REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
AUG. 17, 2015
DISTRICT CENTER BOARD ROOM
The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 4 p.m. by Krista Durrwachter, chair. Members present: Durrwachter; Michelle Meyer, vice chair; Pam Raden, clerk; Mary McCabe, director; Jason Nies, director; Pat Marushin, director; Hannah Yackley, student representative and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by McCabe to approve the agenda as amended to remove Line #29 Lauren Stanislawski from the Personnel Omnibus Resolution. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Nies to approve consent items a-c below:
a. Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on July 20, 2015
b. Checks in the amount of $1,322,122.17 as presented:
General Fund 906,969.85
Food Service Fund 7,587.74
Transportation Fund 82,666.47
Community Service Fund 13,510.78
Capital Expenditure Fund 296,395.30
Summer Rec Agency Fund 14,992.03
Check numbers 160880 to 161137
Receipts in the amount of $1,375,863.46 as presented:
General Fund 1,301,314.38
Food Service Fund 13,222.54
Transportation Fund 77.48
Community Service Fund 5,927.83
Capital Expenditure Fund 564.26
Building Fund 91.30
Debt Service Fund 46,714.52
Summer Rec Agency Fund 7,951.15
Receipts 41266 to 41314
Wire transfers in the amount of $189,685.49 as presented:
General Fund 189,073.16
Food Service Fund 8.73
Summer Rec Agency Fund 603.60
Wire transfers 20150010 to 2015000012
c. Accept the following donations: Anonymous donation, Sartell-St. Stephen School District 748, $60, tech fund.
d. Accept the resignations of: Beverly Hommerding, Sartell High School, cashier, Aug. 6, 2015; Guadalupe Schmidt, Sartell-St. Stephen School District, busing helper, Aug. 3, 2015; Sherry Weide, Oak Ridge Elementary, food services, Aug. 14, 2015.
Student Representative Report: Yackley, student
- Both elementary buildings have been hosting KIDSTOP during the summer.
- Summer School for our elementary students is in full swing.
- Our custodial staff has been working hard throughout the summer to get our buildings prepared for the new school year.
- Fall athletics has started at both Sartell Middle School and Sartell High School.
- Early distribution of MacBook Airs happened last week at SHS.
- Sabre Splash mentors have gone through training and planning for the first day for ninth-graders and new students.
- SHS Student Council is currently planning Homecoming Week, which will be the week of Sept. 14. The theme will be Sabres Tackling Cancer with the Friday night football game being a pink out in support of the fight against cancer.
Superintendent Report: Schwiebert, superintendent
- The Benton-Stearns Education District has hired Diane Moeller as the interim director. Moeller served this past year as the interim superintendent of Morris schools and served in several leadership roles in ISD 742.
- Partner for Student Success has received a $330,000 grant from the state legislature to be used during the next two years. The group plans to hire an executive director to continue to build momentum for the organization.
- The city continues to share with us that Pinecone road construction is still slated to be completed by Monday, Aug. 31.
- We will continue to work and plan with the city as they move forward with the plans of a community center.
School Board Committees:
Superintendent Evaluation Committee
- This group met and worked on superintendent goals for the 2015-16 school year.
Report on Human Resources Audit: Nicole Hylen, director of human resources, provided information regarding the HR audit performed earlier this year.
Assessment Report: Amy Trombley, district assessment coordinator, reported on the 2014-15 state-required assessment data and provided an update on statewide assessment for the 2015-16 school year.
