REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 748
OCT. 15, 2018
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; Mary McCabe, vice chair; Pamela Raden, clerk; Jeremy Snoberger, treasurer; and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent. Members absent: Lesa Kramer, director and Patrick Marushin, 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 McCabe and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE CONSENT ITEMS A-D AS PRESENTED BELOW. All in favor. Motion carried.
- Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on Sept. 17, 2018
- Checks in the amount of $2,279,854.66 as presented:
General Fund 1,760,850.23
Food Service Fund 191,064.71
Transportation Fund 32,757.81
Community Service Fund 37,508.35
Capital Expenditure Fund 252,623.04
Debt Service Fund 2,000.00
Summer Rec Agency Fund 3,050.52
Check numbers 173059 – 173386
Receipts in the amount of $4,162,015.70 as presented:
General Fund 3,385,515.84
Food Service Fund 186,988.48
Community Service Fund 89,067.00
Capital Expenditure Fund 15,131.50
Building Fund 8,628.34
Debt Service Fund 476,684.54
Wire transfers in the amount of $16,631.71 as presented:
General Fund 6,916.98
Food Service Fund 7,823.04
Community Service Fund 1,891.69
Wire transfers 201800024-201800030
Building Fund Checks in the amount of $3,564,337.62 as presented:
Building Fund 3,564,337.62
Check number 600339-600362
c. Accept the resignation of Leah Saldana, Transportation, bus monitor, 9/28/18.
d. Accept the following donations:
Pine Meadow PTO Elementary, ISD #748, $1,742.66, climbing wall; Oak Ridge Elementary PTO, ISD #748, $3,864, ORE sound systems; St. Cloud Morning and Central Minnesota Noon Optimist Clubs, ISD #748, $100, youth group.
Student Representative Report:
- Student Representative Yash Hindka reported on happenings around the district. Pine Meadow held its annual walk-a-thon and surpassed this year’s fundraising goal. Oak Ridge held its walk-a-thon and unity day with an anti-bullying theme. Both elementary schools have conferences this week. The Middle School held its first family math night, with more than 100 individuals attending. Sixth grade will perform their play on the 26th and 27th of October. The High School theater performed “The Butler Did It” in three performances last week. Football sold pink towels in their Tackle Cancer fundraiser. Both boys and girls soccer teams advanced in their section tournaments and the girls’ swim team took second at the True Team event.
- Nancy Schulzetenberg, from BerganKDV presented the 2017-2018 audit results.
Construction Manager Report on Building Process:
- Construction Manager Lee Gruen reported the final Saturday tour of the site has taken place and they received many compliments on maintaining a clean worksite. The overall project schedule has been updated with long-range goals being done. All slabs, pool concrete area and general interior wall framing are done. Casework and mechanical systems are progressing. The fields have been mowed once and will have a second mowing tomorrow.
Superintendent Report: Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent
- Schwiebert reported there will be a school board-candidate forum at the Sartell Community Center on Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. hosted by the Sartell Senior Connection. Next Wednesday at the High School the 6:30 p.m. Levy for Learning presentation will be the last one. Pinecone Road is about a week-and-a-half behind, but is progressing. The district is working with the City of Sartell regarding the lights on the path contained in the new site development agreement. The district calendar is being worked on for the 2019-2020 school year and will be presented at the next regular meeting. Discussions will also begin regarding the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school year calendars.
School Board Committee Report:
- Schwiebert reported on Director Kramer’s Drug-Free Coalition meeting.
- Schwiebert reported on the current 2018-2019 enrollment numbers for each school.
