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REGULAR BOARD MEETING                       July 15, 2014

A Tax Abatement Hearing on a Homewood Hills Addition was held at the Worthington High School Media Center, 1211 Clary Street, Worthington, Minnesota on June 17, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. 

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A regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 518, Worthington, Minnesota, was held at the Worthington High School Media Center, 1211 Clary Street, Worthington, Minnesota on July 15, 2014, at 5:15 p.m.

The following were present:  BOARD MEMBERS - Joel Lorenz, Steve Schnieder, Mark Shepherd, Scott Rosenberg, Brad Shaffer, Lori Dudley, Linden Olson

ADMINISTRATORS - John Landgaard, Superintendent, Dave Skog, Director of Management Services

Correspondence and Recognition: The board recognized the following:  Randy Peterson received Volunteer Service Award; Chandler Christian Reformed of Chandler received Honorable Mention for the 2014 Community Partnership Award; 16 Adult ESL students had their writing published in Journeys; Maung Ngo, adult ESL student was selected to participate in a mentorship program for his writing, which was also published in Routes, along with artwork by Kah Po another adult ESL student.  Also recognized/honored Char Breuker and Don Basche.

1. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Dudley and unanimously passed to approve the Consent Agenda for the July 15, 2014, School Board meeting. 

2. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Dudley and unanimously passed to approve the Main Agenda for the July 15, 2014, School Board. 

3. Motion by Member Lorenz, seconded by Member Rosenberg and unanimously passed to approve the minutes of the June 17, 2014, Regular School Board meeting.

Motion by Member Lorenz, seconded by Member Rosenberg and unanimously passed to accept the school board committee meeting minutes as received.

4. Motion by Member Dudley, seconded by Member Shepherd and unanimously passed to approve the action of the items on the Consent Agenda as follows:

4.1        Financial Reports -

A. Investments Matured and Purchased

B. Approved Wire Transfers

C. Claims and Accounts for July 15, 2014, as per Board Check Register

 Fiscal Yr. 2014/2015GENERAL FUND

$2,463,671.07

FOOD SERVICE

$44,750.60

TRANSPORTATION

$105,322.68

COMMUNITY SERVICE

$53,633.82

CAPITAL OUTLAY

$15,307.09

TRUST

$2,629.61

INTEGRATION COLLABORATIVE

$80,416.25

MONTH TOTAL

$2,765,731.12

D. Approved the Community Education Imprest Cash Account in the amount of $ for June 2014 

E. Reviewed the Middle School, High School, Prairie Elementary and the Area Learning Center Activity Accounts June 2014.

Middle School Activity Account

$5,562.87

High School Activity Account

$36,711.97

Prairie Elementary Activity Account

$0

Area Learning Center Activity Account

$460.84

Total

$42,735.68

4.3.1. Approved resignation of Clint Meyer as Assistant Boys Basketball Coach at the High School effective June 10, 2014.

4.3.2. Approved resignation of Naw Play Say as ESL Paraprofessional at the Area Learning Center effective June 16, 2014.

4.3.3. Approved resignation of Kim Moren as ESL Teacher at the Area Learning Center effective June 16, 2014.

4.3.4. Approved resignation of Justin Stevenson as Literacy Volunteer Manager with Community Education effective August 1, 2014.

4.3.5. Approved retirement of Thelma Heidebrink as Food Service Employee at Prairie Elementary effective June 18, 2014.

4.3.6. Approved retirement of Carol Bryngelson as Food Service Employee at Prairie Elementary effective July 1, 2014.

4.3.7. Approved resignation of Susan Lee as Third Grade Teacher at Prairie Elementary effective June 10, 2014.

4.3.8. Approved retirement of Craig Pint as Custodian at the West Learning Center effective July 11, 2014.

4.3.9. Approved resignation of Lucas Garcia Silva as Youth Development Leader with NCIC effective July 31, 2014.

4.3.10. Approved resignation of Abbey Fischbach as 8th Grade Science Teacher at the Middle School effective July 1, 2014.

4.3.1. Approved employment of Clint Meyer as Head Boys Basketball Coach at the High School effective June 10, 2014.

4.3.2. Approved employment of Matt Fletcher as Assistant Girls Tennis Coach with the High School effective June 10, 2014.

4.3.3. Approved employment of Kenneth McCuen as Assistant Varsity Football Defensive Coordinator with the High School effective June 17, 2014.

4.3.4. Approve employment of Cynthia Thorburn as DCD/ASD Special Education Teacher at the High School effective August 4, 2014.

