SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES 

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #578

PINE CITY, MINNESOTA 55063

Monday, April 13, 2020 @ 6:30 P.M.

“Preparing Our Students for the Future”

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 578, Pine City, Minnesota, was held at the Pine City District Office Board Room via Hangouts Meet on Monday, April 13, 2020 for the purpose of conducting regular board business. Chair Dan Peterson called the meting to order at 6:46 p.m.

Upon Roll Call, the following members were present: Lisa Nos-Tollefson, Candice Ames, Wally Connaker, JacLynn Cavallin, Wendy Leibel, Tim Geisler, Dan Peterson.

Absent: None

Also present was Superintendent Dr. Tryggestad (physically located in the Pine City Schools District Office during the meeting).

Motion by Ames second by Geisler and carried unanimously to approve the agenda. 

Motion by Ames second by Leibel and carried unanimously to approve the consent agenda. 

Approve the March 9, 2020 regular meeting minutes.

Approve the March 2020 bills to date as listed. 

Approve the following electronic fund transfers

Date        Amount      Transfer From    Transfer to        Description

3/6/2020   $500,000   MN TRUST STEARNS BANK  CASH FLOW

3/13/2020 $500,000   MN TRUST STEARNS BANK  PAYROLL/CASH FLOW

3/27/2020 $750,000   MN TRUST STEARNS BANK  PAYROLL/CASH FLOW

RESIGNATIONS:

Tyler Mans, JH Football Coach, effective 3/10/2020.

Brent Weiss, JH Football Coach, effective 3/10/2020.

EMPLOYMENT:

Wayne Hansmann, JH Baseball Coach, (Step 3), at an annual salary of $1,938, effective 4/6/20.

Kristi Hill, Elementary SPED Paraprofessional, (Step 1, Lane 7), 6.75 hours per day at $16.64 per hour, effective 3/9/20.

Bill Aagaard, Head Girls Hockey Coach, (Step 1), at an annual salary of $4,978, effective 10/1/20.

Andrew Burger, Co-Head/Assistant Football Coach, (Step 1), at an annual salary of $4,778, effective 8/1/20.

Nate Fort, Co-Head/Assistant Football Coach, (Step 3), at an annual salary of $4,778, effective 8/1/20.

Motion by Cavallin second by Geisler and carried unanimously to approve the Treasurer’s Report.

Motion by Nos-Tollefson second by Ames and carried unanimously to accept the retirement of Susan Haber, Secondary SLD Teacher, effective 6/5/20. The board thanks Mrs. Huber for her 9 years of service to Pine City Public Schools. 

Motion by Geisler second by Ames and carried unanimously to approve the First Amendment to Management Agreement between Pine City School District 578 and Pine City Civic Center Association. 

Motion by Leibel second by Ames and carried unanimously to approve the conveyance and quitclaim to the City of Pine City of the parcel currently leased to the Pine City Civic Center Association. 

Motion by Nos-Tollefson second by Cavallin and carried unanimously to approve the summer building hours Monday-Thursday, June 15-August 7, 2020 7:30 AM-4:00 PM. 

        Member No-Tollefson introduced the following resolution and movied its adoption

        RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF GAYLE MATUKE 

A PROBATIONARY TEACHER.

       WHEREAS, Gayle Matuke is a probationary teach in Independent School District #578.

       BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 578 that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Gayle Matuke, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 578, is hereby terminated at the closer of the current 2019-20 school year. 

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that written notice be sent to said teach regarding termination and non-renewal of her contract as provided by law and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form:

NOTICE OF TERMINATION

AND NON-RENEWAL

Dear Ms. Matuke:

    You are hereby notified that a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 578 held on April 13, 2020, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2020-2021 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S 122A.40, Subd. 5.

   You may officially request that the superintendent on behalf of the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract.

Yours very truly, 

School Board of

Independent School District NO 0578

Clerk of the School Board

The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Geisler and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Connaker, Leibel, Geisler, Peterson.

And the following voted against the same: Nos-Tollefson, Ames, Cavallin.

Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Wally Connaker

Clerk

Published in the Pine City Pioneer May 21, 2020

 

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.