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October 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting

Agenda
1. ROUTINE BUSINESS ITEMS
1.1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
1.2. Roll Call: Birhanzl ___  Helgeson ___ Pauling ___  Sachariason ___ Snell ___  and Stenson ___
1.3. Approval of Agenda
1.4. Professional Development
Discussion:  As part of our Trusted Leader book study, we will be reading and discussing Chapters 3-6

As you read, think about the character of Ethan.  How does your mind picture him?  What are we learning about his leadership style?  How well does he know his company?  What kinds of comparisons can we make between his company and "The Grove"? 
 
1.5. Special Presentation
Discussion:  Dr. Weber will be on hand to provide the annual review of curriculum and instruction as well as student achievement.
1.6. Approval of Consent Agenda 
(Any item or items may be pulled off the consent agenda, at the request of any board member, for consideration by the board as a whole.)
1.6.1. Regular Board of Education Meeting Minutes
1.6.2. Bills
1.6.3. Treasurer's Report
1.6.4. Budget Report
1.6.5. Personnel Actions
1.6.5.1. Employment
Discussion:  Susan Lokken, Special Ed Assistant, Ramsey
Amber Benkowski, Teacher Assistant, MHS
Tania Anariba, Teacher Assistant, Sanford
Andrea Walker-Gehring, Food Service, MHS
Marian Anderson, Special Ed Assistant, Ramsey
Chelsey Burg, Special Ed Assistant, MMS
Laura Thomas, ABE, MRVED
Pablo Vega, Special Ed Assistant, Ramsey
Ruby Castro, Special Ed Assistant, Ramsey
Brittany Welling, Special Ed Assistant, Ramsey
Rachel Paradee, Special Ed Assistant, MMS
 
1.6.5.2. Resignations/Retirements
Discussion:  Amanda Henningsen, Special Ed Assistant, MHS
 
1.6.5.3. Reassignments
Discussion:  Sara Erickson, from part-time secretary to full-time Administrative Assistant, MMS
McKenzie Vandelanotte, from Covid Liaison to part-time Administrative Assistant, MMS
1.7. Resolution Accepting a Gift, Donation, Contribution or Bequest
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING MONETARY, PROPERTY, GOODS OR SERVICES DONATION
Discussion:  Nick & Donna Krueger donated $334.00 for the ECFE Program
1.8. Superintendent's Report
1.9. Board Reports
1.9.1. Board Committees
1.9.1.1. Health and Safety
1.9.1.2. Negotiations
1.9.2. Student Representative Report
1.9.3. Administrators
Discussion:  District Administrators will be on hand to answer any questions regarding their reports.
1.10. Congratulatory Action and Recognition
Discussion:  Congratulations to the 2021-22 Homecoming Court:
King - Calim Schmitz
Queen - Lana Rongstad
Prince - Andrew VanBinsbergen
Princess - Emily Brace

Congratulations to Beth Slater, Middle School Administrative Assistant, who is retiring after 34 years.
2. DISCUSSION ITEMS
2.1. City Council and County Commissioner(s)
  • Alumni Association
  • Partnerships
Description:  This time is being set aside to open a dialogue between the governing bodies of the community; school, city, and county.  This dialogue is meant to be an open discussion on ways in which the entities can work together to best serve our community.
2.2. Board Policy Revisions
Discussion:  This is the initial reading of board policies that have recommended changes. There are ten (10) policies which have revisions to reflect either statutory requirements enacted by the Minnesota legislature in the 2021 legislative session and other state or federal requirements. This month five of these policies will be reviewed.  The changes are summarized in the support materials. The following policies have changes:
#102 - Equal Educational Opportunity
#406 - Public and Private Personnel Data
#503 - Student Attendance
#515 - Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records
#534 - Unpaid Meal Charges (now "School Meals Policy")
3. ACTION ITEMS
3.1. Resolution for the Approval of the MRVED Flexible Learning Year Application:
3.2. Support an MSBA legislative resolution to increase flexibility for school boards and districts to determine how, where, when, and at what pace students learn while ensuring that students still meet MN State Academic Standards and accountability requirements.
Discussion:  This action would add Montevideo Public Schools to the list of schools supporting this resolution.  This resolution is in direct support of the foundation in which the district innovation zone application was made upon.

This action is recommended by Superintendent McKittrick
3.3. Set School Board Work Session
4. EXECUTIVE SESSION
5. ADJOURNMENT

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