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ISD#152 School Board

School Board Meeting

When: May 23, 2022

Where: Operation Center Board Room 600

Agenda

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 152 
School Board Meeting
Operations Center Board Room 600
1313 30th Avenue South
Moorhead, Minnesota

May 23, 2022
5:30 PM

MISSION STATEMENT: To develop the maximum potential of every learner to thrive in a changing world.

ATTENDANCE:
Cassidy Bjorklund, Vice-Chair
Melissa Burgard, Chair
Kara Gloe, Clerk
Scott Steffes, Director
Rachel Stone, Treasurer
Matt Valan, Director
Keith Vogt, Director
Brandon M. Lunak, Superintendent

AGENDA

1. CALL TO ORDER 

A. Call to Order and Roll Call
 
B. Pledge of Allegiance

C. Preview of Agenda - Dr. Brandon M. Lunak, Superintendent

D. Approval of Meeting Agenda

E. We Are Proud

This is the time during the meeting to recognize outstanding achievements of students, staff, and community members. After an honoree's name has been read they will accept their certificate(s) and a photo will be taken.

We are proud of MHS students Carter Norman and Jacob Kragero who competed in the Minnesota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference. Carter Norman placed 2nd in Automotive Service Technology, 2nd in Power Equipment Repair, and 3rd in Mechanical Dexterity. Jacob Kragero placed 1st in Automotive Service Technology and 1st in Power Equipment Repair. The team will advance to the national SkillsUSA contest in Atlanta in June 2022. The team is coached by Jeff Schneider and Chantz Rud.

We are proud of Mohamed Mustafa who took first place in the Minnesota Department of Health's Escape the Vape youth video contest. The Escape the Vape video contest asked Minnesota middle and high school students to create and submit a 30-second public service announcement video to educate their peers on the dangers of vaping. There were 263 entries from more than 70 schools in Minnesota and Mohamed took first place in the High School Division with his video entitled Don't Let Vaping Take that Away from You. The winner of each division received a $500 prize and their schools also received $500.

We are proud of Horizon Middle School 7th Grader Sienna Lee. Sienna, who plays the cello, auditioned and was chosen to participate in the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association's Middle-Level Honors Orchestra. She rehearsed and performed with the Honors Orchestra during the Minnesota Music Educators Association conference on February 18 and 19 at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul and at the Minneapolis Convention Center. She was chosen from string players all across Minnesota.

We are proud of the 8th Grade Orchestra who were invited to perform at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis as part of the State Honors Concert. Only five middle school/junior high orchestras were invited to perform, based on their scores at the regional level. The orchestra is directed by Brian Cole and Josh Biles.

We are proud of MHS Band members Tim Foster and Aiden Williams who were selected by a rigorous audition process for the 2021-22 Minnesota All-State Band and Orchestra. Tim performed with the All-State Band in the percussion section. Aiden performed in the winds and percussion section of the All-State Orchestra that band members can audition. We are also proud of MHS 10th grade tuba player Henry Skatvold who was selected for the MN Band Directors Association Middle Level 9-10 Honor Band. The MHS Band is directed by Pam Redlinger.

We are proud of MHS Choir members Martan Gregoire and Lydia Horan who were selected through a rigorous audition process for the 2021-22 Minnesota All-State Choir. The MN All-State Choir is comprised of the top choir students from around the state. The MHS Choir is directed by Kathie Brekke.

F. Resolution of Recognition and Appreciation

WHEREAS, the Moorhead Area Public School district has been fortunate to have a dedicated faculty and staff committed to the mission of the District, and

 

WHEREAS, several members of that faculty and staff are now about to embark on new

adventures in life away from the Moorhead Area Public Schools, and

 

WHEREAS, we as members of the Moorhead Area Public Schools Board of Education wish to extend our utmost appreciation for the work that these faculty and staff members have done to make education an exciting and joyous experience for the students of our district, and

 

WHEREAS, the Board wishes to extend our sincere best wishes for every happiness in the future to those Faculty and staff members who will be leaving the district in 2021 – 2022, and

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Moorhead Area Public Schools Board of Education recognizes and appreciates the service of those employees departing the District, those employees being

 

Ken Appel                Kim Bergley             Richard Bergley                  Amy Biller

