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Public Notice July 20, 2009 Board Minutes

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

Public Notice

July 20, 2009

Board Minutes

The meeting was called to order by Board

Chair Ann Pate at 5:02 p.m. All board mem-

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bers were present. Also in attendance were

Superintendent Virginia Dahlstrom, Business

Manager Jerry Anderson, High School Prin-

cipal Tyler Church, Activities Director Brian

Silbernick, Elementary Principal Louis Rut-

ten, Food Service/Community Ed Director

Sandie Rentz and Bookkeeper Joyce Boyne.

Two items were added to the agenda:

1. Lisa Winter's assignment to teach

sophomore English.

2. Ken Nelson's assignment to teach ele-

mentary instrumental music.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Moenkedick to approve the agenda as

amended. Motion passed.

Chairperson Pate presented certificates of

training to board members Moenkedick,

Toedter, Techam and Hayes for completing

the Minnesota School Board Association

Leadership Development Program.

Pate also acknowledged the staff who vol-

unteered at the Habitat for Humanity building

project.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Toedter to accept the board minutes from

the June 15, 2009 meeting. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Toedter, seconded

by Techam to approve an additional .33 con-

tract for Lisa Winter to teach sophomore

English for 2009-10 school year. Motion

passed.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Moenkedick to approve the .5 contract for

Ken Nelson to teach 5th and 6th grade band

for 2009-10 school year. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Perkins to accept placement of Katie

Kabes, elementary music teacher, per her

request on unrequested leave of absence.

Motion passed.

Business Manager Jerry Anderson re-

viewed the June financial reports, which in-

cluded a student activity report and

treasurer's report. A motion was made by

Moenkedick, seconded by Hayes to approve

the payment of bills as follows:

*Vendors: checks #14955 to #15122 to-

taling $231,287.92

*Hand payables: checks #13412 to

13433 totaling $36,311.81

*Imprest cash: checks #16777 to #16797

totaling $4,632.00

Motion passed.

Business Manager Jerry Anderson dis-

cussed the three insurance quotes the

school district received to replace MSBAIT.

Administration accepted the quote from the

David Paulson Agency of Wadena. The new

insurance took effect on July 1, 2009.

A motion was made by Perkins, seconded

by Techam to approve Attachment 99 on

Health and Safety. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Toedter, seconded

by Perkins to approve the Community Edu-

cation Budget for 2009-10. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Perkins to approve the Second Reading

of the Facilities Use Policy. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Moenkedick to approve the School Board

Workshop schedule for 2009-10. Motion

passed.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Hayes to move the January and February

board meetings to the fourth Monday at 5

p.m. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Toedter to approve Student, Faculty and

Athletic Handbooks with the amended

changes and additions. Motion passed.

Principal Church reported on preliminary

MCA II results and a possible remediation

plan for GRAD Math and Reading 2009-10.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Techam to approve a special board meet-

ing at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 27 in the Dis-

trict Office Conference Room.

Directors reported on each of their com-

mittee meetings and school-related events

they attended over the past month.

Superintendent Dahlstrom provided the

board with the following:

• Progress on the Crisis Plan Develop-

ment. Pate to serve as school representative

on Crisis Plan Development Committee;

• Auditorium Committee update;

• Continue to research geothermal infor-

mation;

• Erica Keppers, LPN, to continue to serve

as part-time Public Health nurse for School

Health Services for 2009-10 but hours were

reduced;

• WDC to serve as possible vaccination

site for H1N1;

• MSBA Summer Seminar, Aug. 13-14;

• Vacation - July 30, 31, Aug. 3, 4

The board listened to comments from

teachers on the school buildings being

closed on Sundays as a cost-cutting meas-

ure. Teachers voiced their opposition to the

Sunday closing because they oftentimes

come to school to prepare for the week's les-

sons or for coaching. The issue will be re-

visited at the next meeting.

Mike Kenney reported on the need for

snow removal equipment for the upcoming

season. The board asked Kenney to investi-

gate either renting or leasing the equipment.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Hayes to adjourn the meeting at 6:57 p.m.

Motion passed.

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