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December 21, 2020 at 6:30 PM - School Board Meeting

1. Call meeting to order by the chairperson.
2. Roll call by the clerk.
3. Pledge of Allegiance.
4. Approval of agenda - revise or remove as needed.
5. 6:30 p.m. Truth in Taxation Presentation - Heather Hipp
5.A. Comments from Community
5.B. Approve 2020 payable 2021 Levy Certification
6. *Comments from visitors.
6.A. Comments from visitors must be informational in nature and not exceed five (5) minutes per issue.  The Board cannot engage in a discussion or debate in this five minutes but will take the information and find answers if that is appropriate.  As part of board protocol, it is unacceptable for any speaker to slander or engage in character assassination at a public board meeting.
7. 19-20 Audit approval, Clifton, Larson, Allen, Mary Reedy
Approve 19-20 Audit
8. Scheduled presentations: (Max. 10 Minutes) 
8.A. Scott Sosalla - Bid Date presentation
8.A.1. Board approval to go out for bids
8.A.2. Look to do bids in January, 2021
8.B. Canvas - High School Staff - In Person/Remote/Asynchronous learning
9. Old Business:  
9.A. Approve the following Policies, Second Reading:
9.A.1. Policy 610 - Field Trips
9.A.2. Policy 611 - Home Schooling
9.A.3. 612.1 - Development of Parent and Family Engagement Policies for Title I Programs
9.A.4. Policy 615 - Testing Accommodations, Modifications, and Exemptions for IEPS, Section 504 Plans, and LEP Students
9.A.5. Policy 616-School District System Accountability
9.A.6. Policy 618 -  Assessment of Student Achievement
10. New business:
10.A. Approve consent agenda items as follows:
10.A.1. Approve the following School Board Meeting Minutes:
10.A.1.a. November 16, 2020 Minutes
10.A.1.b. November 30, 2020 Board Work Session Minutes
10.A.1.c. December 14, 2020 Board Work Session Minutes
10.A.2. Office receipts for the month of November, 2020 in the amount of: $543,614.65.
10.A.3. Report of expenditures for November, 2020, including $206,584.93 for bills and $879,677.73 for payroll and district contribution to PERA, TRA, OASDI, Medicare and 403(b).
10.A.4. Insurance checks: There were none to report
10.A.5. Wire transfers for November, 2020 in the mount of $1,300,000.00.
10.A.6. Donations for November, 2020  - None
10.A.7. Approve Youth Service Grants: There are no Youth Service Grants to approve
10.A.8. Approve Resignations:
10.A.8.a. Anjelica Montano, C-Squad Volleyball Coach, Fall 2021
10.A.9. Approve Hirings:
10.A.9.a. Deb Bosserman, Long Term Substitute Teacher for Vicki Bill, 12/14/20
10.A.10. Approve the following Tenures:
10.A.10.a. Sue Peterson
10.A.11. Consider and approve the following Extra-curricular Assignments:
10.A.11.a. Jen Waldorf, 2020-2021Junior High Girls Basketball Coach - Contract based on season rescheduing
10.A.11.b. Madison Slette, Dance - Jr. High/7-8 Coach
10.A.11.c. Amira Smith, HS Assistant Dance Coach
10.A.11.d. Julie Asmus Jr. High Boys Basketball  - Contract based onseason rescheduling
10.A.11.e. Myah Newton, Junior High Girls Basketball Coach - Contract based on Season Rescheduling.
10.A.12. Approve Volunteer Coaches:
10.A.12.a. Robert Williams, Boys Basketball Volunteer Coach
10.A.12.b. Dan Asmus, Basketball
10.A.13. Approve Early Childhood Teacher's Seniority List
10.A.14. Approve Memorandum of Agreement between the University of Minnesota Duluth and Independent School District 0001
10.B. Approve the 2019-2020 Combined World's Best Workforce (WBWF)Summary and Achievement and Integration (A&I) Progress Report
11. Approve to Combine Polling places for Special Election.
12. Discuss and approve Levy vote
   a) Determine if we will do another Capitol Projects levy and if so choose one of the following dates:
13. Discuss and approve ACA  increase in insurance for Para's and cooks to meet ACA requirements. We need to increase from $400 a month to $515.00 a month. 
   a) This will increase our insurance costs by $1,385 a month if no other staff add insurance.
   b) Insurance contract
14. Discuss and Approve continuation with the current daily schedule with the day ending with students in person early and allowing 40 minutes of time for educators to reach out to remote learners each day. 
15. Set fund balance reserve goal
16. Administrative reports:
16.A. Board Members Reports: None to report
16.B. Committee Reports:
16.B.1. 12/9/20 Policy Committee
16.B.1.a. 120920 Policy Committee Meeting Minutes
16.B.1.b. Policy 707 - Transportation of Public School students - First Reading
16.B.1.c. Policy 708 - Transportation of Nonpublic School Students - First Reading
16.B.1.d. Policy 709 - Student Transportation safety Policy - First Reading
16.C. December 8, 2020 Finance & Facilities Committee Meeting & Minutes
16.D. Superintendent's report:
16.D.1. Enrollment with Homeschoolers by Class with numbers:
16.D.2. Return to School - Remote Learning
16.D.2.a. Discuss and approve by roll call to return to school January 4th, 2020 
16.D.3. Discuss Covid-19 Leave - the 10 days
The purpose of extending the COVID leave through June is to assist employees that must stay home and not work due to COVID symptoms or due to being directed to quarantine. We are planning to bring students back to in-person learning in January, and to do so successfully we need all employees to be very intentional about staying home if you have any COVID-like symptoms or if you are determined to be a close contact. This would not add any additional days, but for those staff who have not used their 10 allocated days, they would still be available.

The state or federal government may at some point decide to address this at a later date, as of now it has only been a discussion from their end.
16.E. Upcoming meetings:
16.E.1. Thursday, January 7, 2021, Facilities and Finance Committee Meeting, 3:45 p.m. HS Room 134
16.E.2. Monday, January 11, 2021, School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Media Center and Google meet.
16.E.3. January 14, January 21 and January 28, 2021 MSBA Leadership Conference
Board members, please let Mary Aulie know if you would like to attend. It is three half days, virtually. 
17. Adjourn.
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