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Legal Notices 6-19

By Staff | Jun 19, 2021

NOTICE

Rugby Public School District #5,

Board of Education, held a special

board meeting Tuesday, May 18,

2021 at 8:15 AM in the Library at

Rugby High School.

Board members present were Dustin

Hager, Kris Blessum, Carlie John-

son, and Shane Livedalen. Brenda

Heilman was absent.

Also present were Mike McNeff, Ja-

son Gullickson, Jared Blikre, and

Dawn Hauck. In addition, the follow-

ing were in attendance: Sue Sitter

from the Pierce County Tribune.

Present by Zoom video-conference

was Chelbie Bohl.

Chairman Hager called the meeting

to order at 8:15 AM.

Motion by Johnson to approve the

agenda. Second by Blessum. All

voting yes, motion carried.

The Negotiations Committee has

come to an agreement. Increases to

the base pay were $800 for FY22

and $600 for FY23. This makes the

base teacher pay $40,800 and

$41,400 respectively. The increases

for all teachers are 3.33% for FY22

and 2.79% for FY23. Leave during

Professional Development days was

discussed. Teacher coverage dur-

ing preparatory time was changed

from $15 to $30 per prep time per

day. Motion by Livedalen to ap-

prove the proposed Negotiated

Agreement for Fiscal Years 2022

and 2023. Second by Johnson. All

voting yes, motion carried.

Contracts for administration were

discussed. It was recommended to

approve contracts for Jason Gullick-

son, Jared Blikre, Mike McNeff, Jen-

nifer Zachmeier, Dawn Hauck, Scott

Grochow’s Athletic Director position

with a 3.33% increase for FY22. It is

also requested to increase ancillary

staff wages by 3.33% for FY22. The

cell phone stipend for the principals

and superintendent will be added to

salary. Motion by Johnson to ap-

prove a 3.33% increase for the listed

employees as well as the cell phone

stipend added to salary. Second by

Blessum. All voting yes, motion car-

ried.

An increase of 3.33% is proposed

for Instructional Coaches, Angela

Hager and Ashley Seykora. Motion

by Belssum to approve the increase

and that Dustin Hager abstain from

voting due to a conflict of interest.

Second by Livedalen. All voting yes

with the exception of Hager who

abstained. Motion carried.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:29

AM.

Dustin Hager, Chairman

Dawn Hauck, Business Manager

(June 19, 2021)

NOTICE

Rugby Public School District #5,

Board of Education, held a regular

board meeting Tuesday, May 11,

2021 at 7:00 AM in the Library at

Rugby High School.

Board members present were Dustin

Hager, Kris Blessum, Carlie John-

son, Shane Livedalen, and Brenda

Heilman.

Also present were Mike McNeff,

Jared Blikre, Jason Gullickson, and

Dawn Hauck. In addition, the follow-

ing were in attendance: Sue Sitter

from the Pierce County Tribune,

Connie Harmel, Cassie Duchscher,

Dan Seykora, and Samantha Wentz.

The following were present via

Zoom video-conference: Liisa Fost-

er, David Schneibel, dgoven, Jennie

Brossart and Angela Zietz.

Chairman Hager called the meeting

to order at 7:00 AM.

Motion by Heilman to approve the

agenda with the addition of a pro-

perty purchase request. Second by

Johnson. All voting yes, motion car-

ried.

In order to save time, the principals

reports were given out ahead of time

and will not be discussed at the

meeting.

Dr. McNeff gave the District report.

Included in the report were the fol-

lowing items: The district will re-

ceive roughly $500,000 in ESSER II

money. The money will be used for

the new K-12 math curriculum, the

summer school program to address

learning loss, and allocate some of

the money for the Ely Elementary

cafeteria expansion. The district will

receive roughly $1.1 million in

ESSER III money. The money is

expected to be used for two addi-

tional years of summer school, a tu-

tor, additional LLI coordination, pos-

sibly a school nurse, and the rest

would be for the Ely Elementary ad-

dition.

Mrs. Hauck noted that her report can

be seen online in the agenda. She

also noted that in June the teachers

choosing their salary over 12

months, will be paid all three sum-

mer months in June.

Items in the consent agenda were

considered. Motion by Blessum to

approve the Consent Agenda.

Second by Johnson. Included in the

consent agenda were the April 30,

2021 Board Meeting Minutes, the

April 20, 2021 Special Board Meet-

ing Minutes, the April Board Bills,

the April Board bills detail, the April

Financial Reports, Resignations for

Savannah Harbaugh and Melissa

Tormanen, and a Tuition Agreement

with Lewis and Clark School District.

