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October 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER
Bohnsack, Habben, Hentges, Hesse, Schurman, and Wesenberg. 
Student Members: Anna Hennen, Greta Wesenberg, Jasmine Sieben
Presenter:  Chair Wesenberg
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The School Board Chair will lead the school board and attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Presenter:  Chair Wesenberg
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Board action to approve the agenda for the meeting is expected.
Presenter:  Chair Wesenberg
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:  Chair Wesenberg
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:  Chair Wesenberg
5.A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes from the Regular board meeting held on September 27, 2021.
Recommend approval of the minutes from the meeting.
Attachments: (1)
5.B. EMPLOYMENT
Recommend approval of the assignment as outlined.
5.B.1. Facilities and Grounds Department-District Custodian Floating Assignment: David Evans
Attachments: (1)
5.B.2. Facilities and Grounds-ROCORI Secondary-Steven Dalen moving from Custodian to Head Custodian
Attachments: (1)
5.B.3. District Education Facility-Childcare Assistant: Haley Greeley
Attachments: (1)
5.B.4. District Education Facility-Bilingual Paraprofessional: Cecilia Lopez
Attachments: (1)
5.B.5. Cold Spring Elementary-Paraprofessional: Denise Ziebarth
Attachments: (2)
5.B.6. ROCORI Secondary-Chris Zabinski moving from a Paraprofessional to a Long-Term Teacher Substitute to cover various LOAs.  
Attachments: (2)
5.B.7. ROCORI High School-Special Education teacher: Rachel Seminitis
Attachments: (2)
5.C. MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUEST
Recommendation: Approve the absence as presented.
5.C.1. John Clark and Richmond Elemenary-Art/STEAM teacher: Shannon Johnson requesting leave from September 27, 2021 through approximately October 27, 2021. An anticipated return date of October 28, 2021.
5.C.2. Cold Spring Elementary-Special Education teacher: Katie Nelson from approximately October 25th, 2021 to December 3, 2021. An anticipated return date of December 6, 2021.
5.D. RESIGNATION-RETIREMENT
5.D.1. Resignation-ROCORI Secondary-Special Education teacher: Jeremy Frank effective October 1, 2021
5.D.2. Resignation-ROCORI Middle School FACS teacher: Leanne Buettner effective October 15, 2021
5.E. BOARD POSITION PROPOSAL: 3 PARAPROFESSIONALS AT COLD SPRING ELEMENTARY
These positions are being created due to the increased enrollment in the Special Education Department.
Attachments: (1)
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. ROCORI TASK FORCE MEMBERSHIP: The Facilities and Grounds Committee of the Board has reviewed and selected the final candidates for the Taskforce for ROCORI Public Schools.
Recommendation: Approve the final candidates as presented.
Attachments: (1)
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. FACILITIES AND GROUNDS DISCUSSION
Presenter:  WOLD
7.B. EQUITY INCLUSIVE ACTION UPDATE
  1. Independent investigation specifically addressing allegations of racism and discrimination.
  2. Expanded the scope of our equity committee to conduct a needs assessment and provide recommendations back to the full school board.
  3. Suspended the ROCORI PROUD award until a full review is completed. 
  4. Conduct listening sessions facilitated by a third party. 
  5. Review equity of resources in extracurricular and co-curricular activities.  
  6. Retain additional legal counsel with expertise in human and civil rights
Presenter:  Jason Wesenberg
7.C. POLICY PROCEDURES
Superintendent Kelvington will do a short presentation on the policy procedure
Presenter:  Brad Kelvington
7.D. BULLYING PRESENTATION
ROCORI Principals will do a presentation on bullying
Presenter:  ROCORI Principals
7.E. POLICY
7-3: Bullying Prevention Policy is being presented for a second reading and call for public comment.There have been minor changes since first reading held on September 27, 2021. 
Attachments: (1)
7.F. COVID UPDATE
Presenter:  Brad Kelvington, Supt
8. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
8.A. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
The Superintendent will make his report about ROCORI Public Schools.
Presenter:  Brad Kelvington
9. UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
A calendar of upcoming issues of concern to the school board is included as part of the agenda.
Attachments: (1)
10. ADJOURNMENT TO CLOSED SESSION
Description: It is recommended that the School Board adjourn to a closed session in Room 248.
Closed portion of the meeting, pursuant to Section 13D.05, subd. 3(b) of the Minnesota Open Meeting Law, for communication with District legal counsel.
11. ADJOURN
Presenter:  Chair, Wesenberg
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