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By Staff | Jul 24, 2021

Rugby Public School District #5,

Board of Education, held a

special board meeting Tuesday,

July 7, 2021, at 7:00 AM at Dakota

Farms Restaurant.

The purpose of the special meeting

was to provide a School Board

Orientation to new and current

School Board Members. Board

members present were Kris Bles-

sum, Dustin Hager, Brenda Heil-

man, Nicholas Schmaltz, and Carlie

Johnson. Also present were Michael

McNeff and Dawn Hauck. Chairman

Hager called the meeting to order.

Mr. McNeff, Mr. Hager, and Mrs.

Hauck led a presentation of school

board materials that provided basic

knowledge and understanding of

school board policies and practices

and the Superintendent and Busi-

ness Manager roles in working with

the board. The annual school board

meeting will be held on Tuesday

July 13, 2021 at 7:00 AM in the li-

brary at Rugby High School.

Chairman Hager adjourned the

meeting.

Duston Hager, Chairman

Dawn Hauck, Business Manager

(July 24, 2021)

Rugby Public School District #5,

Board of Education, held a

special board meeting Monday,

June 14, 2021, at 7:00 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,

Jared Blikre, Jason Gullickson, and

Dawn Hauck. In addition, the follow-

ing were in attendance: Cheryl

Rayer. The following were present

via Zoom video-conference: Jennifer

Zachmeier. Chairman Hager called

the meeting to order at 7:00 AM.

Motion by Johnson to approve the

agenda and to continue the meeting

without adjournment after the can-

vassing section of the meeting.

Second by Livedalen. All voting yes,

motion carried.

A school board election was held on

June 8, 2021. The board opened two

absentee ballots that were post-

marked on June 7, 2021, but did not

arrive in time to be opened on elec-

tion day. Mrs. Hauck announced the

results of the School Board Election

with those two additional votes. For

Precinct 2, Nicholas Schmaltz – 348

votes, Renee Kuntz – 137 votes.

Schmaltz will serve a three year

term expiring June 30, 2024. For

Precinct 4, Dustin Hager – 306

votes, Nicole Schneibel – 180 votes.

Hager will serve a three year term

expiring June 30, 2024. On the

question to publish minutes in the

paper for the next two years: Yes –

352 votes, No – 25 votes. The board

reviewed the poll books. Motion by

Livedalen to accept the results of the

election and declare Nicholas

Schmaltz and Dustin Hager each

elected to the school board for a

three year term and to publish the

minutes in the official school paper

for the next two years. Second by

Blessum. All voting yes, motion car-

ried.

Mr. Gullickson gave the elementary

report. Included in the report were

the following items: Changes have

been made to the handbooks for the

next year. There will be two sections

of each grade level except for grade

four will have three sections. There

are approximately 20-25 students

participating in the summer school

and extended school year programs

with literacy based instruction. En-

rollment is estimated at 285 approxi-

mately for next year, but kindergar-

ten enrollment is not known at this

time. There will be a virtual

training/professional development

day in August for teachers to learn

the new math curriculum, Big Ideas.

Elementary registration is scheduled

for August 4-5.

Mr. Blikre gave the high school re-

port. Included in the report were the

following items: There were 36 stu-

dents that graduated. Spring

extra-curricular activities have

wrapped up. Driver’s Education has

38 students participating. There are

a couple students participating in the

extended school year program. The

schedule for next year is being ad-

justed. An additional paraprofession-

al may be needed at the high

school.

Dr. McNeff gave the District report.

Included in the report were the fol-

lowing items: The NDCEL confer-

ence will be held this week. The fol-

lowing items will be paid for with

ESSER COVID money: Summer

school, additional mental health ser-

vices, technology, school nurse,

HVAC in the art room, and math cur-

riculum. Peace Garden Special Edu-

cation Services has eliminated their

Physical Therapy contract with

HAMC. They will be hiring their own

PT to work with students. Support

staff evaluations were completed be-

fore school was adjourned. The

extra-curricular summer eligibility

policy will need to be addressed

soon. Girls Golf was moved to the

fall and starts August 2nd.

