Important Information Regarding Assessment and Classification of Property
This may affect your 2015 property taxes.
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Appeal and Equalization for St. Stephen shall meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the St. Stephen City Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether taxable property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor, and to determine whether corrections need to be made.
If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you are still not satisfied with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the local board of appeal and equalization. The board shall review the valuation, classification, or both if necessary, and shall correct it as needed. Generally, an appearance before your local board of appeal and equalization is required by law before an appeal can be taken to the county board of appeal and equalization.
Cris Drais, City of St. Stephen City Clerk
2 6th Ave. SE, St. Stephen, MN 56375
April 23, 2014
NOTICE OF CANDIDATE FILINGS
FOR THE CITY OF SARTELL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that affidavits of candidacy for the Municipal Primary Election to be held on Aug. 12, 2014, may be obtained from the City Clerk at the Sartell City Hall, 125 Pinecone Road N., during regular office hours (7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) between the following dates:
First day for filing – Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Last day for filing – Tuesday, June 3, 2014 (office hours extended until 5 p.m.)
City offices on the Aug. 12, 2014 ballot are as follows:
MAYOR (1) – four-year term
COUNCILMEMBERS (2) – four-year terms
Publish: April 25 and May 2, 2014
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
MARCH 17, 2014
DISTRICT CENTER BOARD ROOM
The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 7 p.m. by Chair Michelle Meyer. Members present: Meyer: Jason Nies, clerk; Mary McCabe, director; Pam Raden, director; and Michael Spanier, interim superintendent. Members absent: Krista Durrwachter, vice chair, and Dan Riordan, director.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies to amend the following items on the agenda:
A. Add Resignations/Retirements-Michael Chamberlain, Sartell Middle School, SPED teacher, effective June 4, 2014
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies to approve consent items a-d as presented below:
- Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on Feb. 24, 2014.
With one correction to the vote for APPROVE PROPOSED 2014-15 ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR THE SARTELL- ST. STEPHEN SCHOOL DISTRICT 748. Yes votes by Meyer, Durrwachter, Nies, Raden and Riordan. No vote by McCabe. Vote is 5-1. Motion carried.
- Checks in the amount of $1,075,707.94 as presented:
Food Service 82,016.23
Community Service 25,524.75
Capital Expenditure 66,755.32
Check numbers 155417 to 155641.
Receipts in the amount of $2,939,788.63 as presented:
General Fund 2,667,049.16
Food Service Fund 139,630.58
Transportation Fund 27,118.69
Community Service Fund 55,367.71
Capital Expenditure Fund 16,983.75
Building Fund .53
Debt Service Fund 33,638.21
Receipts 39536 to 39647
Wire transfers in the amount of $3,537.52 as presented:
General Fund 371.43
Food Service Fund 3,166.09
Wire transfers 201300057-201300059
- Accept the following donations: None
- Accept the resignation of Michael Chamberlain, Sartell Middle School, SPED teacher, effective June 4, 2014; Kathy Wolfe, Sartell-St. Stephen School District, bus monitor, effective March 14, 2014 and Bridget Hooley, Sartell Middle School, teacher, effective June 5, 2014. Accept the retirements of Deborah Bialke, Sartell Middle School, para, effective June 5, 2014; Ann Clark, Pine Meadow Elementary, speech/language, June 6, 2014; Bob Popilek, Oak Ridge Elementary, teacher, June 4, 2014; and Kathy Wood, Oak Ridge Elementary, teacher, June 4, 2014.
Student Representative Report: Meyer read on behalf of Shawn Sullivan, senior at Sartell High School
- Most spring sports began on March 10, with a few beginning March 17.
- National Honor Society applications for next year were due recently with an induction ceremony being held in early April.
- Student Council is busy planning the fourth annual fun fest Children’s Carnival that will be held at Sartell High School on April 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- The Sartell High School Blood drive held on March 5 met their goal with more than 100 people donating blood.
- For the first time in many years, there are plans underway to organize a Sartell High School marching band for the upcoming summer.
- The D.A.R.E. program – Drug Abuse Resistance Education – started on March 10 for the students in sixth grade at Sartell Middle School.
- Most middle school athletics began the week of March 17, with student practices being held mainly indoors.
- The Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award took place on March 17. This program encourages students to read a variety of books and vote on their favorite work. This program is sponsored through Minnesota youth Reading Awards to encourage student interest in reading.
- Elementary Spring Concert season is upon us with each grade level having a designated performance night.
- Both elementary school PTO’s hosted BINGO nights that had more than 700 people in attendance at each night.
- The Battle of the Books competitions are underway with the second-grade ‘Battle’ completed and the third- and fourth-grade ‘Battles’ will be held in the upcoming months.
Superintendent Report: Spanier, interim superintendent
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Minnesota selected Zac Jacobson as the Outstanding High School Volunteer of the Year. Each year, Big Brothers/Big Sisters selects a male and female student who has been an outstanding mentor in the school-based Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program.
