Public notice: Sartell-St. Stephen school board minutes for June 17

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REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 748

JUNE 17, 2019

DISTRICT SERVICE CENTER BOARD ROOM

The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 5:02 p.m. by Chair Jason Nies. Members present: Nies; Jeremy Snoberger, vice chair; Pamela Raden, clerk; Amanda Byrd, treasurer; Lesa Kramer, director; Patrick Marushin, director; and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent. Members absent: none.

A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Kramer to APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED. All in favor. Motion carried.

During the public comment opportunity, Dianne Amundson, 806 First Ave. N., spoke on the topic of snow days and pay for food service, transportation and custodians.                                                                      

A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE CONSENT ITEMS A-E AS PRESENTED BELOW. All in favor. Motion carried.

a. Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on May 20, 2019

Minutes of the board work session held on June 3, 2019

b. Checks in the amount of $2,095,993.73 as presented:

General Fund                                                                                1,691,824.78

Food Service Fund                                                                          124,850.67

Transportation Fund                                                                      147,246.63

Community Service Fund                                                                40,703.76

Capital Expenditure Fund                                                               81,262.28

Summer Rec Agency Fund                                                              10,105.61

                 Check numbers 175424 – 175628

 

ACHs in the amount of $7,609.47 as presented:

General Fund                                                                                     6,043.07

Food Service Fund                                                                                783.19

Community Service Fund                                                                    783.21

                 ACH numbers 181900118-181900155

 

Receipts in the amount of $6,736,297.72 as presented:

                  General Fund                                                            4,613,009.70

                  Food Service Fund                                                        249,114.45

                  Transportation Fund                                                       2,360.04

                  Community Service Fund                                             90,126.76

                  Building Fund                                                                  11,268.80

                  Debt Service Fund                                                     1,689,453.97

                  Scholarship Trust                                                           11,500.00

                  Summer Rec Agency Fund                                          69,464.00

                  Receipts 46055 – 46193

 

Wire transfers in the amount of $24,040.54 as presented:

                  General Fund                                                                 11,997.54

                  Food Service Fund                                                          7,957.91

                  Transportation Fund                                                       180.00

                  Community Service Fund                                                820.41

                  Capital Expenditure Fund                                            1,546.00

                  Summer Rec Agency Fund                                           1,538.68

                  Wire transfers 201800074-201800113 & 201800115-201800123

 

Building Fund Checks in the amount of $3,405,882.71 as presented:

Building Fund                                                                                3,405,882.71

Check numbers 600561 to 600590

 

Building Fund Wire Transfers in the amount of $96,869.96 as presented:

Building Fund                                                                                       96,869.96

Check numbers 201800124-201800126

c. Accept the following donations:

Pine Meadow PTO, Pine Meadow Elementary, $565.08, classroom supplies; Wells Fargo Foundation, Sartell High School, $1,000, financial education.

d. Accept the resignation of Chris Berger, SMS, SPED, 6/7/19; Krista Durrwachter, DSC, Directir of Human Resources, August 2019; Adam Imholte, Grounds, grounds worker, 5/16/19; Stacy Kubesh, SHS, SPED, 6/5/19; Aaron Romportl, SMS, fifth grade, 6/5/19. Accept release of employment of Jenna Boyle, ORE, para/student supervisor, 5/31/19; Elizabeth Brylski, PME, student supervisor, 5/31/19; Maria Davis, ORE, student supervisor, 5/31/19; Todd Frank, ORE, para, 5/31/19; Elisa Gaetz, SMS, student supervisor; 5/31/19; Valerie Gruba, SHS/ORE, cashier, 5/24/19; Kathi Hammer, ORE, student supervisor, 5/31/19; Karen Johnson, ORE, para/student supervisor, 5/31/19; Susan Oachs, Early Childhood, para, 5/31/19; Meredith Penrod, ORE, student supervisor, 5/31/19; Stephen Schwanke, SHS student supervisor, 5/31/19; Angela Thomas, PME, student supervisor, 5/31/19; Eric Thompson, PME, para/student supervisor, 5/31/19; Cynthia VanderWeyst, SHS, para, 5/31/19; Melissa Zimmerman, ORE, student supervisor, 5/31/19.

e. Approval of Student Teacher Agreements with St. Scholastica and SCSU.

Student Representative Report:

  • No report.

Construction Manager Report on Building Process:

  • Site Superintendent John Waletzko reported the pool area, second-level science classrooms, kitchen area and front entrance/reception area with secured entrance are all complete or nearing completion. The sidewalks, entrance area and tennis-court concrete is poured. The weight room, second-level floors, aluminum entrances, bleachers and wrestling area are scheduled for completion next week. The crack in the rear of the building floor was discussed with the engineers and was determined to be a non-issue in documentation. The site will begin final inspections with the state of Minnesota.

Superintendent Report: Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent

  • Schwiebert reported we have hired Jason Mielke as the new principal at Oak Ridge Elementary and Abby Lyon as the new assistant principal at Sartell Middle School. Thanks to Kip Lynk and Kurt Stumpf for their years of service to the district. Summer projects this year include sidewalk repairs at Oak Ridge and Pine Meadow and the rest of the buildings are in cleaning mode. Times when the buildings are opened and students are allowed entry is currently being reviewed.

School Board Committee Report:

  • Treasurer Byrd reported on the Community Education Advisory Council meeting she attended.

Enrollment Report:

  • Schwiebert reported on the current enrollment numbers for each school.

Budget Reports:

  • Director of Business Services Joe Prom reported on the revised 2018-2019 and preliminary 2019-2020 budgets.

End-of-Year Student Activity Report:

  • Director of Business Services Joe Prom reported on the student activity account donations for 2018-2019.

