New public notices published in the issue of Dec. 10, 2012
Notice of Public HearingHouse Relocation to Fieldcrest Subdivision
Notice is hereby given the Cokato Planning & Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing at 6 p.m., Monday, December 10th, 2012 in the Council Chambers to consider an application from Andy Sundblad for a site plan/special use plan permit approval to allow the future relocation of a new house modified to a duplex design at 225/227 Arbor Curve, Fieldcrest Subdivision in a R2 Residential district.
Persons wishing to be heard regarding the proposed house relocation with modifications to a duplex will have an opportunity to do so at the public hearing. Written comments may be submitted at anytime prior to the commission meeting.
Don Levens, City Administrator
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, 2012.
Public HearingOrdinance Amendment for Utility ratesFees & Permit Schedule for 2013
Notice is hereby given the Cokato City Council, Wright County, Minnesota will consider an Ordinance Amendment for Utility Rates, Fees and Permit Schedule for 2013 at 7 p.m., Monday, December 10th, 2012 in the Council Chambers.
Persons wishing to be heard regarding the ordinance amendment will have an opportunity to do so at the public hearing on Monday, December 10th, 2012.
Don Levens, City Administrator
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, 2012.
UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, NOVEMBER 29, 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, November 29, 2012.
Chairman Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Tormanen, McConkey, Bjork, Linder, and Bender. 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 Clemen, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Kathryn Mankenberg received the October Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Mankenberg of Litchfield.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Bender approving the NHS trip to Washington, D.C. NHS Advisor Jon Ring presented details on the trip. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Clemen approving the 2011-12 Audit. Paul Harvego, representing Conway, Deuth, and Schmiesing, presented the audit. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey, approving two new high school courses; Sports and the Social Sciences, College Human Biology 103. Danita Piepenburg presented the biology course and Mick Yanke presented the social studies course. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Linder, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $2,860,588.30 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: Vice Chair Tormanen reported on the 11/12/12 District Technology meeting which included: review of technology changes over the summer including software, hardware, and teaching practices.
MAWSECO Report: Vice Chair Tormanen reported on the 11/27/12 meeting which included: Audit presentation, Wright Technical Center PAES lab
Community Education Report: Board Member Clemen reported on the 11/1/12 meeting which included: budget and a review of the craft fair.
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 reviewed the investment report with the board. Business Manager Palmer also report that after the second MARSS submission of the fiscal year, ADM for the district is at 2,224. The budget was built on 2,236. Also, currently the district’s free & reduced lunch percentage is at 31% compared to 33% last year.
Superintendent’s Report Superintendent Powers reported on: process for developing principal and teacher evaluations, hiring of additional coaches.
DCRISC Board Chair Bjork reported on the 11/29/12 meeting which included: a successful fundraising report and details of the next phases to be completed.
Student Report Student Representative Brett Abrahamson reported on winter sports and fine arts.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by Clemen approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the October 25, 2012 Regular Board Meeting and the November 15, 2012 Special Board Meeting. Approval of Wire transfers made on October 25th for $100,000, October 31st for $250,000, November 13th for $250,000, November 14th for $749,000, November 15th for $745,000, November 21st for $40,000. Personnel Items: Request approval of 5 weeks FMLA for Rich Dahlberg, HS FOCUS Instructor beginning 11/12/2012 through 12/14/2012 for medical reasons, Employment of Sherrie Terning as a MS Special Needs Paraeducator effective 11/5/2012, Resignation of Dale Wold as groundskeeper effective 11/1/2012, Assignment of Mark Lingl as an additional boys 7th grade basketball coach, Assignment of Rebecca Niemela as the junior high gymnastics coach, Assignment of Samantha Kiecker as an additional 7th grade girls basketball coach, Increase .50 FTE’s in Teaching Assignment for Sara Binsfeld Dassel Elementary Kindergarten effective 11/26/2012. Acceptance of Donations: From From Dassel-Cokato Youth Trust - $300 to Cokato Elementary, From Dassel-Cokato Youth Trust - $300 to Dassel Elementary, From Cokato Dairy Queen - $292 to Cokato Elementary, From Cokato Dairy Queen - $292 to Dassel Elementary, From Mike & Barb Lhotka $100 to the cross country program, From Cokato-Dassel Lions Club $217.56 donated to Dassel Elementary to put towards the National Blue Ribbon Banner, From Kingston Lions Club - $100 to buy books for the elementary media centers, From SFM Mutual Insurance Company - $1,942.30 for a safety grant (applied for by John Martinson & Tina Palmer). Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Tormanen, seconded by McConkey approving the 10/31/12 Seniority List. Motion carried unanimously.
Chairman Bjork closed the meeting at 8:48 to discuss the details of an expulsion. The closed meeting was audio recorded and the recording is on file in the district office.
Chairman Bjork reopened the meeting at 8:53.
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 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.40121A.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.40121A.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 and for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year 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, McConkey, Bender, Tormanen, Clemen, Linder and the following voted against the same: None, whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
The December 10, 2012 Special Board Meeting Agenda will include Truth in Taxation and a report on Excess Levies.
The board moved the December 27, 2012 Regular Board Meeting to December 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:56 PM.
Irene Bender, Clerk
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Dec. 10, 2012.