School District #2683 (Greenbush/Middle River, Minn.) Proceedings

Greenbush Middle River School
Independent School District 2683
Regular Meeting
April 20, 2020 – 7:30 PM School Library
401 Park Avenue West
Greenbush, MN 56726
Call to Order at 7:30 P.M.
1.1  Opening Statement by Board Chair Regarding General Process for Remote School Board Meeting During COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic School Closure
Roll Call:  Shane Kilen (In Person), Carrie Jo Howard (Zoom), Joseph Melby (In Person), Kurt Stenberg (Zoom), Brandon Kuznia (In Person), Laurie Stromsodt (Zoom) and Allison Harder (Zoom) Present
ADMINISTRATION:  Superintendent Larry Guggisberg (In Person), Principal Sharon Schultz (In Person), Amie Westberg (Zoom)
OTHER ATTENDEES:  Anita Locken, Arlette Pearson, Lyndsey Dvergsten, Mary Anderson, Erv Gust, Mara Gust, Ryan Bergeron, D. Hasson, Jennifer Durkee
Listening Session
Persons monitoring this meeting from a remote location may submit a comment and/or question for the listening session by emailing <[email protected]> prior to the meeting.  No emails will be read during the meeting.
FCCLA Advisor Laura Dahl reported to the Board via Zoom about the number of qualifiers for the National FCCLA Competition.  Five (5) students qualified and two (2) additional students qualified as Alternates to advance to National Competition based on previous competition scores.  This is the largest number of qualifiers in GMR history.  It is uncertain at this time if the National Convention will be held in Washington DC in July.  Ms. Dahl will continue to monitor and report to Board the provisions made for this competition.
Recommendation to add items to the agenda from Board members or School Administrators
Approval of Agenda
A motion was made by Brandon Kuznia, seconded by Carrie Jo Howard to approve the agenda of the April Regular Board Meeting as amended.
ROLL CALL VOTE:  Kilen – Yes, Stromsodt – Yes, Harder – Yes, Kuznia – Yes, Howard – Yes, Stenberg – Yes, Melby – Yes
Minutes
A motion was made by Carrie Jo Howard, seconded by Laurie Stromsodt to approve the minutes of the preceding regular meeting of March 16, 2020.
ROLL CALL VOTE:  Kilen – Yes, Stromsodt – Yes, Harder – Yes, Kuznia – Yes, Howard – Yes, Stenberg – Yes, Melby – Yes
Business Services
A motion was made by Brandon Kuznia, seconded by Shane Kilen to approve the payment of bills check #37172 through #37253 for a total of $162,299.66 and Purchasing Card electronic payments dated March 5, 2020 and Electronic Funds Transfers as submitted.
ROLL CALL VOTE:  Kilen – Yes, Stromsodt – Yes, Harder – Yes, Kuznia – Yes, Howard – Yes, Stenberg – Yes, Melby – Yes
Treasurer’s Report
Significant School Events and Communication:
Recognition of First Robotics for making face shields for health care workers
Board acceptance of donations to the School
A motion was made by Laurie Stromsodt, seconded by Carrie Jo Howard to accept the following donations:
NW MN Manufacturing Association to First Robotics     $500.00
Larry & Michelle Kern to CLOSE-UP        $100.00
Allison & John Harder to GMR Library in
Memory of Avis Wiskow            $50.00
Central Boiler to First Robotics            $1,000.00
Roll Call Vote:  Kilen – Yes, Stromsodt – Yes, Harder – Yes, Kuznia – Yes, Howard – Yes, Stenberg – Yes, Melby – Yes
Old Business
9.1  Renewal of Superintendent of School Agreement for 2020-2021
A motion was made by Carrie Jo Howard, seconded by Joe Melby to accept the Superintendent Contract as recommended by Kilen and Kuznia (Committee)
Roll Call:  Kilen – Yes, Stromsodt – Yes, Harder – Yes, Kuznia – Yes, Howard – Yes, Stenberg – Yes, Melby – Yes
Budget Reduction effort for 2020-2021
A motion was made by Shane Kilen, seconded by Brandon Kuznia to hold a Special Board Work Session on May 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
ROLL CALL VOTE:  Kilen – Yes, Stromsodt – Yes, Harder – Yes, Kuznia – Yes, Howard – Yes, Stenberg – Yes, Melby – Yes
New Business:
A motion was made by Allison Harder, seconded by Kurt Stenberg to approve the resignation of licensed Industrial Tech teacher Mr. Jim Mack as submitted.
ROLL CALL VOTE:  Kilen – Yes, Stromsodt – Yes, Harder – Yes, Kuznia – Yes, Howard – Yes, Stenberg – Yes, Melby – Yes
10.2
Greenbush Middle River School District Staffing
Reports:
Superintendent
11.1.a    Principal
Adjournment
A motion was made by Carrie Jo Howard, seconded by Brandon Kuznoa to ADJOURN
ROLL CALL:  Kilen – Yes, Stromsodt – Yes, Harder – Yes, Kuznia – Yes, Howard – Yes, Stenberg – Yes, Melby – Yes
Communications
Regular May School Board Meeting – May 18, 202 @ 7:30 pm in GMR School Library

