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UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
6:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, MAY 29, 2018
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 Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
Clemen called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Aho, Nelson, Engh, and Bender. The following were absent: Sangren
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Nelson, accepting the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Grant Thinesen was presented with the Russell A. Johnson Courtesy and Respect Award.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Nelson, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $1,965,192.73. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: Written
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 eleventh month of the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board.
Student Representative’s Report – Student Rep Kivisto reported on spring activities
SEE – Written
Superintendent’s Report – Superintendent Powers reported on cost for propane busses, upcoming fire suppression project at DE, and hiring
Motion by Aho, seconded by Engh, approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the April 23, 2018 Regular Board Meeting, April 26, 2018 Special Board Meeting and the May 14, 2018 Special Board Meeting. Approval of the wire transfers made on April 24th for $150,000, April 30th for $700,000, May 10th for $50,000 and May 15th for $825,000. Personnel items: Approval of a lane changes for TJ Anderson from BA+15 to BA+30, for Andrew Hegdahl from BA to BA+15, for Ronald Schultz from BA+15 to BA+45, resignation of Pam Ahlgren as a HS special needs paraeducator effective 5/31/2018, resignation of Ron Hungerford as a HS media center paraeducator effective 5/31/2018, resignation of Rebecca Densmore as the payroll clerk effective 6/1/2018, resignation of Barbara Krueger as a MS kitchen assistant effective 5/31/2018, resignation of Zachariah Carlson as the 7-12 grade Vocal Music instructor effective 6/1/2018, resignation of Ryan Tool as the High School Counselor effective the end of the school year, resignation of Karen Ortquist as a special education paraeducator effective 5/31/2018, Employment of Angela Smith as the Early Childhood Programs Coordinator 7/1/2018, Employment of Sarah Mayfield as a sub Type III driver effective 4/23/18, Approve Request for up to 12 weeks FMLA leave for Naomi Acosta beginning approximately October 13, 2018 through January 4, 2019, Approve Request of up to 12 weeks FMLA leave for Katelyn McConkey beginning approximately October 11, 2018 through January 10, 2019. Acceptance of Donations from: Central MN Arts Board – $1,620 for the Singing on the Trail grant (applied for by Irene Bender), Lions Club of Cokato-Dassel - $500 to the Singing on the Trail event, Agri Trading – $1,000 to the scholarship fund, Box Tops for Education - $45 to Cokato Elementary, Wells Fargo, YourCause LLC - $120 to the cheerleading program, American Legion Post 96 - $500 to the Guatemala trip, Cokato Post No 209 - $300 to the Guatemala trip, an Anonymous donor - $205 to the Guatemala trip, DC Music Boosters - $3,095.92 for Drumline instructor salaries, Kensington Bank- $100 to the baseball program, Tim & Kristina Illies - $60 to the baseball program, Lake Region Cooperative Oil Association - $7,000 to the scholarship fund, DC Music Boosters - $550 for a leadership seminar for drumline, 3M Foundation - $250 to the robotics program, Waste Management - $500 to the scholarship fund, For the Dassel Elementary Bike Rally: From JR Oil - $100, From Lions Club of Cokato-Dassel - $200, From JC Fitness, Inc. - $50. Motion carried unanimously.
The board discussed levy and bond questions to come before voters November 2018. They decided the following: elements of the bond, a $650 per pupil operating levy, and making the bond one question contingent on passage of the levy question.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Aho, approving the 2018 – 2023 Strategic Plan. Motion carried unanimously.
Member Nelson introduced 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, 2018 and shall close on August 14, 2018. 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, 2018. The Affidavit of candidacy must state whether the person is filing for one of the four year terms or to fill the vacancy in term expiring January 4, 2021.
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 FORELECTION 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, 2018, and shall close at 5:00 o’clock p.m. on August 14, 2018.
The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. At that election, three (3) members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four (4) years each. At that special election, one individual will be elected to fill a vacancy in term expiring January 4, 2021.
Affidavits of Candidacy are available from the school district clerk, 4825 Reardon Avenue SW, Suite 1700, Cokato, MN 55321. 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, 2018.
