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January 20, 2022 Business Meeting



The purpose of this meeting is to consider the following:


1.0 Call to Order: Roll Call: 


2.0 Pledge of Allegiance


3.0 Approval of Agenda: 


4.0 Student District Ambassador Report:

Riya Bharti, East Ridge High School, Amber Lemke, Newport Elementary School & Reese Vix, Valley Crossing Elementary School


5..0 Public Comment:

At this time, individuals may speak to the School Board on any item relating to South Washington County Schools. The Board will not respond to or discuss your comments. Character abuse or specific complaints identifying staff, students or task force members will not be permitted. The Superintendent may be asked to prepare a response to your concerns. The public comment period will be held open for up to thirty (30) minutes in total.  Each speaker is permitted to speak for up to three (3) minutes in total. The School Board will allow up to three (3) speakers per topic. At three minutes, the microphone will be turned off and we will move on to the next speaker or next agenda item.


6.0 Consent Items:

All consent items are considered routine and non-controversial by the School Board and will be approved by a single motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items. Prior to this meeting, Board members have had the opportunity to review each of these items and may request that any item be moved to the Action Items for individual consideration.

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 December 16, 2021 School Board Meeting Minutes

6.7 Approval of January 6, 2022 Special Business Meeting Minutes

6.8 Approval of January 6, 2022 Workshop Meeting Minutes

6.9 Approval of Student Teaching Agreement with Metropolitan State University

6.10 Approval of Washington County’s Proposed application of Safe Routes to School Act

6.11 Approval of Extended Field Trips


7.0 Information Items:

7.1 Budget Adjustment Update

Kelly Jansen, Assistant Superintendent

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations

7.1 PPT

7.2 Long-Range Facilities Update

Kristine Schaefer, Assistant Superintendent

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations

7.2 PPT


8.0 Action Items:

8.1 Acceptance of Audit Reports 

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations

Comprehensive Report

Management Report

Special Purpose Report

8.1 PPT

8.2 Approval of Proposed Policy Changes

Julie Nielsen, Superintendent






8.3 Approval of Proposed 2022-23 Calendar

Julie Nielsen, Superintendent


9.0 Superintendent Report


10.0 Future Meeting Dates:

February 3, 2022 – School Board Workshop Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

February 17, 2022 – School Board Business Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)


11.0  Adjournment