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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BO

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION BEMIDJI AREA SCHOOLS APRIL 21, 2022 The special meeting of the Board of Education, Bemidji Area Schools, Bemidji, Beltrami/Hubbard Counties, Minnesota, was held on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 3:55 p.m., in the District Office Board Room. MEMBERS PRESENT: Carol L. Johnson, Jeff Lind, Ann Long Voelkner, Sarah Young, Gabriel Warren, and Todd Haugen MEMBERS ABSENT: Superintendent Tim Lutz Maya Lindquist, Student Representative Savannah Haugen, Student Representative CALL TO ORDER: 3:55 p.m. APPROVAL OF AGENDA The motion was offered by Gabriel Warren, seconded by Ann Long Voelkner, and carried by all in attendance to approve the agenda. ADMINISTER OATH OF OFFICE TO NEW SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER Chair Carol L. Johnson administered the Oath of Office to newly appointed School Board Member Todd Haugen. AGENDA Interview Candidates for Superintendent Position Board Members conducted interviews of superintendent candidates: Jeremy Olson and Karsten Anderson. The Board recessed from 6:20 – 6:48 p.m. Discuss information from the interviews, references checks, and identify lone finalist. The motion was offered by Jeff Lind, seconded by Ann Long Voelkner, and carried by all in attendance to extend the offer of an employment contract for the position of Bemidji Superintendent to Jeremy Olson, contingent upon the following: that a mutually-agreeable employment contract is negotiated, and a criminal background check is completed with results acceptable to the School Board. Discuss and decide employment contract parameters and negotiations process. The Personnel Committee will meet on Friday, April 22, 2022 to discuss/negotiate the contract for Superintendent with Jeremy Olson. A Special Meeting will be held on Monday, May 2, 2022, at 7:00 a.m. to approve the Superintendent’s Contract. Adjournment The motion was offered by Gabriel Warren, seconded by Ann Long Voelkner, and carried by all in attendance to adjourn the meeting. Time: 7:25 p.m. /S/ Jeff Lind, Clerk May 16, 2022 – Date Approved /S/ Carol L. Johnson, Chair (May 21, 2022) 64944