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June 16, 2022 Business Meeting

1 hour, 36 minutes

 

Agenda and Minutes

 

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, June 16, 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: Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz, Eric Tessmer and Sharon Van Leer. Melinda Dols was absent. Superintendent Julie Nielsen was present.

 

2.0 Pledge of Allegiance

 

3.0 Approval of Agenda: It was moved by Pat Driscoll, seconded by Louise Hinz to approve the agenda.  All in favor, none opposed. Motion passed.

 

4.0 Activities Report

Phil Kuemmel, Park High School Activities Director

Jodi Loeblein-Lecker, Woodbury High School Activities Director

Sara Palodichuk, East Ridge High School Activities Director

 

5.0 Comments to the Board: None.

 

6.0 Consent Items: It was moved by Simi Patnaik, seconded by Louise Hinz to approve the consent agenda. 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 May 19, 2022,  School Board Meeting Minutes

6.7 Approval of June 2, 2022 School Board Meeting Minutes

6.8 Approval of Student Teaching Agreement with Alexandria Technical College

6.9 Approval of Extended Field Trips

6.10 Approval of Miscellaneous Wage Sheet

 

7.0 Information Items:

7.1 General School District Safety

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations

7.1 PPT

Napoleon Genereux, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator shared public information about safety measures in the schools.

 

7.2 Student Handbook

Kelly Jansen, Assistant Superintendent

7.2 PPT

Ms. Jansen shared the updated details included in the handbook.  The handbook will be online on June 17, 2022.

 

8.0 Action Items:

8.1 Approval of Proposed Policy Changes

Julie Nielsen, Superintendent

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It was moved by Katie Schwartz, seconded by Eric Tessmer to approve the changes.  All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 

8.2 Approval of Preliminary 2022-23 Budget

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations

It was moved by Pat Driscoll, seconded by Simi Patnaik. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 

8.3 Approval of the Minnesota State High School League Membership

Kristine Schaefer, Assistant Superintendent

It was moved by Louise Hinz, seconded by Eric Tessmer. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 

8.4 Approval of Tentative Agreement with Nutrition Services

Kevin Witherspoon, Director of Human Resources

It was moved by Katie Schwartz, seconded by Simi Patnaik. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 

9.0 Superintendent Report: Ms. Nielsen reported on informational bond teams and strategic planning.

 

10.0 Future Meeting Dates:

July 14, 2022 – School Board Business Meeting (DSC/6:00 p.m.)

August 11, 2022 – School Board Workshop Meeting (DSC/6:00 p.m.)

 

11.0  Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 8:06pm.