REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING • SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 748
June 20, 2022 • DISTRICT SERVICE CENTER BOARDROOM
The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 5 p.m. by Chair Patrick Marushin. Members present: Marushin, chair; Matt Moehrle, vice chair; Amanda Byrd, director; Jason Nies, director; and Dr. Jeff Ridlehoover, superintendent. Members absent: Jeremy Snoberger, clerk; Tricia Meling, treasurer.
A motion was made by Moehrle and seconded by Nies to APPROVE THE AGENDA WITH THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS; add Jason Menth, SMS, assistant principal, 6/30/22 to consent agenda item A.4.d and remove action item C.5, approve the individual contracts. All in favor. Motion carried.
During the public comment opportunity four members of the community addressed the School Board. Peter, resident, spoke on the topic of change and policies; Troy, business owner, parent and resident, spoke on the topic of equity rejected?; Kelsey, parent, spoke on the topic of school policy; Steve, former parent, citizen, spoke on the topic of district policy.
A motion was made by Moehrle and seconded by Byrd to APPROVE CONSENT ITEMS A.4.a – A.4.l AS PRESENTED BELOW. All in favor. Motion carried.
A.4.a.Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on May 16, 2022
A.4.b Checks in the amount of $823,262.89 as presented:
General Fund 451,085.93
Food Service Fund 153,309.99
Transportation Fund 51,727.46
Community Service Fund 4,005.04
Capital Expenditure Fund 146,702.85
Activity Accounts 9,672.28
Internal Service Fund 6,760.34
Check numbers 183724 – 184009
ACHs in the amount of $9,057.85 as presented:
General Fund 6,715.47
Food Service Fund 428.00
Activity Accounts 1,914.38
ACH numbers 212200215-212200249
Receipts in the amount of $7,822,898.21 as presented:
General Fund 5,580,950.56
Food Service Fund 348,573.58
Transportation Fund 37,110.77
Community Service Fund 160,467.59
Building Fund 1,164.71
Debt Service 1,666,306.77
Activity Accounts 7,967.32
Internal Service Fund 12,426.23
Wire transfers in the amount of $1,714,870.09 as presented:
General Fund 1,124,055.20
Food Service Fund 44,746.76
Transportation Fund 21,245.43
Community Service Fund 27,577.60
Capital Expenditure Fund 3,870.02
Activity Accounts 4,339.86
Internal Service Fund 489,035.22
Wire transfers 202122792-202122865
A.4.c Approve resolution accepting the following donations;
Brent Hamak, Sartell High School, $828.62, lodging payment, boys’ golf section tournament lodging; Sabres All Sport Booster Club, ISD #748, $2,275, gymnastics floor; Sartell Sapphire Gymnastics, Sartell High School, $34,390, gymnastics floor; Sartell-St. Stephen Education Foundation, Sartell High School, $100, senior awards night; Sartell-St. Stephen Pre K-5 PTO, Riverview Intermediate, $1,324.47, family picnic; Sartell- St. Stephen Pre K-5 PTO, Pine Meadow Primary, $593.10, classroom supplies; Sartell-St. Stephen Pre K-5 PTO, Pine Meadow Primary, $754.65, art show; Melissa Zimmerman, Sartell Middle School, saxophone, donation to music department.
Approve resolution accepting the following donation:
Nova Flex, Sartell-St. Stephen ISD 748, see attached products, Industrial Arts Projects
Approve resolution accepting the following activity account donations:
Sartell-St. Stephen ISD 748 Activity Account
2021-22 End-of-Year Donations
Boys Basketball, 9/29/2021, $500, SAYBA; Girls Basketball, 11/15/2021, $500, SAYBA; Boys Basketball, 12/10/2021, $3,677.26, SAYBA; Robotics, 3/2/2022, $1,500, DeZurik; Trap Team, 3/2/2022, $1,000, Legion 277; Girls Basketball, 3/14/2022, $2,392.94, SAYBA; Boys Golf, 5/4/2022, $130, Booster Club; Student Council, 5/4/2022, $350, Active Central Minnesota- Earth Day; Drama Club, 5/13/2022, $2,500, MDO Peridontics PA; Band – Color Guard, 5/13/2022, $200, Blue Line Sports; Band – Color Guard, 5/13/2022, $200, Eckroth Music; Band – Color Guard, 5/13/2022 , $205, 4 Seasons Window & Carpet; Band – Color Guard, 5/13/2022, $200, Connie Dixon; Band-Color Guard, 5/13/2022, $205, Signature Auto LLC; Band – Color Guard, 5/13/2022, $100, Al Asmus Band Instrument; Band – Color Guard, 5/13/2022, $50, Dr. Alan F. Schneider DDS; Band – Color Guard, 5/13/2022, $100, Arnold A. Kahara LTD; Band – Color Guard, 5/13/2022, $100, Quantum Chiropractic; Band – Color Guard, 5/13/2022, $250, BD Exteriors Inc; Band – Color Guard, 5/13/2022, $100, Minnesota Home Improvements LLC; Band – Color Guard, 5/13/2022, $100, Tuomi Flooring LLC; Band – Color Guard, 5/13/2022, $50, Michael J Yapel DDS.
