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Dickinson Public Schools Unapproved Special School Board Meeting Minutes Thursday, April 29, 2021, 11:00 a.

Dickinson Public Schools
Unapproved Special School Board Meeting Minutes
Thursday, April 29, 2021,
11:00 a.m.
Zoom Webinar
The Dickinson Public School Board held a Special Board Meeting on April 29, 2021, via Zoom Webinar. Board members present were: Board President Brent Seaks, Board Vice President Kim Schwartz, Board Member Michelle Orton, Board Member Jason Rodakowski, and Board Member David Wilkie. Others present were: Superintendent Dr. Shon Hocker, Assistant Superintendent Keith Harris, Business Manager Stephanie Hunter, Community Relations Coordinator Sarah Trustem, Mrs. Amy Wyant, Kristi Foster, Mr. Scott Meschke, and Board Secretary Twila Petersen.
Call to Order - Board President Seaks called the meeting to order at 11:00 a.m.
Business Topic - Action Topic
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund - Superintendent Hocker addressed the Board. He referenced the discussion regarding giving recognition to the employees in the District with a recommendation by providing all employees next week during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week a check that would be passed out by Board members to the employees. This would be a way of thanking the employees for all they have done this year especially during a COVID year and having face-to-face instruction. A motion would be required for this authorization.
Mrs. Schwartz moved to authorize the Business Manager to expend the remaining ESSER I funds in the amount of approximately $360,000 as previously discussed by the Board. Mrs. Orton seconded the motion. Discussion: President Seaks asked if this would be a pleasant surprise or if the District employees were aware of the gift next week. Superintendent Hocker responded that it was an open meeting and there are a couple of individuals that are viewing. He would hope it would be a surprise with the gift. A roll call vote was taken on the motion: ayes-5 (Rodakowski, Wilkie, Orton, Schwartz, Seaks); nays-0; absent-0.
Adjournment - At 11:09 a.m., President Seaks declared the meeting adjourned.
Brent Seaks, Board President
Stephanie Hunter, Business Manager
Twila Petersen, Board Secretary
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