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July 13, 2020 at 6:30 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

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1.) Due to the current federal and state emergency declarations and guidance about limiting person-to-person contact due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, by action of the school board of Le Sueur-Henderson School District, all future meetings of the Le Sueur-Henderson School Board will be conducted in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 13D.021-Meetings by Telephone or Other Electronic Means- until further notice.

2) Due to the health pandemic, the school board has determined that it is not feasible for at least one board member, the superintendent, or the school district's legal counsel to be physically present at the regular meeting location.  It is also not feasible for the public to attend at the regular meeting location due to the health pandemic. 

3) In accordance with Minnesota Statutes 13D.021, members of the public are not permitted to attend this meeting due to the current health pandemic.  Persons may monitor this meeting from a remote location by Zoom.

4) Public comment for school board meetings may be submitted as follows:
Description:  Due to the pandemic COVID-19 we are doing online meetings, therefore if anyone wishes to speak at the open forum please send name, address and comments to board chair, Brigid Tuck at:

Please send comments before 6:30 pm on Monday, July 13th. 
7.1. Donations & Grants Received
Attachments: (1)
8.1. Committee Reports
8.1.1. Finance
Presenter:  Superintendent Johnson
8.1.2. Negotiations
Presenter:  Director Joe Roby
8.1.3. MVED
Presenter:  Director Erina Prom
8.1.4. Human Resource
Presenter:  Director Kelsey Schwartz
8.1.5. Policy 
Presenter:  Director Erina Prom
8.1.6. Facilities Steering 
Presenter:  Director Matt Hathaway
8.1.7. Community Ed Council 
Presenter:  Director Brigid Tuck
8.2. Superintendent Report
8.2.1. LaRae Ludwig for PD
Attachments: (1)
8.2.2. Jeff Christ- Athletics Update
9.1. District Office Consent Items
9.1.1. Approve minutes for Regular School Board Meeting on June 1, 2020
Attachments: (1)
9.1.2. Approve minutes for Special School Board Meeting on March 16, 2020
Attachments: (1)
9.2. Business Office Consent Items
9.2.1. Budget Analysis Year to Date
Attachments: (1)
9.2.2. Consideration to Authorize Superintendent to Consider and Approve/Disapprove Nonresident Student Tuition Agreements and Enrollment Options Requests on an Individual Basis as received during the 2020-21 School Year
Description:  This is an annual requirement to approve. Approval is recommended.
9.2.3. Consideration to Authorize Treasurer to Invest and Transfer Funds within Statutory Limitations for the 2020-21 School Year
Description:  This is an annual requirement to approve. Approval is recommended. Consideration to Authorize Superintendent and/or District Business Manager to Act on Behalf of Board to Invest, Transfer and Expend Funds within Board Limitations for the 2020-21 School Year
Description:  This is an annual requirement to approve. Approval is recommended. Consideration to Authorize Superintendent and/or District Business Manager to Act on Behalf of Board to make Electronic Funds Transfers for the 2020-21 School Year
Description:  This is an annual requirement to approve. Approval is recommended.
9.2.4. Consideration to Authorize the Electronic Transfer of Funds for the A/P system via Commerce Bank for the 2020-21 School Year
Description:  This is an annual requirement to approve. Approval is recommended.
9.2.5. Consideration to Authorize School Depositories for the 2020-21 School Year
Description:  Official Depository for School Funds - First Farmers and Merchants National Bank of Le Sueur
Additional Depositories - Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund, U.S. Bank

This is an annual requirement to approve. Approval is recommended.
9.2.6. Consideration to Set Substitute Teacher Salary for the 2020-21 School Year
Presenter:  Dr. Johnson
Description:  Substitute teacher salary is $130 per day.

This is an annual requirement to approve. Approval is recommended.

9.2.7. Consideration to Set Substitute Classified/Custodial Salary for the 2020-21 School Year
Description:  Substitute classified/custodial pay rate at 90% of base pay.
In the event the substitute would be a former employee, the rate of pay which the former employee was paid may be used, or $2.00 over the base pay whichever amount is less. 

