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; Mary McCabe, vice chair; Pamela Raden, clerk; Jeremy Snoberger, treasurer; Lesa Kramer, director; Patrick Marushin, director; and Jeff Schwiebert, auperintendent. Members absent: None.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED.
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Kramer and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE CONSENT ITEMS A-D AS PRESENTED BELOW. All in favor. Motion carried.
a. Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on February 26, 2018
b. Checks in the amount of $1,951,903.95 as presented:
General Fund 1,520,945.21
Food Service Fund 109,539.94
Transportation Fund 192,725.04
Community Service Fund 35,622.28
Capital Expenditure Fund 64,831.48
Debt Service Fund 28,240.00
Check numbers 171096 – 171336
Receipts in the amount of $3,866,214.71 as presented:
General Fund 3,255,289.49
Food Service Fund 239,436.49
Transportation Fund 29,162.45
Community Service Fund 87,365.29
Capital Expenditure Fund 253,983.85
Building Fund 26,952.14
Scholarship Trust 1,100.00
Summer Rec Agency Fund 2,925.00
Wire transfers in the amount of $7,634.28 as presented:
General Fund 1,149.81
Food Service Fund 4,917.98
Community Service Fund 1,566.49
Wire transfers 201700066-201700071
Building Fund Checks in the amount of $179,276.54 as presented:
Building Fund 179,276.54
Check number 600212
c. Accept the resignation of Dianne Amundson, ORE, student supervisor, 3/2/18; Lynda Hallerman, PME, student supervisor, 3/2/18; Abby Schneider, SHS, para, 3/23/18; Renee Tamm, DSC, child-care attendant, 3/5/18; Madeline Rainey, SHS, social studies, 6/1/18. Release from Employment Linda Coleman, Early Childhood, child-care attendant, 3/15/18.
d. Accept the following donations:
DeZurik, Inc., Sartell Middle School, $1,250, VEX Robotics Tournament; Pine Meadow PTO Elementary, District 748, $114.96, PME classroom supplies.
Student Representative Report:
Tristen Nies, student representative
• Student Representative Tristen Nies reported on happenings around the district. Oak Ridge will hold a “Pennies for Patients” in the coming weeks. Both Oak Ridge and Pine Meadow had great turnouts for conferences and Bingo nights. Students at both schools are in the process of performing their spring music concerts. The Middle School hosted Grade Night for eighth- graders on March 16 and will host fifth- and sixth-graders on April 6 for their activity night. Congratulations to Henry Heinen for placing third at the St. Cloud Optimist Club’s Oratorical competition and good luck to Yazaan Anjum at the State Geography competition. The sixth-grade Math Masters team placed seventh out of 31 teams at their competition and 53 eighth-graders will compete at their math competition. The High School Student Council and Honor Society hosted their annual “FunFest” last Saturday, Prom tickets will go on sale at the end of this week; Knowledge Bowl is competing at regionals; and spring sports began their season this week.
Report on Building Process:
• Senior Project Manager Lee Robbie Schultz reported the recent weather has only caused small delays and the project remains on schedule. The pool area, structural steel, underground footings, mechanical, electrical and plumbing are all continuing at the site. The budget continues to be on track and safety and security at the site has been good. The pilot classroom at the current High School was approved and programming for the third- through fifth-grade building has started.
• Schwiebert commented on the dreadful shooting in Florida and that the outreach committee should meet with the City of Sartell to discuss safety and the roles of the school resource officers in the near future. The district will have a curriculum audit performed by the CAREi Institute over the next three years. A new item will be added to the agenda next month to cover what is happening with programming at each building. At next month’s works session meeting Jon Ruis from the United Way will speak about fundraising.
School Board Committee Report: No reports.