All voting yes, motion carried.

The board discussed the purchase

of the following property: Lots 6-7,

Block 4, Comstock’s 1st Addition in

Rugby using ESSER Funds. The

property is on 2nd Street, just west

of Ely Elementary and would be

used in the expansion of the school.

The owner is interested in selling the

house/lot to the school, but it will

only be available for a short time.

The cost is $45,500 and ESSER

funds could be used. Motion by

Heilman to table the discussion until

after executive session for negotia-

tions strategy. Second by Johnson.

All voting yes, motion carried.

The next item on the agenda is

teacher negotiations strategy. This

item may be discussed in an execu-

tive session only when an open

meeting would have an adverse fis-

cal effect on the bargaining or litigat-

ing position of the board. The legal

authority for closing this portion of

the meeting is NDCC 44-04-19.1(9).

The topic or purpose of this execu-

tive session is teacher negotiations

strategy.

At this time, a motion would be in

order to discuss the next item in ex-

ecutive session rather than in an

open meeting. Motion by Livedalen

to go into executive session for the

reason stated. Second by Blessum.

All voting yes, motion carried.

The executive session will be

recorded. All members of the

governing body are reminded to limit

their discussion during the executive

session to the announced topic.

We will now ask the members of the

public who are attending the meet-

ing to leave the room. We antici-

pate adjourning the executive ses-

sion and reconvening the open por-

tion of the meeting at approximately

7:39 AM.

The minutes will show that the exe-

cutive session began at 7:19 AM

and was attended by: Kris Blessum,

Brenda Heilman, Carlie Johnson,

Shane Livedalen, Dustin Hager,

Mike McNeff, and Dawn Hauck.

The minutes will show that the exe-

cutive session was adjourned at

7:44 AM. The public has been in-

vited to return to the meeting room,

and we are now back in open ses-

sion.

The next item on the agenda is at-

torney consultation. This item may

be discussed in an executive ses-

sion under NDCC 44-04-19.1(2) and

(5) for attorney consultation to re-

view attorney work product exempt

under NDCC 44-04-19.1(1) and to

receive the attorney’s advice and

guidance on the legal risks,

strengths, and weaknesses of an ac-

tion of the school district which, if

held in public, would have an ad-

verse fiscal effect on the school dis-

trict.

At this time, a motion would be in

order to discuss the next item in ex-

ecutive session rather than in an

open meeting. Motion by Heilman to

go into executive session for the

reason stated. Second by Johnson.

All voting yes, motion carried.

The executive session will be

recorded. All members of the

governing body are reminded to limit

their discussion during the executive

session to the announced topic.

We will now ask the members of the

public who are attending the meet-

ing to leave the room. We anticipate

adjourning the executive session

and reconvening the open portion of

the meeting at approximately 8:21

AM.

The minutes will show that the exe-

cutive session began at 7:46 AM

and was attended by: Kris Blessum,

Brenda Heilman, Carlie Johnson,

Shane Livedalen, Dustin Hager,

Mike McNeff, Jason Gullickson,

Jared Blikre, Dawn Hauck, and At-

torney Meredith Vukelic via Zoom.

The minutes will show that the exe-

cutive session was adjourned at

8:01 AM. The public has been in-

vited to return to the meeting room,

and we are now back in open ses-

sion.

Dr. McNeff discussed the guidelines

proposed by the Health and Safety

Committee for contact tracing. The

recommendations suggested were

to quarantine if positive for CO-

VID-19 or a household contact tests

positive for COVID-19. The school

would notify those that are a close

contact at school and recommend,

but not require, them to quarantine

and monitor symptoms. This would

change if there is a spike in cases.

Livedalen requested that the current

policy remain in place to the end of

the school year with school close

contacts being required to quaran-

tine. Motion by Heilman to approve

the recommendations from the

Health and Safety Committee ef-

fective tomorrow. Second by Bles-

sum. Roll Call Vote: Heilman-Yes,

Blessum-Yes, Livedalen-No, John-

son-Yes, Hager-Yes. Motion car-

ries.

Dan Seykora and Cassie Duchscher

were present representing the Re-

porting and Grading Committee to

discuss Standards Reference In-

struction. What homework is and

isn’t was defined. Extra work would

need to be done before test retakes

are allowed. Mastery Indicators

would be given as grades, defined

as markers 1-4, in 0.5 increments,

with 4 being the highest mastery

marker. A mastery marker of 3-3.5

would be the normal grade level ac-

complishments. This grading pro-

cess would be used for grades K-8.