Approval is Recommended.
9.2.8. Consideration to Set Co-Curricular Participation and Admission Fees for the 2020-21 School Year
Description:  The following fees for the 2020-21 school year are recommended for approval.

Football                     Sr. High = $140.00       Middle School = $90.00
Cross Country          Sr. High = $110.00       Middle School = $70.00
Volleyball                 Sr. High = $110.00       Middle School = $70.00                  
Girls Tennis             Sr. High = $110.00       Middle School = $70.00
Girls Swimming/Diving                  Varsity/JV = $120.00

Boys Hockey              Varsity/JV= $260.00 
Girls Hockey               Varsity/JV= $260.00 
Wrestling                     Sr. High = $120.00      Middle School = $80.00
Boys Basketball          Sr. High = $120.00      Middle School = $80.00
Girls Basketball          Sr. High = $120.00      Middle School = $80.00
Girls Dance                               Varsity/JV = $120.00
Adaptive Floor Hockey             Varsity/JV = $100.00

Baseball                     Sr. High = $110.00       Middle School = $70.00      
Softball                       Sr. High = $110.00       Middle School = $70.00
Boys/Girls Track        Sr. High = $110.00       Middle School = $70.00
Boys/Girls Golf          Sr. High = $110.00      Middle School = $70.00 
Adaptive Bowling                               Varsity/JV = $100.00

PLAYS:                               Fall = $70.00     One Act = $60.00     Spring (MS) = $60.00
KNOWLEDGE BOWL:       Middle School = $60.00         High School = $70.00
SPEECH:                           Middle School = $60.00         High School = $70.00               
INTRAMURALS:    High School = $30.00 

There is a family maximum of $500 per family. 

FEE WAIVER:  District policy allows activity fees to be waived on the basis of undue hardship or family income/family need. The Activities Director will determine eligibility.  Students who qualify for “free lunch” will have their fee waived. Students who qualify for “reduced lunch” will pay 1/2 the required fee. Please notify the Activities Director if you qualify for free/reduced lunches.

Student Season Pass:  $30
Adult Season Pass:      $75 
Sr. Citizens - LSH Taxpayer (60 & Over):  Apply to A.D. for Free Pass 
Sr. Citizen Non-LSH Taxpayers: (60 & Over)    $30  
9.2.9. Consideration to Renew Membership in Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) for the 2020-21 School Year
Description:  Membership cost is $5,440 for 2020-21.  This is an annual requirement to approve.  Approval is recommended.
Attachments: (1)
9.2.10. 2020-21 Handbooks 2020-21 Elementary Handbook 2020-21 Middle/High School Handbook 2020-21 Activities Handbook
Attachments: (1)
9.3. Personnel Consent Items
9.3.1. Hirings: Drivers Ed Classroom Instructor- Don Fraser
Attachments: (1) Fall Play Assistant- Zach Kubasta
Attachments: (1) Health Office Assistant/Park Attendance Secretary- Kelley Reiser
Attachments: (1) Hilltop Tech Paraprofessional- Amy Kulyas
Attachments: (1) Title One Paraprofessional in Park Elem- Kami Welter
Attachments: (1)
9.3.2. Resignations: Library Media Specialist- Megan Walker
Attachments: (1) Kids Club- Dawn McConnell 
Attachments: (1) Elementary Art Specialist- Erika Kuhlers 
Attachments: (1)
9.3.3. Requests:
9.3.4. Retirements:
Description:  Per Policy 797 - Purchasing, Article 3 Payments, Section D. "individual purchases of more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) require prior school board approval."  Approval is recommended. 
10.1. 7 Mindsets Professional Development Curriculum and Training
Description:  We received a grant from PrairieCare Child and Family Fund to cover the curriculum and training costs.  Once we pay, the grant will reinburse. 
Attachments: (2)
10.2. MacBook Air Laptops
Description:  95 computers at 780=$74,100
$47,000 from the 19-20 Fiscal Budget
24,100 from the 20-21 fiscal Budget
10.3. Textbooks for Industrial Tech from Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
Description:  These courses have not had updated curricular materials in a very, very long time.  We determined that given the uncertainty of this school year, it was important to have not only updated textbooks, but online access to the materials as well.
Attachments: (1)
10.4. Minnesota Insurance Scholastic Trust-Property/Liability Insurance
Attachments: (1)
11.1. School Board General Election
Description:  This information is to assist in  keeping the board informed regarding board elections. 

