REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 748
MAY 21, 2018
SARTELL HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER
The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 6:31 p.m. by Chair Jason Nies. Members present include the following: Nies, chair; Mary McCabe, vice chair; Jeremy Snoberger, treasurer; Lesa Kramer, director; Patrick Marushin, director; and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent. Members absent: Pamela Raden, clerk.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Kramer to WITH THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS move Action Item 11 – Approve New District Logo Suite from action to reports, Report Item 7 – New District Logo Suite. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE CONSENT ITEMS A-D AS PRESENTED BELOW. All in favor. Motion carried.
a. Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on April 16, 2018
Minutes of the board work session held on May 9, 2018
b. Checks in the amount of $1,910,711.06 as presented:
General Fund 1,467,600.76
Food Service Fund 165,848.12
Transportation Fund 175,175.49
Community Service Fund 33,894.75
Capital Expenditure Fund 65,278.16
Summer Rec Agency Fund 2,913.78
Check numbers 171574 – 171922
Receipts in the amount of $6,253,030.48 as presented:
General Fund 5,831,835.12
Food Service Fund 212,249.67
Transportation Fund 6,868.44
Community Service Fund 111,630.65
Building Fund 4,330.52
Scholarship Trust 7,000.00
Summer Rec Agency Fund 79,116.08
Wire transfers in the amount of $9,477.99 as presented:
General Fund 688.78
Food Service Fund 5,288.89
Community Service Fund 825.98
Summer Rec Agency Fund 2,674.34
Wire transfers 201700079-201700086
Building Fund Checks in the amount of $3,067,004.44 as presented:
Building Fund 3,067,004.44
Check number 600247-600269
c. Accept the resignation of Alisha Anderson, ORE, student supervisor, 4/10/18; Raschell Collyer, ORE, SPED, 8/31/18; Beverly Donabauer, SHS, food service worker, 5/31/18; Laura Johnson, SMS, instrumental and classroom music, 8/31/18; Stacey Jurek, SHS, EBD: Level IV, 4/26/18; Gena Larson, SMS, SPED, 8/31/18; Danielle Olson, SMS, math, 8/31/18; Melissa Smith, DSC, school readiness, 5/24/18; Donna Southerland, SHS, cashier, 5/31/18; Becky Unger, SMS, accompanist, 5/31/18; Katie Werle, DSC/Early Childhood, SPED, 8/31/18. Release from employment of Susan Bechtold, ORE, custodian, 4/13/18; Miranda Theisen, DSC/Early Childhood, child-care attendant, 4/27/18. Accept the retirement of Mary Ann Terwey, ORE, cashier/server, 5/31/18.
d. Accept the following donations:
Sartell – St. Stephen Education Foundation, Sartell High School, $100, senior awards; Owen’s Night Out, Pine Meadow Elementary Art Department, $100.73, Winter Wonderland; Pine Meadow PTO Elementary, Pine Meadow Elementary, $1,201.26, art supplies; Pine Meadow PTO Elementary, Pine Meadow Elementary, $155.68, nutritional services; CMBA Tools Schools President’s Fund, Sartell Middle School, $2,000, Saw Stop for Saw; United Way c/o Lisa Kent, ISD 748, $80.30, ECFE.
Student Representative Report:
- Student Representative Nicholas Juntunen reported on happenings at Oak Ridge, Pine Meadow and the Middle School. End-of-the-year field trips and track-and-field days are beginning. MCA testing is ending at both Oak Ridge and Pine Meadow elementary schools. Pine Meadow held its art show along with “Mornings for Moms” and “Donuts for Dads.” Sartell Middle School’s “WE” group, in conjunction with Kids Fighting Hunger held a clothing drive.
- Student Representative Tristen Nies reported on happenings at the High School. The choir concert is tonight at 7:30 p.m. The senior class trip will be May 31 and graduation will be June 2. The year is wrapping up as spring sports finish, prom was earlier this month and the outdoor dance was last Friday. Next week will be finals week at the High School.
- The board thanked both students for their dedication and service during the past two years serving as student representatives.
Construction Manager Report on Building Process:
- Construction Manager Lee Gruen reported 100 percent of precast work, 90 percent of structural steel, 50 percent of roofing and 100 percent of the pool pouring has been completed. The walls are progressing as they have been turning purple and brick work continues in area 3. The budget remains on track and is continuing on track. There are currently 100 workers at the site.
Food Service Report:
- Food Service Director Brenda Braulick and Food and Nutrition Supervisor Jayme Ericson reported on the 2017-2018 school year and updates for the 2018-2019 school year.
- Superintendent Schwiebert reported the Pinecone road work will begin on June 4, after school is out and 27th Street N. will receive an overlay after Memorial Day. The legislative session closed with many questions involving funding, unanswered. This puts into perspective staffing plans for next year and on the agenda will be recommendations for non-renewal. May is a very busy month for kids and it’s great to see the support and all the great activities available for them.
School Board Committee Report:
- No reports.
Building Program Report:
- Director of Technology Kyle Breitkreutz and Instructional Technology Specialists Amy Moe, Amanda Holstrom and Tom Kuhn provided an overview of how the school district is leveraging technology to expand learning opportunities for students and staff.
