REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 748
AUG. 20, 2018
DISTRICT SERVICE CENTER BOARD ROOM
The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 5 p.m. by Chair Jason Nies. Members present: Nies; Mary McCabe, vice chair; Jeremy Snoberger, treasurer; Lesa Kramer, director; Patrick Marushin, director; and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent. Members absent: Pamela Raden, clerk.
A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by Kramer to APPROVE THE AGENDA WITH THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS: move Action Item C5 – Approve Minnesota Trust Resolution to Report Item D6; add to personnel omnibus Chris Euteneuer; adjust personnel omnibus position for Greg Henning, compensation of Stacy Steil-Anderson and leave of absence for Denise Waldvogel; add to resignations Jeannie Klehr. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe 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 July 16, 2018
b. Checks in the amount of $2,557,313.13 as presented:
General Fund 1,988,336.73
Food Service Fund 20,793.32
Transportation Fund 31,778.20
Community Service Fund 37,079.20
Capital Expenditure Fund 467,286.27
Scholarship Trust Fund 2,250.00
Summer Rec Agency Fund 9,789.41
Check numbers 172487 – 172792
Receipts in the amount of $1,878,890.70 as presented:
General Fund 1,392,071.75
Food Service Fund 2,304.62
Transportation Fund 38,123.21
Community Service Fund 17,327.72
Capital Expenditure Fund 42,468.00
Building Fund 11,054.95
Debt Service Fund 371,155.95
Summer Rec Agency Fund 4,384.50
Wire transfers in the amount of $6,984.20 as presented:
General Fund 5,714.40
Food Service Fund 154.23
Community Service Fund 54.82
Summer Rec Agency Fund 1,060.75
Wire transfers 201800007-201800017
Building Fund Checks in the amount of $7,035,820.39 as presented:
Building Fund 7,035,820.39
Check number 600293-600337
c, Accept the resignation of Deb Albright, SHS, building attendant, 7/31/18; Lisa Boe, ORE, student supervisor, 8/6/18; Hayley Erdman, ORE, para, 8/11/18; Sandra Hommerding-Trettel, PME, cashier, 7/26/18; Jeannie Klehr, Transp, van driver, 8/16/18; Priscilla Lessard, ORE, morning cashier/food service worker, 8/14/18; Rebecca Nielsen, SHS, food service worker, 8/9/18; Mindy Strom, ORE, elementary education, 8/31/18; James Trettel, SMS, food service worker, 7/27/18.
d. Accept the following donations:
Pine Meadow PTO Elementary, Pine Meadow Elementary, $741.45, classroom supplies; Wells Fargo & Co., Sartell High School, $1,000, business education program supplies; BerganKDV, Early Childhood Family Education, $119.46, general donation; Sabres All Sports Booster Club, Sartell High School, $2,890.26, strength/condition program; Pine Meadow PTO Elementary, Pine Meadow Elementary, $1,491.14, classroom supplies; Owen’s Night Out, ISD 748, $56.97, musical instrument; Lora Asfeld, ISD 748, $527.53, uniform cleaning.
Student Representative Report:
- No report.
Construction Manager Report on Building Process:
- Construction Manager Lee Gruen reported the project remains on track. The roofing is completed, athletic field seeding is continuing, pool drain and decks should be poured by the end of August and interior walls are currently ahead of schedule. The theater will be the next big completion. Irrigation pumps and ponds are working and the site was very successful in the recent heavy rains only showing minimal erosion.
Superintendent Report: Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent
- Superintendent Schwiebert reported John Waletzko and Lee Gruen will be doing a pre-tour for safety and then tours of the new high school site will begin Monday with 55 staff members. Tours will begin for the public with the next group being the original community planning committee. The Sabre Spotlight is going out to the community and will highlight what the public will see for tours and the levy-for-learning presentation. Upcoming events include new teacher introductions on Wednesday, the all-staff breakfast next Tuesday, the levy-for-learning presentation for staff and Pinecone Road and 27th Street North will be open and have full access for the start of school on Sept. 4. No enrollment report this month since it’s the start of the school year, but kindergarten enrollment is showing growth compared to the last four years.
School Board Committee Report:
- Director Kramer reported the first Drug Free Coalition meeting will be held on Tuesday Sept. 11 at 6 pm.
- Chair Nies reported the Steering Committee is receiving the schematics for the Middle School remodel and received an update on the budget as Bradbury Stamm and Cuningham Group work together on it.
- Vice Chair McCabe reported on the recent Policy Committee meeting and the committee’s recommendations for policy reviews and revisions in tonight’s packet.
Minnesota’s Every Student Succeeds Act Report:
- Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services Kay Nelson reported on Minnesota’s implementation plan for Every Student Succeeds Act.
