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March 4, 2021 at 7:30 PM - Special Work Session 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. Approval of Agenda
4.1. A motion was made by  ____________________, seconded by ____________________ to approve the agenda of the March 4, 2021 Special School Board Work Session Meeting as presented/amended.
5.1. Discussion of Proposed Budget Reductions effective with the 2021-2022 school year (as presented during the regular January & February 2021 school board meetings)
Description:  See attached as [substantially] presented during the regular January & February 2021 school board meetings.
Attachments: (1)
5.2. Superintendent options for 2021-2022 
(as included within January 2021 regular school board meeting)
Description:  Board discussion regarding position of Greenbush Middle River Superintendent beyond 2020-2021 school year

The current Superintendent of School was employed by the GMR School Board in late June 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year as a part time interim Superintendent.  With the on-set of COVID-19 in March 2020, the employment agreement was extended to the 2020-2021 school year.
With Board action in March 2021, the Board has nearly four months to determine the District's Superintendent position (compared to approx. 2 weeks available to the Board at the start of 2019-2020).  

MN Statute requires a School District to employee a licensed School Superintendent. 

excerpt of MN Statute: Superintendent of School Requirement:

123B.143 SUPERINTENDENT.§Subdivision 1.Contract; duties.
All districts maintaining a classified secondary school must employ a
superintendent who shall be an ex officio nonvoting member of the
school board. The authority for selection and employment of a
superintendent must be vested in the board in all cases.

Moving forward, options for consideration of the GMR Superintendent position include:
-  Consider hiring full time Superintendent of School with assistance from MSBA;
-  Consider hiring full time Superintendent of School without assistance from MSBA;
-  Consider hiring Superintendent as a part of a Sharing Agreement for with a neighboring School District;
- Consider renewing the current part time interim Superintendent;
- Consider hiring a different part time interim Superintendent with or without assistance from MSBA;
- other: ________________________________
6. Adjournment
Motion by__________________        Second by ____________________ to ADJOURN

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