REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
DEC. 18, 2017
SARTELL HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER
The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 6:40 p.m. by Vice Chair Jason Nies. Members present: Nies vice chair; Pamela Raden, clerk; Patrick Marushin, treasurer; Mary McCabe, director; Lesa Kramer, director; Jeremy Snoberger, director; and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent. Members absent: None.
A motion was made by Kramer and seconded by McCabe to APPROVE THE AGENDA WITH THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS: move checks, receipts and wire transfers to the consent agenda. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE CONSENT ITEMS A-C AS PRESENTED BELOW. All in favor. Motion carried.
a. Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on Nov. 20, 2017
Minutes of the steering committee meeting held on Dec. 13, 2017
b. Checks in the amount of $2,173,033.52 as presented:
General Fund 1,900,985.35
Food Service Fund 82,901.70
Transportation Fund 50,873.79
Community Service Fund 37,625.45
Capital Expenditure Fund 99,262.23
Debt Service Fund 375.00
Summer Rec Agency Fund 1,010.00
Check numbers 169985 – 170291
Receipts in the amount of $4,897,301.09 as presented:
General Fund 2,545,319.03
Food Service Fund 266,569.64
Transportation Fund 22,269.17
Community Service Fund 116,263.01
Building Fund 19,487.08
Debt Service Fund 1,925,393.16
Summer Rec Agency Fund 2,000.00
Receipts 43984 – 44086
Wire transfers in the amount of $7,176.14 as presented:
General Fund 1,214.71
Food Service Fund 5,095.59
Community Service Fund 865.84
Wire transfers 201700039-201700045
Building Fund Checks in the amount of $2,479,210.25 as presented:
Building Fund 2,479,210.25
Check numbers 600171 to 600181
c. Accept the following donations: Pine Meadow Elementary PTO, District #748, $116.94, Classroom Resources.
Student Representative Report: Nicholas Juntunen, student representative
- Juntunen reported on happenings around the district. Oak Ridge held a toy drive for the Salvation Army. The Middle School orchestra performed on Dec. 14 and is hosting the Geo Bee competition on Jan. 8 and Spelling Bee on Jan. 23. High School NHS fundraised just short of $2,000 for their “Families-In-Need” project and a Model United Nations group is beginning. Some upcoming events include the third annual Tom Bearson Memorial Event and the Choir concert will be tonight.
Construction Manager Report on Building Process:
- Senior Project Manager Robbie Schultz and Project Manager Lee Gruen reported that roughly 70 precast panels are set at the new site and roofing and exteriors should start around Jan. 15. Pending final approval the pilot classroom will start by the week of Feb. 1.
Superintendent Report: Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent
- Schwiebert reported all the in-kind donated dirt has been hauled to Pinecone Central Park and Champion Field. Commendations to the Construction Management team for handling safety at the New High School site. Board members were asked to start thinking about fundraising opportunities in the future.
School Board Committee Report:
- Marushin reported on the Steering Committee meeting and Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council meeting.
- Kramer reported on the Community Event held at the Sartell Community Center.
- Schwiebert reported on the current enrollment numbers for each school.
