Sartell-St. Stephen school board minutes – Sept. 21, 2020

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REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 748

SEPT. 21, 2020

SARTELL MIDDLE SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 6:31 p.m. by Vice Chair Jason Nies. Members present: Nies, vice chair; Amanda Byrd, clerk; Patrick Marushin, treasurer; and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent. Members present via teleconference: Jeremy Snoberger, chair.  Members absent: Lesa Kramer, director, and Pamela Raden, director.

A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Byrd to APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED. All in favor. Motion carried.

During the public comment opportunity, Kristen Petersen, 827 Ninth Ave. N.; Kim Tjaden, 1490 Riverside Ave. N.; Zurya Anjum, 1609 Blackberry Circle; Summbla Anjum, 1609 Blackberry Circle, all spoke in support of the revised equity audit proposal on tonight’s agenda.

A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Byrd to APPROVE CONSENT ITEMS A.4.a-A.4.d AS PRESENTED BELOW. On a roll-call vote, the following voted in favor: Marushin, Byrd, Snoberger and Nies. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 4-0.

A.4.a. Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on Aug. 17, 2020

           Minutes of the school board work session held on Sept. 2, 2020

 

A.4.b    Checks in the amount of $1,739,684.39 as presented:

General Fund                                                            1,330,368.59

Food Service Fund                                                         71,861.39

Transportation Fund                                                    11,835.07

Community Service Fund                                          48,006.15

Capital Expenditure Fund                                       275,034.83

Summer Rec Agency Fund                                                34.42

Activity Accounts                                                           2,543.94

             Check numbers 179174 – 179454

 

ACHs in the amount of $1,393.86 as presented:

General Fund                                                                     765.93

Food Service Fund                                                             55.20

Community Service Fund                                                 75.00

Activity Fund                                                                     497.73

             ACH numbers 202000012-202000020

 

Receipts in the amount of $7,036,276.86 as presented:

General Fund                                                         6,775,644.05

Food Service Fund                                                      13,175.20

Transportation Fund                                                 18,885.99

Community Service Fund                                         22,140.87

Capital Expenditure Fund                                        26,441.08

Building Fund                                                                  590.56

Debt Service Fund                                                    168,132.41

Activity Accounts                                                        2,709.02

 Internal Service Fund                                                8,557.68

            Receipts 47880 – 47950

 

Wire transfers in the amount of $554,233.73 as presented:

General Fund                                                            76,689.48

Food Service Fund                                                    12,192.90

Transportation Fund                                                23,327.32

Community Service Fund                                             593.82

Capital Expenditure Fund                                       21,649.56

Building Fund                                                           48,434.20

Activity Accounts                                                           500.00

Internal Service Fund                                           370,846.45

            Wire transfers 202000075-202000138

 

Building Fund Checks in the amount of $760,285.06 as presented:

Building Fund                                                        760,285.06

Check numbers 601094 to 601132

 

A.4.c     Accept the following donations:

Tony and Elise Dingmann Fund of Central Minnesota Community Foundation, Sartell High School, $2,496.41, high school band program; SSEF, ISD #748, $100, new teacher orientation.

A.4.d    Accept the resignation of Daniel Bauer, RIS, custodian, 8/21/20; Gregory Bertrand, ORELC, pre-school, 8/24/20; Brian Bluhm, ORELC, para, 8/31/20; Sarah Claseman, RIS, para, 8/27/20; Nolan Frank, RIS, para, 8/20/20; Dawn Gent, PMPS, instructional coach, 9/11/20; Andrea Keske-Sovich, ORELC, food service, 8/20/20; Jordyn Kruse, RIS, para, 8/25/20; Dennis Molitor, Transportation, sub bus driver, 8/17/20; Lynn Plumski, District, sub food service, 9/8/20; Kristine Schroers, SMS, para, 9/18/20; Annette Theisen, SHS, food service, 8/18/20; Hannah Waldham, PMPS, para, 8/27/20.

 

Student Representative Report:  Sarah Courtney Snoberger, student representative

  • Student Representative Snoberger reported on happenings around the district. Both Oak Ridge and Pine Meadow are focusing on new SabreStrong initiatives to recognize students and staff each month. This year’s Big Brothers and Big Sisters night will be held virtually for the elementary schools. Riverview Intermediate has started the year with many new designs including some changes to student pick up and drop off. Students are enjoying the redesigned area, including the Pier, along with utilizing some outdoor classrooms. Fifth-grade students will be reading the morning announcements to students. The Middle School started fall sports last week and will begin Sabre Singers and drama programs next week. The High School kicked off the new school year with SabreSplash for students.  Some sports have started their season with football and volleyball starting at the end of September. Student Council has held a welcome back week and fall spirit week with dress-up days. Students have been writing notes and stories in remembrance of Mr. Froemming and plan to give the book to his family once it is complete.

