January 9

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 911
Cambridge-Isanti
Special School Board Meeting Minutes
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Education Center 7:00 p.m.
Meeting called to order by Chair Tim Hitchings at 7:00 p.m. and meeting was started.
Pledge of allegiance was said by all.
Roll call was taken. Those present: School Board members Tim Hitchings, Lynn Wedlund, Gary Hawkins, Mike Streiff, Heidi Sprandel, and Jenni Caulk; Superintendent, Dr. Ray Queener; Director of Finance, Robyn Vosberg-Torgerson; Director of Teaching and Learning, Tim Truebenbach and Superintendent Executive Administrative Assistant, Kimberly Cheney. Darcy Winsor arrived at 7:24 p.m.
Motion was made by Gary Hawkins, seconded by Jenni Caulk to approve Agenda. Motion carried.
Discussion was said in regards to the Reorganization of the School Board. The following elections were made:
Nomination by Gary Hawkins, seconded by Lynn Wedlund, to have Tim Hitchings continue on as School Board Chair. Elected by affirmation.
Nomination by Jenni Caulk, seconded by Mike Streiff, to have Gary Hawkins continue on as School Board Vice Chair. Elected by affirmation.
Nomination by Jenni Caulk, seconded by Tim Hitchings, to have Lynn Wedlund continue on as School Board Clerk. Elected by affirmation.
Nomination by Tim Hitchings, seconded by Gary Hawkins, to have Mike Streiff be the School Board Treasurer. Elected by affirmation.
Motion made by Lynn Wedlund, seconded by Gary Hawkins, to approve the Amended Calendar for the 2014 School Board Meeting Schedule. November 6, 2014 Canvas Election Votes was added. Motion carried.
Motion by Gary Hawkins, seconded by Jenni Caulk, to approve Isanti County News as the Official Newspaper for the Cambridge-Isanti School District. Cambridge-Isanti Area Distribution 11,373 residents. Motion carried.
Motion by Tim Hitchings, seconded by Lynn Wedlund, to approve the existing compensation for School Board members the same as 2013. Motion carried.
Motion by Jenni Caulk, seconded by Heidi Sprandel, to approve the following individuals be given authority to transfer funds for the Cambridge-Isanti School District: Robyn Vosberg-Torgerson; Cydelle Klande; Kris Crocker; Board Chair, Tim Hitchings; Board Clerk, Lynn Wedlund; Board Treasurer, Mike Streiff.
Motion by Lynn Wedlund, seconded by Heidi Sprandel, to approve Knutson, Flynn and Deans Law Firm (KFD) as School District Attorney for the Cambridge-Isanti Schools, but also allow administration to utilize services from other firms depending upon the nature of the issue. This would include local firms for land transactions, facility leases, easements, etc. Motion carried.
Motion by Gary Hawkins, seconded by Jenni Caulk, to approve the existing Adopt-A-School same as 2013. Motion carried.
Motion by Lynn Wedlund, seconded by Darcy Winsor, to approve the Amended Standing and Representative Committees for the calendar year 2014. Finance Standing Committee will be represented by Mike Streiff. Motion carried.
Motion by Tim Hitchings, seconded by Gary Hawkins, to approve the designated Official Depository of Peoples Bank of Commerce. Secondary depositories are Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund Plus, PFM, Landmark Community Bank, Cambridge State Bank, PMA, Community Pride Bank and Wells Fargo. Motion carried.
School Board member Gary Hawkins introduced the Resolution Authorizing Entry into Joint Powers Agreement in the Form of a Declaration Of Trust Establishing The MN TRUST and Authorizing Participation Therein. Resolution seconded by Heidi Sprandel. Roll call vote taken: Tim Hitchings, Yes; Gary Hawkins, Yes; Lynn Wedlund, Yes; Darcy Winsor, Yes; Heidi Sprandel, Yes; Jenni Caulk, Yes. Mike Streiff, Abstained; Voted against: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Lynn Wedlund, seconded by Darcy Winsor, to approve the Resolution Authorizing Use of Facsimile Signature on documents not to exceed $100,000.00. Roll call vote taken: Tim Hitchings, Yes; Gary Hawkins, Yes; Mike Streiff, Yes; Lynn Wedlund, Yes; Darcy Winsor, Yes; Heidi Sprandel, Yes; Jenni Caulk, Yes. Voted against: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Mike Streiff, seconded by Tim Hitchings, to approve the Resolution Authorizing Superintendent/Director of Finance and Operations to Sign Purchase Agreements. Roll call vote taken: Tim Hitchings, Yes; Gary Hawkins, Yes; Mike Streiff, Yes; Lynn Wedlund, Yes; Darcy Winsor, Yes; Heidi Sprandel, Yes; Jenni Caulk, Yes. Voted against: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Lynn Wedlund, seconded by Gary Hawkins, to approve the Resolution Authorizing Administration to Develop Specifications and Solicit Bids for Board review of those items approved by the Board in the budget. Roll call vote taken: Tim Hitchings, Yes; Gary Hawkins, Yes; Mike Streiff, Yes; Lynn Wedlund, Yes; Darcy Winsor, Yes; Heidi Sprandel, Yes; Jenni Caulk, Yes. Voted against: None. Motion carried.
Motion was made for adjournment by Jenni Caulk, seconded by Heidi Sprandel. Motion carried and meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m.
School Board Clerk
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Isanti County News
January 29, 2014
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