Sartell-St.Stephen school district minutes – June 15, 2020

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REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 748

JUNE 15, 2020

DISTRICT SERVICE CENTER BOARD ROOM VIA TELECONFERENCE

The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 5:06 p.m. by Chair Jeremy Snoberger.  Members present via teleconference: Snoberger; Jason Nies, vice chair; Amanda Byrd, clerk; Patrick Marushin, treasurer; Lesa Kramer, director; Pamela Raden, director and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent. Members absent: none.

A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED. On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Raden, Kramer, Nies, Marushin, Byrd and Snoberger. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 6-0.

During the public comment opportunity, Kristen Petersen, 827 Ninth Ave. N., spoke on the topic of racial equality. Zurya Anjum, 1609 Blackberry Circle, spoke on the topic of an equity coordinator.

A motion was made by Kramer and seconded by Nies to APPROVE CONSENT ITEMS A.4.a – A.4.i AS PRESENTED BELOW. On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Raden, Kramer, Nies, Marushin, Byrd and Snoberger. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 6-0.

     A.4.a. Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on May 18, 2020

                Minutes of the work session held on June 3, 2020

     A.4.b Checks in the amount of $1,668,046.79 as presented:

                            General Fund                                                         1,167,344.17

                            Food Service Fund                                                    66,781.30

                            Transportation Fund                                             364,588.84

                           Community Service Fund                                       29,580.40

                           Capital Expenditure Fund                                      39,752.08

                           Check numbers 178562 – 178829

 

               ACHs in the amount of $2,992.42 as presented:

                          General Fund                                                              2,957.42

                          Food Service Fund                                                          35.00

                         ACH numbers 192000208-192000221

 

               Receipts in the amount of $6,578,414.43 as presented:

                        General Fund                                                         4,732,812.21

                        Food Service Fund                                                   129,875.33

                        Community Service Fund                                         47,707.25

                        Capital Expenditure Fund                                         19,735.01

                        Building Fund                                                               1,984.79

                        Debt Service Fund                                                 1,631,910.16

                        Scholarship Trust                                                        6,100.00

                        Internal Service Fund                                                  8,289.68

                        Receipts 47657 – 47719

 

               Wire transfers in the amount of $401,817.91 as presented:

                      General Fund                                                              18,563.14

                      Food Service Fund                                                       1,705.07

                      Transportation Fund                                                   2,976.16

                      Community Service Fund                                               165.44

                     Capital Expenditure Fund                                         22,942.20

                     Building Fund                                                              10,001.44

                     Internal Service Fund                                              345,464.46

                    Wire transfers 201900901-201900971

 

             Building Fund Checks in the amount of $1,504,937.43 as presented:

                    Building Fund                                                        1,504,937.43

                    Check numbers 600994 to 601022

 

A.4.c     Accept the following donations:

Football, 8/16/2019, $350, Anonymous; Football, 8/26/2019, $225, St. Cloud Foot and Ankle; Football,   8/26/2019, $1,300, SAYFA; Football, 9/5/2019, $250, Twin City Garage Door; Football, 9/6/2019, $250, MCSI; Football, 9/20/2019, $700, Kwik-Trip; Boys Hockey,       11/6/2019, $7,400, Sartell Playmaker Association; Class of 2023, 12/4/2019, $51.80,            Anonymous; Girls Soccer, 12/4/2019, $300, Anonymous; Girls Soccer, 12/10/2019, $300, Soccer Association; Girls Hockey, 12/12/2019, $2,000, Stormn’ Sabres Booster Club; SMS Student Council, 12/16/2019, $200, Sauk Rapids Axillary;

Football, 12/16/2019, $500, SAYFA; Nordic Ski, 12/23/2019, $565, Booster Club;

Boys Basketball, 12/23/2019, $480, Booster Club; Boys Swim, 12/23/2019, $370, Booster Club; Boys Hockey, 12/23/2019, $360, Booster Club; Girls Basketball, 12/23/2019, $315, Booster Club; Gymnastics, 12/23/2019, $280, Booster Club;

Dance,  12/23/2019, $425, Booster Club; Wrestling, 12/23/2019, $360, Booster Club;

