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March 14, 2022 at 6:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

1.1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
1.2. Roll Call: Birhanzl ___  Helgeson ___ Pauling ___  Sachariason ___ Snell ___  and Stenson ___
1.3. Approval of Agenda
1.4. Special Presentation
Discussion:  Mrs. Sachariason, Elementary Principal, will be on hand to present regarding ACES and a program for countering adverse childhood experiences.
1.5. Approval of Consent Agenda 
(Any item or items may be pulled off the consent agenda, at the request of any board member, for consideration by the board as a whole.)
1.5.1. Regular Board of Education Meeting Minutes
1.5.2. Special Board of Education Meeting Minutes
1.5.3. Bills
Attachments: (1)
1.5.4. Treasurer's Report
Attachments: (1)
1.5.5. Budget Report
Attachments: (1)
1.5.6. Personnel Actions Employment
Discussion:  Noelle Sulflow, Special Education Assistant, Middle School
Jon Dreyer, Middle School PE Teacher for the rest of the 2021-22 school year.
Joan Foley, Science Teacher, 2022-23 school year, ALC
Jenna Williamson, ECSE Teacher beginning the 2022-23 school year.
Spring Coaching Assignments Resignations/Retirements
Discussion:  Anne Schnobrich, resignation as Special Education Teacher, ALC, effective at the end of the 2021-22 school year.
Renee Dirckx, resignation as Special Education Assistant, Ramsey
Meggan Sachariason, resignation as Principal's Secretary, High School
Kelly Bednar, resignation as JV Volleyball coach
McKayla Streich, resignation, special ed assistant, High School
Ana Pineda, resignation School Success Coordinator, District, effective August 12, 2022.
Mary Haberman, resignation, Science Teacher, ALC
Courtney Bicknese, resignation, Art Teacher, Middle School
Amanda Heidebrink, resignation as special ed assistant, Sanford
Scott Wendt, retiring as Achievement & Integration Liaison, High School
Debbie Wendt, retiring as Library Media Assistant, High School Reassignments
Discussion:  DeDe Epema - Going from Special Ed Teacher to 1st Grade Elementary Teacher for the 2022-23 school year.
Eric VanSickle - Going from Special Ed Teacher to Art Instructor at High School for the 2022-23 school year.
1.6. Resolution Accepting a Gift, Donation, Contribution or Bequest
Discussion:  $100 donation from the Watson Lions Club to the Individuals with Disabilities Progam
1.7. Superintendent's Report
Attachments: (1)
1.8. Board Reports
1.8.1. Board Committees
1.8.2. Student Representative Report
1.8.3. Administrators
1.9. Congratulatory Action and Recognition
Discussion:  Congratulations to the Gold Dusters Dance Team for qualifying and competing in state competitions.  

Congratulations to Austin Dunn, Callim Schmitz, Evan Smith, Mickey Hess and alternates Parker Thissen and Gavin Arends for qualifying and competing in the state Swimming Meet.

Congratulations to Dan Gunlogson 3rd place, Dain Mortenson  6th place,
Zander Clauson , Avery Wittnebel, Keaton Haas of the United Wrestling team for qualifying and competing in the state Individual Wrestling Tournament.

Congratulations to the MHS Math Team for qualifying for the Math State Tournament on March 14.

Congratulations to the MHS Knowledge Bowl Team for qualifying for the Knowledge Bowl State Tournament.

Congratulations to the Girls Basketball team for making it to the State Girl's Basketball Tournament.
2.1. Mr. McKittrick will lead a discussion regarding Food Service
2.2. Fine Arts Center RFP Submittals
Discussion:  The RFP review committee will present the submittals received along with their recommendation.
3.1. Summer 2023 MMS Washington, D.C. Trip
Discussion:  Included in the support materials is information from Carrie Christenson relative to her proposal for a trip to Washington, D.C. with middle school students.
Attachments: (1)
3.2. Recognition of AFSCME Council 65 as Exclusive Bargaining Representative for the Montevideo Maintenance and Custodial Employees.
3.3. Ratification of the 2021-2022 Contract with the Montevideo Educational Assistants
Discussion:  This agreement is being recommended by the School Board Negotiations team of Andrew Stenson, Joe Helgeson, and Tyler Sachariason.
3.4. Achievement and Integration Collaborative Plan and Budget
Discussion:  This budget primarily mirrors the 2022 budget as it funds positions and strategies aligned to the 2020-2023 plan.
3.5. Approval of the 2022-23 School Calendar
Discussion:  The proposed calendar has been drafted to represent past calendar trends and alignments.  Input was sought from the EA, parents, and administration of the district resulting in one significant change.  The change is moving PLC early release dates to Friday afternoons.  In a survey completed by over 400 parents, it was clear that the desire was for PLC times to remain in the afternoon (93%) but to be changed to Friday afternoon (68%).

This proposed calendar aligns with the MRVED professional development days.

A discussion item regarding the calendar is in regards to the commencement date.  Tradition has been for commencement to be held on Sunday following the last week of school.  There has been discussion about this being changed to Friday evening of the last week of school.  School Board input is welcome on this topic.
3.6. District Food Service Director Position
Discussion:  As discussed in the informational items, it is being recommended that a year round District Food Service Director be added for the 2022-2023 school year to replace the shared services agreement with Willmar Public School.  This position will include duties as a head cook and food service director at the rate of $45,000 per year.
Discussion:  This month the professional development will be going over "How, How, How"

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