Enrollment Report: Schwiebert, superintendent
Approve Personnel Omnibus Resolution:
A motion was made by Meyer and seconded by McCabe to APPROVE #1-35:
New Employees or Changes: Dianne Amundson, SHS cafeteria worker, reassignment-position eliminated, effective 8/31/15; Joy Bemboom, SMS junior high girls tennis, $1,515, replacing Ben Hoffman, effective 8/31/15; Craig Braun, SHS head boys golf, $4,019, replacing Mike Sieben, effective 9/1/15; Brenden Bruss, SHS assistant boys soccer, $3,280, new position, effective 8/17/15; Bob Christianson, SHS lead custodian, replacing Mike Schultz, effective 8/28/15; Paul Determan, SHS head girls golf, $4,019, replacing Dave Olson, effective 9/1/15; Jordan Gieske, SMS fifth grade, $35,036, new position, effective 9/1/15; Caitlyn Heinen, SHS assistant girls tennis, $2,474, replacing Sarah Crandall, effective 8/17/15; Jacqueline Huver, SHS paraprofessional, new position, effective 9/1/15; Terri Johnson, SHS paraprofessional, new position, effective 9/1/15; Anne Marie Kimble, PME elementary education teacher, $44,368, replacing Meghan Brown, effective 8/26/15; Amandu Kondeh, SHS ninth-grade boys soccer, $2,810, replacing Joey Cartier, effective 8/17/15; Jarek Kunz, SHS ninth-grade football, $2,810, replacing Jeff Frank, effective 8/10/15; Ashley Lehmeier, SHS assistant girls soccer, $3,280, replacing Roy Snyder, effective 8/17/15; Christine Little, ORE paraprofessional, additional assignment 3.5 hrs/day, effective 9/1/15; Patrick Milani, SMS seventh-grade math teacher, $35,036, replacing Alecia Elfering, effective 8/26/15; Laura Nordby, ORE elementary education teacher, $38,616, replacing Jenna Blomgrem (leave of absence), effective 8/26/15; Bobby Nyemah, SHS ninth-grade girls soccer, $2,810, replacing Ashley Lehmeier, effective 8/17/15; Haley Peopping, SMS junior high volleyball, $2,137, replacing Kendall Jones, effective 8/31/15; Joe Perske, SMS junior high girls soccer, $2,686, replacing Morgan Haider, effective 8/31/15; Montana Peters, SMS junior high volleyball, $2,137, replacing Abbey Jarnot, effective 8/31/15; Judy Pohlkamp, ORE paraprofessional, voluntary transfer, effective 9/1/15; Benjamin Rudnick, SMS cleaner, $14.18/hr, replacing Amber Herberg, effective 8/10/15; Doreen Schmidt, SMS LTS – fifth-grade LA, $191.45/day, replacing Christina Voegele, effective 8/17/15; Jim Schmitt, SHS lead custodian, $20.13/hr., replacing Bob Christianson, effective 8/28/15; Jina Schoenborn, DSC youth program coordinator, $22.73/hr, replacing Cathy Vande Vrede, effective 8/24/15; Nick Sieben, SHS assistant boys soccer, $3,280, replacing Mo Odhowa, effective 8/17/15; Roy Snyder, SHS head girls soccer, $4,748, replacing Cassie Raehsler, effective 8/17/15; Lauren Stanislawski, SMS junior of volleyball, $2,137, replacing Abbey Moon, effective 8/31/15; Adam Thiel, SMS custodian, $15.72/hr, replacing Marvin Tvedt, effective 8/4/15; Lynn Traut, PME paraprofessional, replacing Judy Pohlkamp, effective 9/1/15; Marvin Tvedt, ORE Custodian, replacing Scott Vadnais, effective 7/22/15; Stephanie Vergnig, SMS LTS global studies, $191.45/day, replacing Rochelle Dyer (leave of absence), effective 9/18/15-12/23/15; and Joseph Yantambwe, SHS assistant girls soccer, $3,198, effective 8/17/15.
Leaves of Absence: Brad Scherer, SMS technology specialist, LOA, 2015-16 school year.
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Meyer to APPROVE THE CONCEPT WITH THE IGNITE/TPI PROGRAM WITH SCSU FOR THE CENTER FOR PARTNERSHIP WITH A COMMITMENT UP TO $5,000. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE BID FOR FOOD SERVICE EQUIPMENT TO CULINEX INC. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies to APPROVE THE FORM ED-02478-01 LONG-TERM FACILITY MAINTENANCE REVENUE APPLICATION. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Meyer and seconded by Nies to APPROVE MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2015 AT 6 PM FOR THE 2016 TAX HEARING. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Raden and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE THE ATHLETIC HANDBOOK AND THE COACHES’ HANDBOOK FOR 2015-16. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Marushin to APPROVE 2016-17 and 2017-18 ACADEMIC CALENDAR HOLIDAYS FOR NON-UNION CONTRACTS AND SUPERINTENDENT. All in favor. Motion carried.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings
- Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. – Work session on superintendent goals
Durrwachter announced a five-minute recess.
A motion to close the meeting pursuant to Minnesota Statue Section 13D.03 to close the meeting for Negotiations Strategy was made by Meyer and seconded by Nies at 6:04 p.m. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion to reopen the meeting was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies at 6:31 p.m. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Meyer and seconded by Nies at 6:32 p.m. All in favor. Motion carried.
/s/ Pam Raden, clerk/treasurer
Publish: Sept. 25, 2015