Legislative Update Report:
- State Representative Tim O’Driscoll reported on legislative updates and School Land Trust.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE #1-18:
Laura Becker-Pallister, PME, cleaner, $14.18/hour, RI, S1, 3.25 hours/day, replacing Paul Rolfzen, 12/13/2017; Aaron Dowzak, SMS, seventh-grade girls softball, $1,686 (4.5 percent), 0 ($37,473), replacing Daryl Scholz, 3/12/2018; Alicia Fosso, SMS, fall play – painter, $843 (2.25 percent), 0 ($37,473), per SEA, 2017-19 contract, 9/5/2017; Kevin Greene, SHS, varsity assistant softball, $4,105 (9.5 percent), E ($43,214), replacing Paul Determan, 3/12/2018; Anne Jensen, SHS, assistant SHS speech, $1,729 (4.5 percent), 00 ($38,433), replacing Samantha Deans, 11/29/2017; Sara Kimman, SMS, fall play – publicity, $843 (2.25 percent), 0 ($37,473), per SEA, 2017-19 contract, 9/5/2017; Priscilla Lessard, ORE, food service worker, $14.18/hour, RI, S1, 3 hours/day, replacing Melissa Kramer, 12/4/2017; Emily Meyer, SHS, Big Brothers Big Sisters advisor, $1,255 (3.35 percent), 0 ($37,473), new position, increase due to student need, 12/1/2017; Kris Nemanich, DSC, ECSE, 1/2/2018; Jessica Roske, PME, student supervisor, $13.87/hour, RI, S1, 2 hours/day, replacing Angela Hyde, 12/11/2017; Julie Schnettler, SMS, fall play – prop design, $843 (2.25 percent), 0 ($37,473), per SEA, 2017-19 contract, 9/5/2017; Jacob Smith, SMS, eighth-grade softball, $1,686 (4.5 percent), 0 ($37,473), replacing Joe Stangle, 3/12/2018; Joe Stangle, SHS, junior varsity assistant softball, $3,833 (9.5 percent), B ($40,344), replacing Kevin Greene, 3/12/2018.
Leaves of Absence:
Paul Determan, SMS, teacher, LOA, 1/23/18 – 2/23/18; Michelle Gohl, SHS, para, LOA, 3/14/18 – 4/3/18; Kristin Hanson, SMS, teacher, LOA, 4/24/18 – 6/1/18; Kelly Nystrom, SMS, teacher, LOA, 12/4/17 – 1/4/18; Kathryn Young, SMS, teacher, LOA, 3/6/18 – 5/8/18.
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE PERMISSION FOR THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO DRAW UP A PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH SHAWN AND ELICIA OMANN FOR A TOTAL PURCHASE PRICE OF $255,500 FOR 42.56 ACRES OF DISTRICT-OWNED LAND IN ST. STEPHEN, METES AND BOUNDS 42.56 A. SW4SE4 and W 98.5′ OF SE4SE4 CITY OF ST STEPHEN, SECTION-TOWNSHIP-RANGE 25-126-029, (PIN 90.55910.0020). All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE REVISIONS TO POLICIES 101.1, 102 and 105. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by McCabe to APPROVE THE CERTIFICATION OF THE 2017 PAYABLE 2018 PROPERTY TAX LEVY AS PRESENTED. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE CLERICAL, PARAPROFESSIONAL, 284 MULTI-UNIT, CERTIFIED STAFF AND ECFE SENIORITY LISTS. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Kramer and seconded by Raden to APPROVE THE SCHOOL LAND TRUST RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF MINNESOTA SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS SCHOOL-BASED MENTORING AGREEMENT. All in favor. Motion carried.
Action was postponed until the next regularly scheduled meeting for approving the contract with school service employees local representing the clerical employees.
A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by Kramer to APPROVE THE INTERPRETER CONTRACT WITH AHMED ABDI, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. All in favor. Motion carried.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings:
- Organizational Meeting – Monday, Jan. 8 – District Services Center at 6 p.m.
- Future Board Meeting – Monday, Jan. 22 – District Services Center at 6 p.m.
Official Review of Policies:
The Board completed official review of policies 106, 201, 203, 203.1, 203.2, 203.5, 203.6, 204, 207, 211, 212, 213, 214 and 215.
The Board had the official first reading of revision of policies 202, 205, 206, 208, 209, 210, 533, 620 and 903.
The Board took a five-minute recess at 7:36 p.m. The meeting resumed at 7:44 p.m.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by McCabe TO CLOSE THE MEETING FOR NEGOTIATIONS STRATEGY PURSUANT TO MN STAT. 13D.03. All in favor. Motion carried. Business Director Steve Wruck and Human Resources Director Krista Durrwachter were invited to join the discussion.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Kramer at 8:23 p.m. TO OPEN THE MEETING. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion to ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 8:23 p.m. was made by Marushin and seconded by McCabe. All in favor. Motion carried.
/s/ Pamela Raden, clerk
Publish: Jan. 26, 2018