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REGULAR BOARD MEETING September 20, 2022

REGULAR BOARD MEETING September 20, 2022 A Tax Abatement Hearing was held at the Worthington High School Band Room, 1211 Clary Street, Worthington, Minnesota on September 20, 2022, at 6:10 p.m. Hearing adjourned at 6:12 p.m. 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 September 20, 2022, at 6:15 p.m. The following were present: BOARD MEMBERS – Lori Dudley, Brad Shaffer, Steve Schnieder, Joel Lorenz, Mike Harberts and Adam Blume. Absent – Tom Prins ADMINISTRATORS – John Landgaard, Superintendent and Dave Skog, Director of Management Services Correspondence and Recognition: The board recognized the following employees/students: Thank you to American Lutheran Church for providing snacks and baked goods once a month for all staff. Thank you to JBS for providing student and staff school supplies at each building. 1. Motion by Member Lorenz, seconded by Member Harberts and unanimously passed to approve the Consent Agenda for the September 20, 2022, School Board meeting. 2. Motion by Member Lorenz, seconded by Member Harberts and unanimously passed to approve the Main Agenda for the September 20, 2022, School Board meeting with the addition of item 5.11 – Approval of Two Student Teacher Agreements with the University of Minnesota and American College of Education. 3. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Blume and unanimously passed to approve the August 16, 2022, Regular School Board meeting minutes. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Blume and unanimously passed to accept the school board committee meeting minutes as received. 4. Motion by Member Blume, seconded by Member Harberts 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 September 20, 2022, as per Board Check Register September 20, 2022 GENERAL FUND $3,991,257.20 FOOD SERVICE $48,693.39 TRANSPORTATION $108,147.02 COMMUNITY SERVICE $146,977.32 CAPITAL OUTLAY $410,629.39 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION $410,428.73 TRUST $8,404.44 INTEGRATION COLLABORATIVE $52,062.99 STUDENT ACTIVITY $8,481.20 MONTH TOTAL $5,185,081.68 D. Approved the Community Education Imprest Cash Account in the amount of $50.00 for August 2022. 4.2.1. Approved resignation of Yaritza Madrigal as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 5, 2022. 4.2.2. Approved resignation of Karin Peters as Class I Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 8, 2022. 4.2.3. Approved resignation of Elvia Brinks as ABE Childcare Paraprofessional at Community Education effective July 28, 2022. 4.2.4. Approved resignation of Alina Khamphanh as Class II Paraprofessional at the Intermediate School effective August 15, 2022. 4.2.5. Approved resignation of Jodie Johnson as Class I Custodian at the Intermediate School effective until replacement. 4.2.6. Approved retirement of Trudy Henry as Class I Paraprofessional at the Intermediate School effective May 27, 2022. 4.2.7. Approved resignation of Blake Regnier as Middle School Student Council Co-Advisor effective August 16, 2022. 4.2.8. Approved resignation of Christy Menke as Middle School SADD Advisor effective August 16, 2022. 4.2.9. Approved resignation of Kelsey Hartzler as Occupational Therapist at Prairie Elementary effective August 18, 2022. 4.2.10. Approved resignation of Brian Brink as Kitchen Custodian at the High School effective August 17, 2022. 4.2.11. Approved resignation of Joan Pater as Class I Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 30, 2022. 4.2.12. Approved resignation of Alva Monterroso as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 23, 2022. 4.2.13. Approved resignation of Lizette Castillo as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 24, 2022. 4.2.14. Approved resignation of Mai Hubbard as Paraprofessional at the Middle School effective August 24, 2022. 4.2.15. Approved resignation of Heidi Ramirez as Paraprofessional at the Middle School effective August 21, 2022. 4.2.16. Approved retirement of Diane Standafer as IT Database Specialist with Technology effective September 16, 2022. 4.2.17. Approved resignation of Barb Pershing as Cook at Prairie Elementary effective September 1, 2022. 4.2.18. Approved resignation of Skyler Wenninger as High School Assistant Boys Hockey Coach effective August 26, 2022. 4.2.19. Approved resignation of Summer Kruger as Class I Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 30, 2022. 4.2.20. Approved resignation of Twol Gilo as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.2.21. Approved resignation of Apryl Meier as Cashier/Cook at the Middle School effective September 23, 2022 4.2.22. Approved resignation of Myra Kluver as Cook at Prairie Elementary effective September 6, 2022. 4.2.23. Approved resignation of Maggie Blume as Class I Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective September 12, 2022. 4.2.24. Approved resignation of Shanee Feller as Cook at Prairie Elementary effective September 6, 2022. 4.3.1. Approved employment of Lisa Harms as High School Leadership Team effective August 16, 2022. 4.3.2. Approved employment of Vickie Lord Anderson as Middle School SADD Advisor effective August 16, 2022. 4.3.3. Approved employment of Zac Paulson as Middle School Student Council Co-Advisor effective August 16, 2022. 4.3.4. Approved employment of Kiana Leighty as High School Assistant Volleyball Coach effective August 15, 2022. 4.3.5. Approved employment of Azael Rodriguez as Class I Paraprofessional at the Intermediate School effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.6. Approved employment of Susan Schweigert as Class I Paraprofessional at the Intermediate School effective August 29, 2022. 4.3.7. Approved approve employment of Ximena Lopez as Class I Paraprofessional at the Intermediate School effective July 27, 2022. 