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STOCKHOLM TOWNSHIPNOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING, ELECTION OFOFFICERS AND BOARD OF CANVASS
Notice is hereby given to qualified voters of Stockholm Township, County of Wright, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March.
The Election Poll hours will be from 7am to 8pm at which time the voters will elect:
One (1) Supervisor - 3 year term
One (1) Clerk - 2 year term
The Annual Town Meeting will commence at approx 8:15pm to conduct all necessary business required by law. The Annual Election and Town Meeting will be held at the Stockholm Community Center, 16233 County Road 30 SW, Cokato, MN
Jody Selseth
Stockholm Township Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch March 5, 2012.

School Board minutes from Dec. 22, 2011UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, DECEMBER 22, 2011 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 Thursday, December 22, 2011.
Chairman Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Bender, McConkey, Linder, Tormanen 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 McConkey, seconded by Bender, accepting the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Tormanen, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $979,016.73. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Communications/Open Forum: None
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) None
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Vice Chair Tormanen reported on the 12/13 meeting which included audit approval, fund balance, and cash flow.
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer updated the board on expenditures through the end of the sixth month of fiscal year 2011-12. Business Manager Palmer also reviewed the investment worksheet with the board and updated the board on the enrollment count based on the final Fall MARSS submission for 2011-12. The district is currently at 2,233 students which is down 51 students from enrollment numbers used in the budget.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers reported on the AYP plan and the calling system.
DCRISC: None
SEE: None
DC Trail Committee: None
Student Representative’s report: Superintendent Powers read a report from the student representative that included updates on activities and NHS.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by McConkey approving all consent items 9.1 through 9.4, which included approval of the minutes from the November 21, 2011 Regular Board Meeting and the December 12, 2011 Special
Board Meeting. Approval of wire transfers made on November 22nd for $200,000, November 30th for $575,000, and December 15th for $650,000. Personnel Items: Approval of an increase in assignment for Paraeducator Tonia Olsen at Dassel Elementary for Special Education Needs effective 12/5/2011, Employment of Angela Hopkins as Dassel Elem Title I Paraeducator effective 11/30/2011, Approval of Paula Wente as volunteer spotter for gymnastics, Employment of Brenda Leifermann as Cokato Elem Special Needs Paraeducator effective 12/13/2011, Employment of JoLee Marquette as Cokato Elem Special Needs Paraeducator effective 12/13/2011, Re-employment of Jedidiah Reedy as a Special Needs Paraeducator at Cokato Elementary effective 1/3/2011, Resignation of Kim Morris as Cokato Elem Title I Paraeducator effective 1/6/2012, Approval of the presented list of Winter/Spring 2012 Community Education Instructors, Approval of lane changes for Todd Heinonen from BA+30 to BA+45 and for Todd Goudy from BA+30 to BA+45 effective 1/1/2012. Acceptance of Donations From Cokato Lions Club - $500 to the Long Lake scholarship fund in the Middle School, From 3M Foundation - $250 to Dassel Elementary, From Sew Friendly Quilt Guild - $50 to Dassel Elementary. Motion carried unanimously.
Bjork gave a certified negotiations update. McConkey gave a non-certified negotiations update.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender certifying the 2011 payable 2012 levy. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Bender approving the 2012-13 Calendar. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by McConkey ratifying the following contracts. Motion carried unanimously.
2011-13 10 Month Secretary’s contract
We are recommending ratification of the contract between ISD 466 and the 10 Month Secretary group effective for the term of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013. The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2% on the salary schedule in year one and 1.25% in year two. New language was added to the contract regarding family illness and health insurance.
2011-13 Administrative Assistant’s contract
We are recommending ratification of the contract between ISD 466 and the Administrative Assistant’s contract effective for the term of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013. The terms of the agreement include an increase of 3% on the salary schedule in year one and 3% in year two in an effort to pay a competitive wage in comparison to area school districts. Additional changes include minor adjustments to life insurance, 403b district match, health insurance and sick leave.
2011-13 Special Education/Curriculum/Assessment Secretary’s contract
We are recommending ratification of the contract between ISD 466 and the Special Education/Curriculum/Assessment Secretary’s contract effective for the term of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013. The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2% on the salary schedule in year one and 1.25% in year two. New language was added to the contract regarding family illness and health insurance.
