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Public Notice School Board Minutes May 18, 2009

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

The regular meeting of the Board of Inde-

pendent School District No. 2155 was called

to order by Chairperson Ann Pate at 5:02

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p.m. Board members present: Dan Toedter,

Wayne Perkins, Ann Pate, John Moenke-

dick, Steve Techam. Absent: Pete Hayes.

Administrators in attendance included: Su-

perintendent Virginia Dahlstrom; Business

Manager Jerry Anderson; Community Edu-

cation/Food Service Director Sandie Rentz;

Elementary Principal Louis Rutten; High

School Principal Tyler Church; and Assistant

Principal/Activities Director Brian Silbernick.

A motion was made by Moenkedick, sec-

onded by Perkins, to add an item under Part

B to the agenda regarding lighting. Motion

passed.

Knowledge Bowl advisors/coaches Dawn

Paurus and Loni Niles gave reports on the

senior high and junior high Knowledge Bowl

seasons. Student Kevin Klawitter presented

to the board how a Knowledge Bowl compe-

tition works and the scoring process. WDC

High School choir director Mike Ortmann

gave a report on student Justin Tucker being

selected to perform with the Minnesota High

School Honors Choir.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Perkins, to approve the minutes of the

April 20, 2009 meeting as presented. Motion

passed.

A motion was made by Toedter, seconded

by Techam, to accept the following person-

nel changes:

* Resignation of LD/EBD teacher Kathy

Love, who has accepted a position in Shang-

hai, China;

* Change of assignments: Lisa Weniger,

reduction of marching band and summer les-

sons; and Loni Niles' resignation as senior

high Knowledge Bowl advisor/coach. Motion

passed.

Board member Moenkedick introduced the

following resolutions and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION PLACING

Katie Kabes

ON UNREQUESTED LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Whereas, the School Board of Indepen-

dent School District No. 2155 adopted a

resolution proposing placement of Katie

Kabes on unrequested leave of absence on

April 20, 2009, on the grounds of lack of pu-

pils and financial limitations; and

Whereas, said written notice of the pro-

posed placement on unrequested leave was

received by Katie Kabes by mail or personal

service on April 21, 2009 and

Whereas, said written notice of the pro-

posed placement on unrequested leave con-

tained a statement setting forth the reasons

for the proposed placement as well as a

statement that she was entitled to a hearing

before the school board provided she made

a request in writing within fourteen days of

receipt of said notice, and that if no hearing

was requested within said fourteen day peri-

od it constituted acquiescence by Katie

Kabes to the school board's proposed ac-

tion, and

Whereas, no written request of any kind

was received by the school board or superin-

tendent of schools from Katie Kabes for a

hearing as of May 5, 2009, and

Whereas, said failure to make written re-

quest for a hearing within fourteen days after

receipt of notice of proposed placement on

unrequested leave constitutes acquiescence

by Katie Kabes to her placement on unre-

quested leave.

Be it hereby resolved, by the School

Board of Independent School District No.

2155 that Katie Kabes be and hereby is

placed on unrequested leave of absence as

a teacher of Independent School District No.

2155 on the grounds of lack of pupils and fi-

nancial limitations effective at the end of the

2008-09 school year on June 30, 2009 pur-

suant to Minnesota Statutes, Sec,122A.40,

Subd. 10, Section 4, without pay or fringe

benefits.

Be it further resolved, that a notice of

placement on unrequested leave, together

with a copy of this resolution be forwarded to

said teacher personally and that an affidavit

of same be placed in her file, together with a

copy of the notice and resolution.