Dated: May 29, 2018
BY 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 Bender. On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Aho, Bender, Clemen, Nelson, Engh and the following voted against: None, whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Member Aho 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. 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, 2018.
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:[Form of Ballot on next page]
General Election Ballot
Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato)
November 6, 2018
Instructions to Voters: To vote, completely fill in the oval(s) next to your choice(s) like this:
School Board Member
Vote for Up to Three
Name
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 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 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.
9. The School District clerk shall make all Campaign Financial Reports required to be filed with the school district under Minnesota Statutes, Section 211A.02, available on the school district’s website. The clerk must post the report on the school district’s website as soon as possible, but no later than thirty (30) days after the date of the receipt of the report. The school district must make a report available on the school district’s website for four years from the date the report was posted to the website. The clerk must also provide the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board with a link to the section of the website where reports are made available.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Engh and upon vote being taken thereon the following voted in favor thereof: Aho, Bender, Clemen, Nelson, Engh and the following voted against the same: None, whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Member Bender introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION CALLING A SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL A SCHOOL BOARD VACANCY
WHEREAS, a vacancy has occurred in the office of school board member with a term expiring January 4, 2021, before the first day to file affidavits of candidacy for the next school district general election and more than two years remain in the unexpired term;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 State of Minnesota, as follows:
1. It is necessary to hold a special election to elect one (1) individual to fill the vacancy in the term of School Board Member expiring January 4, 2021.
2. The special election shall be held in conjunction with the November 6, 2018 school district general election and the polling places, precincts served, hours of voting, and election judges shall be the same as at that general election.
3. The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause written notice of said special 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 special election. The notice shall include the date of said special election and the office to be voted on at said special election. The clerk may combine this notice with the notice of the general election.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said special 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 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 ballot 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 district, for two (2) consecutive weeks with the last publication being at least one (1) week before the date of said election.
The notice of election so posted and published shall state each office to be filled as set forth in the form of ballot below, and shall include information concerning each established precinct and polling place.
The notices to be posted and published may be combined with the Notice of General Election.
4. The names of candidates to fill the vacancy in office who file or have filed an affidavit of candidacy within the filing period must be listed on the ballot under the separate heading “Special Election for School Board Member to fill vacancy in term expiring January 4, 2021”. Their names must be listed 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.
5. The name of each candidate to fill the vacancy in office at this special election shall be rotated with the names of the other candidates to fill that vacancy in office in the manner specified in Minnesota law.
6. The ballot shall be in substantially the following form, with such changes in form, color and instructions as may be necessary to accommodate an optical scan voting system.
Special Election for School Board Member To fill vacancy in term expiring January 4, 2021
Vote for One
Name
Name
Name
Name
_______________________________ write-in, if any
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Nelson. Upon a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Aho, Bender, Clemen, Nelson, Engh and the following voted against the same: None, whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Bender, approving Local In-Service credits proposed for the summer of 2018 aligning with board policy #463. Motion carried unanimously.
Chair Clemen moved the July regular meeting to Monday, July 30th at 6:00pm.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:14 PM.
/s/ Chuck Nelson, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 10, 2018.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
5:00 SPECIAL BOARD MEETING,
JUNE 11, 2018 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 11, 2018.
Clemen called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.
The following members were present: Bender, Sangren, Clemen, Nelson, Engh and Aho. The following were absent: none.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Bender, approving the agenda as stated. Motion carried unanimously.
Business Manager Palmer presented the 2018-19 Budget for a first reading.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Bender approving the low bid of $578,600 from Ebert Construction for the Dassel Elementary Fire Suppression, Ceiling, and Lighting project. Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:42 pm.
/s/ Chuck Nelson, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 10, 2018.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
6:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, JUNE 25, 2018
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, June 25, 2018.
Clemen called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Aho, Nelson, Engh, Sangren and Bender. The following were absent: None
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Aho, accepting the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Nelson, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $2,220,085.88. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: Written
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 twelfth month of the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board.
