SCHOOL BOARD MEETING DATES
Meetings are held on Mondays in the DEHS Media Center at 6:00 PM unless otherwise indicated.
Agenda items must be submitted to the Superintendent's Office the Monday before the Board meeting.
March 8, 2021 April 12, 2021
May 10, 2021 June 14, 2021
July 12, 2021 August 9, 2021
September 13, 2021 October 11, 2021
November 8, 2021 December 13, 2021 (tax mtg. at 6:00 PM)
January 10, 2022 (to include organizational mtg. 1/2 hour prior)  

NEXT REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING 
Monday, March 8, 2021
DEHS Media Center @ 6:00 PM 

The Agenda will be posted Thursday, March 4, 2021.
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SCHOOL BOARD MINI-RETREATS
6:00 PM  in DEHS Media Center on
February 22, 2021, May 24, 2021
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Condensed Regular School Board Meeting Minutes

February 8, 2021

(These are condensed and draft meeting minutes. A complete set is available in the District Office, located in the high school.)

Chair Ron Pagel called the regular meeting of the Dover-Eyota Board of Education, District #533, to order at 6:02 PM in the Dover-Eyota High School Media Center and virtually via Microsoft Teams. Other Board members present: Don Andring, Tamara DeMuth, Heather Duellman, James Johnson, Jessica McFarlan (6:12 PM), Shawnna Seaquist, and Superintendent Mike Carolan. Absent: none.

The Board acted on the following items:

  1. Approved the agenda; (Johnson, Duellman, unanimous)
  2. Approve the approve the January 11, 2021 Organizational Meeting Minutes and the January 11, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Minutes; (Andring, Seaquist, unanimous)
  3. Approved the Regular District Bills totaling $63,039.62 and the Special District Bills totaling $85,471.44; (Johnson, Duellman, unanimous)
  4. Approved the Treasurer’s Report with liquid assets totaling $4,618,782.55 and January electronic transfers; (Johnson, Duellman, unanimous)
  5. Recognitions – Superintendent Carolan recognized Chris Eck, Elementary School Nurse, for her tremendous work with all things COVID related. When she was asked to be the COVID Coordinator, Superintendent Carolan did not realize how time consuming the job would be. He stated that it turned out to be a much bigger job than he anticipated. However, Chris has taken on this role and performed it with grace and patients and has done a tremendous job working through everything this role entails. Superintendent Carolan shared that she has been invaluable.

Superintendent Carolan also recognized, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Heather Lyle, Teaching and Learning Director, Nick Truxal and School Board Chair, Ron Pagel for their presentation at the MSBA Leadership Conference. Superintendent Carolan stated that everyone did a great job sharing their slides and walking through the presentation.

Dr. Jeanne Svobodny recognized three elementary teachers who are being considered for the Teacher of the Year Award, Jill Magnuson, Suzette Rowan, and Tami Rhea. They are among 75 teachers that have been nominated. Dr. Svobodny shared that all three teachers do an outstanding job.

  1. Reports –
    1. COVID-19 Updates
    2. First Reading of the Draft 2021-2022 Board Assumptions
  2. Old Business
    1. None
  3. New Business
    1. Consent – 
      1. Accept Resignations: None
      2. Accept Hires:  None
      3. Donations: EYOTA AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY $150, and ST. PAUL'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST $500 to the Angel Account; ANONYMOUS donation of $25 to the Sharing Tree (Andring, Johnson, unanimous)

The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 PM.  (Andring, McFarlen, unanimous)

Heather Duellman, Clerk

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Organizational School Board Condensed Meeting Minutes
Monday, January 11, 2021

(These are condensed and draft meeting minutes. A complete set is available in the District Office, located in the high school.)

Chair Pagel called the organizational meeting of the Dover-Eyota Board of Education to order at 5:37 PM. Board members present:  Don Andring, Tamara DeMuth, Heather Duellman, Jessica McFarlen (5:40 PM), James Johnson, Ron Pagel, Shawnna Seaquist, and Superintendent Mike Carolan.  Absent: None

The Board acted on the following items:

  1. Approved the agenda (Andring, Johnson, unanimous);
  2. Elected Officers for 2021: Chair Ron Pagel (unanimous), Vice Chair James Johnson (unanimous), Clerk Heather Duellman (unanimous), and Treasurer Tamara DeMuth (unanimous);
  3. Set Board meeting dates (6:00 PM unless otherwise indicated) (Johnson, McFarlen, with Andring apposing)

2021 – February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13;

2022 – January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12

2023 – January 9 (organizational meeting half hour prior)

School Levy Information Meeting for 2021 – ½ hour prior to the December meeting, in which the Board sets the levy with advertisement in the Eagle and the tax statements.

