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December 14, 2020 at 6:30 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER
Bohnsack, Habben, Hesse, Humbert, Schurman, and Wesenberg. 
Student Members: Emily Haus
Presenter:  Wesenberg, Board Chair
Attachments: (2)
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The School Board Chair will lead the school board and attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Presenter:  Wesenberg, Board Chair
Attachments: (1)
3. RECOGNITION OF OUTGOING BOARD MEMBER
Shannon Humbert will be presented with a plaque as an outgoing school board member for his years of service from 2017-2020
Presenter:  Jason Wesenberg
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Board action to approve the agenda for the meeting is expected.
Presenter:  Wesenberg, Board Chair
5. TRUTH IN TAXATION PRESENTATION
Director of Business Services Bertram has developed the annual Truth in Taxation presentation regarding the district financial operations. The opportunity to share this information with the general public is part of the purpose of the public hearing.
No formal action is required.
Any citizens that want to call in with questions due to COVID-19, can call 320-204-5688 during this time.
Presenter:  Beth Bertram
Attachments: (1)
6. 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.
Any citizens that want to call in with questions due to COVID-19, can call 320-204-5688 during this time.
Presenter:  Wesenberg, Board Chair
7. 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:  Wesenberg, Board Chair
7.A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes from the Regular meeting and Work Session on November 9, 2020. Also included are the minutes from the Special Board Meeting on November 13, 2020.
Recommend approval of the minutes from the meetings.
Attachments: (3)
7.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 is to approve the bill payment of $4,059,448.36 subject to any adjustments or direction offered by the Treasurer.
Attachments: (1)
7.C. TREASURER REPORT
Board Treasurer Shannon Humbert will have reviewed financial information for the board. This information is included in the Treasurer's Report.
Attachments: (1)
7.D. SENIORITY LISTS
The master agreements with some of the ROCORI employee groups require posting of seniority lists before the first of the year.  The seniority lists have been distributed and had preliminary postings to allow time for staff to request any corrections.  At this point, it is appropriate for the School Board to approve the seniority lists in formal manner in order to allow them to be used for personnel decisions and direction.
Recommend approval of the seniority lists among the employee groups in the district.
Attachments: (4)
7.E. EMPLOYMENT
Recommend approval of the assignment as outlined.
7.E.1. Technology Department-Technology Assistant: Tony Studer
Attachments: (1)
7.E.2. District Education Facility-Childcare Assistant: Isaac Primus
Attachments: (1)
7.E.3. District Education Facility-Early Childhood SPED paraprofessional: Amber Jacobs
Attachments: (1)
7.F. RETIREMENTS-RESIGNATIONS
Recommend approval of the following resignations and/or retirements.
7.F.1. Retirement-ROCORI Secondary-Cleaner: Dan Reiter
7.F.2. Resignation-District Education Facility-Childcare Assistant: Becky Adams
7.F.3. Resignation-Buildings and Grounds Department-Secondary Cleaner: Meghan Ullmann
7.G. POLICIES
The following policies are being presented for third and final readings. 
Recommend approval of the policies as presented.
Presenter:  Brad Kelvington
7.G.1. 6-2: Preparation Time
Attachments: (1)
7.G.2. 6-3: Certified Staff Evaluation
Attachments: (1)
7.G.3. 6-4: Right to Know
Attachments: (1)
7.G.4. 6-6: Public and Private Personnel Data
Attachments: (1)
7.G.5. 7-8: Technology Acceptable Use and Safety Policy 
Attachments: (1)
7.G.6. Technology Users Guide 1:1
Presenter:  Brad Kelvington
Attachments: (1)
7.H. 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)
8. 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.
8.A. ROCORI SPARTAN BOOSTER CLUB MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
ROCORI High School is pleased to confirm that the stadium naming rights have been granted to the Blattner family in recognition of their extraordinary leadership gift to the ROCORI Booster Club designated to the ROCORI Turf Field ProjectROCORI High School is pleased to confirm that the stadium naming rights have been granted to the Blattner family in recognition of their extraordinary leadership gift to the ROCORI Booster Club designated to the ROCORI Turf Field Project
Recommendation: Approve the MOU as presented.
