REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
AUG. 18, 2014
DISTRICT CENTER BOARD ROOM
The regular school board meeting of Independent School District 748 was called to order at 4 p.m. by Michelle Meyer, chair. Members present: Meyer; Krista Durrwachter, vice chair; Mary McCabe, director; Jason Nies, clerk; Pam Raden, director; Dan Riordan, director; and Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent.
A motion was made by Durrwachter and seconded by Nies to approve the agenda. All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Riordan to approve consent items a-c as presented below:
- Minutes of the regular school board meeting held on July 21, 2014.
- Checks in the amount of $1,079,208.39 as presented:
General Fund 898,913.57
Food Service Fund 4,662.32
Transportation Fund 34,927.80
Community Service Fund 29,954.57
Capital Expenditure Fund 77,968.24
Building Fund 12,413.09
Summer Rec Agency Fun 20,368.80
Check numbers 156921 to 157192
Receipts in the amount of $1,453,334.60 as presented:
General Fund 1,393,541.15
Food Service Fund 378.92
Transportation Fund 11,290.95
Community Service Fund 14,267.55
Building Fund .51
Debt Service Fund 28,421.35
Summer Rec Agency Rec 5,434.17
Receipts 40078 to 40123
Wire transfers in the amount of $8,081.62 as presented:
General Fund 8,072.02
Food Service Fund 9.60
Wire transfers 201400012-201400015
- Accept the resignations of Katie Beckmann, Sartell Middle School, fifth-grade teacher, effective Aug. 1, 2014; Andria Kelley, community education, youth program coordinator, early childhood educator, summer recreation coordinator, effective Aug. 6, 2014; Britney Soldner, early childhood education, preschool teacher, Aug. 7, 2014. Accept the retirement of Sharon Schnapp, Sartell Middle School, cafeteria employee, effective July 28, 2014.
Student Representative Report: Jake Martin, senior at Sartell High School
- There is an upcoming Student Council meeting where several upcoming activities will be discussed including the Back to School Dance, the Homecoming Dance, the Homecoming Carnival and Coronation.
- Sabre Splash planning is in full swing. The group of 11th- and 12th-grade mentors had the opportunity to listen to motivational speaker Willow Sweeney about the impact of positive role models. The groups then planned events, decorations and videos for Sabre Splash.
- Open Houses are coming up next week at all the schools.
- Sports and activities started with full practices last week.
Superintendent Report: Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent
- During the first month and a half, Schwiebert has had more than 50 one-to-one conversations with several employees and community members along with attending many community events.
- There are several events coming up including New Family Nights, New Staff In-Service, Staff In-Service week among several other opportunities.
- Schwiebert met with the three student board representatives and can see students in the community are very involved with a great culture.
- The School Board had the opportunity to go on facilities tours at SMS and ORE to learn about the operations and buildings; walkthrough of SHS and PME are scheduled for 4 p.m. Sept. 15.
School Board Committees:
Board Technology Committee: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 submitted by Pam Raden and Jason Nies
- Increase of Full Access
– Fifth-grade to get new iPad minis this year, which results in increased access at elementary
– Two carts of iPads to elementary (28 devices)
– Four carts of laptops to elementary – will help with testing (MCAs)
- Staffing Update
– Information technology
- One staff position has moved from four days all year, to five days during school year and four days during the summer
- Information Technology Specialist
– One additional staff position at middle school for a total of two at SMS
– One additional staff position at high school for a total of two at SHS
– Professional Development framework has been established
– Quarterly large district level meetings
– Monthly site-level meetings
– Monthly small-group district-level meetings
– Kyle and Kay will work closely with the ITS staff
- Distribution of Full-Access Devices
– SMS – distribute via SA or fifth-grade teacher
– SHS – ramp up teacher
– Starting to see online registrations, this year all online, no paper (computers will be available on open house nights)
– PTO at ORE and PME have been asked to “consult” with IT before purchasing technology for the buildings
– Want to make sure purchases fit overall technology goals
– Building purchases should match/be the same
- Infrastructure Upgrades
– Three – to five-year upgrade plan (2019)
– Need to look at getting SMS on Apple platform (MacBook Air)
– Need to review current technology budget at future meetings
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Riordan to APPROVE #1-13 OF THE PERSONAL OMNIBUS RESOLUTION ON THE PREMISE THEY CONFORM TO PREVIOUSLY BOARD-APPROVED ACTIONS OR CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS.
New Employees or Changes:
Joey Cartier, SHS, ninth-grade boys soccer, $2,810 BS1 (8.35%), replacing Mo Odhowa; Sasch Hansen, SMS, eighth-grade volleyball, $2,302 BS4 (6.35%), replacing Barb Melsha; Brenda Holter, SHS, assistant volleyball, $3,362 (9.5%) S3 – outside funded, replacing Sasha Hanse; Abigail Jarnot, SMS, junior high volleyball, $2,137 BS1 (6.35%), replacing Sue Gaebel-Tidd; Kaye Kalthoff, SMS, one-to-one homebound SPED teacher, $32.95 per hr. MA, Step 5, re-hire; Kendyll Jones, SMS, seventh-grade volleyball, $2,247 (6.35%) BS3, replacing Amada Doll; Kendyll Jones, SMS, fifth-grade teacher, $44,368/FTE 1 MA, Step 1, replacing Katie Beckman; Mackenzie Lecy, SMS, junior high girls swim, $2,137 (6.35%)BS1, replacing Nicole Maslowski; Nicole Maslowski, SMS, junior high swim 50%, $1,124 BS3 (6.35%), replacing Myranda Urik; Mo Odhowa, SHS, assistant boys soccer, $3,280 BS2 (9.5%), replacing Brenden Bruss; Maria Slivnik, SHS, assistant volleyball, $3,198 Step 1 – EC, replacing Rachel Smith; Sarah Theisen, SMS & SHS, art, $38,616 BA, Step 5, replacing Julia Grundhauser; Jennifer Wilson, PME, art, $36,826 BA, Step 3, replacing Myranda Urick.
All in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by McCabe and seconded by Nies to APPROVE THE CROSS COUNTRY TEAM FUNDRAISER.
A motion was made by Nies and seconded by Riordan to APPROVE CONTRACT FOR THE LOCAL 284 CLERICAL UNIT.
Schedule Work Session and Committee Meetings
Sept. 4, at 4 p.m. – Policy Committee Meeting, DSC, Board Room
Sept. 15, at 4:30 p.m. – Facilities walkthrough, starting at Sartell High School
Sept. 17, at 4:15 p.m. – Facilities and Finance Committee, DSC, Board Room
The board had the official review of policies 502, 503, 504, 505, 507, 508 and 509.
The board had the first of two readings of revisions of the following policies: 501 and 506.
Community Survey Results
Kay Nelson, director of learning services, presented the results of the May 2014 Community Survey results.
There was discussion about the tool used for the Superintendent’s evaluation. There is a current process in place and that will be discussed with an adhoc committee.
A motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:02 p.m. was made by Durrwachter and seconded by Riordan. All in favor. Motion carried.
Jason Nies, clerk
Publish: Sept. 26, 2014