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Public Notice Minutes of the Governing Board of Edu- cation of Freshwater Education District November 23, 2010

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Wadena, 56482

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

Public Notice

Minutes of the Governing Board of Edu-

cation of Freshwater Education District

November 23, 2010

CALL TO ORDER at 6:30 p.m. by Chair,

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Twila Pierce.

ROLL CALL

Board Present: Twila Pierce; Roger Kalo-

drich; Scott Veronen; Charles Funk; Chad

Longbella; Lee Truax; Rod Thalmann; Curtis

Hasbargen; Wayne Perkins Board Absent:

Daryl Brever; Margaret Knebel

Others present: Dave Fjeldheim, Superin-

tendent; Jerry Nesland, Executive Director;

Bruce Lund, Special Education Director; Sue

Boehland, ALC/Perkins Coordinator; Rynell

Schock, RELI Coordinator; Deb Winkels, Re-

corder.

ADOPTING THE AGENDA

MOTION BY Longbella, SECONDED BY

Hasbargen to approve the agenda as pre-

sented. Vote: U/C (Unanimously/Carried)

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No one present

BOARD MINUTES

MOTION BY Thalmann, SECONDED BY

Funk to approve the September 28, 2010

minutes as presented. Vote: U/C

REPORTS

Department reports were given.

OLD BUSINESS

MOTION BY Funk, SECONDED BY Has-

bargen to approve the custodial Services

agreement with #2170 as presented. Vote:

U/C

NEW BUSINESS

ECFE/School Readiness/EC Screen-

ing/FOSS/Todd Collaborative: Beth Fa-

bian/Jerry Nesland

RIF DONATIONS: MOTION BY Longbel-

la, SECONDED BY Thalmann to accept the

donations for the RIF program from Mid

Central Federal Savings/Staples in the

amount of $25.00; First International

Bank/Staples $100.00; Grey Eagle Burtram

Lions $100.00; Leader Lions $100.00; Mid

Minnesota Federal Credit Union/Staples

$50.00; Staples Community Foundation

$150.00 and Browerville Lions $100.00.

Vote: U/C

VOLUNTARY REVISION OF ASSIGN-

MENT: MOTION BY Perkins, SECONDED

BY Kolodrich to accept the voluntary revision

of assignment to lower assignment by 46.5

hours for Patricia Larson. Vote: U/C

MATERNITY/FMLA LEAVE: MOTION BY

Truax, SECONDED BY Funk to accept 7

week maternity leave under FMLA, to begin

on or around January 16, 2011 for Emili

Hibbs. Vote: U/C

Special Education: Bruce Lund/Jerry

Nesland

TEACHER OF HEARING IMPAIRED

AGREEMENT: MOTION BY Longbella,

SECONDED by Kalodrich to approve the

agreement with Little Falls Community

School District and Freshwater Education

District in the employment of Teacher of

Hearing Impaired, Corine Cook, for

2010-2011 as presented. Vote: U/C

HIRE ECSE INSTRUCTOR: MOTION BY

Hasbargen, SECONDED BY Funk to ap-

prove permission to hire Kristina Wittuhn as

ECSE Instructor at Staples Center 3-5 Pro-

gram additional time from current .5 FTE to

Full Time 1.0 FTE on 11-15-10. Vote: U/C

MATERNITY/FMLA REQUEST: MOTION

BY Thalmann, SECONDED BY Truax to ap-

prove the maternity/FMLA Leave for Joni

Schwartz, ECSE Instructor to begin on or

around January 11, 2011 and return on or

around April 19, 2011 as presented. Vote:

U/C

HIRE ECSE INSTRUCTOR POSITION

FOR MATERNITY/FMLA LEAVE: MOTION

BY Veronen, SECONDED BY Longbella to

approve the ECSE SPED PARAP leave of

Absence request from Amy Babler from ap-

proximately January 11, 2011 through ap-

proximately April 19, 2011, while Joni

Schwartz is on leave due to FMLA, and relat-

ed reasons. Also, while on SPED Para

leave, Amy Babler will be issued a long term

substitute contract and benefits for the corre-

sponding dates she is on the SPED Para

leave. Vote: U/C

CONTRACT INCREASE FOR SPED

PARAPROFESSIONAL: MOTION BY Has-

bargen, SECONDED BY Perkins, to approve

a contract increase of 257.25 hours from

January 11, 2011 thru April 10, 2011 added

to current contract for Mary Hawes, ECSE

(SPED) Paraprofessional, to cover a staff

leave request. Vote: U/C

RESIGNATION: MOTION BY Funk, SEC-

ONDED by Longbella to accept the resigna-

tion of Elizabeth Najjar, SPED Paraprofes-

sional at Leaf River/White Pine Academies

effective December 2, 2010 last day of

work. Vote: U/C

PERMISSION TO ADVERTISE AND

HIRE: MOTION BY Truax, SECONDED BY

Thalmann permission to advertise and hire a

SPED Paraprofessional at Leaf River/White

Pine Academies as replacement for resigna-

tion. Vote: U/C

ALC/Targeted Services/Perkins/CTE: Sue

Boehland

PE FACILITY FOR MENAHGA ALC: MO-

TION BY Thalmann, SECONDED BY Long-

bella to approve the agreement with Faith

Baptist Church in Park Rapids for PE Facility

for Menahga ALC as presented. Vote: U/C

STAPLES SITE ALC PROGRAM ASSIST-

ANT: The Staples program will use subs to

finish out the year due to the death of an em-

ployee.

WADENA ALC BULDING: The Wadena

ALC Building may need one or two air ex-

changers.

GIFTED CREATIVE, TALENTED (GCT):

MOTION BY Kalodrich, SECONDED BY

Hasbargen to approve acceptance of a Five

Wings Arts Council Grant in the amount of

$4600 for David Bengtson, Poetry for Middle

School and High School. Vote: U/C

TECHNOLOGY: MOTION by Truax, SEC-

ONDED BY Perkins to approve the BY 12

Technology Bridge Plan for Freshwater Edu-

cation District. Vote: U/C

MEMBER SERVICES: Jerry Nesland

ATOMIC LEARNING: MOTION BY Long-

bella, SECONDED BY Funk to approve the

"Field Testing" agreement with Atomic

Learning, Inc. as presented. Vote: U/C

2011 ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING: MO-

TION BY Hasbargen, SECONDED BY Thal-

mann to approve January 25, 2011, at 6:30

PM, FED Conference Room A, at Staples for

the 2011 Organizational Meeting and Regu-

lar Board Meeting date. Vote: U/C

SERVICE COOPERATIVE V BOARD

BALLOT: Freshwater Board completed their

Ballots.

BUSINESS FINANCE

FINANCIAL REPORT/CURRENT BILLS:

MOTION BY Funk, SECONDED BY Hasbar-

gen to approve the October FED financial re-

port and payment of checks numbered #

106922 to # 107242 and approve the No-

vember financial report and payment of

checks numbered #107243 to # 107451.

Vote: U/C

FY 11 BUDGET REVISION I: MOTION

BY Longbella, SECONDED BY Kalodrich to

approve the FY 11 Budget

Revision I as presented. Vote: U/C

HRA PLAN REVISION: MOTION BY

Longbella, SECONDED BY Perkins to ap-

prove the Education District # 6004 HRA

Plan Document Revision effective January 1,

2011 as presented. Vote: U/C

FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PLAN AMEND-

MENT: MOTION BY Hasbargen, SECOND-

ED BY Longbella to approve the

Education District #6004 Flexible Benefits

Plan Document Revision effective January 1,

2011 as presented. Vote: U/C

FIXED ASSET DELETION: MOTION BY

Thalmann, SECONDED BY Longbella to ap-

prove the Fixed Asset Deletions in the

amount of $126,000.03 for FY 10 as present-

ed. Vote: U/C

RESOLUTION:

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMIN-

ISTRATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDA-

TIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN

PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND

REASONS

THEREFORE:

MEMBER Longbella introduced the resolu-

tion directing the administration to make rec-

ommendations for reduction in programs and

positions and moved for its adoption. The

motion for the adoption of the forgoing reso-

lution was duly seconded by Member Kalo-

drich and upon vote being taken thereon, the

following voted in favor thereof: Truax, Thal-

mann, Veronen, Funk, Kalodrich, Perkins,

Hasbargen, Longbella, Pierce and NONE

against. Passed.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION BY Longbella, SECONDED BY

Hasbargen to adjourn the meeting at 8:03

p.m. Vote: U/C

PREAPPROVED PUBLICATION SUM-

MARY

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:

Lee Truax, Clerk

Freshwater Education District #6004

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