July 1, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Virginia Rock Ridge Public Schools Organizational and Regular Meeting

1. Organizational meeting called to order.         
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Roll Call.
4. Approve Organizational Meeting agenda.
5. Election of Board Officers.
5.1. Elect Chairperson.
5.2. Elect Vice Chairperson.
5.3. Elect Clerk.
5.4. Elect Treasurer.
5.5. Elect Alternate Clerk.
6. Organizational Business:
6.1. Set regular meeting dates and time.
6.2. Set salaries of board directors.
6.3. Designate school depositories: Frandsen Bank & Trust, MSDLAF, and MNTrust/PMA, Miners National Bank and First National Bank of Gilbert.
6.4. Authorize the hiring of a school attorney on an as-needed basis: Consider recommendation of Colosimo, Patchin, & Kearney, Ltd.,Rupp, Anderson, Squires, & Waldspurger, P.A. and Ratwik, Rozak & Maloney, P.A.
6.5. Consider authorizing the business manager and superintendent to make electronic fund transfers.
6.6. Consider authorizing the business manager to use the current signature plate until a new plate is secured, if necessary.
6.7. Committee memberships.
7. Adjourn Organizational Meeting.
8. Call to order of regular meeting.
9. Consider additions or deletions to the agenda.
10. Approve agenda.
11. Recognition of visitors and public input regarding the meeting agenda.
12. Consent Agenda:
12.1. Approval of June 8, 2020 Joint Powers Special Meeting Minutes.
12.2. Approval of June 8, 2020 Virginia Regular Meeting Minutes.
12.3. Approval of June 22, 2020 Joint Boards Working Session Minutes.
12.4. Approval of June 24, 2020 Virginia Special Meeting Minutes.
12.5. Approval of ISD No. 2909 mileage rate at IRS standard mileage rate as of January 1, 2020.
12.6. Approval of Columbus Day is not a school holiday.
12.7. Approval of Minnesota School Boards Association renewal for 2020-2021 in the amount of $9,478.00.
12.8. Approval of Minnesota Rural Education Association membership renewal for 2020-2021 in the sum of $2,250.00.
12.9. Hire Elizabeth Niemi for the 1.0 FTE Special Education Teacher position, BA+10 - Step 1, effective August 31, 2020. 
12.10. Hire Peighton Worlie for the 1.0 FTE Elementary Teacher position, BA - Step 1, effective August 31, 2020. 
12.11. Hire Lindsay Engel for the 1.0 FTE Elementary Teacher position, Masters - Step 5, effective August 31, 2020. 
12.12. Hire Mathew Stephens for the 1.0 Secondary Teacher position, Masters - Step 4, effective August 31, 2020. 
12.13. Approval of resignation of Alicia Nelson from the Media Aide Assistant position effective June 16, 2020.
12.14. Approval of resignation of Murray Anderson from the Junior High Football Coach position effective June 16, 2020.
12.15. Approval of resignation of Ezekiel Erickson from the Assistant Girls' Swim Coach position effective June 12, 2020.
12.16. Approval of resignation of Steve Manninen from the Assistant Cross Country Coach position effective June 8, 2020.
13. Recognition/reports:
13.1. Superintendent update.
13.1.1. Update on Spectrum Health Building
13.1.2. Update on Office of Administrative Process
13.1.3. Update on busing and school attendance for 20-21 school year
14. Administration Items:
14.1. Consider authorizing the superintendent to approve instate travel requirements of employees during the school year.
14.2. Consider authorizing school board members to attend necessary instate meetings.
14.3. Consider authorizing the superintendent to employ additional instructional, library, maintenance, and clerical assistance as shall become necessary.
14.4. Consider establishing a newspaper as the legal publication for school business from July 1, 2020- June 30, 2021.
14.5. Consider resolution authorizing a grant request to the Virginia Community Foundation for the purchase of three 3-D printers in the amount of $2,741.99.
14.6. Consider grant of $750 from the Minnesota Division of Early Childhood of the Council for the Exceptional Children.
14.7. Consider License Agreement between Virginia-Eveleth Economic Development Authority and Rock Ridge School District #2909.
14.8. Consider Rock Ridge transition graduation requirements.
14.9. Consider Furniture, Furnishings & Related Equipment (FF&E) proposal.
14.10. Consider options of administrative restructuring and fundraising director.
15. Finance:
15.1. Consider Resolution Directing the Administration to Make Recommendations for Reductions in Programs and Positions and Reasons Therefore.
15.2. Consider payroll dates for the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year.
15.3. Consider using Teachers On Call to provide teacher and paraprofessional substitutes.
15.4. Consider 2020-2021 meal prices.
15.5. Consider the 2020-2021 Rock Ridge budget.
15.6. Consider Property/Liability and Workers Comp Insurance
15.7. Consider Lease Agreement with Apple Financial Services for purchase of iPads and Laptops for student and teacher use.
16. Election:
16.1. Consider Resolution Establishing Dates for Filing Affidavits of Candidacy.
17. Policies:
17.1. Mandatory policies for new district - First Reading.
17.2. Additional Policies - First Reading.
18. Public input regarding meeting agenda.
19. Meeting Announcements:
19.1. Rock Ridge School Board will meet on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm.
20. Adjournment.
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