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April 11, 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
1.4.1. Middle School Presentation
Discussion:  MMS Principal Shawn Huntley will be providing an update on Middle School initiatives and programming.
1.4.2. Facility Study Update
Discussion:  Matt Wolfert of Bray Architect will be on hand to give an update on the facility study project being completed in the district.
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. Bills
Attachments: (1)
1.5.3. Treasurer's Report
1.5.4. Budget Report
Attachments: (1)
1.5.5. Personnel Actions Employment
Discussion:  Susan Lokken, Part-time Special Ed Assistant, Ramsey
Sarah VanSickle, Special Ed Assistant, High School
Taylor Knutson, Math Teacher, 2022-23 school year, Middle School
Gabrielle Mazer, High School Counselor, 2022-23 school year, High School 
Sarah Schimming, .8 Art Teacher, 2022-23 school year, Middle School
Kylee Heurung, PE Teacher, 2022-23 school year, Middle School
Amy Ranfelt, Special Ed Assistant, Ramsey
Shawnn Martin, Director/Principal 2022-23 school year, ALC
Stacy Bagaus, Food Service Director
Dave Vik, Head Football Coach, 2022-23 school year Resignations/Retirements
Discussion:  Charlann Anspach, retiring as Special Ed Assistant, Middle School
Zach Koepke, resigning as High School student council advisor, effective at the end of the 21-22 school year
Matt Olson, resigning as High School student council advisor, effective at the end of the 21-22 school year
Dan Hampton, retiring as Vocal Instructor for high school and middle school, effective at the end of the 21-22 school year
Nicki Olson, resigning as school counselor at Ramsey, effective at the end of the 21-22 school year
Mike Slowey, resigned as custodian of the high school, effective immediately
Emily Boerboom, resigning as Special Education Teacher, Ramsey, effective at the end of the 21-22 school year
Laura Streich, resigning as Math Intervention Specialist and Native American Home Liaison, effective at the end of the 21-22 school year Reassignments
Discussion:  McKayla Castaneda, going from Covid Contact Tracer to Librarian Assistant, High School
John Mader, going from Elementary Teacher to .5 PACE/.5 Academic Impact Dean of Students, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year
1.6. Resolution Accepting a Gift, Donation, Contribution or Bequest
Discussion:  Donation of $500 from Let's Go Fishing for Community Ed Summer Rec T-shirts
Private donation of $100 to the Montevideo Band Program
Donation of $1,050 from United Methodist Church to put towards busing costs related towards State Girls Basketball Tournament
Grant awarded through CCM Health in the amount of $2,500 to be used for the Little Thunder Hawk Playground
Grant awarded to MHS Scholarship fund in the amount of $2,000.
Private donation of $238.48 towards GBB team lunch at state
1.7. Superintendent's Report
Attachments: (1)
1.8. Board Reports
1.8.1. Board Committees
Discussion:  Wellness Committee: Snell/Birhanzl
Community Ed/Rec: Pauling/Snell
1.8.2. Student Representative Report
1.8.3. Administrators
1.9. Congratulatory Action and Recognition
Discussion:  Winter awards & honors 21-22
2.1. Fine Arts Center Proposal
Discussion:  Mr. McKittrick and members of the facility committee assigned to review proposals will update the full school board and present their recommendation.
3.1. Recognition of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 70 as Exclusive Bargaining Representative for the Montevideo Educational Assistants
3.2. Recognition of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 70 as Exclusive Bargaining Representative for the Montevideo Office Personnel.
3.3. Bob Mills Award Recipient
Discussion:  Please approve the individual whose name was sent to you earlier. Please keep the name of the recipient confidential until the Staff Recognition Dinner.
3.4. Fee increase for the Trap/Skeet Team
Discussion:  During the April school board meeting, Mr. Boraas and Mr. Nelson presented to the board the rationale for wanting to increase the fees for the Trap/Skeet team. The board agreed to move forward with the fee increase to be approved at the April board meeting.
3.5. Approve Health Insurance Premiums
Discussion:  Annually, once the service cooperative releases the premium rates for the coming year, the board must approve or accept the premiums. 
Attachments: (1)
3.6. Acceptance of Fine Arts Center Proposal
Discussion:  The recommendation of the facility committee is to allow Administration to draw up a contractual agreement with MAAC, Inc. with the parameters within the proposal. The contract will be reviewed and approved by the School Board prior to being finalized.
3.7. Approve Employment Agreement
Discussion:  The district will employ a Director of Food Service beginning June 6, 2022, due to the termination of the shared services agreement with Willmar Public Schools.  Therefore, an employment agreement needed to be created and subsequently approved by the School Board.  The attached employment agreement is for the 2022-2024 work period.

The approval of this agreement is recommended by the Superintendent.
3.8. Approve Summer School Staffing
Discussion:  The attachment outlines the staffing pattern and staff who will be utilized to offer summer targeted services, ESY, and credit recovery.  Mr. Huntley has done an outstanding job of coordinating programming and staff for these summer opportunities.

We will be utilizing ARA learning recovery dollars to fund these programs this year.
Discussion:  The discussion this month will be on Chapter 24: Compassion. Compassion involves the strategies of LAWS and SPA. We will look at these two strategies more intensely during our discussions.

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