Minutes of Freshwater Education District – Wadena Pioneer

Minutes of Freshwater Education District # 6004 Board Mtg., 6/22/22 Wadena, MN Called to Order by Chair Thalmann at 5:00 PM. Board Present: R. Thalmann-Henning; B. Tumberg-W-DCreek; S. Veronen-Verndale; C. Funk-Sebeka; J. Hillmer-Browerville; R. VanDenheuvel-B-H. Supt: D. Fjeldheim-Sebeka. FED: Supt. Weber, J. Anderson, B. Tollefson, J. Wothe, S. Thiel. Agenda – MOTIONED BY VanDenheuvel & 2 ND BY Veronen to approve the agenda as presented. VOTE- U/C Presentation- B. Tollefson, ABE/GED Cord., presented on this past year’s events and program summary in the ABE/GED Programs. Old Business- MOTIONED BY Tumberg & 2 ND BY Hillmer to approve the 4.27.22 minutes as presented. VOTE- U/C MOTIONED BY Funk & 2 ND BY Thalmann to acknowledge receipt and review of the April, May, & June 2022 Supt. Advisory Min. as presented. VOTE- U/C New Business- MOTIONED BY Tumberg & 2 ND BY Veronen to approve the April & May, 2022 mileage claims as presented. VOTE-U/C The following resolution is hereby MOVED BY VanDenheuvel & 2 ND BY Hillmer to gratefully accept the following donations as identified, Reading for the Future: $2,000 ~ Lakewood Health System, Staples, MN; PBIS Grant – Academies: $1,000 ~ Resource Training & Solutions, Sartell, MN; FED Staff & Student Funds: $400 ~ School Pulse Panel. VOTE on adoptions of this Resolution was as follows; ABSTENTIONS: None; AYE: Thalmann, Hillmer, VanDenhuevel, Tumberg, Veronen, and Funk; NAY: None; ABSENT: Howard, Lund and Wolf. MOTIONED BY Veronen & 2 ND BY Tumberg to approve the joint powers agreement between the State of MN, acting through its Commissioner of MDE and Sourcewell for payment of the ParaPro/Para Educator Online Assessment. VOTE- U/C MOTIONED BY Funk & 2 ND BY VanDenheuvel to approve the FED #6004 FY23–25 Facility Lease Agrmt. with CLC, Staples as presented. VOTE- U/C MOTIONED BY Thalmann & 2 ND BY Tumberg to approve the CMERDc FY23 Copier Maint. Agrmt. as presented. VOTE- U/C MOTIONED BY Veronen & 2 ND BY Funk to approve the Personnel Policy 400.13L Classified Employee Group effective 7/1/22 – 6/30/24 as presented. VOTE- U/C MOTIONED BY Tumberg & 2 ND BY Veronen to approve Personnel Policy 400.14L, Classified Employee Salary Chart, effective 7/1/22 – 6/30/24 as presented. VOTE- U/C MOTIONED BY VanDenheuvel & 2 ND BY Hilmer to approve the School Health Nursing Svc. Agrmt. between Wadena Public Health and FED for the 22/23 SY. VOTE- U/C MOTIONED BY Funk & 2 ND BY Tumberg to authorize Supt. Weber to act as the (IOwA) and Admin. Asst. S. Thiel to act as the IOwA to add and remove names only for the FED No. 6004-61. VOTE- U/C 2 | Page Dept. Reports SpEd; Update on SpEd Prog. & Staffing needs for the 22/23 SY. FED will be offering coaching/training for non-licensed SpEd Staff. MOTIONED BY Thalmann & 2 ND BY VanDenheuvel to adopt the 22/23 SY FED/SpEd Academies Student Handbook as presented. VOTE- U/C Bus. Managers; Reviewed the following: 5/31/22 Finance Update; Facility Reserve Balances; and the OPEB Reserve Balances. MOTIONED BY Hillmer & 2 ND BY Tumberg to approve the 22/23 SY Annual SMART Systems, Citrix Hosting UFARS Accounting Software, Agrmt. as presented. VOTE- U/C MOTIONED BY Thalmann & 2 ND BY Tumberg to adopt the 22A Budget for FY23 as presented. VOTE- U/C Ex. Director; Presentation on the completion of the Supt. Weber 21/22 SY Goals. MOTIONED BY Veronen & 2 ND BY VanDenheuvel to approve the 22/23 SY Supt. Weber’s Personal and Organizational Goals as presented, with the agreement of expense to be paid by Supt. Weber, if the expense is not covered by Sourcewell. VOTE- U/C Bd. Member Veronen