SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 748
MAY 3, 2013
DISTRICT CENTER CONFERENCE ROOM
The special school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 4 p.m. by Chair Michell Meyer. Members present: Meyer; Mary McCabe, vice chair; Jason Nies, clerk; Krista Durrwachter, Pam Raden and Dan Riordan, directors; and Joseph Hill, superintendent.
Members absent: None.
A motion to approve the agenda was made by Nies and seconded by McCabe. All in favor. Motion carried.
A statement of the board was read by Meyer as follows:
Dr. Hill has agreed to resign effective June 30, 2013, pursuant to the terms of the Agreement entered into between the parties on May 3, 2013.
Dr. Hill is willing to perform his duties under his 2013-16 contract that was approved on Oct. 15, 2012 with the former school board. Dr. Hill stated, however, if the new School Board wanted a change in administration with a superintendent we select, he will honor that and therefore, has tendered his resignation effective June 30, 2013.
Since Dr. Hill has a 2013-16 contract commitment from the School District, the parties have negotiated a reasonable separation agreement to assist in his transition to a new position. The School Board thanks Dr. Hill for his service and wished him well. Dr. Hill thanks the School Board for the opportunity to have been of service to the school district and its students.
A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by McCabe to pass the resolution approving and accepting the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Joseph Hill. All in favor. Motion carried.
A statement by Dr. Joseph Hill was read as follows:
After much consideration and in consultation with my family, I have decided it would be in my personal best interest to resign from the office of the superintendent in ISD 748 effective June 30, 2013.
As I plan my transition, I want the communities of Sartell and St. Stephen to know it has been the greatest of privileges to be welcomed into your communities and to serve you. My greatest pleasure was in serving alongside our school’s staff and administration in the noble work of educating and inspiring the youth across our communities. I am very proud of the fact our schools and programs stand apart in performance and in providing outstanding learning opportunities and options for students. Our employees in the district have proven to be truly exceptional in promoting and supporting excellence in every regard.
I am grateful for the support and leadership of the many board members I have been privileged to serve throughout the past three years as together we have made significant progress in advancing the mission of the school district.
Through candid conversations with board leadership, I believe it is in the best interest of my convictions and the direction of the district that I step down as superintendent of the Sartell-St. Stephen School District at the end of June.
I plan to take some time with my family to consider our next steps. Education and innovation continues to be of strong interest as I look to the future.
Thank you for your extraordinary support of quality education.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Durrwachter to adjourn the meeting at 4:06 p.m. All in favor. Motion carried.
Jason Nies, Clerk