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February 6, 2020 Minutes

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 833
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Thursday, February 6, 2020 / 6:30pm
District Service Center / Cottage Grove, MN

AGENDA
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, February 6, 2020. 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: Tracy Brunnette, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz and Sharon Van Leer. 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 amended agenda, moving 8.3 to 10.1 as an action item. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

4.0 District Highlights: Agenda item scheduled for the February 20, 2020 meeting.

5.0 Public Comment: Agenda item scheduled for the February 20, 2020 meeting.

6.0 Consent Items: It was moved by Louise Hinz to approve the consent agenda. Seconded by Melinda Dols. 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 Extended Field Trips
6.5 Approval of Student Teaching Agreement with Capella University

7.0 Workshop Items:

7.1 Curriculum Review
Presented by Kelly Jansen, Director of Teaching & Learning Services and several staff. They reviewed the design thinking process and how that works to implement updates to the curriculum. .  
7.1 Curriculum Review Guidelines
7.1 PPT

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 First Reading of Policies 201, 201.2, 510.1, 510.3, 606, 705, 904
  Presented by Mike Johnson, Assistant Superintendent. These revised policies will return for approval at the February 20, 2020 meeting. There was no public comment.
Policy 201
Policy 201.2
Policy 510.1
Policy 510.3
Policy 606
Form 606
Policy 705
Policy 904

8.2 Achievement & Integration Plan and Budget 2020-23
Presented by Cori Thompson, Director of Achievement & Integration. She shared the previous goals and results, as well as the new goals through 2023. This will return on February 20, 2020 for approval.
8.2 PPT

8.3 Approval of Resolution of Support of Minnesota State High School League Foundation Grant was moved to 10.1 for Action at the beginning of the meeting. 

9.0 Discussion Items: None.

10.0 Action Items: 

 10.1 Approval of Resolution of Support of Minnesota State High School League Foundation Grant 
Moved from 8.3 at the beginning of the meeting. 10.1 Approval of Resolution of Support of Minnesota State High School League Foundation Grant, presented by Mike Johnson, Assistant Superintendent. Katie Schwartz motioned to approve the resolution. Sharon Van Leer seconded the motion. Tracy Brunnette, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Louise Hinz, Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz and Sharon Van Leer voted in favor. None opposed. Motion carried. 

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent’s Report: Dr. Jacobus reported on Adult Basic Education and substitute teaching.

11.2 School Board Member Reports: Tracy Brunnette attended the SEC Music Festival, YAC Elementary Meeting, and she mentioned the upcoming 916 Gala. Melinda Dols also attended the SEC Music Festival, toured Armstrong Elementary and will be a guest reader at Hillside. She has an upcoming Advisory meeting next week. Pat Driscoll toured the Capital, attended AMSD board meeting and will be attending the AMSD legislative session tomorrow. Louise Hinz visited all her assigned schools. Simi Patnaik visited two of her assigned schools, Hillside and Newport. She also attended the MSBA Phase Trainings for new board members. Katie Schwartz attended the Special Education parent advisory and encouraged people to attend the Ed Foundation Gala on 2/29. Sharon Van Leer attended the SEC Music Festival. She is reading at Hillside Elementary this week and giving a presentation at PHS.

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 Thursday, February 20, 2020 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)
12.2 Thursday, March 5, 2020 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 8:21pm.