Public Notice Publish May 5, 2021 REGULAR MEETING BOARD OF EDUCATION ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS ALEXANDRIA, MINNESOTA MARCH 15, 2021 The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Alexandria School District, Alexandria, Minnesota, was called to order by School Board Chairperson Angie Krebs at 7:01 p.
Publish May 5, 2021
BOARD OF EDUCATION
ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
MARCH 15, 2021
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Alexandria School District, Alexandria, Minnesota, was called to order by School Board Chairperson Angie Krebs at 7:01 p.m. in the District Office Oak Conference Room, Alexandria, Minnesota.
School Board Members Present: Angie Krebs, Dave Anderson, Bob Cunniff, Pam Carlson, Alan Zeithamer and Dean Anderson and (ex-officio) Superintendent Rick Sansted.
Absent: Sandy Susag
Administrators Present: Darcy Josephson, Michelle Bethke-Kaliher, Trevor Peterson, Scott Heckert and Lynn Jenc
Others: Jill Johnson, Maggie Timm and 11 guests
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Motion by Zeithamer, seconded by Dean Anderson, to approve the March 15, 2021 agenda.
Motion by Dave Anderson, seconded by Cunniff, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
To approve the minutes of the regular board meeting held on February 22, 2021.
To ratify the payment of the February 2021 claims.
To approve the revenue and expenditure reports for February 2021.
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTSTo approve the employment of the following individuals:
•Lanus, Brittany: Compass Assistant, effective 2/23/2021
•Larson, Cari: Special Education Teacher, effective 8/30/2021
•Hemann, Amanda: Special Education Teacher, effective 8/30/2021
•Cauthren, Maggie: Cook, effective 3/8/2021
•Andert, Traci: Cook, effective 3/8/2021
•Cutler, Beth: Paraprofessional, effective 3/1/2021
•Krippner, Kiara: Cook, effective 2/23/2021
•Holdvogt, Gina: Math Teacher, effective 08/30/2021
•Beniak, Gabriele: Special Education Teacher, effective 08/30/2021
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS - CO-CURRICULAR
To approve the following coaching/co-curricular agreement:
•Smith, Jake: 9th Grade Softball Coach
REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL POSITION
To approve the following additional position:
•Request for an Assistant JV and Varsity Boys Golf Booster Coach
RESIGNATION AGREEMENTSTo approve the following resignations:
•Einerson, Angie: Physical Education Teacher, effective 6/8/2021
•Dodge, Nadine: Paraprofessional, effective 3/19/2021
•Parker, Brennan: Compass, effective 3/19/2021
•Hanson, Andrea: Elementary Teacher, effective 6/8/2021
•Peterson, Ryan: Special Education Teacher, effective 6/8/2021
•Elgin, Jolayne: FNS, effective 6/4/2021
•Lais, Natalie: Secretary, effective 2/18/2021
•Smith, Jacob: Middle School Strength Training Coach
•Novotny, Deanne: Middle School Boys Tennis Coach
REQUEST FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE
To approve the following leave of absence request:
•Vis, Brittany: Projected leave date August 3, 2021; projected return date October 25, 2021
•Colen, Lisa: Requesting a leave of absence beginning March 5, 2021; projected return date to be determined based on medical update
DONATIONS AND GRANTSTo approve the submission of grant applications by Alexandria Public Schools to MDH/Horizon Public Health and United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties and to approve the resolution for the following donations and grants:
RESOLUTION FOR ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO
ACCEPT DONATIONS AND GRANTS
WHEREAS, the Alexandria Public Schools 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 Public Schools;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of the Alexandria Public Schools - No. 206, State of Minnesota, to accept the following grants and donations:
•Adult Basic Education and Community Education received a donation of $6,140.00 from the Alexandria Literacy Project to support students receiving ELL services.
• The AAHS Gymnastics program received a $2,500.00 donation from Zach Witt to support AAHS Gymnastics.
•The Wrestling Team received a $4,803.30 donation from the Alexandria Wrestling Booster Club to fund an assistant varsity wrestling coach.
•Alexandria Public Schools received a $6,874.00 donation of products from the 3M Gives Supplies for Schools program to support students in their daily learning.
EXTENDED FIELD TRIP
To approve the following extended field trip:
•The Nordic Ski Team is requesting permission to travel to Biwabik, MN in March of 2021 to participate in the State Tournament.
FIRST READING OF DISTRICT POLICY REVISIONS
To adopt the first reading of the following district policies:
•Policy 201 - Legal Status of the School Board
•Policy 202 - School Board Officers
•Policy 203 - Operation of the School Board - Governing Rules
•Policy 203.1 - School Board Procedures, Rules of Order
•Policy 603 - Curriculum and Program Development/Reduction Policy
•Policy 604 - Instructional Curriculum
DISTRICT POLICY ADOPTIONTo adopt the following district policies:
•Policy 102 - Educational Opportunities
•Policy 208 - Development, Adoption and Implementation of Policies
•Policy 305 - Policy Implementation
•Policy 524 & 453 - Internet Acceptable Use and Safety
•Policy 529 - Staff Notification of Violent Behavior by Students
•Policy 907 - Parent Involvement Policy
Vote on Consent Agenda:
Jennifer Mounsdon and members of the Robotics Team shared highlights from the Robotics program.
ELEMENTARY PROGRAMMING UPDATE
Darcy Josephson shared highlights about the elementary programming efforts pertaining to the strategic plan.
APPROVE 2020 SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING AND CALENDAR
Motion by Zeithamer, seconded by Cunniff, to approve the 2021 summer school calendar and programming as presented.
APPROVE 2020-2021 CAPITAL
Motion by Dean Anderson, seconded by Zeithamer, to approve the 2021-2022 capital improvement projects as presented.
ACCEPT LETTER OF
Motion by Zeithamer, seconded by Dave Anderson, to accept the letter of resignation from Bob Cunniff, with appreciation for his years of service to the District.
ADOPT RESOLUTION DECLARING SCHOOL BOARD VACANCY DUE TO RESIGNATION
Motion by Carlson, seconded by Dave Anderson, to adopt the Resolution Declaring School Board Vacancy Due to Resignation.
ELECTION OF BOARD OFFICER FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2021
Member Dave Anderson nominated Dean Anderson for the office of clerk.
Motion by Dave Anderson, seconded by Carlson, to nominate Dean Anderson for the position of clerk effective April 1, 2021, for the remainder of the calendar year.
There being no further business to come before the School Board at this time, the meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.