August 4, 2016 Minutes

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 833

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

06:30 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2016

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 4, 2016. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ron Kath, 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, Ron Kath, Katy McElwee-Stevens, Katie Schwartz and Sharon Van Leer. Michelle Witte and Joe Slavin were absent. Superintendent Keith Jacobus was present.

2.0 Pledge of Allegiance

3.0 Approval of Agenda

It was moved by Sharon Van Leer and seconded by Tracy Brunnette to approve the agenda. All in favor. None opposed. Motion carried.

4.0 District Highlights: Agenda item scheduled for the August 18, 2016 meeting.

5.0 Public Comment: Agenda item scheduled for the August 18, 2016 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

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

7.0 Workshop Items:

7.1 Valley Crossing Update and Responsive Classroom (PPT)

Julie Nielsen, Assistant Superintendent

Lela Olson, Valley Crossing Elementary School Principal

Ms. Nielsen talked about the school calendar, professional development and responsive classroom training that occurred in July. Lela Olson, Valley Crossing Elementary School Principal and six teachers explained the components of responsive classroom; developmental awareness, positive community, engaging academics and effective management. They noted several schools implement some of these strategies; however Valley Crossing has been recognized as a Responsive Classroom school.

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 Middle School Design and Construction Update

Mike Vogel, Interim Director of Facilities and Construction Management

Mr. Vogel presented information on construction timelines and approvals for the new middle school and renovations for Woodbury, Lake and Cottage Grove Middle Schools.

9.0 Discussion Items: None.

10.0 Action Items: None.

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent's Report

Dr. Jacobus reported on Pre-K grant funding and negotiations.

11.2 School Board Member Reports

Tracy Brunnette:attended the NE Metro 916 Board Meeting.

Ron Kath: updated on teacher negotiations.

Katy McElwee- Stevens: indicated she's looking forward to the parades and has been watching the teacher negotiations.

Katie Schwartz: She gave praise to The Mix program that her son participates in.

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 August 18, 2016 - Regular School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

12.2 September 1, 2016 - Regular School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 8:02pm.