Nov. 1, 2018 Minutes

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 833
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Unofficial Clerk's Minutes
November 1, 2018

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, November 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 and Sharon Van Leer. Michelle Witte was absent. 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 amended agenda, adding 10.3 Approval of Resolution of Support for MSHSL Grants. Seconded by Katie Schwartz. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

4.0 District Highlights: Agenda item scheduled for the November 15, 2018 meeting.
5.0 Public Comment: Agenda item scheduled for the November 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
It was moved by Sharon Van Leer to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Pat Driscoll. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

7.0 Workshop Items:

7.1 Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching Strategies Trina Patterson, Educational Achievement & Integration Coordinator
7.1 PPT
Ms. Patterson, along with CLRT coaches Jennifer Terry and Gina Spoo shared the purpose and vision of Culturally Linguistically Responsive Teaching. 

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 Showcase Our Schools: Grey Cloud & Armstrong Elementary Laura Loshek, Grey Cloud Elementary Principal Andy Caflisch, Armstrong Elementary Principal
8.1 PPT
Laura Loshek, Grey Cloud Elementary Principal and Andy Caflisch, Armstrong Elementary Principal highlighted personalization at their schools.

8.2 First Reading of Policy 414 Mike Johnson, Assistant Superintendent ***Following the first reading, public comment will be accepted regarding Policy 414.
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He reviewed the proposed changes to the policy. This will return on November 15, 2018 for approval. Following the first reading, public comment was accepted regarding this policy. There was none. 

9.0 Discussion Items: None.

10.0 Action Items:

10.1 Approval of Policies 410, 413, 415, 514, 522, 524, 616, 806 Mike Johnson, Assistant Superintendent
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413
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514
522
524
616
806
These policies were reviewed at the October 17, 2018 meeting. It was motioned by Pat Driscoll to approve the changes to these policies. Seconded by Ron Kath. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.  

10.2 Approval of the Resolution of Support of MN State High School League Grants
Mike Johnson, Assistant Superintendent

It was motioned by Sharon Van Leer to approve the resolution. Seconded by Katie Schwartz. A roll call vote was taken. Tracy Brunnette, Pat Driscoll, Heather Hirsch, Ron Kath, Katie Schwartz and Sharon Van Leer voted in favor. Michelle Witte was absent. None opposed. Motion carried. 

10.3 Approval of agreement with Bus Mechanic Employees
Kevin Witherspoon, Director of Human Resources

The agenda was amended following the closed session to add this item. 
Mr. Witherspoon reviewed the agreement. It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Pat Driscoll to approve the agreement. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Jacobus reported on English Language learning, Spark and recent happenings in the TLS department. 

11.2 School Board Member Reports
Pat Driscoll attended the school listening session at Hillside and was planning to attend the AMSD meeting and the PHS Veteran’s day celebration next week.

Heather Hirsch attended school listening sessions and AMSD legislative committee last week for Michelle. She is planning to attend the SoWashCo CARES food pack event on November 14th.

Ron Kath attended the CFAC meeting and Armstrong school listening session.

Katie Schwartz attended school listening sessions at Bailey and CGMS.

Sharon Van Leer attended BES listening session and met with Trina Patterson.  

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 Thursday, November 15, 2018 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)
12.2 December 13, 2018 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Closed Session:

13.1 Pursuant to MN Statute 13D.03 for labor negotiations.
It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Heather Hirsch to move to closed session at 7:44pm. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. The Board returned from closed session at 9:21pm. It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Ron Kath to re-convene the meeting. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. It was moved by Sharon Van Leer and seconded by Pat Driscoll to amend the agenda to add 10.3 Approval of agreement with Bus Mechanic Employees. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.  

14.0 Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 9:23pm.