REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 748
JUNE 21, 2021
SARTELL HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 5 p.m. by Chair Jeremy Snoberger. Members present: Snoberger; Jason Nies, vice chair; Amanda Byrd, clerk; Matt Moehrle, treasurer; Patrick Marushin, director; Tricia Meling, director; and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent. Members absent: none.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED. All in favor. Motion carried.
During the public comment opportunity 12 members of the community addressed the school board. Steven Kron, 412 Pheasant Drive, spoke as a concerned parent; Chris Yasgar, 39522 115th Ave., spoke on the topic of the equity survey; Troy Molitor, 721 Starlight Drive, spoke on the topic of the equity survey; Kassa Wagner, 815 10th Ave. N., spoke on the topic of the equity meeting; Emily Larson, 810 Northstar Drive, spoke on the topic of the equity audit; Meghan Kelsey, 632 Brianna Drive, spoke on the topic of school concerns; Mammarie Kai & Momodou Saine, 1733 Blackberry Circle, spoke on the topic of equality; Katy Stark read a statement on behalf of Rochelle Dyer on the topic of equality versus equity; Patrick Torgrimson, 2987 Winnebago Road, spoke on the topic of systemic issues; Kim Nies, read a statement on behalf of Zurya Anjum, on the topic of the equity audit; Joe Perske, 509 North 10th St., spoke on the topic of the equity study; Kim Tjaden, 1490 Riverside Ave. N., spoke in support of the equity audit.
A motion was made by Moehrle and seconded by Meling to APPROVE CONSENT ITEMS A.4.a – A.4.k AS PRESENTED BELOW. All in favor. Motion carried.
A.4.a. Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on May 17, 2021
Minutes of the school board work session held on June 2, 2021
A.4.b Checks in the amount of $851,088.13 as presented:
General Fund 454,528.28
Food Service Fund 96,781.56
Transportation Fund 201,691.96
Community Service Fund 3,411.05
Capital Expenditure Fund 84,127.27
Activity Accounts 8,701.18
Internal Service Fund 1,846.83
Check numbers 181193 – 181480
ACHs in the amount of $7,241.19 as presented:
General Fund 4,748.57
Food Service Fund 294.00
Community Service Fund 218.46
Activity Accounts 1,980.16
ACH numbers 202000133-20200163
Receipts in the amount of $7,503,964.11 as presented:
General Fund 5,320,674.39
Food Service Fund 260,151.80
Transportation Fund 19,034.69
Community Service Fund 166,484.94
Building Fund 71.01
Debt Service Fund 1,708,461.78
Activity Accounts 8,619.46
Internal Service Fund 10,466.04
Receipts 48860 – 48987
Wire transfers in the amount of $2,029,188.94 as presented:
General Fund 1,239,330.21
Food Service Fund 45,996.66
Transportation Fund 19,402.37
Community Service Fund 26,328.15
Capital Expenditure Fund 2,310.61
Activity Accounts 300.00
Internal Service Fund 695,520.94
Wire transfers 202000640-202000734
Building Fund Checks in the amount of $7,252.00 as presented:
Building Fund 7,252.00
Check number 601210 – 601211
A.4.c.1 Approve resolution accepting the following donations;
RBC Foundation, ISD #748, $500, donation supporting equity works; SSEF, Sartell High School, $100, donation for Senior Awards Night; Sartell-St. Stephen Pre K-5 PTO, Pine Meadow Primary, $2,750, donation for book vending machine; Sartell Wal-Mart, ISD #748, hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes and soap, donation of cleaning materials; Elle Plamann, ISD #748 Food Service, $256.15, donation to food service “Have a Heart Fund.”
