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Public Notice Independent School District #2155 Board Minutes, March 15, 2010

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Public Notice Independent School District #2155 Board Minutes, March 15, 2010
Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson 56482

Public Notice

Independent School District #2155 Board

Minutes, March 15, 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 5:04

p.m. Board members present: Dan Toedter,

Wayne Perkins, Ann Pate, John Moenke-

dick, Steve Techam and Peter Hayes. Also

present: Superintendent Virginia Dahlstrom;

High School Principal Tyler Church, Elemen-

tary Principal Louis Rutten; Food Servic-

es/Community Education Director Sandie

Rentz; Bookkeeper Joyce Boyne; and Com-

munications Coordinator Dana Pavek.

A motion was made by Perkins, seconded

by Moenkedick, to approve the agenda with

one addition: 1) Brian Silbernick's resigna-

tion. Motion passed.

The school board recognized WDC sixth-

grader Reid Miller for winning the annual

spelling bee. Superintendent Dahlstrom rec-

ognized the school board members for their

dedication and time to the school district.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Toedter, to accept the regular board min-

utes from the February 22, 2010 meeting.

Motion passed. A motion was made by Te-

cham, seconded by Hayes, to approve hiring

of Jerry Anderson as .3 business manager

contingent on salary and health insurance.

Motion passed.

A motion was made by Toedter, seconded

by Hayes, to accept the resignation of ac-

tivities director/math teacher Brian Silbernick

contingent on the Holdingford School

Board's signing of Silbernick's contract. Mo-

tion passed. A motion was made by Toed-

ter, seconded by Hayes, to approve a 1/12

position for visual arts teacher Laurie Ko-

pischke-Pulju. Motion passed. The board ta-

bled high school business teacher Sandy

Bain's retirement until further information is

available.

A motion was made by Moenkedick, sec-

onded by Techam, to approve the following

bills:

Vendor checks - #16449 to #16604 total-

ing $289,083.43; Hand payables - #13606 to

#13631 totaling $59,442.93; Imprest cash -

#17108 to #17166 totaling $3,563.27 Motion

passed. A motion was made by Hayes, sec-

onded by Techam, to approve $195,000 in

capital requests for 2010-2011. Motion

passed. A motion was made by Hayes, sec-

onded by Perkins, to approve the budget re-

ductions of $428,080 for 2010-2011 school

year. Motion passed. A motion was made by

Toedter, seconded by Moenkedick, to ap-

prove the Carlson Highland audit quote of

$11,500 for 2009-2010. Motion passed.

Dr. Dahlstrom and the board discussed

the building space issues with Head Start

moving into the elementary, as well as the

early childhood program expanding and re-

quiring more space. There's also discussion

of moving the sixth grade to the high school

in a contained area in order to alleviate

space issues in the elementary.

Technology Coordinator Aaron Johnson

and Integration Technology Coordinator Kel-

ly Shrode gave a technology update on in-

stallation of equipment and training of staff in

the elementary and high school.

Dr. Dahlstrom reported on ideas and

passed out samples of ways to market the

school district, the elementary band program

and the "March into Technology" open

house. Board members reported on the

meetings they attended over the last month.

Superintendent Dahlstrom reported on the

following: legislative update, legal update,

SAR Committee meeting, AYP District mid-

year follow-up progress, and the proposed

PTA/PTO.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Moenkedick, to close the meeting to dis-

cuss the superintendent evaluation at 6:17

p.m. Motion passed. The meeting was re-

opened at 6:59 by Chairperson Ann Pate. A

motion was made by Hayes, seconded by

Moenkedick, to adjourn the meeting at 7:01

p.m. Motion passed.

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