SEE – Written
Superintendent’s Report – Superintendent Powers reported on the Dassel Elementary construction project, plans for updating the high school commons, and hiring
Motion by Aho, seconded by Nelson, approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from May 29, 2018 Regular Board Meeting. Approval of the wire transfers made on May 30th for $200,000, May 31st for $750,000, June 1st for $50,000, June 11th for $200,000 and June 15th for $200,000. Personnel items: Approve resignation of Nichol Daley as CDL/Type III driver and clerical support for Transportation effective 6/12/2018, Approve resignation of Carol Impola as HS Special Education Instructor effective 6/1/2018, Approve resignation of Benjamin Schue as the Computer-Op Entry Level/Web Designer effective 6/22/2018, Approve resignation of Monica Berg as a Cokato Elementary kitchen assistant effective 6/7/2018, Approve resignation of Bailee Shoutz as a Middle School paraeducator effective 6/1/2018, Employment of Shelby Lofgren as the 7-12 grade Vocal Music instructor effective 8/22/2018, Employment of Mollie Hublou as the High School Counselor effective 8/15/18, Employment of Deborah Sorensen as the payroll clerk effective 6/6/2018, Employment of Megan Steven as the Cokato Elementary Speech/Language Pathologist effective 8/22/2018, Employment of Eric Hulterstrumm as a Dassel Elementary First grade instructor effective 8/22/2018, Employment of Angela Hilgers as an Early Childhood Special Education instructor effective 8/22/2018, Employment of Isaac Nelson as a HS special needs paraeducator effective 9/4/2018, Employment of Irene Lockwood as a part-time MS kitchen assistant effective 9/4/2018, Employment of Andrea Rhoda as a MS Special Education Instructor effective 8/22/2018, Additional assignments for summer 2018 community education coaches/instructors: Golf-Matt Hogg, Swim Club/Diving: Zach Ross, Softball/Kinderball/T-ball: Jacob Osness, Bill Aho, Cassandra Jones, Mandy Weinandt, Tina Jacobsen, Nate Larson, Jose Almazan, Abby Nikula, Brittany Lundeen, Ryan Albrecht, Carter Bluhm, Jared Merges. Acceptance of Donations from: Dairy Queen of Cokato - $501 to Dassel Elementary, Dairy Queen of Cokato - $501 to Cokato Elementary, an Anonymous Donor - $1,470 to Community Education for School of Fish class registration fees, Wells Fargo, Your Cause LLC - $80 to the cheerleading program, DC Basketball Association, Inc - $2,000 to the scholarship fund, Cokato Post No 209 - $250 to the marching band program. Approved Transportation Contracts for Butturff and Mendiola. Motion carried unanimously.
The board discussed wording for the levy and bond ballot questions. Superintendent Powers will include the suggestions in the wording for approval with the Review and Comment document.
The board discussed adding and adult locker room, asphalt parking lot with curbing, bullet proof glass, and expanded lockers in the multi-purpose building to the bond. Superintendent Powers directed to confirm a few details before adding all of the elements to the bond project.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Bender, approving the 2018-19 budget. Motion carried unanimously.
The following teachers were recognized for gaining continuing contract: Lisa Danielson (HS FACS) Amanda Tate (HS ELA), Maggie Busse (HS ELA), Tracy Nelson (HS AG), Jessica Heidecker (CE), Andrew Dussl (MS Band), Beth Keskey (MS Science), Jennifer Schmidt (MS Media Specialist), Kari Jorgenson (DE).
