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ISD#152 School Board

School Board Meeting

When: November 16, 2020

Where: Operations Center Board Room 600

Agenda

Recorded Live Stream:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4oy3cQ5hkE

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 152 
School Board Meeting
Operations Center Board Room 600
1313 30th Street South
Moorhead, Minnesota

November 16, 2020
6:00 PM

MISSION STATEMENT: To develop the maximum potential of every learner to thrive in a changing world.

ATTENDANCE:
Cassidy Bjorklund, Chair
Melissa Burgard, Vice-chair
Kara Gloe, Clerk
Scott Steffes, Director
Rachel Stone, Director
Matt Valan, Director
Keith Vogt, Treasurer
Brandon M. Lunak, Superintendent

AGENDA

1. CALL TO ORDER  (Video Stream mark: 5 min)

A. Call to Order and Roll Call
 
B. Pledge of Allegiance

C. Preview of Agenda - Dr. Brandon M. Lunak, Superintendent

D. Approval of Meeting Agenda

Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:

E. We Are Proud  (Video Stream mark: 7 min)
This is the time during the meeting to recognize outstanding achievements of student, staff and community members.

We Are Proud of the girls swimming and diving team for winning the 2020 Section 8AA Swimming & Diving Championships.

 

The Moorhead SPUDS girls swimming and diving team defeated Buffalo by half a point at their final meet of the year in Elk River Oct. 23 and 24. 

 

Team members include: 

Jenna Brendemuhl, Mary Casey, Livia Deelstra, Abigail Ellingsberg, Anika Haberer, Courtney Haberer, Mikenna Harvala, Makayla Hegg, Arianna Hoff, Margaret Howe, Abbie Ishaug, Cassie Ishaug, Alyana Janke, LiLy Kjos, Isabella Myers, Elizabeth Noel, Kennedy Olson, Sydney Olson, Olivia Roaldson, Ava Rodgers, Brynn Saarion, Chantelle Schmidt, Sydney Skaurud, Katie Yarber. 

 

First place winners:  Alayna Janke in the 100yd Butterfly; Abbie Ishaug in the 100yd Breaststroke; and Arianna Hoff, Abbie Ishaug, Liv Deelstra and Ava Rodgers in the 400yd Freestyle Relay. 

 

New school records:  Abbie Ishaug in the 100yd Breaststroke; Margaret Howe, Abbie Ishaug, Alayna Janke and Ava Rodgers in the 200yd Medley Relay; Arianna Hoff, Abbie Ishaug, Livia Deelstra and Ava Rodgers in the 400yd Freestyle Relay.

  

The team is coached by Pat Anderson, Kyrsten Frey, Kebrah Dyer, Kara Schmitz-Olson, Jeff Schneider and Josh Starkweather.

 
 
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   (Video Stream mark: 11 min)

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. Brandon M. Lunak

(1) November 2, 2020, Regular Meeting Minutes and November 13, 2020 Special Meeting Minutes
 
B. LEARNING AND ACCOUNTABILITY - Dr. Jeremy Larson
 
C. HUMAN RESOURCES AND OPERATIONS - Kristin Dehmer
(1) November Claims
(2) Family Medical leave
(3) Leave of Absence
(4) Resignation
(5) Retirements
(6) New Employees
 
D. LEARNER SUPPORT SERVICES - Duane Borgeson
 
E. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND PUBLIC RELATIONS - Brenda Richman

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
3. FAMILY LITERACY LIAISON PRESENTATION: Dr. Jeremy Larson   (Video Stream mark: 12 min)
 
4. DISTRICT PROFILES UPDATE: Dr. Jeremy Larson   (Video Stream mark: 25 min)
 
5. LAND LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF MOORHEAD: Kristin Dehmer  (Video Stream mark: 28 min)
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the proposed land lease agreement with the City of Moorhead as presented.
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
6. RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATIONS: Kristin Dehmer  (Video Stream mark: 30 min)
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to accept $30.75 donation as presented and direct administration to send a thank you.
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
7. SCHEDULE SPECIAL MEETING TO REVIEW MAPS STRATEGIC PLAN, MSBA SCHOOL BOARD SELF-EVALUATION, AND FISCAL YEAR 2020 AUDIT REPORT: Dr. Brandon M. Lunak  (Video Stream mark: 31 min)
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the Special School Board Meeting on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at the MAPS Operations Board Room 600 to review the MAPS Strategic Plan, review the MSBA School Board Self-Evaluation and the Fiscal Year 2020 Audit Report.
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
8. COMMITTEE REPORTS   (Video Stream mark: 34 min)
 
