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August 18, 2022

6/23/2022 10:21:00 AM
CHISAGO LAKES SCHOOLS ISD #2144, 29678 Karmel Ave., Chisago City, MN 55013 - BOARD OF EDUCATION: May 26, 2022 6:00 P.M. Regular Meeting Minutes

(June 23, 2022)

Members Present:  Mark Leigh, Brenda Carlson, Lori Berg, Jeff Lindeman, Sarah Aadland

Members Absent: Danielle Strenke

Remote: 6 people

Visitors: Jodi Davis, Michelle Kleist, Robyn Vosberg –Torgerson. Michelle Lang, Heather Hansen, Stacy Schadt, Anna Lang, Lilly Chester, Leah Chester, Maliory Chester, Kayleen Litterer, Laura Cierzan, Tracy Quarnstrom, Heather Quarnstrom, Sara Johnson, Sheryl Spray, Tanya Sullivan, Bob Meyer, Mike Klun

1. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. and began with the pledge.

2. Motion by Berg, seconded by Carlson, all in favor of accepting the agenda, motion carried.
    
3. Open Forum speakers were Michelle Lang and Anna Lang.  Both spoke about the Community Education Gymnastics program and the hiring practice.
    
4. Robyn Vosberg-Torgerson, Director of Business Services gave the Financial S & P rating and the unaudited April financials.  
    
5. Enrollment as of 5/26/22 at Chisago Lakes Schools was 3288.
    
6. Student representative John Douglas gave the board a letter documenting his final report and his thoughts about his experience serving on the board.
    
7. The 2021-22 HS Band gave the school board an autographed drum skin to hang in the board room.
    
8. Motion by Lindeman, seconded by Aadland with all in favor of approving the items on the consent agenda as follows:

LOA

Cindy Herrmann, requesting 12 weeks leave starting September through December 15, 2022;

Kelsey Kne, May 12, 2022 through the end of the school year;

Michael Svendsen, one year LOA request for 2022-2023 school year;

RETIREMENT

Michelle Hamann, last day, April 28, 2022;

Ellen Heath, effective June 30, 2022;

Barb Holm, end of the 2021-22 school year;

Sandra L. Peterson, Food Service, effective June 8, 2022;


RESIGNATION/TERMINATION

Sierra Beilby, CLMS, effective June 8, 2022;
    
Taylor Giving, Comm Ed, effective June 3, 2022:

Matt Koehn, basketball coach, effective at the end of the 2021-22 season;

Joy Koeppel, Speech Coach and Volleyball Coach, effective at the end of the 2021-22 season;

Mark Murray, Custodian Lakeside, terminated effective May 17, 2022;

Melissa Plouff, custodian TF, effective June 7, 2022;

Amy Schreyer, Community Ed Associate, effective June 10, 2022;

Lori Shoberg, Speech Team Asst. Coach, effective after April 22, 2022;

Jacqueline Wojtowicz, EC Preschool Teacher, effective the end of the 2021-22 school year;

Jenna Zais, CLMS Math Instructor, effective the end of the 2021-22 school year;

LTS

Allison Gajeski, for Amanda Holter, Lakeside Instructor, April 11, 2022 through June 8, 2022, $218.61 daily for 41 days = $8,963.01;

Heather Jarvis for Julie Robideau, April 27, 2022 through June 8, 2022, $150.00 daily for 30 days = $4500.00;

CONTRACTS / NOTICE OF HIRE

Anita Bierman, nursing services for ESY and Summer School, working out of Lakeside School, covers all schools during the summer    programming.  $25.00/hr increasing to $30.00/hr on July 1st;

Anita Bierman, RN position at PS for 2022-2023, $30.00/hr, other conditions as listed on attached contract;

Selah Brooks-Powell, MS Instructor, BA+0, step B, $42,367.00;

Emilie Wall, Curriculum Writer, April 12, 2022 through July 15, 2022, $30.00/hr up to 20 hrs;

Quentin Allison, WCC Associate commencing in June, up to 18 hrs/wk, $13.00/hr;

Emily Anderson, Gen Ed Summer School teacher, commencing June 27, 2022, $35.23/hr;

Tanya Anderson, DO Receptionist/Payroll commencing April 18, 2022, 8hrs/day during school year, 4 hrs/day in the summer for 36 days, Sched C, step C $17.23/hr;

Nichole Arntson, Gen Ed Summer School 2022 para commencing June 27, 2022, $16.31/hr;

Cheryl Bakken, Gen Ed Summer School teacher, commencing June 27, 2022, $30.00/hr;

