PELICAN RAPIDS 

BOARD OF EDUCATION 

REGULAR BOARD 

MEETING 

July 19, 2021

The Pelican Rapids Board of Education held a regular meeting on July 19, 2021 in the boardroom at the high school at 6:00 p.m. Board members present: Jon Karger, Anne Peterson, Molly Welch, Brittany Dokken, Brenda Olson, and Greg Larson. Board members absent: None. Others present: Brian Korf, Derrick Nelson, Rudy Martinez, Bill Simmons, Cherie Lynnes, Emily Evenson, and Lou Hoglund. 

The meeting was called to order and the pledge off allegiance was led by Jon Karger. 

Brenda Olson moved to approve the meeting agenda. The motion was seconded by Brittany Dokken and carried with all board members voting in favor with a roll call vote. 

Acknowledgments:

– ISD 548 School Board

– Christianson Bus Company and Drivers

The following reports were presented:

– Finance Director, Mr. Rudy Martinez

– Superintendent/HS Principal, Mr. Brian Korf 

– Elementary Principal/Activities Director, Mr. Derrick Nelson  

Anne Peterson moved to approve the consent agenda consisting of the following items: 

A. Approve board minutes – June 7, 2021 Special & June 21, 2021 Regular

B. Financial Claims – June bills 

C. Treasurer’s Report 

D. Accept donations: To Al Siegle Scholarship Fund – Norman & Vickie Strom $50 in memory of Duwayne Strom; To Scholarship Fund – Susan & Andrew Holte $20 in memory of Donna Johnson; To Scholarship Fund – Gerald & Gloria Wilm $25 in memory of Beatrice Neison; To VES Milk Program – Central Evangelical Lutheran Church $100 from Noisy Offering Mission

E. Personnel: Approve resignation of Doug Bruggeman as Head B. Golf Coach & JH B. & G. Basketball Coach; Approve resignation of Jon Moe as Assistant Cross Country Coach; Approve resignation of Kim Nelson as JH Volleyball Coach; Approve resignation of Jeanie Berns as VES Paraprofessional; Hire Madison Oswald as Junior High Volleyball Coach; Fire Andy Johnson as Junior High Boys Basketball Coach; Hire Logan Knorr as Cross Country Assistant Coach; Hire Logan Knorr as Junior High Girls Basketball Coach; Hire Logan Knorr as Head Boys Golf Coach; Hire Elias Beachy as Head Football Coach; Hire Cody Shaffer as Assistant Football Coach; Hire Hayden Sturdevant as Assistant Football Coach; Hire Chris Hacker as Assistant Football Coach; Hire Cole Witzig as Junior High Football Coach; Hire Cole Witzig as Head Wrestling Coach; Hire Jon Moe as Head Boys Track Coach; Hire Laura Januszewski as Head Girls Cross Country Coach; Hire Gabrielle Fredrickson as Title I Teacher at VES; Approve a medical leave for RaeNell Buss-Erickson from July 28, 2021 to September 8, 2021 

F. Approve MOU

for the 2020-21 school year 

G. Approve Audit Engagement Letter with Eide Bailly for 2020-21 audit

The motion was seconded by Molly Welch and carried with all present members voting in favor with a roll call vote. 

Brittany Dokken moved to approve a PRHS/VES PE Teacher .14 FTE. The 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 School Board Work Session Schedule for FY 2021-22. The motion was seconded by Brittany Dokken and carried with all members voting in favor with a roll call vote.

Anne Peterson made a motion to approve the 2021-22 Designations. The motion was seconded by Molly Welch and carried with all members voting in favor with a roll call vote.

Brenda Olson moved to approve the annual update of the following policies:

410  Family and Medical Leave Policy

413  Harassment and Violence Policy

414  Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse

415  Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults

514  Bullying Prohibition Policy

522  Student Sex Nondiscrimination Policy

524  Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy

806  Crisis Management Policy

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

Anne Peterson moved to close the meeting to discuss negotiations and to adjourn the meeting following the closed session. 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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