A.4.c.2 Approve resolution accepting the following activity account 2020-2021 End-of-Year donations;
Tech Club, 9/18/2020, $1,000, Gene Haas Foundation; Tech Club, 9/11/2020, $500, Brett and Nancy Avery; Nordic Ski, 1/8/2021, $300, anonymous parent; Baseball, 12/2/2020, $500, St. Cloud Optimist Club; Baseball, 1/8/2021, $750, St. Cloud Optimist Club; Boys Basketball, 11/12/2020, $500, SAYBA; Boys Basketball, 1/25/2021, $500, St. Cloud Optimist Club; Boys Basketball, 1/25/2021, $75, anonymous parent; Boys Basketball, 1/25/2021, $25, anonymous parent; Football, 12/23/2020, $750, Knife River; Football, 12/23/2020, $750, Kevin Gross; Girls Basketball, 8/20/2020, $2,500, SAYBA; Girls Basketball, 1/25/2021,$500, SAYBA; Softball, 10/30/2020, $1,000, Booster Club; Trap Team, 5/21/2021, $500, St. Stephen Sportsmen Club; Trap Team, 5/21/2021, $500, St. Cloud Moose Lodge No 1400; Nordic Ski, 4/16/2021, $695, anonymous parents for state; Girls Basketball, 5/28/2021, $2,042.71, SAYBA; Drama Club, 5/3/2021, $2,500,MDO Periodontics PA.
A.4.d Accept the resignation of Lauren Cruze, ORELC, para, 5/31/21; Autumn Fosteson, SHS, para, 6/8/21; Jan Gronseth, SMS, food service worker, 6/3/21; Kaylee Johnson, ORELC, para, 6/2/21; Abbey Kajer, ORELC, para, 6/3/21; Jeannie Klehr, SMS, cashier, 6/2/21; Rachel Miller, SMS, music teacher, 6/30/21; Mary Okakpu, District, sign language interpreter, 6/5/21; Deborah Raveling, SMS, cashier, 6/3/21; Katy Vinje Stark, PMPS/RIS, ESL teacher, 6/9/21. Release from employment of Nicole Ackerman, ORELC, para, 6/21/21; Shelby Burg, ORELC, para, 6/21/21; Maria Davis, RIS, para, 6/21/21; Alisha Frey, RIS, para, 6/21/21; Maya Murphy, PMPS, para, 6/21/21; Jennifer Philbrick, SMS, para, 6/21/21; Christine Ravenberg, ORELC, para, 6/21/21; Isaiah Wallace, SMS, para, 6/21/21. Accept Retirement of Rosie Warzecha, PMPS, head custodian, 10/29/21.
A.4.e Approve Long-Term Facility Maintenance Expenditure Application
A.4.f Approve 2021-2022 SEE Membership Renewal
A.4.g Approve 2021-2022 Minnesota School Boards Association Membership
A.4.h Approve MSHSL Membership for 2021-2022
A.4.i Approve 2021-2022 Resource Training and Solutions Associate Membership
A.4.j Approve Renewal of Kemps Dairy for Milk and Dairy Products for the 2021-2022
A.4.k Approve Student Teacher Agreement with Minnesota State of South Dakota
Educational Equity Audit Report:
- Members of the EA-MN team presented the findings from the educational equity audit.
Superintendent Report: Jeff Schwiebert
- Schwiebert started his report by thanking all those who participated in the board meeting and encouraged them to continue to be involved. In alluding it is his last meeting he reminded the board to ask, “How can we support our kids?” The pandemic, he said, has added more stress, and mental health issues are even worse. He encouraged the district to continue partnerships with organizations and the City of Sartell. One example being Habitat for Humanity will be presenting to the board next month. In closing his final meeting, he thanked the school board, staff and community members for everything throughout the past seven years.
- Joe Prom, director of business services, presented the revised 2020-21 and preliminary 2021-22 budgets.
- Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert and Director of Human Resources Krista Durrwachter provided an update on how the district is moving forward with COVID-19.
Enrollment Report: Jeff Schwiebert
- Schwiebert reported on the current enrollment numbers for each school.
School Board Committee Report:
- Director Meling reported on the Curriculum, Instruction and Advisory committee meeting she attended.
- Treasurer Moehrle reported on the legislative update he received from SEE.
