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May 25, 2018

5/17/2018 11:19:00 AM
Chisago Lakes Schools Independent School District #2144 BOARD OF EDUCATION, Lindstrom, MN 55045 Thursday, April 12, 2018: MINUTES

(May 17, 2018)

Members Present:  Mark Leigh; Thomas Lawlor; Danielle Strenke; Lori Berg; Brenda Carlson; Jerry Vitalis; Superintendent Jennissen

Members Absent: None.    

Visitors: Jodi Davis, Bob Meyer, Haley Lang, Maria Hoffdahl, Kathy Laqua, Tracy Quarnstrom, Jeff Lindeman, Greg Anklan, Chris Ziemer, Adam Wojcik, Jason Gamble, Joe Thimm, Carolyn Rich, Emilia Smith, Kyra Wachholz, Rachel Stauber, Megan Cartier, Rich Cartier, Ryan Mower, Jamie Mower, Jon Kuenstling, Storm Opdahl, Julie Opdahl, Hannah Janzig, Matt Silver and Addison Clarin.

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 Lawlor and carried to accept the revised agenda.

3. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried to approve the minutes for the March 8, 2018 School Board Meeting.

4. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried to approve the minutes of the March 29, 2018 Special School Board Meeting.

5. There were no Open Forum participants.

6. Motion by Lawlor, seconded by Berg and carried to approve the accounts payable as presented:  

Hand payables in the amount of $34,518.51.

Building Fund computer payables dated 4/5/18 for check number 1034 through 1040 in the amount of $747,016.64.

Investments as follows:  3/1/18, MSDLAF + (Rabobank, UA) – Comm. Pater Yield: 1.369%, Matured $1,944,752.29; 3/2/18, MSDLAF + TERM Yield 1.30%, Matured $10,000,000.00; 3/2/18, MSDLAF + TERM Yield 1.97% Purchased $4,000,000.00 DUE 5/23/18; 3/2/18, MSDLAF + TERM Yield 1.98% Purchased $4,000,000.00 DUE 6/29/18; 3/29/18, MSDLAF + TERM Yield 1.95% Purchased $3,000,000.00 DUE 5/30/18.

A set of computer payables dated 3/16/18 for check number 128055 through 128242 in the amount of $1,045,623.42.

A second set of computer payables dated 3/29/18 for check number 128243 through 128389 in the amount of $236,665.28.

7. State participants from our winter activities were recognized for their achievements:  Storm Opdahl, Addison Clarin and Jimmy Nord from Swim and Dive.  Aliah Williams and Elsa Leopold from the Gymnastics team.  Ashlie Salokar, Carolyn Rich, Kacey Wachholz, Hallie Johnson, Grace Thyen, Amber Peterson, Emily Blevins, Allyson Buermann, Kaitlyn Peterson, Emilia Smith, Jaden Blumer and Ellie Becker from the Jazz Dance Team.  Jamie Mower and Ryan Mower from the Boys Individual Alpine and Hannah Stec, Hannah Janzig, Sopie Janzig from Girls Individual Alpine. Representing the Girls Alpine Team was Hannah Stec, Hannah Janzig, Sopie Janzig, Bailey Letourneau, Meg Cartier and Alicia Sandberg.

8. Olivia Stevermer and Marie Hoffdahl shared that Prom plans are well underway for the May 5th Prom dance and the Costa Rica trip over Spring Break went well.

9. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried to accept and approve the sponsorship of the columns and community room in the new community center as presented by Joe Thimm and Jason Gamble of MidWestOne Bank.  Security State Bank of Marine, Lake Area Bank, U.S. Bank, Greg Paine from Edward Jones and MidWestOne will be the sponsors.

10. Motion by Berg, seconded by Vitalis and carried to approve and accept the $1,000.00 Schoolyard Garden Grant from the University of MN for the Middle School.

11. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried to accept and approve the $3,000.00 grant for the water control structure near the parking lot at the new Community Center.

12. As of April 3, 2018, student enrollment at Chisago Lakes Schools is 3418.

13. The minutes for the TFPFE March meeting were attached for the board to view.

14. There was no old business to revisit.

15. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried to approve TRIO’s Annual Report as presented.

16. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried to approve the Community Based Organization Contract between Chisago Lakes Schools ISD #2144 and TRIO Wolf Creek Distance Learning Charter School #4095 as presented.

17. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried to approve the 2nd Reading of the Chisago Lakes School District Charter School Authorization Conflict of Interest Policy.

18. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried to approve the 2nd Reading of Policy 806 – Crisis Management Policy.

19. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried to approve the 2nd Reading of Policy 714- Fund Balance Policy.

20. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried to rescind the motion from the January 4, 2018 meeting that approved the controlled house burn for the house on the new elementary school property.

21. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried to place an ad for the sale of the house on Karmel Avenue, on the site of the new elementary school, in the local newspaper.

22. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Carlson and carried to approve the low base bid from Boser in the amount of $17,717,900.00 for the Chisago Lakes Community Center Additions and Renovations.

23. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried to approve the low base bid of $23,569,000.00 as presented from Donlar Construction Company for the new elementary school.

24.  Motion by Vitalis

RESOLUTION NON-RENEWING PROBATIONARY TEACHING CONTRACTS

WHEREAS,  Minnesota  Statutes  section  122A.40,  subdivision  5, states  that  the  first  three consecutive  years of  a teacher's first teaching  experience  in Minnesota  in a single  district  is deemed  to be a probationary  period  of employment,  and that the probationary  period  in each district in which the teacher is thereafter employed is one year; and

WHEREAS,  Minnesota  Statutes section  122A.40, subdivision  5, further  states  that any annual contract with a probationary teacher may or may not be renewed as the school board shall see fit, provided that the board gives the teacher written notice of the nonrenewal before July 1;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District

No. 2144 as follows:

1. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 122A.40, subdivision 5, the School Board hereby declines to renew the annual teaching contract of the following probationary teacher(s) effective at the end of this school year:
Dave Burgen
Sara Erickson

2.  As a result of this Resolution, the District's employment relationship with the above-named probationary teacher(s) will terminate effective June 30, 2018.
 
3. The School Board has reviewed and hereby approves the written notice of nonrenewal for each affected teachers.  The notice to each affected teachers states the reasons for the non-renewal. The School Board Chair is directed to sign the written notice(s) on behalf of the School Board. The  reasons  for  non-renewal  are  classified  as  private  personnel  data  under  the  Minnesota Governn1ent Data Practices Act, unless the non-renewal  represents  the final disposition  of disciplinary action.

4. The Superintendent, or a designee, is directed to serve the affected teacher(s) with a copy of this Resolution and the approved written notice for that teacher before July 1.  If possible, the notice(s) should be hand-delivered.

The motion for the adoption of this Resolution was duly seconded by Member Berg  and upon vote being taken, the following voted in favor of this Resolution: Strenke, Vitalis, Lawlor, Leigh, Carlson, Berg.   And the following voted against this Resolution: none.

Based upon the vote, this Resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

25. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Strenke and carried to approve the Agreement to Extend the Probationary Period of a MS instructor as follows:

AGREEMENT TO EXTEND PROBATIONARY PERIOD

This Agreement is entered into by and between Independent School District No. 2144, Chisago Lakes School District (“District”), Julie Frawley, (“Employee”) and the Chisago Lakes Education Minnesota (CLEM) (“Union”).  

WHEREAS, the District and the Union are parties to a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) governing the negotiated terms and conditions of employment for teachers employed by the District;

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes section 122A.40, subdivision 5, states:  “The first three consecutive years of a teacher’s first teaching experience in Minnesota in a single district is deemed to be a probationary year of employment, and after completion thereof, the probationary period in each district in which the teacher is thereafter employed shall be one year”;

WHEREAS, Julie Frawley is a probationary teacher in the District;

WHEREAS, District administrators would like additional time to evaluate Julie Frawley’s performance as a teacher in order to determine whether she consistently demonstrates the knowledge and skills expected of a non-probationary teacher in the District.;

WHEREAS, District administrators are charged with the responsibility of making a recommendation to the School Board, but the School Board has the statutory authority to decide whether the annual contract of a probationary employee will be renewed;

