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Public Notices January 17

Independent School District
GFW Public Schools
December 18, 2023
CALL TO ORDER
The regular board meeting of the GFW Public School Board was held on December 18, 2023 at the Elementary School Gibbon, MN. Chair Merkel called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.
ALSO present: Superintendent Dr. Horton, Turtle, Stehr, Tech Werner, Schmidt, Briese, Student & Community Programs Schiro, CFO Heine, Grosam, Nurse Bruns, Dustin Kempf from Kraus Anderson
Absent: None
ADDITION TO AGENDA
Merkel moved with support from Grosam to add to Resolution and Action Items the Electrical Procurement Package for the new building, pending Electrical Engineer review. Motion Carried.
APPROVE AGENDA
Stehr moved with support from Grosam to approve the amended agenda. Motion Carried.
SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY RECOGNITION
Bix Baker
VISITOR RECOGNITION AND PUBLIC COMMENTS
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
Superintendent
Truth and Taxation Presentation – Mike Hohisel from Baird via Google Meets
Annual Meeting Recap
Elementary Principal
MS & HS Principal
Dashir
Personnel Information
Training
Progress
Student School Board representative
NHS
FFA
Sports
Student Council
Fine Arts
National Guard Reps
Board Reports
i. Executive Committee – General Business
ii. Finance, Facility and Long-Range Planning Committee – General Business
iii. Policy Committee –
First Readings:
101 Legal Status of the School District
101.1 Name of the School District
102 Equal Educational Opportunity
103 Complaints – Students, Employees, Parents, Other Persons
104 School District Mission and Vision Statement
208 Development, Adoption, and Implementation of Policies
213 School Board Committees
iv. Community Engagement Committee – Discussion about team mascot/district name change, keep emblem and same colors. Engage students with a name change question.
Business Services
Audit Presentation – Lane Kochelman from Abdo via Google Meets
Competitive Grants
CONSENT AGENDA
Schmidt moved with support from Turtle to approve the following consent agenda. Motion Carried.
Approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes, November 20, 2023
Approval of Special Board Meeting Minutes, November 30, 2023
Approval of Work Session Meeting Minutes, December 4, 2023
Approve the disbursements in the amount of $1,281,130.11
RESOLUTIONS AND ACTION ITEM
Approval of Fiscal Year 2023 Audit
Grosam moved with support from Turtle to approve the Fiscal Year 2023 Audit. 5/1 Motion Carried.
Approval of School Board 2024 Meeting Dates
Schmidt moved with support from Grosam to approve the 2024 School Board Meeting Dates. Motion Carried.
Resolution: Set the Levy
Briese moved with support from Grosam to approve the levy to be levied in 2023 to be collected in 2024 set at 6,534,336.25.
Yes- Briese, Grosam, Stehr, Merkel, Turtle
No – Schmidt Motion Carried.
Resolution: Acceptance of Donations
Grosam moved with support from Turtle to accept the donation of $7000.00 from the GFW Athletic Boosters to go towards the new scoreboard.
Yes- Schmidt, Turtle, Merkel, Stehr, Grosam, Briese
No- None Motion Carried.
Electrical Bid
Briese moved with support from Turtle to approve the Electrical Procurement Package pending Electrical Engineer review. Motion Carried.
ADJOURNMENT
Schmidt moved with support from Stehr to adjourn at 8:22 p.m. Motion Carried.
Emilee Stehr
Clerk
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GFW SCHOOLS
Independent School District #2365
GFW School Board
Special Meeting
December 20, 2023
GFW Early Childhood Room Gibbon, MN
5:00 p.m.
Members Present: Dr. Horton, Grosam, Schmidt, Turtle, Briese, Tech Werner, Stehr, CFO Heine via Google Meets
Absent: None
1. Call To Order
Chair Merkel called the special meeting to order at 5:04 p.m.
2. Approve Agenda
Stehr moved with support from Briese to approve the agenda. Motion Carried.
3. UEA and GFW Public Schools Master Agreement 2023-2025
Grosam moved with support from Stehr to approve the UAE and GFW Public Schools Master Agreement 2023-2025. Motion Carried
4. Local 284 and GFW Public Schools Master Agreement 2023-2025
Schmidt moved with support from Turtle to approve the Local 284 and GFW Public Schools Master Agreement 2023-2025. Motion Carried
5. Bus Drivers Association and GFW Public Schools Master Agreement
2023-2025
Briese moved with support from Grosam to approve the Bus Drivers Association and GFW Public Schools Master Agreement 2023-2025. Motion Carried
6. GFW Principals Association and GFW Public School Memorandum of Understanding
Stehr moved with support from Turtle to approve the GFW Principals Association and GFW Public School Memorandum of Understanding. Motion Carried
7. Non-Represented Exempt Guidelines 2023-2025 Revised 12-18-2023; effective 1-1-2024
Grosam moved with support from Briese to approve the Non-Represented Exempt Guidelines 2023-2025 Revised 12-18-2023; effective 1-1-2024. Motion Carried
8. Non-Represented Hourly Guidelines 2023-2025 Revised 12-18-2023; effective 1-1-2024
Schmidt Moved with support from Stehr to approve the Non-Represented
Hourly Guidelines 2023-2025 Revised 12-18-2023; effective 1-1-2024. Motion Carried.
