INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 94

CLOQUET, MINNESOTA

APRIL 8, 2019

School Board Working Session:

Due to the absence of the Board Chair, the working session was called to order by Superintendent Cary at 5:35 p.m.

Topics discussed: MOUs with the AFSCME Paraprofessional Unit regarding Bumping Day and the LPN positions, two union notifications of their desire to negotiate, consent agenda items, the designation of the Cloquet School Forest and Outdoor Classroom, summer maintenance hours, and the ALICE program.

There being nothing further to discuss, Superintendent Cary adjourned the working session at 5:52 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 Clerk Nate Sandman, in the City of Cloquet, on April 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Due to the absence of the Board Chair the Board Clerk asked for nominations to appoint an acting chair for the meeting. Board member J. Crowley made a motion to appoint Dave Battaglia as acting board chair for the meeting. N. Sandman seconded the emotion 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 (Absent)

Dave Battaglia

Jim Crowley

Ted Lammi (Absent)

Nate Sandman

Gary Huard

Also present:

Dr. Michael Cary, Superintendent

Candace Nelis, Business Manager

Leanne Schmidt, EMC Representative

Teresa Angell, AIE Director

Ruth Reeves, Community Education Director (Excused Absence)

Barb Mackey, Northern Lights Academy Assistant Director

Ellie Peddle, Student School Board Representative (Absent)

Jonathan Muhvich, Student School Board Representative (Absent)

Dennis Genereau, Student School Board Representative (Absent)

Principals Present:

Steve Battaglia, Cloquet Senior High School

Tim Prosen, CHS Assistant Principal

David Wangen, Churchill Elementary School

Robbi Mondati, Washington Elementary School

Tom Brenner, Cloquet Middle School

Tom Lenarz, CMS Assistant Principal (Absent)

Connie Hyde, Cloquet Area Alternative Education Programs (CAAEP)

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF BOARD AGENDA

RESOLVED by G. Huard to approve the April 8, 2019 school board agenda, with the adjustment of canceling the AFSCME Grievance Hearing due to the lack of a quorum. J. Crowley 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 G. Huard to approve the April 1, 2019 school board meeting minutes, as amended. J. Crowley 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

Proclamation: Week of the Young Child - April 8 - 13, 2019

Youth Art Month Presentation, thank you to our District Art Teachers for providing an overall presentation on what is happening in the art classes K-12. (Julie Deters, CHS, Andrea Cacek and Andrew Mettner, CMS, Erin Dando, Washington, and Amanda Sales, Churchill)

Cloquet School Forest and Outdoor Classroom Presentation - thank you to Middle School Science teachers Matt Winbigler and Jenny Rackliffe who presented information on the enrollment of the Cloquet School Forest and Outdoor Classroom in the Minnesota DNR School Forest Program for educational purposes.

Building and Department Reports were provided.

CLAIMS, HAND CHECKS, FUND 11 CHECKS, TREASURER'S REPORTS, INVESTMENT REPORTS

RESOLVED by J. Crowley to approve the Claims, April 4, 2019; Hand Checks, March 2019; Fund 11 Checks, February 2019; Treasurer's Report, December 2018; Investment's Report, December 2019; Treasurer's Report, January 2019; and Investment's Report, January 2019, as presented. Disbursement Summary: General - $2,636,839.92; Food Service - $93,772.89; Transportation - $153,775.11; Community Service - $140,421.00; Capital Outlay - $34,137.00; Building Construction - $365,823.26; Debt Redemption Fund - $0; OPEB Irrevocable Trust - $30,931.16; OPEB Debt Service - $0, for a total of $3,455,700.34. N. Sandman 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 presented:

1. Letter of Resignation:

Tim Anderson, .4 FTE Science Teacher at Cloquet High School, effective June 5, 2019.

Karen Bratland, Program Manager at Li'l Thunder Learning Program, effective June 28, 2019.

Adriana Leveille, 1.0 FTE Special Education EBD teacher at Northern Lights Academy (NLA), effective June 6, 2019.

