February 1, 2018 Minutes

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 833

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

06:30 p.m. Thursday, February 1, 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 1, 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 Katie Schwartz. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

4.0 District Highlights: Agenda item scheduled for the February 15, 2018 meeting.

5.0 Public Comment: Agenda item scheduled for the February 15, 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 updated OMS change orders

6.6 Approval of bid award for NFSI casework and window demolition and reinstallation

6.7 Approval of bid award for PES & ROES door and window replacement

It was moved by Pat Driscoll 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 Indian Education Committee Update (PPT, AIPAC Roster, Resolution of Concurrence)

Kristine Schaefer, Coordinator of Educational Equity and Integration

Kristine Schaefer, Coordinator of Educational Equity and Integration and Brooke Crosby, American Indian Community Cultural Liaison covered the funding of the program, goals and introduced some of the committee members.

7.2 Achievement and Integration Budget (PPT, 2017-18 Budget, 2018-19 Budget)

Kristine Schaefer, Coordinator of Educational Equity and Integration

She reviewed the 2017-18 Budget and projected budget and plans for 2018-19. She will return on February 15, 2018 for approval of the budget.

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 South Washington Watershed Lake and Middleton Campus Greening Project (PPT)

Mike Vogel, Interim Director of Facilities and Construction Management

Mr. Vogel introduced introduced Andrew Schilling and Melissa Imse from the Watershed District. They reviewed the goals of Lake and Middleton Projects.

8.2 First Reading of the 700 Series of Policies (Policies 705, 707, 709, 713.1, 717, 721)

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance

A discussion was held. Mr. Pyan will return for approval at the February 15, 2018 meeting.

8.3 First Reading of Policy 808 Service Animals (Policy 808)

Michelle Barries, Director of Special Services

A discussion was held. Ms. Barries will return for approval at the February 15, 2018 meeting.

There were no requests submitted for public comment following the policy reviews.

9.0 Discussion Items: None.

10.0 Action Items: None.

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent's Report

Dr. Jacobus reported on a partnership with Second Harvest Heartland and the One Act Plays.

11.2 School Board Member Reports

Tracy Brunnette: attended the SEC Music Festival.

Pat Driscoll: attended the League of Women Voters candidate forum and will be attending AMSD and a meeting about the backpack program on February 8th.

Heather Hirsch: attended the SEAC meeting and 916 Program tour.

Ron Kath: attended the SEC Music Festival.

Katie Schwartz: attended the Special Education Committee, first 916 Board Meeting, and Youth Advisory Committee.

Sharon Van Leer: attended the SEC Music Festival.

Michelle Witte: attended the Youth Advisory Committee and she noted WHS Speech took 1st place in their first tournaments of the season. She will be attending the AMSD meeting.

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

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

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

13.0 Closed Session pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.03 for labor negotiations.

It was moved by Katie Schwartz, seconded by Sharon Van Leer to move to closed session at 8:08pm. All in favor, none opposed, motion passed. They returned from closed session at 9:15pm, It was moved by Michelle Witte, seconded by Heather Hirsch to reconvene the meeting. All in favor, none opposed, motion passed.

14.0 Adjournment

It was moved by Michelle Witte, seconded by Katie Schwartz to adjourn at 9:16pm. All in favor, none opposed, motion passed.