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BOARD OF EDUCATION Willmar Public Schools - ISD 347 Willmar, MN 56201 Minutes of the Regular School Board Meeting on January 11, 2021 Regular Board Meeting called to order by Chair, Mike Reynolds, at 4:35 p.

BOARD OF EDUCATION
Willmar Public Schools - ISD 347
Willmar, MN 56201
Minutes of the Regular School Board Meeting on January 11, 2021
Regular Board Meeting called to order by Chair, Mike Reynolds, at 4:35 p.m.
Members Present: Jay Lawton, Mike Reynolds, Mary Amon, Tammy Barnes, Scott Thaden, Justin Bos
Members Absent:
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Regular Board Meeting on February 8, 2021
PUBLIC COMMENTS RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS - None
Motion by Jay Lawton, seconded by Justin Bos to approve the agenda with a closed meeting added to the agenda. Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote.
Motion by Scott Thaden, seconded by Tammy Barnes, to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote.
CONSENT AGENDA
Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting on December 14, 2020.
Payment of Bills and Wire Transfers for period ending December 31, 2020; totaling $3,454,283.77.
Personnel Items:
Appointments:
Roger Palmer, Night Foreman, Lakeland (1/11/21) Replacement
Resignations:
Brad Dean, 9th Grade Girls Basketball Coach (1/6/21)
Retirements:
Jayson Cole, Industrial Techology Instructor, Middle School (8/5/21)
Kristi Glup, Speech and Language Pathologist (Completion of the 20-21 Schl Yr)
Cathy Halbritter, Special Education Instructor, Middle School (Completion of the 20-21 Schl Yr)
Catherine Nilles, ESL Instructor, Middle School (Completion of the 20-21 Schl Yr)
Tammy Rueckert, ESL Instructor, Roosevelt (Completion of the 20-21 Schl Yr)
REPORTS
1. Business and Finance - Mrs. Haase reported enrollment of students was 4,143 as of January 8, 2021. Mrs. Haase updated on COVID funding.
2. Human Resources - Mrs. Windingstad reported COVID sick leave ended December 31, 2020. Mrs. Windingstad updated on Negotiations.
3. Teaching & Learning - Mrs. Thomas reported on the Curriculum Review Cycle, Academic Standards from the State of Minnesota and an Assessment update.
4. Superintendent - Dr. Holm reported January 18, 2021 will be a Professional and Staff Planning day to have kids back in the hybrid model on January 19, 2021. CESO Communications will be back working with us to help with internal and external work.
ACTION ITEMS
1. Food & Nutrition Services Labor Agreement - Motion by Scott Thaden, second by Mary Amon to approve the 2020-2022 Food & Nutrition Services Labor Agreement as presented. Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote.
2. Superintendent's Contract for 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24 - Motion by Scott Thaden, second by Jay Lawton to approve the Superintendent's Contract for 2021-2022, 2022-2023 and 2023-2024. Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote.
3. Pay Equity - Motion by Jay Lawton, second by Tammy Barnes to approve the Pay Equity Report as presented. Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote.
4. Adopt Resolution Accepting Gifts/Donations - Motion by Mary Amon, seconded by Jay Lawton, to accept the donation from Kathryn Hund ($27 - Donation to ALC), Willmar Lakes Rotary ($500 - "2701" Music Student Activity Fund), Gurley Foods LLC ($500 - First Robotics Student Activity Fund), Anonymous ($150 - ECFE to Go Boxes), Doris Cogelow ($100 - Donation to ALC), Willmar Area Community Foundation ($5,000 - Cardinal Places Services to Tier 1 Workers), Jennie-O Turkey Store ($7,500 - Child Guide Program), Hormel Foods ($1,000 - First Robotics Student Activity Fund), Hormel Foods ($7,500 - Child Guides Program), Southern MN Beet Sugar Cooperative ($750 - First Robotics Student Activity Fund), Marcus Construction ($500 - First Robotics Student Activity Fund), Dane and Ingrid Skilbred ($250 - Preschool Program Donation). Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote. (A copy of the Resolution is available in the District Office)
5. Designation of Identified Official with Authority for the MDE External User Access Recertification System - The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) requires that school districts annually designate an Identified Official with Authority to comply with State Access Control Security Standard 1.0 which states that all user access rights to Minnesota state systems must be reviewed and recertified at least annually. The Identified Official with Authority will assign job duties and authorize external user's access to MDE secure systems for their local education agency (LEA). Motion by Scott Thaden, second by Justin Bos to authorize Jeffrey Holm to act as the Identified Official with Authority (IOwA) and Cindy Terrones to act as the IOwA to add and remove names only for Willmar Public School District 0347-01. Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote.
6. Termination of Tax Abatement - Motion by Jay Lawton, second by Tammy Barnes to approve the Resolution Termination of Tax Abatement and Business Subsidy Agreement with Rockstep Willmar, LLC. Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote. (A copy of the Resolution is available in the District Office)
7. Resolution Calling Special Election to Fill School Board Vacancy - Motion by Jay Lawton, second by May Amon to approve the Resolution. Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote. (A copy of the Resolution is available in the District Office)
8. Resolution Establishing Dates of Filing Affidavits of Candidacy - Motion by Tammy Barnes, second by Scott Thaden to approve the Resolution. Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote. (A copy of the Resolution is available in the District Office)
9. Fill Temporary School Board Vacancy - Motion by Mike Reynolds, second by Jay Lawton to approve Laura Warne to fill temporary school board vacancy. Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote.
DISCUSSION ITEMS
- 2020 District Improvements
PUBLIC COMMENTS RELATED TO NON AGENDA ITEMS - None
CLOSED SESSION - Pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13.D.03; subd. 1(b)
1. Discuss Negotiations Strategies
Motion by Scott Thaden, seconded by Jay Lawton to enter into closed session at 5:37 p.m. Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote.
ADJOURN - Motion by Jay Lawton, second by Tammy Barnes to adjourn meeting. Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote.
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