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ISD#152 School Board

School Board Meeting

When: March 28, 2022

Where: Operations Center Board Room 600

Agenda

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

March 28, 2022
6:00 PM

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

ATTENDANCE:
Cassidy Bjorklund, Vice-Chair
Melissa Burgard, Chair
Kara Gloe, Clerk
Scott Steffes, Director
Rachel Stone, Treasurer
Matt Valan, Director
Keith Vogt, Director
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

E. We Are Proud

This is the time during the meeting to recognize outstanding achievements of students, staff, and community members. After an honoree's name has been read they will accept their certificate(s) and a photo will be taken.

We are proud of Amber Fugleberg who was named Class AAAA Assistant Coach of the Year by the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association. Amber was recently named head coach of Moorhead volleyball after longtime coach Char Lien retired. Amber is the second coach to receive this honor in the past five years.

 

We are proud of MHS Wrestler Evan Fankhanel for competing in the Minnesota State High School Wrestling tournament. The Spud wrestling team is coached by Gerad Fugleberg, JJ Fankhanel, Travis Ostby and Collin Haar.

 

We are proud of MHS Weightlifting team members who qualified for the Minnesota High School Weightlifting Organization Championships. Marina Peterson placed 2nd, Jenna Hohler qualified, Mya Rieber placed 1st, McKenzie Baker placed 1st, Sydney Tweten placed 4th, Emily Stamm placed 1st, Nathan Olson placed 5th, Carson Heinsch placed 3rd, Deven Gronwold placed 4th, Jake Erdmann qualified, Zach Taft placed 3rd and Jackson Young placed 2nd. The following MHS athletes also qualified for the USA Weightlifting Youth or Junior Nationals: Micah Cozad, Mya Rieber, Emily Stamm, Jake Erdmann, Domingo Mueller, Andy Arntson, Carson Heinsch, Nkengateh Lekefelac, Deven Gronwold, Jackson Young and McKenzie Baker. The team is coached by John Lubitz, Chrisanto D'Agostino, Dalton Demers, Connor Heinsch, Lexi Thomas, Mark Hutt, and Drew Ross.

F. Public Forum

The Public Forum will be open up to thirty (30) minutes for public comment. Individuals who wish to speak during the Public Forum have submitted a written request by 1:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. The School Board chair will call speakers to the microphone and will recognize one speaker at a time. Only those individuals who have been recognized by the School Board chair will be allowed to speak during the Public Forum period. Each speaker is permitted to speak for up to three (3) minutes total. The Public Forum will not be recorded or live streamed.

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) March 14, 2022, School Board Work Session Minutes

B. HUMAN RESOURCES AND OPERATIONS - Kristin Dehmer

(1) March Claims
(2) Family Medical Leave
(3) Return from Leave of Absence
(4) Change in Contrac
(5) Resignations
(6) Rescind Retirement
(7)
Retirement
(8) 
Additional Staffing
(9) New Employees

C. LEARNER SUPPORT SERVICES - Duane Borgeson

(1) 2022 Special Education Extended School Year Staffing Plan

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:

3. NEW BUSINESS

A. Phase II bids - Asp & Hopkins Elementary HVAC Projects: Kristin Dehmer

 

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the bid for the Phase II HVAC Project at Robert Asp and Ellen Hopkins Elementary Schools for $722,960.
Moved by:

Seconded by:
Comments:

 

B. Elementary Attendance Area Recommendation: Kristin Dehmer

 

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the Elementary Attendance Area Recommendation as presented.

Moved by:

Seconded by:
Comments:

 

C. Resolution Discontinuing and Reducing Educational Programs and Positions: Kristin Dehmer

 

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the resolution directing the administration to effect termination or reduction and non-renewal of educational programs and positions as listed.

Moved by:

Seconded by:

Comments:

 

D. 2022-2023 Preliminary Staffing Plan: Kristin Dehmer

 

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the 2022-2023 Staffing Plan as presented.

Moved by:

Seconded by:
Comments:

  

E. Resolution Accepting Donations: Kristin Dehmer

 

Suggested Resolution: Move to accept the $1,000 donation from American Crystal Sugar Company, the $1,000 donation from Asp PTAC, the $300 donation from Manuela & Jeremy Wendt, and the masks, sanitizer, alcohol swabs, & gloves donation from CVS as presented and direct administration to send a thank you.

Moved by:

Seconded by:
Comments:

 

4. COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

5. OTHER PERTINENT ITEMS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD

 

6. ADJOURNMENT

 

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve adjournment of the March 28, 2022, School Board Meeting at ____ p.m.

Moved by:

Seconded by:
Comments:

Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

SCHOOL BOARD

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 152

MAPS OPERATIONS CENTER

March 28, 2022

 

CALL TO ORDER: The Regular Meeting of the School Board of Moorhead Area Public Schools #152 was called to order by Chair Burgard on Monday, March 28, 2022, at 6 p.m. in the MAPS Operations Board Room 600. Members in attendance: Melissa Burgard, Cassidy Bjorklund, Kara Gloe, Scott Steffes, and Keith Vogt. Administrators present: Dr. Brandon Lunak, Dr. Jeremy Larson, Kristin Dehmer, Duane Borgeson, Brenda Richman, and Dan Markert.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Preview of Agenda: Dr. Brandon Lunak recommended approval as presented.