RESOLUTION PLACING

Lisa Winter

ON UNREQUESTED LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Whereas, the School Board of Indepen-

dent School District No. 2155 adopted a

resolution proposing placement of Lisa Win-

ter on unrequested leave of absence on

April 20, 2009, on the grounds of lack of pu-

pils and financial limitations; and

Whereas, said written notice of the pro-

posed placement on unrequested leave was

received by Lisa Winter by mail or personal

service on April 21, 2009 and

Whereas, said written notice of the pro-

posed placement on unrequested leave con-

tained a statement setting forth the reasons

for the proposed placement as well as a

statement that she was entitled to a hearing

before the school board provided she made

a request in writing within fourteen days of

receipt of said notice, and that if no hearing

was requested within said fourteen day peri-

od it constituted acquiescence by Lisa Win-

ter to the school board's proposed action,

and

Whereas, no written request of any kind

was received by the school board or superin-

tendent of schools from Lisa Winter for a

hearing as of May 5, 2009, and

Whereas, said failure to make written re-

quest for a hearing within fourteen days after

receipt of notice of proposed placement on

unrequested leave constitutes acquiescence

by Lisa Winter to her placement on unre-

quested leave.

Be it hereby resolved, by the School

Board of Independent School District No.

2155 that Lisa Winter be and hereby is

placed on unrequested leave of absence as

a teacher of Independent School District No.

2155 on the grounds of lack of pupils and fi-

nancial limitations effective at the end of the

2008-09 school year on June 30, 2009 pur-

suant to Minnesota Statutes, Sec,122A.40,

Subd. 10, Section 4, without pay or fringe

benefits.

Be it further resolved, that a notice of

placement on unrequested leave, together

with a copy of this resolution be forwarded to

said teacher personally and that an affidavit

of same be placed in her file, together with a

copy of the notice and resolution.

RESOLUTION PLACING

Curt Grenier

ON UNREQUESTED LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Whereas, the School Board of Indepen-

dent School District No. 2155 adopted a

resolution proposing placement of Curt

Grenier on unrequested leave of absence on

April 20, 2009, on the grounds of lack of pu-

pils and financial limitations; and

Whereas, said written notice of the pro-

posed placement on unrequested leave was

received by Curt Grenier by mail or person-

al service on April 21, 2009, and

Whereas, said written notice of the pro-

posed placement on unrequested leave con-

tained a statement setting forth the reasons

for the proposed placement as well as a

statement that he was entitled to a hearing

before the school board provided he made a

request in writing within fourteen days of re-

ceipt of said notice, and that if no hearing

was requested within said fourteen day peri-

od it constituted acquiescence by Curt

Grenier to the school board's proposed ac-

tion, and

Whereas, no written request of any kind

was received by the school board or superin-

tendent of schools from Curt Grenier for a

hearing as of May 5, 2009, and

Whereas, said failure to make written re-

quest for a hearing within fourteen days after

receipt of notice of proposed placement on

unrequested leave constitutes acquiescence

by Curt Grenier to his placement on unre-

quested leave.

Be it hereby resolved, by the School

Board of Independent School District No.

2155 that Curt Grenier be and hereby is

placed on unrequested leave of absence as

a teacher of Independent School District No.

2155 on the grounds of lack of pupils and fi-

nancial limitations effective at the end of the

2008-09 school year on June 30, 2009 pur-

suant to Minnesota Statutes, Sec,122A.40,

Subd. 10, Section 4, without pay or fringe

benefits.

Be it further resolved, that a notice of

placement on unrequested leave, together

with a copy of this resolution be forwarded to

said teacher personally and that an affidavit

of same be placed in his file, together with a

copy of the notice and resolution.

RESOLUTION PLACING

Laurie Kopischke-Pulju

ON UNREQUESTED LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Whereas, the School Board of Indepen-

