REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 748
MAY 20, 2019
SARTELL HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER
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; Pamela Raden, clerk; Amanda Byrd, treasurer; Lesa Kramer, director; Patrick Marushin, director; and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent. Members absent: Jeremy Snoberger, vice chair.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Kramer 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-E AS PRESENTED BELOW. All in favor. Motion carried.
a. Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on April 15, 2019
Minutes of the board work session held on April 11, 2019
b. Checks in the amount of $2,131,699.27 as presented:
General Fund 1,685,679.60
Food Service Fund 173,650.80
Transportation Fund 191,530.14
Community Service Fund 38,232.01
Capital Expenditure Fund 42,053.26
Debt Service Fund 46.00
Summer Rec Agency Fund 507.46
Check numbers 175126 – 175423
ACHs in the amount of $7,721.50 as presented:
General Fund 7,152.71
Food Service Fund 451.88
Community Service Fund 116.91
ACH numbers 181900085-181900117
Receipts in the amount of $4,439,538.62 as presented:
General Fund 3,980,559.77
Food Service Fund 226,550.29
Transportation Fund 1,452.62
Community Service Fund 70,503.26
Capital Expenditure Fund 72,293.79
Building Fund 8,397.39
Summer Rec Agency Fund 79,781.50
Receipts 45922 – 46054
Wire transfers in the amount of $10,184.95 as presented:
General Fund 432.05
Food Service Fund 5,620.35
Community Service Fund 1,325.39
Summer Rec Agency Fund 2,807.16
Wire transfers 201800068-201800073
Building Fund Checks in the amount of $2,396,968.39 as presented:
Building Fund 2,396,968.39
Check numbers 600529 to 600560
c. Accept the following donations:
Sabres All Sport Booster Club, Sartell High School, $1,559.00, winter strength and conditioning coach; Pine Meadow PTO, Pine Meadow Elementary, $214.68, classroom supplies.
d. Accept the resignation of Alaina Anderson, SMS, special education teacher, end of 18-19 school year; Alyssa Bergland, SMS, lead building supervisor, 5/31/19; Marlene Burnett, SHS, AM cashier, 5/31/19; Michaela Carle, PME, special education teacher, end of 18-19 school year; Carly Law, SMS, para, 5/24/19; Kip Lynk, ORE, principal, 6/30/19; Jennifer Puncochar, SHS, health/physical education teacher, end of 18-19 school year; Mara Richardson, Early Childhood, child care attendant, 4/24/19. Kimberly Willis, SHS/SMS, social worker, end of 18-19 school year. Accept release of employment of Sarah Beckrich, Early Childhood/PME, child care attendant/student supervisor, 4/26/19.
e. Approval of Student Teacher Agreements with Alexandria Technical and Community College, Bethel University, Grand Canyon University and Luther College.
Student Representative Report: Eli Lawson and Yash Hindka, student representatives
- Lawson and Hindka reported on happenings around the district. Oak Ridge and Pine Meadow elementary schools are preparing for fourth-grade graduation and the PTO family picnic will be this Thursday. Sartell Middle school hosted the Math Masters competition on April 27 and students are performing their band and choir concerts. There was a celebration for MaryLou Westra’s 90th birthday on May 9 by students and staff. The Sartell High School Outdoor Dance was held inside due to the weather, with a special thanks to Courtney Snoberger for putting the senior slideshow together. Most section tournaments are in progress with tennis players advancing to day two.
Construction Manager Report on Building Process:
- Construction Manager Lee Gruen reported cleaners are arriving to begin and will be starting in the music wing. The gymnasium floor is finished with final walk-through scheduled. The pool is completely full of water and at the correct warmth for temperature. The fitness and CNA rooms are having their flooring finished as level two rooms have all flooring completed. Painting is ongoing in the entire level one area, two more loads of kitchen equipment have arrived and sidewalks will start being poured.
Superintendent Report: Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent
- Schwiebert reported a new education bill from this year’s legislative session should be out in the next 24 hours, with some changes to the equalization aids. The district is invited to attend the dedication of St. Cloud Orthopedics Field on June 11. The district received the Champion of Youth award from the Boys and Girls Club this year. The City of Sartell has approached the district and Technology Director Kyle Breitkreutz on sharing some of his time during the next three months to help with the city’s technology. The city would pay the cost for his time.
