Northern Lights Academy Cooperative Board Minutes Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 9:00 a.
Northern Lights Academy Cooperative Board Minutes
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.
Present: Barnum Superintendent, Mike McNulty; Cloquet Superintendent, Michael Cary; Esko Superintendent, Aaron Fischer; Hermantown Superintendent, Wayne Whitwam; 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: Carlton Superintendent, John Engstrom; Cromwell-Wright Superintendent, Nathan Libbon; Lake Superior Superintendent, Bill Crandall; Willow River Superintendent, Bill Peel; Wrenshall Superintendent, Kim Belcastro.
Call to order
The meeting was called to order at 9:10 a.m.
Approval of Agenda
Motion made by Superintendent Engelking to approve the agenda. Second by Superintendent Cary. Motion carried.
Approval of Minutes
August 7, 2020 NLA Google Hangout (Attachment A)
Motion made by Superintendent Johnson to approve the August 7, 2020 Board Meeting minutes as presented. Second by Superintendent Engelking. Motion carried.
Approve Payment of Bills (Attachment B)
Payment of bills totaling $403,460.70 = NLSEC $6,395.81 and NLA $397,064.89 includes the second half of NLA staff salaries to Cloquet. Motion made by Superintendent McNulty to approve $403,460.70 in total bill payments as presented. Second by Superintendent Johnson. Motion carried.
Reading of MSBA Model Policies
#808 COVID-19 Face Covering Policy (Attachment C)
Motion made by Superintendent Steen to waive the three-reading policy and adopt MSBA model policy, as presented. Second by Superintendent Johnson. Motion carried.
#534 Unpaid Meal Charges (Attachment D)
First reading. More specific district procedures considered to be added: which option, staff procedures, students with a negative balance. Present 2nd reading at next meeting.
#522 Title IX Sex Non-Discrimination Policy, Grievance Procedure and Process
First reading. District contacts and roles to be inserted. Present 2nd reading at next meeting.
Board Resolution to Adopt Base Learning Model (Attachment F)
NLA will commence the 2020-21 school year with in-person learning for all students.
Motion by Superintendent Cary to approve as written and presented. Second by Superintendent Steen. Following discussion, Superintendent Cary amended his original motion with a new motion to approve amendment of Supt. of NLA to confer with the Superintendent of the Cloquet Public Schools in the Board Chair's absence. Second by Superintendent Steen. Motion carried.
2020-21 Safe Learning Plan and Guide for Parents (Attachment G1, G2)
Directors' Report - Barb Mackey, Dena Hagen
-Ms. Hagen recognized the new NLA Sp Ed Teacher who is diving into his work and 15 new Sp Ed teachers throughout the districts who attended the New Sp Ed Teacher Training and are eager to learn.
-Ms. Mackey celebrates all staff who are working hard to get contingency learning plans in place and ready for students.
Student Enrollment (Attachment H)
-Currently full 28 students placed for Fall 2020. Green room lowered capacity during the pandemic.
Board Officer Adjustments needed
Temporary Board Chair in the absence of Supt. Crandall.
Superintendent McNulty and Superintendent Cary nominated Superintendent Fischer as Temporary Board Chair in the absence of Superintendent Crandall. Motion carried.
Nominations for Board Clerk.
Superintendent Fischer and Superintendent Cary nominated Superintendent Engelking, NLA Board Clerk. Motion carried.
Motion made by Superintendent McNulty to adjourn the meeting at 9:50 a.m. Second by Superintendent Fischer. Motion carried.
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