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ISD#152 School Board

School Board Meeting

When: June 12, 2017

Where: Probstfield Center for Education Board Room 224

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Agenda

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 152
School Board Meeting
Board Room 224 - Probstfield Center for Education
2410 14th Street South
Moorhead, Minnesota
 
June 12, 2017
7 p.m.
 
MISSION STATEMENT: To develop the maximum potential of every learner to thrive in a changing world.
 
ATTENDANCE:
Mark Altenburg
Cassidy Bjorklund
Melissa Burgard
Cindy Fagerlie
Scott Steffes
Bill Tomhave
Matt Valan
Dr. Lynne A. Kovash
 
AGENDA
 
1. CALL TO ORDER
 
A. Call to Order and Roll Call
 
B. Pledge of Allegiance
 
C. Preview of Agenda - Dr. Lynne A. Kovash, Superintendent
 
D. Approval of Meeting Agenda
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
E. We Are Proud
 
We Are Proud of Moorhead High School student Luke Gulbranson for placing first for the second year in a row in the local level of a drafting competition sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction Education Foundation. Gulbranson’s plans then placed first at the regional level, which includes nine Midwest states, to advance to the national competition. Gulbranson is a student of Hannah Reisdorf, Moorhead High industrial technology teacher.
 
F. Matters Presented by Citizens/Other Communications (Non-Agenda Items)
 
(Citizens who wish to address a non-agenda item have the opportunity to speak  by raising their hand and being recognized by the School Board chair. Speakers must state their name and will be limited to three minutes. Speakers must complete the sign-up form, which outlines the public input process, and submit it to the School Board secretary.)

2. CONSENT AGENDA

All items on the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine, and have been made available to the School Board at least two (2) days prior to the meeting; the items will be enacted by one resolution. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a School Board member so requests, in which event that item will be removed from this agenda and considered under separate resolution. To the extent possible, School Board member inquiries on consent agenda items are to be made directly to the district administration prior to the time of the meeting. 

A. SUPERINTENDENT - Dr. Lynne Kovash 
(1) May 22, 2017 Meeting Minutes
 
B. FINANCE AND OPERATIONS - Brandon Lunak
(1) June Claims
(2) Community Education Census Update
(3) Tuition Fees 2017-18
 
C. LEARNING AND ACCOUNTABILITY - Missy Eidsness
 
D. HUMAN RESOURCES - Kristin Dehmer
(1) Resignation
(2) Family/Medical Leave
(3) Change in Contracts
(4) Leave of Absence
(5) New Employees
(6) Southwest Minnesota State University Agreement
 
E. LEARNER SUPPORT SERVICES - Duane Borgeson
(1) Alternative Services Delivery Grant
(2) Extended Learning Year Summer Programs
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
3. TRANSPORTATION REVIEW : Brandon Lunak
 
4. COMPREHENSIVE ACTIVITIES REPORT : Dr. Lynne Kovash
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the Comprehensive Activities Report as presented.
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
5. FIRST READING OF POLICY 538 UNPAID MEAL CHARGES : Dr. Lynne Kovash
 
6.  SECOND READING OF POLICY 650 SCHOOL DISTRICT SYSTEM ACCOUNTABILITY : Dr. Lynne Kovash
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the policy, School District System Accountability 650, as presented.
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
7.  SECOND READING OF POLICY 653 CREDIT FOR LEARNING OF MINNESOTA GRADUATION STANDARDS : Dr. Lynne Kovash
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the policy, Credit for Learning of Minnesota Graduation Standards 653, as presented.
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
8.  SECOND READING OF POLICY 503 STUDENT PARENTAL, FAMILY AND MARITAL STATUS NONDISCRIMINATION : Dr. Lynne Kovash
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the policy, Student Parental, Family and Marital Status Nondiscrimination 503, as presented.
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:  
 
9.  SECOND READING OF POLICY 540 STUDENT ACTIVITIES : Dr. Lynne Kovash 
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the policy, Student Activities 540, as presented. 
 