MN ESSA – Graduation Rates Report:
- District Assessment Coordinator Marie Pangerl reported on Sartell-St. Stephen School District 2018 Graduation Rates as related to Minnesota’s Every Student Succeeds Act.
District Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP) Plan of Service Report:
- Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services Kay Nelson and Sartell Middle School Assistant Principal Zach Dingmann reported on revisions made to the District Language Instruction Educational Program Plan of Service to meet Minnesota state requirements.
School Board Committee Report:
- Treasurer Byrd reported on the Curriculum, Instruction and Advisory committee meeting she attended last month.
- Director Marushin reported on the Facility Steering committee he attended.
- Superintendent Schwiebert reported on the current enrollment numbers for each school.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Kramer to APPROVE #1-23:
Quinn Anderson, SHS, assistant gymnastics, $4,208 (9.5 percent), BA, E ($44,294), replacing Jennifer LaBonne, 11/11/2019; Laura Arndt, SMS, principal, $103,573, Middle School, Step 4 replacing Kurt Stumpf, 7/1/2019; Elizabeth Brown-Neigum, PME, special education, $52,945, BA30, Step F, replacing Michaela Carle, 8/21/2019; Briquelle Joseph, SHS, head gymnastics, $4,924 (12.5 percent), BA, 00 ($39,394), replacing Tyler LaBonne, 11/11/2019; Andrew Guthmiller, SHS, summer marching band drumline, $3,649 (9.5 percent), BA, 0 ($38,410), replacing Paul Benson, 5/20/2019; Kim Mitchell, SMS, 5/6 girls’ swim, $432 (2.25 percebt), BA, Step 0 ($38,410), 50-percent contract, replacing Amelia Klemp, 4/15/2019; Lindsay Monson, SMS, fifth-grade English language arts, $40,371, BA 0, Step A, replacing Mary Gruenes, 8/21/2019; Burton Ramsey, SMS, custodian, $16.93, RIII, S1, eight hours/day, 260 days/year, replacing Beverly Wiebe, 5/13/2019; Alexandra Roos, SHS, ninth-grade girls’ soccer, $3,453 (8.35 percent), BA, B ($41,353), replacing Megan Smallman, 8/12/2019; Leah Saldana, ORE, food service worker, $15.27/hour, RI, S1, three hours/day, replacing Leah Saldana, 5/6/2019; Sue Sathre, SMS, 5/6 girls’ swim, $476 (2.25 percent), BA, Step C ($42,334), 50-percent contract, replacing Jason Anderson’s 50-percent contract, 4/15/2019; Kelli Schramel, SMS, cook’s helper, $19.80/hour, RII, S5, 6.75 hours/day, replacing Carol Williamson, 7/1/2019; Nathan Schultz, SHS, health/physical education, $40,371, BA, Step A, replacing Cody Rose, 8/21/2019; Traci Schuneman, SHS, cook’s helper, $19.80/hour, RII, S5, five hours/day, replacing Cindy Heins, 7/1/2019; David Thompson, SMS, music, $50,601, MA, Step A, replacing Tiller Martin, 8/21/2019; Katelyn Watkin, SMS, summer marching band lead, $1,287 (3.35 percent), BA, Step 0 ($38,410), replacing Laura Johnson, 6/1/2019; Carol Williamson, ORE, cook, $21.68/hour, RIV, S4, replacing Lois Villcheck, 7/1/2019.
New Employees – Pending Licensure:
Riane Reeb, ORE, special education, $40,371, BA, Step A, replacing Nick Osowski, 8/21/19; Kasey Schall, SMS special education, $40,371, BA, Step A, replacing Alaina Anderson, 8/21/19.
Leaves of Absence:
Amay Ayyub, SMS, para, LOA, 5/20/19-5/31/19; Sue Kutz, SMS, para, LOA, 5/20/19-5/31/19; Angela Seutter, PME, teacher, LOA, 2019-20 school year; Nancy Sutherland, PME, media assistant, LOA, 2019-20 school year.
