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April 22, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Board Meeting

I. Call to Order/Adoption of Agenda: Action Needed
II. Consent Agenda: Action Needed
II.A. Approval of Claims:  Kevin Anderson (please come 15 minutes early)
Attachments: (1)
II.B. Approval of March 18, 2020 Minutes
Attachments: (1)
II.C. Staff Updates:
II.C.1. Resignations: 
II.C.2. New Hire: Megan Senechalle, Speech Language Pathologist
II.C.3. Transfers:   
II.C.4. Re-assignment:   
III. Public Input: 
IV. Reports and Communication:
IV.A. Business Manager Report
Presenter:  J Paradis
Attachments: (5)
IV.B. COVID-19 Resources and Needs
Presenter:  C Johnson
Description:  C Johnson will share how the special education departments have been operating, resources that are available and upcoming decisions and impacts of our work.

Q & A for During School Closure and Distance Learning Times

GCED Website Resources

Work of the Behavior Team
V. Old Business: 
V.A. Virtual Meetings:  Action Needed
Presenter:  C Johnson
Description:  At our last Board Meeting, we talked about doing this but we didn't take official action.  The guidance from MSBA says that we can implement either by board action or that our Board Chair may take the necessary action.  Everyone appeared to be on the same page during the discussion at our board meeting.  Dawn Balow took action for us to move forward with virtual meetings.  Does the board also want to take official board action at our tonight's Board Meeting.

Currently on the GCED Website
Due to the current federal and state emergency declarations and guidance about limiting person-to-person contact due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, by action of the Dawn Balow, Board Chair, all future meetings of the Goodhue County Education District Board  will be conducted in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 13D.021—Meetings by Telephone or Other Electronic Means—until further notice. 

Due to the health pandemic, the school board has determined that it is not feasible for at least one board member, the superintendent, or the school district’s legal counsel to be physically present at the regular meeting location. It is also not feasible for the public to attend at the regular meeting location due to the health pandemic. 

In accordance with Minnesota Statutes 13D.021, members of the public are not permitted to attend this meeting due to the current health pandemic. Meetings will be conducted using the Zoom Platform.  Persons may monitor this meeting from a remote location by emailing Cindy Luhman, Administrative Assistant at Requests for public comment for school board meetings may be submitted to the same email address.    
V.B. Draft SLP MOU Language:  Action Needed
Presenter:  C Johnson
Description:  Enclosed you fill find the draft SLP MOU Language.  This language was reviewed at the March Superintendent and Board Meetings.  The Draft SPL MOU Language was sent out to Superintendents on 4/4/2020.  A Meet and Confer was held on 04/07/2020 and approved at that level.  The Draft SPL MOU Language is now in front of the Board for final discussion and motion.
Attachments: (1)
V.C. Countywide Staffing Updates
Presenter:  C Johnson
Description:  We have hired 1.0 SPL and will be interviewing candidates for the EL position that open due to a resignation.
Attachments: (1)
V.D. Revision to Bylaws:  Action Needed
Presenter:  C Johnson
Description:  Proposal to amend the GCED Bylaws as attached below.

In reviewing the history of this document, this particular section has not been modified since the 1997 revision.  The Superintendents, Board Members and Communities of Goodhue County now have web access to agendas and materials but current and past through the use of Boardbook.
Attachments: (1)
VI. New Business:
VI.A. 2019-20 Revised Budget and District Bills:  Action Needed
Presenter:  C Johnson & J Paradis
Description:  Included is the Revised FY20 Budget as well as both the preliminary bill and revised bill for each district.  This was completed following the ratification of the GCED Teacher Agreement last month.
Attachments: (3)
VI.B. Mandatory CEIS Planning
Presenter:  C Johnson
Description:  Our CEIS plan is due July 1, 2020.  The attached document provides the four areas where we met the numeric threshold for significant disproportionality.  C Johnson will update the Board on the planning process being recommended by the Superintendent's Council.
Attachments: (1)
VII. Other:
VIII. Comments: Board/Director
IX. Next Meeting Date:  Thursday, May 28, 2020. at the River Bluff Education Center in Red Wing.
X. Adjournment
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