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ISD#152 School Board

School Board Work Session

When: June 13, 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
June 13, 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

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) Approval of May 23, 2022, School Board Regular Meeting Minutes

B. HUMAN RESOURCES AND OPERATIONS - Kristin Dehmer
(1) New Employees

C. LEARNER SUPPORT SERVICES - Duane Borgeson
(1) West Central Regional Juvenile Center 2022 Summer Staffing Plan

CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION

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

 

3. OPERATIONAL ITEMS

 

A. 2022-2023 Resolution for Membership in the Minnesota State High School League: Kristin Dehmer

 

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the 2022-2023 Resolution for Membership in the Minnesota State High School League.

 

B. Alternative Learning Center and Moorhead High School Parent and Student Handbook: Dr. Jeremy Larson

 

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the 2022-2023 Moorhead High School and Alternative Learning Center Parent and Student Handbooks as presented.

 

C. Approval of the Moorhead High School Bid Package III: Kristin Dehmer

 

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve the total bid of $9,924,476.31 including alternates 5, 6A, and 16 for Bid Group III of the Moorhead High School building bond construction project presented.

 

4. DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

A. Comprehensive Activities Report: Kristin Dehmer

 

B. 2021 Comprehensive Community Education Report: Brenda Richman

 

C. Transportation Department Overview: Kristin Dehmer

 

D. Emergency Operations Plan Update: Kristin Dehmer

 

5. SUPERINTENDENT UPDATES

 

6. CLOSE MEETING

 

Suggested Resolution: Move to close the public meeting at ____ p.m. pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13D.03, for the purpose of discussing negotiation strategies.

 

7. OPEN MEETING

 

Suggested Resolution: Move to open the public meeting at ____ p.m.

 

8. ADJOURNMENT

 

Suggested Resolution: Move to approve adjournment of the June 13, 2022, School Board Meeting at ____ p.m.

Minutes

WORK SESSION

SCHOOL BOARD

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 152

MAPS OPERATIONS CENTER

June 13, 2022

 

CALL TO ORDER: The Work Session of the School Board of Moorhead Area Public Schools #152 was called to order by Vice-Chair Bjorklund on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the MAPS Operation Center Board Room 600. Members in attendance were Cassidy Bjorklund, Rachel Stone, Matt Valan, and Keith Vogt. Administrators present Jeremy Larson, Kristin Dehmer, Duane Borgeson, and Brenda Richman.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Preview of Agenda – Dr. Jeremy Larson recommended approval as presented.

 

Approval of Agenda

ACTION: Vogt moved, seconded by Stone to approve the agenda as presented.

Motion Carried. Result 4-­0-­0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Stone – yea, Valan – yea, and Vogt – yea.

 

PUBLIC FORUM: No requests to address the board were submitted.

 

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were enacted under one resolution: May 23, 2022, School Board Meeting Minutes, New Employees, and West Central Regional Juvenile Center 2022 Summer Staffing Plan.

 

CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION

ACTION:  Stone moved, seconded by Vogt to approve Consent Agenda as presented.

Motion Carried. Result 4-­0-­0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Stone – yea, Valan – yea, Vogt – yea.

 

OPERATIONAL ITEMS

 

2022-2023 Resolution for Membership in the Minnesota State High League: Kristin Dehmer, Executive Director of Human Resources and Operations presented the Resolution related to the renewal of MAPS membership to the Minnesota State High School League for the 2022-2023 school year.

ACTION: Valan moved, seconded by Vogt to approve the 2022-2023 Resolution for Membership in the Minnesota State High School League as presented.

Motion Carried. Result 4-­0-­0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Stone – yea, Valan – yea, Vogt – yea.

 

Alternative Learning Center and Moorhead High School Parent and Student Handbook: Angela Doll, assistant principal at Moorhead High School, reviewed changes to the Alternative Learning Center and Moorhead High School Parent and Student Handbook for 2022-2023. Highlighted in the presentation were the changes to graduation requirements. Board discussion followed noting year updates.

ACTION: Vogt moved, seconded by Stone to approve the Alternative Learning Center and Moorhead High School Parent and Student Handbook as presented. Motion Carried. Result 4-­0-­0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Stone – yea, Valan – yea, Vogt – yea.

