Special Meeting

Mora Elementary School, Commons Area

September 16, 2021

6:00 p.m.

The Special Meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District 332, Mora, Minnesota, was called to order by Scott Moe, Board Chair, at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance and roll call. Board Members present were: Board Chair Scott Moe, Board Vice Chair/Treasurer Robert Woods, Clerk Tammy Bohachek, Robert Jensen, Matt Heggernes, and Deb Hallin. Also present were Superintendent Dan Voce, Building and Grounds/Transportation Director Chip Brandt, Technology Director Shane Knutson, and Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator Kelly Christianson.  

A motion to amend the agenda was made by Member Woods to add a public comment period of twenty minutes and a maximum of three minutes per participant at the beginning of the meeting. The motion was seconded by Member Jensen.  No further discussion was held. The motion passed unanimously.

Public comments were made by the following individuals: Tom Aiels, Mora, MN; Julia Lanphear, Mora, MN; Chelsey Bottelson, Mora, MN; Kristina Kolecki, Mora, MN; Shalai Moffatt, Hinckley, MN; Heather Callander, Mora, MN; Anna Verdon, Mora, MN; Natalie Jensen, Mora, MN; Mary Doughty, Mora, MN.

Superintendent Voce led a powerpoint presentation illustrating the COVID-19 Guidance document for Mora Public Schools.  Items discussed were the CDC recommendations for COVID-19 guidance, COVID-19 data indicators, county case rate information and current school district COVID case information and mitigation strategies.  The proposed 2021-2022 Mora Public School Return to In-Person COVID-19 Mitigation Matrix was also presented.  Discussion was held.

Board Chair Moe made a motion to approve a 2021-2022 Mora Public School Return to In-Person COVID-19 Mitigation Matrix.  Member Woods made a motion to approve for discussion.  Further discussion was held.  Board Chair Moe moved to adopt the 2021-2022 Mora Public School Return to In-Person COVID-19 Mitigation Matrix effective September 27, 2021 with the intent to re-evaluate the matrix at the October board meeting.  Further discussion was held.  The motion passed on a roll call vote with members Jensen, Moe, Bohachek and Woods in favor.  Members Heggernes and Hallin opposed.

No other business came before the board.

A motion to adjourn was made by Member Jensen, and seconded by Member Heggernes. The motion passed unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Scott Moe, Board Chair

Tammy Bohachek, Clerk

Published in the Kanabec County Times Nov. 11, 2021


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