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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 94 CLOQUET, MINNESOTA JUNE 11, 2018 MINUTES

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 94

CLOQUET, MINNESOTA

JUNE 11, 2018

School Board Chair Ted Lammi called the closed session of the school board to order at 5:33 p.m.

Due to the absence of the Clerk, nominations were called to appoint an acting clerk for the meeting. Board member T. Lammi made a motion to appoint N. Sandman as Acting Clerk for the meeting. J. Crowley seconded the motion and it was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

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

Duane Buytaert

Dan Danielson (Absent)

Dave Battaglia (Absent)

Jim Crowley

Ted Lammi

Nate Sandman

Also present:

Ken Scarbrough, Superintendent

Bonnie Monfeldt, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

Tom Brenner, CMS Principal

Paraprofessional and Wife

Sarah Lewrenz, AFSCME Council 65

Board member N. Sandman made a motion to move into a closed session to discuss an employee grievance. J. Crowley seconded the motion and it was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

Board Chair T. Lammi adjourned the closed session at 6:46 p.m.

A five-minute break was taken.

Board Chair T. Lammi called the regular meeting to order at 6:52 p.m.

Report on closed session - Superintendent Ken Scarbrough stated the school board met in a closed session to respond to a grievance of a school employee. At this time the board will respond to the grievance, and as the timeline for the grievance is still in place, the name of the employee will be kept private.

Board response to the grievance - Board member D. Buytaert made a motion to affirm the administration's disciplinary actions, with the exception of the five unpaid days. The leave will be paid in it's entirety. Board member N. Sandman seconded the motion. There being no further discussion Board Chair T. Lammi called for a roll call vote on the motion. Board members T. Lammi, N. Sandman, J. Crowley, and D. Buytaert voted yea. The motion carried by a four to zero (4:0) yea vote of all members present on roll call.

APPROVAL OF BOARD AGENDA

RESOLVED by J. Crowley to approve the June 11, 2018 school board meeting agenda, as presented. D. Buytaert 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 T. Lammi to approve the May 29, 2018 school board meeting minutes, as submitted. D. Buytaert 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

" Cloquet Educational Foundation (CEF) Program Report - Director Jeannie Kermeen provided a program report update for the CEF, thanking the school board for their continued support, and especially thanking Superintendent Scarbrough for his support and wise counsel. Over $2,000,000 has been raised for the benefit of Cloquet students.

Action on Bid Package for CHS Science Room Renovations - Greg Schendel with Kraus Anderson presented and overview of the bid package for the CHS Science room renovations.

RESOLVED by D. Buytaert to approve the 2018 Cloquet High School Science Room Remodel Contract Award Recommendations from Kraus Anderson in the amount of $315,985.00, as presented. T. Lammi seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Superintendent Scarbrough commented that Kraus Anderson is going to continue to work with the architects and contractors to see if there is a way to further reduce the costs on this project.

Recommendation for Consultant Services - Superintendent Scarbrough stated that the school district will be leasing approximately 10,000 sq. ft. for the Central Administration Offices in the old middle school. It will be important to get some consultation on the space being leased and he's asked Kraus Anderson to provide a quote for these services, along with the design and RFP for the storage facility being designed. The RFP includes an hourly rate to be billed up to 120 hours. Discussion followed.

RESOLVED by D. Buytaert to approve the recommendation for consultant services with Kraus Anderson for office space lease design and for help in securing proposals for a storage facility. The fee will be billed hourly, 80 to 120 hours, at $120.00/hour not to exceed $12,000, as presented. N. Sandman seconded the motion and it was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

Superintendent Scarbrough asked that the Building & Grounds subcommittee meet to work on a final proposal for the storage facility. A meeting will be scheduled soon.