2. Recommendations of Employment:

NAME; POSITION; SALARY; EFFECTIVE DATE(S)

Courtney Anderson; 1.0 FTE LT Science Teacher Substitute at Cloquet Middle School (Winbigler Sub; $215.50/Day; April 1, 2019

Joan Dahlen; 6.75 Hours/Day PT Cleaner (Location: TBD); $15.28/Hour; April 2, 2019

Harmony Tracy; Lifeguard for Community Education; $10.75/Hour; April 1, 2019

Paul Riess; Activities Director, Plus, ten (10) summer days, plus administration may approve up to ten (10) comp days if needed. *Note, this rate is based on the 2017-2019 Teachers' Master Agreement; $10,367.00; * 7/1/19 - 6/30/20

3. Industrial Technology Summer Maintenance Hours:

Cameron Lindner, CMS; 5 Hours; June 7 - August 23, 2019

Bret Gunderson, CHS: 30 Hours; June 7 - August 23, 2019

Richard Rhoades, CHS; 8 Hours; June 7 - August 23, 2019

4. Summer Maintenance Hours:

Churchill Elementary School 600 Hours

Washington Elementary School 700 Hours

Cloquet Middle School 2,000 Hours

Cloquet High School 2,000 Hours

Garfield School 250 Hours

5. Extra Services Contracts for the 2019-2020 School Year at Cloquet High School (list is attached).

6. Permission to Post:

Groundskeeper/Maintenance I and Groundskeeper/Maintenance II Staff for the 2019 Season (Spring/Summer/Fall).

1.0 FTE Special Education EBD teacher for Northern Lights Academy (NLA).

N. Sandman seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Board member G. Huard requested that a summary of the summer projects to be completed as it relates to the summer custodial hours be provided at a future meeting.

STAFFING ADJUSTMENTS

There were no staffing adjustments currently.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business to discuss currently.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

Superintendent Cary provided an update on the auditorium, he continues to prepare for teacher negotiations, the administration is reviewing the budget for the 2019-2020 school year to plan for staffing and to control our costs as much as possible so we can provide as many options as we can for our students.

SCHOOL BOARD COMMITTEE REPORT

" The Student Enrollment Report as of April 4, 2019 was presented and reviewed.

NEW BUSINESS

RESOLVED by G. Huard to approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with AFSCME Local Union 545 - Paraprofessionals Unit for the paraprofessional bumping day, 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 J. Crowley to approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with AFSCME Local Union 545 - Paraprofessionals Unit regarding LPN positions, 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 G. Huard to accept the Notice of Desire to Negotiate from the Cloquet Non-Certified Administrative Support Association, 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 J. Crowley to accept the Notice of Desire to Negotiate from the Cloquet Principals' Union, as presented. G. Huard 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 Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative (NLSEC) Membership Enrollment Renewal Purchase of Service Agreement for the 2019-2020 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.

RESOLVED by G. Huard to approve the Resolution Designating the Cloquet School Forest and Outdoor Classroom with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources School Forest Program, 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 N. Sandman to accept the WLSSD Compost Grant Award of two (2) yards of bulk compost ($60 retail value), awarded to the Cloquet Middle School on March 28, 2019, as presented. J. Crowley seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. The Cloquet Middle School and School Board thanks WLSSD for this grant award.

RESOLVED by J. Crowley to approve the 2019-2020 Lake Superior College, College-in-the-Schools (Concurrent Enrollment) Agreement, 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 N. Sandman to accept the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) Grant Application Award, 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 G. Huard to approve District Policy #510.7 - Activity Conflicts for Multiple Activity Participants, as presented; waiving the normal three readings. D. Battaglia 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 District Policy #521 - Student Disability Nondiscrimination, as presented; waiving the normal three readings. N. Sandman 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 District Policy #522 - Student Sex Nondiscrimination, as presented; waiving the normal three readings. G. Huard 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 Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College Off Campus Minnesota State Work Student Contracts (Federal and State), as presented. G. Huard seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

AGENDA ADDENDUMS

There was nothing to discuss currently.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

1. Cloquet Educational Foundation Grant Applications:

a. Hallway Recycle Stations, Cloquet High School

b. "I'm not scared, I'm prepared", Churchill and Washington Elementary Schools

c. Achievement and Integration Building Signage, Churchill Elementary School

d. K-4 Art Exhibition Displays, Churchill Elementary School

e. All Night Graduation Party, Cloquet High School

f. Prairie Fire Children's Theatre - Robin Hood, Cloquet Community Education

g. Recess Equipment for 5th & 6th Grades, Cloquet Middle School

h. "LIT" Summer Version (Grades 6-8 Literacy), Cloquet Middle School

i. Students Offering Support (SOS), Cloquet High School

j. Timber Trails Garden Sustainability, Cloquet Middle School

2. Elementary Schools' Health and Wellness Newsletter, April 2019

UPCOMING MEETINGS/EVENTS

1. Grievance Hearing with AFSCME Secretarial Unit immediately following the Board meeting, April 8, 2019 - this meeting has been postponed and will be rescheduled due to the lack of a Board quorum.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to discuss, Acting Board Chair Dave Battaglia adjourned the meeting at 6:48 p.m.

Clerk of the School Board

ATTEST:

Chair of the School Board

Pine Journal: May 2, 2019 #2750152