BOARD OF EDUCATION
April 3, 2019
The Pelican Rapids Board of Education held a regular meeting on April 3, 2019 in the board room at the high school at 6:00 p.m. Board members present: Brittany Dokken, Michael Forsgren, Jon Karger, Greg Larson, Brenda Olson, Anne Peterson. Board members absent: None. Others present: Superintendent Randi Anderson, Brian Korf, Dr. Ed Richardson, Derrick Nelson, Logan Petznick, Grace Peterson, Rudy Martinez, Barb Ripley, Mark Masten, Cary Haugrud, Heidi Moe, Harold Holt, Lou Hoglund, Abby Mooney, Karli Kirkwood, Pam Eiden, Charlie Blixt, Jess Sjostrom, Jill Roisum, Lori Paakh, Charla Seter, Kat Martinez, Chelsea VanRaden, Steve Maresh, Sherri Larson, Marni Neubauer, Kathryn Anderson, Terra Fitzsimmons, Sean Fitzsimmons, Zane Brosowske, Colm Fitzsimmons, Kirby Nelson.
The meeting was called to order by Jon Karger.
Michael Forsgren moved to approve the agenda with the following additions:
– Approve 8th and 9th grade choir trip to Duluth in May
– Resolution per budget discussion.
The motion was seconded by Greg Larson and carried.
Anne Peterson moved to approve the 8th and 9th grade choir trip to Duluth in May. The motion was seconded by Michael Forsgren and carried.
Greg Larson moved to postpone action with regards to the reductions in programs and positions until the April 15th meeting. The motion failed for lack of a 2nd.
Michael Forsgren introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION REDUCING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS
WHEREAS, the School Board of Independent School District No. 548 adopted a resolution on January 7, 2019, directing the administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions, and
WHEREAS, said recommendations have been received and considered by the School Board,
BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 548, as follows: That the following programs and positions, or portions thereof, be discontinued:
K-12 Positions: _____ FTE
a. 4 Elementary Classrooms-Size reduction
b. .5 FACS
c. .5 Choir
d. .5 Spanish
e. .61 Phy Ed
f.1.0 Asst. Boys Basketball-C squad
g. 1.0 JH Track
h. 2.0 All School Musical
i. 1.0 Asst. Extra Vocal Music
Support Staff: _____ FTE
a. 2.7 Elementary support positions
b. 4.2 Secondary support positions
c. 1.0 Tech positions
d. .56 Custodial
e. .25 AD secretary
The motion was seconded by Brenda Olson and upon a vote being taken, the following voted for: Brittany Dokken, Michael Forsgren, Jon Karger, Greg Larson, Brenda Olson, Anne Peterson
And the following voted against:
The resolution was adopted.
The meeting was adjourned.