INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #601
FOSSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
FOSSTON, MN 56542
HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE ROOM
November 17, 2022 7:00 PM
District Mission Statement: The 601 public school community pledges to assist students in discovering that dreams, creative thinking, responsibility and respect inspire success.
*By strengthening and nurturing self-esteem, respect for oneself and others, and a strong sense of responsibility in each one of the students.
*By consistently serving as positive role models for the students, setting high standards for ourselves as well as for them, instilling a drive to always work to their highest potential.
*By working to impress in them a lifelong passion for learning, stimulating academic and social growth.
1.0 CALL TO ORDER, Chair
1.1 Pledge of Allegiance
1.2 Welcome Visitors
2.0 APPROVAL OF AGENDA
3.0 CONSENT AGENDA-Approval of Consent Agenda Items as Listed (A) Minutes from Regular Board Meeting October 27, 2022; (B) Computer Checks and Wire Payments; (C) Payroll Checks and Direct Deposits.
4.0 PUBLIC COMMENTS
Public Comment at this time will be limited to specific issues as presented on this agenda. Those wishing to address the board during opening public comment are encouraged to sign up with the superintendent’s office prior to 5:00 p.m. on the day of the board meeting. There will be a three minute time limit per speaker. The public comment session prior to the business portion of the board meeting will last no longer than 20 minutes. See comment guidelines at the end of this agenda for further information about public comment.
5.0 STUDENT/STAFF/CONSTITUANTS REPORTS
5.1 Magelssen Student Leaders
5.2 High School Student Council
6.1 Fund Balance Report
6.2 Approve Baird Financial Proposal
7.1 Elementary Principal
7.2 High School Principal
8.1 Accept Letter of Retirement from Tina Averill as HR/Supt Admin Support effective February 28, 2023.
8.2 Authorize Superintendent to advertise to fill HR/Supt Admin Support position.
8.3 Approve Hire of Sarah Stanley as Para Educator at Magelssen Elementary at Step 7.
10.1 Canvass Election Results for School Board Directors
10.2 Approve Transportation Committee Recommendation
10.3 Strategic Plan Update
12.0 MEETING SCHEDULE – Truth N Taxation Hearing 6:00 PM: Next Regular Board Meeting Thursday, December 15, 2022, 7:00 PM, High School Conference Room.
Welcome to the board meeting of Fosston School District #601. We value comments and input from employees and the public. In the interest of maintaining an orderly meeting, we ask that you adhere to the following established guidelines:
1. Anyone wishing to speak to an item included on the agenda during Public Comments are encouraged to sign up with the superintendent’s office prior to 5:00 p.m. the day of the board meeting. Individuals will be acknowledged by the board chair. When called upon to speak, please state your name and topic. All remarks shall be addressed to the board as a whole. If there are a number of individuals present to speak on the same topic, please appoint a spokesperson that can summarize the issue. Public comment will be limited to 3 minutes per individual and will be limited in total to 20 minutes.
2. During Public Comments, the board and administration will listen to comments but will not immediately respond.
3. Disrespectful comments or comments of a personal nature will not be allowed to be presented or openly discussed during a board meeting.
4. Information that is classified as non-public data such as age, marital status, religion, dependents, health information, allegations, or any other information that is classified as both private and confidential by Minn. Stat. Ch. 13. A person who willfully violates data privacy is guilty of a misdemeanor. (Minn. Stat. Ch. 13.09).
5. Personnel concerns should follow the appropriate chain of command. These concerns should be addressed to the building principal; the second step should be to present the issue to the superintendent. The final step would be to present the issue in writing to the board.
6. Requests for items to be placed on the agenda must be presented to the superintendent or board chair at least 7 days before the scheduled board meeting, or by Board consent prior to approval of Board Agenda.
STATE OF MINNESOTA
IN DISTRICT COURT
COUNTY OF POLK
NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Case No. 60-CV-22-1823
Resource Management, L.L.P., Mark Berhow, and Janelle Berhow; Plaintiffs,
H. B. Montgomery, if living; if deceased, all the unknown heirs of H. B. Montgomery; and also all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, interest or lien in the real estate described herein;
THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS AND ALL OTHER PERSONS UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, INTEREST, OR LIEN IN THE REAL ESTATE DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN:
1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you. The Plaintiff’s Complaint against you is on file in the office of the Court Administrator of the above-named Court. Do not throw these papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights. You must respond to this lawsuit even though it may not yet be filed with the Court and there may be no court file number on this Summons.
2. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 21 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must give or mail to the person who signed this Summons a written response called an Answer within 21 days of the date on which you received this Summons. You must send a copy of your Answer to the person who signed this Summons located at:
407 N. Broadway
PO Box 605
Crookston, MN 56716
3. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiff’s Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiff should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer.
4. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT SEND A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT TO THE PERSON WHO SIGNED THIS SUMMONS. If you do not Answer within 20 days, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiff everything asked for in the Complaint. If you do not want to contest the claims stated in the Complaint, you do not need to respond. A default judgment can then be entered against you for the relief requested in the Complaint.
5. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, the Court Administrator may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still provide a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case.
6. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. That parties may agree to or be ordered to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. You must still send your written response to the Complaint even if you expect to use alternative means of resolving this dispute.
7. To be included only if this lawsuit affects title to real property:
THIS LAWSUIT MAY AFFECT OR BRING INTO QUESTION TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN the County of Polk and State of Minnesota, described as follows:
Lots One (1), Two (2), Three (3) and Four (4), School House Square, Original Townsite of Crookston; vacated North Ash Street between the north boundary of East Third Street and the south boundary of East Fourth Street as platted in the Original Townsite of Crookston; and Clement’s Subdivision of Block Twenty-nine (29), Original Townsite of Crookston, Polk County, Minnesota.
The object of this action is to obtain the judgment of said Court determining the Plaintiff’s title and all adverse claims to the above-described tract of land, adjudging that Plaintiff is the owner in fee simple absolute and entitled to possession of said tract of land and the whole thereof, adjudging that the Defendants in said action, and each of them, have no right, title, claim, interest or estate in or to said tract of land or lien thereon, and adjudging such other relief as the Court shall deem proper.
YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that no personal claim is made against any of the Defendants and that this action is brought only for the purpose of determining adverse claims to real estate and vesting title in the Plaintiff thereby.
FISCHER, RUST, STOCK & RUST, PLLC
By /s/ Matthew J. Rust
Matthew J. Rust
MN Attorney License No. 0386999
Attorneys for Plaintiff
407 N. Broadway/PO Box 605
Crookston, MN 56716
The Polk County Board of Commissioners shall meet in session on November 29, 2022. At this meeting, the County Board shall make two (2) appointments to the Board of Managers of the Sand Hill River Watershed District. The term of this appointment will commence on January 1, 2023 and terminate on January 1, 2026. Persons interested in being appointed to serve on the Board of Managers of the Sand Hill River Watershed District may submit their name to the Polk County Board of Commissioners for consideration by 4:30 p.m., November 21, 2022. The mailing address is: Polk County Board of Commissioners, Polk County Government Center, 612 N. Broadway, Room 211, Crookston, Minnesota 56716. (218) 281-5408.
STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF POLK
NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Dennice M. Matson,
Court File No. 60-PR-22-1782
NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL
AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL
NOTICE TO CREDITORS (ANCILLARY
Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent’s Will, dated August 15th, 1984, (“Will”), has been filed with the Registrar in an ancillary proceeding. The application has been granted. Any objections may be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after proper notice of hearing.
Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Donald Nordin, whose address is 848 Valleyview Drive, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, S6H 5S2 as Ancillary Personal Representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as Personal Representative or may object to the appointment of the Personal Representatives. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the Personal Representatives have the power to administer the Estate in Minnesota including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate.
Notice is also given that (subject to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the Personal Representatives or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. A charitable beneficiary may request notice of the probate proceedings be given to the Attorney General pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 501B.41, subdivisions 5.
Registrar Melissa Epema
Court Administrator Kathy Narlock
Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative
David A. Buehler
D.A. Buehler Law, P.C.
120 2nd St. NW
Fosston, MN, 56542
Attorney License No: 0390882
Telephone: (218) 435-1900
FAX: (218) 435-1905