Minnesota Trust Report:
- Director of Business Services Joe Prom reported on the Minnesota Trust Resolution.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by McCabe to APPROVE #1-32:
Charlotte Becker, PME, para, $21.87, RIV, S6, 6.5 hours/day, replacing Doris Nathe, 8/28/2018; Nathan Berthelsen, SMS, LTS choral director, $40,371, BA, Step A, replacing Kara Rysavy, 8/27/2018; Nathan Conway, DSC, server administrator, $24.83/hour, 240 days/year, new position, 7/16/2018; Sarah Crandall, SHS, girls’ head tennis, $4,022 (9.5 percent), BA, C ($42,334), replacing Bryan Baumann, 8/13/2018; Sasha Doeden, SHS, cashier, $15.27/hour, RI, S1, 3 hours/day, replacing Donna Southerland, 8/23/2018; Barbara Eaton, SMS, para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 7 hours/day, new position, 8/28/2018; Chris Euteneuer, SHS, para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 7 hours/day, new position, 8/28/2018; Valerie Gruba, ORE, morning food service worker/cashier, $15.27/hour, R1, S1, 1.25 hours/day, replacing Mary Ann Terwey, 8/23/2018; Greg Henning, SHS, assitant cross country – outside funded, $1,905 (9.5 percent), BA, C ($42,334), replacing Chad Claybaugh, 8/13/2018; Dorothy Karls, Transportation, bus driver, $22.83/hour, 3 hours/day, replacing Karen Evenson, 8/28/2018; Sam Kendall, SHS, assistant girls’ swim, $3,649 (9.5 percent), BA, 0 ($38,410), replacing Sue Sathre, 8/13/2018; Sue Kloetzer, PME, food service worker, $15.27/hour, RI, S1, 3 hours/day, replacing Sue Pogatchnik, 8/23/2018; Nazlah Krenzelok, SMS, food service worker, $16.23/hour, R1, S2, 3 hours/day, replacing Jessie Kovall, 8/23/2018; Kadie Mathews, DSC, lead child care attendant, $15.31/hour, RIII, S1, new position, 8/28/2018; Molly Meier, PME, kindergarten, $44,294, BA, Step E, new position, 8/27/2018; Sean Minder, SHS, ninth-grade football, $4,136 (10.5 percent), BA, 00 ($39,394), replacing Jake Sailor, 8/13/2018; Joyce O’Hara, SMS, para, $21.87/hour, RIV, S6, 7 hours/day, replacing Jackie Lindner, 8/28/2018; Janice Olson, SHS, food service worker, $15.27/hour, RI, S1, 3 hours/day, replacing Carol Kiekow, 8/23/2018; Nicholas Osowski, ORE, SPED, $40,371, BA, Step A, replacing Joy Bemboom, 8/27/2018; Jesse Paggen, ORE, head custodian, $26.74/hour, RVIII, S6, 8 hours/day, new position, 8/6/2018; Sue Pogatchnik, PME, cashier, $16.23/hour, R1, S2, 3 hours/day, replacing Sandy Hommerding-Trettel, 8/23/2018; Nancy Przybilla, SHS, SPED, $68,777, MA, Step R, replacing Lorie Duevel, 8/27/2018; Nichole Shekleton, DSC, information technology – Level I, $19.05/hour, 180 days/year, replacing Nathan Conway, 10/1/2018; Jacob Smith, SHS, ninth-grade girls’ basketball, $4,136 (10.5 percent), BA, 00 ($39,394, replacing Leah Summerville, 11/12/2018; Christina Studanski, SHS, para, $16.42/hour, RIV, S1, 7 hours/day, replacing Joyce O’Hara, 8/28/2018; Lindsey Trimbo, ORE, kindergarten, $40,371, BA, Step A, replacing Corinne Lyon, 8/27/2018; Raleigh Woodruff, SMS, math, $62,535, MA, Step M, replacing Danielle Olson, 8/27/2018; Madelyn Zinken, SHS, ninth-grade volleyball, $3,649 (9.5 percent), BA, 0 ($38,410), replacing Chelsey Mersbergen), 8/13/2018.
New Employees – Pending Licensure:
Stacy Steil-Anderson, SHS, family and consumer science, $25,301, MA, Step A, .5 FTE, replacing Shirley Janu, 8/27/18; Kimberly Willis, SMS/SHS, social worker, $51,581, MA, Step B, replacing Emily Gestach, 8/27/18.
Leaves of Absence:
Denise Waldvogel, ORE, para, LOA, 8/27/18 – 10/5/18; Kara Rysavy, SMS, choral director, LOA, 2018-19 school year.
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE THE PRINCIPAL EVALUATION PLAN. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Kramer to APPROVE TEAM FUNDRAISER FOR THE SARTELL FOOTBALL TEAM. After discussion, Marushin amended the motion to APPROVE TEAM FUNDRAISER FOR THE SARTELL FOOTBALL TEAM WITH THE REQUIREMENT THAT STUDENTS, IF SUBMITTING AN EMAIL ADDRESS, INCLUDE A DESCRIPTION AND RECEIVE PRIOR PERMISSION THAT EACH INDIVIDUAL EMAIL ADDRESS WILL BE SHARED WITH SNAP-RAISE. The amended motion was seconded by Kramer. All in favor. The amended motion carried.
A motion was made by Marushin and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE TRUTH IN TAXATION TENTATIVE HEARING DATE at 6 p.m. DEC. 17, 2018, LOCATED AT SARTELL HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Kramer and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE CHANGES IN THE 2018-2019 EARLY CHILDHOOD AND LITTLE KIDS CONNECTION SUPPLEMENT HANDBOOKS. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Snoberger and seconded by McCabe to APPROVE CALL FOR BIDS FOR VISUAL DISPLAY BOARDS (MATERIALS ONLY) AT THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Kramer and seconded by Snoberger to APPROVE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION TO SUBMIT THE SCHOOL SAFETY GRANT APPLICATION TO MDE. All in favor. Motion carried.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings:
- Future Board Meeting – 6:30 p.m. Monday Sept. 17, 2018 – District Service Center
Official Review of Policies:
The Board completed official review of policies 412 and 422.
The Board had the official first reading of revision of policies 404, 418, 419, 420, 424 and 427.
The Board had the official first reading of proposed policy 722.
- Committee assignments for 2018 were reviewed.
A motion to ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 5:52 p.m. was made by Marushin and seconded by Snoberger. All in favor. Motion carried.
/s/Jeremy Snoberger, Treasurer
Publish: Sept. 21, 2018
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.