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October 20, 2021
Regular Board Meeting
Independent School District No 561
September 21, 2021
Community Center
The school board of Independent School District #561 met in regular session on Tuesday, September 21, 2001 8:00 p.m. in the community center. The following members were present: John Lovly, Tim Hruby, Stacy Anderson, Joe Rubischko, Neil Jensen and Leah Bothum. Absent: None. Also present: Superintendent Loberg, Principal Carlson, Business Manager Kelsie, and GEA representatives Jim Johnson, Russ.
The meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by Lovly, The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
A motion was made by Hruby, seconded by Jensen to approve the September 21, 2021 agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Rubischko, seconded by Bothum to approve the minutes of the August 17, 2021 regular
meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Rubischko, seconded by Lovly to approve the payment checks #43187 to 43260 – 413112 to 43137 and wire payments as listed in report #3.1 & 3.1.1. Motion carried unanimously.
Financial reports were reviewed. Superintendent Loberg reported the district shows an investment balance of $2,222,674.20 on August 31, 2021. (see reports #3.6 attached to the official board minutes).
Patron Concerns: None.
Student Council Report: Principal Carlson updated the board on Homecoming activities that were held last week.
Goodridge Education Association Report: GEA Rep Jim Johnson updated the board on a few upcoming class trips that have been scheduled and that staff are getting settled in.
Classified Staff Report: None.
Instructional Reports: Principal Carlson reviewed the enrollment numbers with the board.
Old Business: Maintenance Supervisor Bode reported on summer building projects (see report #7.1 attached to the official board minutes).
New Business: A motion was made by Jensen, seconded by Anderson to set the tax levy hearing as December 21, 2021 at 7:00 in the community center during the regular board meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Hruby, seconded by Rubischko to set the 2021 payable 2022 tax levy at maximum. Motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Lovly, seconded by Jensen to review the MSBA policies 102, 406, 501, 515, and 524. Motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Bothum, seconded by Hruby to approve Superintendent Loberg as the Designated Identified Official. Motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Jensen, seconded by Anderson to approve the pledged securities as presented by Northern State Bank (see report #8.5 attached to the official board minutes). Motion carried unanimously.
Future Projects: Maintenance Supervisor Bode and Superintendent Loberg reviewed the purchase of the new smart boards, potential Indoor Air Quality improvements, replacing desks and chairs, Lockers, and other potential projects.
Personnel:A motion was made by Bothum, seconded by Jensen to approve the hire of Becky Eskeli, long term substitute(see resolution #9.1). Motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Hruby to approve the hire of Justyne Klasen, junior high volleyball coach (see resolution #9.2). Motion carried unanimously.
Donations: A motion was made by Bothum, seconded by Anderson to accept the donations as listed in report
#10.1. Motion carried unanimously.
Trustee Reports: Member Hruby stated there was no meeting last month.
Open Forum: Jensen and Bothum thanked Maintenance Supervisor Bode for the work that has been done on all
the summer projects, Rubischko thanked the group that streamed the football game on Facebook.
Administrative Reports: Principal Carlson updated on the Open House and the start of the school year. Superintendent Loberg reported on Community Education ideas, MSBA Conference, the new school year, adding a bus route with the increase in enrollment, the new bell system and ESSER Funding.
The next regular meeting was set for Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
The board went into a closed session to discuss Certified Negotiations.
The meeting was reopened. A motion was made by Hruby and seconded by Rubischko to approve the 2021-2023 certified contract as negotiated. Motion carried unanimously.
The meeting adjourned at 9:53 p.m.
Attest: John Lovly, Chairperson
Stacy Anderson, Clerk