INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 152
School Board Meeting
Operations Center Board Room 600
1313 30th Avenue South
May 23, 2022
MISSION STATEMENT: To develop the maximum potential of every learner to thrive in a changing world.
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
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
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
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve adjournment of the May 23, 2022, School Board Meeting at ____ p.m.