REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SEPT. 21, 2015 at 7 P.M.
DISTRICT CENTER BOARD ROOM
The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 7 p.m. by Krista Durrwachter, chair. Members present: Durrwachter; Michelle Meyer, vice chair; Pam Raden, clerk; Mary McCabe, director; Jason Nies, director; Pat Marushin, director; Gopi Ramanathan, student representative and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by McCabe to approve the agenda. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Nies to approve consent items a-c below:
a. Minutes of the regular school-board meeting held on Aug. 17, 2015
b. Checks in the amount of $1,511,989.44 as presented:
General Fund 1,283,479.78
Food Service Fund 9,723.54
Transportation Fund 34,108.63
Community Service Fund 16,823.12
Capital Expenditure Fund 160,486.12
Debt Service Fund 2,385.00
Summer Rec Agency Fund 4,983.25
Check numbers 161138 to 161503
Receipts in the amount of $4,916,976.01 as presented:
General Fund 4,806,027.95
Food Service Fund 19,044.78
Transportation Fund 10,618.18
Community Service Fund 19,357.34
Capital Expenditure Fund 2,563.41
Debt Service Fund 57,779.35
Summer Rec Agency Fund 1,585.00
Receipts 41315 to 41382
Wire transfers in the amount of $1,156.96 as presented:
General Fund 1,037.46
Community Fund 8.34
Summer Rec Agency Fund 111.16
Wire transfers 20150013 to 2015000015
c. Accept the following donations: anonymous donation, Sartell-St. Stephen School District #748, $255, Tech fund; Minser Chiropractic Clinic, Sartell High School-Sabre Connection, to be determined by donator, file storage unit; Sabres All-Sport Booster Club, Sartell High School, $1,000, fall speaker; Kay Nelson, Sartell-St. Stephen School District, $27.66, new teacher orientation; Sartell-St. Stephen Educational Foundation, Sartell-St. Stephen School District #748, $100, new staff breakfast.
d. Accept the resignation of: Claude Dingmann, SHS head custodian, effective 8/30/15; Kadie Mathews, ORE student supervisor, effective 8/18/15; Barbara Melsha-Senderhauf, SHS teacher, effective 9/2/15; Taunja Moe, SHS receptionist, effective 8/27/15; Cheryl Nies, SMS ala carte cashier, effective 8/26/15; Nicole Olson, SMS student supervisor, effective 9/1/15; Sarri Truscinski, DSC para, effective 8/25/15; Joshua Vorpahl, ORE para, effective 8/31/15.
Student Representative Report: Gopi Ramanathan, student
- The elementary buildings both held a homecoming walk-a-thon fundraiser with 100-percent donation participation. Students also participated in a variety of activities and theme days.
- Family information nights have started and will continue to be held at the elementary buildings.
- Sartell Middle School students participated in theme days during Homecoming week.
- A movie-themed Sabre Splash was held to welcome new students and 9th-graders to SHS. A back-to-school dance was held Sept. 11.
- Homecoming took on a ‘Sabres vs. Cancer’ theme throughout the week with activities including theme days, coronation, a school carnival, a pepfest, a football game and the dance.
Superintendent Report: Kay Nelson, director of learning services
- The staff back-to-school week was very successful with a variety of staff development activities.
- The week started with a positive district welcome. The staff is very appreciative of the Board’s support of the Welcome Back Breakfast.
- Aric Putnam addressed the staff with a theme of public education and global citizenship. This was the first in a series of three workshops presented by Dr. Putnam.
- Staff data retreats were well-planned and provided an opportunity for staff to better understand assessment data and its relation to programming, intervention and instruction.
- Teachers began planning for their annual evaluation process. The district is committed to supporting teachers in this work.
- A district-wide special-education meeting co-led by Jeff Schwiebert and the Benton-Stearns staff was held that set out goals and common expectations for special-education staff.
- Sartell High School was awarded a $3,500 grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board for an artist-in-residence, Pamela Sukum, to work with our students. The grant was co-authored by Deb Rollings and Cori Schneider.
- Five students were selected to participate on the Stearns County Youth Taskforce. These students will serve on the Human Services committee.
School Board Committees:
- The Sartell Education Association will be on Oct. 6.
Report on District Strategic Plan for Developing the World’s Best Workforce (MN Statue 120b.11): Kay Nelson, director of learning services, presented the district strategic plan for meeting state requirements in achieving the World’s Best Workforce.
Report on Early Childhood Education: Sarah Funk, early childhood coordinator, presented an update on the district’s newly adopted early childhood curriculum and assessment programs, Creative Curriculum and the Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment.
Report on Enrollment: Durrwachter, board chair, reviewed the enrollment report.
