REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 748 OCT. 17, 2022
DISTRICT SERVICE CENTER BOARDROOM
The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 6:32 p.m. by Chair Patrick Marushin. Members present: Marushin, chair; Jeremy Snoberger, clerk; Tricia Meling, treasurer; Matt Moehrle, vice chair; Amanda Byrd, director; Jason Nies, director; and Dr. Jeff Ridlehoover, superintendent. Members absent: None
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED. All in favor. Motion carried.
During the public comment opportunity one member of the community addressed the School Board. Peter, resident, spoke on the topic of COVID policy follow up and district policies.
A motion was made by Moehrle and seconded by Nies to AP- PROVE CONSENT ITEMS A.4.a-A.4.d AS PRESENTED BELOW. All in favor. Motion carried.
A.4.a. Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on Sept. 19, 2022
Minutes of the special school board meeting held on Oct. 7, 2022
A.4.b Checks in the amount of $956,241.46 as presented:
General Fund 420,548.17
Food Service Fund 220,108.48
Transportation Fund 191,828.34
Community Service Fund 9,123.64
Capital Expenditure Fund 101,900.89
Building Fund 8,050.37
Debt Services Fund 2,200.00
Activity Accounts 2,256.57
Internal Service Fund 225.00
Check numbers 184699-184973
Receipts in the amount of $4,901,028.72 as presented:
General Fund 4,250,119.56
Food Service Fund 166,444.62
Transportation Fund 1,702.47
Community Service Fund 161,995.67
Capital Expenditure Fund 28,124.61
Debt Service 273,148.09
Activity Accounts 5,543.00
Custodial Fund 650.00
Internal Service Fund 13,300.70
Wire transfers in the amount of $1,276,738.84 as presented:
General Fund 1,130,659.02
Food Service Fund 54,389.91
Transportation Fund 52,864.22
Community Service Fund 20,152.62
Capital Expenditure Fund 1,475.31
Activities Accounts 1,707.30
Internal Service Fund 15,490.46
Wire transfers 202200129-202200201
A.4.c Approve resolution accepting the following donations; Jesse and Rachel Westrup, ISD #748, $250, cross country; St. Cloud Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic, SHS Student Council, $150, Kids Against Hunger; Magnifi Financial, SHS Student Council, $100, Kids Against Hunger; Law Offices of Kenneth L. Wilson, SHS Student Council, $200, Kids Against Hunger; Jeddeloh, Snyder, Stommes – Attorney At Law, SHS Student Council, $200, Kids Against Hunger; Sartell Soccer Association, ISD #748, $4,000, girls soccer; Tony and Elsie Dingmann Fund, ISD #748, $2,686, SHS band program; Marc and Sara Orjansen, ISD #748, $100, football Rice Lions Club; Sartell Activities, $500, Robotics program; Sartell Education Association, SHS Student Council, $500, Homecoming carnival; Kwik Trip, SHS Student Council, $200, Homecoming carnival; DeZurik, SHS Student Council, $200, Kids Against Hunger; St. Cloud Subaru, Pine Meadow Primary School, 25 boxes school supplies for students in need; St. Cloud Morning Optimist Club on behalf of Stop N Go, Pine Meadow Primary School, $500, general expenses for education purposes.
A.4.d Accept the resignation of Patricia Boom, RIS, paraprofessional, 10/3/22; Amber Coons, ORELC, head custodian, 10/14/22; Christie Duininck, District Wide, food service worker sub, 10/4/22; Lu Ann Gall, SHS, food service worker, 9/19/22; Wyatt Gwost, TRANS, bus driver, 9/30/22; Jana Khan, PMPS, paraprofessional, 9/21/22; Linda Ritzenthaler, RIS, cafeteria worker, 9/30/22.
Release of Employments for Bethany Belling, SHS, custodian, 9/12/22; Cindy Larson, RIS, paraprofessional, 9/12/22.
Retirement for Marlene Burnett, SHS, cook’s helper, 12/31/22.
ISD748 Sabre Star Report:
• Sara Nelson, Pine Meadow Primary School principal, presented Wendy Dulski, school nurse, with October’s SABRE Star Award.
School Board Student Representative Report:
• High School Student and Student Board Representative Ben Thompson reported on the exciting things happening across the district.
• Superintendent Ridlehoover reported on happenings around the district. He reported student and staff morale is high and students are learning. He participated in some of high school homecoming activities, including the dunk tank that raised funds for the charity Kids Fighting Hunger. Motivational speaker Reggie Dabbs delivered his message of hope, love and togetherness during the Sept 29 Community Night. On Oct. 7, the Board approved labor contracts with our paraprofessionals as well as School Service Employees Local 284. The district continues to monitor progress of the EESE action steps. Activities Director Bruce Thompson held our first of what will be many Sabre Leadership Council meet- ings. This meeting consists of 25 students, representing 15 different Sabre activities. Dr. Ridlehoover has been busy attending several meetings which include Benton-Stearns Education District Board of Directors, Partner for Student Success (PFSS), Stearns County Family Collaborative and the Regional Superintendents Meeting to name a few. The District Coordinating Council met last week to proactively discuss questions, concerns and happenings. One item being the promotion of Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award. Sartell High School had three students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program for their outstanding academic achievements as demonstrated by their PSAT scores. Sauk Rapids-Rice, St. Cloud and Sartell-St. Stephen will continue to partner when it comes to making winter-weather-related decisions for early outs or cancellations. Whenever possible, districts will notify parents by 9 p.m. the night before. If parents are not notified the night before and weather pat- terns change, districts will notify by 5:30 a.m.