4.3.5. Approved employment of Lindsey Richters as Yearbook Advisor with the Middle School effective the Fall of 2014.

4.3.6. Approved employment of Preston Preuss as Redwood Satellite Summer School Teacher effective July 10, 2014.

4.3.7. Approved employment of Jodi Illg as Tracy Satellite Summer School Teacher effective July 1, 2014.

4.3.8. Approved employment of Sarah Jensen as Tracy Satellite Summer School Teacher effective July 1, 2014.

4.3.9. Approved employment of Samantha Prahm as Tracy Satellite Summer School Teacher effective July 1, 2014.

4.3.10. Approved employment of Donovan Hansen as Tracy Satellite Summer School Teacher effective July 1, 2014.

4.3.11. Approved employment of Shalayna Knapper as Tracy Satellite Summer School Teacher effective July 1, 2014.

4.3.12. Approved employment of Kris Salmon as Tracy Satellite Summer School Teacher effective July 1, 2014.

4.3.13. Approved employment of Nancy Jones as Tracy Satellite Summer School Teacher effective July 1, 2014.

4.3.14. Approved employment of Sam Woitalewics as Tracy Satellite Summer School Teacher effective July 1, 2014.

4.3.15. Approved employment of Jennifer Towne as Tracy Satellite Summer School Educational Assistant effective July 1, 2014.

4.3.16. Approved employment of Tija Van Gelderen as Tracy Satellite Summer School Educational Assistant effective July 1, 2014.

4.3.17. Approved employment of Kallyn Cano as Special Education Paraprofessional at the High School effective the Fall 2014.

4.3.18. Approved employment of Amber Hendreson as Special Education Paraprofessional at the High School effective the Fall 2014.

4.3.19. Approved employment of Patricia Guerrero as Special Education Paraprofessional at the Middle School effective August 11, 2014.

4.3.20. Approved employment of Jennifer Buchholz as Art Teacher at the High School effective August 4, 2014.

4.3.21. Approved employment of Patrick Mahoney as ESL Teacher at the Area Learning Center effective August 4, 2014.

4.3.22. Approved employment of Lara Nelson as SLD/EBD Teacher at the High School effective August 4, 2014.

4.3.23. Approved employment of Valerie Spielman as Communications Teacher at the High School effective August 4, 2014.

4.3.24. Approved employment of Michael Vorwald as 3rd Grade Teacher at Prairie Elementary effective August 4, 2014.

4.3.25. Approved employment of Michael Vorwald as Assistant Boys Basketball Coach effective July 9, 2014.

4.4 Board Dates and Times for Regular and Special Meetings

1) To set the third (3rd) Tuesday of the month as regular Board meeting dates.

2) To set the times of the regular Board meetings at 5:15 p.m. for August 2014 through June 2015.

3) The dates and times of Special Board meetings will be set at regular Board meetings.

4.5 Official Media Sources for District No. 518

1) Approved the Worthington Daily Globe as official publication.

2) Approved KWOA, KITN, K101, KUSQ, Worthington Daily Globe and Worthington Cable TV for official and emergency announcements.

4.6 Approved to name the Wells Fargo Bank of Worthington; Bank of the West of Worthington; Rolling Hills Bank and Trust; United Prairie Bank of Worthington; First State Bank Southwest – Worthington; Worthington Federal Savings and Loan; Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund; Saloman Smith Barney Co., Inc.; PMA Securities, Inc.; Piper Jaffray of Minneapolis; and PMA Financial Network, Inc. as 2014-2015 depositories for District No. 518 funds.  

4.7 Approved the use of facsimile signatures of Chairman, Clerk and Treasurer on checks issued by the District.

4.8 Approved the firms of Knutson, Flynn & Deans of Mendota Heights; Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney of Minneapolis; Kennedy & Graven of Minneapolis; Todd Ahlquist of Ahlquist and Wiltrout of Worthington and LaVelle Law Office of Worthington as sources of legal counsel.

4.9 Approved Worthington Specialty Clinic; Sanford Regional Hospital Worthington; Sanford Clinic Worthington; and Prairie Rehabilitation Services as sources for medical information and services.

4.10 Approved the substitute teacher rate of $110.00/day for fiscal year 2014-2015.

4.11 Approved membership and policy service renewal with the Minnesota School Boards Association for 2014-2015 in the amount of $7,376.00.