Moved by: 
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
10.  SECOND READING OF POLICY 541 STUDENT ACTIVITY ELIGIBILITY : Dr. Lynne Kovash
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the policy, Student Activity Eligibility 541, as presented. 
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
11.  SECOND READING OF POLICY 543 STUDENT ACTIVITIES TRAVEL : Dr. Lynne Kovash
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the policy, Student Activities Travel 543, as presented.
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:  
 
12.  SECOND READING OF POLICY 545 HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC, ACTIVITY AND VARSITY ATHLETIC LETTERS : Dr. Lynne Kovash
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the policy, High School Academic, Activity and Varsity Athletic Letters 545, as presented.
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
13.  SECOND READING OF POLICY 551 STUDENT DISCIPLINE : Dr. Lynne Kovash 
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the policy, Student Discipline 551, as presented.
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
14.  SECOND READING OF POLICY 632 FIELD TRIPS : Dr. Lynne Kovash
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the policy, Field Trips 632, as presented. 
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
15. S ECOND READING OF POLICY 832 COMPLIMENTARY ATHLETIC SEASON PASSES/SINGLE EVENT PASSES : Dr. Lynne Kovash 
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the policy, Complimentary Athletic Season Passes/Single Event Passes 832, as presented.
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
16.  SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
 
17.  COMMITTEE REPORTS 
 
18. OTHER PERTINENT ITEMS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD
 
19. ADJOURNMENT
 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

School Board - June 12, 7 p.m., PCE

Community Education Advisory Council - June 20, 7 p.m., Community Education Center

School Board - June 26, 7 p.m., PCE

Citizen Finance Advisory Committee - July 11, 6 p.m., PCE
 
School Board Work Session - July 17, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., PCE
 
School Board - July 17, 7 p.m., PCE
 
School Board - August 14, 7 p.m., PCE

School Board - August 28, 7 p.m., PCE
 

Minutes

REGULAR MEETING 
BOARD OF EDUCATION 
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 152 
PROBSTFIELD CENTER FOR EDUCATION 
JUNE 12, 2017

 
CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Chair Tomhave called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and led everyone in attendance with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Members Present: Mark Altenburg, Melissa Burgard, Cindy Fagerlie, Bill Tomhave, and Missy Eidsness.

Member Absent: Cassidy Bjorklund, Scott Steffes, Matt Valan, and Dr. Lynne A. Kovash.

PREVIEW OF AGENDA: Assistant Superintendent Missy Eidsness recommended approval of the agenda to proceed with a revision to page 24.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Fagerlie moved, seconded by Burgard, to approve the agenda as revised. Motion carried 4-0.

WE ARE PROUD:

We Are Proud of Moorhead High School student Luke Gulbranson for placing first for the second year in a row in the local level of a drafting competition sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction Education Foundation. Gulbranson’s plans then placed first at the regional level, which includes nine Midwest states, to advance to the national competition. Gulbranson is a student of Hannah Reisdorf, Moorhead High industrial technology teacher.

MATTERS PRESENTED BY CITIZENS/OTHER COMMUNICATIONS: (Citizens who wish to address a non-agenda item have the opportunity to speak by raising their hand and being recognized by the School Board chair. Speakers must state their name and will be limited to three minutes. Speakers must complete the sign-up form, which outlines the public input process, and submit it to the School Board secretary.) None.

CONSENT AGENDA: Altenburg moved, seconded by Burgard, to approve the following items on the Consent Agenda:

Minutes - Approve the May 22, 2017 Meeting Minutes as presented.

Claims - Approve the June Claims, subject to audit, in the amount of $5,883,628.13.
     General Fund: $854,265.27
     Food Service Fund: $142,665.58
     Community Service Fund: $11,523.69
     Construction Fund: $4,875,173.59
     TOTAL: $5,883,628.13
 
Approve the May Wire Payments, subject to audit, in the amount of $1,859,917.58.
     General Fund: $1,859,509.58
     Post Employment Irrevocable Fund: $408.00
     TOTAL: $1,859,917.58

Community Education Census Update - Accept the change of the Moorhead census number from 44,318 to 46,316 as indicated in Minnesota demographic information.

Tuition Fees 2017-18 - Approve Administrative Procedure 512.1: Tuition Fees. Tuition fee for a full-time out-of-state student is $6,188 and is based on the general education formula allowance and pupil weighting.

Resignations
Curtis Strom - Paraprofessional, Horizon Middle School, effective May 31, 2017.
Justin Hanefeld - Lunchroom Supervisor, Probstfield Elementary, effective June 1, 2017.
Amy Johnson - Paraprofessional, Jump Start, effective June 1, 2017.
Kaia Christianson - Paraprofessional, Probstfield Elementary, effective June 2, 2017.
Vance Christianson - Administrative Assistant, Ellen Hopkins Elementary, effective June 2, 2017.
Pat Jinadasa - Network Administrator, Probstfield Center for Education, effective June 14, 2017.
Ryan LaDage - Principal, Ellen Hopkins Elementary, effective June 30, 2017.
Kaitlin McNary - Spanish Teacher, Horizon Middle School, effective July 19, 2017.
Casey O’Brien - Paraprofessional, EIS, effective August 3, 2017.
 