2011-13 Paraeducators’ Association’s contract
We are recommending the ratification of the contract between ISD 466 and the Paraeducators effective for the term of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013. The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2% on the salary schedule in year one and 1.25% in year two plus enhancements to experience recognition language.
2011-13 Community Education/ECFE Secretary’s contract
We are recommending the ratification of the contract between ISD 466 and the Community Education/ECFE Secretary’s contract effective for the term of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013. The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2% on the salary schedule in year one and 1.25% in year two. New language was added to the contract regarding health insurance.
2011-13 Activities Secretary’s contract
We are recommending ratification of the contract between ISD 466 and the Activities Secretary group effective
for the term of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013. The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2% on the salary schedule in year one and 1.25% in year two. New language was added to the contract regarding family illness and health insurance.
2011-13 Type III Driver’s contract
We are recommending the ratification of the contract between ISD 466 and the Type III Driver’s contract effective for the term of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013. The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2% on the salary schedule in year one and 1.25% in year two. A memorandum of understanding will be added regarding sick leave pool language.
2011-13 Food Service Association’s contract
We are recommending the ratification of the contract between ISD 466 and the Food Service Association effective for the term of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013. The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2% on the salary schedule in year one and 1.25% in year two plus enhancements to longevity pay.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Tormanen ratifying the Teacher Master Agreement. Clemen abstained from the vote. Motion carried five in favor with one abstention.
2011-2013 Teacher Master Agreement
We are recommending ratification of the contract between ISD 466 and the Dassel-Cokato Education Association effective for the term of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013. The terms of the agreement include a total of 1.87% new money added to the contract including enhancements to salary, insurance benefits, longevity pay, schedule C, and the addition of 4 schedule C positions.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:35 PM.
Irene Bender, Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch March 5, 2012.

School Board minutes from Feb. 13, 2012UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012 DISRICT BOARD ROOM COKATO, MN
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 District Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, February 13, 2012.
Board Chairman Kevin Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Tormanen, Bjork, Linder, McConkey and Bender. The following were absent: none. Members of the community and administration were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
High School Media Specialist Paul Beckermann gave a presentation on digital learning. Q and A followed.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Clemen, ratifying the 2011 – 2013 contract with School Service Employees Local 284. The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2% on salary in year one and 1% in year two. New language was added to the contract regarding longevity pay. Additional changes include adjustments to health insurance language including a $250 health savings account contribution from the district if the employee chooses the high deductible health insurance plan. Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:29 PM.
Irene Bender, Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch March 5, 2012.

School Board minutes from Jan. 26, 2012UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, JANUARY 26, 2012 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, January 26, 2012.
Board Chairman Kevin Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Tormanen, Bender, McConkey and Bjork. The following were absent: Linder. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Tormanen, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Kimberly Moy received the December Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moy of Cokato.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Clemen, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,745,096.79. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Board Chair Bjork moved to agenda item 11.2 Marching Band Trip Request
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by McConkey approving a request by the marching band to take a trip to Colorado over the Fourth of July. Motion carried unanimously.
Communications/Open Forum: None
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: None
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Vice Chair Tormanen reported on the 1/24 meeting which included reorganization, advance payments, and maintenance of effort.
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the seventh month of the fiscal year.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers discussed the strategic planning retreat and Dassel Elementaries qualification for the National Blue Ribbon School Award.
DCRISC – Board Chair Bjork reported that the DCRISC is working on a plan that will result in natural ice.
SEE – None
DC Trail Committee - None
Student Representatives Report - None.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Clemen approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the December 22, 2011 Regular Board Meeting and January 9, 2012 Special Board Reorganizational Meeting. Approval of Wire transfers made on December 28th for $125,000, December 30th for $600,000, January 11th for $150,000 and January 13th for $700,000. Personnel Items Approved: Employment of Linnea Manske as Cokato Elem Tile I Paraeducator effective 1/10/2012, Approval of lane change for Alisa Johnson from MA+30 to MA+45 effective 1/1/2012, Resignation of Janine Wimmer as the District’s Teacher Sub Caller effective 1/31/2012, Resignation/Retirement of Lorene Force as Cokato Elementary Principal and District Curriculum Director effective 6/30/2012, Employment of Stephanie Corbin as the District’s Teacher Sub Caller effective 2/1/2012. Acceptance of Donations: From Gethsemane Church – 4 bags of hats, mittens & scarves to Dassel Elementary, From Kohler Corporation – 24 gas engines to the small gas engines class at the High School, From Lions Club of Cokato - $100 to the National Honor Society Silent Santa program. Motion carried unanimously.
