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UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, MAY 24, 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 Thursday, May 24, 2012.
Board Chairman Kevin Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Tormanen, Bender, McConkey, Linder 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, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Catheryn Barth received the April Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award, daughter of Britta Barth and the late Jeff Barth.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by McConkey, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,822,219.67. 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 Director Linder reported on the previous meeting which included recommendation to move the 9-12 English curriculum to the board for approval. Board Director Linder also thanked Curriculum Director Force for her hard work and dedication to the CAC.
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Vice Chair Tormanen reported on the previous meeting which included maintenance of effort, staffing, fiscal monitoring and the 2012-13 budget.
Community Education Report: Board Director McConkey reported on the previous meeting which included enrollment in preschool for the fall, preschool screening, and successful winter programs.
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. Business Manager Palmer also reviewed the investment report with the board.
Superintendent’s Report: None.
DCRISC – None.
SEE – None.
DC Trail Committee – None.
Student Representatives Report – Student representative Salden reported on: spring activities, prom, fine arts showcase, academic awards and the upcoming senior breakfast.
Other Reports: None.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Tormanen approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the April 26, 2012 Regular Board Meeting May 14, 2012 Special Board Meeting. Approval of Wire transfers made on April 27th for $160,000, April 30th for $575,000, May 10th for $100,000, and May 15th for $765,000. Personnel Items: Employment of Amy Bollman as Special Needs Middle School Instructor 8-22-2012, Employment of Matt Hogg as 5th Grade Middle School Instructor 8-22-2012, Employment of Samantha Keicker Middle School FACS Instructor 8-22-2012, Employment of Joseph Kley as the Cokato Elem. 4th Grade LTS Instructor 8-22-2012, Employment of Nancy Madsen as a Dassel Elem. 1st Grade Instructor 8-22-2012, Employment of Amy Martinson as Special Needs Cokato Elementary Instructor 8-22-2012, Employment of Nate Raabe as the High School Vocal Music Instructor 8-22-2012, Employment of Beth Steinleitner as the Middle School Social Worker 8-22-2012, Employment of Ann Vanderbilt as Dassel Elementary Speech/Language Pathologist 8-22-2012, Employment of Rebecca Vossen-Mathies as the Cokato Elem. 1st Grade LTS Instructor 8-22-2012, Resignation of Thomas Drew Gilmore as a High School Communications Instructor 6-5-2012, Resignation of Megan Van Zuilen as a High School Spanish & District ESL Instructor 6-5-2012, Resignation of Connie Hendrickson as a Dassel Elementary Paraeducator effective 6-5-2012, Resignation of Kim E Johnson as Middle School Office Assistant Secretary effective 6-15-12, Employment of Kim E Johnson as Middle School Administrative Secretary effective 7-1-2012, Approval of a lane change for Karley DePatto from a BA+30 to MA, Approval of a lane change for Danita Piepenburg from a BA+30 to BA+45, Approval of a lane change for Kelly Johnson from BA+30 to BA+45, Approval of a lane change for Michelle Melquist from BA+30 to BA+45, Employment of Krysten Dane as the High School FACS Instructor 8-22-2012, Employment of Dennis Abernathy as the High School Dean of Students 8-1-2012, Approval of the list of Summer 2012 Community Education Instructors, Request Approval of an Unpaid Child Care Leave for Rosa Trapp, MS Paraeducator from 9/4/12 to 9/28/2012, Resignation of Peggy Smith as the Middle School Volunteer Coordinator effective 6-5-2012, Request Approval of an Unpaid General Leave of Absence for Jeremy Schmidt, MS 5th grade Instructor for the 2012-2013 school year, Employment of Neil Schlagel as High School/ALC Business LTS Instructor 8-22-2012. Acceptance of Donations: From Design & Fabricating Inc. - $200 for the bike path. Motion carried unanimously.
Board Clerk Bender presented the Trail Committee’s plan for the renovation and upkeep of the bike path. The board discussed a contribution from the District of $25,000 which will be approved through the 2012-13 capital plan.
Motion by Linder seconded by McConkey approving the 9-12 English Scope and Sequence, Curriculum Maps, and Materials. Curriculum Director Force and representatives from the high school Communications Department presented the information. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender approving the K-3 Literacy plan as presented. Principal Force and Principal Morris presented the information. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen approving the 2012-13 Capital Plan as presented at the May Special Board Meeting. The bike path allocation of $25,000 was confirmed as being part of the plan by Board Clerk Bender. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Bender approving the District in-service courses for technology training in August of 2012. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Clemen approving opening 7th grade open enrollment in the fall of 2012. Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:29 PM.