left. MOTIONED BY Funk & 2 ND BY Thalmann to approve the Consultant Agrmt. between N. Clement, Ed. D & FED for facilitating the FED’s Strategic Planning Process in 1/2023. VOTE- U/C ALC/TS; ALC Summer Prog. running strong with an average of 120 students. MOTIONED BY VanDenheuvel & 2 ND BY Hillmer to approve the Service Agrmt. between the Northern Pines Mental Health & FED SALC for the 22/23 SY. VOTE- U/C MOTIONED BY Funk & 2 ND BY Tumberg to approve the School Nutrition Renewal Joint Agrmt between LPGE ISD # 2753 & FED LPALC. VOTE- U/C MOTIONED BY Hillmer & 2 ND BY VanDenheuvel to adopt the 22/23 SY ALC Student Handbook as presented. VOTE- U/C Carl Perkins; Hiring of M. Schrode, as the Carl Perkins Coord., effective 7/1/22. Thanks to M. Ward, for her great work! ECFE/SR; Reviewed the 21/22 SY student enrollment; MOTIONED BY Tumberg & 2 ND BY VanDenheuvel to approve the SR/ECFE Service Agrmt. between FED & Frazee-Vergas ISD #23. VOTE- U/C FED Facilities; Expoxy installed in large classroom at the WALC mid-July; FED received the award of “Top Workplace” in 2022, an employee survey; Freshwater Ed Foundation; Reviewed the Foundation Balance Summary; Foundation received matching funds from Innovative Schools of $5,000 for stem kits for the EC Prog. Technology; Update of fiber change on 6/30/22; Reviewed the 22/23 SY Fiber Lease Bids. MOTIONED BY Funk & 2 ND BY Tumberg to approve the E-rate Service Agrmt. between E-rate and Ed. Services, LLC and FED, effective 7/1/22 – 6/30/23. VOTE- U/C MOTIONED BY Hillmer & 2 ND BY Thalmann to approve the Proactive DDoS Mitigation Agrmt. between Arvig and FED, effective 7/1/22 – 6/30/23 as presented. VOTE- U/C MOTIONED BY VanDenheuvel & 2 ND BY Tumberg to accept the FY23 Internet Service Agrmt. between Arvig and FED #6004 as presented. VOTE- U/C 3 | Page Personnel Consent Agenda- MOTIONED BY Hillmer & 2 ND BY VanDenheuvel to approve the items as follows: ALC: Hiring of A. Benning, School Social Worker; Hiring of J. Line, Program Assistant; Re-assignment of C. Perala, FT Teacher Substitute to ALC Instr; Increase in Days for T. Sweeney, ALC Billing Clerk/Prog. Assist.; SPED: Request of Lane Change for K. Becker, OT; Increase in Hrs. J. Schwartz, ECSE Instr.; Keller, School Psych.; K. Snyder, School Psych.; M. Matis, SpEd Para; S. McKeever, SpEd Prog. Specialist; Rescinding of L. Perkins, SpEd Inst. request of retirement; Re-assingment of I. Lorents, SpEd Para to SpEd Inst.; Resignation of A. Braukmann, SpEd Prog. Specialist; P. Gladback, ECSE Inst.; Hiring of S. Romann, SpEd Para; M. Grondahl, B-3 Specialist; J. Janson, SpEd Instr.; G. Koscielski, SpEd Para; A. Peeters, ECSE Instr.; T. Mueller, SLPA; K. Olson, SLP; A. Theede, PT; K. Lehmann, SpEd Inst.; T. Weaver, SpEd Prog/Assessment Specialist; E. Potter, School Psych.; N. Lorenson, SpEd Assessment Specialist; Increase in Days for S. McKeever, SpEd Prog. Specialist; 1-Year (FY23) SpEd Director Contract for L. Murdock; 2-Year SpEd Finance Specialist Contract for D. Wegscheid; Re-Classification of J. Osberg, Level IV Student Site Mang. to Lead Teacher; AGENCY WIDE: 1-Year Director of Ed Prog. & Eval. Contract for J. Wothe; 2-Year Network Tech/School Tech Contract for R. Murdock; 2-Year Manager of Finance and Business Operations Contract, J. Anderson; 2-Year ABE Coord. Contract, B. Tollefson; Grade Change for W. Irons, Tech Integration Assist.; Increase in Days for S. DeMars, AP/AR Clerk. VOTE- U/C MOTIONED BY Funk & 2 ND BY Tumberg to adjourn the meeting at 6:37 p.m. VOTE-U/C Pre-Approved Publication Summary RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED: /S/____________________________ Bruce Lund, Clerk