Family/Medical Leaves
Jennifer Stiles - Assistant Principal, Horizon Middle School, medical leave (non-FMLA), beginning May 31, 2017 through June 30, 2017.
Scott Schulz - Custodian, Probstfield Center for Education, medical leave (FMLA), beginning June 2, 2017 through June 9, 2017.
 
Change in Contracts 
Pamela Schott - Paraprofessional, S.G. Reinertsen Elementary to Media Administrative Assistant, Horizon West Middle School, A12 (4) $17.03 per hour, effective August 28, 2017 (new position per the 2017-18 staffing plan).
Jessica Rieniets - Spanish Immersion Teacher, Ellen Hopkins Elementary to Academic and Data Coach, District Wide, effective with the 2017-18 school year.
Becky Sipe - Math Coach, 1.0 FTE to Interventionist .5 FTE, Robert Asp Elementary, effective with the 2017-18 school year (new position per the 2017-18 staffing plan).
Amy Mattison - Music Teacher, .3 FTE, Probstfield Elementary to 1.0 FTE Music Teacher, Dorothy Dodds Elementary, BA (0) $37,613.00, effective with the 2017-18 school year (new position per the 2017-18 staffing plan). 
Allana Offerdahl - Paraprofessional, EIS, 1.0 FTE to Administrative Assistant, S.G. Reinertsen Elementary, A13 (3) $17.24 per hour, effective August 1, 2017 (replaces Kathy Martinez).
Isidro Lopez - Security and Student Resource, Horizon Middle School to Early Riser/Behavioral Interventionist, Horizon East Middle School, 1.0 FTE, C44 (4) $30.55 per hour, effective with the 2017-18 school year (change of position per 2017-18 staffing plan).
James Stetz - Night Custodian, Moorhead High School, to Pool Operator, Moorhead High School, B22 (0-2) $17.26 per hour, effective June 1, 2017 (replaces Mike Engelking).
 
Leave of Absence 
Vian Mustafa - Paraprofessional, Ellen Hopkins Elementary, effective September 5, 2017 through December 21, 2017. 
 
New Employees
Christina Withers - Food and Nutrition Server, Robert Asp Elementary, $10.25 per hour, 2.75 hours per day, effective September 5, 2017 (replaces Christina Withers).
Rhea Jeffers - Bus Driver, Transportation, $16.10 per hour, 5 hours per day, effective May 30, 2017 (replaces Mohamed Ahmed).
Alyson Erickson - Building Administrative Assistant, Horizon West Middle School, A13 (0-2) $16.61 per hour, effective August 1, 2017 (new position per 2017-18 staffing plan).
Greg Softing - Building Computer Tech, Dorothy Dodds Elementary, B24 (7) $18.98 per hour, effective May 23, 2017 (new position per 2017-18 staffing plan).
Saleban Salad - Custodian, Horizon West Middle School, A12 (0-2) $15.86 per hour, 6.5 hours per day, effective June 1, 2017 (replaces Elijah Dee).
Matthew Cooper - Night Custodian, Horizon West Middle School, A12 (3) $16.90 per hour, 8 hours per day, effective August 1, 2017 (replaces James Stetz).
Kelly Iverson - Jump Start Teacher, Probstfield Center for Education, 1.0 FTE, 30.16 per hour, effective September 5, 2017 (replaces Katlyn Engebretsen).
Holly Hanson - Spanish Immersion Teacher, Horizon West Middle School, 1.0 FTE, BA (2) $39,912.00, effective with the 2017-18 school year (replaces Palma Wright).
Jorddan Wadholm - Art Teacher, Horizon West Middle School, 1.0 FTE, BA (1) $38,770.00, effective with the 2017-18 school year (new position per 2017-18 staffing plan).
Jana Potter - Resource Strategist, Horizon West Middle School, 1.0 FTE, MA (1) $44,487.00, effective with the 2017-2018 school year (new position per the 2017-18 school year).
Denetre Stetz - Language Arts Teacher, Moorhead High School, 1.0 FTE, BA (3) $41,069.00, effective with the 2017-18 school year (replaces Karen Krebsbach).
Jordan Snow - 5th Grade Teacher, Horizon West Middle School, 1.0 FTE, BA+10 (4) $43,844.00, effective with the 2017-2018 school year (new position per 2017-18 staffing plan).
Stephanie Kimber - Math Teacher, Moorhead High School, 1.0 FTE, MA (5) $50,112.00, effective with the 2017-18 school year (replaces Brian Olmanson).
Paige Cermak - 5th Grade Teacher, Horizon West Middle School, 1.0 FTE BA (0) $ 37,613.00, effective with the 2017-2018 school year (new position per 2017-18 staffing plan).
Tara Wood - LSS Teacher, Horizon West Middle School, 1.0 FTE, MA (5) $50,112.00, effective with the 2017-2018 school year (new position per 2017-18 staffing plan).
Patricia Roningen - Business Education Teacher, Moorhead High School, 1.0 FTE, MA (10) $57,130.00, effective with the 2017-2018 school year (replaces Mary Flesberg).
Lauren Fink - Language Arts/AVID Teacher, Horizon East Middle School, 1.0 FTE, BA+20 (3) $44,190.00, effective with the 2017-2018 school year (replaces Matthias Valan).
 
