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REGULAR BOARD MEETING November 16, 2021

REGULAR BOARD MEETING
November 16, 2021
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 October 19, 2021, at 5:15 p.m.
The following were present: BOARD MEMBERS – Lori Dudley, Brad Shaffer, Steve Schnieder, Adam Blume, Joel Lorenz, Mike Harberts and Tom Prins
ADMINISTRATORS – John Landgaard, Superintendent, Dave Skog, Director of Management Services
Correspondence and Recognition: The board recognized the following employees/students: Boys soccer team were big south conference champions and advancing to the state tournament in the section finals. Coach Flores was section coach of the year, Menkem Mehri was recognized on the all-state team and all-state tournament team and Ulises Barrera was recognized to the all-state team. The Boys Cross Country team finished as the Big South Conference champions for the fourth year in a row and won the 2AA meet advancing them to the state tournament. Fanuel Wolday finished 6 in the section meet and 31 in the state meet.
Ellen Hoefker from Drealan, Kvilhaug, Hoefker and Co., PA, presented the 2020-2021 audit report.
Katie Clarke and Lakeyta Swinea presented the World’s Best Work Force and Achievement and Integration Annual Report for 2020-2021.
1. Motion by Member Lorenz, and seconded by Member Schnieder and unanimously passed to approve the Consent Agenda for the November 16, 2021, School Board meeting with the addition of 4.3.40 approve employment of Anne Foley as Public Relations/Communications Coordinator.
2. Motion by Member Lorenz, seconded by Member Schnieder and unanimously passed to approve the Main Agenda for the November 16, 2021, School Board meeting.
3. Motion by Member Prins, seconded by Member Harberts and unanimously passed to approve the October 19, 2021, Regular School Board meeting minutes and the October 19, 2021, School Board Work Session meeting minutes.
Motion by Member Prins, 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:
4.1 Financial Reports -
A. Approved Investments Matured and Purchased
B. Approved Wire Transfers
C. Approved Claims and Accounts for November 16, 2021, as per Board Check Register
November 16, 2021
GENERAL FUND $2,592,428.80
FOOD SERVICE $115,891.63
TRANSPORTATION $137,228.58
COMMUNITY SERVICE $19,467.57
CAPITAL OUTLAY $154,480.73
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION $2,585,046.73
TRUST $12,332.16
INTEGRATION COLLABORATIVE $3,708.19
STUDENT ACTIVITY $19,184.09
MONTH TOTAL $5,639,768.48
D. Approved the Community Education Imprest Cash Account in the amount of $390.00 for October 2021.
4.2.1. Approved resignation of Lorena Gonzalez Miranda as ABE Paraprofessional and Community Connector/Family Liaison effective October 22, 2021.
4.2.2. Approved resignation of Malory Fritz as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective November 29, 2021.
4.2.3. Approved resignation of Molly Scheidt as Middle School Volleyball Coach effective October 27, 2021.
4.2.4. Approved resignation of Paul Barduson as Winter Weight Room Supervisor effective October 29, 2021.
4.2.5. Approved resignation of Susan Koob as Cashier/Cook at the Middle School effective November 12, 2021.
4.2.6. Approved resignation of Taylor Lupton as Class I Paraprofessional at the High School effective November 22, 2021.
4.3.1. Approved employment of Bryan Brink as Cook/Janitor at the High School effective October 18, 2021.
4.3.2. Approved employment of Katharina Swift as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective October 11, 2021.
4.3.3. Approved employment of Shawn Ranek as ABE Teacher at Pipestone effective October 12, 2021.
4.3.4. Approved employment of Samantha Schmokel as Junior Class Advisor for Prom effective October 18, 2021.
4.3.5. Approved employment of Dominga Verdoorn as Inter School Mail/Laundry employee effective October 20, 2021.
4.3.6. Approved employment of Isabel Ibarra as EBD Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective October 21, 2021.
4.3.7. Approved an overload of .0504 FTE for 75 days for Erin Ahrens as Special Education Teacher at Prairie Elementary effective September 20, 2021.
4.3.8. Approved an overload of .0504 FTE for 75 days for Tonisha Miller as Special Education Teacher at Prairie Elementary effective September 20, 2021.
4.3.9. Approved employment of Malory Fritz as Administrative Assistant with Special Education effective November 30, 2021.
4.3.10. Approved employment of Alisha Haberman as Targeted Services Kindergarten Educational Assistant at Prairie Elementary effective October 27, 2021.
4.3.11. Approved employment of Emily Ruml as Supplemental VIBE Sped Teacher effective October 25, 2021.
4.3.12. Approved employment of Barbara Hammer as Targeted Services Teacher effective October 19, 2021.
4.3.13. Approved employment of Amber Tietz as Targeted Services Teacher effective October 25, 2021.
4.3.14. Approved employment of Taylor Lupton as C-Squad Boys Basketball Coach effective November 22, 2021.
4.3.15. Approved employment of Courtney Opdahl as Middle School Girls Basketball Coach effective November 15, 2021.
4.3.16. Approved employment of Spencer Wieneke as Winter Weight Room Supervisor effective November 15, 2021.
4.3.17. Approved employment of Casey Hertz as Winter Weight Room Supervisor effective November 15, 2021.
4.3.18. Approved employment of Austin Selvey as B-Squad Boys Basketball Coach effective November 22, 2021.
4.3.19. Approved employment of Katie Finley as VIBE Teacher effective November 1, 2021.
4.3.20. Approved employment of Micaela Massey as IT Coordinator with Technology effective June 1, 2022.
4.3.21. Approved employment of Lisa Madison as Middle School Targeted Services Teacher effective November 2, 2021.
4.3.22. Approved employment of Julie Bauman as Prairie Targeted Services Rover Teacher effective November 2, 2021.
4.3.23. Approved employment of Lindsey Schomacker as Middle School Targeted Services Teacher effective November 3, 2021.
4.3.24. Approved employment of Amanda Williamson as Software Program Specialist with Technology effective November 8, 2021.
