Oct 28

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 15
SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
October 28, 2013
Regular Meeting7:00 pm Central ServicES Center
Community Room
4115 Ambassador Blvd.
St. Francis, Minnesota
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, David Roberts, Marsha Van Denburgh, and Superintendent Ed Saxton. Absent: Director Harry Grams.
Consideration of Visitors
Ms. Linda Gust, parent, voiced concern regarding no railings on the outdoor bleachers at St. Francis High School.
Agenda
Motion was made by Ms. Glover and second by Mr. Anderson. Motion to amend the agenda to add an administrative report was made by Ms. Van Denburgh and second by Mr. Roberts. Motion carried, 6-0.
Consent Agenda
Motion was made to approve the revised Consent Agenda by Ms. Glover and second by Ms. Erkel. Ms. VanDenburgh requested item D be considered separately.
A. THAT the minutes of October 14 be approved as presented.
B. THAT the Personnel Items be approved as presented.
C. THAT Disbursements are approved as presented.
E. THAT Gift Acknowledgements be approved as presented.
F. THAT the Extended Trip Request for HOSA be approved as presented.
Motion carried, 6-0.
Motion was made by Mr. Anderson second by Mr. Roberts.
D. THAT the East Bethel Ice Arena Contract be approved as presented.
Motion carried 6-0.
Reports
Student Report
Cassy Stierns and Natasha Taylor provided the student report.
Superintendent Report and Communications
*Mr. Saxton reported that a new format has been set up for DLT meetings to involve more collaboration.
*Directors will be joining in on the commissioner teleconference calls.
*Met with futures prep instructors to discuss delivery and instruction.
*Mr. Saxton and Mr. Ferguson visited the YMCA to discuss collaborative programming.
*Met with principals and directors regarding evaluation plans in the organization.
*Attended the regional Schools for Equity in Education (SEE) meeting.
*The current system of live streaming School Board meetings has some issues. Other options/solutions will be brought to the School Board for review.
*Financial Planning Action Committee meeting will be scheduled in November.
School Board Member Reports
School Board members provided reports on the following: negotiations with employee groups,
ECSU in its new facility, superintendent goals meeting and review of the evaluation piece, meet the candidates forum, St. Francis High School (SFHS) football game, a field trip with Multi Cultural Diversity program, professional development meeting, book walk at Cedar Creek Community School, insurance committee meeting, the St. Francis Community Drug Awareness (SFCDA) open house, inquiry about young adults that are fund raising dishonestly which is not sponsored by the District, and the Oak Land Cooperative meeting.
Administrative Reports
Report on hand rails and bleachers
Mr. Lindberg reported that there have been several visits to the fields. The District is exploring different ways to make the bleachers accessible, such as a separate set of bleachers that would not encroach on existing bleachers.
Other Matters
Approval of ISD No. 15 District-wide Revised Emergency Action Plan
Motion was made by Ms. Van Denburgh second by Mr. Anderson.
Motion carried 6-0.
The regular meeting was adjourned at 7:42 p.m.
/s/ 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
November 22, 2013
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