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January 19, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Description:  The January 19, 2021 regular meeting of the Menahga Public School board called to order by Chair Haverinen  at                           with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Board members present:   Andrea Haverinen, Julia Kicker, Katie Howard, and Cherie Peterson.  Others present: ES Principal Jeannie Mayer, MS Principal Ann Wothe, HS Principal Mark Frank, Superintendent Kevin Wellen and Business Manager Kyle Bergem.
2. ADOPTING THE AGENDA
Description:  Motion by                                 to adopt the agenda as amended/presented

    
Seconded by                          vote
3. STUDENT/STAFF SHARE
3.1. Student/Staff Share
Description:   
4. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, VISITORS, COMMUNICATION
4.1. Public Participation, Visitors
4.2. Communications
Attachments: (2)
5. REQUEST TO REMOVE TOPIC(S) FROM CONSENT AGENDA
Description:          If needed:
                        Motion by                           to remove the following from                the consent agenda:


                        Seconded by                     vote
6. CONSENT AGENDA
Description:  Motion by                           to approve the following consent items:

1.  December 21 regular and January 5 organizational meeting minutes;
2.  Activity fund and monthly claims in the amount of $ 558,795.22;
3.  Work assignment for Rachel London, paraprofessional, step 1, up to 8 hours per day, school term, per EMM Paraprofessional Agreement, contingent upon a successful background check, beginning January 11, 2021;
4.  Work assignment for Bethany Teets, paraprofessional, step 1, up to 8 hours per day, school term, per EMM Paraprofessional Agreement, contingent upon a successful background check, beginning January 19, 2021;
5.  Notice of assignments for the following extra-curricular coaches/advisors: Rylan Aho, Asst Girls basketball coach, step 3; Nichole Weston, Head Robotics Coach, step 3; Toby Weston, Asst Robotics Coach, step 3;
6.  Wadena County Public Health Early Childhood Screening Agreement;
 
 
Seconded by                     vote
7. REPORTS
7.1. Principals, AD, Superintendent
Attachments: (2)
7.2. Delegates/Liaisons/Committees
Description:  Board Delegates and Liaisons for 2021 (These assignments will be reevaluated after board vacancies have been filled.)
CRISIS MANAGEMENT TEAM:  Julia Kicker
FRESHWATER EDUCATION DISTRICT: Katie Howard
MSHSL: Katie Howard
MSBA: Andrea Haverinen
Sourcewell: Julia Kicker
WADENA COUNTY COLLABORATIVE: TBD
COMMUNITY EDUCATION: Cherie Peterson
WORLD'S BEST WORK FORCE: Cherie Peterson and Julia Kicker
PAIRING AND SHARING: Andrea Haverinen and Katie Howard
BUILDING ADVISORY: TBD
NEGOTIATIONS:
     Licensed - TBD;
     Paraprofessionals - TBD;
     Principals - Julia Kicker and Andrea Haverinen
8. OTHER PERSONNEL
8.1. Resignations
Description:  Motion by                              to accept the letter of resignation from Janelle Brockpahler, para, effective January 8, 2021, and thank her for her 2 months of dedicated service to the students of our school district.        

Seconded by


Motion by                              to accept the letter of resignation from Maggie Peterson, part-time para, effective December 23, 2020, and thank her for her 11 years of dedicated service to the students of our school district.

Seconded by
 
8.2. Lane Changes
Description:  Motion by                               to approve the lane change requests, as follow:
Christa Palubicki, BA to BA+10;
Kami Johnson, BA+10 to BA+20;
Scott Petrowski, MA to MA+10.

Seconded by
 
9. RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATIONS
Description: 
The following resolution was introduced by ___________________________                                     

        RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATIONS
    WHEREAS, MS 123B.02, Subd. 6 provides:  "The board may receive, for the benefit of the district, bequests, donations, or gifts for any proper purpose and apply the same to the purpose designated.  In that behalf, the board may act as trustee of any trust created for the benefit of the district, or for the benefit of pupils thereof, including trusts created to provide pupils of the district with advanced education after completion of high school, in the advancement of education."; and
   WHEREAS, MS 465.03 provides: "Any city, county, school district or town may accept a grant or devise of real or personal property and maintain such property for the benefit of its citizens in accordance with the terms prescribed by the donor.  Nothing herein shall authorize such acceptance or use for religious or sectarian purposes.  Every such acceptance shall be by resolution of the governing body adopted by a two-thirds majority of its members, expressing such terms in full."; and
   WHEREAS, every such acceptance shall be by resolution of the governing body adopted by a two-thirds majority of its members, expressing such terms in full; 
   THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the School Board of Menahga Public School Dist 821 gratefully accept the following donations as identified below:
 
     
 
Resolution seconded by  _________________________

The vote on adoption of the Resolution was as follows:
   voting aye:
   voting nay:
   absent:
   Whereupon, said resolution was declared duly adopted.
10. ACCEPTANCE OF GRANTS
Description:  Motion by                          to accept, with gratitude, the following grant(s);
 
    
Seconded by                    vote
11. OPEN ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS FOR 2021-2022
Description:  Motion by                               accept open enrollment applications for 2021-2022.

Seconded by
 
12. RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFOR
Description:  Member                             introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFOR

Whereas, financial limitations of the school district are apparent, and
Whereas, recommendations of spending reductions must include the discontinuance of positions and discontinuance or curtailment of programs, and
Whereas, a determination must be made as to which contracts must be terminated and not continued or renewed and which employees may be placed on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits in effecting discontinuance of positions,
Be it Resolved, by the School Board  of ISD No. 821 as follows:  That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools and administration to consider the discontinuance of programs or positions as the result of financial limitations, and make recommendations to the School Board for the discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, discontinuance of positions or curtailment of positions.  

The motion of adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by member 

and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:

And the following voted against the same:

Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
 
13. CREATE INDIAN EDUCATION DIRECTOR POSITION
Description:  Motion by                              to create the position of Indian Education Director and to set the stipend pay range at $1830 to $2125, per EMM Master Agreement schedule C.

Seconded by
 
14. SCOREBOARD SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENTS, COVID ADJUSTMENT
Description:  Motion by                               to approve the one-year extension of the football and basketball Scoreboard Sponsorship Agreements, with COVID adjustment. 

Seconded by
 
15. PLASMA TABLE BOARD REQUEST
Description:  Motion by                              to approve the purchase of a plasma table in the amount of $13,856.02 / $19,339.62, as presented.

Seconded by
Attachments: (1)
16. OTHER
Description:  Motion by

Seconded by

 
17. ADJOURN
Description:  Motion by                                to adjourn the January 19, 2021 regular meeting of the Menahga Public School board at

Seconded by                         vote
18. Upcoming Meetings
Description:  Jan 25, 6:30 pm, HS/MS Media Center, Board Candidate Interviews
Feb 16, 6:30 pm, HS/MS Media Center, Regular Board Mtg
March 15, 6:30 pm, HS/MS Media Center, Regular Board Mtg
April 19, 6:30 pm, HS/MS Media Center, Regular Board Mtg
 
 
 
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