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March 15, 2021 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:

For the fifth consecutive year, the AAHS One Act Play cast and crew earned the state’s top award, the ‘star’ award for their play, "Machinal". This is their seventh consecutive advancement to the MSHSL one act play festival.

AAHS and DMS theatre teacher Jessica Chipman was chosen by Minnesota theatre directors to judge the MSHSL one act play festival for class single-A.

DMS Band Director Derek Ziemer was selected as a Cannonball Educator for Cannonball Musical Instruments. Derek created a video on his distance learning setup that was featured at the Midwest Clinic Band, Orchestra and Music Conference in Chicago, which bring music educators from across the world together to learn more about their craft.

Four members of the Girls Hockey Team have earned Academic All-State honors: Reise Waldorf, Maya Klimek, Anna Doherty and Aliejah Castle.

Senior AJ Sparr hit a major wrestling milestone, recording his 100th career win on Saturday, February 20th.

Colton Roderick reached a major milestone in his basketball career, scoring his 1,000th point on Friday, February 12th versus Bemidji.
 
V. CONSENT AGENDA
Presenter:  Rick Sansted
V.A. APPROVE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING ON FEBRUARY 22, 2021
Presenter:  Rick Sansted
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The following pages provide a copy of the minutes from the February 22, 2021 regular school board meeting.
 

RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends the board approve the minutes as printed.
 
V.B. APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS FOR FEBRUARY 2021
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 February 2021.
 
V.C. APPROVE MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR FEBRUARY 2021
Presenter:  Trevor Peterson
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The following pages provide a summary report of revenue and expenditures for the district as of February 28, 2021. 


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends the board approve the revenue and expenditures reports for the month of February 2021.
 
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:
 
  • Lanus, Brittany:  Compass Assistant, effective 2/23/2021
  • Larson, Cari:  Special Education Teacher, effective 8/30/2021
  • Hemann, Amanda:  Special Education Teacher, effective 8/30/2021
  • Cauthren, Maggie:  Cook, effective 3/8/2021
  • Andert, Traci:  Cook, effective 3/8/2021
  • Cutler, Beth:  Paraprofessional, effective 3/1/2021
  • Krippner, Kiara:  Cook, effective 2/23/2021
  • Holdvogt, Gina: Math Teacher, effective 08/30/2021
  • Beniak, Gabriele:  Special Education Teacher, effective 08/30/2021

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 member and pay him according to the salary schedule:

Co-Curricular Staff:
  • Smith, Jake:  9th Grade Softball Coach


RECOMMENDATION:

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

The district administration is recommending that the board approve the following position.  The Personnel/Negotiation Board Committee supports the recommended addition:
 
  • Request for an Assistant JV and Varsity Boys Golf Booster Coach


RECOMMENDATION:

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

We have received notice of resignation from the following staff members:
 
  • Einerson, Angie:  Physical Education Teacher, effective 6/8/2021  
  • Dodge, Nadine:  Paraprofessional, effective 3/19/2021
  • Parker, Brennan:  Compass, effective 3/19/2021
  • Hanson, Andrea:  Elementary Teacher, effective 6/8/2021
  • Peterson, Ryan:  Special Education Teacher, effective 6/8/2021
  • Elgin, Jolayne:  FNS, effective 6/4/2021
  • Lais, Natalie:  Secretary, effective 2/18/2021

Co-Curricular Staff:
  • Smith, Jacob:  Middle School Strength Training Coach
  • Novotny, Deanne:  Middle School Boys Tennis Coach


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:
 
  • Vis, Brittany:  Projected leave date August 3, 2021; projected return date October 25, 2021
  • Colen, Lisa:  Requesting a leave of absence beginning March 5, 2021; projected return date to be determined based on medical update

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 MDH/Horizon Public Health for $3,833 to provide staff skill building in the area of resilience in order to support students’ emotional skill development.
  • Grant application to United Way of Douglas & Pope Counties for $35,000 to support Youth Scholarships, increase literacy through PreK programming, support lifelong learning and provide parent education to support youth learners.


