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September 19, 2022 at 6:30 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 only be in relationship to the agenda items and not exceed five (5) minutes per issue.  The Board cannot engage in a discussion or debate but will take the information and find answers if 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)
6.A. JET - Office of Job Training - Aitkin High School Career Fair - Amanda Voller and Kari Paulson
7. Old Business:  
7.A. Approve the following Policies 2nd Reading:
7.A.1. Policy 620 - Credit for Learning and Grading System
Attachments: (1)
7.A.2. Policy 401 - Equal Employment Opportunity
Attachments: (1)
7.A.3. Policy 402 - Disability Nondiscrimination Policy
Attachments: (1)
7.A.4. Policy 403 - Discipline, Suspension, and Dismissal of School District Employees
Attachments: (1)
7.A.5. Policy 404 - Employment Background Checks
Attachments: (1)
7.A.6. Policy 405 - Veteran's Preference
Attachments: (1)
8. New business:
8.A. Approve consent agenda items as follows:
8.A.1. Approve the following School Board Meeting Minutes:
  • Monday, July 25, 2022 Regular School Board Meeting Minutes
  • Monday, August 8, 2022 Board Work Session Minutes
  • Monday, August 15, 2022 Regular School Board Meeting Minutes
Attachments: (3)
8.A.2. Approve financials:
  • Office receipts for August, 2022 in the amount of $2,001,972.15.
  • Report of expenditures for August, 2022, including $522,056.59 for bills and $787,567.44 for payroll and district contribution to PERA, TRA, OASDI/Medicare and 403(b).
  • Donations for August, 2022 in the amount of $6,441.43.
  • Wire transfers for August, 2022 in the amount of $1,200,000.00.
  • Employee reimbursements for August, 2022.
Attachments: (4)
8.A.3. Consider and approve the following Extra-curricular Assignments:
8.A.3.a. Amanda Steffens, Student Council Sr. High
8.A.3.b. Samantha Croatt, Student Council Jr. High
8.A.3.c. Scott Miller, BPA
8.A.3.d. Meredith Sander, National Honor Society
8.A.3.e. Kelly Blake, One Act, Musical
8.A.3.f. Irma Boerhave, International Club
8.A.3.g. Dustin Richters, Peer Helpers
8.A.3.h. Lindsey Cline, Peer Helpers
8.A.3.i. Jason May, Knowledge Bowl
8.A.3.j. Sean Smith, Knowledge Bowl
8.A.3.k. Rocco Dipaolo, FFA
8.A.3.l. Scott Miller, Sr. Class Advisor
8.A.3.m. Andrea Pool, Prom
8.A.3.n. Chancy Nordick, Math League
8.A.3.o. Kerry Hopperstad, Math League
8.A.3.p. Briana Tetrick, Yearbook Advisor
8.A.3.q. Julie Asmus, 5th and 6th Grade Math Masters
8.A.3.r. Loren Vonasek, District Wide Staff Development
8.A.3.s. JD Green, JH Football Coach
8.A.4. Approve Volunteer Coaches:
8.A.4.a. Molly Oestreich, Girls Tennis
8.A.5. Approve Hirings:
8.A.5.a. Shelley Greenwood, DO Receptionist, September 26, 2022, 2022-2023 School Year
8.A.5.b. Kelly Blake, High School Choir Teacher, Vocal Music/Musical, One Act Play, 2022-2023 School Year
Attachments: (1)
8.A.5.c. Lisa Buisman, .4 FTE High School Special Education Teacher, 2022-2023 School Year
Attachments: (1)
8.A.5.d. Nathan Ehnstrom, High School Long Term Substitute Tier I Teacher for FACS and Chemistry, 2022-2023 School Year
Attachments: (1)
8.A.5.e. Jared McCoy, 2nd Grade Long Term Substitute Teacher, 2022-2023 School Year
Attachments: (1)
8.A.5.f. Lisa DeMars, Alt School Principal, 2022-2023 School Year
Attachments: (1)
8.A.5.g. Janis Newport, HS Dishwasher, 2022-2023 School Year
8.A.5.h. Renee Larson, HS Paraprofessional, 2022-2023 School Year
