The Redwood Area School District is seeking applications for the current vacant position on the board of education. An individual will be appointed to fill the vacant position until the Nov. 3, 2020 elections have been held and certified and a newly elected individual has been sworn-in to fill the remainder of this position’s term.
Print and mail application to the Redwood Area School District, 100 George Ramseth Drive, Redwood Falls, MN 56283 c/o Rachel Helsper
Applications will be accepted from 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 until 5:00 p.m. on June 5, 2020. Following a review of the submitted materials, the board will determine their choice of candidate and will be contacted directly during a special board meeting on Monday, June 8, 2020. If you have any questions concerning the role of the board of education and the responsibilities of a board member, please contact Rachel Helsper at 507-644-8061.
ANNOUNCEMENT BY BOARD CHAIR
On March 13, 2020 Governor Walz declared Minnesota is in a peacetime state of emergency. Since the time of this original announcement, several executive orders have been issued requiring the transition to distance learning for all students. In light of these execute orders, MSBA has strongly encouraged school boards to meet by telephone conference call or other electronic means.
Minnesota Statute 13D.021 permits school boards to hold a meeting by conference call or other electronic means. Due to the current federal and state emergency declarations, the Minnesota directive to residents to stay at home, and guidance about limiting person-to-person contact due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting of the Redwood Area School District Board of Education is being conducted in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 13D.021— Meetings by Telephone or Other Electronic Means.
Due to the health pandemic, the school board determined that it is feasible for at least one board member, the superintendent, and the school district’s Technology Director to be physically present at the regular meeting and that it is not feasible for the public to attend this meeting at the regular meeting location due to the health pandemic.
Persons may monitor this meeting from a remote location by watching it using the Zoom app on their mobile device, or through the Chrome or Firefox web browser. The meeting ID number is 730-381-6919, and the web address is https://zoom.us/j/7303816919 . Persons may also listen to the meeting over audio by dialing (312) 626-6799, then entering the meeting ID number when prompted.
School board members are reminded to mute their microphone or phone when they are not speaking.
School board members wishing to speak should do so by unmuting their microphones, making a request to comment, then wait to be recognized by the Chair.
The chair will determine the order in which board members wishing to speak will be recognized. When recognized, the board member should unmute the microphone or phone, speak, and then mute their device.
All votes will be conducted by roll call. Each school board member should wait until their name is called before voting.
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