Legal Notices April 20, 2014




APRIL 7, 2014

Chairman Mitchell called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Members Thompson, Abel, Mitchell, Pfeffer, Rasmussen, Schuster were present.  Student Representative Herickhoff and Superintendent Brooks were also present.  Approximately 15 visitors were also present.

Abel moved Thompson seconded to approve the agenda as revised.  Ayes:  All.

Brooks introduced two representatives from Ehlers Inc.  Ms. Zesbaugh and Mr. Crowe provided the Board with a detailed overview of the new Local Optional Revenue legislation recently approved by the Legislature/Governor.  While this legislation provides zero new dollars for the District, other options such as a Capital Facility Levy were also reviewed and discussed.

Members shared various good happenings in the District.

Brooks reported on numerous items; including the following:

- Various unit negotiations status of contracts/handbooks;

- Graduation petitions;

- Teacher Evaluation Plan;

- Q Comp Committee;

- Outdoor Facility Project.

Brooks reviewed with the Board multiple documents with foundational information relative to 2014-2015 programing, budgets, and staffing.  Information reviewed and discussed included:

- Enrollment;

- Elementary/Secondary Section data;

- Audit information;

- Historical data;

- Extracurricular data;

- Previously reviewed areas.

Brooks provided the Board with the following administrative program/budget recommendations and answered questions for the Board.

A. Teacher Attrition, Language Arts 1.0 FTE - $90,560

B. Teacher Non-replacement, Math 0.4375 FTE - $35,290

C. Administrative Consolidation - $25,336

D. Social Studies 0.5 FTE - $36,530

E. Music 0.2 FTE - $18,100

F. Non-Classroom Technology 0.25 FTE - $21,320

G. Computer Technology 0.375 FTE - $31,980

H. Industrial Arts 0.4375 FTE - $34,980

I. Spanish 0.125 FTE - $8,170

J. Increase Extracurricular Fees - $4,200

$10 grades 9-12

K. Reemployment Insurance - ($6,000) 

Net Reduction $300,466

Rasmussen moved and Schuster seconded to approve the revised 2013-2014 “make-up” calendar as recommended by the administration.

Ayes:  All.

Following review and discussion Thompson moved Abel seconded, to approve the consent agenda as follows:

- Approve the minutes of March 24, 2014 as presented;

- Approve the minutes of April 1, 2014 as presented;

- Approve accepting the quote of Ellens Contracting of $2,100.00 for taping, texturing, priming of the vocational house;

- Approve the Regular Monthly Bills as follows:

Check #’s 73237-73325

01 - General Fund $155,348.73

02 - Food Service Fund           76.50

03 - Transportation Fund     11,104.89

05 - Capital Expenditure Fund       8,905.24

Total $175,435.36;

- Approve the March Hand Payable bills as follows:

Check #’s 73097-73216

01 - General Fund $336,651.15

02 - Food Service Fund     41,202.88

03 - Transportation Fund     12,154.14

04 - Community Service Fund       7,106.37

05 - Capital Expenditure Fund       2,080.94

Total $399,195.48;

- Acknowledge the administration’s acceptance of the retirement resignation of Mr. Fischer, thanking him for what will be his 18 plus years of service;

- Acknowledge the administration’s acceptance of the resignation of Jeff Pankratz.

Ayes:  All.

Mitchell adjourned the meeting at 10:00 p.m.




Case Type: Wrongful Death




Gary Lien and Sonja Lien as Trustees for the Heirs and Next of Kin of Landon Lien, Decedent,



James H. Flowers,



1. YOU ARE BEING SUED.  The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you. The Plaintiffs’ Complaint against you is on file in the office of the court administrator of the above-named court.  Do not throw these papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights.  You must respond to this lawsuit even though it may not yet be filed with the Court and there may be no court file number on this Summons.

2. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 20 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS.   You must give or mail to the person who signed this Summons a written response called an Answer within 20 days of the date on which you received this Summons. You must send a copy of your Answer to the person who signed this Summons located at:  Rinke Noonan, Ltd., 1015 West St. Germain Street, Suite 300, P.O. Box 1497, St. Cloud, MN 56302-1497.

3. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiffs’ Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiffs should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer.

4. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT SEND A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT TO THE PERSON WHO SIGNED THIS SUMMONS.  If you do not Answer within 20 days, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiffs everything asked for in the Complaint.  If you do not want to contest the claims stated in the Complaint, you do not need to respond.  A default judgment can then be entered against you for the relief requested in the Complaint.

5. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, the Court Administrator may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still provide a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case.

6. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION.  The parties may agree to or be ordered to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.  You must still send your written response to the Complaint even if you expect to use alternative means of resolving this dispute.

Dated: March 25, 2014 



Tonya T. Hinkemeyer, #0312113

Attorney for Plaintiffs

1015 West St. Germain Street, #300

P.O. Box 1497

St. Cloud, MN 56302-1497

(320) 251-6700

Our File No. 24597-0001





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