New District Logo Suite Report:
- Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services Kay Nelson, High School Principal Brenda Steve and Activities Director Ryan Hauge reported on the process and recommendation for a refreshed District logo suite.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Kramer to APPROVE #1-24:
Nancy Avery, SMS, food service worker, $14.90/hour, RI, S1, 3 hours/day, Michelle Shouse, 5/8/2018; Ariel Bender, SHS, technology education, $27,582, BA, Step B, .667 FTE, returning from leave, 8/27/2018; Julie Bjerke, ORE, instructional coach, $64,157, MA30, Step G, replacing Laura Arndt, 8/27/2018; Stacy Boom, PME, school social worker, $43,315, BA, Step D, replacing Laure Lanz, 8/15/2018; Elizabeth Brylski, DSC, ECSE para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 2 hours/day (Friday), replacing Miranda Theisen, 4/4/2018; Julie Counter, SMS, interim PT lead custodian, $19.13/hour, RIV, S2, 4 hours/day, replacing Mike Lashinski, 3/27/2018; Marcia Gaetz, SMS, speech language pathologist, $50,546, MA30, Step F, .8 FTE, returning from leave, 8/27/2018; David Gerads, ORE, custodian, $16.52/hr, RIII, S1, 8 hours/day, 260 days/year, replacing Susan Bechtold, 6/4/2018; Sydney Grenier, SHS, social studies, $26,927, BA, Step A, .667 FTE, new position, 8/27/2018; Kathi Hammer, ORE, student supervisor, $13.87/hour, RI, S1, 2 hours/day, replacing Alisha Anderson, 5/7/2018; Sherri Jaeger, Transportation, van driver, $21.14/hour, Type III, .75 hour/day, new position, 4/19/2018; Sylvia Kaare, SMS, instrumental and classroom music, $40,371, BA, Step A, replacing Laura Johnson, 8/27/2018; Jennifer Labonne, ORE, Grade 1, $55,506, MA, Step F, returning from leave, 8/27/2018; Adonis Majette, SHS, EBD: Level IV, $52,563, MA, Step C, replacing Stacey Jurek, 8/27/2018; Sean Minder, SHS, social studies, $42,334, BA, Step C, replacing Maddie Rainey, 8/27/2018; Jeff Stang, ORE, SPED, $43,910, BA10, Step B, replacing Raschell Collyer, 8/27/2018; Kerry Trnka, SHS, math, $54,522, MA, Step E, replacing Zachary Steffl, 8/27/2018; Emily Torvik, SMS, seventh English/ language arts, $39,387, BA, Step A, replacing Leah Klabo Summerville, 8/27/2018; Kari Weber, SMS, seventh/8th SPED, $54,522, MA, Step E, replacing Katie Silverberg, 8/27/2018.
Leaves of Absence:
Laura Arndt, ORE, Instructional Coach, LOA, 2018-19 school year; April Greeley, SMS, teacher, LOA, 10/17/18 – 1/18/19; Sarah Hornseth, SMS, teacher, LOA, 10/29/18 – 1/2/19; Montana Peters, SMS, teacher, LOA, 8/27/18 – 10/1/18; Denise Waldvogel, ORE, para, LOA, 5/2/18 – 5/31/18.
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE A FUNDRAISER FOR SARTELL BOYS LACROSSE. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE THE PROPOSED SARTELL HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND EXTENDED TRIP WHICH WOULD BE FROM JUNE 14-16, 2018. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Kramer and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE THE PROPOSED SARTELL HIGH SCHOOL BAND, CHOIR & ORCHESTRA EXTENDED FIELD TRIP FROM MARCH 21-27, 2019 TO ORLANDO, FLORIDA. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Kramer and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE THE RESOLUTIONS TO NON-RENEW THE PROBATIONARY CONTRACTS AS PRESENTED FOR PAUL BENSON, VICTORIA BLOMME, LISA KENT, BRIAN NELSON, CHELSEY REIMER, THERESA SIEVERS, ZACHARY STEFFL AND LEAH SUMMERVILLE. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTS FOR THE 2018-2019 CONTRACT YEAR, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018 FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: BUSINESS SERVICE SPECIALIST, TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR, LEVEL 2 TECHNICIAN, COMMUNITY EDUCATION ADULT PROGRAM COORDINATOR, HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR, TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISOR, NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR, COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF LEARNING SERVICES, CONTROLLER, COMMUNITY EDUCATION DIRECTOR, ASSESSMENT COORDINATOR, ASSOCIATE ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY EDUCATION YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR, HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT, LEVEL 1 TECHNICIAN, BUSINESS SERVICES DIRECTOR, AND LEVEL 2 TECHNICIAN. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE THE 2018-2019 CALENDAR HOLIDAYS AS DETERMINED FOR INDIVIDUALLY CONTRACTED EMPLOYEES AND THE SUPERINTENDENT AS FOLLOWS: JULY 4, 2018; SEPT. 3, 2018; NOV. 22, 2018; NOV. 23, 2018; DEC. 24, 2018; DEC. 25, 2018; DEC. 31, 2018; JAN. 1, 2019; MAY 27, 2019; AND TWO FLOATING HOLIDAYS. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Marushin TO APPROVE AWARDING CONTRACT 1 AND CONTRACT 13 TO LOW BID FOR REBIDS AS RECOMMENDED AND REJECTING CONTRACT 36 AS RECOMMENDED:
Contract 1: Parking Lot/Drive Improvements, Complete, Knife River, $378,000
Complete – Materials & Installation
Contract 13: Tennis Courts, Complete – Material & Installation, Hardrives, Inc., $453,524
Contract 36: Accessories, Material Only, BMSI, REJECTED
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE THE 2018-19 DISTRICT LITERACY PLAN READING WELL BY THIRD GRADE. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Kramer to APPROVE THE DISTRICT LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM (LIEP) PLAN OF SERVICE. All in favor. Motion carried.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings:
- Future Board Meeting – Tuesday, June 19 – District Service Center Board Room @ 5 p.m.
- Committee assignments for 2018 were reviewed.
A motion to ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 8:15 p.m. was made by McCabe and seconded by Snoberger. All in favor. Motion carried.
/s/ Jeremy Snoberger, Treasurer
Publish: June 29, 2018
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.