September 7, 2017 Minutes



06:30 p.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017

District Service Center / Cottage Grove, MN

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 7, 2017. The meeting was called to order by Vice Chair Tracy Brunnette, at 6:30pm at the District Service Center, located at 7362 East Point Douglas Road South, Cottage Grove, Minnesota. School Board Members present were: Tracy Brunnette, Ron Kath, Katie Schwartz, Sharon Van Leer and Michelle Witte. Katy McElwee-Stevens was absent. Superintendent Keith Jacobus was present.

2.0 Pledge of Allegiance

3.0 Approval of Agenda

It was moved by Sharon Van Leer and seconded by Ron Kath to approve the agenda. All in favor. None opposed. Motion carried.

4.0 District Highlights: Agenda item scheduled for the September 21, 2017 meeting.

5.0 Public Comment: Agenda item scheduled for the September 21, 2017 meeting

6.0 Consent Items:

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 Extended Field Trips

6.5 Approval of Petty Cash Limit

6.6 Approval of student teaching agreement with the U of M Duluth

It was moved by Katie Schwartz and seconded by Sharon Van Leer to approve the Consent Agenda items. All in favor. None opposed. Motion carried.

7.0 Workshop Items:

7.1 Why We Play Initiative (PPT 1, PPT 2)

Joel Olson, Activities Director, East Ridge High School

Phil Kuemmel, Activities Director, Park High School

Marvin Wooten, Activities Director, Woodbury High School

They explained their programs philosophy, purpose and values in working with coaches, directors, staff and students.

8.0 Information Items: None.

9.0 Discussion Items: None.

10.0 Action Items:

10.1 Approval of the Middle School Boundaries (PPT)

Mike Johnson, Assistant Superintendent

Mike Vogel, Interim Director of Construction Management

They presented plans C and C3. They reviewed how they arrived at the two final plans and the similarities and differences between the plans. A discussion was held amongst the Board. Ron Kath motioned to approve Plan C. It was seconded by Michelle Witte. A roll call vote was requested by Board Member Kath. Michelle Witte, Ron Kath, Tracy Brunnette voted in favor of approving Plan C. Sharon Van Leer and Katie Schwartz voted against. The vote was 3 in favor and 2 opposed. Motion carried to approve Plan C.

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent's Report:

Dr. Jacobus and cabinet members reported on the first week of school activities. He also highlighted the Back to School Event for staff and commented on the upcoming completion of the Transportation Investigation report.

11.2 School Board Member Reports

Tracy Brunnette: reported on the 916 Board Meeting noting Pankalo opened today.

Katie Schwartz: attended the Back to School Kick off event as well as the St. Paul Park and Woodbury Days parades.

Sharon Van Leer: attended the Back to School Kick off event.

Michelle Witte: reported she's focusing on the theater booster.

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 September 21, 2017 - School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

12.2 October 5, 2017 - School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Closed session:

13.1 Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.03 for labor negotiations.

It was moved by Ron Kath and seconded by Sharon Van Leer to move to closed session at 8:31pm. All in favor, motion passed. The Board returned from closed session at 9:54pm. It was moved by Michele Witte and seconded by Ron Kath to reconvene. All in favor, none opposed. Motion passed.

14.0 Adjournment

It was moved by Michelle Witte and seconded by Sharon Van Leer to adjourn the meeting. All in favor, none opposed. Motion passed. The meeting adjourned at 9:54pm.