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May 17, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Description:  The May 17, 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 FOR BOARD APPOINTEE CANDIDATES, IF NEEDED
4. STUDENT/STAFF SHARE
4.1. Student/Staff Share
Attachments: (1)
5. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, VISITORS, COMMUNICATION
5.1. Public Participation, Visitors
5.2. Communications
5.2.1. ANN WOTHE, WESTERN DIVISION M.S. PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR
5.2.2. KYLE BERGEM, MASBO RISING STAR AWARD
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.   April 19, 2021 Regular meeting minutes;
2.  Activity fund and monthly claims in the amount of $558,079.46
3. Notice of Assignments for the following extra-curricular coach/advisors: 2020-2021 School Year: Cory Kapphahn, Junior High Baseball Coach Step 1; 2021-2022 School Year: Cody Pulju, Head Softball Coach Step 1; Nick Jasmer, Head Baseball Coach Step 5; Tim Wurdock, Head Boys/Girls Golf Coach Step 9, Tim Wurdock, Head Boys Basketball Coach Step 9; Cody Pulju, Head Girls Baskeball Coach Step 5; Jake Oyster, Head Wrestling Coach Step 9, Kevin Sommers, Head Football Coach Step 8; Logan Redetzke, Head Volleyball Coach Step 3; Kiana Schauer, Fall Cheerleading Coach Step 2; Kiana Schauer, Winter Cheerleading Coach Step 2; 
 
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 the board vacancy has 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. RESIGNATIONS
Description:  Motion by                           to accept the letter of resignation from Ian Hendrickson, elementary music teacher, effective June 30, 2021.  We thank Ian for his 6 years of dedicated service to the students of our school.

Seconded by          

Motion by                           to accept the letter of resignation from Karly Cobb, 4th Grade Teacher, effective June 30, 2021.  We thank Karly for her 1 year of dedicated service to the students of our school.   

Seconded by     
10. RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATIONS
Description:  None at this time.
11. ACCEPTANCE OF GRANTS
Description:  None at this time.
12. FISCAL COMPLIANCE AND PROCEDURES MANUAL, FIRST READING
Description:  Motion by                                to approve the first reading of the Fiscal Compliance and Procedures Manual, as presented. (May waive second reading and adopt tonight.)

Seconded by
Attachments: (1)
13. AMEND 2020-2021 CALENDAR
Description:  Motion by                                 to change Wednesday, May 26th to a full Student day.

Seconded by
14. EARLY OUTS FOR 2021-2022 CALENDAR
Description:  Motion by                                   to approve the following Wednesday early out dates for the  2021-2022 school year: Oct. 13, Nov. 17, Jan. 12, Feb 9, Mar. 9, and April 27.

Seconded by
15. SUMMER SCHOOL PLAN
Description:  Motion by                  to approve the Summer School plan as presented.

Seconded by
16. SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION DATE
Description:  Chair Haverinen set the following for Superintendent Evaluation:
Day:
Date:
Time:
Place:
17. CONSIDER SUMMER BUILDING HOURS PLAN
Description:  Motion by                                 to approve/deny superintendent's proposal for summer building hours as presented.

Seconded by
18. OPEN BOARD POSITION
18.1. Negotiations Committee
Description:  Chair Haverinen appointed                                       and                              to the Licensed negotiating committee

Chair Haverinen appointed                                       and                             to the paraprofessional negotiating committee.
19. GRADE LEVEL ALIGNMENT FOR NEXT YEAR
Description:  Motion by                           to approve the PreK-5th grade and 6th-12th grade building configuration for 2021-2022 as presented.

Seconded by 
20. STAFF DEVELOPMENT BUDGET
Description:  Motion by                           to authorize the budget limit for staff development funds of $100,000.00 for the 2021-2022 FY per EMM approval.

Seconded by
Attachments: (1)
21. COPS GRANT DISCUSSION
Description:  Motion by                         to agree to Co-author the COPS Grant with the City of Menahga. 

Seconded by
22. AUTO, PROPERTY, LIABILITY, WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE RENEWAL
Description:  Motion by                               to approve the auto, property, workers' compensation insurance renewal for FY22 from Weizenegger Engel Insurance for $97,663.00

Seconded by                               vote
23. CYBER LIABILITY INSURANCE RENEWAL
Description:  Motion by                                      to approve the cyber liability insurance renewal for FY22 from Hausmann-Johnson in the amount of $3,665.00


Seconded by                                 vote
24. OTHER
Description:  Motion by

Seconded by

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

Seconded by                         vote
26. Upcoming Meetings
Description:  Friday, May 21, 7:00 pm, Graduation Ceremony 
Monday, June 21,6:30 pm, HS/MS Media Center, Regular Board Mtg
Monday, July 19, 6:30 pm, HS/MS Media Center, Regular Board Mtg
Monday, August 23, 6:30 pm, HS/MS Media Center, Regular Board Mtg
 
 
 
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