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September 16, 2021 at 7:15 AM - Regular School Board Meeting

Agenda
1. ROUTINE BUSINESS ITEMS
1.1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
1.2. Roll Call: Birhanzl ___  Helgeson ___ Pauling ___  Sachariason ___ Snell ___  and Stenson ___
1.3. Approval of Agenda
1.4. Professional Development
1.5. Special Presentation
Discussion: 
Buildings and Grounds: 
Adam Spray and Chuck Stark will present an update on facilities; summer projects completed and future projects

Boardbook:
Michele Amborn and Wade McKittrick
1.6. Approval of Consent Agenda 
(Any item or items may be pulled off the consent agenda, at the request of any board member, for consideration by the board as a whole.)
1.6.1. Regular Board of Education Meeting Minutes
1.6.2. Bills
1.6.3. Treasurer's Report
1.6.4. Personnel Actions
1.6.4.1. Employment
Discussion:  Amber Marquardt, Title 1, Ramsey
Amber Howard, Food Service, MMS
McKayla Streich, Special Ed Assistant, MHS
Kerry Jaspersen, Title 1, Ramsey
Robb Miller, FT Substitute Teacher, MHS
Jenny Harker, Thunder Hawk Care, Sanford
Bryan Varpness, Custodian, Ramsey
Alyssa Amborn, Special Education Secretary, MMS
Daniela Gomez, ESL Assistant, MMS
 
1.6.4.2. Resignations/Retirements
Discussion:  Julie Olson, Special Education Assistant, Ramsey
Marian Anderson, Thunder Hawk Care, Sanford
Mike Connelly, HVAC, Retirement effective October 1, 2021
Kyra Fokken, Classroom/Special Ed Assistant, Sanford
Daniel Kates, Special Education Assistant, MHS
Renee Balken, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Retirement effective November 5th, 2021
Kari Tadd, Special Education Assistant, Middle School
Brittany Welling, Special Ed Assistant, Ramsey
Beth Slater, Retirement, effective October 15, 2021
 
1.6.4.3. Reassignments
Discussion:  Joanna Turrubiates, from MMS to Sanford, PT Assistant
Tim Lindemann, from MMS to MHS Custodian
Patrick Mauel, from MHS to MMS Lead Custodian
Ryan Lalim, Thunder Hawk Care Coordinator, Sanford
Destiny Unzen, Thunder Hawk Care Coordinator, Sanford
Alexis Jensen, Thunder Hawk Care Coordinator, Sanford
1.6.5. Fundraising Approvals
Discussion:  Thunder Hawk Care - Fudge Fundraiser
1.7. Resolution Accepting a Gift, Donation, Contribution or Bequest
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING MONETARY, PROPERTY, GOODS OR SERVICES DONATION
Discussion:  Montevideo Basketball Association donated $500 to Community Ed
Montevideo Area United Way donated $650 towards Community Ed Scholarships
Donation of school supplies from Old National Bank
1.8. Superintendent's Report
1.9. Board Reports
1.9.1. Board Committees
Description: 
MRVED Report-  Sachariason
Negotiations - Stenson, Helgeson, Sachariason
1.9.2. Student Representative Report
1.9.3. Administrators
Discussion:  Administrators will be on hand to answer questions you have pertaining to their report.
1.10. Congratulatory Action and Recognition
Discussion:  On behalf of the ISD 129 School Board, I would like to acknowledge and thank two businesses in town for their support of school district students.

1) Minnwest Bank hosted a community grill out to benefit the district Angel Fund.  This fund is a set aside to be used to aid students in areas that are providing barriers to their success in school.

2) Old National Bank organized a "Tools for Schools" drive that provided K-12 students with school supplies.

Both of these are examples of the generosity of our community and the priority they have made the students of our district!  Thank you to both.
2. DISCUSSION ITEMS
2.1. Review the Preliminary 21 Pay 22 Levy Certification
Discussion: 

Prior to September 30th, the board must certify the preliminary levy 2021 Payable 2022.  The MDE releases final preliminary certification figures on September 10, therefore, Chief School Business Official, Adam Spray, will be able to review the levy information with the board at the school board meeting.   For preliminary certification, it is recommended that we certify the maximum in order to allow for October 1 MARRS data to be inputted into the state system, which will create allocation adjustments.  The board will discuss the final 2021 Payable 2022 levy numbers and the budget at the annual truth in taxation hearing, prior to final certification, held during the regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6 p.m.  

2.2. Facilities
Discussion:  Mr. McKittrick will facilitate discussion regarding some very preliminary thoughts and early assessments regarding district facilities.
2.3. Montevideo High School Choir and Band Trip Approval 
3. ACTION ITEMS
3.1. Approve Lane Changes
3.2. Approve Fall and Full Year Extra-Curricular Assignments
Discussion:  This is the annual approval for all fall and full year extra-curricular roles within the district.  Seasonal roles are approved prior to their season; therefore, winter and spring coaches and advisors will be approved at the concurrent regular board meeting.
3.3. Ratification of the 2021-2023 Contract with the Montevideo Education Association (MEA)
Discussion:  The school board negotiations team has completed negotiations with MEA and are recommending the edits to the master agreement as outlined in the attached document.  MEA has met and approved the agreement based upon terms outlined in the attached tentative agreement.
3.4. Preliminary Levy Certification for 2021 Payable 2022
Discussion:  This action is tied to discussion item 2.1
4. EXECUTIVE SESSION
5. ADJOURNMENT
Discussion:  Meeting is adjourned to be reconvened at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, September 17 to meet with assigned council to discuss the Quigley litigation.

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