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LANCASTER SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS

LANCASTER SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS

The Lancaster School Board met in regular session on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. in the technology room. The following members were present: James Diamond, Jason Langerud, Lacey Lupien, Matt Nordin, and Jim Scalese. Also present were Superintendent Brad Homstad, Principal Nicole Thompson, Assistant Principal Drew Kjono, Teacher Rep. Michael Peterson, Kittson County Enterprise reporter Anna Jauhola. Absent: Peterson
Vice Chairperson Nordin called the meeting to order and took roll call.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by those in attendance. The agenda was presented.
Chairperson Diamond arrived and continued the meeting.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Scalese the agenda was approved as presented.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Scalese, the consent agenda was approved as presented. Items included:
• The minutes of the April 20, 2022, regular meeting was approved.
• Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs) in the amount of $108,575.51.
• Payroll EFTs in the amount of $113,235.00.
• Credit Card EFTs in the amount of $2,034.46.
• Monthly bills for the regular and the activity account in the amount of $155,798.48.
Check numbers 41758-41804.
• The Budget Comparison and Treasurer’s reports were reviewed.
On a motion by Langerud, second by Scalese and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, grants the Business Manager permission to make year-end transfers and pay accounts payables as of June 30, 2022.
The following resolution was moved by: Lupien and seconded by: Nordin:
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATIONS
WHEREAS, Minnesota Statute 123B.02, Subd. 6 provides: “The board may receive, for the benefit of the district, bequests, donations, or gifts for any proper purpose and apply the same to the purpose designated. In that behalf, the board may act as trustee of any trust created for the benefit of the district, or for the benefit of the district, or for the benefit of pupils thereof, including trusts created to provide pupils of the district with advanced education after completion of high school, in the advancement of education.”; and
WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes 465.03 provides: “Any city, county, school district or town may accept a grant or devise of real or personal property to maintain such property for the benefit of its citizens in accordance with the terms prescribed by the donor. Nothing herein shall authorize such acceptance or use for religious or sectarian purposes. Every such acceptance shall be by resolution of the governing body adopted by a two-thirds majority of its members, expressing such terms in full.”; and
WHEREAS, every such acceptance shall be by resolution of the governing body adopted by a two-thirds majority of its members, expressing such terms in full;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the School Board of Lancaster Public School, ISD 356, gratefully accepts the following donations as identified below:
Donor Item Designated Purpose (if any)
Box Tops $7.00 To PTCO for student activities
Meals Angel Fund $5,000 Meals
United Valley Bank $150 Popcorn fund – FCCLA
The vote on adoption of the Resolution was as follows:
Aye: Diamond, Langerud, Lupien, Nordin and Scalese. /Nay: None Absent: Peterson
Whereupon, said Resolution was declared duly adopted.
There were no food service bids received. We will continue to work with J&S Foods and Cash-wa, like we did this year, in 2022/23.
There were also no weight room bids received.
On a motion by Scalese, second by Nordin and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, calls for bids on a variety of equipment: smartboard, LCD, TV, etc.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Scalese and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, accepts the Affidavit of Official Interest in Claim for Jason Langerud for the 2022/23 school year.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Langerud and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, accepts the resignation of Jarrett Kujava as Summer Rec. Assistant.
On a motion by Langerud, second by Nordin and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the Summer Technology Contract with Anneliese Johnson for the summer of 2022.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Scalese and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the Summer School Contract with Macy Cosley for the summer of 2022.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Scalese and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the Summer School Contract with Vada Gatheridge for the summer of 2022.
On a motion by Diamond, second by Langerud and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the Summer School Contract with Anneliese Johnson for the summer of 2022.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Scalese and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, hires Kim Clark as a long-term sub for Elementary 4-6 Math Teacher for approximately twelve weeks, beginning with the 2022/23 school year
On a motion by Langerud, second by Scalese and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, amends the resignation date for Tara Garland from May 13 to May 6, 2022.
On a motion by Diamond, second by Nordin and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the $.25 per hour adjustment to Chris LeDoux’s contract effective March 11, 2022. LeDoux has successfully completed his school bus driver’s licensure.
On a motion by Langerud, second by Scalese and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the Non-Certified Employee Contracts for the 2022/23 and 2023/24 school years as presented by Supt. Homstad.
On a motion by Langerud, second by Scalese and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the Teacher Master Agreement for the 2021/22 and 2022/23 school years as presented by Supt. Homstad.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Langerud and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, accepts the resignation of Lindsey Gullickson as KCC C-Team Volleyball Coach effective immediately.
On a motion by Lupien, second by Nordin and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the following students: Evan Austad, Oswald Meyer-Rice, Hannah Nelson, Jacob Rice, Cheyanne Scalese, Rachel Schmiedeberg, Emma Sjostrand, Olivia Sjostrand, Elsa Steen, Izyk Strege, Regan Twamley, Hannah Vagle, and Kira Whitlock upon successful completion of their coursework, be granted a high school diploma.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Lupien and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the final reading of the 2022/23 Student Handbook, including the update to Section 20. Scholastic Eligibility, as presented.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Scalese and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, approves the final reading of the 2022/23 Employee Handbook, as presented.
On a motion by Langerud, second by Nordin and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, reviews the 2021/22 field trip requests as presented.
On a motion by Scalese, second by Nordin and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, reviews the Student Activity Account Fund balances as presented.
On a motion by Nordin, second by Langerud and carried: Be It Resolved, that the Board of Education of Independent School District 356, reviews the fundraising reports for the school district as required by the State of Minnesota.
XII. Principal Report
a. There has not been much COVID Testing recently. We now give out at home tests.
b. The 6th Grade St. Paul Field Trip went very well. The students provided a thank you with details on the highlights of their trip.
c. Plans are in place for coverage for Jamie Winterland in the fall. Kelli Amb will take the lead and a few other paras will also be trained so we have coverage in the event she is gone.
d, We will be adding one more day to the School Social Worker time next year. We will now have coverage for three days with Molly.
e. We believe we have the Math position filled. More details will be available in June.
XIII. Assistant Principal Report
a. Elementary flag football will begin this fall. A google form will be distributed soon to gather participation numbers and also coaches.
b. The scoreboard donations are complete! We are very thankful for the generosity of so many. The banners to be ordered soon.
c. Awards Day is set for the afternoon of May 25th.
XIV. Superintendent Report
a. COVID Update: we currently have two close contacts out with COVID.
b. The June Board Meeting date is June 29th
c. The July Board Meeting date is July 20th.
Diamond adjourned the meeting at 8:33 p.m.
James Diamond, Chairperson Lacey Lupien, Clerk
(June 8, 2022)
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