Publish June 19, 2020
BOARD OF EDUCATION
ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
MAY 18, 2020
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Alexandria School District, Alexandria, Minnesota, was called to order by School Board Chairperson Dean Anderson at 7:00 p.m. in the District Office Oak Conference Room and via teleconference, Alexandria, Minnesota.
School Board Members Present: Dean Anderson, Dave Anderson, Angie Krebs, Bob Cunniff, Pam Carlson, Sandy Susag and (ex-officio) Superintendent Julie Critz. Absent: Alan Zeithamer
Administrators Present: Rick Sansted, Scott Heckert, Trevor Peterson, Michelle Bethke-Kaliher and Lynn Jenc
Others: Maggie Timm, Jill Johnson and 3 guests
APPROVAL OF AGENDA Motion by Susag, seconded by Krebs, to amend the agenda to move Action Item D, Approve Graduation Plan, immediately after the Consent Agenda.
Motion by Susag, seconded by Krebs, to approve the May 18, 2020 agenda as amended.
CONSENT AGENDA Motion by Susag, seconded by Carlson, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
MEETING MINUTES To approve the minutes of the regular board meeting held on April 20, 2020.
DISTRICT CLAIMS To ratify the payment of the April 2020 claims.
FINANCIAL REPORTS To approve the revenue and expenditure reports for April 2020.
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT To approve the employment of the following individuals:
•Wildman, Chelsey: Behavioral Analysis @ DMS, effective 8/31/2020
•Johnson, Abbigail: Elementary Teacher @ MES, effective 8/31/2020
•Kuefler, Kaytlin: Elementary Teacher @ WES, effective 8/31/2020
•Herrera, Kelly: Elementary Teacher @ TBD, effective 8/31/2020
•Klimek, Cheryl: Secretary @ EEC, effective 8/31/2020
•Jergenson, Brady: Elementary Teacher @ TBD, effective 8/31/2020
•Josephson, Darcy: Assistant Superintendent @ DO, effective 7/1/2020
•Jost, Amy: Physical Ed/Health Teacher @ AAHS, effective 8/31/2020
CO-CURRICULAR To approve the employment of the following coaching/co-curricular staff pending the resolution of the COVID-19 situation:
•Meyer, Josh: Head Boys Hockey Coach
RESIGNATION AGREEMENTS To approve the following resignations:
•Janzen, Jeana: Counselor, effective 6/3/2020
•Curry, Tami: Learning Resource Teacher, effective 6/3/2020
•Grote, Kallie: English Teacher, effective 6/3/2020
•Streich, Theresa: Secretary, effective 6/30/2020
•Keeney, Alex: Elementary Teacher, effective 6/3/2020
•Thompson, Kayla: Elementary Teacher, effective 6/3/2020
•Miller, Caroline: Elementary Teacher, effective 6/3/2020
REQUESTS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE To approve the following leave of absence requests:
•Kujala, Krista: Projected leave date of August 31, 2020; projected
return date of October 12, 2020.
•Carpenter, Mary: Projected leave date of September 11, 2020;
projected return date of November
•Koopman, Chelsey: Requesting an extension of her leave of absence. The recommendation is to deny this leave request.
RETIREMENT To approve the following retirements:
•Olson, Sheila: Teacher, effective 6/3/2020
•Johnson, Abby: Teacher, effective 6/3/2020
DONATIONS AND GRANTS To approve the submission of grant applications by Alexandria School District to Runestone Electric Association, 3M and Douglas County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative and to approve the resolution for the following donations and grants:
RESOLUTION FOR ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO ACCEPT
DONATIONS AND GRANTS
WHEREAS, the Alexandria School District Board encourages the support of the district’s educational programs through the funding and support of grant opportunities and donations that meet the goals and objectives of the school district;
WHEREAS, the school district will control and maintain all grants and donations to ensure that the interests of all students are met;
WHEREAS, the grants and donations listed below have been reviewed and approved by the administration of the Alexandria School District;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Alexandria School District - No. 206, State of Minnesota, to accept the following grants and donations:
•The baseball team received a $3,839.12 donation from the
Alexandria Youth Baseball Asso-
ciation to fund a booster coach
•The AAHS Theatre Department received a $1,459.00 donation
from community members to help
with costs associated with a
trip to London and Scotland.
