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November 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Approval of Agenda
5. Recognition of Guests 
6. Approval of Minutes
6.a. Regular School Board Meeting 10/26/2020
Attachments: (1)
6.b. Special School Board Meeting 11/13/2020
Attachments: (1)
7. Financial Reports - Ed Becker and Andy Lindow to audit bills at 6:15 p.m.
7.a. Monthly Cash Balance Report
Attachments: (1)
7.a.1) Balance Sheet
Attachments: (1)
7.a.2) Electronic Funds Transfer
Attachments: (1)
7.b. Revenue / Expenditure Report
Attachments: (2)
8. Consent Agenda
8.a. Accept Donations
Attachments: (1)
8.b. Approve - FY 2019-2020 Annual Audit 
Presenter:  Dr. Parks
Description:  Nevis Public School received a report of a clean audit from Brady Martz & Associates for the 2019-2020 School Year.

Highlights of the audit included:
1.  The net position of the district increasing by $103,538 over the prior year with revenues exceeding expenditures.
2.  The unassigned fund balance as a percentage of general fund expenditures remained in the targeted district goal of above 20%.
3.  Food Service realized an $18,914 income.
4.  Community Service realized a $(6,794) deficit due to additional costs to operate School Age Care.
 
8.c. Accept Resignation - Rebecca Goodsell, Educational Assistant
Presenter:  Dr. Parks
Description:  Becky has been a valuable member of our Tiger Team for the past three years.  Her life has taken a new direction and she is moving away from us to be closer to family and friends.  We thank her for her bright smile and willingness to chip in wherever needed over the past three years.
Good luck, Becky
8.d. Approve the 2020-2021 Teachers Seniority List
Presenter:  Dr. Parks
Description:  Annually, the school board must approve the updated Teachers Seniority List.  The list is a compendium of time and educational credits earned by teachers.  These two elements are essential to step and lane assignments for all teaching staff.  Teachers are automatically moved up a step every year on the contract to a maximum of Step 16.  However, lane changes are the result of additional graduate-level credits earned during the previous year to a maximum of MA +30.  The list is important to establish the rate of pay for a teacher and to identify seniority in case a situation occurs which may reduce the number of certified teaching staff.  
The list has been provided to the staff for review and comment.
Attachments: (1)
8.e. Resolution Establishing Combined Polling Places for School District Elections Not Held on the Day of a Statewide Election
Presenter:  Dr. Parks
Description: 
Resolution to combine polling places must be passed by December 31


Minnesota Statute 205A.11 requires districts to pass a resolution every year if they want to combine polling places for a special election. ­The resolution must be approved by December 31, 2020, for any special elections to be held in 2021.

With board vacancy special elections included in Minnesota Statute 205A.11, school districts never know when a board member may resign, move out of the district or pass away, creating a vacancy that may require a special election to fill the position.

The board must designate the combined polling place (or places) they would use in the future calendar year and notify county auditor(s) by sending them a copy of the resolution.


Combined polling places must be a location currently designated for use by a county or municipality. Some districts have used their school buildings in the past as a combined polling place, even though the building might not have been used by the county or city for their elections. So school election officials need to check with their county auditors to make sure the combined place they use is one the county has designated. If not, school officials will have to work out an arrangement that would use the combined polling place as one of the county’s designated polling places. Or, school districts will have to use one of the designated city or county polling places as the combined polling place.
8.f. Review District School Board Policies 603, 611, 612.1, 903
Presenter:  Dr. Parks
Description:  603 - Curriculum Development
611 - Home Schooling
612.1-1 - Development Parent and Family Engagement Policies for Title I Programs
903 - Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites
Attachments: (4)
9. Action Items
10. Discussion Items
11. Reports
11.a. Student Representatives
11.b. Board Members
11.c. Principal Michaelson
Attachments: (1)
11.d. Certified Staff Representative
11.e. Classified/Confidential Staff Representative
11.f. Superintendent Parks
12. Next Meeting - December 21. 2020, 7:00 p.m. (Truth-in-Taxation)
13. Adjourn
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