A.4.d Accept the resignation of Laura Arndt, SMS, principal, 6/30/22; Josh Bentley, DSC, district services specialist, 7/12/22; Tracy Christian, PMPS, para, 6/3/22; Christine Duininck, ORELC, cafeteria worker, 6/3/22; Joyce Haider, ORELC, food service worker, 6/3/22; Margaret Kourajian, SMS, accompanist, 5/24/22; Amanda Lavan, SHS, custodian, 6/15/22; TarreAnna Mart-Fandel, PMPS, para, 5/16/22; Jason Menth, SMS, assistant principal, 6/30/22; Trever Nordlund, SHS, business education, 6/6/22; Allison Pfeil, SHS, social studies, 6/6/22; Julie Reder, RIS, head custodian, 6/24/22; Michala VanHeel, PMPS, para, 6/3/22; Anne Zidon, SHS, English, 6/6/22. Release from Employment of David Gasperlin, PMPS, lead custodian, 6/15/22. Retirement of Linda Lahr, PMPS, para, 6/4/22.
A.4.e Approve Long-Term Facility Maintenance Expenditure Application
A.4.f Approve 2022-2023 SEE Membership Renewal
A.4.g Approve 2022-2023 Minnesota School Boards Association Membership
A.4.h Approve MSHSL Membership for 2022-2023
A.4.i Approve Resolution Designating Health Reimbursement Agreement Trust
A.4.j Approve Renewal of Kemps Dairy for Milk and Dairy Products for the 2022-2023
A.4.k Approve Student Teacher Agreement with Viterbo University
A.4.l Approve Nutrition Services Meal Prices 2022-2023
• Dr. Jeff Ridlehoover reported on happenings around the district. Even with the unique challenges the 2021-2022 school year was a success and one to remember. Sabre graduation was held on June 4; special thanks to all those involved.
Congratulations to the High School Envirothon team for competing at the conservation event and the high school yearbook class for receiving the Jostens 2022 National Yearbook Program of Excellence GOLD Level awards. Student representatives of the yearbook class were invited to share their experiences with the School Board.
Congratulations to the varsity baseball team for its run through the section tournament and at the state tournament. Both captains of the team were asked to share their experiences throughout the tournaments.
Dr. Ridlehoover introduced incoming Principal Angela Safran, who will be coming from the Holdingford School District and starting on July 1. Safran was in attendance and gave a brief introduction to the School Board.
While students are re-energizing through the summer, staff is busy preparing for the 2022-2023 school year.
Work is continuing on the strategic plan and mission statement for the District. Student handbooks and the code of conduct is being aligned with District policy.
Condolences to the members of Uvalde, Texas in light of the tragic events that have occurred.
Enrollment ended the school year at 4,063 students. Finally a personal thank you to Kay Nelson and her dedication of more than 30 years to the Sartell-St. Stephen School District.
Educational Equity and Student Experience Committee Report:
• Superintendent Dr. Jeff Ridlehoover provided an update on the committee’s progress and the action steps from the committee.
• Director of Business Services Joe Prom presented the 2021-2022 revised budget and 2022-2023 preliminary budget.
School Board Committee Report:
• Vice Chair Moehrle reported there was not a special session at the state capital and there is currently not one scheduled.
• Director Byrd reported on the communications committee meeting, topics included working with a consultant to supplement some of the time for the communications department.
• Chair Marushin reported on the finance committee meeting, topics included a presentation of the revised budget from this school year and the preliminary one for next school year.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Moehrle to APPROVE PERSONNEL OMNIBUS RESOLITION #1-48 AND DENY #49:
Quinn Anderson, RIS, custodian $17.97/hour ,RIII, S1, 8 hours/day, 260 days/year, replacing David Gasperlin, 6/13/22; Katrina Andrusick, ORELC/PMPS, summer school teacher, $35/hour, summer position, 6/13/22; Lori Bell, PMPS, ESY Para, $16.75/hour, cummer position, 6/13/22; Melissa Bloch, RIS, summer school teacher, $35/hour, summer position, 6/13/22; Emma Bolt, SMS, science – sixth grade, $44,776, BA, Step A, replacing Jacob Ferguson, 22-23 SY; Robert Dyer, SHS, assistant boys’ soccer, $3,739 (8.35%), BA, A ($44,776), replacing Caleb Forberg, 8/15/22; Emily Eder, ORELC, ESY SPED, $35/hour, summer position, 8/1/22;
