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UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM BOARD MEETING, JANUARY 9, 2017 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
“The mission of the Dassel-Cokato Schools is to provide programs of educational excellence to students of all ages.”
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, 2017.
Board member Bender called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Aho, Sangren, Bender, Colberg and Nelson. The following were absent: none. Members of the administration and public were also present.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Oath of office was taken by newly elected board members Bender, Colberg and Sangren.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Clemen, to accept the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Bender appointed Nelson Temporary Chair.
Nelson asked for nominations for Board Chair. Nelson nominated Clemen. Colberg nominated Bender. There were no other nominations. Upon a roll call vote Nelson, Aho, Sangren, and Clemen voted for Clemen. Bender and Colberg voted for Bender. Clemen confirmed as Chair 4-2.
Clemen asked for nominations for Vice-Chair. Aho nominated Bender. Sangren nominated Nelson. Clemen closed nominations. Upon a roll call vote Nelson, Aho, Sangren, Colberg and Clemen voted for Bender. Sangren voted for Nelson. Bender confirmed as Vice Chair 5-1.
Clemen asked for nominations for Clerk. Aho nominated Nelson. Clemen closed nominations. Nelson was confirmed Clerk by declaration of acclamation.
Clemen asked for nominations for Treasurer. Bender nominated Aho. Clemen closed nominations. Aho was confirmed Treasurer by declaration of acclamation.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Aho, setting the fourth Monday of each month as the date for the regular board meeting at 6:00 PM and the second Monday of each month at 6:00 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 Bender, seconded by Nelson, to designate the official depositories of school district funds as listed: Kensington Bank as depository for District funds, the Middle School Student Activity Fund, the Cokato Elementary Contingency fund, the Dassel Elementary Contingency fund and the Middle School 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: Kensington Bank, First National Bank of Cokato, Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund Plus, PMA Financial Network, Inc (MN Trust), US Bank, and Kensington Bank and First National Bank of Cokato for the Scholarship Funds.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Aho, designating the Enterprise/Dispatch as the official newspaper. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Bender, setting the board per diem rates at $60.00 per meeting and $100.00 for an all-day meeting (over 4 hours) for all members but the chair who would receive $70 per meeting and $120 for an all day meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Clemen designated the following committee assignments: Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Section 2AA- Dave Sangren, Staff Development – Irene Bender, Community Education/ECFE – Chuck Nelson and Shane Colberg, Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative (MAWSECO) Joint Powers Board-Irene Bender, Curriculum Advisory Committee-Shane Colberg and Bill Aho, Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) Legislative Liaison-Chuck Nelson, Technology Committee-Rebecca Clemen, Certified Personnel Committee – Dave Sangren, Irene Bender and Bill Aho, Non-certified Personnel Committee-Shane Colberg, Chuck Nelson and Rebecca Clemen, Drug and Alcohol Committee – Rebecca Clemen, Schools for Equity in Education- Irene Bender, Building Liaisons Dassel Elementary-Shane Colberg, Cokato Elementary- Dave Sangren, Middle School- Chuck Nelson, High School-Irene Bender, Area Learning Center- Bill Aho, Community Education/ECFE – Rebecca Clemen, The Edward H. Otto Partner in Public Education Award Committee - Irene Bender, Chuck Nelson and Rebecca Clemen, District Wellness Committee –Irene Bender and Chuck Nelson, DCRISC – Bill Aho and Rebecca Clemen, Trail Association – Irene Bender, District Crisis Team – Bill Aho.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Nelson, Approving Business Manager Tina Palmer, Bookkeeper Rebecca Rahkola, Superintendent Jeff Powers and Principal Dean Jennissen be authorized to sign contingency and student activity accounts and account drafts. It is also recommended that Principals Brian Franklin, Alisa Johnson and Debbie Morris and Administrative Secretaries Karen Barton, Tiffany Hannus, and Stephanie Corbin and Social Workers Beth Steinleitner and Carmen Tschida be authorized to sign contingency account drafts for their buildings. It is also recommended that Principal Alisa Johnson and Administrative Secretary Tiffany Hannus be authorized to sign student activity account drafts for the Middle School. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Aho, that the superintendent and business manager be authorized to invest available District funds according to District Policy 705 and that electronic fund transfers be authorized. Motion carried unanimously.
Member Nelson 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 Aho and upon vote being taken thereon, the following moved in favor thereof: Nelson, Aho, Clemen, Bender, Sangren, Colberg and the following voted against: None whereupon said resolution was declared passed and adopted.