9. GFW Staff and School Board Rates 2023-2024 Revised 12-18-2023; effective 1-1-2024
Turtle moved with support from Briese to approve the GFW Staff and School Board Rates 2023-2024 Revised 12-18-2023; effective 1-1-2024. Motion Carried
10.Registration Guide Rotation A: 2024-2025-Table to special meeting in January 2024.
11. Adjournment
Schmidt moved with support from Stehr to adjourn the meeting at 5:15 p.m. Motion Carried
Emilee Stehr
Clerk
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Independent School District
GFW Public Schools
January 2, 2024
CALL TO ORDER
The special organizational board meeting of the GFW Public School Board was held on January 2, 2024 at the Elementary School Gibbon, MN. Board Chair Merkel called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.
ALSO present: Superintendent Dr. Horton, Tech Werner, CFO Heine, Briese, Turtle, Grosam, Stehr, Press Hanson
Absent: None
APPROVE AGENDA
Stehr moved with support from Beiese to approve the agenda. Motion Carried.
Election of Officers
Briese moved to elect Merkel as chair.
Elected by acclamation
Merkel moved to elect Briese as vice chair.
Elected by acclamation
Briese moved to elect Stehr as clerk.
Elected by acclamation
Grosam moved to elect himself as treasurer.
Elected by acclamation
OTHER BUSINESS
Designate GFW Public Schools Depositories
Grosam moved with support from Turtle to designate First National Bank of Fairfax and PMA Financial as primary official depositories and Perennial Bank of Winthrop and Minn West Bank of Gibbon as secondary depositories for 2024. Motion Carried.
Designate GFW School District Newspaper
Briese moved with support from Grosam to designate the Fairfax Standard Gazette and the Winthrop News as the 2024 GFW Public Schools Official Newspapers. Motion Carried.
Name GFW Public Schools District Legal Counsel and authorized contacts
Stehr moved with support from Grosam to designate the Law Firm Kennedy and Graven as the 2024 GFW Public Schools District Official Legal Council and Superintendent and Board Chair as legal contacts. Motion Carried.
Appoint GFW Public Schools Board Committee Members
Executive Committee: Merkel, Stehr
Finance, Facility and Long-Range Planning Committee: Briese, Grosam, Merkel
Policy Committee: Briese, Grosam
Community Engagement Committee: Stehr, Turtle
Review of Board Procedures
ADJOURNMENT
Briese moved with support from Turtle to adjourn at 6:12 p.m. Motion Carried.
Emilee Stehr
Clerk
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GFW SCHOOLS
Independent School District #2365
GFW School Board
Special Meeting
January 2, 2024
GFW Early Childhood Room Gibbon, MN
6:30 p.m.
Members Present: Superintendent Horton, Tech Werner, CFO Heine, Briese, Turtle, Grosam, Stehr
Absent: None
1. Call To Order
Board Chair Merkel called the special meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
2. Approve Agenda
Briese moved with the support from Stehr to approve the agenda. Motion Carried.
3. Executive Closed Session
a. The Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statute section 13D.05, subdivision 3(b), states that the School Board may close a meeting for the purpose of discussing legal action.
Briese moved with support from Grosam to close the regular board meeting at 6:31 p.m. Motion Carried.
Briese moved with support from Grosam to open the closed session at 6:34 p.m. Motion Carried.
Briese moved with support from Turtle to adjourn the close session at 7:16 p.m. Motion Carried.
Grosam moved with support from Stehr to resume the special board meeting at 7:16 p.m. Motion Carried.
4. Pay Equity Report – CFO Heine
5. School Board Appointment Process- Apply January 10-24. Interviews February 5th at 5:00 p.m.
6. Adjournment
Stehr moved with support from Grosam to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m. Motion Carried.
Emilee Stehr
Clerk
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NOTICE OF
CITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS 2024
Pursuant to the Minnesota Statute 475.705, subd. 1, the “Open Meeting Law”, you are hereby notified that the Winthrop City Council has scheduled the following regular meetings to discuss City business:
January 22, 2024
February 26, 2024
March 25, 2024
April 22, 2024
May 27, 2024
June 24, 2024
July 22, 2024
August 26, 2024
September 23, 2024
October 28,2024
November 25, 2024
December 16, 2024
Meetings will take place in the City Council Chambers, 305 N. Main Street, Winthrop, MN. The public is welcome to attend these meetings. All meeting times are at 7:00 PM. As a reminder, there is decorum that is followed during the regular business meetings. Council has posted a public forum policy on our website at www.winthropminnesota.com.
Michael Looft
City Administrator
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