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February 3, 2023

12/1/2022 10:44:00 AM
Chisago Lakes Schools ISD #2144 BOARD OF EDUCATION: Oct. 13, 2022, Regular Meeting MINUTES

(December 1, 2022)

29678 Karmel Ave.
Chisago City, MN  55013

Members Present: Superintendent Dean Jennissen, Mark Leigh, Lori Berg, Brenda Carlson, Danielle Strenke, Jeff Lindeman, Sarah Aadland.

Members Absent:  None.

Visitors:  Jodi Davis, Michelle Kleist, Scott Carlson, Chris Marks, Kendra Schmidt, Makenna Olson, Robyn Vosberg-Torgerson, Darci Peckman-Krueger.

The Board meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. and began with the Pledge of Allegiance. (switching to YouTube to share the board meetings, presented some technical issues).

Open Forum had two participants: Scott Carlson and Chris Marks.

Director of Business Services, Robyn Vosberg-Torgerson presented the unaudited figures for September.

Enrollment at Chisago Lakes Schools as of October 10, 2022 was at 3346.

The new student board representatives were introduced; Kendra Schmidt and Makenna Olson.

The SCRED annual report, the Finance Advisory Committee, Transportation Committee, Negotiations Committee and the TFPFE updates were given.

Superintendent Jennissen spoke about the Levy and community groups he has spoken to.

Board Chair Leigh requested the LTS contract for Member Berg be pulled from the Consent agenda prior to approving it and presented on its own;

Motion by Berg, seconded by Lindeman to accept the agenda as presented, with all in favor and none opposed, motion carried.

Motion by Lindeman, seconded by Strenke to approve the Long Term Substitute contract for Lori Berg, LTS at PS, October 3, 2022 through December 22, 2022, $255.84 for 56 days = 14,327.04; all in favor with none opposed, motion carried.

Motion by Carlson, seconded by Berg to approve the items on the consent agenda as follows:

Claims & Accounts:

A set of computer payables dated 9/16/22 in the amount of $298,633.35;

A set of computer payables dated 10/3/22 in the amount of $164,337.83;

Wires in the amount of $2,184,726.84;

Investment amount of $6,000,000.00 with estimated value at maturity of $6,079,624.12.

The minutes for the community meetings on 9/15/22 and 9/20/22 are attached.
The minutes for the regular board meeting on 9/22/22 are attached.

Attached is the $32,000.00 donation from the Primary School fundraiser for the playground equipment.

Records of grants awarded by the CL Community Foundation are attached; $400.00 for CL ESPORTS, $400.00 for CLMS Community Gardens, $400.00 for CLMS Music Library.

Personnel Items as follows:

Kelsey Vogt, January 19, 2023 through the beginning of May 2023;


Scott Carlson, HS Custodian effective November 3, 2022;

Randi Greene, effective September 19, 2022;

Chris Marks, effective November 29, 2022;

Bayley Thauwald, Substitute teacher, effective September 15, 2022;

Terry Voges, TF Kids Club effective September 23, 2022;


Rebekka Bahnemann, LS SPED para increasing hours from 6.0 to 6.5, commencing Sept. 7, 2022;

Suzanne Barrett, WCC Associate commencing 10/1/2022, Misc Wage step 2, $16.00/hr;

Nicole Battles, Hearing & Vision Screening Coordinator, approx. 10-15 days per year, $13.43/hr;

Amanda Lefebvre, Little Wildcats Preschool at PS, 28.25 hrs/wk up to 170 days, $17.29/hr;

Heidi McKinnon, PS shared Kind SPED & ECSE, Sched A, SPED para, 25 hrs/wk, Sched A, step H $16.31/hr;

Alisha Nelson, Little Wildcats Preschool at PS, 24.5 hrs/wk up to 36 weeks, $12.85/hr;

Jessica Parvi, Asst. Kids Club Sup at PS, September 6, 2022, 7.5 hrs/day, $16.31/hr;

Katie  Roderick, SPEC Ed Setting III Behav Para at MS, $17.40/hr;

Louise Schultz, ALP Prog Para, 6.5 hrs/day up to 172 days, $15.07/hr;

Margie Zopf, PS Lunchroom/office para, $17.62 /hr;

Ed Wakefield, Asst. Swim Girls Coach for 2021-22, III-10 50%. $2424.50;

William Weiss, Football Head Coach for 2022-23, I-10, $6308.00;

Andy Wilhelmy, Director of Building and Grounds, 2022 – 2023 and 2023- 2024 contract attached and on file at the District Office;

Laura Cierzan, Director of Food Services 2022-2023, 2023-2024 contract attached and on file at the District Office;

Sarah Schmidt, Director of Teaching and Learning, July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2024.  The contract is attached and on file at the District Office;

There was no Old Business to report on.

New Business:

Motion by Berg, seconded by Carlson to approve the submission of ISD #2144’s annual Assurance of Compliance to MDE, with all in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Motion by Berg, seconded by Lindeman to approve the Floating Substitute position as presented with all in favor and none opposed, motion carried.

Motion by Lindeman to approve the Insurance Committee’s recommendation of removing the 3 lower value plans, keeping the 3500/7000 plan with the 3500 deductible and removing the 4th quarter carryover, seconded by Carlson, with all in favor and none opposed, motion carried.

Motion by Berg, seconded by Carlson with all in favor of approving the MOA (coaching compensation), for football regarding the zero week for 2021-22 season and 2022-23 season with none opposed to same, motion carried.

Motion by Berg, seconded by Carlson, with all in favor and none opposed of approving FORM A for the annual renewal of our MSHSL membership, motion carried.

Motion by Berg, seconded by Strenke to adjourn the meeting at 7:04 PM, all in favor with none opposed, motion carried, meeting was adjourned.  
Dated: November 17, 2022

Danielle Strenke, Clerk
Mark Leigh, Chair

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