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OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, MONDAY, JULY 13, 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, July, 13, 2009.
Vice Chairman Richard Tormanen called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Bjork, Bender, McConkey, Linder and Tormanen. The following were absent: Dahlman. Members of the community and administration were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Linder, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers reviewed the 2008-09 district goals. MCA II results were the focus along with a few additional comments beyond the 2-9-09 review.
Business Manager Palmer presented a power point presentation on OPEB (Other Post Retirement Benefits) and its’ impact on the district. There were many questions and substantial discussion. The district only has an implicit rate subsidy liability because there is no district paid post retirement benefits. The board will revisit this topic in August to determine if there is a need to bond for the implicit rate subsidy liability.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:48 PM
Kevin Bjork, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 17, 2009.
UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, JULY 23, 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, July 23, 2009.
Board Chairman Kevin Dahlman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Dahlman, Tormanen, Bender and Bjork. The following were absent: Linder, McConkey and Superintendent Powers. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Bjork, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Tormanen, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $912,476.33. 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: None
MAWSECO Report: Board Chairman Dahlman reported the MAWSECO board would meet July 28 with agenda items including: summer programs, budget, and changes in special education.
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported on expenditures through the prior fiscal year. Business Manager Palmer informed the board health insurance premiums would be decreasing by 2.5% effective October 1, 2009. Business Manger Palmer reported the district sent out a request for proposal for banking services to local banks in May and based on the results and services offered the district will be switching the general operating account and payroll account from First National Bank to State Bank of Cokato. Business Manager Palmer talked to the board about the possibility of mandating direct deposit for contracted employees. Cost savings, employee time savings and current procedures were discussed. Business Manger Palmer also reported on the MSBA Delegate Assembly opportunity for board members, the MSBA summer seminar and board member Irene Bender was presented with a Leadership Development Certificate for completing Phase I, II and III of
MSBA board training. Business Manager Palmer updated the board on the ditch project indicating work is expected to begin in August.
Activities/Community Education Director’s Report: None
Other Reports: MCA II science test results were discussed among the board and Principal Force.
Motion by Bjork, seconded by Tormanen approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the June 25, 2009 Regular Board Meeting and the July 13, 2009 Special Board Meeting. Wire transfers made on July 2nd for $40,000, July 10th for $100,000 and July 15th for $375,000. Personnel Items: Employment of Michelle Niemela as Special Education Paraeducator at the Middle School, Employment of Kathy Eggert as a Part-Time High School Media Center Paraeducator, Employment of Kate Fasching as a Parent Educator for ECFE for 2009-2010, Employment of Tracy Rickemann for Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Resignation of Jeff Barth as Cokato Elementary Kitchen Assistant effective 6/26/09, Request Approval of Proposed Program from Alisa Johnson to work toward the MA+45 lane, Approval of a lane changes for Carissa Chap BA+30 to MA, for Brian Franklin MA+30 to MA+45, for Jessica Luebker from BA+45 to MA, for Matt Whittaker from BA+30 to MA, for Alisa Johnson from MA to MA+30. Approve Transportation Contract for Klein. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bjork, seconded by Dahlman approving Ruth Ann Licht and Carol Impola as CAC members for the 2009-10 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
A first reading of the following board policies was noted: 203.5 School Board Meeting Agenda, 204 School Board Meeting Minutes, 205 Open Meetings and Closed Meetings, 206 Public Participation in School Board Meetings / Complaints about Persons at School Board Meetings and Data Privacy Considerations, 210 Conflict of Interest – School Board Members, 404 Employment Background Checks, 404 Form: Informed Consent, 410 Family and Medical Leave, 705 Investments, 802 Disposition of Obsolete Equipment and Material.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Tormanen, ratifying memberships, cooperatives, and joint powers agreements with the following organizations: MSBA, Community Education, CMERDC, Resource Training and Solutions, SEE, Wright County Conference, and MAWSECO. Motion carried unanimously.
Due to legislative changes, a date for the Truth in Taxation hearing will be set in September when the proposed levy is certified.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Bjork approving the following in regards to the 2009-10 Lunch Program:
1. Continue participation in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program, the Federal Special Milk Program, the Minnesota Kindergarten Milk Program and the Breakfast Program.
2. Maintain the current cost of lunch for elementary students at $1.50, for middle school and high school students at $1.55, and for adults at $2.95.
3. Maintain the current cost of $0.40 for reduced price lunch.
4. Maintain the current cost of milk at $0.35.
5. Maintain the current cost of breakfast for students at $1.00 and for adults at $1.50.
6. Maintain the fee for Kindergarten milk and juice break at $10.00 per year for milk and $25.00 per year for orange juice
7. Maintain the fee for Elementary grades 1-4 milk and juice break at $40.00 per year for milk and $40.00 per year for orange juice.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Bjork approving the following food vendors for 2009-10: Hawkeye Food Distributor as the prime food vendor, Schroeder Dairy as the milk and juice vendor and Pan O’Gold for the bakery vendor. The milk and juice bid accepted was the escalating bid. Motion carried unanimously.
The board discussed agenda items and a conflict with Corn Carnival for the August 10 study meeting and decided to cancel the meeting.
Board Chairman Dahlman gave an update on negotiations with the teacher’s union.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:51 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 Aug. 17, 2009.