Tri-County School (Minn.) District 2358 April 21, 2021 Proceedings

Regular Board of Education Meeting Tri-County School District 2358 April 21, 2021, 6:30 PM Tri-County School Library Karlstad, Minnesota The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Burkel at 6:30 PM and a quorum was determined. ThePledge of Allegiance was recited .Members Burkel, Caldwell, Duray, Hanson, Koland, Oliver and Sollund were present, plus Superintendent Baron. Absent: Dean of Students Hanson We Are Proud… • We Are Proud of the FCCLA members for an outstanding job on their STAR Events at the State level! Advancing to the National level are 10th grader Isabel Pearson (Level 2- Leadership-silver medal); 9th grader Emily Barth (Level 2-Fashion Construction-gold medal); 8th graders Brynlee Reese and Katie Clark (Levell-Food Innovations-silver medal); and 7th graders Annika Nygaard and Jerilyn Pietruszewski (Levell-Repurpose and Redesign-gold medal.) 1st National Advancer Alternates for their Levell-Food Innovations event are 8th graders Ada Pearson and Emma Blazejewski with a silver rating. And earning a silver medal in the Professional Presentation event is 8th grader Josephine Wade. This year has been a different and often difficult year for FCCLA as we have worked to complete STAR events through challenges like distance learning, quarantines, the governor’s ban on youth organizations being able to gather back in November and December, as well as virtual platforms for competition at the area level and the state level. Despite all of this, students worked hard, meeting through Zoom to work on projects to make progress and then attending several work sessions in January once we were able to meet together again. Their work paid off! Competition at the National level is also virtual this year. Advancers will revise their projects based on evaluator feedback and submit for a final level of judging at the National Conference. Congratulations TC FCCLA! • We Are Proud of Laurie Lofstrom and Camile Wollin for staying with the play and having wonderful performances for grateful crowds. They did their best to stay within the guidelines and turned out a play that was funny and delightful. • We Are Proud of our basketball teams and coaches. While not every school adhered to certain rules as well as others, our coaches and teams were diligent in keeping safe and fin ishing the season. • We Are Proud of the many people necessary to work so we can have activities, including: Tara Larson, Briena Englund, Kristina Hagen, Dixie Storby, Tyler Storby, Brent Boen, Christian Boen, Jon Swenson, Hailey Barth, Hannah Kasprowicz, Julie Spilde, Jaron Englund, Corey Nelson, and Joycelyn Englund. Whether behind the scenes or out in the public, we could never host games or performances without our wonderful community of people willing to give their time and effort. A special thanks to Melissa Thompson who came in and took charge when help was needed. • We Are Proud of Tri County’s Elementary students. They collected $2,766.96 for the American Heart Association. • We Are Proud of the Boys Basketball team being Section 8 Academic team champions. • We Are Proud of the 4 students that participated in the MSHSLSolo Contests this year. The students prepared their solos over many weeks with Mr. Thompson and Mrs. Carpenter. Once they were prepared, they had 1 week to submit a recording of their performance to MSHSL through the HeartOut app. The students were then scored by judges and given feedback. The students represented Tri-CountySchool extremely well. Isabel Pearson, 10th grade, received an Excellent rating on her vocal solo – missing a Superior by 1 point. Jaxon Klegstad, 10th grade, received a Superior rating on his vocal solo. Trey Taylor, 12th grade, received a Superior rating on his vocal solo – missing a perfect score by 1 point. Trey was also selected as 1 of the 3 Best in Site vocal solos out of all the soloists. Emily Barth, 9th grade, received a Superior Rating on her French Horn solo, a Superior rating on her vocal solo, and was chosen as one of the Best in Site vocal soloists. Tri-County students were selected as 2 out of the 3 Best in sSite vocalists at solo contests this year. • We Are Proud of the cast and crew of the fall/spring play, “The Scandalous Scheme at the Sweet Shoppe”. The cast included Trey Taylor, Anton