REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
MARCH 16, 2015
DISTRICT CENTER BOARD ROOM
The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 5 p.m. by Krista Durrwachter, chair. Members present: Durrwachter; Michelle Meyer, vice chair; Pam Raden, clerk; Mary McCabe, director; Jason Nies, director; Pat Marushin, director; and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Meyer to approve the agenda. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Marushin to approve consent items a-c as presented below:
a. Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on Feb. 23, 2015.
b. Checks in the amount of $1,628,994.19 as presented:
General Fund 1,342,935.60
Food Service Fund 130,143.27
Transportation Fund 105,003.72
Community Service Fund 32,095.78
Capital Expenditure Fund 18,815.82
Check numbers 159371 to 159582
Receipts in the amount of $3,236,292.71 as presented:
General Fund 2,892,352.82
Food Service Fund 203,433.74
Transportation Fund 22,964.43
Community Service Fund 60,846.66
Capital Expenditure Fund 16,350.31
Debt Service Fund 31,269.75
Scholarship Trust 4,400.00
Summer Rec Agency Fund 4,675.00
Receipts 40747 to 40857
Wire transfers in the amount of $4,815.89 as presented:
General Fund 1,115.50
Food Service Fund 3,700.39
Wire transfers 201400041-201400045
- Accept the following donations:
|CentraCare Health Foundation||Sartell High School||$200||Sartell High School Band|
c. Accept the resignation of Tracy Zimmerman, Oak Ridge Elementary, student supervisor, effective March 6, 2015; retirements of John Rausch, Sartell High School, special education teacher, June 3, 2015; Mary Jo Peckskamp, Sartell High School, special education teacher, May 14, 2015; and Mitze Olson, Pine Meadow Elementary, Eelementary teacher, effective June 3, 2015.
Superintendent Report: Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent
- Professional Development Conference Highlights
- William Daggett presented on the gamification of learning. The drive is moving toward interactive gaming to enhance learning in a positive way.
- Social Media is going to continue to grow and something the district will want to continue to investigate.
- Another highlight was the discussion of understanding how the systems within our schools and/or district can drive great programs and learning.
- Met with a variety of vendors to further explore how to continue to enhance and support the needs of our district.
- Calendar – April 6, 2015
- April 6 will remain as reflected on the current district calendar as a day off for students and staff. Certified staff will complete four hours of approved staff development prior to the end of the school year.
- Our district will continue to focus on professional development opportunities that support the changing needs and demographics of the district and of Central Minnesota. Collaboration with surrounding school districts will also be explored to better support a variety of staff development.
- The first Community School’s Planning Committee had an excellent turnout with students, staff and community members collaborating to create a shared vision statement.
School Board Committees: Pam Raden and Patrick Marushin
CIA committee meeting
Sarah Funk: ECFE
- Focus birth to five really emphasize birth to three
State funds about 10 percent?; really the program is funded through fees from parents
- Philosophy: Play is child’s work
- Social emotional biggest area we work on…Build Self-Esteem
- Focus on muscle-building activity to build skills for hand writing
Variety of offerings and times for parents to bring their children
Also pre-literacy, pre-math and science
- School Ready Testing is done and that is to test children to see if they need interventions and get those services started early.
- Sarah Funk mentioned we currently have about 70 kids coming into kindergarten who have not had their preschool screening yet. She feels like this number is a bit high and would like to improve parent’s awareness of preschool screening. Ideally we want to get this screening done when kids are 3, so if they are at risk we can identify them and get services started as early as possible.
Kyle Breitkreutz: Bright Bytes
The research measures: Access, Skills and Environment in regard to Technology
Sartell has a very high Bright Bytes score – so high Bright Bytes wants to know how we are doing this!
One of the outcomes of this survey is working on our digital citizenship and we are implementing courses and plans of action around this.
BrightBytes categories are CASE (Classroom, Access, Skills, Environment). We did have a very good score, but the areas where we still can improve are online collaboration and digital citizenship. As was mentioned, we are developing a K-12 digital citizenship curriculum for next year based on this survey. We have also used the results of this survey to identify staff-development areas, because our students’ proficiency appears to be directly tied to our staff proficiency.