Building and Department Reports were provided. Community member James Mallery asked a question on who is responsible for the transportation of open enrolled students and outgoing students. Superintendent Scarbrough responded that it would depend upon if it were for a foster student, special education student, etc. The district transports to the district's borders when picking up open enrollment students.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF CLAIMS, FUND 11 CHECKS, HAND CHECKS, AND WIRE TRANSFERS

RESOLVED by N. Sandman to approve the Claims - June 7, 2018; Fund 11 Checks - April 2018; Hand Checks - May 2018; Wire Transfers - $639,036.15 on May 3, 2018, $378,455.92 on May 14, 2018, $850,000.00 on May 15, 2018, $300,000.00 on May 16, 2018, and $2,108,207.98 on May 17, 2018. General - $2,400,369.93; Food Service - $55,612.52; Transportation - $232,504.97; Community Service - $164,174.19; Capital Outlay - $56,992.80; Building Construction - $718,880.45; Debt Redemption Fund - $0; OPE Irrevocable Trust - $52,322.14; and OPE Debt Service - $0, for a total of $3,680,857.00, 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 J. Crowley to approve the consent items, as follows:

1. Letter of Retirement:

a. Chris Isakson, Program Aide/Assistant at Early Childhood/School Readiness for Community Education, effective May 30, 2018.

2. Recommendation of Employment:

NAME; POSITION; SALARY; EFFECTIVE

Don Gentilini; 1.0 FETE School Social Worker at Churchill Elementary; $43,813.00*; August 23, 2018

Ashley Kedrowski; 1.0 FETE School Counselor at Churchill Elementary; $55,608.00*; August 24, 2018

Kristianna Konietzko; .5 FETE Title I Teacher at Washington Elementary; $21,178.99*; August 23, 2018

Laura Birman; 1.0 FETE CD S/P Special Ed Teacher at CMS; $55,608.00*; August 23, 2018

Jenny Gagner; 1.0 FETE 6th Grade Science Teacher at CMS; $46,309.00*; August 23, 2018

Erik Ecklund; 1.0 FETE 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher at CMS; $45,643.00; August 23, 2018

Cassie Marc; Secretary/Receptionist for ECFE/Community Ed; $16.13/Hr.; June 4, 2018; $16.41/Hr. - July 1, 2018

Larissa Donnelly; 1.0 FETE Choir Teacher at CMS/CHS; $55,608.00*; August 23, 2018

Rachel Holte-Christenson; .44 FETE Music Specialist at Washington Elementary; $20,393.07; August 24, 2018

Erin Dando; .48 FETE Art Specialist at Washington Elementary; $24,851.29; August 24, 2018

Heidi Halker; Speech Language Pathologist for Summer Birth to 2; $32.07/Hour; June 11, 2018

Jessica Gagne; Technology Support for Churchill - Extra-Svcs. Contract; $2,584.00; 9/5/18 - 5/30/19

Rebekkah Morrison; Technology Support for CAAEP/CHS/Extra-Svcs. Contract; $2,584.00; 9/5/18 - 5/30/19

Rick Sievert; Churchill School Patrol Advisor for 2018-2019; $1,791.00; 9/5/18 - 5/30/19

Jason Godnai; Washington School Patrol Co-Advisor for 2018-2019; $895.50; 9/5/18 - 5/30/19

Darrin Johnson; Washington School Patrol Co-Advisor for 2018-2019; $895.50; 9/5/18 - 5/30/19

Collette Lenarz; Cloquet Middle School School Patrol Advisor for 2018-19; $1,791.00; 9/5/18 - 5/30-19

Rod Syck; CAAEP Summer School - 100 Hours/3 days/week in June; $32.63/Hour; 6/5/18 - 6/30/19

Cheyenne Deters; CAAEP Summer School - 50 Hours/2 days/week in June; $32.63/Hour; 6/5/18 - 6/30/19

Josh Terwey; CHS 2018 Summer School - 50 Hours; $32.07/Hour; 6/11 - 6/21/18

James Kersting; Head Pool Operator at CMS; $4,549.96/Mo.; July 1, 2018

3. Gary Beck will be the custodian required to have a pool operator's license and be available to work on pool operations. This appointment increases Mr. Beck's salary by $.25/Hour.