Grades would be separated from the

approaches to learning scores or

behavior. Activity eligibility would be

based on the behavior portion only.

Two consecutive weeks at 2.0 would

result in ineligibility.

The board discussed the property

purchase in more detail. The owner

would like to either sell or make im-

provements and is looking to make

this decision soon. The alley would

move further to the west if the lot is

purchased. Motion by Blessum to

negotiate the purchase of the pro-

perty not to exceed $45,500 and to

use ESSER funds if possible.

Second by Johnson. All voting yes,

motion carried.

Motion by Livedalen to approve Mar-

lene Schaan, Deb Zwingel, Kris

Wangler, and Sharon Ebach for the

2021 School Board Election work-

ers.

Carlie Johnson left the meeting at

8:45 AM.

Discussion was held on improve-

ments to the grandstand area at the

RHS complex. It was built in 1971

and not many improvements have

been made. The bathroom and

crows nest have issues that need to

be address so they can continue to

be used. Local contractors have

been asked for bids to address the

issues. The cost is roughly

$145,000 for the crows nest and

bathroom area. The grandstand and

concession area could be addressed

next year when there is more money

in the building fund. Mr. Grochow is

also meeting with business to get

donations to help with the costs of

the project. The district could

transfer $100,000 from the Special

Reserve Fund to help with the costs

of the first part of the project. Motion

by Heilman to move forward with the

crows nest and bathroom renovation

portion of the project and to use

Special Reserve Funds to help with

the costs. Second by Blessum. All

voting yes, motion carried.

The Technology Plan discussion will

be tabled until the next meeting.

Dr. McNeff presented information on

the new math curriculum. The Curri-

culum Committee has selected Big

Ideas, which costs approximately

$80,000 for grades K-12 and in-

cludes math workbooks for six

years. ESSER money will be used

to purchase the curriculum. Motion

by Livedalen to approve the pur-

chase of the new math curriculum.

Second by Heilman. All voting yes,

motion carried.

Dr. McNeff provided an update on

the Ely Elementary project. A time-

line is being created to interview

Construction Managers. It is expect-

ed that a decision will be made at

the June 14th school board meeting

with recommendations from the

committee.

ACT Scores were presented. The

district is doing very well.

Blessum volunteered to help at the

graduation ceremony.

The annual school board election

will be held on June 8, 2021. If an

absentee ballot is needed, please

contact Dawn Hauck.

The next regular board meeting is

scheduled for June 14, 2021 to coin-

cide with the canvassing of the

board election.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:02

AM.

