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October 18, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Description:  The               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, 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:   
3.1.1. Toby Weston-Shop Tour
3.1.2. H.S. Student Council Board Report
Attachments: (1)
4. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, VISITORS, COMMUNICATION
4.1. Public Participation, Visitors
4.2. Communications
Attachments: (1)
  • 10/18/2021 at 2:56 PM
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. September 20, 2021 meeting minutes;
2.  Activity fund and monthly claims in the amount of $555,653.71.
3. Work assignment for Patricia Melander, Data Coordinator, per Clerical Employee's Handbook, beginning September 30, 2021;
4.Work assignment for Mary Winkelman, full-time cook, school term, beginning September 27, 2021;
5.Work assignment for Melissa Keskitalo, full-time cook, school term, beginning October 11th, 2021;
6.Work assignment for Katrina Lake, paraprofessional, per EMM Paraprofessional Master Agreement, beginning October 25, 2021, contingent upon a successful background check;
7. 
Teacher Contract with Erica Larson, Elementary Teacher, MA Step 13, 1.0 FTE per EMM Master Agreement, beginning October 25, 2021, contingent upon licensure and successful background check
8. Notice of Assignments for the following extra-curricular coach/advisors: 2021-2022 School Year: Kryston Wiseley, One Act Play Advisor Step 1, Maria Ness, FFA Advisor Step 8, Michelle Koch, Elementary Student Council Advisor Step 8, Beth Hahn, Band Step 9, April Hodge, Vocal Music Step 6, April Hodge, Junior Class Advisor Step 6, April Hodge, Fall Musical/3 Act Play Step 3, Isaiah Hahn, Senior High Knowledge Bowl Co-Coach Step 1-50%, Isaiah Hahn, Junior High Boys Basketball Coach Step 9, Isaiah Hahn, Junior High Girls Basketball Coach Step 9, Toby Weston, Assistant Robotics Coach Step 3, Todd Frie, Co-Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach Step 5- 50%, Kayla Polasek, Sr High Knowledge Bowl Co-Coach Step 1-50%, Luke Davidson, Co-Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach Step 4-50%, Bruce Bolton, Senior Class Co-Advisor Step 1-33.33%, Tiffany Besonen, Senior Class Co-Advisor Step 1-33.33%, Scott Petrowski, Senior Class Co-Advisor Step 1-33.33%, Alicia Eischens, National Honor Society Step 3, Mari Hendrickson, Assistant Girls Varsity Basketball Coach Step 1, Rylan Aho, Assistant Girls Varsity Basketball Coach Step 3, Nick Jasmer, Assistant Boys Varsity Basketball Coach Step 3, Nichole Weston, Head Robotics Coach Step 3, Stephanie Kramer, Spelling Bee Advisor Step 9, Molly Peterson, MS Student Council Step 4, Dan Besonen, JH Knowledge Bowl Advisor Step 3, Jennifer Berg, JH Knowledge Bowl Advisor Step 9, Wade Hukriede, Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach Step 5
9.University Of Minnesota Crookston College in the High School Memorandum of Agreement Fall 2021
10. Internal Transfer for Michelle Rinke Koch to Dean Of Students 
 
 
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 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:  Katie Howard and Cherie Peterson
          Paraprofessionals: Andrea Haverinen and Helen Lehto
          Principals:  Andrea Haverinen and Julia Kicker
8. OTHER PERSONNEL
8.1. RESIGNATION
Description:  Motion by                     to accept the letter of resignation from Deborah Korvela, Cook, effective October 1, 2021. We thank Deborah for her 4 years of dedicated service to the students of our school.

Seconded by 

Motion by                     to accept the letter of resignation from Linda Mattson, Accounts Payable/Paroll Clerk with an effective date to be determined. We thank Linda for her 20 years of service.

Seconded by 
8.2. FMLA LEAVE REQUEST
Description:  Motion by                             to approve the request from Kevin Sommers for up to 12 weeks FMLA on or about November 15, 2021.

Seconded by

Motion by                             to approve the request from Hunter Schroeder  for up to 20 school days of FMLA  on or about November 10, 2021.

Seconded by


Motion by                             to approve the request for FMLA from Kylie Olson on or about Janurary 4th through March 18th. 

Seconded by 


Motion by                             to approve the request from Peggy Hillukka for up to 8 weeks FMLA starting on October 28, 2021 through December 23, 2021.

Seconded by


Motion by                             to approve the unpaid leave request from Lois Rathcke for up to 6 weeks starting on October 12, 2021.

Seconded by

Motion by                             to approve the request from Megan Huus for up to 8 weeks FMLA on or about January 20th, 2022.

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:
Menahga Gateway Lions donated $500.00 for the Elementary Bingo for Books
     
 
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);
Sourcewell/Start up Wellness Grant in the amount of $2,825.00
 
    
Seconded by                    vote
11. APPROVE TEACHER MASTER AGREEMENT
Description:  Motion by                                to approve the Teacher Master Agreement as presented.

Seconded by
Attachments: (1)
12. SUBSTITUTE PAY SCHEDULE
Description:  Motion by                    to approve the increase in substitute pay from $140.00 to $150.00 for a full day and from $80.00 to $85.00 for a half day.

Seconded by
13. TEACHER SUB PAY
Description:  Motion by                        to increase the teacher sub pay from $25.00 to $30.00.

Seconded by
14. MSBA INSURANCE TRUST PROXY
Description:  Motion by                   to sign the MSBA Insurance Trust proxy indicating the proxy VOTE FOR ALL or DO NOT VOTE FOR ANY of the nominees listed.

Seconded by
Attachments: (1)
15. SENIORITY LISTS
Description:  Motion by                              to approve the seniority lists for the 21-22 school year, as presented, for EMM Licensed Staff and EMM Paraprofessional Staff.

Seconded by
16. CALL FOR MEETING TO CANVASS ELECTION
Description:  Chair Haverinen called for the election to be canvassed on
(Timeline: 3 to 10 days after election)
Day:
Date:
Time:
Place:
17. POLICY UPDATES/NON-SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES
Description:  Motion by                        to waive the first reading and adopt policies 102, 406, 413, 425, 501, 503, 507, 515, 524 and 534 as presented.             

Seconded by
Attachments: (12)
18. REVIEW PONSFORD BUS ROUTE
19. ADJOURN
Description:  Motion by                                to adjourn the  2021 regular meeting of the Menahga Public School board at

Seconded by                         vote
20. Upcoming Meetings
Description: 
6:30 pm, HS/MS Media Center, Regular Board Mtg
6:30 pm, HS/MS Media Center, Regular Board Mtg
6:30 pm, HS/MS Media Center, Regular Board Mtg
 
 
 
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