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January 11, 2022 at 6:00 PM - School Board Organizational Meeting

1. Call to Order and Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Kelsey Dawson Walton, Presiding Chair
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Additions to Agenda
4. Acceptance of Agenda
5. Election of Officers (Process: 1) Names placed into nomination; 2) Statement of nomination; 3) Statement of nominee; 4) Roll call vote)
5.A. Chair
5.B. Vice-Chair
5.C. Clerk
5.D. Treasurer
6. Establish Compensation of School Board Members for 2022:  In January 2016, the board approved compensation for the School Board Chair at $800 per month; for the School Board Clerk at $725 per month; and for other persons on the School Board at $700 per month for the 2016 calendar year. In addition, the board approved $50 per month for each board member as reimbursement of incidental expenses (including in-district mileage) incurred as a result of attendance at School Board and other related meetings. The combined monthly compensation totaled $850 for the Board Chair; $775 for the Board Clerk; and $750 for other board members. Compensation remained at those levels in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.
7. Consent Agenda
7.A. Designation of Official Newspaper: Sun Media - Plymouth Sun Sailor, Brooklyn Park Sun Post and Osseo/Maple Grove Press.
7.B. Authorizing the use of school district website as an alternative means of dissemination of solicitation of bids, requests for information and requests for proposals as permitted by Minnesota Statute 331A.03. Notice of this change will be published in the district's designated official newspaper and for six months following passage of this agenda item the district will continue to publish solicitation of bids, requests for information, and requests for proposals in the aforementioned newspapers.
7.C. Designation of Official Cash Depositories for District Funds: Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund (US Bank) and MN Trust (Associated Bank).
7.D. Designation of Investment Brokers for District Investments: Wells Fargo Investment Services, Inc.; RBC Capital Markets, LLC; Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; US Bank Minneapolis; and Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund Plus and PMA Financial Network, Inc./Associated Bank.
7.E. Authorization of Procedures for the Investment of Excess Cash: The director of business services, or designee, is hereby vested with the authority and responsibility to invest funds in accordance with state statute and school district policy. Consistent with the above delegation of responsibility for conducting the investment of excess funds, the director of business services is hereby authorized to sign the following investment documents as deputy treasurer: Collateral Assignment forms and Collateral Release forms.
7.F.  Authorization of Payments for Good and Services in Advance of Board Approval: Consistent with Minn. Stat. §§ 123B.02, 123B.11, 471.38, and 471.425, the director of business services, or designee, is hereby vested with the authority and responsibility to make payments in advance of board approval. 
7.F.I. Payment of Expense Claims Against the School District
7.F.II. Payment of Imprest Net Payroll Bank Account Items and Investment Purchases
7.F.III. Electronic Funds Transfer Payments. The director of business services, or designee, shall follow these policy controls:
7.F.III.a. The disbursing bank shall keep on file a certified copy of this authorization, which allows electronic funds transfer.
7.F.III.b. The initiator shall document the request and obtain approval from the director of business services, or designee, before making the transfer.
7.F.III.c. The initiator of the electronic transfer shall be identified for each transaction.
7.F.III.d. A written confirmation of the transaction shall be made no later than one business day after the transaction and shall be used to support the transaction. All of the advance payments made by the above authorization require that a detailed listing of the payments be submitted to the School Board for ratification at its next regularly scheduled meeting for such financial matters.
7.G. Authorization of Use of Facsimile Signatures and a Surety Bond - BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 279 as follows:
7.G.I. Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 47.41, the school board and the chairperson, clerk and treasurer thereof herby authorize the school district depository banks to honor checks, drafts, warrants, warrant-checks and other orders on public funds bearing facsimile signatures of any of said officers and to charge the same to the account upon which drawn as fully as though those instruments bore the manually written signatures of any said officers.
7.G.II. Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 47.42, the school board of said district approves the use of such facsimile signatures and hereby determines to insure the school district with an insurance company authorized to do business within the state in the amount of up to $500,000 blanket employee faithful performance bond forgery insurance against the loss of any public funds which may be withdrawn upon unauthorized use of such facsimile signatures and an officer of said school district shall not be personally liable for loss resulting from the use of any facsimile signature unless said loss occurs by reason of that officer's wrongful act. 
7.G.III. The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to furnish the school district depositories with copies of this resolution and the school district officers and said depositories are hreby authorized and directed to make the necessary arrangements for the use of facsimile signatures hereafter.
7.G.IV. Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 123B.02 covering general powers, the school board authorizes the superintendent of schools and the superintendent's secretary to utilize facsimile signature stamps covering the chairperson and the clerk signatures. The facsimile signature stamps covering the chairperson and the clerk are hereby authorized and may be utilized only for personnel employment contracts and district forms for change in personnel employment status, whenever there is not an actual handwritten signature required by Minnesota statute.
7.H. Authorization for administration to execute contracts approved by the Board, per administrative procedure.
7.I. Micro-purchasing threshold for federal grants is $25,000, which is consistent with Minnesota state law.
7.J. Appointment of Malloy, Montague, Karnowski, Radosevich & Co., P.A., to perform the annual financial audit for the year ending June 30, 2022.
7.K. Authorization for administration to execute school district grant applications.
7.L. Authorization for the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent and School Board to execute duties of clerk of the district.
7.M. IRS 2022 Mileage Reimbursement Rate
7.N. Designation of Board Chair as Minnesota State High School League representative
8. School Board Committee and Joint Board Representatives for 2022
ISD 279 Committees/Joint Boards:
American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC)
Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD) and Legislative Liaison
Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth
Community Education Program Advisory Council (CEPAC)
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee (CIAC)
District 279 Core Planning Team (Strategic Planning Process)
District 279 Foundation
District Planning Advisory Council (DPAC)
Enrollment and Capacity Management Advisory Committee (ECMAC)
Financial Involvement School-Community Accountability Liaisons (FISCAL) Advisory Committee
Legislative Action Committee (LAC)
Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) Delegate Assembly
NW suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) Joint Powers Board
Radically Investing in Scholars Excellence (RISE) Committee
School Board Policy Committee
School Board Property Committee
Student School Board Representatives Liaison
9. School Board Operating Protocols
9.A. Resolution Protocol
9.B. Agenda Setting Protocol
10. Resolution relating to renewal of the Superintendent contract by and between ISD 279 School Board and Cory McIntyre
11. Adjournment

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