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June 18, 2020 Minutes

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 833
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Thursday, June 18, 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 18, 2020. The meeting was called to order by Chair Tracy Brunnette, at 6:30pm. This meeting was held virtually due to the current health pandemic of COVID-19 and pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.021.

2.0 Roll Call: School Board Members present were: Tracy Brunnette, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz (until 7:55pm), Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz and Sharon Van Leer. Superintendent Keith Jacobus was present.

3.0 Approval of Agenda: It was moved by Melinda Dols, seconded by Louise Hinz to approve the amended agenda, adding 10.5 Approval of Resolution Rescinding Proposed Placement of Teachers on Unrequested Leave of Absence and 10.6 Approval of Wages and Benefits for the District Office Support Specialists (DOSS) Employees. A roll call vote was taken, Tracy Brunnette, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz and Sharon Van Leer in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

4.0 District Highlights:

4.1 Graduations
East Ridge High School, Jim Smokrovich
Park High School, Todd Herber
Woodbury High School, Sarah Sorenson-Wagner
Nick Falde, South Washington Alternative High School

4.2 Thank You and Farewell to Mike Johnson and Michelle Barries
Keith Jacobus, Superintendent

5.0 Public Comment:The following comments were submitted:
• Max K regarding grading
• Cathy Budzyn regarding grading
• Emily Rudie regarding police/school relationships
• Paige Burmeister regarding grading
• Natalia Hua regarding grading


6.0 Consent Items:
It was moved by Pat Driscoll, seconded by Louise Hinz to approve the consent agenda items. A roll call vote was taken, all 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 Electronic Fund Transfers
6.5 Approval of Resolution to Accept Gifts
6.6 Approval of May 21, 2020 School Board Meeting Minutes
6.7 Approval of June 4, 2020 School Board Meeting Minutes
6.8 Approval of Student Teaching Agreement with Luther College
6.9 Approval of 2020-21 Miscellaneous Wage Sheet
6.10 Approval of Agreement with Affinety Solutions

7.0 Workshop Items: Agenda item scheduled for the August 13, 2020 meeting.

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 Teacher Academy Update
Kelly Jansen, Director of Teaching and Learning
8.1 PPT
Kelly Jansen, Director of Teaching and Learning and James Magee, Professional Development Coordinator. They shared the plans for professional development for teaching staff.

9.0 Discussion Items: None.

10.0 Action Items:

10.1 Approval of Guiding Change Document
Keith Jacobus, Superintendent
It was moved by Louise Hinz, seconded by Simi Patnaik to approve the document. A roll call vote was taken, Tracy Brunnette, Melinda Dols, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik voted in favor, Pat Driscoll opposed, Sharon Van Leer abstained, Katie Schwartz was absent, motion carried.

10.2 Approval of 2020-21 Preliminary Budget
Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations
Budget
It was moved by Pat Driscoll, seconded by Melinda Dols to approve the preliminary budget. A roll call vote was taken, Tracy Brunnette, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik and Sharon Van Leer in favor, Katie Schwartz was absent, none opposed, motion carried.

10.3 Approval of Revised 2019-20 Revised Budget
Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations
It was moved by Pat Driscoll, seconded by Simi Patnaik to approve the revised budget. A roll call vote was taken, Tracy Brunnette, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik and Sharon Van Leer in favor, Katie Schwartz was absent, none opposed, motion carried.

10.4 Approval of Revised Long Term Facilities Maintenance Plan
Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations
It was moved by Simi Patnaik, seconded by Melinda Dols to approve the revised LTFM plan. A roll call vote was taken, Tracy Brunnette, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik and Sharon Van Leer in favor, Katie Schwartz was absent, none opposed, motion carried.

Added at the beginning of the meeting: 10.5 Approval of Resolution Rescinding Proposed Placement of Teachers on Unrequested Leave of Absence, presented by Kevin Witherspoon, Director of Human Resources. It was moved by Louise Hinz, seconded by Simi Patnaik to approve the resolution. A roll call vote was taken, Tracy Brunnette, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik and Sharon Van Leer in favor, Katie Schwartz was absent, none opposed, motion carried.

Added at the beginning of the meeting: 10.6 Approval of Wages and Benefits for the District Office Support Specialists (DOSS) Employees, presented by Kevin Witherspoon, Director of Human Resources. It was moved by Pat Driscoll, seconded by Melinda Dols to approve the agreement. A roll call vote was taken, Tracy Brunnette, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Simi Patnaik and Sharon Van Leer in favor, Louise Hinz and Katie Schwartz were absent, none opposed, motion carried.

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent’s Report: Dr. Jacobus reported on MDE and MDH guidance for a return to school in the fall

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 July 16, 2020 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)
12.2 August 13, 2020 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 8:01pm.