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December 21, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
I. Call to Order -  Pam Baker, Chairperson
I.A. Attendance
Description:  Baker, Pam ___
Bowman, Travis ___
Houlihan, Dan ___
Michael, Gary ___
Schneider, Jay ___
Stangler, Jeff ___
Velishek, Jon ___
 
I.B. Additional Agenda Items
II. Approval
II.A. Approve Agenda & Additional Items
II.B. Approve Meeting Minutes
II.B.1. Regular Meeting, November 23, 2020
Attachments: (1)
II.C. Approve Financial Transactions
Attachments: (1)
III. Presentation/Levy Approval
III.A. 2019-20 Financial Audit for Approval
Presenter:  Abdo, Eich & Meyers
Attachments: (3)
III.B. Truth in Taxation - Review 2020-21 Budget and Allow for Public Comment
Presenter:  Margaret Jewison
III.C. Approve Pay 2021 Levy in the Amount of $3,455,447.91
Pay 2020 Levy Amount was $3,363,922.00. Levy will Increase 2.72%
 
Description:  Roll Call Vote:
Baker, Pam ___
Bowman, Travis ___
Houlihan, Dan ___
Michael, Gary ___
Schneider, Jay ___
Stangler, Jeff ___
Velishek, Jon ___
 
Attachments: (1)
IV. Visitor Comments
Description:  Comments from visitors should be informational in nature and not exceed 3 minutes per issue.  The Board will not engage in a discussion or debate in those 3 minutes but will take the information and find answers if it is appropriate.  As part of the protocol, visitors must keep their ideas and opinions related to policy issues.  It is unacceptable for any speaker to slander, engage in character assassination or discuss student or personnel issues (i.e. teacher, coaches, bus drivers, principals, Board Members, etc.) at a public board meeting.  The person wishing to address the Board must email their comment before 5pm on the day of the meeting to: visitorcomments@wem.k12.mn.us
V. Recognition
V.A. Approve Monetary Donations
Attachments: (1)
V.B. Thank you to Dan Houlihan for his Years of Service on the School Board
VI. Reports
VI.A. Joint Principal Report
Bobbie Jo Bastian, Elementary Principal / Jennifer Wilson, 7-12 Principal
 
Attachments: (1)
VI.B. Jeff Boran, Community Education & Activities Director
Attachments: (1)
VI.C. Board Member Reports
VI.D. Board Committee Reports
VI.E. Joel Whitehurst, Superintendent
VII. Information / Discussion
VII.A. Establish Date and Time to Conduct our Organizational Meeting.  
Thursday, January 14th?
VII.B. Discuss and Approve Learning Models to Coincide with Recent MDE Guidance Changes
VIII. Action
VIII.A. Discuss and if Appropriate Approve Extending Superintendent Joel Whitehurst's Current Contract until June 30, 2022
IX. Personnel
IX.A. Approve Seniority Lists
Attachments: (3)
IX.B. Approve Following Letters of Retirement:
 
IX.B.1. Sandy Mielke, 2nd Grade Teacher.  Effective End of 2020-21 School Year
IX.B.2. Janet Jones, High School Mathematics Teacher.  Effective End of 2020-21 School Year
IX.C. Approve Continued Employment of Patricia Sammon, Long Term Art Substitute, $151.20/Day
IX.D. Approve the Following 2019-2021 Contracts.  No Change in Contract Language.  Salary and Benefit Increase of 2.56% in 2019-20 and 4.19% in 2020-21
IX.D.1. 19-21 Laundry Terms & Conditions
Attachments: (1)
IX.D.2. 19-21 Bus Drivers Contract
Attachments: (1)
X. Adjournment
Description:  UPCOMING MEETING DATES:
January 7, 2021 5:30 p.m. Organizational Meeting (Tentative)
January 25, 2021 6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
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