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ISD#152 School Board

School Board Meeting

When: April 25, 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

April 25, 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 MHS students Carter Andreasen and CJ Moore who were selected by a rigorous audition process for the 2021-22 Minnesota All-State Orchestra. The MN All-State Orchestra is comprised of only the top orchestra students from around the state of Minnesota. They performed at the All-State camp last summer and Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis in February as part of the MN Music Educators Association Conference.

We are proud of Moorhead High School freshmen Alicia Wilson, Jinu Lee, and Cade Klein. These students auditioned and were chosen to participate in the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association's Middle-Level Honors Orchestra.  They rehearsed and performed with the Honors Orchestra during the Minnesota Music Educators Association conference on February 18 and 19 at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul and at the Minneapolis Convention Center. These students were chosen from string players all across Minnesota. Congratulations to Jinu Lee, who served as principal cellist for the orchestra. The musicians are directed by Anthony Eddleston.

We are proud of the MHS Boys Swim and Dive team who finished 35th at the Minnesota Class AA State Tournament. Dresden Adams placed 18th in the 500-yard freestyle and Aiden Carlson took 7th place in the 100 breaststroke and 15th place in the 100 butterfly. The MHS Boys Swim and Dive team also won the Section 8AA Silver Academic Award with a grade point average of 3.68. The Spud Boys Swim and Dive team is coached by Kara Schmitz Olson, Jeff Schneider, Adam Pflipsen, Fiona Brendemuhl and Pat Anderson.

We are proud of the Spud Boys Hockey Team for being named Section 8AA Academic Champions with a grade point average of 3.74 and placing 6th in their 19th appearance in the Minnesota Class AA state tournament. Team Members include Gavin Lindberg, Joe Schiller, Colby Krier, Cody Martinson, Caleb Alderson, Andrew Searls, Joe Kortan, Parker Gast, Justin Stalboerger, Dalton Songstad, Jack Arnold, Carson Triggs, Thomas Schroeder, Harper Bentz, Wyatt Tweet, Colin Baumgartner, Aaron Reierson, Joe Gramer, Ian Ness, Jacob Vannett, Kai Weigel and Team Manager Owen Marsden. The team is coached by Jon Ammerman, Tony Kunka, and Junior Varsity coaches Derek Thompson, and Sam Walstad.

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) APRIL 11, 2022, School Board Work Session Minutes

B. HUMAN RESOURCES AND OPERATIONS - Kristin Dehmer
(1) April Claims
(2) Family Medical Leave
(3) Resignations
(4) Retirement
(5) New Employees

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

3. NEW BUSINESS

A. MHS Construction Update: Kristin Dehmer

B. Moorhead High School Transformational Update: Dr. Jeremy Larson

C. 2022 - 2023 Staff Development Plan: Dr. Jeremy Larson

D. Resolution Accepting Donations: Kristin Dehmer

Suggested Resolution: Move to accept the $350 donation from the American Heart Association and the $1,000 donation from F5 Project as presented and direct administration to send a thank you.
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:

E. First Reading of Policies: Dr. Brandon Lunak

4. COMMITTEE REPORTS

5. OTHER PERTINENT ITEMS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD

6. ADJOURNMENT

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve adjournment of the April 25, 2022, School Board Meeting at ____ p.m.
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Comments:

 

Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

SCHOOL BOARD

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 152

MAPS OPERATIONS CENTER

April 25, 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, April 25, 2022, at 6 p.m. in the MAPS Operation Center Board Room 600. Members in attendance: Cassidy Bjorklund, Melissa Burgard, Kara Gloe, Scott Steffes, Rachel Stone, Matt Valan, and Keith Vogt. Administrators present: Brandon Lunak, Jeremy Larson, Kristin Dehmer, Duane Borgeson, Brenda Richman, Dan Markert.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Preview of Agenda – Dr. Brandon M. Lunak recommended approval as presented.

 

Approval of Agenda

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

Motion Carried. Result 7-­0-­0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Gloe – yea, Steffes – yea, Stone – yea, Valan – yea, and Vogt – yea.