McConkey gave a brief negotiations update.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by McConkey authorizing the business manager to sell the vocational house. The house will be advertised for 2 weeks and sold by sealed bid. The minimum bid will be $35,000.00. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Bender ratifying the following contracts:
2011-13 ECFE Teacher’s contract
The terms of the agreement include increases on the salary matrix for step 20, lane 5 through lane 8 for both year one and year two. There were also enhancements made to longevity pay.
2011-13 ECFE/Learning Readiness Coordinator
The terms of the agreement include an increase of 1% on the salary schedule in year one and 1% in year two, and an increase to health and dental insurance caps.
2011-13 12 Month Secretary’s contract
The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2% on the salary schedule in year one and 1.25% in year two. New language was added to the contract regarding family illness and health insurance.
2011-13 IT Specialist #1’s contract
The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2% on salary in year one and 1.25% in year two and a $100 increase to the 403b district match. New language was added to the contract regarding health insurance.
2011-13 Bus Driver’s contract
The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2% on salary in year one and 1.25% in year two and enhancements to attendance performance pay, longevity pay and bus wash hourly pay.
2011-13 IT Specialist #2’s contract
The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2% on salary in year one and 1.25% in year two. New language was added to the contract regarding health insurance.
2011-13 Community Education Program Coordinator’s contract
The terms of the agreement include an increase of 2.5% on salary in year one and 2.5% in year two. The salary increase was due to a change in comparable worth points for the position from 203 to 218 due to changes in responsibility. Additional changes include adjustments to health insurance and dental insurance.
Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM.
Irene Bender, Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch March 5, 2012.

School Board minutes from Jan. 9, 2012UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM BOARD MEETING, JANUARY 9, 2012 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 Monday, January 9, 2012.
Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Tormanen, Linder, 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 Bender, seconded by McConkey to accept the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Bjork asked for nominations for Board Chair. Tormanen nominated Board Member Bjork. Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Bender to close nominations and to cast a unanimous ballot. Motion carried unanimously.
Chairman Bjork asked for nominations for Vice-Chair. McConkey nominated Tormanen. Motion by McConkey, seconded by Clemen to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot. Motion carried unanimously.
Chairman Bjork asked for nominations for Clerk. Clemen nominated Bender. Motion by Clemen, seconded by McConkey to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot. Motion carried unanimously.
Chairman Bjork asked for nominations for Treasurer. McConkey nominated Clemen. Motion by McConkey, seconded by Linder, to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Bender setting the fourth Thursday of each month as the date for the regular board meeting at 7:00 PM and the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM as the date for special board meetings, if necessary. The usual meeting place will be the Dassel-Cokato Board Room. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen to designate the official depositories of school district funds as listed: State Bank of Cokato as depository for District funds, the Middle School Student Activity Fund, the Cokato Elementary Contingency fund and the Dassel Elementary Contingency fund, First National Bank of Cokato as depository for petty cash/contingency fund and the High School Activity fund; Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund Plus for the Dental Plan Fund. Depositories for investment funds should be: State Bank of Cokato, First National Bank of Cokato, Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund Plus, PMA Financial Network, Inc (MN Trust), US Bank, and State Bank of Cokato and First National Bank of Cokato for the Scholarship Funds. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Clemen designating the Enterprise/Dispatch as the official newspaper. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Tormanen setting the board per diem rates at $50.00 per meeting and $100.00 for an all-day meeting (over 4 hours) for all board members. There was some discussion about per diems in other districts. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen to designate board representation on committees as follows: Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Section 2AA- Tracy McConkey, Staff Development – Irene Bender, Community Education/ECFE – Rebecca Clemen and Tracy McConkey, Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative (MAWSECO) Joint Powers Board-Richard Tormanen, Curriculum Advisory Committee-Mark Linder and Kevin Bjork, Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) Legislative Liaison-Mark Linder, Technology Committee-Richard Tormanen and Kevin Bjork, Certified Personnel Committee –Mark Linder, Kevin Bjork and Richard Tormanen, Classified Personnel Committee-Tracy McConkey, Irene Bender and Rebecca Clemen, Drug and Alcohol Committee – Rebecca Clemen, Schools for Equity in Education-Richard Tormanen and Irene Bender, Building Liaisons Dassel Elementary-Richard Tormanen, Cokato Elementary- Tracy McConkey, Middle School-Irene Bender, High School-Kevin Bjork, Area Learning Center-Mark Linder, Community Education/ECFE –Rebecca Clemen, The Edward H. Otto Partner in Public Education Award Committee Irene Bender, Kevin Bjork and Tracy McConkey, District Wellness Committee – Richard Tormanen and Irene Bender, DCRISC – Kevin Bjork, Trail Association – Irene Bender. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Bender authorizing Business Manager Tina Palmer, Bookkeeper Michelle Schnitzler, Superintendent Jeff Powers and Principal Dean Jennissen to sign contingency and student activity accounts, account drafts, and that Principals Lorene Force, Brian Franklin and Debbie Morris and Administrative Secretaries Margaret Pokornowski, Cindy Swanson, and Marlyce Erickson to sign contingency account and student activity account drafts for their buildings. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Linder authorizing the Superintendent and Business Manager to invest available District funds according to District Policy 705 and that electronic fund transfers be authorized. Motion carried unanimously.
Board Member Linder introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO AUTHORIZATION AND USE OF FACSIMILE SIGNATURES BY SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICERS AND PROVIDING FOR SURETY BOND FOR PROTECTION THEREOF,
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District #466, as follows:
1. Pursuant to MN Stat. 47.41, the school board and the chairperson, clerk and treasurer thereof hereby authorize the school district depository banks to honor checks, drafts, warrants, warrant-checks and other orders on public funds bearing facsimile signatures of any of said officers and to charge the same to the account upon which drawn as fully as though those instruments bore the manually written signatures of any of said officers.
2. Pursuant to MN Stat. 47.42, the school board of said district approves the use of such facsimile signatures and hereby determines to insure the school district with an insurance
company authorized to do business within the state in the amount of $100,000 in the form of a surety bond or otherwise against the loss of any public funds which may be withdrawn upon unauthorized use of such facsimile signatures and an officer of said school district shall not be personally liable for loss resulting from the use of any facsimile signature unless said loss occurs by reason of that officer’s wrongful act.
3. The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to furnish the school district depository with a copy of this resolution, and the school district officers and said depository are hereby authorized and directed to make the necessary arrangements for the use of facsimile signatures hereafter.
The motion for adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by member McConkey and upon vote being taken thereon, the following moved in favor thereof: Bjork, Tormanen, McConkey, Clemen, Bender, Linder and the following voted against: none whereupon said resolution was declared passed and adopted.
Member Clemen introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFOR.
WHEREAS, the financial condition of the school district dictates that the school board must reduce expenditures immediately, and
WHEREAS there has been a reduction in student enrollment, and,
WHEREAS, this reduction in expenditure and decrease in student enrollment must include discontinuance of positions and discontinuance or curtailment of programs, and
WHEREAS, a determination must be made as to which teachers’ contracts must be terminated and not renewed and which teachers may be placed on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits in effecting discontinuance of positions,
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District #466, as follows:
That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools and administration to consider the discontinuance of programs or positions to effectuate economies in the school district and reduce expenditures and, as a result of a reduction in enrollment, make recommendations to the school board for the discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, discontinuance of positions or curtailment of positions.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Bender and upon vote being taken thereon, the following vote in favor thereof: Bender, Tormanen, Bjork, McConkey, Linder, Clemen and the following voted against same: none
Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Linder to continue the Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award. Monthly awards are presented and a $300.00 annual award presented to a senior chosen from those students who have won the monthly award. Motion carried unanimously.
The meeting was closed at 7:22 to discuss two student expulsions.
The closed session was recorded and is on file with the school district.
