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December 14, 2020 at 5:30 PM - Regular Meeting & Truth in Taxation (at 6:00 pm)

I. Call to Order
Description:  Nikki Gieseke   ____    Jolayne Mohs     ____        Mark Sebring      ____    
Eric Schuster   ____     Timothy Jensen ____        Christina Ingvaldson  ____
Lori Weisenburger  ____   Student Representative Daniela Ortiz ____
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Approval of Agenda
IV. Mission Moment
Description:  Inspiring Excellence. Every Learner, Every Day.
V. Public Forum
VI. Item(s):  General Information
VI.A. Enrollment Report
Attachments: (1)
VI.B. City of Owatonna - Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
VII. Item(s): For Discussion - No Action Required by the Board
VII.A. Board Forum
VII.B. Administrative Report
Attachments: (1)
VIII. Consent Agenda:  Board Action Requested
Description:  If desired, items may be removed from the consent agenda by request by an individual school board member for independent consideration.  A request is timely if made prior to the vote on the consent agenda.  The request does not require a second or a vote by the school board.  An item removed from the consent agenda will then be discussed and acted on separately immediately following the consideration of the consent agenda.

Roll call vote is required as the consent agenda contains the personnel report.
VIII.A. Minutes from November 23, 2020
Attachments: (1)
VIII.B. Disbursement Report
Attachments: (2)
VIII.C. Personnel Report
Attachments: (1)
IX. Truth-in-Taxation (6:00 pm)
Presenter:  Amanda Heilman
Attachments: (1)
X. Item(s):  Board Action Requested
X.A. Tax Levy Certification
Description:  In a procedure that began in August of this year, this is the final step in completing the annual levy certification process.  This certification is for the 2020 payable 2021 levy to be used for the 2021-2022 school year.  The amount being recommended for the certification is $18,205,783.  This represents a 1.54 percent increase over last year’s final levy amount.  The Truth in Taxation meeting was held on December 14, 2020 where limitation and certification information was presented, explaining this proposed levy amount.  A copy of the Levy Limitation and Certification is included in the packet.
Attachments: (1)
X.B. Gifts to the District

Policy 706 establishes guidelines for the acceptance of gifts to the District.  As specified by Minnesota Statute 465.03, the School Board may accept a gift, grant, or property only by the adoption of a resolution approved by two-thirds of its members. Any gifts accepted of more than nominal value (more than $5), shall become property of the District (Policy 421).

The gifts are listed on the attached resolution.

Attachments: (1)
XI. Closed session for preliminary consideration of allegations or charges against individuals subject to the School Board’s authority and for meeting with School District legal counsel regarding allegations and defenses related to the allegations against these individuals
XII. Closed session for preliminary consideration of allegations or charges against another individual subject to the School Board’s authority
XIII. Possible Action on Personnel Matters
XIV. Adjournment          
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