Kim Brosdahl           Winifred Evenson    Elisabeth Ferguson             Janelle Frost­-Geiser

Barb Gerlach           Jodi Gramlow           Robin Grooters                   Dawn Gunderson

Colleen Hoffman      Norma Holland        Fareeda Jari                       Kim Jenni

Charles Jordan        Jim Kapitan              Kathy Kunkel                      Jon Larson

Paula Lewis             Charlene Lien          Scott Matheson                   Steve Novacek

Wendy Paulson       Brian Rheault           Shannon Rieder                  Minda Sadlowski

Susan Simons          Janel Simonson       Alice Swanson                    Eric Tollefson

Rosa Valdez             Treva Watnemo       Lori Wenner

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Moorhead Area Public Schools Board of Education wishes them well in all future endeavors, and, further, that this recognition of Appreciation and Support be duly recorded and spread across the minutes of the Moorhead Area Public Schools Board of Education on this 23rd day of the month of May in the year 2022.

 

Melissa Burgard, Chair       Cassidy Bjorklund, Vice­Chair

Kara Gloe, Clerk                  Rachel Stone, Treasurer

Scott Steffes, Director         Matt Valan, Director

Keith Vogt, Director             Dr. Brandon M. Lunak, Superintendent

 

G. Public Forum

 

The Public Forum will be open for up to thirty (30) minutes for public comment. Individuals who wish to speak during the Public Forum have submitted a written request by 1:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. The School Board chair will call speakers to the microphone and will recognize one speaker at a time. Each speaker is permitted to speak for up to three (3) minutes total. The Public Forum will not be recorded or live streamed.

 

2. CONSENT AGENDA

 

All items on the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine and have been made available to the School Board at least two (2) days prior to the meeting; the items will be enacted by one resolution. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a School Board member so requests, in which event that item will be removed from this agenda and considered under separate resolution. To the extent possible, School Board member inquiries on consent agenda items are to be made directly to the district administration prior to the time of the meeting.

 

A. SUPERINTENDENT - Dr. Brandon M. Luank

1) Approval of May 9, 2022, School Board Work Session Minutes

 

B. HUMAN RESOURCES AND OPERATIONS - Kristin Dehmer

1) May claims

2) Family Medical Leaves

3) Change of Contract

4) Termination

5) Resignations

6) Retirements

7) New Employees

8) Additional Staffing

9) Board Resolution for Discontinuance of Non-Licensed Staff

10) Affiliation Agreement with Luther College

 

CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION:

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

3. NEW BUSINESS

 

A. Resolution to Issue General Obligation School Building Bonds, Series 2022A: Kristin Dehmer

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the Resolution Stating the Intention of the School board to Issue General Obligation School Building Bonds, Series 2022 A, in the Aggregate Principal Amount Not To Exceed $2,645,000 as presented.

 

B. School District Insurance Package Renewal: Kristin Dehmer

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the insurance package renewals in the total amount of $900,673.04 as presented by Mr. Joel Quam of Bremer Insurance.

 

4. COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

5. OTHER PERTINENT ITEMS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD

 

6. ADJOURNMENT

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve adjournment of the May 23, 2022, School Board Meeting at ____ p.m.

 

Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

SCHOOL BOARD

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 152

MAPS OPERATIONS CENTER

May 23, 2022

 

CALL TO ORDER: The Regular Meeting of the School Board of Moorhead Area Public Schools #152 was called to order by Chair Burgard on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. in the MAPS Operation Center Board Room 600. Members in attendance: Cassidy Bjorklund, Melissa Burgard, Kara Gloe, Matt Valan, and Keith Vogt. Administrators present: Brandon Lunak, Jeremy Larson, Kristin Dehmer, Duane Borgeson, Brenda Richman, Dan Markert.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Preview of Agenda – Dr. Brandon M. Lunak recommended approval as presented.

 

Approval of Agenda

ACTION: Bjorklund moved, seconded by Vogt to approve the agenda as presented.

Motion Carried. Result 5-­0-­0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Gloe – yea, Valan – yea, and Vogt – yea.

