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October 19, 2020 at 7:30 PM - Regular Meeting

1. Call to Order at 7:30 P.M.
2. Roll Call
3. Listening Session
Description:  All speakers are asked to complete the Listening Session Sign-in Form including as much detail as possible and including a printed / written copy of your presentation if one is available. This is an opportunity for the Board to listen, the Board will not engage in dialogue. As a general rule, the Board will not comment on or respond to any comments made by speakers. Please do not include names of Greenbush Middle River employees or representatives, their title, or location in your remarks for your own legal protection and the legal rights of staff.

Each speaker will have five (5) minutes to speak: speakers may not roll their time to another speaker. Speakers will be timed and are asked to complete their comments in this time frame. Board members may ask questions if needed.  Please begin your presentation by stating your name and topic only.
In the spirit of fairness to all participants, we request that you respect the format above. Thank you for taking the time today to attend this meeting and share your concerns and suggestions.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, members of the public may wish to email Board communication(s) to <>
4. Recommendation to add items to the agenda from Board members or School Administrators
5. Approval of Agenda
5.1. A motion was made by  ____________________, seconded by ____________________ to approve the agenda of the October 19, 2020 Regular Board Meeting as presented/amended.
Roll Call Vote
6. Minutes
6.1. A motion was made by  ____________________, seconded by ____________________ to approve the minutes of the preceding regular meeting of September 21, 2020.
Roll Call Vote
Attachments: (1)
7. Business Services
7.1. A motion was made by  ____________________, seconded by ____________________ to approve the payment of bills check #37570 through #37631 for a total of $105,328.57 and Purchasing Card electronic payments dated September 8, 2020 and Electronic Funds Transfers as submitted.
Attachments: (4)
7.2. Treasurer's Report
Description:  Treasurer's Report is attached
7.3. Greenbush Middle River School District Budget to Actual Expenditure Report  (as previously requested by board member to provide on monthly basis).
Description:  As requested by board member, document will be provided on monthly basis.

Budget consists of 6 fund balances:

o  01 General Fund
o  02 Food Service
o  04 Community Services
o  07 Debt Redemption
o  08 Scholarships
o  09 Student Activities
• *see attached
Attachments: (1)
8. Significant School Events and Communication:
Description:  Board recognition of donated items/services and acceptance of donations to the School

Bayer Fund donated funds to First Robotics...................... $2,500

Life Care Medical Center donated Face Masks for all staff

A motion was made by __________________ and seconded by _______________ to accept the afore-mentioned donations to the School District.
Roll Call Vote
9. Old Business
9.1. School Elections
9.1.a. School Board Election
Description:  Four (4) candidates are vying for three (3) seats, each school board member term is four years. 
see attached ballot 
Attachments: (1)
9.1.b. Special School Election to Revoke and Replace school district operating referendum
Description:  see attached Special Ballot Question and other election information
9.1.c. Schedule Special School Board Meeting to Canvass Ballots from November 3, 2020 General Election
Description:  As per MN Election rules as they relate School Elections, the School Board is required to canvass the results of the School Election between November 6, 2020 and November 13, 2020 (between the 3rd and 10th day following the election) and notify the County Auditor of each county in which the school district is located in whole or in part of the results of the election.

Consider:  Moving regular meeting to same day as Canvassing the results of the election?   

Board decision.
9.2. Roseau County COVID-19 Case Rate and its impact on instructional delivery
Description:  Motion by __________________________ and seconded by ___________________ to _________________________________________.

Roll Call Vote
Attachments: (2)
10. New Business:
10.1. Greenbush Middle River School District Seniority and Teacher Certification List
Description:  The GMR School District Seniority and Teacher Certification List has been
emailed to staff and posted in the teacher workroom for review and comment by
licensed staff.

Suggested Board Action: Motion by ________________ and seconded by
____________ to approve approve the 2020-2021 Teacher Seniority list as presented.
Attachments: (1)
10.2. Athetic Director Report and Proposal for handling Admission to Fall Athletic Events
Description:  Due to the uncertainty of athletic contests occuring during the cornonavirus pandemic and thereby avoiding request(s) for reimbursement, the School Administration recomends NOT selling Season Activity Passes in 2020-2021.
Furthermore, at least some schools are waiving single game admission to a limited number of spectators as permitted by MN Dept. of Health Guidelines.  The School Administration is recomending NOT selling single game admission.  Admission would be free for a limited number of spectators. For example, because Volleyball is an in-door venue and therefore has a limit on the number of spectators, the spectors would pretty much be just parents of players.

Motion by ______________________ and seconded by __________________ to _____________________________________________________________

Roll Call vote
11. Reports:
11.1. Superintendent
11.1.a. Greenbush Middle River School District K-12 enrollment (as of October 1,
Attachments: (2)
11.2. Principal
11.2.a. Fall Activities
What we know about Winter Activities (to-date)
11.2.b. Halloween 
11.2.c. Homecoming
11.2.d. Veterans Day program
12. Adjournment
Motion by__________________        Second by ____________________ to ADJOURN
13. Communications
  • November 3, 2020 School Election(s)
  • VIRTUAL MREA State Conference Nov. 15-19
  • Regular November School Board Meeting - November 16, 2020 @ 7:30 p.m. in GMR School Cafeteria
  • State MSBA Conference January 14-15, 2021.  As of today's date the conference will be held at the Mpls. Convention Center, however, depending on the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference may be held in a VIRTUAL manner.

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