Molly Emslander, ORELC, PT cleaner – temporary assignment, $19.47/hour,RI, S5, 4 hours/day, replacing Paul Dvorak, 5/16/22; Autumn Fosteson, SHS, social studies, $44,776, BA, Step A, replacing Allison Pfeil, 22-23 SY; Jami Fremstad, PMPS, ESY SPED, $45.78/hour, MA30, E ($66,653), summer position, 6/13/22; David Gasperlin, PMPS, lead custodian, $20.81/hour, RIV, S2, replacing Steven Kenne, 5/26/22; Valerie Gruba, ORELC, ESY para, $16.75/hour, summer position, 6/13/22; Linda Harris, SHS, ESY para, $16.75/hour, summer position, 6/13/22;
Kim Hartman, SHS, cashier, $16.20/hour, RI, S1, 3 hours/day, replacing Dymond Huertas, 5/16/22; Sarah Huberty, ORELC, summer school teacher, $35/hour, summer position, 6/13/22; Tania Jensen, ORELC, instructional coach, $74,420, MA30, Step J, replacing Julia Bjerke, 22-23 SY; Kayla Johnson, RIS, Grade 5, $49,127, BA, Step E, replacing Christina Voegele, 22-23 SY; Steven Kenne, ORELC, lead custodian, $20.81/hour, RIV, S2, Replacing Nicholas Luberda, 5/31/22; Steven Kenne, PMPS, lead custodian, $20.81/hour,RIV, S2, return to previous position, 6/15/22; Alexander King, SHS, science, $50,875, BA10, Step D, replacing Luke Walker, 22-23 SY;
Shayne Kusler, SHS, principal, $147,000, wage correction, 7/1/22; Samantha Lake, district mental health advocate, $56,122, MA, Step A, new position, 22-23 SY; Twila Lefeber, PMPS, ESY para, $16.75/hour, summer position, 6/13/22; Nicholas Luberda, Grounds, groundskeeper, $19.32/hour, RIII, S2, replacing Chris Euteneuer, 5/26/22; Jesse Mortensen, PMPS, SPED, $81,085,MA30, Step N, replacing Samantha Kloskin, 22-23 SY; Maureen Murphy, SHS, ESY para, $16.75/hour, summer position, 6/13/22; Nicole Nieman, Grounds, summer grounds, $17.97/hour, RIII, S1, summer position, 5/9/22; Molly Olmscheid, ORELC, ESY SPED, $35.17/hour, summer position, 6/13/22; Claire Parks, PMPS, ESY para, $16.75/hour, summer position, 6/13/22; Lauren Pelzer, RIS, Grade 3, $44,776, BA, Step A, new position, 22-23 SY; Nichole Perius, RIS, instructional coach, $82,379, MA30, Step O, new position; 22-23 SY;
Montana Peters, SMS/District ITS, $65,481, MA10, Step G, replacing Amanda Holstrom, 22-23 SY; Aria Reitter, RIS, Grade 5, $44,776, BA, Step A, replacing Nichole Perius, 22-23 SY; Joanna Richards, SMS, SMS Colorguard, $1,449 (3.35%), BA, A ($43,262), replacing Sylva Kaare, 7/6/22; Jennifer Richason, SHS, Social Studies, $86,920, MA, Step R, replacing David Driste, 22-23 SY; Brooklyn Riggs, SMS, theater, $57,210, MA, Step B, replacing Gretchen Grunzke, 22-23 SY; Angela Safran, SMS principal, $134,000, replacing Laura Arndt, 7/1/22; Shana Satterlee, PMPS, ESY para, $16.75/hour, summer position, 6/13/22; Ann Shelander, ORELC, summer school teacher, $35/hour, summer position, 6/13/22;
Madeline Schug, SMS, school counselor, $56,122, MA, Step A, replacing Kate Turner, 22-23 SY; Corey Schueller, SHS, FCS, $44,776, BA, Step A, replacing Joey Vanek, 22-23 SY; Leanne Skudlarek, SMS, MTSS Reading Intervention, $63,311, MA10, Step E, replacing Melissa Rothstein, 22-23 SY; Danna Sobania, District SPED clerk, $24.33/hour, RIII, S4, 7.5 hours/day, 182 days/year, replacing Marilee Lefeber, 7/1/22; Josiah Torvik, SMS, SMS drumline, $2,396 (5.35%), BA, A ($43,262), replacing Tony Mazzone, 7/6/22; Jennifer Wahl, PMPS/ ORELC, ESY SPED, $35/hour, summer position, 6/13/22; Alyssa Waters, ORELC, ESY para, $16.75/hour, summer position, 6/13/22.
Leaves of Absence:
Randy Thompson, DSC, custodian, LOA 6/22/22-8/3/22; Brittany Schoephoerster, RIS, assistant principal, LOA 8/29/22-11/21/22; Christine Voegele, RIS, Grade 5, LOA 22-23 SY. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Moehrle and seconded by Byrd TO APPROVE 2021-2022 REVISED BUDGET. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Moehrle and seconded by Nies TO APPROVE PRELIMINARY 2022-2023 BUDGET. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Byrd and seconded by Nies TO APPROVE RESOLUTION CALLING FOR GENERAL ELECTION. All in favor. Motion carried.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings:
• Future Special/Work/Closed Board Session – Superintendent Evaluation – 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 27 at District Service Center
• Future Operations/Facility Committee Meeting – 9 a.m. Thursday, July 14 at District Service Center
• Future Regular Board Meeting – 5 p.m. Monday, July 18 at District Service Center
Committee assignments were reviewed.
A motion to ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 5:57 pm was made by Nies and seconded by Moehrle. All in favor. Motion carried.
/s/ Matt Moehrle, vice chair
Publish: July 22, 2022