4.12 Approved the milk bid of Dean Foods as presented for the 2014-2015 school year.

4.13 Approved the bread bid of Bimbo Foods, Inc. as presented for the 2014-2015 school year.

4.14 Approved Dave Skog as Asbestos Program Manager for the fiscal year 2014-2015.

4.15 Approved Dave Skog as District Pupil Transportation Safety Director for fiscal year 2014-2015.

4.16 Approved Administration/District to submit Grant applications as received in a timely manner for fiscal year 2014-2015. 

4.17 Approved the 2014-2015 Rental Schedule of school facilities as presented.

4.18 Designated John Landgaard as 504 Coordinator and Tony Hastings, Heidi Meyer, and Reed Sather as building representatives 

4.19 Designated John Landgaard as Title IX Coordinator.

4.20 Designated John Landgaard as Human Rights Officer.

4.21 Approved the following donations for the month of June 2014:  Marching Band shield banners from the Worthington Chamber of Commerce, Johnson Jewelry and the King Turkey Day Committee.

4.22 Authorized the auditors to make appropriate year-end adjustments for the 2013-2014 school year.

4.23 Approved Community Education Staff handbook.

5. Motion by Member Shepherd, seconded by Member Shaffer and unanimously passed to approve second reading of policy 514 Bullying Prohibition policy.

6. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Lorenz and unanimously passed by roll call vote 7 to 0 to approve Tax Abatement Resolution.  A copy of the resolution is on file at the District Office.

7. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Dudley and unanimously passed to approve Activities Participation Prerequisite Information. 

8. Motion by Member Lorenz, seconded by Member Schnieder and unanimously passed to approve a leave of absence for Tearrany Bixby from August 18, 2014, through December 8, 2014.

9. Motion by Member Rosenberg, seconded by Member Shaffer and unanimously passed to approve YMCA contract for pool usage.

10. Board Member Shepherd introduced the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION RELATING TO INCREASING

THE GENERAL EDUCATION REVENUE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

AND CALLING AN ELECTION THEREON

BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 518, State of Minnesota, as follows:

1.The Board hereby determines and declares that it is necessary and expedient for the school district to increase its general education revenue by $500 per adjusted pupil unit. A portion of this proposed referendum revenue authorization would replace the school district's prior authorization of $366.60 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2014.  As provided by law, the ballot question must abbreviate the term "per adjusted pupil unit" as "per pupil".  The additional revenue will be used to finance school operations and the property tax portion thereof will require an estimated referendum tax rate of approximately 0.10265% of the referendum market value of the school district for taxes payable in 2015, the first year it is to be levied.  The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.  The question on the approval of this referendum revenue authorization shall be School District Question 1 on the school district ballot at the special election held to approve said authorization. 

2.The ballot question or questions of the school district shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the school district at a special election, which is hereby called and directed to be held in conjunction with the state general election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

3.Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 205A.11, the precincts and the polling places for this special election are those polling places and precincts or parts of precincts located within the boundaries of the school district which have been established by the cities or towns located in whole or in part within the school district.  The voting hours at those polling places shall be the same as those for the state general election.

4.The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause written notice of said special election to be provided to the county auditor of each county in which the school district is located, in whole or in part, and to the Commissioner of Education at least seventy-four (74) days before the date of said election.  The notice shall specify the date of said special election and the title and language for each ballot question to be voted on at said special election.  Any notice given prior to the date of the adoption of this resolution is ratified and confirmed in all respects.

The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said special election to be posted at the administrative offices of the school district at least ten (10) days before the date of said special election.

The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause a sample ballot to be posted at the administrative offices of the school district at least four (4) days before the date of said special election and to cause two sample ballots to be posted in each polling place on election day.  The sample ballot shall not be printed on the same color paper as the official ballot.

The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said special election to be published in the official newspaper of the school district, for two (2) consecutive weeks with the last publication being at least one (1) week before the date of the election.

The notice of election so posted and published shall state each question to be submitted to the voters as set forth in the form of ballot below, and shall include information concerning each established precinct and polling place.

The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause a notice of the election to be mailed by first class mail to each taxpayer in the school district at least fifteen (15) but no more than thirty (30) days prior to the date of the special election.  The notice shall contain the required projections and the required statement specified in Minnesota Statutes, Section 126C.17, subdivision 9, paragraph (b).  The clerk is also directed to cause a copy of this notice to be submitted to the Commissioner of Education and to the county auditor of each county in which the school district is located in whole or in part at least fifteen (15) days prior to the day of the election.  

