REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 748
OCT. 21, 2013 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; Mary McCabe, vice chair; Jason Nies, clerk/ treasurer; Pam Raden, director; Krista Durrwachter, director; Dan Riordan, director; Mary Lindell, student representative and Mike Spanier, interim superintendent.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Riordan to approve the agenda. All in favor. Motion carried.
Chair Meyer thanked staff, guests and students for attending the board meeting at 7 p.m. Nick Cotrella, from PineCone Vision, Sartell reported on the 5K run that was sponsored by them and other local businesses.
A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by Riordan to approve consent items a-d as presented below:
- Minutes of the meeting held on Sept. 16, 2013.
- Checks in the amount of $3,300,332.00 as presented:
General Fund 1,689,517.17
Food Service Fund 201,428.26
Transportation Fund 142,804.19
Community Service Fund 54,624.53
Capital Expenditure Fund 128,823.41
Building Fund 1,082,765.38
Summer Rec Agency Fund 369.06
Check numbers 153321 to 153847
Receipts in the amount of $2,874,662.14 as presented:
General Fund 2,463,255.99
Food Service Fund 173,070.75
Transportation Fund 24,695.94
Community Service Fund 133,218.23
Capital Expenditure Fund 21,471.26
Building Fund 32.99
Debt Service Fund 45,443.31
Summer Rec Agency Fund 13,473.67
Receipts 38926 to 39053
Wire transfers in the amount of $4,216.72 as presented:
General Fund 2,600.62
Food Service Fund 1,236.07
Community Service Fund 380.03
Wire transfers 201300016 to 201300025
- Accept the following donations:
|Liberty Savings Bank – Mark Bragelman, president||Sartell Middle School||$1,000||SMS Band program|
|Joyce O’Hara on behalf of Anthony Ebensteiner Family||Sartell-St. Stephen School District #748||Electric Wheelchair – $6,519||Sartell Middle School 6th-grader who is in need of wheelchair assistance.|
|Sabres All Sports Booster Club||Sartell High School||$1265||Weight coach|
|Sabres All Sports Booster Club||Sartell High School||$2475.89||Medical bags|
|Sabres All Sports Booster Club||Sartell High School||$15,983.75||Scoreboard|
|Gordy and Michelle Meyer Flexible Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation||Sartell-St. Stephen School District #748||$500||Welcome Back staff breakfast|
|Sartell Education Association Sartell Public Schools||Sartell-St. Stephen School District #748||$98.15||Panera – New teacher workshop|
|Sartell Youth Basketball Association||Sartell Middle School||$2,461.22||Purchase of backboards for basketball stands in south gym|
|Hanadee Alameldin & Emadeldin Abdalla||Sartell Middle School||$500||SPED department|
|Diane Forberg||Sartell High School||$45||White bowties for the Men’s Choir performance dress wear.|
|Miller Auto||Sartell-St. Stephen Community Education||$50||Purchase 50 mini pumpkins for the October 30 ECFE Pumpkin Party|
|Angel Fund Donation||Sartell-St. Stephen School District #748||$60||Technology Fees|
|PineCone Vision Center and Dentistry for Children||Sartell-St. Stephen School District #748||$1,400||Pediatric recovery couch for SMS, Pediatric recovery couch for DSC preschool area, Braun Thermoscan with base, Braun Thermoscan probe covers, four blankets for SHS|
- Accept the resignations of Lisa Sanderson, SMS food service, effective 10-04-13; Joan Miller, ECFE, para, effective 09-26-13; Roger Reder, PME, custodial, effective 09-20-13 and, Guadalupe Schmidt, SHS food service, effective 09-20-13.
Student Representative Report: Mary Lindell, senior at Sartell High School
- Students met with the superintendent search firm last week to discuss the search and shared
thoughts about the search, the needs of the district and qualities to look for in a superintendent.
- On Oct. 8, SMS and SHS students participated in We Day at the Xcel Energy Center that brought students and educators together to empower youth to create positive change.
- The Boys and Girls Soccer teams are both headed to the state tournament which will be taking place this week.
- There are several key athletic events coming up including girls swimming, cross-country, football and volleyball competitions.