Pam Campbell, Gen Ed Summer School 2022 para commencing June 27, 2022, $18.92/hr;

Emily Carlson, ESY Para, CLHS, 6/27/22 through 7/21/22, $20.46/hr not to exceed 67 hours, 14 days @ 4.5 hrs/day plus 4 hrs prep for programming;

LuAnne Davidson, ESY Para, CLHS 6/27/22 through 7/21/22, $21.45/hr not to exceed 67 hours, 14 days 4.5 hours per day plus 4 hours before programming;

Jessica Fitzgerald, Gen Ed Summer School teacher 2022, commencing June 27, 2022, $45.29/hr;

Laura Freeman, Gen Ed Summer School teacher 2022, commencing June 27, 2022, $55.56/hr;

Kaitlyn Hansen, Summer Kids Club Asst. Supv, up to 5.75 hrs/day June 9th through August 18, 2022, Sched A, step C, $13.29/hr;

Haley Hoffman, Gen Ed Summer School teacher 2022, commencing June 27, 2022, $30/hr;

Rebecca Landkamer, CLEC para, commencing May 16, 2022, 8hr/day, sched B, step H, $18.56/hr;

Deb Montayne, Gen Ed Summer School teacher 2022, $30.00/hr;

Mike Motzko, ESY Teacher – Elementary, June 15, 2022 through July 21, 2022, $30.00 hr not to exceed 64 hours;

Mannie Nelson, TF Custodian commencing May 2, 2022, 8 hrs/day, 5 days/week for 261 days/year, Cust Class 1 step 9, $19.72/hr;

Krista Overgaard, Gen Ed Summer School Teacher commencing June 27, 2022, $56.14/hr;

Sheryl Palmquist, ESY CLHS 2022, June 27, 2022 through July 21, 2022, $18.00/hr, not to exceed 67 hours, 14 days at 4.5 hrs.;

Jessica Parvi, Kids Club Asst. Sup commencing April 19, 2022, 5.75 hrs/day up to 184 days, sched A, step J, $16.31/hr;

Dina Perron, Gen Ed Summer School teacher 2022, commencing June 27, 2022, $30/hr;

Elizabeth Temte, Gen Ed Summer School para 2022, commencing June 27, 2022, $16.63/hr;

Nikki Thielen, ESY Para CLMS ALP 2022, commencing June 27, 2022 through July 21, 2022, $18.56/hr not to exceed 67 hours, 4.5 hours day plus 4 hours prep before programming;

Mike Vedder, Gen Ed Summer School teacher 2022, commencing June 27, 2022, $30.00/hr;

Tammy Yackley, HS Principal effective August 1, 2022, Principal Agreement, step A, $121,645.00 for 2020-2022, to change with new agreement

Christina Walbridge, ESY Para CLHS ALP 2022, June 27, 2022 through July 21, 2022, $15.03/hr not to exceed 67 hours, 14 days at 4.5 hrs/day plus 4 hours prep before programming;

Kerry Zupko, Gen Ed Summer School teacher, commencing June 27, 2022, $58.28/hr;


EXTRA CURRICULAR
Steve Boal, MS Band for 2021-22, VII-3, $2,675.00;

Joseph Delisi, Marching Band Director for 2021-22, IV-10, $4,034.00;

Joseph Delisi, Variety Show Director for 2021-22, VII-10, $2,755.00;

Jonathan Erickson, Assistant Golf Coach – Girls for 2021-22, VII-10, $2,755.00;

Jennifer Hegstad, Yearbook Advisor for 2021-2022, IV-9, $4,004.00;

Todd Langevin, Trap Shooting Advisor for 2021-2022, 50% of IX-3, $914.50;

Michael Marx, Boys Lacrosse Asst. Coach for 2021-2022, 50% of IV-4, $1,927.00;

Steven Otte, Boys Tennis Asst Coach for 2021-2022, V-10, $3,591.00;

Cory Reedy, Asst. Boys Lacrosse Coach for 2021-2022, IV-1, $1,822.00;

Barbara Vanderbilt, Trapshooting Advisor for 2021-2022, 50% of IX-3, $914.50;
    
9. Motion by Lindeman, seconded by Berg with all in favor and B. Carlson abstaining from voting due to coaching together, to approve the softball coach contract for Brian Robelia for 2021-2022, IV-8, $3974.00;
    
10. There was no Old Business.
    
11. Motion by Berg, seconded by Carlson with all in favor, to pursue a Referendum for the fall of 2022.  One question to provide an Operating Levy increase of $925.00.  Done by revoking the current $225.00 Levy and replacing it with a $1,150.00 Levy for 10 years.  One question to authorize bonds up to $19 million for security, safety and long-term maintenance investments for our schools.   Motion carried.
    