 

Approval of the Moorhead High School Bid Package III: Steve Moore, director of operations and emergency management, gave a summary of the  Bid Tabulation III for the Moorhead High School building bond construction project. The total amount of the project is $9,924,476.31 which included alternates 5, 6A, and 16. Moore discussed the project details of the alternates 5, 6A, and 16 for Bid Package III. Board discussion followed regarding the total increased cost and timeline of the project.

ACTION: Vogt moved, seconded by Stone to approve the total bid of $9,924,476.31 including alternates 5, 6A, and 16 for Bid Group III of the Moorhead High School building bond construction project as presented. Motion Carried. Result 4-­0-­0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Stone – yea, Valan – yea, Vogt – yea.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Comprehensive Activities Report: Activities director Dean Haugo, provided the School Board with a comprehensive review of MAPS activities for the 2021-2022 school year. The report included a review of the 2021-2022 activities list and participation numbers, activities planned for the 2022-2023 school year, 2022-2023 fees, middle school objectives, and the addition of Cory Holten, middle school activities director, additional coaches training, MHS student leadership opportunities, review of the purpose and membership of the Activities Advisory Council, upcoming facility changes, and the growth of programs. Highlighted were the successes of athletics teams and activities for the 2021-2022 school year and the 2021-2022 MHS new activities adaptive floor hockey, and adaptive bowling success. Board discussion followed regarding pass/fees, girls wrestling, and SkillsUSA lettering.

 

2021-2022 Comprehensive Community Education Report: Brenda Richman, executive director of community engagement and public relations, provided the School Board with a comprehensive review of the MAPS Community Education program. Highlights of the program included Early Childhood Family Education and Community Education’s relocation to the Vista Center for Education, three publications sent to the community and other promotions, enrichment classes participation and community partnerships, and new youth programming.

 

Joelle Hofer, the coordinator of the early learning program, provided highlights of the early learning program. She reviewed building classrooms, the addition of one classroom at the Career Academy in the fall of 2022, enrollment numbers, demographics and outreach, early childhood screening, early childhood family education classes, and participation.

 

Tammy Schatz, adult basic education manager, provided information on the Moorhead Consortium, 2021-2022 enrollment data, new classes, and community partnerships.

 

Richman left the meeting at 7:45 p.m.

 

Transportation Department Overview: Steve Moore, director of operations and emergency management, introduced Sean Schneider, transportation supervisor. Moore and Schneider provided a review of the transportation services. Included in the presentation were the department's capabilities and budget, department accomplishments, and challenges.

 

Highlights of the presentation included the 5,152 average miles per day of regular, special education, and EIS routes, the addition of the Career Academy shuttles, support of transitional student transportation, athletic and special event transportation, and Summer EXCEL and ESY transportation. Moore reviewed proposed bell time changes for 2022-2023.

 

Department challenges in 2022-2023 include bell time changes, the addition of MHSCA shuttles, new boundaries and the addition of Probstfield Elementary at Probstfield Center for Education routing, and staffing shortages.

 

Board discussion followed regarding fuel cost impact, spring field trip transportation, rural pick-up and drop-off times, inclement weather, and bus incidents/student conduct.

 

Emergency Operations Plan Update: Steve Moore, director of operations and emergency management, briefed the School Board on the district’s Emergency Operation Plan (EOP). His review included the intent and purpose of having an EOP, the accomplishments of 2021-2022, a summary of updates, school safety, facility security, threat assessments, partnerships with law enforcement, and the district’s next steps.

 

Board discussion followed regarding SRO workload and the scope of the EOP, and the board’s appreciation for the department’s work.

 

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATES: None were given

 

CLOSE MEETING: Vice-chair Bjorklund closed the public meeting at 7:49 p.m. pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13D.03, for the purpose of discussing negotiation strategies.

ACTION: Vogt moved, seconded by Stone to close the public meeting at 7:49 p.m. pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13D.03, for the purpose of discussing negotiation strategies. Motion Carried. Result 4-­0-­0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Stone – yea, Valan – yea, Vogt – yea.

 

OPEN MEETING: Vogt moved, seconded by Stone to open the public meeting at 8:01 p.m. Motion Carried. Result 4-­0-­0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Stone – yea, Valan – yea, Vogt – yea.

 

ADJOURNMENT: Valan moved, seconded by /Stone to approve the adjournment of June 13, 2022, Work Session at 8:01 p.m. Motion Carried. Result 4-­0-­0. Roll Call vote: Bjorklund – yea, Stone – yea, Valan – yea, Vogt – yea.