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UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, NOVEMBER 19, 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 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, November 19, 2009.
Board Chairman Kevin Dahlman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Dahlman, Tormanen, Bender, Linder, 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 Bjork, seconded by Bender, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
David Niemela received the Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award for September. Mark Nowak received the same award for October.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Tormanen, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $590,069.80. 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: Board Clerk Bjork reported on the 11-16-09 CAC meeting which included: reviewal of courses to recommend to the school board and review of the course approval process.
Technology Report: Vice Chair Tormanen reported on the 11-18-09 District Technology Meeting which included: tech. academy, building reports, MAC to PC Conversion, improvements to infrastructure, web filtering, SASI to Campus, Office 2010 transition.
MAWSECO Report: Chairman Dahlman reported that the meeting will be next week and they will hear a report from their auditor.
Community Education Report: Vice Chair Tormanen reported on the 11-5-09 meeting which included: Diary of Anne Frank, changes in the facility secretary position, annual report, reports from both cities.
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the fifth month of the fiscal year. Business Manager Palmer also informed the board that enrollment after the second MARSS submission for FY10 is at 2,326.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers reported on: Veteran’s Day programs, Girls swimmers going to the state tournament, new facility signs for the HS/MS Complex Student Representative’s Report: Student Representative Reynolds reported on: Veteran’s Day programs, HS Halloween activities, HS Thanksgiving activities, Girls Swimming, HS Musical, advisory meetings with Mr. Jennissen and Mr. Thinesen.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey approving all consent items, which included approval of the revised minutes from the September 24, 2009 Regular Board Meeting and the minutes from the October 22, 2009 Regular Board Meeting. Wire transfers made on October 22 for $125,000, October 30 for $120,000, November 10 for $125,000 and November 13 for $375,000. Personnel Items: Request Approval of up to 10 weeks FMLA leave for Amy Anderson beginning approximately January 29, 2010 for child birth, Request Approval to substitute paid days during her FMLA for Cassie Vogt beginning approximately 12/6/09, Approve Assignment of Sara Nelson as the Jr. Hi Gymnastics Coach, Approve Resignation of Erin Tormanen as the Boys Swimming and Diving Coach. Motion carried unanimously.
Paul Harvego, representing Conway, Deuth, and Schmiesing, PLLP, presented the 2008-09 audit report. Harvego reported the school district is in good financial standing with no reportable findings. A copy of the full report is available to review in the district office. Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender approving the 2008-09 audit report as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Bjork approving the 2010-2011 School District Calendar.
Superintendent Powers explained that approving the calendar in the fall makes it easier to avoid conflicts with after school activities. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by McConkey approving the 2009-10 Seniority List. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bjork, seconded by Linder approving a bid of $79,837.18 from Sunblad Construction Incorporated for the Noyed Family and Dassel-Cokato Waterway Project. Motion carried unanimously.
Agenda items for the 12-14-09 Special Board Meeting will tentatively include: Truth in Taxation and possible ratification of any settled contracts.
The date for the 2010 reorganization meeting will be January 7, 2010 at 7:00 PM.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:27 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 Jan. 4, 2010.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 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, December 14, 2009.
Chairman Kevin Dahlman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Bjork, Bender, McConkey, Linder, Dahlman 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 McConkey, seconded by Bender, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Business Manager Palmer presented information regarding the 2009 payable 2010 Levy and the state statute requirements for the Truth in Taxation process. She discussed the amount of the levy, the percentage increase and the reasons for the increase, and the current budget for the 2009-10 school year. The payable 2010 levy is $3,602,115.73, which would be the maximum levy limitation. The public was allowed to speak and to ask questions concerning the budget and the proposed property taxes.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Bjork certifying the 2009 Payable 2010 levy. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey directing the administration to negotiate a ground lease and usage lease with the Dassel-Cokato Regional Ice and Sports Center for board review and approval. Keith Raisanen, Steve Benda, Clark Moe, and Peter Forsman from the DCRISC presented a summary of their plans for building an ice rink on school property. They had met with a school board ad hoc committee consisting of Mark Linder, Kevin Bjork, and Tracy McConkey on several occasions prior to discuss their needs and the schools district’s needs. Key elements that will be written into the lease include: no debt for the facility, use of the facility during the school day by the district, timeline for occupancy, the DCRISC will own and operate the facility, and a provision for district ownership or removal of the building if deadlines are not met or if the building cannot support itself. Motion carried Unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by McConkey approving the ratification of the following 2009-11 contracts: 10 Month Secretaries, 11 & 12 Month Secretaries, Administrative Assistant, Information Technology Specialist #1, Information Technology Specialist #2, Building & Grounds Supervisor, Principals, Activities Director/Community Education Director, School Service Employees Local 284, Business Manager, Transportation Coordinator, Special Education/Curriculum/Assessment Secretary, Food Service Association, ECFE Teacher, Community Education/ECFE Secretary. Motion Carried Unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Tormanen approving an out of state trip for DCHS Choir members to the Dorian Vocal Festival at Luther College in Decorah, IA on 1-10-2010 and 1-11-2010. Motion Carried Unanimously.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:10 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 Jan. 4, 2010.

PUBLIC NOTICEApplications for Dassel CityCommission Members
The City of Dassel is soliciting applicants for a position on one of the commissions that serve your neighbors and fellow city residents. This opportunity to serve your community will be educational and interesting. There is currently an opening within the Planning Commission. Make application at the city hall, send a letter indicating your interest, or via email at myles.mcgrath@dassel.com. If you have any questions regarding what would be expected of you please feel free to call the City Clerk’s Office (275-2454).
City of Dassel
City Council
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Jan. 4 and 11, 2010.

PUBLIC NOTICEApplicants Sought for Dassel CityBudget Committee Members
The City of Dassel is seeking applicants for a position on one of the committees that serve your neighbors and fellow city residents. This opportunity to serve your community will be educational and interesting. There is currently an opening on the newly forming Budget Committee. Make application at the city hall, send a letter indicating your interest, or via email at myles.mcgrath@dassel.com. If you have any questions regarding what would be expected of you please feel free to call the City Clerk’s Office (275-2454).
City of Dassel
City Council
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Jan. 4 and 11, 2010.