4.3.8. Approved employment of Vicky Khamphanh as Class I Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.9. Approved employment of Orin Kaufman as Class I Paraprofessional at the Intermediate School effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.10. Approved employment of Rosa Granados as Class I Paraprofessional at the Intermediate School effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.11. Approved employment of Isabelle Gonzalez as Class I Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.12. Approved employment of Jordan Gieselman as Class I Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.13. Approved employment of Kahla Gieselman as Class I Paraprofessional at the Intermediate School effective August 23, 2022. 4.3.14. Approved employment of Madison Evans as Class I Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.15. Approved employment of Maggie Blume as Class I Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.16. Approved employment of Ariadne Barrera Garcia as Class I Paraprofessional at the High School effective August 2022. 4.3.17. Approved employment of Linda Mejia as Cook at the Middle School effective August 11, 2022. 4.3.18. Approved employment of Mary Hendel as Cook at the Middle School effective July 6, 2022. 4.3.19. Approved employment of Shanee Feller as Cook at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.20. Approved employment of Maria Valle as Early Childhood Paraprofessional with Community Education effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.21. Approved employment of Teresa Wede as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.22. Approved employment of Cecilia Ramos as Class II Paraprofessional at the Intermediate School effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.23. Approved employment of Nancy Orellana as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.24. Approved employment of Dustin Morgan as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.25. Approved employment of Andrew Martinez as Class II Paraprofessional at the Intermediate School effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.26. Approved employment of Edwin Lopez Ramos as Class II Paraprofessional at the Intermediate School effective August 30, 2022. 4.3.27. Approved employment of Holly Kleve as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.28. Approved employment of Neena Hubbard as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.29. Approved employment of Peyton Conover as Class II Paraprofessional at the Intermediate School effective August 15, 2022. 4.3.30. Approved employment of Laura Chacon as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.31. Approved employment of Rebecca Townsend as Class II Paraprofessional at the Intermediate School effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.32. Approved employment of Jennie Canales as Class I Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.33. Approved employment of Ariel Reyes as IM Interpreter at the Intermediate School effective August 15, 2022. 4.3.34. Approved employment of Glenda Lais as High School Leadership Team effective August 17, 2022. 4.3.35. Approved employment of Bryan Arroyo as After-School Weight Room Supervisor at the High School effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.36. Approved employment of Bridget Smith as EL Teacher at Prairie Elementary effective August 15, 2022. 4.3.37. Approved employment of Shannon Andrea as Gymnastics Instructor with Community Education effective August 16, 2022. 4.3.38. Approved employment of Mark Demuth as High School Assistant Girls JV Soccer Coach effective August 15, 2022. 4.3.39. Approved employment of Lisa Woll as ABE Teacher with Community Education effective July 1, 2022. 4.3.40. Approved employment of Leslie Resendiz as Class II Paraprofessional at the Intermediate School effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.41. Approved employment of Julianna Espinoza as Class I Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.42. Approved employment of Tyson Henkels as IT Media Technician effective August 17, 2022. 4.3.43. Approved employment of Jezanie Ibarra Alvarado as Early Childhood Paraprofessional with Community Education effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.44. Approved employment of Joni Reitmeier as Assisting with MN West Medical Terminology class effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.45. Approved employment of Jazmin Sanchez Ortega as Class I Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.46. Approved employment of Summer Kruger as Class I Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.47. Approved employment of Itati Mendoza as Class I Paraprofessional at the Intermediate School effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.48. Approved employment of Monica Resendiz as Class II Paraprofessional at the Intermediate School effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.49. Approved employment of Cherlin Miguel Almengor as Class I Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.50. Approved employment of Tania Rodriguez as Class I Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.51. Approved employment of Melanie Kuhl as ABE Teacher with Community Education effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.52. Approved employment of Teresa Bravo as Class II Paraprofessional at the Intermediate School effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.53. Approved employment of Eric Morales as Class I EL Paraprofessional at the High School effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.54. Approved to rescind Tom Ahlberg’s June 30, 2022, retirement date and approve his retirement date as a Network Database Specialist effective August 19, 2022. 4.3.55. Approved employment of Kesia Dominguez Escalante as ABE Teacher with Community Education effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.56. Approved employment of Jodi Johnson as Class II Custodian at the Learning Center effective August 29, 2022. 4.3.57. Approved employment of Pam Deuel as a Long-Term Substitute Early Childhood Teacher with Community Education effective August 30, 2022. 