REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 748
MAY 17, 2021
SARTELL HIGH SCHOOL
The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Chair Jeremy Snoberger. Members present: Snoberger, chair; 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 Moehrle to APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED. All in favor. Motion carried.
During the public comment opportunity, Samantha Huber, 2292 Wyoming Court, spoke on the topic of open enrollment for the district.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Moehrle to APPROVE CONSENT ITEMS A.4.a – A.4.e AS PRESENTED BELOW. All in favor. Motion carried.
A.4.a. Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on April 19, 2021
Minutes of the school board work session held on May 5, 2021
A.4.b Checks in the amount of $1,298,159.99 as presented:
General Fund 684,413.24
Food Service Fund 98,075.29
Transportation Fund 323,978.98
Community Service Fund 10,021.14
Capital Expenditure Fund 179,673.53
Activity Accounts 1,055.98
Internal Service Fund 941.83
Check numbers 181002 – 181192
ACHs in the amount of $5,196.99 as presented:
General Fund 5,090.64
Food Service Fund 55.00
Activity Accounts 51.35
ACH numbers 202000118-20200132
Receipts in the amount of $5,683,940.53 as presented:
General Fund 5,225,592.81
Food Service Fund 283,687.64
Community Service Fund 159,272.99
Building Fund 84.85
Activity Accounts 4,801.69
Internal Service Fund 10,500.55
Receipts 48731 – 48859
Wire transfers in the amount of $1,407,641.48 as presented:
General Fund 977,272.87
Food Service Fund 43,588.51
Transportation Fund 17,721.34
Community Service Fund 28,999.72
Capital Expenditure Fund 1,250.00
Building Fund 117.00
Activity Accounts 1,193.02
Internal Service Fund 337,499.02
Wire transfers 202000569-202000639
A.4.c Approve resolution accepting the following donations: Sartell-St. Stephen Pre-K-5 PTO, ISD #748, $310.02, donation for classroom supplies at Oak Ridge Early Learning Center; Sartell-St. Stephen Pre K-5 PTO, ISD #748, $368.34, donation for classroom supplies at Oak Ridge Early Learning Center; Sartell-St. Stephen Pre-K-5 PTO, ISD #748, $574.83, donation for classroom supplies at Oak Ridge Early Learning Center; Sartell-St. Stephen Pre-K-5 PTO, ISD #748, $694.52, donation for classroom supplies at Oak Ridge Early Learning Center; Sartell-St. Stephen Pre-K-5 PTO, ISD #748, $288.69, donation for classroom supplies at Riverview Intermediate.
A.4.d Accept the resignation of Aimee Gilmore, SHS, SPED, end of school year. Release from employment of Neil Anderson, RIS, custodian, 5/10/21.
A.4.e Approve 2021-2022 Academic Calendar Holidays for Individually Contracted Employees and Superintendent.
Student Representative Report: Courtney Snoberger
- Snoberger reported on happenings around the district. Oak Ridge kindergartners have finished virtual conferences and have lots of fun year end activities planned, with field day being Wednesday and Friday. Pine Meadow students have fun year end activities too and are halfway done with virtual music concerts. Riverview met with future third grade students from Pine Meadow and will have their field day on June 2 along with many other year end activities. Students have been working on the School Forest, including some new benches and landscaping projects. Sartell Middle School students welcomed back live guests for their band and choir concerts for the first time in seventeen months. The year-end kickball tournament has returned this year and is in progress. Sartell High School students had their last distance learning day last Friday. The musical “The Addams Family: Concert Version” went extremely well. The orchestra had their concert last week, band performs tonight and the choir will perform next week. Due to the pandemic many spring sports will be playing into June. Senior awards night will be on May 26 and graduation on June 5. NHS held their induction banquet for new members and student council held a “Run for Rustie” event for a scholarship in memory of Rustie Froemming. The senior-junior powder puff football game was last week; with the seniors victorious.
- Superintendent Schwiebert reported the location for graduation will be decided on May 27, the weather forecast will determine if it can be outside versus inside. The senior grad party will be held at the stadium on Thursday ending around 10:30 pm. The senior parade will be held the following Friday with fireworks in the evening. Special thanks to Liberty Bank for supporting the fireworks. Benches are being installed at the Riverview School Forest. Bill Galarneault’s family is donating a bench in memory of Bill, which will be placed at Riverview Intermediate School. The June board schedule will include a work session on June 2 at 5:30 p.m., Finance and Operations committee meeting on June 15 at 3:30 p.m. and the regular school board meeting is on June 21 at 5 p.m.
Sartell High School Gender Sexuality Alliance Club Report:
- Students from Sartell High School reported on the Sartell High School Gender Sexuality Alliance Club.
District Finance Report:
- Superintendent Schwiebert provided an update on district finances.
- Superintendent Schwiebert and Director of Human Resources Krista Durrwachter provided an update on how the district is moving forward with COVID-19.
- Superintendent Schwiebert reported on the current enrollment numbers for each school.
School Board Committee Report:
- Clerk Byrd reported on the Career and Technical Education video she received from Joe Schulte.
