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REGULAR BOARD MEETING February 16, 2021 A Tax Abatement Hearing was held at the Worthington High School Media Center, 1211 Clary Street, Worthington, Minnesota on February 16, 2021, at 5:10 p.

REGULAR BOARD MEETING
February 16, 2021
A Tax Abatement Hearing was held at the Worthington High School Media Center, 1211 Clary Street, Worthington, Minnesota on February 16, 2021, at 5:10 p.m. Hearing adjourned at 5:11 p.m.
A regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 518, Worthington, Minnesota, was held at the Worthington High School Media Center, 1211 Clary Street, Worthington, Minnesota on February 16, 2021, at 5:15 p.m.
The following were present: BOARD MEMBERS - Brad Shaffer, Steve Schnieder, Adam Blume, Mike Harberts, Joel Lorenz and Tom Prins
ABSENT-Lori Dudley, Aunna Groenewold-student school board representative
ADMINISTRATORS - John Landgaard, Superintendent, Dave Skog, Director of Management Services
Public Participation: Jenny Neuman, Middle School Teacher, Dr. Jose Morales, High School Teacher, Becca McGaughey, Middle School Teacher and Jodi Hansen, High School teacher presented information on the benefits of staff planning time on Wednesdays.
Correspondence and Recognition: The board recognized the following employees/students: Lori Dudley receiving MSBA service award.
A presentation was given by Sal Bagely from WOLD Architect and Chris Ziemer from ICS, Inc. on planning for the Community Education project.
1. Motion by Member Harberts, and seconded by Member Blume and unanimously passed to approve the Consent Agenda for the February 16, 2021, School Board meeting.
2. Motion by Member Harberts, seconded by Member Blume and unanimously passed to approve the Main Agenda for the February 16, 2021, School Board meeting.
3. Motion by Member Blume, seconded by Member Schnieder and unanimously passed to approve the January 19, 2021, Regular School Board meeting minutes.
Motion by Member Blume, seconded by Member Schnieder and unanimously passed accept the school board committee meeting minutes as received.
4. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Blume and unanimously passed to approve the action of the items on the Consent Agenda as follows:
4.1 Financial Reports -
A. Approved Investments Matured and Purchased
B. Approved Wire Transfers
C. Approved Claims and Accounts for February 16, 2021, as per Board Check Register
February 16, 2021
GENERAL FUND $1,795,134.94
FOOD SERVICE $66,178.93
TRANSPORTATION $108,121.68
COMMUNITY SERVICE $19,898.89
CAPITAL OUTLAY $87,834.99
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
$89,518.38
INTEGRATION COLLABORATIVE
$26,045.73
STUDENT ACTIVITY $2,315.41
MONTH TOTAL $2,195,048.95
D. Approved the Community Education Imprest Cash Account in the amount of $0 for January 2021.
4.2.1. Approved resignation of Thein Tun as Class I Paraprofessional at the Middle School effective January 13, 2021.
4.2.2. Approved retirement of Kelly Troe as 4th Grade Teacher at Prairie Elementary effective June 1, 2021.
4.2.3. Approved resignation of Claudia Espinoza as Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective February 1, 2021.
4.2.4. Approved termination of Dawn Torres as Night Custodian at the Middle School effective January 18, 2021.
4.2.5. Approved resignation of Denise Kennedy as Cook at the Middle School effective January 29, 2021.
4.2.6. Approved termination of Preston Leopold as Class II Paraprofessional at the Middle School effective January 22, 2021.
4.2.7. Approved resignation of Jennifer Buchholz as AOK Advisor at the High School effective January 28, 2021.
4.2.8. Approved resignation of Alba Mendez as Early Childhood Paraprofessional with Community Education effective February 25, 2021.
4.2.9. Approved resignation of Jordan Balster as Assistant Boys Soccer Coach effective February 5, 2021.
4.3.1. Approved employment of Lancho Morke as Class I Paraprofessional at the Middle School effective January 19, 2021.
4.3.2. Approved employment of Thirza Garcia as Class II EBD Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective January 27, 2021.
4.3.3. Approved employment of Anna Rogers as Class II SLD Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective January 25, 2021.
4.3.4. Approved a .083 FTE overload (one block, term 2) for Matt Tripp as Food Exploration Teacher at the High School effective January 25, 2021.
4.3.5. Approved a .083 FTE overload (skinny/term 2 and 3) for Patrick Mahoney as Social Studies Teacher at the High School effective January 25, 2021.
