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May 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

Agenda
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. 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
Aaron Berg, Vice Chair
Lynn Wedlund, Clerk
Heidi Sprandel, Treasurer
Gary Hawkin, Director
Nikki Johnson, Director
Carri Levitski, Director

Ex Officio, Dr. Nate Rudolph, Superintendent
Jillian Edblad, Student Representative
IV. 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.
V. Communications/Recognition
VI. School Board Showcase 
Presenter:  Kim Goodmanson and Nate Huff
Description:  Early Childhood Coordinator Kim Goodmanson will present May baskets to the school board from the early childhood students and will share a short video.

Food Service Director Nate Huff will provide a brief summary of this year, the challenges faced and overcome, and provide a quick legislative summary and guidance for the next school year.
Attachments: (1)
VII. Open Forum
Presenter:  Community Members
Description:  An opportunity for members of the community to address the Board.
VIII. Board Committees
Presenter:  Committee Members
Description:  A. Board Standing Committee Reports (minutes attached)
B. Board Representative Committee Reports
C. Student Representative Board Report
D. School Board Member Good News Report
IX. Administration Reports
Presenter:  Administrators
Description:  Administration will provide an update to the School Board.
Attachments: (1)
X. Non-Action Items
X.A. Student Handbooks
Presenter:  Dr. Brenda Damiani
Description:  Early Childhood through fifth grade and grades 6-12 share common student handbook templates. These templates allow for streamline information for families and students as well as create efficiency for policy updates each spring. The attached document outlines the student handbook changes for 2021-22.
Attachments: (1)
X.B. Policy 403 - Discipline, Suspension, and Dismissal of School District Employees
Presenter:  Shawn Kirkeide
Description:  Superintendent Rudolph and Cambridge-Isanti Schools Policy Review Committee met and discussed a comparison between our current policy and MSBA's model policy for reference. Cabinet and the Administrative Team also had the opportunity to review the proposed policy changes and provide comments. Upon consideration, the Policy Review Committee is recommending the changes and modifications in the attached policy for first reading.
X.C. Policy 405 - Veteran’s Preference
Presenter:  Shawn Kirkeide
Description:  Superintendent Rudolph and Cambridge-Isanti Schools Policy Review Committee met and discussed a comparison between our current policy and MSBA's model policy for reference. Cabinet and the Administrative Team also had the opportunity to review the proposed policy changes and provide comments. Upon consideration, the Policy Review Committee is recommending the changes and modifications in the attached policy for first reading.
Attachments: (1)
X.D. Policy 407 - Employee Right to Know - Exposure to Hazardous Substances
Presenter:  Shawn Kirkeide
Description:  Superintendent Rudolph and Cambridge-Isanti Schools Policy Review Committee met and discussed a comparison between our current policy and MSBA's model policy for reference. Cabinet and the Administrative Team also had the opportunity to review the proposed policy changes and provide comments. Upon consideration, the Policy Review Committee is recommending the changes and modifications in the attached policy for first reading.
X.E. Policy 409 - Employee Publications, Instructional Materials, Inventions, and Creations
Presenter:  Shawn Kirkeide
Description:  Superintendent Rudolph and Cambridge-Isanti Schools Policy Review Committee met and discussed a comparison between our current policy and MSBA's model policy for reference. Cabinet and the Administrative Team also had the opportunity to review the proposed policy changes and provide comments. Upon consideration, the Policy Review Committee is recommending the changes and modifications in the attached policy for first reading.
X.F. Policy 423 - Employee-Student Relationships
Presenter:  Shawn Kirkeide
Description:  Superintendent Rudolph and Cambridge-Isanti Schools Policy Review Committee met and discussed a comparison between our current policy and MSBA's model policy for reference. Cabinet and the Administrative Team also had the opportunity to review the proposed policy changes and provide comments. Upon consideration, the Policy Review Committee is recommending the changes and modifications in the attached policy for first reading.
Attachments: (1)
XI. Consent Agenda
Presenter:  Chair Hitchings
Description: 
A. April 22, 2021 Regular School Board Meeting
B. May 6, 2021 Study Session
C. Bills & Wire Transfers: A copy of the Bills & Wire Transfers is available for your review
D. Personnel Action: A summary of personnel actions for this month is attached, including hires, retirements, leaves of absence, and change in assignments, additional assignments, resignations and terminations.

Any items board members wish to have considered as a separate action?

Board approval of consent agenda is needed.
Recommended Motion(s):  To approve the consent agenda. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
Attachments: (4)
XII. Treasurer's Report
Presenter:  Heidi Sprandel
Description:  Heidi Sprandel, Board Treasurer, will give recommendation for treasurer’s report subject to audit. The Board Treasurer and Director of Finance and Operations meet once a month to review the previous month’s financial activity. Reports that are reviewed are the treasurer’s report, payment registers, and employee reimbursement report.
Recommended Motion(s):  To approve the treasurer's report subject to audit. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
Attachments: (1)
XIII. Action Items
XIII.A. Gifts and Donations
Presenter:  Christopher Kampa
Description:  Therefore the Director of Finance and Operations recommends the following resolution:
Minnesota Statues 12B.02, Subd. 6 provides: "The board may receive, for the benefit of the district, bequests, donations, or gifts for any proper purpose and apply the same to the purpose designated. In that behalf, the board may act as trustee of any trust created for the benefit of the district, or for the benefit of pupils thereof, including trusts created to provide pupils of the district with advanced education after completion of high school, in the advancement of education."; and

School Board Policy 706 establishes guidelines for the acceptance of gifts/donations to the District; and

Minnesota Statute 465.03 provides: "Any city, county, school district or town may accept a grant or devise of real or personal property and maintain such property for the benefit of its citizens in accordance with the terms prescribed by the donor. Nothing herein shall authorize such acceptance or use for religious or sectarian purposes. Every such acceptance shall be by resolution of the governing body adopted by a two-thirds majority of its members, expressing such terms in full."; and

Every such acceptance shall be by resolution of the governing body adopted by a two-thirds majority of its members, expressing such terms in full;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the School Board of Cambridge-Isanti Schools, ISD 911 accept with appreciation the following gifts/donations and permit their use as designated by the donor(s).
 