Irene Bender, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 20, 2012.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, JUNE 28, 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 Thursday, June 28, 2012.
Board Chairman Kevin Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Tormanen, McConkey, Linder and Bjork. The following were absent: Bender. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Clemen, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Linder, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $3,647,359.54. 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: Vice Chair Tormanen reported on the 6-26 meeting which included: hiring update, fiscal monitoring
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the twelfth month of the fiscal year. Business Manager Palmer also reviewed the investment report with the board.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers reported on: hiring and digital textbooks
DCRISC – None.
SEE – Vice Chair Tormanen reported on the 6/12 Regional SEE meeting which focused on a legislative update.
DC Trail Committee – Clerk Bender (via email) reported that the committee committed to a $103,000
contract and that the work should be completed soon.
Community Education / Activity Director’s Report: Director Thinesen reported on both departments including: Community Education – lower enrollments in both spring and summer classes, preschool and school age childcare. Activities – update on conference membership, spring conference standings, and increased MSHSL requirements.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Tormanen approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the May 24, 2012 Regular Board Meeting and June 11, 2012 Special Board Meeting. Approval of Wire transfers made on May 25th for $175,000, May 31st for $365,000, and June 15th for $2,045,000. Personnel Items: Employment of Jessica Trost as .5 German Instructor 8-22-2012, Employment of Annette Bohnsack the District Licensed School Nurse, Employment of Megan Hagberg as the .9 FTE Elementary Music Instructor 8-22-2012, Employment of Ashlee Hartneck as the High School Communications Arts/Literature Instructor 8-22-2012, Employment of Jordann Nelson as the Middle School 5th Grade LTS Instructor 8-22-2012, Employment of Paul Holm as the Help Desk Analyst Level 1 effective 7/1/2012, Employment of Pam Bayerl as a Cokato Elementary Title 1 Paraeducator, Employment of Megan Terning as a Cokato Elementary Special Needs Paraeducator, Retirement/Resignation of Noni Smith as Food Service Cashier/Secretary effective 6/30/2012, Retirement/Resignation of Bernice Sand as High School Administrative Secretary effective 9/1/2012, Resignation of Christina Mattson as Dassel Elementary Food Service Kitchen Assistant, Resignation of Jennifer Wuollet as Dassel Elementary Food Service Kitchen Assistant, Resignation of Deveny Beaton as Middle School Vocal & General Music Instructor effective 6/15/2012, Resignation of Laura Erickson as a Dassel Elementary Special Needs Paraeducator, Termination of contract with Kristina Mortensen as Cokato Elementary Paraeducator effective 6/4/2012, Termination of contract with Miranda Brown as Cokato Elementary Paraeducator effective 6/4/2012, Termination of contract with Diana Gabrelcik as a Middle School Paraeducator effective 6/4/2012, Request approval of an unpaid child care leave for Carol Janckila from 9/3/2012 to 12/3/2012, Employment of Kathy Helget as High School Administrative Secretary effective 8/20/2012, Resignation of Joe Kley as the Cokato Elem. 4th Grade LTS Instructor, Employment of Jill Oeffling as the Cokato Elem. 4th Grade LTS Instructor 8-22-2012, Employment of Alexandra Thrasher as the Middle School Vocal & General Music Instructor effective 8/22/2012, Employment of Stephanie Corbin as the PT HS Media Center Paraeducator
Employment of Pam Bayerl as a Cokato Elementary Kindergarten Title I Para, Employment of Megan Terning as a Cokato Elementary Special Needs Para, Approval of additional Community Education Instructors for summer 2012: Golf-Samantha Larson & Hannah Lindquist, Aquatics-Emily Linder & Terresa Keskey-Huselid & Christian Lopac, Basketball-Amy Martinson, Chargers Kids Club Staff-Jedidiah Reedy, Community Theatre Choreographer-Rita Allen. Approve Transportation Contracts for Volness, Mendiola, Luhman, Johnson and Schendel. Acceptance of Donations: From Mr. & Mrs. David Danielson - $150 for the bike path and From 3M - $900 for the high school & middle school math league programs. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder seconded by McConkey adopting the Fiscal Year 2012 budget. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by McConkey adopting Policy # 807 Health and Safety. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Tormanen approving a two year transportation contract beginning fall of 2012 with Cokato Transportation. Superintendent Powers shared the contract highlights which include a 0% increase for 12-13, a 1% increase for 13-14 and an optional 2 year extension with a 1%
increase each year. Motion carried unanimously.
