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UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, JUNE 10, 2013 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 special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, June 10, 2013.
Board Chairman Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Bjork, Clemen, Tormanen, Linder, McConkey 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 Linder, seconded by McConkey, accepting the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Mechelle Pitchford and Danita Piepenburg, representing the district PLC Leadership Team, gave a presentation to the board regarding the status of PLC’s in the district.
Business Manager Palmer presented the 2013-14 budget for a first reading.
Superintendent Powers updated the board on legislative changes potentially impacting the fall 2013 operating levy.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:39 PM.
Irene Bender, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320-286-4100) for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch July 1, 2013.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, MAY 23, 2013 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, May 23, 2013.
Chairman Bjork called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Tormanen, McConkey Linder, and Clemen. The following were absent: Bjork and Bender. Members of the administration and public 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.
Andrew Madson received the April Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award, son of John and Mary Madson of Cokato.
Brandon Knacke received the May Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award, son of Jason and Kimberly Knacke of Cokato.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by McConkey, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,840,648.39. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Communications/Open Forum: None
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey approving an out of state trip for Volleyball to the Wisconsin Dells August 16 – 18, 2013. Motion approved unanimously.
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: none
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Vice Chair Tormanen reported on the 5/21 meeting which included: recognition of employees, summer contracts, funding, monitoring and compliance, coordinators contract, first reading of the 13-14 budget
Community Education Report: Board Member McConkey reported on the April meeting which included: budget, golf program, upcoming plays, mission and vision statement.
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 and reviewed the investment report with the board.
Superintendent’s Report – Superintendent Powers reported on: legislative changes, affordable care act, and hiring.
DCRISC – none
SEE – Vice Chair Tormanen reported on the 5/24 meeting which included results of the 2013 legislative session.
Student Report – Student Representative Abrahamson reported on: spring activities, end of the year activities, and prom.
Activities / Community Education Director Thinesen reported on: Wright County Conference, Volleyball, Adaptive Bowling, potential new activities (Academic Challenge, Trapshooting), Advertising, MSHSL League grants, and possible intra-mural activities.
Motion by Clemen, seconded by Linder, approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the April 25, 2013 Regular Board Meeting, May 13, 2013 Special Meeting and the May 14, 2013 Emergency Meeting. Approval of Wire transfers made on April 26th for $100,000, April 30th for $600,000, May 10th for $130,000, May 15th for $700,000 and May 24th for $150,000. Personnel Items: Approval of lane changes for Lindsay Popelka from BA+15 to BA+30, for Carrie Berggren from BA+30 to BA+45, and for Luke Karlgaard from BA+45 to MA. Employment of Jordann Nelson as Middle School 5th grade teacher, Employment of Merrin E. Polzine-Lust as Middle School 5th grade teacher, Employment of Neil Schlagel as High School/ALC Business Instructor, Assignment of Beth Steinleitner as the head speech coach for 2013-2014, Re-Assignment of Christina Thompson from Cokato Elementary Special Needs Para to the Media Center Paraeducator effective 9/1/2013, Approval of an unpaid Medical Leave for Gerry Barth from 5/21/2013 through 6/6/2013, Approved the list of Summer 2013 Community Education Instructors, Resignation/Retirement of Harlund Carlen as a Contracted CDL route driver effective 5/31/2013. Acceptance of Donations: From 3M – $900 to the Middle School Math League, From Wells Fargo Foundation - $5 to Dassel Elementary, From Dawn Rostomily – 12 saxophone books/music titles and a cymbal stand to music department, From Cokato Dairy Queen - $431 to Cokato Elementary, From Cokato Dairy Queen – $431 to Dassel Elementary, Donations to Dassel Elementary bike rally: Dassel Firemen’s Relief Association $500, JR Oil $100, Dassel-Cokato PTA $100, BW Systems Inc. $100, Dassel Fire Department $500, Charger Chiropractic $50, Cokato Motor Sales $100, Cokato Dassel Lions $200, Dassel Snap Fitness $100, Dassel Elementary Staff $53. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by McConkey, seconded by Clemen, approving the 2013-14 Capital Plan as presented by Business Manager Palmer. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey, approving an out of state FFA trip to Kentucky for the National Convention October 29 through November 3, 2013. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by Clemen approving 1-12 Physical Education Scope and Sequence, Curriculum Maps, and Materials. Curriculum Director Morris presented the information. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey approving K-12 Health Scope and Sequence, Curriculum Maps, and Materials. Curriculum Director Morris presented the information. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey approving K-12 Social Studies Scope and Sequence and Curriculum Maps. Curriculum Director Morris presented the information. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey extending the 2012-13 district goals through 2013-14. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Powers presented policies #504, #524, and #452 for a first reading. Policies pending approval are available for review on the district web site.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey approving an Adult Basic Education Agreement with the Glacial Lakes Consortium for the 13-14 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
Board Member McConkey introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION APPROVING A LETTER OF AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND A PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEE
IDENTIFIED IN THE ATTACHMENT HERE TO
WHEREAS, the Employee and the School District have entered into discussions regarding extending the Employee’s probationary period an additional year through the 2013–2014 school year; and
WHEREAS, as a result of said discussions, the Employee has agreed to extend the Employee’s probationary period by an additional year through the 2013–2014 school year and to knowingly and voluntarily waive certain rights to continued employment to which the Employee would otherwise be entitled for the 2013–2014 school year; and
WHEREAS, as a result of said discussions, the School District retains full and complete discretion to either renew or not renew the Employee’s contract as it sees fit through the end of the 2013–2014 school year and in accordance with any contractual or statutory rights of the Employee.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the School Board of the School District that the Letter of Agreement attached hereto as “Exhibit A” by and between the School District and the Employee be and hereby is approved.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, by the School Board of the School District, that the Chair and Clerk of the School Board are hereby authorized to execute, on behalf of the School District, the Letter of Agreement attached hereto as “Exhibit A.”
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the School Board of the School District that Exhibit A attached to this Resolution contains private data on individuals pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13 and, therefore, the School Board is specifically directed to maintain the private data classification of the exhibit in accordance with applicable state law, including the provisions of Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13.
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: Linder, McConkey, Tormanen, Clemen;
and the following voted against the same: none;
whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Linder, seconded by McConkey approving a 2013-14 resolution for membership in the Minnesota State High School League. Motion carried unanimously.
The June 10, 2013 Special Board Meeting Agenda will include first reading of the 2013-14 district budget and fall 2013 operating levy.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:39 PM.
Irene Bender, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320-286-4100) for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch July 1, 2013.
Public Hearing
Site Plan/Special Use Permit
For Cow Girl Tuff Expansion
(North Industrial Park)
Notice is hereby given that the Cokato Planning & Zoning Commission, Wright County, Minnesota will conduct a public hearing at 6 p.m., Monday July 15th, 2013 to consider an application from Cow Girl Tuff Company for a Site Plan/Special Use Permit approval to allow construction of a 30,000 sq. ft. (office/warehouse/production) facility in the North Industrial Park (Swendra Blvd/North CSAH #3).
Persons wishing to be heard regarding this application from Cow Girl Tuff Company will have an opportunity to do so at the public hearing. Written comments may be submitted at any time prior to the commission meeting.
Don Levens City Administrator
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch July 1 and 8, 2013.
Public Hearing
Cokato Development Corporation
Lot Splits (2) at
175 Swendra Blvd.
Notice is hereby given that the Cokato Planning & Zoning Commission, Wright County, Minnesota will conduct a public hearing at 6 p.m., Monday, July 15th, 2013 to consider an application from Cokato Development Corporation for two (2) Lot Splits at 175 Swendra Blvd. for the Cow Girl Tuff expansion and future industrial development projects in the North Industrial Park in vicinity of Swendra Blvd. & North CSAH #3.
Persons wishing to be heard regarding this application from Cokato Development Corporation will have an opportunity to do so at the public hearing. Written comments may be submitted at any time prior to the commission meeting.
Don Levens City Administrator
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch July 1 and 8, 2013.