INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 152
MAPS OPERATIONS CENTER
November 13, 2020
CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Chair Bjorklund called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m., requested board member roll call, and led everyone in attendance with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Members present: None in-person
Members present remotely: Cassidy Bjorklund, Melissa Burgard, Kara Gloe, Rachel Stone, Matt Valan, and Keith Vogt
Member Absent: Scott Steffes
PREVIEW OF AGENDA: Superintendent Lunak recommended approval of the agenda as presented.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Gloe moved, seconded by Stone, to approve the agenda as presented.
Motion carried 6-0.
Roll Call vote: Bjorklund - yay, Burgard - yay, Gloe - yay, Stone - yay, Valan - yay, Vogt - yay
MATTERS PRESENTED BY CITIZENS/OTHER COMMUNICATIONS: (Citizens who wish to address a non-agenda item have the opportunity to speak by raising their hand and being recognized by the School Board chair. Speakers must state their name and will be limited to three minutes. Speakers must complete the sign-up form, which outlines the public input process, and submit it to the School Board secretary.) None
CANVASS GENERAL ELECTION SCHOOL BOARD RETURNS AND ELECTION RESOLUTION: A total of 25,363 votes were cast by district voters for the election of four (4) school board members for four-year term vacancies on the board caused by the expiration of term on the first Monday in January next following the general election as follows: Cassidy Bjorklund 10,188, Scott Steffes 9,412, Matt Valan 8,994, Melissa Burgard 8,990, David Marquart 8,122, Shawn Stumpf 3,967, Ezzat Haider 3,586, Thaddeus Laguisch 2,790.
Cassidy Bjorklund, Scott Steffes, Matt Valan, and Melissa Burgard received the highest number of votes and were elected to four-year terms beginning Monday, January 4, 2021.
Gloe moved, seconded by Vogt, to approve the Resolution Canvassing Returns of Votes of Independent School District No. 152 General Election and Resolution Authorizing Issuance of Certification of Election and Directing School District Clerk to Perform Other Election -Related Duties, as presented.
Motion carried 5-0.
Roll Call Vote: Bjorklund - yay, Gloe - yay, Stone - yay, Valan - yay, Vogt - yay.
Burgard - absent from vote.
OTHER PERTINENT ITEMS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD: Chair Bjorklund reminded the board and public due to the current state emergency declarations, the Minnesota directive to residents to stay at home, and guidance about limiting person-to-person contact due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Monday, November 16, 2020 meeting of the Moorhead Area Public Schools School Board is being conducted in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 130.021 --Meetings by Telephone or Other Electronic Means.
Due to the health pandemic, the school board determined that it is not feasible for at least one board member, or the superintendent, to be physically present at the regular meeting location and that it is not feasible for the public to attend this meeting at the regular meeting location due to the health pandemic. Persons may monitor this meeting remotely. The link will be posted on the district website.
Vogt congratulated school board members re-elected to serve four-year terms on the school board and thanked the other candidates who ran for the school board.
ADJOURNMENT: Chair Bjorklund adjourned the meeting at 7:06 a.m.