WHEREAS, to date the District’s School Board has not decided whether it will renew Julie Frawley’s annual teaching contract;

WHEREAS, Julie Frawley’s annual contract will automatically renew and she will attain non-probationary status under Minnesota Statutes section 122A.40, unless the School Board gives her written notice before July 1, 2018, that it is not renewing her annual contract;

WHEREAS, Julie Frawley understands that she is under no obligation to sign this Agreement;

WHEREAS, Julie Frawley has reviewed her rights under the CBA and Minnesota Statutes section 122A.40, and she has carefully considered her options; and

WHEREAS, Julie Frawley understands that her options include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

A. Julie Frawley can choose to sign this Agreement.  If she signs this Agreement, Julie Frawley understands that she will be agreeing to extend her probationary period of employment for one year, and that she will be waiving certain rights under the CBA and Minnesota Statutes section 122A.40.  If Julie Frawley signs this Agreement, the School Board would then have the following options:  (a) approve this Agreement and thereby renew Julie Frawley’s annual contract for one year; (b) reject this Agreement and give Julie Frawley written notice of non-renewal before July 1, 2018; or (c) take no action, in which case Julie Frawley would attain non-probationary status after July 1, 2018.

B. Julie Frawley can choose not to sign this Agreement.  The School Board would then have the following options: (a) give Julie Frawley written notice of non-renewal before July 1, 2018; (b) take no action, in which case Julie Frawley would attain non-probationary status after July 1, 2018; or (c) take affirmative action to renew Julie Frawley’s annual contract, in which case Julie Frawley would attain non-probationary status after July 1, 2018.

NOW, THEREFORE, IN CONSIDERATION OF the foregoing and the mutual promises contained in this Agreement, including the relinquishment of certain rights, Julie Frawley, the Union, and the District now agree as follows:

1. Waiver of Rights and Extension of Probationary Period.  Julie Frawley knowingly and voluntarily waives her right to the probationary period described in Minnesota Statutes section 122A.40.  Julie Frawley agrees to extend the statutory probationary period for one additional year, which will run from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.  In addition, for the 2018-2019 school year, Julie Frawley waives all rights that are afforded to non-probationary teachers (sometimes referred to as “continuing contract teachers” or “tenured teachers”) under Minnesota law or the CBA.  

2. Contract for 2018-2019 School Year.  The District will offer Julie Frawley an annual contract for the 2018-2019 school year.  During the 2018-2019 school year, Julie Frawley’s employment rights will be the same, and no greater than, the employment rights of a probationary teacher under the CBA and Minnesota Statutes section 122A.40.  

3. Right to Non-Renew or Discharge.  This Agreement does not constitute a guarantee of employment.  The School Board may or may not renew Julie Frawley’s 2018-2019 contract as it sees fit, provided it gives notice of non-renewal before July 1, 2019.  In addition, at any time during the 2018-2019 school year, the District may terminate Julie Frawley’s annual contract by discharging her for cause, effective immediately, after a hearing held upon due notice, or as otherwise permitted by law.  

4. No Undue Influence.  Julie Frawley affirms that neither the District nor any of its officers, employees, agents or representatives has in any way pressured, coerced, or unduly influenced her to sign this Agreement.  Julie Frawley further affirms that she is voluntarily signing this Agreement because of the benefits it provides to her.  

5. Knowledge of Rights.  Julie Frawley has had the opportunity to consult with a Union representative and with legal counsel regarding this Agreement, the CBA, and her rights under Minnesota Statutes section 122A.40.  Julie Frawley affirms that she has a full and complete understanding of her rights, her options, and the terms of this Agreement.  

6. No Precedent or Practice.  This Agreement may not be deemed to establish a precedent or practice or to alter any established precedent or practice arising out of or relating to the CBA.  No party may submit this Agreement in any proceeding as evidence of a precedent or practice.

7. Entire Agreement.  This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties relating to the extension of Julie Frawley’s probationary period of employment.  The terms of this Agreement are contractual and legally binding.  This Agreement supersedes any and all prior agreements between the parties relating to the extension of Julie Frawley’s probationary period of employment.  No party has relied upon any statements, representations, or promises that are not set forth in this Agreement.  No changes to this Agreement will be valid or enforceable unless they are in writing and signed by all parties.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have knowingly and voluntarily entered into this Agreement on the dates shown by their signatures.  This Agreement will not take effect unless and until it is approved by the District’s School Board and is fully executed.  

26. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried to approve the 1st Reading of Policy 514 – Bullying Prohibition Policy.

27. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried to approve the 1st Reading of Policy 413 – Harassment and Violence.

28. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried to approve the 1st Reading of Policy 524 – Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy.

29. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried to approve the 1st Reading of Policy 414 – Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse.

30. Community Education reported that the registration for preschool programs are full at both schools for next year with a waiting list.

31. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried to accept and approve the retirements as presented:

Darlene J. Peltier, Technology Support Specialist effective June 29, 2018;

Thomas Krenz, Lakeside Teacher, effective June 8, 2018;

Cynthia Helgerson, Comm Ed para, effective June 1, 2018;

32. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Strenke and carried to accept and approve the letters of resignation as presented:
       
Mark Fitzgerald, para at the Primary School, effective March 20, 2018;

Connie Bruno, kitchen worker, effective March 28, 2018;

Craig Colter, custodian at Lakeside, effective June 6, 2018;

Todd Dufault, Boys Basketball Coach, effective March 23, 2018;

Tyler Stettler, 9th Grade Basketball Coach, effective March 26, 2018;

Elisabeth Howard, Spec. Ed teacher at Lakeside, effective June 7, 2018;

Lori Nelson, Q Comp Director effective June 30, 2018;

33. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried to approve the leave of absence request for A. Hoppe as presented.

34. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried to approve the leave of absence request for M. Carlson as presented.

35. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried to approve the leave of absence request for J. Mattson as presented.

36. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried to approve the contract for Ed Wakefield as presented.

37. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg and carried to approve the LTS contact for J. Gamble as presented.

38. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Lawlor and carried to approve the Activity Contracts as follows:

Ryan Anderson, Baseball Assistant for 2017-18, $3877.00, IV-9;

Jay Brown, Head Coach Baseball for 2017-18, $4866.00, II-10;

Pat Collins, Baseball Assistant for 2017-18, $3907.00, IV-10;

Jon Erickson, Golf/Girls, Assistant Coach for 2017-18, $2668.00, VII-10;

Michael Kuntz, Baseball, 9th Grade for 2017-18, $3098.00, VI-10;

Breelyn Lang, 9th Grade Softball Coach for 2017-18, $2848.00, VI-0;

Jeff Lindemann, Trapshooting, Advisor for 2017-18, $884.50, 50% IX-3;

Jason Mahlen, Golf/Boys, Assistant Coach for 2017-18, $2668.00, VII-10;

Julie Mellum, Trapshooting Advisor for 2017-18, $884.50, 50% IX-3;

Julie Mellum, Trapshooting computer entry for 2017-18, $400.00;

Steve Otte, Tennis/Boys, Assistant for 2017-18, $3477.00, V-10;

Jon Pieper, Tennis / Boys, Head Coach for 2017-18, $4866.00, III-10;

Bryon Rogers, Golf/Boys, Head Coach for 2017-18, $3787.00, IV-6;

Amber Schoonover, Track/Boys & Girls Middle School for 2017-18, $2508.00, VII-2;

Chris Slettom, Tennis/Boys, Assistant for 2017-18, $2973.00, VI-5;

Lynn Stoltz, Track/Boys & Girls, Middle School for 2017-18, $2668.00, VII-10;

39. Motion by Vitalis, seconded by Berg to approve the activity contract for B. Carlson as Softball Head Coach for 2017-18 as presented. Upon roll call vote, those in favor; Berg, Vitalis, Leigh, Strenke, Lawlor with Carlson abstaining and those against same:  none.

40. Superintendent Jennissen shared his thoughts on the SEE Day at the Capital.  He attended the event with Principal Schell and two parents from the PTO.
 
41. Director of Business Services gave a brief update the budget.

42. Motion by Berg, seconded by Lawlor and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m.

Danielle Strenke, Clerk
Mark Leigh, Chair



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