 

WE ARE PROUD: MHS students Carter Norman and Jacob Kragero competed in the Minnesota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference. The team will advance to the national Skills USA contest in Atlanta. The team is coached by Jeff Schneider and Chantz Rud; Mohamed Mustafa who won the Minnesota Department of Health’s Escape the Vape youth video contest in the high school division; Sienna Lee was chosen to participate in the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teacher’s Association’s Middle School Level Honors Orchestra; the 8th Grade Orchestra who were invited to perform at Orchestra Hall as part of the State Honors Concert. The orchestra is directed by Brian Cole and Josh Biles; MHS band members Time Foster and Aiden Williams were selected for the 2021-2022 Minnesota All-State Band and Orchestra and MHS 10th grader Henry Skatvold who was selected for the Minnesota Band Directors Association Middle level 9-10 Honor Band. The MHS Band is directed by Pam Redlinger; MHS Choir members Martan Gregoire and Lydia Horan were selected for the 2021-2022 Minnesota All-State choir.

 

RESOLUTION OF RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION: The members of the Moorhead Board of Education recognized the services of the following faculty and staff who will be retiring from the district in 2021-2022.

 

Ken Appel,  Kim Bergley,  Richard Bergley,  Amy Biller,  Kim Brosdahl,  Winifred Evenson,  Elisabeth Ferguson,  Janelle Frost-­Geiser,  Barb Gerlach,  Jodi Gramlow,  Robin Grooters, Dawn Gunderson,  Colleen Hoffman,  Norma Holland,  Fareeda Jari,  Kim Jenni,  Charles Jordan,  Jim Kapitan,  Kathy Kunkel,  Jon Larson,  Paula Lewis,  Charlene Lien,  Scott Matheson,  Steve Novacek,  Wendy Paulson,  Brian Rheault,  Shannon Rieder,  Minda Sadlowski,  Susan Simons,  Janel Simonson,  Alice Swanson,  Eric Tollefson,  Rosa Valdez, Treva Watnemo, and Lori Wenner.

 

PUBLIC FORUM: No requests to address the board were submitted.

 

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were enacted under one resolution: May 3, 2022, School Board Work Session Minutes, May Claims, Family Medical Leave, Change in Contract, Termination,  Resignations, Retirements, New Employees, Additional Staffing, Board Resolution for Discontinuance of Non-Licensed Staff, and Affiliation Agreement with Luther College.

 

CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION

ACTION:  Bjorklund moved, seconded by Vogt to approve Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion Carried. Result 5-­0-­0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Gloe – yea, Valan – yea, Vogt – yea .

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Resolution to Issue General Obligation School Building Bonds, Series 2022A: Matthew Hammer and Jen Chapman of Ehlers Inc., presented the Pre-Sale Report for ISD #152 General Obligation School Building Bonds in the amount of $2,645,000 and the Resolution to Issue General Obligation School Building Bonds, Series 2022A.

ACTION: Valan moved, seconded by, Gloe to approve the Resolution Stating the Intention of the School Board to Issue General Obligation School Building Bonds, Series 2022A, in the Aggregate Principal Amount Not to Exceed $2,645,000 as presented. Motion Carried. Result 5-­0-­0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Gloe – yea, Valan – yea, Vogt – yea .

 

School District Insurance Package Renewal: Joel Quam, Bremer Insurance, presented the district’s insurance package renewal to the School Board. The total premium cost of the insurance package renewal is $900,673.04. Discussion followed thanking Mr. Quam for the line-by-line review.

ACTION: Bjorklund moved, seconded by Valan to approve the insurance package renewals in the total amount of $900,673.04 as presented by Mr. Quam of Bremer Insurance.

Motion Carried. Result 5-­0-­0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Gloe – yea, Valan – yea, Vogt – yea .

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS: Brief reports were heard on S.G. Reinertsen PTAC, Moorhead School Legacy Education Foundation, and Health and Safety Committee. Activities Advisory Council and the All-City Orchestra concert. 

 

OTHER PERTINENT ITEMS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD:  MHS graduation participation information for Board members.

 

ADJOURNMENT: 

ACTION: Vogt moved, seconded by Steffes to approve the adjournment of the Regular School Board Meeting on May 23, 2022, at 6:08 p.m.

Motion Carried. Result 5­-0-­0 Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Gloe – yea, Valan – yea, and Vogt – yea.