 

Superintendent Report:  Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent

  • Superintendent, Schwiebert reported tonight’s agenda is the first time in three years that there is no construction report and it’s a great feeling to have the projects wrapping up. Adjustments have been made to student drop-off and bus routes that has improved upon the first week of school. The process has now been going fairly well with kindergarten students being taken to Pine Meadow and then transferred to other busses. Riverview Intermediate was ready to go for the first day of school thanks to staff and community members. The MSHSL announced they were bringing back football and volleyball, having voted to delay their seasons earlier this month. Our school board does not have a vote on athletic seasons as the MSHSL board of directors votes on those decisions.

 

District Finance Report:

  • Director of Business Services Joe Prom provided an update on district finances.

 

COVID-19 Report:

  • Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert and Director of Human Resources Krista Durrwachter provided an update on how the district is moving forward with COVID-19.

 

ISD 748 Multi-Tiered System of Support Report:

  • Members of the District Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) team members Kay Nelson, Sara Nelson, Jill Murphy and Marie Pangerl reported on the implementation of MTSS districtwide.

 

Enrollment Report:

  • Superintendent Schwiebert reported on the current enrollment numbers for each school.

 

School Board Committee Report:

  • Treasurer Patrick Marushin reported on the Finance Committee meeting that was held on Sept. 16.

 

A motion was made by Byrd and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE #1-52:

 

New Employees/Changes:

Andrea Benninghoff, SMS, junior high soccer, $1,334 (6.35 percent), BA, A ($42,002), 50-percent contract, replacing Jen Rueckert, 9/14/2020; Roxanne Chandler, SMS, para, $16.42/hr,RIV, S1, 7 hours/day, replacing LuAnn McIlwain, 9/10/2020; Shayna Dickson, SHS, para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 7 hours/day, replacing Marina Schroeder, 9/21/2020; Julie Diethelm, RIS, para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 6.25 hours/day, replacing Nolan Frank, 9/8/2020; Nolan Frank, SMS, sixth-grade – LTS, $229/day, replacing Mike Maurer, 8/31/2020; Jacob Hennigs, SMS, accompanist, $16.82/hour, RV, S1, 40 min/day, replacing Irina Stine, 9/8/2020; Jacob Hennigs, ORELC, music, $13,999, BA, Step A, .33 FTE, additional need, 8/31/2020; Stacey Hiltner, RIS, para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 6.25 hours/day, replacing Wendy Meierhofer, 9/21/2020; Angie Hochhalter, PMPS, para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1,6.25 hours/day, replacing Mafoule Kenyon, 9/1/2020;

Shannon Houghton, SMS, junior high cross country, $2,667 (6.35 percent), BA, Step A ($42,002), replacing Greg Henning, 8/31/2020; Alyssa Johnson, RIS, para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 6.25 hours/day, replacing Jordyn Kruse, 9/1/2020; Abbey Kajer, ORELC, para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 6.25 hours/day, replacing Brian Bluhm, 9/4/2020; Mafoule Kenyon, PMPS, para, $19.45/hour, RIV, S4, 6.25 hours/day, replacing Jennifer Nelson, 8/31/2020; Sue Kloetzer, PMPS, AM cashier, $17.55/hour, RI, S3, 1 hour/day, replacing Priscilla Lessard, 8/27/2020; Sue Kutz,  RIS, para, $21.87/hour, RIV, S6, 6.25 hours/day, replacing Nancy Walters, 8/31/2020; Priscilla Lessard, ORELC, AM cashier, $16.89/hour, R1, S2,1.25 hour/day, replacing Andrea Keske-Sovich, 8/20/2020; McKenzie Lyon, ORELC, para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 6.25 hours/day, replacing Kaiya Anderson, 9/4/2020; Riley Marod, SHS, ninth-grade volleyball, $3,990 (9.5 percent), BA, Step A ($42,002), replacing Natalie Helgerson, 8/17/2020; LuAnn McIlson, SHS, receptionist, $18.77, RII, S1, 8 hours/day, 202 days/year, replacing Kristy Gosch, 8/31/2020;

Wendy Meierhofer, PMPS,  para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 6.25 hours/day, replacing Terri Johnson, 9/1/2020; Nicole Nieman, RIS, custodian, $17.61/hour, RIII, S1, 8 hours/day, 260 days/year, replacing Daniel Bauer, 9/21/2020; Matthew Oleson, SMS, para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 7 hours/day, replacing Sue Kutz, 10/12/2020; Joy Patino, RIS, para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 6.25 hours/day, replacing Denise Waldvogel, 9/8/2020; Jill Peterson, ORELC, cashier, $15.89/hour, RI, S1, 3 hours/day, Andrea Keske-Sovich, 9/8/2020; Tara Peterson, RIS, Para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 6.25 hours/day, replacing Tina Taufen, 9/1/2020; Alexis Roberts, RIS, para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 6.25 hours/day, replacing Madison Rosenow, 9/1/2020; Sadie Rolfhus, PMPS, elementary education, $42,002, BA, Step A, new position, 8/31/2020; Madison Rosenow, PMPS, para, $18.52/hour, RIV, S3, 6.25 hours/day, replacing Tracy Christian, 9/1/2020;