The following policies were presented for a first reading: #202 School Board Officers, #206 Public Participation in Meetings, #301 School District Administration, #302 Superintendent, #410 Family and Medical Leave Policy, #515 Pupil Records, #524 Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy, #530 Immunization Requirements, #604 Instructional Requirements, #613 Graduation Requirements, #615 Testing Accommodations, Modifications & Exemptions, #618 Assessment of Student Achievement, #620 Credit for Learning, #701 School District Budget, #707 Transportation of Public School Students, #805 Waste Reduction and Recycling
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by McConkey granting continuing contracts to:Rich Dahlberg, Martha Christensen, Mike Smith, Vinne Pokornowski, Laura Bussler, and Tracy Rickeman. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen approving membership in the Glacial Lakes Consortium for Adult Basic Education. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Clemen approving Sandi Arndt as the LEA Representative for Title Grants. Motion carried unanimously.
Curriculum Advisory Council annual appointments were reviewed.
Member Linderintroduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING DATES
FOR FILING AFFIDAVITS OF CANDIDACY
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1.The period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 466 shall begin on July 31, 2012 and shall close on August 14, 2012. An affidavit of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the $2 filing fee paid prior to 5:00 o’clock p.m. on August 14, 2012.
2.The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said filing dates to be published in the official newspaper of the district, at least two (2) weeks prior to the first day to file affidavits of candidacy.
3.The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said filing dates to be posted at the administrative offices of the school district at least ten (10) days prior to the first day to file affidavits of candidacy.
4.The notice of said filing dates shall be in substantially the following form:
NOTICE OF FILING DATES FOR ELECTION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 466
(DASSEL-COKATO)
STATE OF MINNESOTA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 466 shall begin on July 31, 2012, and shall close at 5:00 o’clock p.m. on August 14, 2012.
The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. At that election, three (3) members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four (4) years each.
Affidavits of Candidacy are available from the school district clerk, 4852 Reardon Avenue SW, Suite 1700, Cokato, MN 55321-1700. The filing fee for this office is $2. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for thirty (30) days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or general election.
The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5:00 o’clock p.m. on August 14, 2012.
Dated: ________, 2012BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
/s/
School District Clerk
Independent School District No. 466
(Dassel-Cokato)
State of Minnesota
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Tormanen. On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Bjork, Tormanen, McConkey, Linder, Clemen
and the following voted against: None
whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Clemen approving a resolution for membership in the Minnesota State High School League. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by McConkey accepting a $36,000 bid for the 11-12 vocational house from Howard Page. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen approving the 2012-12 Health and Safety Budget. The budget includes:
Elevator inspections $3,000
Personal protection equipment $3,000
Aerial lift inspection $2,000
Bleacher inspection $2,500
Shelving for chemical storage $500
Sanitizing cabinet for goggles $500
Wood chips for playgrounds $2,160
Eyewash tempering valves $2,000
Dust collection system $2,500
Hazardous waste disposal $3,500
Management services $16,000
Safety committee $500
Employee right to know compliance costs $1,000
Blood borne pathogen compliance costs $1,872
Calamity bond $40,940
Asbestos removal $12,808
Health & respiratory custodial check-up $750
Annual fire inspection $10,000
Fire extinguisher testing $4,000
Emergency exit lighting $500
The board canceled the 7-9-12 Special Board meeting.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM.
Irene Bender, Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 20, 2012.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 6:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012 DISRICT BOARD ROOM COKATO, 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, June 11, 2012.
Board Chairman Kevin Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Bjork, Linder, and Tormanen. The following were absent: McConkey and Bender. Members of the community and administration were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Brittany Schwarze received the May Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award, daughter of Jessica and Anthony Schwarze.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Tormanen, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Business Manager Palmer presented the 2012-13 budget for a first reading.
Superintendent Powers presented Policy #807 Health and Safety for a first reading.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 7:49 PM
Irene Bender, Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 20, 2012.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, JULY 26, 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 Thursday, July 26, 2012.