- The National Honor Society trick-or-treat Halloween food drive will take place this weekend.
- The Halloween Dance will be held on Friday, Nov. 1.
Superintendent Report: Mike Spanier, interim superintendent
- The Crucible was performed last week and received great reviews due to the hard work of our
students and staff.
- Four SHS students were appointed to the Stearns County Youth Task Force: Grace Kuhl, Brooke Radi, Rachel Stroh and Chase Sobania.
- The Sartell-St. Stephen Education Foundation hosted its 12th annual Toast to Autumn which was a huge success raising more than $68,000.
- Continued donations come in from the Sartell Booster Club which supports the track and football scoreboard which was enhanced due to the partnership with the Booster Club.
- The Sartell-St. Stephen School District is partnering with Safe Routes to Schools, BLEND and the
Centracare Foundation and focusing on pedestrian and biking safety to Sartell Middle School and Pine Meadow Elementary School in collaboration with the city and law enforcement.
- The Sartell-St. Stephen School District, along with Sauk-Rapids-Rice and St. Cloud Area Schools, is part of Partner for Student Success which is a group of community and business leaders who are working together to ensure student success throughout our communities.
School Board Committee Reports:
- The committee reflected on the rollout of the full access plan this year and discussed the first month of implementation.
- The group discussed the use of Schoology and how to support its use, parameters and consistency across classrooms.
- Ideas were shared on how to continue to increase and enhance access and further professional development.
District Art Curriculum: Deb Rollings, SHS art teacher, and Myranda Urick, PME art teacher, presented on the District Art Curriculum.
Community Education: Mark Grelson and Ann Doyscher-Domres provided an overview and update on the happenings in Community Education.
A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by Riordan to HAVE SECOND READINGS AND APPROVE THE REVISED POLICIES 425, 509, 515, 604, and 610. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Riordan to APPROVE THE PERSONNEL OMNIBUS RESOLUTION. All in favor. Motion carried.
New employees or changes:
|1.||Durten Braun||SMS||Tutor||$22.65 per hr/2.5 hrs per day||New Assignment – from Media Aide at SMS to SHS|
|2.||Carol Cummins||PME||Cleaner||$13.49 per hr /5.25 hrs per day R1, Step1||Replacing Roger Reder|
|3.||Dave Driste||SHS||Head girls softball||$5,103
|Head girls softball|
|4.||Shirley Emerson||ECFE||Para||$14.99 per hr/3 hrs per dayRIV, Step 1||Replacing Joan Miller|
|5.||Julia Grundhauser||SMS||SMS yearbook||$746.00/BS1 (2.25%)||Replacing Sarah Coles|
|6.||Julia Grundhoefer||SMS||Supervisor||$12.65 per hr/2hrs per dayR1, Step1||Replacing Kristine Schroers|
|7.||Deb Hahn||SHS||Dishwasher/kitchen asst.||$13.49 per hr/2.5 hrs per dayR1, Step 1||Replacing Guadelupe Schmidt|
|8.||Scott Hentges||SHS||JV boys basketball||$4,376/BS11 (10.5%)||Replacing Mike Sieben|
|9.||Bridget Hooley||SMS||SMS yearbook||$746.00/BS1 (2.25%)||Replacing Sarah Coles|
|10.||Sam Jarnot||SHS||Assistant boys basketball||$3,482/BSI,$33,158 (10.5%)||Replacing Marcus Oistad|
|11.||Emily Jensen||SHS||Assistant speech||$1,492/BS1 (4.5%)||Replacing Cara Sandquist|
|12.||Terri Johnson||PME||Student supervisor||$15.48 per hr/3.5 hrs per dayR1, Step 5||Position added|
|13.||Justine Kirkham||SMS||5th- & 6th-grade Knowledge Bowl||$746/BS1 (2.25%)||Replacing Terry Hurd|
|14.||Justine Kirkham||SMS||5th- & 6th-grade Academic Triathlon||$746/BS1 (2.25%)||Vacant from last year|
|15||Nick Koubsky||SHS||9th-grade boys basketball||$2,769/BS1, (8.35%)||Added 2013-2014|