Member Nelson 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: Nelson, Bender, Aho, Clemen, Sangren, Colberg and the following voted against same: None.
Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
A decision regarding the Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award was tabled until the February Special Meeting to allow time to consider expanding the award or making some other kind of change.
Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 7:56 PM.
Chuck Nelson, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 3, 2017.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION 6:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, JANUARY 23, 2017 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 Monday, January 23, 2017.
Clemen called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Colberg, Aho, Nelson, Sangren and Bender. The following were absent: None
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Nelson, accepting the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Emma Niemela, daughter of Abe and Virginia Niemela, was presented with the Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Aho, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,901,486.15. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: Written
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Written
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 and reviewed the investment report with the board.
DCRISC – None
SEE – Written
Student Representative’s Report – Flex, Activities, NHS, and Student Cabinet
Superintendent’s Report – None
Motion by Bender, seconded by Nelson, approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from December 22, 2016 Regular Board Meeting and the January 9, 2017 Special Board Meeting. Approval of the wire transfers made on December 23rd for $150,000, December 30th for $615,000, January 10th for $125,000, and January 13th for $750,000. Personnel items: Approve employment of Rebecca Densmore as the Payroll Clerk effective 1/11/2017, Approve employment of Heather Turja as the special education paraeducator effective 1/16/2017, Approve assignment of Danny Zilverberg as an assistant wrestling coach effective 1/1/2017, Approval of lane changes for Amanda Berg from BA+60 to BA+75 effective 1/1/2017, Vincent
Pokornowski from BA to BA+15 effective 1/1/2017, Patrick Schuette from BA+15 to BA+30 effective 1/1/2017, Laura Sellner from BA+45 to MA effective 1/1/2017, Approve resignation of Darrin Blanchette as part-time custodian at the ALC/Cokato Elementary effective 1/5/2017, Approve assignment of Anna Hertzog as the Cokato Elementary Reading Corps Internal Coach effective 2017-2018 school year, Approve termination of Middle School Paraeducator Sharon Laxen effective 1/20/2017. Acceptance of Donations From Box Tops for Education – $1,007.40 to Cokato Elementary, From Zahler Photography - $114 to Cokato Elementary, From Box Tops for Education - $2,499.10 to Dassel Elementary, From 3M - $2,500 to the Robotics Program, From Lions Club of Cokato-Dassel - $100 for NHS trip, From DC Music Boosters - $248 for ACDA Honor Choir, From DC Music Boosters - $1,312 for MPA fees for Drumline, From DC Music Boosters - $56.98 for bamboo poles for Drumline, From DC Music Boosters - $300 for Drumline registration fees, From DC Music Boosters - $99.65 for cymbal gloves for Drumline, From DC Music Boosters - $479 for a Spectrasonics Omnisphere for Drumline, From Dairy Queen - $256.50 to Dassel Elementary, From Dairy Queen - $256.50 to Cokato Elementary, From City of Dassel, Red Rooster Day - $200 to the band program, From Nesseth Chiropractic Clinic P.A. - $100 to the Robotics program, From JC Fitness, Inc. - $100 to the Robotics program, From Rachel Yates & Wells Fargo - $60 to the music & activities programs, From DC Youth Basketball Association – 25 basketballs to Cokato Elementary, From DC Youth Basketball Association – 25 basketballs to Dassel Elementary. Motion carried unanimously.
The board discussed a communication plan for the upcoming CTE Expansion Bond Vote. They decided to hold a community meeting on 3/13/17 at 7:00 pm.
The board discussed holding a strategic planning retreat and set a date of 3/11/17 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm; site and facilitator to be determined.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:10 PM.
Chuck Nelson, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 3, 2017.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
6:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
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, February 13, 2017.
Clemen called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
The following members were present: Aho, Clemen, Sangren , Colberg, Nelson and Bender. The following were absent: none.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Nelson, accepting the agenda as written. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Aho, to purchase a trap for our trapshooting program using donated money. Motion carried unanimously.
Principals Morris and Franklin presented information on our elementary programs.
Options for repairing the digital sign on Highway 12 were presented. A second set of quotes will be pursued.
CTE Bond communication plans were discussed. A four page brochure will be brought to the board at the next board meeting for consideration.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:39 pm.
Chuck Nelson, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 3, 2017.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
6:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, FEBRUARY 27, 2017
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 Monday, February 27, 2017.