dent School District No. 2155 adopted a

resolution proposing placement of Laurie

Kopischke-Pulju on unrequested leave of

absence on April 20, 2009, on the grounds of

lack of pupils and financial limitations; and

Whereas, said written notice of the pro-

posed placement on unrequested leave was

received by Laurie Kopischke-Pulju by mail

or personal service on April 21, 2009 and

Whereas, said written notice of the pro-

posed placement on unrequested leave con-

tained a statement setting forth the reasons

for the proposed placement as well as a

statement that she was entitled to a hearing

before the school board provided she made

a request in writing within fourteen days of

receipt of said notice, and that if no hearing

was requested within said fourteen day peri-

od it constituted acquiescence by Laurie Ko-

pischke-Pulju to the school board's pro-

posed action, and

Whereas, no written request of any kind

was received by the school board or superin-

tendent of schools from Laurie Kopischke-

Pulju for a hearing as of May 5, 2009, and

Whereas, said failure to make written re-

quest for a hearing within fourteen days after

receipt of notice of proposed placement on

unrequested leave constitutes acquiescence

by Laurie Kopischke-Pulju to her place-

ment on unrequested leave.

Be it hereby resolved, by the School

Board of Independent School District No.

2155 that Laurie Kopischke-Pulju be and

hereby is placed on unrequested leave of

absence as a teacher of Independent School

District No. 2155 on the grounds of lack of

pupils and financial limitations effective at

the end of the 2008-09 school year on June

30, 2009 pursuant to Minnesota Statutes,

Sec,122A.40, Subd. 10, Section 4, without

pay or fringe benefits.

Be it further resolved, that a notice of

placement on unrequested leave, together

with a copy of this resolution be forwarded to

said teacher personally and that an affidavit

of same be placed in her file, together with a

copy of the notice and resolution.

RESOLUTION PLACING

Sandy Bain

ON UNREQUESTED LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Whereas, the School Board of Indepen-

dent School District No. 2155 adopted a

resolution proposing placement of Sandy

Bain on unrequested leave of absence on

April 20, 2009, on the grounds of lack of pu-

pils and financial limitations; and

Whereas, said written notice of the pro-

posed placement on unrequested leave was

received by Sandy Bain by mail or personal

service on April 21, 2009 and

Whereas, said written notice of the pro-

posed placement on unrequested leave con-

tained a statement setting forth the reasons

for the proposed placement as well as a

statement that she was entitled to a hearing

before the school board provided she made

a request in writing within fourteen days of

receipt of said notice, and that if no hearing

was requested within said fourteen day peri-

od it constituted acquiescence by Sandy

Bain to the school board's proposed action,

and

Whereas, no written request of any kind

was received by the school board or superin-

tendent of schools from Sandy Bain for a

hearing as of May 5, 2009, and

Whereas, said failure to make written re-

quest for a hearing within fourteen days after

receipt of notice of proposed placement on

unrequested leave constitutes acquiescence

by Sandy Bain to her placement on unre-

quested leave.

Be it hereby resolved, by the School

Board of Independent School District No.

2155 that Sandy Bain be and hereby is

placed on unrequested leave of absence as

a teacher of Independent School District No.

2155 on the grounds of lack of pupils and fi-

nancial limitations effective at the end of the

2008-09 school year on June 30, 2009 pur-

suant to Minnesota Statutes, Sec,122A.40,

Subd. 10, Section 4, without pay or fringe

benefits.

Be it further resolved, that a notice of

placement on unrequested leave, together

with a copy of this resolution be forwarded to

said teacher personally and that an affidavit

of same be placed in her file, together with a

copy of the notice and resolution.

RESOLUTION PLACING

Kelly Shrode

ON UNREQUESTED LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Whereas, the School Board of Indepen-

dent School District No. 2155 adopted a

resolution proposing placement of Kelly

Shrode on unrequested leave of absence on

April 20, 2009, on the grounds of lack of pu-

pils and financial limitations; and

Whereas, said written notice of the pro-

posed placement on unrequested leave was

received by Kelly Shrode by mail or person-

al service on April 21, 2009, and

Whereas, said written notice of the pro-

posed placement on unrequested leave con-

tained a statement setting forth the reasons

for the proposed placement as well as a

statement that she was entitled to a hearing

before the school board provided she made

a request in writing within fourteen days of

receipt of said notice, and that if no hearing

was requested within said fourteen day peri-

od it constituted acquiescence by Kelly

Shrode to the school board's proposed ac-

tion, and

Whereas, no written request of any kind

was received by the school board or superin-

tendent of schools from Kelly Shrode for a

hearing as of May 5, 2009, and

Whereas, said failure to make written re-

quest for a hearing within fourteen days after

receipt of notice of proposed placement on

unrequested leave constitutes acquiescence

by Kelly Shrode to her placement on unre-

quested leave.

