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.
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, November 8, 2021
DEHS Media Center @ 6:00 PM 

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November 22, 2021, February 28, 2021, and May 23, 2022
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Condensed Regular School Board Meeting Minutes

September 13, 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 6:00 PM in the Dover-Eyota High School Media Center. Other Board members present: Don Andring, Tamara DeMuth, Heather Duellman, James Johnson, Shawnna Seaquist, and Superintendent Mike Carolan. Absent: Jessica McFarlen.

 

The Board acted on the following items:

  1. Approved the agenda; (Johnson, DeMuth, unanimous)
  2. Approve the approve the August 9, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Minutes, the August 23, 2021 Mini-Retreat Board Minutes, and the September 1, 2021 Special Board Meeting Minutes; (Johnson, Seaquist, unanimous)
  3. Approved the Regular District Bills totaling $40,687.50 and the Special District Bills totaling $41,196.47; (Johnson, DeMuth, unanimous)
  4. Approved the Treasurer’s Report with liquid assets totaling $6,839,928.13 and August electronic transfers; (Johnson, DeMuth, unanimous)
  5. Recognitions – Superintendent Carolan recognized the students and parents for a very successful first week of school. Stating that the students did great with the masks, and that school is a good positive place. He appreciates all the effort by people to put aside the differences in the interest of the students.
  6. Reports –
    1. 2020-2021 MCA Results
    2. District Needs and the Potential for a Referendum – Presentation by Nexus
    3. COVID-19 Updates – Presentation by Director of Olmsted Public Health, Graham Briggs
  7. Old Business
    1. None
  8. New Business
    1. Approve the Master Agreement between Dover-Eyota Public Schools #533 and Dover-Eyota Education Association 2021-2023; (Johnson, Andring, unanimous)
    2. Adopt the Proposed 2021 Payable 2022 Levy; (Johnson, DeMuth, unanimous)
    3. Approve DDA Leadership Retreat Student Trip; (Andring, Johnson, unanimous)
    4. Consent – 
      1. Accept Resignations: ROBERTA KURTH as HS/MS Paraprofessional, RYAN SCHEEVEL as Head Softball Coach, JORDAN JENSEN EL Paraprofessional
      2. Accept HiresSYDNEY KEACH as JH Girls Soccer Coach, JOSH DEFRANG as 7th Grade Football Coach, SARAH CARLSON as Teaching & Learning Specialist, HEATHER LYKE as Teaching and Learning Director, PENNY GARITY as Homebound Instructor, CHERYL GARDNER as Transportation Coordinator & Grounds Assistant, DUSTIN PAGEL as Maintenance & Grounds Director, TOM WELCH as Van Route Driver
      3. Donations: $2,100 from VALLEY OF ROCHESTER SCOTTISH RIE CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION, $66.66 from ZOETIS on behalf of CHOSEN VALLEY VET CLINIC for FFA, $500 from ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST for the D-E Schools Angel Fund (Andring, Johnson, unanimous)

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:37 PM.  (Johnson, DeMuth, unanimous)

Heather Duellman, Clerk

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Condensed Regular School Board Meeting Minutes

August 9, 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 6:03 PM in the Dover-Eyota High School Media Center. Other Board members present: Don Andring, Tamara DeMuth, Heather Duellman, James Johnson, Jessica McFarlen, Shawnna Seaquist, and Superintendent Mike Carolan. Absent: None

 

The Board acted on the following items:

  1. Approved the agenda; (Johnson, Seaquist, unanimous)
  2. Approve the approve the July 12 Regular Board Meeting Minutes; (Andring, Johnson, unanimous)
  3. Approved the Regular District Bills totaling $101,059.39 and the Special District Bills totaling $131,441.64; (Johnson, McFarlen, unanimous)
  4. Approved the Treasurer’s Report with liquid assets totaling $6,204,866.02 and July electronic transfers; (Johnson, Seaquist, unanimous)
  5. Recognitions – Superintendent Carolan recognized Food & Nutrition Director Carrie Frank for being inducted as the President of the Minnesota School Nutrition Association last week. Stating that she is a great role model for other school nutrition specialist throughout the state. Superintendent Carolan also recognized Teaching and Learning Department Nick Truxal and Heather Lyke, along with Chair Pagel for their amazing job presenting during the MSBA fall conference which was held August 5, 2021.
  6. Reports –
    1. COVID-19 Updates
    2. Approve the Health and Safety Measures for the 2021-2022 School Year Resolution; (Seaquist, Johnson, unanimous)
  7. Old Business
    1. Second Reading and Approval of Handbooks; (Johnson, Seaquist, unanimous)
  8. New Business
    1. Call for Abatement Hearing, September 1, 2021 at 6:00 PM; (Andring, Seaquist, unanimous)
    2. Consent – 
      1. Accept Resignations: DUSTIN PAGEL Transportation & Grounds Director, DAVE EHLENFELDT Bus Route Driver, ZACH DUERWACHTER Assistant Football Coach, JENNA SKRUKRUD SACC Coordinator, NICK TRUXAL Teaching & Learning Director, CHRIS STUART JH Football Coach, BRYCE SCHMIDT JV Boys Basketball Coach
      2. Accept HiresLINDA NIGON as Cooks Helper, POLLY JOHNSON as High School Cook, JORDAN MEYERS as 7th grade Volleyball Coach, MEREDITH CLARK as 8th grade Volleyball Coach, BRYCE HEIM as Assistant Football Coach, AMY RENKEN as Food & Nutrition Operations Manager, JON HAUSWALD as 8th grade Boys Basketball Coach, MYCHAL REDIG as 4th grade Instructor, NICOLE EINSMAN as Footsteps Child Educator, IKE VESEL as Elementary PE Teacher, ERIC AESCHLIMANN as .5 FTE Elementary PE and .5 Elementary Dean of Students
      3. Donations: None (McFarlen, Duellman, unanimous)

The meeting was adjourned at 8:19 PM.  (Andring, Johnson, unanimous)

Heather Duellman, Clerk

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Condensed Regular School Board Meeting Minutes

July 12, 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. Other Board members present: Don Andring, Tamara DeMuth, Heather Duellman, James Johnson, Jessica McFarlen, 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 approve the June 14 Regular Board Meeting Minutes; (Johnson, DeMuth, unanimous)
  3. Approved the Regular District Bills totaling $47,698.03 and the Special District Bills totaling $102,482.43; (McFarlen, Duellman, unanimous)
  4. Approved the Treasurer’s Report with liquid assets totaling $6,703,098.45 and June electronic transfers; (Andring, Johnson, unanimous)
  5. Recognitions – Superintendent Carolan took time to recognize Member Andring for being recognized at the Winona Fair as a Hall of Fame honoree with July 7th as Don Andring Day in St. Charles. Superintendent Carolan also recognized Food & Nutrition Director Carrie Frank and her team who were asked to be the Grand Marshals in the Eyota Days Parade.
  6. Reports –
    1. First Reading of the Handbooks
    2. Summer School Update
  7. Old Business
    1. Award the 2021-2022 Dairy Products, Fuel Products, Snow Removal and Trash Services Bids (unanimous)
    2. Approval of the Policies Requiring Annual Review; (DeMuth, Seaquist, unanimous)
  8. New Business
    1. Approval of the 10-year Long-Term Facility Maintenance Revenue/Expenditure Budget; (McFarlen, Duellman, unanimous)
    2. Approve the 2021-2022 Resolution for Membership in the Minnesota State High School League (Andring, Johnson, unanimous)
    3. Approve the Bus & Van Drivers Contract for 2021-2023 (Johnson, McFarlen, unanimous)
    4. Approve Superintendents Contract (Andring, McFarlen, unanimous)
    5. Discuss and Approve the District’s Contribution Amount for the Dover-Eyota Eagles Foundation Concession Stand Project – This motion was tabled (Andring, McFarlen, unanimous)
    6. Consent – 
      1. Accept Resignations: NEVA DUFFY Accounts Payable Clerk
      2. Accept Hires:  KATE RISLOW .8 Reading Interventionist, ALEXANDER KVANLI Health & PE Instructor, ANNE BUEZIS Social Studies Instructor, LIN CHENG High School/Middle School Custodian
      3. Donations: None (Johnson, Andring, unanimous)

The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 PM.  (McFarlen, Johnson, unanimous)

Heather Duellman, Clerk

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Condensed Regular School Board Meeting Minutes

June 14, 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 6:12 PM in the Dover-Eyota High School Media Center.  Other Board members present: Don Andring, Tamara DeMuth, Heather Duellman, James Johnson, Jessica McFarlen, Shawnna Seaquist, and Superintendent Mike Carolan. Absent: None

