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May 11, 2021 at 5:30 PM - Regular Business Meeting

Agenda
1) Call to Order and Roll Call
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
2) Adoption of the Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
3) Acceptance of Minutes 
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
3)a. April 13, 2021, Minutes
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
4) Public Comments
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
5) Reports and Recommendations from the Superintendent of Schools
Description:  Presentations, discussions, or items for Board action at future meetings
5)a. COVID-19 Response Update
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
5)b. Legislative Session Update
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments: (1)
5)c. 2021-2022 Budget
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
5)d. 2021-2022 Capital Plan Budget
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments: (1)
6) Action Items by the Board of Education
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Description:  Board will vote on these items during the meeting
6)a. Approval of the Consent Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Agenda
Description:  Items on the consent agenda are adopted as a group and the overall vote outcome is applied to each item as if they were voted upon individually. Approval of the consent agenda includes authorization for the appropriate board officer(s) or school district administrator(s) to sign all documents necessary to effectuate the items.
Recommended Motion(s):  Move to approve the consent agenda and authorize necessary actions to execute items
6)a.1. Personnel Items
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
6)a.1.a. Approval of List A personnel matters (2020-05-ER-A)
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  List A includes all hiring actions by the district since the previous board meeting. Effective upon board approval, per dates listed.

Moved that the board accepts the personnel recommendations and authorizes the appropriate board officer(s) or school district administrator(s) to sign all documents necessary to effectuate these agreements.
6)a.1.b. Approval of List B personnel matters (2020-05-ER-B)
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  List B includes all employment separations that require board action since the previous board meeting. List B will be posted on the agenda the day prior to the meeting. As required by law, some items on List B may be discussed in a closed session of the board. Effective upon board approval, per dates listed.

Moved that the board accepts the personnel recommendations and authorizes the appropriate board officer(s) or school district administrator(s) to sign all documents necessary to effectuate these agreements. 
6)a.2. Contracts
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
6)a.2.a. Contract amendment with AMAZEworks for Individual Instructional Supplies
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  The Equity and Integration Department requests approval for an amendment with AMAZEworks in the amount of $102,400 to provide Individual Book Sets for Windom, Sheridan, Lake Harriet. The cumulative amount of the amended contract is $196,100. The contract term is May 11, 2021 to June 30, 2021. 
6)a.2.b. Contract amendment with Canvas Health for mental health services
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  The Special Education Department requests approval for an amendment with Canvas Health in the amount of $63,333.33 to provide school Mental Health for Hale, Field, Lake Harriet Lower, Lake Harriet Upper, Kenny and Armatage.The cumulative amount of the amended contract is $153,333.33. The contract term is 07/01/2020 to 06/30/2021.
6)a.2.c. Contract amendment with Change Inc. for school mental health services
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  The Special Education Department requests approval for an amendment with Washburn in the amount of $41,333.32 to provide school Mental Health for Edison, Pillsbury, Northeast Middle, and Transition Plus schools during Summer School. The cumulative amount of the amended contract is $317,333.32. The contract term is 07/01/2020 to 6/30/2021
6)a.2.d. Contract amendments with Contract Alternative Schools
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description: 
Accounts for Contract Reconciliation Based on Contract Agreement, reconciliation may begin in January 2021 if necessary, to reconcile a total amount paid to the school with the total amount due based on actual enrollment. After February 15th, 2021, a final adjustment payment to or refund from the school will be made based on the actual ADMs for 2019-20.
 
