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November 18, 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 Hawkins, Director
Nikki Johnson, Director
Carri Levitski, Director

Ex Officio, Dr. Nate Rudolph, Superintendent
Jillian Edblad, Student Representative
IV. Approve Revised Agenda
Presenter:  Chair Hitchings
Description:  Once quorum has been established the Board Chair will request approval of the revised meeting agenda.
Recommended Motion(s):  To approve the revised meeting agenda. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
V. Communications/Recognition
VI. School Board Showcase 
Presenter:  Rhonda Malecha
Description:  The CPS showcase will focus on how the pandemic has impacted instruction at Cambridge Primary School.
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
Attachments: (4)
IX. Administration Reports
Presenter:  Administrators
Description:  Administration will provide an update to the School Board.
Attachments: (1)
X. Non-Action Items
X.A. Post-Referendum Presentation
Presenter:  Superintendent Rudolph
Description:  Our community came out with strength to support our students and our schools at the November 2, 2021 election. Superintendent Rudolph will be presenting the results of the referendum.
Attachments: (1)
XI. Consent Agenda
Presenter:  Chair Hitchings
Description: 
A. October 14, 2021 Regular School Board Meeting
B. November 9, 2021 Special 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
11/9/2021 Debra Smieja Grad Band Donation  $            40.00
11/9/2021 Richard & Deborah Schultz Grad Band Donation  $            40.00
11/9/2021 Mark & Connie Radeke Grad Band Donation  $            40.00
11/9/2021 Michelle Fedewa Grad Band Donation  $            40.00
10/21/2021 Lance Swanson Grad Band Donation  $            40.00
10/21/2021 William & Marilyn Yueill Grad Band Donation  $            40.00
10/20/2021 Darrin & Andrea Bleess Grad Band Donation  $            60.00
10/12/2021 Riley Winkelman & Amber Heitzel Woodland Campus Donation of school supplies, cleaning supplies & toiletries  $            75.00
9/22/2021 Minnco Credit Union CIS Donation of school supplies  $            75.00
10/11/2021 Anonymous District Wide Donation toward voter thank you ad  $          259.80
11/9/2021 Anonymous District Wide Donation of art supplies  
9/22/2021 Faith Lutheran Church IPS Donation of school supplies  $          200.00
10/20/2021 Frankie Weber Woodland Campus Donation of wheelchair  $          200.00
11/9/2021 Anonymous Grad Band Donation  $          315.00
10/14/2021 Joseph Witzmann C-I Athletics Donation of various athletic shoes  $          500.00
9/22/2021 Allina Health System IMS Donation toward Change to Chill Program  $          500.00
11/9/2021 Isanti County Integrated Collaborative Mini Grant CPS Mini Grant  $          600.00
9/22/2021 Isanti County Family Services IMS Donation toward Top 20 Teacher's Manual  $          600.00
9/22/2021 T-Mobile CIS Donation of school supplies  $      1,000.00
10/18/2021 Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union District Wide Donation of pastries to staff  $      1,323.00
9/15/2021 John & Bonnie Schlagel Endowment/Initiative Foundation Early Childhood Grant  $      2,000.00
8/17/2021 CI Grand Slammers CIHS Replace aggregate & complete grading on 3 softball fields  $    16,000.00
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. Reimbursement Resolution for Series 2022A Bonds
Presenter:  Christopher Kampa
Description:  The District proposes to issue tax-exempt general obligation facilities maintenance bonds to finance the costs of certain capital projects. The District reasonably expects to reimburse the expenditures for certain costs of the Project from the proceeds of bonds in an estimated maximum principal amount of $15,300,000. All reimbursed expenditures will be capital expenditures, costs of issuance of the bonds, or other expenditures eligible for reimbursement under Section 1.150-2(d)(3) of the Reimbursement Regulations. The bonds are expected to be issued in January or February, 2022.
Recommended Motion(s):  To adopt Resolution Declaring the Official Intent of the School District to Reimburse Certain Expenditures from the Proceeds of Bonds Issued by the School District. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.C. Intent Resolution to refund the Series 2012A General Obligation School Building Refunding Bonds
Presenter:  Christopher Kampa
Description:  The District issued its General Obligation School Building Refunding Bonds, Series 2012A in the original aggregate principal amount of $26,000,000 to refund in advance of their stated maturities, through a crossover refunding, the bonds maturing in the years 2016 through 2030, aggregating $25,545,000 in principal amount, of the District's General Obligation School Building Bonds, Series 2005A, dated February 1, 2005, and to pay interest on the Series 2012A Bonds up to and including February 1, 2015. The Series 2012A Bonds are currently outstanding in the principal amount of $15,100,000 of which $13,640,000 is currently subject to redemption on February 1, 2022.
Recommended Motion(s):  To adopt Resolution Stating the Intention of the School Board to Issue General Obligation School Building Refunding Bonds, Series 2022A, and Taking Other Actions with Respect Thereto. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.D. 2021-22 Minnesota State High School League Foundation Fund Request
Presenter:  Mark Solberg
Description: 
FORM A
RESOLUTION OF GOVERNING BOARD SUPPORTING FORM A APPLICATION TO MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE FOUNDATION

WHEREAS, the Minnesota State High School League Foundation was formed to provide support for Minnesota's high school youth to participate in athletics and fine arts;

WHEREAS, the Governing Board of Cambridge-Isanti Schools recognizes the value of student participation in extracurricular activities; and

WHEREAS, the MSHSL Foundation is offering grants and funding to assist schools ·in recognizing, promoting and funding extracurricular participation by high school students in athletic and fine arts programs.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Governing Board of Cambridge-Isanti Schools supports the school's application to the Minnesota State High School League Foundation for a FORM A grant to offset student activity fees.
Recommended Motion(s):  To adopt resolution to request Minnesota State High School League Foundation funds for the 2021-22 school year. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.E. Move to Closed Session
Presenter:  Chair Hitchings
Description:  Adjourn to Closed Session for Negotiations per § Minnesota Statute 13D.03(b). The governing body of a public employer may by a majority vote in a public meeting decide to hold a closed meeting to consider strategy for labor negotiations, including negotiation strategies or developments or discussion and review of labor negotiations proposals, conducted pursuant to sections 179A.01 to 179A.25.
Recommended Motion(s):  To move to closed session pursuant § Minnesota Statute 13D.03(b). This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
XIII.F. Move to Open Session
Presenter:  Chair Hitchings
Description:  The board will return to open session at the conclusion of the closed session
 
Recommended Motion(s):  To move to open session. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
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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