May 10, 2018 Minutes


06:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018
District Service Center / Cottage Grove, MN

1.0 Call to Order; Roll Call

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a meeting of the School Board of Independent School District 833, South Washington County, was held on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The meeting was called to order by Chair Tracy Brunnette, at 6:30pm at the District Service Center, located at 7362 East Point Douglas Road South, Cottage Grove, Minnesota. School Board Members present were: Tracy Brunnette, Pat Driscoll, Heather Hirsch, Ron Kath, Sharon Van Leer and Michelle Witte. Katie Schwartz was absent. Superintendent Keith Jacobus was present.

2.0 Pledge of Allegiance

3.0 Approval of Agenda

It was moved by Sharon Van Leer to approve an amended agenda, adding 6.12 Approval of Lake Rd. permanent municipal trail easement and agreement to the Consent Agenda. Seconded by Heather Hirsch. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

4.0 District Highlights: Agenda item scheduled for the May 24, 2018 meeting.

5.0 Public Comment: Agenda item scheduled for the May 24, 2018 meeting.

6.0 Consent Items:

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 Extended Field Trips

6.5 Approval of bid award for Theatrical Wireless Equipment

6.6 Approval of student teaching agreement with The College of St. Scholastica

6.7 Approval of student teaching agreement with Bethel University

6.8 Approval of student teaching agreement with University of Northwestern-St. Paul

6.9 Approval of student teaching agreement with Winona State University

6.10 Approval of student teaching agreement with Luther College

6.11 Approval of bid award for NFSI bid pack #2, additions and alterations, work scope 06-B Demolition and Carpentry

It was moved by Sharon Van Leer and seconded by Michelle Witte to approve the Consent Agenda items. All in favor. None opposed. Motion carried.

7.0 Workshop Items:

7.1 Middle School Alignment, Mike Johnson, Assitant Superintendent
7.1 PPT

Mr. Johnson and the four middle school principals reviewed the course alignment process, master scheduling, course offerings and upcoming transition events.

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 First Reading of the Proposed 2018-19 Nutrition Services Budget, Wendy Tracy, Director of Nutrition Services
8.1 PPT

Ms. Tracy and Bobbi Jo Grummons, Nutrition Specialist reviewed the programs District 833 participates in and the historical, current and planned budget for 2018-19, including a slight price increase for 2018-19. They will return at the May 24, 2018 meeting for approval.

9.0 Discussion Items: None

10.0 Action Items: None

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent's Report

Dr. Jacobus reported Cottage Grove Middle School received the Emerging Minnesota School of Character Award from the Synergy and Leadership Exchange.

11.2 School Board Member Reports

Pat Driscoll: attended an ERHS Girls Softball game. Heather Hirsch: spent a lot of time in the schools, connecting with staff and families. Ron Kath: attended CFAC and reminded the public our website is updated on teacher negotiation information. Michelle Witte: attended a NFSI Capstone class.

12.0 Future Meeting Dates

12.1 May 24, 2018 - School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

12.2 June 7, 2018 - School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Adjourment

The meeting adjourned at 7:56pm.