INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 94 CLOQUET, MINNESOTA SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 MINUTES

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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 94
CLOQUET, MINNESOTA
SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
REGULAR MEETING

School Board Working Session:

School Board Chair Duane Buytaert called the school board working session to order at 5:34 p.m.

Topics discussed included the traffic issues on Washington Avenue by the new middle school - a letter was sent to the county asking them to consider installing 4-way stop signs on 18th and 22nd street due to the high volume of traffic and to promote student safety. Another meeting has been scheduled and the county plans on bringing in a MNDOT Engineer who studies traffic, etc.; student enrollment numbers; several consent item clarifications; snow removal quotes; and ACT Reimbursements.

There being nothing further to discuss, Board Chair Duane Buytaert adjourned the working session at 5:58 p.m.

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The regular board meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 was called to order by Board Chair Duane Buytaert, in the City of Cloquet, on September 25, 2017 at 6:07 p.m.

Roll Call - the following members were present on roll call:
Duane Buytaert
Dan Danielson
Dave Battaglia
Jim Crowley
Ted Lammi
Nate Sandman
Also present:
Ken Scarbrough, Superintendent
Candace Nelis, Business Manager
Leanne Schmidt, EMC Representative
Teresa Angell, AIE Director
Ruth Reeves, Community Education Director
Barb Mackey, Northern Lights Academy Assistant Director
Principals Present:
Warren Peterson, Cloquet Senior High School
Steve Battaglia, Cloquet Senior High School
David Wangen, Churchill Elementary School
Robbi Mondati, Washington Elementary School (Absent)
Tom Brenner, Cloquet Middle School
Tom Lenarz, Cloquet Middle School (Absent)
Connie Hyde, Cloquet Area Alternative Education Programs (CAAEP)

Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF BOARD AGENDA
RESOLVED by T. Lammi to approve the September 25, 2017 school board agenda, as presented. N. Sandman seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
RESOLVED by T. Lammi to approve the September 11, 2017 meeting minutes, as presented. N. Sandman seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

OPEN FORUM AND RECEPTION OF DELEGATIONS, PETITIONS, AND COMMUNICATIONS
Building and Department reports were provided.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF CLAIMS
RESOLVED by D. Danielson to approve the Claims for September 25, 2017, as presented. T. Lammi seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

CONSENT ITEMS
RESOLVED by N. Sandman to approve the consent items, as presented:
1. Letters of Resignation:
a. Jim Dake, 6:45 Hours/Day Cleaner at Garfield School, effective September 29, 2017.
b. Chris McCorison, 6:45 Hours/Day Special Education Paraprofessional at Northern Lights Academy, effective
September 22, 2017.

2. Recommendation of Employment:
NAME; POSITION; SALARY; EFFECTIVE
Rita Johnson; 1.0 FTE Long-Term Sub School Counselor at Washington Elementary School; $242.77/Day; October 10, 2017
Haydee Anderson; 3.25 Hours/Day Special Education DCD S/P Para at Cloquet Middle School ; $15.86/Hour; September 18, 2017
Brittany Heskin; 5.75 Hours/Day Consistent Support Paraprofessional at Washington Elementary School; $15.86/Hour; September 7, 2017
Cullen Franek; Sixth Period Stipend for Business Class at CAAEP; $4,526.00; 2017-2018 School Year
Debra Peterson; Extra-Services Contract for Gifted/Talented Program Coordination; $14,966.00; 9/6/17 - 6/1/18
Sarah Sargent; .5 Hours/Day Food Service Breakfast Server at Garfield; $10.20/Hour; September 6, 2017
Fiona Waldorf; AIE After-School Program Tutor at CHS (Two (2) Hours/Day - Two (2) days/week); $18.22/Hour; September 11, 2017
Mary Comrie; AIE After-School Program Tutor at CHS (Two (2) Hours/Day - Two (2) days/week); $18.22/Hour; September 11, 2017
Holly Pellerin; Anishinabe Quiz Bowl Advisor ; $600.00; 9/6/17 - 6/1/18
Jill Brenner; .5 FTE Title I Teacher at Washington Elementary School $53,757.84 (to be combined with her .5 FTE ADSIS (Reading/Math Specialist); September 26, 2017

3. Permission to Post Positions:
a. 6:45 Hours/Day Consistent Support Paraprofessional for Northern Lights Academy.
b. 1.0 FTE Long-Term Substitute EBD Special Education teacher for Washington Elementary School.
c. Program Assistant for Kids Corner SACC Program.
d. AIE After-School Program Positions

D. Battaglia seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

STAFFING ADJUSTMENTS
There was nothing to discuss at this time.

OLD BUSINESS
There was nothing to discuss at this time.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
There was nothing to report at this time.

SCHOOL BOARD COMMITTEE REPORT
The Student Enrollment Report as of September 21, 2017 was reviewed. We are up by 107 students from the end of the 2016-17 school year.

NEW BUSINESS
RESOLVED by T. Lammi to approve the ACT Reimbursement of 95 tests at $62.50/test, as presented for a total non-reimbursement of $5,937.50. D. Battaglia seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. ACT reimbursement will be revisited on an annual basis.

RESOLVED by D. Buytaert to approve the certification of the proposed 2017 school levy for taxes payable in 2018, for the maximum amount as proposed. Further, that the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 hereby schedules the Public Hearing to discuss the Levy and Budget for Monday, December 11, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room at Garfield School, 302 14th Street, Cloquet. T. Lammi seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

RESOLVED by T. Lammi to approve the 2017-2018 Snow Removal Quotes, as presented: Churchill Elementary School - Snowmen; Washington Elementary School - 3D Contractors; Zion Church - Snowmen; Garfield School - Craig Stevens; New Cloquet Middle School - Craig Stevens; Cloquet Senior High School - 3D Contractors; and Old Cloquet Middle School (hourly) - Craig Stevens. Bid Summary is on file in the Superintendent's Office. J. Crowley seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. All the contractors were thanked for their submissions.

RESOLVED by N. Sandman to approve the Cloquet Special Education Contract for Service #1 - Revised with Cloquet and KY Interpreting Services for sign language interpreting services during the 2017-2018 school year. Total contract cost is estimated at $69,795.00, as presented. D. Danielson seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

RESOLVED by D. Battaglia to approve the Cloquet Special Education Contract for Service #2 with Cloquet and Emily Engel for sign language interpreting services during the 2017-2018 school year. Total contract cost is estimated at $6,160.00, as presented. D. Buytaert seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

RESOLVED by D. Battaglia to authorize Cloquet Community Education to apply for a Northland Foundation Grant in the amount of $5,000 for three years. This grant would support the new Discovery Club at the middle school. Discovery Club is an after-school enrichment opportunity for students in grades 5 and 6 that will be offered on Monday through Thursday, when school is in session. Each day's activity will have a themed curriculum and be offered by trained staff. There will be a nominal fee for students to attend and they must be preregistered. J. Crowley seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION
1. Cloquet Public Schools Welcomes New Staff Members
2. Congratulations to our 2017 Homecoming Court Candidates!

UPCOMING EVENTS/MEETINGS
1. October 2, 2017 - 4 to 6 pm., Secretarial Negotiations, Board Room; team to meet at 3:15 prior. Nate, Jim, and Dave.

ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to discuss, Board Chair D. Buytaert adjourned the meeting at 6:55 p.m.

Clerk of the School Board
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Chair of the School Board