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Dassel-Cokato School Board minutes 5/15/23

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
MAY 15, 2023
5:00 PM WORK SESSION
DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
“In partnership with our communities and families, we will educate and inspire all learners to maximize their potential, promote lifelong learning, and become contributing members of society”
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a work session of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, May 15, 2023.
Board Chair Engh called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.
The following members were present: Engh, Sangren, Miller, Halverson, Bohnsack, Kantola. The following were absent: none.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Kantola, seconded by Bohnsack, to accept the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Ray Queener from Teamworks led the board’s work session discussion. Queener updated the board on the strategic planning process with classroom to boardroom experience.
Being no further business, Board Chair Engh adjourned the meeting at 7:53 PM.
/s Cindy Miller, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320-286-4100) for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, June 09, 2023.

Dassel-Cokato School Board minutes 5/9/23

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
3:30 PM SPECIAL BOARD SUBCOMMITTEE
MEETING CERTIFIED NEGOTIATIONS,
MAY 9, 2023 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
“In partnership with our communities and families, we will educate and inspire all learners to maximize their potential, promote lifelong learning, and become contributing members of society”
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
Board Chair Engh called the meeting to order at 3:30 PM.
The following members were present: Engh, Bohnsack, and Kantola.
The sub-committee negotiated with the Dassel-Cokato Education Association.
Being no further business, Board Chair Engh adjourned the meeting at 6:08 PM.
/s Cindy Miller, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320-286-4100) for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, June 09, 2023.

Dassel-Cokato School Board minutes 5/8/23

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
MAY 08, 2023
5:00 PM WORK SESSION
DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
“In partnership with our communities and families, we will educate and inspire all learners to maximize their potential, promote lifelong learning, and become contributing members of society”
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a work session of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, May 8, 2023.
Board Chair Engh called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.
The following members were present: Engh, Sangren, Miller, Halverson, Bohnsack, Kantola. The following were absent: none.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Sangren, seconded by Bohnsack, to accept the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Raymond gave an update to the board on the sprinkler deferment.
The Board entered a closed session for Superintendent Mark Raymond’s evaluation at 5:05 PM on a motion from Sangren, seconded by Miller. Motion carried unanimously.
The Board re-entered open session at 7:01 PM on a motion from Halverson, seconded by Sangren. Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, Board Chair Engh adjourned the meeting at 7:02 PM.
/s Cindy Miller, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320-286-4100) for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, June 09, 2023.

Dassel-Cokato School Board minutes 5/1/23

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
3:15 PM SPECIAL BOARD SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING CERTIFIED NEGOTIATIONS,
MAY 01, 2023 DASSEL-COKATO BOARD ROOM
“In partnership with our communities and families, we will educate and inspire all learners to maximize their potential, promote lifelong learning, and become contributing members of society”
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato Board Room, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, May 1, 2023.
Board Chair Engh called the meeting to order at 3:15 PM.
The following members were present: Engh, Bohnsack, and Kantola.
The sub-committee negotiated with the Dassel-Cokato Education Association.
Being no further business, Board Chair Engh adjourned the meeting at 5:15 PM.
/s Cindy Miller, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320-286-4100) for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, June 09, 2023.

