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April 7, 2022 Workshop Meeting

April 7, 2022 Workshop Meeting

2 hours 28 minutes


Agenda and Minutes


The purpose of this meeting is to consider the following:


1.0 Call to Order: Roll Call: Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a meeting of the School Board of Independent School District 833, South Washington County, was held on Thursday, April 7, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Chair Sharon Van Leer, at 6:30pm at the District Service Center, 7362 East Point Douglas Road South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016. School Board Members present: Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik, Eric Tessmer and Sharon Van Leer. Katie Schwartz was absent. Julie Nielsen was present.


2.0 Pledge of Allegiance


3.0 Approval of Agenda: It was moved by Louise Hinz, seconded by Melinda Dols to approve the agenda.  All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.


4.0 Workshop Items:

4.1 Long-Range Facility Update

Kristine Schaefer, Assistant Superintendent

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations

4.1 PPT

They shared the history of planning, tax impact and final recommendation, with a request for approval at the April 21, 2022 meeting.


5.0 Information Items:

5.1 First Reading of Proposed Policy Changes

 Julie Nielsen, Superintendent

*** Public comment on the proposed policy changes will be allowed following the information item.















These polices will return on April 21, 2022, for approval. There was no public comment.


 5.2 Revised Budget 2021-22

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations

5.2 PPT

He shared the most current budget for the current fiscal year.


6.0 Reports and Comments: Superintendent Nielsen reported on severe weather week, Robotics competition and highlighted the May 18th staff recognition event.  Board members reported on the recent events, committees and trainings they participated in. Sharon Van Leer noted there will be a new self-evaluation form for board members


7.0 Future Meeting Dates:

April 21, 2022 – School Board Business Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

May 5, 2022 - School Board Workshop Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)


8.0 Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 8:58pm.