•The Early Education Center received a $250.00 donation from
Alexandria Golden K Kiwanis to
replace high-quality award-
winning children’s books in the
EEC library as needed.
•Alexandria Public Schools received a $41,473.00 donation from
the Alexandria Education Founda-
tion to support the purchase of
Chromebooks for distance learn-
•Lincoln Elementary School received a $4,382.14 grant from the
Douglas County Children’s Mental
Health Collaborative for the crea-
tion of Self-Regulation Toolboxes
•The Alexandria Area High School received a $2,253.50 grant
from PMMI to support costs asso-
ciated to CTE equipment.
FIRST READING OF DISTRICT POLICY REVISIONS To adopt the first reading of the following district policies:
•Policy 516 – Student Medication
•Policy 517 – Student Recruiting
•Policy 518 – DNR-DNI Orders
•Policy 519 – Interview of Students by Outside Agencies
•Policy 520 – Student Surveys
•Policy 521 – Student Disability Nondiscrimination
•Policy 808 – Naming New Facities
•Policy 809 – Naming Rights Policy
•Policy 812 – Energy Management
DISTRICT POLICY ADOPTION To adopt the following district policies:
•Policy 508 – Extended School Year for Certain Students with Individualized Education Programs
•Policy 512 – School-Sponsored Student Publications and Activities
•Policy 513 – Student Promotion, Retention, Acceleration and Program Design
•Policy 538 – Field Trips for Students
•Policy 543 – Lost or Damaged Text and Library Books
•Policy 654 – Attendance at MSHSL Extracurricular State Level Competition
•Policy 705 – Investments
•Policy 705.1 – School District OPEB Trust
REPEAL POLICY To repeal the following district policy:
•Policy 807 – No Firearms at Facilities Under Temporary or Exclusive Control of School District
SCHOOL DISTRICT AGREEMENTS To approve the following agreements:
•Lease Agreement for recreational facilities in the Douglas County Services Center between Douglas County and Alexandria Public Schools beginning July 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020
•Service Agreement for consultative services in relation to Alexandria Public Schools’ management of its environmental health and occupational safety programs between Lakes Country Service Cooperative and Alexandria Public Schools beginning July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023
•Memorandum of Understanding for student teaching services between Luther College and Alexandria Public Schools for the 2020-2021 school year
Vote on Consent Agenda:
APPROVE GRADUATION PLAN Motion by Carlson, seconded by Krebs, to approve the 2020 graduation plan.
ASSESSMENT PRACTICES AND REPORTING Rick Sansted provided an update on revised assessment and reporting practices.
APPROVE FINAL REVISION OF FISCAL YEAR 2019-20 BUDGET Motion by Susag, seconded by Cunniff, to approve the final revision of the fiscal year 2019-20 budget.
APPROVE FIRST READING OF THE 2020-2021 DISTRICT Motion by Dave Anderson, seconded by Cunniff, to approve the first reading of the 2020-2021 District Facilities Rental Handbook and Procedures.
FACILITIES RENTAL HANDBOOK AND PROCEDURES
APPROVE MEAL SERVICE EXTENSION Motion by Susag, seconded by Carlson, to approve the plan to extend providing meals to students through June.
APROVE ADJUSTMENT TO SUMMER SCHOOL Motion by Cunniff, seconded by Krebs, to approve the adjusted 2020 summer school schedule.
ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before the School Board at this time, the meeting adjourned at 8:29 p.m.
/s/ Dean Anderson
/s/ Robert Cunniff