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ISD#152 School Board

School Board Meeting

When: January 19, 2021

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

January 19, 2021
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. We Are Proud

We are proud of Jinu Lee, a Horizon East 8th grade student who placed 2nd overall in the state of MN in the American Mathematics Competition. Additionally, Lee was recognized by the AMC for scoring in the top 5% of 8th grade students nationally.

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. Brandon M. Lunak

(1) JANUARY 4, 2021, School Board Organizational Meeting Minutes 
 
B. LEARNING AND ACCOUNTABILITY - Dr. Jeremy Larson
 
C. HUMAN RESOURCES AND OPERATIONS - Kristin Dehmer
(1) January Claims
(2) Medical leave
(3) Leave of Absence
(4) Change in Contract
(5) Resignations
(6) New Employees
(7) Additional Staffing
(8) Affiliation Agreement with University of Minnesota
 
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. MOORHEAD HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION AND PLANNING GUIDE: Dr. Jeremy Larson
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the 2021-2022 Moorhead High School Registration and Planning guide.
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
4. SPECIAL EDUCATION CHILD COUNT: Duane Borgeson
 
5. RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATIONS: Kristin Dehmer
 
Suggested Resolution: Move to accept the $500 donation from Bell Bank and the $250 donation from Helen and Vernon Goodin as presented and direct administration to send a thank you.
 
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:
 
6. COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
7. OTHER PERTINENT ITEMS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD
 
8. ADJOURNMENT

Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

SCHOOL BOARD

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 152

MAPS OPERATIONS CENTER

January 19, 2021

 

 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: Rachel Stone

Members present Cassidy Bjorklund, Melissa Burgard, and Matt Valan.

Members Missing: Kara Gloe, Scott Steffes, Keith Vogt

 

PREVIEW OF AGENDA: Superintendent Lunak recommended approval of the agenda as presented.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Burgard moved, seconded by Valan, to approve the agenda as revised.

Motion carried 4-0.
Roll Call vote: Bjorklund-yay, Burgard-yay, Valan-yay, Stone-yay.

 

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

 

We Are Proud of Jinu Lee, a Horizon East 8th grade student who placed 2nd overall in the state of MN in the American Mathematics Competition. Additionally, Lee was recognized by the AMC for scoring in the top 5% of 8th-grade students nationally.

 

MATTER 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.) None.

 

 CONSENT AGENDA

Valan moved, seconded by Stone to approve the Consent Agenda as follows: Minutes, Claims, Medical Leave, Leave of Absence, Change in Contract, Resignations, New Employees, Additional Staffing, Affiliation Agreement with the University of Minnesota.

Motion carried 4-0

Roll Call vote: Bjorklund-yay, Burgard-yay, Stone-yay, Valan-yay.

 

MOORHEAD HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION AND PLANNING GUIDE: Dave Lawrence, principal, and Josh Haag, principal, summarized the 2021-2022 registration process and an overview of the 2021-2022 registration and planning guide for Moorhead High School. Highlighted were changes between the 2020-21 and the 2021-22 registration and planning guides. The 2021-2022 registration and planning guide has a new electronic format. Noted changes were the addition of  Portrait of a Graduate, graduation requirements, user-friendly links to information, new Grade 9-12 District-Wide testing information,  and new courses that apply to the Career Academy available. The registration guide will be posted publicly on the district’s website.

 

Board discussion followed on new delivery methods for registration, new course offerings, and an update on the Career Academy construction and construction of the high school from Superintendent Lunak.

 

Valan moved, seconded by Burgard to approve the 2021-2022 Moorhead High School Registration and Planning Guide as presented.
Motion carried 4-0

Roll Call vote: Bjorklund-yay, Burgard-yay, Stone-yay, Valan-yay.

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION CHILD COUNT: Duane Borgeson, executive director of learner support services, provided an update to the Board regarding special education, special education child count, and data for K-12 special education students served district-wide and by building, and resident district special education costs/percentage.

 

Board discussion followed regarding overall child counts, costs for resident districts for special education, and drivers for the special education settings for students.

 

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATIONS: Kristin Dehmer, executive director of human resources and operations, presented the resolution accepting monetary donations from Helen and Vernon Goodin and Bell Bank for the Spud Mart at Horizon Middle School. Board discussion followed regarding the function of Spud Mart from Dr. Larson. The board thanked the donors for their contributions to Moorhead students. 

 

Burgard moved, seconded by Valan to accept the $500 donation from Bell bank and the $250 donation from Helen and Vernon Goodin as presented and directed administration to send a thank you.

Motion carried 4-0

Roll Call vote: Bjorklund-yay, Burgard-yay, Stone-yay, Valan-yay.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:  Brief reports were heard on the Instruction and Curriculum Advisory Committee, Horizon PTAC, Policy Review Committee, and Legacy Education Foundation.

 

OTHER PERTINENT ITEMS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD:  Chair Bjorklund reminded of the Clay County Joint Powers Intergovernmental Retreat on January 29, 2021, and week 2 of the MSBA Virtual Leadership Conference.

 

ADJOURNMENT: Chair Bjorklund adjourned the meeting at 6:49 p.m.