February 15, 2018 Minutes

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 833

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

06:30 p.m. Thursday, February 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, February 15, 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, Heather Hirsch, Ron Kath, and Sharon Van Leer. Pat Driscoll, Katie Schwartz, and Michelle Witte were absent. Superintendent Keith Jacobus was present. Student representative Nidhi Jariwala (WHS) was present. Julia Travis (ERHS) and Lindsey Strom were absent.

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 passed.

4.0 District Highlights:

Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year, Rich Romano

Mike Johnson, Assistant Superintendent

5.0 Public Comment:

Chair Brunnette shared comments regarding the PHS Indian mascot at PHS.

The following people addressed the Board:

Marti Fridgen regarding the teachers' contract

Megan Loahr regarding the teachers' contract

Kathy Oellerich regarding the teachers' contract

Sean Duncanson regarding the teachers' contract

Nick Jascizek regarding the teachers' contract

Teresa Stevens regarding the teachers' contract

Janice Erickson regarding the Indian mascot at PHS

Tiffany Sedillos regarding the Indian mascot at PHS

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 Bid for Partial Roof at CES

6.5 Approval of Electronic Fund Transfers

6.6 Approval of Resolution to Accept Gifts

6.7 Approval of January 18, 2018 School Board Meeting Minutes

6.8 Approval of February 1, 2018 School Board Meeting Minutes

6.9 Approval of Cash Disbursements for November

6.10 Approval of Wireless Network Bid

6.11 Approval of Internet Service Bid

6.12 Approval of CGMS Locker Replacement Bid

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 March 1, 2018 meeting

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 University of MN STEM Center Partnership (PPT)

Matt Dorschner, Director of Teaching and Learning Services

Emily Larson, District Math Specialist and teachers, Sean Duncanson and Teresa Stevens shared their experiences and had the Board complete 2 experiments.

8.2 Financial Update

Keith Jacobus, Superintendent

He provided an update on enrollment projections and how it impacts the 2018-19 Budget.

9.0 Discussion Items: None.

10.0 Action Items:

10.1 Approval of Equity and Integration Budget

Mike Johnson, Assistant Superintendent

Kristine Schaefer, Coordinator of Educational Equity and Integration

This budget was reviewed at the February 1, 2018 meeting. It was motioned by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Heather Hirsch to approve the Budget. All in favor, none opposed, motion passed.

10.2 Approval of the 700 Series of Policies (Policies 705, 707, 709, 713.1, 717, 721)

Keith Jacobus, Superintendent

These policies were reviewed at the February 1, 2018 meeting. It was motioned by Heather Hirsch, seconded by Ron Kath to approve the changes to the 700 Series. All in favor, none opposed, motion passed.

10.3 Approval of Policy 808 (Policy 808)

Michelle Barries, Director of Special Services

This policy was reviewed at the February 1, 2018 meeting. It was motioned by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Heather Hirsch to approve Policy 808. All in favor, none opposed, motion passed.

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent's Report

Dr. Jacobus thanked the Board and noted next week is School Board Recognition Week and talked about school safety.

11.2 Student School Board Member Reports

Nidhi Jariwala, WHS: reported the Chinese language classes decorated the school for Chinese New Year and tomorrow is the African American celebration. On February 24 the National Honor Society will host a Coffeehouse at WHS (Students participate in a talent shows) with all proceeds being donated to charity. She noted ROAR Hour has been successful. ROAR Hour is a 35 min period every Wednesday to allow students to make up missing homework or tests.

Julia Travis, ERHS: was not able to attend, however sent the following report which was read by Chair Brunnette. She reported the theme of winter week last week was the Olympics. They hosted a coffeehouse and had an all school pep fest, crowning their winter court winners. The week ended with a semi-formal dance at the Historic Concord Exchange. She also highlighted Carter Slette, a senior, who won the Triple A award for region 4AA.This award is for students who excel in academics, athletics and the arts. She also noted ERHS boys' basketball won against WHS this week.

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 March 1, 2018 - School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

12.2 March 15, 2018 - School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Adjournment

It was moved by Heather Hirsch, seconded by Ron Kath to adjourn the meeting. All in favor, none opposed. The meeting adjourned at 7:59pm.