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January 18, 2022

11/24/2021 11:29:00 AM
CHISAGO LAKES SCHOOLS, ISD #2144, 29678 Karmel Ave., Chisago City, MN 55013 BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES: OCTOBER 14, 2021

(November 25, 2021)

Members Present: Mark Leigh, Lori Berg, Brenda Carlson, Danielle Strenke, Jeff Lindeman, Sarah Aadland, Superintendent Jennissen  
Members Absent: None

Remote: Snap shot in time: 14 viewers

Visitors:  Jodi Davis, Darci Peckman-Krueger, Eric Simmons, John Douglas, Anna Martinka, Jina Saueressig, Scott Carlson, Chris Marks, Andy Wilhelmy, Peg Killeen, Scott Anderson

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM and began with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion by Berg, seconded by Carlson with all in favor of accepting the agenda as written.

Saueressig spoke during the Open Forum about the Local 284 vote on the MOU for subs and Scott Carlson spoke about the custodial negotiations.

The SCRED Annual Report was shared with the Board.  Robyn Vosberg-Torgerson attended remotely to share the September unaudited financial picture.  John Douglas, student board rep shared his thoughts on homecoming and Anna Martinka, the newest student board rep shared a bit about herself and thanked the board for the opportunity to be involved.  Superintendent Jennissen shared information from the COVID dashboard and spoke a bit about the proposed levy survey being compiled for staff.  CLEM negotiations and finance committee updates were given.

Motion by Berg, seconded by Carlson  with all in favor of approving the Consent Agenda items as presented:

Claims and Accounts:  Hand payables in the amount of $83,952.76; Investments – General Fund $1,000,000.00 purchased 9/13/2021, MSDLAF + term yield .06%, due 2/22/2022;

Employee timecard reimbursements dated 9/10/2021 in the amount of $4,420.74.  A second employee timecard reimbursement report dated 9/27/2021 in the amount of $5576.89.

17 Bonds dated 10/1/1021 in the amount of $13,618.75 for check number 1603 through 1606.

Computer payables dated 9/21/2021 for check number 140864 through 141013 in the amount of $528,926.97.  A second set of computer payables dated 9/30/2021 for check number 141014 through 141119 in the amount of $316,315.15.

Minutes: The minutes from the 9/23/2021 and the 9/29/2021 meetings are attached for approval.

Enrollment:  The enrollment at of 10/11/2021 for Chisago Lakes Schools was 3311.

Grant/Donation:  Mr. Riebe has applied for a $4,000.00 grant from Polaris for a new promethean board for 2nd grade.          Polaris has donated $1700.00 through activities for advertisement.

Personnel items:
  • Jerrilyn Fenner, resignation effective September 23, 2021;
  • Theresa Grittner, termination effective September 17, 2021;
  • Erin Sandell, resignation effective October 1, 2021;
  • Heather Turner, resignation at Lakeside effective September 20, 2021;
  • Robert Mortensen, custodian at Lakeside effective October 11, 2021;
Leave of Absence
  • Kelsey Vogt, approximately end of February 2022 through the end of the school year;  Molly Gavett, approximately November 10, 2021 through January 31, 2022;
Contracts/Notice of Hire/Extra-Curricular/Long Term Substitute
  • Renee Barstow, Secondary Instructor for 2021-22, BA 45 step A, $42,556.00;
  • Herman Heinecke, Secondary Instructor for 2021-2022, BA+30, step F, $47,186.00;
  • Paul Miller, Tier 1 licensed teacher for 2021-2022, BA+0, step A, $39,300.00;
  • Shannon Wood, Elementary Instructor for 2021-2022, BA+0, step F, $44,871.00;
  • Joseph Yetman, part time rec supervisor for Community Education for 2021-2022, $15.75/hr for up to 5.75 hrs/week, 180 days commencing October 5, 2021;
  • Susan Peterson, Long Term Substitute commencing 10/25/2021 through 12/22/2021, BA+0, step A for 40 days = $8,543.60;
  • Megan Hyde, CLHS Associate Principal commencing 8/1/2021 prorated days for 2021-22, following the principal’s salary grid for 2022-23;
  • Jennifer Jessen-Olson, nursing services for the 2021-22 school year; $25.00 /hr up to 20 hrs/wk;
  • Michelle Kleist, Director of community Education /Communications 2021-22 and 2022-23;
  • Carmen Woeltge, Director of Community Education Family Services and Education 2021-22 and 2022-23;
  • Darci Peckman-Krueger, Director of Human Resources, 2021-22 and 2022-23;
  • Eric Simmons, Director of Technology 2021-22 and 2022-23;
  • Notice of Hire:
  • Everett Appleby, CLMS lunch para commencing 9/28/2021, 2.5 hrs/days, A-C, $13.29/hr;
  • Nichole Arntson, Lakeside Gen Ed para commencing 10/5/2021, student contact days, Sched A, step H $16.31/hr, 9:15AM – 3:30PM;
  • Mackenzie Blizzard, Kids Club Supv, up to 5.75 hrs/day, 180 days, Sched A, step B, $12.85/hr;
  • Julie Gross, Academic para at HS, 5.75 hrs/day, 170 days, Sche A, step C, $13.29/hr;
  • Alison Johnson, HS Behavior para, 6.0 hrs/day, 170 days, Sched B, step G, $18.00/hr;
  • Lisa Maraschiello, PS para, 6hrs/day, school days only, sched A, step C, $13.29/hr;
  • Lurene Nielson, Lunch room Para – MS, 2.75hrs/day M-F, sched A, step C. $13.62/hr;
  • Andrea Rystrom, SOAR Program para, 8 hrs/day, 172 days, Sched B, step L, $20.05/hr;
  • Ellice Sukola, PS para, 6 hrs/day, school days only, Sched A, step C, $13.29/hr;
  • Heather Turner, HS Career Facilitator, 8 hrs/day, Sched B, step G, $18.00/hr;
  • Christine Walbridge, HS para, 6.0 hrs/day, sched A, step F, $15.03/hr;

