June 7, 2018 Minutes

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 833

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

06:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018

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, June 7, 2018. The meeting was called to order by 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, Pat Driscoll, Heather Hirsch, Ron Kath, Katie Schwartz, Sharon Van Leer and Michelle Witte. 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 Heather Hirsch. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

4.0 District Highlights: Agenda item scheduled for the June 21, 2018 meeting.

5.0 Public Comment: Agenda item scheduled for the June 21, 2018 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 bid award for OMS musical instruments

6.6 Approval of student teaching agreement with the U of M- Duluth Communication Sciences & Disorders

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

7.0 Workshop Items:

7.1 AVID Secondary Showcase (PPT)

Mike Johnson, Assistant Superintendent

Assistant Superintendent Mike Johnson, Avid Coordinator Molly Lester, WMS Principal Kari Lopez and Reuben Spinner, Woodbury Middle School AVID Coordinator and AVID Elective Teacher shared statistics and success stories of the program.

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 ATPPS Annual Report (Report)

Tim Bunnell, ATPPS Specialist

Mr. Bunnell reviewed details of the Alternative Teacher Performance Pay System program.

8.2 School Assignment for New Build Neighborhoods

Mike Vogel, Interim Director of facilities and Construction Management

He explained there are new neighborhood developments recently approved, causing an increase in the estimated number of students moving to those neighborhoods. Information was proposed about changing the current attendance boundaries for the pending neighborhoods. He will return at the June 21st meeting for approval.

8.3 Solar Energy Presentation (IPS PPT, iDEAL PPT)

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance

Two solar representatives shared information regarding solar energy. TJ Ozomoru from IPS Solar shared how the system works from solar gardens and Braden Solum from iDEAL Energies shared information on a system with solar panels on the roof of individual buildings.

8.4 First Reading of the 2018-19 Preliminary Budget (PPT, Budget Book)

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance

He reviewed projected revenues and expenditures. He will return at the June 21st meeting for approval of the projected budget.

9.0 Discussion Items: None.

10.0 Action Items:

10.1 Approval of Emergency Resolution to repair gym floor at ERHS

Mike Vogel, Interim Director of Facilities and Construction Management

It was moved by Pat Driscoll, seconded by Katie Schwartz to approve the resolution. Roll call vote was taken, Pat Driscoll, Heather Hirsch, Michelle Witte, Katie Schwartz, Sharon Van Leer, Ron Kath and Tracy Brunnette voted in favor. None opposed. Motion passed.

10.2 Approval of Tentative Agreement with OPEIU

Kevin Witherspoon, Director of Human Resources

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

10.3 Approval of Tentative Agreement with Kids Club Supervisors

Kevin Witherspoon, Director of Human Resources

It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Pat Driscoll to approve the agreement. All in favor, none opposed, motion passed.

10.4 Approval of Tentative Agreement with UTSWC

Kevin Witherspoon, Director of Human Resources

It was moved by Ron Kath, seconded by Katie Schwartz to approve the agreement. All in favor, none opposed, motion passed.

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent's Report

Dr. Jacobus reported on graduation and shared an end of year video. He also talked about a Kraus Anderson employee who reached out to a special needs student at WMS who was very interested in the work occurring. KA Superintendent Joe Lipski arranged to present the student with some gifts, including a t-shirt, hard hat and miniature rendition of the construction equipment the student enjoyed watching.

11.2 School Board Member Reports

Tracy Brunnette and Michelle Witte reported on graduation and Heather Hirsch added strategic planning and the Senior awards ceremonies.

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 June 21, 2018 - School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

12.2 July 26, 2018 - School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 9:29pm.