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UNOFFICIALSCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, MAY 28, 2009 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
In partnership with our communities, Dassel-Cokato Public Schools will provide all learners opportunities designed to maximize their potential and promote lifelong learning.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Thursday, May 28, 2009.
Board Chairman Kevin Dahlman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Dahlman, Linder, Tormanen, Bender, McConkey and Bjork. The following were absent: none. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Bender, accepting the agenda as written. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bjork approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,489,412.75. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Communications/Open Forum: None
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: None
Technology Report: Board Member Bjork reported on the 5-14-09 District Technology Meeting which included: 08-09 changed in infrastructure, summer 09-10 plans, wireless upgrade, software needs, system needs, Student Information System, and Technology Academy.
MAWSECO Report: Board Chairman Dahlman reported on the 5-28-09 MAWSECO meeting which included: budget, federal sped money, fiscal monitoring in Delano, summer programming, level 4 program for ms students called Journeys, changes in the flow of federal money, negotiations.
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the eleventh month of the fiscal year.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers reported on: facilities team, progress on the ditch north of the high school, the 5-22-09 SEE General Membership Meeting, Mock Crash, and Bussing changes at Cokato Elementary.
Student Representative’s Report: Sarah Radzwill reported on: Softball, Baseball, Senior Breakfast, and Prom.
Board Chairman Dahlman recognized and thanked Sarah Radzwill for her work as student board representative.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Bjork approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the April 23, 2009 Regular Board Meeting and the May 11, 2009 Special Board Meeting. Wire transfers made on April 23rd for $100,000 April 30th for $580,000 and May 15th for $760,000. Personnel Items: Retirement/Resignation of Bev Moye as a Cokato Elementary Instructor 6/4/2009, Employment of Rachel Latt as High School Media Center Paraprofessional 8/2009, Employment of Kelly Johnson as MS Social Studies Teacher for 2009-2010, Employment of Alvin Arens as CDL driver for Bus # 30 (lift bus) effective 5/12/2009, Employment of Martha Christensen as a Social Worker in the HS FOCUS program, Employment of Sarah Miller as an Elementary Music Teacher, Employment of Jane Ryan as ECFE/Learning Readiness Program Coordinator 7/1/2009, Approval of a lane change for Kelly O’Fallon BA to BA+15, Approval of a lane change for Amanda Spires BA to BA+15, Approval of a lane change for Jessica Luebker BA+30 to BA+45, Approval of a lane change for Steph Caron MA+30 to MA+45, Approval of a lane change for Brian Bessingpas BA to BA+15, Resignation of Kelly Kosloski as high school yearbook advisor effective 6/4/2009, Assignment of Erin Masimore as high school yearbook advisor, Assignment of Brian Bessingpas as Head Cross Country Coach, Resignation of Phil Niemela as .58 FTE Phy Ed/DAPE Instructor effective 6/4/2009, Request for an extended 1 year unpaid medical leave of absence for Mary Strey-Danielson as the Guidance Office Secretary for contract year July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, Request approval for an unpaid leave of abence for Barbara Peterson as HS Kitchen Assistant effective 5/21/2009 through 6/3/2009 due to family illness, Termination of employment of Joan Kotila as Cokato Elem. Paraeducator effective 5/5/2009, Request Proposed Program Approval from Elizabeth Niemela to work toward the MA+45 lane, Request Proposed Program Approval from Melissa Opsahl to work toward the MA+45 lane. Teachers recommended for tenure: Karley Silverberg, Kelly Kosloski, Larry Marquette, Brice Berggren, Rachel Franklin, Amanda Spires, Kelly O’Fallon, Brian Bessingpas, Jeremy Schmidt and Jill Gustafson. Approve Transportation Contracts for Eklof, Mendiola and Schroeder. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers updated the board on the state and federal funding for the 09-10 school year.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Linder, approving the new business scope and sequence and materials with the exclusion of a text for Computer Applications (Mocrosoft 2003). Curriculum Director Force and business teachers Clemen and Kosloski presented the high school business scope and sequence texts for each course. After discussion regarding the movement away from MS 2003 and the resulting obsolescence of the recommended MS 2003 text for Computer Applications Superintendent Powers recommended that the board delay approving the MS 2003 text so that there could be more investigation into the possible move to MS 2010 and other text possibilities. The board agreed to revisit the Computer Application text at the June 8 Special Board meeting. Curriculum Director Force also reported on the latest CAC Meeting indicating the there was a need for 6 new CAC representatives and that Science and SPED would be writing curriculum in 09-10. Motion Carried Unanimously.