Diane Santala, SHS, AM cashier, $19.09/hour, RI, S5, 1 hour/day, replacing Annette Theisen, 8/20/2020; Melissa Schlueter, RIS, para, $16.42/hr, RIV, S1, 6.25 hours/day, replacing Angie Hochhalter, 9/8/2020; Julie Schnettler, RIS, para 1:1, $20.35/hour, RIV, S5, 6.25 hours/day, replacing Sarah Claseman, 9/1/2020; Christopher Schumer, SMS, para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 7 hours/day, replacing Rachel Rhines, 9/10/2020; Tracy Steinhoff, District, SLP digital navigator, $32.50/hour, 6 hours/day, new position, 9/21/2020; Charity Terhune, Transp, sub van driver, $21.37/hour, hours vary, additional assignment, 9/2/2020; Denise Waldvogel, PMPS, para, $21.87/hour, RIV, S6, 6.25 hours/day, replacing Hannah Waldham, 9/1/2020; Lyndsey Welch, assistant girls’ swim, SHS, $3,990 (9.5 percent), BA, Step A ($42,002), replacing Jennifer Thompson, 8/20/2020.

 

New Employee – Pending Licensure:

Naomi Kuplic, SMS, eighth–grade global Sstudies – LTS, $42,002, BA, Step A, replacing Jason Spohn, 8/31/20.

 

Leaves of Absence:

Tracy Christian, PMPS, para, LOA, 20-21 school year; Alicia Fosso, RIS, fifth-grade teacher, LOA, 11/5/20-1/22/21; Rustie Froemming, SHS, business teacher, LOA, 8/31/20-11/30/20; Terri Johnson, PMPS, para, LOA, 20-21 school year; June Krone, RIS, food service, LOA, 8/31/20-12/31/20; Mike Maurer, SMS, sixth-grade teacher, LOA, 8/31/20-11/20/20; Charity Pesta, RIS, receptionist, Intermittent LOA, 20-21 school year; LuAnn McIlwain, SMS, para, LOA, 20-21 school year; Jennifer Nelson, RIS, para, LOA, 20-21 school year; Brittany Olson, PMPS, second-grade teacher, LOA,  12/4/20-3/10/21; Rachel Rhines, SMS, para, LOA, 20-21 school year; Jason Spohn, SMS, social studies teacher, LOA, 20-21 school year; Kari Tuomi, RIS, para, LOA, 20-21 school year; Kayla Vadnais, RIS, para, LOA, 8/31/20-10/30/20; Nancy Walters, RIS, para, LOA, 20-21 school year.

On a roll-call vote, the following voted in favor: Marushin, Byrd, Snoberger and Nies. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by Marushin TO APPROVE OFFICIAL REVISIONS TO POLICIES 205 AND 613. On a roll-call vote, the following voted in favor: Marushin, Byrd, Snoberger and Nies. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by Marushin TO APPROVE REVISED EQUITY ALLIANCE PROPOSAL FOR SERVICES. On a roll-call vote, the following voted in favor: Marushin, Byrd, Snoberger and Nies. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Byrd TO AUTHORIZE KAY NELSON TO ACT AS THE IDENTIFIED OFFICIAL WITH AUTHORITY (IOwA) SARTELL-ST ST.STEPHEN DISTRICT 0748-01. On a roll-call vote, the following voted in favor: Marushin, Byrd, Snoberger and Nies. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Byrd and seconded by Marushin TO APPROVE AND ADOPT THE UPDATED TEACHER EVALUATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE SARTELL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION. On a roll-call vote, the following voted in favor: Marushin, Byrd, Snoberger and Nies. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Byrd to APPROVE THE CERTIFICATION OF THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR THE PROPOSED 2020/PAYABLE 2021 LEVY AS PRESENTED. On a roll-call vote, the following voted in favor: Marushin, Byrd, Snoberger and Nies. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 4-0.

Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings:

  • Future Board Listening Session (Distance Learning) – Wednesday, Oct. 7  – Sartell Middle School Performing Arts Center @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Future Board Meeting – Monday, Oct. 19 – Sartell Middle School Performing Arts Center @ 6:30 p.m.

Official Review of Policies:

The Board had the official second reading of adoption of proposed policy 630.

Committee Assignments were reviewed.

A motion to ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 8:02 p.m. was made by Byrd and seconded by Marushin. All in favor. Motion carried.

/s/ Amanda Byrd, Clerk

Author: Janelle Von Pinnon

Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.

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