PELICAN RAPIDS 

BOARD OF EDUCATION 

REGULAR BOARD 

MEETING 

August 23, 2021

The Pelican Rapids Board of Education held a regular meeting on August 23, 2021 in the boardroom at the high school at 6 p.m. Board members present: Jon Karger, Anne Peterson, Molly Welch, Brenda Olson, Brittany Dokken and Greg Larson. Members Absent: None

Others Present: Brian Korf, Rudy Martinez, Derrick Nelson, Cherie Lynnes, Shari VerDorn, Bill Simmons, Lou Hoglund, Rachel Haugrud, Bob Schliemann, Paul Restad, Troy Poach, Trevor Steeves, Todd Holt, Ashley Holt, Glen Halbakken, Brenda Halbakken, man in Blue hat, Family (mom-peach shirt, dad-gray shirt, child)

The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. and the pledge of allegiance was led by Jon Karger.

Anne Peterson moved to approve the meeting agenda with the removal of item #4 (Board of Education Superintendent Evaluation) due to it being addressed at the last board meeting. The motion was seconded by Brittany Dokken and carried with all members voting in favor with a roll call vote.

Acknowledgements:

– ISD 548 Summer Staff (Custodial, Summer Rec, Club Vikes & Summer School Staff).

The following reports were presented: Apex Engineering Group, Mr. Bob Schlieman; Elementary Principal/AD, Mr. Derrick Nelson; Finance Director, Mr. Rudy Martinez; Superintendent/HS Principal, Mr. Brian Korf

Brenda Olson moved to approve the consent agenda consisting of the following items:

A. Approve board minutes – July 19, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes

B. Financial claims – July bills

C. Treasurer’s report

D. Accept donations: To PRHS Scholarship Fund in memory of Don Steeves -Anonymous – $10; To PRHS Scholarship Fund in memory of Don Steeves from Glenn & Colleen Moerke – $20 

E. Personnel:  

Approve resignation of Amanda Backstrom as Kitchen Cook at PRHS; Approve resignation of Andrea Banton as Part-time Special Education Para at VES; Approve resignation of Lexy Dunbar as ADSIS Intervention at VES; Approve resignation of Abby Fresonke as ADSIS Intervention at VES; Approve resignation of Melissa Hayden as Part-time Kitchen Helper at VES; Approve resignation of Cassie Klovstad as Part-time PreK Paraprofessional at VES; Approve resignation of Blaine Ristvedt as 1.0 FTE Business Education Teacher at PRHS; Approve resignation of Kelly Thorson as Title I Teacher at VES; Approve resignation of Alejandra Villagomez as ELL Paraprofessional at VES; Approve a leave of absence for Courtney Thorson until Tuesday, September 21, 2021; Approve hire of Tess Hubbard as ADSIS Interventionist – 1.0 FTE at VES; Approve hire of Florence Schmitz as ADSIS Interventionist – Part-time at VES; Approve hire of Kim Haugrud as ADSIS Interventionist – Part-time at VES; Approve hire of Joy Miller as ELL Paraprofessional at PRHS; Approve hire of Amanda Belz as Early Childhood Education Teacher – 0.5 FTE; Approve addition of .14 FTE for Bridgette Holl to be 1.0 FTE.

The motion was seconded by Brittany Dokken and carried with all members voting in favor with a roll call vote.

Greg Larson moved to approve 714 Fund Balance Policy. The motion was seconded by Brittany Dokkenand carried with all members voting in favor with a roll call vote.

Anne Peterson moved to approve the VES Student Handbook 2021-22. Greg Larson seconded and carried with all members voting in favor with a roll call vote.

Greg Larson moved to approve the PRHS Student Handbook 2021-22. The motion was seconded by Molly Welch and carried with all members voting in favor with a roll call vote.

Brittany Dokken moved to approve the Employee Handbook 2021-22. The motion was seconded by Molly Welch and carried with all members voting in favor with a roll call vote.

Brittany Dokken moved to approve the Acceptance of Soccer Field. The motion was seconded by Anne Peterson. Greg Larson voted against the motion. All other board members voted in favor of the motion. Motion was carried.

Brenda Olson moved to approve the Resolution for Health and Safety Measures for the 2021-2022 School Year. Motion was seconded by Molly Welch and motion was carried with all members voting in favor with a roll call vote.

Greg Larson moved to approve Prairie Farms / Land ‘O Lakes as the Vendor for Milk Products for the 2021-22 School Year. Motion was seconded by Brittany Dokken and carried with all members voting in favor with a roll call vote.

Anne Peterson moved to approve District Priorities and Goals for 2021-22. Motion was seconded by Molly Welch and carried with all members voting in favor.

Brittany Dokken moved to approve the Truth in Taxation public meeting date – December 20, 2021 at 6:00pm. Motion was seconded by Jon Karger and carried with all members voting in favor with a roll call vote.

Brenda Olson moved to approve the Project Scope and Field Work for areas A, B & D. Motion was seconded by Anne Peterson. Greg Larson abstained from this vote. All other members voted in favor with a roll call vote. Motion carried.

Brittany Dokken moved to approve the Master Agreement 2021-2023. Motion was seconded by Greg Larson and carried with all members voting in favor with a roll call vote.

 Brenda Olson moved to approve the Non-certified Negotiations Settlement 2021-2023. Motion was seconded by Molly Welch and carried with all members voting in favor with a roll call vote.

Brittany Dokken moved to approve the Cash Management Agreement with MN National Bank. The motion was seconded by Anne Peterson and carried with all members voting in favor with a roll call vote.

Brittany Dokken made a motion to adjourn. Greg seconded. Brittany rescinded her motion in order to discuss the planning of the Staff Picnic scheduled for Monday, August 30, 2021. Greg Larson seconded the rescinded motion. Planning took place, a google sheet was created and shared with the school board members.

Greg Larson made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Jon Karger and carried with all members voting in favor with a roll call vote.

Jon Karger, Chair 

Brenda Olson, Clerk

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