March 15, 2018 Minutes

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 833

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

06:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 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, March 15, 2018. The meeting was called to order by Chair Tracy Brunnette, at 6:34pm 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, Ron Kath, Katie Schwartz, Sharon Van Leer & Michelle Witte. Heather Hirsch was absent. Superintendent Keith Jacobus was present. Student representative Nidhi Jariwala (WHS), Lindsey Strom (PHS) & Julia Travis (ERHS).

2.0 Pledge of Allegiance

3.0 Approval of Agenda

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

4.0 District Highlights:

Prudential Spirit of Community Award presented to Francesca Wurm

Ashley Ruka, East Ridge High School Assistant Principal

Winter Activities Update

Justin Ellevold, Park High School Administrative Intern

Joel Olson, East Ridge High School Activities Director

Marvin Wooten, Woodbury High School Activities Director

5.0 Public Comment:

The following people addressed the board:

Marty Fridgen regarding the teachers' contract

Stephanie Oliveli regarding class sizes and teacher contracts

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 Electronic Fund Transfers

6.6 Approval of Resolution to Accept Gifts

6.7 Approval of February 15, 2018 School Board Meeting Minutes

6.8 Approval of March 1, 2018 School Board Meeting Minutes

6.9 Approval of Cash Disbursements for December

6.10 Approval of Cash Disbursements for January

6.11 Approval of student teaching agreement with the University of North Dakota

6.12 Approval of bid pack #1 for structural demolition, site work &boiler procurement for NFSI

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 April 12, 2018 meeting

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 Negotiations Update

Tracy Brunnette, School Board Chair

Ms. Brunnette shared timelines and addressed questions being asked regarding the teachers contract.

8.2 Construction Update (PPT)

Mike Vogel, Interim Director of Facilities and Construction Management

He reviewed photos of construction at Woodbury and Oltman Middle Schools and progress being made.

8.3 Financial Update (PPT)

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance

He reported the budget as of February 28, 2018 and the forecasted budget.

9.0 Discussion Items: None.

10.0 Action Items:

10.1 Approval of Intent to Issue General Obligation Facilities Maintenance Bonds (Presale Report, Resolution)

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance

Mr. Pyan and Jodie Zesbaugh from Ehlers presented. It was motioned by Katie Schwartz, seconded by Ron Kath to approve the Bonds. Tracy Brunnette, Pat Driscoll, Ron Kath, Katie Schwartz, Sharon Van Leer & Michelle Witte voted in favor. Heather Hirsch was absent. None opposed. Motion passed.

10.2 Approval of Revised 2018-19 Long Term Facilities Maintenance Plan (10 Year Projection)

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance

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

10.3 Approval of Adapted Bowling

Mike Johnson, Assistant Superintendent

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

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent's Report

Dr. Jacobus reported on the March 14th walkouts, MDE School Finance Award to the District and the removal of the PHS Indian emblem in the floor.

11.2 Student School Board Member Reports

Nidhi Jariwala, WHS, reported on Band, orchestra and choir concerts, Final exams, the walk outs and the WHS speech tournament that WHS is hosting next week. Lindsey Strom, PHS, reported the walk out, ICC ambassadors and The Voice campaign. PHS was recognized as the first high school in Minnesota to be recognized as a National AVID Demonstration High School. She highlighted the Applaud breakfast, Band, one act play, the Thunderbolts and spring season sports. Julia Travis, ERHS, reported on Orchestra, the diversity club and the end of 2nd Trimester. She highlighted boys basketball and students, Delaney Lien for winning first place in the high school division at the MN State Capitol Art Exhibit and Alex Fisher for winning best in show.

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 April 12, 2018 - School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

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

13.0 Adjournment

It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Katie Schwartz to adjourn the meeting. All in favor, none opposed. The meeting adjourned at 8:47pm.