March 10

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.
Motion was made by Ms. Glover to approve the revised agenda, second by Ms. Kelly.
Motion carried 7-0.
Consent Agenda
Motion was made by Ms. Erkel to approve the revised consent agenda, second by Ms. Glover.
A. THAT the minutes of February 24 and March 6 be approved as presented.
B. THAT the Personnel Items be approved as presented.
C. THAT Disbursements are approved as presented.
D. THAT the Extended Trip HOSA be approved as presented.
E. THAT the Ten Paid Holidays for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 School Years be approved as presented.
F. THAT the School Board Members Right to Employment be approved as presented.
G. THAT Gift Acknowledgements be approved as presented.
Motion carried 7-0.
Student Report
Cassy Stierns provided the student report.
Superintendent Report and Communications
* Mr. Ferguson reported that the next two school year calendars were sent to the School Board.
* Attended St. Francis High School boys basketball region final game.
* Has been working with administration from the middle school on the schedule for next year.
School Board Member Reports
School Board members provided reports on the following: negotiations, Cabinet plus 3 meeting, the closed session, congratulations to the boys basketball team, Minnesota Safe Schools rally, site management council at SFE, inquiry about three art teachers for elementary schools next year, advisory council meeting at Sandhill Center, Oak Land meeting, transportation planning for the first three days of school, East Bethel Booster Days committee encouraging the St. Francis High School Band to participate in the parade, the Phantom of the Music Room production at Cedar Creek Community School (CCCS), Read All Day at CCCS, CCCS art show, and the St. Francis Rec Center meeting at City Hall.
Administrative Report
Proposed Change to Schedule at Crossroads
Ms. Neubauer, principal, provided a brief synopsis of what is being planned for next year. With student numbers decreasing, partly because of the closing of the female unit at Bar-None, different programming is being reviewed to add more stability.
Strategic Planning Transformation System Leadership (TSL)
Mr. Neubauer introduced Teresa Arpin, Transformation System Leadership (TSL), who provided reasons for Why plan strategically?
Wells Fargo Insurance Services and Genesis Employee Benefits
Jon Ecker, Relationship Manager from Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Sherry Lahti, Key Account Manager from Wells Fargo, and Rick Allen, Founder of Genesis Employee Benefits and Administrator, reported to the School Board regarding the role Wells Fargo and Genesis have with the District. Insurance and employee benefits are a team effort.
St. Francis High School Principal Posting
The principal position was posted March 3 and will close March 17.
Other Matters
Approval of Contract Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Motion was made by Ms. Van Denburgh, second by Ms. Erkel.
Motion carried 7-0.
Recess was taken at 8: 18 p.m.
Closed Session Negotiation Parameters
Closed Session: Motion by Ms. Van Denburgh, second by Ms. Jahnke. Vote: 7-0 Time: 8:28 p.m.
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 15 that a closed session be conducted for the purpose of discussing labor negotiation strategies under subd. 1 (b) of the Open Meetings Law, Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13D.03
Resume Open Meeting: Motion by Ms. Kelly: I move that the open meeting be resumed, second by Ms. Erkel. Vote: 7-0 Time: 8:44 p.m.
Board members discussed negotiation parameters for employee groups whose contracts expired June 30, 2013.
Mr. Roberts stated that next on the agenda was a closed session to consider allegations against an individual. The individual has requested that the meeting remain open. Mr. Roberts introduced District Legal Counsel Amy Mace and John Edison who conducted the investigation. The Board has been provided with an investigation report to review in preparation for tonight. The employee has requested that the session be open.
Ms. Mace explained that in terms of the results of the report, the opinion provided to the Board is that the Board has grounds to discharge the employee at issue. The ultimate disciplinary action is within the Boards discretion and can be discussed by the Board. Legal Counsel was asked to draft and did complete a notice of discharge. There were no questions.
Possible Action in Response to Allegations against an Employee
Mr. Roberts asked for a resolution to adopt the discipline as recommended by legal counsel RASW, so moved
Ms. Van Denburgh, second Ms. Jahnke.
Motion carried 7-0.
The regular meeting was adjourned at 8:52 p.m.
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 UnionHerald
March 28, 2014

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