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ISD#152 School Board

School Board Meeting

When: December 14, 2020

Where: Operations Center Board Room 600

Agenda

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

December 14, 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 

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. 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. Brandon M. Lunak

(1) November 16, 2020, Regular Meeting Minutes 
 
B. LEARNING AND ACCOUNTABILITY - Dr. Jeremy Larson
 
C. HUMAN RESOURCES AND OPERATIONS - Kristin Dehmer
(1) December Claims
(2) Family Medical leave
(3) Leave of Absence
(4) Change in Contract
(5) Resignations
(6) Retirements
(7) New Employees
(8) Comparable Worth
(9) Government Account Standards Board (GASB) POst Employment Benefit Valuation Reports Under GASB 73, 74 and 75
 
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. CERTIFICATION OF FINAL 2020 PAYABLE 2021 PROPERTY TAX LEVY: Kristin Dehmer
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the certification of the final 2020 Payable 2021 Property Tax Levy in the amount of $23,605,717.60.
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
4. CUSTODIAL MASTER AGREEMENT: Kristin Dehmer
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the Custodial Master Agreement for 2020-2022 as presented with the cost as follows:
 

Year                            Cost                 Percentage Increase 

2020-2021                $97,821          4.08% 

2021-2022                $86,451          3.46% 

TOTAL                         $184,272       7.54%

 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
5. RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATIONS: Kristin Dehmer
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the donations as presented and direct administration to send a thank you.
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
6. RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COMBINED POLLING PLACES FOR MULTIPLE PRECINCTS AND DESIGNATION HOURS DURING WHICH THE POLLING PLACES WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR VOTING FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS NOT HELD ON THE DAY OF A STATEWIDE ELECTION: Dr. Brandon M. Lunak
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the Resolution Establishing Combined Polling Places for Multiple Precincts and Designating Hours During Which the Polling PLaces Will Remain Open for voting for School District Elections Not Held on the Day of a Statewide Election as presented.
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
7. FIRST READING OF POLICIES: Dr. Brandon M. Lunak
 
8. COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
9. OTHER PERTINENT ITEMS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD
 
ADJOURNMENT

Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

SCHOOL BOARD

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 152

MAPS OPERATIONS CENTER

December 14, 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: Kara Gloe, Rachel Stone, and Keith Vogt

Members present: Casidy Bjorklund, Melissa Burgard, Scott Steffes, and Matt Valan.

 

PREVIEW OF AGENDA: Superintendent Lunak recommended approval of the agenda as revised. Agenda Item: Certification of Final 2020 Payable 2021 Property Tax page.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Steffes moved, seconded by Valan, 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.)

Mark Demers, 4838 6th St. so. submitted his public comment electronically and was read by the school board secretary. Mark Demers, thanked the administration and the school board for the difficult decisions, the work, you are doing for the children of this community.

 

Demers stated he believes it’s time to start a dialog about the MHS Senior Class of 2021. Due to the pandemic to date, they have had 7 in-person school days, not 7 months like last year’s Sr. class.

 

He asked: What is the School Board and Administration going to do to get this class back into school and when? He asked consideration be given to begin the transition back into the buildings to start with the MHS Class of 2021 into some type of hybrid model, 1 day per week, 2 days per week, etc. as soon as possible. He believes the senior class has earned the right to be singled out. The mission of Moorhead Area Public Schools is to develop the maximum potential of every learner to thrive in a changing world, he asked that the focus be on the MHS Class of 2021.

 

CONSENT AGENDA: Burgard moved, seconded by Stone to approve the Consent Agenda as follows: Minutes, Claims, Family Medical Leave, Leave of Absence, Change in Contract,

Resignations, Retirement, New Employees, Comparable Worth, and Government Account Standards, Board (GAB) Post Employment Benefit Valuation Reports Under GASB 73, 74, and 75.

Motion carried 7-0

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

 

CERTIFICATION OF FINAL 2020 PAYABLE 2021 PROPERTY TAX LEVY: Kristin Dehmer, executive director of human resources and operations, reviewed and discussed the 2020 Payable 2021 Property Tax Levy, the current year’s budget, and the levy certification to be adopted by the School Board at the December 14, 2020, School Board Meeting.  The total amount to be levied and certified is $23,605,717.60. Public comment was allowed at the meeting. No one commented. Valan thanked the business staff for their work and presentation.

 

Valan moved, seconded by Gloe to approve the certification of the final 2020 Payable 2021 Property Tax Levy in the amount of $23, 605,717.60.

 

Motion carried 7-0.

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

 

CUSTODIAL MASTER AGREEMENT: Kristin Dehmer, executive director of human resources and operations, reviewed and discussed the new two-year master agreement for the Custodial Unit that was negotiated for the period of July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2020. Dehmer reviewed language changes, cost, and percentage increases of the contract.

 

Steffes moved, seconded by Stone to approve the Custodial Master Agreement for  2020-2022 as presented with the cost as follows:

Year                 Cost                Percentage Increase
2020-21           $97,821           4.08%
 

2021-22           $86,451           3.46%
TOTAL          $184,272         7.54%

 

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, executive director of human resources and operations, presented to the board the donations given to Moorhead Area Public Schools from the following donors: Linda and Duane Olschager, Subaru of America, Curtis Hovde, Melinda Rud, F-M Truck Sales, LLC, and Salem Church.

Burgard moved, seconded by Gloe to accept the donations as presented and direct 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.

 

RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COMBINED POLLING PLACES FOR MULTIPLE PRECINCTS AND DESIGNATING HOURS DURING WHICH THE POLLING PLACES WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR VOTING FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS NOT HELD ON THE DAY OF A STATEWIDE ELECTION: Dr. Brandon Lunak, Superintendent presented the resolution for Independent School District No. 152 to establish combined polling places for those elections in which no other election is being held within the school district. Minnesota Statutes Section 205A.11 require school boards to annually designate, by resolution, combined polling places for stand-alone school district elections held in the following calendar year.

 

Vogt moved, seconded by Stone to approve the Resolution Establishing Combined Polling Places for Multiple Precincts and Designating Hours during which Polling Places will remain open for voting for School District Elections not held on the day of a Statewide election as presented.

Motion carried 7-0.

 

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

 

FIRST READING OF POLICIES: Dr. Brandon Lunak, Superintendent and the school board conducted the first reading of policies; 102 State and Federal Law Prohibiting Discrimination, 221 School Board Development, Adoption, and Implementation of Policies, 232 Health Insurance Committee, 233 Policy Review Committee, 236 Activities Advisory Committee, 239 Parent Organization/Booster Clubs, 301 School District Administration, 303 Records Retention, 401 Equal Employment Opportunity, 402 Grievance Procedures for Equal Opportunity.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:  Brief reports were heard on Hopkins PTAC, S.G. Reinertsen PTAC, Technology Committee, Citizen Finance Committee, ICAC Committee, Policy Review Committee, Incident Command, and Moorhead Schools Legacy Education Foundation.

 

OTHER PERTINENT ITEMS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD: Vogt due to conflict with another PTAC meeting scheduled at the same time Bjorklund will attend SGR PTAC meetings as the board representative. Valan asked consideration be given to creating an FAA Ag Class within the overall plan of the Career Academy.

 

ADJOURNMENT: Chair Bjorklund adjourned the meeting at 6:57 p.m.