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April 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM - School Board Meeting

1. Call meeting to order by the chairperson.
2. Roll call by the clerk.
3. Pledge of Allegiance.
4. Approval of agenda - revise or remove as needed.
5. *Comments from visitors.
5.A. Comments from visitors must be informational in nature and not exceed five (5) minutes per issue.  The Board cannot engage in a discussion or debate in this five minutes but will take the information and find answers if that is appropriate.  As part of board protocol, it is unacceptable for any speaker to slander or engage in character assassination at a public board meeting.
6. Scheduled presentations: (Max. 10 Minutes) - There are no presentations.
7. Old Business:  No Old Business
8. New business:
8.A. Approve consent agenda items as follows:
8.A.1. Approve the following School Board Meeting Minutes:
8.A.1.a. March 15, 2021 Regular School Board Meeting Minutes
Attachments: (1)
8.A.1.b. April 12, 2021 Board Work Session
Attachments: (1)
8.A.2. Office receipts for the month of March, 2021 in the amount of $929,253.81.
8.A.3. Report of expenditures for March, 2021 including $304,976.81 for bills and $895,815.88 for payroll and district contribution to PERA,TRA, OASDI/Medicare and 403(b). 
8.A.4. Insurance Account checks - there are no Insurance accounts checks for  March, 2021.
8.A.5. Donations for March, 2021 in the amount of $ 2,675.71 .
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6. Wire transfers for March, 2021 in the amount of $1,000,000.00 .
Attachments: (1)
8.B. Approve a Youth Service Grant:  
8.B.1. Aitkin Prom - Safe Ride, Aitkin School Prom Committee, Briana Tetrick, Prom Advisor
Attachments: (1)
8.C. Approve School Calendars:
8.C.1. 2022-2023 School Calendar
8.D. Accept retirements/resignation/termination:
8.D.1. Ed Gabert, Bus Driver, June 3, 2021
8.D.2. Jennifer Sutch, Paraprofessional, April 12, 2021
8.D.3. Andrea DelZoppo, Retirement, June 4, 2021
8.D.4. Mary Vinje, Paraprofessional, April 9, 2021
8.D.5. Kelly Bast, Family and Consumer Science Teacher, June 4, 2021
8.D.6. Julie Miller, Aitkin Children's Coordinator, June 4, 2021
8.E. Approve the following Extra Curricular Activities:
8.E.1. Logan Quade, Junior High Baseball (to replace Jaron Brezinsky)
8.F. Approve Volunteer Coaches:
8.F.1. Scott Melz, Jr. High Softball
8.F.2. Tim Shereck, Jr. High Softball (if not approved for Jr. High Coach)
8.F.3. Crystal Koonce, Junior Varsity Softball
8.G. Approve Extended Contracts for 21-22 School Year:
8.G.1. Samantha Croatt, High School Counselor
Attachments: (1)
8.G.2. Meredith Sander, High School Counselor
Attachments: (1)
8.G.3. Chris Halvorson, Band Lessons
8.G.4. Erik Heimark, Agriculture
8.H. Approve Tenure for the following staff:
8.H.1. Andrea Poole
8.H.2. Amanda Steffens
8.H.3. Jennifer McGuire
9. Discuss adding additional Coach for Softball 
10. Discuss adding additional Coach for Jr. High Golf
11. Consider and approve the following Extra-curricular Assignments if #9 and #10 are approved:
11.A. Lindsey Cline and Kurt Earhart, Jr. High Girls Golf Coach
They will split position
11.B. Tim Shereck, Jr. High Softball
12. Approve adding Title Teacher for Reading Interventions at Rippleside Elementary funded through CARES Act and ESSER funds.
13. Approve adding a Title Teacher for Math Interventions at Rippleside Elementary funded through CARES act and ESSER funds.
14. Approve to use Cares/Esser funds to add a 6th grade teacher for 2021-2022 year only to address class size - this will maintain 6th grade as a 4 section class for one more year.
15. Add one new Special Education teacher in the High School to reduce class sizes for one year. Funding will come from CARES/ESSER funds. 
16. Rescind Letter of Agreement from July of 2020 regarding Co-Curricular pay.
17. Administrative reports:
17.A. Board Members Reports:
17.A.1. PAC meeting: Mr. Hoge
17.B. Committee Reports:
17.B.1. 033021 Facilities & Finance Committee Minutes 
17.B.2. 033121 Personnel Committee Meeting 
Attachments: (1)
17.C. Superintendent's report:
17.C.1. Contract Negotiations
17.C.2. April Enrollment
Attachments: (1)
17.C.3. Discussion on graduation planning
17.C.4. May 3, 2021 Board Work Session 
17.D. Upcoming meetings:
17.D.1. Safety Committee Meeting, April 21, 2021, 3:45 p.m., HS Room 137

17.D.2. Ed-Minnesota - Paraprofessionals - April 28, 2021 - 5:00 HS Media Center - 1st meeting

17.D.3. Personnel Committee Meeting, April 28, 2021, 3:45 p.m. HS Room 137
17.D.4. Board Work Session, May 3, 2021, 7:00 p.m., HS Media Center & Google

17.D.4.a. Ed-Minnesota - Teachers Negotiations - May 4th, 2021 4:00 HS Media Center - 2nd meeting

17.D.5. Facility & Finance Committee Meeting, May 5, 2021, 3:45 p.m., HS Room 137
17.D.6. Policy Committee Meeting, May 12, 2021, 3:45 p.m. HS Room 137
17.D.7. School Board Meeting, May 17, 2021, 7:00 p.m., HS Media Center & Google
18. Open
19.  The meeting will be closed as permitted by section 13D.05, subdivision 3 (a), to evaluate the performance of the School District's superintendent.
20. Re-open board meeting. 
21. Adjourn.
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