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ISD#152 School Board

School Board Work Session

When: May 9, 2022

Where: Operations Center Board Room 600

Agenda

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 152 
School Board Work Session
Operations Center Board Room 600
1313 30th Avenue South
Moorhead, Minnesota
May 9, 2022
5:30 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
Moved by:
Seconded by:
Discussion:

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 Horizon Middle School 8th Graders Lana Stanley, Bella Anderson and Felix Wolfe who placed 5th in the Minnesota State Science Olympiad Competition. Lana Stanley and Bella Anderson also placed 3rd in Ornithology; Felix Wolfe and Bella Anderson placed 5th in Anatomy & Physiology; Lana Stanley placed 6th in Solar System and Felix Wolfe placed 6th in Bridge. The team is coached by Christine Berg.

 

We are proud of the MHS Boys Basketball team who competed in the Minnesota High School Class AAAA State Tournament. Team members include Jamal Dixon, Mason Hills, Ray Altenbernd, Jaden Griffin, Mekhi Elmore, Gavin Quade, John Jenkins, Elliot Hoff, Karsten Stumo, Cole Pepple, Giulio Angotti, Colton Hagen, Rylan Larson, Hunter Wachenheim, Adam Jenkins, Michael Haugo, DJ Smith, Dylan Zimmerman, Elinneus Davis and Austin Shultz. The Boys Basketball team is coached by Matt Ellingson and assistant coaches are Jay Hartman, Cory Asfeld and Logan Cornish.

 

We are proud of the Destination Imagination teams that placed 2nd at their divisions at the Minnesota Destination Imagination State Tournament. Dorothy Dodds 4th graders Sarah Hartwig, Ashtyn Kimber and Maddie Smith, team BBQ Socks, created a story about a trickster and designed a costume using structural engineering. MHS freshman Megan Hartwig and Neveah Kellerman, team The Big Butter Sticks, researched festivals from around the world and created a two-­act improvisational skit enhanced with a box set. Carrie Hartwig coaches Destination Imagination, a global educational program inspiring the next generation of innovators, leaders and creative problem solvers.

F. Public Forum

The Public Forum will be open up to thirty (30) minutes for public comment on an agenda item at the School Board Work Session. 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) April 25, 2022, School Board Regular Meeting Minutes

CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Moved by:
Seconded by:

Comments:

 

3. OPERATIONAL ITEMS

 

A. Horizon Student Handbook and Curriculum Guide: Dr. Jeremy Larson

 

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the 2022-2023 Horizon Middle School Parent and Student Handbook and Grades 5-8 course Description as presented.

Move by:

Seconded by:

Discussion:

 

B. Second Reading of Policies: Dr. Brandon Lunak

 

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve 506 Distribution of Non-School 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 as presented.

Moved by:

Seconded by:

Discussion:

 

C. Revised School Board Meeting Start Time: Dr. Brandon Lunak

 

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve rescheduling the meeting start time of the May 23, 2022, Regular Meeting of the School board to 5:30 p.m.

Moved by:

Seconded by:

Discussion:

 

4. DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

A. Lakeland Mental Health Center Update: Duane Borgeson

 

5. COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

6. OTHER PERTINENT ITES TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD

 

7. ADJOURNMENT

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve adjournment of the May 09, 2022, School Board Meeting at ____ p.m.

Moved by:

Seconded by:

Discussion:

 

Minutes

WORK SESSION

SCHOOL BOARD

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 152

MAPS OPERATIONS CENTER

09 May 2022

 

CALL TO ORDER: The Work Session of the School Board of Moorhead Area Public Schools #152 was called to order by Chair Burgard on Monday, May 9, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. in the MAPS Operations Center Board Room 600. Members in attendance: Cassidy Bjorklund, Melissa Burgard, Scott Steffes (joined at 5:36 p.m.), Rachel Stone, Matt Valan, and Keith Vogt. Administrators present: Brand Lunak, Jeremy Larson, Kristin Dehmer, Duane Borgeson, Brenda Richman, and Dan Markert.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Preview of Agenda: Dr. Lunak recommended approval as revised. Added to Operational. Item C. Revised School Board Meeting Time.

