Oct. 10, 2019 Minutes

Thursday, October 10, 2019 / 6:30pm
District Service Center / Cottage Grove, MN


The purpose of this meeting is to consider the following:

1.0 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, October 10, 2019. The meeting was called to order by Vice Chair Ron Kath, at 6:30pm at the District Service Center, located at 7362 East Point Douglas Road South, Cottage Grove, Minnesota. School Board Members present were: Pat Driscoll, Heather Hirsch, Ron Kath, Katie Schwartz, Sharon Van Leer and Michelle Witte. Tracy Brunnette joined the meeting at 7:30pm. Superintendent Keith Jacobus was present.

2.0 Pledge of Allegiance

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

4.0 District Highlights: Agenda item scheduled for the October 24, 2019 meeting.

5.0 Public Comment: Agenda item scheduled for the October 24, 2019 meeting.

6.0 Consent Items: It was moved by Sharon Van Leer to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Heather Hirsch. 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 Statu

7.0 Workshop Items:

7.1 Showcase Our Schools: They shared the mission, personalization and highlights of their schools.
7.1 PPT

Rich Romano, Newport Elementary School Principal
Mike Moore, Liberty Ridge Elementary School Principal

7.2 Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium: Susie Evans, ACCESS Program Manager, staff and community partners shared how their partnerships impact adult learners.
7.2 PPT

Bob Lawrence, Community Education Director

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 First Reading of Policy 509.1: He shared the suggested edits to the policy. He will return October 23, 2019 for approval of the changes. Following this agenda item, public comment was accepted regarding Policy 509.1. There was no public comment.

Mike Johnson, Assistant Superintendent
***Following this agenda item, public comment will be accepted regarding Policy 509.1


8.2 Open Enrollment & IDT Parameters: They will return on October 24, 2019 for approval of these parameters.

Mike Johnson, Julie Nielsen & Kristine Schaefer, Assistant Superintendents

8.3 Negotiations Update: She shared the current status of negotiations.

Sharon Van Leer, School Board Clerk

9.0 Discussion Items: None.

10.0 Action Items:

10.1 Approval of Election Judges It was moved by Michelle Witte, seconded by Pat Driscoll to approve the judges. Pat Driscoll, Heather Hirsch, Michelle Witte, Katie Schwartz, Sharon Van Leer, Ron Kath and Tracy Brunnette all voted in favor, none opposed, motion carried.
10.1 Resolution
10.1 Exhibit A

Keith Jacobus, Superintendent

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent’s Report: Dr. Jacobus reported updates on work happening in the Teaching and Learning Department.
11.2 School Board Member Reports: Pat Driscoll attended an AMSD Conference and discussed the upcoming student conference. Ron Kath commented on the need for additional bus parking lots and attended the City of Woodbury Development Tour. Sharon Van Leer attended a Negotiations meeting, a quarterly meeting with the City of Woodbury and attended an Equity Training session. Michelle Witte also attended the Woodbury Development Tour and viewed the remodel of Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion.

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 Thursday, October 24, 2019 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)
12.2 Thursday, November 7, 2019 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Closed Session: Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.03 for Labor Negotiations. At 7:56pm, Michelle Witte motioned to move to closed session. Seconded by Sharon Van Leer. All in favor, none opposed. Motion Carried. At 8:54pm, Tracy Brunnette motioned to reconvene the meeting. Seconded by Michelle Witte. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

14.0 Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 8:56pm.