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October 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
III. DELEGATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS
IV. DISTRICT POINTS OF PRIDE
Presenter:  Rick Sansted
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Rick Sansted will share with the board the "206 Points of Pride."  The persons being recognized this month are:

AAHS Head Custodian Mitch Kaeter completed 52 hours of MASMS Certification Curriculum to achieve the MASMS Facility Manager Certification through the Minnesota Educational Facilities Management Professionals Association. This certification provides a knowledge base for Building and Grounds Facility Leaders to provide safe and healthful educational facilities in the State of Minnesota.

Two of our soccer coaches have been named Section 8A Assistant Coach of the Year. Amy Korynta has received the honor for girls soccer and Cahil Collins for boys soccer.

Senior Nolan Morical became the Cardinal football program’s all-time leading rusher when he ran for 222 yards on October 9, putting him at 2,450 yards so far in his high school career.
 
V. CONSENT AGENDA
Presenter:  Rick Sansted
V.A. APPROVE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
Presenter:  Rick Sansted
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The following pages provide a copy of the minutes from the September 28, 2020 regular school board meeting.


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends the board approve the minutes as printed.
 
V.B. APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS FOR SEPTEMBER 2020
Presenter:  Trevor Peterson
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The listing of bills for payment is the last attachment to this agenda.


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends the board approve the payment of bills for September 2020.
 
V.C. APPROVE MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2020
Presenter:  Trevor Peterson
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The following pages provide a summary report of revenue and expenditures for the district as of September 30, 2020. 


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends the board approve the revenue and expenditures reports for the month of September 2020.

 
V.D. APPROVE PERSONNEL RECOMMENDATIONS
V.D.1. EMPLOYMENT
Presenter:  Scott Heckert
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

We recommend the board employ the following staff and pay them according to salary schedules:
 
  • West, Payton:  Compass Assistant, effective 10/12/2020
  • Thompson, Matthew:  Compass Assistant, effective 10/12/2020
  • Johnson, Wesley:  Compass Assistant, effective 10/12/2020
  • Greeder, Brandon:  Compass Assistant, effective 10/12/2020
  • Clarke, Andrianna:  Technology Support, effective 10/19/2020
  • Casperson, Collin:  Custodian II, effective 11/5/2020
  • Northington, David:  Custodian IV, effective 10/19/2020
  • Meininger, Laura:  Speech Language Pathology Assistant, effective 10/12/2020
  • Stevens, Ashley:  Compass Group Leader, effective 9/30/2020
  • Curry, Tami:  LRT, effective 9/8/2020
  • Holland, Ashley:  SPED Parapofessional, effective 10/7/2020

RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends the board approve the employment agreements.
 
V.D.2. EMPLOYMENT - CO-CURRICULAR
Presenter:  Scott Heckert
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

We recommend the board employ the following staff members and pay them according to the salary schedule:

Co-Curricular Staff:
  • Peterson, Anna:  Drama, Fall Musical
  • Brunelle, Gretta:  Student Government/Sr. High
  • Murphy, Erich:  Assistant Hockey/Booster Coach
  • Quist, Michael:  Varsity Assistant Football Coach
  • Hendricks, Jordan:  Interim Assistant 9th Grade Football Coach
  • Jergenson, Brady:  Middle School Football Coach
  • Scherber, Jordan:  Assistant Football Coach
  • Manzano, Angel:  Interim Assistant Football coach      

RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends the board approve the employment of the individuals named.
 
V.D.3. ADDITIONAL POSITION REQUESTS
Presenter:  Scott Heckert
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The district administration is recommending that the board approve the following positions.  The Personnel/Negotiation Board Committee supports the recommended additions:
 
  • Assistant Wrestling Booster Coach
  • Middle School Wrestling Booster Coach


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration is recommending the board approve the staff positions as presented.
 
V.D.4. RESIGNATIONS 
Presenter:  Scott Heckert
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

We have received notice of resignation from the following staff members:
 
  • Paradee, Mandy:  Paraprofessional, effective 10/9/2020
  • Slavik, Cathy:  Paraprofessional, effective 10/6/2020

Co-Curricular Staff:
  • Dewanz, Jeff:  6th Grade Girls Basketball


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends the board approve the resignation of the individuals named above.
 
V.D.5. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS
Presenter:  Scott Heckert
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

We have received the following Leave of Absence requests:
 
  • Apodaca, Nicole:  Projected leave date October 21, 2020; projected return date to be determined.
  • Biegner, Chris:  Taking a one year leave of absence from his assistant football coaching position.
  • Donahue, Mike:  Taking a one year leave of absence from his assistant football coaching position.


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends the board approve the leave requests as presented.
 
V.E. APPROVE SUBMISSION OF GRANT APPLICATIONS
Presenter:  Rick Sansted
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The administration recommends that the school board approve the submission of the following:
 
  • Grant application to MN DHS for $9,000 to support certified and licensed childcare programs during COVID-19.


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends the school board approve the resolution to submit the grant application.
 
V.F. ADOPT RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS AND GRANTS
Presenter:  Rick Sansted
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

As per district policy, the board is required to approve the submission and acceptance of donations and grants to the district that exceed $1,000.


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends the school board approve the attached resolution accepting grants and donations to the school district.
V.G. APPROVE FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES
Presenter:  Rick Sansted
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

As per district policy, the board is required to approve all fundraising activities.


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration is recommending that the school board approve the following fundraiser:
  • AAHS FFA students will conduct their annual fruit sale to help fund program expenses, including transportation, community service activities, uniforms, fees and other expenses
V.H. APPROVE FIRST READING OF DISTRICT POLICIES
Presenter:  Rick Sansted
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The following pages provide suggested policy additions or policy revisions for first reading.  Administration will review the policies at the meeting.
 
    • Policy 303 - Superintendent Selection
    • Policy 405 - Veteran’s Preference
    • Policy 414 - Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse
    • Policy 415 - Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults
    • Policy 454 - Staff Development
    • Policy 503 - Student Attendance Policy

The Curriculum/Policy Committee reviewed the policies at their committee meeting and supports the additions and revisions.


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends the board approve the first reading of the policies listed above.
 
V.I. ADOPT DISTRICT POLICIES
Presenter:  Rick Sansted
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The following policy received a first reading at the September 2020 board meeting:
 
    • Policy 522 - Student Sex Nondiscrimination


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends the board adopt Policy 522. 
 
VI. REPORTS/DISCUSSION ITEMS
VI.A. ENROLLMENT UPDATE
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Trevor Peterson will provide an update on District enrollment numbers as of October 1, 2020. The attached sheet provides enrollment by grade.

No formal action is expected.
 
VI.B. SUMMER PROGRAMMING UPDATE
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Michelle Bethke-Kaliher will provide an update on summer programming.

No formal action is expected.
 
VI.C. MTSS UPDATE
Description:  INFORMATION:

Michelle Bethke-Kaliher, Director of Student Support Services, will provide summary information on the MTSS.  A question and answer time will be provided at the meeting.

No formal action is expected.
 
VII. COMMUNICATION ITEMS
Presenter:  Rick Sansted
Description:  INFORMATION

The district administrative team will provide informational updates to the board at the meeting. 

The following pages provide the minutes of recent meetings of the Personnel/Negotiation Committee, Curriculum/Policy Committee and the Budget/Facilities Committee. 

Also, school board members will share information and other updates as appropriate.
 
VII.A. ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM
VII.B. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
VII.C. SCHOOL BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
VII.D. ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
VIII. ADJOURNMENT
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