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05-16-22 ROCORI School Board Meeting

  1. CALL TO ORDER Bohnsack, Habben, Hesse, Hentges, Schurman, and Wesenberg.

  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The School Board Chair will lead the school board and attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.

  3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA Board action to approve the agenda for the meeting is expected.

  4. CONSENT ITEMS Action is requested on the following items of the consent agenda. Consent agenda items are typically adopted without discussion of the individual items because they are routine or ordinary in action. Any consent agenda item may be removed for further discussion and deliberation by any member of the board.

    1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes from the Regular Board, Work Session and Closed Board Meeting held on April 25, 2022. Also included are Special Board Meeting Minutes from May 2, 2022 and May 9, 2022. Recommend approval of the minutes from the meetings.

    2. APPROVAL OF BILLS Treasurer Hentges will have been at the school site to review bills, ask questions, and confirm information prior to the meeting. Recommendation is to approve the bill payment of $1,540,918.43 subject to any adjustments or direction offered by the Treasurer.

    3. TREASURER REPORT Treasurer Hentges will have reviewed financial information for the board. This information is included in the Treasurer's Report.

    4. EMPLOYMENT Recommend approval of the assignment as outlined.

      1. ROCORI Secondary-Cook's Helper: Brenda Dingmann

      2. ROCORI Secondary-Cook's Helper: Annabel Hukriede

      3. ROCORI Public Schools-Special Education teacher: Ashlee Stechnij effective for the 2022-2023 school year.

      4. ROCORI Secondary-Science teacher: Andrew Marod effective for the 2022-2023 school year.

      5. ROCORI Public Schools-Special Education teacher: Daniel Gieski effective for the 2022-2023 school year.

      6. ROCORI Secondary-Music teacher: Jacob Massmann effective for the 2022-2023 school year.

      7. District Education Facility-Childcare Assistsnat: Courtney Stang

  1. RETIREMENTS-RESIGNATIONS Recommend approval of the following resignations and/or retirements.

    1. Retirement-Cold Spring Elementary-Health Technician: Deb Peine effective June 3, 2022.

    2. Resignation-ROCORI Middle School-Social Studies teacher: Ellie Walz effective June 3, 2022.

    3. Retirement-Cold Spring Elementary-Paraprofessional: Cindy Brinkman effective June 3, 2022.

    4. Retirement-Cold Spring Elementary-Cook: Mary Jane Jonas effective June 3, 2022.

    5. Resignation-District Education Facility-Head Cook: Connie Jenniges effective May 27, 2022

  1. MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUEST Recommendation: Approve the medical leave of absence request as requested.

    1. Cold Spring Elementary-Administrative Assistant: Loraine Ashfeld continued leave from May 1, 2022 through approximately June 30, 2022.

  1. FACILITIES AND GROUNDS EQUIPMENT AND REDUCTION REQUEST Brent Neisinger has deemed the Risers and Metal Shop Items obsolete and will be sold by public auction via K Bid. Recommendation: Approve the designation of obsolete equipment.

  2. CLASSIFIED AGREEMENT 2021-2023 The Reclassification Committee has met and reviewed group classifications. The classified agreement is being presented to show the changes. Recommendation: Approve the agreement as presented.

  3. POLICY The following policy has been discussed at the policy committee. It is being presented for a final reading and call for public comment. 7-2 Wellness Policy 7-7 School Meal Policy Recommendation: Approve the policy as presented.

  4. POLICY 3-1 Job Description Policy is being recommended to remove from ROCORI District Policies. Recommendation: Remove the policy from ROCORI District Policies.

  1. ACTION ITEMS Action items receive individual attention because of the nature of the issues, the need to discuss or review the information prior to taking action, or the specific kind of action required for the item.

    1. APPROVAL OF PAYMENT TO COLD SPRING BAKERY Payment to Cold Spring Bakery Check #108779 in the amount of $319.78 Recommendation: Approve the Cold Spring Bakery Payment as presented.

    2. FACILITIES AND GROUNDS UPDATE The Community Taskforce and Facilities and Grounds Committee have developed, and reviewed the following information regarding long-term plans for facilities. Attached is the comprehensive election packet including the Resolution calling for a special election and the Review and Comment prepared for the Minnesota Department of Education. Recommendation: Adopt the RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS AND CALLING AN ELECTION THEREON. Approve the Review and Comment. Approve the Donor Agreement.

  1. DISCUSSION ITEMS Discussion items receive individual attention because of the nature of the issues and the need for introductory or other discussion in order to review the information prior to taking action. This is also the agenda location for items which simply need school board review, but no formal action on the item is required. Discussion items will typically return to the agenda at a future point for more specific action.

    1. POLICIES The following policies have been discussed in the policy committee. It is being presented for first reading and call for public comment. 7-5: Tobacco-Free Environment; Possession and Use of Tobacco, Tobacco-related Devices, and Electronic Delivery Devices 9-9: Weapons Policy

    2. AMENDED DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT The following agreement has been brought as an amendment between the ROCORI Community Booster Club and the ROCORI School District for the Multi-use Stadium and Plaza Area.


    1. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT The Acting Superintendent will make his report about ROCORI Public Schools.


      2. BUDGET COMPARISON REPORT APRIL 2022 The business office provides an update of district expenditures and revenues through the Budget Comparison report. The report is intended to provide a financial picture of the district in a couple ways. One is to compare current year expenditures to the previous year. The second is to simply give a report on the current financial status. In addition to the report, special items of note are highlighted in the explanations offered. This report does not require formal action but is provided as an informational item.

  1. BOARD COMMITTEE AND REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS Board members will report on activities within their portfolio of committee and representative assignments.

  1. COMMENTS AND REQUESTS FROM VISITORS The agenda is open to visitors of the meeting to offer comments to and/or requests of the school board. The comments and requests should follow the adopted district guidelines which are printed and available at the meeting. As a general rule, items introduced in the opportunity for comments and requests do not receive action from the School Board, but are taken under advisement or consideration for future action.

  2. UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES A calendar of upcoming issues of concern to the school board is included as part of the agenda.


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