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June 2, 2022 Workshop Meeting

June 2, 2022 Workshop Meeting

2 hours 22 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, June 2, 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, Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz, Eric Tessmer and Sharon Van Leer. Louise Hinz was absent. Julie Nielsen was present.


2.0 Pledge of Allegiance


3.0 Approval of Agenda: It was moved by Eric Tessmer, seconded by Simi Patnaik to approve the agenda.  All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.


4.0 Workshop Items:

4.1 Bond and Facility Planning Updates

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations

Pepe Barton, Director of Communications

4.1 PPT

They shared information on the voting process and where to obtain information about what the funds would provide.


5.0 Information Items:

5.1 ATPPS Update

Tim Bunnell, ATPPS Specialist

5.1 PPT

He shared the purpose of ATPPS and the professional development shared over the past school year.


5.2 Community Education Budget

Bob Lawrence, Director of Community Education

5.2 PPT

He shared how COVID has impacted their revenue and explained their budget is self-sufficient. This budget will return for approval on June 16th.


5.3 Nutrition Services Budget

Wendy Peterson, Director of Nutrition Services

Bobbi Jo Grummons, Assistant Director of Nutrition Services

5.3 PPT

They shared the history of their budget and how restrictions and COVID have impacted the budget.  This budget will return on June 16th for approval.


5.4 2022-23 Preliminary Budget

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations

5.4 Budget

5.4 PPT

 He shared the anticipated revenue and expenses for the 22-23 school year. This will return for approval at the June 16th meeting.


5.5 First Reading of Proposed Policy Changes

Julie Nielsen, Superintendent







Only the policies will return on June 16th for approval. No one signed up to make comments to the board about the proposed policy changes. 


6.0 Reports and Comments: Superintendent Nielsen reported on the end of school year, award ceremonies, graduations and strategic planning. Melinda Dols attended the ERHS academic awards ceremony, employee banquet and 916 board meeting. Simi Patnaik attended the employee banquet, concerts in Woodbury and ERHS WHS Senior award night and the Next Step graduation. Eric Tessmer would like to discuss school security and live streaming workshop meetings. Sharon Van Leer attended the Next Step graduation, ATPPS meeting, SoWashCo CARES meeting and the employee banquet.


7.0 Future Meeting Dates:

June 16, 2022 – School Board Business Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

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


8.0 Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 8:52pm.