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November 5, 2021 at 8:00 AM - Special Meeting

Agenda
1. Special Meeting Agenda Posted on October 25, 2021
2. Call to Order at 8:00 A.M.
3. Roll Call
4. 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.
5. Approval of Agenda
5.1. A motion was made by  ____________________, seconded by ____________________ to approve the agenda of the November 5, 2021 Special School Board Meeting as presented/amended.
6. Special Business:
6.1. Board approval of employment of Para Professional
Description:  Suggest Board Action:  Motion by Board member ___________________ and seconded by ___________________ to approve the employment of Nicole Etherington as a Para Professional effective October 25, 2021.
6.2. Resolution Canvassing Ballots of votes of School Special Election Ballot Question(s)  [Operating Referendum] held on November 2, 2021  
Description:  Member ____________________ introduced the following Resolution and moved its adoption.

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a special meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 2683 (Greenbush-Middle River), State of Minnesota, was duly held in said school district on November 5, 2021, at 8:00 o'clock a.m. for the purpose, in part, of canvassing a special election.
            Member ________________ moved the adoption of the following resolution:
RESOLUTION CANVASSING RETURNS
OF VOTES OF SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION

            BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 2683, State of Minnesota, as follows:

            1.         It is hereby found, determined and declared that the special election of the voters of this school district held on November 2, 2021, was in all respects duly and legally called and held.
            2.         As specified in the attached Abstract and Return of Votes Cast, at said election a total of 1,307 voters of the school district voted on the question of renewing the referendum revenue authorization of the school district for taxes payable in 2022 and thereafter (SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1), of which 948 voted in favor, 350 voted against the same, and there were 9 completely blank or defective ballots.  Said proposition, having received the approval of at least a majority of such votes, is hereby declared to have carried.  
            3.         As specified in the attached Abstract and Return of Votes Cast, at said election a total of 1,307 voters of the school district voted on the question of increasing the referendum revenue authorization of the school district for taxes payable in 2022 and thereafter (SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2), of which 904 voted in favor, 397 voted against the same, and there were 6 completely blank or defective ballots.  The passage of School District Question 2 is contingent upon the passage of School District Question 1.  Question 1 having carried and Question 2 having received the approval of at least a majority of such votes, Question 2 is hereby declared to have carried.  
            4.         The clerk is hereby directed to certify the results of the election to the county auditors of each county in which the school district is located in whole or in part and to the Commissioner of Education within fifteen (15) days of the date hereof.
            The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member __________________ and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in

favor thereof:


and the following voted against the same:


whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Attachments: (3)
7. Adjournment
Description: 
Motion by__________________        Second by ____________________ to ADJOURN
8. Communications
Description: 
  • MREA State Conference Nov. 14-16   
  • AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK Nov. 15-19    American Education Week presents everyone with an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every student receives a quality education.  
  • Regular November School Board Meeting - November 15, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m. in GMR School Cafeteria
  • MN School Boards Association State Convention at Minneapolis Convention Center.  January 13-14, 2022.

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