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Public Notice Independent School District #2155 Board Minutes Nov. 16, 2009

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

Public Notice

Independent School District #2155

Board Minutes

Nov. 16, 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 5:04

p.m. Board members present: Pete Hayes,

John Moenkedick, Ann Pate, Wayne Per-

kins, Steve Techam and Dan Toedter.

Administrators in attendance included: Su-

perintendent Virginia Dahlstrom, Business

Manager Jerry Anderson, High School Prin-

cipal Tyler Church, Elementary Principal

Louis Rutten and Food Services/Community

Education Director Sandie Rentz.

Prior to the meeting, Chairperson Pate

recognized the girls' volleyball team on their

success at the state volleyball tourney, as

well as the Drama Department for their pro-

duction of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame,"

and the Veterans Day programs at the high

school and elementary schools.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Moenkedick, to approve the agenda with

the addition of three contracts: Luke Sturm,

assistant girls' basketball coach; Tracy

Grabe, elementary paraprofessional; and

Sherri Kaufman, elementary paraprofession-

al. Motion passed.

The board invited Adult Basic Education

Director Sharon Brincefield to give an over-

view of the program, who reported the pro-

gram is experiencing an increase in partici-

pants.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Moenkedick, to accept the regular board

minutes from the Oct. 19, 2009 meeting. Mo-

tion passed.

A motion was made by Perkins, seconded

by Toedter, to accept the special board min-

utes from Nov. 6, 2009 meeting. Motion

passed.

A motion was made by Perkins, seconded

Techam, to approve the following contracts

and resignation:

•Licensed Personnel: June Langren,

speech/language, .6 position on Alexandria

contract

•Classified Personnel: Christi Nelson, Tra-

cy Grabe, and Sherri Kaufman, elementary

paraprofessionals

•Coaching: George Behl, assistant girls'

hockey; Pat Boline, assistant boys' hockey,

and Luke Sturm, assistant girls' basketball

•Resignation: Becky Matthiesen, elemen-

tary paraprofessional

Motion passed.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Hayes, to accept the reduction in contract

to 50 percent for secondary visual arts

teacher Jim Formanek. Motion carried.

Business Manager Anderson presented

the October financial reports, which included

a student activity report, treasurer's report

and monthly financial report.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Hayes, to approve the payment of bills as

follows:

•Vendors: checks #15691 to #15889 total-

ing $319,186.68

•Hand payables: checks #13509 to

#13527 totaling $25,840.95

•Building fund: check #18447 totaling

$25,000.00

•Imprest cash: checks #16661 to #16928

totaling $4,838.25

Motion passed.

Carlson Highland auditor Heather Johnson

presented an overview of the 2008-09 audit.

The board reviewed the second reading of

the Crisis Management Policy. A motion

was made by Perkins, seconded by Hayes,

to approve the policy and plan. Motion car-

ried.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Techam, to replace the motion to accept

the Evergreen skid steer proposal with a pro-

posal from Case IH. Motion carried.

Board members reported on the meetings

they've attended over the last month.

Superintendent Dahlstrom reported on the

following:

•H1N1 update

•Instant Alert school messaging status

•MASA Conference on Curriculum, Nov.

19-20

•Vacation days: Dec. 4 and 7, 2009

•Fire Marshal report

•MSBA Conference in January

•New lights in gymnasiums and commons

outputting low wattage use

•Enrollment figures

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Toedter, to adjourn the meeting at 6:19

p.m. Motion passed.

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