Public Notices, January 3, 2019 (Legals)

Freshwater Education District 6004

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

 

Notice is hereby given that Freshwater Education District 6004

Requests proposals for:

Group Life, Long Term Disability, and Short Term Disability Insurance

Specifications will be available from the agent of record:

National Insurance Services, 250 South Executive Drive, Suite 300, Brookfield, WI  53005 Phone: 800-627-3660 x1231

Proposals are due no later than 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at National Insurance Services, 250 South Executive Drive, Suite 300, Brookfield, WI 53005 or as outlined in the RFP.

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NOTICE May Township 

Re-organizational/ AUDIT meeting

 

May Township (Cass County) will hold their Re-organizational/ Audit meeting Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the town hall.

The regular board meeting will be held Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the town hall.

 

Bianca Wyffels, Clerk

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ISD #2170

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING #11 

Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

High School Media Center

MINUTES

 

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order with Members Freeman, Anderson, Longbella, Winkels and Frisk present (comprising a quorum). Also in attendance: Supt. Bratlie; Principals Johnson, Regan and Schmidt; approximately 45 employees and community members; Staples World Manager, Halvorson; and Recording Secretary, Madson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Freeman, seconded by Winkels to add Greg Frisk’s name to the Community/School Forum. MC

Motion by Frisk, second by Anderson, to adopt the agenda.

Community/School Forum 

Greg Frisk issued a statement to fellow board members, apologizing for crude language used in a social media post.

SM Student Attendance Matters – School Social Workers presented statistics regarding student attendance and how it relates to ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act).  Their goal is to reduce the number of students who are chronically absent (missing 10 percent (%) or more of the school year), using interventions such as phone calls, family meetings, letters, referrals and identifying and removing barriers. 

Paul Anderson addressed the Board regarding his opinion of the publics’ perception of the Board. 

MSBA 

Superintendent Search

Sandy Gundlach and Steve Niklaus helped the Board finalize the district’s Superintendent posting and reviewed the timeline with suggestions for interview questions and scheduling. The application deadline is January 14, 2019.  

Consent Agenda:

Motion by Freeman, seconded by Anderson, to accept the Consent Agenda as presented.   MC 

Finance Items: 

Chuck Herdegen indicated the audit report will be presented at the December Board meeting and that he will be updating the budget information.  

Motion by Freeman, seconded by Frisk, to authorize payment of the vouchers. MC

Mr. Bratlie began by recommending moving from three (3) buildings to two (2) buildings for the 2019-2020 school year and that the planning process begin. 

Each Board member gave a statement showing their support for moving to two buildings based on savings, efficiencies and educational gains, as well as the what is best for our students.   

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Anderson, to move from three buildings to two buildings, for efficiency, beginning July 1, 2019. MC 

Monthly updates were asked for in the upcoming months (savings and expenses) .

Personnel

Motion by Frisk, seconded by Freeman, to accept the resignation of Kayla Vejtasa, SME Paraprofessional; eff. Nov. 7, 2018, with permission to post. MC 

Motion by Winkels, second by Frisk, to accept the resignation of Carrin DeLong, District Nurse; eff. Nov. 30, 2018, with permission to post. MC 

Motion by Freeman, seconded by Anderson, to approve the hire of Head Varsity Softball Coach, Lonna Dille. Voting in favor: Anderson, Freeman, Longbella, Winkels. Opposed: Frisk. Motion Carried

Motion by Frisk, seconded by Longbella, to approve the hire of Greg Kossan, Head Varsity Baseball Coach. MC

Motion by Freeman, seconded by Winkels, to approve the hire of Tammi Walz, ECFE Program Assistant; up to 17 hours per week. MC

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Freeman, to approve the new contract for Kelsi Schalow, LCA Center Manager/Lead Teacher.  MC 

Approve the increase in time for Lori Nienow, UP to 2.5 hours per week billed payroll; ECFE funded.  

Motion by Frisk, seconded by Anderson, to approve the increase in time for Lori Nienow, UP to 2.5 hours per week billed payroll; ECFE funded. MC 

OTHER

Motion by Winkels, second by Longbella, to approve the 2017-2019 Transportation Agreement with ACA insurance compliance language and a three percent (3%) increase. MC 

Mr. Bratlie indicated he had attended the MASA legislation committee meeting; Nexus will be conducting community surveys on tax tolerance and support with results ready Dec. 17; he will be meeting with the City of Motley regarding use of the Motley buildings

Adjournment   

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Freeman, to adjourn the meeting at 8:27 p.m.. MC  

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School Board Work Session 

& Truth in Taxation - Meeting #12 Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

High School Media Center

Minutes

 

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order with Members Longbella, Freeman, Frisk, Winkels, Lund and Anderson present (comprising a quorum). Also present were: Supt. Bratlie; Business Services, Herdegen; Principals Regan and Schmidt; Deb Ferdon; Staples World Manager, Brenda Halvorson; several ISD #2170 students and staff; and Recording Secretary, Madson.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Lund, seconded by Winkels, to adopt the agenda as presented.  MC

Community / Public Forum

Supt. Bratlie presented the tax Levy information. 

Student Data Review

Curriculum Director, Deb Ferdon, presented the 2018 Student Achievement Data and Accountability Report. SM students are performing close to the state average in Reading, Math and Science. SMHS is well above the average graduation rate. 

Review Superintendent Interview Questions and Procedures

First Round interview questions were reviewed and finalized. Interviews are scheduled for January 25 and 26.  

Adjournment

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Anderson, to adjourn the meeting at 9:24 p.m. MC 

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Staples World

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100
Staples, MN 56479
Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570
Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112
E Mail: info@staplesworld.com

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