Amy Trombley: Assessment
- MCA measures: Proficiency, Growth (important measurement for our teachers to compare a student year to year) Closing the Achievement Gap
- MMR – taking the three components plus graduation rates and give us our district MMR score.
- These scores help standards and federal expectations
College and Career Readiness Assessments
Explore, Plan and ACT – they are just taking these at this time and no level of required expectations (yet).
Enrollment Report: Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent of Sartell-St. Stephen School District, reported on the current number of students enrolled in each school in the district.
Report on ninth-grade Programming: Brenda Steve, SHS principal, and Niki Huston, SHS English teacher, shared an overview of upcoming changes to ninth-grade programming at Sartell High School.
Report on K-12 Math Curriculum: District Mathematics Content Specialists Amy Moe, Rachael Schelonka and Marty Anderson, presented an overview of the District Mathematics programming.
A motion was made by Meyer and seconded by McCabe to APPROVE #1-12:
New Employees or Changes: Kirsten Anderson, SMS, JH track coach, $1,515 BS1, replacement for Nicole Benoit, 03-30-15; Chelsey Baldock, SMS, JH girls golf, $1,515, BS1, replacement for Katlyn Kiehn, 03-30-15; Sascha Hansen, SMS, JH softball, $1,515 BS1, replacement for Barb Melsha, 03-30-15; Jennifer Kelley, SMS, sub pool helper, $11/hr., replacement for Vicki Sabart, 03-09-15 to 05-22-15; Jared Kunz, SHS, assistant track coach, $3,198 BS1, replacement for Karl Scharnweber, 03-09-15; Tom Middagh, SHS, ninth-grade softball coach, $2,137 BS1, replacement for Nicole Maslowski, 03-09-15; Kelli Schramel, SHS, server, From 2 hours to 2.5 hours, added ala carte duties, 03-01-15; Rachel Smith, SMS, JH softball, $1,554 BS2, new position, 03-30-15; Rachel Tisdale, SMS, JH track coach, $1,515 BS1, replacement for Alesha McPhail, 03-30-15; Whitney Trelstad, ORE, LTS – special ed teacher, $191.45 per day, replacement for Jenna Watson (LOA), 03-30-15 to 06-04-15; Anna Trobec, ORE, dishwasher/kitchen assistant, from 2.5 hours to 2.75 hours, more cleanup, 03-01-15.
Leave of Absence: Jenna Watson, ORE, special education teacher, leave of absence, 03-16-15 to 06-02-15.
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Nies to APPROVE RESOLUTION ALLOWING FOR POTENTIAL BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies to APPROVE THE “ACKNOWLEDGING THE INTENT TO WORK TOGETHER” AGREEMENT WITH THE GREATER ST. CLOUD AREA. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Meyer and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROCESS FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE. All in favor. Motion carried.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings
Budget Work Session – Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 5 p.m., the District Service Center
The board had the official review of policies 608, 610, 611, and 612.
The board had the first of two readings of revisions of the following policies: 607 and 609.
Durrwachter announced a five-minute recess.
A motion to close the meeting pursuant to Minnesota Statue Section 13D.03 to close the meeting for Negotiations Strategy was made by Meyer and seconded by Nies at 6:30 p.m. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion to reopen the meeting was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies at 7:07 p.m. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Meyer and seconded by Marushin at 7:08 p.m. All in favor. Motion carried.
/s/ Pam Raden, clerk/treasurer
Publish: April 24, 2015
CITY OF SARTELL
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
REZONING AND THE PRELIMINAY PLAT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That the Sartell Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 4, 2015 in the council chambers of the Sartell City Hall at 6:30 p.m. and the Sartell City Council will hold a public hearing in the council chambers of the Sartell City Hall on Monday, May 11, 2015, at 7 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, to consider the rezoning and preliminary plat of Providence. The request is to rezone property from R-1 Single-Family Residence District to R-5 Planned-Unit Development and to preliminary plat property into 82 single-family homes. Both public hearings have been requested by Sartell Development LLC., as owner and applicant. The site area is 73 acres and is located just east of 19th Avenue North and west of Pinecone Central Park.
Publish: April 24, 2015