A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Raden to APPROVE #1-21:

New Employees/Changes:

Zachary Brown,  SHS, summer school – science, $32.50/hour, 12 days, summer school, 6/6/2019; Don Dockendorf, PME, summer school – physical education, $32.50/hour, 12 days, summer school, 7/22/2019; Emily Donnay, SHS, family and consumer science, $20,186, BA, Step A, .50 FTE, replacing Shirley Janu, 8/21/2019; Aaron Dowzak, SMS, junior high girls soccer, $2,439 (6.35 percent), BA, 0 ($38,410), replacing Alexander Roos, 8/26/2019; Chris Euteneuer, grounds, seasonal grounds, $12.50/hour, new position, 5/23/2019; Melissa Ferguson, SMS/ SHS, health and physical education, $26,576, BA, Step E, .60 FTE, replacing Jacob Smith, 8/21/2019; Nolan Frank, SHS, summer school – social studies, $32.50/hour, 12 days, summer school, 6/6/2019; Noah Grant, grounds, seasonal grounds, $12.50/hour, new position, 5/30/2019; Jacob Helmin, SMS, fifth grade, $45,870, BA10, Step D, replacing Aaron Romportl, 8/21/2019; Jennifer Kiley, Early Childhood, special education, $72,230, MA20, Step Q, replacing Mary Pierce-Slocum, 8/21/2019; Eric Koplitz, SHS, social studies, $20,186, BA, Step A, .50 FTE, replacing Sean Minder, 8/21/2019; Abby Lyon, SMS, assistant principal, $81,946, assistant principal, Step 1, replacing Laura Arndt, 7/1/2019; Tony Mazzone, SMS, summer marching band drumline, $2,055 (5.35%), BA, A ($38,410), replacing Rachel Tisdale, 6/1/2019; Jason Mielke, ORE, principal, $105,765, Elementary, Step 8, replacing Kip Lynk, 7/1/2019; Suzanne Robben, ORE, kindergarten, $40,371, BA, Step A, new position, 8/21/2019; Jake Schelonka, Grounds, seasonal grounds, $12.50/hour, new position, 6/4/2019; Nathan Schultz, SMS, seventh-grade volleyball, $2,439 (6.35 percent), BA, 0 ($38,410), replacing Steve Mackenthun, 8/26/2019; Lori Techam, SMS, SPED – fifth grade, $75,447, MA30, Step P, replacing Chris Berger, 8/21/2019; Beverly Wiebe, ORE, lead custodian, $21.68, RIV, S4, 260 days/year, replacing David Plante, 6/3/2019.

New Employees – Pending Licensure:

Vanessa Brenny, SHS, health and physical education, $40,371, BA, Step A, replacing Jennifer Puncochur, 8/21/19.

Leaves of Absence:

Eric Newhouse, SHS, head custodian, LOA, 5/20/19 – 6/3/19.

All in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE FOOTBALL TEAM FUNDRAISER AS PRESENTED. All in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Kramer and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE THE DISTRICT LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM (LIEP) PLAN OF SERVICE. All in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by Raden to APPROVE THE REVISED 2018-2019 BUDGET AS PRESENTED. All in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Byrd to APPROVE THE PRELIMINARY 2019-2020 BUDGET AS PRESENTED. All in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE PME, ORE, SMS, SHS, EC STUDENT HANDBOOKS AND ACTIVITIES POLICY HANDBOOKS FOR 2019-2020. All in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by Byrd to APPROVE SCHOOLS FOR EQUITY IN EDUCATION MEMBERSHIP FOR 2019-2020. All in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Kramer and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE MSBA MEMBERSHIP FOR 2019-2020. All in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE RESOURCE TRAINING AND SOLUTIONS MEMBERSHIP FOR 2019-2020. All in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Kramer and seconded by Byrd to APPROVE NON-UNION HOLIDAY CALENDAR FOR 2019-2020. All in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTS FOR ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF LEARNING SERVICES; ASSESSMENT COORDINATOR/EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT; COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST; DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY; NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR; SERVER ADMINISTRATOR; LEVEL 2 TECHNICIAN; LEVEL 1 TECHNICIANS; DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS SERVICES; CONTROLLER; BUSINESS SERVICES SPECIALIST; TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISOR; DIRECTOR OF FOOD SERVICE; ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FOOD SERVICE; DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES; HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT; DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY EDUCATION; COMMUNITY EDUCATION ADULT PROGRAM COORDINATOR; COMMUNITY EDUCATION YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR; ASSOCIATE ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR; SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER. All in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF SARTELL AND ISD 748 RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES. All in favor. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Byrd to APPROVE NEW FACILITY USE FEE SCHEDULE AS PRESENTED. All in favor. Motion carried.

Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings:

  • Future Board Work Session – Monday, June 17 @ District Service Center – following the regular meeting
  • Future Board Meeting – Monday, July 15 @ District Service Center – 5 p.m.

Committee assignments were reviewed.

A motion to ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 6:12 p.m. was made by Marushin and seconded by Snoberger. All in favor. Motion carried.         

The work session of Independent School District 748 convened at 6:19 p.m. in the District Service Center Boardroom. Members present: Jason Nies, chair; Jeremy Snoberger, vice chair; Pamela Raden, clerk; Amanda Byrd, treasurer; Lesa Kramer, director; Patrick Marushin, director; and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent. Members absent: none.

Facilities Update

  • Discussion was held regarding facilities.

Possible Levy Discussion

  • Discussion was held regarding a possible levy.

The work session adjourned at 7:19 p.m.

 /s/ Pamela Raden, clerk

Publish: July 26, 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.

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