Mrs. Hauck reviewed the funds. The

annual audit will be held the begin-

ning of August.

Items in the consent agenda were

considered. Motion by Johnson to

approve the Consent Agenda.

Second by Blessum. Included in the

consent agenda were the May 11,

2021 Board Meeting Minutes, the

May 12, 13, and 18, 2021 Negotia-

tions Meeting Minutes, the May 18,

2021 Special Board Meeting

Minutes, the May Board Bills, the

May Board bills detail, and the May

Financial Reports. All voting yes,

motion carried.

The board discussed the hiring of a

Construction Manager at Risk

(CMAR) for the addition to Ely Ele-

mentary. The CMAR provides gui-

dance and supervision over the pro-

ject. The process for hiring a CMAR

is defined in NDCC. There were four

responses to the Request for Qualifi-

cations. Three were interviewed on

June 9th. The committee voted to

select Consolidated Construction

based on the interviews. The next

steps would be community meetings

to help promote the project. The

CMAR will help with the meetings.

Preliminary drawings should be

available in July. Motion by Johnson

to hire Consolidated Construction for

the CMAR for the Ely project.

Second by Livedalen. All voting yes,

motion carried.

The board discussed continuing the

option of virtual academy for the

2021-2022 school year. Administra-

tion would like to continue to offer

the option and a handbook has been

created to help with the process. A

rubric was created to make sure the

student is a good fit for the virtual

option. There are 2-5 students that

are currently interested. The option

would sunset in June 2022. Mrs.

Seykora and Mrs. McNeff would

continue to oversee the process.

Motion by Blessum to offer the virtu-

al academy for the 2021-2022

school year. Second by Livedalen.

All voting yes, moting carried.

Discussion was held on the Special

Reserve Fund Transfer request. It is

recommended that the school board

transfer $100,000 from the special

reserve fund into the general fund to

cover the previously approved costs

associated with the upgrades to the

bathrooms and crows nest area at

the RHS athletic complex. A resolu-

tion was proposed. Motion by

Livedalen to approve the resolution

and transfer. Second by Johnson.

All voting yes, motion carried.

An application for a cooperative to

add Leeds to the boys golf program

in 2021-2022 was presented. Motion

by Blessum to approve the applica-

tion. Second by Livedalen. All voting

yes, motion carried.

A New School Board Member Orien-

tation meeting will be held on July

7th, 8AM to 10AM at Dakota Farms.

The Pierce County Taxable Valua-

tion was presented at $27,128,674.

The taxable valuation for Benson

and Rolette Counties have not been

received yet.

Mandy McNeff presented informa-

tion regarding birth to five years pro-

grams of the Striving Readers

Comprehensive Literacy Grant

(SRCL) and the Comprehensive

Literacy State Development Grant

(CLSD). The programs have been

good for identifying students with

needs as they come into the school

system.

Jennifer Zachmeier discussed the

district’s Technology Plan for

2021-2024. Students are assigned

iPads in Kindergarten and Chrome-

books in grades 1-12. Goals of the

Technology Department are the fol-

lowing: 1. Streamlined Communica-

tion to Stakeholders, 2. Robust In-

frastructure, 3. Safe Online Environ-

ments, 4. Reliable Back-up and

Security, 5. Technology Rich Learn-

ing Environments, 6. Current Tech-

nology Resources, 7. Support for

Educators, 8. Technology Standards

for Students. Motion by Livedalen to

approve the Technology Plan.

Second by Johnson. All voting yes,

motion carried.

The last item is to present Shane

Livedalen with an appreciation

plaque for serving on the school

board and thank him for his years of

service.

The next regular board meeting is

scheduled for July 13, 2021.

Motion by Livedalen to adjourn the

meeting. Second by Blessum. All

voting yes, motion carried. The

meeting was adjourned at 8:09 AM.

