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February 24, 2022 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 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
Presenter:  Superintendent Rudolph
Description:  Minnesota School Board Association (MSBA) recognizes February 21-25, 2022 as School Board Appreciation Week. We greatly appreciate the support our School Board Members provide to our administrative team, our teachers, and staff. We are so thankful to work with School Board Members who value Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Self-Discipline, and Compassion.
VI. School Board Showcase 
Presenter:  Dr. Brenda Damiani
Description:  Dr. Brenda Damiani and her team will be showcasing Cambridge-Isanti Schools Online. C-I Schools Online is approved by the Minnesota Department of Education to provide online learning for any K-12 students in Minnesota.
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: (3)
IX. Administration Reports
Presenter:  Administrators
Description:  Administration will provide an update to the School Board.
Attachments: (1)
X. Non-Action Items
X.A. Policy 427 - Workload Limits for Certain Special Education Teachers
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.B. Policy 601.1 - New Teacher Mentor Program
Presenter:  Shawn Kirkeide
Description:  Superintendent Rudolph and Cambridge-Isanti Schools Policy Review Committee met and discussed our current policy. 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.C. Policy 601.3 - Student Teaching and Internship
Presenter:  Shawn Kirkeide
Description:  Superintendent Rudolph and Cambridge-Isanti Schools Policy Review Committee met and discussed our current policy. 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 623 - Mandatory Summer School Instruction
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. January 20, 2022 Regular School Board Meeting
B. February 3, 2022 Special Session
C. February 3, 2022 Study Session
D. Bills & Wire Transfers: A copy of the Bills & Wire Transfers is available for your review
E. 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.
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
1/11/2022 Charles & Sherry Pearce District Donation $170.00
1/12/2022 Nancy Gammel Model UN Donation $400.00
1/13/2022 Beth Moran CIHS Donation $1,027.37
1/3/2022 East Central Energy AKA Operation Round Up CPS Donation $3,000.00
1/27/2022 Minnesota State High School League Foundation CI Athletics Donation $3,875.00
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. American Indian Parent Advisory Committee Resolution
Presenter:  Kelly Hajek & Tammy Kraft
Description:  WHEREAS, the school board or district has an AIPAC composed of parents/guardians of American Indian children who are eligible for Indian education programs, American Indian language and culture teachers and paraprofessionals, American Indian teachers, American Indian counselors, American Indian adults enrolled in educational programming, and American Indian representatives from the community.

WHEREAS, the school board or district affords the AIPAC the necessary information and the opportunity to effectively express their views concerning all aspects of American Indian education and the educational needs of the American Indian children enrolled in the school(s) and
program(s), and

WHEREAS, the AIPAC is directly involved with and advises the school board and district staff on Indian Education program planning, and,

WHEREAS, the AIPAC develops and submits recommendations to the school board and district staff pertaining to the needs of American Indian students.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the AIPAC concurs that the school board and district are compliant with MN Statutes, Section 124D.78, and that the school board and district are meeting the needs of American Indian students.
Recommended Motion(s):  To adopt the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee Resolution. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
XIII.C. Policy 410 - Family and Medical Leave Policy
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 410 - Family and Medical Leave Policy as presented. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.D. Policy 426 - Communications - Employer/Employee Relations
Presenter:  Shawn Kirkeide
Description:  Superintendent Rudolph and Cambridge-Isanti Schools Policy Review Committee met and discussed our current policy. 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 426 - Communications - Employer/Employee Relations as presented. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
XIII.E. Policy 514 - Bullying Prohibition Policy
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 514 - Bullying Prohibition Policy as presented. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
Attachments: (1)
XIII.F. Policy 524 - Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy
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 524 - Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy as presented. This motion, made by Board Member #1 and seconded by Board Member #2, Passed.
XIII.G. 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.H. 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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