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September 28, 2020 at 6:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER
Bohnsack, Habben, Hesse, Humbert, Schurman, and Wesenberg. 

Student Members: Emily Haus
Presenter:  Board Chair
Attachments: (2)
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The School Board Chair will lead the board and attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Presenter:  Board Chair
Attachments: (1)
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Board action to approve the agenda for the meeting is expected.
Presenter:  Board Chair
4. COMMENTS AND REQUESTS FROM VISITORS
The agenda is open to visitors of the meeting to offer comments to and/or requests of the school board. The comments and requests should follow the adopted district guidelines which are printed and available at the meeting.  As a general rule, items introduced in the opportunity for comments and requests do not receive action from the School Board, but are taken under advisement or consideration for future action.
Presenter:  Board Chair
5. CONSENT ITEMS
Action is requested on the following items of the consent agenda. Consent agenda items are typically adopted without discussion of the individual items because they are routine or ordinary in action.  Any consent agenda item may be removed for further discussion and deliberation by any member of the board.
Presenter:  Board Chair
5.A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes from the September 14th board meeting and work session are included in the exhibits.
Recommend approval of the minutes from the meetings.
Attachments: (2)
5.B. APPROVAL OF BILLS
Treasurer Humbert will have been at the school site to review bills, ask questions, and confirm information prior to the meeting. 
Recommendation: to approve the bill payment of $6,225,219.33 subject to any adjustments or direction offered by the Treasurer. 
Attachments: (1)
5.C. TREASURER REPORT
Treasurer Humbert will have reviewed financial information for the board. This information is included in the Treasurer's Report.
Recommendation: Approve the Treasurer's report as presented.
Description:  Treasurer Humbert will have reviewed financial information for the board. This information is included in the Treasurer's Report.
Recommendation: Approve the Treasurer's report as presented. 
Attachments: (1)
5.D. LANE CHANGES
The Master Agreement with our teaching staff allows our teachers to request a land change in September, December and March of each school year. A report of the requested lane changes is included in your documents for approval. Once approved, the change becomes part of their pay the following month.
Recommendation: Approve the lane changes as presented. 
Attachments: (1)
5.E. RESIGNATION-RETIREMENT
The employees below have requested approval of their retirement or resignation.
5.E.1. Resignation-ROCORI Secondary School-Paraprofessional: Eileen Meyer
5.E.2. Resignation-ROCORI Activities Department-Girls Varsity Soccer Co-Coach: Alexander Martinez
6. ACTION  ITEMS
Action items receive individual attention because of the nature of the issues, the need to discuss or review the information prior to taking action, or the specific kind of action required for the item.
6.A. CONSTRUCTION FINAL CHANGE ORDER
Change Order 2 for the Richmond Elementary School in the amount of $31,453.68 as itemized.
Recommendation: Approve Change Order #2 for Richmond Elementary School.
Presenter:  Scott Sosalla-Brent Neisinger
Attachments: (1)
6.B. AUDIT REPORT
The auditing firm engaged by the ROCORI School District has conducted the annual financial audit of the district. Nancy Schulzetenberg from BergenKDV is expected to be present to guide the School Board in the review of the financial audit.
The audit report is presented at this meeting for formal acceptance.
Recommendation: Accept the audit as presented.
Presenter:  Nancy Schulzetenberg, BergenKDV
Attachments: (3)
6.C. APPROVE PRELIMINARY LEVY
The levy implementation process is conducted in two stages--initial certification and final certifications of the tax assessments applied within the School District. In order to prepare and finalize the levy authorization, initial action is required in September to set the expected tax levy within the district.
Recommendation: Approve the initial maximum levy authority, with final amounts to be approved in December.
 
Presenter:  Beth Bertram
Attachments: (1)
6.D. Pilgrims Tax Abatement Request
Regarding a potential expansion of Gold'n Plump Poultry, LLC
Recommendation: Approve the abatement application as presented. The years will be set to be consistent with the county and city years of the abatement.
Presenter:  Brad Kelvington
Attachments: (2)
6.E. MSHSL BILL
This has been brought from the September 14, 2020 for approval.
Recommendation: Approve to pay the MSHSL bill for $5,353.00
Attachments: (1)
6.F. ALC HANDBOOK
The Director of the Area Learning Center at ROCORI has put together the following handbook as a guideline for our students that are attending the ALC. 
Attachments: (1)
6.G. RESOLUTION APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A MASTER LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENT
Recommendation: Approve the lease as presented
Presenter:  Beth Bertram
Attachments: (1)
6.H. APPROVAL OF PAYMENT TO COLD SPRING BAKERY
Payment to Cold Spring Bakery Check #104556 in the amount of $56.43.
Recommend approval of the payment to Cold Spring Bakery
Presenter:  Board Chair
7. DISCUSSION ITEMS
Discussion items receive individual attention because of the nature of the issues and the need for introductory or other discussion in order to review the information prior to taking action.  This is also the agenda location for items which simply need school board review, but no formal action on the item is required.  Discussion items will typically return to the agenda at a future point for more specific action.
7.A. STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE
The Strategic Plan information has been collaborated and attached.
Presenter:  Brad Kelvington
7.B. PARENT SURVEY INFORMATION
We will be gathering information from parents on how the first week's of school has been going. 
Presenter:  Brad Kelvington
Attachments: (3)
8. ADMINISTRATIVE AND BOARD REPORTS
8.A. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
The Superintendent will make his report about ROCORI Public Schools.
Presenter:  Brad Kelvington
Attachments: (1)
8.B. BOARD COMMITTEE AND REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS
Board members will report on activities within their portfolio of committee and representative assignments.
Presenter:  Board Members
Description:  Board members will report on activities within their portfolio of committee and representative assignments.
Attachments: (2)
8.C. BUDGET COMPARISON REPORT AUGUST 2020
The business office provides an update of district expenditures and revenues through the Budget Comparison report. The report is intended to provide a financial picture of the district in a couple ways. One is to compare current year expenditures to the previous year. The second is to simply give a report on the current financial status. In addition to the report, special items of note are highlighted in the explanations offered. This report does not require formal action but is provided as an informational item.
Presenter:  Beth Bertram
Attachments: (1)
9. UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
The following district meetings are presented.
Description:  A calendar of upcoming issues of concern to the school board is included as part of the agenda.
Attachments: (1)
10. ADJOURN
The Board Chair will adjourn the meeting.
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