September 23

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 15
SCHOOL BOARD
St. Francis, Minnesota
September 23, 2013
Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Central Services Center Community Room
4115 Ambassador Blvd.
M I N U T E S
The regular meeting was called to order by Chairperson Amy Kelly at 7:00 p.m. with the following members present: Directors David Anderson, Suzanne Erkel, Janet Glover, Harry Grams, David Roberts, Marsha Van Denburgh, and Superintendent Ed Saxton.
Site Report Oak Land Cooperative Center Ms. Fuller
Ms. Fuller, director, distributed copies of the Power Point presentation. Ms. Fuller presented an overview of the cooperative that was developed in the mid 1970s and focused mainly on career and technical programming.
Happening Around the District Students at St. Francis High School
Mr. Toso, principal, reported that 1637 students gathered at the high school to begin the school year. He has had the opportunity to meet students during lunch and witness the excitement they have about their futures, their student life and comprehensive educational program.
Agenda
Motion was made by Mr. Anderson and second by Mr. Grams.
Motion carried, 7-0.
Consent Agenda
Motion was made to approve the revised Consent Agenda by Ms. Van Denburgh and second by Mr. Roberts. Ms. Erkel requested that items F and J be considered separately.
A. THAT the minutes of September 9 be approved as presented.
B. THAT the Personnel Items be approved as presented.
C. THAT Disbursements are approved as presented.
D. THAT the Out of State Travel World Language be approved as presented
E. THAT the Out of State Travel The Crier/SFHS TODAY be approved as presented.
G. THAT the Extended Trip Debate be approved as presented.
H. THAT Gift Acknowledgements be approved as presented.
I. THAT the Election Judges be approved as presented.
Motion carried 7-0.
F. THAT the Extended Trip – Boys Hockey be approved as presented.
Motion was made by Mr. Anderson and second Ms. Glover.
Ms. Erkel requested to know where the hockey trips were being held.
Motion carried, 7-0.
J. THAT the Extended trip DECA be approved as presented.
Motion was made by Ms. Glover second by Ms. Erkel.
Motion carried, 7-0.
Reports
Superintendent Report and Communications
* Mr. Saxton met with the Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner on September 11.
* Mr. Neubauer held the Assessment, Curriculum and Teaching (ACT) meeting on September 16.
* Compulsory age from 16 to 17 will take effect in 2014-15.
* A facilitator lead the District Leadership Team meeting working with administrators in generating ideas to have more effective meetings.
* ECMECC held the fall meeting. Next summer more E curriculum will be designed for District use.
* (SEE) meeting topics included equity and encouraged districts to find students that drop out of school.
School Board Member Reports
School Board members provided reports and comments on the following: negotiation meetings, the ACT meeting, Joint Standing committee meeting, that staff enjoy working with SFHS Principal Toso, Homecoming , calls regarding transportation and intervention concerns, concern with letters missing off the middle school sign, tour at Cedar Creek Community School (CCCS), the SEE meeting, and copies of emails that are on the tabletop that were sent to Ms. Van Denburgh regarding negotiation meetings and had stated publicly she did not receive.
Administrative Reports
Mr. Neubauer introduced administrators to report on their professional perspective of Infinite Campus. Discussion included: whether or not other systems were researched, what will be provided and included in the quote with this contract, the training that will be implemented, and review of the contract.
Mr. Roberts made a motion to move the contract to the next agenda of October 14, second by Ms. Erkel.
Motion carried 7-0.
New Business
Annual Report Curriculum, Instruction and Student Achievement 2012-13
First reading.
Other Matters
Proposed 2013 Payable 2014 Property Tax Levy
Motion was made by Ms. Glover and second by Mr. Grams. Mr. Nelson also noted that Truth in Taxation Hearing will be at the December meeting.
Motion carried 5-2, nays being Ms. Erkel and Ms. Van Denburgh.
Approval of Contract Infinite Campus
Moved to the October 14, School Board meeting.
The regular meeting was adjourned at 9:06 p.m.
David L. Anderson, School Board Clerk
(Complete resolutions and additional dialogue are on file in the legal minutes at Central Services Center and posted on the District website.)
Published in the
Anoka County Union
October 18, 2013
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