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Public Notice ISD# 2155 Wadena-Deer Creek Regular and Special School Board Minute Summar- ies.

Public Notice

ISD# 2155 Wadena-Deer Creek Regular

and Special School Board Minute Summar-


March 8, 2011: The board reviewed de-

sign and mechanical and electrical progress.

All board members were present. Positive

results were reported by Randy Christensen

to install geothermal energy. A motion

passed to proceed with geothermal heating

and cooling at the new facility.

March 21, 2011: Regular Board of Educa-

tion Meeting. All members present. On be-

half of the board, Chair Pate recognized the

following: 9th Grade Knowledge Bowl team,

the Robotics team, the three state-bound

wrestlers Tony Reurink, Jared Wegscheid

and Dylan Anderson; Dylan Anderson and

Norm Gallant receiving the Toyota Grant for

$10,000 for WDC athletics; 7th grade boys'

basketball team, who were Mid-State Con-

ference Champions; and FCCLA students

advancing to state STAR competition. The

following personnel items were approved:

Resignation of Dan Savoie, Head Boys'

Hockey Coach, Approve HR/Payroll Special-

ist Deb Berry and Assistant Baseball Coach

Wayne Dykhoff, Approve increase in time for

Joan Goeden. Finance, receipts and dis-

bursements were approved. The First Read-

ing to revise the Bullying Policy was re-

viewed. The board approved Food Services

Director Sandie Rentz's recommendation for

a mandated minimum lunch price increase of

5 cents per meal. Activities Director Norm

Gallant and Assistant Wrestling Coach Curt

Leeseberg gave a presentation on a concus-

sion evaluation software program called Im-

pact Testing. Board approved the program.

Board members gave updates on their re-

spective committees. WDC's review and

comment report was approved and the high

school grounds environmental investigation

is complete.

March 22, 2011: Wadena City Wellness

Center Update and Meeting. Architects for

Perkins+Will reviewed the project goals and

the progress made to date for the Wadena

Regional Wellness Center. Three site plan

options were proposed for possible facility

sharing opportunities through geothermal

wells, parking, gymnasiums, walking/running

track, storm shelter/safe room and athletic

training rooms. Brad Swenson gave a brief

overview of the City of Wadena requirements

for building permits for the new school (i.e.,

curbs, parking, water, sewer, and entrance

and exit sites). Brad Swenson and Wayne

Wolden will look into the requirements for

sidewalks on each side of the 7th Street


March 29, 2011: A Special Board Meeting

took place to review Leadership in Energy &

Environmental Design (LEED) certification

and the design progress from architects

(PW). Board members present included Ann

Pate, Pete Hayes, John Moenkedick, Wayne

Perkins, and Dan Toedter. James Howarth

(PW) presented a LEED certification update

and where WDC is in the process of acquir-

ing the certification. Information was provid-

ed for board approval of policies related to

receiving set points for certification. Board

approved LEED Certification goals.

April 18, 2011: Regular Board of Educa-

tion Meeting. All members present. Mike

Ortmann and Lisa Weniger shared with the

board highlights from their band/choir trip to

Memphis and Nashville. Chair Pate ac-

knowledged school volunteers and staff for

going above and beyond in recognition of

volunteer month. Kraus-Anderson Construc-

tion senior project manager, Chad Rettke,

reported on the solicitation of commissioning

services for mechanical and electrical con-

sulting. The board approved Hallberg Engi-

neering Inc. for electrical and mechanical

commissioning for the new school building.

Community comments were heard. The

meeting was closed to discuss personnel is-

sues. The board did not take action on the

resolution for relating to the termination and

non-renewal of probationary teachers. The

board approved the following personnel

items: leave for Holly Becker, Kelly Shrode

for the .5 technology integration specialist

position, elementary positions: grade 6, Ja-

son Mielke; grade 5, Zachary Martin; grade

3, Nicole Schumacher, Luke Sturm's football

coaching resignation, bus driving contracts

for Charles Venzke and Byron Boe, math

contract for Miranda Nelson. Capital projects

for the 2011-12 school year totaling $97,193

were approved. Finance, receipts and dis-

bursements were approved and the revised

bullying policy. Faculty will not make up the

snow day given the tough circumstances this

year. Principal Rutten reported on the high

kindergarten enrollment numbers. Four sec-

tions of kindergarten were approved for the

2011-12 school year. This action opened up

a teaching assignment in the second grade.

Board members gave updates on their re-

spective committee reports. Groundbreaking

Ceremony for the new school will be on May

6. A special board meeting for reviewing bids

will be held on May 3 at 3:30 p.m. in the Ele-

mentary Media Center.

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