Be it hereby resolved, by the School

Board of Independent School District No.

2155 that Kelly Shrode be and hereby is

placed on unrequested leave of absence as

a teacher of Independent School District No.

2155 on the grounds of lack of pupils and fi-

nancial limitations effective at the end of the

2008-09 school year on June 30, 2009 pur-

suant to Minnesota Statutes, Sec,122A.40,

Subd. 10, Section 4, without pay or fringe

benefits.

Be it further resolved, that a notice of

placement on unrequested leave, together

with a copy of this resolution be forwarded to

said teacher personally and that an affidavit

of same be placed in her file, together with a

copy of the notice and resolution.

RESOLUTION PLACING

Elizabeth Hawkins

ON UNREQUESTED LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Whereas, the School Board of Indepen-

dent School District No. 2155 adopted a

resolution proposing placement of Elizabeth

Hawkins on unrequested leave of absence

on April 20, 2009, on the grounds of lack of

pupils and financial limitations; and

Whereas, said written notice of the pro-

posed placement on unrequested leave was

received by Elizabeth Hawkins by mail or

personal service on April 21, 2009, and

Whereas, said written notice of the pro-

posed placement on unrequested leave con-

tained a statement setting forth the reasons

for the proposed placement as well as a

statement that she was entitled to a hearing

before the school board provided she made

a request in writing within fourteen days of

receipt of said notice, and that if no hearing

was requested within said fourteen day peri-

od it constituted acquiescence by Elizabeth

Hawkins to the school board's proposed ac-

tion, and

Whereas, no written request of any kind

was received by the school board or superin-

tendent of schools from Elizabeth Hawkins

for a hearing as of May 5, 2009, and

Whereas, said failure to make written re-

quest for a hearing within fourteen days after

receipt of notice of proposed placement on

unrequested leave constitutes acquiescence

by Elizabeth Hawkins to her placement on

unrequested leave.

Be it hereby resolved, by the School

Board of Independent School District No.

2155 that Elizabeth Hawkins be and hereby

is placed on unrequested leave of absence

as a teacher of Independent School District

No. 2155 on the grounds of lack of pupils

and financial limitations effective at the end

of the 2008-09 school year on June 30, 2009

pursuant to Minnesota Statutes,

Sec,122A.40, Subd. 10, Section 4, without

pay or fringe benefits.

Be it further resolved, that a notice of

placement on unrequested leave, together

with a copy of this resolution be forwarded to

said teacher personally and that an affidavit

of same be placed in her file, together with a

copy of the notice and resolution.

RESOLUTION PLACING

Brian Silbernick

ON UNREQUESTED LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Whereas, the School Board of Indepen-

dent School District No. 2155 adopted a

resolution proposing placement of Brian Sil-

bernick on unrequested leave of absence

on April 20, 2009, on the grounds of lack of

pupils and financial limitations; and

Whereas, said written notice of the pro-

posed placement on unrequested leave was

received by Brian Silbernick by mail or per-

sonal service on April 21, 2009, and

Whereas, said written notice of the pro-

posed placement on unrequested leave con-

tained a statement setting forth the reasons

for the proposed placement as well as a

statement that he was entitled to a hearing

before the school board provided he made a

request in writing within fourteen days of re-

ceipt of said notice, and that if no hearing

was requested within said fourteen day peri-

od it constituted acquiescence by Brian Sil-

bernick to the school board's proposed ac-

tion, and

Whereas, no written request of any kind

was received by the school board or superin-

tendent of schools from Brian Silbernick for

a hearing as of May 5, 2009, and

Whereas, said failure to make written re-

quest for a hearing within fourteen days after

receipt of notice of proposed placement on

unrequested leave constitutes acquiescence

by Brian Silbernick to his placement on un-

requested leave.