4.3.25. Approved an increase in assignment of .18 FTE for Elvia Brinks as ABE Paraprofessional with Community Education effective November 3, 2021.
4.3.26. Approved employment of Nancy Landeros as Cultural Liaison with NCIC effective November 15, 2021.
4.3.27. Approved employment of Ron Vorwald as Assistant High School Boys Basketball Coach effective November 22, 2021.
4.3.28. Approved a .083 FTE Overload (1 block/term 2) for Ann Mills as Science Teacher at the High School effective November 8, 2021.
4.3.29. Approved a .083 FTE Overload (1 block/term 2) for Rhonda Bonstetter as Math Teacher at the High School effective November 8, 2021.
4.3.30. Approved a .083 FTE Overload (1 block/term 2) for Geno Lais as Business Teacher at the High School effective November 8, 2021.
4.3.31. Approved a .083 FTE Overload (1 block/term 2) for Jose Morales as Science Teacher at the High School effective November 8, 2021.
4.3.32. Approved a .0416 FTE Overload (1 skinny/term 2) for Kelli Borrero as EL Teacher at the High School effective November 8, 2021.
4.3.33. Approved a .0416 Overload (1 skinny/term 2) for Krista Van Note as EL Teacher at the High School effective November 8, 2021.
4.3.34. Approved employment of Taylor Lupton as IT Support effective November 22, 2021.
4.3.35. Approved employment of Michelle Berrones as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective November 5, 2021.
4.3.36. Approved employment of Emily Flores Ibarra as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective November 5, 2021.
4.3.37. Approved employment of Jade Nguyen as Middle School Targeted Services Rover Teacher effective November 9, 2021.
4.3.38. Approved employment of Derek Schmitz as Middle School Targeted Services Rover Teacher effective November 9, 2021.
4.3.39. Approved employment of Brian Bau as Night School Rover Teacher at the Learning Center effective November 10, 2021.
4.3.40. Approved employment of Anne Foley as Public Relations/Communications Coordinator with the District Office effective December 13, 2021.
4.4 The board approved the following donations for the month of October 2021: A donation from the Worthington Sports Booster Club for the tennis program.
4.5 Approved Targeted Services employees as listed.
4.6 Approved an employee’s request for sick leave (due to pregnancy) from January 5, 2022, through February 16, 2022.
4.7 Approved an employee’s request for sick leave (due to pregnancy) from April 23, 2022, through June 4, 2022.
5. Motion by Member Harberts, seconded by Member Prins to approve expulsion of a student #1. Motion passed by roll call vote 7 to 0. Resolution is on file at the District Office.
6. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Blume and unanimously passed to approve the 2022-2023 school calendar.
7. Motion by Member Lorenz, seconded by Member Prins to approve the World’s Best Work Force Achievement and Integration Annual Report for 2020-2021. Motion passed 6 to 1 with Member Blume dissenting.
8. Motion by Member Harberts, seconded by Member Lorenz and unanimously passed to approve the 2020-2021 audit report as presented.
9. Motion by Member Blume, seconded by Member Shaffer to approve student expulsion #2. Motion passed by roll call vote 7 to 0. Resolution is on file at the District Office.
10. Motion by Member Schneider, seconded by Member Lorenz to approve Resolution of Governing Board Supporting Form A an Application to Minnesota State High School League Foundation. Motion passed by roll call vote 7 to 0. Resolution is on file at the District Office.
11. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Prins and unanimously passed to approve mental health professional contract.
12. The board had a discussion regarding student school board representatives.
13. Motion by Member Lorenz, seconded by Member Blume to authorize the Superintendent and the Director of Management Services to negotiate an agreement to allow the final approval of the right of way easement on the Crailsheim property.
Motion by Member Shaffer, seconded by Member Prins to amend the motion to include and Fox Farm Road culvert.
The original motion as amended passed 7 to 0.
14. Motion by Member Shaffer, seconded by Member Harberts and unanimously passed to authorize the Superintendent and the Director of Management Services to enter into an agreement to allow final approval of a permanent easement for the walking/bike path on Prairie Elementary property.
15. Motion by Member Lorenz, seconded by Member Blume and unanimously passed to approve to declare 59 computers and 315 iPads as surplus property.
The Board further discussed and reviewed the following matters: Investments and financial status; Superintendent’s Report – Mr. Landgaard reported the following: Federal Mandate on vaccination and testing for employers with 100 or more employees. Instructional Committee Report – Mr. Prins reported the following: Enrollment study and school start times. Operations Committee Report – Mr. Shaffer reported the following: None. Other Reports - None. Other Business – None. Future Business – None.
Meeting adjourned at 6:18 p.m.
Steve Schnieder, Clerk
Lisa Ahrenstorff, Deputy Clerk
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