MINUTES OF THE 

REGULAR GOVERNING BOARD MEETING

Rum River Special Education Cooperative

April 5, 2022

The Regular Governing Board meeting of the Rum River Special Education Cooperative was called to order at 9:00 a.m. virtually via Google Meet.

Joint Powers Board members present were: Mike Thompson, Randy Christensen, Nate Neuhart and Jim Tomsky. Also in attendance were Ex Officio Superintendents: Ken Gagner, Dean Kapsner, David Wedin, Dan Voce, Ben Barton; and Tanya Tacker, Executive Director of Special Education. Absent were: Josh Smith, Deb Hallin, and Kathy Belsheim. Others in attendance: Tracy Wells, Business Manager and Program Coordinators, Howard Armstrong and Jeannine Miller.

Motion to approve the meeting agenda made by Nate Neuhart, seconded by Jim Tomsky.

Upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Mike Thompson, Randy Christensen, Jim Tomsky, and Nate Neuhart. Action: Carried.

The Board reviewed the Consent Agenda. Moved by Jim Tomsky, seconded by Randy Christensen to approve the consent agenda. Upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Randy Christensen, Jim Tomsky, Nate Neuhart, and Mike Thompson.

Action carried.

The Consent Agenda consisted of the following:

● January 18, 2022 Governing Board Meeting Minutes

● Payment Register

● P-Card Detail Summary

● Rum River Special Education Program Student Enrollment

● RRSEC Personnel

Neil Bykowksi, Academic Behavior Manager, RRS, Hired, 2/24/2022

Rachel Reed, Academic Behavior Manager, RRS, Resignation, 1/10/2022

Natalie Hokanson, Occupational Therapist, RRSEC, Retirement, 6/30/2022

Kayla Miller, Academic Behavior Manager, RRN, Resignation, 1/21/2022

James Barnes, Academic Behavior Manager, RRS, Resignation, 1/17/2022

Eileen Wagner, Academic Behavior Manager, RRS, Resignation, 3/15/2022

Leah West, Special Education Teacher, RRE, Leave, 3/23/2022 - 5/4/2022

● Contracts 

cmERDC Agreement

RRSEC - SCRED OT Services

Landworks Construction, Inc.

Teacher, Academic Behavior Manager, and Administrative Assistant Seniority Lists

Infinitec FY23 Letter of Agreement

The Board discussed the following:

● Executive Director, Tanya Tacker discussed hosting training sessions during the summer of 2022 for Administrators, Special Education Teacher and Paraprofessional Training.

● Business Manager, Tracy Wells, provided the Board with an update regarding Maintenance of Effort (MOE).

● Business Manager, Tracy Wells discussed the 2021 December 1st child count.

The Board discussed and action was required on the following:

● Motion to adopt the revised RRSEC 2021-2022 District calendar was made by Jim Tomsky, seconded by Randy Christensen. Upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Jim Tomsky, Nate Neuhart, Mike Thompson, and Randy Christensen. Action: carried.

● Motion to approve the proposed FY23 Budget was made by Nate Neuhart, seconded by Jim Tomsky. Upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Nate Neuhart, Mike Thompson, Randy Christensen, and Jim Tomsky. Action: carried.

● Motion to adopt the forgoing resolutions of nonrenewal of tier 1 and tenured teachers was made by Randy Christensen, seconded by Jim Tomsky. Upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Mike Thompson, Randy Christensen, Jim Tomsky, and Nate Neuhart. Action: carried.

There being no further business to discuss, moved by Nate Neuhart, seconded by Jim Tomsky, to adjourn. Upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Randy Christensen, Jim Tomsky, Nate Neuhart, and Mike Thompson. Action: carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:35 a.m.

Minutes by Tanya Tacker

Published in the Isanti-Chisago County STAR on June 30, 2022

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