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September 22, 2022 Business Meeting

1 hour, 31 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, September 22, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Chair Sharon Van Leer, at 6:00pm at the District Service Center, 7362 East Point Douglas Road South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016. School Board Members present: Pat Driscoll, Melinda Dols, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz, Eric Tessmer and Sharon Van Leer. Superintendent Julie Nielsen was present.

 

2.0 Pledge of Allegiance

 

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

 

4.0 Comments to the Board: The following people addressed the Board:

  • Joshua Loahr regarding paraprofessionals
  • Edward Reynoso regarding paraprofessionals
  • Naomi Dahl regarding cell phone safety

 

5.0 Consent Items: It was moved by Simi Patnaik, seconded by Pat Driscoll To approve the consent agenda. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

5.1 Approval of Retirements, Resignations and Terminations

5.2 Approval of Leaves of Absence

5.3 Approval of New Employees/Change of Status

5.4 Approval of Electronic Fund Transfers

5.5 Approval of Resolution to Accept Gifts

5.6 Approval of August 25, 2022 School Board Meeting Minutes

5.7 Approval of September 8, 2022 School Board Meeting Minutes

5.8 Approval of 2022-23 Petty Cash

5.9 Approval of Extended Field Trips

5.10 Approval of Contract with Kraus Anderson

5.11 Approval of Contract with KOMA

 

6.0 Information Items:

6.1 Financial Update

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations

6.1 PPT

Mr. Pyan shared updated budget information and projections.

 

6.2 Long-Range Facilities Planning

Julie Nielsen, Superintendent

           A discussion was held on current ideas for gathering feedback, and next steps.

 

7.0 Action Items:

7.1 Streaming Workshop Meetings

Julie Nielsen, Superintendent

Moved by Eric Tessmer to stream meetings, seconded by Simi Patnaik. Eric Tessmer, Louise Hinz, Katie Schwartz, Melinda Dols, Simi Patnaik and Pat Driscoll voted in favor, Sharon Van Leer voted against.  Motion carries.

 

7.2 Worker’s Compensation Insurance Renewal

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations

It was moved by Pat Driscoll, seconded by Melinda Dols to approve the renewal.  All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 

7.3 2022 Pay 2023 Preliminary Levy

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations

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

 

7.4 Proposed Policy Changes

Julie Nielsen, Superintendent

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

 

8.0 Superintendent Report: Superintendent Nielsen shared information on strategic planning, staffing challenges in nutrition services and transportation and looking at solutions. She noed struggles with capacity and staffing of 916 services. Finally she congratulated Lake Middle School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award.  

 

9.0 Future Meeting Dates:

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

TUESDAY, October 18, 2022 – School Board Business Meeting (DSC/6:00 p.m.)

 

10.0 Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 7:31pm.