A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by McCabe to APPROVE #1-28:
Elizabeth Brylski, DSC/Early Childhood, child care attendant, $13.87/hour, RI, S1, 13 sessions, additional hours, 9/10/2018; David Duininck, SMS, junior high speech, $1,728 (4.5 percent), BA, 0 ($38,410), replacing Anne Zidon, 11/1/2018; Chris Euteneuer, Transportation, van driver, $20.54/hour, 1.25 hours/day, new position, 9/21/2018; Nicole Grant, SHS, assistant junior varsity dance, $1,604 (8.35 percent), BA, 0 ($38,410), 50-percent contract, new position, 10/22/2018; Sydney Grenier, SHS, Mock Trail, $864 (2.25 percent), BA, 0 ($38,410), replacing Adam VandeVrede, 10/17/2018; Greg Henning, SHS, assistant cross country, $1,949 (9.5 percent), BA, D ($43,315), revised contract amount, 8/13/2018; Sherri Jaeger, Transportation, van driver, $20.54/hour, Type III, 1.5 hours/day, additional assignment, 10/4/2018; Kelli Killmer, SHS, One-act Play, $2,527 (5.35 percent), BA, H ($47,236), replacing Aimee Miron, 10/22/2018; Jessica Lewis, SMS, Student Council, $432 (2.25 percent), BA, 0 ($38,410), 50-percent contract, replacing Kerry Trnka, 10/1/2018; Judith Loudon, St. Francis Xavier, Title I, $27.73, BA, A, new position, 10/2/2018; Sarah Lukken, SHS, media aid, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 4.5 hours/day, replacing Anne Marie Braun, 10/1/2018; Rachel Miller, SMS, Robotics, $1,287 (3.35 percent), BA, 0 ($38,410), new position, 10/1/2018; Raymond Paulson, ORE, temporary cleaner, $15.27/hour, RI, S1, 3 hours/day, replacing Laura Becker-Pallister, 10/12/2018; David Plante, ORE, lead custodian, $21.68/hour, RIV, S4, 8 hours/day, replacing Jesse Paggen, 10/1/2018; Greg Roering, SMS, eighth-grade girls basketball, $2,937 (6.35 percent), BA, G ($46,256), replacing David Driste, 10/22/2018; Jenna Runge, SHS, assistant junior varsity dance, $1,604 (8.35 percent), BA, 0 ($38,410), 50-percent contract, new position, 10/22/2018; Jacob Sailor, SHS, head boys lacrosse, $3,742 (9.5 percent), BA, 00 ($39,394), replacing Nicholas Kirick, 4/1/2019; Nicole Schmitt, SMS, sixth-grade Knowledge Bowl, $509 (2.25 percent), BA, F ($45,276), 50-percent contract, replacing April Greeley, 10/1/2018; Michael Schroden, SHS, assistant nordic ski, $3,649 (9.5 percent), BA, 0 ($38,410), new position, 11/12/2018; Joseph Teff, SHS, head nordic ski, $5,668 (12 percent), BA, H ($47,236), new position, 11/12/2018; Sarah Theisen, SMS, Student Council, $432 (2.25 percent), BA, 0 ($38,410), 50-percent contract, replacing Kerry Trnka, 10/1/2018; Eric Thompson, SMS, student supervisor, $13.87/hour, RI, S1, 2.25 hours/day, replacing Tracey Robak, 9/28/2018; Eric Thompson, SMS, 1:1 para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 1 hour/day, replacing Lisa Gaetz, 9/28/2018; Emily Torvik, SMS, seventh-grade girls basketball, $2,439 (6.35 percent), BA, 0 ($38,410), replacing Steve Mackenthun, 10/22/2018.
Leaves of Absence:
Connie Binsfeld, Early Childhood, para, LOA, 10/17/18-11/6/18; Angela Paulson, PME, teacher, LOA, 10/24/18-11/8/18; Karlye Rude, SMS, teacher, LOA, 12/18/18-2/18/19; Jacqlyn Schultz, ORE, speech, LOA, 10/22/18-12/17/18.
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by McCabe to ACCEPT AND APPROVE THE AUDIT FOR YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018 AS PRESENTED. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by Raden to APPROVE SPANISH CLUB AND THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT TEAM FUNDRAISERS. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE ADOPTION OF POLICY 722 – PUBLIC DATA REQUESTS. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE OFF-CAMPUS AGREEMENT BETWEEN VALLEY CITY STATE UNIVERSITY AND ISD 748. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by McCabe to APPROVE OFF-CAMPUS AGREEMENT BETWEEN ST. CLOUD TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND ISD 748. All in favor. Motion carried.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings:
- Board Work Session – Wednesday, Oct. 17 – District Service Center – 7 p.m.
- District Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Advisory Committee Meeting – Tuesday, Oct. 23 – District Service Center – 7:30 a.m.
- Operations Committee Meeting – Tuesday, Oct. 23 – District Service Center – 6:30 p.m.
- Special Board Meeting (Canvassing Returns of Votes) – District Service Center Nov. 9 – 7 a.m.
- Future Board Meeting – Monday, Nov. 19 – District Service Center – 6:30 p.m.
Official Review of Policies:
The Board had the first reading of revisions of policies: 425, 501, 502, 504, 505, 509, 510, 511, 513, 515, 516, 520 and 521.
The Board had the official review of policies: 503, 507, 508, 512, 518, 519 and 523.
- Committee assignments for 2018 were reviewed.
The Board took a five minute recess at 7:17 p.m. The meeting resumed at 7:22 p.m.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Raden TO CLOSE THE MEETING FOR NEGOTIATIONS STRATEGY PURSUANT TO MN STAT. 13D.03. All in favor. Motion carried. Director of Business Services Joseph Prom and Human Resources Director Krista Durrwachter were invited to join the discussion.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Snoberger at 7:45 p.m. TO OPEN THE MEETING. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion to ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 7:46 p.m. was made by Snoberger and seconded by McCabe. All in favor. Motion carried.
/s/ Pamela Raden, clerk
Publish: Nov. 30, 2018
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
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