Southwest Minnesota State University Agreement - Approve the agreement with Southwest Minnesota State University Student Teaching and Field Experience as presented.

Alternative Services Delivery Grant - Approve the Alternative Delivery of Specialized Service Grant for state fiscal years 2018 and 2019.

Extended Learning Year Summer Programs - Approve the 2017 Extended School Year and Learning Year programs for Moorhead Area Public Schools.

Motion carried 4-0.

TRANSPORTATION REVIEW: Brandon Lunak, Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations, reported district administration will review the current transportation plan during the 2017-18 school year and present a report to the board next spring. The review will include laws, policies and procedures, and cost.

COMPREHENSIVE ACTIVITIES REPORT: Activities Director Dean Haugo provided the board with a comprehensive review of Moorhead School District Activities. The discussion focused on current activities and fees, recommendation to reinstate debate, review of activities office plans and goals, and increasing communications related to $10 student activity passes and complimentary senior citizen activity passes for district residents

Altenburg moved, seconded by Fagerlie, to approve the Comprehensive Activities Report as presented. Motion carried 4-0.

FIRST READING OF POLICY 538 UNPAID MEAL CHARGES: Lunak provided a first reading of Policy 538 Unpaid Meal Charges mandated by USDA. Lunak indicated an administrative procedure will be added and reviewed at the June 26 board meeting.

SECOND READING OF POLICY 650 SCHOOL DISTRICT SYSTEM ACCOUNTABILITY: Fagerlie moved, seconded by Burgard, to approve the policy, School District System Accountability 650, as presented. Motion carried 4-0.

SECOND READING OF POLICY 653 CREDIT FOR LEARNING OF MINNESOTA GRADUATION STANDARDS: Altenburg moved, seconded by Burgard, to approve the policy, Credit for Learning of Minnesota Graduation Standards 653, as presented. Motion carried 4-0.

SECOND READING OF POLICY 503 STUDENT PARENTAL, FAMILY AND MARITAL STATUS NONDISCRIMINATION: Burgard moved, seconded by Fagerlie, to approve the policy, Student Parental, Family and Marital Status Nondiscrimination 503, as presented. Motion carried 4-0.

SECOND READING OF POLICY 540 STUDENT ACTIVITIES: Altenburg moved, seconded by Burgard, to approve the policy, Student Activities 540, as presented. Motion carried 4-0.

SECOND READING OF POLICY 541 STUDENT ACTIVITY ELIGIBILITY: Burgard moved, seconded by Fagerlie, to approve the policy, Student Activity Eligibility 541, as presented. Motion carried 4-0.

SECOND READING OF POLICY 543 STUDENT ACTIVITIES TRAVEL: Fagerlie moved, seconded by Altenburg, to approve the policy, Student Activities Travel 543, as presented. Motion carried 4-0.

SECOND READING OF POLICY 545 HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC, ACTIVITY AND VARSITY ATHLETIC LETTERS: Fagerlie moved, seconded by Burgard, to approve the policy, High School Academic, Activity and Varsity Athletic Letters 545, as presented. Motion carried 4-0.

SECOND READING OF POLICY 551 STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Burgard moved, seconded by Altenburg, to approve the policy, Student Discipline 551, as presented. Motion carried 4-0.

SECOND READING OF POLICY 632 FIELD TRIPS: Altenburg moved, seconded by Burgard, to approve the policy, Field Trips 632, as presented. Motion carried 4-0.

SECOND READING OF POLICY 832 COMPLIMENTARY ATHLETIC SEASON PASSES/SINGLE EVENT PASSES: Fagerlie moved, seconded by Burgard, to approve the policy, Complimentary Athletic Season Passes/Single Event Passes 832, as presented. Motion carried 4-0.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: A brief report was heard related to Moorhead High School graduation on June 4.

OTHER PERTINENT ITEMS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD: Missy Eidsness, Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Accountability, reminded board members of the July 17 School Board Work Session scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., which will include Minnesota School Boards Association board training and tours of building construction. Altenburg thanked administration for providing the November 7 election timeline.
 
ADJOURNMENT: Hearing no objections, the Chair adjourned the meeting at 8:09 p.m.
 
 
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Matt Valan, Clerk