Northern Lights Academy Cooperative Board Minutes Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 9:00 a.
Northern Lights Academy Cooperative Board Minutes
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.
Present: Barnum Superintendent, Mike McNulty; Carlton Superintendent, John Engstrom; Cromwell-Wright Superintendent, Nathan Libbon; Hermantown Superintendent, Wayne Whitwam; Lake Superior Acting Superintendent, Jay Belcastro; McGregor Superintendent, Brad Johnson; Moose Lake Superintendent, Billie Jo Steen; Proctor Superintendent, John Engelking; NLSEC/NLA Special Education Director, Dena Hagen; NLA Asst Sp Ed Director, Barb Mackey; NLSEC/NLA Business Manager, Jill Morberg.
Absent: Cloquet Superintendent, Michael Cary; Esko Superintendent, Aaron Fischer; Lake Superior Superintendent, Bill Crandall; Willow River Superintendent, Bill Peel; Wrenshall Superintendent, Kim Belcastro.
Call to order
The meeting was called to order at 9:03 a.m.
Approval of Agenda
Motion made by Superintendent Libbon to approve the agenda. Second by Superintendent Johnson. Motion carried.
Approval of Minutes
•October 2, 2020 NLA Google Hangout (Attachment A)
Motion made by Superintendent Steen to approve the October 2, 2020 Board Meeting minutes as presented. Second by Acting Superintendent Belcastro. Motion carried.
•Approve Payment of Bills (Attachment B)
Payment of bills totaling $11,450.76 NLSEC - $6,039.90 and NLA - $5,410.86
Motion made by Superintendent Libbon to approve $11,450.76 in total bill payments as presented. Second by Superintendent Johnson. Motion carried.
•3rd Reading of MSBA Model Policy
# 522 Title IX Sex Non-Discrimination Policy (Attachment C)
Motion made by Superintendent Johnson to adopt #522 Title IX Sex Non-Discrimination
Policy as presented. Second by Superintendent Steen. Motion carried.
•Finance (Fischer, Libbon, McNulty)
•Facilities (Engelking, Peel)
•Programming (Cary, Crandall)
No reports at this time. New members will be appointed at the January board meeting.
Directors' Report - Barb Mackey, Dena Hagen
•Celebrations - No COVID-19 cases at NLA. Staff and paras are supporting students that are at school or home.
•Update on Learning Model - Directors propose a Hybrid model to start November 16. Consultation, including regional support team is in process to confirm this decision.
•E-Learning Recommendation - Directors cannot recommend pursuing E-Learning at this time due to paras not being able to work in that scenario.
•Student Enrollment (Attachment D) - Current enrollment is 25 students.
Future NLA Board Meeting Dates: Ms. Hagen to send a survey for an alternative January date and future Thursday meetings because of the ARCC Supt. meetings scheduled at the same time on Thursdays.
•Friday December 4, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. Full Combined NLSEC/NLA Meeting
•Thursday January 7, 2021 - 9 a.m. Organizational Meeting/Google Hangout
Meeting ended at 9:24 a.m.
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