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May 20, 2018

4/19/2018 1:29:00 PM
BOARD OF EDUCATION - Chisago Lakes Schools Independent School District #2144 Lindstrom, MN 55045 MINUTES - Thursday, March 8, 2018

(April 19, 2018)

Members Present: Mark Leigh; Thomas Lawlor; Brenda Carlson; Jerry Vitalis; Superintendent Jennissen, Greg Anklan, Director of Business Services.

Members Absent: Dani Strenke, Lori Berg.

Visitors: Jodi Davis, Sarah Schmidt, Lori Nelson, Alicia DeNio, Sara Johnson, Shawn Frederixon, Joshua Wenthe, Cory Spencer, Jason Riebe, Adam Wojcik, Valerie Peterson, Chris Ziemer, Rebekah Lunden, Maddie Nelson, Ashley Buck, Meghan Phelps, Andrea Uhl, Barbie Doyle, Matt Silver, Scott Johnson, Laura Greene, Jamie Borell and Chad Hollister

1. The Regular Meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and began with the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried to approve the minutes of the February 8, 2018 meeting.

3. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried to approve the minutes of the Special Board meeting on February 22, 2018.

4. There were no Open Forum participants.

5. Motion by Lawlor, seconded by Vitalis and carried to approve the consideration of claims and accounts as follows:

Hand payables in the amount of $301,255.23.  Investments as follows:  Dated 2/1/18 – MSDLAF+(Credit Agricole)-Comm. Paper Yield: 1.37% Matured $1,946,597.96; Dated 2/2/18 MSDLAF+TERM Yield: 1.27% Matured $6,225,000.00; Dated 2/7/18 MSDLAF+ TERM Yield: 2.01% Purchased $2,500,000.00 Due 2/6/19; Dated 2/8/19 MSDLAF +(General Electric) – Comm. Paper Yield: 2.08% Purchased $1,797,252.40 Due 11/2/18; Dated 2/8/18 MSDLAF + (ING Group NV)-Comm. Paper Yield: 2.12% Purchased $1,801.633.48 Due 11/2/18.

Building Fund computer payables dated 3/1/18 for check number 1030 through 1033 in the amount of $453,796.58.        

A set of computer payables dated 2/15/18 for check number 127743 through 127926 in the amount of $730,055.76.

A second set of computer payables dated 2/26/18 for check number 127927 through 128054 in the amount of $275,711.39.

6. There wasn’t a Student Board Representative update.

7. Superintendent Jennissen recognized Josh Wenthe and Zach Carlson as Wildcat Wrestlers who qualified for the State Tournament.

8. Jamie Borell, Chief Operating Officer for IPS gave the board and those in attendance an update on the Eichten’s Solar Garden project.

9. Officer Spencer gave a presentation about the SRO (School Resource Officer) Program and partnership with the LAPD and CLSD.

10. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried to accept and approve the $690.00 donation from the TF Foundation to be used for the 4th and 5th grade students for the Biz Town field trip.

11. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried to approve Community Education’s application for the $5,000 grant to East Central Regional Arts Council to help run a summer theater program.

12. Motion by Lawlor, seconded by Vitalis and carried to approve Community Education’s application for a $15,000 grant to pay for after school youth art classes led by artists from the area.

13. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried to approve Community Education’s application for a $3,000 grant for the Art in Our Schools, after school movie making class in the Fall of 2018.

14. Synergy reports were shared showing Chisago Lakes Schools enrollment was 3404 as of March 2, 2018.

15. Sarah Schmidt shared a PowerPoint presentation showing the 4 year graduation rate for Chisago Lakes is 91.7% and the 7 year graduation rate is 95.7% using 2017 numbers.

16. Attendance at the Elementary Parent/Teacher conferences averaged 95%.

17. There was no Old Business to report on.

18. Member Vitalis introduced the Resolution, seconded by Lawlor, relating to the $3,730,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION FACILITIES MAINTENENCE BONDS, SERIES 2018A; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE, AWARDING THE SALE, PRESCRIBING THE FORM AND DETAILS AND PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF;  a complete copy of the Resolution is available at the District Office of Chisago Lakes Schools. Upon vote being taken on the resolution, the following voted in favor thereof:  Vitalis, Leigh, Lawlor, Carlson with none against same.  Whereupon the resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

19. Val Peterson from WOLD Architects was at the meeting and presented construction documents and specification for the New Elementary building.  Advertisement for construction bids for the Community Center and the New Elementary School will be posted in the local paper (PRESS).

20. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried to approve and adopt the 2nd Reading of the Wellness Policy 534 as presented.

21. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried to approve and adopt the 2nd Reading of the School Meals Policy 536 as presented.

22. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried to approve and adopt the 2nd Reading of the Credit for Learning Policy 620 as presented.

23. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried to approve and adopt the 1st Reading of the Chisago Lakes School District Charter School Authorization Conflict of Interest Policy as presented.

24. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried to approve the 2nd Reading of the Superintendent Contract, Duties and Evaluation policy 304 as presented.

25. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried to approve the side view image of our mascot Wildcat as presented.

26. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried to approve the updated CL Mission Statement as presented:  Learning for All.

27. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried to approve naming the new elementary school LAKESIDE ELEMENTARY.

28. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried to approve the change on the Half Year Lane Change spreadsheet for K. Erickson as presented.

29. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried to approve the 1st Reading of the Crisis Management Policy 806 update.

30. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried to approve the 1st Reading update of the Fund Balance Policy 714 as presented.

31. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried to approve the changes to the 2017-18 Budget as presented by Director of Business Services, Greg Anklan.

32. There were no Community Education actions taken.

33. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried to accept and approve the letters of resignation as presented:

Attached is a letter of resignation for Debra Larson, elementary teacher, effective May 24, 2018;

Attached is a letter of resignation for Alison Johnson, MS para, effective March 16, 2018;

Attached is a letter of resignation for Hayley Lang, Associate Principal in charge of Activities effective at the end of the 2017-18 school year.

Attached is a letter of resignation from Stu Ronsberg, trainer and on-ice hockey coach effective January 1, 2017.

Attached is a letter of resignation from Megan Lilly, TF para effective March 7, 2018;

34. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried to accept and approve the request for leave submitted by K. Mickelson effective August 22, 2018 through October 7, 2018.

35. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried to approve the noncertified contracts as presented:

Pam Campbell, TF Elementary Math Para, increase in hours as of 2/19/18, $15.67, A-I, 7 hrs/day up to 168 days;

Nicole Julik Davis, TF Special Ed Para commencing 2/20/18, $12.11, A-B, 5.75 hrs/day up to 168 days;

Meghan Devine, MS LTS Temporary Spec Ed Setting III Para, $13.11, B-A, 6.5 hrs day approx. 64 days;

Zeth Erdman, HS Custodian commencing 2/9/18, $13.22, C2-1, 4 hrs/day, 260 days;

Danielle Tepoorten, PTC Spec Ed Soc. Behav Para – Secondary, chg in building, schedule & hrs as of 2/27/18, $13.67, B-A, 8 hrs/day up to 175 days;

36. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried to approve the Long Term Substitute contract as presented for T. Kingsland.

37. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and not carried to approve the new contract for J. Willick, Assistant to the Director of Human Resources for 2017-18 and 2018-19. The contract will be presented at a later meeting after questions are answered.

38. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried to approve the Transportation Reimbursement request as present for one student from Lindstrom to Christ Lutheran School in North Saint Paul.

39. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried to approve the Activity Contracts as presented:

Perry Aadland, Golf/Girls Head Coach for 2017-18, $3907.00, IV-10;

Brianna Claeson, Track/Boys & Girls Assistant for 2017-18, $3757.00, IV-5;

Steve Forseth, Track/Boys & Girls Assistant for 2017-18, $3907.00, IV-10;

Michael Marx, Lacrosse Boys, Assistant for 2017-18, $1229.66, 1/3 of IV-0;

Chad Nelson, Lacrosse Boys, Assistant for 2017-18, $1229.66, 1/3 of IV-0;

Brandy Peterson, Track/Boys& Girls, Head Coach Girls for 2017-18, $4666.00, II-6;

Michael Svendsen, Track/Boys& Girls Assistant for 2017-18, $2464.66, 2/3 of IV-3;

Tim Zaruba, Lacrosse Boys Assistant for 2017-18, $1229.66, 1/3 of IV-0;

40. Member Vitalis introduced the following Resolution and moved its adoption:  

RESOLUTION NON-RENEWING
PROBATIONARY TEACHING CONTRACTS

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes section 122A.40, subdivision 5, states that the first three consecutive years of a teacher’s first teaching experience in Minnesota in a single district is deemed to be a probationary period of employment, and that the probationary period in each district in which the teacher is thereafter employed is one year; and

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes section 122A.40, subdivision 5, further states that any annual contract with a probationary teacher may or may not be renewed as the school board shall see fit, provided that the board gives the teacher written notice of the nonrenewal before July 1;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 2144 as follows:

1. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 122A.40, subdivision 5, the School Board hereby declines to renew the annual teaching contract of the following probationary teacher(s) effective at the end of this school year:  

Katharina Wood
Quincy Conrad

2. As a result of this Resolution, the District’s employment relationship with the above-named probationary teacher(s) will terminate effective June 30th, 2018.  

3. The School Board has reviewed and hereby approves the written notice of nonrenewal for each affected teachers.  The notice to each affected teacher states the reasons for the non-renewal.  The School Board Chair is directed to sign the written notice(s) on behalf of the School Board.  The reasons for non-renewal are classified as private personnel data under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, unless the non-renewal represents the final disposition of disciplinary action.

4. The Superintendent, or a designee, is directed to serve the affected teacher(s) with a copy of this Resolution and the approved written notice for that teacher before July 1.  If possible, the notice(s) should be hand-delivered.

The motion for the adoption of this Resolution was duly seconded by Member Lawlor and upon vote being taken, the following voted in favor of this Resolution: Leigh, Vitalis, Carlson, Lawlor

And the following voted against this Resolution: none

Based upon the vote, this Resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

41. A brief update on the construction projects was shared.  There was a Project Oversight Committee meeting on March 7, 2108 and all projects are tracking well.  Superintendent shared a brief overview of the week long Blandin Conference he attended in Grand Rapids.  It was energizing and helpful in ways to mobilize the community.

42. Motion by Lawlor, seconded by Vitalis and carried to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m.

Danielle Strenke, Clerk
Mark Leigh, Chair

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