- Superintendent Schwiebert reported on the Benton-Stearns meeting.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Nies to APPROVE #1-29:
Jill Ambrosier, RIS, Elementary Education – 4th Grade, $73,627, MA30, Step L, replacing Chris Adelman, 8/30/2021; Cindy Austin, SMS, math – eighth grade, $58,766, MA, Step G, replacing April Greeley, 8/25/2021; Cathy Bergeron, PMPS, student supervisor, $13.87/hour, RI, S1, 2 hours/day, replacing Vicky Knickerbocker, 4/21/2021; Lindsey Buchholz, SMS, junior high cross country, $2,667 (6.35 percent), BA, Step A ($42,002), replacing David Driste, 8/16/2021; Michael Carlson, SHS, art education, $64,487, MA10, Step J, new position, 8/25/2021; Andrew Ditlevson, SHS, head volleyball, $5,460, (13 percent), BA, Step A ($42,002), replacing Sarah Hornseth, 8/17/2021; Collin Franz, SMS/SHS, Spanish, $42,002, BA, Step A, replacing Chelsey Mersbergen, 8/25/2021; Hannah Gelhar, SHS, family and consumer sciences, $42,002, BA, Step A, new position, 8/25/2021; Jason Huschle, SHS, math, $60,806, MA, Step I, change in assignment, 8/30/2021; Stephanie Kaare, SMS, color guard, $1,407 (3.35 percent), BA, Step A ($42,002), replacing Jennifer Olson, 6/7/2021; 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 teacher, $16,800.80, BA, Step ($42,002), .4 FTE, replacing Hannah Carey, 8/25/2021; Jennifer LaBonne, PMPS, MTSS interventionist, $59,787, MA, Step H, change in assignment, 8/30/2021; Nicholas Luberda, ORELC, lead custodian, $18.96/hour, RIV, Step 1, 8 hrs/day, 260 days/year, replacing Steven Gregory, 5/10/2021; Tony Mazzone, SMS, summer marching band lead, $1,441 (3.35%), BA, Step B ($43,024), replacing Katelyn Watkin, 6/7/2021; Rachel Miller, SMS, band lesson director, $2,247 (5.35 percent), BA, Step A ($42,002), replacing Rachel Tisdale, 6/7/2021; Cody Olson, SMS, seventh/eighth-grade activities and athletics (15 meetings) – spring, $945 (2.25), BA, Step A ($42,002), replacing Helen Wilfehrt, 3/29/2021; Leah Omann, SHS, social studies, $33,088, MA, Step E, .5833 FTE, replacing Eric Koplitz, 8/25/2021; Karlee Pfaff, RIS, elementary education – third grade, $44,044, BA, Step C, replacing Nichole Perius, 8/25/2021; Paul Plombon, SMS, special education, $51,011, BA30, Step B, replacing Amy Schaefer, 8/25/2021; Jared Saue, SHS, assistant boys’ tennis, $3,087 (7.35 percent), BA, Step A ($42,002), replacing Greg Henning, 3/29/2021; James Sinkel, SHS, social studies, $46,083, BA, Step E, replacing Sydney Vossler, 8/25/2021; Kerry Trnka, SMS, math, $64,088, MA20, Step G, change in assignment, 8/30/2021; Kate Turner, SMS, counselor, $54,687, MA, Step C, replacing Luke Rude, 8/25/2021; Hailey Winter, RIS, special education (DCD), $42,002, BA, Step A, replacing Jessie Mortensen, 8/25/2021.
New Employees – Pending Licensure:
MaryBeth Woodruff, SMS, English/language arts – seventh grade, $61,825, MA, Step J, replacing Donna Kellor, 8/25/21.
Leaves of Absence:
Christine Adelman, RIS, fourth grade, LOA, 21-22 school year; Jennifer Kiewel, SHS, math, LOA, 5/3/21-5/14/21; Paul Rolfzen, SMS, custodian, LOA, 7/1/21-7/31/21.
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Moehrle TO APPROVE REVISIONS TO POLICIES 406, 407 AND 412. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Meling to APPROVE THE RESOLUTIONS TO NON-RENEW THE PROBATIONARY CONTRACTS AS PRESENTED FOR HANNAH CAREY, ERIC KOPLITZ, NAOMI KUPLIC, SADIE ROLFHUS, AMY SCHAEFER AND SYDNEY VOSSLER. On a roll-call vote, the following voted in favor: Nies, Moehrle, Byrd, Marushin, Meling and Snoberger. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 6-0.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Nies TO APPROVE THE 2021-2022 DISTRICT 748 LITERACY PLAN READING WELL BY THIRD GRADE PLAN. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Meling and seconded by Nies TO APPROVE FIBER OPTIC INFRASTRUCTURE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CITY OF SARTELL, SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN ISD 748 AND ARVIG. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Moehrle to APPROVE THE RESOLUTION OF EXTENSION OF PROBATIONARY PERIOD FOR ALLISON WHITE. All in favor. Motion carried.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings:
- Future Board Work Session – Wednesday, June 2, 2021 @ District Service Center – 5:30 p.m.
- Future Regular Board Meeting – Monday, June 21, 2021 @ Sartell High School – 5 p.m.
Committee Assignments were reviewed.
A motion to ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 7:17 p.m. was made by Nies and seconded by Marushin. All in favor. Motion carried.
/s/ Amanda Byrd, clerk
Publish: June 25, 2021