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June 4, 2020 Minutes

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 833
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Thursday, June 4, 2020 / 6:30pm
Teleconference

AGENDA
The purpose of this meeting is to consider the following:

1.0 Call to Order: 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 4, 2020. The meeting was called to order by Vice Chair Katie Schwartz, at 6:30pm, via teleconference.

2.0 Roll Call: Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz and Sharon Van Leer. Tracy Brunnette was absent. Superintendent Keith Jacobus was present.

3.0 Approval of Agenda: It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Simi Patnaik to approve the agenda, a roll call vote was taken. Tracy Brunnette was absent, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz and Sharon Van Leer in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

4.0 District Highlights: Agenda item scheduled for the June 18, 2020 meeting.

5.0 Public Comment: Agenda item scheduled for the June 18, 2020 meeting.

6.0 Consent Items: It was moved by Melinda Dols, seconded by Pat Driscoll to approve the consent agenda items. A roll call vote was taken. Tracy Brunnette was absent, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz and Sharon Van Leer in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

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 Grants

7.0 Workshop Items:

7.1 2020-21 Fall Planning
Keith Jacobus, Superintendent
7.1 Document
7.1 Guiding Change
7.1 Focus Group Summary
Kelly Jansen, Director of Teaching & Learning Services, shared information on the results of the Focus Groups regarding three options they’re reviewing for fall. Christine Wrobleski from Teamworks International presented information about a guiding change document.

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 Community Education Budget
Bob Lawrence, Director of Community Education
PPT
Mr. Lawrence shared their budget and the impacts of COVID to their fund balance. This will return on June 18, 2020 for approval.

8.2 Preliminary Budget for 2020-21
Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations
Summary
PPT
Mr. Pyan shared the current plan and needs for the 2020-21 fiscal year. This budget will return on June 18, 2020 for approval.

9.0 Discussion Items: None.

10.0 Action Items:

10.1 Approval of Proposed Changes to 400 Series of Policies
Mike Johnson, Assistant Superintendent
Policies with Revisions
Policies with No Revisions
It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Pat Driscoll to approve the policies. A roll call vote was taken. Tracy Brunnette was absent, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz and Sharon Van Leer in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

10.2 Approval of Resolution Authorizing NE Metro 916 LTFM Plan
Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations
It was moved by Pat Driscoll, seconded by Sharon Van Leer to approve the Resolution. A roll call vote was taken. Tracy Brunnette was absent, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz and Sharon Van Leer in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

10.3 Approval of Nutrition Services Budget
Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations
It was moved by Louise Hinz, seconded by Melinda Dols to approve the budget. A roll call vote was taken. Tracy Brunnette was absent, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz and Sharon Van Leer in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent’s Report: Dr Jacobus reported on graduation.
11.2 School Board Member Reports: Melinda Dols has been attending virtual ceremonies, the next step graduation and reverse parades. Louise Hinz attended MSBA virtual conferences, the ERHS Academic awards ceremony, K- 5 virtual track and field event and the ROES reverse parade. Simi Patnaik attended the parades at NFSI and NES and talked with staff about various programs. Katie Schwartz shared her congratulation to all graduates.

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 Thursday, June 18, 2020 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)
12.2 Thursday, July 16, 2020 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 8:51pm.