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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 94 CLOQUET, MINNESOTA MAY 29, 2018 MINUTES

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 94

CLOQUET, MINNESOTA

MAY 29, 2018

School Board Working Session:

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

School board agenda items were reviewed.

There being nothing further to discuss, Board Chair Ted Lammi adjourned the working session at 5:50 p.m.

School Board Regular Meeting:

The regular board meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 94 was called to order by Board Chair Ted Lammi, in the City of Cloquet, on May 29, 2018 at 6: 00 p.m.

Due to the absence of the clerk, Board Chair Lammi asked for nominations to appoint an acting clerk for the meeting. J. Crowley made a motion to appoint N. Sandman as acting clerk for the meeting. D. Buytaert seconded the motion and it was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

Roll Call - the following members were present on roll call:

Duane Buytaert

Dan Danielson (Absent)

Dave Battaglia

Jim Crowley

Ted Lammi

Nate Sandman

Also present:

Ken Scarbrough, Superintendent

Candace Nelis, Business Manager

Regina Roemhildt, EMC Representative

Teresa Angell, AIE Director

Ruth Reeves, Community Education Director

Barb Mackey, Northern Lights Academy Assistant Director

Christopher Loeb, Student Board Representative

Frances Slater, Student Board Representative

Principals Present:

Warren Peterson, Cloquet Senior High School

Steve Battaglia, Cloquet Senior High School

David Wangen, Churchill Elementary School

Robbi Mondati, Washington Elementary School

Tom Brenner, Cloquet Middle School

Tom Lenarz, Cloquet Middle School (Absent)

Connie Hyde, Cloquet Area Alternative Education Programs (CAAEP)

APPROVAL OF BOARD AGENDA

RESOLVED by D. Buytaert to approve the May 29, 2018 school board meeting agenda with the addition of Targeted Services Staffing, as presented. D. Battaglia seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Superintendent Scarbrough recognized superintendent elect Dr. Michael Cary who was also in attendance.

APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES

RESOLVED by D. Battaglia to approve the May 14, 2018 school board meeting minutes, as submitted. D. Battaglia 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

Board Chair Ted Lammi presented Superintendent Scarbrough with a gift and thanked him for his service to the students and staff of Cloquet Public Schools. Certificates of Recognition were presented to Student School Board Representatives Frances Slater and Christian Loeb. Also recognized were the staff retirees and staff with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service to the school district.

Student Science Fair presentations: Dr. Cynthia Welsh and assistant Bill Bauer were present to talk about the Science Fair competitions. Student presentations included those from Aili Buytaert, 7th grade; Dillian Niemi and Zack Petersen, 9th grade; Abigail Smith, 10th grade; Claire Taubman, 11th grade; and Frances Slater, 12th grade.

John Justad, who is assisting with the CHS auditorium renovations, provided an update on the project for the school board.

Superintendent Scarbrough reported that Aaron Maki will be the site supervisor along with Greg Schendel of Kraus Anderson on the roof replacements at both elementary schools. Bids are being taken next Thursday for the CHS Science room renovations. The administration has been reviewing the scope of work on the storage facility. When talking to the city they indicated the maximum height of the building could only be 15 ft. This may be an issue due to the need of a storage building with a higher ceiling for certain types of equipment that will be stored in the building. Additional review will be done. Four sets of classroom windows are also being replaced at Washington School.

Building and Department reports were provided.

Board Chair T. Lammi called for a five-minute break at 7:13 p.m.

