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REGULAR BOARD MEETING March 15, 2022 A r

REGULAR BOARD MEETING March 15, 2022 A regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 518, Worthington, Minnesota, was held at the Worthington High School Band Room, 1211 Clary Street, Worthington, Minnesota on March 15, 2022, at 5:15 p.m. The following were present: BOARD MEMBERS – Lori Dudley, Brad Shaffer, Steve Schnieder, Joel Lorenz, Mike Harberts and Tom Prins ABSENT-Adam Blume ADMINISTRATORS – John Landgaard, Superintendent and Dave Skog, Director of Management Services Correspondence and Recognition: The board recognized the following employees/students: Thanked Robin from The Stag on the donation of clothing, slippers, coats, etc. for the Wellness Room. Congratulated Mike Marquardt on being chosen as one of the Positive Coaching Alliance 2022 Double Goal Coach Regional winners. Recognized Cole Hennings who qualified for the MSHSL State Individual wresting tournament by placing first in his weight class at the Section 3AA section meet. Recognized three BPA students who competed at the MN State BPA conference, Alice Robles, Cristina Magana and Nicole Wede. Alicia Robles placed 14/25 in extemporaneous speech, Cristina Magana placed 4/26 in graphic design promotion and the video production team which includes all three students place 4/10. 1. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Harberts and unanimously passed to approve the Consent Agenda for the March 15, 2022, School Board meeting. 2. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Harberts and unanimously passed to approve the Main Agenda for the March 15, 2022, School Board meeting. 3. Motion by Member Harberts, seconded by Member Lorenz and unanimously passed to approve the February 15, 2022, Regular School Board meeting minutes and the February 24, 2022, School Board Work Session meeting minutes. Motion by Member Harberts, seconded by Member Lorenz and unanimously passed to accept the school board committee meeting minutes as received. 4. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Lorenz 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 March 15, 2022, as per Board Check Register March 15, 2022 GENERAL FUND $2,062,962.01 FOOD SERVICE $127,810.20 TRANSPORTATION $3,446.73 COMMUNITY SERVICE $22,151.27 CAPITAL OUTLAY $69,164.97 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION $153,746.30 TRUST $2,392.50 INTEGRATION COLLABORATIVE $1,650.98 STUDENT ACTIVITY $21,827.72 MONTH TOTAL $2,465,152.68 D. Approved the Community Education Imprest Cash Account in the amount of $22.00 for February 2022. 4.2.1. Approved resignation of Aaron Sieve as Assistant Girls Varsity Hockey Coach effective February 11, 2022. 4.2.2. Approved resignation of Samantha Schmokel as Prom Advisor at the High School effective February 10, 2022. 4.2.3. Approved resignation of Ewa Gruszeczka as DCD Teacher at Prairie Elementary effective June 1, 2022. 4.2.4. Approved resignation of Michelle Berrones as ECSE Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective April 1, 2022. 4.2.5. Approved resignation of Brooklyn Elder as ECSE Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective March 4, 2022. 4.2.6. Approved resignation of Barb Wendt as Science Teacher at the High School effective the end of the 2021-2022 school year. 4.2.7. Approved resignation of Sylvia Garza as Class II Paraprofessional at the Middle School effective February 24, 2022. 4.2.8. Approved resignation of Anna Rogers as Middle School Gymnastics Coach effective March 1, 2022. 4.2.9. Approved resignation of Lisa Nissen as Special Education Teacher at the Middle School effective the end of the 2021-2022 school year. 4.2.10. Approved resignation of Pat Rolfes as Spanish Teacher at the High School and Head Knowledge Bowl Coach effective the end of the 2021-2022 school year. 4.2.11. Approved resignation of Mekides Kinati as Early Childhood Paraprofessional with Community Education effective March 16, 2022. 4.2.12. Approved resignation of Austin Selvey as Middle School Baseball Coach effective March 3, 2022. 4.2.13. Approved resignation of Josh Noble as Principal at the High School effective May 31, 2022. 4.2.14. Approved resignation of Shawn Ranek as Pipestone ABE Teacher effective April 29, 2022. 4.2.15. Approved resignation of Madeline Peterson as 6-8 Choir/Music Teacher at the Middle School effective the end of the 2021-2022 school year. 4.2.16. Approved resignation of Brett Perish as Assistant Principal at the Middle School effective June 30, 2022. 4.2.17. Approved resignation of Lisa Spieker as NHS Advisor at the High School effective the end of the 2021-2022 school year. 4.2.18. Approved resignation of Summer Eisenmenger as 2nd Grade Teacher at Prairie Elementary effective the end of the 2021-2022 school year. 4.2.19. Approved resignation of Jay Duitsman as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective March 10, 2022. 4.3.1. Approved an increase in assignment of a .0416 FTE (term 3 skinny overload) for Gail Holinka as Art Teacher at the High School effective February 10, 2022. 4.3.2. Approved an increase in assignment of a .0416 FTE (term 3 skinny overload) for Kaitlyn Lee as EL Teacher at the High School effective February 10, 2022. 