Budziszewski, Jaxon Klegstad, Carter Thompson, Pulina Berggren, Ella Kasprowicz, Emily Barth,Ari Kuznia, Lydia Hanson, Rachel Levenhagen, Mari Folland and Lilly Duray. Their dedication and hard work truly paid off. Well done, you are awesome! Member Duray moved and member Sollund seconded to approve the agenda as amended. UC Member Hanson moved and member Oliver seconded to approve the minutes of the March 17, 2021 Regular Board Meeting. UC Member Duray moved and member Hanson seconded to authorize payment for claims in the following funds. UC Last Year This Year 01 GENERAL $84,931.20 $84,631.83 02 FOOD SERVICE 6,876.91 9,029.24 04 COMMUNITY SERVICE 4,827.98 62.54 21 STUDENT ACTIVITIES 0.00 659.01 TOTAL $96,636.09 $94,382.62 Visitors: Shawn Donarski -Football field Amy Olson – Summer Food Program Member Koland moved and member Sollund seconded to approve a Third and Final Reading of Wellness Policy 533. UC Member Caldwell moved and member Koland seconded to approve Tri-County Schools’ membership in the Minnesota State High School League for the 2021-22 School Year. UC Member Duray moved and member Hanson seconded to adopt the amended 2020-21 (FY 2021) final budget as presented by Superintendent Baron . UC PRELIMINARY REVENUE FOR 2020-21 01 General Fund 3,457,804 02 Food Service 127,375 04 Community Service 64,669 07 Bonds 218,029 Total $3,867,877 PRELIMINARY EXPENDITURES FOR 2020-21 01 General Fund 3,269,748 02 Food Service 138,982 04 Community Service 71,219 07 Bonds 218,175 Total $3,698,124 FINAL REVENUE FOR 2020-21 01 General Fund 3,779,085 02 Food Service 119,475 04 Community Service 65,387 06 Abatement 354,423 07 Bonds 227,733 21 Student Activities 25,086 Total $4,571,188 FINAL EXPENDITURES FOR 2020-21 01 General Fund 3,390,969 02 Food Service 132,668 04 Community Service 131,461 06 Abatement 354,423 07 Bonds 218,175 21 Student Activities 36,950 Total $4,264,746 Member Hanson moved and member Oliver seconded to rescind the following motion that was approved April 15, 2020: UC 1. Due to the current federal and state emergency declarations and guidance about limiting person-to-person contact due to the COV10-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, by action of the school board of Tri-County Public Schools ISO 2358, all future meetings of the Tri-County Board of Education will be conducted in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 130.021-Meetings by Telephone or Other Electronic Means-until further notice. 2. One or more board members may participate by telephone or other electronic means. [ONLY IF at least one board member, the superintendent, and/or the school district’s legal counsel will be at the regular meeting location]. 3. In accordance with Minnesota Statutes 130.021, members of the public are not permitted to attend this meeting due to the current health pandemic. Persons may monitor this meeting from a remote location by viewing the Zoom conference. A meeting link and passcode may be obtained by contacting Superintendent Baron at [email protected] 4. Public comment for school board meetings may be submitted as follows: Private message Superintendent Baron via Zoom messaging platform or if placed on agenda, members of the public may speak in the video conference. Member Caldwell moved and member Sollund seconded to approve the revised Certified Staff Handbook, as presented. In Favor: Burkel, Caldwell, Koland, Sollund Against: Duray, Hanson, Oliver Member Sollund moved and member Koland seconded to approve the revised Support Staff Handbook, as presented. In favor: Burkel, Caldwell,Koland, Sollund Against: Duray, Hanson, Oliver Member Caldwell moved and member Oliver seconded to approve the official logo for Tri-County Schools, as presented and any color variation of it. The approved logo will be on file in the District Office. UC Superintendent Baron reported on Enrollment, Covid 19, Learning Days, Clocks, Negotiations, Graduation, Legislative update, Scholastic Equipment Company, Post Prom, Close-Up, and Staffing NWRIC: Approved 21-22 School Year Calendar FREEZE CO-OP BOARD: Meet April 27 Next board meeting scheduled for May 19, 2021, 6:30 PM, Tri-County School, Karlstad, MN. Member Caldwell moved and member Oliver seconded to adjourn. UC Respectfully submitted by Mark Koland, Clerk May 27.2021

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