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October 18, 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) No presenters this month.
7. Old Business:  
7.A. Approve the following Policies as second reading:
7.A.1. Policy 808 Covid-19 Face Coverings
Policy Committee recommends removing this from our policies. The executive order has expired. 
Attachments: (1)
7.A.2. Policy 901 - Community Education
Attachments: (1)
7.A.3. Policy 902 FORM - Was previously listed at 902.1, just renamed.
Attachments: (1)
7.A.4. Policy 431 - Building Use After Hours, was Policy 902.1, just renamed.
Attachments: (1)
7.A.5. Policy 432 - Staff Fitness Opportunities, was Policy 902.2, renamed.
Attachments: (1)
7.A.6. Policy 902-Use of Equipment Form - was Policy 902.3, just renamed.
Attachments: (1)
7.A.7. Policy 432 - Aitkin High School Fitness Center Waiver and Release of Liability Form, was 902.2 Form, renamed.
Attachments: (1)
7.A.8. Policy 903 - Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites
Attachments: (1)
7.A.9. Policy 102 - Equal Educational Opportunity
Attachments: (1)
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. September 20, 2021 School Board meeting Minutes
Attachments: (1)
8.A.2. Office receipts for the month of September, 2021 in the amount of $1,292,676.17
8.A.3. Report of expenditures for September, 2021, including $1,083,587.07 for bills and $934,295.81 for payroll and district contribution to PERA, TRA, OASDO, Medicare and 403(b)
Attachments: (1)
8.A.4. Wire transfers for September, 2021 in the amount of $1,700,000.00,
Attachments: (1)
8.A.5. Donations for September, 2021 in the amount of $50,042.00
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6. Consider and approve the following Extra-curricular Assignments:
8.A.6.a. Travis Chaput,  One-Act Play Director 
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6.b. Boy's Basketball:
8.A.6.b.1. Scott Stanfield, Head Coach
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6.b.2. Greg A. Hills, Varsity Assistant Coach
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6.b.3. Ben Schwarz, C-Squad Coach
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6.b.4. Daryl Smith, Varsity Assistant Coach
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6.b.5. Kerry Hopperstad, Jr. High Coach
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6.b.6. Julie Asmus, Jr. High Coach
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6.c. Football:
8.A.6.c.1. Rory Sanders, Football Coach, Jr. High
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6.d. Girls Basketball:
8.A.6.d.1. Mike Reem, Head Coach
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6.d.2. Jason Long, Varsity Assistant Coach
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6.d.3. Sharaya Pearson, Junior High Coach
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6.d.4. Lena Broeckel, Coach, Jr. High Girls Basketball
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6.e. Dance Team:
8.A.6.e.1. Kaitlin Wake, Head Coach
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6.e.2. Justice Ramos, Varsity Assistant Coach
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6.f. Wrestling:
8.A.6.f.1. Larry Liljenquist, Head Coach
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6.f.2. Greg Hills, Varsity Assistant Coach
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6.f.3. Keith Larson, Junior High Coach
Attachments: (1)
8.A.7. Approve Volunteer Coaches:
8.A.7.a. Boys Basketball:
8.A.7.a.1. Rob Williams
8.A.7.a.2. Dan Asmus
8.A.7.b. Girls Basketball:
8.A.7.b.1. None at this time
8.A.7.c. Dance Team:
8.A.7.c.1. Jasmine Vogtlin
8.A.7.d. Wrestling:
8.A.7.d.1. Noel Bailey
8.A.7.d.2. Dan Stifter
8.A.7.e. One Act Play Volunteers:
8.A.7.e.1. None at this time.
8.A.8. Approve Hirings:
8.A.8.a. Nicole Schmitt, Alt School Math Teacher, 2021-2022, effective date: 10-25-21
8.A.8.b. Kent Mitchell, Cleaner, 10/18/21
8.A.8.c. Kelly Larsgard, Paraprofessional, 2021-2022, 9/22/21
8.A.8.d. Tammy Hagen, Driver Aide/Ride Aide, Type III Drier
8.A.8.e. Mackenzie Krawchuk, Kids Club
8.A.9. Approve Aitkin Alternative School Handbook
Attachments: (1)
8.A.10. Approve Community Education Annual Report, 2021-2022
Attachments: (1)
8.A.11. Trust in US, 2022 Contract
Attachments: (1)
  • 10/15/2021 at 12:41 PM
8.A.12. Approve updated contract for Michelle Alcox-Larson
Attachments: (1)
8.B. Discuss and approve SEL - Social, Emotional Learning Program for Rippleside.
Attachments: (1)
9. Administrative reports:
9.A. Board Members Reports:
9.B. Committee Reports:
9.B.1. Facilities and Finance Committee Meeting, 10/12/21, Dan Stifter
Attachments: (1)
9.B.2. Community Education Advisory Council, Meeting 10/11/2021
Attachments: (1)
9.B.3. Policy Committee Meeting, October 13, 2021, 3:45 p.m.
Attachments: (1)
9.B.3.a. Approve the following Policies, 1st Reading:
9.B.3.a.1. Policy 902 - Use of School District Facilities and Equipment, 1st Reading
9.B.3.a.2. Policy 902-1 Rental of School Facilities, to be removed.
Attachments: (1)
9.B.3.a.3. Policies 540 and 729 - Student ID Policy
Attachments: (1)
9.C. Superintendent's report:
9.C.1. Enrollment
Attachments: (1)
9.C.2. CPL Update
9.C.3. Covid-19 update
9.C.4. Press box, JV soft ball field
9.D. Upcoming meetings:
9.D.1. Wednesday, October 27, 2021, Personnel Committee Meeting, 3:45 p.m., Media Center/Google Meets
9.D.2. Tuesday, November 2, 2021, Election Day, Capital Projects Levy, 700 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Glen/Kimberly Town Hall, 32631 Dam Lake Street, Aitkin, MN 56431, Palisade Community Center/Fire Hall, 48052 Nature Avenue, Palisade, MN 56469 and Journey North Community Church, 810 2nd Street NW, Aitkin, MN 56431. 
9.D.3. Wednesday, November 3, 2021, Safety Committee Meeting, 3:45 p.m., Media Center/Google Meet
9.D.4. Thursday, November 4, 2021, Special School Board Meeting for Canvassing Votes, 7:00 a.m., AHS Media Center. 
9.D.5. Tuesday, November 9, Facilities and Finance Committee Meeting, 3:45 p.m., AHS Media Center/Google Meet
9.D.6. Monday, November 15, 2021, School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., AHS Media Center
9.D.7. Monday, December 20, 2021, Truth in Taxation Meeting, Aitkin High School Media Center, 6:30 p.m.
9.D.8. January 13-14, 2022, 2022 MSBA's Leadership Conference
10. Other.
11. Close meeting under MN Statute 13D.03, Labor negotiations strategy
12. Open Meeting
13. Adjourn.

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