REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
JULY 21, 2014
DISTRICT CENTER BOARD ROOM
The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 4 p.m. by Vice Chair Krista Durrwachter. Members present: Durrwachter; Mary McCabe, director; Jason Nies, clerk; Pam Raden, director; Dan Riordan, director; and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent. Absent: Michelle Meyer, chair.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies to approve the agenda. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Riordan to approve consent items a-c as presented below:
- Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on June 16, 2014.
- Checks in the amount of $2,820,199.30 as presented:
General Fund 2,076,931.82
Food Service Fund 82,215.12
Transportation Fund 76,684.84
Community Service Fund 68,956.23
Capital Expenditure Fund 435,432.00
Building Fund 41,256.10
Scholarship Trust 24,475.00
Summer Rec Agency Fun 14,248.19
Check numbers 156598 to 156920
Receipts in the amount of $3,570,302.40 as presented:
General Fund 2,175,704.07
Food Service Fund 85,909.68
Transportation Fund 26,653.18
Community Service Fund 62,359.43
Capital Expenditure Fund 5,949.18
Building Fund .48
Debt Service Fund 1,171,704.88
Scholarship Trust 5,225.00
Summer Rec Agency Rec 36,796.50
Receipts 39985 to 40077
Wire transfers in the amount of $1,516,837.60 as presented:
General Fund 232,277.39
Food Service Fund 165.80
Community Service Fund 263.35
Debt Service Fund 1,282,517.92
Summer Rec Agency Fund 1,613.13
Wire transfers 201300078-201400010
Accept the resignations of Laurie Muellenbach, Pine Meadow Elementary, media assistant effective June 30, 2014 and Myranda Urick, Pine Meadow Elementary, art specialist effective Aug. 4, 2014.
Student Representative Report: Ryan Kororll, senior at Sartell High School
- Six student council representatives attended the National Convention of Student Councils in Orlando, Fla., where they were able to network and gain innovative ideas to share and implement with the Sartell High School Student Council.
- Sartell High School Honor Society had a summer meeting that focused on teamwork.
- The fifth-grade students will be receiving iPad minis starting in the 2014-15 school year as part of the full access initiative, and elementary students will continue to have increased access.
- Summer Recreation programs are in full swing with a variety of offerings from Wet ‘N’ Wild, Pitchball, Flag Football and more. Students of all ages are enjoying the programs. Several of the staff members are also students at SHS or alumni who are having a great time.
- Several assessment scores are in including ACT and AP exam scores.
- Captains’ practices for various activities are underway in preparation for the start of the season.
- Fall sports and activities season officially starts on Aug. 11.
- Sabre Splash training will start on Aug. 4. The mentors are excited to introduce the high school to the students new to the building, including the ninth-grade class.
Superintendent Report: Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent
- The community and staff have been very welcoming. Attendance at the Boy Scout Lawn Social and the St. Stephen Centennial Celebration provided many opportunities to meet several community members and learn about our communities.
- The schools in the district are busy throughout the summer months with several activities including athletics, community education activities, summer school, summer recreation activities and more. Our staff is working throughout the summer as well to prepare for the upcoming school year.
- The Fall Sports Meetings held on Wednesday, Aug. 6, will be an opportunity for the superintendent to welcome families and students.
School Board Committees:
Durrwachter, Negotiations Committee: The negotiations committee met with the Clerical Union and came to a tentative agreement for the Clerical Contract for years 2014-17. The Clerical union needs to vote on the tentative contract before it comes before the Board for approval. We anticipate the group will vote before the end of July. Once this contract is approved, there are no additional contracts to negotiate until next summer. Thanks to Steve and Nicole for all of their hard work in getting all of the contracts settled in a timely manner.
McCabe, Facilities Committee: Discussed the finances and future needs for the facilities. Reviewed results from the recent community survey. Facilities learning walkthroughs will be planned in order to become more familiar with each site.
