June 20, 2019 Minutes

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 833
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Thursday, June 20, 2019 / 6:30pm
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, June 20, 2019. The meeting was called to order by Chair Tracy Brunnette, at 6:32pm at the District Service Center, located at 7362 East Point Douglas Road South, Cottage Grove, Minnesota. School Board Members present were: Tracy Brunnette, Heather Hirsch, Ron Kath and Sharon Van Leer. Pat Driscoll, Katie Schwartz and Michelle Witte were absent. Superintendent Keith Jacobus was present 

2.0 Pledge of Allegiance

3.0 Approval of Agenda

It was moved by Sharon Van Leer , seconded by Ron Kath to approve the amended agenda adding a closed session, pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.05 subdivision 2(a)(3), for the purpose of considering private educational data in connection with a legal action involving a student. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.  

4.0 District Highlights:

4.1 Spring Activities Update
Phil Kuemmel, Park High School Activities Director
Anthony Hartung, East Ridge High School Teacher & Coach Marvin Wooten, Woodbury High School Activities Director

5.0 Public Comment: At this time, individuals may speak to the School Board on any item that is not on tonight’s agenda. The Board will not respond to or discuss your comments. Character abuse or specific complaints identifying staff, students or task force members will not be permitted. The Superintendent may be asked to prepare a response to your concerns. Our policy allows three minutes per person.

6.0 Consent Items:
All consent items are considered routine and non-controversial by the School Board and will be approved by a single motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items. Prior to this meeting, Board members have had the opportunity to review each of these items and may request that any item be moved to the Action Items for individual consideration.

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 May 23, 2019 School Board Meeting Minutes
6.8 Approval of June 6, 2019 School Board Meeting Minutes
6.9 Approval of student teaching agreement with the University of North Dakota
6.10 Approval of student teaching agreement with the University of Wisconsin – River Falls
6.11 Approval of student teaching agreement with Concordia University
6.12 Approval of Miscellaneous Wage Sheet
6.13 Approval of Lease Financing for High School Chromebooks
6.14 Approval of Lease for iPad Lifecycle
It was moved by Sharon Van Leer to approve the consent agenda, seconded by Ron Kath. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.  

7.0 Workshop Items: Agenda item scheduled for the August 15, 2019 meeting

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 District Highlights
Keith Jacobus, Superintendent
8.1 PPT
Cabinet members shared highlights from their departments from the 2018-19 School year. 

8.2 Negotiations Update
Katie Schwartz, School Board Treasurer
She provided the most recent update on negotiations.  

9.0 Discussion Items: None.

10.0 Action Items:

10.1 Approval of Long Range Facilities Planning Guiding Change Document
Julie Nielsen, Assistant Superintendent
10.1 Guiding Change Document
It was moved by Ron Kath, seconded by Sharon Van Leer to approve the document. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

10.2 Approval of Resolution for Cottage Grove Community Center
Bob Lawrence, Director of Community Education
It was moved by Ron Kath, seconded by Heather Hirsch to approve the resolution. None opposed, motion carried. 

10.3 Approval of the Revised 2018-19 Budget
Dan Pyan, Director of Finance
It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Ron Kath to approve the revised budget. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

10.4 Approval of 2019-20 Preliminary Budget
Dan Pyan, Director of Finance
It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Heather Hirsch to approve the preliminary budget. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

10.5 Approval of Property and Liability Insurance Provider
Dan Pyan, Director of Finance
It was moved by Heather Hirsch, seconded by Ron Kath to approve Liberty Mutual as the new provider. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

10.6 Approval of Selection of Audit Firm
Dan Pyan, Director of Finance
It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Heather Hirsch to approve the Audit Firm, MMKR, who is our current Audit Firm. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. A request was made by Ron Kath to change partners within the firm to lead the Audits.  

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Jacobus reported on the Skoolie Bus and recent ACCESS graduates.  

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 July 18, 2019 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

12.2 August 15, 2019 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 8:25pm.