The meeting was opened at 7:27.
Board Member Linder introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE PROPOSED
EXPULSION/EXCLUSION OF THE STUDENT IDENTIFIED
IN THE ATTACHMENTS HERETO
(HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS THE “STUDENT”)
WHEREAS, the Student is a student of the School District; and
WHEREAS, the Student was placed on suspension and proposed for expulsion/exclusion pursuant to the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, Minnesota Statutes Sections 121A.40–121A.56; and
WHEREAS, the Student and parents/guardian(s) were properly served with written notice of the School District’s intent to initiate expulsion/exclusion proceedings; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, said notice contained a statement of the facts, witnesses and a description of their testimony, described alternative educational services, stated the date, time and place of hearing, and advised them of their rights, including their right to waive the hearing in writing if they wished to acquiesce to the expulsion/exclusion proposed by the School District; and
WHEREAS, this notice was also accompanied by a copy of the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, Minnesota Statutes Sections 121A.40–121A.56; and
WHEREAS, the Student and a parent/guardian elected to waive the scheduled hearing with the understanding that by such waiver, the proposed terms of expulsion/exclusion would be submitted for action to the School Board of Independent School District No. 466.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 as follows:
1. The School Board of Independent School District No. 466 hereby accepts the Waiver of Hearing executed by the Student and parent/guardian, a copy of which is attached hereto as “Exhibit A” and incorporated herein by reference.
2. Having reviewed the record relating to this matter, the School Board hereby finds that the School District has fully complied with the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act.
3. Having reviewed the record relating to this matter, the School Board hereby finds that the Student engaged in conduct that constituted willful violation of reasonable School Board regulations; willful conduct that significantly disrupts the rights of others to an education, or the ability of school personnel to perform their duties, or school-sponsored activities; and willful conduct that endangers the pupil or other pupils, surrounding persons, including School District employees, or property of the school. Due to the nature of the conduct engaged in by the Student, a term of suspension and expulsion/exclusion as proposed by the School District is reasonable and appropriate.
4. The School Board of School District No. 466 hereby orders that the expulsion/exclusion of the Student be imposed pursuant to the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, Minnesota Statutes Sections 121A.40B121A.56. Said expulsion/exclusion shall be imposed immediately for a period of twelve (12) months in accordance with the written notice provided to the Student, a copy of which is attached hereto as “Exhibit B” and incorporated herein by reference.
5. The Clerk of the School Board is directed to provide written notice of expulsion/exclusion to the Student and parent(s)/guardian(s) in substantially the form as provided in attached Exhibit C.
6. It is further ordered that pursuant to a proper request, the School District shall provide copies of this resolution. However, any release of said resolution shall not include the exhibits or attachments hereto as the School Board hereby finds that such materials constitute private data on individuals pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes Section 13.32, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g. The Superintendent is specifically directed to maintain the private data classification of these materials in accordance with all applicable state and federal law, including the provisions of Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13 and 20 U.S.C. § 1232g.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Board Member McConkey and, upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Bjork, Linder, McConkey, Bender, Tormanen, Clemen
and the following voted against the same: None
whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Board Member Bender introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE PROPOSED EXPULSION/EXCLUSION OF THE STUDENT IDENTIFIED IN THE ATTACHMENTS HERETO (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS THE “STUDENT”)
WHEREAS, the Student is a full-time student of the School District; and
WHEREAS, the Student was placed on suspension and proposed for expulsion/exclusion pursuant to the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, Minnesota Statutes Sections 121A.40–121A.56; and
WHEREAS, the Student and parents were properly served with written notice of the School District’s intent to initiate expulsion/exclusion proceedings; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, said notice contained a statement of the facts, witnesses and a description of their testimony, described alternative educational services, stated the date, time and place of hearing, and advised them of their rights, including their right to waive the hearing in writing if they wished to acquiesce to the expulsion/exclusion proposed by the School District; and
WHEREAS, this notice was also accompanied by a copy of the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, Minnesota Statutes Sections 121A.40–121A.56; and
WHEREAS, the Student and a parent elected to waive the scheduled hearing with the understanding that by such waiver, the proposed terms of expulsion/exclusion would be submitted for action to the School Board of Independent School District No. 466.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 as follows:
1. The School Board of Independent School District No. 466 hereby accepts the Waiver of Hearing executed by the Student and parent, a copy of which is attached hereto as “Exhibit A” and incorporated herein by reference.
