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 .
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
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.