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December 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular Business and Truth-in-Taxation Meeting

Agenda
1) Call to Order and Roll Call
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
2) Adoption of the Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
3) Acceptance of Minutes 
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
3)a. November 9, 2021, Minutes
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Attachments: (1)
4) Public Comments on the Property Tax Levy (Truth-in-Taxation Hearing)
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
5) Public Comments
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
6) Recess
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
7) Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Financial Audit
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
8) Reports and Recommendations from the Superintendent of Schools
Description:  Presentations, discussions, and items for future Board action
8)a. Current Year Budget Update and Proposed Property Tax Levy (Taxes Payable Year 2022)
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
8)b. Budget Pro-Forma
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments: (2)
8)c. 2022 State Legislative Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Description:  Vote scheduled for 1/11/2022 meeting
Attachments: (1)
9) Action Items by the Board of Education
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Description:  Board will vote on these items during the meeting
9)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
9)a.1. Personnel Items
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
9)a.1.a. Approval of List A personnel matters (2021-12-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.
9)a.1.b. Approval of List B personnel matters (2021-12-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. 
9)a.2. Contracts
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
9)a.2.a. Amendment to contract 2021-4400001038 with Al-Maa'uun Career Services
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  Authorizing the Senior Operations Officer to execute an amendment to contract 2021-4400001038 with Al-Maa'uun Career Services to increase the contract amount by $158,720.00 for the term of 12/14/2021 to 6/30/2022.
9)a.2.b. Contract with EAI Education (2021-4400001243)
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  Authorizing the Senior Academic Officer to execute a contract with EAI Education to purchase calculators, for a term of 12/14/2021 to 06/30/2022, for an amount not to exceed $508,000.00.
9)a.2.c. Amendment to contract 2021-4400000973 with Indrotec
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  Authorizing the Senior Operations Officer to execute an amendment to contract 2021-4400000973 with Indrotec to increase the contract amount by $358,411.00 for the term of 12/14/2021 to 6/30/2021.
9)a.2.d. Amendment to contract 2021-13374 with Maertens-Brenny Construction Co
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  Authorizing the Senior Operations Officer to execute an amendment to contract 2021-13374 with Maertens-Brenny Construction Co to increase the contract amount by $11,300.25 for the term of 12/14/2021 to 8/31/2022.
9)a.2.e. Amendment to contract 2021-13380 with Minnehaha Transportation
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  Authorizing the Senior Operations Officer to execute an amendment to contract 2021-13380 with Minnehaha Transportation to increase the contract amount by $800,000.00 for the term of 12/14/2021 to 6/30/2022.
9)a.2.f. Amendment to contract 2021-4400000995 with Newsela Inc
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  Authorizing the Senior Academic Officer to execute an amendment to contract 2021-4400000995 with Newsela Inc to increase the contract amount by $99,395.00 for the term of 12/14/2021 to 06/30/2022. The cumulative contract amount with the amendment is $229,037.00.
9)a.2.g. Contract with NowMicro Inc (2022-4400001242)
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description:  Authorizing the Senior Academics Officer to execute a contract with NowMicro for 680 Chromebooks, for a term of 12/14/2021 to 6/30/2022, for an amount not to exceed $151,640.00.
9)a.3. Resolutions
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
9)a.3.a. Resolution Supporting the City of Minneapolis’ application for the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Infrastructure grant program (2021-0058)
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description: 

Item Title
Resolution Supporting the City of Minneapolis’ Application for MnDOT Safe Routes to School Boost Infrastructure Grant 

Requesting Division
Operations

Background 
The City of Minneapolis Public Works is preparing an application to fund a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) infrastructure project near Andersen United Middle School, via the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Safe Routes to School State Infrastructure Program. These one-time funds are being made available to communities through a competitive process administered through MnDOT. 

The City intends to use SRTS funds to supplement the local match for the Phillips Pedestrian Safety Project, which was awarded $1 million in federal funding in 2020. The funds from the state SRTS grant could be used to make SRTS enhancements on portions of 28th Street, Chicago Ave, and 24th Street as identified in the federal application. The City anticipates using the funds to make improvements at the intersection of 28th Street and 10th Ave S, adjacent to Andersen United Middle School.
 
Pedestrian and bicycle improvements near Andersen United Middle School under consideration for this project include, but are not limited to signal upgrades, ADA-compliant curb ramps, bump outs, medians, signage, traffic control devices, bikeway upgrades, and intersection pavement markings. 

This project builds upon the work done during MPS’ 2017 Safe Routes to School Strategic Action Plan, which recommended seeking grant funding to support SRTS work for both infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects. The project will make improvements to biking and walking, reducing barriers for students who currently or would like to use those modes when traveling to/from Andersen School. 

Grant funding for the SRTS Infrastructure Program does not require a local match. 

MnDOT requires a school board resolution signed by the governing body for all applications under consideration.  

Timeline/Next Steps
The grant deadline is January 7th, 2022. Planning and engagement for the project has already begun, and is expected to continue through 2022. Construction is expected to start in 2024.
 
Attachments: (1)
9)a.3.b. Resolution Acknowledging Receipt of the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Financial Audit (2021-0060)
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Attachments: (1)
9)a.4. Agreements
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
9)a.4.a. Authorizing the Senior Operations Officer to execute a lease agreement with PC's for People for a Davis Center Rooftop Antenna (2021-0061)
Agenda Item Type:  Consent Item
Description: 

Requesting Division
Operations

Background
MPS is proud to partner with the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and PCs for People, a nonprofit organization, to pilot a wireless internet solution for Minneapolis families in an effort to reduce the digital divide.

Timeline/Next Steps
Installation of the antenna and associated equipment followed by the pilot and evaluation.

Contract Terms 
No fiscal impact. The contract term is three years and shall automatically renew for successive three years.
 
Attachments: (1)
9)b. Certification of Final Property Tax Levies 2021 Payable 2022
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Description: 

** Forwarded from 'Finance Committee' **

Background
Pursuant to Minnesota Statute, the district is required to certify its final property tax levy before December 28, 2021. Districts are also required to hold a public meeting at which the budget and levy will be discussed, and the public allowed to speak.

The Senior Financial Officer recommends, and the Superintendent concurs, that the maximum levy allowed be certified, which totals $240,691,537.86.

Timeline/Next Steps
Upon approval, the final levy will be communicated to Hennepin County and the Minnesota Department of Education.
 
9)c. Authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Metro Urban Indian Directors (MUID) Phillips Indian Educators (PIE)
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
10) New Business
Description:  Action or informational items from Board Directors
10)a. 2022-2023 Budget Priorities Resolution
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Description: 
  • For introduction by Ellison, Arneson, Caprini
  • Vote scheduled for 1/11/2022 meeting
Attachments: (1)
11) Reports from Board of Education Directors
11)a. World's Best Workforce (WBWF) Advisory Committee Appointments
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
12) Adjournment
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item

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