School Name
Original Contract Value
Cumulative Value
Takoda Prep 
$439,961.00
$540,466.25
Eastside MENLO
$691,548.77
$693,482.00
Nawayee Center School
$502,751.68
$612,719.68
Project For Pride in Living-LNAS High School
$496,503.52
$537,117.52

 
6)a.2.e. Contract amendment with Crisis Prevention Institute Inc. for training services
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  The Operational Safety & Security Department requests approval for an amendment with Crisis Prevention Institute Inc. in the amount of $62,000 to provide for iNCI Training/Operational & Security Services. The cumulative amount of the amended contract is $157,190. The contract term is 07/01/2020 to 06/30/2021
6)a.2.f. Contract amendment with GardaWorld (Whelan) for Operational Safety and Security Services
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  The Operational Safety & Security Department requests approval for an amendment with GardaWorld (Whalen) in the amount of $20,000 to provide for Davis Center/EMSS. The cumulative amount of the amended contract is $150,806. The contract amendment term is 05/11/2020 to 06/30/2021 
6)a.2.g. Contract amendment with Joshua Downham for lobbying services
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  The Office of the Superintendent requests approval for an amendment with Joshua Downham in the amount of $10,000 (year 1) to provide lobbying services for the district. The cumulative amount of the amended contract is $109,375 (year 1) and $99,375 (year 2) . The contract term is 7/1/2020 to 6/30/2022. 
6)a.2.h. Contract with Peterson Companies, Inc. for Patrick Henry High School Running Track Reconstruction project
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  The Operations Department requests approval for a contract with Peterson Companies Inc in the amount of $1,235,300.00 to provide general construction services for Patrick Henry High School. The contract term is May 11, 2021 to September 30, 2022
6)a.2.i. Contract Amendment with Ratwik, Roszak, & Maloney, P.A. for Legal Services
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  The Office of the District General Counsel requests approval for an amendment with Ratwik, Roszak, & Maloney, P.A. in the amount of $70,000.00 to provide Legal Services for District. The cumulative amount of the amended contract is $165,000.00. The contract term is July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. 
6)a.2.j. Contract amendment with Russ Davis Wholesale Inc. to provide produce and supplies
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  Culinary & Wellness Services requests approval for a contract amendment with Russ Davis Wholesale Inc. in the amount of $600,000 for to pay invoices related to produce and supplies purchase due to increase in purchases with vendor. Culinary & Wellness Services started the school year with contracts for produce with two vendors, however one vendor was unable to supply produce and as a result all produce have been purchase through Russ Davis Wholesale Inc. The cumulative amount of the amended contract is $1,600,000 and the contract term runs through 6/30/2021.    
6)a.2.k. Contract amendment with The Mental Health Collective dba Watercourse for mental health services 
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  The Special Education Department requests approval for an amendment with Mental Health Collective dba Watercourse in the amount of $$71,666.65 to provide mental health services to Andersen United, Emerson Spanish Dual Immersion, Loring, Lyndale, Bancroft, Whittier, City view, Wellstone, Sanford, Keewaydin, Sullivan Community, Northrop, Dowling, Barton and Wenonah Schools to D-AO-Special Education. The cumulative amount of the amended contract is $241,666.65. The contract term is 4/13/20201 to 6/30/2021.
6)a.2.l. Contract amendment with Unique Software for device repairs
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  The Information Technology Department requests approval for an amendment with Unique Software in the amount of $110,000.00 to provide student device repairs for all sites/Information Technology. The cumulative amount of the amended contract is $187,784.00. The contract term is 07/01/2020 to 06/30/2021
6)a.2.m. Contract amendment with Washburn Center for Children for school mental health services
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  The Special Education Department requests approval for an amendment with Washburn in the amount of $26,666.66 to provide school Mental Health for Hiawatha and Howe schools and additional mental health support at Sanford and Nellie Stone for summer school. The cumulative amount of the amended contract is $236,666.66. The contract term is 07/01/2020 to 6/30/2021
6)a.3. Resolutions
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
6)a.3.a. Resolution Approving Equal Treatment in Transporting Students Funding to Non-Public Schools
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description: 
Minnesota Statutes Section 123B.84-.87, titled Equal Treatment in Transporting Students ("Statute"), ensures that all students in the State of Minnesota who are required to attend elementary and secondary schools receive equal treatment in transportation to school. The Statute allows the Board of nonpublic schools to either utilize Special School District No. 1 transportation or the nonpublic school may provide its own transportation. Special School District No. 1 receives transportation funding from the State of Minnesota for students residing in the city of Minneapolis. When a nonpublic school elects to provide its own transportation, then Special School District No. 1 must provide ninety-five percent of funding it receives from the State of Minnesota to the nonpublic school and is allowed to hold five percent for administration purposes.
Attachments: (1)
6)a.3.b. Resolution Supporting GreenCorps Grant Application
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  Loring Community School applied to host a Minnesota GreenCorps service member for the 2021-2022 program year. Minnesota GreenCorps is an AmeriCorps program coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). MPCA requires the governing board of all host sites to adopt a resolution of support.