4.3.3. Approved an increase in assignment of a .166 FTE (term 3 and 4 full block overload) for Ryan Sedler as Math Teacher at the High School effective February 10, 2022. 4.3.4. Approved an increase in assignment of a .083 FTE (term 3 and 4 skinny overload) for LeAnn Barduson as Math Teacher at the High School effective February 10, 2022. 4.3.5. Approved an increase in assignment of a .083 FTE (term 3 and 4 skinny overload) for Patrick Mahoney as Social Studies Teacher at the High School effective February 10, 2022. 4.3.6. Approved employment of Ella Napton as Prom Advisor at the High School effective February 10, 2022. 4.3.7. Approved employment of Sue Hagen as EL Teacher at the Intermediate School effective June 2, 2022. 4.3.8. Approved employment of Amarilis Ramos De Lopez as Class II Paraprofessional at the Middle School effective February 21, 2022. 4.3.9. Approved employment of Jamie Gravenhof as Head Custodian at Prairie Elementary effective June 1, 2022. 4.3.10. Approved employment of Josh Noble as Director of Instruction effective June 1, 2022. 4.3.11. Approved employment of Austin Selvey as Assistant Boys Golf Coach with the School District effective March 21, 2022. 4.3.12. Approved employment of Zach Brandt as NHS Advisor at the High School effective the 2022-2023 school year. 4.4 The board approved the following donations for the month of February 2022: the MN State High School League donation for student activity/sports participation. 4.5 Approved an employee’s request for sick leave (due to pregnancy) from April 8, 2022, through May 20, 2022, and child care leave (without pay) from May 21, 2022, through June 24, 2022. 5. Motion by Member Lorenz, seconded by Member Prins and unanimously passed to approve first reading of policies 204 School Board Meeting Minutes, 208 Development, Adoption and Implementation of Polices, 210 Conflict of Interest-School Board Members, 301 School District Administration, 302 Superintendent, 401 Equal Employment Opportunity, 408 Subpoena of a School District Employee, 414 Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse, 419 Tobacco Free Environment; Possession and Use of Tobacco, Tobacco Related Devices, and Electronic Delivery Devices; Vaping Awareness and Prevention Instruction, 504 Student Dress and Appearance, 516 Student Medication, 519 Interviews of Students by Outside Agencies, 520 Student Surveys, 521 Student Disability Nondiscrimination, 532 Use of Peace Officers and Crisis Teams to Remove Students with IEPs from School Grounds, 603 Curriculum Development, 604 Instructional Curriculum, 606 Textbooks and Instructional Materials, 607 Organization of Grade Levels, 611 Home Schooling, 613 Graduation Requirements, 614 School District Testing Plan and Procedure, and 616 School District System Accountability. 6. Motion by Member Harberts, seconded by Member Shaffer and unanimously passed to approve a memorandum of understanding with Crossroads Care Center for temporary shelter in the event of an emergency evacuation. 7. Motion by Member Harberts, seconded by Member Schnieder to approve a student expulsion. Motion passed by roll call vote 6 to 0. 8. Motion by Member Prins, seconded by Member Harberts and unanimously passed to approve HVAC/Chiller Project Bid from Cool Air Mechanical, Inc. in the amount of $1,539,700. 9. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Lorenz and unanimously passed to approve a Field House Usage Agreement with the City of Worthington from March 14, 2022, through April 15, 2022, at no cost. 10. Motion by Member Harberts, seconded by Member Prins and unanimously passed to approve Surplus Property from the High School Ag Shop including several welders, a bench grinder and a torchmate. 11. Motion by Member Prins, seconded by Member Lorenz and unanimously passed to approve a contract with Josh Noble as the Director of Instruction. 12. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Shaffer and unanimously passed to approve a one-year leave of absence request for Theresa Tripp. 13. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Lorenz and unanimously passed to approve to allow the use of Tele-Therapy for Darcy Murphy and Kim Anderson for one year. The Board further discussed and reviewed the following matters: Investments and financial status; Superintendent’s Report – Mr. Landgaard reported the following: Enrollment projects update; Accreditation next year; Health insurance rates increase; Conditional Use permit for the District Office building and High School graduation ticketed event. Instructional Committee Report – Mr. Prins reported the following: None. Operations Committee Report – Mr. Harberts reported the following: He attended the FFA banquet. Other Reports – Ms. Dudley reported that the new Crailsheim exchange student is Nataly Najera Murillo. Other Business -Mr. Shaffer recognized Anne Foley on a great job she is doing with communications. Future Business –Ms. Dudley reported that March 18 at 2 p.m. will be a tour of the new Intermediate school building. The bidding process for the storage shed and District Office building addition is moved to March 29th and a special board meeting will be scheduled to approve these bids. Meeting adjourned at 5:37 p.m. Steve Schnieder, Clerk Lisa Ahrenstorff, Deputy Clerk (April 27, 2022) 55957