 

Approval of Agenda:

ACTION: Bjorklund moved, seconded by Steffes to approve the agenda as presented.

Motion Carried. Result 5-0-0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund - yea, Burgard - yea, Gloe - yea, Steffes - yea, Vogt - yea.

 

We Are Proud were as follows Member Bjorklund and the school board recognized Amber Fugleberg who was named Class AAAA Assistant Coach of the Year by the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association, MHS Wrestler Evan Fankhanel for competing in the Minnesota State High School Wrestling tournament, MHS Weightlifting team members who qualified for the Minnesota High School Weightlifting Organization Championships. Marina Peterson, Jenna Hohler, Mya Rieber, McKenzie Baker, Sydney Tweten, Emily Stamm, Nathan Olson, Carson Heinsch, Deven Gronwold, Jake Erdmann, Zach Taft, and Jackson Young. The following MHS athletes: Micah Cozad, Mya Rieber, Emily Stamm, Jake Erdmann, Domingo Mueller, Andy Arntson, Carson Heinsch, Nkengateh Lekefelac, Deven Gronwold, Jackson Young, and McKenzie Baker also qualified for the USA Weightlifting Youth or Junior Nationals.

 

Public Forum: Two speakers requested to address the School Board at the March 28, 2022, School Board meeting.

Speaker #1 subject: to remove all COVID mandates.

Speaker #2 subject: address the Attendance Area Recommendation.

 

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were enacted under one resolution: March 14, 2022, School Board Work Session Minutes, March Claims, Family Medical Leave, Return from Leave of Absence, Change in Contract, Resignations, Rescind Retirement, Retirement, Additional Staffing, New Employees, and the 2022 Special Education Extended School Year Staffing Plan.

  

CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION

ACTION: Gloe moved, seconded by Steffes to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Motion Carried. Result 5-0-0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund - yea, Burgard - yea, Gloe - yea, Steffes - yea, Vogt - yea.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Phase II bids - Asp & Hopkins Elementary HVAC Projects: Steve Moore, director of operations and emergency services, presented the Phase II bids of the Ellen Hopkins and Robert Asp Elementary HVAC Projects to the board for approval. Bids were advertised for bid on February 8, 2022.  Two bids were received, which were received on March 3, 2022. The lowest bid was received from Peterson Mechanical, Inc.

ACTION: Gloe moved, seconded by Bjorklund to approve the bid for the Phase II HVAC Project at Robert Asp and Ellen Hopkins Elementary Schools for $722,960. Motion Carried. Result 5-0-0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Gloe – yea, Steffes – yea, Vogt – yea.

 

Elementary Attendance Area Recommendation: Steve Moore, director of operations and emergency management, and community members of the task force presented information about the work of the task force. Moore brought forward the attendance area and transportation recommendation for approval. Board discussion followed.

ACTION: Bjorklund moved, seconded by Steffes to reevaluate the boundary scenario and bring it back to the school board at a later meeting. Tabled.

 

Resolution Discontinuing and Reducing Educational Programs and Positions: Kristin Dehmer, executive director of human resources and operations, presented the resolution directing the administration to make recommendations to the school board for the discontinuance and reduction of educational programs and positions as needed to reduce expenditures as a result of changing enrollment and financial limitations. Board discussion followed.

ACTION: Bjorklund moved, seconded by Steffes to approve the resolution directing the administration to effect termination or reduction and non-renewal of educational programs and positions as listed. Motion Carried. Result 5-0-0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Gloe – yea, Steffes – yea, Vogt – yea.

Superintendent Lunak left the meeting at 7: 09 p.m. and returned at 7:12 p.m.

 

2022-2023 Preliminary Staffing Plan: Kristin Dehmer, executive director of human resources and operations, presented the Preliminary Staffing Plan for the 2022-2023 school year. Board discussion followed.

ACTION: Steffes moved, seconded by Bjorklund to approve the 2022-2023 Staffing Plan as presented. Motion Carried. Result 5-0-0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Gloe – yea, Steffes – yea, Vogt – yea.

 

Resolution Accepting Donations: Kristin Dehmer, executive director of human resources and operations, presented the resolution accepting donations from the following: American Crystal Sugar Company, Asp PTAC, Manuela and Jeremy Wendt, and CVS.

ACTION: Gloe moved, seconded by Bjorklund to accept the $1,000 donation from American Crystal Sugar Company, the $1,000 donation from Robert Asp PTAC, the $300 donation from Manuela and Jeremy Wendt, and masks sanitizer, alcohol swabs, and gloves from CVS as presented and direct administration to send a thank you.

Motion Carried. Result 5-0-0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Gloe – yea, Steffes – yea, Vogt – yea.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS: No reports were given

 

OTHER PERTINENT ITEMS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD: Member Gloe asked if there is flexibility in the 2022-2023 staffing plan she advocated for additional support at Horizon Middle School. Member Vogt recognized the Task Force Committee's work on the Attendance Area  Plan.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

ACTION: Bjorklund moved, seconded by Steffes to approve the adjournment of March 28, 2022, School Board Meeting at 7:26 p.m. Motion Carried. Result 5-0-0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Gloe – yea, Steffes – yea, Vogt – yea.