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(Published in the Echo Journal October 1

(Published in the Echo Journal October 12, 2022, 1t.) BOARD OF EDUCATION PINE RIVER-BACKUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS PINE RIVER, MINNESOTA SEPTEMBER 12, 2022 REGULAR MEETING A meeting of the Board of Education was held in the Pine River-Backus High School Media Center at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2022 with Vice-Chair Trumble presiding. Members present: Katy Botz, Leslie Bouchonville, Wanda Carlson, Roger D. Hoplin, David Sheley, Ryan Trumble and Superintendent Jonathan Clark. Chris Cunningham was absent. The floor was opened for comments from the public on agenda items. Spotlight on Education – Mentorship Program, Tina Hanneken and Rachel Telfer Motion by Hoplin, second by Bouchonville, to approve the agenda. All voted aye and the motion carried. Motion by Botz, second by Hoplin, to approve the minutes of the August 1, 2022 regular board meeting. All voted aye and the motion carried. Administrative team, director, ESSER funding and enrollment reports were heard. Consent Calendar - Motion by Sheley, second by Bouchonville, to approve the Consent Calendar, which consisted of the following items: • Approve bills presented (checks 71732-71940 totaling $481,010.43); approve the investment report; approve the treasurer’s report; approve the report on electronic fund transfers and other banking transactions and adopt resolution accepting monetary awards and donations as presented; and • Approve Personnel Items: Accept the resignation of Arlen Olivier, Van Driver, effective August 4, 2022; Decrease Tracy DeGrote from full route bus driver to half route bus driver effective September 6, 2022; Approve the hiring of Karl Ludeman as High School FACS/Science/Ag Teacher effective August 29, 2022; Approve the hiring of Erik Vetsch as Social Studies Teacher effective August 29, 2022; Approve the hiring of Roger Hoplin II as Paraprofessional for 6.5 hours per day effective August 29, 2022; Approve the hiring of Cassandra Meis as Paraprofessional for 6.5 hours per day effective August 29, 2022; Approve the hiring of Susan Snavely as Cook for 5.5 hours per day effective August 29, 2022; Approve the hiring of Jennifer Parry as floating substitute teacher for approximately one to two days per week effective September 6, 2022; Approve an additional .75 hour to the paraprofessional contract for Lori Kish effective September 6, 2022, this will increase her to 5.75 hours daily; Approve the hiring of Mike Shetka as Robotics Coach for the fall 2022 season; Approve the hiring of Andrew Rudlang as Robotics Coach for the fall 2022 season; Approve the hiring of Autumn Loge as Assistant Cross Country Coach at .5 fte for 82% of season. • Set adult meal prices at $2.95 for breakfast and $4.95 for lunch per MDE guidelines. All voted aye, except Hoplin abstained, and the motion carried. Discussion items: • Second reading of policy 310 – Records Retention • 2022 Pay 2023 Levy. Jolene Bengtson, Business Manager, presented preliminary levy figures. The truth in taxation meeting and final certification of the levy will take place at the December 5, 2022 regular board meeting which will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Media Center. Motion by Botz, second by Sheley, to approve the 2022 Pay 2023 Levy at the maximum amount. All voted aye and the motion carried. Motion by Carlson, second by Botz, to approve a Memorandum of Understanding between Pine River-Backus Education Minnesota and Pine River-Backus School District #2174 regarding Alternative Career Pathways. All voted aye and the motion carried. Open forum – The meeting was opened for comments from the public. Vice-Chair Trumble adjourned the meeting at 6:38 p.m. Wanda Carlson, Clerk Recorded by Cindy Felthous