Board Chairman Kevin Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Tormanen, McConkey, Linder, Bender 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 printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Clemen, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,171,239.58. 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: Vice Chair Tormanen reported on the 7-24 meeting which included: hiring update, director’s report, facilities update.
Community Education Report: None
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported total expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the 2011-12 fiscal year. Business Manager Palmer also reviewed the investment report with the board and updated the board on the latest ADM report for 2011-12.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Powers reported on: hiring and Live Wright.
DCRISC – None.
SEE – None
DC Trail Committee – Clerk Bender reported that the next meeting is August 6.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the June 28, 2012 Regular Board Meeting. Approval of Wire transfers made on June 28th for $40,000, June 29th for $525,000, July 10th for $200,000, July 13th for $375,000, and July 19th for $25,000. Personnel Items: Employment of Simone Burley as .5 FTE English Language (EL) Instructor, Employment of Autum Nelson as the MS Parent Volunteer Coordinator, Approval of lane changes for Becky Holm from MA+30 to MA+45, for Todd Goudy from BA+45 to MA, for Todd Heinonen from BA+45 to MA, for Michelle Melquist from BA+45 to MA, for Kelly Johnson from BA+45 to MA, for Danita Piepenburg from BA+45 to MA, Resignation of Katy Snider as Cokato Elementary Special Needs Instructor effective 7/13/2012, Request Approval of a Medical Leave of Absence for Jennifer Todnem effective 6-18-2012 through 11/5/2012, Request Approval of 12 weeks FMLA Leave of Absence for Christine Karlgaard beginning approximately 10/1/2012 through 1/1/2013,
Approval of the list of Fall 2012 Coaching/Advisor Assignments, Resignation/Retirement of Virginia Johnson as MS Special Needs Para effective 7/16/2012, Employment of Nate Wilson as a substitute CDL Driver. Acceptance of Donations: From Harlan & Mary Anderson - $200 donated to the bike path, From an anonymous donor – $20 donated to the bike path, From Irene Bender – $50 donated to the bike path, From the Red Rooster Day account –$1,000 donated to the bike path, From an anonymous donor - $250 donated to the football program, From Cokato American Legion - $200 donated to the marching band summer trip, From Dale & Theresa Wold - $100 donated to the bike path, From Angela Schrupp - $100 donated to Dassel Elementary. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by McConkey approving Heidi Haapals and Jennifer Johnson as CAC members beginning September of 2012. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen adopting the following policies: #202 School Board Officers, #206 Public Participation in Meetings, #301 School District Administration, #302 Superintendent, #410 Family and Medical Leave Policy, #515 Pupil Records, #524 Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy, #530 Immunization Requirements, #604 Instructional Requirements, #613 Graduation Requirements, #615 Testing Accommodations, Modifications & Exemptions, #618 Assessment of Student Achievement, #620 Credit for Learning, #701 School District Budget, #707 Transportation of Public School Students, #805 Waste Reduction and Recycling. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Clemen ratifying the following Memberships, Cooperatives, or Joint Powers Agreements: MSBA, Community Education, CMERDC, Resource Training and Solutions, SEE, Wright County Conference, MAWSECO. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by McConkey approving Hawkeye Food Distributor as the prime food vendor, Agropur Inc. as the milk and juice vendor and Pan O’Gold as the bakery vendor. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Clemen approving the following: Continued participation in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program, the Federal Special Milk Program, the Minnesota Kindergarten Milk Program and the Breakfast Program. Increase the cost of lunch by $0.10 resulting in a cost for elementary students of $1.70, for middle school and high school students of
$1.75. Increase the cost for an adult lunch by $0.10 to $3.25. Maintain the current cost of $0.40 for reduced price lunch. Maintain the current cost of milk at $0.35. Maintain the current cost of breakfast for students at $1.00. Maintain the cost for an adult breakfast at $1.55 which is the minimum price set by Food & Nutrition Services. Continue covering the cost for milk and juice break for Kindergarten and grades 1-4. Motion carried unanimously.
Member Linder introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
AND CALLING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT GENERAL ELECTION
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1. (a) It is necessary for the school district to hold its general election for the purpose of electing three (3) school board members for terms of four (4) years each.
