REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 748
OCT. 21, 2019
DISTRICT SERVICE CENTER BOARD ROOM
The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Chair Jason Nies. Members present: Nies; Jeremy Snoberger, vice chair; Pamela Raden, clerk; Amanda Byrd, treasurer; Patrick Marushin, director; and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent. Member absent: Lesa Kramer, director.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Byrd to APPROVE CONSENT ITEMS A-D AS PRESENTED BELOW. All in favor.Motion carried.
a. Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on Sept. 16, 2019
b. Checks in the amount of $2,449,148.24 as presented:
General Fund 1,914,421.82
Food Service Fund 242,263.57
Transportation Fund 149,750.64
Community Service Fund 56,407.24
Capital Expenditure Fund 84,168.18
Debt Service Fund 2,000.00
Summer Rec Agency Fund 136.79
Check numbers 176282 – 176702
ACHs in the amount of $7,096.60 as presented:
General Fund 6,571.32
Food Service Fund 217.57
Community Service Fund 245.15
Summer Rec Agency Fund 62.56
ACH numbers 192000029-192000063
Receipts in the amount of $4,036,339.33 as presented:
General Fund 3,467,544.44
Food Service Fund 185,703.70
Transportation Fund 10,213.91
Community Service Fund 123,589.09
Capital Expenditure Fund 21,407.77
Building Fund 2,812.82
Debt Service Fund 224,417.60
Summer Rec Agency Fund 650.00
Receipts 46478 – 46633
Wire transfers in the amount of $99,871.84 as presented:
General Fund 54,577.14
Food Service Fund 11,060.93
Transportation Fund 752.00
Community Service Fund 2,140.33
Capital Expenditure Fund 3,500.32
Building Fund 27,841.12
Wire transfers 201900140-201900251
Building Fund Checks in the amount of $1,765,540.62 as presented:
Building Fund 1,765,540.62
Check numbers 600725 to 600763
c. Accept the following donations:
Pine Meadow Elementary PTO, Pine Meadow Elementary, $1,036.12, donation for classroom supplies; the Omann family, Sartell High School, decorative landscaping rocks, new high school landscaping; Northern Metal Products, Sartell High School, metal blue tables, new high school welding tables; Wells Concrete, Sartell High School, concrete for dugouts, new high school dugout concrete; Blackberry Ridge Golf Course, Sartell High School, four class periods on the range/practice green and one nine-hole round for approximately 30 students, donation for Sartell High School Team games classes.
d. Accept the resignation of Molly Butkowski, DSC-Early Childhood, ECSE para Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 10/17/19; Lonna Christenson, District, sub food service worker, 10/4/19; Joy Shea, ORE, para, 10/31/19; Christina Studanski, SHS, para, 10/9/19.
Student Representative Report: Courtney Snoberger
- Student Representative Snoberger reported on happenings around the district. The high school had a successful homecoming week capped off by the return of the student council carnival. The next dance will be the Halloween dance, which includes a costume contest on Oct. 31. Sartell High School Student Council will have a division meeting tomorrow in preparation for the “Toys for Tots” drive and planning for state convention with a focus on finding host families to provide housing for students during the state convention. Fall sports are wrapping up with girls’ swimming and diving taking second at True Team. The choir concert and fall play will be occurring in the next few weeks. The Middle School celebrated kindness week with chalk designs on the sidewalks and will host the first activity night of the year for fifth-grade students. Sartell Middle School Student Council will present the fall play “A Fairy Tale Courtroom” the first week of November. Oak Ridge Elementary students continue their PBIS with two students from each grade level being selected each week for student of the week. Fourth-grade students are reading the morning announcements. National Unity Day was successful in supporting bully-free schools with the Vikings mascot visiting the school.
Construction Manager Report on Building Process: Lee Gruen
- Construction Manager Gruen reported the new high school is finishing up with testing on the HVAC systems with the change in temperatures. There are only a few items left on the punch list. At the old high school remodel building, demo is completed and areas are starting to be put back together. The project is going very smoothly with focus now being on completing the roof and the new skylight.
Superintendent Report: Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent
- Superintendent Schwiebert reported prices for the casework at the old high school came in very good so the scope of the project could be expanded. The timeline of reopening in May with cleaning over summer is still on track. The engineers of SEH are working on a plan of a second exit point at the site and working on playground options. Two weeks from tomorrow is the special election for the levy. There will be one more large presentation for the community at the middle school and then a presentation at the Sartell Senior Connection at the Community Center. The final item will be a live streamed presentation via YouTube Live with time for questions and answers. Thanks to the City of St. Stephen which was in the process of selling their generator, but has decided to donate the generator back to the district.
