This Ramadan, join us in bringing some much-needed relief to the underprivileged. 
Find out how you can participate HERE.

IF YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BE ONE THING TODAY,

CHOOSE TO BE KIND.

ABOUT US

Blackmores is the No.1 supplement brand in Malaysia; and as such, we believe in caring for people. People from all walks of life. That’s why we’ve come up with a new initiative called Blackmores Project Kindness - our way of giving back to the community, through charity drives and pay-it-forward collaborative efforts. 

 

WHAT WE DO

Project Kindness is a Blackmores initiative that aims to continuously provide for the members of society who are underprivileged - the poor, the downtrodden, the homeless, the hungry. Those who are desperate for help. The goal of Blackmores Project Kindness is to include and inspire everyday Malaysians to spread kindness, to do a little good, be it a small or big act. Because we believe that a little kindness every day can go a very long way.

 

You can share some kindness too!

WHAT WE DO

Project Kindness is a Blackmores initiative that aims to continuously provide for the members of society who are underprivileged - the poor, the homeless, the hungry. Those who are desperate for help. The goal of Blackmores Project Kindness is to include and inspire everyday Malaysians to spread kindness, to do a little good, be it a small or big act. Because we believe that a little kindness every day can go a very long way.

 

You can share some kindness too!

 

THE URBAN POOR

In Kuala Lumpur, one in three households* are estimated to be earning less than RM2,000 a month. The urban poor struggle for even the most basic things such as food and clothes. In recent times, things have gotten worse with the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting the economy, including supply chain networks and basic livelihood activities. The situation is exacerbated by the Movement Control Order which required all non-essential businesses to stop - resulting in a halt to earnings as many of them are day labourers who are paid only when they work.

 

This Ramadan, Blackmores Project Kindness, along with our partner, MERCY Malaysia, is looking to spread some kindness by lifting the less fortunate out of hunger. Through public donations, Blackmores and MERCY Malaysia aim to reach at least 1,000 families in need. We will focus on providing them with a one-month supply of foodstuff including rice, flour, sugar and oil, among other necessities.

Please help us to achieve the minimum target of 1,000 families by donating directly to MERCY Malaysia here.

*Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) Report titled “Children Without”

 

OUR PARTNER

Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, a Malaysian obstetrician & gynaecologist, established the Malaysian Medical Relief Society - better known today as MERCY Malaysia - with a handful of like-minded friends. It aims to provide a platform for Malaysians to unite and play their role in the international humanitarian arena.

 

MERCY Malaysia is an international non-profit organisation focused on providing medical relief, sustainable health-related development, and risk reduction activities for vulnerable communities, in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

 

Every mission that is carried out consists of Malaysians from all walks of life, all with the single goal of helping others, regardless of race, religion, culture or boundary.

 

In the last two decades, the organisation has provided humanitarian assistance and programmes in 32 countries. MERCY Malaysia has also evolved into a full-fledged humanitarian organisation offering the full spectrum of humanitarian services, from emergency response to rehabilitation and recovery, mitigation and prevention, and disaster preparedness.

 

This Ramadan, the society will reach out to the B40 group, the People’s Housing Project community, the homeless, and refugees - all who have been deeply impacted by

Covid-19. To read more about MERCY Malaysia, please visit https://www.mercy.org.my/

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

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DIRECT DONATION TO

Click here to bank in funds directly to MERCY Malaysia.

For more information, visit:

http://mercyfightscovid19.com/

https://www.mercy.org.my/donate/ramadan/

https://www.facebook.com/MERCYMalaysia/

 

Meeting Schedule


Regular meetings are scheduled on the 4th Monday of every month.

Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Early Childhood Entrance, Pre-K 15 Board Room
2020 Regular Meeting Schedule January 27, 2020 Februrary 24, 2020 March 24, 2020 April 27, 2020 May 18, 2020 June 22, 2020 July 27, 2020 August 24, 2020 September 28, 2020 October 26, 2020 November 23, 2020 December 28, 2020 Workshop sessions are scheduled on the 3rd Monday of every month at 6:00 PM.




School Board Member Code of Ethics


SCHOOL DISTRICT GOVERNANCE, POWERS AND DUTIES

1. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER/SUPERINTENDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM GUIDELINES.

AS A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD, I WILL:
1. Attend school board meetings.
2. Come to the meetings prepared for discussion of the agenda items.
3. Listen to the opinions and views of others (including, but not limited to, other school board
members, administration, staff, students, and community members).
4. Vote my conscience after informed discussion, unless I abstain because a conflict of interest exists.
5. Support the decision of the school board, even if my position concerning the issue was different.
6. Recognize the integrity of my predecessors and associates and appreciate their work.
7. Be primarily motivated by a desire to provide the best possible education for the students of my school district.
8. Inform myself about the proper duties and functions of a school board member.

