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(Published in the Echo Journal, June 22,

(Published in the Echo Journal, June 22, 2022, 1t.) BOARD OF EDUCATION PINE RIVER-BACKUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS PINE RIVER, MINNESOTA MAY 2, 2022 REGULAR MEETING A meeting of the Board of Education was held in the High School Media Center at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2022 with Chair Cunningham presiding. Members present: Katy Botz, Leslie Bouchonville, Wanda Carlson, Chris Cunningham, Roger D. Hoplin, David Sheley, Ryan Trumble and Superintendent Jonathan Clark. The floor was opened for comments from the public on agenda items. Spotlight on Education: The Catalyst Approach, Shianna Hicks Motion by Botz, second by Hoplin, to approve the agenda and addendum. All voted aye and the motion carried. Motion by Bouchonville, second by Trumble, to approve the minutes of the April 4, 2022 regular board meeting and the April 18, 2022 special meeting. All voted aye and the motion carried. Administrative team, director, enrollment and Esser III financial reports were heard. Consent Calendar - Motion by Trumble, second by Hoplin, to approve the Consent Calendar, which consisted of the following items: • Approve bills presented (checks 70956-71190 totaling $383,660.55); approve the investment report; approve the treasurer’s report; approve the report on electronic fund transfers and other banking transactions; adopt a resolution accepting monetary awards and donations; and • Accept the resignation of Barbara Gravett, Paraprofessional and Van Driver, effective August 20, 2022; • Accept the resignation of Brent Passarella, Technology Specialist, effective May 3, 2022 and authorize posting for replacement; • Accept the resignation of Christine Kenyon, Paraprofessional, effective May 27, 2022; • Approve the hiring of Brianna Blanchard as English/Language Arts Teacher effective with the 2022-23 school year; • Accept the resignation of Marykay Lael, Paraprofessional, effective August 19, 2022; and • Accept the resignation of Renata Remington, School Nurse, effective May 31, 2022 and authorize posting for replacement. All voted aye and the motion carried. Discussion Items: • Second reading of Policy 534 – School Meals Policy • Revised Budget for Fiscal Year 2022. Jolene Bengtson, Business Manager, presented a summary of the fiscal year 2022 revised budget. Motion by Carlson, second by Bouchonville, to approve the revised budget for fiscal year 2022. All voted aye and the motion carried. Motion by Carlson, second by Sheley, to approve a revised calendar for the 2021-22 school year. All voted aye and the motion carried. Open forum – The meeting was opened for comments from the public. Motion by Hoplin, second by Carlson, to close the meeting per Minnesota State Law 13D.03 Subd. 3 in order to consider strategy for labor negotiations with the Pine River-Backus Principals Association. The meeting was closed at 6:16 p.m. and reopened at 6:40 p.m. Motion by Trumble, second by Bouchonville, to close the meeting per Minnesota State Law 13D.05 Subd. 2 in order to discuss information that is not public regarding student discipline. The meeting was closed at 6:43 p.m. and reopened at 7:31 p.m. Cunningham adjourned the meeting at 7:32 p.m. Wanda Carlson, Clerk Recorded by Cindy Felthous