9. OTHER PERTINENT ITEMS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD   (Video Stream mark: 42 min)
 
10. ADJOURNMENT    (Video Stream mark: 50 min)
 
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING - November 16, 6:00 p.m., OPS Center Board Room 600

Safe and Healthy Learners Committee Meeting - November 17, 3:00 p.m. MAPS Operations

District Health Insurance Committee Meeting - November 19, 4 p.m. TBD

Red River ALC PTAC Meeting - November 19, 5 p.m. Vista Center for Education

Red River Family Fun NIght - November 19, 5:30 p.m. Vista Center for Education

Early Childhood Family Education Advisory Committee - November 19, 6:30 p.m. Probstfield Center for Education

Policy Review Committee - November 23, Virtual Meeting 4:30 p.m.

Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

SCHOOL BOARD

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 152

MAPS OPERATIONS CENTER

November 16, 2020

 

CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Chair Bjorklund called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., requested board member roll call, and led everyone in attendance with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Members present remotely: Cassidy Bjorklund, Melissa Burgard, Rachel Stone, Scott Steffes (joined 6:01), Matt Valan (phone), and Keith Vogt

Member missing: Brandon Lunak

 

PREVIEW OF AGENDA: Assistant Superintendent Larson recommended approval of the agenda as revised. Agenda Item: Land Lease Agreement with the City of Moorhead page 34 revision. 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Vogt moved, seconded by Gloe, to approve the agenda as revised. 

Motion carried 7-0.
Roll Call vote: Bjorklund-yay, Burgard-yay, Steffes-yay, Valan-yay, Gloe -yay, Stone-yay, and Vogt-yay.

 

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.


WE ARE PROUD: This is the time during the meeting to recognize outstanding achievements of students, staff, and community members.

We Are Proud of the girls swimming and diving team for winning the 2020 Section 8AA Swimming & Diving Championships. The Moorhead SPUDS girls swimming and diving team defeated Buffalo by half a point at their final meet of the year in Elk River on October 23 and 24.

Team members include:

Jenna Brendemuhl, Mary Casey, Livia Deelstra, Abigail Ellingsberg, Anika Haberer, Courtney Haberer, Mikenna Harvala, Makayla Hegg, Arianna Hoff, Margaret Howe, Abbie Ishaug, Cassie Ishaug, Alyana Janke, LiLy Kjos, Isabella Myers, Elizabeth Noel, Kennedy Olson, Sydney Olson, Olivia Roaldson, Ava Rodgers, Brynn Saarion, Chantelle Schmidt, Sydney Skaurud, Katie Yarber.

First-place winners:  Alayna Janke in the 100yd Butterfly; Abbie Ishaug in the 100yd Breaststroke; and Arianna Hoff, Abbie Ishaug, Liv Deelstra, and Ava Rodgers in the 400yd Freestyle Relay.

New school records:  Abbie Ishaug in the 100yd Breaststroke; Margaret Howe, Abbie Ishaug, Alayna Janke and Ava Rodgers in the 200yd Medley Relay; Arianna Hoff, Abbie Ishaug, Livia Deelstra and Ava Rodgers in the 400yd Freestyle Relay.

The team is coached by Pat Anderson, Kyrsten Frey, Kebrah Dyer, Kara Schmitz-Olson, Jeff Schneider, and Josh Starkweather.


CONSENT AGENDA: Stone moved, seconded by Steffes to approve the Consent Agenda as follows: Minutes, Claims, Family Medical Leave, Leave of Absence, Resignations, Retirement, and New Employees, an Affiliation Agreement with St. Catherine University.