  • Melissa Carle, Fall Musical Director for 2021-2022, $1,200.00;
  • Wayne Kugel, Head Coach, Girls Soccer for 2021-2022, II-5, $4770.00
  • Nathan Appleby, Basketball/Boys 9th grade coach, 2021-22, IV-2, $3794.00;
  • Charles Cook, DECA Advisor for 2021-2022, VI-4, $3048.00;
  • Erin Eastman, Dance Team Head Coach for 2021-2022, II-1, $4570.00;
  • Mike Holmquist, Basketball/boys Head Coach for 2021-2022, I-4, $5429.00;
  • Ian Lexvold, Knowledge Bowl Advisor for 2021-2022, VI-3, $3023.00;
  • Robert Truax, Hockey/Girls Asst for 2021-2022, 75% of III-7, $3305.25;

  • Patricia Swinarsky, Food Service at Taylors Falls, effective September 29, 2021;

Board Committees:
  • A complete list of Board Committees and Appointments can be found on the District Website on the School Board page.

Was no Old Business to discuss.

Motion by Berg, seconded by Carlson with all in favor of approving the annual submission of the Assurance of Compliance report in accordance with the MN rule 353.9910, with none opposed to same.  Motion carried.

Motion by Berg, seconded by Strenke, all in favor of approving the handbook changes for Lakeside Elementary handbook as presented with none opposed, motion carried.

Motion by Berg, seconded by Carlson with all in favor of approving the 90 day extension of the probationary period of an employee.

Motion by Berg, seconded by Carlson with all in favor of approving the MOA regarding frontloading sick time for CLEM, none opposed, motion carried.

Motion by Carlson, seconded by Strenke with all in favor of  the increase in sub pay effective 11/1/2021 for the custodians and food service workers.

Motion by Carlson, seconded by Strenke with all in favor of approving the recommended pay increase for substitute teachers effective 11/1/2021.

Motion by Lindeman, seconded by Carlson with all in favor of approving the proposal of hiring a 1.0 FTE RN, none opposed, motion carried.

Motion by Carlson, seconded by Aadland with all in favor of approving the renewed contract with 4.0 School Services of Chisago Lakes, Inc., for July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023.

The Communication Specialist item was tabled until further conversation with Michelle Kleist, Director of Community Education.

Motion by Lindeman, seconded by Strenke with all in favor of hiring a 1.0 FTE first shift custodian position at the Middle School with none opposed, motion carried.

Motion by Carlson, seconded by Lindeman with all in favor of hiring a 1.0 FTE assistant custodian position at Lakeside with none opposed, motion carried.

Motion by Berg, seconded by Lindeman with all in favor of hiring a .50 FTE behavior teacher at Lakeside with none opposed, motion carried.

Motion by Carlson to adjourn at 7:45 PM, seconded by Aadland with all in favor and none opposed, motion carried.

Danielle Strenke, Clerk
Mark Leigh, Chair

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