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends the school board approve the resolution to submit the grant applications.
 
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 EXTENDED FIELD TRIP
Presenter:  Rick Sansted
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

As per district policy, the board is required to approve all extended field trips that involve one or more overnight stays.


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends that the school board approve the following extended field trip:
  • The Nordic Ski Team is requesting permission to travel to Biwabik, MN in March of 2021 to participate in the State Tournament.
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 201 - Legal Status of the School Board
    • Policy 202 - School Board Officers
    • Policy 203 - Operation of the School Board - Governing Rules
    • Policy 203.1 - School Board Procedures, Rules of Order
    • Policy 603 - Curriculum and Program Development/Reduction Policy
    • Policy 604 - Instructional Curriculum

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 policies received a first reading at the February 2021 board meeting:
 
    • Policy 102 - Educational Opportunities
    • Policy 208 - Development, Adoption and Implementation of Policies
    • Policy 305 - Policy Implementation
    • Policy 524 & 453 - Internet Acceptable Use and Safety
    • Policy 529 - Staff Notification of Violent Behavior by Students
    • Policy 907 - Parent Involvement Policy


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends the board adopt Policies 102, 208, 305, 524 & 453, 529 and 907. 
 
VI. REPORTS/DISCUSSION ITEMS
VI.A. ROBOTICS PRESENTATION
Presenter:  Darcy Josephson
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Jennifer Mounsdon, Mechatronics Head Coach, will share highlights from the Robotics program.  A question and answer time will be provided at the meeting.

No formal action is expected.
 
VI.B. UPDATE ON ELEMENTARY PROGRAMMING
Presenter:  Darcy Josephson
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Darcy Josephson will share information about the elementary programming efforts pertaining to the strategic plan.  A question and answer time will be provided at the meeting.

No formal action is expected.
 
VII. ACTION ITEMS
VII.A. APPROVE 2021 ESY SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING AND CALENDAR
Presenter:  Michelle Bethke-Kaliher
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Michelle Bethke-Kaliher will update the board on 2021 summer school programming planned for the district.  The attached information provides details.

Further discussion will take place at the meeting.


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends the board approve the summer school calendar and programs as presented.
 
VII.B. APPROVE 2021-2022 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
Presenter:  Trevor Peterson
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Business Director, Trevor Peterson, will review the 2021-2022 capital improvement projects proposal.  The Budget/Facilities Committee has also reviewed the proposal and supports the recommended action.


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends approval of the 2021-2022 capital improvement projects as presented.
 
VII.C. ACCEPT LETTER OF RESIGNATION
Presenter:  Rick Sansted
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

We have received a letter of resignation from the following board member:
 
  • Cunniff, Robert:  School Board Member, effective 3/31/2021 [date of seating: 1/1/2017]


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends that the board accept the resignation, with appreciation for the years of service to the district.
 
VII.D. ADOPT RESOLUTION DECLARING SCHOOL BOARD VACANCY DUE TO RESIGNATION
Presenter:  Rick Sansted
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Pursuant to the School Board acceptance of Robert Cunniff’s resignation as an Alexandria Public Schools Board Member, a School Board Vacancy must be declared to allow for board appointment of a new school board member to fill the vacancy until a special election can be held to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term.


RECOMMENDATION:

The administration recommends that the board adopt the Resolution Declaring School Board Vacancy Due to Resignation as presented.
 
VII.E. ELECTION OF BOARD OFFICER FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2021
Presenter:  Rick Sansted
Description:  BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Pursuant to the School Board acceptance of Robert Cunniff’s resignation as an Alexandria Public Schools Board Member, the position of Board Clerk will be vacated.  A new election will need to be made for the remainder of the calendar year.  School board members will vote on this position.


RECOMMENDATION:

Approve the election of officer based on school board discussion and nomination.
 
VIII. 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.
 
VIII.A. ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM
VIII.B. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
VIII.C. SCHOOL BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
VIII.D. ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
IX. ADJOURNMENT
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