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11-14-22 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 and Closed Board meetings held on October 24, 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 $3,910,052.47 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-Paraprofessional: Rebecca Schneider

      2. ROCORI Secondary-Agriculture teacher long term subsitute: Anna Donnay

      3. Richmond Elementary-Paraprofessional: Danielle Baumann

      4. Cold Spring Elementary-Paraprofessional: Roberta Loch


  1. POLICIES The following policies are being presented for a third and final reading. Recommendation: Approve the policies as presented

    1. 624 Online Learning

    2. 807 Health and Safety


  1. PURCHASE OF 2015 FORD TRANSIT VAN Recommendation: Approve the purchase of the 2015 Ford Transit from Private Seller.


  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. RESOLUTION CANVASSING THE RETURN VOTES FOR THE ELECTION 2022 The school district board serves as the canvassing board fo school for school district elections. The board must meet to canvass the returns and declare the results between the third and tenth day after the general election. Recommendation: Approve the Resolution Canvassing the Election as presented.

    2. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OF ELECTION 2022 In accordance of election laws, the resolution authorizing issuance of the certificates of election must be passed by the school board Recommendation: Approve the issuance for the Certificates of Election 2022.

    3. MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE Director of Activities Joel Baumgarten is presenting a Resolution for the MSHSL Foundation that offers grants and funding extracurricular participation by high school students in athletic and fine arts programs. This is an annual grant and requires board action. Recommendation: Approve the resolution as presented.


  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. WASHINGTON, DC SCHOOL TRIP Derek Sauer will be recapping the trip from this year and requesting next year's trip from October 18-21, 2023.

    2. FACILITIES AND GROUNDS - ALC UPDATE Stephanie Ruegemer, Assistant Principal will present an update on the ALC facility at ROCORI Public Schools.

    3. INTERACTIVE CLASSROOM DISPLAYS Director of Technology Brian Michalski will be discussing the implementation of interactive class displays around the district.

    4. POLICIES The following policies have been discussed in the policy committee. It is being presented for a first reading and call for public comment.

      1. 102 Equal Employment Opportunity

      2. 222 Acceptance of Gifts and Naming of School Buildings

      3. 402 Disability Nondiscrimination Policy

      4. 601 School District Curriculum and Instruction Goals

      5. 603 Curriculum Development

      6. 610 Field Trips



  1. ADMINISTRATIVE AND BOARD REPORTS

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

    2. BUDGET COMPARISON REPORT OCTOBER 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. ADJOURN

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