Public Notices September 21, 2017
REGULAR BOARD MEETING FRESHWATER EDUCATION DISTRICT #6004 STAPLES, MN 8/23/17
CALLED TO ORDER at 5:30 p.m. by C. Wolf, Chair Board Present: C. Wolf-LPGE, S. Veronen-Verndale, P. Benning-Browerville, R. VanDenheuvel- Bertha-Hewitt, R. Thalmann- Henning, J. Kangas- Menahga, C. Funk-Sebeka, Supt: L. Westrum- WDC. Others: J. Nesland, L. Murdock, S. Thiel.
APPROVAL OF JUNE BOARD MINUTES- MOTION BY Benning, seconded by VanDenheuvel to approve the 6/28/17 minutes as presented. VOTE- UC
ADOPTION OF AGENDA- MOTION BY Thalmann, seconded by Veronen to approve the Agenda as presented. VOTE- UC
OLD BUSINESS- REVIEWED minutes from 7/26/17 Supv. Supt. Mtg and 8/2/17 monthly Supt Mtg.
NEW BUSINESS- ECFE/SR REPORT; School Readiness Program added to Bertha-Hewitt effective 17/18 SY.
SPECIAL EDUCATION: UPDATE of 17/18 SY SPED Staffing
MOTION BY Veronen, seconded by Funk, to approve the FY18 Student Handbook for students serviced at the Deer Creek site. VOTE- UC
MOTION BY Funk, seconded by Thalmann, to approve the FY18 PSEO Tuition Agreement with the CLC. VOTE- UC
MOTION BY Kangas, seconded by Benning, to approve the FY18 ALC Student Handbook as presented. VOTE- UC
MOTION BY Funk, seconded by Benning, to approve the successful Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless Grant request of $2,500 for needs of homeless students in the FED ALC’s. VOTE- UC
TECHNOLOGY REPORT: REVIEWED minutes from 7/26/17 FED Annual Tech Advisory Mtg’s.
MEMBER SERVICES: MOTION BY Thalmann, seconded by Funk, to approve the Amending of the FED Bylaws as reviewed and presented. Roll Call Vote: Those in favor: VanDenheuvel, Benning, Thalmann, Kangas, Wolf, Funk, and Veronen. Those against: None. Motion Carried.
MOTION BY Funk, seconded by Benning, to revise Board action from the 1/25/17 organizational meeting of setting regular Freshwater Board meeting dates, by adding a regular meeting to be held in Wadena 10/25/17 regular meeting. VOTE- UC
MOTION BY VanDenheuvel, seconded by Veronen, to revise action from 1/25/17, to reassign the Board Treasurer duties to P. Benning. VOTE-UC
REVIEWED the ULA - MSBA Sample Contract Language
MOTION BY Veronen, seconded by Benning, to approve the FY18 FED Emp. Handbook as presented. VOTE- UC
UPDATE given on the USAC/FCC 2005 E-Rate issue.
PROGRAM CONSULTANT & COORDINATOR REPORTS-
MOTION BY Funk, seconded by Benning, to officially recognize the Revised FY18 Carl Perkins CTE Plan Approval Notification and Grant Award in the Secondary amount of $193,431.95 and $30,420.09 for the revised Secondary Reserve Allocation. VOTE- UC.
REVIEWED Carl Perkins 17-18 Mtgs & Events.
TODD CTY COLLABORATIVE: 8/23/17 Bd Mtg. update.
BUSINESS, FINANCE, AND NEW BUSINESS-
MOTION BY Kangas, seconded by Veronen, approve the 6/24/17 – 8/18/17 cash reports and payments of checks numbered 119684 - 119877. VOTE- UC
MOTION BY Benning, seconded by VanDenheuvel, to approve the sale of surplus school equipment at public “garage sale” at the location of 1100 NE 5th St., Staples, on the date of 8/25/17 between the hours of 9 a.m.-1 p.m. VOTE- UC
MOTION BY Thalmann, seconded by Veronen, To acknowledge that: The Freshwater Education District #6004 (Freshwater) hereby provides notice of intent to participate and utilize competitively solicited and awarded contracts held by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) to facilitate building project starting in 2018. Also, to acknowledge the anticipation of the FY-19 Five Million facility award from NJPA for the purpose of improving facilities to include a Level IV facility. Roll Call Vote: Those in Favor: VanDenheuvel, Benning, Thalmann, Kangas, Wolf, Funk and Veronen. Those against: None. Resolution Duly Passed.
PERSONNEL TOPICS AND CONSENT
MOTION BY VanDenheuvel, seconded by Kangas, to approve the following personnel items as follows: Resignation of A. Zamzo, S. Duerr; Hiring of J. Fischer; Authorization to advertise and hire an ECSE Inst.; FMLA Leave for W. Wegscheid; Increase in Days for T. Brown, G. Newman; Voluntary Contract Reduction of M. Wolhowe; Reassignment of A. Becker, B. Faust; and Increase in Hours for L. Wright. VOTE-UC
ADJOURNMENT- MOTION BY Funk, seconded by Veronen, to adjourn the meeting at 6:47 p.m. VOTE- UC
Freshwater Education District #6004