Motion by Bender, seconded by Sangren, approving Brian Franklin as the LEA Representative for Title Grants. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Aho, approving an Adult Basic Education contract with the Glacial Lakes Consortium for 2018-19. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Sangren, approving sale of the 2017-18 Vocational House for $39,300 plus Minnesota sales tax to Kent & Brenda Ryberg. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Sangren, seconded by Aho, approving food service bids for Prime Food Vendor, Milk, Juice, and Bakery. Indianhead as the prime food vendor, Dean Foods/Land O’ Lakes as the milk vendor and Pan O’ Gold as the bakery vendor with an option to pilot Bimbo Bakeries for better quality bread at a similar price. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Bender, approving the following for the School Lunch Program: 1.Continue participation in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program, the Federal Special Milk Program, the Minnesota Kindergarten Milk Program and the Breakfast Program. 2.Increase the cost of lunch by $0.10 resulting in a cost for elementary students of $2.15, for middle school and high school students of $2.20. The increase is due to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act which requires districts to gradually raise prices until they reach the current national lunch price average of $2.92 3.Increase the cost of milk from $0.35 per carton to $0.50 per carton. 4.Maintain the current cost of breakfast for students at $1.00 with the exception of Kindergarten students who will be free based on legislation. 5.Continue to have the district cover the cost for milk and juice break for Kindergarten and grades 1-4. The estimated cost to the district is $23,000. Motion carried 5-1 with Nelson voting against.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Sangren, approving the position of District Communications Coordinator. The position will be combined with Community Education Programs Coordinator position at an additions cost of $4,000 for the year to be paid out of the Community Education budget. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Sangren, seconded by Aho, approving the position of School Age Childcare Assistant Supervisor. The position will report to the School Age Childcare Supervisor at an approximate annual cost of $12,897. Motion carried unanimously.
Reauthorization of Board Approved Referendum Authority
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a (regular/special) meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 466 (DASSEL-COKATO), State of Minnesota, was held in said school district on June 25, 2018, at six o’clock p.m.
The following members were present: Aho, Bender, Clemen, Nelson, Sangren, Engh and the following were absent: None
Member Bender introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION REAUTHORIZING A PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED BOARD APPROVED REFERENDUM AUTHORITY
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1. The Board has previously authorized a Board approved referendum authority in the amount of $300 per adjusted pupil unit pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 126C.17, Subd. 9a. That authority expires after taxes payable in 2019. The Board hereby reauthorizes that authority for 5 years, beginning with taxes payable in 2020. The Board may subsequently reauthorize the Board approved referendum authority in increments of up to five years.
2. The clerk is authorized and directed to submit a copy of the adopted resolution to the Minnesota Department of Education as soon as reasonably practicable after its adoption, but in no event later than September 30, 2018.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Nelson. On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Nelson, Bender, Clemen, Sangren, Aho, Engh and the following voted against: None, whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Motion by Sangren, seconded by Aho, approving membership in the Minnesota State High School League. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Engh, seconded by Aho, approving the FY20 Long Term Facilities Maintenance ten year expenditure projection worksheet, ten year revenue projection worksheet and the statement of assurances. Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:23 PM.
/s/ Chuck Nelson, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 10, 2018.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
5:00 SPECIAL BOARD MEETING,
JULY 9, 2018 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, July 9, 2018.
Clemen called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.
The following members were present: Bender, Sangren, Clemen, Nelson, Engh and Aho. The following were absent: none.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Nelson, approving the agenda as stated. Motion carried unanimously.
Communication Coordinator Lang presented ideas for communicating the upcoming levy / bond effort.
Clemen reminded the board that she would be sending out superintendent evaluation documents and the board discussed a MSBA Board Self-Evaluation tool.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:02 pm.
/s/ Chuck Nelson, 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 Aug. 10, 2018.

UNOFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
6:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING, JULY 30, 2018
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, July 30, 2018.
Clemen called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
The following members were present: Clemen, Aho, Nelson, Engh, Sangren and Bender. The following were absent: None
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Aho, accepting the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Bender, seconded by Aho, approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables and contingency totaling $2,878,489.80. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) 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 twelfth month of the fiscal year and reviewed the investment report with the board.
