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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 94 CLOQUET, MINNESOTA DECEMBER 11, 2017 MINUTES

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 94CLOQUET, MINNESOTADECEMBER 11, 2017 School Board Working Session: School Board Chair Duane Buytaert called the school board working session to order at 5:32 p.m. Superintendent Scarbrough reviewed several items l...

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 94
CLOQUET, MINNESOTA
DECEMBER 11, 2017

School Board Working Session:

School Board Chair Duane Buytaert called the school board working session to order at 5:32 p.m.

Superintendent Scarbrough reviewed several items listed on the board agenda, answering questions from the school board members.

There being nothing further to discuss, Board Chair Duane Buytaert adjourned the working session at 5:15 p.m.

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The school board and audience welcomed the Cloquet High School Madrigals who performed several holiday musical selections.

Truth in Taxation Public Hearing
December 11, 2017:

The Truth in Taxation Public Hearing was called to order by Board Chair Duane Buytaert, in the City of Cloquet, on December 11, 2017 at 6:08 p.m.

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 (Absent)
Frances Slater, Student Board Representative (Absent)
Principals Present:
Warren Peterson, Cloquet Senior High School
Steve Battaglia, Cloquet Senior High School
David Wangen, Churchill Elementary School (Excused Absence)
Robbi Mondati, Washington Elementary School
Tom Brenner, Cloquet Middle School
Tom Lenarz, Cloquet Middle School
Connie Hyde, Cloquet Area Alternative Education Programs (CAAEP) (Excused Absence)

Pledge of Allegiance.

Business Manager Candace Nelis reviewed the proposed tax levy for 2017 payable 2018, and took questions from the school board and audience.

RESOLVED by D. Buytaert to approve the 2017 School Levy for Taxes Payable in 2018, as presented. J. Crowley seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by a four to one (4:1) yea vote of all members present on roll call. Board members D. Buytaert, D. Battaglia, J. Crowley and N. Sandman voted yea. Board Member T. Lammi voted nay.

There being nothing further to discuss, the Truth in Taxation Hearing was adjourned at 6:32 p.m.

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Regular Board Meeting:

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 December 11, 2017 at 6:33 p.m.

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 (Absent)
Frances Slater, Student Board Representative (Absent)
Principals Present:
Warren Peterson, Cloquet Senior High School
Steve Battaglia, Cloquet Senior High School
David Wangen, Churchill Elementary School (Excused Absence)
Robbi Mondati, Washington Elementary School
Tom Brenner, Cloquet Middle School
Tom Lenarz, Cloquet Middle School
Connie Hyde, Cloquet Area Alternative Education Programs (CAAEP) (Excused Absence)

APPROVAL OF BOARD AGENDA
RESOLVED by J. Crowley to approve the December 11, 2017 Board Agenda, with the addition of Superintendent Search discussion under the Agenda Addendums. 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 N. Sandman to approve the school board minutes of Monday, November 27, 2017, as presented. 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
Building and Department reports were provided.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF CLAIMS, HAND CHECKS, FUND 11 CHECKS, AND WIRE TRANSFER
RESOLVED by T. Lammi to approve the following Claims - December 11, 2017; Hand Checks - November 2017; Fund 11 Checks - August, September and October 2017; and Wire Transfer of $1,375,000.00 on November 30, 2017. General - $2,959,204.16; Food Service - $116,553.56; Transportation - $434.165.39; Community Service - $181,104.15; Capital Outlay - $22,331.55; Building Construction - $813,553.12; Debt Redemption Fund - $0; OPEB Irrevocable Trust - $62,023.88; and OPEB Debt Service - $0, for a total of $4,588,935.81. 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 D. Battaglia to approve the following Consent Items, as presented:
1. Retirement and Resignation Letters:
a. Jeremiah Snesrud, 6.5 Hours/Day Special Education DCD SP/Café'/Playground Paraprofessional at Churchill Elementary School, effective December 31, 2017.
b. Kayla Cotner, Head Coach - CEC Girls' Swim Team, effective November 30, 2017.
c. Melissa Nick, 1.0 FTE EBD teacher at Northern Lights Academy, effective September 13, 2017.
d. Allainie Hanek - Siltanen, 6.5 Hours/Day AIE Academic Tutor at CAAEP, effective December 8, 2017.