If selected as a 2021-2022 host site, Loring will host a Minnesota GreenCorps Member who will help to implement recycling and waste diversion programs in the school cafeteria, develop systems for waste audit, and partner with MPS Community Ed to develop a Green Ambassadors after-school program.
6)a.4. Agreements
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
6)a.4.a. Easement Agreement for Bryn Mawr/Anwatin Storm Water Improvements
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
6)a.4.b. Extension to Use and Management Agreement with YWCA of Minneapolis for fieldhouse
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  The Operations Department recommends this one-year extension of the current use agreement and terms, to expire June 30, 2022.
6)a.5. Reports
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
6)a.5.a. Receive and File Annual Radon Testing Summary and Report
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description: 

In accordance with Minnesota Statute 123B.571, Subd 3, the annual radon testing reports have been posted here: https://facilities.mpls.k12.mn.us/Environmental_Health_Safety.html.

Background
Minnesota Statute 123B.571 requires radon testing in school buildings serving students in kindergarten through grade 12. Environmental Health and Safety initiated the testing of classrooms for radon in 2017. The radon testing program has been completed for all schools and the reports have been submitted to the Minnesota Department of Health. A total of over 2,000 classrooms were tested for radon.

During the testing, three rooms in two schools had initial results above the regulated limit for radon. Mitigation was initiated at these three classrooms that included increased ventilation and sealing of floor cracks. Subsequent retesting was completed and found that the mitigation measures were successful to reduce radon levels below regulatory limits. The other 1,997 classrooms tested had radon levels below the regulatory requirements

Radon testing will continue at schools on a 5-year cycle. Each school will be tested every 5 years on a rotating schedule as provide in the Radon Safety Management Plan.
6)b. Approval of 2019-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement with Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Adult Education
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Description: 
This bargaining agreement (union contract) contains the terms and conditions of employment for the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers--Adult Education for the years 2019-2021.
6)c. Revision of Policy 6450 and Repeal of Policy 3250
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Description: 

Item Title
Revision of Policy 6450 (Pupil Fees) to update language to current standards, and incorporate relevant provisions from Policy 3250 (Material Fees), which is recommended for repeal.

Responsible Division
Academics

Background
Updating to current formatting standards, and to ensure legal compliance.

Equity Considerations
Updating to current formatting standards, no substantive changes.

Timeline
Committee Action: 3/23/2021
First Reading: 4/13/2021
Board Vote: 5/11/2021
 
Attachments: (1)
6)d. Revision of Policy 5600
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Description: 

Item Title
Revision of Policy 5600 (Releasing Children From School) to update language to current standards.

Responsible Division
Associate Superintendents

Background
Updating to current formatting standards, and to ensure legal compliance.

Equity Considerations
Updating to current formatting standards, no substantive changes.

Timeline
Committee Action: 3/23/2021
First Reading: 4/13/2021
Board Vote: 5/11/2021
 
Attachments: (1)
6)e. Capital Fund Transfer
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (1)
6)f. 2020-2021 Budget Amendment
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (1)
6)g. 2021-2022 Board Meeting Calendar
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (1)
7) New Business
Description:  Action or informational items from Board Directors
7)a. Support Education Conference Committee Legislative Priorities
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Description:  By Inz

Moved that the Minneapolis Board of Education calls on State Legislative Leaders and Governor Walz to agree to an education conference committee target of $750 million and link school funding to inflation.
8) Reports from Board of Education Directors
8)a. Notification of Appointments to the World's Best Workforce Advisory Committee
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
9) Adjournment
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
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