 

The Board acted on the following items:

  1. Approved the agenda; (McFarlen, Johnson, unanimous)
  2. Approve the approve the May 5, 2021 Mini Retreat Minutes, May 10 Regular Board Meeting Minutes, and May 24 Special Board Meeting Minutes; (McFarlen, Johnson, unanimous)
  3. Approved the Regular District Bills totaling $96, 484.47 and the Special District Bills totaling $89,904.86; (DeMuth, McFarlen, unanimous)
  4. Approved the Treasurer’s Report with liquid assets totaling $6,476,336.36 and May electronic transfers; (Johnson, Seaquist, unanimous)
  5. Recognitions – The School Board noted the employees honored at the Employee Recognition Dessert on Friday, June 4, 2021.
  6. Reports –
    1. Dover-Eyota Eagles Foundation Update
    2. COVID-19 Updates
    3. 2021-2022 Staffing Updates
  7. Old Business
    1. Approval of the Revised 2020-2021 Revenue & Expenditure Budget (McFarlen, DeMuth, unanimous)
    2. Approval of the Draft 2021-2022 Preliminary Revenue & Expenditure Budget (McFarlen, DeMuth, unanimous)
  8. New Business
    1. Authorize User Access to MDE Secure Website
    2. Let Bids for Fairy Products, Fuel Products, and Snow Removal for 2021-22 School Year (Andring, Johnson, unanimous)
    3. First Reading of Policies Requiring Annual Review
    4. Approve Superintendents Contract (Andring, McFarlen, unanimous)
    5. Set Future Mini-Retreat Dates
    6. Consent – 
      1. Accept Resignations: Band & Music Instructor KATHY MONSON, Route Bus Driver/LRP Rt Driver SABRINA KONKEL, at the end of the summer (8/31/2021) Custodian TOM GAGE, Footsteps ECFE Child Educator ALLI KITTLESON, Physical Education/Health Instructor and Girls Varsity Soccer Coach BRAD HAK, Food & Nutrition Operations Manager GINNI CORMACK, Physical Education Instructor HOLLY CALLAHAN, and English Instructor STEVEN STEVENSON.
      2. Accept Hires:  SHAUNA YOUNG, SHANNON DOHRN, & SHYANN ELLIOTT as Summer School Paraprofessional, MICHELLE MCNALLAN, & RACHEL HOEHNE as Summer School Teachers, SIDNEY MUSEHL as 5th Grade Instructor, SOPHIE SEVRE, HOLLY SEXTON and ABIGAIL DODD as Summer Custodian Helpers, AARON JOHNSON as Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, MADDIE FIELD as LTS Art Substitute
      3. Donations: MINNESOTA DEER HUNTER'S ASS'N $250 to the Clay Target Team (Johnson, Andring, unanimous)

The meeting was adjourned at 8:36 PM.  (Johnson, McFarlen, unanimous)

Heather Duellman, Clerk

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Condensed Regular School Board Meeting Minutes

May 10, 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 6:03 PM in the Dover-Eyota High School Media Center and via Microsoft Teams.  Other Board members present: Don Andring, Tamara DeMuth, Heather Duellman, James Johnson, Shawnna Seaquist, and Superintendent Mike Carolan. Absent: Jessica McFarlen
 

The Board acted on the following items:

  1. Approved the agenda; (Johnson, DeMuth, unanimous)
  2. Approve the approve the April 12, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Minutes; (Johnson, Andring, unanimous)
  3. Approved the Regular District Bills totaling $76,771.66 and the Special District Bills totaling $82,783.93; (Johnson, DeMuth, unanimous)
  4. Approved the Treasurer’s Report with liquid assets totaling $5,677,939.84 and April electronic transfers; (Johnson, Seaquist, unanimous)
  5. Recognitions – Food & Nutrition Director Carrie Frank attended the meeting with some of her staff. She took time to recognize her Food & Nutrition Department staff, and commended them on their flexibility and ability to work with and within the pandemic. She stated that they are a phenomenal team! May 7th was School Lunch Hero Day and she stated that they are all heroes. It has been a very challenging time, but they have prevailed and have risen to all the challenges.

High School Cook Dan Archer presented Mrs. Frank with a token of appreciation from the food service staff.  Recognizing her for her hard work and leadership. Mr. Archer stated that she is a great leader of her team, the core of the food service department, and that she has always gone above and beyond to help. 

