REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #239
The regular meeting of the Rushford-Peterson School District #239 was called to order by Chairperson Chris Grindland at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 15, 2021 in the R-P Schools Forum Room, 1000 Pine Meadows Lane, Rushford, MN 55971. Vice-Chairperson Iverson and Director Michel are participating via Zoom.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Members Present: Chris Grindland, Matt Helgemoe, Joyce Iverson (via Zoom), Jeff Michel (via Zoom at 5:32 p.m.) Ken Sawle and Amy Woxland
Members Absent: None
Administration Present: Superintendent Jon Thompson
District Office Personnel: Laura Hahn
Motion by Helgemoe, seconded by Sawle to adopt the agenda as presented. With a roll call vote of 6:0, motion carries.
There were no public comments.
Motion by Sawle, seconded by Woxland to approve the following consent agenda items: February 22, 2021 Regular Monthly Meeting Minutes; Donations is the amount of $30,454.31; February hand payables, wires & payroll liabilities in the amount of $317,764.46; February payroll in the amount of $284,746.95; March board bills in the amount of $101,497.15; Fund Summary Reports; PERSONNEL: Resignation of Jackson King – Industrial Tech Teacher at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. With a roll call vote of 6:0, motion carries.
Motion by Sawle, seconded by Woxland to approve the second reading and adopt the following policies: #101 – Legal Status of the School District, #101.1 – Name of the School District, #103 – Complaints – Students, Employees, Parents and Other Persons and #104 – School District Mission and Vision Statements. With a roll call vote of 6:0, motion carries.
Motion by Woxland, seconded by Helgemoe to approve the first reading of the following policies: #201 – Legal Status of the School Board, #203 – Operation of the School Board – Governing Rules, #203.1 – School Board, Procedures; Rules of Order #203.2 – Order of the Regular School Board Meeting, #203.5 – School Board Meeting Agenda and #203.6- Consent Agendas. With a roll call vote of 6:0, motion carries.
Motion by Helgemoe, seconded by Woxland to approve the Resolution Filling School Board Vacancy by Appointment of Bonnie Prinsen. With a roll call vote of 6:0, motion carries.
Motion by Woxland seconded by Sawle to approve the purchase of a Gravely lawn mower from M & M Lawn & Leisure in the amount of $10,074. With a roll call vote of 6:0, motion carries.
Motion by Sawle, seconded by Woxland to authorize Superintendent Thompson to advertise for milk, bread and gasoline quotes for the 2021-2022 school year. With a roll call vote of 5:0, motion carries. Director Michel’s internet cut out prior to the roll call vote.
Superintendent Thompson reviewed potential budget cuts for the 2021-2022 school year.
Superintendent Thompson presented the Superintendent’s report.
Regular Monthly Meetings beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Forum Room:
April 19, May 17, June 21
Moved by Iverson, seconded by Woxland to adjourn the regular meeting at 6:40 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
Chris Grindland, Chairperson
Matt Helgemoe, Clerk