August 18, 2016 Minutes



06:30 p.m. Thursday, August 18, 2016

District Service Center / Cottage Grove, MN

1.0 Call to Order; Roll Call

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District 833, South Washington County, was held on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The meeting was called to order by Vice Chair Katy McElwee-Stevens, at 6:30pm at the District Service Center, located at 7362 East Point Douglas Road South, Cottage Grove, Minnesota. School Board Members present were: Katy McElwee-Stevens, Katie Schwartz, Joe Slavin, Sharon Van Leer & Michelle Witte. Tracy Brunnette and Ron Kath were absent. Superintendent Keith Jacobus was present.

2.0 Pledge of Allegiance

3.0 Approval of Agenda

It was moved by Sharon Van Leer and seconded by Katie Schwartz to approve the agenda. All in favor. None opposed. Motion carried.

4.0 District Highlights:

4.1 Introduction of New Administrators

Mike Johnson and Julie Nielsen, Assistant Superintendents

Assistant Superintendents Mike Johnson and Julie Nielsen introduced 6 new administrative staff.

5.0 Public Comment: None.

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 Electronic Fund Transfers

6.6 Approval of Resolution to Accept Gifts

6.7 Approval of July 14, 2016 School Board Meeting Minutes

6.8 Approval of August 4, 2016 School Board Meeting Minutes

6.9 Approval of Cash Disbursements for April

6.10 Approval of Cash Disbursements for May

6.11 Approval of Cash Disbursements for June

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: Agenda item scheduled for the September 1, 2016 meeting.

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 OEI Accomplishments for 2015-16 (PPT)

Mike Johnson, Assistant Superintendent

Mike Johnson, Assistant Superintendent introduced Kristine Schaefer, OEI Coordinator. She introduced the Cultural Liaisons and Academic Success Coaches, who each spoke about their role in the District and impact on students. Molly Lester highlighted the AVID Program and introduced several AVID staff who highlighted the program and work they do.

8.2 Technology Update

Bob Berkowitz, Director of Technology

Mr. Berkowitz highlighted the history of T3 and its current impact on students and personalized learning.

9.0 Discussion Items: None.

10.0 Action Items: None.

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent's Report

Dr. Jacobus reported on the upcoming events to get staff ready for the 2016-17 school year.

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 September 1, 2016 -Regular School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

12.2 September 15, 2016 - Regular School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 8:44pm.