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Public Notice Wadena-Deer Creek School Board Minutes September 21, 2009

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Public Notice Wadena-Deer Creek School Board Minutes September 21, 2009
Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson 56482

Public Notice

Wadena-Deer Creek School

Board Minutes

September 21, 2009

District Office conference room

The regular meeting of the Board of Inde-

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pendent School District No. 2155 was called

to order by Chairperson Ann Pate at 5:04

p.m. All board members were present: Dan

Toedter, Wayne Perkins, Ann Pate, John

Moenkedick, Steve Techam and 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 Activities

Director Brian Silbernick.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Perkins, to approve the Agenda. Motion

passed.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Techam to accept the board minutes from

the Aug. 17, 2009 meeting with the following

amendments:

1. Correct a motion to not include employ-

ees as originally stated in the minutes. The

revised motion should read: A motion was

made by Perkins, seconded by Techam, to

allow teachers and coaches access to

school buildings on Sundays.

2. Correct a motion regarding Chair Pate's

vote which stated she abstained. The re-

vised motion and vote should read: A motion

was made by Moenkedick, seconded by

Toedter, to approve the request from a

school district employee granting a non-paid

day. Those voting in favor: Toedter, Perkins,

Moenkedick, Hayes, Pate. Voting against:

Techam.

Motion passed.

A motion was made by Perkins, seconded

by Toedter to approve the following:

• Resignation: Amy Friedrichs, a .5 FACS

teacher

• New licensed personnel contracts: Sheila

Winkels, .5 FACS teacher; Kristina Witthuhn,

full-time language specialist; Nancy Thull,

Speech Articulation Specialist (per hour con-

tract).

• Paraprofessionals: Deb Folkestad, DCD

program; Wendy Porter, Autism program;

Sue Scheiding, DCD program; Sarah Smith,

DD program.

• Change in contract: Dustin Gramstad,

elementary music teacher from .5 to .59 per-

cent; Tom Van Erp, head boys' basketball

coach.

Motion passed.

A leave request was granted for Deb Nel-

son, four days of professional leave on Dec.

17, 18, 21, 22. Motion by Techam and sec-

onded by Hayes. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Techam to ap-

prove maternity leave for Sarah Smith, maxi-

mum of accumulated sick leave, seconded

by Toedter. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Moenkedick, to approve the salary based

on the master agreement for extended day

for math instructors tutoring high school sen-

iors for the GRAD retests. Motion passed.

Business Manager Anderson reviewed the

August financial reports, which included the

student activity report, treasurer's report, and

the monthly financial report. A motion was

made by Techam, seconded by Hayes, to

approve the financial reports. Motion

passed.

A motion was made by Moenkedick, sec-

onded by Toedter, to approve the payment

of bills as follows:

Vendors: checks #152293 to #15506 total-

ing $336,412.41

Building fund: #1845 totaling $470.99

Hand payables: checks #13448 to #13478

totaling $42,797.92

Imprest cash: checks #16833 to #16859

totaling $3,333.13

Motion passed.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Perkins, to set the levy at the maximum.

Motion passed.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Perkins, to hold a public hearing at 6

p.m., Monday, Dec. 21 at the District Office

conference room. The property tax levy will

be discussed and the public will be allowed

to speak. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Toedter, to approve the resolution of

sponsorship for $2,520 and authorizing par-

ticipation with the Community Concern for

Youth Program with Todd-Wadena Commu-

nity Corrections. Motion passed.

A motion was made by Techam, seconded

by Perkins, to approve the lease agreement

for the Otter Tail-Wadena Community Action

Head Start, contingent on changing custodial

services. Motion passed.

Superintendent Dahlstrom introduced the

first reading of the Crisis Management Policy

which needs updates. Dahlstrom and the

board will review the policy and make recom-

mendations for revisions at the next board

meeting.

A motion was made by Hayes, seconded

by Moenkedick, to approve the Curriculum,

Instruction and Student Achievement Report.

Motion passed.

Activities Director Brian Silbernick reported

on the head girls' basketball coach opening.

Luke Sturm has declined the position, but

wants to serve as an assistant girls' basket-

ball coach for one year and then take over

as head coach. Silbernick will advertise the

position immediately as a one-year contract

only.

Silbernick reviewed the WDC boys' and

girls' golf program revenues and expenses

from the 2008-09 season. He asked the pro-

gram be re-instated as a full-funded sport at

WDC for the 2010-2011 academic year. A

motion was made by Techam, seconded by

Moenkedick, to re-instate the boys' and girls'

golf program for the upcoming 2009-10 sea-

son with funding of $5,000. Motion passed.

Principal Church reviewed the Homecom-

ing Week activities with the board.

Board members reported on each of their

committee meetings over the past month.

Superintendent Dahlstrom provided the

board with the following reports:

• Enrollment numbers overall are down by

49

• H1N1 update

• Attending Superintendents' MASA Con-

ference, Sept. 27-28

• Womenade Helping Hearts Inc. donation

of $4,000, Walmart donation of $2,000.

• New light output in auditorium, high

school gyms and commons and elementary

gyms

• Snow removal at Deer Creek

There being no further business, a motion

was made by Hayes, seconded by Techam,

and to adjourn the meeting at 6:58 p.m. Mo-

tion passed.

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