October 22, 2020 Agenda

Thursday, October 22, 2020 / 6:30pm
District Service Center, Cottage Grove, MN

The purpose of this meeting is to consider the following:

1.0 Call to Order; Roll Call

2.0 Pledge of Allegiance

3.0 Approval of Agenda

4.0 District Highlights:

4.1 National Blue Ribbon Award, Laura Loshek, Grey Cloud Elementary Principal

5.0 Public Comment: At this time, individuals may speak to the School Board on any item that is not on tonight’s agenda. The Board will not respond to or discuss your comments. Character abuse or specific complaints identifying staff, students or task force members will not be permitted. The Superintendent may be asked to prepare a response to your concerns. Our policy allows three minutes per person.

6.0 Consent Items:
All consent items are considered routine and non-controversial by the School Board and will be approved by a single motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items. Prior to this meeting, Board members have had the opportunity to review each of these items and may request that any item be moved to the Action Items for individual consideration.

6.1 Approval of Retirements, Resignations and Terminations
6.2 Approval of Leaves of Absence
6.3 Approval of New Employees/Change of Status

6.4 Approval of Electronic Fund Transfers
6.5 Approval of Resolution to Accept Gifts
6.6 Approval of September 24, 2020 School Board Meeting Minutes
6.7 Approval of October 8, 2020 School Board Meeting Minutes

7.0 Workshop Items: Agenda item scheduled for the November 5, 2020 meeting.

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 Financial Update
Dan Pyan Director of Finance and Operations
8.1 PPT

8.2 Budget Adjustment Process
Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations
Guiding Change Document

9.0 Discussion Items: None.

10.0 Action Items:

10.1 Approval of Resolution Open Enrollment & IDT Parameters
Tyrone Brookins, Kelly Jansen, Kristine Schaefer, Assistant Superintendents

10.2 Approval of Dental Insurance Renewal
Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations

(Added at the beginning of the meeting) 10.3 Approval of Resolution for Layoff of School District Staff due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Kevin Witherspoon, Director of Human Resources

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent’s Report
11.2 Student Board Reports

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 November 5, 2020 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)
12.2 November 19, 2020 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Adjournment