8.A.5.i. Samantha Karnes, Kids Club Worker, 2022-2023 School Year
8.A.5.j. Hailey Gauwitz, Kids Club Worker, 2022-2023 School Year
8.A.5.k. Kayla Luke, HS Paraprofessional, 2022-2023 School Year
8.A.5.l. Kori Harris, Kids Club Worker, 2022-2023 School Year
8.A.5.m. Karen Stifter, ECFE Parent Educator, 2022-2023 School Year
8.A.5.n. Holli Orpin, ECFE Child Care Mentor/Kids Club Assistant 2022-2023 School Year
Attachments: (1)
8.A.5.o. Jessica Stifter, Kindergarten Teacher, 2022-2023 School Year
Attachments: (1)
8.A.5.p. Nataly Lochner, Early Childhood, 2022-2023 School Year
Attachments: (1)
8.A.5.q. Natalie Ramsey, Bus Driver, 2022-2023 School Year 
8.A.5.r. Brian Sandberg, Bus Driver, 2022-2023 School Year
8.A.5.s. Scott Sherman, Van Rider, 2022-2023 School Year
8.A.5.t. Jeff Smith, Bus Driver, 2022-2023 School Year
8.A.5.u. Molly Oestreich, High School Special Education Teacher, 2022-2023 School Year
Attachments: (1)
8.A.6. Approve Leave of Absence for the following employees:
 a. Leave for Jessica Stifter from Early Childhood for the 2022-2023 School Year 
Attachments: (1)
8.A.7. Approve Resignations:
8.A.7.a. Genevieve O'Neal, High School paraprofessional, August 30, 2022
8.A.7.b. Sarah Vang, 2nd Grade Long Term Substitute Teacher, 1st quarter of 2022-2023 School Year
8.A.8. Approve 22-23 High School Activities Handbook
Attachments: (1)
8.A.9. Approve Lara Parkin, Community Education and Kids Club Coordinator Contract 21-22, 22-23
Attachments: (1)
8.B. Discussion Items:
8.B.1. Approve Purchase of Service Agreement for the Transportation of Children and Youth in Foster Care Placement
Attachments: (1)
8.B.2. Approve the proposed 2022 Payable 2023 Levy at MAXIMUM.
Attachments: (1)
8.B.3. Approve to set Truth in Taxation Hearing  for December 19, 2022, 6:00 p.m. in the AHS Media Center. 
8.B.4. Discuss and appoint to fill vacant School Board Position
a. Brian Leitinger
b. Jeanette Smith
Attachments: (1)
8.B.5. Appoint Chairperson and Vice Chairperson
9. Administrative reports:
9.A. Board Members Reports:
9.B. Committee Reports:
  1. August 31, 2022 Personnel Committee Meeting
  2. September 6, 2022 Facilities and Finance Committee Meeting
  3. September 14, 2022 Policy Committee Meeting - Approve the following Policies First Reading:
    1. Policy 406 - Public and Private Personnel Data
    2. Policy 406 - 7 Form Consent to Release - Request from an Individual
    3. Policy 407 - Employee Right to Know
    4. Policy 408 - Subpoena of a School District Employee
    5. Policy 416 - Alcohol and Drug Testing
    6. Policy 416F - Alcohol and Drug Testing - Form
    7. Policy 417 - Chemical Use and Abuse
    8. Policy 418 - Drug-Free Workplace/Drug-Free School Policy
    9. Policy 418F - Form Acknowledgement: Drug-Free Workplace/Drug-Free School
    10. Policy 534 - Unpaid Meal Charges
Attachments: (13)
9.C. Principal's Report:
      Andy Dokken
      Lisa DeMars
9.D. Superintendent's report:
9.D.1. 22-23 School Year Update
9.D.2. Curriculum Review Plan
9.D.3. Enrollment
Attachments: (1)
9.E. Upcoming meetings:
9.E.1. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Personnel Committee Meeting, 3:45, AHS Media Center
9.E.2. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, Policy Committee Meeting, 3:45, AHS Media Center
9.E.3. Monday, October 17, 2022, School Board Meeting 6:30 PM, AHS Media Center
9.E.4. Monday, October 24, 2022, Board Work Session, 6:30 PM, AHS Media Center
10. Other:
11. Adjourn.

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