The clerk shall include on the general election ballot the names of the individuals who file or have filed Affidavits of Candidacy during the period established for filing such Affidavits as though they had been included by name in this resolution. The Clerk shall not include on the ballot the names of individuals who file timely affidavits of withdrawal in the manner specified by law.
2. The general election is hereby called and directed to be held in conjunction with the state general election on Tuesday, the 6th day of November, 2012.
3. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 205A.11, the precincts and polling places for this general election are those polling places and precincts or parts of precincts located within the boundaries of the school district and which have been established by the cities or towns located in whole or in part within the school district. The voting hours at those polling places shall be the same as those for the state general election.
4. The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause written notice of said general election to be provided to the county auditor of each county in which the school district is located, in whole or in part, at least seventy-four (74) days before the date of said election. The notice shall specify the date of said election and the office or offices to be voted on at said general election. Any notice given prior to the adoption of this resolution is ratified and confirmed in all respects.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said general election to be posted at the administrative offices of the school district at least ten (10) days before the date of said election.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause a sample ballot to be posted at the administrative offices of the school district at least four (4) days before the date of said general election and to cause two sample ballots to be posted in each polling place on election day. The sample ballot shall not be printed on the same color paper as the official ballot. The sample
ballot for a polling place must reflect the offices, candidates and rotation sequence on the ballots used in that polling place.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said election to be published in the official newspaper of the school district, for two (2) consecutive weeks with the last publication being at least one (1) week before the date of the election.
The notice of election so posted and published shall state the offices to be filled as set forth in the form of ballot below, and shall include information concerning each established precinct and polling place.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause the rules and instructions for use of the optical scan voting system to be posted in each polling place on election day.
The clerk is authorized and directed to acquire and distribute such election materials and to take such other actions as may be necessary for the proper conduct of this general election and generally to cooperate with state, city, township and county election authorities conducting the state general and other elections on that date. The clerk and members of the administration are authorized and directed to take such actions as may be necessary to coordinate this election with those other elections, including entering into agreements or understandings with appropriate municipal and county officials regarding preparation and distribution of ballots, election administration and cost sharing.
5. The clerk is further authorized and directed to cause ballots to be prepared for use at said election in substantially the following form, with such changes in form, color and instructions as may be necessary to accommodate an optical scan voting system:
GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 466
(DASSEL-COKATO)
NOVEMBER 6, 2012
INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS
To vote, completely fill in the oval(s) next to your choice(s), like this: l
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERVOTE FOR UP TO THREE

° NAME
° NAME
° NAME
° NAME
° NAME

° write-in, if any

° write-in, if any

° write-in, if any
Optical scan ballots must be printed in black ink on white material, except that marks to be read by the automatic tabulating equipment may be printed in another color ink. The name of the precinct and machine-readable identification must be printed on each ballot. Voting instructions must be printed at the top of the ballot card on each side that includes ballot information. The instructions must include an illustration of the proper mark to be used to indicate a vote. Lines for initials of at least two election judges must be printed on one side of the ballot card so that the judges’ initials are visible when the ballots are enclosed in a secrecy sleeve.
6. The name of each candidate for office at each election shall be rotated with the names of the other candidates for the same office in the manner specified in Minnesota law.
7. If the school district will be contracting to print the ballots for this election, the clerk is hereby authorized and directed to prepare instructions to the printer for layout of the ballot. Before a contract in excess of $1,000 is awarded for printing ballots, the printer shall, if requested by the election official, furnish, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 204D.04, a sufficient bond, letter of credit, or certified check acceptable to the clerk in an amount not less than $1,000 conditioned on printing the ballots in conformity with the Minnesota election law and the instructions delivered. The clerk shall set the amount of the bond, letter of credit, or certified check in an amount equal to the value of the purchase.
8. The individuals designated as judges for the state general election shall act as election judges for this general election at the various polling places and shall conduct said election in the manner described by law. The election judges shall act as clerks of election, count the ballots cast and submit them to the school board for canvass in the manner provided for other school district elections. The general election must be canvassed by the school board between the third and the tenth day following the general election.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Tormanen and upon vote being taken thereon the following voted in favor thereof: Bjork, Bender, Linder, McConkey, Clemen, Tormanen and the following voted against the same: None.
Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Linder approving a Targeted Services Agency Contract with the Litchfield Public Schools. Motion carried unanimously.
The 8-13-12 special board meeting was canceled.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM.
Irene Bender, Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 20, 2012.