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Regular Board Meeting
Independent School District No 561
MAY 17, 2022
Community Center
The school board of Independent School District #561 met in regular session on Tuesday, May 17th at 8:00 p.m. in the community center. The following members were present: John Lovly, Stacy Anderson, Joe Rubischko, Neil Jensen and Leah Bothum, Tim Hruby. Also present: Superintendent Loberg, Principal Carlson, Business Manager Kelsie Steiger-Krein, and GEA representative Ms. Halvorson and Mrs Olson.
The meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by Lovly, The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
A motion was made by Jensen, seconded by Hruby to approve the May 17, 2022 agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Rubischko to approve the minutes of the April 19, 2022 regular meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Hruby, seconded by Bothum to approve the payment checks #43918-43998 and wire payments as listed in report #3.1 A & B, as listed in report #3.1.1. Motion carried unanimously.
Financial reports were reviewed. Superintendent Loberg reported the district shows an investment balance of $1,895,487.78 on April 30, 2022. (see reports #3.2-3.6 attached to the official board minutes). Patron Concerns: None.
Student Council Report: Principal Carlson reported that the Minnesota Honor Society and Student Council participated in Adopt a High Ditch Cleaning.
Goodridge Education Association Report: Mrs. Halvorson and Mrs. Olson reported that the Media Broadcast Club will be broadcasting graduation on the school Garden Valley channel and that the 10th Grade History class toured the historical buildings in Goodridge. Mrs. Halvorson and Mrs. Olson also thanked the administration, office staff, and school board for Staff Appreciation week.
Classified Staff Report: None.
Instructional Reports: Principal Carlson presented the master schedule for 2022-2023.
A motion was made by Rubischko, seconded by Lovly to approve the master schedule as presented in report #6.1. Motion carried unanimously.
Old Business: Superintendent Loberg updated the board on the summer and future projects.
New Business: A playground hearing was held regarding the proposed playground equipment purchase, including economic and environmental impacts, service area, alternatives to the project, and potential funding sources, including USDA Rural Development. The board provided consensus to continue with the proposed plans and estimates, and to continue to seek funding for the playground project, including USDA Rural Development.
A motion was made by Jensen, seconded by Anderson to accept the quote from Premier for lockers for the approximate amount of $13,733.34 (see report #8.1). Motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Hruby, seconded by Bothum to approve the bid from Northwest Roofing for the roof repair for the approximate amount of $34,581.17 (see report #8.2). Motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Hruby to approve the breakfast/lunch prices fees, etc for the 2022-2023 school year as presented in report #8.3. Motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Jensen, seconded by Rubischko to approve the list of graduates, as listed in report #8.4, contingent upon completion of graduation requirements. Motion carried unanimously.
Personnel: A motion was made by Bothum , seconded by Anderson to approve the list of summer Charger Academy staff as listed in report #9.1, with salary as listed per the classified and/or certified contracts. Motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Bothum, seconded by Anderson to approve the hire of Vivian Coan, part-time cleaner, with salary and benefits per classified contract. Motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Jensen, seconded by Bothum to approve the hire of Kathy Panek, part-time cleaner with salary and benefits per classified contract. Motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Lovly, seconded by Jensen to approve the hire of Alissa Hruby, social worker. Roll call vote of those who voted in favor Lovly, Bothum, Jensen, Rubischko, Anderson. Abstain Hruby. Motion carried.
Donations: A motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Jensen to accept the donations as listed in report
#10.1. Motion carried unanimously.
Trustee Reports: Tim Hruby reported there was no NWRIC meeting last month.
Open Forum: All members of the board congratulated the graduating class of 2022. Rubischko thanked staff for putting on the reality check for 10th-12th grade students.
Administrative Reports: Principal Carlson reported on senior breakfast, graduation, the planned Day of Caring activities, preschool graduation and awards day.
Superintendent Loberg thanked everyone for all of their hard work and a good school year. Supt. Loberg provided the board with an update on community ed, summer rec, Charger Academy, and summer sports. Super. Loberg also discussed the FY22 budget and the preschool numbers for the upcoming school year.
The next regular meeting was set for Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
The meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.
Attest: John Lovly, Chairperson
Stacy Anderson, Clerk