Mrs. Frank closed out by thanking the School Board for allowing her to be there to honor her staff.

Dr. Principal Jeanne Svobodny recognized the school nurses sharing that Wednesday, May 12th is National School Nurse Day. She noted that the Dover-Eyota School nurses, Nicole Pochron, Chris Eck, and Joyce Peterson, have done a phenomenal job during this pandemic. They have worked very, very hard, keeping up on the day to day issues as well as adding all the Covid related items to their list.

Superintendent Michael Carolan shared that the elementary staff reached out to him and wanted to be sure that Dr. Principal Jeanne Svobodny was recognized for all the work she had done. Superintendent Carolan added that all the administrators have done so much to get through this pandemic. He wanted to make them aware that it is noticed and appreciated.

Teaching & Learning Director Nick Truxal recognized Mrs. Jenny Thompson, stating she was amazing and is going to be missed. Dr. Svobodny added that Dover-Eyota has been the only school district Mrs. Thompson has taught in.

  1. Reports –
    1. 2021-2022 Academic Calendar Review and Suggested Changes
    2. First Reading of the Revised 2020-2021 Revenue & Expenditure Budget
    3. First Reading of the Draft 2021-2022 Preliminary Revenue & Expenditure Budget
    4. Review Levy and Health & Safety Projects
    5. COVID-19 Updates
  2. Old Business
    1. Second Reading and approval of the 2021-2022 School Year SACC Handbook
  3. New Business
    1. Grand Diplomas to the Class of 2021 (Andring, Johnson, unanimous)
    2. Let Bids for Trash Services (Johnson, Duellman, unanimous)
    3. Approve Senior Class Cruise (Andring, Seaquist, unanimous)
    4. Approve Community Resource Officer Contract (Andring, Seaquist, unanimous)
    5. Consent – 
      1. Accept Retirement: JENNIFER THOMPSON Third Grade Teacher, 33 years at Dover- Eyota. The Board thanked Mrs. Thompson for her years of service noting she is was a great teacher and a great individual. (Andring, Johnson, unanimous)
      2. Accept Retirement: STEVE HERRICK HS/MS Custodian, 5 years at Dover- Eyota
      3. Accept Hires:  MICHELLE ANDERSON HS/MS Secretary; PETER HINTZ HS/MS English Teacher; XAVIER RISER Industrial Technology Teacher; KATERINA BROWN Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor; CADY NIELSON, KEELI REDIG, KATIE KAHN & MARY HANSEN as Summer School Paraprofessionals; KRISTEN SHAPPELL, NICOLE EINSMAN, GRETCHEN BRINKMAN, ROSANN EINSMAN, BRITTNEY JARLAND as Summer School Teachers; NICOLE WOLF & JILL MAGNUSON as Targeted Services Summer School Teachers
      4. Donations: HIAWATHA SNO-SEEKERS, INC. $250 for Clay Target (Johnson, Andring, unanimous)

The meeting was adjourned at 8:04 PM.  (Johnson, DeMuth, unanimous)

Heather Duellman, Clerk

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Condensed Regular School Board Meeting Minutes

April 12, 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 6:03 PM in the Dover-Eyota High School Media Center and via Microsoft Teams.  Other Board members present: Don Andring, Tamara DeMuth, Heather Duellman (Teams), James Johnson (Teams), Jessica McFarlen (Teams), Shawnna Seaquist, and Superintendent Mike Carolan. Absent: None

 

The Board acted on the following items:

  1. Approved the agenda; (DeMuth, Seaquist, unanimous)
  2. Approve the approve the March 8, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Minutes; (Seaquist, DeMuth, unanimous)
  3. Approved the Regular District Bills totaling $63,850.76 and the Special District Bills totaling $224,096.41; (DeMuth, Seaquist, unanimous)
  4. Approved the Treasurer’s Report with liquid assets totaling $5,198,182.40 and March electronic transfers; (Seaquist, DeMuth, unanimous)
  5. Recognitions – Superintendent Carolan recognized the Concert Band for their part in MMEA’s virtual showcase. The Concert Band was chosen and asked to record a piece for the MMEA State Conference. There was also an article in the post bulletin highlighting them. They worked hard to get there and performed beautifully. Congratulations to Mr. Anderson and his hard working students.

