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UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTESI.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING,MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010DISTRICT BOARD ROOMCOKATO, MN
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 District Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, November 8, 2010.
Vice Chairman Richard Tormanen called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: McConkey, Tormanen, Bjork, Bender, and Linder.
The following were absent: Dahlman. Members of the community and administration were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Linder, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Member Bender moved the adoption of the following resolution:
RESOLUTION CANVASSING RETURNS
OF VOTES OF SCHOOL DISTRICT GENERAL ELECTION
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, State of
Minnesota, as follows:
1. It is hereby found, determined and declared that the general election of the voters of this school district held on November 2, 2010, in conjunction with the state general election, was in all respects duly and legally called and held.
2. As specified in the attached Abstract and Return of Votes Cast, a total of 3952 voters of the district voted at said general election on the election of three (3) school board members for four (4) year term vacancies on the board caused by expiration of term on the first Monday in January next following the general election as follows:
Richard Tormanen 2988
Kevin Bjork 2829
Rebecca Clemen 2467
3. Richard Tormanen, Kevin Bjork and Rebecca Clemen, having received the highest number of votes, are elected to four (4) year terms beginning on the first Monday in January, 2011.
4. The clerk is hereby directed to certify the results of the election to the county auditor of each county in which the school district is located in whole or in part.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member McConkey and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: McConkey, Tormanen, Bjork, Bender, and Linder and the following voted against the same: none; whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
SUMMARY OF ELECTION TOTALS
GENERAL ELECTION
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
Rebecca Clemen 2467
Kevin Bjork 2829
Richard Tormanen 2988
Write-ins 61
Overvotes/Defective
Undervotes
TOTAL FOR THIS OFFICE 8345
Member Linder introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OF ELECTION AND DIRECTING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT CLERK TO PERFORM OTHER ELECTION RELATED DUTIES
WHEREAS, the board has canvassed the general election for school board members held in
conjunction with the state general election on November 2, 2010.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1. The chair and clerk are hereby authorized to execute certificates of election on behalf of the school board of Independent School District No. 466 to the following candidates:
a. Richard Tormanen
b. Kevin Bjork
c. Rebecca Clemen
who have received a sufficiently large number of votes to be elected to fill vacancies on the board caused by expiration of term on the first Monday in January next following the election, based on the results of the canvass.
2. The certificate of election shall be in substantially the form attached hereto.
3. After the time for contesting the election has passed and the candidate has filed all campaign financial reports required by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 211A, the clerk of the school board is hereby directed to deliver a certificate to each person entitled thereto personally or by certified mail.
4. The clerk is hereby directed to enclose with the certificate a form of acceptance of office and oath of office in substantially the form attached hereto.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by McConkey and upon vote being taken thereon the following voted in favor thereof: McConkey, Tormanen, Bjork, Bender, and Linder and the following voted against the same: none;
whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION
(Full 4 Year Term)
This is to certify as follows:
1. The School Board of Independent School District No. 466 on November 8, 2010, canvassed the general election of school board members held on November 2, 2010.
2. Richard Tormanen received the largest number of votes cast for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 466 for a full four (4) year term.
3. There are three (3) full four (4) year term vacancies on the board caused by expiration of term on the first Monday in January next following the election.
4. Therefore Richard Tormanen is elected to the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 466 for a full four (4) year term beginning on the first Monday in January, 2011 and expiring on the first Monday in January, 2015.
By authority of the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, pursuant to resolution dated November 8, 2010.
CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION
(Full 4 Year Term)
This is to certify as follows:
1. The School Board of Independent School District No. 466 on November 8, 2010, canvassed the general election of school board members held on November 2, 2010.
2. Kevin Bjork received the second largest number of votes cast for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 466 for a full four (4) year term.
3. There are three (3) full four (4) year term vacancies on the board caused by expiration of term on the first Monday in January next following the election.
4. Therefore Kevin Bjork is elected to the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 466 for a full four (4) year term beginning on the first Monday in January, 2011 and expiring on the first Monday in January, 2015.
By authority of the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, pursuant to resolution dated November 8, 2010.
CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION
(Full 4 Year Term)
This is to certify as follows:
1. The School Board of Independent School District No. 466 on November 8, 2010, canvassed the general election of school board members held on November 2, 2010.
2. Rebecca Clemen received the third largest number of votes cast for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 466 for a full four (4) year term.
3. There are three (3) full four (4) year term vacancies on the board caused by expiration of term on the first Monday in January next following the election.
4. Therefore Rebecca Clemen is elected to the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 466 for a full four (4) year term beginning on the first Monday in January, 2011 and expiring on the first Monday in January, 2015.
By authority of the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, pursuant to resolution dated November 8, 2010.
ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICEAND OATH OF OFFICE
To: [-The recipient of the Certificate of Election-]
The following acceptance and oath of office must be filed with the school district clerk within thirty (30) days of the date of mailing or personal service of the certificate of election.
ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICE
I hereby accept the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 466 for a term beginning on the first Monday in January, 2011 and expiring on the first Monday in January, 2015.
/s/
STATE OF MINNESOTA )
COUNTY OF )
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this _ day of _, 2010 by [Name of Candidate]
/s/ Notary Public
OATH OF OFFICE
I swear/affirm that I will support the Constitution of the United States and of this state, and
that I will discharge faithfully the duties of the office of school board member of Independent School
District No. 466 to the best of my judgment and ability.