The clerk is authorized and directed to acquire and distribute such election materials and to take such other actions as may be necessary for the proper conduct of this special election and generally to cooperate with state, city, township and county election authorities conducting the state general and other elections on that date.  The clerk and members of the administration are authorized and directed to take such actions as may be necessary to coordinate this election with those other elections, including entering into agreements or understandings with appropriate municipal and county officials regarding preparation and distribution of ballots, election administration and cost sharing.

5.The clerk is further authorized and directed to cooperate with the proper election officials to cause ballots to be prepared for use at said election in substantially the following form, with such changes in form and instructions as may be necessary to accommodate the use of an optical scan voting system:

SPECIAL ELECTION BALLOT

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 518

(WORTHINGTON)

NOVEMBER 4, 2014 

INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS

To vote, completely fill in the oval(s) next to your choice(s) like this:  

To vote for a question, fill in the oval next to the word "YES" on that question.

To vote against a question, fill in the oval next to the word "NO" on that question.  

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1

APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT

REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION 

The board of Independent School District No. 518 (Worthington) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $500 per pupil.  A portion of this proposed referendum revenue authorization would replace the school district's prior authorization of $366.60 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2014.  The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2015, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

YES     Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 518 be approved?

NO      BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE 

Optical scan ballots must be printed in black ink on white colored material, except that marks to be read by the automatic tabulating equipment may be printed in another color ink.  The name of the precinct and machine-readable identification must be printed on each ballot.  Voting instructions must be printed at the top of the ballot on each side that includes ballot information.  The instructions must include an illustration of the proper mark to be used to indicate a vote.  Lines for initials of at least two election judges must be printed on one side of the ballot so that the judges' initials are visible when the ballots are enclosed in a secrecy sleeve.

6.The individuals designated as judges for the state general election shall act as election judges for this special election at the various polling places and shall conduct said election in the manner described by law.  The election judges shall act as clerks of election, count the ballots cast and submit the results to the school board for canvass in the manner provided for other school district elections.  The election must be canvassed by the school board between the third and the tenth day following the election.

The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Rosenberg and upon vote being taken thereon the following voted in favor thereof: Linden Olson, Mark Shepherd, Lori Dudley, Steve Schnieder, Brad Shaffer, Scott Rosenberg, Joel Lorenz

and the following voted against the same: None.

whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

11. Board Member Dudley introduced the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND CALLING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT GENERAL ELECTION

BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No.518, State of Minnesota as follows:

1.  It is necessary for the school district to hold its general election for the purpose of electing three school board members for terms of four years each.

The clerk shall include on the ballot the names of the individuals who file affidavits of candidacy on said general election during the period for filing such affidavits, as though they had been included by name in this resolution.

The clerk shall not include on the ballot the names of individuals who file timely affidavits of withdrawal in the manner specified by law.

2.  The general election is hereby called and elected to be held in conjunction with the state general election on Tuesday, the 4th day of November 2014.

3.  Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 205A.11, the precincts and polling places for this general election are those polling places and precincts or parts of precincts located within the boundaries of the school district and which have been established by the cities or towns located in whole or in part within the school district.  The voting hours at those polling places shall be the same as for the state general election.

4.  The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause written notice of said general election to be provided to the county auditor of each county in which the school district is located, in whole or in part, at least seventy-four (74) days before the date of said election. The notice shall include the date of said general election and the office or offices to be voted on at said general election.

The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said general election to be posted at the administrative offices of the school district at least ten (10) days before the date of said general election.

The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause a sample ballot to be posted at the administrative offices of the school district at least four (4) days before the date of said general election and to cause a sample ballot to be posted in each polling place on election day. The sample ballot shall not be printed on the same color paper as the official ballot. The sample ballot for a polling place must reflect the offices, candidates and rotation sequence on the ballots used in that polling place.

The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said general election to be published in the official newspaper of the school district for two (2) consecutive weeks with the last publication being at least one (1) week before the date of said election.

The notice of election so posted and published shall state the offices to be filled set forth in the form of ballot below, and shall include information concerning each established precinct and polling place.

The clerk is authorized and directed to cause the rules and instructions for use of the optical scan voting system to be posted in each polling place on election day.

5.  The clerk is authorized and directed to acquire and distribute such election materials as may be necessary for the proper conduct of this election, and generally to cooperate with election authorities conducting other elections on that date.  The clerk and members of the administration are authorized and directed to take such actions as may be necessary to coordinate this election with those other elections, including entering into agreements or understandings with appropriate election officials regarding preparation and distribution of ballots, election administration and cost sharing.

