Brever, Runyan. None against.

Motion carried.

Motion by Hasbargen, seconded by Funk

to propose placing Amy Babler, SPED Para-

professional, on unrequested leave. (Com-

plete resolution is available in the FED Busi-

ness Office.) The following voted in favor:

Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins,

Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan.

None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Pierce, seconded by Longbella

to propose placing Julie Benning, SPED

Paraprofessional, on unrequested leave.

(Complete resolution is available in the FED

Business Office.) The following voted in fa-

vor: Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins,

Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan.

None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Thalmann, seconded by Knebel

to propose placing Joanne Carpenter, SPED

Paraprofessional, on unrequested leave.

(Complete resolution is available in the FED

Business Office.) The following voted in fa-

vor: Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins,

Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan.

None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Has-

bargen to propose placing Rhonda Ekholm,

SPED Paraprofessional on unrequested

leave. (Complete resolution is available in

the FED Business Office.) The following vot-

ed in favor: Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen,

Perkins, Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever,

Runyan. None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Pierce, seconded by Knebel to

propose placing Beverly Johnson, SPED

Paraprofessional, on unrequested leave.

(Complete resolution is available in the FED

Business Office.) The following voted in fa-

vor: Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins,

Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan.

None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Brever, seconded by Knebel to

propose placing Gretchen Noon, SPED

Paraprofessional on unrequested leave.

(Complete resolution is available in the FED

Business Office.) The following voted in fa-

vor: Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins,

Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan.

None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Has-

bargen to propose placing Marika (Jackie)

Nurnberger, SPED Paraprofessional/Cleri-

cal/SR, on unrequested leave. (Complete

resolution is available in the FED Business

Office.) The following voted in favor: Pierce,

Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Kneb-

el, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan. None

against. Motion carried.

Motion by Funk, seconded by Knebel to

propose placing Deb Roberts, SPED Para-

professional, on unrequested leave. (Com-

plete resolution is available in the FED Busi-

ness Office.) The following voted in favor:

Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins,

Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan.

None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Pierce, seconded by Knebel to

propose placing Joy Beck, SPED Parapro-

fessional, on unrequested leave. (Complete

resolution is available in the FED Business

Office.) The following voted in favor: Pierce,

Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Kneb-

el, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan. None

against. Motion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Perkins

to propose placing Teresa Gould, SPED

Paraprofessional, on unrequested leave.

(Complete resolution is available in the FED

Business Office.) The following voted in fa-

vor: Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins,

Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan.

None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Hasbargen, seconded by Funk

to propose placing Trent Becker, SPED

Paraprofessional/Transportation Driver, on

unrequested leave. (Complete resolution is

available in the FED Business Office.) The

following voted in favor: Pierce, Longbella,

Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Knebel, Thal-

mann, Brever, Runyan. None against. Mo-

tion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Has-

bargen to propose placing Clem Schwichten-

berg, SPED Paraprofessional/Transportation

Driver, on unrequested leave. (Complete

resolution is available in the FED Business

Office.) The following voted in favor: Pierce,

Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Kneb-

el, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan. None

against. Motion carried.

Motion by Pierce, seconded by Knebel to

propose placing Vanessa Waldahl, SPED

Paraprofessional/Transportation Driver, on

unrequested leave. (Complete resolution is

available in the FED Business Office.) The

following voted in favor: Pierce, Longbella,

Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Knebel, Thal-

mann, Brever, Runyan. None against. Mo-

tion carried.

Motion by Brever, seconded by Knebel to

propose placing Michelle Motschenbacher,

SPED Paraprofessional, on unrequested

leave. (Complete resolution is available in

the FED Business Office.) The following vot-

ed in favor: Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen,

Perkins, Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever,

Runyan. None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Has-

bargen to propose placing Beth Najjar,

SPED Paraprofessional, on unrequested

leave. (Complete resolution is available in

the FED Business Office.) The following vot-

ed in favor: Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen,

Perkins, Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever,

Runyan. None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Funk, seconded by Pierce to

propose placing Mary Wynn, SPED Parapro-

fessional, on unrequested leave. (Complete

resolution is available in the FED Business

Office.) The following voted in favor: Pierce,

Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Kneb-

el, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan. None

against. Motion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Knebel

to propose placing John King, ALC Instruc-

tor, on unrequested leave. (Complete resolu-

tion is available in the FED Business Office.)

The following voted in favor: Pierce, Long-

bella, Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Knebel,

Thalmann, Brever, Runyan. None against.

Motion carried.

Motion by Hasbargen, seconded by Per-

kins to propose placing Heidi Heino-Morie,

ALC Instructor, on unrequested leave. (Com-

plete resolution is available in the FED Busi-

ness Office.) The following voted in favor:

Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins,

Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan.

None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Has-

bargen to propose placing Ruth A. Kinnunen,

IS Instructor, on unrequested leave. (Com-

plete resolution is available in the FED Busi-

ness Office.) The following voted in favor:

Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins,

Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan.

