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Kenyon-Wanamingo Schools – ISD 2172
School Board Meeting Minutes – April 26, 2021
Chair Syverson called the regular meeting of
the Kenyon-Wanamingo Board of Education
to order at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance. Members present via teleconference:
Kevin Anderson,
Ben Bakken, Tonya Craig (7:20 p.m.), AJ
Lindell, Debb Paquin, Jamie Sommer, Marilyn
Syverson, and Byan Boysen, ex-officio member.
Note: Due to the Covid-19 health pandemic the
meeting was held via teleconference. All votes
taken were roll call votes.
Motion to approve agenda as presented. M/S/C
Anderson/Bakken, 6-0, Craig absent.
There was no public comment.
Motion to approve minutes from the March 22,
2021 meeting. M/S/C Lindell/Sommer, 6-0,
Craig absent.
Recognitions: Member Anderson recognized
the Robotics team and Coach Doug Thompson.
Member Syverson recognized Sophia Culuris
for advancing to the State Speech Tournament.
Caroline Doehling and Rachel Nesseth
gave reports on recent and upcoming events
happening in these final weeks of school.
Items for Consent Grouping
Motion to approve claims on accounts,
electronic transfers and financial report as
presented. M/S/C
Lindell/Syverson, 6-0, Craig absent.
Claims on Accounts and Electronic Transfer:
Fund 01 $315,665.02; Fund 02 $42,647.82;
Fund 04 $809.77; Fund 06 $0.00; Fund
07 $10,111.68; Fund 50 $8,246.10; Total
$377,480.39. Electronic Fund Transfers
$585,155.63; MSDLAF Transfers $900,000.00.
Motion to approve personnel report as
presented. M/S/C Paquin/Lindell, 6-0. Craig
absent.
Personnel Report: Resignation/Retirement: Jerry
Fulton, Custodian, resignation effective April 5,
2021. Renee Hildebrandt, Elementary Teacher,
retirement effective end of 2020-2021 school
year. Charles Larson, Vocational Agriculture
Teacher and FFA Advisor, retirement effective
October 15, 2021. Appointments: Monica
Siegle, Special Ed Paraprofessional, Class
1, Step 1, 22.5 hours per week, effective
4/13/2021. Marla Walters, Special Ed
Paraprofessional, Class 1, Step 1, 13.75 hours
per week, effective 4/07/2021.
Items for Discussion - None
Items for Individual Action
A. 1. Motion to combine all civil rights policies
listed (102, 401, 402, 521, 522 and Grievance
Procedures 110) into one grouping for approval.
M/S/C Syverson/Bakken, 6-0. Craig absent.
Motion to approve combined grouping of civil
rights policy changes as presented. M/S/C
Lindell/Anderson, 6-0. Craig absent. 2. Motion
to combine all policies with minor revisions
listed (406, 417, 501, 520, 203.5, 404, 405) into
one grouping for approval. M/S/C Syverson/
Lindell, 6-0,Craig absent. Motion to approve
combined group of policies with minor revisions
as presented. M/S/C Paquin/Bakken, 6-0. Craig
absent.
B. Early Retirement Incentive MOU
Motion to approve memo of understanding:
severance for early retirement incentive for
a teacher hired by the district on or before
September 1, 1989 and resigns effective at the
end of the 2020-2021 school year to be paid at
the teacher’s daily rate of pay for unused sick
leave up to a maximum of 100 days with a
maximum contribution cap of $10,000. Funds
will be deposited in the Health Care Savings
Program administered by MSRS in the amount
of $2,500 on July 1st of years 2021-2024.
M/S/C Lindell/Bakken, 6-0. Craig absent.
Motion to approve memo of understanding:
severance for early retirement incentive for
a teacher hired by the district on or before
September 1, 2005 and resigns effective on or
before October 31, 2021 and letter is submitted
prior to April 15, 2021 to be paid at the teacher’s
daily rate of pay for unused sick leave up to
a maximum of 100 days with a maximum
contribution cap of $10,000. Funds will be
deposited in the Health Care Savings Program
administered by MSRS in the amount of $2,500
on December 1st of 2021 and July 1st of 20222024. M/S/C Lindell/Bakken, 7-0.
C. Motion to approve Achievement and
Integration Budget FY 2022. M/S/C Anderson/
Craig, 7-0.
D. Member Bakken introduced and moved
adoption of, Member Lindell seconded, and
the board approved upon roll call vote, 7-0,
the resolution for acceptance of donations
with gratitude as follows: $100 each for the
Theatre Fund from the following donors: Sema
Equipment Inc., Wanamingo Mutual Insurance
Co., Kenyon Area Historical Society, Mac
McDonald, Jim and Karen Fountaine, Ralph
and Cindy Van Epps, Robert and Therine
Gudknecht, Kenyon American Legion; $250
Heritage Bank, $25 Hakon and Karen Torjeson;
$75 John and Jackie Mortenson; $125 Ken and
Sue Wold; $200 Kevin and Mary Gail Anderson;
$500 Kenyon VFW; $20 Cindy’s Music Studio;
$25 Kenyon Vet Clinic and Artificial flowers
from Mary’s Rustic Rose.
Administrative Reports
A. Superintendent/Elementary Principal Boysen
recognized Renee Hildebrandt and Charles
Larson, retiring teachers, for the many years
they have dedicated to K-W Schools and
students. GCED online school is approved for
the fall of 2021. Summer programming is being
planned. Update on COVID status in school
given. Superintendent Boysen also reviewed his
goals for 2021-2022.
B. Secondary Principal Ryan reviewed the
upcoming calendar events through the end of
the school year. He recognized the Robotics
team and the Speech showcase. He reported 24
students have expressed interest in the fishing
club, more details to come. Principal Ryan
recognized retiring teachers Renee Hildebrandt
and Charles Larson as excellent teachers who
have made a great impact on the district and
students.
C. School Board Committee Reports were
given.
Future Meetings: May 10, 2021, Work Session,
5:30 PM/May 24, 2021, Regular Meeting,
7:00 PM
Motion to adjourn meeting at 8:13 p.m. M/S/C
Lindell/Syverson, 7-0.
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