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February 14, 2022 at 6:00 PM - Regular Business Meeting

Agenda
1. Call to Order
Speaker(s):  Chairperson
Description:  Call to order and Pledge of Allegiance
2. Agenda Approval 
Speaker(s):  Chairperson
Description:  Corrections/Deletions/Additions/Items from Consent Agenda
3. Recognition of Visitors
Speaker(s):  Chairperson
Description:  Public Comment and Acknowledgement of Correspondence
4. Regular Business
Speaker(s):  Chairperson
4.A. Approval of Minutes, Annual Organizational Meeting - January 10, 2022
Speaker(s):  Chairperson
4.B. Approval of Minutes, Monthly Meeting - January 10, 2022
Speaker(s):  Chairperson
4.C. Approval of Accounts Payable / Payroll / Transfers for January 2022
Speaker(s):  Chairperson
4.D. Approval of Consent Agenda
Speaker(s):  Jeff Pesta
Description:  Human Resources actions pending approval.
5. Information Items
Speaker(s):  Chairperson
5.A. Review of Safe Schools Plan
Speaker(s):  Jeff Pesta
Description:  Review current plan for discussion purposes only utilizing updated public health data.  
5.B. Review Cass County Election Boundary
Speaker(s):  Jeff Pesta
Description:  The county auditor is requesting a review of the district boundary map for any recent changes.
5.C. Elementary Principal's Report
Speaker(s):  Jennifer Stefan
5.D. High School Principal's Report
Speaker(s):  Joe Akre
5.E. High School Extended Music Trip Update
Speaker(s):  Joe Akre
Description:  The planned supplemental, overnight, music field trip to the Twin Cities was initially approved by the board in 2020.  It was postponed due to the pandemic and now has been reorganized to reflect anticipated safety precautions for March 5-8, 2022.
5.F. Activities Program Report
Speaker(s):  Brent Schimek
Attachments: (1)
5.G. Building and Grounds Department Report
Speaker(s):  Brent Schimek
5.H. Full Service Community Schools Program Report
Speaker(s):  Deanna Hron
5.I. Board Member or Committee Reports
Speaker(s):  Jeff Pesta
5.J. Superintendent's Report
Speaker(s):  Jeff Pesta
6. Action Items
Speaker(s):  Chairperson
6.A. American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) Annual Vote of Concurrence
Speaker(s):  AIPAC Members
Description:  MN Statute 124D.78 requires our Deer River AIPAC to hold an annual vote of concurrence or nonconcurrence to express their views concerning all aspects of American Indian education within the district.
6.B. Ratification of the Deer River Education Association Master Agreement
Speaker(s):  Travis Antilla
Description:  Pending ratification of the agreement by DREA membership at 4:00 p.m. on February 14.
6.C. Proposed 2022-2023 School Calendar
Speaker(s):  Jeff Pesta
6.D. Special Education Funding Resolution
Speaker(s):  Jeff Pesta
Description:  The resolution is intended to advocate for federal legislation to fully fund the government's obligation to support costs into comply with the Individual's with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  If adopted, it will be shared with the Minnesota School Boards Association,  Representative Stauber and Senators Klobuchar and Smith.
Attachments: (1)
6.E. Master Facilities Plan Agreement
Speaker(s):  Jeff Pesta
Description:  Updating an agreement to reflect the next phase of the comprehensive facilities review which is to estimate costs and identify funding mechanisms for priority facilities maintenance projects.
6.F. Resolution Authorizing the Administration to Make Recommendations for Budget Reductions in the Areas of Personnel or Programs.
Speaker(s):  Jeff Pesta
Description:  This is an annual first step in developing a preliminary district budget.  This year the district is actively looking to "right size" its staffing to align with decreased student enrollment.
6.G. Proposed Modification to the Safe Schools Plan
Speaker(s):  Jeff Pesta
7. Future Meetings
Speaker(s):  Chairperson
Description: 
February 23 - Work Session @ Deer River High School Conference Room 200C, 5:00 p.m.

March 14 - Regular Business Meeting @ location to be set by the Chairperson, 6:00 p.m.
8. Adjournment
Speaker(s):  Chairperson

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