Proceedings of St. Louis County Schools, ISD 2142
MEMBERS PRESENT: Chet Larson, Chris Koivisto, Christine Taylor, Lynette Zupetz, Pat Christensen,
MEMBERS ABSENT: Dan Manick
ALSO PRESENT: Steve Sallee, Kim Johnson, Jeanne Sopp
The Regular Meeting of the School Board of ISD 2142, St. Louis County Schools, was held at Northeast Range School on Monday, May 8, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Approved Agenda.
Superintendent's Report presented by Steve Sallee. 1) Trying to get to as many activities in the schools as possible, and also see each sports team play. 2) Principals have started interviewing to fill open licensed positions. 2142 has one of the best starting salaries in the state for new teachers so have been promoting that.
NE Range School Report presented by Principal Kelly Engman. 1) Highlighted a long list of activities and events, including accomplishments and awards. 2) Highlighted numerous activities tied to Strategic Plan Goals addressing a) academic achievement, b) school, career, college and community ready, c) two-way communication throughout the district and communities.
Speech Team Advisor Jennifer Kaufenberg provided a brief description of Speech which is a MSHSL activity including 13 areas of competition. Sophomore Ruth Morgan presented a storytelling speech.
Project Manager Carl Clark from FJJ updated the board on the NE Range Steam-to-Hot Water Conversion Project.
Approved Consent Agenda items and recognized and thanked donors for their generous support of our schools. 1) Minutes of April 24, 2017 Regular SB Meeting. 2) Bill List 2017 Apr 18 May 1. 3) Donations. 4) ARCC 2017-2018 Membership Renewal and Dues in the amount of $92,291.02. 5) NE MN Office of Job Training Grant in the amount of $3,325 for NCTI Real Colors Adult Personality/Temperament Assessment and Training Workshop. 6) March 2017 Treasurer's Report.
Approved revised Policy 533 Wellness as presented.
Adopted Resolution to Expel Student "X1-17" for a Period of Twelve Months.
Approved Lease Agreement with Little Eagles Childcare Center as presented with the addition of a $20/month janitorial fee. Member Swanson, active in the start-up of the childcare center, answered questions from board members.
Adopted Resolution for 2017-2018 Membership in the MSHSL.
Approved FJJ Facility Assessment, Conclusions and Recommendations Proposal as presented. Total cost for selected services $37,590. Items included: 1) Roofing System Cherry, Tower-Soudan, and NE Range. 2) Mechanical System Cherry, ERVs. 3) Stormwater Run-Off Plan/Management Cherry Topographic Survey and Civil Engineering Services. Koivisto expressed concern over $23,700 for Cherry Topographic Survey and Civil Engineering Services, resulting in significant discussion regarding the water problem at Cherry.
Approved changes to the 2017-2018 School Calendar:
1) Change 1st Quarter mid-term from October 11, 2017 to October 4, 2017
2) Change the Schools Closed/No Classes and In Lieu of Evening Conferences Day for teachers from March 9, 2018 to March 29, 2018.
Approved Athletic Training Service Agreement with St. Luke's as presented, and thanked St. Luke's Orthopedics & Sports Medicine for their very generous offer. St. Luke's will provide services at South Ridge School as identified in the agreement for the three-year period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020 (and automatically renewable for successive one-year periods unless terminated upon mutual agreement) at no cost to the district. Superintendent Sallee reported that this program has been a huge success at South Ridge this year, and discussions are underway with St. Luke's to expand the program into the other three high schools.
Appointed the Superintendent's Administrative Assistant, Jeanne Sopp, as Assistant Clerk for purposes of carrying out the duties of the office of Clerk.
Placed the following tenured teachers on ULA as of the end of the 2016-2017 school year:
Joan Kjorsvig, Counselor 0.6 FTE
Kathleen Meier, Special Ed 0.47 FTE
Terminated Jacqueline Triska as Phy Ed Long-Call Substitute Teacher at North Woods School effective Friday, May 5, 2017, due to the Phy Ed teacher's full-time return to work.
Accepted resignations as follows:
Taylor Feth, Health Assistant Cherry School May 17, 2017
Amber Calverley, Teacher Asst South Ridge School April 17, 2017
subject to being hired as Paraprofessional at SR School effective April 18, 2017
Sharon Hunt, Cook Aide South Ridge School June 1, 2017
Taylor Feth, Asst Volleyball Coach Cherry School May 4, 2017
The following teachers were recognized as Tenured Teachers effective with the 2017-2018 school year:
Marie Freitas Music 1.0 FTE
North Woods School
Amanda Babich Math 1.0 FTE
Rachel Betterley Art 1.0 FTE
Northeast Range School
Jennifer Kaufenberg Language Arts 1.0 FTE
Crystal Poppler Elementary 1.0 FTE
Katherine Mickle Elementary 1.0 FTE
Ryan Denzer-Johnson Math 1.0 FTE
Aaron Donais Soc Studies & SpEd 1.0 FTE
Jodi Rogers-Reichensperger Special Ed 1.0 FTE
South Ridge School
Samantha Harker Elementary 1.0 FTE
Althea Montgomery Elementary 1.0 FTE
Blake Johnson Science 0.6 FTE
The following probationary teachers were recognized as having been offered continuing contracts as probationary teachers for the 2017-2018 school year:
Lisa Repensky Elementary 1.0 FTE
Alyssa Whitesell Math 1.0 FTE
Jordan Christianson Phy Ed 1.0 FTE
Melinda Asuma Elementary 1.0 FTE
North Woods School
Ruth Porter Special Ed 1.0 FTE
Donald Chosa Jr. World Language 0.1 FTE
Northeast Range School
Beth Denzer-Johnson Elementary 1.0 FTE
Claudia Zupancic Elementary 1.0 FTE
Rachel Thom Elementary 1.0 FTE
Jane Bradford ECFE Child Educator 0.2 FTE
South Ridge School
Elizabeth Brophy General Music 0.4 FTE
Katherine Kebbekus Art 0.2 FTE
Danielle Putzke Elementary 1.0 FTE
Natalie Aho Elementary 1.0 FTE
Katie Siats Elementary 1.0 FTE
Sara Lorbiecki-Brown ECFE Parent Educator 0.5 FTE
Tower-Soudan & NE Range Schools
Valerie Beale ECFE Parent Educator 0.4 FTE
Cherry & North Woods Schools
Lori Udovich ECFE Parent Educator 0.8 FTE
Hired support staff as follows: Effective
Amber Calverly, Paraprofessional South Ridge April 18, 2017
M,T,Th,F 6.5 hrs/day & W 5.5 hrs/day
terms and conditions of employment in accord with Master Agreement ISD 2142 and Teamsters Local 346 (Paras, et al)
Arrlette Krog, Paraprofessional South Ridge May 8, 2017
2017 May 8, 9, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23, 25 3 hrs/day (12:15-3:15pm)
Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m. May 25 - 1