Benton Stearns Education District Report: Duane Borgeson, director of the Benton Stearns Education District, reviewed the programs supported by SED and special-education funding laws.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies to APPROVE #1-15 OF THE PERSONAL OMNIBUS RESOLUTION ON THE PREMISE THEY CONFORM TO PREVIOUSLY BOARD- APPROVED ACTIONS OR CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS. ITEM #16 HAS BEEN RECOMMENDED FOR NON-APPROVAL BASED ON THE SEIU CONTRACT LANGUAGE AND LEGAL ADVICE:
New Employees or Changes: Kirsten Anderson, SMS, seventh-grade language arts long-term sub, $35,036/1 FTE replacing Michelle Raml; Lindsay Buchholz, SMS, Spanish teacher, $53,506/1 FTE MA+20, S6, replacing Lindsy Schwantes; Morgan Haider, SMS, junior high girls soccer, $2,137 BS1 (6.35%), replacing Sarah Dalton; Kelly Hansen, DSC, ECSE, $45,613 BA+30, Step 5, replacing Julie Hoppe; Amber Herberg, SMS, cleaner, $14.77/40 hrs./week R1, S2, new position; Sarah Hornseth, SHS, head volleyball, $4,938 BS6 (13%), replacing Ronell Uran; Mackenzie Lecy, SMS, JH girls swim, $2,137 BS1, replacing Nicole Maslowski; Natalie Marcussen, SMS, PT social work, $17,747/.40 FTE MA S1, replacing Therese Nierengarten; Beau Penk, SMS, junior high boys soccer, $2,137 BS1 (6.35%), replacing Jeremiah Tolbert; Robert Raab, DCS, maintenance support, $16.95/40 hrs./week R5, S1, restructured position; Sue Sathre, SHS, Asst. girls swim, $3,608 BS1, replacing Lynn Wegnar; Rozalyn Scoles, DSC, district nurse (LSN), $45,664/ 1 FTE BA, Step 14, replacing Asha Poepping; Roy Snyder, SHS, assistant girls soccer, $3,608 BS6 (9.5%), replacing Ashley Lehmeier; William Weiser, SMS, LTS physical education, $9, 955/ .2842 FTE, replacing Joe Perske; Lori Wolter, PME/ORE, elementary ELL teacher, $42,037/1 FTE BA +30/S1, new position.
Leave of Absence: John Bergeson, DSC, transportation specialist, leave of absence, 07-01-14 to 06-30-15
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Riordan to APPROVE THE BID OF KEMP’S DAIRY FOR MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS AND PAN-O-GOLD BAKERY FOR BREAD PRODUCTS FOR THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by McCabe to APPROVE THE CHANGES AND UPDATES TO THE ATHLETIC HANDBOOK AND THE BOOSTER CLUB GUIDELINES UPDATES FOR THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Raden to APPROVE THE RENEWAL OF MSBA MEMBERSHIP 2014-15. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies to APPROVE THE RENEWAL OF RESOURCE TRAINING MEMBERSHIP 2014-15. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Raden to APPROVE THE RENEWAL OF THE SCHOOL FOR EQUITY IN EDUCATION (SEE) MEMBERSHIP 2014-15. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Riordan and seconded by Nies to HAVE SECOND READINGS AND APPROVE REVISIONS TO POLICIES 401, 402, 412, 419, 420, AND 424. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by McCabe to APPROVE THE FOOTBALL TEAM FUNDRAISER. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Riordan and seconded by McCabe to APPROVE THE DISTRICT EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK REVISIONS. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Riordan and seconded by Nies to APPROVE THE TECH LEASE WITH US BANK FOR FIFTH-GRADE ACCESS. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Riordan to APPROVE THE RESOLUTION RELATING TO A LEASE-PURCHASE FINANCING AND CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION, SERIES 2014b; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE, DETERMINING THE FORM AND DETAILS RATIFYING THE AWARD OF THE SALE, AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION, DELIVERY, AND REGISTRATION. All in favor. Motion carried.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings
Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. – Policy Committee Meeting, DSC, Board Room
Aug. 13, at 9 a.m. – Technology Committee Meeting, DSC, Board Room
Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. – Board Work Session/Facilities Walkthrough, Meet at Sartell Middle School
A motion to adjourn the meeting at 4:50 p.m. was made by McCabe and seconded by Raden. All in favor. Motion carried.
Jason Nies, Clerk
Publish: Aug. 29, 2014