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Independent School District #2155

Board Minutes

Dec. 21, 2009

The regular meeting of the Board of Inde-

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pendent School District No. 2155 was called

to order by Chairperson Ann Pate at 5:02

p.m. Board members present included: Pete

Hayes, John Moenkedick, Ann Pate, Wayne

Perkins, Steve Techam and Dan Toedter.

Administrators present: Superintendent

Virginia Dahlstrom, Business Manager Jerry

Anderson, High School Principal Tyler

Church, Elementary Principal Louis Rutten,

and Food Services/Community Education Di-

rector Sandie Rentz.

A motion was made by Toedter, seconded

by Moenkedick, to approve the agenda with

one addition: 1) Holly Becker's maternity

leave. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Perkins, to accept the regular board min-

utes from the Nov. 16, 2009 meeting. Motion

passed.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Hayes, to accept the special board min-

utes from Dec. 11, 2009 meeting. Motion

passed.

A motion was made by Perkins, seconded

by Techam, to approve maternity leave re-

quests from high school counselor Toni

Kraska and high school math teacher Holly

Becker. Motion passed.

Board member Techam introduced the fol-

lowing resolution and moved its adoption:

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Hayes, to approve the resolution directing

administration to provide recommendations

for budget reductions. The resolution is as

follows:

Resolution directing the administration to

make recommendations, to include reasons,

for reductions in programs, positions, and

material items.

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 in-

clude discontinuance of positions and dis-

continuance or curtailment of programs, and

Whereas, a determination must be made

as to which teachers' contracts must be ter-

minated and not renewed and which teach-

ers may be placed on unrequested leave of

absence without pay or fringe benefits in ef-

fecting discontinuance of positions,

Be it resolved, by the School Board of In-

dependent School District #2155, as follows:

As a result of reduction in enrollment and

the present economy, the School Board

hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools

and administration to make recommenda-

tions to the School Board with regard to cur-

tailment or discontinuance of programs and

positions, and/or material items that will ef-

fectuate economies in the school district and

reduce expenditures.

The motion for the adoption of the forego-

ing resolution was duly seconded by Board

Member Hayes and upon vote being taken

thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:

Toedter, Perkins, Moenkedick, Techam,

Hayes, Pate. Against: none.

Whereupon said resolution was declared

duly passed and adopted on Dec. 21, 2009.

Motion passed.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Perkins to approve a timeline for budget

reductions for the academic year 2010-2011.

Motion Passed.

A motion was made by Toedter, seconded

by Moenkedick, to approve the 2010-11

school calendar. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

Moenkedick, to approve the payment of bills

as follows:

•Vendors: checks #15890 to #16108 total-

ing $361,767.83

•Hand payables: #13528 to #13546 total-

ing $70,613.51

•Imprest cash: #16929 to #16996 totaling

$3,563.94

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Moenkedick, to approve the final 2009-10

budget. Motion passed.

A motion by Hayes, seconded by Techam,

to adopt a revised substitute teacher policy

with the following revisions: keep paragraphs

three and four; change 15 days to 10 days.

Motion passed.

Food Services Director Rentz reported on

receiving the "Fresh Fruits and Vegetable

Grant" for the second year in a row. Rentz

has received positive feedback from parents

and teachers on serving the afternoon fruit

and vegetable snacks.

Superintendent Dahlstrom reported on the

following:

•WDC was awarded a $200,000 technolo-

gy grant.

•Wadena County Public Health to host

area H1N1 flu shot clinics.

•District Office hosted a holiday gathering

for retired and current faculty and staff on

Dec. 16.

•Dr. Dahlstrom requested a half-day vaca-

tion on Dec. 24.

Recreation Board: Tyler Church, Beth Naj-

jar and John Moenkedick plan to renew their

terms on board; Jill Boline has been recom-

mended for the school-city position when Le-

cia Parker's term expires January, 2010.

•PEIP insurance will begin for teachers

and retired teachers January 1, 2010.

Board members reported on the meetings

they attended over the last month.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Toedter, to adjourn the meeting at 5:50

p.m. Motion passed.

_______________________

Ann Pate, Chairperson

_______________________

Stephen Techam, Clerk

Independent School District #2155

Levy Public Hearing

Dec. 21, 2009

The levy public hearing of the Board of In-

dependent School District No. 2155 was

called to order by Chairperson Ann Pate at 6

p.m. All board members were present. Also

present: Superintendent Dahlstrom and

Business Manager Jerry Anderson.

Business Manager Anderson presented an

overview of the 2010 levy limitations, as well

as the levy comparisons for the last 13

years.

The meeting was opened to the public for

comments.

Due to no public comments, a motion was

made by Perkins, seconded by Hayes, to ad-

journ the meeting at 6:10 p.m. Motion

passed.

_______________________

Ann Pate, Chairperson

_______________________

Stephen Techam, Clerk

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