6.  The clerk is further authorized and directed to cause or to cooperate with the proper election officials to cause ballots to be prepared for use at said election in substantially the following form, with such changes in form, color and instructions as may be necessary to accommodate an optical scan voting system.

SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 518

WORTHINGTON, MINNESOTA

GENERAL ELECTION

NOVEMBER 4, 2014

INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS

                               To vote, completely fill in the oval(s) next to your choice(s), like this:    

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER (FOUR YEAR TERM)

VOTE FOR UP TO THREE

CANDIDATE U

CANDIDATE V

CANDIDATE W

____________________

write-in, if any

____________________

write-in, if any

____________________

write-in, if any

Optical scan ballots must be printed in black ink on white material, except that marks to be read by the automatic tabulating equipment may be printed in another color ink.  The name of the precinct and machine-readable identification must be printed on each ballot.  Voting instructions must be printed at the top of the ballot on each side that includes ballot information.  The instructions must include an illustration of the proper mark to be used to indicate a vote.  Lines for initials of at least two election judges must be printed on one side of the ballot so that the judges’ initials are visible when the ballots are enclosed in a secrecy sleeve.

7. The name of each candidate for office at this election shall be rotated with the names of the other candidates for the same office in the manner specified in Minnesota law.

8. If the school district will be contracting to print the ballots for this election, the clerk is hereby authorized and directed to prepare instructions to the printer for layout of the ballot. Before a contract in excess of $1,000 is awarded for printing ballots, the printer shall furnish, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 204D.04, a sufficient bond, letter of credit, or certified check acceptable to the clerk in an amount not less than $1,000 conditioned on printing the ballots in conformity with the Minnesota election law and the instructions delivered. The clerk shall set the amount of the bond, letter of credit, or certified check in an amount equal to the value of the purchase.

9.  Even Year: The individuals designated as judges for the state general election shall act as election judges for this election at the various polling places and shall conduct said election in the manner described by law.   The election judges shall act as clerks of election, count the ballots cast and submit them to the school board for canvass in the manner provided for other school district elections.

Dated:     7/15/14       BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD

Lori Dudley

School District Clerk 

The motion for the adoption for the foregoing Resolution was duly seconded by Board Member Lorenz and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:  Linden Olson, Mark Shepherd, Lori Dudley, Steve Schnieder, Brad Shaffer, Scott Rosenberg, Joel Lorenz and the following voted against the same:  None. whereupon, said Resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

12. Motion by Member Shepherd, seconded by Member Schnieder and unanimously passed to approve the Notice of General Election as follows:

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 518

WORTHINGTON, MINNESOTA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the general election has been called and will be held in and for Independent School District No. 518 Worthington, State of Minnesota, on Tuesday, the 4th day of November 2014, for the purpose of electing three (3) members to the School Board for terms of four (4) years each.

The precincts and polling places for this election will be as follows:

TOWNSHIPSPOLLS OPENPOLLING PLACE LOCATION

Bigelow     7:00 A.M.Bigelow Fire Hall

Bloom       8:00 A.M.Nobles Co. Auditor-Treasurer’s Office, Wgtn

Dewald     10:00 A.M.Rushmore City Hall

Elk            10:00 A.M.Church of the Brethren

Graham Lakes      10:00 A.M.Dundee Fire Hall/City Hall 111 N. Main St., Dundee

Hersey       10:00 A.M.Brewster Legion Hall

Indian Lake       7:00 A.M.Round Lake City Hall

Larkin         10:00 A.M.Wilmont Community Center, 316 4th Ave.

Little Rock         10:00 A.M.Sect. 14 Center South Side-Town Hall

Lorain           10:00 A.M.Meester Oil Co., Hwy. 35-Sect. 20

Olney          10:00 A.M.American Legion, 109 Maine Ave., Adrian

Ransom      10:00 A.M.Sect. 22 NW Corner-Town Hall

Seward       10:00 A.M.Sect. 17 SW Corner-Town Hall

Summit Lake     10:00 A.M.Reading Community Center

Wilmont           10:00 A.M.Wilmont Community Center, 316 4th Ave.