Girls Hockey, 12/23/2019, $280, Booster Club; Wrestling, 1/24/2020, $4,048.36, Sartell Wrestling Club; Tech Club, 1/28/2020, $100, Jesse and Rachel Westrup; Tech Club, 1/28/2020, $100, Ryan and Elizabeth Iverson; Tech Club, 1/28/2020, $500, St. Cloud Window; Track and Field, 2/3/2020, $2,000, Booster Club; Cross Country, 2/3/2020,          $650, Booster Club; Boys Golf, 2/3/2020, $1,000, Booster Club; Baseball,            2/3/2020,        $1,000, Booster Club; Football, 2/3/2020, $565, Booster Club; Boys Soccer, 2/3/2020,     $1,495,            Booster Club; Girls Golf, 2/3/2020, $1,000, Booster Club; Gymnastics, 2/3/2020, $1,000,            Booster Club; Girls Swim, 2/3/2020, $415, Booster Club; Volleyball, 2/3/2020,        $1,500,            Booster Club; Softball, 2/3/2020, $1,000, Booster Club; Boys Tennis, 2/3/2020,   $335, Booster Club; Girls Soccer, 2/3/2020, $1,495, Booster Club; Boys Lacrosse, 2/3/2020, $1,000, Booster Club; Dance,          2/3/2020, $1,000, Booster Club; Clay Target, 2/3/2020, $1,000, Booster Club; Boys Basketball, 2/3/2020, $1,000, Booster Club;

Boys Basketball, 2/19/2020, $3,000, SAYBA; Class of 2020, 3/9/2020, $21.07, Anonymous; Class of 2020, 3/9/2020, $10, Anonymous; Class of 2020, 5/8/2020,            $1,012, Sartell Vibe; Clay Target, 5/19/2020, $200, St. Stephen Sportsman’s Club; Clay Target, 5/19/2020, $250, St. Stephen American Post 221; Boys Hockey, 6/5/2020, $8,331.81, Sartell Playmaker Association.

A.4.d    Accept the resignation of Warren Christie, SHS, tech ed, end of school year; Jodi Hennemann, SMS, food service worker, 5/29/20; and Christian Pekarek, SMS, seventh-grade math, end of school year.

A.4.e    Approve Long-Term Facility Maintenance Expenditure Application

A.4.f     Approve 2020 Apple Technology Lease Resolution

A.4.g    Approve 2020 Technology Buyback

A.4.h    Approve Agreement between the City of Sartell and ISD 748 relating to Information Technology Services

A.4.i     Approve Schools for Equity in Education Membership Renewal

A.4.j     Approve 2020-2021 Minnesota School Boards Association Membership

Construction Manager Report on Building Process:

  • Project Engineer Eric Johnson reported contractors are wrapping up punch-list items this week at the Middle School remodel project and the Bradbury team will confirm those lists next week. The Riverview Intermediate renovation has continued; the structural steel addition is complete and the roofing will begin tomorrow. The Pier, former pool area, has been filled with concrete and the openings to the hallway will be completed next week. The next items to be completed are the bathroom areas, media center and STEAM/PLTW room. The project remains ahead of schedule.

Superintendent Report:  Jeff Schwiebert, Superintendent

  • Schwiebert reported the District issued the following statement; “As a school community, we are deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd and the events that have surrounded it. We have been challenged to think about how we live our mission and vision. As a school district, we are committed to ensuring each child is part of a healthy, safe, engaged and supported environment. We reaffirm our promise to build an inviting culture where every child feels respected and valued. As educators, we have always believed we have the power to change the world. We are now on the threshold of an opportunity to truly put those beliefs into action. We believe every child has the potential to grow and develop into a well-rounded person who contributes positively to the world. We vow to live these ideals and partner with our communities in strengthening our education system to ensure an equitable and culturally responsive experience for every child. While we have taken steps in the right direction, we know these steps are not enough. We can do more and want to reassure you we are committed to standing up and stepping even deeper into this call for change.” This statement was posted to the website and will have ongoing discussions. Last Monday night the City of Sartell approved the District’s recommendation for taking the funds the District allocated for lights along the walking path and instead using those funds for the new trail on Pinecone and median at Pine Meadow. The City of Sartell also approved a new Technology Agreement with the District. Community Education has started to reopen their recreation program for the summer, with the next phase communicating the process for outside groups to use the facilities. The state is planning on releasing guidance for how next school year will look on July 27.  The three options for the 2020-2021 school year the state has said to plan for are the following: return to school normally this fall, a hybrid model of both in-class and distance learning and only distance learning. The administrative team will review those options in July so after the guidance is released the District will be ready to bring in others to prepare for next year. Lastly parents and student had an opportunity to complete a survey on their experiences with distance learning.

Multi-Tiered System of Support – Social Emotional Learning Programming

  • Zach Dingmann, Riverview Intermediate Principal, and Sascha Hansen, Sartell High School Principal, presented an overview of the committees work and changes that will begin in the 2020-21 school year.

Budget Reports:

  • Joe Prom, director of Business Services, presented the revised 2019-20 and preliminary 2020-21 budgets.

Enrollment Report:

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

School Board Committee Report:

  • Treasurer Marushin reported on the recent Finance Committee meeting.