Bills presented/paid: Checking Ac-

count ID: 1 Automatic Payment

Check Number Check Date Void

Entity Name Amount

981 04/10/2021 HORACE MANN

LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

31.25 982 04/28/2021 OTTERTAIL

POWER COMPANY 10,265.94 983

04/10/2021 CITY OF RUGBY

710.29 985 04/27/2021 KANSAS

CITY LIFE INSURANCE CO

1,204.27 989 04/16/2021 JP MOR-

GAN – PCARD 22,050.33

Checking Account ID: 1 Check

Check Number Check Date Void

Entity Name Amount

1035044 04/09/2021 EMERSON

EADS 228.40 1035045 04/12/2021

ND BUREAU OF CRIMINAL IN-

VESTIGATION 41.25 1035046

04/15/2021 ACCENT WORKPLACE

ENVIRONMENTS 2,390.00

1035047 04/15/2021 ACT 24.00

1035048 04/15/2021 JOE ALME

228.40 1035049 04/15/2021 B & M

LAUNDRY SERVICE 404.89

1035050 04/15/2021 BSN SPORTS

INC 649.84 1035051 04/15/2021

COLE PAPERS INC 1,244.02

1035052 04/15/2021 DAKOTA

BOYS AND GIRLS RANCH

4,400.00 1035053 04/15/2021

ECOLAB PEST ELIMINATION

232.65 1035054 04/15/2021 ENVI-

SION 463.32 1035055 04/15/2021

GRAINGER 664.81 1035056

04/15/2021 H E EVERSON 437.95

1035057 04/15/2021 HARTLEY’S

SCHOOL BUSES, INC. 62,217.32

1035058 04/15/2021 HOME OF

ECONOMY – GRAND FORKS 8.28

1035059 04/15/2021 I DESIGN INC

176.00 1035060 04/15/2021 IN-

STRUMENTALIST AWARDS

209.00 1035061 04/15/2021 X JOS-

TENS 159.99 1035062 04/15/2021

LEEVERS FOODS 197.71 1035063

04/15/2021 ROBYN MYGLAND

20.00 1035064 04/15/2021 NOR-

COSTCO INC. 821.70 1035065

04/15/2021 NORTH CENTRAL

EDUCATION COOPERATIVE

3,481.18 1035066 04/15/2021

NORTH DAKOTA TELEPHONE

COMPANY 319.50 1035067

04/15/2021 PIERCE COUNTY TRI-

BUNE 423.28 1035068 04/15/2021

POPPLERS MUSIC INC 245.28

1035069 04/15/2021 PSAT/NMSQT

204.00 1035070 04/15/2021

RINGERUD PIANO SERVICE

232.00 1035071 04/15/2021

ROBERTA ROSENKRANZ

2,400.00 1035072 04/15/2021 RUG-

BY AUTO PARTS 5.59 1035073

04/15/2021 RUGBY BROADCAS-

TERS, INC 100.00 1035074

04/15/2021 RUGBY HARDWARE

HANK 354.37 1035075 04/15/2021

RUGBY SANITATION INC 60.00

1035076 04/15/2021 SCHOCK’S

SAFE & LOCK SERVICE INC

322.50 1035077 04/15/2021

SOURIS BASIN TRANSPORTA-

TION 14.00 1035078 04/15/2021

STEIN’S INC 934.84 1035079

04/15/2021 US POSTAL SERVICE

1,000.00 1035080 04/15/2021 THE

VILLAGE FAMILY SERVICE

CENTER 1,500.00 1035081

04/19/2021 JOSTENS 159.99

1035092 04/23/2021 ND BUREAU

OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

41.25 1035093 04/30/2021

BARTSCH ELECTRIC LLC 500.00

1035094 04/30/2021 KAREN

BLACK 61.36 1035095 04/30/2021

BRAD’S TOWING AND AUTO

REPAIR LLC 63.00 1035096

04/30/2021 CIRCLE SANITATION

INC 976.50 1035097 04/30/2021

CITY OF RUGBY 140.00 1035098

04/30/2021 COLE PAPERS INC

1,518.30 1035099 04/30/2021 FIN-

DAWAY WORLD, LLC 342.00

1035100 04/30/2021 STEIN’S INC

414.92 1035101 04/30/2021

GOOSENECK IMPLEMENT CO

29.56 1035102 04/30/2021 LORI

GRONVOLD 100.00 1035103

04/30/2021 HEART OF AMERICA

MEDICAL CENTER 1,145.00

1035104 04/30/2021 I DESIGN INC

535.62 1035105 04/30/2021

DONALD G. KELLER 475.00

1035106 04/30/2021 MARIAH

MUNYER 20.00 1035107

04/30/2021 NDCEL 295.00 1035108

04/30/2021 NDSBA 25.00 1035109

04/30/2021 PEACE GARDEN SPE-

CIAL EDUCATION UNIT 22,052.50

1035110 04/30/2021 PEARCE

DURICK PLLC 62.50 1035111

04/30/2021 PRAIRIE WINDS BAND

INSTRUMENT REPAIR 152.49

1035112 04/30/2021 RUGBY

LUMBER INC 3,588.40

Checking Account ID: Direct Depo-

sit Check Number Check Date Void

Entity Name Amount

18706 04/16/2021 SCOTT GRO-

CHOW 335.20 18707 04/16/2021

KRISTEN HEILMAN 150.00 GEN-

ERAL FUND TOTAL: 154,101.75

Checking Account ID: 3 Check

Check Number Check Date Void

Entity Name Amount

1380 04/30/2021 SATELLITE

SHELTERS, INC – MPLS/MANDAN

2,585.00 BUILDING FUND TOTAL:

2,585.00

Checking Account ID: 5 Automatic

Payment Check Number Check

Date Void Entity Name Amount

254 04/10/2021 FOOD SERVICES

OF AMERICA/MINOT 19,950.00

255 04/07/2021 REVTRACK 7.59

Checking Account ID: 5 Check

Number Check Date Void Entity

Name Amount

12149 04/15/2021 DEPARTMENT

OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

1,475.26 12150 04/15/2021 LEEV-

ERS FOODS 985.83 12151

04/15/2021 LEEVERS FOODS

159.56 12152 04/15/2021 STEIN’S

INC 669.62 12161 04/30/2021 RUG-

BY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 5

65.24 12162 04/30/2021 SUNRISE

DELIVERY, INC 3,579.20 FOOD

SERVICE FUND TOTAL: 26,892.30

Checking Account ID: 6 Automatic

Payment Check Number Check

Date Void Entity Name Amount

38129 04/30/2021 DOLLYWOOD

FOUNDATION 193.55

Checking Account ID: 6 Check

Check Number Check Date Void

Entity Name Amount

41847 04/06/2021 HAZEN PUBLIC

SCHOOL DISTRICT 150.00 41848

04/07/2021 REGION IV SPEECH

AND MUSIC 355.00 41849

04/08/2021 BOTTINEAU PUBLIC

SCHOOL DISTRICT 30.00 41850

04/08/2021 GLENBURN PUBLIC

SCHOOL DIST 50.00 41851

04/14/2021 RUGBY PUBLIC

SCHOOL DISTRICT 5 1,100.00

41852 04/15/2021 A-1 EVANS SEP-

TIC SERVICES 320.00 41853

04/15/2021 COLIN ADAM 74.25

41854 04/15/2021 ETHAN BROS-

SART 398.25 41855 04/15/2021

BSN SPORTS INC 33.00 41856

04/15/2021 KARI GEISINGER

2,273.86 41857 04/15/2021 GRAND

HOTEL 4,356.00 41858 04/15/2021I

DESIGN INC 4,731.13 41859

04/15/2021 KORDELL KRAFT

111.25 41860 04/15/2021 PIERCE

COUNTY TRIBUNE 38.00 41861

04/15/2021 QUALITY MEATS AND

SEAFOOD 751.99 41862

04/15/2021 COLE VIETZ-REILE

109.50 41863 04/15/2021 DALTON

VIETZ-REILE 404.50 41864

04/15/2021 THATCHER VOLK

194.25 41865 04/19/2021 WYATT

SMITH 317.00 41866 04/21/2021

GARDEN GATE GOLF COURSE

30.00 41867 04/22/2021 NFL

ROUGH RIDER DISTRICT 875.00

41868 04/22/2021 RUGBY PUBLIC

SCHOOL DISTRICT 5 100.00

41869 04/22/2021 DANA THORE-

SON 29.00 41870 04/23/2021

UNDERWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOL

DIST 130.00 41871 04/23/2021

WASHBURN PUBLIC SCHOOL

150.00 41872 04/23/2021 MINOT

POWER VOLLEYBALL 115.00

41873 04/23/2021 WILTON PUBLIC

SCHOOL 50.00 41874 04/23/2021

HUNTER PINKE 1,500.00 41876

04/26/2021 JASON BAMBANEK

323.00 41878 04/26/2021 X

GARRISON PUBLIC SCHOOL

DIST 30.00 41879 04/26/2021

STAR CITY GOLF COURSE 30.00

41880 04/26/2021 GARRISON

GOLF COURSE 30.00 41881

04/30/2021 BAYMONT INN &

SUITES 372.60 41882 04/30/2021

BSN SPORTS INC 1,856.75 41883

04/30/2021 COCA-COLA BOT-

TLING COMPANY HIGH COUN-

TRY 68.00 41884 04/30/2021 CAS-

SIE DUCHSCHER 350.00 41885

04/30/2021 KARI GEISINGER

100.00 41886 04/30/2021 HOLIDAY

INN EXPRESS FARGO I-94

3,086.00 41887 04/30/2021 I

DESIGN INC 2,214.96 41888

04/30/2021 CHRISTIE JAEGER

1,631.90 41889 04/30/2021

JOHNSON’S PLUMBING SERVICE

INC 99.00 41890 04/30/2021 ERIN

KLEIN 152.18 41891 04/30/2021

QUALITY MEATS AND SEAFOOD

621.26 41892 04/30/2021 RUGBY

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 5

3,460.49 41893 04/30/2021

TROPHIES-N-TEES 182.00 41894

04/30/2021 SANDRA WOLF

1,140.04 ACTIVITY FUND TOTAL:

34,688.71 TOTAL ALL FUNDS:

218,267.76

Dustin Hager, Chairman

Dawn Hauck, Business Manager

(June 19, 2021)

PCT0014090

PCT0014220

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