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Public Notice Independent School District #2155 Board Minutes January 25, 2010

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Public Notice Independent School District #2155 Board Minutes January 25, 2010
Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson 56482

Public Notice

Independent School District #2155

Board Minutes

January 25, 2010

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 5:03

p.m. Board members present: Dan Toedter,

Wayne Perkins, Ann Pate, John Moenkedick

and Steve Techam. Absent: Pete Hayes.

Also present: Superintendent Virginia

Dahlstrom, Business Manager Jerry Ander-

son, High School Principal Tyler Church,

Elementary Principal Louis Rutten; Food

Services/Community Education Director

Sandie Rentz; and Communications Coordi-

nator Dana Pavek.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Moenkedick, to approve the agenda with

one addition: 1) Superintendent's evaluation.

Motion passed.

Chairperson Pate read a statement thank-

ing Wadena-Deer Creek paraprofessionals

for their hard work and contributions toward

supporting student success, and encouraged

staff to express their appreciation to WDC

paraprofessionals.

A motion was made by Perkins, seconded

by Toedter, to accept the regular board min-

utes from the Dec. 21, 2009; special board

meeting minutes from Jan. 11, 2010; and

special board meeting minutes from Jan. 15,

2010. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

Moenkedick, to approve maternity leave for

Lecia Parker, elementary speech therapist.

Motion passed.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Toedter, to approve up to $25,000 from

the WDC Wellness Insurance account be

transferred to the WDC Employee Wellness

Committee account in order to continue the

WDC Wellness Program and to assist in re-

ducing an increase in support staff insurance

premiums. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Toedter, seconded

by Techam, to approve the payment of bills

as follows:

•Vendors: checks #16110 to #16286 total-

ing $273,709.33

•Hand payables: #13547 to #13573 total-

ing $37,293.92

•Imprest cash: #17019 to #17043 totaling

$3,064.08

Motion passed.

A motion was made by Perkins, seconded

by Toedter, to approve the State Pay Equity

Report. Motion passed.

Though no official action was taken, the

board encouraged Jerry Anderson, Business

Manager, to proceed with a bid to refinance

the remaining 2001 General Obligation

Bond.

A motion was made by Perkins, seconded

by Toedter, to approve a minimum of

$450,000 in budget reductions for the

2010-11 school year. Motion passed.

Dan Carlisle, an attorney with Pemberton,

Sorlie, Rufer, Kerschner, PLLP, made a re-

port offering their legal services to the school

district.

Board members reported on the meetings

they've attended over the last month.

Superintendent Dahlstrom reported on the

following: Legislative update, Feb. 1 - Fi-

nance Committee Workshop, Tennis Equip-

ment donation, WDC Alumni Steve Paper,

Curriculum Review Cycle, Outdoor Equip-

ment List, Legal Update, Read a letter sent

to a staff member regarding the positive out-

come of WDC marketing at Tri-County Hos-

pital by Sandie Rentz, Dana Pavek, Patti

Isaacson, and ECFE staff.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Moenkedick, to adjourn the meeting at

6:16 p.m. Motion passed.

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