- Superintendent Schwiebert reported on the current 2019-2020 enrollment numbers for each school.
School Board Committee Report:
- Director Byrd reported on the CTE meeting and dedication of an industrial drill press held in conjunction with DeZurik at the Sartell High School.
Sartell High School Update Report:
- Principal Brenda Steve reported on the student and staff transition to the new high school and how the new building is supporting learning and instruction.
A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE #1-19:
Molly Butkowski, SHS, facility scheduler/receptionist, $18.77/hour, RII, S1, 2.5 hours/day, school year, new position, 10/2/2019; Bethany Calhoun, SHS, part-time cleaner, $15.27/hour, RI, S1, 4 hours/day, school year, replacing Evelyn Slivnik, 9/25/2019; Emily Donnay, SHS, FACS, $19,409, BA, Step A, .4857 FTE, additional assignment/replacing Joey Vanek, 9/12/2019; Derek Gerads, PME, lead custodian, $18.22/hour, RIV, S1, 8 hours/day, 260 days/year, replacing Lori Tchida – temporarily reassigned, 10/7/2019; Mark Hedstrom, 6-8 building head custodian, $26.74/hour, RVIII, S6, 8 hours/day, 260 days/year, new position, 9/30/2019; Bill Henrichs, SHS, FACS, $6,521.76, BA, Step A, .1615 FTE, 63 days/year, replacing Emily Donnay, 10/2/2019; Mallory Johnson, SMS, eighth-grade girls’ basketball, $2,439 (6.35 percent), BA, Step 0 ($38,410), replacing Greg Roering, 10/15/2019; Judith Loudon, St. Francis, Title I, $27.73/hour, BA, Step A, 300 hours/year, new position, 9/17/2019; Julie Reder, ORE, custodian, $16.93/hour, RIII, S1, 8 hours/day, 260 days/year, new position, 10/7/2019; Viki Sabart, SHS, co-head girls’ swim, $5,278 (13 percent), BA, Step D, updated wages, 8/12/2019; Marina Schroeder, DSC – Early Childhood, child care attendant, $13.87/hour, RI, S1, 4 hours/day, replacing Renee Ziegelmeier, 10/7/2019; Jennifer Thompson, SHS, co-head girls’ swim, $4,002 (13 percent), BA, Step 0, updated wages, 8/12/2019; Hannah Waldham, PME, para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 6.25 hours/day, new position, 10/21/2019.
Leaves of Absence:
Paul Determan, ORE, teacher, LOA, 1/2/20-3/2/20; Mafoule Kenyon, ORE, para, LOA, 11/14/19-11/27/19; Carmen Peterson, SMS, teacher, LOA, 3/2/20-end of school year; Gary Rosin, SMS, teacher, LOA, 11/13/19-2/18/20; Michelle Traut, ORE, para, LOA, 10/31/19-12/13/19; Leslie Yasgar, DSC – Early Childhood, teacher, LOA, 11/12/19-2/11/20.
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE AUTHORIZATION OF ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT, KAY NELSON (KAYANNENELSON) TO ACT AS THE IDENTIFIED OFFICIAL WITH AUTHORITY (IOwA) FOR ISD 748 SARTELL-ST.STEPHEN. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE APOPTION OF POLICY 713 STUDENT ACTIVITY ACCOUNTING. All in favor. Motion carried.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings:
- Future Board Work Session/Audit Update – Wednesday, Nov. 6 @ District Service Center – 6:30 p.m.
- Future Special Board Canvass Meeting – Friday, Nov. 8 @ District Service Center – 7:15 a.m.
- Future Board Meeting – Monday, Nov. 18 @ District Service Center – 6:30 p.m.
Committee assignments were reviewed.
The Board took a five-minute recess at 7:34 p.m. The meeting resumed at 7:39 p.m.
A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by Marushin TO CLOSE THE MEETING FOR NEGOTIATIONS STRATEGY PURSUANT TO MN STAT. 13D.03. All in favor. Motion carried. Business Director Joe Prom and Human Resources Director Bart Appleton were invited to join the discussion.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Snoberger at 8:02 p.m. TO OPEN THE MEETING. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion to ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 8:02 p.m. was made by Raden and seconded by Byrd. All in favor. Motion carried.
/s/ Pamela Raden, clerk
Publish: Nov. 29, 2019