Date Donor Site Item/Nature of Gift/Donation Value
5/6/2021 Coborn's Isanti IPS Gift Card to be used for Teacher Appreciation Week  $        50.00
5/10/2021 Anonymous Community Education Sponsor 2 kids for the Young Americans Self Defense class  $     135.00
5/10/2021 Isanti VFW (Facilitated by Bruce Danielson) Woodland Campus 4 Flags  $     160.00
5/6/2021 Kwik Trip #1019 IPS Gift Card to be used for Teacher Appreciation Week  $     200.00
5/10/2021 Allina Health Systems Isanti Primary Used bikes for students  $     400.00
4/20/2021 Members Cooperative Credit Union District Gift Card to be used for staff  $     750.00
5/6/2021 Cambridge Medical Center - Allina Health CPS, CIS & Early Childhood 50 refurbished bicycles  $  2,000.00
4/20/2021 Melissa Rowe SPED Durable Medical Equipment  $  8,000.00
Recommended Motion(s):  To adopt resolution to accept gifts, grants or devise of real or personal property. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
XIII.B. Primary Food Vendor
Presenter:  Christopher Kampa
Description:  The Food Service department released the RFP for the Primary Food Vendor on February 19, 2021, and it remained open until April 16, 2021. The RFP was advertised in the newspaper of record and posted to the district website. We received two RFP responses from Indianhead Foodservice Distributor, our current vendor, and UpperLakes Foods. We evaluated the RFP responses on various criteria such as cost, distributor experience, computer capabilities, USDA regulatory support, and customer service. Cost metrics were comparable, but Indianhead scored higher in service areas. Overall, Indianhead was the lowest responsible bidder and the administration is recommending staying with Indianhead as the Primary Food Vendor.
Recommended Motion(s):  To approve the 2021-2022 Primary Food Vendor be awarded to Indianhead Foodservice Distributor as the lowest responsible bidder. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
XIII.C. Transportation Model Planning
Presenter:  Superintendent Rudolph
Description: 

When considering the recent economic shifts within transportation planning; the feedback acquired from families, transportation personnel, community task force, other districts; and the proposed benefits from a model change, we are proposing to change the district transportation model to a Two-Tier model beginning in the fall of 2021. 

This change would result in elementary schools (K-5) beginning and ending as a part of the first (earlier) tier followed by secondary schools (6-12) beginning and ending as a part of the second (later) tier.

Recommended Motion(s):  To implement a two-tier transportation model beginning fall of 2021. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.D. Policy 422 - Policies Incorporated by Reference-Employee
Presenter:  Shawn Kirkeide
Description:  Superintendent Rudolph and Cambridge-Isanti Schools Policy Review Committee met and discussed a comparison between our current policy and MSBA's model policy for reference. Cabinet and the Administrative Team also had the opportunity to review the proposed policy changes and provide comments.  Upon consideration, the Policy Review Committee is recommending the Board approve the policy with modifications made in the attached policy.
Recommended Motion(s):  To approve Policy 422 - Policies Incorporated by Reference-Employee as presented. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
XIII.E. Policy 523 - Policies Incorporated by Reference-Student
Presenter:  Shawn Kirkeide
Description:  Superintendent Rudolph and Cambridge-Isanti Schools Policy Review Committee met and discussed a comparison between our current policy and MSBA's model policy for reference. Cabinet and the Administrative Team also had the opportunity to review the proposed policy changes and provide comments.  Upon consideration, the Policy Review Committee is recommending the Board approve the policy with modifications made in the attached policy.
Recommended Motion(s):  To approve Policy 523 - Policies Incorporated by Reference-Student as presented. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
XIII.F. Policy 531 - The Pledge of Allegiance
Presenter:  Shawn Kirkeide
Description:  Superintendent Rudolph and Cambridge-Isanti Schools Policy Review Committee met and discussed a comparison between our current policy and MSBA's model policy for reference. Cabinet and the Administrative Team also had the opportunity to review the proposed policy changes and provide comments.  Upon consideration, the Policy Review Committee is recommending the Board approve the policy with modifications made in the attached policy.
Recommended Motion(s):  To approve Policy 531 - The Pledge of Allegiance as presented. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.G. Policy 905 - Advertising
Presenter:  Shawn Kirkeide
Description:  Superintendent Rudolph and Cambridge-Isanti Schools Policy Review Committee met and discussed a comparison between our current policy and MSBA's model policy for reference. Cabinet and the Administrative Team also had the opportunity to review the proposed policy changes and provide comments.  Upon consideration, the Policy Review Committee is recommending the Board approve the policy with modifications made in the attached policy.
Recommended Motion(s):  To approve Policy 905 - Advertising as presented. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.H. Policy 907 - Rewards
Presenter:  Shawn Kirkeide
Description:  Superintendent Rudolph and Cambridge-Isanti Schools Policy Review Committee met and discussed a comparison between our current policy and MSBA's model policy for reference. Cabinet and the Administrative Team also had the opportunity to review the proposed policy changes and provide comments.  Upon consideration, the Policy Review Committee is recommending the Board approve the policy with modifications made in the attached policy.
Recommended Motion(s):  To approve Policy 907 - Rewards as presented. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
Attachments: (1)
XIV. 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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