• Superintendent Schwiebert reported on the current enrollment numbers for each school.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE #1-16:
Dianne Amundson, Transportation, bus monitor, $15.92/hour, 2.91 hours/day, additional assignment, 3/5/2018; Alisha Anderson, ORE, student supervisor, $13.87/hour, R1, S1, 2 hours/day, replacing Dianne Amundson, 3/14/2018; Kacey Dougherty, Transportation, bus monitor, $15.92/hour, 3.75 hours/day, reassignment union contract, 3/7/2018; Lynda Hallerman, Transportation, bus monitor, $15.92/hour, 3.25 hours/day, additional assignment, 3/5/2018; Mark Hedstrom, SMS, temporary head custodian, $24.77/hour, R VIII, S5, 8 hours/day, replacing Mike Lashinski, 3/21/2018; Shannon Houghton, SMS, junior high track, $1,686 (4.5 percent), BA, 0 ($37,473), replacing Leah Klabo Summerville, 3/12/2018; Jeannie Klehr, Transportation, van driver, $20.04/hour, 3.75 hours/day, 90-day probationary period, 3/7/2018; Amie Klemp, SMS, fifth-/sixth-grade swim, $422 (2.25 percent), BA, 0 ($37,473), 50-percent contract, replacing Mackenzie Lecy, 3/12/2018; Nick Koubsky, SHS, ninth-grade baseball, $4,015 (9.5 percent), BA, D ($42,259), replacing Brennan Rath, 4/3/2018; Bonnie Mehr, PME, student supervisor, R13.87/hour, R1, S1, 2 hours/day, replacing Lynda Hallerman, 3/8/2018; Cheryl Nies, SMS, cook’s helper, $19.32/hour, RII, S5, 4.75 hours/day, change in duties, 3/2/2018; Gina Och, Early Childhood/DSC, child-care attendant, $15.91/hour, RI, S4, 2.25 hours – Tu/TH, additional assignment, 3/15/2018; Joseph Prom, DSC, director of business services, $115,000, 260 days/year, replacing Steve Wruck, 7/1/2018; Donna Southerland, SHS, cashier, $14.90/hour, RI, S1, 3 hours/day, replacing Amber Rohlik, 3/5/2018; Miranda Theisen, Early Childhood/ DSC, child-care attendant, $13.87/hour, RI, S1, 2.25 hours – M/Tu/TH, replacing Renee Tamm, 3/19/2018.
Leaves of Absence:
Linda Lahr, ORE, Para, LOA, 5/4/18 – 5/31/18.
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE OFFICIAL REVISIONS TO POLICIES 303, 306, 401, 402, 405, 406, 407, 413, 414, 415, 417 AND 616. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE FUNDRAISER FOR BOYS LACROSSE TEAM. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Raden to APPROVE RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFORE. On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Nies, McCabe, Snoberger, Raden, Kramer and Marushin. The following voted against: none. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Kramer to APPROVE NEW INSTRUCTIONAL CALENDAR DAY DUE TO THE SNOW DAY ADJUSTMENT. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by McCabe to APPROVE THE SARTELL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL AND NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY TO HOST THE MASC-MAHS STATE CONVENTION IN APRIL 2020 AND THAT THE DISTRICT PLAN FOR A STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY, TO COINCIDE WITH THIS CONVENTION WHEN APPROVING THE 2019-2020 CALENDAR. All in favor. Motion carried.
Schedule Work Session and
• Future Board Meeting – Monday, April 16 – District Service Center @ 6:30 p.m.
• Board Work Session – Wednesday, April 11 – Sartell High School Media Center @ 6:30 p.m.
• Technology Committee Meeting – Tuesday, March 20 – District Service Center @ 10 a.m.
• Finance Committee Meeting – Tuesday, March 20 – District Service Center @ 6:30 p.m.
• Steering Committee Meeting – Wednesday, March 21 – District Service Center @ 1 p.m.
Official Review of Policies:
The Board had the official second reading of proposed policy 423.
• Committee assignments for 2018 were reviewed.
A motion to ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 7:09 p.m. was made by Raden and seconded by Marushin. All in favor. Motion carried.
/s/ Pamela Raden, clerk
Publish: April 20, 2018