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Regular Board Meeting
Independent School District 564 – Board of Education
JuLY 11, 2022
6:00 p.m.
DSC Board Room
A Regular Meeting of Independent School District #564 Board of Education was held on Monday, July 11, 2022, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the DSC Board Room. The following board members were present: Michelle Westerman, Chris Melbye, Ryan Walseth, Misty Hempel, Mike Spears, Wayne Nomeland, and Craig Mattson. Absent: None.
Staff members present were: Dr. Paula Henry, Tanya Monson-Ek, Melissa Bushy, Mary Fran Twistol, Amber Lindgren, Sara Olson, Holly Ward, Tony Greene, Patrick Marolt, Dan Christensen, and Scott Brekke.
Also present were: Marlene Anderson, Dave Hill, and Jillian Neibaur. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Chair Walseth called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Clerk Westerman confirmed that a quorum was present.
A motion was made by Michelle Westerman and seconded by Mike Spears to approve the July 11, 2022 agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Wayne Nomeland and seconded by Misty Hempel to approve the minutes of the June 13, 2022 Regular Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Chris Melbye and seconded by Mike Spears to approve the bills as submitted and on file in the School District Business Office. Motion carried unanimously.
Public Comment:
Superintendent’s Report: Interim Superintendent Henry shared what a wonderful first week she has had. The staff and community members she has met are simply great people as they are positive and excited about the school district and community. She is impressed with the level of professionalism, dedication and knowledge our staff demonstrate. Superintendent Henry stated she is proud to represent the TRF School district!
Committee Reports: Ryan Walseth gave a report from the June 20, 2022 Finance Committee meeting.
Recognitions:
Presentations:
Real World Authentic Opportunities:
Voice and Choice:
A. A motion was made by Craig Mattson and seconded by Michelle Westerman to approve the contract for services with ASEC (Area Special Education Cooperative) to provide Deaf/Hard of Hearing services for the 2022-23 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
B. A motion was made by Chris Melbye and seconded by Misty Hempel to approve the contract for services with Alluma, Inc. to provide Behavioral Health Services for the 2022-23 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
Equitable Experiences:
Safety (Strategic Direction D):
Staff Growth:
A. A motion was made by Wayne Nomeland and seconded by Craig Mattson to approve the Consent Agenda as presented, and as appropriate, per negotiated contract, salary and benefits and an acceptable background check. Motion carried unanimously.
Personnel:
1. Accept the resignation of Mark Larson, Bus Driver, effective June 3, 2022.
2. Accept the resignation of Joshua Ball, Special Education Paraprofessional, effective June 28, 2022.
3. Accept the resignation of
Jennifer Knott, Purchasing/ Buildings & Grounds Secretary, effective July 1, 2022.
4. Accept the resignation of Michael Spears, Bus Driver, effective May 31, 2022.
5. Accept the resignation of Tanya Monson-Ek, Director of Finance and Operations, effective July 29, 2022.
6. Accept the resignation of
Mariah Olson, ECFE Education Assistant, effective June 29, 2022.
7. Accept the resignation of Chad Smith, Cleaner, effective June 16, 2022.
8. Approve the assignment of Loren Leake, Summer Camp Invention – CES, effective July 11 – July 15, 2022.
9. Approve the employment of Alex Krein, Lifeguard, effective June 20, 2022.
10. Approve the employment of Jessica Gernentz, Social Studies Teacher, LHS, effective August 30, 2022.
11. Approve the employment of Madison Nicholls, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), effective September 6, 2022.
12. Approve the employment of Alexis Hruby, Math Teacher, FMS, effective August 30, 2022.
13. Approve the employment of
Bailey Greene, Student Success Advocate, effective July 18, 2022.
14. Approve the employment of Mackenzie Nelson, Elementary Teacher, CES, effective August 30, 2022.
15. Approve the leave of absence for Abby Thorpe, Transportation Aide/Administrative Support, from approximately July 25, 2022 until approximately September 5, 2022.
16. Approve the letter to grandfather Gary Dahlen, Maintenance, into the terms of the catastrophic sick leave of the previous labor agreement between the District and the Maintenance employees.
17. Approve to increase the Administrative Support – Community Education/Curriculum and Assessment position from 220 days/year to 230 days/year.
B. A motion was made by Michelle Westerman and seconded by Mike Spears to approve the 2022-24 General Terms and Conditions of Employment for Unaffiliated Maintenance Employees. Motion carried unanimously.
C. A motion was made by Misty Hempel and seconded by Mike Spears to accept the retirement of Angie Hoglo, after 38 years as a Teacher, LHS/NwALC, , effective August 4, 2022. Motion carried unanimously.
D. A motion was made by Misty Hempel and seconded by Craig Mattson to approve the following Summer 2022 Extra-Curricular Assignments: Motion carried unanimously.
1. Tyler Hennings-Summer Weight Room Supv-LHS
2. Jeff Mumm-Summer Weight Room Supv-LHS
E. A motion was made by Michelle Westerman and seconded by Chris Melbye to establish and post for the following position: Motion carried unanimously.
1. Special Education Paraprofessional (1 f.t.e.)
Effective Date: Fall 2022
Location: ALC
Strong Fiscal Management:
A. A motion was made by Mike Spears and seconded by Misty Hempel to approve the Food Service prices for the 2022-23 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
Breakfast Lunch
K-5 $1.90 $3.10
6-8 $1.90 $3.15
9-12 $1.90 $3.25
Adult $3.00 $4.60
Milk/Juice $.55 each (no change)
B. A motion was made by Mike Spears and seconded by Wayne Nomeland to authorize the Food Service Manager to adjust the Ala Carte prices as necessary. Motion carried unanimously.
C. A motion was made by Mike Spears and seconded by Michelle Westerman to adopt the Resolution approving the School District’s 564 Long-Term Facility Maintenance (LTFM) Ten Year Plan for fiscal year 2024. Upon a roll call vote, the following voted in favor of: Spears, Hempel, Mattson, Melbye, and Nomeland, Walseth and Westerman. Absent: None. Motion carried unanimously.
D. A motion was made by Chris Melbye and seconded by Craig Mattson to approve the Resolution establishing filing dates for affidavits of candidacy. Upon a roll call vote, the following voted in favor of: Hempel, Melbye, Walseth, Westerman, Nomeland, Spears and Mattson. Absent: None. Motion carried unanimously.
Policies: Other:
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 6:22 p.m.
/s/ Ryan Walseth, Chair
/s/ Michelle Westerman, Clerk