- Director Marushin reported on the finance and operations committee meeting along with the most recent policy committee meeting.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Nies to APPROVE #1-22:
Aaron Athas, SMS, PAC manager, $3,990 (9.5%), BA, Step ($42,002), replacing Rachel Miller, 9/4/2021; Lori Bell, PMPS, ESY SPED para, $16.67/hour, 3.75 hours/day, 16 days, new position, 6/14/2021; Zach Brown, SHS, summer school teacher, $32.50/hour, BA, Step A, 104 hours, new position, 6/7/2021; Brittany Goebel, ORELC, ESY SPED para, $16.67/hr, 3 hours/day, 16 days, new position, 6/14/2021; Jacob Hennings, ORELC/SMS, general music, $42,002, BA, Step A, .33 FTE @ ORELC, .67 FTE @ SMS, additional assignment – replacing Rachel Miller @SMS, 8/30/2021; Sylvia Kaare, SHS, summer marching band drumline, $3,990, BA, Step A ($42,002), replacing Andrew Guthmiller, 4/6/2021; Abbey Kajer, ORELC, early childhood, $16,801, BA, Step A ($42,002), .4 FTE, replacing Hannah Carey, 8/25/2021; Hailey Kurtz, PMPS, ESY SPED para, $16.67/hour, 3.75 hours/day, 16 days, new position, 6/14/2021; Lucia Laituri, ORELC, ESY SPED para, $16.67/hr, 3 hours/day, 16 days, new position, 6/14/2021; Allison Ley, SHS, social studies, $56,725, MA, Step E, new position, 8/25/2021; Lisa McMullen, PMPS, ESY teacher, $32.50/hour, 4 hours/day, 16 days, new position, 6/14/2021; Maureen Murphy, SHS, ESY SPED para, $16.67/hour, 4 hours/day, 16 days, new position, 6/14/2021; Joseph Nelson, ORELC, physical education, $13,861, BA, Step A ($42,002), .33 FTE, replacing Melissa Ferguson, 8/25/2021; Paul Plombon, SMS, ESY teacher, $32.50/hour, 4 hours/day, 16 days, new position, 6/14/2021; Haley Robben, RIS, custodian, $17.61, RIII, S1, 8 hours/day 260 days/year, replacing Neil Andrson, 5/19/2021; Sadie Rolfhus, PMPS, elementary education – second grade, $43,024, BA, Step B, replacing Jennifer LaBonne, 8/25/2021; James Scheevel, SHS, special education, $44,666, BA10, Step A, replacing Rebekah Arnold, 8/25/2021; Jessica Scheevel, SHS, special education/assessment coordinator, $61,825, MA, Step J, replacing Aimee Gilmore, 8/25/2021; Corey Schueller, SHS, summer school teacher, $32.50/hour, 8 hours/day, 104 hours, new position, 6/7/2021; Chue (Cayden) Thao, PMPS, ESY SPED para, $16.67/hour, 3.75 hours/day, 16 days, new position, 6/14/2021; Jen Wahl, PMPS, ESY SPED para, $16.67/hour, 3.75 hours/day, 16 days, new position, 6/14/2021.
Leaves of Absence:
Katie Martin, SMS, sixth grade, LOA, 8/30/21-10/1/21.
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Meling TO APPROVE 2020-2021 REVISED BUDGET.
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Byrd TO APPROVE PRELIMINARY 2021-2022 BUDGET. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Byrd TO AUTHORIZE THE DISTRICT TO SPEND UP TO $1,000,000 ON BLEACHERS AND LIGHTS AT THE SARTELL HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC COMPLEX. All in favor. Motion carried.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings:
- Future Board Work Session – Monday, July 12, 2021 @ District Service Center – 7 p.m.
- Future Regular Board Meeting – Monday, July 19, 2021 @ District Service Center – 5 p.m.
Committee Assignments were reviewed.
Chairman Snoberger made the following statement of gratitude from the School Board to Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert and thanked him for his years of service to the Sartell-St. Stephen School District.
A motion to ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 7:35 p.m. was made by Nies and seconded by Meling. All in favor. Motion carried.
/s/ Amanda Byrd, clerk
Publish: July 23, 2021