Park Rapids Area School Board
Monday, November 15, 2021
FWEC community hall
President Safratowich opened the meeting. Members present and in order to vote were Carlson, Dodge, Hoyt, Pike, Kocka and Safratowich. Directors Jeff Johnson, Mike LeMier and Shawn Andress were in attendance, as well as Superintendent Lance Bagstad, Commercial Director Kent Fritze, as well as staff and community members.
Oath of allegiance recited
APPROVED AGENDA AND ADDENDUM – Dodge / Pike
PRESENTED Student of the Month for November – Abby Morris
RECOGNIZED State tennis participants
RECOGNIZED State Cross Country Participants
Items of consent APPROVED: Kocka / Carlson
a. Approve Payments Presented for November 2021
b. Approve the minutes of the working committee meeting of November 1, 2021
vs. Approve the minutes of the extraordinary meeting of the board of directors of November 5, 2021
D. Approve resignation – Adam Gudmundson, bus driver
e. Approve the posting of 2 para special education positions for elementary school
F. Approve the purchase of service for the school psychologist with WHA
g. Approve the service contract for Sue Cutler, school psychologist
h. Approve the update to the Pawn Special Education Agreement, including Up North Learning Center
Superintendent HEARD Monthly Report – November 2nd was a big day, we have some resolutions to bond from December and get things ready for January. We will have a kick-off meeting next week for our next phase of Project309. Thank you for approving more of School Psych
HEARD Commercial Manager Monthly Report – We are working on truth and taxation and with the passage of the referendum that number will change. We are looking at a sharp increase in the prices of our food and we need to be concerned about the supply that is there.
Monthly report from HEARD principals
LeMier – Thanks for the extra support from Para for more and more needs as they arise. Thanks to Alain and his team for their excellent work. We are looking into the next term and programming for the needs of our students.
Andress – We are working on preparing for our review date and things are going well. We had our first ALICE exercise last week and are taking a look at how it went. We have things to do for the end of the quarter. Several students paid tribute to our veterans last week and we have a Great Wall to honor these veterans.
Johnson – Last week we had a great post-secondary fair and it was very successful. Ms. Kuehn’s hospitality course played an important role in this and did a great job. We have finals next Monday and Tuesday and we will start Quarter 2.
HEARD Monthly Report from the Director of Activities – Congratulations to our state swimmers, we’re going to celebrate them on Wednesday with a party of support. We have had winter sports starting this week and next week. We had a big turnout for our fall piece and are excited to see how they fare in the winter.
HEARD Director of Program and Education Report – We are wrapping up the first term. We have students returning to mainstream school as well as others who will be transferred to the PRAVA program. We work with our reading academy for our smallest learners. We also work with students and staff at our math literacy academy.
HEARD Facility Manager Monthly Report – We’re replacing a well pumping shed so we can keep things going. We are working to clean the snow.
HEARD Community Education Directors Monthly Report – We’re working on an evening of family fun in mid-December. Kirsten is working on some fun activities for our Adventure of the Century kids for next Wednesday’s non-school day. We are looking for articles for the next brochure.
HEARD Special Monthly Education Directors Report – Thank you for your approval in all of our postings and purchasing of service that occur. I have looked at our additional support for our students as well as our staff. We look to our number of children which will boost our funding. We are working with our regional representatives to find support staff.
HEARD New business
a. Approve the district income and expenditure budget for fiscal years 2021 and 2022 Dodge / Carlson
b. Approve District Office Staff Contract for 2021-2023 Carlson / Pike
vs. Approve the building and grounds supervisor contract for 2021-2023 Dodge / Kocka
D. Approve the contract of the Director of Special Education for 2021-2023 Carlson / Pike
DONATIONS received and appreciated
Park Rapids School
AMOUNT / ARTICLE
ADD at 6:38 Dodge / Pike
Savannah Lunak – Grade 2 – 3-8 Cube Organizers, 24 Cube Storage Bins $ 240.00
Kristen Poehler – Grade 2 – Fabric Markers, Class Canvas Quilt, Poster, Class Bins
Caitlin Djonne – 7 / 8th Science – Screen Printing Equipment for the HEX Class on Design $ 412.00
BPA – Fall Leadership Conference $ 1,000.00
Girls’ tennis – practice and match tennis balls $ 1,320.00
Offensive / Defensive Line Football Handguards $ 259.33
Football uniforms $ 3,000.00
Cross Country – uniforms for 40 children, grades 7 to 12 $ 2,500.00
Volleyball – HUDL Software Subscription $ 1,500.00
Girls & Boys Track – move shot put and chat, new ring cage chat $ 4,800.00
TOTAL: $ 15,151.61
Vicki Schroeder – wardrobe – $ 100.00
Girls ‘and Boys’ Basketball – Dr. Dish Shooting Machine $ 5,000.00
FFA – Congress costs – $ 2,500.00
Kristen Poehler – phonic puzzles – $ 84.30
BPA – Leadership Conference Registration – $ 1,000.00
Esports – $ 2,500.00
Gymnastics – padding on the balance beam – $ 950.00
Boys Hockey – Skate Sharpening Machine – $ 1,500.00
TOTAL: $ 13,634.30
GENERAL TOTAL: $ 28,785.91
(January 8, 2022) 20655
Park Rapids Area School Board