Presenter:  Jason Wesenberg
Attachments: (1)
8.B. JANUARY MEETING: Organizational School Board Meeting on January 4, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Per MSBA, the organizational meeting should be held on the first Monday in January (or as soon as practicable thereafter) each year to organize for the year.
Recommendation to approve the board meeting so it can scheduled. 
Presenter:  Brad Kelvington
8.C. RESOLUTION FOR COMBINED POLLING PLACES
Pursuant to Minnesota statute 205A.11, districts are required to pass a resolution to combine polling places by December 31 of each year.
Recommendation: Approve the combined polling place resolution as presented
Presenter:  Brad Kelvington
Attachments: (1)
8.D. CERTIFICATION OF SCHOOL TAX LEVY
In September, the preliminary tax levy certification was approved with the action to set the maximum levy.  As noted in the tax statements distributed by Stearns County, the district revenues include voter-approved levy authority and levy authority established by the School Board.  Ultimately, the decision to implement any or all of the local tax efforts is determined in action to certify the school tax levy.
Information related to the final tax levy for the ROCORI School District is included in the exhibits. 
Recommendation: It is recommended the full levy authority of the School District be assessed.  
Presenter:  Beth Bertram
Attachments: (1)
8.E. APPROVAL OF PAYMENT TO COLD SPRING BAKERY
Payment to Cold Spring Bakery Check #105103 in the amount of $300.00
Recommend approval of the payment to Cold Spring Bakery
Presenter:  Jason Wesenberg
8.F. STRATEGIC PLAN 2020-2025
We have gathered community and staff feedback regarding our Strategic Plan.
Recommendation: Approve the Strategic Plan as presented.
Presenter:  Brad Kelvington
Attachments: (2)
8.G. RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT A DONATION
Be It Resolved, by the School Board of ISD 750, ROCORI, as follows, that the following donation be accepted with gratitude: Thank you to all the organizations and individuals for their donations. 
The school district appreciates your generosity and continued support. 
Recommend adoption of the resolution to accept the donation
Presenter:  Wesenberg, Board Chair
Attachments: (1)
8.H. WORLDS BEST WORKFORCE 
The WBWF report is attached. Some of the information is not available because of last springs testing cancelled due COVID.
Recommendation: Accept the Worlds Best Workforce Plan as presented.
Presenter:  Brad Kelvington
Attachments: (2)
9. 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.
9.A. REVISED BUDGET 2020-2021
The revised budget will be presented.  
Presenter:  Beth Bertram
Attachments: (1)
9.B. POLICY
The following policies are being presented for second readings. No action is expected.
9.B.1. 6-1:  Attendance at Professional Meetings
Attachments: (1)
9.B.2. 6-7: Employee Drug and Alcohol Offenses
Attachments: (1)
9.B.3. 6-8: Equal Employment Opportunities
Attachments: (1)
9.B.4. 6-9: Employment of Staff Policy
Attachments: (1)
9.B.5. 6-10: Leaves of Absence, Unpaid
Attachments: (1)
9.C. POLICY
The following policies are being presented for first readings. No action is expected.
 
Presenter:  Jason Wesenberg
9.C.1. 6-11: Public Data Requests
Attachments: (1)
9.C.2. 6-13: Workload limits for Certain Special Education Teachers
Attachments: (1)
9.C.3. 6-14: License Status
Attachments: (1)
10. ADMINISTRATIVE AND BOARD REPORTS
10.A. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
The Superintendent will make his report about ROCORI Public Schools.
Presenter:  Brad Kelvington
10.A.1. COVID Update
10.A.2. ENROLLMENT UPDATE
Attachments: (1)
10.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)
10.C. BUDGET COMPARISON REPORT NOVEMBER 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)
11. UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
A calendar of upcoming issues of concern to the school board is included as part of the agenda.
NOTE: School Board Meetings have been relocated to the District Education Facility Commons Area starting September 28, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year.
Attachments: (1)
12. SUPERINTENDENT MID-YEAR EVALUATION
The school board will move into closed session to conduct the mid-year evaluation on the superintendent. This is done annually.
Presenter:  Jason Wesenberg
13. ADJOURN
Presenter:  Wesenberg, Board Chair
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