None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Funk, seconded by Pierce to

propose placing Coralie DeWald, IS Instruc-

tor, on unrequested leave. (Complete resolu-

tion is available in the FED Business Office.)

The following voted in favor: Pierce, Long-

bella, Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Knebel,

Thalmann, Brever, Runyan. None against.

Motion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Brever

to propose placing Jane Mattick, IS Instruc-

tor, on unrequested leave. (Complete resolu-

tion is available in the FED Business Office.)

The following voted in favor: Pierce, Long-

bella, Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Knebel,

Thalmann, Brever, Runyan. None against.

Motion carried.

Motion by Pierce, seconded by Perkins to

propose placing Kari Whitlock IS Instructor,

on unrequested leave. (Complete resolution

is available in the FED Business Office.) The

following voted in favor: Pierce, Longbella,

Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Knebel, Thal-

mann, Brever, Runyan. None against. Mo-

tion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Has-

bargen to propose placing Heidi Bucher,

School Psychologist, on unrequested leave.

(Complete resolution is available in the FED

Business Office.) The following voted in fa-

vor: Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins,

Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan.

None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Pierce, seconded by Perkins to

propose placing Gregory T. Studelska,

School Psychologist, on unrequested leave.

(Complete resolution is available in the FED

Business Office.) The following voted in fa-

vor: Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins,

Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan.

None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Knebel

to propose placing Karen Hmielewski,

School Psychologist, on unrequested leave.

(Complete resolution is available in the FED

Business Office.) The following voted in fa-

vor: Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins,

Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan.

None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Funk, seconded by Knebel to

propose placing Targeted Services Credit

Recovery Instructors on unrequested leave

as listed below:

Bertha Hewitt Site Instructors: Alan Han-

son, Beverly Timm-Lannon, Peggy Leitch,

Roxanne Lundeen

Browerville Site Instructors: Susan Michel.

Craig Johnson, Eagle Valley Site Instructors,

Alyssa LaVoie, Angela Turner

Henning Site Instructors: Linda Nyhus,

Gail Guse, Pamela Amundson

Long Prairie Site Instructors: Nicole Cuch-

na, Maressa Rousslange, Pillager Site In-

structors, Tracee Colgrove

Staples Elementary Site Instructors: Mar-

garet Robb

Staples Motley High School Site Instruc-

tors: Corliss Carter

Wadena Deer Creek Elementary Site In-

structors: Heidi Van Dyke, Diane Skalman,

Diane Schiller Anderson

Wadena Deer Creek Middle School Site

Instructors: Sheri Nyhus

(Complete resolution is available in the

FED Business Office.) The following voted in

favor: Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Per-

kins, Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Run-

yan. None against. Motion carried.

Non-Renewal of Positions (Roll Call

Vote)

Motion by Hasbargen, seconded by Funk

to non-renew the SAC Provider contract for

Sandra M. Terwey effective June 30, 2009.

The following voted in favor: Pierce, Long-

bella, Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Knebel,

Thalmann, Brever, Runyan. None against.

Motion carried.

Motion by Knebel, seconded by Perkins to

non-renew the SAC Provider/Para/SR con-

tract for Virginia L. Johnson effective June

30, 2009. The following voted in favor:

Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins,

Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan.

None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Pierce, seconded by Longbella

to non-renew the contract of Allison Dewar,

FACTS Facilitator/Family Service Worker ef-

fective June 30, 2009. The following voted in

favor: Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Per-

kins, Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Run-

yan. None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Has-

bargen to non-renew the contract of Chris

Klein, Technician I effective June 30, 2009.

The following voted in favor: Pierce, Long-

bella, Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Knebel,

Thalmann, Brever, Runyan. None against.

Motion carried.

Motion by Pierce, seconded by Knebel to

non-renew the contract of Tyler Nordell,

Technician II effective June 30, 2009. The

following voted in favor: Pierce, Longbella,

Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Knebel, Thal-

mann, Brever, Runyan. None against. Mo-

tion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Has-

bargen to non-renew the contract of David

Lindquist, Technology Coordinator/Techni-

cian effective June 30, 2009. The following

voted in favor: Pierce, Longbella, Hasbar-

gen, Perkins, Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brev-

er, Runyan. None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Brever, seconded by Perkins to

non-renew the contract of Roger Irsfeld,

Technician III effective June 30, 2009. The

following voted in favor: Pierce, Longbella,

Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Knebel, Thal-

mann, Brever, Runyan. None against. Mo-

tion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Has-

bargen to non-renew the contract of Rich

Murdock, Senior Technician/RUS Coordina-

tor effective June 30, 2009. The following

voted in favor: Pierce, Longbella, Hasbar-

gen, Perkins, Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brev-

er, Runyan. None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Pierce, seconded by Hasbargen

to non-renew the contract of Shari Peterson,

Aide Menahga ALC/Clerical effective June

30, 2009. The following voted in favor:

Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins,

Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan.