4.3.6. Approved a .0416 FTE overload (skinny/term 3) for Ann Mills as Science Teacher at the High School effective January 26, 2021.
4.3.7. Approved employment of Ryan Sedler as Night School Teacher at the Learning Center effective February 1, 2021.
4.3.8. Approved employment of Cynthia Souksavath as Speech Judge at the High School effective January 30, 2021.
4.3.9. Approved employment of Heidi Ramirez as Class I Paraprofessional at the Middle School effective February 8, 2021.
4.3.10. Approved employment of Llani Ramirez as Class II Paraprofessional at the Middle School effective February 8, 2021.
4.3.11. Approved employment of Perla Moreno as Class I Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective February 16, 2021.
4.3.12. Approved employment of Alisha Haberman as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective February 16, 2021.
4.3.13. Approved employment of Teresa Williams as Targeted Services Educational Assistant at Prairie Elementary effective February 9, 2021.
4.4 The board approved the following donations for the month of January 2021: Prairie Elementary for Box Tops for Education, Athletics from Rick Brandl for the Lambert-Brandl Track Scholarship and High School Marching Band from Jaycox.
4.5 Approved an employee's request for sick leave (due to pregnancy) from August 23, 2021, through September 9, 2021, and childcare leave (without pay) from September 10, 2021, through October 21, 2021.
4.6 Approved an employee's request for sick leave (due to pregnancy) from June 24, 2021, through August 5, 2021, and childcare leave (without pay) from August 6, 2021, through September 7, 2021.
4.7 Approved additional Targeted Services staff.
4.8 Approved an employee's request for sick leave (due to pregnancy) from April 5, 2021, through May 14, 2021, and childcare leave (without pay) from May 17, 2021, through May 28, 2021.
4.9 Approved the following Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative Contracts for 2021-2022:
2021-2022 Fee2020-2021 Fee
Service Coop Membership
$0 $0
Technology Coordinator Services
$74,630.00 $74,630.00
SMART Finance
$46,608.00 $45,243.00
Special Education Services
(Includes Autism Consulting/Behavior Analyst Services/ECSE Coordination/Visually Impaired Services/Special Ed Administration)
$236,255.00 $268,299.45
VIBE Special Ed Services
$119,748.00 $167,111.00
4.10 Approved an employee's request for sick leave (due to pregnancy) from April 30, 2021, through June 11, 2021.
5. Motion by Member Harberts, seconded by Member Schnieder to approve Resolution #1 Approving Tax Abatement for Certain Property Pursuant to Minn.Stat.469.1813. Resolution passed 6 to 0. Resolution is on file at the District Administration Office.
6. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Blume and unanimously passed to approve capital outlay requests.
7. Motion by Member Harberts, seconded by Member Blume and unanimously passed to approve budget amendment.
8. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Prins and unanimously passed to approve an extended leave of absence.
9. Motion by Member Blume, seconded by Member Prins and unanimously passed to approve the 2021-2022 school calendar as presented.
10. Motion by Member Harberts, seconded by Member Shaffer to approve a Local Road Improvement Program Grant Resolution. Motion passed 6 to 0. Resolution is on file at the District Administration Office.
11. Motion by Member Blume, seconded by Member Prins and unanimously passed to approve the purchase of Navigate 360 for the amount of $26,070.
12. Motion by Member Harberts, seconded by Member Blume and unanimously passed to approve to call the new school the Intermediate School.
13. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Prins and unanimously passed to approve the March Learning Plan.
14. Motion by Member Harberts, seconded by Member Schnieder and unanimously passed to approve the Middle School baseball fields lease agreement with the City of Worthington.
15. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Blume and unanimously passed to approve the NCIC annual budget.
16. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Shaffer and unanimously passed to approve the City maintenance proposal.
The Board further discussed and reviewed the following matters: Investments and financial status; Superintendent's Report - Mr. Landgaard reported the following: National mass-action lawsuit regarding e-cigarettes and MSHSL amendment to their bylaws to open up superintendent board membership. Instructional Committee Report - Mr. Blume reported the following: February meet and confer meeting regarding the March calendar discussion. Operations Committee Report - Mr. Lorenz reported the following: None. Other Reports: None. Other Business - Mr. Schnieder mentioned a discussion on graduation and prom. Future Business - School Board Worksession on February 23, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. at the High School Media Center.
Meeting adjourned at 6:42 p.m.
Steve Schnieder, Clerk
Lisa Ahrenstorff, Deputy Clerk
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