 

Approval of Agenda:

ACTION: Bjorklund moved, and was seconded by Vogt to approve the agenda as revised.

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

 

We Are Proud recognitions: Horizon Middle School 8th Graders Lana Stanley, Bella Anderson, and Felix Wolfe who placed 5th in the Minnesota State Science Olympiad Competition, and coach Christine Berg; the MHS Boys Basketball team who competed in the Minnesota High School Class AAAA State Tournament. Team members include Jamal Dixon, Mason Hills, Ray Altenbernd, Jaden Griffin, Mekhi Elmore, Gavin Quade, John Jenkins, Elliot Hoff, Karsten Stumo, Cole Pepple, Giulio Angotti, Colton Hagen, Rylan Larson, Hunter Wachenheim, Adam Jenkins, Michael Haugo, DJ Smith, Dylan Zimmerman, Elinneus Davis, Austin Shultz and coaches Matt Ellingson, Jay Hartman, Cory Asfeld and Logan Cornish; the Destination Imagination teams that placed 2nd at their divisions at the Minnesota Destination Imagination State Tournament. Dorothy Dodds 4th graders Sarah Hartwig, Ashtyn Kimber, Maddie Smith, MHS freshman Megan Hartwig, Neveah Kellerman, and coach Carrie Hartwig.

 

Steffes joined the meeting at 5:36 p.m.

 

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

 

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were enacted under one resolution: April 25, 2022, Regular School Board Meeting Minutes.

 

CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION

ACTION: Bjorklund moved, seconded by Steffes to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion Carried. Result 6-0-0 Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Steffes – yea, Stone – yea, Valan – yea, Vogt – yea.

 

OPERATIONAL ITEMS

 

Horizon Student Handbook and Curriculum Guide: Amanda Henry, principal of Horizon Middle School, reviewed changes to the 2022-2023 Horizon Student Handbook and Curriculum Guide with the School Board. No additional discussion. 

ACTION: Valan moved, seconded by Stone to approve as presented.

Motion Carried. Result 6-0-0 Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Steffes – yea, Stone – yea, Valan – yea, Vogt – yea.

 

Second Reading of Policies: Dr. Lunak, superintendent, conducted the second reading of policies: 506 Distribution of Non-School 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.  No changes were made since the first reading and recommended approval.

ACTION: Vogt moved, seconded by Bjorklund to approve policies as presented.

Motion Carried. Result 6-0-0 Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Steffes – yea, Stone – yea, Valan – yea, Vogt – yea.

 

Revised School Board Meeting Start Time: Dr. Lunak made the recommendation to the School Board to adjust the start time of the School Board meeting scheduled on May 23, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to accommodate those board members wanting to attend the district music concerts.

ACTION: Stone moved, seconded by Bjorklund to approve rescheduling the meeting start time of the May 23, 2022, Regular meeting of the School board to 5:30 p.m.

Motion Carried. Result 6-0-0 Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Steffes – yea, Stone – yea, Valan – yea, Vogt – yea.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Lakeland Mental Health Center Update: Renee Olson from Lakeland Mental Health Center presented yearly information to the School Board regarding mental health services provided by Lakeland Mental Health Center Services. Discussion followed regarding student referrals, therapy session services, and scheduling sessions for students during the academic day. 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS: Brief reports were heard on the District Technology Committee, and Clay county Joint Powers Committee.

 

OTHER PERTINENT ITEMS TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD: Dr. Lunak reminded the board of the AVID Senior Graduation Celebration and the Multi-Factor training for district Google users.

 

ADJOURNMENT

ACTION: Steffes moved, seconded by Bjorklund to approve the adjournment of the May 9, 2022 meeting at 6:10 p.m. 

Motion Carried. Result 6-0-0 Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Burgard – yea, Steffes – yea, Stone – yea, Valan – yea, Vogt – yea.