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November 8, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

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
Discussion:  Dr. Weber will be leading the discussion of Chapters 7-10 of the Trusted Leader.
1.5. Special Presentation
1.5.1. Annual report by the District Chief Technology Officer
Discussion:  Scott Ripley will be on hand to provide an update regarding district technology services, updates, and coming projects.
1.6. Superintendent's Report
Attachments: (1)
1.7. 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.)
1.7.2. Bills
Attachments: (1)
1.7.3. Treasurer's Report
Attachments: (1)
1.7.4. Budget Report
Attachments: (1)
1.7.5. Personnel Actions Employment
Discussion:  Kelli Rush, Special Ed Assistant, Middle School
Teleah Stoll, Special Ed Assistant, High School
Victoria Medellin, Special Ed Assistant, Sanford
Samantha Caswell, Full-time Substitute Teacher, Middle School
Topie Paongo, EL Assistant, Sanford & High School
McKayla Castaneda, Covid Contact Tracer, District (MMS)
Renee Balken, Early Childhood Special Education for the duration of the 2021-2022 School Year. Resignations/Retirements/Other
Discussion:  Nicole Mooney, resignation Part-time Assistant, Sanford
Tania Anariba, resignation Special Ed Assistant, Sanford
Allison Hutchens, 1st Grade Teacher, Ramsey, Long-term medical leave 
Melea Ellingson, resignation High School Guidance Counselor Reassignments
1.7.6. Approve $50,000 payment to EMC Insurance
1.8. Resolution Accepting a Gift, Donation, Contribution or Bequest
  • Minnwest Bank donated $200 to the Individuals with Disabilities Program.
  • Deborah Janicula donated $100 to the Montevideo Schools Children's Fund.
  • Community Education received a donation of $1,000 from the Montevideo Lions/Leo's Club for Prairie Fire Children's theatre coming in December.
  • J & D Construction donated 3 welders to the Montevideo High School Ag Dept., a charitable contribution of $1.064.97.
1.9. Board Reports
1.9.1. Board Committees
Discussion:  Reports by:
Teacher Growth and Evaluation
Health and Safety/ Wellness
Staff Development
1.9.2. Student Representative Report
1.9.3. Administrators
1.10. Congratulatory Action and Recognition
2.1. First Reading of Revised Board Policies
Discussion:  This is the initial reading of board policies that have recommended changes. There are ten (10) policies which have revisions to reflect either statutory requirements enacted by the Minnesota legislature in the 2021 legislative session and other state or federal requirements. This month five of these policies will be reviewed.  The changes are summarized in the support materials. The following policies have changes:
#413 Harassment and Violence
#425 Staff Development & Mentoring
#501 School Weapons Policy
#507 Corporal Punishment
#524 Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy
2.2. Facilities 
Discussion:  This item is set in place to allow for updates on facility processes, updates, progress.  In November the focus of discussion will be around early childhood.
2.3. Review of Proposed Seniority List
Discussion:  The seniority list has been created in accordance to provisions of the Montevideo Educator's Association Master Agreement, Article XIII Section 3.  This preliminary list is for review only.  Upon approval of the preliminary seniority list, the list will be posted for no less than ten days in order to allow staff to review the list and file a request for correction.  The seniority list will be brought back to the school board for final approval at the regular December school board meeting.
3.1. Final Reading - Board Policy Revisions
3.2. Approve 2021-2022 E-Learning Plan
Discussion:  Mr. McKittrick will review the attached e-Learning plan and highlight changes for board consideration.
3.3. Approve HVAC Maintenance Agreement
Discussion:  With Mike Connelly's retirement, the administration has evaluated the position and the likelihood of being able to employ a fully qualified HVAC Technician and determined seeking a maintenance and service contract with a professional provider is in the best interest of the district.  Chappell Central, located out of Willmar, MN has completed an inventory of current equipment, an analysis of service needs, and provided a proposal (attached) which is being recommended by Mr. McKittrick.

This 3 year agreement includes service, on call maintenance service, and training of lead custodians of HVAC systems,  This agreement fits into the current budget allocated for these services and allows the district to redistribute remaining funds to accomplish the remaining maintenance and grounds duties.

Acceptance of this agreement is recommended.
4.1. The School Board will close the meeting pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13D.05, subd. 3(b) (attorney-client privilege) to discuss Quigley v. DuMarce, et al. with assigned counsel.

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