2. Having reviewed the record relating to this matter, the School Board hereby finds that the School District has fully complied with the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act.
3. Having reviewed the record relating to this matter, the School Board hereby finds that the Student engaged in conduct that constituted willful violation of reasonable School Board regulations; willful conduct that significantly disrupts the rights of others to an education, or the ability of school personnel to perform their duties, or school-sponsored activities; and willful conduct that endangers the pupil or other pupils, surrounding persons, including School District employees, or property of the school. Due to the nature of the conduct engaged in by the Student, a term of suspension and expulsion/exclusion as proposed by the School District is reasonable and appropriate.
4. The School Board of School District No. 466 hereby orders that the expulsion/exclusion of the Student be imposed pursuant to the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, Minnesota Statutes Sections 121A.40B121A.56. Said expulsion/exclusion shall be imposed immediately for a period of twelve (12) months in accordance with the written notice provided to the Student, a copy of which is attached hereto as “Exhibit B” and incorporated herein by reference.
5. The Clerk of the School Board is directed to provide written notice of expulsion/exclusion to the Student and parent(s)/guardian(s) in substantially the form as provided in attached Exhibit C.
6. It is further ordered that pursuant to a proper request, the School District shall provide copies of this resolution. However, any release of said resolution shall not include the exhibits or attachments hereto as the School Board hereby finds that such materials constitute private data on individuals pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes Section 13.32, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g. The Superintendent is specifically directed to maintain the private data classification of these materials in accordance with all applicable state and federal law, including the provisions of Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13 and 20 U.S.C. § 1232g.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Board Member Clemen and, upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Clemen, Bender, Bjork, Linder, McConkey, Tormanen
and the following voted against the same: None
whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 7:48 PM.
Irene Bender, Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch March 5, 2012.

NOTICE OF APPLICATIONSBYFIRST STATE BANK OF KENSINGTONKENSINGTON, MINNESOTATO ESTABLISH A DETACHED FACILITY IN COKATO, MINNESOTA BY MEANSOF ACQUIRING SUBSTANTIALLY ALL OF THE ASSETS AND ASSUMINGCERTAIN LIABILITIES TO PAY DEPOSITS OF THE COKATO OFFICE OF STATE BANK OF COKATO, COKATO, MINNESOTA
Notice is hereby given that First State Bank of Kensington, 11 North Central Avenue, Kensington, Douglas County, Minnesota 56343 has made an application to the Minnesota Department of Commerce for consent to purchase substantially all of the assets and assume certain liabilities of the Cokato office of State Bank of Cokato, 101 East Third Street, Cokato, Wright County, Minnesota 55321 and to establish a detached facility at 101 East Third Street, Cokato, Wright County, Minnesota 55321 (DF 1210). It is contemplated that business locations of the above banks will continue to be operated. The applications were made pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Sections 49.33 to 49.41, and 47.51 to 47.57. The above applications were filed with the Minnesota Department of Commerce on February 22, 2012.
This notice is being published in the Dassel-Cokato Enterprise Dispatch, Cokato, Minnesota, on March 5, 2012.
Any person, bank, or other financial institution has a right to file written communication in favor of or against the applications described above. Written comments will become a part of the public record on the applications and should be addressed to: William K. Horlitz, Acting Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Financial Institutions, 85 7th Place East, Suite 500, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101.
Written comments to the Minnesota Department of Commerce must be received within fifteen (15) calendar days after the publication date in Cokato, Minnesota pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 47.54. An administrative hearing in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 14, may be ordered at the discretion of the Commissioner to hear testimony and to take evidence in favor of or against the applications. In addition, the nonconfidential sections of the applications are available for review at the Minnesota Department of Commerce in St. Paul. For an appointment for public review or for information on copies and related charges, please telephone (651) 297-4867 during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
First State Bank of Kensington
11 North Central Avenue
Kensington, Minnesota 56343
Douglas County
Minnesota Bank Charter 858
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch March 5, 2012.