Public Notices January 20

Independent School District GFW Public Schools December 21st, 2020 The regular board meeting of the GFW School Board was held on December 21, 2020 at the Elementary School Gibbon, MN. Board Chair, Klenk called the meeting to order at 6:36 pm. ALSO present: Superintendent Horton, Lee, Klenk, Kuehn, Vos, Bonsack, Press, Werner, Staff, Haas, Community Member, Music Fan Chair, Blumhoefer via zoom Absent: None Kuehn moved with support from Vos to approve the agenda with the correction, under the consentagenda, from November 18th to December 18th as Katie Sellner’s last day. Motion Carried. SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY RECOGNITION The Spirit of the Season was recognized for their support to GFW Families. VISITOR RECOGNITION – None INFORMATIONAL ITEMS a. Superintendent Annual Meeting World’s Best Workforce (WBWF) First Reading of Policies 4.19 – Counselor 4.20 – Athletic Director 4.21 – Community Education Director 4.210 – Associate Community Education Director 4.22 – Special Education Director b. Jr./Sr. High Principal Building Quiet In Person Instruction Jr. High Students Spread Out All Over The Building Excellent Staff Elementary Principal Striving Readers and CLSD Grants Continuous Improvement Literacy Team (CILT) T-Bird Way/7 Mindsets Students Spread Out Over The Building Amazing Staff c. Dashir Personnel Information Progress on Projects d. Student Council Distance Learning FFA Pop Choir Knowledge Bowl e. Board Reports i. MSHSL Representative – ii. River Bend Education District Representative – iii. Community Education Representative – Lee – iv. Early Childhood Family Education Representative – Vos – v. MSBA Legislative Liaison – Kuehn – vi. Sibley County Collaborative Representative – Klenk – vii. Thunderbird Foundation Representative – viii. Certified Negotiation Committee – Klenk, Lee, Haas – ix. Classified and Bus Driver Negotiation Committee – Kuehn, Vos – x. Administrative Negotiation Committee – Klenk, Vos – xi. Q-Comp Representative – Kuehn, Vos – xii. Activity Committee Representative – Lee – xiii. Facilities Committee Representative – Haas – xiv. Finance Committee – Haas, Klenk, Vos – f. Business Services Truth in Taxation – PowerPoint g. Athletics/Activities Return to Play Guidance and MSHSL Updates – See Attached CONSENT AGENDA Klenk moved with support from Haas to approve the following consent agenda with the correction of Katie Sellener’s resignation date. Motion Carried. Approve Minutes of the special board meeting of November 13, 2020 Approve Minutes of the regular board meeting of November 16, 2020 Approve Minutes of the emergency board meeting of November 24, 2020 Approve Minutes of the emergency board meeting of December 1, 2020 Approve Minutes of the special board meeting of December 16, 2020 Approve the disbursements in the amount of $592,178.35 Approve the hire of: None Approve the resignations of: Katie Sellner, HS Paraprofessional, effective November December 18, 2020 Approve certified overloads: None Approve the leaves of: Certified Leaves: None Classified Leaves: Sherrie Schwecke, ES PAraprofessional, extending unpaid leave effective January 4, 2021 – June 4, 2021 Approve Administrative Contracts: None Approve the Transfers of: None APPROVAL OF RESOLUTIONS AND ACTION ITEMS Spring Band/Choir Trip 2022 Vos moved with support from Lee to approve the request of a band/choir trip in 2022. Motion Carried Set Levy Amount Klenk moved with support from Kuehn to approve the Levy amount at $2,594,372.13. Motion Carried. School Board Meeting Dates for 2021 Motion Table until the 30th of December, 2020 Resolution: Combined Polling Places for 2021 Klenk moved with support from Lee to approve the Combined Polling Places Resolution. Yes – Vos, Klenk, Haas, Lee, Kuehn No – None Motion Carried. Resolution: Donations Kuehn moved with support from Haas to accept the donations given by H & R Block, Kelly Dalton, $100.00 for the T-Bird Club, Jane & John Lebens, $500.00 for scholarships and the 3M Foundation, $1000.00 for the high school. Yes -Haas, Kuehn, Klenk, Lee, Vos No – None Motion Carried. Klenk moved with support from Haas to adjourn at 7:56 p.m.. Motion Carried. Marisa Lee, Clerk 16c