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2. Recommendation of Employment:
NAME; POSITION; SALARY; EFFECTIVE
Christopher Marciniak; 8 Hours/Day District Custodian; $23.48/Hour; 12/16/17
Gary Beck; 8 Hours/Day District Custodian; $23.48/Hour; 12/14/17
Trevor Neff; 8 Hours/Day District Custodian; $23.48/Hour; 12/12/17
Joseph Kersting; 6.75 Hours/Day Cleaner at CMS; $14.72/Hour; 12/12/17
Anika Alli; Program Aide for Kids Corner SACC Program (10 to 15 Hours/Week); $10.86/Hour; 12/4/17
Julian Kitto; 4.5 Hours/Day AIE Academic Tutor at CHS; $15.87/Hour; 12/12/17
Polly Prachar Pera; 6 Hours/Day ECSE Paraprofessional at FDL Head Start (Monday - Thursday; $15.86/Hour; 12/12/17
Deb Peterson; CMS Future City Extra-Services Advisor Contract; $933.00; 10/1/17 - 1/31/18

3. Targeted Services Staffing for 2017-2018 School Year (refer to handout).

4. Permission to Post Positions:
a. 6.5 Hours/Day Special Education DCD SP/Café'/Playground Paraprofessional at Churchill Elementary School.
b. 6.5 Hours/Day AIE Academic Tutor at Cloquet Area Alternative Education Programs (CAAEP).
c. 6.5 Hours/Day EBD Paraprofessional at Churchill Elementary School.
d. 4.5 Hours/Day Consistent Support Paraprofessional at Churchill Elementary School.

5. Withdrawal of Position
a. After-School Program Tutor position at CAAEP for Allainie Hanek-Siltanen due to her resignation on December 8, 2017.

N. Sandman 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 report.

OLD BUSINESS
There was nothing to report.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
There was nothing to report.

SCHOOL BOARD COMMITTEE REPORT
" The Student Enrollment Report as of December 6, 2017.

NEW BUSINESS
RESOLVED by D. Buytaert to approve the Purchase of Service Agreement with Northern Lights Academy to provide Technology Support for the time period November 15, 2017 to June 30, 2018, up to four (4) hours/week. Cost will be $28.00/hour, plus mileage at the current IRS rate. J. Crowley 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 Support for the Purchase and Exchange of School Trust Lands in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Proceeding in Tandem resolution, 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 Revised Lease between Cloquet Public Schools and Zion Lutheran Church for the time period September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2019, 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 Cloquet Special Education Contract for Service #18 with Jesse Neuharth for Woodcock Johnson Training on December 1, 2017 for the districts in the Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative. Total contract cost is estimated at $782.60. 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 Cloquet Special Education Contract for Service #20 with Jill Pertler and Nikki Willgohs for writing/editing and design layout of the Special Connections Newsletters during the 2017-2018 school year. Total contract cost is estimated at $1,800.00. T. Lammi 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 Carlton County Green Schools Project 2017-2018 Grant Agreement, as presented. T. Lammi seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

First Reading of District Policy #632 - Selection of Materials for School Extra-Curricular Activities - this has been discussed previously. Comments included having something included about the principals and Activities Director meeting with the director of any major performance, so it is approved prior to taking place. Additional readings will be conducted to allow time for comment and feedback by the Board.

RESOLVED by J. Crowley to approve the Cloquet Community Education pay changes, 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 T. Lammi to approve the July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020 Secretarial Employees Agreement, 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 N. Sandman to approve the Agreement for Snow Removal with Carlton County for removing snow from the asphalt pathway on the south side of Washington Avenue between 18th Street and 22nd Street. Term of this contract is December 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018, at a rate of $65.00 per hour, 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. Buytaert to approve the Do-Bid/Oberfoell Auctioneers Contract, as presented. J. Crowley seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.

AGENDA ADDENDUMS
Superintendent Search Committee Update - 18 applications have been received. Packets are being provided to the school board members and Principals Tom Brenner and David Wangen for review and ranking. Bruce Miles will be compiling the ranking results to narrow down the candidates to be interviewed. No names will be released until the finalists are chosen for interviews on Tuesday, January 16th. It was suggested that the subcommittee who negotiates the superintendent's contract (Ted Lammi, Jim Crowley and Duane Buytaert) meet sometime soon to discuss the parameters on salary and benefits for the new superintendent.

UPCOMING EVENTS/MEETINGS
1. Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m. - Non-Certified Administrative Support Association Negotiations, Board Room.
2. Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m. - Custodial Negotiations, Board Room.
3. January 16, 2018 - Superintendent Interviews, changed to Garfield School
4. January 23, 2018 - Superintendent Interviews, Board Room.

ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to discuss, Board Chair D. Buytaert adjourned the meeting at 7:19 p.m.

Clerk of the School Board
ATTEST:
Chair of the School Board

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