Clemen called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Colberg, Aho, Nelson, Sangren and Bender. The following were absent: None
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Sangren, accepting the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Johnny Goodin, Foster Father is Scott Bakeberg of Howard Lake, was presented with the Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Aho, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $2,052,165.36. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: None
Technology Report: None
MAWSECO Report: Written
Community Education Report: Written
Business Manager’s Report: Business Manager Palmer reported expenditures are in line with budget through the end of the eighth month of the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board. Business Manager Palmer also informed the board about the HITA process the district is required to complete for health insurance bids.
DCRISC – None
SEE – Written
Student Representative’s Report – Academic and Activities Update
Superintendent’s Report – hiring update
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Bender, approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from January 23, 2017 Regular Board Meeting and February 13, 2017 Special Board Meeting. Approval of the wire transfers made on January 24th for $165,000, January 31st for $700,000, February 10th for $175,000, and February 15th for $750,000. Personnel items: Approve resignation of Eric Sawatzke as the Agricultural Educator and FFA Advisor effective 6/30/2017, Approve resignation of Maggie Gehlen as a junior high volleyball coach effective 2/21/2017, Approve resignation of Molly Tolkkinen as a high school special needs paraeducator effective 2/17/2017, Approve resignation of Kari Rawlins as a middle school special needs paraeducator effective 2/8/2017, Termination of employment due to assigned student leaving of Emily Lawrence as a Cokato elementary special needs paraeducator effective 1/27/2017, Requesting Approval of up to 12 weeks FMLA Leave for Beth Schiefelbein beginning approximately 4/4/2017, Approve employment of Emma Pringnitz as a middle school special needs paraeducator effective 2/14/2017, Approve employment of Jessie Dutra as a high school special needs paraeducator effective 3/7/2017, Assignment of Beauregard Gagnon as a junior high track coach, Approval of the list of spring coaches for 2017 as recommended by Activities Director Thinesen, Approval of an additional Community Education Adult Enrichment Instructor Justin Baysinger, Approval of an additional Community Education Youth Basketball Instructor Adam Gedde. Acceptance of Donations From Dairy Queen - $220 to Dassel Elementary, Dairy Queen - $220 to Cokato Elementary, Precision Welding of Cokato – aluminum tubing & materials for two starting block carts for the track program, Done Rite Powder Coating of Hutchinson - $160 of materials to the track program, Dennis Abernathy- four wheels for track cart. Motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed a CTE informational flyer and approved its use with two additions.
Member Bender moved the adoption of the following Resolution:
RESOLUTION APPOINTING ELECTION JUDGES FOR THE APRIL 18, 2017 SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, State of Minnesota, as follows: 1. The individuals specified on EXHIBIT A attached hereto, each of whom is qualified to serve as an election judge, are hereby appointed as judges of election for the school district’s special election on April 18, 2017 to act as such at the combined polling places listed on said exhibit. 2. The election judges shall act as clerks of election, count the ballots cast, and submit the results to the school board for canvass in the manner provided for other school district elections. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Aho. The following voted in favor: Aho, Nelson, Bender, Sangren, Colberg, Clemen and the following voted against: None, whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
EXHIBIT A
COMBINED POLLING PLACE: Cokato City Hall, Cokato, Minnesota ELECTION JUDGES: Head Election Judge: Peggy Carlson. Other judges: Nancy Dahlman, Dan Swanson, Andrew Carlson, Barb Bakke, Jody Selseth, Trudy Kilpela, MaryLou Brandel, Joe Harmala, LouAnn Worden, Anita Smythe
COMBINED POLLING PLACE: Dassel City Hall, Dassel, Minnesota ELECTION JUDGES: Head Election Judges: Tracey Bergum & Terri Boese. Other judges: Cari Hohenstein, Ruth Karli, Marge Piepenburg, Della Robertson, Susan Stueck, Joyce Aakre, John Sandstede, Randy Holm
Principal Johnson and Dean Weinandt presented Middle School 101 and answered questions from the board.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Bender, approved the revised 2016-17 budget. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Bender, approving a Guatemala Study Abroad Trip for 2018. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Sangren, creating a board funded scholarship in the amount of $600.00. Details to be determined by a committee of Clemen and Nelson. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Colberg, approving an out of state trip to California for D.E.C.A. Nationals. Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:24 PM.
Chuck Nelson, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch April 3, 2017.