4.3.58. Approved employment of Maria Garcia Peters as Achievement and Integration Coordinator with Community Education effective September 6, 2022. 4.3.59. Approved employment of Gail Ragan as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 23, 2022. 4.3.60. Approved employment of Thelma Rodriguez as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.61. Approved employment of Doug White as High School C-Squad Girls Soccer Coach effective August 15, 2022. 4.3.62. Approved employment of Emely Gonzalez as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 22, 2022. 4.3.63. Approved employment of Kristin Walerius as Sophomore Class Advisor effective August 31, 2022. 4.3.64. Approved employment of Yesenia Galvez as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective August 29, 2022. 4.3.65. Approved employment of Ashley Rolon as Class II Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective September 5, 2022. 4.3.66. Approved employment of Maria del Sagrario Lopez as ABE Childcare Assistant with Community Education effective September 6, 2022. 4.3.67. Approved employment of Molly Schutz as Enrichment Program Aide with Community Education effective September 6, 2022. 4.3.68. Approved employment of Alyssa Williams as Gymnastics Aide with Community Education effective August 16, 2022. 4.3.69. Approved employment of Ronnie Noerenberg as Transportation Paraprofessional with Special Programs effective September 2, 2022. 4.3.70. Approved employment of Stacy Kruse as Class I Custodian at the Intermediate School effective August 29, 2022. 4.3.71. Approved an increase in assignment for Kelly Preuss as Class II Paraprofessional to a Class I Paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary effective September 6, 2022. 4.3.72. Approved an increase in assignment of .0416 FTE (Skinny Overload for Quarter 1) for Paul Barduson as EL Teacher at the High School effective September 12, 2002. 4.3.73. Approved employment of Apryl Meier as Paraprofessional at the Middle School effective September 26, 2022. 4.3.74. Approved employment of Jennifer Ober as DCD/ASD Paraprofessional at the Middle School effective August 31, 2022. 4.3.75. Approved employment of Coral Owens-Riley as ABE Childcare Assistant with Community Education effective August 26, 2022. 4.3.76. Approved employment of Carolyn Knigge as Childcare Assistant with Community Education effective September 19, 2022. 4.3.77. Approved employment of Carolyn Knigge as Early Childhood Paraprofessional with Community Education effective September 19, 2022. 4.3.78. Approved employment of Marguerite Riemersma as Cook at Prairie Elementary effective September 16, 2022. 4.3.79. Approved employment of Lucero Rios as Cook at Prairie Elementary effective September 16, 2022. 4.4 The board approved the acceptance of the following donations for the month of August 2022: Round Lake Winery for FFA. 4.5 Approved night school teachers list. 4.6 Approved an employee’s request for sick leave (due to pregnancy) from October 24, 2022, through November 18, 2022, and childcare leave (without pay) from November 21, 2022, through December 2, 2022. 4.7 Approved an employee’s request for sick leave (due to pregnancy) from February 28, 2023, through April 10, 2023, and childcare leave (without pay) from April 11, 2023, through May 22, 2023. 5. Motion by Member Harberts, seconded by Member Shaffer to approve Resolution #1 Approving Tax Abatement for Certain Property Pursuant to Minn.Stat.469.1813. Motion passed by roll call vote 6 to 0. 6. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Lorenz and unanimously passed to approve the second reading of Policy 524 Internet Acceptable Use, Safety and Data Privacy Policy. 7. Motion by Member Lorenz, seconded by Member Blume and unanimously passed to approve the JBS Field House Agreement. 8. Motion by Member Blume, seconded by Member Lorenz and unanimously passed to approve first reading of Policy 726 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone). 9. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Lorenz to approve Resolution Requesting MN Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Assistance in Enhancing Safety Along County State Aid Highway 10 within Worthington, MN and Nobles County. Motion passed by roll call vote 6 to 0. 10. Motion by Member Shaffer, seconded by Member Lorenz and unanimously passed to certify the maximum proposed 2022 levy payable 2023. 11. Motion by Member Schnieder, seconded by Member Lorenz to approve to utilize the Cooperative’s lease levy. Vote was 3 to 3 with Members Harberts, Shaffer and Blume dissenting. Motion failed. 12. Motion by Member Shaffer, seconded by Member Lorenz and unanimously passed to approve to set the Truth in Taxation Hearing on December 20, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at the Worthington High School Band Room. 13. Motion by Member Lorenz, seconded by Member Shaffer and unanimously passed to approve to eliminate the committed fund balance of $2.5 million and move it to the assigned fund balance. 14. Motion by Member Lorenz, seconded by Member Shaffer and unanimously passed to approve to move the unassigned fund balance of $3.5 million to the assigned fund balance. 15. Motion by Member Harberts, seconded by Member Lorenz and unanimously passed to approve a student teaching agreement with both the University of Minnesota and the American College of Education. The Board further discussed and reviewed the following matters: Investments and financial status; Superintendent’s Report – Mr. Landgaard reported the following: The Department of Education has changed the application process for on-line schools and the timeline may affect being able to reopen in the Fall of 2023. Instructional Committee Report – Mr. Prins reported the following: None. Operations Committee Report – Mr. Harberts reported the following: Discussed the demolition of the West building. Other Reports – None. Other Business - None. Future Business – None. Meeting adjourned at 6:37 p.m. Steve Schnieder, Clerk David Skog, Deputy Clerk (Oct. 26, 2022) 115041