Approve Personnel Omnibus Resolution:
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Meyer to APPROVE #1-43:
New Employees or Changes: Amal Ayyub, SMS, para, $17.72/hr. Inveiss/Harrison job-share vacancy, effective 9/2/15; Connie Binsfeld, DSC, para/ECSE, $15.71/hour, new position, 9/14/15; Connie Binsfeld, DSC, childcare attendant, $14.04/hour, new position, 9/15/15; Ken Bombardier, DSC, seasonal lawn care, $9.50/hour, new position, 8/17/15; Mary Bouchie, DSC, pre-school teacher, $31.84, replacing Leslie Grutsch, 8/31/15; Susan Butkowski, SHS, server, $14.18, Replacing Debbie Hahn, 9/8/15; Claude Dingmann, DSC, supervisor of buildings/grounds, $27.73/hour, replacing Brian Johnson, 8/31/15; Kacey Dougherty, transportation bus monitor, $15.15/hour, replacing Guadalupe Schmidt, 9/8/15; John Evenson, transportation bus driver, $21.21, new position, 9/8/15; Michael Eveslage; SMS LTS-instructional technology specialist, $47,946, replacing Brad Scherer (LOA); Stacy Friedrich, DSC, preschool teacher, $25.90/hour, rehire, 8/31/15; Katie Gallipo, SMS, nurse, $26/hour, replacing Jamie Wieneke; 9/1/15; Leslie Grutsch, DSC, preschool/ECFE teacher, $29.49/hour, replacing Stacy Hurdt, 8/31/15; Andrea Hahn, SMS, cashier, $13.90/hour, additional assignment – one hour per day, 9/21/15; Kathi Hammer, ORE, student supervisor, $13.26/hour, replacing Chuck Clause, 9/1/15; Kelly Hanson, SMS, cafeteria worker, $14.18/hour, replacing Jeannie Klehr, 8/27/15; Tammi Hanson, SMS student supervisor, $13.26/hour, replacing Kadie Matthews, 9/1/15; Sandy Harrison, SMS para, $15.71/hour, job sharing with Elizabeth Inveiss, 9/1/15; Terri Johnson, ORE, para, $15.71/hour, replacing Josh Vorphal, 9/2/15; Sharon Jordan, ORE, cashier, $14.18/hour, replacing Sherry Weide, 8/27/15; Holly Justin, DSC, health assistant/early childhood, $27.97/hour, internal transfer, 8/31/15; Vernon Klaverkamp, transportation bus driver, $21.20, open bid, 9/8/15; Lindsey Kramer, SHS, SPED teacher, $11,870, replacing Barb Melsha, 9/8/15; Brian Larson, SHS, custodian, $19.84, replacing Jim Schmidt, 8/31/15; Steve Mackenthun, SMS, junior high volleyball, $1,603, replacing Haley Poepping, 9/14/15; Kadi Mathews, DSC childcare attendant, $14.04/hour, new position, 8/31/15; Jennifer Nelson, ORE, student supervisor, $13.26/hour, replacing Kadie Mathews, 9/1/15; Mitze Olson, SFX/PME, Title 1 teacher, $24.06, replacing Sandy Warzecha, 9/8/15; David Plante, ORE, custodian, $17.81/hour, replacing Marvin Tvedt, 9/7/15; Paula Roggeman, SHS, special education, $64,533, replacing Kay Kalthoff, 9/8/15; Jane Schnieder, transportation bus driver, $22.36/hour, added additional midday route – 1.5-hours 9/14/15; Margaret Stang, ORE, dishwasher, $14.18/hour, replacing Annie Trobec, 8/27/15; Daniella Trauba, DSC, childcare attendant, $14.04/hour, new position, 9/2/15; Holly Wagner, SHS, student supervisor, $13.26/hour, replacing Chuck Clausen, 9/8/15; Lana Varoga, SHS, cashier, $14.18/hr, replacing Bev Hommerding, 8/27/15; Lana Varoga, DSC, para/ECSE, $15.71/hour, new position, 9/15/15; Lana Varoga, DSC, childcare attendant, $14.04/hour, new position, 9/15/15; Beverly Wiebe, SHS, dishwasher, $14.18/hour, replacing Debbie Hahn, 8/27/15. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Meyer and seconded by Raden to CERTIFY THE PROPOSED LEVY AS “MAXIMUM” FOR 2015 PAYABLE 2016 LEVY AS PRESENTED. AS REVISIONS ARE MADE WE DO NOT HAVE TO RECERTIFY THE LEVY FOR MDE CHANGES AND ALLOW THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO USE THE REVISED LEVY LIMITATION REPORT. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies to APPROVE THE CONTRACT WITH SOLAR CITY AUTHORIZING ADMINISTRATION TO EXECUTE THE DOCUMENT. All in favor. Motion carried.
It was decided to table the approval of 2015-16 World’s Best Workforce Plan until the October 2015 School Board Meeting.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Nies to APPROVE FUNDRAISING PROPOSAL FOR SHS VOCAL MUSIC GROUP. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Meyer and seconded by Nies to APPROVE PARAPROFESSIONAL UNIT CONTRACT. All in favor. Motion carried.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings
- Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. – Work Session on Superintendent Goals
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by McCabe and seconded by Marushin at 7:52 p.m. All in favor. Motion carried.
/s/ Pam Raden, clerk/treasurer
Publish: Oct. 23, 2015
There will be a short, private fireworks display at approximately 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 at the Grands at Mulligans, 601 N. Pinecone Road in Sartell.
Publish: Oct. 23, 2015
CITY OF SARTELL
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
2016 FEE SCHEDULE and
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT/CAPITAL PLAN UPDATES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Sartell City Council will hold a public hearing in the council chambers at 6 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, on Monday, the 9th day of November, 2015, to consider an Ordinance Adopting 2016 Fee Schedule and an update of the City’s Financial Management Plan, including capital plans. Copies of the proposed Ordinance and Financial Management Plan are available for public inspection at the Sartell City Hall during regular business hours.
All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing to voice their opinion. Written comments will also be accepted until the date of the hearing.
Publish: Oct. 23, 2015