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Byrd to APPROVE OAK RIDGE ELEMENTARY BUILDING BE DESIGNATED AS A PRE-K THROUGH K EARLY LEARNING CENTER AND PINE MEADOW ELEMENTARY BUILDING BE DESIGNATED AS A GRADES 1-2 SCHOOL. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Kramer to APPROVE THE 2019-2020 DISTRICT 748 LITERACY PLAN READING WELL BY THIRD GRADE. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Kramer and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE THE RESOLUTIONS TO NON-RENEW THE PROBATIONARY CONTRACTS AS PRESENTED FOR NATHAN BERTHELSEN, TILLER MARTIN, SEAN MINDER, NICK OSOWSKI, JACOB SMITH, RACHEL WESTRUP and MARYBETH WOODRUFF. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Byrd to APPROVE REVISIONS TO POLICIES 601, 602, 603, 604 AND 607. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Kramer to APPROVE FEB. 18, 2019 AND APRIL 22, 2019 AS REGULAR SCHOOL DAYS FOR THE LOSS OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS OF JAN. 29, 30, 31; FEB. 8, 20; MARCH 11. ALSO RECOMMEND JUNE 1 WILL BE A HALF-DAY WORKSHOP DAY OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. JUNE 2 WILL BE A BUILDING STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY AT ALL BUILDINGS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE HIGH SCHOOL, WHICH WILL USE IT AS A MOVING DAY. JUNE 3 WILL BE A HALF DAY OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND THERE WILL BE SIX HOURS OF FLEXIBLE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR CERTIFIED STAFF. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Byrd TO APPROVE AWARDING CONTRACTS AND ALTERNATES TO LOW BIDS FOR SARTELL EXISTING HIGH SCHOOL TO MIDDLE SCHOOL REMODEL BID PACKAGES AS RECOMMENDED:
Contract 1: General Carpentry/Selective Demo; Yamry Construction; $404,213
Contract 2: Concrete Work Cutting and Removals; Central Minnesota Concrete Cutting; $62,941
Contract 3: Concrete Work; DRSC Concrete; $84,745
Contract 5: Structural Steel/Misc. Metals – Material **Tax Exempt**; Construction Systems; $98,828
Contract 7: Architectural Casework; Interior Components Group; $269,316
Contract 8: Metal Roof Panels/Roof Patching; McDowall Co.; $824,500
Contract 9: Firestopping/Joint Sealants; Sunrise Specialty; $27,100
Contract 10: Frame/Doors/Hardware, Materials ONLY **Tax Exempt**; Mid Central Doors; $84,027
Contract 11: Aluminum Entrances/Windows/Glazing; Heartland Glass; $481,605
Contract 12: Gypsum Systems; R&H Drywall; $365,000
Contract 13: Tile; Mid State Tile; $24,295
Contract 14: Acoustical Ceilings; St. Cloud Acoustics; $500,275
Contract 15: Floor Coverings; Commercial Flooring Systems; $681,610
Contract 16: Fluid Applied Flooring; ITS Flooring; $24,000
Contract 17: Painting/Wall Coverings; Admiral Coatings; $258,000
Contract 18: Accessories, Materials ONLY **Tax Exempt**; Construction Supply; $2,027
Contract 19: Signage; Northwest Signage; $7,000
Contract 20: Visual Display Boards, Materials ONLY **Tax Exempt**; Bartley Sales;$38,150
Contract 21: Operable Partitions; Skold Specialty; $11,120
Contract 23: Laboratory Equipment; Cosney Corp.; $10,500
Contract 25: Window Shades; MCI Carpet One; $7,635
Contract 26: Laboratory Casework; Cosney Corp.; $276,875
Contract 27: Fire Protection; Summit Fire Protection; $59,850
Contract 28: Mechanical and Plumbing; Weidner Mechanical; $1,461,500
Contract 29: Electrical; Design Electric; $812,219
Contract 30: Sitework/Site Utilities; Molitor Excavating; $35,595
Contract 31: Landscaping/Retaining Walls; VanOrt Services; $7,373
The total value of contracts to be awarded is $6,919,099.
The following Contracts did not receive bids and will be awarded at a later date:
Contact 4: Masonry
Contract 6: Structural Steel/Misc. Metals-Installation
Contract 22: Residential Equipment
Contract 24: Performing Arts Equipment.
The estimated value of these contracts is $472,972
Alternate 30: New HVAC Control System for the UHL Co.; $606,950; Existing Middle School
All in favor. Motion carried.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings:
- Future Board Work Session – Monday, June 3 at District Service Center – 6:30 p.m.
- Future Board Meeting – Monday, June 17 at District Service Center – 5 p.m.
Committee assignments were reviewed.
A motion to ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 7:23 p.m. was made by Raden and seconded by Marushin. All in favor. Motion carried.
/s/ Pamela Raden, Clerk
Publish: June 28, 2019
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.