4. Permission to Post Positions:

a. 7.5 Hours/Day American Indian Education (AIE) Program Indian Home School Liaison at Cloquet Area Alternative Education Programs (CAAEP).

b. 1.0 FETE Special Education Teacher for Northern Lights Academy (NLA).

c. Two (2) 1.0 FETE Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Coaches (SRCL) for Cloquet Middle School.

d. .5 FETE American Indian Education (AIE) Teacher at Cloquet Middle School.

e. Program Assistant for Kids Corner SACC Program.

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

STAFFING ADJUSTMENTS

There was nothing added at this time.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business to discuss at this time.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

There was nothing to discuss at this time.

SCHOOL BOARD COMMITTEE REPORT

The Student Enrollment Report as of May 31, 2018 was reviewed.

NEW BUSINESS

RESOLVED by D. Buytaert to approve revised District Policy #401.4 - Hiring Procedures for Athletic and Drama Coaches/Advisors after conducting three readings, 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 Milk and Bread Bids for the 2018-2019 school year, as follows:

J.A.C.K.S. Hometown Dairy - as the milk distributor being the successful bid for the 2018-2019 school year with option to renew an additional four years.

Pan-O-Gold - as the bread distributor being the successful quote for the 2018-2019 school year.

Upper Lakes Foods - as the Prime Vendor distributor being recognized as part of the NJPA contract for school year 2018-2019 with option to renew an additional four years.

J. Crowley 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 designation of Superintendent Dr. Michael Cary as the District's Identified Official with Authority (IOWA) for MDE's External User Access Recertification System for the 2018-2019 school year, 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 J. Crowley to approve the 2018-2019 Minnesota Rural Education Association (MREA) Membership Renewal, as presented. D. Buytaert seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Superintendent Scarbrough commented that MREA has been an outstanding support for schools in our state, especially when it comes to the legislative session.

RESOLVED by D. Buytaert to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Minnesota and Independent School District No. 94 to provide College in the Schools (CITS) services for the 2018-2019 school year, as presented. J. Crowley seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

Board member Dan Danielson arrived at 7:30 p.m.

RESOLVED by D. Buytaert to approve the Resolution Relating to the Termination and Nonrenewal of the Teaching Contract of Rachel Holte-Christenson, a Probationary Teacher, as presented. J. Crowley seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by a five to zero (5:0) voice vote of all members present on roll call. Board members T. Lammi, D. Danielson, N. Sandman, J. Crowley, and D. Buytaert voted yea.

RESOLVED by D. Buytaert to approve the Resolution Relating to the Termination and Nonrenewal of the Teaching Contract of Erin Dando, a Probationary Teacher, as presented. J. Crowley seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by a five to zero (5:0) voice vote of all members present on roll call. Board members T. Lammi, D. Danielson, N. Sandman, J. Crowley, and D. Buytaert voted yea.

RESOLVED by D. Buytaert to approve the Cloquet ISD #94 Transportation Contract with Celena Diver and Kristin Goad for the transportation of a student to and from the Merritt Creek Academy at 4000 W 7th Street, Duluth, Minnesota, for the time period June 1, 2018 - June 15, 2018. Total mileage per day transported will be $30/day. J. Crowley seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

RESOLVED by N. Sandman to accept the Striving Readers Grant Award for the Cloquet Middle School, 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 T. Lammi to approve the class size recommendations for grades K and 3 for the 2018-2019 school year, as presented. D. Danielson seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

AGENDA ADDENDUMS

There were no agenda addendums at this time.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to discuss, Board Chair T. Lammi adjourned the meeting at 7:43 p.m.

Clerk of the School Board

ATTEST: Chair of the School Board

Pine Journal: Aug. 16, 2018 #2666765

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