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September 10, 2020 Minutes

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 833
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Thursday, September 10, 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; 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, September 10, 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. Tracy Brunnette, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz and Sharon Van Leer were present. Louise Hinz was absent. Superintendent Julie Nielsen was present.

2.0 Pledge of Allegiance

3.0 Approval of Agenda: It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Katie Schwartz to approve the amended agenda, adding 10.2 Approval of Resolution to Layoff School District Staff due to COVID-19 pandemic. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

4.0 District Highlights: Agenda item scheduled for the September 24, 2020 meeting.

5.0 Public Comment: Agenda item scheduled for the September 24, 2020 meeting.

6.0 Consent Items: It was moved by Pat Driscoll, seconded by Sharon Van Leer 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 Conveying Outlot B to City of Cottage Grove
6.5 Approval of Easement Agreement with City of Cottage Grove

7.0 Workshop Items:

7.1 Technology Tools to Support Teaching and Learning
Kelly Jansen, Assistant Superintendent
7.1 PPT
James Magee, Coordinator of Professional Development. Mr. Magee reviewed the technology available to staff, families and students.

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 Proposed Levy for Taxes Payable in 2021
Dan Pyan, Director of Finance and Operations
Levy Information
PPT
Mr. Pyan shared the information to be approved at the September 24, 2020 meeting.

8.2 First Reading of Policy 413 and 522
Julie Nielsen, Superintendent
***Public Comment regarding Policy 413 and 522 will be allowed***
413
522
These policies will return on September 24, 2020 for approval. There was no public comment submitted.

9.0 Discussion Items: None.

10.0 Action Items:

10.1 Approval of Annual Review Policies
Julie Nielsen, Superintendent
410
414
415
506
514
524
616
806
It was moved by Pat Driscoll, seconded by Katie Schwartz to approve the policies. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

10.2 Approval of Resolution to Layoff School District Staff due to COVID-19 pandemic
Kevin Witherspoon, Director of Human Resources.
It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Melinda Dols to approve the resolution. A roll call vote was taken, Tracy Brunnette, Melinda Dols, Pat Driscoll, Simi Patnaik, Katie Schwartz and Sharon Van Leer voted in favor. Louise Hinz was absent. None opposed. Motion carried.

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Nielsen reported on the first few days of school and free breakfast and lunches for all students starting next week.
11.2 School Board Member Reports: Sharon attended the Woodbury Foundation backwards parade at ERHS. Pat Driscoll shared information from AMSD. Simi noted hearing from parents and students on their excitement about returning to school and has a meeting with the City of CG tomorrow. Melinda thanked staff and families for their preparation for the 2020-21 school year. She also attended the parade and spoke with principals at her assigned schools, who reported things were going well. Tracy was also at the parade and welcomed everyone back.

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 Thursday, September 24, 2020 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)
12.2 Thursday, October 8, 2020 – School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 7:39pm.