None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Knebel

to non-renew the contract of Sandy Reed,

Program Secretary/Technical Tutor effective

June 30, 2009. The following voted in favor:

Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins,

Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan.

None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Funk, seconded by Hasbargen

to non-renew the contract of Tammy Larson,

ECSE Instructor effective June 30, 2009.

The following voted in favor: Pierce, Long-

bella, Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Knebel,

Thalmann, Brever, Runyan. None against.

Motion carried.

Motion by Funk, seconded by Hasbargen

to non-renew the contract of Myron Swan-

berg, Level IV EBD Instructor effective June

30, 2009. The following voted in favor:

Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins,

Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan.

None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Brever, seconded by Pierce to

non-renew the following Targeted Servic-

es/Credit Recovery Instructors, effective

June 30, 2009 as listed below:

Browerville Site Instructors: Debra Morten-

son, Jennifer Murch-Hudalla, Lindsay Nieh-

off, Cheryl Wyatt

Eagle Valley Instructors: Tara Hetland,

Henning Instructors: Eric Koep, Ian Han-

son, Stacy Cichy-Hagen,

Long Prairie Instructors: Dan Zetah, Miran-

da Degroot, Darlene Mareck, Catherine

Swanson, Eric Hjelden, Kia Woida,

Menahga Instructors, Shelly Hamblin,

Mary Ann Whiteside, Jeannie Mayer, Kali

Mitteness, Dan Besonen

Pillager Instructors: Suzanne McKibbon,

Melissa Bouc, Larry Embertson, Shelly Kost-

ka

Sebeka Instructors: Brenda Wegscheid,

Kathleen Fjeldheim, Becky Salo

Staples Elementary Instructors: Alina Rob-

inson, Sandy Odden, Pete Kautto

Staples Motley High School Instructors:

Miranda Roiger, Tracey Kloeckl, John Koop-

man

Wadena Deer Creek Middle School In-

structors: Dawn Paurus

The following voted in favor: Pierce, Long-

bella, Hasbargen, Perkins, Funk, Knebel,

Thalmann, Brever, Runyan. None against.

Motion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Knebel

to non-renew the contract of Beth Hamming,

Independent Study Instructor effective, June

30, 2009. The following voted in favor:

Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Perkins,

Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Runyan.

None against. Motion carried.

Motion by Pierce, seconded by Hasbargen

to non-renew the contract of Suzanne

McKibbon, Independent Study Instructor ef-

fective June 30, 2009. The following voted in

favor: Pierce, Longbella, Hasbargen, Per-

kins, Funk, Knebel, Thalmann, Brever, Run-

yan. None against. Motion carried.

Contract Reductions

Motion by Pierce, seconded by Knebel to

reduce 265.5 hours of Jenny Manning's

2009-2010 contract. Motion carried.

Motion by Funk, seconded by Hasbargen

to reduce three (3) days of the 2009-2010

contract for the following:

Bruce Lund, Executive Director/Special

Education Director

Sue Boehland, Coordinator

Lori Murdock, Assistant Special Education

Director

Sharon Parker, Business Office Manager

Lynn Lindquist, Payroll Clerk

Dawn Wegscheid, Administrative Assistant

Diane Gjerstad, Administrative Assistant

Deb Winkels, Executive Secretary

Motion carried.

Motion by Knebel, seconded by Brever to

reduce 23 days of the 2009-2010 contract for

the following:

Tiffany Sweeney, Program Secretary

Tonia Judd, Program Secretary

Wendy Irons, Program Secretary

Sharon Thiel, Program Secretary

Tammy Miller, Program Secretary

Erin Judd, Program Secretary

Shelly Ladwig, Program Secretary

Motion carried.

Voluntary Reductions

Motion by Knebel, seconded by Perkins to

accept the voluntary reduction of five (5) ex-

tended days (5 down to 0) from Kathy

Danielson's contract. Motion carried.

Motion by Brever, seconded by Hasbargen

to accept the voluntary reduction of one (1)

extended day (8 down to 7) from Sue

Holzer's contract. Motion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Pierce

to accept the voluntary reduction of one (1)

extended day (8 down to 7) from Lupe

Isola's contract. Motion carried.

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Funk to

accept the voluntary reduction of three (3)

extended days (8 down to 5) from Amy

Zamzo's contract. Motion carried.

Motion by Hasbargen, seconded by Kneb-

el to accept the voluntary reduction of five (5)

extended days (8 down to 3) from Bryan

Winkels' contract. Motion carried.

Public Session

No one in attendance

Date of Next Meeting

Tuesday, April 28th, 7:30 PM, Wadena

Deer Creek Board Room, Wadena, MN

56482

Adjournment

Motion by Brever, seconded by Knebel to

adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m. Motion car-

ried.

Daryl Brever,

Clerk 14pnc

180384-888479

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