12. Motion by Berg, seconded by Carlson to accept and approve the annual report for TRIO Wolf Creek as presented with all in favor, motion carried.
    
13. Motion by Berg, seconded by Aadland with all in favor of approving the Summer School Agreement with TRIO Wolf Creek as written and presented by Tracey Quarnstrom, Director of TRIO Wolf Creek.

14. Motion by Berg, seconded by Carlson with all in favor of approving the 2nd reading of the price increase of $.05 for breakfast and $.15 for lunch effective 2022-2023 school year, motion carried.
    
15. Motion by Berg, seconded by Carlson to approve the 2nd Reading of the 2024-25 District Calendar with all approved, motion carried.
    
16. Motion by Lindeman, seconded by Aadland to use Kemp’s for the Milk Bid for 2022-23 school year, with all approved, motion carried.
    
17. Motion by Berg, seconded by Lindeman with all in favor of approving the Teacher Development and Evaluation Plan as approved by CLEM.  Motion carried.
    
18. Lay off Resolution introduced by Member Berg: and moved its adoption:

LAYOFF RESOLUTION FOR LOCAL 284 EMPLOYEES

WHEREAS, Independent School District No. 2144, Chisago Lakes (“District”) and Service Employees International Union, Local 284 (“Union”) are parties to a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) governing the negotiated terms and conditions of employment for all secretarial staff, clerical staff, and paraprofessionals employed by the District; and

WHEREAS, the current CBA has a two-year term that began on July 1, 2020 and ends on June 20, 2022:

WHEREAS, the School Board and Union agree per the CBA - Article XIII Reduction in force states; “when a reduction in force occurs by the elimination of a position, the employee shall be place on layoff status.”

WHEREAS, Jennifer Wallraff was hired on a one-year contract to work for a paraprofessional that took a leave of absence. The employee is returning to work for the 2022-2023 school year, so Jennifer’s hours are reduced and her position is eliminated. Jennifer is not interested in taking any of the open positions at any of the other buildings so we are placing her on layoff.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the School board as follows:
    
1. Effective on June 30th, 2022, Jennifer Wallraff will be placed on layoff.  

The Director of Human Resources, or a designee, will notify the affected employees that they have been placed on layoff status. A copy of the notice will be provided to the Union.

Board Member Carlson seconded the motion for the adoption of this Resolution, and upon a vote being taken, the follow Board members voted in favor of this Resolution: Aadland, Lindeman, Berg, Carlson, Leigh with Strenke absent.

And the following voted against the Resolution: None.

The Resolution was adopted.

19. Resolution relating to the termination and non-renewal of the non-certified Long Term Substitute was introduced by Carlson

WHEREAS, Jessica Howe, is a long term paraprofessional substitute in Independent School District No. 2144,

BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 2144 that pursuant to Minnesota Statute § 122A.40, subdivision. 5, that the long term substitute contract of Jessica Howe as a non-certified substitute in Independent School District No. 2144, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2021-2022 school year and is not renewed for the 2021-2022 school year.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice to be sent to the non-certified substitute has been reviewed and approved by the Board and that it be signed by the Board Chair and served upon the non-certified substitute notifying said substitute of the termination and non-renewal of her contract as provided by law.

The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Aadland and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:  Leigh, Berg, Carlson, Lindeman, and Aadland with Strenke absent.

And the following voted against the same:  None.

Whereupon said resolution was declared duly adopted.

20. Motion by Carlson, seconded by Berg with all in favor of renewing the ice arena contract for October 31, 0222 through March 31, 2023, all in favor with Strenke being absent and none opposed, motion carried.
    
21. Motion by Berg, seconded by Lindeman, and Strenke absent, with all in favor of approving the Food Service Personnel Contract for 2021-2023 as presented, motion carried.
    
22. Motion by Lindeman, seconded by Berg, and all in favor of approving the 2024-25 District Calendar as presented for the 2nd Reading.
    
23. Motion by Berg, seconded by Carlson and all in favor of approving the change order #8 for Rochon Corporation.
    
24. Motion by Lindeman, seconded by Berg with all in favor of adjourning the board meeting at 8:07 p.m.

Danielle Strenke, Clerk
Mark Leigh, Chair



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