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May 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

1. Call to Order
Discussion:  The meeting was called to order by Chair Bredman at 7:01 PM.
2. Roll Call
Discussion:  Members present: Marla Field, Ryan Lindbom, Greg Berg, Dion Bredman, Jacob Thompson, Leslie Shirek, Dave Herbranson and Superintendent Ellerbusch.
Guests present: Todd Henrickson, Bryan Strand, Erin Ellingson, Chad Suter, Michael Stein, Jodi Samuelson and Brooke Fradet.
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Approval of Agenda
5. Approval of Minutes
7. Appreciation, Recognition and Presentations
7.A. Wisconsin Dells Basketball Tournament - Grades 11 and 12
Presenter:  Mr. Suter
Discussion:  Chad Suter addressed the Board to ask for approval to take a group of around 14 kids, grades 11th and 12th to the Dells to participate in team building and a basketball tournament.  They would go June 20-23, with parental chaperones and drivers.
8. Recognition of Citizens for Input Purposes
9. Reports/News
9.A. High School Principal's Report
9.B. Elementary Principal/Activities Director's Report
9.D. Board Committee Reports
10. Removal of Consent Items for Discussion
11. Approval of Consent Items
11.A. Personnel
Description:  All hirings are based upon the findings of each individual's background check, licensure status, and discipline report from the Minnesota Department of Education.
Discussion:  Motion to approve Consent Items A. Personnel items 1-30. 
11.A.1) Tenure for Carrie Jenkins as an Elementary Classroom Teacher 
11.A.2) Tenure for Erick Knudson as Band & Orchestra, Music Classroom Teacher 
11.A.3) FMLA Leave Request from Brandi Holleman
11.A.4) Megan Hoyer as High School Counselor
11.A.5) Emily Olson as Kids Club Program Assistant Leader
11.A.6) Grace Olson as Kids Club Program Assistant Leader
11.A.7) Stacey Braton's Resignation as Paraprofessional 
11.A.8) Marlene Avery's Resignation as Paraprofessional 
11.A.9) Corey Stuvland as Clay Target Coach
11.A.10) Madison Abarr as JH Softball Coach
11.A.11) McKinzie Solum's Resignation as JV Volleyball Coach
11.A.12) George Haj's Resignation as 8th Grade Boys' Basketball Coach
11.A.13) Phil Trowbridge as Head Baseball PK-6th Grade 
11.A.14) Matt Samuelson as 14-15's Babe Ruth Coach
11.A.15) Craig Samuelson as 14-15's Babe Ruth Volunteer Coach
11.A.16) Jack Trowbridge as 13's Babe Ruth Coach
Description:  Compensation will be $500
11.A.17) Dan Cox as 13's Babe Ruth Volunteer Coach
11.A.18) Kyle Ness as 13's Babe Ruth Volunteer Coach
11.A.19) Julie Boom as Head Softball PK-6th Grade 
11.A.20) Aaron Schindler as 18 Under Softball
11.A.21) Grace Halverson as Youth Golf
11.A.22) Aaron Schindler as BHS Speed & Strength; Quickness & Agility
11.A.23) Shane Sigler as BHS Speed & Strength; Quickness & Agility
11.A.24) Karla Solum as EHP Strength & Conditioning
11.A.25) Sydney Boom as Volleyball Camp
11.A.26) Chad Suter as Boys Basketball Camp
11.A.27) Ryan Bomstad as Girls Basketball Camp
11.A.28) Tracy Hinsz as Basketball Shooting & Competitive Camps
11.A.29) Bryan Strand as Varsity Football Camp
11.A.30) Nate Strand as Elementary Football Camp
12. New Business
12.B. Food Service Agreement for School Years 2022-23 and 2023-24
12.D. Insurance and Risk Management
12.E. American Legion Reed Field Lease
12.F. Rescind School District Policy 808:  COVID-19 Face Covering
Discussion:  The motion will be consistent with the ongoing face-covering requirement, which continues until the 70% vaccination rate or the July 1, 2021, date (whichever comes earlier).
12.G. Resolution Relating to the Termination and Nonrenewal of the Teaching Contract of Stuart Brandt a Probationary Teacher
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a meeting of the School Board of Independent
School District No. 146, Barnesville, Minnesota was held on May 17, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in
person or by electronic means pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13D.021.
The following Board members were present:
and the following were absent:
Board Member Marla Field introduced the following Resolution and
moved its adoption:
WHEREAS, Stuart Brandt is a probationary teacher in Independent School District
No. 146, Barnesville, Minnesota; and
WHEREAS, Minn. Stat. § 122A.40, subd. 5 provides that "during the probationary
period any annual contract with any teacher may or may not be renewed as the school board
shall see fit," provided that the board gives any teacher "whose contract it declines to renew
for the following school year written notice to that effect before July 1."
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent
School District No. 146, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 122A.40, Subdivision
5, the teaching contract of Stuart Brandt, a probationary teacher in Independent School
District No. 146, is hereby terminated and not renewed at the close of the current 2020-
2021 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice shall be sent to said teacher
regarding termination and non-renewal of the contract as provided by law, and that said
notice shall be in substantially the following form:
Stuart Brandt
Dear Mr. Brandt:
You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent
School District No. 146 held on May 17, 2021, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll
call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not
to renew your contract for the 2021-2022 school year. Said action of the Board is taken
pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 122A.40, subdivision 5.
You may officially request that the School Board give its reasons for the nonrenewal
of your teaching contract. Such request is to be made in writing to the Superintendent.
Yours very truly,
Clerk of the School Board
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by
______________________________________ and upon vote being taken thereon, the
following voted in favor thereof: Marla Field, Ryan Lindbom, Dion Bredman, Jacob Thompson, Leslie Shirek
and the following voted against the same: Greg Berg and Dave Herbranson abstained 
whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
13. Addendum
13.A. Vision Insurance Renewal
13.B. Donations
13.B.1) $455 Donation from Barnesville Rod N Gun for Trap Team Auxiliary Account
13.B.2) $300 Donation from MN Deer Hunter Association for Trap Team Auxiliary Account
13.B.3) $20 Donation from Bell Bank
13.C. Traci Fischer as Long-term Substitute Teacher
13.D. Extended Maintenance Agreement with Johnson Controls
13.E. $375,413.00 in ESSER III Dollars to Purchase Apple iPads
14. Discussion/Information
15. Enrollment Update
Discussion:  Grades K-5: 425,  Grades 6-12: 467  Total:  892
16. Dates to Remember
16.A. Regular School Board Meeting
16.A.1) Monday, June 21, 2021, 7:00 PM, Barnesville High School
17. Adjournment
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