School Board Working Session:

Board Clerk Nate Sandman called the working session to order at 5:30 p.m.



Topics discussed: Staffing recommendations, a late agenda addition from ARCC providing services for Infinite Campus, and MARSS support as we wait for the secretarial grievance process to conclude. The High School graduation ceremony went well with over 2,000 people in attendance. Dr. Cary also provided a report on the Washington Avenue construction project.



There being nothing further to discuss, Board Clerk Nate Sandman adjourned the working session at 5:45 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 May 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. With the absence of the Board Chair, D. Battaglia made a motion to appoint Duane Buytaert as acting chair 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 members were present on roll call:

Duane Buytaert

Dave Battaglia

Jim Crowley

Ted Lammi (Absent)

Nate Sandman

Gary Huard (Absent)

Also present:

Dr. Michael Cary, Superintendent

Candace Nelis, Business Manager

Regina Roemhildt, EMC Representative

Teresa Angell, AIE Director

Ruth Reeves, Community Education Director (Absent)

Barb Mackey, Northern Lights Academy Assistant Director (Excused Absence)

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 (Excused Absence)

Tom Brenner, Cloquet Middle School (Excused Absence)

Tom Lenarz, CMS Assistant Principal (Excused Absence)

Connie Hyde, Cloquet Area Alternative Education Programs (CAAEP)



PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE



APPROVAL OF BOARD AGENDA

RESOLVED by D. Battaglia to approve the May 28, 2019 school board agenda, as presented. 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 J. Crowley to approve the May 13, 2019 school board meeting minutes 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

Ripsaw Robotics #7797 Presentation -

The Seven Grandfather Teachings Presentation by CMS Art Department -

Building and Department reports were provided.



CLAIMS

RESOLVED by J. Crowley to approve the Claims, May 22, 2019, as presented. 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 D. Battaglia to approve the following Consent Items, as presented:

1. Letters of Retirement:

Sarah Sargent, 6.5 Hours/Day Paraprofessional and Non-Union Food Service at Cloquet Area Alternative Education Programs (CAAEP), effective July 31, 2019.

Jan Perttula, 3 Hours/Day Food Service Cashier at Churchill Elementary School, effective May 30, 2019.

2. Recommendation of Reduction in Hours:

Lena Doble, Health Assistant/LPN Paraprofessional at Cloquet Middle School to be reduced from 6:55 Hours/Day (Monday - Friday) to 6.5 Hours/Day (Monday-Friday) for the 2019-2020 School Year due to a change in her duties.

3. Recommendations of Employment:

NAME; POSITION; SALARY; EFFECTIVE DATE(S)

Laura Schuster; 1.0 FTE Speech Language Pathologist at Cloquet Middle School; $56,581.00 *Based on the 18-19 Salary Schedule; August 23, 2019

Frances Slater; Age to Age Program Intern for Community Ed; $14.00/Hour; June 3, 2019

Sophia Krikava; Age to Age Program Intern for Community Ed; $14.00/Hour; June 3, 2019

Targeted Services Summer School Staff (refer to memo)

Mariah Kayser; 1.0 FTE DCD M/M Teacher at Cloquet High School; $39,544.00 *Based on the 18-19 Salary Schedule; August 22, 2019

Jamie Baker; 1.0 FTE DCD S/P Teacher at Cloquet High School; $39,544.00 *Based on the 18-19 Salary Schedule; August 22, 2019

4. Permission to Post:

a. 1.0 FTE Long-Term Substitute Teacher in Kindergarten at Washington Elementary School.

b. .652 FTE Ojibwe Language Teacher for Cloquet Schools (.2 FTE @ CHS; .2 FTE @ CMS; .2 FTE @ CAAEP, and .052 FTE travel time) for the 2019-2020 School Year.

c. .6 FTE American Indian Education Teacher at Cloquet Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year.

d. 6.5 Hours/Day American Indian Education Academic Tutor at Cloquet High School for the 2019-2020 school year.

e. 3 Hours/Day Food Service Cashier at Churchill Elementary School due to a staff retirement.

f. Anticipated opening for a 1.2 FTE Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teacher at Cloquet Middle School, Cloquet High School, and CAAEP for the 2019-2020 school year.

g. Anticipated opening for a .5 FTE Restorative Practices Coordinator at Cloquet Middle School and High School for the 2019-2020 school year.

h. Anticipated opening for a Title One teacher at Washington Elementary School and Queen of Peace School for the 2019-2020 school year.

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



STAFFING ADJUSTMENTS

There were no staffing adjustments currently.



OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business to discuss currently.



SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

Superintendent Cary commented on the recent Cloquet Area Alternative Education Programs (CAAEP) and Cloquet High School graduation ceremonies; the Senior Honor Banquet, and work is being completed on the Achievement & Integration grant application. Teacher negotiations are moving along, and they hope a settlement can be reached prior to the teachers leaving for summer break.



SCHOOL BOARD COMMITTEE REPORT

The Student Enrollment Report as of May 22, 2019 was presented and reviewed.



NEW BUSINESS

RESOLVED by N. Sandman to approve the grant award of $5,500 from the Northland Foundation for the Age to Age Summer Internship program with Community Education. D. Buytaert 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 increase in the credit limit on the US Bank credit card for Community Education from $5,000 to $6,000. 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 meal pricing for the 2019-2020 school year. 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 the Food Service Milk, Bread and Prime Vendor Distributors for the 2019-2020 school year. 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 three-year Edgenuity contract renewal in the amount of $70,900 for the time period 2019-2022. D. Buytaert 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 2019-2020 Resolution for Membership in the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). 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 Minnesota School of Excellence Application for Washington Elementary School. 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 Service Agreement with Arrowhead Regional Computing Consortium (ARCC) to provide MARSS support services at a rate of $31.50 per hour in addition to other Infinite Campus support services already included in the annual Membership Agreement billed at a rate of $50.00 per hour. D. Battaglia 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 2019 Staff Retirements, congratulations!

2. 2018-2019 Staff Recognition for Years of Service

3. Cloquet School Board Meetings, Summer 2019

4. Cloquet Public Schools, 2019 Summer Office Hours



UPCOMING MEETINGS/EVENTS

1. Wednesday, May 29th @ 5:00 p.m., LIEC/JOM Meetings, Tribal Center

2. Thursday, May 30th, Last Day of School (Early Dismissal)

3. Friday, May 31st @ 1:00 p.m., EMC Negotiations, Board Room



ADJOURNMENT

There being nothing further to discuss Acting Board Chair Duane Buytaert adjourned the meeting at 6:52 p.m.



ATTEST:

Clerk of the School Board

Chair of the School Board



Pine Journal: June 13, 2019 #2764770