 

We are Prouds were as follows. Member Stone and the school board recognized MHS orchestra students Carter Andreasen and CJ Moore who were selected for the 2021­2022 Minnesota All­State Orchestra and orchestra director Jon Larson; MHS students Alicia Wilson, Jinu Lee, and Cade Klein who were chosen to participate in the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Associations Middle­Level Honors Orchestra and orchestra director Anthony Eddleston; the MHS Boys Swim and Dive team who finished 35th at the Minnesota Class AA State Tournament and won the Section 8AA Silver Academic Award with a grade point average of 3.68. Individual medalists Dresden Adams placed 18th in the 500 freestyle and Aiden Carlson placed 7th in the 100 breaststroke and 15th place in the 100 butterfly and coaches Kara Schmitz Olson, Jeff Schneider, Adam Pflipsen, Fiona Brendemuhl, and Pat Anderson; the MHS Boys Hockey team for being named Section 8AA Academic Champions with a grade point of 3.74 and placing 6th in their 19th appearance in the Minnesota State AA Hockey Tournament. Team members include Gavin Lindberg, Joe Schiller, Colby Krier, Cody Martinson, Caleb Alderson, Andrew Seals, Joe Kortan, Parker Gast, Justin Stalboerger, Dalton Songstad, Jack Arnold, Carson Triggs, Thomas Schroeder, Harper Bentz, Wyatt Tweet, Colin Baumgartner, Aaron Reierson, Joe Gramer, Ian Ness, Jacob Vannett, Kai Weigel, team manager Owen Marsden and Coaches Jon Ammerman, Tony Kunka, Sam Walstad, and Derek Thompson.

 

Public Forum: No requests to address the board were submitted.

 

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were enacted under one resolution: April 11, 2022, School Board Work Session, Minutes, April Claims, Family Medical Leave, Resignations, Retirement, and New Employees.

 

CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION

ACTION:  Steffes moved, seconded by Bjorklund to approve Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion Carried. Result 7-­0-­0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Gloe – yea, Steffes – yea, Stone – yea, Valan – yea, Vogt – yea .

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

MHS Construction Update: Brian Berg, of Zerr Berg Architects, presented a construction update on the Moorhead High School site. Discussion included navigating a difficult construction

market, completed bid groups, remaining bid groups, and Phase I and II of the project. Photos were shown of the progress of the project.

 

Moorhead High School Transformational Update: Dave Lawrence presented an update on work that has been completed since the approval of the Transformational Framework. Work is being done on creating a new schedule that aligns both the high school and the career academy. The Academic Design team, MHS faculty, True North Leadership Group, and the Champions Committee have been involved in the schedule creation discussions. Lawrence discussed the 9 non-negotiable parameters considered when developing the schedule.

 

2022-­2023 Staff Development Plan: Dr. Jeremy Larson discussed the strategic priorities and framework for the 2022-­2023 staff development plan. The framework will guide their work in providing quality staff development throughout the school year. A year at a glance will be created based on district initiatives and how they align with the staff development framework.

 

Resolution Accepting Donations: The School Board passed a resolution accepting a $350 donation from American Heart Association and a $1,000 donation from the F5 Project.

ACTION: Gloe moved, seconded by Steffes to approve the resolution accepting the $350 donation from the American Heart Association and the $1,000 donation from the F5 project and directed the administration to send a thank you. Motion Carried. Result 7-­0­-0 Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Gloe – yea, Steffes – yea, Stone – yea, Valan – yea, Vogt – yea.

 

First Reading of Policies: Dr. Lunak and the school board completed the first reading of policies: 506 Distribution ofNon­School Sponsored Materials on School Premises by Students and Employees, 514 Students in Homeless Situations, 522 Title IX Nondiscrimination Policy, Grievance Procedure and Process, 524 MAPS Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy, 601 School district curriculum and Instructional Goals of MAPS, 603 Special Education and Procedures, 606 Title I Policy Governing Comparability, 633 Patriotic Exercises, 634 Religion, 652 Staff Development for MN Academic Standards, 656 Basic Standards

Testing, Accommodations, Modifications, and Exemptions for IEP, Sect 504, and LEP Students, 703 Naming of School Buildings and Grounds, 730 School district copyright Policy, 732 Use of All School Equipment and Materials for Instructional Purposes Off School Premises, 810 Establishment and Adoption of School District Budget, 820 Cash Management.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS: Brief reports were heard on the Equity and Inclusion Committee, District Health Insurance Committee, Citizens Finance Committee, Moorhead Legacy Education Committee, and Hopkins PTAC.

 

OTHER PERTINENT ITEMS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD: Reminder to the school board that the May 9th Work Session would start at 5:30 p.m. Also, informed the School Board of concerts being held on the night of the May 23 School Board Meeting night. the board will consider that this meeting time will be moved up to 5:30 p.m. at the May 9th meeting

 

ADJOURNMENT

ACTION: Vogt moved, seconded by Steffes to approve the adjournment of the Regular School Board Meeting on April 25, 2022, at 7:17 p.m. Motion Carried. Result 7­-0-­0 Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Gloe – yea, Steffes – yea, Stone – yea, Valan – yea, and Vogt – yea.