|16.||Allison Kuklok||SMS||Student supervisor||$12.65 per hr/2 hrs per dayR1, Step 1||Replacing Kristen Yang|
|17.||Brian Larson||SMS/SHS||Custodian||$18.88 per hr/8 hrs per dayR3, Step 5||Replacing Gaylen Bicking|
|18.||Jennifer Leagjeld||Trans.||Van Driver||$18.15 per hrVan Route/Step 1||New position|
|19.||Kadie Mathews||SMS||Student Supervisor||$13.44 per hrR1, Step 2||Replacing Allison Kuklok|
|20.||Alex Nelson||SHS||Assistant Girls Hockey||$3,150/BS1 (9.5%) *outside funded||Previously hired through Sauk Rapids|
|21.||Judy Ohman||PME||Student Supervisor||$15.48 per hr/3.5 hrs per dayR1, Step 5||Position added|
|22.||Marcus Oistad||SHS||Head Boys Basketball||$5,302BS5 (14.5%)||Replacing Dave Angell|
|23.||Beau Penk||ORE||Para||$14.99 per hr/6.25 hrs per day RIV, Step 1||New position|
|24.||Margie Pikus||PME||Para Sped||$14.99 per hr/3.5 hrs per dayRIV, Step 1||New position|
|25.||Guadelupe Schmidt||SHS||Food Service||$12.65 per hr/ 2 hrs per dayR1, Step 1||Blom vacancy|
|26.||Kristine Schroers||SMS||Para||$14.99 per hr/7 hrs per dayRIV, Step 1||New position|
|27.||Valerie Steiner||DSC||Server||$13.49 per hrR1. Step1||Replacing Deb Hahn|
|28.||Katherine Stewart||SMS||5th & 6th Grade Volleyball Coach||$746/BSI(2.25%)||Replacing Tiffany Heathcoate|
|29.||Tyler Thieschafer||SMS||Para||$14.99 per hr/7 hrs per dayRIV, Step 1||New position|
|30.||Joshua Vorpahl||ORE||Para||$14.99 per hr/6.25 hrs per day RIV, Step 1||New position|
Leaves of absence:
|31.||Teresa Jean Heck||ORE||Teacher||Leave of Absence||Dec. 16, 2013 to Feb. 18, 2014|
|32.||Michele Nelson||SHS||Teacher||Leave of Absence||Nov. 2, 2013 to Dec. 2, 2013|
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by McCabe to APPROVE THE SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN SCHOOL DISTRICT #748 EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies to APPROVE THE RESOLUTION OF SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN SCHOOL BOARD SUPPORTING FORM AN APPLICATION TO MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE FOUNDATION. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Nies to APPROVE THE RESOLUTION RATIFYING THE AWARD OF THE SALE, DETERMINING THE FORM AND DETAILS, AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTIION, DELIVERY AND REGISTRATION, AND PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE GENERAL OBLIGATION SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS, SERIES 2013A. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by McCabe to APPROVE THE CONTRACT WITH THE MINNESOTA SCHOOL EMPLOYEE ASSOCIATION (MSEA). All in favor. Motion carried.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings:
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment – Oct. 29 at 7:30 a.m.
Board Work Session – Superintendent Search Update – Oct. 29 at 4:15 p.m.
Policy Committee – Nov. 6 at 4:15 p.m.
Board Work Session – Board Goal Development – Dec. 2 at 4:15 p.m.
The board reviewed the following policies: 503, 504, 506, 526, 527, 602, 609, 703 and 801.
The board had first of two readings of revisions of Policies: 418, 422, 524, 601, 602, 603, 613, 707, 802 and 902.
The board discussed and had the first reading of the new policy 523.
Chair Meyer entertained a motion to close the meeting pursuant to Minnesota Statue Section 13D.03. Motion made by McCabe and seconded by Riordan to close the meeting at 8:40 p.m. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by McCabe to reopen the meeting at 9:13 a.m.
A motion to adjourn the meeting at 9.14 p.m. was made by Durrwachter and seconded by Riordan. All in favor. Motion carried.
Jason Nies, Clerk/Treasurer, Oct. 21, 2013
Publish: Nov. 22, 2013