August 27, 2020 Minutes

Thursday, August 27, 2020 / 6:30pm

The purpose of this meeting is to consider the following:

1.0 Call to Order; Call to Order: 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, August 27, 2020. The meeting was called to order by Chair Tracy Brunnette, at 6:30pm at the District Service Center, 7362 East Point Douglas Road South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016. School Board Members present were: Tracy Brunnette, Pat Driscoll, Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz and Sharon Van Leer. Melinda Dols and Louise Hinz were absent. Superintendent Keith Jacobus was present.

2.0 Pledge of Allegiance

3.0 Approval of Agenda: It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Pat Driscoll to approve the agenda. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

4.0 District Highlights:

4.1 Child Care Staff
Bob Lawrence, Director of Community Education

4.2 Welcome Director of Special Education, Anna Braun
Keith Jacobus, Superintendent

4.3 Welcome Director of Achievement and Integration, Wayne Felton II
Kristine Schaefer, Assistant Superintendent

5.0 Public Comment: The following people addressed the Board:

• Cathy Budzyn of Woodbury, regarding grading during third trimester 2020
• Paul of Cottage Grove regarding health and safety.
• Marty Fridgen of Woodbury, regarding the start of school and prep
• Kim Benton of Woodbury, regarding the 2020 Learning plan
• Ron Kath of Cottage Grove, regarding Dr. Jacobus retirement

6.0 Consent Items:It was moved by Pat Driscoll, seconded by Katie Schwartz to approve the consent agenda items. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

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 July 16, 2020 School Board Meeting Minutes
6.7 Approval of August 13, 2020 School Board Meeting Minutes
6.8 Approval of Internship with Mankato State University
6.9 Approval of MDE Identified Official with Authority (IOwA)
6.10 Approval of Cash Disbursements for April
6.11 Approval of Cash Disbursements for May
6.12 Approval of Petty Cash Limit 2020-2021
6.13 Approval of August 3, 2020 Special School Board Meeting Minutes

7.0 Workshop Items: Agenda item scheduled for the September 10, 2020 meeting.

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 Virtual Learning Academy
Kelly Jansen, Director of Teaching and Learning
8.1 PPT
Ms. Jansen shared the planning process, schedules and details for elementary and secondary schedules.

8.2 First Reading of Annual Policy Review
Julie Nielsen, Assistant Superintendent
These polices will return at the September 10, 2020 meeting.

9.0 Discussion Items: None.

10.0 Action Items:

10.1 Approval of Adjustments to Face Covering Policy
Julie Nielsen, Assistant Superintendent
It was moved by Katie Schwartz, seconded by Sharon Van Leer to approve the policy. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent’s Report: Dr. Jacobus thanked staff. Staff shared a video of memories and principals presented a gift.

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 September 10, 2020 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)
12.2 September 24, 2020 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 8:35pm.