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November 22, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Description:  The November 22, 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
Attachments: (1)
4. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, VISITORS, COMMUNICATION
4.1. Public Participation, Visitors
4.2. Communications
Attachments: (1)
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.    October 18 meeting minutes; November 4 meeting minutes; November 8 meeting minutes
2.  Activity fund and monthly claims in the amount of $ 766,734.53
3.  Girls Gymnastics Cooperative Sponsorship Application
4.  Notice of Assignment for 2021-2022: Bill Hodge, JH Boys Basketball Coach Step 4
5. Work assignment for Stacy Jensen, High School Secretary, per Clerical Employee's Handbook(Step 2), beginning November 29, 2021
6. Notice of Long-Term Substitute Assignment for Ed Heltunen, per EMM Master Agreement, for the period beginning November 22nd, 2021 and ending on January 14, 2022.
 
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. RESIGNATIONS
Description:  Motion by                     to accept the letter of resignation from Lisa Dormanen, Food Service Supervisor, effective December 23, 2021. We thank Lisa for her 5 years of dedicated service to the students of our school.

Seconded by

Motion by                     to accept the letter of resignation from Charlie Dormanen, Head Custodian, effective January 31, 2022. We thank Charlie for his 19 years of dedicated service to the students of our school.

Seconded by

Motion by                     to accept the letter of resignation from Anna Hillukka, Paraprofessional, effective November 9, 2021. We thank Anna for her 3 years of dedicated service to the students of our school.

Seconded by
8.2. FMLA LEAVE REQUEST
Description:  Motion by                           to approve the request of FMLA for Elysa Blaha on or about November 29th, 2021 through January 3rd, 2022.

Seconded by
8.3. UNPAID LEAVE REQUEST
Description:  Motion by                                  to approve the unpaid leave of absence request for Jessica Wattenhofer starting January 1, 2022 and going until May 9, 2022.

Seconded by
8.4. PHASED RETIREMENT OPTION AGREEMENT
Description:  Motion by                          to approve phased retirement option agreement for Roxanne Kriens.

Seconded by 
9. SUMMER LEARNING LOSS STEM PROGRAM
Description:  Motion by                                 to approve program as presented.

Seconded by
Attachments: (2)
10. MODIFY TEACHER ASSIGNMENT
Description:  Motion by                 to increase Deanna Hillukka's Teacher Assignment from a 0.5 FTE to a 0.833 FTE.          

Seconded by
11. 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: Jan's Hair Attitude for $50.00, Community First Bank for $150.00, Menahga Concrete for $50.00, Sunnybrook Auto Sales for $50.00, West Central Telephone for $200.00, Chick Bee Farms for $50.00, Menahga Gateway Lions for $250.00, Gilster for $100.00, Tri-County for $50.00, Todd-Wadena for $50.00, Tru-Bilt Industries for $100.00, VFW for $200.00, Lamb Weston for $100.00, Citizens National Bank for $50.00, Hendickx Subway for $50.00, Wolf Pack for $200.00, and CHI for $100.00. Food Coupons from McDonalds, Park Rapids and Ted's Hardware a Discount on items purchased for the event.

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.
12. ACCEPTANCE OF GRANTS
Description:  None.
13. PAY EQUITY CLASSIFICATION STUDY PROPOSAL
Description:  Motion by                       to authorize Business Manager to engage Gallagher Consulting for the Pay Equity Classification study in the amount not to exceed $8,000.00.

Seconded by
14. SOURCEWELL BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATION CONSIDERATION
 
Description:  Sourcewell asks our board to consider nominating one of its members to serve.  Nominations are due by December 20, 2021.

Motion by                           to nominate


Seconded by                      vote

 
Attachments: (1)
15. SET ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
Description:  Chair Haverinen set the 2022 Organizational Meeting as follows:
Day:
Date:
Time:
Location:
16. SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH PROPOSALS
Description:  Motion by                         to enter into agreement with                                to conduct the superintendent search as presented.                         

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

Seconded by                         vote
18. Upcoming Meetings
Description: 
Wednesday, December 8 7:30 am, HS Conference Room, Pairing Mtg
Monday, December 20 6:00 pm, HS Media Center, Truth & Taxation Hearing
Monday, December 20 6:30 pm, HS Media Center, Regular Board Mtg
 
 
 
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