REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SEPT. 15, 2014
DISTRICT CENTER BOARD ROOM
The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 7 p.m. by Michelle Meyer, chair. Members present: Meyer; Krista Durrwachter, vice chair; Mary McCabe, director; Pam Raden, director; Dan Riordan, director; and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent. Absent: Jason Nies, clerk.
A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by McCabe to approve the agenda. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by McCabe to approve consent items a-c as presented below:
- Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on Aug. 18, 2014.
- Checks in the amount of $1,975,077.66 as presented:
General Fund 1,484,432.85
Food Service Fund 19,449.85
Transportation Fund 77,431.79
Community Service Fund 20,740.62
Capital Expenditure Fund 185,498.83
Building Fund 177,595.14
Scholarship Trust 500.00
Summer Rec Agency Fund 9,428.58
Check numbers 157193 to 157501
Receipts in the amount of $4,852.703.26 as presented:
General Fund 4,689,162.80
Food Service Fund 57,469.52
Transportation Fund 927.21
Community Service Fund 57,615.36
Capital Expenditure Fund 2,338.67
Building Fund 2.09
Debt Service Fund 47,847.61
Summer Rec Agency Rec 3,340.00
Receipts 40124 to 40178
Wire transfers in the amount of $1,836.75 as presented:
General Fund 60.12
Food Service Fund 1,610.14
Summer Rec Agency Fund 166.49
Wire transfers 201400016-201400018
- Accept the following donations: anonymous donation, Sartell-St. Stephen School District #748, $320, Tech Fund
- Accept the resignations of Monica Laudenbach, Early Childhood Education, paraprofessional, effective Sept. 1, 2014; Margie Pikus, Pine Meadow Elementary, paraprofessional, effective Aug. 25, 2014; Nicole Pride, Sartell Middle School, student supervisor, effective Sept. 10, 2014; Janet Summerall, Sartell High School, media aide, Aug. 22, 2014; Mallory Wetzell, District Service Center, operations assistant, Aug. 15,2014.
Student Representative Report: Mac Nies, senior at Sartell High School
- The elementary buildings kicked off their Homecoming Walk PTO Fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 19. The walk will take place on Friday, Sept. 26, throughout the day with many other activities for the students to enjoy.
- Sartell Middle School will hold a pep fest for the first time in more than 10 years.
- Sartell Middle School Fall Athletics and Activities have started. This year, each grade also has a running club.
- Sabre Splash at High School was a huge success.
- Sept. 22-27 is Homecoming Week with several events and activities planned for the week at Sartell High School including coronation, a carnival, the powder-puff football game, homecoming parade and homecoming black-light dance and Halloween T-shirt sales.
- Fall athletic competitions have started at the high school level filled with great talent and goals of being state-bound.
- All schools will have Homecoming Spirit Dress-up days throughout the week of Sept. 22.
Superintendent Report: Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent
- The school year got off to an excellent start in welcoming back school staff, families and students. Staff in-service days were filled with engaging and meaningful activities to support student growth and achievement.
- Several meetings and sessions have helped to learn more about the district and the community, including, but not limited to: Meeting with staff groups; Sabre Booster Club; Sartell-St. Stephen Education Foundation; Parent/ Student Athlete Pre-season Meetings\Community Meetings including meetings with the city and the police chief.
- The Sartell-St. Stephen Education Foundation will host Toast to Autumn on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 6-9 p.m. at Blackberry Ridge which is a great event that supports several programs within our district.
School Board Committees: School board members will report on committee meetings that have taken place since the last board meeting.
Michelle Meyer, Community Education Advisory Council Notes, Aug. 18, 2014
- Introduction by Kristine O’Brien – new Community Education director
- Summer Rec Updates will happen at the next meeting.
- Board member suggested having O’Brien attend a monthly chamber meeting.
- Our council examined summer swim lesson parent evaluations
Preschool update: 13 sections of preschool (two sections full day and evening classes filled first); first day is Sept. 8; in the process of hiring an early childhood coordinator; 10 families committed to do Kids Connection Early Care; Kids Connection employees and building attendant employees are work study students from St. Cloud State University; need to grow family education for more evening classes (we have five sections, Sauk Rapids has 20).
- Winter catalog Nov. 1.
- Discussion regarding gym-facility scheduling and use. O’Brien is communicating with John Ross.
- Sartell Senior Connection – activities slower in the summer. Sept 1-8 Active Aging Week Sept. 19-27. Sept. 20Senior Connection Garage and Book Sale. Rented thirdlevel of DeZurik for additional space.
- City Update – Brad Borders. Pine Cone Park updates and purchased land near the Sauk River – Dehler property. New Park shelter at Val Smith Park.