Motion carried 7-0

Roll Call vote: Bjorklund-yay, Burgard-yay, Steffes-yay, Valan-yay, Gloe-yay, Steffes-yay, and Vogt-yay.

 

FAMILY LITERACY LIAISON PRESENTATIONDr. Jeremy Larson, assistant superintendent of learning and accountability, introduced MAPS birth to Grade 5 Family Literacy Specialist, Alexis Lundberg. Lundberg works with school staff and families across the district to help strengthen the district’s capacity for family engagement and collaboration around children’s literacy development. Lundberg presented information to the board on the challenges, policy, and program goals. Lundberg highlighted the Project Lit program for Horizon 5th graders. 143 students and 20 staff are involved with this project. The board thanked Lundberg for her work in improving literacy and family involvement for the district.


DISTRICT PROFILES UPDATE: Dr. Jeremy Larson, assistant superintendent of learning and accountability, provided to the board the improved and newly updated infographic format for the District profiles. Highlights of the new format are easy to access and readability.

Board discussion followed. The board thanked Brenda and her team for the new updated format. The board requested that the new District profile be submitted to The EXTRA for publication to the community as well as linked on the district website.


LAND LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF MOORHEAD:  Kristin Dehmer, executive director of human resources and operations presented the land lease agreement of the district property between Moorhead Area Public Schools and the City of Moorhead. The property is described as the east one-half (E 1/2) of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of Section 21, township 140 North, Range 48 West, Clay County. The City of Moorhead would pay the district an annual rental fee per acre on 77 tillable acres for $155 per acre, or $11,935 for each year for a total of $23,870 for the length of the contract. The contract commences on January 1, 2021, and ends on December 31, 2022.

Steffes moved, seconded by Gloe to approve the proposed land lease agreement with the City of Moorhead of $11,935 for each year for a total of $23,870 for the length of the contract as presented. 

Motion carried 7-0.

Roll Call vote: Bjorklund-yay, Burgard-yay, Steffes-yay, Valan-yay, Gloe-yay, Steffes-yay, and Vogt-yay.


RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATIONS: Kristin Dehmer presented the Resolution Accepting Donations to the board for the monetary donation from Bradley and Neely Benton for the Ellen Hopkins Media Center.

Gloe moved, seconded Stone to accept the monetary donation as presented, and direct the administration to send a thank you.  

Motion carried 7-0.

Roll Call vote: Bjorklund-yay, Burgard-yay, Steffes-yay, Valan-yay, Gloe-yay, Steffes-yay, and Vogt-yay.


SCHEDULE SPECIAL MEETING TO REVIEW MAPS STRATEGIC PLAN, MSBA SCHOOL BOARD SELF-EVALUATION, AND FISCAL YEAR 2020 AUDIT REPORT: A special school board meeting is necessary to review the MAPS Strategic Plan, MSBA School Board Self-Evaluation, and the Fiscal Year 2020 Audit Report. The Special School Board Meeting will be held on December 14, 2020, at 3 p.m. at the MAPS Operation Center Board Room 600.

Gloe moved, seconded by Steffes to approve the Special Board Meeting on Monday, December 14, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. at the MAPS Operations Board Room 600 to review the MAPS Strategic Plan, the MSBA School Board Self Evaluation, and the Fiscal Year 2020 Audit Report as presented. 

Motion carried 7-0.

Roll Call vote: Bjorklund-yay, Burgard-yay, Steffes-yay, Valan-yay, Gloe-yay, Steffes-yay, and Vogt-yay.


COMMITTEE REPORTS: Brief reports were heard on Community Education Advisory, Moorhead Legacy and Education Foundation, S.G. Reinertsen, Ellen Hopkins PTAC, Technology Committee, and the Incident Command Team.

Gloe thanked the Incident Command Team for making the difficult decision to implement the new distance learning plan.


OTHER PERTINENT ITEMS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD: The board discussed the following topics: Spud Academy student to teacher ratio, technology needs, and Chromebooks for K-12 with distance learning starting November 30, hot spots for families without internet. The board thanked the technology team for the huge undertaking of getting all students ready for distance learning.

 

ADJOURNMENT: Chair Bjorklund adjourned the meeting at 6:46 p.m.