/s/
STATE OF MINNESOTA )
COUNTY OF MEEKER )
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this _ day of _, 2010 by [Name of Candidate]
/s/ Notary Public
Community Education and Activities Director Thinesen reported on: 2009-10 Annual Community Education Report, reviewed fall 2010 activities, Wright County Conference, progress on district goal #2 increase competitiveness of all extra-curricular programs, and the fall eligibility meeting.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:32 PM
Kevin Bjork, Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Dec. 13, 2010.

FILING NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that a Township Election in the Town of Cokato Township, County of Wright, State of Minnesota, will be held on March 8, 2011.
Affidavits of candidacy may be filled with the Town Clerk, 5363 Rhoades Ave. SW, Cokato, MN between the hours of 6 pm - 9 pm from December 28, 2010 to January 11, 2011 (filing closes at 5 pm January 11) for the offices of:
One (1) Supervisor 3 year term
One (1) Treasurer 2 year term
There is a $2.00 filing fee. Candidates have until 5:00 pm on Jan 13th if they wish to withdraw.
Brad Morris
Cokato Township Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Dec. 13 and 20, 2010.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, NOVEMBER 30, 2010 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
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 Tuesday, November 30, 2010.
Vice Chairman Richard Tormanen called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Tormanen, Bender, McConkey, Linder and Bjork. The following were absent: Dahlman. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Bender, seconded by McConkey, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Brett Smith received the October Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award, son of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Smith of Cokato.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Bjork, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,887,407.78. 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 Member Bjork reported on the 11-11 meeting, which included a second look at, and a motion to forward to the school board, new high school classes.
Technology Report: Board Member Bjork reported on the production software committee’s progress and findings. The committee reviewed numerous open source options and well and Microsoft 2010 and, because of significant barriers associated with Smart boards and web site development decided that the district should purchase Microsoft 2010.
MAWSECO Report: Vice Chair Tormanen reported on the 11/23 meeting, which included audit findings and a program update.
Community Education Report: Board Member McConkey reported on the 11/4 meeting which included: update on the Bill Hempel Endowment, budget, craft fair, and upcoming Fine Arts Association events.
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 updated the board on the second MARSS submission for fall. The student count is currently at 2,270 ADM compared to budgeted enrollment of 2,260. Business Manager Palmer also presented to the board an investment portfolio report showing the status of investments as of 11/30/2010. This report will be presented monthly to the board as a result of the updates made to district policy 705.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers finalized which board members were intending to attend the MSBA Winter Leadership Conference.
Student Representative Benda reported on: fall activity wrap-ups and winter activities.
Board Clerk Bjork reported that the DCRISC was not able to get a plan approved by Wright County in time to build this fall so they will delay building until spring of 2011.
Vice Chair Tormanen and Board Member Bender reported on the November SEE meeting.
Motion by Bjork, seconded by McConkey approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the October 28, 2010 Regular Board Meeting and the November 8, 2010 Special Board Meeting. Wire transfers made on October 29th for $760,000, November 3rd for $50,000 and November 19th for $200,000. Personnel Items: Employment of Sean Cady as Lift Driver effective 11/16/2010, Approve request for Medical Leave of Absence for Marlyce Bjork as a SP ED Van Driver effective 9/20/2010 through 2/1/2011, Approval of approximately 10 weeks FMLA leave for Lindsay Popelka beginning approximately 2/2/2011- 4/20/2011, Employment of Daniel Polzin as the part-time ALC/Cokato Elementary Custodian as of 11/22/10, Employment of Anne Mahoney as High School Social Worker effective 1/3/2011, Resignation/Retirement of Judy Aho effective 1/31/2011 as a Paraeducator at Cokato Elementary, Approval of the Winter/Spring 2011 Community Education Instructor List. Motion carried unanimously.
School Nurse Kelly Krueger presented policy 556, Health, as a first reading to the board.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey approving the following list of winter coaches and advisors:
Boys basketball: Luke Karlgaard-head coach, Todd Goudy-JV coach, Derek Levno-C coach, Cole Flick-8th grade, Sam Weber-7th grade
Girls basketball: Matt Whittaker-head coach, Amy Martinson-jv coach, Tony Dehler – asst coach, Lindsey Popelka-C coach, Dan Krause-8th grade, Amanda Dahlseng-7th grade
Cheerleading: Shay Cates-head coach, Heidi Veith-assistant coach
Gymnastics: Sara Keskey-head coach, Michelle Melquist-jv coach, Brittany Bayuk-JH coach, Alex Morris as a spotter for gymnastics
One-Act: Dave Metcalf
Speech: Susan Marco-head coach, Deveny Beaton-assistant coach, Sarah Luhrs-jh coach
Strength and Conditioning: Drew Gilmore
Boys Swim: Pete Travis-head coach, Nathan Youngs-assistant coach, TBD-JH coach
Wrestling: Bryan Clemen-head coach, TJ Anderson-assistant coach, Brian Westby-jh coach, Ryan Weinandt-jh coach, Marcus Halverson-volunteer assistant, Vinne Pokornowski-volunteer assistant, Nate Bendorf-volunteer assistant.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Bjork approving the October 31, 2010 Seniority List.
Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender approving the following new high school courses:
Art 100, Macroeconomics 202, College Algebra, Political Science 120, Introduction to Computer Science, Small Business Management, and Strength and Conditioning for Females. Curriculum Director Force and High School Principal Jennissen presented the courses and answered questions. Motion carried unanimously.
The board briefly discussed the December 13 Special Board Meeting. Agenda items will include Truth in Taxation.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:27 PM.
Kevin Bjork, Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Dec. 13, 2010.