School Board Committee Report:
• Board member Tricia Meling stated the Sartell Senior Connection was thrilled to have Sartell-St. Stephen sixth-graders attend a field trip to City Hall and learn about the city’s history.
• Board members Moehrle and Byrd reported there’s a Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment meeting on Oct. 18 and will report out the content at the next board meeting.
• Board member Amanda Byrd reported the Policy Committee met to review and revise several policies which are all included in the board packet.
A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by Nies to APPROVE PERSONNEL OM- NIBUS RESOLUTION #1-23:
Donna Baier, SMS, food service worker, $16.20/hour, RI, Step 1, replacing Nancy Avery, 9/21/22; Jessi Barfknecht, SMS, paraprofessional, $17.34/hour, RIV, Step 1, replacing Oleson, 10/17/22; Steven Bohnsack, SHS, SMS, RIS, building/activities supervisor, $16.17/hour, RIII, Step 1, increased need, 9/28/22; Jackie Braun, SMS, junior high boys swimming coach, $2,843 (6.35 percent), BA, Step A, replacing Isaiah Wallace, 11/28/22; Susan Davenport, SMS, food service work- er, $16.20/hour, RI, Step 1, re- placing Janice Erdrich, 10/6/22; Janice Erdrich, RIS, food ser- vice worker, $16.20/hour, RI, Step 1, replacing Linda Ritzenthaler, 10/3/22; Austin Guggenberger, SHS, assistant boys hockey coach, $4,701 (10.5 per- cent), BA, Step A, replacing Cory Oberg, 11/14/22; Gayle Gunnerson, SHS, accompanist, $19.09/ hour, RV, Step 2, increased need, 10/1/22; Rekha Guragain, RIS, paraprofessional, $17.34/hour, RIV, Step 1, replacing Patricia Boom, 10/10/22; Katelyn Homan, PMPS, paraprofessional/ recess supervision, $17.34/ hour, RIV, Step 1, new position, 10/5/22; Kim Mitchell, SMS, junior high boys swimming coach, $2,843 (6.35 percent), BA, Step A, replacing Matthew Oleson, 11/28/22; Christine Oehler, RIS, food service worker, $16.20/ hour, RI, Step 1, replacing Linda Ritzenthaler, 10/10/22; Linda Ritzenthaler, RIS, cafeteria worker, $16.20/hour, RI, Step 1, less hours/ change in assignment, 9/26/22; Michelle Sand, PMPS, paraprofessional/recess supervision, $17.34/hour, RIV, Step 1, increased hours, 10/5/22; Jeff Schave, SHS, custodian, $18.42/ hour, RIII, Step 1, replacing Bethany Belling, 10/10/22; Haley Staggs, RIS, paraprofessional/recess supervision, replacing Cindy Larson, 10/10/22; Saihue Yu, SHS, Math League advisor, $1,007 (2.25 percent), BA, Step A, replacing Hensel, 11/1/22; Rachel Zormeier, TRANS, bus monitor, $17.16/hour, RII, Step 1, replacing Pat Boom, 9/19/22.
Leaves of Absence
Connie Binsfeld, ORELC, paraprofessional, LOA, 8/25/22- 11/4/22; Julie Hagen, RIS, teacher, LOA, 11/10/22-1/20/23; Scott Hentges, SHS, teacher, LOA, 12/5/22-12/19/22; Samantha Leite, ORELC Early Childhood, LOA, 11/3/22-12/22/22; Lu McIlwain, SMS, receptionist, LOA, 10/6/22-10/19/22.
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Meling to APPROVE THE 2022-2023 DISTRICT OPERATIONAL PLAN.
All in favor. Motion carried.
Schedule Committee Meetings/ Discussion:
• Future Regular Board Meeting – Monday, Nov. 21 @ District Service Center – 6:30 p.m.
• First Reading – Policy #104, 206, 505, 512, 521, 523, 526, 704, 722
• Second Reading – Policy #516, 519
• Official Review – Policy #509, 520, 527, 529, 530, 531, 532
• Board chair Patrick Marushin stated the board will need to set a Canvassing Meeting. Since Friday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, they will look for a day the following week.
Committee assignments were reviewed.
A motion to ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 7:04 p.m. was
made by Meling and seconded by Nies. All in favor. Motion carried.
/s/ Jeremy Snoberger, clerk
Publish: Nov. 25, 2022