LEGALS

9-25-2014


PROCEEDINGS OF
ST. LOUIS COUNTY SCHOOLS ISD 2142
The regular meeting of the School Board of St. Louis County Schools Independent School District 2142 was held Monday, September 8, 2014, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Northeast Range School.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion/second to approve the Agenda as presented. Motion carried.
Superintendent Sallee presented his report. 1) Enrollment appears steady. 2) Will invite ARI to come to future SB meeting with an update on the Cherry Expansion project. 3) Jeff Oian will be back on-site later this week to assist with some of the high-priority needs and planned efficiencies in technology. 4) The City of Tower wants to purchase the former Tower-Soudan High School football field for $1. They intend to utilize the property as a public park and have stated they will always be very accommodating to the needs of the T-S Elementary School for activities. 5) The BOSS program at North Woods School is a great thing for kids. (Note: BOSS = Bunch of Students Saving.) Concerns have been raised about bringing it to our other schools, in communities that have their own financial institutions. No decision in that regard has been made and Administration would meet with the credit unions and local banks before doing so. Will invite a presentation on the program at the next SB meeting.
Brody Skala and Chloe Kaufenberg spoke about the North Star Mentor Program at NE Range School. Twelve school leaders in grades 9-12 are each assigned as a mentor to two to three 7th grade students, with the goal being to make the 7th graders feel more welcome and comfortable.
CTI Director Kristi Berlin talked about MCA results and the need for improvement across the district. Several research-based practices have been implemented, however need to improve on consistent follow-through. Superintendent Sallee emphasized that testing and scores is a top priority. Every Admin meeting will include discussion on how are we addressing needs. Issues the district has which also have an effect are teacher retention and a minimal number of applicants for open teaching positions. New this year: Staff Development budget to provide training for teachers, and tools for Principals. Have to use all of our resources, retain our teachers (and Principals), and develop consistency throughout the district.
Comments from Visitors: Christine Mackai reported as a member of the Community Task Force at NE Range about plans to landscape in front of the school.
School Board Committee Reports: Chet Larson reported, on behalf of IRYA, that all of our schools are doing a good job, and that 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places on the raffle went to NE Range, T-S, and NW.
Motion/second to approve the purchase of two signs (in the total amount of $2,370) to be installed on Highway 53 at the intersection of County Road 47, providing direction to South Ridge School. Motion carried.
Motion/second to establish Friday, May 29, 2015 as the date of graduation for all ISD 2142 schools. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept a proposal from JCI in the amount of $8,468 for the annual maintenance of heating and a/c systems. Motion carried.
Motion/second to approve Change Order No. 001 dated July 30, 2014 in the amount of $20,909.94 to the Cherry Expansion Project Base Bid 1. Motion carried.
Motion/second to approve an additional 0.2 FTE Special Ed teaching position at Northeast Range School, effective August 27, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to move the fence on the far end of the North Woods School football field, in 10 yards, which would put the eroded (problem) area outside of the fence. Motion carried.
A Campaign Finance Report related to the 2009 Bond Referendum was filed in compliance with the OAH decision. The report has been submitted to the Secretary of State, along with some concerns that have been voiced about the report. The decision from the SOS on the accuracy of the report will be provided when it is received.
Recommendation to hire School Board Member Lynette Zupetz as a Substitute Teacher for the 2014-2015 school year was tabled as the same requires majority approval at a meeting at which all board members are present, and one board member is absent.
Motion/second to recall Jessica Bialke to a 0.2 FTE tenured teaching contract for the 2014-2015 school year, effective August 27, 2014, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement between ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Aaron Donais a 0.2 FTE probationary teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, at Step D / Lane BA, subject to securing a variance and subject to SB approval of an additional 0.2 FTE Special Ed teaching position at Northeast Range School effective August 27, 2014, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Carolee Hagen a 720-hour probationary Title I teaching contract, effective August 27, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, at Step 1, subject to a passing background check, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and EdMNSLCT. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Elizabeth Grages additional hours as an Instructional Aide (Paraprofessional) as follows, effective September 2, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 Teacher Aides (Paraprofessionals) and Teamsters Local 346: from 6.5 hours/day M&Th following the Learning Readiness calendar to 6.5 hours/day M,T,Th,F and 5.5 hours/day W following the school calendar. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Debbie Moen an Instructional Aide position, 6.5 hours/day M,T,Th,F and 5.5 hours/day W, effective September 4, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, subject to a passing background check, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 Teacher Aides (Paraprofessionals) and Teamsters Local 346. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Katherine Salo an Instructional Aide position, 6.5 hours/day M,T,Th,F and 5.5 hours/day W, effective September 15, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, subject to a passing background check, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 Teacher Aides (Paraprofessionals) and Teamsters Local 346. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Amanda Ellefson an Instructional Aide position, 6.5 hours/day M,T,Th,F and 5.5 hours/day W, effective September 5, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, subject to a passing background check, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 Teacher Aides (Paraprofessionals) and Teamsters Local 346. Motion carried.
Motion/second to offer Ryan Gibson a Bus Driver position, Mon-Fri a.m. & p.m. routes, effective September 2, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year, with terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and International Union of Operating Engineers (Bus Drivers) Local 70. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept the resignation of Dana Hilde, Instructional Aide at Cherry School, effective August 22, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept the resignation of Alisa Dammer, Instructional Aide at South Ridge School, effective September 2, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to accept the resignation of Julie Schmitz, Cook Aide at Northeast Range School, effective August 26, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to approve elimination of the Instructional Aide position held by Susan Thomas 25 hours/week, effective September 19, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion/second to approve elimination of the Instructional Aide position held by Barbara Novak 31.5 hours/week, effective September 19, 2014. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 6:00 p.m. Sept. 25 - 1


 


 


 


 


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