REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 748
FEB. 28, 2022
DISTRICT SERVICE CENTER BOARDROOM
The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Chair Patrick Marushin. Members present: Marushin; Matt Moehrle, vice chair; Tricia Meling, treasurer; Amanda Byrd, director; Jason Nies, director; and Dr. Jeff Ridlehoover, superintendent. Due to a work-related function Jeremy Snoberger, clerk, attended the meeting virtually via interactive technology from the location, Marriott River Center (Business Center Room) – 101 Bowie St., San Antonio, Texas 78205. Members absent: none.
A motion was made by Meling and seconded by Byrd to APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED. On a roll-call vote, the following voted in favor: Byrd, Nies, Marushin, Meling, Moehrle and Snoberger. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 6-0.
During the public comment opportunity, five members of the community addressed the school board. Jen Smith spoke on concerns with the district; Shawn Oglesby spoke on the future intent of soccer fields at Sartell High School; Peter J. Wilson spoke on the topics of equity, reparations, COVID along with teacher and administrator training; Kassa Wagner, spoke on the topic of equity; Emily Larson spoke on the topics of bullying, equity committee and the public divide.
A motion was made by Moehrle and seconded by Byrd to APPROVE CONSENT ITEMS A.4.a-A.4.d. with the additional retirement of Melinda Listerud, ORELC, teacher, 10/26/22 and the resignation of Sarah Garrigan, ORELC, teacher, end of school year, as distributed to the members at the meeting. On a roll- call vote, the following voted in favor: Byrd, Nies, Marushin, Meling, Moehrle and Snoberger. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 6-0.
A.4.a. Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on Jan. 24, 2022
A.4.b Checks in the amount of $1,202,581.16 as presented:
General Fund 583,372.87
Food Service Fund 121,677.26
Transportation Fund 342,971.05
Community Service Fund 3,927.37
Capital Expenditure Fund 135,035.71
Activity Accounts 12,303.37
Internal Service Fund 3,293.53
Check numbers 182983 – 183230
ACHs in the amount of $5,675.12 as presented:
General Fund 4,089.83
Food Service Fund 106.54
Community Service Fund 183.64
Activity Accounts 1,295.11
ACH numbers 212200126-212200153
Receipts in the amount of $4,386,929.53 as presented:
General Fund 3,528,341.11
Food Service Fund 57,025.46
Transportation Fund 57,330.68
Community Service Fund 49,884.01
Capital Expenditure Fund 421,869.07
Building Fund 43.82
Debt Service Fund 48,878.38
Activity Accounts 11,652.60
Internal Service Fund 11,904.40
Receipts 49868 – 50010
Wire transfers in the amount of $4,122,472.91 as presented:
General Fund 1,177,964.79
Food Service Fund 49,372.38
Transportation Fund 22,817.79
Community Service Fund 26,253.69
Capital Expenditure Fund 8,321.39
Debt Service Fund 2,504,100.00
Activity Accounts 7,309.48
Internal Service Fund 326,333.39
Wire transfers 202122489 – 202122583
Building Fund Checks in the amount of $16,919.73 as presented:
Building Fund 16,919.73
Check number 601227
A.4.c Approve resolution accepting the following donations;
Central Minnesota Credit Union, Sartell Middle School, 150 pens/pencils, 50 stress relievers and five decks of playing cards, classroom donation; Coborn’s Inc, ISD #748, 10 cases of 200 Honeywell, N95 Masks, general donation; Sartell-St. Stephen Pre K-5 PTO, ISD #748, $171.92, RIS/FSV popcorn.
A.4.d Accept the resignations of Abigail Baker, PMPS, para, 1/24/22; Haley Robben, RIS, custodian, 2/4/22; Sarah Garrigan, ORELC, teacher, end of school year. Accept the retirement of Monica Fritz, PMPS, teacher, end of school year; Melinda Listerud, ORELC, teacher, 10/26/22.
- Ridlehoover reported on happenings around the district. It has been a busy month for the district with staffing within the five schools being discussed along with celebrating “I Love to Read Month” and Black History Month during the month of February. On Feb. 15, the mask requirement for students and staff was removed due to declining numbers. The CDC updated their guidance on masking on public transit; students and staff are no longer required to wear a mask while on a school bus. Thanks to all community members who have donated to the high school’s prom dress drive, more than 100 dresses were donated. The Sartell Policy Department’s Online Safety and Health Relationships event was postponed due to the weather on Feb. 21, but has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. March 22 at the Sartell High School. The first Coordinating Council meeting occurred this past month. The meeting went great and we are excited for the future for students and staff. The district hired Shayne Kusler as the new high school principal, having been the high school principal in Foley the past eight years.