- Elementary principal candidates will be interviewed this upcoming Wednesday and Thursday.
- There are postings for several job opportunities within the district due to growth, movements and retirements.
School Board Committees
Finance and Operations
- The committee reviewed the 2014-15 budget requests and staffing for the buildings
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Advisory Committee
- The group was informed about how technology is being infused into the classrooms and enhancing student learning experiences.
- Staff and students presented on the Future Educators Association, a club that prepares, supports and encourages students to consider a career in education.
- The Ramp Up to Readiness program implementation into Sartell High School has been well-received and they continue to adjust the curriculum based on the needs of the students.
- The committee reviewed policies 100 to 206.
Schools for Equity in Education
- Board member Raden attended a lobby day and talked with eight different legislators about issues in education.
- One of the hot topics discussed was anti-bully legislation and the hope to improve the writing of the legislation.
Safe Routes to Schools: Dawn Moen, CentraCare Health Foundation/program specialist, in collaboration with BLEND presented updates on Safe Routes to School.
High School Grading: Brenda Steve, Sartell High School principal, along with SHS staff members Charlie Bakker, Dawn Brown, Justine Kirkham and Noel Meyer presented a report on an update to grading at Sartell High School.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by McCabe to APPROVE THE PERSONNEL OMNIBUS RESOLUTION.
New Employees or Changes:
Marlene Burnett, SHS, cook’s helper, increase of .25 hr./per day, increased staff for veggie bar
Molly Emslander, PME, server, increase of .25 hr./per day, increased staff for special dietary needs
Deb Ertl, PME, cook, increase of 1 hr./per day, increased for veggie bar
Deb Hahn, SHS, kitchen assistant, increase of .25 hr/per day, increased need in dish room
Cindy Heins, SHS, cook’s helper, increase of .75 hr/per day, increased staff for veggie bar
Kaye Kalthoff, SMS, LTS SPED, $31.66 per hr./MA, S5, new position
Kimberly Leigh, SMS, cashier, increase of .25 hr. per day, increase in students
Chris Magnuson, SMS, sevent-grade baseball, $1,750.00 BS7/4.5%, replacing Rob Notsch
Alesha McPhail, SMS, junior high track, $1,503.00 BS1/4.5%, replacing Brady Finern
Barb Melsha, SMS, eighth-grade softball, $1,889.00 BS11/4.5%, replacing Brad Bodick
Luke Rude, SMS, seventh-grade softball, $1,503.00 BS1/4.5%, replacing Ronell Uran
Courtney Ryan, ORE, LTS elementary, $184.81 per day, replacing Jenni Labonne
Rachel Smith, SMS, eighth-grade softball, $1,503.00 BS1/4.5%, replacing Ronell Uran
Shelly Starz, SMS, cook’s helper, increase of .50 hr. per day, increased staff for veggie bar
MaryAnn Terewy, ORE, server, increase of .25 per day, increased staff for special dietary needs
Tammy Thibodeau, SMS, server, increase of .50 hr. per day, increased staff for special dietary needs
Lois Villcheck, ORE, cook, increase of 1 hr. per day, increased staff for veggie bar
Guadelupe Schmidt, transportation, bus monitor, $14.42 per hr., replacing Kathy Wolf
Leave of Absence:
Michelle Raml, SMS, teacher, leave, March 31-June 4, 2014
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies to HAVE SECOND READINGS AND APPROVE REVISIONS TO POLICIES 406, 414, 506, 509, 516, AND 521. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies to APPROVE ADJUSTMENT TO THE 2013-14 SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR TO INCORPORATE JUNE 6 AND 9 AS TEACHER IN-SERVICE DAYS WITH THE CAVEAT THAT, IF THERE ARE MORE STUDENT INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS MISSED, WE WILL NEED TO ADD ADDITIONAL STUDENT CONTACT DAYS TO THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, PRECEDING THE TWO STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAYS WHICH WOULD BE PUSHED BACK. All in favor. Motion carried.
The board had official review of the following policies 101, 101.1, 102, 103, 105, 203, 203.2, 203.5, 203.6, 417, 504, 505, 607, 614, 707, and 904.
The board had the first of two readings of revisions of the following policies: 104, 106, 202, 503, 515, 532, 602, 603, 604, 619, and 710.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings
April 8 at 4:15 p.m. – Policy Committee, District Service Center
April 14 at 4:15 p.m. – Finance and Operations Committee, District Service Center
Update on Board Meeting Date in April: The board discussed the change of the date for the April Board Meeting. The meeting will now be held on Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. which has shifted from the originally set date.
Learning Walks: The board discussed the possibility of doing learning walks with small groups of board members throughout the buildings across the district and would like to set times to make visits to some buildings this spring.
A motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:24 p.m. was made by Nies and seconded by Raden. All in favor. Motion carried.