SEE: None
Superintendent’s Report – Superintendent Powers reported construction projects, hiring, chrome books, and the MDE Safety Grant
Motion by Aho, seconded by Nelson, approving all consent items, which included approval of the minutes from the June 11, 2018 Special Board Meeting, June 25, 2018 Regular Board Meeting and the July 9, 2018 Special Board Meeting. Approval of the wire transfers made on June 26th for $150,000, June 29th for $800,000, July 10th for $125,000, July 11th for $200,000 and July 13th for $950,000. Personnel items: Approval of a lane changes for TJ Anderson from BA+30 to MA, Maggie Busse from BA+30 to BA+45, Lisa Danielson from BA+30 to MA, Kelly Klima from BA+45 to MA, Amanda Tate from BA+30 to BA+45, Approve resignation of Matt Foss as the HS Dean of Students effective 7/16/2018, Approve resignation of Bjorn Bakke as MS Social Studies Teacher effective 7/29/18, Approve employment of Steven Rahkola as the Computer-Op Entry Level/Web Designer effective 7/23/2018, Employment of Shantel Janckila as a MS special needs paraeducator effective 9/4/2018, Assignment of TJ Anderson as the HS Dean of Students effective August 2018, Employment of Nate Cardozo as a HS Special Education Teacher effective 8/22/2018. Acceptance of Donations From: DC DECA Club - $2,255 to the DECA Nationals trip, DC Music Boosters - $1,350 for color guard instruction, DCL Boys Swim Boosters - $516.50 for swim suits, Funding Factory - $523.10 to the Middle School, Box Tops for Education - $102.40 to the Middle School, DC Gymnastics Booster Club - $250 for gymnastics bars From Wells Fargo Your Cause LLC - $26 to the cheerleading program. Approved Transportation Contracts for Fouquette and Luhman. Motion carried unanimously.
Communications Coordinator Lang led a discussion about the levy / bond brochure. The board made comments / suggestions for the final document.
Motion by Nelson, seconded by Aho, approving the Levy / Bond Review and Comment document for submission to MDE. Motion carried unanimously.
Member Bender introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION RELATING TO INCREASING THE GENERAL EDUCATION REVENUE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS, AND CALLING AN ELECTION THEREON
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 466, State of Minnesota, as follows:
1. (a) The Board hereby determines and declares that it is necessary and expedient for the school district to increase its general education revenue by $650 per adjusted pupil unit. As provided by law, the ballot question must abbreviate the term “per adjusted pupil unit” as “per pupil”. The additional revenue will be used to finance school operations and the property tax portion thereof will require an estimated referendum tax rate of approximately 0.15514% of the referendum market value of the school district for taxes payable in 2019, the first year it is to be levied. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten (10) years, commencing with taxes payable in 2019, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. For this purpose, the state determined rate of inflation shall be the annual inflationary increase calculated under Minnesota Statutes, Section 126C.17, Subdivision 2, paragraph (b). The question on the approval of this referendum revenue authorization shall be School District Question 1 on the school district ballot at the special election held to approve said authorization.
(b) The Board hereby finds and determines that it is also necessary and expedient for the school district to borrow money in an aggregate amount not to exceed $16,255,000 and not to exceed any limitation upon the incurring of indebtedness which shall be applicable on the date or dates of the issuance of any bonds, for the purpose of providing funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of new buildings for the Alternative Learning Center/Agriculture Center; the construction of additions to and the renovation, repair, remodeling, upgrading, and equipping of improvements to the multi-purpose building and the high school/middle school, including Career and Technical Education areas; the upgrading and installation of a fire supression system to the middle school; the construction and renovation of new entrances, vestibules and secure entries at all school facilities; the repair and upgrading of the pool HVAC system; and the construction of parking lot expansions, lighting, sidewalks, and traffic flow improvements. The question on the borrowing of funds for these purposes shall be School District Question 2 on the school district ballot at the special election held to authorize said borrowing. The passage of said School District Ballot Question 2 shall be contingent upon the approval of School District Ballot Question 1 as described above and herein.
2. The administration is hereby authorized to consult with the Minnesota Department of Education, to cause a proposal to be prepared for submission on behalf of the board to the Commissioner of Education for the Commissioner’s Review and Comment, and to take such other actions as necessary to comply with the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Section 123B.71, as amended. Any such actions taken prior to the adoption of this resolution are hereby ratified and approved in all respects. The actual holding of the special election on School District Question 2 specified above shall be contingent upon the receipt of a positive Review and Comment from the Commissioner of Education on the projects included in that question.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause the Commissioner’s Review and Comment to be published in the legal newspaper of the school district at least twenty (20) but not more than sixty (60) days prior to the date of the special election as specified in paragraph 3 of this resolution.
The school board must hold a public meeting to discuss the Commissioner’s Review and Comment before the referendum for bonds.
3. The ballot questions specified above and herein shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the school district at a special election, which is hereby called and directed to be held in conjunction with the state general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
4. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 205A.11, the precincts and the polling places for this special election are those polling places and precincts or parts of precincts located within the boundaries of the school district 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.
