INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 94 CLOQUET, MINNESOTA NOVEMBER 6, 2017 MINUTES
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 94CLOQUET, MINNESOTANOVEMBER 6, 2017 The special 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 November 6, 201...
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 94
NOVEMBER 6, 2017
The special 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 November 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Roll Call - the following members were present on roll call:
Ken Scarbrough, Superintendent
Steve Battaglia, Cloquet Senior High School Assistant Principal
Tom Brenner, Cloquet Middle School Principal
Connie Hyde, Cloquet Area Alternative Education Programs (CAAEP) Principal
Pledge of Allegiance.
Approval of Board Agenda
RESOLVED by D. Danielson to approve the November 6, 2017 school board agenda, with changes as presented. D. Buytaert seconded the motion and the resolution was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. Addition to the agenda included a presentation on the superintendent search.
Superintendent Search Subcommittee Report
Independent Consultant and Director of Big River Group, LLC, Bruce Miles presented a summary of services he would provide the district in assisting with the superintendent search. Services include creating and summarizing surveys for staff and community input, posting of position, scoring and reviewing applications, follow-up email questions and to candidates for consideration of an interview, summary of responses for the school board's consideration in choosing the top candidates for interviews, assistance with the interviews, background checks, etc. Working with an aggressive timeline it is anticipated that a finalist be chosen and hired at the first school board meeting in February. Discussion followed. Board member N. Sandman made a motion to approve the contract with Bruce Miles, Big River Group, LLC, as presented. T. Lammi seconded the motion and it was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call. The board thanked Mr. Miles for his time and presentation.
Discuss Custodial Staffing Plan
Superintendent Ken Scarbrough provided a handout summary of the discussion that occurred during the Buildings & Grounds school board subcommittee meeting. During this meeting the reorganization of District custodian's was discussed. Over the past several months there has been talk of possibly combining the high school and middle school, as they are both on the same campus, and have one head custodian for both schools. There is a lot of cross-over use of the facilities due to all the extra-curricular activities, etc. Additional custodial positions would be hired to accommodate the need and fill the open custodial positions. With the scenario of the high school and middle school becoming one campus to be served by one head custodian, Mr. Keith Marti, Lead District Custodian, expressed that he may be interested in adding the combined head custodial position to his Lead District Custodial position and work in both capacities. This would mean he would not be able to do as much "hands-on" work has he has been doing, as his head custodial duties and lead district custodian duties would require more managerial time. He would also be supervising two HVAC plants. Given several other options to consider, additional discussion took place. With the Board's concurrence that they would assign the head custodian position (combining the high school and middle school)/Lead District Custodian position to Mr. Marti, discussion centered on whether or not to hire two or three full-time custodians.
Board member T. Lammi made a motion to post for three full-time custodial positions, with one the one head custodian at the high school/middle school campus. J. Crowley seconded the motion. Discussion followed. The motion was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call to post for three full-time custodial positions.
Board member T. Lammi made a motion to assign Keith Marti as the high school/middle school head custodian and lead district custodian. N. Sandman seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Board member T. Lammi addressed Mr. Marti about taking on the combined high school/middle school combined campus and the lead district custodian position and if he really wanted this assignment and felt that it was workable. He asked to have an additional week to consider the proposal. The Board agreed to provide Mr. Marti with an extra week to consider the position. Board Member T. Lammi withdrew his motion. This will be added to the agenda for further discussion on Monday, November 13, 2017.
Superintendent Scarbrough commented that we had received 29 applications for the middle school head custodial position. His office will contact the applicants to let them know about the custodial staffing process and ask them if they would be interested in having their application considered for the open custodial positions. A decision on the process will be extended until the 13th.
Review Building Projects
Board member J. Crowley informed the other board members that the person with Morton Building & Construction has dropped out of being interested in building a shed for the district. He would be unable to work on such a building until January or later. He indicated he would like to have Kraus Anderson review the proposed $360,000 storage building plan and try to save some additional costs for such a building due to potential budget cuts the district is facing in 2018. Discussion followed. Board member D. Buytaert made a motion for the administration to communicate with Kraus Anderson that the district would like to look at other options for a storage facility, and at this time we do not want to proceed with the proposed $360,000 facility previously reviewed and approved. J. Crowley seconded the motion and it was approved by unanimous yea vote of all members present on roll call.
There being nothing further to discuss, Board Chair Duane Buytaert adjourned the meeting at 7:17 p.m.
Clerk of the School Board
Chair of the School Board