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Public Notice School Board Minutes WDC School District Conference Room Aug. 17, 2009

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Wadena, 56482

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

Public Notice

School Board Minutes

WDC School District Conference Room

Aug. 17, 2009

The meeting was called to order by Board

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Chair Ann Pate at 5:06 p.m. All board mem-

bers were present. Administrators in atten-

dance included: Superintendent Virginia

Dahlstrom, Business Manager Jerry Ander-

son, Elementary Principal Louis Rutten,

Food Service/Community Ed Director, San-

die Rentz.

The board welcomed new staff members

to Wadena-Deer Creek Schools. Principal

Rutten introduced Dustin Gramstad as the

new elementary music teacher; and Mike

Ortmann introduced Naomi Moerke, high

school special education teacher and Luke

Sturm, high school physical education and

health teacher.

The following items were added to the

agenda:

1. Migrant Head Start Contract;

2. Public Health Memorandum of Under-

standing;

3. Notice of Assignment for Neil Koehler,

head girls' tennis coach;

4. Resolution for the Referendum; and

5. Sunday access to school buildings.

A motion was made by Perkins, seconded

by Moenkedick, to approve the agenda with

the above items added. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Toedter, to accept the board minutes from

the July 20, 2009 meeting. Motion passed.

Chair Pate reported a correction be made to

the special board meeting minutes regarding

"bids" be changed to "quotes." A motion was

made by Hayes, seconded by Perkins, to ac-

cept the special board meeting minutes as

amended. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Toedter, seconded

by Hayes, to accept the contracts for Eliza-

beth Hawkins, reassignment as full-time high

school English teacher; Kelly Shrode, .5 high

school science teacher; Kendra Schultz, full-

time deaf/hearing impaired teacher; Dustin

Gramstad, .5 elementary music teacher; Neil

Koehler, head girls' tennis coach; and the

resignation of Joan Oothoudt, elementary

paraprofessional. Motion passed.

Business Manager Anderson presented

the July financial reports, which included

only student activity report. A motion was

made by Techam, seconded by Toedter, to

approve the payment of bills as follows:

•Vendors: checks #15123 to #15291 total-

ing $304,010.77;

•Hand payables: checks #13434 to

#13447 totaling $68,515.42;

•Building fund: check #1844 totaling

$157.85;

•Imprest cash: checks #16798 to #16834

totaling $2,958.81.

Motion passed.

Business Manager Anderson reported on

three bids received from the bond council for

the General Obligation Aid Anticipation Cer-

tificates. The school district received bids

from Piper Jaffrey, Wells Fargo and Oppen-

heimer. Piper Jaffrey submitted the lowest

bid at .8232% interest on $2 million General

Obligation Aid Anticipation Certificates. The

certificates will be dated Sept. 3, 2009 and

will mature on Sept. 30, 2010.

Hayes introduced the following resolution

and moved its adoption, which motion was

seconded by Perkins:

Resolution related to $2 million General

Obligation Aid Anticipation Certificates of in-

debtedness of 2009; authorizing the issu-

ance, awarding the sale and establishing the

terms thereof. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Toedter, seconded

by Perkins, to approve the Concurrent En-

rollment Agreement with Minnesota State

Community and Technical College-Fergus

Falls. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Moenkedick, to approve the Migrant Head

Start Contract for six weeks in 2009 at the

Deer Creek School. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Toedter, seconded

by Techam, to approve the Public Health

Memorandum of Understanding. Motion

passed.

A motion was made by Moenkedick, sec-

onded by Techam to approve the

Referendum's two-part question of $650 and

$150 for a total of $800 for the Referendum

Resolution. Those voting in favor: Perkins,

Pate, Moenkedick, Techam and Hayes. Vot-

ing against: Toedter. Motion passed.

Principal Rutten reported on the MCA II re-

sults and the school's improvement plan for

the upcoming school year, 2009-2010.

The board discussed snow and ice remov-

al options for the upcoming winter season.

One quote was received from Hansen Exca-

vating. Perkins reported Jim Cooper will not

plow the Deer Creek school this coming

year. The board decided to open up the

quotes again as a Public Notice in the Wade-

na Pioneer Journal and to include the Deer

Creek location in the quotes.

A motion was made by Perkins, seconded

by Techam to allow teachers, administrators,

employees and coaches access to school

buildings on Sundays. Motion passed.

Directors reported on each of their com-

mittee meetings over the past month.

Superintendent Dahlstrom provided the

board with the following updates:

•Fall Workshop Schedule for staff;

•No-Child-Left-Behind Letter to Parents;

•WDC Service Awards to be presented

Aug. 31;

•Acknowledge Kevin LaBarre, Curt Rentz,

Bob Lund Sr. and staff for the great shape

buildings are in and work completed this

summer;

•Memorial Auditorium sidewalk; and

•Geothermal information.

A motion was made by Moenkedick, sec-

onded by Toedter, to approve the request

from a school district employee granting a

non-paid day. Those voting in favor: Toedter,

Perkins, Moenkedick, Hayes. Voting against:

Techam. Abstained: Pate. Motion passed.

There being no further business, a motion

was made by Hayes, seconded by Perkins to

adjourn the meeting at 6:53 p.m. Motion

passed.

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