GREENBUSH MIDDLE RIVER SCHOOL
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 2683
SPECIAL WORK SESSION MEETING
May 11, 2020
7:30 PM School Library 401 Park Avenue West
Greenbush, MN 56726
Special Work Session Meeting
1.    Call to Order at 7:34  pm
2.    Roll Call
1. Roll Call: Shane Kilen, Carrie Jo Howard, Joseph Melby, Kurt Stenberg, Brandon Kuznia, Laurie
Stromsodt and Allison Harder
Administration:  Superintendent Larry Guggisberg and Principal Sharon Schultz
OTHER ATTENDEES:  Mary Anderson, Russ Anderson, Arlette Pearson, Mary Stauffenecker, Mary Gust, Cooky Kujava, Jina Lund, Brian Burkel, Dwight Hasson, Dana Wojciechowski
3.    Listening Session – Nothing to report
4.    Approval of Agenda
4.1.  A motion was made by Laurie Stromsodt, seconded by Kurt Stenberg to approve the   agenda of the May 11, 2020 Special Work Session Board Meeting as presented/amended. ROLL CALL VOTE:  Kilen – Yes, Stromsodt – Yes, Harder – Yes, Kuznia – Yes, Howard – Yes, Stenberg – Yes, Melby – Yes
5. Special Work Session
5.1.  Review and discussion relating to deficit reduction(s) in the current 2019-2020 school year and 2020-2021 school year.  Supt. Guggisberg present financial information along with a list of suggestions made by GMR staff and the public.  The Board directed Supt. Guggisberg and Principal Schultz to work on a list of recommendations for potential budget cuts.
5.2.     Review and discussion relating to compensation of Spring Activity Coaches and Advisors as it relates to the MN State High School League canceling spring Activities due to the  COVID-19 pandemic.
5.3.      End of the School Year Events & Activities and yet-to-be determined possible guidance for Start of School Fall 2020  Much discussion centered around Graduation for the 2020 Senior Class and the Order set forth by Minnesota Dept of Education and Governor Walz.  With a unanimous roll call vote:  Kilen – Yes, Stromsodt – Yes, Harder – Yes, Kuznia – Yes, Howard – Yes, Stenberg – Yes, Melby – Yes, the Board asked Supt. Guggisberg and Principal Schultz to work on the possibility of hosting the Graduation ceremony at Greenbush Race Park.
6. Adjourn
5.1.    1. Moved by Carrie Jo Howard and seconded by Kurt Stenberg  to adjourn. ROLL CALL VOTE:  Kilen – Yes, Stromsodt – Yes, Harder – Yes, Kuznia – Yes, Howard – Yes, Stenberg – Yes, Melby – Yes

(June 4, 2020)

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