August 17, 2017 Minutes

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 833

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

06:30 p.m. Thursday, August 17, 2017

District Service Center / Cottage Grove, MN

1.0 Call to Order; Roll Call

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District 833, South Washington County, was held on Thursday, August 17, 2017. The meeting was called to order by Clerk Sharon Van Leer, at 6:30pm, at the District Service Center, located at 7362 East Point Douglas Road South, Cottage Grove, Minnesota. School Board Members present were: Ron Kath, Katie Schwartz, Sharon Van Leer and Michelle Witte. Tracy Brunnette and Katy McElwee-Stevens were absent. Superintendent Keith Jacobus was present.

2.0 Pledge of Allegiance

3.0 Approval of Agenda

Sharon Van Leer made a motion to move the Superintendent's Report to immediately follow district highlights. It was moved by Michelle Witte and seconded by Ron Kath to approve the amended agenda. All in favor, none opposed. Motion passed.

4.0 District Highlights:

4.1 Introduction of New Staff:

Keith Jacobus, Superintendent and Mike Johnson & Julie Nielsen, Assistant Superintendents

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent Report:

Superintendent's Report was moved to follow District Highlights at the beginning of the meeting. Dr. Jacobus addressed the inadvertent sharing of data.

5.0 Public Comment:

Seven people addressed the board regarding the following: Middle School Boundaries, Choice Programs and the recent email from Transportation.

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 July 20, 2017 School Board Meeting Minutes

6.8 Approval of August 3, 2017 School Board Meeting Minutes

6.9 Approval of bid award for WMS Addition and Renovations - Phase II

6.10 Approval of bid award for snow removal

It was moved by Katie Schwartz and seconded by Ron Kath to approve the consent agenda items. All in favor. None opposed. Motion carried.

7.0 Workshop Items: Agenda item scheduled for the September 7, 2017 meeting

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 Referendum Presentation (PPT)

Keith Jacobus, Superintendent

They reviewed the history of finances, the current ballot questions, with the reasons for the requests.

9.0 Discussion Items: None.

10.0 Action Items:

10.1 Approval of Resolution to renew an expiring Referendum, Approve a New Referendum & Capital Project Levy & calling the Special Election & Referendum (Resolution)

Keith Jacobus, Superintendent

It was moved by Michelle Witte, seconded by Ron Kath to approve the resolution. A roll call vote was taken. Ron Kath, Katie Schwartz, Sharon Van Leer and Michelle Witte voted in favor. Tracy Brunnette and Katy McElwee-Stevens were absent. Motion passed.

10.2 Approval of Resolution amending Resolution relating to the General Election of School Board members and Special Election to fill School Board Vacancy and Calling the District General & Special Election (Resolution)

Keith Jacobus, Superintendent

Dr. Jacobus explained the original resolution called for combined polling places in the City of St. Paul Park, however those polling locations will remain the same. It was moved by Katie Schwartz, seconded by Ron Kath to approve the resolution. A roll call vote was taken. Ron Kath, Katie Schwartz, Sharon Van Leer and Michelle Witte voted in favor. Tracy Brunnette and Katy McElwee-Stevens were absent. Motion passed.

10.3 Approval of Proposed Updates to Policies required for Yearly Review (Policies 410, 413, 414, 415, 506, 514, 522, 524, 616, 806)

Keith Jacobus, Superintendent

It was moved by Michelle Witte and seconded by Katie Schwartz to approve the proposed policies. All in favor, none opposed, motion passed.

10.4 Approval of the 200 Series of Policies (Policies 201, 201.1, 201.2, 202, 203, 203.1, 203.5, 203.6, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216)

Keith Jacobus, Superintendent

It was moved by Michelle Witte and seconded by Katie Schwartz to approve the proposed policies. All in favor, none opposed, motion passed.

10.5 Approval of Policy 721.1 (Policy 721.1 Text)

Julie Nielsen, Assistant Superintendent

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

10.6 Approval of Policy 515 (Policy 515 Text)

Julie Nielsen, Assistant Superintendent

It was moved by Michelle Witte and seconded by Ron Kath to approve the proposed policies. All in favor, none opposed, motion passed.

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 September 7, 2017 - School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

12.2 September 21, 2017 - School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Adjournment

Katie Schwartz motioned to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Ron Kath. All in favor, none opposed, motion passed. The board adjourned at 8:00pm.