5. The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause written notice of said special election to be provided to the county auditor of each county in which the school district is located, in whole or in part, and to the Commissioner of Education at least seventy-four (74) days before the date of said election. The notice shall specify the date of said special election and the title and language for each ballot question to be voted on at said special election. Any notice given prior to the date of the adoption of this resolution is ratified and confirmed in all respects.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause a notice of the election to be mailed to each taxpayer in the school district at least fifteen (15) but no more than thirty (30) days prior to the date of the special election. The notice shall contain the required projections and the required statement specified in Minnesota Statutes, Section 126C.17, subdivision 9, paragraph (b). The clerk is also directed to cause a copy of this notice to be submitted to the Commissioner of Education and to the county auditor of each county in which the school district is located in whole or in part at least fifteen (15) days prior to the day of the election.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said special 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 clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said special election to be posted at the administrative offices of the school district at least ten (10) days before the date of said special 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 special 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 notice of election so posted and published shall state each question to be submitted to the voters as set forth in the form of ballot below, and shall include information concerning each established precinct and polling place.
6. 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 special 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.
7. The clerk is further authorized and directed to cooperate with the proper election officials to cause ballots to be prepared for use at said election in substantially the following form, with such changes in form and instructions as may be necessary to accommodate the use of an optical scan voting system:
[Form of Ballot on next page.]
Special Election Ballot
Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato)
November 6, 2018
Instructions to Voters: To vote, completely fill in the oval(s) next to your choice(s) like this:
To vote for a question, fill in the oval next to the word “Yes” on that question. To vote against a question, fill in the oval next to the word “No” on that question.
School District Question 1 Approval of School District Referendum Revenue Authorization
The board of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $650 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years, commencing with taxes payable in 2019, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.
Yes
No
Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 466 be approved?
BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
School District Question 2 Approval of School District Bond Issue
If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the school board of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $16,255,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of new buildings for the Alternative Learning Center/Agriculture Center; the construction of additions to and the renovation, repair, remodeling, upgrading, and equipping of improvements to the multi-purpose building and the high school/middle school, including Career and Technical Education areas; the upgrading and installation of a fire supression system to the middle school; the construction and renovation of new entrances, vestibules and secure entries at all school facilities; the repair and upgrading of the pool HVAC system; and the construction of parking lot expansions, lighting, sidewalks, and traffic flow improvements?
Yes
No
BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
Optical scan ballots must be printed in black ink on white colored 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 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 so that the judges’ initials are visible when the ballots are enclosed in a secrecy sleeve.
8. The individuals designated as judges for the state general election shall act as election judges for this special 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 the results to the school board for canvass in the manner provided for other school district elections. The election must be canvassed by the school board between the third and the tenth day following the election.
9. The School District clerk shall make all Campaign Financial Reports required to be filed with the school district under Minnesota Statutes, Section 211A.02 available on the school district’s website. The clerk must post the report on the school district’s website as soon as possible, but no later than thirty (30) days after the date of the receipt of the report. The school district must make a report available on the school district’s website for four years from the date the report was posted to the website. The clerk must also provide the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board with a link to the section of the website where reports are made available.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Engh and upon vote being taken thereon the following voted in favor thereof: Aho, Bender, Clemen, Nelson, Sangren, Engh and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Policies # 722, 102, 205, 206, 401, 413, 419, 421, 504, 506 were presented for a first reading. Revised policies are available for review on the district website.
Motion by Aho, seconded by Sangren, ratifying the following Memberships, Cooperatives, or Joint Power Agreements: MSBA, Community Education-Joint Powers Agreement with Cities of Dassel and Cokato, CMERDC-Central MN Educational Research & Development Council, Resource Training and Solutions, SEE-Schools for Equity in Education, Wright County Conference, and MAWSECO-Meeker and Wright County Special Education Cooperative. Motion carried unanimously.
Chairman Clemen canceled the August 16 Special Meeting.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM.
/s/ Chuck Nelson, Clerk
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Published in the Enterprise Dispatch Aug. 10, 2018.