June 8, 2017 Minutes



06:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017

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, June 8, 2017. Prior to calling the meeting to order, a moment of silence was held in honor of the passing of School Board member Joe Slavin. The meeting was called to order by Chair Katy McElwee-Stevens, at 6:32pm at the District Service Center, located at 7362 East Point Douglas Road South, Cottage Grove, Minnesota. School Board Members present were: Tracy Brunnette, Ron Kath, Katy McElwee-Stevens, Katie Schwartz, Sharon Van Leer and Michelle Witte. Keith Jacobus was present.

2.0 Pledge of Allegiance

3.0 Approval of Agenda

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

4.0 District Highlights: Agenda item scheduled for the June 22, 2017 meeting.

5.0 Public Comment: Agenda item scheduled for the June 22, 2017 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 Memorandum of Agreement between ISD 833 and United Teachers of South Washington County

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

7.0 Workshop Items:

7.1 District Leadership Highlights 2016-17 (PPT)

Keith Jacobus, Superintendent

Administration highlighted various accomplishments from the 2016-17 school year throughout the district.

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 Q Comp and World's Best Workforce Report

Brian Boothe, Director of Professional Development

Tim Bunnell, ATPPS Specialist

Mr. Boothe noted the WBWF report will be paired with the Q Comp report in the future. They reviewed the history of the Alternative Teacher Professional Pay System, the impact of the program and 4 components of the program.

8.2 Preliminary Budget for 2017-18 (PPT, Budget)

Dan Pyan, Director of Finance

He reviewed the proposed 2017-18 budget, including revenue and expenditures. This item will return for approval at the June 22nd meeting.

9.0 Discussion Items:

9.1 Middle School Attendance Boundaries (PPT, Supporting Documents, Plan C, Plan G, Plan S)

Mike Johnson, Assistant Superintendent

Mike Vogel, Interim Director of Facilities and Construction Management

They reviewed the process and timeline for information gathering and decisions. They presented the three proposed plans as recommended by the steering committee and task force. Community Conversations will be held on June 12th, June 15th, and June 20th.

10.0 Action Items: None.

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent's Report

Dr. Jacobus reported on 2017 graduations.

11.2 School Board Member Reports

Board members congratulated graduates and offered their condolences to the Slavin family. Tracy Brunnette: reported on 916 events, adding Tuesday August 1st is the Pankalo open house. Katie Schwartz highlighted the SoWashCo Cares food pack event and the attendees

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 June 22, 2017 - School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

12.2 July 20, 2017 - School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 9:16 pm.