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October 18, 2017

10/5/2017 11:02:00 AM
BOARD OF EDUCATION - Chisago Lakes Schools Independent School District #2144 Lindstrom, MN 55045 - MINUTES: Thursday, August 10, 2017

(October 5, 2017)

Members Present: Mark Leigh; Thomas Lawlor; Danielle Strenke; Lori Berg; Brenda Carlson; Jerry Vitalis; Joe Thimm, Superintendent and Heide Miller, Director of Business Services.

Members Absent: none

Visitors: Bob Meyer, Jodi Otte, Lori Nelson, Sara Johnson, Kathy Laqua, Tim Alm, Carolyn Alm, Kailee Carlson, Jenae Carlson, Jeff Norton, Sarah Schmidt, Dean Jennissen and Jodi Davis,

1. The Regular Meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and began with the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to accept the revised agenda.

3. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried unanimously to approve the minutes of the July 13, 2017 School Board meeting.

4. Open Forum participants were Tim Alm, Kailey Carlson and Janae Carlson.  They all spoke to the new tennis courts project.

5. Motion by Lawlor, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to approve the accounts payable items as follows:  

Hand payables in the amount of $34,584.53. A set of computer payables dated July 27, 2017 for check number 125230 through check number 125350 in the amount of $782,740.93.  A second set of computer payables dated August 9, 2017 for check number 125351 through 125477 in the amount of $456,451.30.

A third set of computer payables dated 8/9/17 for check number 125478 through check number 125536 in the amount of $90,388.06.

6. Sarah Schmidt and Lori Nelson shared the video that was made by CGI Communication for Chisago Lakes Schools.

7. Sarah Schmidt shared the MCA Reading and Math test results that were recently made available.

8. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to approve the grant application submitted to MDE for CLEC Staff Development in the amount of $8960.58.

9. The Closing and Post Sale Report from Ehlers was provided regarding the $61,680,000 General Obligation School Building Bonds.

10. A letter from ICS Consulting announcing the merger with Foster, Jacobs and Johnson (FJJ) was shared.

11. The news release from MDH regarding a new asthma response training for all high school coaches in MN was shared.  Several of Chisago Lakes Coaches have already participated in the training.

12. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to approve the Second Reading of Policy 533.1 Early Admission to Kindergarten with the date change.

13. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Strenke and carried unanimously to approve the Second Reading of Policy 922 Facility Use Policy with the language change on page 21 regarding the hourly rate being Minimum Wage in conjunction with the Miscellaneous Wage Sheet.

14. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried unanimously to award the milk bid to Hastings Co-op.

15. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to approve the ISD #2144 District Calendar for 2018-19 as presented.

16. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to approve the two solar garden contracts with Johnson 1 and Johnson 2 as presented.

17. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg to approve the changes to the 2017-18 Lakeside Elementary Student Handbook as presented.

18. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried unanimously to call for bids on the MS Tennis Courts to be opened on September 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Chisago Lakes District Office Board Room.  Bids will be awarded at the September 21, 2017 board meeting.

19. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to have a closed board meeting on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM to discuss negotiation strategies.

20. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to accept the donation of $2,000.00 to Community Education to go towards the new Pickleball courts from the City of Lindstrom Parks Department.

21. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to accept and approve the resignations as follows:

Lisa Barthel, food service worker resigned effective the end of 2016-17 school year;

Sheryl Grote, health aide at TF, resigned effective 8/15/17;

Shannon Hejny, paraprofessional at the HS, effective August 8, 2017;

22. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to accept and approve the letter of retirement from Joe Todd effective January 5, 2018.

23. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to accept the request for Military Leave of Absence from Scott Leffler for June 29, 2017 through February 26, 2018.  

24. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried unanimously to approve the request for a one year leave of absence for Barb Cummings as presented.

25. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to approve the non-certified contracts as presented:

Karen Bovitz, Health Assistant at Lakeside, change in position, hours & building effective 8/21/17 for the 17-18 school year; $18.18, B-K, 8 hrs/day up to 176 days;

Kimberly Karst, Title I Elem Para commencing 9/5/17 at TF, $12.11, A-C, 5.75 hrs/day up to 168 days;

Marie Keefe, SPED Para commencing 9/5/17 at MS, $12.11, A-C, 5.75 hrs/day up to 170 days;

Krystina Lange, SPED Para at SOAR Program – CLEC commencing 8/23/17, $16.40, B-G, 5.75 hrs/day up to 170 days;

Cynthia Still, SPED Para commencing 9/5/17 at HS, $15.37, A-I, 5.75 hrs/day up to 170 days;

Khristeen Smith, SPED Para commencing 9/5/17 at HS, $13.08, A-E, 5.75 hrs/day up to 170 days;

Michelle Smith, Office Para/Secretary at TF commencing 9/5/17, $13.08, A-E, 5.75 hrs/day up to 168 days;

Laura Stilp, SPED Para commencing 9/5/17 at HS, $15.37, A-I, 5.75 hrs/day up to 170 days;

Christina Walbridge, SPED Para at HS commencing 9/5/17, $11.70, A-B, 5.75 hrs/day up to 170 days;

Anna Weiden, SPED Para at HS commencing 9/5/17, $14.16 A-G, 5.75 hrs/day up to 170 days;

26. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to approve the certified contracts as presented:

Lauren Benish, Elementary Instructor at PS for 2017-18, BA+15, Step C, $40,522.00;

Kelly Jo Campbell, Elementary Instructor for 2017-18 at Lakeside for 2017-18, BA+0, Step D, $40,522.00;

Sara Eiler, Elementary Instructor at PS  for 2017-18, BA+0, Step C, $39,482.00;

Kathryn Mickelson, Elementary Instructor at TF for 2017-18, BA+0, Step A, $37,407.00;

Jessica Randall, Secondary Instructor at MS for 2017-18, MA+60, Step QC1, $78,938.00;

Michael Schoeneck, Secondary Instructor at MS for 2017-18, BA+60, Step QC2, $72,169.00 + extra 10% $7,216.90 = $79,385.90;

27. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried unanimously to approve the certified long term substitute contract as presented for Diane Spychalla.

28. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to approve the contract for Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) with Sheila Merzer not to exceed $7000.00 for a special needs student attending Chisago Lakes Schools.

29. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to approve the contract for Stephanie Anderson, Enrichment Facilitator for the Primary School and Lakeside Elementary for 2017-2018.

30. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried unanimously to approve the contract for Christine Lundberg, Enrichment Facilitator at Taylors Falls Elementary.

31. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried unanimously to approve the 2017-2020 contract for Sarah Schmidt, Curriculum Director.

32. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried unanimously to approve the Memorandum of Agreement for Heide Miller, Director of Business Services as presented.

33. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to approve the Superintendent contract for Dean Jennissen for 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 as presented.

34. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Strenke and carried unanimously to approve the activity contracts as stated:

Heather Bottjen, Cheerleading Assistant Advisor for 2017-18, VIII-1, $2,077.00;

Rachel Lexvold, Director, All School Play for 2017-18, III-0, $3,928.00;

Joleen Meyer, Extra-Costumer for All School Play for 2017-18, $2,000.00;

Rachel Stauber, Boys Swimming Head Coach for 2017-18, III-0, $4,863.00;

35. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and upon roll call vote with Tom Lawlor abstaining, the following members voted in favor of Lawlor’s Girls Soccer Coach for 2017-18, VII-6, $2551.00; Vitalis, Berg, Leigh, Carlson, Strenke with no members voting against same.

36. Superintendent Thimm shared that the Core Groups and the POC have met and will continue to meet as our building project progress.

37. Motion by Berg, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 7:35p.m.

Danielle Strenke
Clerk

Mark Leigh
Chair



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