Checking Account ID: 1 Automatic

Payment Check Number Check

Date Entity Name Amount 990

05/10/2021 HORRACE MANN LIFE

INSURANCE COMPANY 31.25 991

05/28/2021 OTTERTAIL POWER

COMPANY 10,788.98 992

05/10/2021 CITY OF RUGBY

915.10 993 05/27/2021 KANSAS

CITY LIFE INSURANCE CO

1204.27 996 05/17/2021 JP

MORGAN-PCARD 14,040.93 Check

Type Total: 26,980.53 Checking Ac-

count ID:1 Check Check Number

Check Date Entity Name Amount

1035113 05/03/2021 NDHSAA

36.00 1035114 05/11/2021

ROOSEVELT PARK ZOO 102.00

1035115 05/13/2021 B & J EXCA-

VATING, INC. 910.00 1035116

05/13/2021 B & M LAUNDRY SER-

VICE 53.89 1035117 05/13/2021

BLICK ART MATERIALS 1,667.06

1035118 05/13/2021 JARED

BLIKRE 375.20 1035119

05/13/2021 BLOW’S SEW-N-VAC

2,068.00 1035120 05/13/2021

COLE PAPERS INC 725.01

1035121 05/13/2021 CONNECTING

POINT COMPUTER CENTER

10,023.56 1035122 05/13/2021

DAKOTA BOYS AND GIRLS

RANCH 4,180.00 1035123

05/13/2021 ENVISION 764.07

1035124 05/13/2021 GOOSENECK

IMPLEMENT CO 57.69 1035125

05/13/2021 GRAINGER 48.58

1035126 05/13/2021 H E EVER-

SON 223.22 1035127 05/13/2021

HARTLEY’S SCHOOL BUSES,

INC. 64,184.75 1035128 05/13/2021

HOME OF ECONOMY – GRAND

FORKS 14.99 1035129 05/13/2021

JOHNSON’S PLUMBING SERVICE

INC 55.18 1035130 05/13/2021

LAKESHORE LEARNING MATERI-

ALS 730.50 1035131 05/13/2021

LEEVERS FOODS 224.68 1035132

05/13/2021 MENARDS 227.97

1035133 05/13/2021 NDCEL 75.00

1035134 05/13/2021 MINDY NEHR-

ING 245.00 1035135 05/13/2021

NORTH DAKOTA TELEPHONE

COMPANY 319.50 1035136

05/13/2021 NORTHERN CASS

SCHOOL DISTRICT 800.00

1035137 05/13/2021 THE OMNI

GROUP 3.00 1035138 05/13/2021

PEARCE DURICK PLLC 937.50

1035139 05/13/2021 PIERCE

COUNTY TRIBUNE 565.97

1035140 05/13/2021 POPPLERS

MUSIC INC 579.36 1035141

05/13/2021 PRAIRIE VILLAGE

MUSEUM 150.00 1035142

05/13/2021 RAMKOTA HOTEL &

CONFERENCE CENTER 86.40

1035143 05/13/2021 WELLS FAR-

GO BANK 525.00 1035144

05/13/2021 REALLY GOOD STUFF,

LLC 102.45 1035145 05/13/2021

RUGBY HARDWARE HANK 701.07

1035146 05/13/2021 RUGBY PUB-

LIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 5 44.00

1035147 05/13/2021 RUGBY

WELDING & MACHINE 778.00

1035148 05/13/2021 SCHOOL

SPECIALTY/CLASSROOM

DIRECT 208.43 1035149

05/13/2021 SOURIS BASIN TRAN-

SPORTATION 13.00 1035150

05/13/2021 STEIN’S INC 399.42

1035151 05/13/2021 SUPER

DUPER PUBLICATIONS 199.00

1035152 05/13/2021 THE VILLAGE

FAMILY SERVICE CENTER

1,500.00 1035153 05/19/2021

ROOSEVELT PARK ZOO 100.00

1035164 05/24/2021 RUGBY PUB-

LIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 5 52.00

1035165 05/24/2021 MACK LAW

OFFICES, P.C. 1,500.00 1035166

05/26/2021 ARIZONA STATE

UNIVERSITY 25.00 1035167

05/26/2021 AWARD EMBLEM

362.50 1035168 05/26/2021 BAD-

LANDS ENVIRONMENTAL CON-

SULTANTS 600.00 1035169

05/26/2021 BLICK ART MATERI-

ALS 133.23 1035170 05/26/2021

BRAD’S TOWING AND AUTO

REPAIR LLC 63.00 1035171

05/26/2021 BRAINPOP 2,550.00

1035172 05/26/2021 CHORISTERS

GUILD 25.00 1035173 05/26/2021

CIRCLE SANITATION INC 976.50

1035174 05/26/2021 COLE PA-

PERS INC 861.65 1035175

05/26/2021 HEART OF AMERICA

MEDICAL CENTER 945.00

1035176 05/26/2021 JOHNSON

CONTROLS FIRE PORTECTION

LP 2,866.85 1035177 05/26/2021

LAKE METIGOSHE OUTDOOR

LEARNING CENTER 380.00

1035178 05/26/2021 NDCEL 295.00

1035179 05/26/2021 MINDY NEHR-

ING 78.40 1035180 05/26/2021

PRAIRIE WINDS BAND INSTRU-

MENT REPAIR 608.24 1035181

05/26/2021 REALLY GOOD STUFF,

LLC 69.98 1035182 05/26/2021

SCHOOL

SPECIALTY/CLASSROOM

DIRECT 104.84 1035183

05/26/2021 JACQUELINE SKIPPER

26.88 1035184 05/26/2021 STEIN’S

INC 123.16 Checking Account ID: 1

Direct Deposit Check Number

Check Date Void Entity Name

Amount 18968 05/26/2021 CHEL-

BIE BOHL 2,200.00 18969

05/26/2021 TERRY JELSING 48.37

18970 05/26/2021 LEAH JOHNSON

5,249.40 18971 05/26/2021

JEREMY JOHNSTON 1,800.00

18972 05/26/2021 DEBBIE MAT-

TERN 53.65 GENERAL FUND TO-

TAL: 143,983.63 Checking Account

ID: 3 Check Check Number Check

Date Void Entity Name Amount

1381 05/13/2021 SATELLITE

SHELTERS, INC – MPLS/MANDAN

2,585.00 BUILDING FUND TOTAL:

2,585.00 Checking Account ID: 4

Automatic Payment Check Number

Check Date Void Entity Name

Amount 65 05/03/2021 WELLS

FARGO BANK 257,120.00 SINKING

FUND TOTAL: 257,120.00 Check-

ing Account ID: 5 Automatic Pay-

ment Check Number Check Date

Void Entity Name Amount 258

05/10/2021 FOOD SERVICES OF

AMERICA/MINOT 16,387.44 259

05/07/2021 REVTRACK 16.90

Checking Account ID: 5 Check

Check Number Check Date Void

Entity Name Amount 12163

05/13/2021 BERNARD FOOD IN-

DUSTRIES, INC. 310.80 12164

05/13/2021 CAPITAL CITY RES-

TAURANT SUPPLY, INC. 40.00

12165 05/13/2021 LEEVERS

FOODS 963.90 12166 05/13/2021

LEEVERS FOODS 198.09 12167

05/13/2021 SHEILA OLSON 18.00

12176 05/26/2021 STEIN’S INC

130.00 12177 05/26/2021 SUNRISE

DELIVERY, INC 5,283.00 12178

05/27/2021 RUGBY PUBLIC

SCHOOL DISTRICT 5 52.78FOOD

SERVICE TOTAL: 23,400.91

Checking Account ID: 6 Automatic

Payment Check Number Check

Date Void Entity Name Amount

38130 05/30/2021 DOLLYWOOD

FOUNDATION 195.46 Checking Ac-

count ID: 6 Check Check Number

Check Date Void Entity Name

Amount 41895 05/03/2021 BEN

KRAMER 323.00 41896 05/03/2021

BOTTINEAU COUNTRY CLUB

30.00 41897 05/03/2021 X ROLLA

GOLF COURSE 30.00 41898

05/03/2021 MANDAN ATHLETICS

125.00 41899 05/06/2021 ST JOHN

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 30.00

41900 05/06/2021 PEACE GAR-

DEN CONFERENCE 300.00 41901

05/06/2021 BRETT DAVIS 323.00

41902 05/07/2021 LES LEE 483.00

41903 05/06/2021 VICKI REILE

400.00 41904 05/07/2021 AMBER

SATTLER 400.00 41905 05/13/2021

JOEL LAWSON 194.00 41906

05/13/2021 BOTTINEAU PUBLIC

SCHOOL DISTRICT 60.00 41907

05/13/2021 BSN SPORTS INC

1,019.40 41908 05/13/2021 KA-

TELYN DUCHSCHER 228.56

41909 05/13/2021 OLIVIA ER-

PELDING 2,987.60 41910

05/13/2021 FOOD SERVICE FUND

735.63 41911 05/13/2021 I DESIGN

INC 337.03 41912 05/13/2021 LE-

EVERS FOODS 148.89 41913

05/13/2021 SHANNON MILLER

184.20 41914 05/13/2021 QUALITY

MEATS AND SEAFOOD 3,095.12

41915 05/13/2021 RUGBY AMA-

TEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

3,000.00 41916 05/13/2021 RUGBY

HARDWARE HANK 6.29 41917

05/13/2021 ST JOHN PUBLIC

SCHOOL DISTRICT 30.00 41918

05/13/2021 MIRIAH YODER

2,952.12 41919 05/19/2021 CAR-

RINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DIS-

TRICT 200.00 41920 05/19/2021

PAUL KLINGVEIL 125.00 41921

05/20/2021 STAR CITY GOLF

COURSE 60.00 41922 05/25/2021

RUGBY PUBLIC SCHOOL DIS-

TRICT 5 1,140.00 41923 05/25/2021

SCOTT GROCHOW 101.00 41924

05/25/2021 WILLIAM JANSEN

101.00 41925 05/25/2021 DAVID

SCHNEIBEL JR 101.00 41926

05/25/2021 DANIEL SEYKORA

101.00 41927 05/25/2021 STEVE

MUELLER 101.00 41928

05/25/2021 ERIC & JESSICA

KUNTZ 101.00 41930 05/25/2021

SCOTT GROCHOW 300.00 41931

05/26/2021 ADAM CHAUSSEE

72.00 41932 05/26/2021 2080

MEDIA INC 5,000.00 41933

05/26/2021 BSN SPORTS INC

342.43 41934 05/26/2021 OLIVIA

ERPELDING 50.00 41935

05/26/2021 FOOD SERVICE FUND

283.93 41936 05/26/2021 KERRY

GROCHOW 50.00 41937

05/26/2021 JAN HAGEN 50.00

41938 05/26/2021 I DESIGN INC

3,280.00 41939 05/26/2021 JOHN-

SON’S PLUMBING SERVICE INC

105.93 41940 05/26/2021 LEVI LE-

MER 50.00 41941 05/26/2021 NA-

TIONAL CHEERLEADERS ASSO-

CIATION 2,015.00 41942

05/26/2021 NATIONAL FFA OR-

GANIZATION 1,813.00 41943

05/26/2021 NDHSAA 2,219.00

41944 05/26/2021 RUGBY PUBLIC

SCHOOL DISTRICT 5 350.00

41945 05/26/2021 KRISTI TON-

NESSEN 50.0041946 05/26/2021

XTREME SIGNS AND GRAPHICS

3,420.00 41947 05/27/2021 RUGBY

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 5

3,899.02 ACTIVITY FUND TOTAL:

43,069.61 TOTAL ALL FUNDS:

470,159.15

Duston Hager, Chairman

Dawn Hauck, Business Manager

(July 24, 2021)

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