Independent School District GFW Public Schools December 30, 2020 The special board meeting of the GFW School Board was held on December 30, 2020 via Zoom and live streamed on GFW Facebook. Chairperson Klenk called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. Also present: Superintendent Horton, Klenk, Lee, Vos, Kuehn, Haas, Student Member Peterson, Werner, press, staff, community members. Absent: None Vos moved with support from Lee to approve the agenda. Yes – Lee, Kuehn, Vos, Haas, Klenk No – None Motion Carried. Thank you Member Vos and Member Klenk for your years of service on the school board. GFW LEARNING MODEL Haas moved with support from Kuehn to have the 11th of January as coming back to full school and the 8th is a full day off of school. Yes – Klenk, Kuehn, Haas, Lee, Vos No – None Motion Carried. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE AND LOCATION FOR 2021 Kuehn moved with support from Lee for the calendar year 2021 we hold all of our school board meetings virtual and in person in the Gibbon location with the dates and times provided in our December packet. Yes – Vos, Haas, Klenk, Lee, Kuehn No – None Motion Carried. Vos moved with support from Lee to adjourn at 7:24 p.m. Yes – Vos, Klenk, Lee, Kuehn, Haas No – None Motion Carried. Marisa Lee, Clerk 16c

Independent School District GFW Public Schools January 4, 2021 The special/organizational board meeting of the GFW School Board was held on January 4, 2021 at the Elementary School Gibbon, MN. Board Vice Chair Kuehn, called the meeting to order at 6:37 pm. ALSO present: Superintendent Horton, Kuehn, Schmidt, Merkel, Prochniack, Werner, Hanson, Press, Bonsack, Press, Haas, Lee Absent: None SET NEW BOARD MEMBERS Ceremonial Oath of Office; Dan Merkel, Drew Schmidt, Casey Prochniak and Jason Haas Haas moved with support from Lee to approve the agenda. Motion Carried. ELECTION OF OFFICERS Chair – nomination Mike Kuehn, candidate is elected. Vice Chair – nomination Jason Haas, candidate is elected. Clerk – nomination Marisa Lee, candidate is elected. Treasurer – nomination Dan Merkel, candidate is elected. REVIEW/SET DATES, TIMES AND LOCATION(S) FOR 2021 BOARD MEETINGS OTHER BUSINESS Designate GFW School District Depositories Haas moved with support from Procniack to designate First National Bank of Fairfax and PMA Financial as the primary official depositories and Perennial Bank of Winthrop and MinnWest Bank of Gibbon are secondary depositories for 2021. Motion Carried. Designate GFW School District Newspaper Haas moved with support from Lee to designate the Fairfax Standard Gazette and the Winthrop News as the 2021 GFW School District Official Newspapers. Motion carried. Name GFW School District Legal Counsel and Authorized Contact(s) Kuehn moved with support from Schnidt to designate the Law Firm Kennedy and Graven as the 2021 GFW School District Official Legal Counsel. Motion Carried. Fix GFW School Board Compensation Approved 7-20-20 Appoint GFW School Board Committee Members i. MSHSL Representative – Lee ii. River Bend Education District Representative – Merkel iii. Community Education Representative – Schmidt iv. Early Childhood Family Education Representative – Prochniak v. MSBA Legislative Liaison – Kuehn vi. Sibley County Collaborative Representative – Schmidt vii. Thunderbird Foundation Representative – Lee viii. Certified Negotiation Committee – Lee, Prochinack, Kuehn ix. Classified and Bus Driver Negotiation Committee – Haas, Merkel, Schmidt x. Administrative Negotiation Committee – Lee, Kuehn, Haas xi. Q-Comp Representative – Kuehn, Prochinack xii. Activity Committee Representative – Schmidt xiii. Facilities Committee Representative – Merkel, Kuehn xiv. Finance Committee – Merkel, Haas, Schmidt Haas moved with support from Lee to adjourn at 7:00 p.m. Motion Carried. Marisa Lee, Clerk 16c

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