Dan Riordan, Benton-Stearns Education District 6383, Board Meeting, Aug. 20, 2014
- Bids for Voyagers grounds and drainage; chose Burski, $3k
- Stride pay $4,500 for 10 days of SPED director time for paperwork
- Early Intervention (birth to 3 years old) outreach through medical clinics, hospitals, county referrals, close to case load limits
- Maintenance of Effort report from MDE: BSED OK for 2013-14
- Voyagers enrollment is close to capacity
- Licensed staff negotiations: mediation Aug. 21, Bureau of Mediation
- Grant to reduce number of prone restraints used by BSED 2013-14
- Need to increase number of co-op attendees at summer development workshop
- New superintendents in co-op: Jeff Schwiebert, Sartell-St. Stephen, Jim Wagner, Kimball
Report on District Strategic Plan for Developing the World’s Best Workforce: Kay Nelson, director of Learning Services, presented information for developing the World’s Best Workforce plan.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Riordan to APPROVE #1-29:
New Employees or Changes:
Kathryn Ahlstrom, ORE, student supervisor, $13.26 per hr. 10 hr./week, RI, Step 1, replacing Alison Kuklok; Jodi Aizorbe, SHS, server, $13.90 per hr. 2 hr./day, R1, Step 1, replacing Hollie Neitzke; Dianne Amundson, DSC, server, $15.36 per hr. 2 hr./day, 4 days/wk., R1, Step 3, replacing Valerie Steiner; Christine Becker, SMS, SPED para, $15.71 per hr. 4.5 hr./day, R4, Step 1, replacing Susan Krauel; Carol Cummins, PME, cleaner, $14.56 per hr.5.25 hr., R1, S2,replacing Amber Herberg; Kacey Dougherty, PME, supervisor, $13.23 per hr. 10 hr./week, R1, S1, replacing Jackie Huver; Stacy Friedrich, DSC, Early Childhood, $25.15 per hr.BA, S3, replacing Britney Soldner; Sue Fibranz, PME, cashier, $13.90 per hr. 2.5 hr./day, R1, Step 1, replacing Sherry Ritter- Ramer; Sarah Funk, DSC, ECFE coordinator/teacher, $43,281/ 1 FTE BA20, Step5, replacing Corinne Lyon/ Barb Eckberg; Leslie Grutsch, DSC, Early Childhood teacher, $28.71 per hr. BA30, Step 1, replacing Andria Kelley; Andrea Hahn, SMS, cashier $13.90 per hr. 2.25 hr./day, R1, Step 1, replacing Sharon Schnapp; Sandy Harrison, SMS, SPED para, $15.71 Per hr. 7 hr./day, RIV, Step 1, replacing Deb Bialke; Ben Hoffman, SMS, junior high girls tennis $1,515, BS1, replacing Sarah Sampson; Terri Johnson, PME, student supervisor, $16.23 per hr. 2 hr./day, R1, Step 5, RIF; Karen Klein, SHS, server, $16.71 per hr. 2.5 hr./day, R1, Step 5, bumping rights (Donna Weihrauch); Jeanna Kobler, SMS, 2 hr lunch supervisor, $13.26 per hr., replacing Julia Grundhauser; Susan Krauel, DSC, Early Childhood para, $16.90 per hr.6 hr./Monday-Thursday, replacing Monica Laudenbach; Holloe Neitzke, ORE, cashier, $14.77 per hr. 2 hr./day, RI, Step 2, replacing Heather Sobania; Judy Ohman, PME, door, $16.23 per hr. 4 hr./day, RI, Step 5, replacing Nancy Sutherland; Nicole Pride, SMS supervisor, $14.61 per hr. 8 hr./day, R1, Step 3, replacing Sandy Harrison; Greta Ringstad, SMS cashier, $13.90 per hr. 2.25 hr./day, R1, Step 1, replacing Dianne Amundson; Nancy Sutherland, PME, media aide, $16.90 per/hr. 7.5 hr./day, RIV, Step 2, replacing Lori Mullenbach; Tammy Thibodeau, SMS cook’s helper, $17.27 per hr. 6.25 hr./day, R2, Step 4, replacing Robin Zormeier; Kari Tuomi, ORE student supervisor, $13.26 per hr. R1, Step 1, replacing Jennifer Kelly; Kristen Uran, PME, third-grade classrooom, $35,934/ 1 FTE BA, Step 2, new position; Nancy Walters, SHS SPED para., $17.72 per hr. 7 hr./day, RIV, Step 3, replacing Maryann Lyon; Donna Weihrauch, SHS sever, $16.71 per hr., R1, Step 5, bumping rights (Karen Klein); Carol Williamson, SMS morning ala carte, $16.71 per hr., 1.25 hr./day, R1, Step 5, replacing Heather Sobania; Robin Zormeier, SMS cook, $18.73 per hr. 7.5 hr./day, R4, Step 3, replacing Judy Schwankl.
Leaves of Absence: N/A
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by Riorden to HAVE SECOND READINGS AND APPROVE REVISIONS TO POLICIES 501 and 506. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by Raden to APPROVE WORLD’S BEST WORKFORCE DISTRICT SUMMARY REPORT. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by Riordan to APPROVE 2014/PAYABLE 2015 LEVY. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Durrwachter to APPROVE DATE AND TIME FOR 2015 TAX HEARING. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by McCabe to APPROVE FUNDRAISERS. All in favor. Motion carried.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings
Facilities and Finance Committee – Sept. 17 at 4:15 p.m. at the District Service Center
School Board Work/Goal Session – Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Stephen City Hall
The board had the official review of policies 509 Procedure, 510, 511,512, 513, 515, 516 and 518.
The board had the first of two readings of revisions of the following policies: 514.
Review of Pine Meadow Elementary and Sartell High School Facility Walkthrough: the information gathered from the facilities walkthroughs will be utilized by the Facilities Committee.
A motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:12 p.m. was made by Raden and seconded by McCabe. All in favor. Motion carried.
/s/Jason Nies, clerk
Publish: Oct. 24, 2014
NOTICE OF PUBLIC TESTING
OF THE AUTOMARK EQUIPMENT AND OPTICAL SCAN VOTING MACHINES
TO BE HELD IN THE CITY OF SARTELL, MINN.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public accuracy test of the AutoMARK equipment and the M100 optical scan voting equipment to be used at the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election will be held Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at 2 p.m. The test will be conducted at Sartell City Hall, 125 Pinecone Road N, in the city of Sartell.
Publish: Oct. 24, 2014
CITY OF SARTELL
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
2015 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 7 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, to consider an Ordinance Adopting 2015 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. 24, 2014