There are three (3) open seats for four (4) year terms on the School Board. Filing dates are July 28, 2020 to August 11, 2020.  Filing will close at 5:00 PM on August 11, 2020. The required Notice of Filing Dates was published in the Le Sueur County News and Henderson Independent on July 8, 2020. The notice has also been posted outside the district office, on the district website and on Facebook.
Attachments: (1)
11.2. Consideration to approve the corrections for the following contracts: 
Description:  The contracts show where the errors are. I would like to approve correcting the errors. 
11.2.1. Jennifer Vrklan, Accounting Clerk Contract 2020-21 
Description:  Correct supervisor from Business Manager to Superintendent (Article III).  Correct vacation days written as eighteen to twenty (Article IV). 
Attachments: (1)
11.2.2. Juanita Flores, Administrative Assistant Contract 2020-21
Description:  Correct vacation days written as nineteen to twenty (Article IV). 
11.2.3. Todd Vrklan, Buildings & Grounds Director Contract 2020-21
Description:  Correct vacation days written as seventeen to twenty (Article IV).  Correct contract year written as 2010-2021 to 2020-2021 (Article VII).
12.1. Policies: 
12.1.1. Consideration to approve the third reading for polices 802, 805 and 806.
Attachments: (3)
12.2. Consideration to approve LTFM 10 year plan
Description:  This is a plan that will keep us in compliance with MDE. However, we will be brining back another plan once developed with KA/Wendell Companies and the finance committee once completed. 
12.3. Consideration to Adopt a Resolution continuing membership in the Adult Basic Education for 2020-21 and Authorizing ISD 2397 to Act as the Fiscal Agent. 
Description:  This is an annual resolution we must approve to continue our membership in the area Adult Basic Education and to remain as the Fiscal Agent.  Approval is recommended. 
Attachments: (1)
12.4. Consideration to approve the template of the LS-H school logo be used at Hometown Bank on the debit card template for students and LS-H residents
Description:  This seems like a good idea. Use of the logo should be board approved. There is no specific policy, but it seems to be a subject that should be board approved. 

It would seem if we say yes, the other banks in town could also utilize the same. If we let one, we should approve all bank requests. 
Attachments: (1)
12.5. Principal's Contract Language
Description:  The attachment summarizes the changes that the negotiation team tentatively agreed upon (TA).  
12.6. Recommendation to approve MOU for Compensation for Paras hired between July 1, 2019 and February 3, 2020
Attachments: (1)
12.7. Consideration to approve 2020-21 District Wide Professional Development
Attachments: (1)
12.8. Cares Act Expenditures
Presenter:  Superintendent Johnson
Attachments: (1)
12.9. Recommendation to transfer $45,000 from unassigned tech budget 2019-20 to the assigned 2020-21 tech budget. 
Description:  This money was in the tech budget but was unable to purchase the computers for the year 2019-20, finance committee recommends transfer this money to the assigned 2020-21 tech budget.
12.10. Organizational Chart Updates
Description:  This is for information only.  This chart now has the correct employees on it for 20-21.  This should be updated each year that changes are made and information provided to the board.  It will also help stakeholders know the line of protocol if we post on line.  

Attachments: (2)

Enrollment & General Education Revenue Update

Description:  Please refer to the link on our website for the most current updates, as it's updated on a daily basis. 
14.1. Schedule of Upcoming Meetings
Attachments: (1)
Topic: LSH School Board
Time: Jul 13, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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16.1. Consideration to enter into closed session for the evaluation of Superintendent, Dr. Marlene Johnson as permitted by M.S. 13D.05., Subd. 03
16.2. Consideration to reopen the regular meeting
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