IN PERFORMING THE PROPER DUTIES OF A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, I WILL:
1. Focus on education policy as much as possible.
2. Remember my responsibility is to set policy – not to implement policy.
3. Consider myself a trustee of public education and do my best to protect, conserve, and advance its progress.
4. Recognize that my responsibility, exercised through the actions of the school board as a whole, is to see that the schools are properly run – not to run them myself.
5. Work through the superintendent – not over or around the superintendent.
6. Delegate the implementation of school board decisions to the superintendent.

TO MAINTAIN RELATIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD, I WILL:
1. Respect the rights of others to have and express opinions.
2. Recognize that authority rests with the school board in legal session – not with the individual
members of the school board except as authorized by law. Chapter 1(2)
3. Make no disparaging remarks, in or out of school board meetings, about other members of the school board or their opinions.
4. Keep an open mind about how I will vote on any proposition until the board has met and fully discussed the issue.
5. Make decisions by voting in school board meetings after all sides of debatable questions have
been presented.
6. Insist that committees be appointed to serve only in an advisory capacity to the school board.

IN MEETING MY RESPONSIBILITIES TO MY COMMUNITY, I WILL:
1. Attempt to appraise and plan for both the present and future educational needs of the school
district and community.
2. Attempt to obtain adequate financial support for the school district’s programs.
3. Insist that business transactions of the school district be ethical and open.
4. Strive to uphold my responsibilities and accountability to the taxpayers in my school district.




Public Participation at Board Meetings


  • The Board of Education allows public participation at its meetings, but at the same time has the responsibility for conducting its business in an orderly fashion. The Chairperson will provide the audience with an opportunity to address the board at the beginning of the meeting. Each speaker will be allowed five minutes for his/her presentation. When there are a large number of speakers to be heard, the Board of Education may shorten the time.

  • Undue interruption or other interference with the orderly conduct of Board of Education business cannot be allowed. Defamatory or abusive remarks are always out of order. The Chairperson may terminate the speaker’s privilege of address if, after being called to order, he/she persists in improper conduct or remarks.

  • Members of the Board of Education and the Superintendent may question a speaker or make comments in response to the speaker’s remarks.

  • At a public meeting of the Board, no person shall orally initiate charges or complaints against individual employees of the district or challenge instructional materials used in the district. All complaints about staff or other issues shall be referred to the Superintendent for investigation and report.




Board Committees


COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES Absentee Committee: Noel Guerard, alternate - Mary Lange Bowlus City Council: Mary Lange, alternate - Ellie Holm Comparable Worth: Randy Hackett, alternate - Mark Petron Curriculum: Noel Guerard, Ellie Holm, alternate - Russ Gerards Facilities: Mark Petron and Ellie Holm Finance Committee: Noel Guerard, Ellie Holm, Mark Petron Labor Management: Ellie Holm, alternate - Mary Lange Legislative Liaison: Mary Lange, Randy Hackett Meet and Confer: Ellie Holm, alternate - Mary Lange Mid-State Education District: Ellie Holm, alternate - Noel Guerard MSHSL: Mark Petron, alternate - Ellie Holm Non-Union Employees: Noel Guerard, Randy Hackett, alternate - Ellie Holm Policy Review: Randy Hackett, Noel Guerard, Mary Lange Principals Negotiations: Noel Guerard, Ellie Holm, Mary Lange REM Negotiations: Noel Guerard, Russ Gerads, Ellie Holm RESP Negotiations: Randy Hackett, Ellie Holm, Russ Gerads Royalton City Council Meetings: Russ Gerads, alternate - Ellie Holm Schools for Equity in Education (SEE): Randy Hackett AFSCME (Secretary Negotiations): Randy Hackett, Ellie Holm, Russ Gerads Sourcewell: Noel Guerard, alternate - Russ Gerads Staff Development: Ellie Holm, Randy Hackett Strategic Planning Committee/WBWF: Noel Guerard, Russ Gerads, Randy Hackett Superintendent Negotiations: Noel Guerard, Mark Petron, Mary Lange Wellness: Noel Guerard, alternate - Russ Gerads




Contact the School Board


Russ Gerads, Treasurer 330 N Hickory St. Royalton, MN 56373 320-290-7899 russ.gerads@isd485.org Noel Guerard, Vice-Chairperson
6522 Holm Ct
Royalton, MN 56373
320-232-3362
nguerard@isd485.org

Randy Hackett, Chairperson
17190 15th Ave NE
Rice, MN 56367
320-393-2704
rhackett@isd485.org

Ellie Holm, Clerk
6639 170th Ave
Royalton, MN 56373
320-584-6422
eholm@isd485.org
Mary Lange, Director 3758 120th Ave Bowlus, MN 56314 320-584-5878 mary.lange@isd485.org Mark Petron, Director
15245 Barley Rd NW
Royalton, MN 56373
320-250-3657
mpetron@isd485.org





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