JUNE 26 REG

School District 834
(Official Publication)
Independent School District No. 834 Stillwater Area Public Schools
Stillwater City Hall, 216 North Fourth Street, Stillwater
June 26, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Meeting Minutes
I. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Board Chair Lehmann.
II. Roll Call Present: Tom Lehmann, Chair; Kathy Buchholz, Vice Chair; George Hoeppner, Clerk; Natalie Fedie, Treasurer; Amy Burback, Director; Mike Ptacek, Director and Interim Superintendent Mr. Tom Nelson. Absent: Natasha Fleischman, Director.
III. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Board Chair Lehmann.
IV. District Mission was read by board member Hoeppner and the School Board Goals were read by member Fedie.
V. Approval of the Agenda
The agenda was accepted.
Motion by Mike Ptacek; Second by Natalie Fedie; Vote: 6 ayes, 0 nays, Motion carried.
VI. Introductory Items
Student Report
The students are on summer break.
VII. Open Forum None
VIII. Consent Agenda
A. Minutes of June 12 Board Meeting
B. Accept Gifts and Donations May 2014
C. Bills Payable June 4-17, 2014
D. Treasurers Report May 2014
E. Human Resources Personnel Report
F. 2013-2015 Master Contract for Stillwater Principals Association
G. 2013-2015 Terms and Conditions District Directors
H. 2013-2015 Terms and Conditions Coordinators/Supervisors/Specialists
I. 2013-2015 Terms and Conditions Technical Support
J. Certify the School District Census
K. Oak-Land Junior High Tennis Court Reconstruction Bid awarded to Northwest Asphalt Inc. 1451 Stagecoach Rd., Shakopee, MN
L. Food Service Fresh Produce Procurement for 2014-2015 Bid awarded to Bix Produce Company of St. Paul, MN
Motion by Amy Burback; Second by: George Hoeppner; Vote: 6 ayes, 0 nays, Motion carried.
IX. Reports
A. Shared Responsibility and Student Performance Measures
Ms. Buchholz, member of the policy working group, introduced a newly developed policy defining the roles and responsibilities of student learning and how they will be measured. This over-arching policy will replace five current results policies due to its comprehensive and inclusive writing. Approval of this policy and the deletion of the five policies it will replace will be requested at the July 17 business meeting.
B. Summer Work
Ms. Lansfeldt, executive director, reported on the work taking place this summer to ensure a smooth start to the school year for staff and students. There are several opportunities provided for staff in areas of professional development, training and curriculum writing.
X. Action Items
Read Well by Third Grade Plan
Ms. Latterell, literacy specialist, requested approval of the Read Well by Third Grade plan that she presented at the June 12 business meeting. This plan is required to be submitted by the MDE.
Motion by: Mike Ptacek; Second by Kathy Buchholz; Vote: 6 ayes, 0 nays, Motion carried.
D. New Heights Lease Addendum
Ms. Hoheisel, director of finance, requested approval of the terms of the lease addendum that she presented at the June 12 business meeting. The lease agreement terms specify that New Heights will pay the district $202,955 in the 2014-2015 school year. The addendum will also include the specified sum of a two percent increase in years 4 and 5, as well as an out clause as required by the MDE.
Motion by: Amy Burback; Second by Natalie Fedie; Vote: 6 ayes, 0 nays, Motion carried.
E. Alternative Facilities Projects for 2015-2016
Mr. Bloom, director of operations, requested approval of the list of projects to be performed in the 2015-2016 school year that he presented at the June 12 business meeting. These projects are funded through the MN Department of Education under the deferred maintenance legislation.
Motion by: George Hoeppner; Second by Kathy Buchholz; Vote: 6 ayes, 0 nays, Motion carried.
F. Resolution to Rescind Withdrawal Notice to East Metro Integration District
Ms. Lansfeldt, executive director, presented the resolution to rescind the withdrawal notice that was submitted to the East Metro Integration District in 2013. By rescinding this notice, Stillwater Area Public Schools will remain members of the collaborative.
Be it resolved by the School Board of Independent School District 834 that a letter to rescind the Notice to Withdraw from the East Metro Integration District (EMID) will be submitted on June 27, 2014 in accordance with the Joint Powers Agreement.
Upon receipt of the letter to rescind, it will be noted that Stillwater Area Public Schools will remain a member district in the East Metro Integration District collaborative.
The letter to rescind the Notice of Withdrawal shall be in the form of this resolution sent to EMIDs Executive Director and EMIDs members via its Board of Directors.
Motion by: George Hoeppner; Second by, Natalie Fedie Vote: 6 ayes, 0 nays, Motion carried.
School Board Updates
A. Chairperson Report
1. Mr. Lehmann reported on the learning session where members of the board learned about the St. Croix Crossing bridge project and how students will have opportunities to learn in several content areas during the construction of the bridge.
B. Board/Superintendent Reports
School Board Members and Mr. Nelson provided informational updates.
XII. Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
Motion by: George Hoeppner; Second by, Natalie Fedie Vote: 6 ayes, 0 nays, Motion carried.
7/25/14, Stillwater Gazette, June 26 Reg Min, 254795

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