A motion was made by Kramer and seconded by Nies to APPROVE #1-21:

New Employees/Changes:

Zach Brown, SHS, 13 days, $32.50/hour, 13 days, new position, 6/4/2020; Stacy Clitty, SMS, administrative assistant, $29.83/hour, RVI, Step 7, 8 hours/day, 222 days/year, replacing Diane Omann, 7/1/2020; Amber Coons, SMS, custodian, $21.02, RIII, S4, 8 hours/day, 260 days/year, new position, 7/1/2020; Krista Durrwachter, DSC, human resources director, $86,800, .7 FTE, replacing Bart Appleton, 7/1/2020; Nathan Engelmeyer, Grounds, seasonal grounds, $12.50/hour, new position, 6/8/2020; Zachary Ewald, SMS, custodian, $18.95/hour, RIII, S2, 8 hours/day, 260 days/year, new position, 7/1/2020; Brenda Fischer, SMS, seventh-social studies, $48,125, BA, Step G, replacing Jason Spohn, 8/26/2020; Alicia Fosso, RIS, fifth grade, $42,002, BA, Step A, replacing Dave Olson, 8/26/2020; Meghan Hennagir, RIS, custodian, $22.23/hour, RIII, S5, new position, 7/1/2020; Kenin Jensen, SMS, custodian, $17.61/hr, RIII, S1, 8 hours/day, 260 days/year, new position, 7/1/2020; John Kirchner, Transportation, bus driver, $23.75/hour, Range A, S1, new position, 8/31/2020; Sue Kloetzer, PMP, cashier, $17.55/hour, RI, S3, 3 hours/day, replacing Sue Fibranz, 8/17/2020; Priscilla Lessard, PMP, AM cashier, $16.89/hour, RI, S2, 1 hour/day, replacing Sue Fibranz, 9/1/2020; Cody Olson, SMS, associate activities director/TOSA, $68,787, MA30, Step I, replacing John Ross, (.5 FTE) / new position (.5 FTE), 8/31/2020; Mark Olson, Transportation, bus driver, $23.75/hour, Range A, S1, new position, 8/31/2020; Burton Ramsey, RIS, lead custodian, $21.40/hour, RIV, S3, replacing Bahaa Kadhem, 7/1/2020; Luke Rude, SHS, junior varsity football, $5,267 (10.5 percent), BA, Step I (50,164), replacing Cody Olson, 8/17/2020; and Jessica Wenker, DSC, payroll specialist, $23.05/hour, RVIII, Step 1, 8 hours/day, 260 days/year, replacing Millie Stang, 6/29/2020.

New Employees – Pending Licensure:

Mitchell Keeler, RIS, physical education, $42,002, BA, Step A, replacing Cody Olson, 8/26/2020.

Leaves of Absence:

Jody Navratil, DSC-Early Childhood, para, LOA, 5/5/20-end of school year; and Christina Voegele, RIS, fifth-grade LOA, 9/8/20-10/2/20.

On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Marushin, Kramer, Raden, Nies, Byrd and Snoberger. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 6-0.

A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Marushin TO APPROVE 2019-2020 REVISED BUDGET.  

On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Nies, Marushin, Byrd, Kramer, Raden and Snoberger. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 6-0.

A motion was made by Kramer and seconded by Marushin TO APPROVE PRELIMINARY 2020-2021 BUDGET. 

On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Raden, Kramer, Nies, Marushin, Byrd and Snoberger. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 6-0.

A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Byrd TO APPROVE RESOURCE TRAINING AND SOLUTIONS MEMBERSHIP 2020-2021.

Following discussion on the motion Nies offered an amendment to the original motion which was seconded by Raden TO TABLE ACTION ON THE RESOURCE TRAINING AND SOLUTIONS MEMBERSHIP FOR 2020-2021 UNTIL THE NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING ON JULY 20, 2020.

On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Nies, Marushin, Byrd, Kramer, Raden and Snoberger. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 6-0.

A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Nies TO APPROVE OFFICIAL REVISIONS TO POLICIES 102, 625, 802 & 805. 

On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Nies, Marushin, Byrd, Kramer, Raden and Snoberger. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 6-0.

A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Byrd TO APPROVE ISD 748 FACILITY USE FEES AND GUIDELINES.

On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Nies, Marushin, Byrd, Kramer, Raden and Snoberger. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 6-0.

A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Raden TO APPROVE CALL FOR BIDS FOR MILK PRODUCTS. 

On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Nies, Marushin, Byrd, Kramer, Raden and Snoberger. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 6-0.

Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings:

  • Closed Meeting/Work Session Superintendent Appraisal – Wednesday, July 8 – District Service Center @ 5:30 p.m.
  • Future Board Meeting – Monday, July 20 – District Service Center @ 5 p.m. 

Committee Assignments were reviewed.

A motion to ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 6:41 p.m. was made by Raden and seconded by Nies. On a roll call vote, the following voted in favor: Nies, Marushin, Byrd, Kramer, Raden and Snoberger. The following voted against: none. Motion carried 6-0.

/s/ Amanda Byrd, clerk

Publish: July 24, 2020

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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