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December 14, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Truth in Taxation Hearing/ ISD 857 Regular School Board Meeting

Call Regular School Board Meeting to Order.
Speaker(s):  Board Chair
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Truth in Taxation Hearing.
Speaker(s):  Superintendent Carman
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Rationale:  Superintendent Carman will present information for the Truth in Taxation public hearing.  Comments and questions from the public will be addressed. 
Pledge of Allegiance.
Speaker(s):  All
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Quorum Call

Speaker(s):  Board Chair
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
Approve the December 14, 2020 Meeting Agenda. 
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Open Forum.

Guideline: Three minutes per speaker; fifteen minutes maximum.  Complaints about personnel or individuals are prohibited. No Board action will be taken during the Open Forum. This is the only time during the Board meeting that audience participation is allowed, unless scheduled prior. 
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Good Things Happening
A. Thank you to Greg Bronk for his 8 years of service as a school board member for the ISD 857 School District.

B.  Congratulations to Sarah Sommer, Brein Maki, Jenny Koverman for being re-elected and Dave Pringle for being elected via to serve four year terms on the  2021 ISD 857 School Board. 

C. Thank you to the P.L.A.Y. Group for providing pizzas for elementary teachers during Parent-Teacher Conferences. 

D, A big thank you to the  L- A Early Childhood team for planning and executing an awesome evening for students, family and community members, all in the needed safe and socially distanced fashion.  The first Santa Drive Through on December 1st was tons of fun for participants and workers!  Over 70 cars drove past the lighted displays and had a scavenger hunt to complete and finished with a photo opportunity with Santa wearing a Cardinal mask!  Thanks  to all staff who helped set up and present the event, and a very special thanks to Vicky Greden and Tina Sand for their creativity, planning and preparations. 

E,  Thank you to Food Service Director Vickie Speltz and the entire food service staff, who made over 100 delicious holiday meals for area senior citizens.  Thank you also to Britny Sula for helping organize the event with Vickie. Even though we were unable to host the traditional 'in school sit down lunch' with a holiday program, meals were delivered via a drive up option at theHigh School and Altura School. Meals were handed out by Principal Riebel in Altura and at the high school by Principal Hanson, Board Chair Meyer and Superintendent Carman. 

F.  Thank you to all of the staff for their ongoing committment to students and the school district as they work during the pandemic and the unique challenges of distant learning.  Thank you to the special education teachers and paraprofessionals who are working with a few students with significant needs in the schools.  Thank you also to the Cardinal Club staff as we are providing childcare to over 50 students/day and supporting the K-6 students with their distant learning.  
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Consent Agenda

A. Board Meeting Minutes: November 9th, November 13th.
B. Financial Reports
    a. Board Bills
    b. Student Activity Report
    c. Treasury  Report
    d. Miscellaneous Payments   
    e. November 2020 Wire Payments
 C. Accept two separate donations of $900.00 for the Weight Room. 
 D. Accept resignation of Michelle Marxhausen, Special Education Liaison/Transportation Scheduler effective December 23, 2020. 
 E. Approve hire of Nancy Earnhart as Elementary Special Education Longterm Substitute at BA/Step 1 per Master Agreement effective January 4, 2021 through June 7, 2021.
F. 2020-2021 Service Agreement with Hiawatha Valley Education District for Speech/Language Services for Birth - 3 year old ECSE students. 

Speaker(s):  Board Chair Meyer
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Approve designated combined polling places for all School District Special Elections beginning January 2021 through the calendar year at Lewiston City Hall and Altura City Hall between the hours of 7:00am and 8:00pm. 
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Certification of 2020 Payable 2021Levy Limitation for $1,286,937.49.
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Policies and Forms on 1st Reading.
A. 406 Public and Private Personnel Data
B. 406F Employee Authorization of Release of Information
C. 422 Policies Incorporated by Reference
D. 427 Workload limits for Certain Special Education Teachers
E. 535 Service Animals in Schools
F. 535F Approval Request Form for Use of A Service Animal
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
 Policies on 2nd Reading
A. 415 Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults
B. 420 Students and Employees with Sexually Transmitted Diseases
C. 421 Gifts to Employees
D. 423 Employee Student Relationships
E. 424 License Status
F. 425 Staff Development
G. 604 Instructional Curriculum
H. 608 Instructional Services- Special Education
I. 614 Basic Standards, Testing, Accommodations, Modifications and Exemptions for IEP, Section 504
J. 620 Credit for Learning
K. 624 Online Learning Options
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Strategic Planning Next Key Steps
Speaker(s):  Superintendent Carman
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
2020-21 Calendar Modifications to support required additional prep time for teachers. 
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Learning Model(s) Starting January 5, 2021 and Winter Sports - Discussion
Speaker(s):  Superintendent Carman
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
PK/Elementary/Intermediate Principal's Report
Speaker(s):  Mr. Dave Riebel
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments: (1)
High School Principal's Report
Speaker(s):  Dr. Cory Hanson
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Superintendent's Report
Speaker(s):  Ms. Gwen Carman
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Attachments: (1)
Board Committee Reports
A.  Certified Negotiations:  Bronk, Brummer, Meyer  
      Principals:  Maki, Meisch, Sommer  
B.  Support Staff Negotiations:  Brummer, Koverman, Meisch   
      Bus Drivers: Brummer, Koverman, Meisch  
C.  Activities Steering/MSHSL:   Bronk, Maki, Sommer  
D.  Meet & Confer:  Bronk, Brummer, Meisch  
E.   District Staff Development/Continuing Education:  Koverman, Maki  
F.   Hiawatha Valley Education District:  Koverman  
G.  Community Education & Early Childhood Advisory: Bronk, Sommer
H.   Budget Committee:  Bronk, Meisch, Meyer  
I.    Policy Review:  Brummer, Meyer, Sommer  
J.    Health & Safety/Employee Wellness:  Meisch, Sommer  
K.   Systems Accountability:  Koverman 

Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Upcoming Meeting Schedule (6:00pm, Remote Meetings via Teams) 
  • Monday, January 4, 2021- 2021 Organizational Meeting
  • Monday, January 14, Regular Meeting for January 2021 
  • Monday, February 8, Regular Meeting for February 2021  
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
Motion to Adjourn. 
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item

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