Public Notices Sept. 29

Freshwater Education District





AUGUST 24, 2016


CALL TO ORDER at 5:36 p.m. by Charles Funk, Chair

Board Present: C. Funk-Sebeka; P. Benning-Browerville; C. Wolf-Long Prairie-Grey Eagle; R. VanDenheuvel-Bertha-Hewitt; J. Fiemeyer-Wadena-Deer Creek; R. Thalmann-Henning; S. Veronen-Verndale; C. Hasbargen-Menahga; A. Bailey-Eagle Valley; B. Lund-Staples-Motley, Others: D. Fjeldheim-Sebeka; L. Westrum-Wadena-Deer Creek; J. Nesland, L. Murdock, L. Wick and S. Thiel.

APPROVAL OF PAST BOARD MINUTES- MOTION BY VanDenheuvel, seconded BY Bailey to approve the 6/22/16 minutes as presented. VOTE- UC.

APPROVING THE AGENDA- MOTION BY Hasbargen, seconded BY Veronen to approve the agenda as presented. VOTE- UC



REVIEWED the 6/21/16 and 8/16/16 Supt Mtg summaries, Past Levy’s, and 8/16/16 Principals Mtg Agenda.

MOTION BY Wolf, seconded BY Benning, to name BHH Partners of Perham, MN, the Facility Project

Architect Firm. VOTE- UC


SPECIAL EDUCATION REPORT & CONSIDERATIONS: Policy #721 Uniform Grant Guidance Policy Regarding Federal Revenue Sources was reviewed.

MOTION BY Lund, seconded BY Bailey, to approve the 17-SY Student Handbook for the Leaf River, White Pine and Elm Tree Academy. VOTE- UC

ALC & TARGETED SERVICES/CREDIT RECOVER REPORT: Norman Cty West School Dist. will start Targeted Services in Sept. as an Outreach site. Report of Students served in Summer TS-1160 and CR Programs-292.

TECHNOLOGY REPORT: Supts and FED Network Cord. are discussing the benefits if the FED hosts the Network Connections.




REVIEW of minutes of the following meetings; 7.26.16 Annual Tri-County Hospital/FED/Lakewood Technology Wide Area, 7.26.16 Supervising Supts Ad Hoc Tech and 20/20 Planning Workgroup.

MOTION BY Hasbargen seconded BY Fiemeyer, to officially recognize the revised F-17 Carl Perkins CTE Plan and Grant Award in the Secondary amounts of $187,279.72 Basic Allocation and $30,420.09 for the revised Secondary Reserve Allocation. VOTE- UC

MOTION BY Benning, seconded BY VanDenheuvel, to apply and recognize the MDE OCCS Mini Grant Award in the amount of $2,000 to $3,000 to be used for work-based learning, advisory committees and CTSO leadership development. VOTE- UC

TODD COUNTY COLLABORATIVE: The TCC Annual Board Mtg was held on 8/24/16.



MOTION BY Thalmann, seconded BY Veronen, to approve the 6/18/16 through 8/18/16 cash reports and payments of checks numbered 118406 thru 118618. VOTE- UC

MOTION BY Veronen, seconded BY Bailey, to approve the FY17 PSEO tuition agreement with the CLC at $198.60 per college credit per student. VOTE- UC

REVIEW OF 2018 FACILITY ON US 10 UPGRADE OPTIONS: Space needs were discussed.

REVIEW OF THE DRAFT FACILITY LEASE WITH CLC: Programs to be moved to CLC are the S-ALC, Staples Itinerants, and the Staples Business Office. These programs will move in the spring of 2017. The Todd-Morrison ABE program is already at the CLC site.

BOARD Member A. Bailey left meeting for previous commitment.

MOTION BY VanDenheuvel seconded BY Fiemeyer, to approve the consulting agreement with M. Ward, effective 10/1/16.VOTE- UC

PERSONNEL TOPICS AND CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS- The Chair pulled out the Agency Wide Accounts Receivable/Payable vacancy due to the request of Member VanDenheuvel.

MOTION BY Thalmann, seconded BY Benning, to approve the following personnel items as follows:

Resignation of D. Achermann, M. Carstenson, K. Brown, M. Jorgenson, M. Wright, Authorization to advertise and fill vacancies of: ECSE Program Para, Level IV Para, Voluntary reductions for E. Weber, Increase in hrs. for B. Andrews, Hiring of M. Jensen, S. Holper, G. Newman, H. Jasmer, T. Borders, Lane Change for S. Speed, and Reassignment of L. Noll,

MOTION BY Thalmann, seconded BY Veronen to approve the Hiring of Stacey DeMars, AP/AR.

Voting Yes: Funk, Benning, Wolf, Fiemeyer, Thalmann, Veronen, Hasbargen, and Lund. No: None.

Abstention: VanDenheuvel.

ADJOURNMENT- MOTION BY Hasbargen, seconded BY Wolf, to adjourn the meeting at 6:36 p.m. VOTE- UC


Respectfully submitted:


Jil Fiemeyer, Clerk

Freshwater Education District #6004



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