Be it hereby resolved, by the School

Board of Independent School District No.

2155 that Brian Silbernick be and hereby is

placed on unrequested leave of absence as

a teacher of Independent School District No.

2155 on the grounds of lack of pupils and fi-

nancial limitations effective at the end of the

2008-09 school year on June 30, 2009 pur-

suant to Minnesota Statutes, Sec,122A.40,

Subd. 10, Section 4, without pay or fringe

benefits.

Be it further resolved, that a notice of

placement on unrequested leave, together

with a copy of this resolution be forwarded to

said teacher personally and that an affidavit

of same be placed in his file, together with a

copy of the notice and resolution.

The motion for the adoption of the forego-

ing resolution was duly seconded by Perkins

and upon vote being taken thereon, the fol-

lowing voted in favor thereof: Moenkedick,

Perkins, Techam, Toedter, Pate, and the fol-

lowing voted against the same: None.

Whereupon said resolution was declared

duly passed and adopted.

A motion was made by Perkins, seconded

by Toedter to accept the following new con-

tracts, with the exception of Brian Silbernick:

Laurie Kopischke-Pulju (.5); Lisa Winter (.3);

Curt Grenier (.5); Katie Kabes (.5); Sandy

Bain (.75); Kelly Shrode (.5); Elizabeth Haw-

kins (.5). Motion passed.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Toedter to approve the hiring of Heather

Johnston as speech-language teacher at the

elementary. Motion passed.

Business Manager Jerry Anderson re-

viewed the April financial reports, which in-

cluded a student activity report, treasurer's

report and monthly financial report. A motion

was made by Toedter, seconded by Perkins,

to approve the financial reports and billings.

Motion passed.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Toedter, to approve the payment of bills

as follows:

Vendors: checks #14599 to #14773 total-

ing $287,353.03

Hand payables: checks #13372 to #13390

totaling $41,370.16

Imprest cash: checks #16692 to #16755

totaling $3,268.08 Motion passed.

Anderson reported MSBAIT will no longer

provide insurance to the school district. An-

derson is compiling bids from area insurance

companies and will have those available at

the June board meeting for review.

The board discussed the possibility of a

referendum to be voted on in November

2009. The board also discussed the action

plans for the school district's Strategic Plan.

A motion by Techam, seconded by

Moenkedick to expand the ECFE/Preschool

program for 2009-10. Motion passed.

Assistant Principal/Activities Director Sil-

bernick reported on current cooperative

agreements in hockey and swimming. Pos-

sible new cooperatives include New York

Mills (hockey) and Staples-Motley (swim-

ming). Silbernick also reported on the up-

coming WDC Golf Scramble on June 19 at

Whitetail Run Golf Course as a fundraiser for

WDC athletics.

A motion was made by Perkins, seconded

by Techam to approve the lighting proposal

from Larry's Electric. Motion passed. Te-

cham also requested an additional bid for

motion lights.

All board members reported on atten-

dance at committee meetings and school ac-

tivities since the last board meeting.

Superintendent Dahlstrom presented her

report to the board as follows:

Legislative and Stimulus Funding Update

Her tour of EdVision Schools and the Hen-

derson New Century School

Negotiations, letters of intent sent

Enrollment update

The board accepted a podium as a gift

from Vickie Nelson, the wife of Randy Nel-

son, former teacher and talented craftsman.

A small gold plate with the words "In Memory

of Randy Nelson" has been placed on the

podium.

A motion made by Perkins, seconded by

Moenkedick, to adjourn the meeting at 6:28

p.m. Motion passed.

Ann Pate, Chairperson

Stephen Techam, Clerk

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