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December 7, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Truth in Taxation

I. Call Meeting to Order
Presenter:  Chair Hitchings
Description:  The Board Chair will call the meeting to order.
II. Pledge of Allegiance
Description:  The Board Chair will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. Virtual Meeting Opening Statement
Presenter:  Chair Hitchings
Cambridge-Isanti Schools-General Process for Remote School Board Meetings Opening Statement by Board Chair

Due to the current federal and state emergency declarations, the Minnesota directive to residents to stay at home, and guidance about limiting person-to-person contact due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, this meeting of the Cambridge-Isanti Schools School Board is being conducted in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 13D.021— Meetings by Telephone or Other Electronic Means.

Due to the health pandemic, the school board determined that it is not feasible to be physically present at the meeting location and that it is not feasible for the public to attend this meeting at the meeting location due to the health pandemic.

Persons may monitor this meeting from a remote location by accessing the live-stream link through our website at

School board members are reminded to mute their microphone or phone when they are not speaking. When speaking, the board member should unmute the microphone or phone, speak, and then mute their device.

All votes will be conducted by roll call. Each school board member should wait until their name is called before voting.
IV. Roll Call
Presenter:  Chair Hitchings
Description:  The Board Chair will take roll call. A quorum must be established in order for the meeting to proceed.

Board Members:
Tim Hitchings, Board Chair
Gary Hawkins, Vice Chair
Lynn Wedlund, Clerk
Heidi Sprandel, Treasurer
Aaron Berg, Director
Nikki Johnson, Director
Carri Levitski, Director

Ex Officio, Dr. Nate Rudolph, Superintendent
Jillian Edblad, Student Representative
V. Approve Agenda
Presenter:  Chair Hitchings
Description:  Once quorum has been established the Board Chair will request approval of the meeting agenda.
Recommended Motion(s):  To approve the meeting agenda. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
VI. Non-Action Items
VI.A. Truth in Taxation Presentation
Presenter:  Christopher Kampa
Description:  The School Board approved the preliminary 2020 payable 2021 property tax levy in September.

The school district certified the preliminary property tax levy to the State and County. School districts are required to present a Truth in Taxation presentation by December 28th, 2020. This presentation must include budget and proposed property tax levy information with explanations of changes to the property tax levy. There must also be a time for the public to approach the school board to make comments on the property tax levy.

After presenting a truth in taxation presentation, school districts are required to certify the final 2020 payable 2021 property tax levy at the December board meeting, which is scheduled for December 17th, 2020. The final levy cannot be more than the preliminary levy.
VII. Adjournment
Presenter:  Chair Hitchings
Description:  Adjourn meeting
Recommended Motion(s):  To adjourn meeting. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.

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