April 25, 2019 Minutes

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 833
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Unofficial Clerk's Minutes
April 25, 2019

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, April 25, 2019. 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 and Katie Schwartz. Michelle Witte and Sharon Van Leer were absent. Superintendent Keith Jacobus was present. Student Board Representatives Lindsey Strom (PHS), Maya Mehra (WHS) and Hannah Poor (ERHS) were present.

2.0 Pledge of Allegiance
3.0 Approval of Agenda
It was moved by Ron Kath, seconded by Katie Schwartz to approve an amended agenda, moving the closed session Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 13D.05, subd. 2(b) for preliminary consideration of allegations against Coach #1 to Item 7.0 and add:

7.1 Resolution Non-Renewing Coaching Contract #1
7.2 Administrative Recommendation for Nonrenewal Coaching Contract #2 and the reasons for nonrenewal
7.3 Resolution Non-Renewing Coaching Contract #2

4.0 District Highlights:

4.1 District 833 SNACK Program Andy Caflisch, Armstrong Elementary Principal
4.2 Winter Activities Update Phil Kuemmel, Park High School Sara Palodichuk, East Ridge High School Marvin Wooten, Woodbury High School
ERHS
PHS
WHS

5.0 Public Comment:
The following people addressed the board:

Katelyn Wolschlager, student, regarding German at PHS
Kate Buhr of Minneapolis regarding German at PHS
Sawyer Brumm, student, regarding German at PHS
Ethan Gilles, student, regarding German at PHS
Cindi Springman of Cottage Grove, regarding German 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 Extended Field Trips
6.5 Approval of Electronic Fund Transfers
6.6 Approval of Resolution to Accept Gifts
6.7 Approval of March 28, 2019 School Board Meeting Minutes
6.8 Approval of April 18, 2019 School Board Meeting Minutes
6.9 Approval of MOU -SWWD & City of SPP
6.10 Approval of bid for Liberty Ridge Site II HVAC
6.11 Approval of Early Release of Liberty Ridge Site II Students
6.12 Approval of Report on Bids – Walk in Cooler/Freezer units
It was moved by Ron Kath to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Pat Driscoll. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

7.0 Amended at beginning of meeting to Closed Session pursuant to MN Statute 13D.05 sbd. 2(b) for preliminary consideration of allegations against Coach #1 and private educational data under Minnesota Statute 13D.05.

7.1 Resolution Non-Renewing Coaching Contract #1

Michael Waldspurger, School Board Attorney

It was moved by Katie Schwartz, seconded by Ron Kath to approve the resolution of non-renewal of the coaching contract for Travis Van DeWiele. A roll call vote was taken. Tracy Brunnette, Pat Driscoll, Heather Hirsch, Ron Kath, Katie Schwartz voted in favor. Sharon Van leer & Michelle Witte were absent. None opposed. Motion carried. 

7.1 Resolution

7.2 Administrative Recommendation for Non-Renewal Coaching Contract #2 and the reasons for non-renewal

Michael Waldspurger, School Board Attorney
Jim Smokrovich, East Ridge High School Principal
Sara Palodichuck, East Ridge High School Activities Director

7.3 Resolution Non-renewing Coaching Contract #2

Michael Waldspurger, School Board Attorney

It was moved by Pat Driscoll, seconded by Katie Schwartz to approve the resolution of non-renewal of the coaching contract with Matt Everson. A roll call vote was taken. Tracy Brunnette, Pat Driscoll, Heather Hirsch, Ron Kath, Katie Schwartz voted in favor. Sharon Van leer & Michelle Witte were absent. None opposed. Motion carried.
7.3 Resolution

Ron Kath motioned to go into closed session at 7:21pm. Seconded by Heather Hirsch. all in favor, none opposed, motion carried. At 7:42pm, Ron Kath motioned to re-convene the meeting. Seconded by Pat Driscoll, all in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 Revised Budget Dan Pyan, Director of Finance
8.1 Budgets
8.1 PPT
Mr. Pyan presented the most recent budget for the 2018-19 school year.

8.2 Negotiations Update Katie Schwartz, School Board Treasurer
Ms. Schwartz shared that district and teachers union met for the fourth time on April 24. The next time members from both committees will meet is on May 13.

9.0 Discussion Items:

9.1 Long-Term Facilities Planning Guiding Change Julie Nielsen, Assistant Superintendent
Guiding Change Document
She reviewed the draft guiding change document and a discussion was held. This item will return for approval at a future board meeting.  

10.0 Action Items:

10.1 Approval of Proposed Policies 406, 418, 423, 424, 427, 510, 524, 713 Mike Johnson, Assistant Superintendent

406
418
423
424
427
510
524
713
It was moved by Pat Driscoll and seconded by Heather Hirsch to approve the changes. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

10.2 Approval of 2019-20 LTFM, Operating Capital, Debt Service & Trust Fund Budgets Dan Pyan, Director of Finance 
It was moved by Ron Kath, seconded by Katie Schwartz, to approve the budgets. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent’s Report
11.2 Student Board Reports:

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 May 9, 2019 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)
12.2 May 23, 2019 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 This item was moved to 7.0.
The meeting adjourned at 9:10pm.

 14.0 Adjournment