PELICAN RAPIDS 

BOARD OF EDUCATION 

REGULAR BOARD 

MEETING 

November 9, 2020

The Pelican Rapids Board of Education held a regular meeting on November 9, 2020 in the media center at the high school at 6:00 p.m. Board members present: Michael Forsgren, Jon Karger, Anne Peterson (via Zoom), Brittany Dokken (via Zoom), Brenda Olson, Greg Larson (via Zoom). Board members absent: None. Others present: Brian Korf, Derrick Nelson, Rudy Martinez (via Zoom), Barb Ripley, Bill Simmons. 

The meeting was called to order by Jon Karger. 

Michael Forsgren moved to approve the meeting agenda. The motion was seconded by Anne Peterson and carried with all board members voting in favor with a roll call vote. 

School Board acknowledgements:  Khadar Ibrahim-All State Soccer; Teaching Staff-Extra time and effort due to COVID-19 

Reports presented:

• Elementary Principal/Activities Director: Mr. Derrick Nelson

• Finance Director: Mr. Rudy Martinez

• Interim Superintendent/HS Principal:   Mr. Brian Korf 

Michael Forsgren moved to approve the consent agenda consisting of the following items: 

A. Approve board minutes October 5, 2020 special meeting, October 19, 2020 regular meeting 

B. Financial Claims – October bills 

C. Treasurer’s Report 

D. Accept donations: 

To Boys soccer-Alvin Kvaal – $100; To ISD 548-Bell Bank-custom card donations-$45; To Viking Elementary for mittens-Vergas United Methodist Church-$100; To ISD 548-Comm. Ed.-Alvin Kvaal-$100; To SADD-American Legion Auxiliary-$75; To Viking Elementary-Wells Fargo Giving fund-$21; To OMP Scholarship Fund-MN Natl. Bank-$100; To Viking Elementary Special Ed.-Backstrom Family & Team Samtastic-$1,366; To Scholarships in memory of Linda Ibberson-Jerry & Gloria Wilm-$25; To Viking Elementary-Well Fargo Giving Fund-$18 

E. Personnel:

Accept the resignation of Katy Thorson as elementary para effective 11/2/2020; Approve a medical leave for Tami Hanson from December 15, 2020 until approximately January 26, 2021; Approve to extend a medical leave for Charla Seter through 11/25/2020; Hire Cassie Klovstad as elementary para 

F. Approve the agreement with LCSC for new Superintendent mentorship services 

for the 2020-21 school year 

G. Approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Minnesota Department of 

Public Safety to provide remote web-based knowledge testing 

The motion was seconded by Brenda Olson and carried with all board members voting in favor with a roll call vote. 

Brenda Olson moved to approve all snow days to be e-learning days for the remainder of the 20-21 school year. The motion was seconded by Anne Peterson and carried with 5 board members voting in favor and Brittany Dokken voting against. 

Greg Larson moved to approve Self-Imposed Distance Learning to the following days due to social gatherings during the holidays: December 21-23; January 5-8

The motion was seconded by Anne Peterson and carried with all board members voting in 

favor. 

Jon Karger moved to set a special meeting to canvass election results for Friday, November 13, 2020 at 8:00 am. The motion was seconded by Greg Larson and carried. 

Brenda Olson moved to approve ADM projections for the 2021-22 year for budgeting purposes at 849. The motion was seconded by Michael Forsgren and carried with all board members voting in favor. 

Michael Forsgren introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: 

FORM A 

RESOLUTION OF SCHOOL BOARD SUPPORTING 

FORM A APPLICATION TO MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE 

FOUNDATION 

WHEREAS, the Minnesota State High School League Foundation was formed to provide support for Minnesota’s high school youth to participate in athletics and fine arts; 

WHEREAS, the District 548 School Board recognizes the value of student participation in extracurricular activities; and 

WHEREAS, the MSHSL Foundation is offering grants and funding to assist school districts in recognizing, promoting and funding extracurricular participation by high school students in athletic and fine arts programs. 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Pelican Rapids School Board supports the District’s application to the Minnesota State High School League Foundation for a FORM A grant to offset student activity fees. 

_____ Date Board Chair 

The motion was seconded by Anne Peterson and upon a vote being taken the following voted in favor: Karger, Dokken, Olson, Peterson, Larson, Forsgren 

And the following voted against: None

whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. 

Brittany Dokken moved that the School Board to go into closed session pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13D.05, subdivision 3(b) and to immediately adjourn the meeting upon completion of the closed session. The motion was seconded by Brenda Olson and carried with all board members voting in favor with a roll call vote. 

Jon Karger, Chair 

Anne Peterson, Clerk