Educational Equity and Student Experience Committee Report:
- Superintendent Ridlehoover provided an update on the committee’s progress and process the committee is going through.
American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) Report:
- Principal Jason Mielke reported on the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee.
District Facilities Report:
- Superintendent Ridlehoover and Director of Business Services Joe Prom provided an update on the current state of district facilities and future planning. The presentation included a Sartell High School Facilities Review.
District Finance Report:
- Director of Business Services Joe Prom provided an update on district finances.
School Board Committee Report:
- Director Byrd reported on the Curriculum, Instruction and Advisory meeting she attended on Feb. 15. Highlights include a secondary visual arts presentation and a presentation from the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee.
- Vice Chair Moehrle reported on the SEE legislative update he received. Ridlehoover and Vice Chair Moehrle will attend a Zoom session with local legislators.
A motion was made by Moehrle and seconded by Meling to APPROVE #1-21:
Irma Aguero, ORELC, Para (1:1), $16.75/hour, RIV, S1, 6.5 hours/day, replacing Alisa Travaglio, 1/31/2022; Deb Edelbrock, ORELC, food service worker, $16.20/hour, RI, S1, 3 hours/day, replacing Danielle Morrison, 1/31/2022; Paul Dvorak, ORELC, PT cleaner, $16.20/hour, RI, S1, 4 hours/day, 185 days/year, replacing Roger Reder, 2/22/2022; Kate Ellis, SMS, spring musical choreographer, $945 (2.25 percent), BA, A ($42,002), replacing Kathryn Winzenburg, 1/20/2022; Craig Erickson, SHS, FIRST robotics, $1,124 (5.35 percent), BA, A ($42,002), 50-percent contract, replacing Joe Schulte, 1/3/2022; Mindy Huse, SHS, FIRST Robotics, $1,124 (5.35 percent), BA, A ($42,002), 50-percent contract, replacing Joe Schulte, 1/3/2022; Shayne Kusler, SHS, Principal, $137,700, replacing Tim Wege, 7/1/2022; Amanda Lavan, SHS, custodian, $17.97/hour, RIII, S1, 8 hours/day, 260 days/year, replacing Steve Kenne, 2/14/2022; TarreAnna Mart-Fandel, PMPS, para, $16.75/hour, RIV, S1, 6.5 hours/day, new position, 2/14/2022; Monique Neussendorfer, RIS, para, $16.75/hour, RIV, S1, 7 hours/day, replacing Haley Schmit, 2/2/2022; Karlee Pfaff, SHS, Asst Softball, $3,990 (9.5 percent), BA, A ($42,002), replacing Amber Hedstrom, 3/14/2022; Roger Reder, RIS, custodian, $17.97/hour, RIII, S1, 8 hours/day, 260 days/year, replacing Haley Robben, 2/7/2022; Traci Schuneman, RIS, AM cashier, $18.67/hour, R1, S4, 1 hour/day, replacing Ashley Preusser, 2/7/2022; Lori Tchida, SHS, custodian, $22.68/hour, RIII, S5, 3 hours/day SY, reorganizing staffing, 1/24/2022; Rachael Zormeier, ORELC, cafeteria worker, $16.20/hour, RI, S1, 2.75 hours/day, replacing Deb Edelbrock, 2/23/2022.
Leaves of Absence:
Shaina Ganz, PMPS, para, LOA, 1/24/22-3/24/22; Robert Graham, SHS, custodian, LOA, 2/14/22-3/11/22; Julie Hagen, RIS, MTSS interventionist, LOA, 1/26/22- 6/7/22; Nancy Nieters, PMPS, para, LOA, 2/1/22-2/28/22; Paul Rolfzen, SMS, custodian, LOA, 7/1/22-7/29/22; Lindsey Trimbo, ORELC, kindergarten, LOA, 4/13/22-6/6/22.
On a roll-call vote, the following voted in favor: Byrd, Nies, Marushin, Meling, Moehrle and Snoberger. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 6-0.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Byrd TO APPROVE REVISIONS TO POLICIES 413, 506, 524 AND 616 AS PRESENTED. On a roll-call vote, the following voted in favor: Byrd, Nies, Marushin, Meling, Moehrle and Snoberger. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 6-0.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings:
- Future Regular Board Meeting – 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 21 @ District Service Center
Official Review of Policies:
The board had the first reading of revision of policy: 503.
Committee assignments were reviewed.
Chair Marushin reported on the Memorandum received on Feb. 24 from the MSHSL regarding code of conduct.
A motion to ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 7:53 pm. was made by Meling and seconded by Moehrle. On a roll-call vote, the following voted in favor: Byrd, Nies, Marushin, Meling, Moehrle and Snoberger. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 6-0.
/s/ Jeremy Snoberger, clerk
Publish: March 25. 2020