The meeting was called back to order at 7:18 p.m. by Board Chair T. Lammi.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF CLAIMS

RESOLVED by J. Crowley to approve the Claims of May 23, 2018, as presented. D. Buytaert seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

CONSENT ITEMS

RESOLVED by T. Lammi to approve the consent items, as follows:

1. Letters of Resignation:

a. Jacklyn Bell, Program Assistant for Kids Corner SACC Program, effective May 31, 2018.

b. Michelle Kantonen, After School Enrichment Instructor and Aide for Community Education, effective May 8, 2018.

c. Mindy Kline, 6.5 Hours/Day Licensed Nurse Practitioner (LPN) at CHS, effective June 4, 2018.

d. Valerie Houck, 6.5 Hours/Day CD S/P Special Education Paraprofessional at CHS, effective May 31, 2018.

e. Tim Prosen, 1.0 FETE Social Studies teacher at Cloquet Senior High School, effective June 30, 2018.

2. Recommendation of Employment:

NAME; POSITION; SALARY; EFFECTIVE

Cedar Melby; Lifeguard for Cloquet Community Ed & Recreation; $9.75/Hour; May 15, 2018

Valerie Houck; 7.5 Hours/Day Secretary/Receptionist at CHS; $18.27/Hour; August 22, 2018

Cara Jago; Sixth Period Stipend - ESL at CHS; $4,605.00; 2018-2019

Jessica Thompson; Sixth Period Stipend - English/Reading Improvement at CHS; $4,605.00; 2018-2019

Bret Baker; Sixth Period Stipend - Social Studies at CHS; $4,605.00; 2018-2019

Alan Denman; Sixth Period Stipend - Essentials of Chemistry at CHS; $4,605.00; 2018-2019

Andrew Miller; .2 FETE Physical Education at CHS; To be determined; 2018-2019

Kelsey Motzko; .4 FETE Mathematics at CHS; To be determined; 2018-2019

Sue Thomason; Extra-Services Contract for up to 30 Hours - for Summer Work with Edgenuity Program; $18.31/Hour - 6/30/18; 6/1/18 - 8/30/18; $18.76/Hour - 7/1/18

Greg Dold; 1.0 FETE Social Studies Teacher at CAAEP; $45,643.00 - Based on 2017-2018 Salary Schedule; August 23, 2018

Erik Lundberg; 1.0 FETE EBD/Multi-Categorical Special Education Teacher at Washington Elementary School; $39,942.00 - Based on 2017-2018 Salary Schedule; August 23, 2018

Tim Prosen; 1.0 FETE Assistant Principal at Cloquet Senior High School; Per the Principals' Master Agreement; July 1, 2018

3. 2018 Summer Extended School Year (ESY) Program Staff.

4. 2018 Summer School Staff at Cloquet Senior High School.

5. Birth to 2 Staffing for 2018 ESY Summer School.

6. Targeted Services 2018 Summer School Staffing.

7. Permission to Post Positions:

a. 6.5 Hours/Day Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for Cloquet Senior High School.

b. 1.0 FETE Choir Teacher at Cloquet Middle School/Cloquet Senior High School.

c. After-School Enrichment Coordinator for Washington Elementary School.

d. 1.0 FETE Social Studies teacher at Cloquet Senior High School.

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

STAFFING ADJUSTMENTS

RESOLVED by D. Buytaert to approve the increase in hours at Central Administration Office beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: Brenda Rasmussen, Financial Secretary - hours to increase to seven (7) hours/day. Jessica Loons - Secretary/Receptionist - hours to increase to five (5) hours/day. D. Battaglia seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business to discuss at this time.

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS

A 2018 election summary was provided - - Cloquet Schools will have three (3) Three four-year (4) seats open on the school board for the fall General Election on November 6th. These seats are currently held by Ted Lammi, Dan Danielson and Dave Battaglia. The candidate filing period is Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - Tuesday, August 14, 2018. The Central Administration Office will be open until 5 p.m. on August 14th to accept any candidate filings. Candidates who file have until Thursday, August 16th at 5:00 p.m. to withdraw. To file for a school board seat, you must be a Cloquet School District resident. Cost to file is $2.00. For additional questions please contact Bonnie Monfeldt, Election Administrator at bmonfeld@isd94.org or at 879-6721, ext. 6204.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

There was nothing to report at this time.

