PELICAN RAPIDS 

BOARD OF EDUCATION 

REGULAR BOARD 

MEETING 

February 11, 2018

The Pelican Rapids Board of Education held a regular meeting on February 11, 2019 in the board room at the high school at 6:30 p.m. Board members present: Michael Forsgren, Jon Karger, Anne Peterson, Brittany Dokken, Greg Larson, Brenda Olson. Board members absent: None. Others present: Superintendent Randi Anderson, Dr. Ed Richardson, Rudy Martinez, Barb Ripley, Cary Haugrud, Lou Hoglund, Trevor Steeves, Angie Westby, Sheri O’Brien, Kaitlyn Ganoe, Sherri Larson, Andy Rarick.

The meeting was called to order by Jon Karger.

Michael Forsgren moved to approve the agenda. The motion was seconded by Anne Peterson and carried.

Brittany Dokken moved to approve the consent agenda consisting of the following items: – Approve board minutes of the meeting on January 7, 2019

– Financial Claims – January bills

– Treasurer’s Report

– Accept donations:

To Donald F. Schmidt Scholarship – Rebecca Schmidt $500

To Pelican Rapids Lions Club Scholarship – PR Lions Club $1,000

To Al Siegle Scholarship – Robin and Carla Johnson $500

To Al Siegle Scholarship in memory of Dale Toso-Sheri Nettestad/Class of 72 $25 

To Class of 79 Scholarship – Kenneth & Lynn Gibson $150, Carla & David Calhoun $100

To Scholarships in memory of Anna Mae Ruud – Glenn & Coleen Moerke $10

To Girls Soccer – Alvin Kvaal $100

To Viking Elementary-Makerspace – Anonymous $1,000

To Viking Elementary-sleds – VFW Post 5252 $420

To Viking Elementary-sleds – Dunvilla Lions $320

– Personnel:

Hire Megan Williams as elementary para

Approve a medical leave for Ashlee Olson from January 24, 2019 to March 11, 2019 

Hire Thomas Brynildson as a long term para substitute

The motion was seconded by Brenda Olson and carried.

Anne Peterson moved to approve the seniority list as presented. The motion was seconded by Michael Forsgren and carried.

Jon Karger moved to approve the opening of petty cash and Payschools checking accounts at MN National Bank. The motion was seconded by Brittany Dokken and was carried with Anne Peterson abstaining from the vote.

Michael Forsgren moved that current signatures on bank accounts shall be used until new signatures are obtained. The motion was seconded by Anne Peterson and carried.

Greg Larson moved to postpone a decision on the 4 or 5 day week until the March, 18, 2019 meeting. The motion failed for lack of a second.

Anne Peterson moved to approve the 4 day week for the 2019-20 school year. The motion was seconded by Michael Forsgren and carried with Greg Larson voting against.

Anne Peterson moved to forgive the January 29 and 30 storm days for student instructional days and that the February 7th storm day be made up on March 4, 2019. The motion was seconded by Jon Karger and carried.

Anne Peterson moved to approve the 1st reading of the following policies: 

501 School Weapons

506 Student Discipline

509 Enrollment of Nonresident Students

513 Student Promotion, Retention, and Program Design 

516 Student Medication

The motion was seconded by Jon Karger and carried.

Greg Larson moved to approve the 1st and 2nd reading of the following policies: 

503 Student Attendance

504 Student Dress and Appearance

505 Distribution of Nonschool-Sponsored Materials on School Premises by Students and Employees

507 Corporal Punishment

508 Extended School Year for Certain Students with Individualized Education Programs 

510 School Activities

511 Student Fundraising

512 School-Sponsored Student Publications and Activities

514 Bullying Prohibition Policy

515 Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records

517 Student Recruiting

The motion was seconded by Michael Forsgren and carried. The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Jon Karger, Chair 

Ann Peterson, Clerk