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

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Description:  The  April 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, Helen Lehto 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. INTERVIEW BOARD APPOINTEE CANDIDATES
Description:  If needed
4. STUDENT/STAFF SHARE
4.1. Student/Staff Share
Attachments: (2)
5. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, VISITORS, COMMUNICATION
5.1. Public Participation, Visitors
5.2. Communications
6. REQUEST TO REMOVE TOPIC(S) FROM CONSENT AGENDA
Description:  If needed:
                        Motion by                           to remove the following from the consent agenda:


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

1.  March 15 regular meeting minutes;
2.  Activity fund and monthly claims in the amount of $ 773,055.92;
3.  Teacher Contract with Tiffany Besonen, Art Teacher, MA+10 Step 15, 1.0 FTE per EMM Master Agreement, beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, contingent upon licensure and successful background check;
4. Teacher Contract with Kylie Olson, Speech Language Pathologist, MA Step 8, 1.0 FTE per EMM Master Agreement, beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, contingent upon licensure and successful background check;
5.  Notice of Assignments for the following activities: Kiana Schauer, Winter Cheerleading Coach Step 2; Tim Wurdock, Head Boys & Girls Golf Coach Step 9; Todd Frie, Assistant Golf Step 4; Josh Roiko, Assistant Golf Coach Step 2; Dan Besonen JR High Knowledge Bowl Coach Step 3; Brian Krause SR High Knowledge Bowl Coach Step 3;
6. Wadena County Family Services Collaborative 2021 Membership;
7.  American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) Vote of Concurrence.
 
Seconded by                     vote
8. REPORTS
8.1. Principals, AD, Superintendent
Attachments: (2)
8.2. Delegates/Liaisons/Committees
Description:  Board Delegates and Liaisons for 2021 (These assignments will be revisited after board vacancies have been filled.)
Crisis Management:  Julia Kicker
Freshwater Ed Dist: Katie Howard
MSHSL: Katie Howard
MSBA:  Andrea Haverinen
Sourcewell:  Julia Kicker
Wadena County Collaborative:  Katie Howard
Community Education Rep:  Cherie Peterson
WBWF: Cherie Peterson and Julia Kicker
Pairing and Sharing:  Andrea Haverinen and Katie Howard
Building Advisory:  TBD
Negotiations:
          Licensed:  TBD
          Paraprofessionals:  TBD
          Principals:  Andrea Haverinen and Julia Kicker
9. OTHER PERSONNEL
9.1. RESIGNATION
Description:  Motion by                                  to accept the letter of resignation from Rachel London, paraprofessional, effective April 15, 2021.  We thank her for her year of dedicated service to the students of our district.

Seconded by

 
10. 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:
Donation to Robotics from Team Industries for $250.00 and from APQ Engineering Inc. for $3,000.00.
     
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.
11. ACCEPTANCE OF GRANTS
Description:  Motion by                          to accept, with gratitude, the following grant; Carl Perkins grant for shop tools in the amount of $925.86.
 
    
Seconded by                    vote
12. GRADUATION PLAN
Description:  Motion By                                to approve the graduation plan_______________ with a cost to the district not to exceed_______________.

Seconded By                   


 
13. PROM ACTIVITIES
Description:  Motion By                          to approve/deny the request/plan to offer pontoon rides to prom participants.   

Seconded by
Attachments: (1)
14. APPROVE CNC ROUTER PURCHASE
Description:  Motion By                            to approve the purchase of the Industrial CNC Router in the amount of $15,000.00 from Industrial CNC. All funds have been donated with no cost to the district.

Seconded By
Attachments: (1)
15. APPROVE SCHEDULE C ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR PAY SCALE
Description:  Motion By                           to approve the Activities Director pay scale as presented.

Seconded By

 
Attachments: (1)
16. INTERNAL TRANSFER FOR .5 FTE PE TEACHER TO .5 AD FTE WITH ADDITIONAL DAYS
Description:  Motion By                                to approve the internal transfer for Todd Frie for the 2021-2022 School Year for .5 FTE PE Teacher to .5 FTE AD with additional days.

Seconded By    

 
17. 2021-2022 CALENDAR APPROVAL
Description:  Motion By                         to approve the Calendar for the 2021-2022 School Year, as presented.

Seconded By  
Attachments: (1)
18. EARLY OUTS FOR 2021-2022
Description:  Motion By                           to approve/deny Early Outs for the 2021-2022 School Year as follows: Oct.13, Nov. 17, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, and April 27.

Seconded By

 
19. BUDGETS, FY2021 AND FY2022
Description:  Motion By                          to approve the budget for the revised budget for 2020-2021 as follows:
                                                    Revenues                    Expenditures
Fund 1      General                      $10,811,893                 $12,976,513
Fund  2     Food Service                    442,699                        535,633
Fund 4     Community Service           173,810                        165,065
Fund 7     Debt Service                   1,074,106                     1,027,250
Fund 8    Scholarship                                 50                                970
Fund 21  Student Activities                  40,000                          40,000
                TOTAL                        $12,542,558                  $14,745,431

Seconded By

Motion By                                  to approve the proposed budget for 2021-2022 
as follows:
                                                  Revenues                    Expenditures
Fund 1      General                    $10,612,036                $10,289,935
Fund  2     Food Service                   443,099                       544,350
Fund 4     Community Service          178,804                       152,477
Fund 7     Debt Service                  1,058,051                    1,034,250
Fund 8    Scholarship                                 50                              255
Fund 21  Student Activities                  40,000                        40,000
                TOTAL                         $12,332,040               $12,061,267

Seconded By


 
20. UNREQUESTED LEAVE OF ABSENCE/NON RENEWAL RESOLUTIONS
Description:  Board member                                                     introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NONRENEWING A TIER 2 TEACHER

WHEREAS, Allison Poole is a Tier 2 teacher in Independent School District No. 821.

BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 821, that the teaching contract of Allison Poole, a Tier 2 teacher in Independent School District No. 821, shall be nonrenewed at the end of the 2020-2021 school year, effective May 28, 2021; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding the nonrenewal of the teacher’s teaching contract.

The motion for the adoption of the preceding resolution was duly seconded by board member                                   
 
And upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:

The following voted against the same:

Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted on April 19, 2021.

Board member                                                     introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION NONRENEWING A TIER 2 TEACHER

WHEREAS, Kristie Yliniemi is a Tier 2 teacher in Independent District No. 821.

BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 821, that the teaching contract of Kristie Yliniemi, a Tier 2 teacher in Independent School District No. 821, shall be nonrenewed at the end of the 2020-2021 school year, effective May 28, 2021; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding the nonrenewal of the teacher’s teaching contract.

The motion for the adoption of the preceding resolution was duly seconded by board member                                   
 
And upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:

The following voted against the same:

Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted on April 19, 2021.


Board member                                                   introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NONRENEWING A PROBATIONARY TEACHER

WHEREAS, Edwin Heltunen is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 821.

BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 821, that pursuant to Minn. Stat. 122A..40, subd. 5 and the District Master Agreement, the teaching contract of Edwin Heltunen, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 821, shall be nonrenewed at the end of the 2020-2021 school year effective May 28, 2021; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding the nonrenewal of the teacher’s teaching contract.

The motion for the adoption of the preceding resolution was duly seconded by board member                                   
 
And upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:

The following voted against the same:

Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted on April 19, 2021.


Board member                                                   introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NONRENEWING A PROBATIONARY TEACHER

WHEREAS, Jeffrey Poppema is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 821.

BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 821, that pursuant to Minn. Stat. 122A..40, subd. 5 and the District Master Agreement, the teaching contract of Jeffrey Poppema, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 821, shall be nonrenewed at the end of the 2020-2021 school year effective May 28, 2021; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding the nonrenewal of the teacher’s teaching contract.

The motion for the adoption of the preceding resolution was duly seconded by board member                                   
 
And upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:

The following voted against the same:

Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted on April 19, 2021.


Board member                                                   introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NONRENEWING A PROBATIONARY TEACHER

WHEREAS, Jake Upton is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 821.

BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 821, that pursuant to Minn. Stat. 122A..40, subd. 5 and the District Master Agreement, the teaching contract of Jake Upton, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 821, shall be nonrenewed at the end of the 2020-2021 school year effective May 28, 2021; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding the nonrenewal of the teacher’s teaching contract.

The motion for the adoption of the preceding resolution was duly seconded by board member                                   
 
And upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:

The following voted against the same:

Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted on April 19, 2021.


Board member                                                   introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION PROPOSING PLACEMENT OF A CONTINUING CONTRACT/TENURED
PRINCIPAL ON UNREQUESTED LEAVE OF ABSENCE

BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 821, as follows:
That it is proposed that Ann Wothe, a continuing contract/tenured principal of said District, be place on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits, at the end of the 2020-2021 school year effective June 30, 2021.  Said action is taken in accordance with the District Master Agreement and pursuant to Minn. Stat. 122A.40, subd. 10 upon the grounds described in said statute and which are specifically as follows:  lack of pupils and financial limitations.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a notice of proposed placement on unrequested leave, together with a copy of this resolution be forwarded to said principal and that an affidavit of the same be place in her personnel file with a copy of the notice and resolution.

The motion for the adoption of the preceding resolution was duly seconded by board member                                   
 
And upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:

The following voted against the same:

Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted on April 19, 2021.




 
21. AWARD INSURANCE BID
Description:  Motion by                               that the School District's health insurance carrier shall be Sourcewell/Health Partners, as presented, for two (2) years, commencing July 1st, 2021. 

Seconded by

 
Attachments: (2)
22. HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT DESIGNATED SIGNER
Description:  Motion By                          to designate Kevin Wellen, Superintendent, as the authorized signer for all documents related to our services with National Insurance Services/Mid America Health Reimbursement Arrangements on behalf of Menahga Public School District #821.


Seconded By

 
23. MSHSL DUES CONTACT
Description:  Motion by                             to approve/deny the request for additional dues payment from MSHSL in the amount of $4,843.52.

Seconded By
Attachments: (1)
24. OTHER
Description:  Motion By

Seconded By

 
25. ADJOURN
Description:  Motion by                                to adjourn the  2021 regular meeting of the Menahga Public School board at

Seconded by                         vote
26. Upcoming Meetings
Description: 
April 19, 2021 6:30 pm, HS/MS Media Center, Regular Board Mtg
May 17, 2021 6:30 pm, HS/MS Media Center, Regular Board Mtg
May 21, 2021 7:00 pm, Graduation
June 21, 2021 6:30 pm, HS/MS Media Center, Regular Board Mtg
 
 
 
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