  1. Officers’ Pay and Board Salary for the Year 2021 remained the same at: Regular salary - $1,350; Matching 457 Plan District Contribution up to $1,000; Committee work - $300; Additional salary for Chair - $500; Additional salary for Clerk - $250; Additional salary for Vice-Chair - $200; Additional salary for Treasurer - $200; Negotiations Team - $1,800 for each bargaining unit (disbursement decided by team) and $100 per day (or $50 per half day) stipend during mediation; $100 per day (or $50 per half day) for attending Board-recommended conferences or training (Andring, McFarlen, unanimous.)
  2. Approved assignment of duties (McFarlen, Johnson, unanimous)
  3. Required any Board member doing business with the school district to sign an annual disclosure statement; (Johnson, McFarlen, unanimous)
  4. Assigned Board Committee members and Advisory Committee/Task Forces members (Johnson, McFarlen, unanimous)
  5. Approved organizational items for the 2020-2021 school year: (Andring, Johnson, unanimous)
    1. approved funding for activities honoring staff;
    2. approved memberships;
    3. approved student teacher agreements;
    4. approved Miscellaneous Pay Schedule;
    5. appointed the school district’s Local Educational Agency (LEA) Representative;
    6. named all official school depositories;
    7. designated the Superintendent as the official district representative;
    8. named Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, PA as the official school district counsel;
    9. named the official district newspaper as the Rochester Post Bulletin;
    10. named the official district radio stations as KROC 1340 AM and 106.9 FM and named the official television station as KTTC Channel 10;
    11. continued the overdraft fee of $30;
    12. bidding: any item for purchase exceeding $25,000 will be brought to the Board for determination of purchase process;
    13. authorized administration to pay bills subsequent to Board approval;
    14. authorized signature plate;
    15. authorized electronic fund transfers;
    16. authorized superintendent to conditionally hire an individual with expectation that he/she would bring the proposed hiree to the Board for final approval at the next Board meeting. Such hiring would also be contingent upon an acceptable background check report.

The meeting adjourned at 6:19 PM (Johnson, McFarlen, unanimous)

Heather Duellman, Clerk

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Condensed Regular School Board Meeting Minutes

January 11, 2021

(These are condensed and draft meeting minutes. A complete set is available in the District Office, located in the high school.)

Chair Ron Pagel called the regular meeting of the Dover-Eyota Board of Education, District #533, to order at 6:23 PM in the Dover-Eyota High School Media Center and virtually via Microsoft Teams. Other Board members present: Don Andring, Tamara DeMuth, Heather Duellman, James Johnson, Jessica McFarlan, Shawnna Seaquist, and Superintendent Mike Carolan. Absent: none.

 

The Board acted on the following items:

  1. Approved the agenda; (Johnson, McFarlen, unanimous)
  2. Approve the December 14, 2020 Regular Board Meeting Minutes; (Johnson, Andring, unanimous)
  3. Approved the Regular District Bills totaling $222,010.47 and the Special District Bills totaling $136,397.68; (McFarlen, Johnson, unanimous)
  4. Approved the Treasurer’s Report with liquid assets totaling $5,881,343.39 and December electronic transfers; (McFarlen, Duellman, unanimous)
  5. Recognitions – Superintendent Carolan recognized the elementary as well as the high school/middle school staff. Stating that they have been very supportive of planning, changes, and preparing for students to come back to in person learning. They continue to work so hard to meet and exceed the district’s expectations.
  6. Reports –
    1. COVID-19 Updates
  7. Old Business
    1. None
  8. New Business
    1. Consent – 
      1. Accept Resignations: Instructional Assistant AMY SPITZER, Track & Field Coach HOLLY CALLAHAN
      2. Accept Hires:  None
      3. Donations: Multiple ANONYMOUS donations totaling $1,005, GARY BETCHER $25, MICHAEL CAROLAN $25, JENNIFER CLARK $30, AMY DESSNER $100, TAMI JOHNSON $100, GARY JONES $100, CAROLYN PEDERSEN $25, NICOLE POCHRON $100, BRIDGET IDEKER $100, TODD ROWEKAMP $100 to the Sharing Tree; ANONYMOUS donation $143.70 for the lunch program to help cover negative accounts, ANONYMOUS donation $257 for overdue books. (McFarlen, Andring, unanimous)

The meeting was adjourned at 8:06 PM.  (McFarlen, Duellman, unanimous)

Heather Duellman, Clerk

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