Motion by Dahlman, seconded by Linder, freezing Superintendent Powers salary for 2009-10 at the 2008-09 level. Superintendent Powers suggested this freeze based upon the economic struggles the
school district is facing. All other elements of Superintendent Powers 2009–2010 contract will remain as negotiated. Motion Carried Unanimously.
June 8 Special Board Meeting Agenda will include a MAPS presentation, review of the Computer Applications text, and first reading of the 2009-10 budget.
Upcoming Meetings/Events:
May 29, 2009 – Senior Breakfast
June 3, 2009 – Last Day of School for Students
June 4, 2009 – Employee Recognition Breakfast
June 7, 2009 – 2:00 PM Graduation June 8, 2009 - 7:00 PM Special Board Meeting June 25, 2009 - 7:00 PM Regular Board Meeting
July 13, 2009 – 7:00 PM Special Board Meeting
July 23, 2009 – 7:00 PM Regular Board Meeting
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:33 PM.
Kevin Bjork, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320-286-4100) for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch June 22, 2009.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2009DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
In partnership with our communities, Dassel-Cokato Public Schools will provide all learners opportunities designed to maximize their potential and promote lifelong learning.
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room of the Dassel-Cokato Schools, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, June 8, 2009.
Board Chairman Kevin Dahlman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Dahlman, Bjork, Bender, McConkey, Linder and Tormanen. The following were absent: none. Members of the community and administration were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Bjork, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey, approving the Microsoft 2003 Text for Computer Applications as part of the business department’s curriculum adoption. Superintendent Powers reported that the district would not be moving to MS 2010 for at least two more years because of the cost and the need for extensive staff development associated with the transition, making the text useful for 2 years at the minimum. Curriculum Director Force reported that she could purchase the text used for just over $2700.00 as opposed to purchasing them new for over $4,000.00. Based upon these factors Superintendent Powers recommended that the board approve the text. Motion Carried unanimously.
Principals Force, Nudell, Johnson, and Jennissen reported on the first year of NWEA MAPS testing in the district. After giving an overview of the MAPS system each principal expressed their thoughts on the system and the impact in their perspective building.
Business Manager Palmer presented the 2009-10 budget for a first reading. She reviewed changes in revenues and expenditures compared to the 2008-09 budget and reviewed the budget summary worksheet with the board by fund. Superintendent Powers and Business Manager Palmer answered questions from the board regarding the formation of the budget and invited board members to visit with them individually if they had questions regarding the details of the budget. The budget will be brought back to the board for approval on June 25. Board Member McConkey asked about the capital portion of the budget and Business Manager Palmer told the board she would be sending out the tentative capital plan to them on June 9, 2009 so that they would have ample time to review it before the June 25, 2009 regular board meeting.
Board Chairman Dahlman recognized Francis Pokornowski for 40 year of safely transporting district students and his retirement.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:47 PM
Kevin Bjork, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320-286-4100) for more information or to request a copy..
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch June 22, 2009.

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF WRIGHT
DISTRICT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Case Type: CONTRACTS
The First National Bank of Cokato NA, a banking corporation, plaintiff,
Vs.
George Halonen, Martha Halonen, Timothy Halonen, and Wendy Halonen, Defendents
SUMMONSCourt File No. 86-CV-09-2803
THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO EACH OF THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS:
You, and each of you, are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Plaintiff’s attorney an Answer to the Complaint which is herewith served upon you within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to do so judgement by default will be taken against each of you for the relief demanded in the complaint.
March 13, 2009
/s/ Brian M. Oslen
Attorney for Plaintiff
Cokato Mall
PO Box 988
Cokato, MN 55321
(320) 286-2173
A.R.N. 81620
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch June 22, 29, and July 6, 2009.