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December 16, 2021 Business Meeting

2 hours, 19 minutes

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AGENDA

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, December 16, 2021. The meeting was called to order by Chair Tracy Brunnette, at 6:30pm at the District Service Center, 7362 East Point Douglas Road South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016. School Board Members present: Tracy Brunnette, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz and Sharon Van Leer. Superintendent Julie Nielsen was present.

 

2.0 Pledge of Allegiance

 

3.0 Approval of Agenda: It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Pat Driscoll.  All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 

4.0 Student District Ambassador Report: Daelyn Ricks, Eden Hardy and Domnic David explained the Student Ambassador groups at their schools and the District Student Ambassador meetings.  They shared what they’ve been doing at the District Ambassador meetings.

 

5.0 Public Comment: 

  • Jennifer Stieve of Woodbury regarding marching band participation by students who don’t attend district schools.
  • Elizabeth Casper of Woodbury, on behalf of her daughter, Morgan regarding the learning environment at school.
  • Elizabeth Casper of Woodbury regarding Election combined polling space.
  • John Gessner of Woodbury regarding flex learning days.
  • Sara Preimesberger of Woodbury regarding flex learning days.
  • Ron Kath of Cottage Grove, to thank Tracy Brunnette for her 22 years of service to the school district.

 

6.0 Consent Items: It was moved by Sharon Van Leer  Seconded by Louise Hinz to approve the consent agenda items.  All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

6.1 Approval of Retirements, Resignations and Terminations

6.2 Approval of Leaves of Absence

6.3 Approval of New Employees/Change of Status

6.4 Approval of Electronic Fund Transfers

6.5 Approval of Resolution to Accept Gifts

6.6 Approval of November 18, 2021 School Board Meeting Minutes

6.7 Approval of Grey Cloud Elementary Flooring Replacement Bid

6.8 Approval of Red Rock Elementary Flooring Replacement Bid

6.9 Approval of East Ridge High School Utility Plant Replacement Bid

6.10 Approval of Liberty Ridge Elementary Flooring Replacement Bid

6.11 Approval of Middleton Elementary Flooring Replacement Bid

6.12 Approval of Park High School Bid Package #1

6.13 Approval of Park High School Bid Package #2

6.14 Approval of Woodbury High School Bid Package #1

6.15 Approval of Woodbury High School Bid Package #2

6.16 Approval of Park High School Tennis Courts Bid

6.17 Approval of Extended Field Trips

6.18 Approval of student teaching agreement with Northern State University

6.19 Approval of Resolution of Unfair Labor Practice

6.20 Approval of student teaching agreement with Luther College

 

7.0 Information Items:

7.1 2020-21 World's Best Workforce Summary & Achievement & Integration Progress Report

Kelly Jansen, Assistant Superintendent

7.1 PPT

Wayne Felton, Director of Achievement and Integration and Dr. Mao Thao-Jacobson Director of Program Evaluation, Research and Assessment. They shared information about the World's Best Workforce goals and current status.

7.2 Final Levy for Taxes Payable in 2022

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operation

7.2 PPT

Mr. Pyan shared the information regarding the 2022 final levy amounts. There was no request for public comment.

 

8.0 Action Items:

8.1 Approval of Resolution Establishing Polling Locations for School District Elections

Julie Nielsen, Superintendent

It was moved by Katie Schwartz, seconded by Sharon Van Leer to approve the resolution.  A roll call vote was taken, all in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 

8.2 Approval of Final Levy for Taxes Payable in 2022

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations

It was motioned by Simi Patnaik, seconded by Pat Driscoll to approve the final levy for taxes payable in 2022. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

 

8.3 Approval of the 916 Joint Powers Agreement

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations

Agreement

It was moved by Katie Schwartz , seconded by Melinda Dols to approve the agreement.  A roll call vote was taken, all in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 

8.4 Approval of Changes to the 2021-22 School Year Calendar

Julie Nielsen, Superintendent

It was moved by Pat Driscoll, seconded by Sharon Van Leer to approve the changed.  A discussion was held. Tracy Brunnette, Pat Driscoll, Melinda Dols and Louise Hinz voted in favor, Sharon Van Leer, Simi Patnaik and Katie Schwartz voted against.  Motion carried. 

 

8.5 Approval of Letter of Agreement- KA for Construction Planning & Management Services

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations

It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Katie Schwartz to approve the agreement.  All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 

9.0 Superintendent Report: Superintendent Nielsen shared information on the recent social media threats. There are no credible threats against any South Washington County Schools, however there will be extra supervision present tomorrow. She also talked about COVID case rates in our schools and continued staff shortages. Ms. Nielsen presented Simi Patnaik, Melinda Dols and Louise Hinz with certificates of completion for the MSBA leadership development program. She finished with thanking Tracy Brunnette for her 21 years of service as a School Board Member.

 

10.0 Future Meeting Dates:

January 6, 2022 - School Board Business Meeting (DSC/6:00 p.m.)

January 6, 2022,  – School Board Workshop Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

January 20, 2022 – School Board Business Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

 

11.0 Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 8:49 pm.