Superintendent Carolan also acknowledge the community’s appreciation for Carrie Frank and her Food & Nutrition Department. He shared two different submitted gratitude’s showcasing Carrie Frank and her hard work and advocacy for the community and students.

Mr. Ostrowski recognized three wrestlers that made it to the State Tournament this year, Blake Lehnertz who earned 6th place, Gavin Gust who earned 3rd, and Brodie Kellen who earned 5th place.

Mr. Rowekamp recognized the Knowledge Bowl Team who qualified for State, stating they were a small but resilient team who qualified and competed in the State competition. The students who make up the Knowledge Bowl Team are Meagan Chesney, William Harvey, Lexey Heins, Hailey Rieke, and Coach Alberto Vera.

Dr. Svobodny recognized a few of the people who were instrumental in organizing and implementing Super Hero Day, PATT members, staff members, and parents. Tricia Hughes did a lot, as well as Kimberly Schlueter, Chelsey Johnson, Bobbi Waters, and Megan Monroe. From purchasing items, to organizing different aspects of the day, these are some of the people who helped make it happen.

Teaching & Learning Director Nick Truxal recognized Ms. Sarah Klaehn for her contributions in making the MCAs happen in this weird year, stating she has been a huge help and is much appreciated.

  1. Reports –
    1. First Reading of the Draft 2021-2022 SACC Handbook
    2. Summer School Updates
    3. Prom & Graduation Updates
    4. COVID-19 Updates
  2. Old Business
    1. Second Reading and approval of the Summer SACC Handbook
  3. New Business
    1. Approve Auditing Contract with Clifton/Allen/Larson (Andring, Seaquist, unanimous)
    2. Consent – 
      1. Accept Resignations: Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor ANGEL NASSIF, 8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach LAURIE MICKOW, Math Teacher HANNAH BAUMAN, Social Studies & Model UN Advisor TINE DONAHUE, HS/MS Secretary DIANE WELCH
      2. Accept Hires:  3rd Grade Distance Learning Long-term Substitute KATE RISLOW, Instructional Assistant JESSICA GROBE, Math Instructor JON HAUSWALD, and Social Studies Long-term Substitute LYNN WEINSCHENK
      3. Donations: TIM CHAPPELL $108.59 to Dover-Eyota Drama, 10 copies of Art & Healing at Mayo Clinic from MAYO CLINIC HERITAGE DAYS (DeMuth, Andring, unanimous)

The meeting was adjourned at 7:56 PM.  (Andring, Seaquist, unanimous)

Heather Duellman, Clerk

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Condensed Regular School Board Meeting Minutes

March 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 6:00 PM in the Dover-Eyota High School Media Center and via Microsoft Teams.  Other Board members present: Don Andring, Tamara DeMuth (Teams), Heather Duellman (Teams), James Johnson, Shawnna Seaquist, and Superintendent Mike Carolan. Absent: Jessica McFarlen.

 

The Board acted on the following items:

  1. Approved the agenda; (Johnson, Seaquist, unanimous)
  2. Approve the approve the February 8, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Minutes and the February 22, 2021 Mini-Retreat Board Meeting Minutes; (Johnson, Seaquist, unanimous)
  3. Approved the Regular District Bills totaling $81,532.65 and the Special District Bills totaling $68,349.54; (Johnson, Duellman, unanimous)
  4. Approved the Treasurer’s Report with liquid assets totaling $4,921,119.45 and February electronic transfers; (Johnson, Seaquist, unanimous)
  5. Recognitions – Superintendent Carolan recognized all staff for their hard work getting ready for the all in person learning model that will launch on Monday, March 15, 2021, stating there has been a lot of collaborating and planning.
  6. Reports –
    1. COVID-19 Updates
    2. First Reading of the Draft 2021-2022 SACC Handbook
  7. Old Business
    1. Second Reading and approval of the Draft 2021-2022 Board Assumptions
  8. New Business
    1. Approve the Reduction Resolution (Johnson, Duellman, unanimous)
    2. Consent – 
      1. Accept Resignations: Media Center Instructional Assistant BETHANY DODD, Instructional Assistant CHESSA JONES
      2. Accept Hires:  BREANNA MACLEOD as Media Center Assistant & Instructional Assistant
      3. Donations: None (Johnson, Seaquist, unanimous)

The meeting was adjourned at 7:33 PM.  (Johnson, Andring, unanimous)

Heather Duellman, Clerk

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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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