July 26, 2018 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, July 26, 2018. The meeting was called to order by Chair Tracy Brunnette, at 6:32pm 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. Pat Driscoll and Heather Hirsch, were absent. Superintendent Keith Jacobus was present.

2.0 Pledge of Allegiance

3.0 Approval of Agenda

It was moved by Sharon Van Leer to approve the agenda. Seconded by Katie Schwartz. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

4.0 District Highlights:

4.1 Introduction of new Director of Teaching and Learning Services, Kelly Jansen

Mike Johnson, Assistant Superintendent

5.0 Public Comment:

Tanisha Kelly addressed the board regarding policy.

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 Cash Disbursements for May

6.5 Approval of Electronic Fund Transfers

6.6 Approval of Resolution to Accept Gifts

6.7 Approval of June 21, 2018 School Board Meeting Minutes

6.8 Approval of Cash Disbursements for June

6.9 Approval of student teaching agreement with South Dakota State University

6.10 Approval of contract with Meridian Consulting Group LLC

6.11 Approval of July 12, 2018 School Board Retreat Minutes

It was moved by Sharon Van Leer and seconded by Ron Kath to approve the consent agenda. All in favor, none opposed, motion passed.

7.0 Workshop Items: Agenda item scheduled for the August 9, 2018 meeting

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 2017-18 District Leadership Highlights (PPT)

Keith Jacobus, Superintendent

Administration shared district wide highlights from each department for the 2017-18 school year.

9.0 Discussion Items:

9.1 Renaming of current OMS Pool

Mike Vogel, Interim Director of Construction Management

Mike shared the suggested name of South Washington County Schools Community Pool. This item will return for approval at the August 9, 2018 meeting.

10.0 Action Items:

10.1 Approval of Policy 516

Kevin Witherspoon, Director of Human Resources

It was moved by Michelle Witte, seconded by Sharon Van Leer to approve the policy. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

10.2 Approval of Long Term Facilities Maintenance Plan

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance

It was moved by Katie Schwartz, seconded by Sharon Van Leer to approve the plan. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

10.3 Approval of 2018-19 MSHSL Membership

Mike Johnson, Assistant Superintendent

It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Katie Schwartz, to approve the membership. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

10.4 Approval of Settlement Agreement with Friedges Landscaping

Mike Vogel, Interim Director of Construction Management

Following closed session, the agenda was amended to add this item. It was moved by Ron Kath, seconded by Sharon Van Leer to approve the settlement. A roll call vote was taken. Tracy Brunnette, Ron Kath, Katie Schwartz, Sharon Van Leer and Michelle Witte voted in favor. Pat Driscoll and Heather Hirsch, were absent. None opposed. Motion carried.

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent's Report:

Dr. Jacobus reported on the summer construction projects and had Brian Boothe share information about summer professional development.

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 August 9, 2018 - School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

12.2 August 23, 2018 - School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Closed Session:

13.1 Pursuant to MN Statute 13D.05, subdivision 3(d), the attorney-client privilege, to discuss a proposed settlement in the Friedges v. ISD 833 case.

At 7:58pm Sharon Van Leer moved to go to closed session. Seconded by Ron Kath. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. The board returned from closed session at 8:24pm. It was moved by Ron Kath, seconded by Sharon Van Leer to reconvene the meeting. It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Ron Kath to amend the agenda, adding 10.4 Approval of Settlement Agreement with Friedges Landscaping. All in favor none opposed. Motion carried.

14.0 Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 8:26pm.