Worthington        10:00 A.M.           Nobles Co. Administration Bldg., Room310

CITIES

Bigelow          7:00 A.M.Bigelow Fire Hall

Rushmore      7:00 A.M.Rushmore City Hall

Wilmont         7:00 A.M.Wilmont Community Center

CITY OF WORTHINGTON

Ward 1, Precinct 17:00 A.M.First Baptist Church, 1000 Linda Lane

Ward 1, Precinct 27:00 A.M.First Baptist Church, 1000 Linda Lane

Ward 1, Precinct 37:00 A.M.First Baptist Church, 1000 Linda Lane

Ward 1, Precinct 47:00 A.M.American Reformed Church, 1720 N.Burlington 

Ward 1, Precinct 57:00 A.M.American Reformed Church, 1720 N.Burlington

Ward 2, Precinct 17:00 A.M.YMCA, 1501 Collegeway

Ward 2, Precinct 27:00 A.M. Nobles County Public Works Bldg., 960Diagonal Rd.

Ward 2, Precinct 37:00 A.M.Nobles County Public Works Bldg., 960Diagonal Rd.

Ward 2, Precinct 47:00 A.M.Solid Rock Assembly Church, 1730DiagonalRd.

Ward 2, Precinct 57:00 A.M.Solid Rock Assembly Church, 1730Diagonal Rd.

ALL POLLS CLOSE AT 8:00 P.M.

Any eligible voter residing in the school district may vote at said election at the polling place and time designated above for the precinct in which he or she resides.

A voter must be registered to vote to be eligible to vote in this election.  An unregistered individual may register to vote at the polling place on election day.

Dated:  July 15, 2014

BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD

School District Clerk

Independent School District No. 518

Worthington, Minnesota

13. Motion by Member Shepherd, seconded by Member Dudley and unanimously passed to approve the Notice of Special Election as follows:

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 518

(WORTHINGTON)

STATE OF MINNESOTA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election has been called and will be held in conjunction with the state general election in and for Independent School District No. 518 (Worthington), State of Minnesota, on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, for the purpose of voting on the following question:

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1

APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT

REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION

The board of Independent School District No. 518 (Worthington) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $500 per pupil. A portion of this proposed referendum revenue authorization would replace the school district's prior authorization of $366.60 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2014. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2015, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

YES     Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 518 be approved? 

NO

BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE. 

Passage of this referendum will result in an increase in your property taxes.

The annual dollar increases for typical residential homesteads, apartments, commercial-industrial properties, and most other classes of property within the school district are as shown in the table below.

For agricultural property (both homestead and non-homestead), the taxes for the proposed referendum will be based on the value of the house, garage and surrounding one acre of land only.  There will be no referendum taxes paid on the value of other agricultural lands and buildings.  For seasonal residential recreational property (i.e. cabins), there will be no taxes paid for the proposed referendum.

Estimated

Market

Value

Pay 2014

Expiring

Authority

Pay 2015

Proposed

Authority

Difference

$50,000

$75,000

$100,000

$125,000

$150,000

$175,000

$200,000

$225,000

$250,000

$275,000

$300,000

$350,000

$400,000

$450,000

$500,000

-$44.63

-$66.94

-$89.25

-$111.56

-$133.88

-$156.19

-$178.50

-$200.82

-$223.13

-$245.44

-$267.75

-$312.38

-$357.01

-$401.63

-$446.26

$51.32

$76.98

$102.65

$128.31

$153.97

$179.63

$205.29

$230.95

$256.61

$282.28

$307.94

$359.26

$410.58

$461.91

$513.23

$6.69

$10.04

$13.40

$16.75

$20.09

$23.44

$26.79

$30.13

$33.48

$36.84

$40.19

$46.88

$53.57

$60.28

$66.97

The precincts and polling places and voting hours at those polling places for this special election shall be the same as those for the state general election.

Any eligible voter residing in the school district may vote at said election at the polling place designated for the precinct in which he or she resides.  

A voter must be registered to vote to be eligible to vote in this election.  An unregistered individual may register to vote at the polling place on election day.

Dated:July 15, 2014BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD 

/s/

School District Clerk

  Independent School District No. 518

  (Worthington)

  State of Minnesota

The Board further discussed and reviewed the following matters: Investments and financial status; reports on: Superintendent’s Report:  Mr. Landgaard reported the following:  City, County, School, Townships met last week and discussed items the school faces; District did not meet MOE for Special Education but overall the service coop group did; bus garage has total occupancy; and an open house is planned for August 8th during the Nobles County Fair.    Instructional Committee Report:   Ms. Dudley reported the following:  None.  Operations Committee Report:  None.  Other Business: MSBA Summer Seminar August 4th in Brooklyn Park.  Future Business:  None.

Meeting adjourned at 5:43 p.m.

Lori Dudley, Clerk

Lisa Ahrenstorff, Deputy Clerk

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