SCHOOL BOARD COMMITTEE REPORT

The Student Enrollment Report as of May 23, 2018 was reviewed. Also reviewed were the Open Enrolled student list and list of Students Enrolled Elsewhere.

NEW BUSINESS

District Policies -

District Policy #401.4 - Hiring Procedures for Athletic and Drama Coaches/Advisors was presented for a second reading.

Report on Closed Session of May 29, 2018 - Board Chair Ted Lammi read a report on the closed session evaluation of Teacher April Rennquist. This report is on file in the District's Central Administration Office.

RESOLVED by J. Crowley to approve the Resolution Relating to the Termination and Nonrenewal of the Teaching Contract of April Rennquist, a Probationary Teacher. N. Sandman seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by voice vote of a four to one (4:1) yea vote of all members present on roll call. Board members cast voice votes, as follows: T. Lammi, N. Sandman, J. Crowley and D. Battaglia voted yea. Board member D. Buytaert voted nay.

RESOLVED by N. Sandman to approve the Community Education Pay Scale Recommendation for 2018-2019, as presented. D. Battaglia 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 #30 with Mary Lou Tarvers for a workshop presentation on May 23, 2018 for the districts in the Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative. Total contract cost is estimated at $592.70. D. Buytaert seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

RESOLVED by N. Sandman to approve the testing program for lead in our water supply, as presented. D. Battaglia seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

RESOLVED by N. Sandman to approve the July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020 Custodial Employees' Agreement, as presented. T. Lammi seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

RESOLVED by D. Buytaert to approve the July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020 Business Manager's contract, as presented. J. Crowley 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 2018-2019 Arrowhead Regional Computing Consortium (ARCC) Membership Renewal and Dues in the amount of $63,267.40, as presented. N. Sandman 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 2018-2019 Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) membership renewal. D. Buytaert seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

RESOLVED by N. Sandman to approve the Budget Proposal for Extended School Year 2018, as presented. J. Crowley seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

RESOLVED by D. Buytaert to approve the leave of absence request of Leah Lee, 6.5 Hours/Day paraprofessional at Cloquet Area Alternative Education Programs (CAAEP) for the 2018-2019 school year, as presented. D. Battaglia 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 leave of absence request of Greg Oakes, 1.0 FETE School Counselor at Churchill Elementary School for the 2018-2019 school year, with the understanding he notify the superintendent of schools in writing, on or before March 1, 2019 of his intention to return from leave of absence or if he is requesting an extension of time from March 1 to March 31, 2019. D. Buytaert seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

RESOLVED by D. Buytaert to approve the request for up to 18 hours for Theresa Blais to provide training on preschool screening between June 1, 2018 and December 15, 2018. Rate of pay will be $20.27/hour. D. Battaglia seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

RESOLVED by D. Buytaert to approve the posting for three (3) technology support positions, and issuance of extra-services contracts for the 2018-2019 school year to fill positions at Washington Elementary School, Churchill Elementary School, and Cloquet Senior High School/Cloquet Area Alternative Education Programs (CAAEP). N. Sandman seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

AGENDA ADDENDUMS

RESOLVED by J. Crowley to approve the 2018 Targeted Services Summer School staffing, as presented. T. Lammi 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 Retirees Recognition - Thanking you for your years of service!

2. Cloquet Public Schools Staff Recognition

3. Cloquet Educational Foundation (CEF) Upcoming Events Schedule

4. Cloquet Public Schools Summer School Board Meetings

5. Cloquet Public Schools Summer Office Hours

UPCOMING EVENTS/MEETINGS

1. Thursday, May 31st @ 1:00 p.m., Last Day of School - Early Dismissal

2. Monday, June 11th @ 4:00 p.m., Dietary Negotiations, Board Room

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to discuss, Board Chair T. Lammi adjourned the meeting at 7:39 p.m.

Clerk of the School Board

ATTEST: Chair of the School Board

Pine Journal: Aug. 16, 2018 #2666720

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