Feb 10

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 15
SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
ST. FRANCIS, MINNESOTA
FEBRUARY 10, 2014 DIALOGUE SESSION – 6:30 P.M.
REGULAR MEETING – 7:00 P.M.
4115 AMBASSADOR BLVD.
The regular meeting was called to order by Chair David Roberts at 7:00 p.m. with the following members present: Directors Suzanne Erkel, Janet Glover, Barbara Jahnke, Amy Kelly, Betsy Roed, Marsha Van Denburgh, and Interim Superintendent Troy Ferguson.
Happening Around the District Sandhill Center
June Anderson, Cathy Hagford, and Juanita Reed-Boniface provided historical background of the Sandhill Center, the programs offered, and how important the center is for the community and senior population in the District.
NeoPath Health
Joe McErlane, CEO, and Jody Burton, Nurse, presented a summary of the utilization and financial summary of the NeoPath Clinic which opened March 2012.
Consideration of Visitors
Mr. Gardner addressed the School Board.
Agenda
Motion was made by Ms. Van Denburgh to approve the revised agenda, second by Ms. Erkel.
Motion carried 7-0.
Consent Agenda
Motion was made by Ms. Kelly to approve the revised Consent Agenda, second by Ms. Glover.
A. THAT the minutes of January 27 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 Skills USA be approved as presented.
E. THAT Gift Acknowledgements be approved as presented.
Motion carried 7-0.
Reports
Student Report
Cassy Stierns provided the student report.
Superintendent Report and Communications
* Mr. Ferguson reported negotiations are moving forward.
* Carline Sargent, multicultural/diversity coordinator, brought students to St. Cloud University for the STEM Summit.
* 2014 St. Francis Area Community EXPO will be April 26.
* The Multicultural/Diversity group has an opportunity to offer community members a field trip.
* Two recommendations were presented to the School Board for making up days that school was cancelled due to inclement weather.
* Cabinet met and will continue to meet with the three School Board officers.
Dialogue Session
Ms. Glover reported that seventh grade student, Zack, spoke with School Board directors about security in the schools for his United States studies project.
School Board Member Reports
School Board members provided reports on the following: investigations are going forward regarding employees that are on paid administrative leave, negotiations, the great opportunity it is to work together collaboratively with Cabinet members, site management council (SMC) meeting at St. Francis Elementary School, concerns of vandalism and scheduling for next year, concerns with STEM programming and that open dialogue continue regarding the STEM program, volunteering at Cedar Creek Community School (CCCS) in a classroom art project, East Bethel Community School (EBCS) PTA meeting, Pizza night, inquiry about the possibility of a secure drop box at Kids Connection, the CCCS SMC and PTO meetings, Family reading night, the spring carnival, the Anoka County Sheriffs Drug Awareness program, Dads and Me event at the Lifelong Learning Center, the St. Francis Middle School schedule, the St. Francis High School SMC approved a part-time chemical dependency counselor position, and acknowledgement of the strength and leadership of cabinet members.
Administrative Report
Student Information System Status
Mr. Tramm communicated the process for the search of a new student information system. Cabinet members will collaborate in the search.
Human Resources Assistance Report
Mr. Nelson reported that he contacted Kraus Anderson for assistance with the Districts Human Resources department. Kraus Anderson recommends an assessment of the department to evaluate and determine what is needed.
Mr. Nelson reviewed the lighting situation that oversees the playground at SFE.
Strategic Plans
Mr. Ferguson reported that the School Board was provided samples of strategic plans for review. Cabinet proposes to investigate what the cost would be to establish a strategic plan for the District.
Other Matters
Revised Policy 109
Motion was made by Ms. Van Denburgh, second by Ms. Kelly.
Motion carried 7-0.
Standards for Success
Motion was made by Ms. Kelly, second by Ms. Glover.
Mr. Neubauer explained the software platform that would facilitate the evaluation process.
Motion carried 7-0.
School Board Communication Tools and Processes
Motion was made by Ms. Kelly, second by Ms. Erkel.
Mr. Tramm communicated that district email accounts for School Board members is also recommended by Minnesota School Boards Association.
Motion carried 7-0.
Joint Agreement with St. Francis Police Department and Additional Police Liaison Officer
Motion was made by Ms. Glover, second by Ms. Kelly.
Mr. Ferguson communicated that in prior years there have been three liaison officers. This is a cooperative effort between district and officer to act as communicator between students and staff, to be proactive and a preventative resource.
Motion carried 7-0.
Teacher Seniority List
First Reading.
The regular meeting was adjourned at 8:52 p.m.
/s/ Barbara Jahnke,
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 Herald
February 28, 2014
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