Dassel-Cokato School Board minutes 4/24/23

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES I.S.D. #466, BOARD OF EDUCATION
5:00 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING
APRIL 24, 2023
DASSEL-COKATO HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER
“In partnership with our communities and families, we will educate and inspire all learners to maximize their potential, promote lifelong learning, and become contributing members of societyā€¯
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 466 (Dassel-Cokato, Minnesota) was duly held in the Dassel-Cokato High School Media Center, Cokato, Minnesota, on Monday, April 24, 2023.
Board Chair Engh called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.
The following members were present: Engh, Sangren, Miller, Halverson, Bohnsack, Kantola. The following were absent: None.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.
Motion by Sangren, seconded by Bohnsack, to accept the agenda as printed. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Halverson, seconded by Miller approving payment of bills as presented including payroll, hand payables, and contingency totaling $1,678,565.00. Motion carried unanimously. (A complete list of bills is available from the District Office for review.)
Communications / Open Forum: None.
Courtesy & Respect Award: None.
Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) Report: Kantola shared about their recent meeting and some program adoptions.
MAWSECO Report: Miller shared about their March and April Meetings and working on the revised budget.
SEE Report: Bohnsack shared on recent meetings, the senate is working on policy and finance changes.
Community Education Report: None.
Facilities Committee Report: SiteLogic Meeting at the end of the week.
Business Manager’s Report: Executive Director of Finance and Operations Palmer reviewed the April expense report including a few expenses that were over budget and the reimbursement amounts that the district is waiting for. Palmer also shared about the first year data running the ice arena financially.
Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Raymond shared about the work done with MTSS and MCA preparation. Elementary preliminary results are trending upward. He thanked the staff for reviewing historical data, adjusting some instruction, and resulting in success. Raymond also noted that it was great to see the Fine Arts Hall of Fame success and the work between alumni and current students and staff.
Principals Report: Meisch shared that spring activities are beginning after the delay with the weather, FFA was attending state convention, and Fine Arts just had their Hall of Fame event. Community Services opened summer program registration, they are continuing to hire program staff, and Charger Kids Club continues to grow. Elementaries completed MCA’s, had Kindergarten Round Up on April 18, and are wrapping up the year with various activities. Middle School had their MCA’s in science and math, jazz fest, final conferences, and the Parent Symposium. High School also finished up their MCA testing, had a senior meeting last week to review upcoming dates and events, strive banquet, and prom are quickly approaching.
Student Representative Report: Tagarro shared about the school hosting the recent ACT, boys baseball had their first game, jazz fest had a good turn out, DECA is in Orlando, and FFA had 48 students attend the state convention.
Motion by Bohnsack, seconded by Sangren, approving all consent items including minutes from March 27, 2023 Regular Board Meeting and April 10, 2023 Work Session. Approval of Wire Transfers; March 28th for $165,000, March 31st for $1,000,000, April 10th for $100,000 and April 14th for $800,000.
Personal Items: Resignation of Deborah Struthers as an ECSE paraeducator effective 5/23/2023, Resignation of Angie White as an Early Childhood Teacher effective 8/25/2023, Resignation of Tammi Pokornowski as a Type III Van Driver effective 4/14/2023, Resignation of Jess Franco as Information Systems and Enrollment Specialist effective 5/12/2023, Resignation/Retirement of John Martinson as Buildings and Grounds Supervisor effective 6/23/2023, Assignment of Sharon Anderson as the Head Volleyball Coach, Assignment of Stephine Paech as the Head Cheer Coach, Assignment of Heidi Lietha as a Volunteer Marching Band Instructor, Assignment of Jordyne Broich as the MS Golf Coach, Assignment of Ryan Fox and Pete Westby as MS Baseball Coaches, Assignment of Nicole Eldred as a MS Track Coach, Employment of David Payne as the IT Level 1 Technician effective 5/1/2023, Employment of John Heltunen as the Director of Buildings and Grounds effective 7/1/2023, Approval to add Brockway Forsman as a CDL substitute driver effective 4/3/2023, Approval of a one year unpaid general leave of absence for Amanda Spires as a Cokato Elementary School Music Instructor for the 2023-2024 school year, Approved additional Assignments for Community Education Spring 2023 Coaches/instructors: Softball: Bill Heinonen, Steve Quern, Sheila Tormanen, Chad Harrison, Bryce Schauer, Bonni Halverson, Kailee Kotila, Brad Salmen, Luke Huggett, Amanda Klein, Candice Linder, Kristi Neuberger, Cody Barth, Seth Baso, Adam Sarff, Taylor Johanek, Hannah Johanek, Dan Smock, Jennifer Daavettila, Justin Stedham, Jill Huggett; Soccer: Prince Draper, Sarah Bliss, Alexandra Henderson, Tyler Doering; High Tides Swim Club: Adam Wendlandt; High Tides Swim Club: Adam Wendlandt.
Approval of Acceptance of Donations From: Lake Region Cooperative Oil Association – $ 6,000 for scholarships, Cokato Dairy Queen – $352 for Dassel Elementary, Cokato Dairy Queen – $352 for Cokato Elementary, Evangelical Covenant Church – $1,200 towards a Dassel Elementary GAGA ball pit, Syngenta – Variety of ear protection and gloves for Middle School Woodshop Classes. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Halverson, seconded by Miller, to approve Policy 417 as presented in second reading. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Kantola, seconded by Sangren, to approve Policy 418 as presented in second reading. Motion carried unanimously.
Superintendent Raymond shared that there were two nominations received by the district office for the Edward H. Otto Partner in Public Education Award.
Engh shared that the Superintendent Survey was closing on April 25th at 5 pm and that they currently had about 75% participation.
Being no further business, Board Chair Engh adjourned the meeting at 5:56 PM.
/s Cindy Miller, Clerk
This document is available in the following formats upon request: Braille, Large Print, Audio Cassette Tape, and Computer Disk. Please call (320-286-4100) for more information or to request a copy.
Published in the Enterprise Dispatch, June 9, 2023.

Kingston public hearing: conditional use permit

KINGSTON CITY COUNCIL
PUBLIC NOTICE
APPLICATION FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that on Monday the 19th of June, 2023 at 7:00 PM the Kingston City Council will hold a public hearing at the Kingston Community Center to consider a conditional use permit to allow sheep on the property located at 31336 CSAH 19, Kimball, MN, within the city limits.
All persons interested are invited to attend said hearing and be heard on this matter.
By: Jean Yunker, Clerk
City of Kingston
May 15, 2023
Published in the Dassel-Cokato Enterprise Dispatch, June 2, 9, and 16, 2023. |