REGULAR BOARD MEETING January 19, 2021 A regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No.
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
January 19, 2021
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 January 19, 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
ADMINISTRATORS - John Landgaard, Superintendent, Dave Skog, Director of Management Services
Public Participation: Jason Turner, Amy Khamphanh and Lois Kester presented to the board on bringing kids back to full time in school learning.
Correspondence and Recognition: The board recognized the following employees/students: Lori Dudley will be receiving the MSBA's Presidents Award.
1. Motion by Member Shaffer, and seconded by Member Blume and unanimously passed to approve the Consent Agenda for the January 19, 2021, School Board meeting.
2. Motion by Member Shaffer, seconded by Member Blume and unanimously passed to approve the Main Agenda for the January 19, 2021, School Board meeting with the addition of 5.9 policy 808 COVID-19 Face Covering.
3. Motion by Member Blume, seconded by Member Harberts and unanimously passed to approve the December 19, 2020, Regular School Board meeting minutes and the January 4, 2021, Special School Board meeting minutes.
Motion by Member Blume, seconded by Member Harberts 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:
4.1Financial Reports -
A.Approved Investments Matured and Purchased
B.Approved Wire Transfers
C.Approved Claims and Accounts for January 19, 2021, as per Board Check Register
January 21, 2021
D.Approved the Community Education Imprest Cash Account in the amount of $15.00 for December 2020.
4.2.1.Approved resignation of Brett Schmidt as After School Weight Room Supervisor at the High School effective December 9, 2020.
4.2.2.Approved resignation of Sarah Mattila as ABE Teacher with Community Education effective January 19, 2021.
4.2.3.Approved retirement of Todd Schumann as Physical Education Teacher at Prairie Elementary effective June 1, 2021.
4.2.4.Approved resignation of Pilar Hartshorn as Parent Liaison with Community Education effective January 11, 2021.
4.2.5.Approved of Elizabeth Chepa as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective January 22, 2021.
4.3.1.Approved employment of Aaron Sieve as Assistant Girls Varsity Hockey Coach effective December 21, 2020.
4.3.2.Approved employment of Eneyda Melendez as Cook at the High School effective December 14, 2020.
4.3.3.Approved employment of Autumn Drahota as Middle School Gymnastics Coach effective January 4, 2021.
4.3.4.Approved employment of Sureeporn Sompamitwong as SAC Assistant Manager with Community Education effective December 28, 2020.
4.3.5.Approved employment of Annika Elias as Middle School Gymnastics Coach effective January 4, 2021.
4.4The board approved the following donations for the month of December 2020: NASA, Medtronic and Worthington Area Foundation for the Robotics Program. Anna Mahlberg and Ricker's Photography for a banner for Mrs. Doeden's 2nd grade class. High School marching band received donations for a new equipment trailer from Worthington Township, WAMBO and Clyde Hoffman. High School music from WAMBO and National Honor Society from an unnamed donor.
4.5Approved an employee's request for sick leave (due to pregnancy) from February 5, 2021, through March 18, 2021.
4.6Approved an employee's request for sick leave (due to pregnancy) from April 22, 2021, through June 3, 2021.
4.7Approved an employee's request for sick leave (due to pregnancy) from June 1, 2021, through July 13, 2021.
4.8Approved summer school dates for EDGE Program from June 7-25, 2021, and High School Credit Recovery from June 7-July 1, 2021.
5.Motion by Member Shaffer, seconded by Member Prins to approve a Resolution to the County. Motion passed by roll call vote 6 to 0. Resolution is on file at the District Office.
6.Motion by Member Harberts, seconded by Member Blume and unanimously passed to approve to declare a floor scrubber as surplus property.
7.Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Harberts and unanimously passed to approve the purchase of six scoreboards plus installation (4 for the Intermediate building and 2 for the High School) and the install for the High School will be contracted with a local vendor.
8.Motion by Member Schneider, seconded by Member Shaffer and unanimously passed to approve Intermediate School change order Option 2 time delay for 6 weeks with a completion date of June 11, 2022, plus winter costs for a proposed cost of up to $107,920 and would allow construction to continue through this winter.
9.Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Shaffer to approve a contract with ICS Consultant, Inc. for the planning, oversight, and closeout of the Community Education facility project for a proposed lump sum fixed fee of $496,000 with a required commissioning fee of $36,000. Motion passed 4 to 2 with Members Harberts and Prins dissenting.
10.Motion by Member Shaffer, seconded by Member Schnieder to approve a contract with WOLD Architects on the construction of the Community Education facility with a proposed fee of $861,000. Motion passed 4 to 2 with Members Harberts and Prins dissenting.
11.The board had a discussion on the Learning Plan model. Motion by Member Blume, seconded by Member Shaffer and unanimously passed to approve Calendar Option A (All in school learning on February 16th), and include February 3rd as a transition day.
12.Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Harberts and unanimously passed to approve Policy 808 COVID-19 Face Covering and to waive the second reading of this policy.
The Board further discussed and reviewed the following matters: Investments and financial status; Superintendent's Report - Mr. Landgaard reported the following: Enrollment update, CDC travel precautions and advisories on travel outside the country, MSBA Leadership Conference sessions and no spectators at Middle School sports. Instructional Committee Report - Mr. Blume reported the following: Operations Committee Report - Mr. Lorenz reported the following: None. Other Reports: None. Other Business - None. Future Business - None.
Meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m.
Steve Schnieder, Clerk
Lisa Ahrenstorff, Deputy Clerk
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